• Second Grade            
    Teachers at this grade level may choose from the following:  
         
    TITLE AUTHOR HC Alkek  
    Alexander and Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day! Judith Viorst x    
    Arthur Lost and Found Marc Brown x    
    Arthur's Eyes Marc Brown x    
    Cinderella Fabio Coen x    
    Corduroy Don Freeman x    
    Frog and Toad are Friends Arnold Lobel x    
    Legend of the Bluebonnet Tomie De Paola x    
    Legend of the Indian Paintbrush Tomie De Paola x    
    Miss Nelson is Missing Harry Allard x    
    Molly's Pilgrim Barbara Cohen x    
    Swimmy Leo Lionni x    
    The Lorax Dr. Seuss x    
    The Polar Express Chris Van Allsburg x    
    The Velveteen Rabbit Margery Williams x    
    What's Cooking, Jenny Archer? Ellen Conford x    
         
         
         
    Third Grade    
    Teachers at this grade level may choose from the following:    
         
    TITLE AUTHOR HC Alkek  
    A Gift for Tia Rosa Karen T. Taha x    
    Amelia Bedielia Peggy Parish x x  
    Charlotte's Web E. B. White   x  
    Don't Tell the Whole World! Joanna Cole   x  
    Fables Arnold Lobel   x  
    Hill of Fire  Thomas P. Lewis x x  
    How to Dig a Hole to the Other Side of the E Faith McNulty   x  
    If You Had A Million Steven Kellogg x    
    Iktomi and the Boulder  Paul Goble x x  
    Maurice's Room Paula Fox x    
    Miss Rumphius Barbara Cooney   x  
    Molly's Pilgrim  Barbara Cohen x x  
    Nate the Great and the Phony Clue Marjorie Sharmat   x  
    Pippi Longstocking Astrid Lindgren   x  
    Ramona Quimby, Age 8 Beverly Cleary x x  
    Sarah Plain and Tall Patricia MacLachlan x    
    Skinny Bones Barbara Paric   x  
    Snakes Are Hunters Patricia Lauber x x  
    The Box Car Children #1 D. M. Rau x    
    The Cactus Flower Bakery  Harry Allard x x  
    The Chalk Box Kid  Clyde Robert Bulla x x  
    The Chocolate Touch Patrick Catling   x  
    The Drinking Gourd F. N. Monjo x    
    The Paper Crane Molly Bang x x  
    The Show and Tell War Janice Lee Smith x    
    Thomas Edison Margaret Davidson x    
    Ty's One Man Band Mildred Pitts Walker x    
    Young Ben Franklin Laurence Santrey   x  
         
         
    Fourth Grade  
    Teachers at this grade level may choose from the following:  
         
    TITLE AUTHOR HC Alkek  
    A Dog Called Kitty Bill Wallace   x  
    A Paradise Called Texas Janice Jordan Shefelman x x  
    Aliens Ate My Homework Bruce Coville   x  
    All About Sam Lois Lowry   x  
    Among the Hidden Margaret Peterson Haddix   x  
    Anastasia Again Lois Lowry   x  
    Anastasia Krupnik Lois Lowry   x  
    Anastasia, Absolutely Lois Lowry   x  
    Babe, The Gallant Pig Dick King-Smith   x  
    Because of Winn-Dixie Kate DiCamillo   x  
    Bicycle Rider Tom B. Stone   x  
    Bud, Not Buddy Christopher Paul Curtis   x  
    Bunnicula Deborah Howe   x  
    Bunnicula Strike's Again James Howe   x  
    Call It Courage Armstrong Smith   x  
    Charlotte's Web E. B. White x x  
    Chocolate Fever Robert Kimmel Smith   x  
    Christopher Columbus:  The Life & Times David West   x  
    Crash Jerry Spinelli   x  
    Dear Mr. Henshaw  Beverly Cleary x x  
    Ella Enchanted Gail Carson Levine   x  
    Face-Off Matt Christopher   x  
    Flat Stanley Jeff Brown   x  
    Frindle Andrew Clements   x  
    Fudge-A-Mania Judy Blume   x  
    Hank the Cowdog and Monkey Business John R. Erikson   x  
    Hank the Cowdog, It's a Dog's Life John R. Erikson   x  
    Harriet Tubman: The Life of Rob Stone   x  
    Hatchet Gary Paulsen   x  
    Henry Huggins Beverly Cleary   x  
    Holes Louis Sachar   x  
    How to Eat Fried Worms Thomas Rockwell   x  
    I am Indian American Jane Stuart   x  
    Incredible Journey Sheila Burnford   x  
    Island of the Blue Dolphins Scott O'Dell   x  
    Little House on the Prarie Laura Ingalls Wilder   x  
    Lon PoPo: A Red-Riding Hood Story Ed Young   x  
    Loser Jerry Spinelli   x  
    Love That Dog Sharon Creech   x  
    Maniac Magee Jerry Spinelli   x  
    Moby Dick Herman Melville   x  
    Mouse and Motorcycle Beverly Cleary   x  
    My Side of the Mountain Jean George   x  
    My Sister, My Science Report Margaret Bechard   x  
    My Teacher Glows in the Dark Bruce Coville   x  
    No Boys Allowed Marilyn Levinson   x  
    On the Banks of Plum Creek Laura Ingalls Wilder   x  
    One of the Third Grade Thonkers Phylis Reynolds Naylor   x  
    Peanut Butter Pilgrims Judy Delton   x  
    Ramona and Her Father Beverly Cleary   x  
    Ramona Forever Beverly Cleary   x  
    Ramona Quimby, Age 8 Beverly Cleary   x  
    Ramona the Brave Beverly Cleary   x  
    Ramona's World Beverly Cleary   x  
    Robinson Crusoe Daniel Defoe   x  
    Sadako  Eleanor Coerr   x  
    Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes Eleanor Coerr   x  
    Sarah Plain and Tall Patricia Maclachlain   x  
    Saving Shiloh Phyllis Naylor   x  
    Shiloh Phyllis Naylor   x  
    Shiloh Season Phyllis Naylor   x  
    Shoeshine Girl  Clyde Bulla x x  
    Sideways Stories From Wayside School Collett   x  
    So You want to be President? Judith St. George   x  
    Sounder William Armstrong   x  
    Stealing Home Matt Christopher   x  
    Stone Fox  John Gardiner x x  
    Superfudge Judy Blume   x  
    Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing  Judy Blume x x  
    Talk About A Family Eloise Greenfield   x  
    The Best Christmas Pageant Ever  Barbara Robinson x x  
    The Best School Year Ever Barbara Robinson x    
    The Big Bike Race Lucy Jane Bledsoe x    
    The Case of the Vampire Cat John R. Erikson   x  
    The Cat Ate My Gymsuit Paula Danzinger   x  
    The Cay Theodore Taylor   x  
    The Celery Stalks at Midnight James Howe   x  
    The Clue in Code Carolyn Keene   x  
    The Cricket in Times Square George Selden   x  
    The Girl's Revenge Phyllis Naylor   x  
    The Gold Cadillac Mildred Taylor   x  
    The Key to the Indian Lynne Reid Banks   x  
    The Mouse and the Motorcycle Beverly Cleary   x  
    The Mysterious Matter of I.M. Fine Diane Stanley   x  
    The Mystery of the Cupboard Lynne Reid Banks   x  
    The Raft Jim LaMarche   x  
    The Return of the Indian Lynne Reid Banks   x  
    The Rough-Faced Girl Rafe Martin   x  
    The Sign of the Beaver Elizabeth S. George   x  
    The Skirt Gary Soto   x  
    The Skull of Truth Bruce Coville   x  
    The Stinky Cheese Man & Other Jon Scieszka   x  
    The Tarantula in My Purse Jean C. George   x  
    The Trumpet of the Swans E. B. White   x  
    The Whipping Boy Sid Fleischman   x  
    There's a Boy in the Girl's Bathroom  Louis Sachan x x  
    These Happy Golden Years Laura Ingalls Wilder   x  
    Thirteen Ways to Sink a Sub Jamie Gibson   x  
    Timothy of the Cay Theodore Taylor   x  
    Walk Two Moons Sharon Creech   x  
    Wayside School Collett   x  
    Wayside School Gets A Little Strange Louis Sachar   x  
    Wayside School Is Falling Down Collett   x  
    Welcome Comfort Patricia Polacco   x  
    When Zachary Beaver Came to Town Kimberly Willis Holt   x  
    Where Was Patrick Henry…May? Jean Fritz   x  
    Wringer Jerry Spinelli   x  
         
         
         
    Fifth  Grade  
    Teachers at this grade level may choose from the following:  
           
    TITLE AUTHOR HC Alkek  
    A Lion to Guard Us Clyde Robert Bulla x    
    Abel's Island William Steig   x  
    Across Five Aprils Irene Hunt   x  
    Because of Winn Dixie Kate DiCamillo   x  
    Bridge to Terabithia  Katherine Patterson x x  
    Flying Solo Ralph J. Fletcher   x  
    Hatchet Gary Pausen x    
    Holes Louis Sachar x    
    Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler E. L. Konigsburg   x  
    Music of the Dolphins Karen Hesse x    
    My Brother Sam Is Dead Collier and Collier x    
    Number the Stars Joan Lowry Nixon x    
    Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes Eleanor Coerr x    
    Sign of the Beaver Elizabeth George Speare x    
    The Ghost of Fossil Glen Cynthia Defelice x    
    The Secret Garden Francis Burnett   x  
    The Story of Harriet Tubman Kate McMullen x x  
    The Whipping Boy Sid Fleschman   x  
    Tikta 'Liktak James Houston x    
    True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle Avi x    
    Walk Two Moons Sharon Creech   x  
    Where the Red Fern Grows  Wilson Rawls x x  
         
    Sixth Grade     
    Teachers at this grade level may choose from the following:    
         
    TITLE AUTHOR    
    All Summer in a Day      
    City of Ember @ DuPrau    
    Fever 1793 @ Anderson    
    Mick Harte Was Here * Barbara Parker    
    Neighborhood Odes * Soto    
    Regarding the Fountain Kate Klaise    
    Seedfolks * Flischman    
    True Sight @ Stahler    
    When Zachary Beaver Came to Town @ Holt    
           
    Pre AP *      
    Literature Circles @      
           
           
    Seventh Grade     
    Teachers at this grade level may choose from the following:    
           
    TITLE AUTHOR    
    A Christmas Carol (play, prose*) Charles Dickens    
    A Midsummer's Night Dream * William Shakespeare    
    Dark They Were and Golden-Eyed @ Ray Bradbury    
    Dragonwings Lawrence Yep    
    Exploring the Titanic @ Robert D. Ballard    
    Farwell to Manzanar * Jeanne Watasuki    
    Gathering Blue Lois Lowry    
    Habibi* Haomi Shihab Nye    
    Kaffir Boy * Mathabane    
    Key Item @ Isaac Asimov    
    Messenger Lois Lowry    
    Rikki Tikki Tavi @ Rudyard Kipling    
    Seventh Grade @ Gary Soto    
    Thank You, M'am @ Langston Hughes    
    The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman * Ernest J. Gaines    
    The Cay Theodore Taylor    
    The Giver Lois Lowry    
    The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street @ Rod Sterling    
    The Watsons Go To Birmingham, 1963 Christopher Paul Curtis    
    Tuck Everlasting Natalie Babbitt    
    War of the Worlds * H.G. Wells    
    Zebra @ Chaim Potok    
           
    Denotes Pre-AP only *      
    Denotes From the Language of Literature (Grade 7) @    
    Eighth Grade     
    Teachers at this grade level may choose from the following list:    
           
    TITLE AUTHOR    
    Across Five Aprils Irene Hunt    
    Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl Anne Frank    
    Born Free Joy Adamson    
    Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde * Robert Louis Stevenson    
    Green Angel Alice Hoffman    
    King Lear * Shakespeare    
    Les Miserables (novel & screenplay excerpts) * Victor Hugo    
    My Brother Sam is Dead Collier & Collier    
    Nightjohn Gary Paulson  
    O. Henry Short Stories O. Henry  
    Pygmalion * George Bernard Shaw  
    Stargirl Jerry Spinelli  
    The Call of the Wild Jack London  
    The Diary of Anne Frank (drama) F. Goodrich & A. Hackett  
    The Gift of the Magi    
    The Hobbit J.R.R. Tolkien  
    The Lightning Thief Rick Riordan  
    The Old Man and the Sea Ernest Hemingway  
    The Outsiders S.E. Hinton  
    The Ransom of Red Chief    
    The Sea Wolf    
    To Build a Fire    
    Whale Rider Whiti Ihimaera  
    White Fang    
    Wicked (exerpts) * Gregory Maguire  
         
         
    *PreAP only     
       
         
    Ninth  Grade     
    Teachers at this grade level may choose from the following:    
       
    TITLE AUTHOR    
    "The Cask of Amontillado" Poe    
    A Raisin in the Sun* Hansberry    
    Animal Farm Orwell    
    Great Expectations* Dickens    
    Greek and Roman Myths Anonymous    
    Oedipus the King (Oedipus Rex)* Sophocles    
    Of Mice and Men * Steinbeck    
    Romeo and Juliet Shakespeare    
    The Good Earth * Buck    
    The Miracle Worker Gibson    
    The Odyssey Homer    
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
    * PAP only      
           
           
    Tenth Grade     
    Teachers at this grade level may choose from the following:    
       
    TITLE AUTHOR    
    A Separate Peace Knowles    
    A Walk to Remember (video only) Sparks    
    Antigone Sophocles    
    Brokedown Palace (video only) Kaplan (director)    
    Cry the Beloved Country * Paton    
    Julius Caesar Shakespeare    
    Lord of the Flies Golding    
    Night Wiesel    
    Our Town Wilder    
    Siddhartha * Hesse    
    The Afterlife Soto    
    To Kill a Mockingbird Lee    
    Twelve Angry Men Rose    
           
           
    *PAP only      
           
           
    Eleventh Grade     
    Teachers at this grade level may choose from the following:    
         
    TITLE AUTHOR    
    Civil Disobedience and Other Essays Thoreau    
    Dead Poets Society (video only) Weir (director)    
    Friday Night Lights * Bissinger    
    In Cold Blood * Capote    
    In Love and War (video only) Cather    
    My Antonia (video only) Cather    
    Self-Reliance and Other Essays Emerson    
    The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Twain    
    The Crucible Miller    
    The Glass Menagerie Williams    
    The Grapes of Wrath * Steinbeck    
    The Great Gatsby Fitzgerald    
    The Scarlet Letter * Hawthorne    
    Their Eyes Were Watching God (video only) Hurston    
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
    * AP  only      
           
           
    Twelfth Grade     
    Teachers at this grade level may choose from the following:    
           
    TITLE AUTHOR    
    Beowulf Anonymous    
    Brave New World * Huxley    
    Dr. Faustus Marlowe/Van Goth    
    Frankenstein * Mary Shelley    
    Gilgamesh Anonymous    
    Gulliver's Travels Swift    
    Hamlet* Shakespeare    
    Heart of Darkness * Conrad    
    Macbeth Shakespeare    
    McTeague * Norris    
    Nimbelungenlied * Anonymous    
    Paradise Lost and Other Poems Milton    
    Rosencrantz and Gildenstern Are Dead * Stoppard    
    The Canterbury Tales Chaucer    
    The Divine Comedy Dante    
    The Faerie Queene Spencer    
    The Metamorphosis * Kafka    
    The Song of Roland * Anonymous    
           
    * AP only