Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Reading List for Accelerated Readers

I have, on occasion, been asked to provide reading lists for kids that read on an accelerated level. I recently put together the list below and thought it might be helpful to post it here. Of course, there are many great books written below these levels--I just had to cut the search off somewhere. Generally, non-fiction are written at higher levels.

Most books, even for adults, are written on a 4-6th grade level, so there are plenty of great books out there not on this list. To me, the most important thing is that the kids enjoy what they read.

I used http://www.arbookfind.com/ to create this list. I have not read many of them, so please don't come after me if you object to the content! Happy summer reading!

Interest level K-3

Written on 5-6 grade level
Paddington books by Michael Bond
Fairy Chronicles by J.H. Sweet
The Little Wooden Horse books by Ursula Moray Williams
Max the Dog science adventure books by Jeffrey Bennett
Flower Fairies Friends series by Pippa le Quesne and Kay Woodward
Bella Sara series by Felicity Brown
Rainbow Magic: The Petals series by Daisy Meadows
Jack Sparrow series by Rob Kidd

Interest level 4-8

Written on a 9th grade level
Books by Jules Verne: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Around the World in Eighty Days, Michael Strogoff, The Mysterious Island
Buried Treasures series by W.C. Jameson
Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift
The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain
The Story of King Arthur and His Knights by Howard Pyle
The Swiss Family Robinson by Johann Wyss
Tales from Shakespeare by Charles Lamb

Written on a 7th-8th grade level
Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll
Books by L.M. Montgomery: Anne of Green Gables series, Rilla of Ingleside
Black Beauty by Anna Sewell
Books by E. Nesbit: The Book of Dragons, The Story of the Treasure Seekers
Enola Holmes series by Nancy Springer
Books by Robin McKinley: Chalice, The Hero and the Crown, The Door in the Hedge
Edge Chronicles series by Paul Stewart
The Jungle Book series by Rudyard Kipling
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Oz books by L. Frank Baum

Ranger’s Apprentice series by John Flanagan (6th-7th)
Series of Unfortunate Events books by Lemony Snicket (6th-7th)

The Sword in the Stone by T.H. White


CarrieM said...

Thank you so much for this list! I have a advance reading Kindergartener, and I'm trying to find things that will interest her (not be too complicated or seem boring) and also appropriate, but still challenging. This will come in very handy this Summer!

Andi said...

Thanks for the AR reference. The schools here do AR, so I found it helpful to see which level Paige is reading. Also, to use it to find other books that will interest her within a similar level! Thanks!