Reading List

Dear Parents,

Below are links to reading lists that I hope will prove useful to you.

I use this quote from children literature expert, Betsy Hearn, as my guide for compiling reading lists: “Children’s books are the place for powerful emotions, powerful language, powerful art. If the book you’re reading seems boring, toss it. The book probably is boring, and there are thousands that aren’t.”

It turns out that “the typical child reads only about 600 books of all types from early childhood through adolescence.” Every book counts!

Please note that the age categories are loose and many books span age categories.
Also, * stands for reliable author and YN stands for young novel.

Happy reading!


Ms. Talcott, Librarian

P.S. Check out this great list of “Thirteen Ways to Raise a Nonreader” (PDF).

Reading Lists

Summer Reading List 2016 (PDF)

Summer Reading List 2015 (PDF)

Summer Reading List 2013 (PDF)

Summer Reading List 2011 (PDF)

Winter Reading List 2010 (PDF)

Summer Reading List 2010 (PDF)


Here’s a video of Pease Porridge Hot, a poem we read in Library class: