2012 Excellence In Reading Book List

If you are participating in our Excellence In Reading Challenge or 2012 you will find our book lists below. 
Goal - Pick a list and read every book on the list by December 31, 2012
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Kindergarten - Grade 3

  1. Aardema, Verna. Who's in Rabbit's House?.
  2. Aesop. Fables.
  3. Atwater, Richard and Florence. Mr. Popper’s Penguins.
  4. Bemelmans, Ludwig. Madeline.
  5. Benchley, Nathaniel. Sam the Minuteman.
  6. Blume, Judy. Freckle Juice.
  7. Brown, Marcia. Stone Soup.
  8. Brown, Margaret Wise. Goodnight Moon.
  9. Brunhoff, Jean de. The Story of Babar.
  10. Burton, Virginia Lee. Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel.
  11. Carroll, Lewis. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.
  12. Cleary, Beverly. The Mouse and the Motorcycle.
  13. Collodi, Carlo. Adventures of Pinocchio.
  14. Crews, Donald. Freight Train.
  15. Daugherty, James. Andy and the Lion.
  16. dePaola, Tomie. Strega Nona.
  17. Flack, Marjorie. The Angus series.
  18. Freeman, Don. Corduroy.
  19. Fritz, Jean. The Cabin Faced West.
  20. Gag, Wanda. Millions of Cats.
  21. Galdone, Paul. The Three Little Pigs.
  22. Goble, Paul. The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses.
  23. Grahame, Kenneth. The Reluctant Dragon.
  24. Gramatky, Hardie. Little Toot.
  25. Hoban, Russell. Bedtime for Frances.
  26. Johnson, Crockett. Harold and the Purple Crayon.
  27. Keats, Ezra Jack. The Snowy Day
  28. Kraus, Robert. Leo the Late Bloomer.
  29. Krauss, Ruth. The Carrot Seed.
  30. Leaf, Munro. The Story of Ferdinand.
  31. Lear, Edward. A Book of Nonsense.
  32. Levinson, Riki. Watch the Stars Come Out.
  33. Lionni, Leo. Frederick.
  34. Lobel, Arnold. Frog and Toad Are Friends.
  35. Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth. Paul Revere's Ride.
  36. Lopshire, Robert. Put Me in the Zoo.
  37. Marshall, James. George and Martha.
  38. McCloskey, Robert. Make Way for Ducklings.
  39. McDermott, Gerald. Anansi the Spider.
  40. Milne, A.A. Winnie-the-Pooh.
  41. Parish, Peggy. Amelia Bedelia.
  42. Piper, Watty. The Little Engine That Could.
  43. Potter, Beatrix. The Tale of Peter Rabbit.
  44. Rey, H.A. Curious George.
  45. Selden, George. The Cricket in Times Square.
  46. Sendak, Maurice. Where the Wild Things Are.
  47. Seuss, Dr. The Cat in the Hat.
  48. Slobodkina, Esphyr. Caps for Sale.
  49. Steig, William. Sylvester and the Magic Pebble.
  50. Stevenson, Robert Louis. A Child’s Garden of Verses
  51. Taylor, Sydney. All-of-a-Kind Family.
  52. Thurber, James. Many Moons.
  53. Udry, Janice May. A Tree is Nice.
  54. Van Allsburg, Chris. The Garden of Abdul Gasazi.
  55. Viorst, Judith. Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.
  56. Ward, Lynd. The Biggest Bear.
  57. White, E.B. Charlotte’s Web.
  58. Yashima, Taro. Crow Boy.
  59. Zion, Gene. Harry the Dirty Dog.
  60. Zolotow, Charlotte. William’s Doll.





Grades 4-6

  1. Alexander, Lloyd. Chronicles of Prydain
  2. Andersen, Hans Christian. Fairy Tales.
  3. Babbitt, Natalie. Tuck Everlasting.
  4. Baum, L. Frank. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
  5. Boston, L.M. The Children of Green Knowe.
  6. Brink, Carol Ryrie. Caddie Woodlawn.
  7. Brooks, Gwendolyn. Bronzeville Boys and Girls.
  8. Burnett, Frances Hodgson. The Secret Garden.
  9. Byars, Betsy. The Summer of the Swans.
  10. Cooper, Susan. The Dark is Rising Sequence.
  11. Dodge, Mary Mapes. Hans Brinker, or the Silver Skates.
  12. Eager, Edward. Half Magic.
  13. Edmonds, Walter D. The Matchlock Gun.
  14. Enright, Elizabeth. Thimble Summer.
  15. Estes, Eleanor. The Moffats.
  16. Farley, Walter. The Black Stallion.
  17. Field, Rachel. Hitty: Her First Hundred Years.
  18. Fitzhugh, Louise. Harriet the Spy.
  19. George, Jean Craighead. My Side of the Mountain.
  20. Grahame, Kenneth. The Wind in the Willows.
  21. Grimm, Jacob and Wilhelm. The Complete Grimm’s Fairy Tales(Hänsel and GretelRapunzel, etc.).
  22. Hamilton, Virginia. The House of Dies Drear.
  23. Henry, Marguerite. Misty of Chincoteague.
  24. Howe, Deborah. Bunnicula.
  25. Hughes, Langston. The Dream Keeper and Other Poems.
  26. Irving, Washington. Rip Van Winkle.
  27. Juster, Norton. The Phantom Tollbooth.
  28. Kipling, Rudyard. The Jungle Book.
  29. Knight, Eric. Lassie Come Home.
  30. Konigsburg, E.L. From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler.
  31. Lamb, Charles and Mary. Tales from Shakespeare.
  32. Lawson, Robert. Ben and Me.
  33. Lenski, Lois. Strawberry Girl.
  34. Lester, Julius. To Be a Slave.
  35. Lewis, C.S. The Complete Chronicles of Narnia.
  36. Lindgren, Astrid. Pippi Longstocking.
  37. Lofting, Hugh. Doctor Dolittle.
  38. Lovelace, Maud Hart. Betsy-Tacy.
  39. Macaulay, David. Castle.
  40. MacLachlan, Patricia. Sarah Plain and Tall.
  41. McCloskey, Robert. Homer Price.
  42. Merrill, Jean. The Pushcart War.
  43. Montgomery, L.M. Anne of Green Gables.
  44. Nesbit, E. The Railway Children.
  45. North, Sterling. Rascal.
  46. Norton, Mary. The Borrowers.
  47. O’Brien, Robert C. Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh.
  48. Paterson, Katherine. Bridge to Terabithia.
  49. Pearce, Philippa. Tom’s Midnight Garden.
  50. Perrault, Charles. The Complete Fairy Tales (CinderellaSleeping Beauty, etc.).
  51. Sawyer, Ruth. Roller Skates.
  52. Sewell, Anna. Black Beauty.
  53. Sharp, Margery. The Rescuers.
  54. Spyri, Johanna. Heidi.
  55. Travers, P. L. Mary Poppins.
  56. Wilder, Laura Ingalls. Little House on the Prairie.
  57. Wyss, Johann David. Swiss Family Robinson.




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