TeachThought Elementary Recommended Reading List


TeachThought Elementary School Reading List

The Bossy Gallito

Anansi and the Moss-Covered Rock

The Story of Ferdinand

Flossie and the Fox

Mabela the Clever

Precious the Boo Hag

The True Story of the Three Little Pigs

George and Martha

We are in the Book

Abracadabra: Magic with the Mouse and Mole

Lon Po Po

Africa is my Home

Farmer Will Allen and the Growing Table

Tales of a 4th Grade Nothing

The Boy on the Wooden Box*

Giants Beware!

Tortilla Sun


The Boy Who Loved Math*


Martin and Mahalia*

Miracle Mud*

Courage has no Color*

Mr. Popper’s Penguins


Brick by Brick*

The Year of the Dog

How Big Were Dinosaurs?*

The Broken Bike Boy and the Queen of 33rd Street

The Toothpaste Millionaire

Pluto’s Secret*



Better Nate than Ever

The Boy who Swam with Piranhas

Ask my Mood Ring How I Feel

Counting by 7s

Doll Bones

Handbook for Dragon Slayers

The Other Side of Free

How to Catch a Bogle

One Came Home

A Girl Called Problem

The Frog who Croaked

The Real Boy (Ursu)

The Screaming Staircase

Salt (Frost)

Serafina’s Promise

Sky Jumpers

The Spotted Dog Last Seen

Strike Three You’re Dead

Wild Boy (Jones)

The Water Castle

Will In Scarlet

The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp

Written in Stone

The Year of Billy Miller

Bluffton (Phelan)

Hilda and the Bride Parade

Jane, The Fox, and Me

Star Wars: Jedi Academy

Donner Dinner Party

The Silver Six

Monster on the Hill

Nikki and Deja

The Magical Ms Plum

Freckle Juice

Bink and Gollie

Sadie and Ratz

Toys Go Out

Henry’s Freedom Box

Lunch Lady

Alvin Ho


Hamster and Cheese

Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters

Ellray Jake’s is not a Chicken

The Case of the Vanishing Honeybees*

All of a Kind Family Family

Robot Dreams

Frog Song*

Charlotte’s Web

Little House on the Prairie

Ick! Yuck! Eew!


Master George’s People!

On a Beam of Light*

A Splash of Red*

Volcano Rising*

Aseop in California

Can’t Scare Me

The Tree Lady*

Wild Animal Neighbors*

To Dare Mighty Things*

Grim, Grunt, and Grizzle Tail

Old Yeller

Prizefighter en mi casa

Top Secret: A Handbook of Codes

The Cricket in Times Square

The Great Brain (Fitzgerald)

Grandma and the Great Gourd

Demeter and Persephone

Theseus and Minotaur

Porch Lies (McKissack)

How Much is a Million

Day of Tears

Hansel and Gretel

Orpheus and Eurydice (Lupton)

Whiskers, Tails, and Wings

Homesick (Fritz)


Oh, the Places You’ll Go

Tulip Sees America

The Giving Tree

No Talking (Elliot)

The Ugly Duckling


The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Bud, not Buddy


James and the Giant Peach

The Indian in the Cupboard


Zlateh and the Goat and Other Short Stories (Singer)

The Underneath

Inside Out & Back Again

Chronicles of Narnia

Elijah of Buxton

The 13 Clocks

The Lemonade War

The Lightning Thief

The Hobbit


Tethered (Davis)