These lists are for the grade students will be entering in August.

 (suggestions, not required)

Concept Books:

20 Big Trucks in the Middle of the Street, Lee

A was once an Apple Pie, Lear

ABC Kids, Basher

The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse, Carle

Backseat A-B-See, Van Lieshout

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom  & 1,2, 3, Martin

Color Zoo, Ehlert 

Crayon Box That Talked, DeRolf

Deep Blue Sea, Wood

Dog’s Colorful Day, Dodd

Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed, Christelow

Kente Colors, Chocolate

Monster be Good, Marshall

A Parade of Elephants, Henkes

Planting a Rainbow, Ehlert

Rumble in the Jungle, Andreae

Ten Little Fish, Wood

Ten Puppies, Reiser

Story Books:

Carrot Seed, Krauss

Chu’s Day, Gaiman

Clink, Dipucchio

Corduroy, Freeman

Doorbell Rang, Hutchins

Elephant and Piggie series, Willems

Grumpy Monkey, Lang

It’s a Tiger, LaRochelle

Knuffle Bunny, Willems

Little Engine That Could, Piper

Madeline, Bemelmans

Miss Brooks Loves Books (and I don’t), Bottner

Mr. Pine’s Mixed-Up Signs, Kessler

Mrs. Chicken and the Hungry Crocodile, Paye 

No Jumping on the Bed, Arnold

Please Baby Please, Lee

The Princess and the Pig, Emmett

Swimmy, Lionni

Sylvie, Sattler

Tale of Peter Rabbit, Potter

This is Not My Hat, Klassen

Very Hungry Caterpillar, Carle

Whistle for Willie, Keats

Xander’s Panda Party, Park

**Share some of your favorite fairy tales!**

 (suggestions, not required)

Actual Size, Jenkins

Bill and Pete, DePaola

Birthday Moon, Asch

Boot and Shoe, Frazee

Chewy Louie, Schneider

Chirchir is Singing, Cunname

Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type, Cronin

The Day You Begin, Woodson

Daring Dog & Captain Cat, Adoff 

Doctor De Soto, Steig

Dragons Love Tacos, Rubin

Elizibeti’s Doll, Stuve-Bodeen

Froggy series, London

Goodnight Already! John

Harry the Dirty Dog, Zion

How do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight?, Yolen

I Don’t Want to Be a Frog, Petty

I Want My Hat Back, Klassen

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, Numeroff

Ira Sleeps Over, Waber

Leave Me Alone, Brosgol

Little Red Fort, Maier

Miss Bindergarten series, Slate

Mr. Tiger Goes Wild, Brown

My Sister Ate One Hare, Grossman

Napping House, Wood

Not a Box, Portis

On Noah’s Ark, Brett

Panda Kindergarten, Ryder

Peter’s Chair, Keats

Pigeon Book series, Willems

Press Here, Tullet

Rainbow Fish, Pfister

Sam and Dave Dig a Hole, Klassen

Sleeping Cutie, Pinkney

Some Smug Snail, Edwards

Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon, Lovell

Swimmy, Lionni

Teeny Tiny Teacher, Calmenson

Thank You Omu!, Mora

That Makes Me Mad, Kroll

We don’t Eat Our Classmates, Higgins

We Are in a Book, Willems

Wemberly Worried, Henkes

Where do I Live?, Chesanow 

Yoko, Wells

Zoomer, Young


**Share some of your favorite fairy tales!**

 (suggestions, not required)

Amazing Grace, Hoffman

Anansi and the Talking Melon, Kimmel

Babushka’s Doll, Polacco

Big Red Lollipop, Khan

The Biggest Bear, Ward

Bink & Gollie, DiCamillo

Cool Bean, Jory

Day the Crayons Quit, Daywalt

Elephant & Piggie books, Willems

Foolish Rabbit’s Big Mistake, Marti

Frog and Toad, Lobel

Gaston, Depucchio

Gina, Waber

Hair Love, Cherry

Henry and Mudge, Rylant

How Big Were Dinosaurs?, Judge

Hurricane City, Weeks

Josefina Quilt Story, Coerr

Ling & Ting: Not Exactly the Same!, Lin

Lubna and Pebble, Meddur

Luke on the Loose, Bliss

Martha Speaks, Meddaugh

Me First, Lester

Miss Nelson is Missing, Alllard

More Surprises, Hopkins

Morris the Moose, Wiseman

Nighttime Ninja, DaCosta

Not Quite Narwhal, Sim

Old Mikamba Had a Farm, Isadora

Oliver &  Amanda, VanLeeuwen

Penny and her Song, Henkes

Pinkerton Behave!, Kellogg

Power Down Little Robot, Staniszewski

Rain!, Ashman

Red: A Crayon Story, Hall

Unicorn Thinks He’s Pretty Great, Shea

Scaredy Squirrel, Watt

Strega Nona, DePaola

Sulwe, Nyong

Swamp Angel, Isaacs

Tailypo, Galdone

Ten Rules for Being a Superhero, Pilutti

Wagon Wheels, Brenner

Whistling Dixie, Vaughan

Zomo the Rabbit, McDermott

 (suggestions, not required)

The 13-Story Treehouse series,Griffiths

Amelia Bedelia, Parish

Bat Boy and His Violin, Curits

Bink & Gollie, DiCamillo

Bones: Our Skeletal System, Simon

Boundless Grace, Hoffman

Cam Jansen level 2 series, Alder

Dog Tales, Rae

Dory Fantasmagory, series, Hanlon

Eagles are Back, George

Falling Up, Silverstein

Ghost of Sifty, Sifty Sam, Medearis

Grapes of Math, Tan

Home Run Story of Babe Ruth, Burliegh

How Big Were Dinosaurs?, Judge

How Chipmunk Got His Stripes, Bruchac

If I Built a Car, VanDussen

The Interrupting Chicken, Stein

Josefina Story Quilt, Coerr

Leah’s Pony, Friedrich

Magic School Bus series, Cole


Magic Tree House series, Osborne

Martin’s Big Words, Rappaport

Mean Soup, Everitt

Missy series, Nees

Mrs. Katz and Tush, Polacco

Nate the Great, Sharmat

Oliver &  Amanda series, VanLeeuwen

Other Side, Woodson

The Princess in Black series, Hale

Princess Posey, Greene

Recycle! A Handbook for Kids, Gibbons

Right Dog for the Job, Patent

Sam and the Tigers, Lester

Shark vs. Train, Barton

Spider Storch, Willner-Pardo

Swamp Angel, Isaacs

Two Bad Ants, VanAllsburg

Ugly Fish, LaReau

The Watcher; Jane Goodall’s Life, Winter

Weasels, Dolan


A to Z Mysteries, Roy

Alvin Ho series, Look

Aven Green series, Bowling

Basketball Bats, Hicks

Best School Year Ever, Robinson

Boxcar Children series, Warner

A boy Called Bat series, Arnold

Cam Jansen series, Adler

The Carver Chronicles series, English

Chicken Squad, series, Cronin

Clementine, Pennypacker

Courage of Sarah Noble, Dalgliesh

Dyamonde Daniel series, Grimes

Fantastic Mr. Fox, Dahl

Grand Escape, Naylor

Horrible Harry, Kline

I Survived series, Tarshis

J.D. and the Great Barber Battle, Dillard

Jake Drake series, Clements

Judy Moody series, McDonald

Lion to Guard Us, Bulla

Marvin Redpost series, Sachar

Maya and the Robot, Almeda

Mermaid Tales series, Dadey

Mouse and the Motorcycle, Cleary

Mouse with the Question Mark Tail, Peck

Pet Rescue Adventures series, Webb

Ramona, Cleary

Sable, Hesse

The Secret Zoo series, Chick

Sideways Stories from Wayside School, Sachar

Spider Storch series, Willner-Pardo

Stone Fox, Gardiner

Strange Case of Origami Yoda, Angleberger

Stranger in Right Field, Christopher

Time Warp Trio series, Scieszka

Tornado, Byars

Weird School Zone series, Gutman

Zack and Zoe Mysteries series, Lupica


Among the Hidden, Haddix

Because of Winn Dixie, DiCamillo

Brave Like That, Stoddard

Bunnicula, Howe

Chocolate Touch, Catling

From the Desk of Zoe Washington, Marks

Front Desk, Yang

The Ghost of Crutchfield Hall, Hahn

Honus and Me series, Gutman

How to Eat Fried Worms, Rockwell

Hundred Dresses, Estes

Lion of Mars, Holm

Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, DiCamillo

Muffled, Gemnari

Pax, Pennypacker

Prairie Lotus, Park

Pie, Weeks

Report Card, Clements

Restart, Korman

Saving Winslow, Creech

Shiloh, Naylor

Sign of the Beaver, Speare

Sugar, Rhodes

Tale of Despereaux, DiCamillo

The Cricket in Times Square, Selden

The Lemonade War, Davies

Millionaires for the Month, McAnulty

The One and Only Ivan, Applegate

Root Magic, Royce

The Terrible Two, Barnett 

The Wild Robot, Brown

Through My Eyes, Bridges

Ways to Make Sunshine, Watson


Because of Mr. Terrupt, Buyea

Camo Girl, Magoon

City of Ember, DuPrau

Charlie Joe Jackson’s Guide to Not Reading, Greenwald

Dovey Coe, Dowell

Esperanza Rising, Ryan

Fish in a Tree, Hunt

Flora & Ulysses, DiCamillo

The Girl Who Drank the Moon, Barnhill

The Ghost of Graylock, Poblocki

House Arrest, Holt

Michael Vey: The Prisoner of Cell 25, Evans

Million Dollar series, Gutman

Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh, O’brien

Ms. Bixby’s Last Day, Anderson

One and Only Bob, Applegate

Out of My Mind, Draper

Pax, Pennypacker

Projekt 1065 or any books by Alan Gratz  

Rebound, Alexander

Secret Garden, Burnett

The Strange Case of Origami Yoda, Angleberger

The Rock and the River, Magoon

A Tale Dark & Grimm, Gidwitz

The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle, Avi

Ungifted, Gordon, Korman

Walk Two Moons, Creech

War That Saved My Life, Bradley

The Watsons Go to Birmingham—1963, Curtis

When Friendship Followed Me Home, Griffin

The Wild Robot, Brown

Wolf Hollow, Wolk

Wonder, Palacio

Woodsong, Paulsen

From the Georgia Book Award List for 2022-23

Isaiah Dunn is My Hero, Baptist

Hope Springs, Berry

Starfish, Fipps

Muffled, Genmari

Lion of Mars, Holm

Measuring Up, LaMotte

Millionaires for the Month, McAnulty

Power Up, Nisson

Root Magic, Royce

How to Disappear Completely, Standish