Book Ideas by Grade

Updated: Nov 5, 2018

The PTA at my school is incredible. I realize how lucky I am. This summer they approached me about being in charge of Adventure Books for the school. If you don't know--Travel Through Text began because of Adventure Books (I send a book to you, you pass it on to a friend, etc.). My PTA funded 9 books per grade, and I got to pick them out!! I facilitate the whole thing--I give a book to a student, they sign their name, they give it back to me, I pass it on to the next student. You should see my excel spreadsheet keeping this organized--it's epic! I got to visit every class in the school to book talk + get them excited about this program. I was nervous about how well it would work. We're two months in and it's going stronger than I ever imagined. I spent hours finalizing my list so I thought I would share it here!

First Grade:

Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea

Lady Pancake and Sir French Toast

After I Fall

We Don’t Eat Our Classmates

Let's Play

The Day You Begin

Bink and Gollie

Chicken Squad

Princess in Black

Second Grade:

The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors

The Terrible Two

The Bad Guys

Say Zoop

The Day You Begin

Hilo: The Boy Who Crashed To Earth


Princess in Black

Lucy and Andy Neanderthal

Third Grade:

The 13 Story Treehouse

El Deafo

The Day You Begin

Dog Man


Cardboard Kingdom

Roller Girl

Ms. Bixby's Last Day


Fourth Grade:

The Wild Robot

Real Friends


Saving Winslow

The Fourteenth Goldfish

Serafina and the Black Cloak


Zita the Space Girl

13 Story Treehouse

Fifth Grade:

The Last Kids On Earth

Nathan Hale's Hazardeous Tales


Spy School

All Summer Long

Harbor Me

Willa of the Wood

Wolf Hollow

Sixth Grade:

Graveyard Book graphic novel

The War That Saved My Life

hello, universe

Fish in a Tree


The Journey of Little Charlie

The Thing About Jellyfish

Beyond the Bright Sea


** in my opinion, the "grades" are interchangable--grades 3-6 can read any of the books in any of those categories. I'd also recommend the 4-6 books to anyone! middle school, junior high, high school, adults. and older kids would love the picture books!