Grade level Book recommendations from our GRE teachers


  • How to Catch a Unicorn
  • The Caring Me I Want To Be
  • Zen Happiness
  • The Lorax
  • Fly Guy Dinosaurs
  • Piggie & Elephant books (Mo Willems)
  • Pete the Cat books (Kimberly and James Dean)
  • Eric Carle books


  • National Geographic: Wild Animals
  • The Frog and Toad Collection ( I Can Read Book 2)
  • We Don’t Eat Our Classmates
  • Everything Awesome About Sharks and Other Underwater Creatures!
  • I Am Love: A Book of Compassion


  • Magic Treehouse books
  • Flat Stanley books
  • A-Z Mysteries
  • Who Would Win series
  • Owl Diaries
  • Amelia Bedelia books

Third Grade

  • The Lemonade War
  • The One and Only Ivan
  • The One and Only Bob
  • Because of Winn-Dixie
  • Wonder
  • Charlie and Chocolate Factory

Fourth Grade

  • Because of Winn-Dixie
  • The Bridge to Terabithia
  • Esperanza Rising
  • Becoming Naomi Leon
  • Holes
  • The One and Only Ivan

Fifth Grade

  • The One and Only Ivan
  • When Stars are Scattered
  • Ground Zero
  • Stargirl
  • The Giver


From Ms. Hollander in Media:

  • The Phantom Tollbooth- This is a fun journey to the Kingdom of Wisdom, with a lot of clever humor!
  • Very Short Tall Tales to Read Together- Take turns reading the color coded lines for some great stories.