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Preschool - 2nd Grade
Grades 3 - 5
Grades 6 - 8
Grades 9 - 12
PreSchool - 2nd Grade

The Apple Pie that Papa Baked by Lauren Thompson

Big Fat Hen by Keith Baker

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr., illustrated by Eric Carle

Everywhere Babies by Susan Meyers, illustrated by Marla Frazee

The Golden Rule by Ilene Cooper

Goodnight Moon by Margaret Brown, illustrated by Clement Hurd

My Very First Mother Goose by Iona Opie, illustrated by Rosemary Wells

Nini Here and There by Anita Lobel

One City, Two Brothers by Chris Smith

Peter’s Chair by Ezra Jack Keats

Where’s Spot? by Eric Hill

Grades 3 - 5:

Candyfloss by Jacqueline Wilson

Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney

Harry Potter Series by J. K. Rowling

Living Color by Steve Jenkins

Grades 6 - 8:

Animal Poems by Valerie Worth

The Black Book of Secrets by F. E. Higgins

The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt

Grades 9 - 12:

The Arrival by Shaun Tan

Before I Die by Jenny Downham

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

Cures of Heartbreak by Margo Rabb Delacourte

Dreamquake by Elizabeth Knox

Eclipse by Stephanie Meyer

The Sweet Far Thing by Cassandra Bray

Tasting the Sky: A Palestinian Childhood by Ibtisam Barakat Brades

Twisted by Laurie Halse Anderson

Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead