Grades K-3

Here's a sampling of great books from our collection. Don't limit yourself to these -- we have many more that you're sure to love! Any staff member at the children's desk is happy to make recommendations! Or, click here to see a PDF of our complete suggested reading list for K-3.


The princess in black

The princess in black

By Shannon Hale

Malala, a brave girl from Pakistan ; Iqbal, a brave boy from Pakistan

Malala, a brave girl from Pakistan; Iqbal, a brave boy from Pakistan

By Jeanette Winter

Murilla Gorilla and the hammock problem

Murilla gorilla and the hammock problem

By Jennifer Lloyd

 School! : adventures at the Harvey N. Trouble Elementary School

School!: Adventures at the Harvey N. Trouble elementary school

By Kate McMullan

 Andy, also Andy, also

By Maxwell Eaton

Heroes on the side

Heroes on the side

By Cyndi Marko
The soda bottle school : a true story of recycling, teamwork, and one crazy idea

The soda bottle school

By Suzanne Slade

Tiny creatures : the world of microbes

Tiny creatures: the world of microbes

By Nicola Davies

Ivan : the remarkable true story of the shopping mall gorilla

Ivan: the remarkable true story of the shopping mall gorilla

By Katherine Applegate

 Invisible to the eye : animals in disguise Invisible to the eye

By Kendra Muntz


The case for loving : the fight for interracial marriage

The case for loving

By Selina Alko


Mocha Dick : the legend and fury Mocha Dick: the legend and the fury

By Brian Heinz


My three best friends and me, Zulay

My three best friends and me, Zulay

By Cari Best

May I pet your dog? : the how-to guide for kids meeting dogs (and dogs meeting kids) May I pet your dog?

By Stephanie Calmenson

Hana Hashimoto, sixth violin Hana Hashimoto, sixth violin

By Chieri Uegaki

The hula hoopin' queen The hula hoopin' queen

By Thelma Lynne Godin


 Wall

Wall

By Tom Clohosy Cole
How I learn : a kid's guide to learning disability

How I learn

By Brenda Miles

Dolphin SOS

Dolphin SOS

By Roy Miki
The chimpanzee children of Gombe : 50 years with Jane Goodall at Gombe National Park

The chimpanzee children of Gombre

By Jane Goodall
Animal Helpers : Raptor centers

Animal helpers: raptor center

By Jennifer Keats Curtis

Updated June 2015