Book Lists by Age


Have you checked many books off of your summer reading list? Have your kids kept up with their reading this summer? Reading through the summer can help reduce summer learning loss.

Don’t worry if your kids haven’t read as many books as you planned. Now is a great time to get them reading with our list of books by age level! These must-read books are a mix of classics and contemporary works that your kids can read.

Benefits of your kids reading books:

  • Increase reading comprehension
  • Advance their vocabulary
  • Improve concentration
  • Understand cultural references
  • Prepare for future English classes
  • Relax and enjoy reading

Age 3-5 (Parents will enjoy reading these to your kids)

  1. Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day – by Judith Viorst
  2. Amelia Bedelia – by Peggy Parish
  3. Beezus and Ramona – by Beverly Cleary
  4. The Cat in the Hat – by Dr. Seuss
  5. Clifford the Big Red Dog – by Norman Bridwell
  6. Curious George – by Hans Augusto Rey
  7. The Giving Tree – by Shel Silverstein
  8. Green Eggs and Ham – by Dr. Seuss
  9. Horton Hatches the Egg – by Dr. Seuss
  10. How the Grinch Stole Christmas – by Dr. Seuss
  11. The Lorax – by Dr. Seuss
  12. Love You Forever – by Robert Munsch
  13. Oh, the Places You’ll Go – by Dr. Seuss
  14. The Paper Bag Princess – by Robert Munsch
  15. The Polar Express – by Chris Van Allsburg
  16. The Tale of Peter Rabbit – by Beatrix Potter
  17. The True Story of the Three Little Pigs – by Jon Scieszka
  18. Very Hungry Caterpillar Board Book – by Eric Carle
  19. Winnie the Pooh – by A.A. Milne

Age 6-9

  1. Because of Winn-Dixie – by Kate DiCamillo
  2. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – by Roald Dahl
  3. Charlotte’s Web – by E.B. White
  4. Harry Potter Series – by J.K. Rowling
  5. Holes – by Louis Sachar
  6. James and the Giant Peach – by Roald Dahl
  7. Jumanji – by Chris Van Allsburg
  8. A Light in the Attic – by Shel Silverstein
  9. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe – by C.S. Lewis
  10. Little House Series – by Laura Ingalls Wilder
  11. A Series of Unfortunate Events – by Lemony Snicket
  12. The Trumpet of the Swan – by E.B. White
  13. The Velveteen Rabbit – by Margery Williams Bianco
  14. Where the Sidewalk Ends – by Shel Silverstein

Age 10-13

  1. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass – by Lewis Carroll
  2. Anne of Green Gables – by L.M. Montgomery
  3. Bridge to Terabithia – by Katherine Paterson
  4. A Christmas Carol – by Charles Dickens
  5. Fantastic Mr. Fox – by Roald Dahl
  6. The Giver – by Lois Lowry
  7. Harry Potter Series – by J.K. Rowling
  8. The Hobbit – by J.R.R. Tolkien
  9. The Jungle Book – by Rudyard Kipling
  10. Little House Series – by Laura Ingalls Wilder
  11. Narnia Series – by C.S. Lewis
  12. The Secret Garden – by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  13. Treasure Island – by Robert Louis Stevenson
  14. A Wrinkle in Time – by Madeline L’Engle

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