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Florida Public School
Recommended Reading List

Grades 2-3

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Reading List

Allard, Harry. Miss Nelson books

Baylor, Byrd. The Desert Is Theirs; Hawk, I'm Your Brother

Cameron, Ann. The Stories Julian Tells; More Stories Julian Tells

Cleary, Beverly. The Mouse and the Motorcycle

Cohen, Barbara. Molly's Pilgrim

Davidson, Margaret. I Have A Dream: The Story of Martin Luther King

Ets, Marie Hall. Play With Me

Flournoy, Valerie. The Patchwork Quilt

Fritz, Jean. What's the Big Idea, Ben Franklin?

Galdone, Paul. The Three Bears; Three Little Pigs
      3 Bears
HTML , 3 Pigs HTML: 

Greenfield, Eloise. Honey I Love and Other Love Poems

Heide, Florence Parry & Gilliland, Judith Heide. The Day of Ahmed's Secret

Hurwitz, Johanna. Class Clown; School's Out

Jeschke, Susan. Perfect The Pig

Johnston, Tony. Whale Song Yonder

Keats, Ezra. A Letter To Amy

Lobel, Arnold. Fables; Frog and Toad books

McKissack, Patricia. Mirandy and Brother Wind

Prelutsky, Jack. The New Kid on the Block

Rey, H. A. Curious George books

Schwartz, David M. How Much Is A Million?

Steig, William. Dr. DeSoto

Steptoe, John. Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters: An African Tale

Surat, Michele M. Angel Child, Dragon Child

Udry, Janice May. What Mary Jo Shared

Williams, Vera B. A Chair For My Mother

Wise, William. In the Time of the Dinosaurs

Young, Ed. Lon Po Po: A Red Riding Hood Story from China

Zelinsky, Paul O. Rumpelstiltskin
(Blue Fairy Book -

Grades 4 - 5

Reading List

Alphin, Elaine Marie. The Ghost Cadet

Armstrong, Jennifer. Steal Away

Avi. The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle

Baylor, Byrd. I'm In Charge of Celebrations

Boyd, Candy Dawson. Circle of Gold

Burnett, Frances H. The Secret Garden: Multiple formats:

Chase, Richard. Grandfather Tales; The Jack Tales

Coerr, Mildred. Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes

Dodge, Mary Mapes. Hans Brinker Multiple formats:

Henry, Marguerite. Misty of Cincoteague; King of the Wind

Howe, Deborah & James. Bunnicula: A Rabbit-Tale of Mystery

Lewis, C. S. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe; The Voyage of the "Dawn Treader"

Lawry, Lois. Number the Stars; Anastasia books

MacLachlan, Patricia. Sarah, Plain and Tall

Mathis, Sharon. The Hundred-penny Box

Moss, Jeff. The Butterfly Jar; The Other Side of the Door

Polacco, Patricia. Pink and Say; Mrs. Katz and Tush

Rockwell, Thomas. How to Eat Fried Worms

Rylant, Cynthia. Every Living Thing; Missing May

Sachar, Louis. There's a Boy in the Girl's Bathroom

Scieszka, Jon. Knights of the Kitchen Table

Smith, Doris B. A Taste of Blackberries

Turner, Ann. Dakota Dugout

White, E. B. Charlotte's Web; Stuart Little

Yashima, Taro. Crow Boy

Middle School

Reading List

-----. Aesop's Fables:

-----. Arabian Nights:

-----. Arthurian Tales:

-----. The Bible: 

Adams, Richard. Watership Down

Alcott, Louisa May. Little Women; Multiple formats:

Alcott, Louisa May. Little Men Multiple formats:

Alcott, Lousia May. Eight Cousins: 

Andersen, Hans Christian. Fairy Tales:

Asimov, Isaac. I, Robot

Babbitt, Natalie. Eyes of the Amarylis

Bach, Richard. Jonathan Livingston Seagull

Bagnold, Enid. National Velvet

Bennett, George, ed. Great Tales of Action and Adventure

Bradbury, Ray. Fahrenheit 451; The Martian Chronicles

Brink, Carol Ryrie. Caddie Woodlawn

Burnford, Sheila. Incredible Journey

Burnett, Frances Hodgson. A Little Princess

Burnett, Frances Hodgson: The Secret Garden:  (with reading strategies:

Burroughs, Edgar Rice. Tarzan of the Apes Multiple Formats:

Christie, Agatha. And Then There Were None

De Jong, Meindert. House of 60 Fathers

Dickens, Charles. Tale of Two Cities Multiple formats:

Dodge, Mary Mapes. Hans Brinker or The Silver Skates:

Doyle, Arthur Conan. Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Multiple formats:

Doyle, A. Conan. The Stories of A. Conan Doyle Multiple formats:

Du Boise, William P. 21 Balloons

Dumas, Alexandre. The Three Musketeers Multiple formats:

Edmonds, Walter D. Bert Breen's Barn

Fritz, Jean. Cabin Faced West

Fast, Howard. April Morning Garfield, Leon. Night of the Comet

Garner, Alan. Elidor

Gilbreth, Frank. Cheaper by the Dozen; Belles on Their Toes

Gipson, Fred. Old Yeller

Grahame, Kenneth. Wind in the Willows Multiple formats:

Guthrie, A. B. The Big Sky McKinley, Robin. The Blue Sword; The Hero and the Crown Schaefer, Jack. Shane Gray, Elizabeth. Adam of the Road

Herriot, James. All Creatures Great and Small

Heyerdahl, Thor. Kon-Tiki; Aku Aku

Herriott, James. All Creatures Great and Small

Heyes, Daniel. Flowers for Algernon

Hilton, James. Lost Horizon

Hudson, W. H. Green Mansions Multiple formats:

Hunt, Irene. Up a Road Slowly; Across Five Aprils

Kipling, Rudyard. Captains Courageous Multiple formats:

Kipling, Rudyard. Kim: Multiple formats:

Kipling, Rudyard. Just So Stories Multiple formats:

Kipling, Rudyard. The man Who Would Be King Multiple formats:

Kjlegaard, Jim. Big Red

Konigsburg, E. L. George; From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

LeGuin, Ursula. A Wizard of Earthsea

L'Engle, Madeleine. A Wrinkle in Time Lucas, George. Star Wars - copies of original movie script available

London, Jack. The Sea Wolf; Multiple Formats:

London, Jack. The Call of the Wild Multiple Formats:

London, Jack. White Fang Multiple Formats:

McCaffrey, Anne. Dragonsong

Merrill, Jean. Pushcart War

Montgomery, Lucy Maud. Anne of Green Gables:

North, Sterling. Rascal

O'Dell, Scott. Island of the Blue Dolphins

Pyle, Howard. The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood:; The Story of King Arthur and His Knights

Rawls, Wilson. Where the Red Fern Grows

Renault, Mary. The King Must Die

Richter, Conrad. Light in the Forest

Roberts, Kenneth. Northwest Passage

Robinson, Barbara. Best Christmas Pageant Ever

Sandburg, Carl. Abe Lincoln Grows Up

Schaefer, Jack. Shane

Speare, Elizabeth. The Witch of Blackbird Pond

Spyri, Johanna. Heidi:

Stevenson, Robert Louis. The Black Arrow: A Tale of Two Roses:

Stevenson, Robert Louis. Treasure Island Multiple formats:

Stevenson, Robert Louis. Kidnapped; Treasure Island Multiple formats:

Stoker, Bram. Dracula

Stuart, Jesse. The Thread That Runs So True

Stewart, Mary. A Walk in Wolf Wood

Thurber, James. My Life and Hard Times

Tolkien, J. R. R. The Hobbit ; The Fellowship of the Ring  

Twain, Mark. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court Multiple formats:

Twain, Mark. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Multiple formats:

Twain, Mark. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Multiple formats:

Twain, Mark. The Prince and the Pauper Multiple formats:

Twain, Mark. Pudd'nhead Wilson Multiple formats:

Verne, Jules. Journey to the Center of the Earth;

Verne, Jules. Twenty-thousand Leagues Under the Sea Multiple formats:

Verne, Jules. Mysterious Island

Verne, Jules. Around the World in 80 Days:

Wells, H. G. The Time Machine Multiple formats:

Wells, H. G. The Island of Dr. Moreau Multiple formats

Wells, H. G. The Invisible Man formats

Wells, H. G. War of the Worlds Multiple formats

Wyss, Johann. Swiss Family Robinson Text:
 (Swiss Family Robinson in words of just one syllable: )

Zindel, Paul. The Pigman

High School

Reading List

-----. The Bible: Old Testament. Genesis and Exodus* Multiple formats:

Agee, James. A Death in the Family

Anderson, Sherwood. Winesburg, Ohio Text only:

Angelou, Maya. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Asimov, Isaac. Fantastic Voyage

Austen, Jane. Emma:

Austen, Jane. Pride and Prejudice:

Baum, L. Frank. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz:

Bellow, Saul. Herzog

Berger, Thomas. Little Big Man Boulie, Pierre. Bridge Over the River Kwai

Blackmore, Richard D. Lorna Doone: A Romance of Exmoor

Bronte, Charlotte. Jane Eyre Multiple formats:

Bronte, Emily. Wurthering Heights:

Brown, Dee. Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee

Buck, Pearl S. The Good Earth Butler, Samuel. The Way of All Flesh Multiple formats:

Capote, Truman. In Cold Blood

Carroll, Lewis. Alice's Adventures Through the Looking Glass: 

Cervantes, Miguel. Don Quixote:

Chaucer, Geoffrey. The Canterbury Tales:

Cheever, John. The Stories of John Cheever

Camus, Albert. The Stranger

Cather, Willa. My Antonia:  (text only:; Death Comes for the Archbishop

Chute, Marchette. Shakespeare of London

Collins, Wilkie. The Moonstone Multiple formats:

Collins, Wilkie. The Woman in White:

Conrad, Joseph, Lord Jim;

Conrad, Joseph. Victory Multiple formats:

Conrad, Joseph, The Secret Sharer

Clark, Walter V. The Ox-Bow Incident

Clarke, Arthur. Childhood's End

Conroy, Pat. The Water is Wide

Cooper, James F. The Last of the Mohicans:

Cooper, James F. The Deerslayer:

Cooper, James F. The Pathfinder:

Cooper, James F. The Prairie:

Crichton, Michael. The Andromeda Strain

Defoe, Daniel. Robinson Crusoe:

Dickey, James. Deliverance

Dickens, Charles. A Christmas Carol:

Dickens, Charles. David Copperfield:

Dickens, Charles. Great Expectations:

Dickens, Charles. Nicholas Nickleby:

Dickens, Charles. Oliver Twist:

Dickens, Charles. Penwick Papers:

Dickens, Charles. A Tale of Two Cities:

Dostoyevsky, Fyodor. Crime and Punishment:

Dostoyevsky, Fyodor. The Brothers Karamazov:

Doyle, A. Conan. The Hound of the Baskervilles Multiple formats:

Doyle, A. Conan. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: Multiple formats

Dreiser, Theodore. An American Tragedy 

Dumas, Alexandre. The Count of Monte Cristo:

Dumas, Alexandre. The Man in the Iron Mask:

Dumas, Alexandre. The Three Musketeers:

Eliot, George. Adam Bede; Silas Marner Multiple formats:

Eliot, George. The Mill on the Floss;

Farrell, James. The Studs Lonigan Trilogy

Faulkner, William. Light in August

Fielding, Henry. Tom Jones Multiple formats:

Fitzgerald, F. Scott. Tender Is the Night

Forster, E. M. A Passage to India

Fowles, John. The French Lieutenant's Woman

Frank, Pat. Alas, Babylon*

Franklin, Benjamin. Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin:

Gibbons, Kay. Ellen Foster

Gunther, John. Death Be Not Proud

Gaines, Ernest J. The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman

Greenberg, Joanne. I Never Promised You a Rose Garden

Greene, Graham. The Power and the Glory; The Third Man

Hardy, Thomas. The Mayor of Casterbridge;

Hardy, Thomas. The Return of the Native  Multiple formats:

Hardy, Thomas. Far from the Madding Crowd:

Hardy, Thomas. Tess of the D'Urbervilles:

Hawthorne, Nathaniel. The Scarlet Letter:

Hawthorne, Nathaniel. The House of Seven Gables: 

Hawthorn, Nathaniel: Mosses from an Old Manse Multiple formats:

Heller, Joseph. Catch 22

Herbert, Frank. Dune

Hersey, John. Hiroshima

Hemingway, Ernest. The Old Man and the Sea; A Farewell to Arms ; The Sun Also Rises; For Whom the Bell Tolls Hilton, James. Good-bye, Mr. Chips; Lost Horizon

Homer. The Iliad:

Homer. The Odyssey:

Hope, Anthony. The Prisoner of Zenda:

Hughes, Richard. A High Wind in Jamaica

Hugo, Victor. Les Miserables Multiple formats:

Hugo, Victor. The Hunchback of Notre Dame:

Irving, John. The World According to Garp

Kerouac, Jack. On the Road

Kipling, Rudyard. The Light That Failed Multiple formats:

Knowles, John. A Separate Peace

Ibsen, Henrik. A Doll's House

Ibsen, Henrik. An Enemy of the People:

Ibsen, Henrik. Ghosts:

Ibsen, Henrik. Master Builder:

Ibsen, Henrik. Hedda Gabler:

James, Henrey. The Turn of the Screw:

James, Henrey. Daisy Miller:

Joyce, James. Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man:

Kafka, Franz. The Metamorphosis:

Kafka, Franz. The Trial:

Kipling, Rudyard. Captains Courageous:

Lawrence, D. H. Women in Love Multiple formats:

Lawrence, D. H. Sons and Lovers Multiple formats:

Lewis, C. S. The Chronicles of Narnia: Audio only -

Lewis, Sinclair. Babbitt:

Lewis, Sinclair. Main Street Multiple formats:

London, Jack. The Sea Wolf; Multiple Formats:

London, Jack. The Call of the Wild Multiple Formats:

Mailer, Norman. The Naked and the Dead Malamud, Bernard. The Natural; The Fixer

Markham, Beryl. West with the Night

Marlowe, Christopher. Dr. Fautus

Maugham, W. Somerset. Of Human Bondage (text only:  ; The Razor's Edge

Maugham, W. Somerset. The Moon and Sixpence:

Melville, Herman. Billy Budd:

Melville, Herman. Moby Dick

Melville, Herman. Barteby the Scrivener

Mitchell, Margaret. Gone with the Wind

Montgomery, Lucy M. Anne of Green Gables

Norris, Frank. The Octopus Multiple formats:

Norris, Frank. McTeague Multiple formats:

Norris, Frank. The Pit Multiple formats:

O'Connor, Flannery. A Good Man is Hard to Find (short stories)

Oates, Joyce Carol. A Garden of Earthly Delights

Orwell, George. Animal Farm; 1984 

Orczy, Emmuska. The Scarlet Pimpernel

Pasternak, Boris. Doctor Zhivago

Paton, Alan. Cry, the Beloved Country

Percy, Walker. The Moviegoer

Plath, Sylvia. The Bell Jar

Poe, Edgar Allan. Short Stories Multiple formats:

Remarque, Erich Maria. All quiet on the Western Front*

Riordon, William L. Plunkitt of Tammany Hall* Text only: 

Rolvaag, O. E. Giants in the Earth

Roth, Philip. Good-bye, Columbus; Portnoy's Complaint

Sabatini, Rafael. Captain Blood:

Sabatini, Rafael. Scaramouche:

Salinger, J. D. Franny and Zooey; Catcher in the Rye

Saroyan, William. The Human Comedy

Scott, Walter. Ivanhoe:

Shute, Nevil. On the Beach

Sinclair, Upton. The Jungle: 

Solzhenitsyn, Alexander. Cancer Ward; One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich

Steinbeck, John. Of Mice and Men; The Grapes of Wrath; East of Eden

Stevenson, Robert Louis. The Black Arrow: A Tale of Two Roses:

Stevenson, Robert Louis. Treasure Island Multiple formats:

Stevenson, Robert Louis. Kidnapped; Treasure Island Multiple formats:

Stevenson, Robert Louis. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Multiple formats: HTML: 

Stoker, Bram. Dracula

Styron, William. Sophie's ChoiceScott, Walter. Ivanhoe Multiple formats:

Shakespeare, William. The Tempest Multiple formats:

Shelley, Mary. Frankenstein Multiple formats:

Sophocles. Antigone

Sophocles. Oedipus the King:

Sterne, Laurence J. Tristram Shandy Multiple formats:

Stuart, Jesse. The Thread That Runs So True

Swift, Jonathan. Gulliver's Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World

Tolkien, J. R. R. Lord of the Rings 

Thackeray, William. Vanity Fair Multiple formats:

Thoreau, Henry David. Walden Multiple formats:

Thoreau, Henry David. Life Without Principle: Text only format  

Thurber, James. Thurber Country

Tolstoy, Leo. Anna Karenina Multiple formats:l

Tolstoy, Leo. War and Peace Multiple formats:

Toole, John Kennedy. A Confederacy of Dunces

Turgenev, Ivan. Fathers and Sons Multiple formats:

Twain, Mark. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court Multiple formats:

Twain, Mark. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Multiple formats:

Twain, Mark. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Multiple formats:

Twain, Mark. Life on the Mississippi Multiple formats:

Updike, John. Pigeon Feathers; Rabbit Run

Verne, Jules. Around the World in Eighty Days Multiple formats:

Verne, Jules. Twenty Thousand-Leagues Under the Sea:

Voltaire. Candide:

Vonnegut, Kurt. Cat's Cradle

Walker, Alice. The Color Purple

Warren, Robert Penn. All the King's Men

Wells, H. G. The Time Machine;  Multiple formats:

Wells, H. G.  War of the Worlds: 

Wells, H. G. The Invisible Man formats

Welch, James. Fools Crow

Wilde, Oscar. The Importance of Being Earnest

Wilde, Oscar. The Picture of Dorian Gray

Wilder, Thornton. The Bridge of San Luis Rey

William, Tennessee. A Streetcar Named Desire

Waugh, Evelyn. The Loved One;  Brideshead Revisited

Wolfe, Thomas. Look Homeward, Angel; You Can't Go Home Again

Woolf, Virginia. Mrs. Dalloway

Woolf, Virginia. To the Lighthouse Text only: 

Wouk, Herman. Caine Mutiny

Wright, Richard. Native Son

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