Lower School Reading List

Lower School Reading List

Lower School Reading List

Literary Fiction

  • Little Women by Louisa May Alcott (Modern Abridged Edition)
  • The Toothpaste Millionaire by Jean Merrill
  • Boys Without Names by Kashmira Sheth
  • Holes by Louis Sachar
  • Wonder by R. J. Palacio
  • The Night Diary by Veera Hiranandani
  • The Last Book in the Universe by Rodman Philbrick
  • The Grand Plan to Fix Everything by Uma Krishnaswami
  • The Head of the Saint by Socorro Acioli
  • Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White
  • Amal Unbound by Aisha Saeed
  • The Year of the Dog by Grace Lin
  • Matilda by Roald Dahl
  • The Wild Book by Juan Villoro
  • Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
  • The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
  • Stone Fox by John Reynolds Gardiner
  • The Secret of the Peregrine Stone by K. S. Jones
  • The Cricket in Times Square by George Selden
  • The Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes
  • Born Behind Bars by Padma Venkatraman
  • My Teacher is an Alien by Bruce Coville
  • Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi
  • The Many Colors of Harpreet Singh by Supriya Kelkar



  • The Watcher: Jane Goodall’s Life with the Chimps by Jeanette Winter
  • Balderdash!: John Newbery and the Boisterous Birth of Children’s Books by Michelle Markel
  • The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus by Jen Bryant
  • The Fantastic Undersea Life of Jacques Cousteau by Dan Yaccarino
  • The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer
  • The Iridescence of Birds: A Book About Henri Matisse by Patricia MacLachlan
  • The Darkest Dark by Chris Hadfield
  • The Tree Lady: The True Story of How One Tree-Loving Woman Changed a City Forever by H. Joseph Hopkins
  • On a Beam of Light: A Story of Albert Einstein by Jennifer Berne
  • Small Steps: The Year I Got Polio by Peg Kehret
  • The Queen of Water by Laura Resau and María Virginia Farinango



  • Kate DiCamillo
  • Roald Dahl
  • Peg Kehret
  • Bruce Coville
  • Louis Sachar


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