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Reading Suggestions

Third and Fourth graders have the opportunity read and vote for the state-wide Sequoyah Award winning book.  In order to vote at the end of March, they must read or listen to at least 3 books and fill out a Reading Reflection form in the library.  Those students who read 6 or more books (and fill out the form) are invited to an ice cream party at the end of the year with the librarians.  Nominated books are available in Media D and at the public libraries.

Sequoyah Award nominated books

(Not all nominated books are appropriate or recommended for all readers.)

Finding books with your child:

You can look for 'just right' leveled books at www.lexile.com/fab or www.scholastic.com (which has tabs for kids and parents).

Your child will most likely know a letter level for their reading; you can go to this chart to compare that letter to the numbers of the Lexile level, which is more commonly available.

Other ideas for books your child might like:

Click on the link for more information about the author!

Easy Chapter Books

                Duffey, Betsy        Hey, New Kid
                Haas, Jessie        Beware the Mare
                Joosse, Barbara M.        Ghost Trap
                McDonald, Megan        Judy Moody
                Van Draanen, Wendelin        Shredderman: Secret Identity
                Wojciechowski, Susan        Don’t Call Me Beanhead!

Chapter Books

                Avi        Poppy                                        
Blume, Judy        Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing
              Butler, Dori Hillestad        Trading Places with Tank Talbot
  Cooper, Susan         The Boggart
        DeFelice, Cynthia        Weasel
    DiCamillo, Kate        Because of Winn-Dixie
Etchemendy, Nancy        The Power of Un
Fleischman, Sid         The Whipping Boy
Gutman, Dan        Honus and Me
       Harlow, Joan Hiatt         Star in the Storm
  Kehret, Peg        Stranger Next Door
        Le Guin, Ursula K.        Catwings
        Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds        Shiloh
       Nixon, Joan Lowery        A Family Apart    
    Roberts, Willo Davis        What Could Go Wrong?
        Rodda, Emily        Rowan of Rin
Willis, Patricia        Danger Along the Ohio
Woodruff, Elvira        Dear Levi
Yep, Laurence        Cockroach Cooties
Fiction Series               

                American Girl  
                Boxcar Children  
                Fairy Realm   
                Guardians of Ga’Hoole   
                My America 
                Spiderwick Chronicles
                Underland Chronicles   

Suggested Authors

                Bunting, Eve
                Byars, Betsy
                Cleary, Beverly
                Clements, Andrew
                Coville, Bruce
                Dahl, Roald
                Howe, James
                Hurwitz, Joahanna
                Sachar, Louis
                Wallace, Bill
                White, E. B.
                Wilder, Laura Ingalls