I have found that once my kids know how to read, they have the power to take their education anywhere they want. They can explore and learn many things independently. Once they have learned how to read, education becomes something they look forward. They spread their wings and fly with extreme gusto too.

Sometimes some kids learn how to read and then lose all interest in reading altogether. It is my hope that with this list that issue can be prevented.

Also, you can find FREE Literature Study Guides for many of these books.

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Ultimate List of Suggested Books For ALL Grades. You'll find a list of books for each grade along with other goodies on this post.

First Grade

The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka

Frog and Toad Are Friends by Arnold Lobel

 The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

Corduroy by Don Freeman

 One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish by Dr. Seuss

 The Cat in the Hat  by Dr. Seuss

 Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin, Jr

 The Hiccupotamus by Aaron Zenz

 The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper

Eating the Alphabet by Lois Ehlert 

Johnny Appleseed by Steven Kellogg

Second Grade

A Toad for Tuesday by Russell Erickson

Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish 

The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner

Harry the Dirty Dog by Gene Zion

The Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes

Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder

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Mouse Tales by Arnold Lobel

Nate the Great by Majorie Weinman Sharmat

PINOCCHIO by C. Collodi

The Railway Children by E. Nesbit

The Sword in the Tree by Clyde Robert Bulla

Winnie the Pooh by A.A.Milne

Third Grade

Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

The Bears on Hemlock Mountain by Alice Dalgliesh

Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White —- Be sure to check out the Charlotte’s Web E-Study Guide we got to review too.

The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis

The Lewis & Clark Expedition by Richard L. Neuberger

The Little White Horse by Elizabeth Goudge

Paul Bunyan by Steven Kellogg

Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie

Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren

Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

Stuart Little by E. B. White

The Whipping Boy by Sid Fleishschman

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