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Starter List of Reading Favorites

Reading is so important. Find books that your child loves to read! Here is a list of some personal favorites from our family for grades 3-6. Many of these titles are historical fiction which provides great opportunity for learning across subjects areas. Hope you love these stories too!


The Rats of NIMH by Robert O'Brien

Matchlock Gun by Walter Edmonds

A Lion to Guard Us by Clyde Bulla

My Brother Sam is Dead by James Collier

Phoebe the Spy by Judith Griffin

Amos Fortune Free Man by Elizabeth Yates

Swiss Family Robinson by Johann Wyss

Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain

Huck Finn by Mark Twain

Trouble River by Betsy Byars

Farmer boy by Laura Ingalls Wilder

Sugar Creek Gang series by Paul Hutchens

Sara, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan

Pocahontas and the Strangers by Clyde Bulla

Squanto, Friend to the Pilgrims by Clyde Bulla

Navajo Diaries (The Girl who Chased away Sorrow) by Ann Turner

The Perilous Road by William Steele

Brady by Jean Fritz

The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis

The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth Speare

Calico Captive by Elizabeth Speare

The Cabin Faced West by Jean Fritz

Addie Across the Prairie by Laurie Lawlor

Caddie Woodlawn by Carol Ryrie Brink

On the Long Trail Home by Stewart

Summer of the Swans by Betsy Byars

A Year Down Yonder by Richard Peck

Turn Homeward Hannalee by Patricia Beatty

Walking the Road to Freedom (Sojourner Truth) by J Ferris



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