Reading on my own

ALA (American Library Association) recommended books for early elementary school children who are reading on their own.

Remember, if we don’t have the books in our system, you can always place a PINES hold on them.

  1. Atinuke. Good Luck, Anna Hibiscus. Illus. by Lauren Tobia. Kane/Miller, 2011. 110p.
  2. Barton, Chris. The Day-Glo Brothers: The True Story of Bob and Joe Switzer’s Bright Ideas and Brand-New Colors. Illus. by Tony Persiani. Charlesbridge, 2009. 48p.
  3. Becker, Bonny. The Magical Ms. Plum. Illus. by Amy Portnoy.Knopf, 2009. 104p.
  4. Bruel, Nick. Bad Kitty Meets the Baby. Illus. by the author. Roaring Brook, 2011. 143p.
  5. Cronin, Doreen. The Trouble with Chickens. Illus. by Kevin Cornell. Balzer & Bray/HarperCollins, 2011. 119p.
  6. DiCamillo, Kate and Alison McGhee. Bink and Gollie. Illus. by Tony Fucile. Candlewick, 2010. 81p.
  7. English, Karen. The Newsy News Newsletter (Nikki & Deja).Illus. by Laura Freeman. Clarion, 2010. 91p.
  8. Giff, Patricia Reilly. Big Whopper (Zigzag Kids). Illus. by Alasdair Bright. Wendy Lamb Books, 2010. 66p.
  9. Gifford, Peggy. Moxy Maxwell Does Not Love Practicing the Piano: But She Does Love Being in Recitals. Photos by Valorie Fisher. Schwartz & Wade, 2009. 176p.
  10. Grimes, Nikki. Make Way for Dyamonde Daniel. Illus. by R. Gregory Christie. G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 2009. 74p.
  11. Hannigan, Katherine. Emmaline and the Bunny. Illus. by the author. Greenwillow/HarperCollins, 2009. 94p.
  12. Holm, Jennifer L. Squish: Super Amoeba. Illus. by Matthew Holm. Random House, 2011. 90p.
  13. Jenkins, Emily. Toys Come Home: Being the Early Experiences of an Intelligent Stingray, a Brave Buffalo, and a Brand-New Someone Called Plastic. Illus. by Paul O. Zelinsky. Schwartz & Wade, 2011. 132p.
  14. Jules, Jacqueline. Freddie Ramos Takes Off (Zapato Power). Illus. by Miguel Benítez. Whitman, 2010. 77p.
  15. Lasky, Kathryn. The Deadlies: Felix Takes the Stage. Illus. by Stephen Gilpin. Scholastic, 2010. 142p.
  16. Look, Lenore. Alvin Ho: Allergic to Camping, Hiking, and Other Natural Disasters. Illus. by LeUyen Pham. Schwartz & Wade, 2009. 170p.
  17. Lowry, Lois. Gooney Bird on the Map. Illus. by Middy Thomas. Houghton, 2011. 128p.
  18. Mills, Claudia. How Oliver Olson Changed the World. IIlus. by Heather Maione. Farrar, 2009. 103p.
  19. Montgomery, Lewis B. The Case of the Stinky Socks (Milo and Jazz Mysteries). IIlus. by Amy Wummer. Kane, 2009. 94p.
  20. Nelson, Vaunda Micheaux. Bad News for Outlaws: The Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves, Deputy U.S. Marshal. Illus. by R. Gregory Christie. Carolrhoda, 2009. unpaged.
  21. O’Connor, Barbara. The Fantastic Secret of Owen Jester. Farrar, 2010. 168p.
  22. O’Connor, Barbara. The Small Adventure of Popeye and Elvis. Farrar, 2009. 149p.
  23. Pennypacker, Sara. Clementine and the Family Meeting. Illus. by Marla Frazee. Disney/Hyperion, 2011. 162p.
  24. Schoenberg, Jane. The One and Only Stuey Lewis: Stories from the Second Grade. Illus. by Cambria Evans. Farrar, 2011. 128p.
  25. Singer, Marilyn. Mirror Mirror: A Book of Reversible Verse. Illus. by Josée Masse. Dutton, 2010. 32p.
  26. Sternberg, Julie. Like Pickle Juice on a Cookie. Illus. by Matthew Cordell. Amulet, 2011. 122p.
  27. Vernon, Ursula. Lair of the Bat Monster (Dragonbreath) Illus. by the author. Dial, 2011. 202p.
  28. Viorst, Judith. Lulu and the Brontosaurus. Illus. by Lane Smith. Atheneum, 2010. 113p.
  29. Warner, Sally. EllRay Jakes is a Rock Star! Illus. by Jamie Harper. Viking, 2011. 116p.
  30. Weeks, Sarah. Oggie Cooder, Party Animal! Illus. by Doug Holgate. Scholastic, 2009. 176p.
  31. Wells, Rosemary. Lincoln and His Boys. Illus. by P.J. Lynch. Candlewick, 2009. 96p.
  32. Wight, Eric. Frankie Pickle and the Mathematical Menace. Illus. by the author. Simon and Schuster, 2011. 85p.