ICS Reading Lists by Grade 

“The man who does not read books has no advantage over the man that can not read them.”  ~ Mark Twain

 

STUDENTS ENTERING GRADE 1

 

It is suggested that an incoming first grade student should read/look at any of these books.  Reading at this level may mean looking at the illustrations, having mom/dad read the book to their child or in some cases reading the book himself/herself.

 

         Archambault, John                   Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

         Bridwell, Norman                     Clifford (any title in the series)

         Brown, Marc                               Arthur (any title in the series)

         Capucilli, Alyssa Satin             Biscuit (any title in series)

         Carle, Eric                                    Hermit Crab (or any book by this author)

         Dr. Seuss                                      Cat in the Hat (or any book by this author)

         Eastman, P. D.                            Are You My Mother? (or any book by this author)

         Freeman, Don                             Corduroy Series

         Hello Reader Series

         Martin, Bill                                  Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?   (or any book by this author)

         Numeroff, Laura                        If You Give a Mouse a Cookie   (or any book by this author)

         Viorst, Judith                              Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day       

                                                                                          (or any book in the series)

 

STUDENTS ENTERING GRADE 2

 

         Suggested titles:

         Brett, Jan                                     The Mitten

         Brown, Marc                              Arthur series

         Cannon, Janell                           Stellaluna

         Cleary, Beverly                          Ramona series

         DePaola, Tomie                         When Andy Met Sand

         Garchinsky, Kate                      The Secret Life of the Red Fox

         Henkes, Kevin                            Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse

         Parish, Peggy                             Amelia Bedelia series

         Parks, Barbara                           Junie B. Jones series

         Rey, Hans Augusto                   Curious George

         Roy, Ron                                      A to Z Mysteries series

         Williams, Margery                   The Velveteen Rabbit

 

 STUDENTS ENTERING GRADE 3

 

         Suggested titles:

         Cleary, Beverly                          Muggy Maggie

         MacLachlan, Patricia              Sarah, Plain and Tall

         Roy, Ron                                      The Yellow Yacht 

         Estes, Eleanor                            The Hundred Dresses

         Cleary, Beverly                          Ramona Quimby – Age 8

         Miles, Ellen                                The Puppy Palace – Goldie

         White, E.B.                                  Trumpet of the Swan

        Brumbeau, Jeff                          The Quiltmaker's Gift         

         LaFevers, R,L.                            Flight of the Phoenix (Nathaniel Fludd - Beastologist series)

STUDENTS ENTERING GRADE 4

 

        Suggested titles:

         Cleary, Beverly                          The Mouse and the Motorcycle

         Dahl, Roald                                 James and the Giant Peach

         Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds        Shiloh

         Blume, Judy                                Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing

         King-Smith, Dick                     The School Mouse

         Montgomery, Sy                        The Tarantula Scientist

         Sachar, Louis                             Sideways Stories from Wayside School

         Spinelli, Jerry                             Loser

         Grimes, Nikki                             Words With Wings

 

STUDENTS ENTERING GRADE 5

         Suggested titles:

         Clements, Andrew                    The School Story

         Ryan, Pam Munoz                     Esperanza Rising

         Lewis, C.S.                                   The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

         Babbitt, Natalie                          Tuck Everlasting

         Cleary, Beverly                           Dear Mr. Henshaw

         DiCamillo, Kate                         Because of Winn Dixie

         White, E.B.                                   Charlotte’s Web

        Rowling, J.K.                               Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone 

STUDENTS ENTERING GRADE 6

 

       Suggested titles:

         Paterson, Katherine                 Bridge to Terabithia

         Lowry, Lois                                  Number the Stars

         Snyder, Zilpha Keatley            The Egypt Game

         Avi                                                  Crispin: The Cross of Lead

         Curtis, Christopher Paul        The Watsons Go to Birmingham

         Frank, Anne                                The Diary of a Young Girl

         Juster, Norton                             The Phantom Tollbooth

         Rylant, Cynthia                          Missing May

         Tolkien, J.R.R.                            The Hobbit

 

STUDENTS ENTERING GRADE 7

 

         Suggested titles:

         Avi                                                Sophia’s War

         London, Jack                               Call of the Wild

         Paulsen, Gary                             A Soldier’s Heart

         DuPrau, Jeanne                         The City of Ember

         Hobbs, Will                                 Far North

         Hunt, Irene                                 No Promises in the Wind

         Kinsella, William                       Shoeless Joe

         Riordan, Rick                             The Lightning Thief

 

 STUDENTS ENTERING GRADE 8

       

         Suggested titles:

         Avi                                                Nothing but the Truth

         Schumer Chapman, Fern        Is It Night or Day                                 

         Christie, Agatha                        And Then There Were None

         Green, Bette                               Summer of My German Soldier

         Hinton, S.E.                                Outsiders

         Houston, James D.                    Farewell to Manzanar

         Paolini, Christopher                Eragon

         Philbrick, Rodman                   The Last Book in the Universe

         Twain, Mark                              A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court

         Verne, Jules                                Journey to the Center of the Earth

         Yolen, Jane                                  The Devil’s Arithmetic

 

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