Leveled Booklist

 

Looking for a good read in a comic book format? Try checking out one of these daring graphic novels. Books are suggested for Fourth Grade, but remember that each reader is different, and might find something interesting at another level.

Ariol. 3, Happy as a pig... by Emmanuel Guibert

Ariol, a twelve-year-old donkey living in the suburbs, has mischievous adventures with his best friend, Ramono, who is a pig with a snout like an electrical socket.

In these fictionalized accounts of the true stories of three people who made separate attempts to travel around the world in the late nineteenth century, you'll learn about Thomas Stevens, who made the journey on a bicycle, reporter Nellie Bly, who used conventional methods of travel, and sea captain Joshua Slocum, the first person to sail around the world alone.

 

Looking for a good read in a comic book format? Try checking out one of these daring graphic novels. Books are suggested for Third Grade, but remember that each reader is different, and might find something interesting at another level.

Apocalypse bow wow by James Proimos

Apollo and Brownie are unaware that the apocalypse is at hand, but when their owners do not return and they run out of food and water, the dogs venture into the world, where they team up with a police dog, a flea that quotes Sun Tzu's The Art of War, and others in an attempt to survive.

Ariol. 2, Thunder horse by Emmanuel Guibert

Ariol knows he's just like his hero in every way: brave, er . . . handsome, and . . . um . . .tall? Well, maybe Ariol has a ways to go, but that's not going to stop him from doing everything he can to grow up and become just like the guardian of the stars! 

 

Looking for a good read in a comic book format? Try checking out one of these daring graphic novels. Books are suggested for Second Grade, but remember that each reader is different, and might find something interesting at another level.

Meet Ook and Gluk, the stars of this sensationally silly graphic novel from the creators of Captain Underpants! It's 500,001 BC, and Ook and Gluk's hometown of Caveland, Ohio, is under attack by an evil corporation from the future. When Ook, Gluk, and their little dinosaur pal Lily are pulled through a time portal to 2222, they discover a future world that's even more devastated than their own. 

Backpack stories by Kevin O'Malley

You don't think much about your backpack. It's just kind of dirty and crammed with stuff. But wait - did you know the backpack has a history? That it could be a superhero's secret weapon? Or an exploding science experiment? Or even a living creature of immense proportions?

Looking for a good read in a comic book format? Try checking out one of these daring graphic novels. Books are suggested for First Grade, but remember that each reader is different, and might find something interesting at another level.

Arf and the metal detector by Philip Wooderson

When a package for his neighbor shows up at his house, Arf has to see what's inside. The package leads him to more trouble including the discovery of a couple of crooks and buried treasure.

Chi's sweet home. Vol. 4 by Kanata Konami

Chi is a mischievous newborn kitten who on a leisurely stroll with her family finds herself lost and alone. Seperated from the warmth and protection of her mother, she desperately attempts to reunite with her family of feral cats. When the kitten feels all hope is lost, she is found in a park by a young boy named Yohei and his mother. 

 

Looking for a good read in a comic book format? Try checking out one of these daring graphic novels. Books are suggested for Kindergarten, but remember that each reader is different, and might find something interesting at another level.

Baxter the Tweeting dog by Doreen Mulryan Marts

Baxter's friend Lucy is missing, and so he begins "Twoofing," the dog equivalent of "Tweeting," with all of the neighborhood pups, who find clues to her whereabouts while going about their daily routines.

Bean Dog and Nugget : the ball by Charise Mericle Harper

Bean Dog and Nugget lose Bean Dog's shiny new ball in a bush. They dream up elaborate and silly ways to get it back while they argue about who is actually going to go and get it.

 

Looking for a good read in a comic book style? Try checking out one of these graphic novels. Grade levels are suggested, but remember that each reader is different and might find something interesting at another level. Under each grade is a link for even more titles.

Kindergarten

This collection of graphic novel adaptations of popular fables includes the tales of the hare and the tortoise, the boy who cried wolf, the town mouse and the country mouse, and the grasshopper and the ants.

 

The following titles may be enjoyed by Second Graders. All readers are at different levels and have different interests, so not all titles will appeal to, or be appropriate for, all readers. For additional recommendations ask at the Children's Reference Desk.

Fiction

Fiction books for Second Grade can be found in a variety of locations, including J PICTURE BOOK, J READER, KIDS GRAPHIC NOVEL, and JFICTION. Click on each title for location and availability.

 

Looking for something to read that will tickle your funny bone?  Try one of these humorous books.  Some titles will give you a chuckle, while others will make you burst out with laughter.  Grade levels are suggested, but remember that each reader is different and might find something interesting at another level. Under each grade is a link for even more titles.

Kindergarten

Aaron's hair by Robert N. Munsch

When Aaron hurts his hair's feelings by saying he hates it, his hair runs away and jumps onto other people and into trouble.

 

Searching for something spooky, strange, or downright scary? Try one of these titles. Some are more silly than spine-tingling, but you'll find your fill of ghosties, ghoulies, and long-legged beasties.  Grade levels are suggested, but remember that each Reader is different, and might find something interesting at another level. Under each grade is a link for even more titles.

Kindergarten

Bone dog by Eric Rohmann

Sam, very sad after his dog Ella dies, is persuaded to go out trick-or-treating and is surprised and delighted when Ella -- his very own bone dog -- comes to save him from a group of rowdy skeletons.

 

Ready to hide under the covers to avoid the bumps and spooks outside your window? Here's a collection of spine-tingling stories. Books are suggested for Sixth Grade, but remember that each reader is different and might find something interesting at another level.

After dark by James Leck

When fifteen-year-old Charlie Harker moves to the sleepy town of Rolling Hills, he hears rumors of strange creatures and discovers a mysterious illness spreading across town that may not be what it seems.

Coraline by Neil Gaiman

Looking for excitement, Coraline ventures through a mysterious door into a world that is similar, yet disturbingly different from her own, where she must challenge a gruesome entity in order to save herself, her parents, and the souls of three others.

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