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Spalding Grade Recommended – Kindergarten

Title

Little Red Riding Hood
Not I, Not I
Three Bears, The
Three Goats, The
Three Little Pigs, The
What Am I?
Yellow Boat, The

Author

Margaret Hillert
Margaret Hillert
Margaret Hillert
Margaret Hillert
Margaret Hillert
Margaret Hillert
Margaret Hillert

Spalding Grade Recommended – Kindergarten & 1st Grade

Title

A Bargain for Frances
A Sled Dog Morning
Angus and the Ducks
Are You my Mother?
Arthurs Pen Pal
Biggest Bear, The
Bon Bon the Downtown Cow
Carrot Seed, The
Danny and the Dinosaur
Frank the Fish Gets His Wish
Gingerbread Boy, The
Go, Dog, Go
Green Eggs and Ham
Jens Best Gift Ever
Lin Lin and the Gulls
May I Bring a Friend
Meg and Jims Sled Trip
Mr. Sanchez and the Kickball
Oh My! It Must Be the Sky
Pearl Learns a Lesson
Put Me in the Zoo
Sammy the Seal
Shep: The Sheep of Caladeen
Snail Hits the Trail
Story about Ping, The
Story of Fedinand, The
Sunset Pond, The
Ten Apples Up on Top
Three Billy Goats Gruff
Three Little Pigs, The

Author

Russell Hoban
Laura Appleton-Smith
Marjorie Flack
P.D. Eastman
Lillian Hoban
Lynd Ward
Laura Appleton-Smith
Ruth Krauss
Syd Hoff
Laura Appleton-Smith
Paul Galdone
P.D. Eastman
Dr Seuss
Laura Appleton-Smith
Laura Appleton-Smith
Beatrice De Regniers
Laura Appleton-Smith
Laura Appleton-Smith
Laura Appleton-Smith
Laura Appleton-Smith
Robert Lopshire
Syd Hoff
Laura Appleton-Smith
Laura Appleton-Smith
Marjorie Flack
Mauro Leaf
Laura Appleton-Smith
Theodore Le Sieg
Paul Galdone
Paul Galdone

Spalding Grade Recommended – 1st Grade

Title

Big Snow, The
Caps for Sale
Cross Country Cat
Curious George
Five Chinese Brothers, The
Frederick
Frog and Toad Together
Inch by Inch
Just Me
Little Bear
Little Engine that Could, The
Marvin’s Trip to Mars
Millions of Cats
No Fighting, No Biting
Pelle’s New Suit
Red Balloon, The
Tale of Peter Rabbit, The
Where the Wild Things Are
Whistle for Willie

Author

B. & E. Hader
Esphyr Slobodkina
Mary Calhoun
H.A. Rey & Margret Rey
Claire Huchet Bishop
Leo Lionni
Arnold Lobel
Leo Lionni
Marie Est
Else Minarik
Watty Piper
Laura Appleton-Smith
Wanda Gag
Else Minarik
Elsa Beskow
Albert Lamorisse
Beatrix Potter
Maurice Sendak
Ezra Keats

Spalding Grade Recommended – 2nd Grade

Title

Amelia Bedelia
Bears on Hemlock Mountain
Blackberry Ink
Blueberries for Sal
Christmas Is a Time of Giving
Cinderella
Emperors New Clothes, The
Henry Huggins (Challenge Book)
In A Pumpkin Shell
Littles, The
Madeline
Many Moons
One Morning in Maine
Owl Moon
Pippi Longstocking
Rooster Crows, The
Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes
Song of Swallows
Spring Is a New Beginning
Squanto and the First Thanksgiving
Steadfast Tin Soldier
Time of Wonder
Velveteen Rabbit, The
Wolf and the Seven Kids, The

Author

Peggy Parish
Alice Dalgliesh
Eve Merriam
Robert McCloskey
Joan Anglund
Charles Perrault
Hans C. Andersen
Beverly Cleary
Joan Anglund
John Peterson
Ludwig Bemelmans
James Thurber
Robert McCloskey
Jane Yolden
Astrid Lindgren
Maud Petersham
Eleanor B. Coerr
Leo Politi
Joan Anglund
Joyce K. Kessel
Hans C. Andersen
Robert McCloskey
Margery Williams
Jacob Grimm

Spalding Grade Recommended – 3rd Grade

Title

Abraham Lincoln
Ben and Me
Benjamin Franklin
Charlotte’s Web
Columbus
Courage of Sarah Noble, The
Family Under the Bridge, The
Famous Myths of the Goldern Age
Fourth of July Story
George Washington
Grimms Fairy Tales
Henry Huggins
In My Mother’s House
Jupiter
Leif the Lucky
Mouse and the Motorcycle, The
Mr. Popper’s Peguins
My Father’s Dragon
Paddle to the Sea
Polar Express
Rabbit Hill
Ramona the Pest
Sarah Plain and Tall
Saturn
Stuart Little
Thanksgiving Story, The
The Enormous Egg
Thee, Hannah!
Winnie the Pooh
World of Christopher Robin

Author

I. & E. D’Aulaire
Robert Lawson
I. & E. D’Aulaire
E.B. White
I. & E. D’Aulaire
Alice Dalgliesh
Natalie Carlson
Beatrice Alexander
Alice Dalgliesh
I. & E. D’Aulaire
J. Grimm
Beverly Cleary
Ann Clark
Seymour Simon
I. & E. D’Aulaire
Beverly Cleary
Richard Atwater
Ruth Gannett
H.C. Holling
Chris Van Alsberg
Peter Lawson
Beverly Cleary
Patricia MacLachlan
Seymour Simon
E.B. White
Alice Dalgliesh
Oliver Butterworth
Marguerite De Angeli
A.A. Milne
A.A. Milne

Spalding Grade Recommended – 4th Grade

Title

America’s Paul Revere
And Now Miguel
Chronicles of Narnia, All 7 Titles
Cricket in Times Square, The
Dear Mr. Henshaw
The Declaration of Independence and John Adams
Fables of Aesop, The
Farmer Boy
Garden of Abdul Gasozi
Ginger Pye
Hans Brinker or the Silver Skates
Heidi
House of Sixty Fathers, The
Household Stories of Brothers Grimm
Just So Stories
Mary Poppins
Matchlock Gun, The
Number the Stars (challenge book)
Pocahontas

Author

Esther Forbes
Joseph Krumgold
C.S. Lewis
George Sheldon
Beverly Cleary
Kathy Furgang
Aesop
Laura Ingalls-Wilder
Chris Van Alsberg
Eleanor Estes
Mary Dodge
Joanna Spyri
Meindert DeJong
J. Grimm
Rudyard Kipling
P.L. Travers
Walter Edmonds
Lois Lowery
I.& E. D’Aulaire

Spalding Grade Recommended – 5th Grade

Title

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
Blue Willow
Call it Courage
Carry On, Mr. Bowditch
Door in the Wall
Good Master, The
Incredible Journey, The
Island of the Blue Dolphins
Johnny Tremain
Landing of the Pilgrims
Lincoln: A Photobiography
My Side of the Mountain
Number the Stars
The Secret Garden
Shen of the Sea
Trumpeteer of Krakow, The
Twenty One Balloons
Wheel on the School, The
White Stag, The
Wind and the Willows

Author

Lewis Carroll
Doris Gates
Armstrong Sperry
Jean Lathman
Marguerite De Angeli
Kate Seredy
Shelia Burnford
Scott O’Dell
Esther Forbes
James Daugherty
Russel Freedman
Jean George
Lois Lowery
Frances Hodgson-Burnett
Arthur Crisman
Eric Kelly
W.P. DuBois
Meindert DeJong
Kate Seredy
Kenneth Grahame

Spalding Grade Recommended – 6th Grade

Title

Abe Lincoln Grows Up
Adam of the Road
Amos Fortune, Free Man
Book of Greek Myths
Boy’s King Arthur, The
Bronze Bow, The
Caddie Woodlawn
Children’s Homer, The
The Golden Fleece and the Heroes Who Lived Before Achilles
Golden Goblet, The
Hitty: Her First Hundred Years
Land I Lost, The
Light Beyond the Forest
Little Men
Little Women
Norse Gods and Giants
Onion John
Road to Camlaan
Robinson Crusoe
Summer of the Swans, The
Swiss Family Robinson, The
Sword and the Circle
Treasure Island
Yearling, The

Author

Carl Sandburg
Elizabeth Gray
Elizabeth Yates
I. & E. D’Aulaire
Sir Thomas Malory
Elizabeth Speare
Carol Brink
Padraic Colum
Padraic Colum

Eloise J. McGraw
Rachel Field
Nhunog Nhuong Quang
Rosemary Sutcliff
Louisa May Alcott
Louisa May Alcott
I. & E. D’Aulaire
Joseph Krumgold
Rosemary Sutcliff
Daniel Defoe
Betsy Byars
Johann David Wyss
Rosemary Sutcliff
Robert L. Stevenson
Marjorie Rawlings

On District-Approved List

(Spalding does not have an approved list for these grades.)

7th Grade

Title

Call of the Wild, The
A Christmas Carol
Midwife’s Apprentice, The
Roll of Thunder, Hear my Cry
Where the Red Fern Grows

Author

Jack London
Charles Dickens
Karen Cushman
Mildred Taylor
Wilson Rawls

8th Grade

Title

Animal Farm
April Morning
Hobbit, The
Walk Two Moons
White Fang

Author

George Orwell
Howard Fast
J.R.R. Tolkien
Sharon Creech
Jack London