Book Ideas/Ideas de Libros

Thank you to the FPG Media Center for sharing some recommendations!  Grade K-1 are first, alphabetical by author.  For grades 3-5 scroll down to get leveled book suggestions!

Kindergarten and First Grade Suggestions

(Author) Title

(ADLER) “Bones” series
(ALTER) Disappearing Desmond
(ARNOLD) Super Fly Guy!
(ASHER) Too Many Frogs
(ASTON) An Egg is Quiet
(BAGERT)Shout! Little Poems that Roar
(BAKER) On the Go With Mr. and Mrs. Green
(BARTON) Shark vs. Train
(BEAUMONT) Move Over, Rover!
(BEST) Sally Jean, the Bicycle Queen
(BROWNE) Me and You
(CARLE) any Eric Carle book
(CAZET) “Minnie and Moo” series
(CHACONAS) Cork and Fuzz stories
(CLARKE) Gilbert the Great
(COREY) “First Graders from Mars” series
(CUMPIANO) Quinito’s Neighborhood
(CUNNANE) For You are a Kenyan Child
(CURTIS) Big Words for Little People
(ELYA) No More, Por Favor
(Feldmen) Billy & Milly, Short & Silly
(FRANCO) Bees, Snails & Peacock Tails
(FRASER) “I.Q.” series
(FREEMAN) “Corduroy” chapter books
(FUCILE) Let’s Do Nothing
(GORBACHEV) Christopher Counting
(GRAHAM) How to Heal a Broken Wing
(HILLS) Duck and Goose
(HIMMELMAN) Katie Loves the Kittens
(HOBAN) “Francis” series
(HOBBIE) Toot and Puddle
(HOPKINS) Goldie Socks and the Three Libearians
(JAMES) “Baby Brains” stories
(JENKINS) I See A Kookaburra
(JOHNSTON) “Alien & Possum” series
(KELLER) Birdy’s Smile Book
(KELLEY) Twelve Terrible Things
(KIRK) The Library Mouse
(KRENSKY) “Lionel” series
(LESTER) “Tacky, the Penguin” series
(LESTER) Hooray for Wodney Wat
(LEWIS) Hooray for Harry
(LOBEL) “Frog & Toad” books (UNDERWOOD) Balloon for Isabel
(MARSHALL) “George & Martha” series
(O’NEILL) The Recess Queen
(PALATINI) Sweet Tooth
(PINKNEY) The Lion & the Mouse Wild Side of School
(PITZER) Not Afraid of Dogs
(RYLANT) “Mr. Putter & Tabby” series
(SATTLER) Sylvie
(SAYRE) One is a Snail, Ten is a Crab
(SCHACHNER) “Skippy Jon Jones” series
(SCHERTLE) Little Blue Truck
(SEEGER) “Dog and Bear” stories
(SHANNON) Good Boy Fergus
(SHARMAT)”Nate the Great” series
(SLATER) Baby Shoes
(STANLEY) Goldie and the Three Bears
(STEINBERG) Thesaurus Rex
(STEVENS) Epposumondus stories
(STEVENS) Help Me, Mr. Mutt!
(TEAGUE) LaRue Across America
(THOMAS) Here Comes Big, Mean Dust Bunny
(VAN PATTER) Farley Found It
(WIESNER) Art and Max
(WILLEMS) We Are In a Book!
(WILSON) Sakes Alive a Cattle Drive
(ZION) Harry the Dirty Dog

Grades 2-5 Suggestions Based on “Just Right” Levels

If Your “Just Right” book level is (K,L or M)

You should also check out……..

  1. Aliens for Breakfast – by Jonathan Etra
  2. Amelia Bedelia series – by Peggy Parrish
  3. Arthur Chapter Books – by Marc Brown
  4. BeastQuest series – by Adam Blade
  5. Cam Jansen mysteries – by David A. Adler
  6. Capital Mysteries – by Ron Roy
  7. Fancy Nancy series – by Jane O’Connor
  8. Flat Stanley (book 1) – by Jeff Brown
  9. Freckle Juice – by Judy Blume
  10. Ghostville Elementary series – by Marcia Thorton Jones
  11. Horrible Harry – by Suzy Kline
  12. Ivy and Bean series – by Annie Barrows
  13. Junie B. Jones series – by Barbara Park
  14. Judy Moody series – by Megan McDonald
  15. Katie Kazoo series – by Nancy E. Krulik
  16. Magic Tree House series – by Mary Pope Osborne
  17. Marvin Redpost series – by Louis Sachar
  18. Matt Christopher Sports series – by Matt Christopher
  19. My Rotten School series – by R.L Stine
  20. My Weird School series – by Dan Gutman
  21. Nate the Great series – by Marjorie Sharmat
  22. Rainbow Magic series – by Daisy Meadows
  23. Ready Freddy series – by Abby Klein
  24. Ricky Ricotta’s Giant Robot series – by Dav Pilkey
  25. Stink series – by Megan McDonald
  26. The Baily School Kids series – by Marcia Thornton Jones
  27. The Black Lagoon chapter book series – by Mike Thaler
  28. The Puppy Place series – by Ellen Miles

If Your “Just Right” Book level is (N,O,P or Q)

You should also check out……

  1. More Ramona series – by Beverly Cleary
  2. The Amber Brown series – by Paula Danziger
  3. A-Z mysteries – by Ron Roy
  4. The Chet Ghecko mysteries – by Bruce Hale
  5. Nancy Drew and Clue Crew series – by Carolyn Keene
  6. The Jigsaw Jones mysteries – by James Preller
  7. The Julian tales – by Ann Cameron
  8. Donovan’s Word Jar – by Monalisa DeGross
  9. Captain Underpants series – by Dav Pilkey
  10. Riding Freedom – by Pam Munoz Ryan
  11. The Geronimo Stilton series – by Geronimo Stilton
  12. The Magic Finger – by Ronald Dahl
  13. Gooney Bird Greene – by Lois Lowry
  14. The Goosebumps series – by R.L. Stine
  15. The Mallory series – by Laurie Friedman
  16. The Year of Miss Agnes – by Kirkpatrick Hill
  17. Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle series – by Betty MacDonald
  18. Chocolate Fever – by Robert Kimmel Smith
  19. Pippi Longstockings series – by Astrid Lindgren
  20. Ruby Lu, the Brave and True – by Lenore Look
  21. The Best School Year Ever and others – by Barbara Robinson
  22. The World According to Humphrey series – by Betty G. Birney
  23. The Wish – by Gail Caron Levine
  24. David Mortimer Baxter series – by Karen Tayleur
  25. Stone Fox – by John Reynolds Gardiner
  26. The Chocolate Touch – by Patrick Catling
  27. The Dragonslayer’s Academy series – by Kate McMullen

If Your “Just Right” Book level is (R,S or T)

You should check out….

  1. Frindle – by Andrew Clements
  2. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – by Roald Dahl
  3. The Landry News – by Andrew Clements
  4. Otherwise Known as Shelia the Great – by Judy Blume
  5. Our Only May Amelia – by Jennifer L. Holm
  6. Stuart Little – by E.B. White
  7. A Friendship for Today – by Patricia McKissack
  8. Rules – by Cynthia Lord
  9. Hatchet – by Gary Paulsen
  10. The 39 Clues series – by various authors
  11. How to Eat Fried Worms – by Thomas Rockwell
  12. Araminta Spookie series – by Angie Sage
  13. Hatching Magic – by Ann Downer
  14. When You Reach Me – by Rebecca Stead
  15. Every Soul a Star – by Wendy Mass
  16. Charlotte’s Webb – by E.B. White
  17. The Spiderwick Chronicles – by H. Black and T. DiTerlizzi
  18. Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series – by Jeff Kinney
  19. Sisters Grimm series – by Michael Buckley
  1. The Wright Three and The Caulder Game – by Blue Baillet
  2. Chasing Vermeer – by Blue Baillet
  3. Joey Pigza Swallowed a Key series – by Jack Gantos
  4. Penny From Heaven – by Jennifer L. Holm
  5. Chicken Boy – by Frances O’Roark Dowell
  6. Sammy Keyes series – by Wendelin Van Draanen
  7. Shredderman series – by Wendelin Van Draanen
  8. Here be Monsters – by Alan Snow
  9. A Week in the Woods – by Andrew Clements
  10. Poppy – by Avi
  11. The Penderwicks series – by Jeanne Birdsall
  12. Al Capone Does My Shirts – by Gennifer Choldenko
  13. Bud, Not Buddy – by Christopher Paul Curtis
  14. Matilda – by Roald Dahl
  15. Morning Girl – by Michael Dorris
  16. Harriet the Spy – by Louise Fitzhugh
  17. Time Stops for No Mouse – by Michael Hoeye
  18. From the Mixed Up Files of…..  – by E.L Konigsburg
  19. Children of the Lamp series – by Phillip Kerr
  20. You Wish – by Jason Lethcoe
  21. Indigo’s Star – by Hilary McKay
  22. Rowan series – by Emily Rodda
  23. Here Lies the Librarian – by Richard Peck
  24. Olivia Kidney series – by Ellen Potter
  25. Three Good Deeds – by Vivian Vande Velde
  26. Each Little Bird that Sings – by Deborah Wiles
  27. Stanford Wong Flunks Big Time – by Lisa Yee
  28. Pendragon series – by D.J MacHale

If Your “Just Right” Book level is (U,V or W)

You should also check out….

  1. The Castle Corona – by Sharon Creech
  2. The Breadwinner – by Deborah Ellis
  3. Harry Potter series – by J.K. Rowling
  4. The Secret Language of Girls – by Frances O’Roark Dowell
  5. The Great Gilly Hopkins – by Katherine Paterson
  6. Flipped – by Wendelin Van Draanen
  7. A Long Way From Chicago – by Richard Peck
  8. A Year Down Yonder – by Richard Peck
  9. Julie of the Wolves – by Jean Craighead George
  10. Where I’d Like to Be – by Frances O’Roark Dowell
  11. Yolonda’s Genius – by Carol Fenner
  12. Everything on a Waffle – by Polly Horvath
  13. A View From Saturday – by E.L Konigsburg
  14. Ella Enchanted – by Gail Carson Levine
  15. A Wrinkle in Time – by Madeleine L’Engle
  16. Heat and others – by Mike Lupica
  17. Silverwing – by Kenneth Oppel
  18. A Single Shard – by Barbara Park
  19. Eragon series – by Christopher Paolini
  20. Septimus Heap series – by Angie Sage
  21. Maniac McGee – by Jerry Spinelli
  22. Loser – by Jerry Spinnelli
  23. Locomotion – by Jacqueline Woodson
  24. Thief Lord – by Cornelia Funke
  25. Crispin – by Avi
  26. The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle – by Avi
  27. Walk Two Moons – by Sharon Creech
  28. The BFG – by Roald Dahl
  29. The Watsons Go to Birmingham – by Christopher Paul Curtis
  30. Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry – by Mildred D. Taylor
  31. The Mysterious Benedict Society series – by Trenton Lee Stewart
  32. Shiloh – by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
  33. Freak the Mighty – by Rodman Philbreck
  34. Coraline – by Neil Gaiman
  35. The City of Ember series – by Jeanne DrPrau
  36. Series of Unfortunate Events – by Lemony Snicket
  37. The Monstrous Memoirs of a Mighty McFearless by Ahmet Zappa
  38. Bernie MaGruder and the Bats in the Belfy – by Phillis Reynolds Naylor
  39. Flush – by Carl Hiaasen
  40. Animorphs series – by K.A. Applegate
  41. Belle Prater’s Boy – by Ruth White
  42. The Search for Belle Prater – by Ruth White
  43. Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh – by Robert O’Brian
  44. Tangerine – by Edward Bloor
  45. Room One:  A Mystery or Two – by Andrew Clements
  46. Hoot – by Carl Hiaasen
  47. Music of Dolphins – by Karen Hesse
  48. Shakespeare’s Secret – by Ellen Broach
  49. Dog Song – by Gary Paulsen
  50. How to Disappear Completely and Never Be Found – by Sara Nickerson
  51. Hattie Big Sky – by Kirby Larson
  52. Belle Teal – by Ann M. Martin
  53. Olive’s Ocean – by Kevin Henkes
  54. Pictures of Hollis Woods – by Patricia Reilly Giff
  55. Crash – by Jerry Spinelli
  56. Here Today – by Ann M. Martin
  57. The Higher Power of Lucky – by Susan Patron
  58. Esperanza Rising – by Pam Munoz Ryan

If Your “Just Right” Book level is (X,Y or Z)

You should also check out…

  1. Kira-Kira – by Cynthia Kadohata
  2. Artemis Fowl series – by Eoin Colfer
  3. Catherine Called Birdy – by Katherine Cushman
  4. Dicey’s Song – by Cynthia Voigt
  5. Out of the Dust – by Karen Hesse
  6. Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life – by Wendy Mass
  7. Dovey Coe – by Frances O’Roark Dowell
  8. Replay – by Sharon Creech
  9. Endymion Spring – by Matthew Skelton
  10. A Corner of the Universe – by Ann M. Martin
  11. Becoming Naomi Leon – by Pam Munoz Ryan
  12. My Brother Sam is Dead – by James Lincoln Collier
  13. When Zachary Beaver Came to Town – by Kimberly Willis Holt
  14. The Giver – by Lois Lowry
  15. Among the Hidden series – by Margaret Peterson Haddix
  16. Bat-6 – by Virginia Euwer Wolff
  17. The Land – by Mildred D. Taylor
  18. Johnny Tremain – by Esther Forbes
  19. Red Scarf Girl – by Ji-li Jiang
  20. Peter and the Star Catchers series – by Dave Barry
  21. Phillip Hall Likes Me, I Reckon, Maybe – by Bette Greene
  22. Percy Jackson and the Olympians series – by Rick Riordan
  23. A Wrinkle in Time – By Madeleine L’Engle
  24. Phantom Toll Booth – By Norton Juster
  25. Redwall series – By Brian Jacques
  26. Criss Cross – By Lynne Rae Perkins
  27. Gathering Blue – By Lois Lowry
  28. Ranger’s Apprentice series – by John Flanagan
  29. Fairest – by Gail Carson Levine
  30. Gilda Joyce: Physic Investigator series – by Jennifer Allison
  31. Clockwork – by Phillip Pullman
  32. Dear Dumb Diary series – by Jim Benton
  33. The Red Pyramid – by Rick Riordan
  34. The Egypt Game – by Zilpha Keatley Snyder
  35. Survival in the Storm: The Dust Bowl Diary of Grace Edwards – by Katelan Janke
  36. Arthur Trilogy – by Kevin Crossley-Holland
  37. Lionboy series – by Zizou Corder
  38. Anacaona, Golden Flower – by Edwidge Danticat
  39. Where the Red Fern Grows – by Wilson Rawls
  40. A House of Tailors – by Patricia Reilly Giff
  41. The Circuit: Stories from the life of a migrant child – by Francisco Jimenez
  42. The Ear, the Eye, and the Arm – by Nancy Farmer
  43. Call it Courage – by Armstrong Sperry
  44. The Dark is Rising series – by Susan Cooper
  45. Fever, 1793 – by Laurie Halse Anderson
  46. The Midwife’s Apprentice – by Karen Kushman
  47. Travel Team – by Mike Lupica
  48. Milkweed – by Jerry Spinelli
  49. Land of Elyon series – by Patrick Carman
  50. Peak – by Roland Smith
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