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Little Scholars Reading List

Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson

Bridge to Terabithia is about two children named Leslie and Jesse who create a magical forest kingdom in their imaginations.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

A delicious story about Charlie’s adventures inside the chocolate factory of Willy Wonka.

Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White

Charlotte’s spiderweb tells of her feelings for a little pig named Wilbur, who simply wants a friend.

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by John Archambault

A told B and B told C that this rollicking alphabet chant will keeping your child climbing to learn more!

Click Clack Moo Cows that Type by Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewis

Farmer Brown has a problem. His cows like to type.

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs by Judy and Ron Barrett

The tiny town of Chewandswallow was normal except for its weather which came three times a day, at breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It never rained rain and it never snowed snow and it never blew just wind. It rained things like soup and juice. It snowed things like mashed potatoes. And sometimes the wind blew in storms of hamburgers.

Favorite Nursery Rhymes by Mother Goose

Parents often underestimate the importance of nursery rhymes beyond rhyming. They introduce children to story structure in its most basic form, enhances their vocabulary and language skills and requires higher level thinking skills.

Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss

A classic Dr. Seuss story filled with rhymes and lots of silliness!

It’s Not Easy Being a Bunny by Marilyn Sadler

P.J. Funnybunny is tired of cooked carrots and his big ears. It would be way more fun to be a bear, a bird, or a pig…right? But this bunny might just learn that all he wants to be is…himself!

Moony Luna/ Luna, Lunita Lunera by Jorge Argueta

Five-year-old Luna is afraid she’ll find monsters at her new school until a kind teacher and her new classmates show her that she has nothing to fear.

Mr. Popper’s Penguins by Richard Atwater

Mr. Popper is a decorator by day and an Antarctic explorer by night (at least in his imagination). Mr. Popper resigns himself to quiet evenings at home with his family and his travel books, until one day a mysterious package arrives. You can guess what happens from there!

My Very Own Name custom-made book by I See Me

Ramona Quimby, Age 8 by Beverly Cleary

Ramona likes that she’s old enough to be counted on, but must everything depend on her?

Scaredy Squirrel by Melanie Watt

Scaredy Squirrel never leaves his nut tree becuase it is way too dangerous out there. He could encounter tarantulas, green Martians or killer bees, but in his tree, every day is the same and if danger comes along, he’s well-prepared. Scaredy Squirrel’s emergency kit includes antibacterial soap, Band-Aids and a parachute.Day after day he watches and waits, and waits and watches, until one day … his worst nightmare comes true! Scaredy suddenly finds himself out of his tree, where germs, poison ivy and sharks lurk.

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson

The story of six misfit children who volunteer to star in their town’s Sunday school Christmas pageant, and end up teaching the town the true meaning of Christmas.

The Incredible Book Eating Boy by Oliver Jeffers

Henry loves books.  In fact, he literally devours them.  And the more he eats, the smarter he gets.  But what happens when he starts eating too fast?

The Pigeon Books by Mo Willems

Mo Willems’ famous funny, whiny, and persistent demanding city pigeon always has a problem. This funny bird acts exactly the way children do when they’re trying to get their way.

The Red, Ripe Strawberry, The Big, Hungry Bear and the Little Mouse by Audrey Wood

Little Mouse loves strawberries, but so does the big hungry bear. How will Little Mouse stop the bear from eating his freshly picked, red ripe strawberry?

We are Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen

We are going on a bear hunt! Wade through the grass, splash through the river, and squelch through the mud in search of a bear.

Where the Sidewalk Ends: the Poems and Drawing of Shel Silverstein by Shel Silverstein

You Look Ridiculous Said the Rhinoceros to the Hippopotamus by Bernard Waber

A hippopotamus learns to be happy with the way she looks in spite of the fact that the elephant tells her that she lacks ears, the leopard that she needs spots.

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