Armstrong Elementary
Recommended Reading List

Below is a list of great books for you and your family to enjoy.  
You should be able to find these books at the Armstrong or public library.  

Favorite Authors – Picture Books
Favorite Authors – Chapter Books
Favorite Poets
Graeme Base
Jan Brett
Eric Carle
Tomie dePaola
Kevin Henkes
Steven Kellog
Jerry Pinkney
Dr. Seuss (Theodore Geisel)
David Shannon
Mike Thaler
Chris Van Allsburg
Rosemary Wells
David Wiesner
Mo Willems
Judy Blume
Betsy Byers
Matt Christopher
Beverly Cleary
Susan Creech
Kate DiCamillo
Lois Lowry
Patricia Reilly Giff
Gary Paulsen
Cynthia Rylant
Louis Sachar
Bill Wallace
E.B. White
Walter Dean Myers
Jack Prelutsky
Shel Silverstein

Favorite Series
A to Z Mysteries by Ron Roy
Arthur by Marc Tolon Brown
Bailey School Kids by Debbie Dadey
Berenstein Bears by Stan and Jan Berenstein
Biscuit by Alyssa Capucilli
The Box Car Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner
Cam Jansen by David A. Adler
Deltora Quest by Emily Rodda
Encyclopedia Brown by Donald J. Sobol
Hank the Cowdog by John R. Erickson
Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney (new!)
The Sisters Grimm by Michael Buckley (new!)
Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
Henry and Mudge by Cynthia Rylant
Jigsaw Jones by James Preller
Junie B. Jones by Barbara Park
Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Magic Tree House by Mary Pope Osborne
Magic School Bus by Joanna Cole
Nate the Great by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat
Pee Wee Scouts by Judy Delton
A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket
Sluggers by Loren Long and Phil Bildner (new!)
Warriors by Erin Hunter (new!)

Picture Books
A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon
Animalia by Graeme Base
Brown Bear, Brown Bear by Bill Martin, Jr.
Bunny Cakes by Rosemary Wells
Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett
Dear Mrs. LaRue by Mark Teague
Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems
Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown
The Gingerbread Baby by Jan Brett
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Numeroff
Jumanji by Chris Van Allsburg
Joseph had a Little Overcoat by Simms Tabak
Kitten’s First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes
Legend of the Bluebonnet by Tomie dePaola
Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Henkes
Lon Po Po by Ed Young
Millions of Cats by Wanda Gag
Miss Nelson is Missing by Harry Allard
My Many Colored Days by Dr. Seuss
No David! by David Shannon
Garmann's Summer by Stian Hole
No Jumping on the Bed by Tedd Arnold
Off We Go by Jane Yolen
Pecos Bill by Steven Kellogg
Rumpelstiltskin by Paul O. Zelinsky
Slowly, Slowly, Slowly, Said the Sloth by Eric Carle
Strega Nona by Tomie dePaola
The Ugly Duckling by Jerry Pinkney
Tuesday by David Weisner
The Velveteen Rabbit by Marjery Williams
A Very Clumsy Click Beetle by Eric Carle
Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
Stinky by Eleanor Davis

Beginning Chapter Books
Amber Brown Goes Fourth by Paula Danziger
Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parrish
Chocolate Fever by Robert Kimmel Smith
Freckle Juice by Judy Blume
Funnybones by Janet Ahlberg
Horrible Harry and the Green Slime by Suzy Kline
Mercy Watson Saves the Day by Kate DiCamillo
Tornado by Betsy Byers

Chapter Books
Al Capone Does My Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko
Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
Catch that Pass by Matt Christopher
Cricket in Times Square by George Seldon
Double Fudge by Judy Blume
Dragon Rider by Cornelia Funke
Holes by Louis Sachar
How to Eat Fried Worms by Thomas Rockwell
The Lightening Thief by Rick Riordan
A Long Way From Chicago by Richard Peck
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman (new!)
Secrets of Dripping Fang by Dan Greenburg (new!)
Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
Ralph S. Mouse by Beverly Cleary
Ramona Forever by Beverly Cleary
Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan
Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Skinnybones by Barbara Park
Stuart Little by E.B. White
The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo
Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume
The Whipping Boy by Sid Fleichman
Guys Write for Guys Read by Jon Scieszka (new!)
Pendragon by D.J. MacHale (new!)

2x2 List (Age 2 to Grade 2)
Click the link to the left for the list of 2x2 books

Texas Bluebonnet Nominees (Grades 3 &4)
Click the link to the left for the list of Bluebonnet books
Follow these links for other great reading lists:


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