PDF versions for ROW age-level group book lists available below
Also, find links to TeachingBooks.net resources at the end of each age-level group
Babies, Toddlers and Preschoolers[top]
Sophie’s Squash by Pat Zietlow Miller. Illustrated by Anne Wilsdorf. Schwartz & Wade, 2013.
Little Mouse by Alison Murray. U.S. edition: Disney / Hyperion, 2013.
Switching on the Moon: A Very First Book of Bedtime Poems selected by Jane Yolen and Andrew Fusek Peters. Illustrated by G. Brian Karas. Candlewick Press, 2010.
Matilda and Hans by Yokococo. U.S. edition: Templar / Candlewick Press, 2013.
Wild Berries by Julie Flett. Simply Read Books, 2013.
Turkey Tot by George Shannon Holiday House, 2013.
Run Home, Little Mouse by Britta Teckentrup. Translated from the German. U.S. edition: Kids Can Press, 2013.
Quinito’s Neighborhood = El Vecindario de Quinito by Ina Cumpiaño. Illustrated by José Ramírez. Children’s Book Press, 2005.
Inside Outside by Lizi Boyd. Chronicle, 2013.
Big Snow by Jonathan Bean. Farrar Straus Giroux, 2013.
Little You by Richard Van Camp. Illustrated by Julie Flett. Orca, 2013.
Tiger in My Soup by Kashmira Sheth. Peachtree Publishers, 2013.
Stripes of All Types by Susan Stockdale. Peachtree Publishers, 2013.
Which Is Round? Which Is Bigger? by Mineko Mamada. Translated from the Japanese by Yvette Ghione. U.S. edition: Kids Can Press, 2013.
All the World by Liz Garton Scanlon. Illustrated by Marla Frazee. Beach Lane, 2009.
My First Day by Steve Jenkins and Robin Page. Illustrated by Steve Jenkins. Houghton Mifflin, 2013.
Lucky Ducklings by Eva Moore. Illustrated by Nancy Carpenter. Orchard / Scholastic Inc., 2013.
Wee Rhymes: Baby’s First Poetry Book by Jane Yolen. Illustrated by Jane Dyer. A Paula Wiseman Book/Simon & Schuster, 2013.
Max and the Tag Along Moon by Floyd Cooper. Philomel, 2013.
Wait! Wait! By Hatsue Nakawaki. Translated from the Japanese by Yuki Kaneko. Illustrated by Komako Sakai. U.S. edition: Enchanted Lion, 2013.
Niño Wrestles the World by Yuyi Morales. A Neal Porter Book / Roaring Brook Press, 2013.
Owl Babies by Martin Waddell. Illustrated by Patrick Benson. Candlewick Press, 1992, 1996.
Global Babies by Global Fund for Children. Charlesbridge, 2007.
Oscar’s Half Birthday by Bob Graham. U.S. edition: Candlewick Press, 2005.
Summer Days and Nights by Wong Herbert Yee. Christy Ottaviano Books/Henry Holt, 2012.
Primary (Grades K-2)[top]
The Apple Orchard Riddle by Margaret McNamara. Illustrated by G. Brian Karas. Schwartz & Wade, 2013
Good News, Bad News by Jeff Mack. Chronicle, 2012.
Picture a Tree by Barbara Reid. U.S. edition: Albert Whitman, 2013.
Chavela and the Magic Bubble by Monica Brown. Illustrated by Magaly Morales. Clarion, 2010.
Thanks a Million: Poems by Nikki Grimes. Illustrated by Cozbi A. Cabrera. Amistad, 2006.
The Big Wet Balloon by Liniers. Toon Books/Candlewick Press, 2013.
Meet the Dogs of Bedlam Farm by John Katz. Henry Holt, 2011.
Nora’s Chicks by Patricia MacLachlan. Illustrated by Kathryn Brown. Candlewick Press, 2013.
This Is the Rope: A Story from the Great Migration by Jacqueline Woodson. Illustrated by James Ransome. Nancy Paulsen Books/Penguin, 2013.
A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin by Jen Bryant. Illustrated by Melissa Sweet. Alfred A. Knopf, 2013.
Kunu’s Basket: A Story from Indian Island by Lee DeCora Francis. Illustrated by Susan Drucker. Tilbury House, 2012.
No Monkeys, No Chocolate by Melissa Stewart and Allen Young. Illustrated by Nicole Wong. Charlesbridge, 2013.
Take Me Out to the Yakyu by Aaron Meshon. Atheneum, 2013.
The Year of Billy Miller by Kevin Henkes. Greenwillow Books/HarperCollins, 2013.
Water in the Park: A Book about Water & the Times of Day by Emily Jenkins. Illustrated by Stephanie Graegin. Schwartz & Wade, 2013.
Chicken-Chasing Queen of Lamar County by Janice Harrington. Illustrated by Shelley Jackson. Melanie Kroupa Books / Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2007.
Ling & Ting Share a Birthday by Grace Lin. Little, Brown, 2013.
Intermediate (Grades 3-5)[top]
Scaly Spotted Feathered Frilled by Catherin Thimmesh. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.
The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp by Kathi Appelt. Atheneum, 2013.
Buffalo Bird Girl: A Hidatsa Story by S.D. Nelson. Abrams, 2012.
It Jes’ Happened: When Bill Traylor Started to Draw by Don Tate. Illustrated by R. Gregory Christie. Lee & Low, 2012.
Hold Fast by Blue Balliett. Scholastic Press, 2013.
Sophie Scott Goes South by Alison Lester. U.S. edition: Houghton Mifflin, 2013.
Little Dog, Lost by Marion Dane Bauer. Illustrated by Jennifer A. Bell. Atheneum, 2012.
The No. 1 Car Spotter and the Firebird by Atinuke. Illustrated by Warwick Johnson Cadwell. U.S. edition: Kane Miller, 2012.
Tua and the Elephant by R.P. Harris. Illustrated by Taeeun Yoo. Chronicle Books, 2012.
Lulu and the Duck in the Park by Hilary McKay. Illustrated by Priscilla Lamont. U.S. edition: Albert Whitman, 2013.
The Pet Project: Cute and Cuddly Vicious Verses by Lisa Wheeler. Illustrated by Zachariah Ohora. Atheneum, 2013.
H.O.R.S.E.: A Game of Basketball and Imagination by Christopher Myers. Egmont, 2012.
Hoop Genius: How a Desperate Teacher and a Rowdy Gym Class Invented Basketball by John Coy. Illustrated by Joe Morse. Carolrhoda, 2013.
Words with Wings by Nikki Grimes. Boyds Mills Press, 2013.
Yes! We Are Latinos by Alma Flor Ada and F. Isabel Campoy. Illustrated by David Diaz. Charlesbridge, 2013.
Wolf and Dog by Sylvia Vanden Heede. Illustrated by Marije Tolman. Translated from the Dutch by Bill A. Nagelkerke. U.S. edition: Gecko Press, 2013.
Indian Shoes by Cynthia Leitich Smith. Illustrated by Jim Madsen. HarperCollins, 2002.
Odessa Again by Dana Reinhardt. Illustrated by Susan Reagan. Wendy Lamb Books, 2013.
Middle School [top]
Al Capone Does My Homework by Gennifer Choldenko. Dial, 2013.
I Lay My Stitches Down: Poems of American Slavery by Cynthia Grady. Illustrated by Michele Wood. Eerdmans, 2012.
The Thing about Luck by Cynthia Kadohata. Illustrated by Julia Kuo. Atheneum, 2013.
Eruption! Volcanoes and the Science of Saving Lives by Elizabeth Rusch. Photographs by Tom Uhlman. (Scientists in the Field) Houghton Mifflin, 2013.
Zero Tolerance by Claudia Mills. Farrar Straus Giroux, 2013.
Orleans by Sherri L. Smith. Putnam, 2013.
How I Became a Ghost by Tim Tingle. The RoadRunner Press, 2013.
Pinned by Sharon G. Flake. Scholastic Press, 2012.
Lincoln’s Grave Robbers by Steve Sheinkin. Scholastic Press, 2013.
March: Book One by John Lewis and Andrew Aydin. Illustrated by Nate Powell. Top Shelf, 2013.
Imprisoned: The Betrayal of Japanese Americans during World War II by Martin W. Sandler. Walker, 2013.
One Came Home by Amy Timberlake. Alfred A. Knopf, 2013.
Poison by Bridget Zinn. Hyperion, 2013.
Bluffton: My Summers with Buster Keaton by Matt Phelan. Candlewick Press, 2013.
Bird Lake Moon by Kevin Henkes. Greenwillow, 2008.
P.S. Be Eleven by Rita Williams-Garcia. Amistad / HarperCollins, 2013.
The Unidentified by Rae Mariz. Balzer + Bray/HarperCollins, 2010.
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell. St. Martin’s Griffin, 2013.
Maggot Moon by Sally GardnerIllustrated by Julian Crouch. U.S. edition: Candlewick Press, 2013.
Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass by Meg Medina. Candlewick Press, 2013.
Far Far Away by Tom McNeal. Alfred A. Knopf, 2013.
Boxers (Boxers and Saints) by Gene Luen Yang. First Second, 2013.
Saints (Boxers and Saints) by Gene Luen Yang. First Second, 2013.
Open Mic: Riffs on Life Between Cultures in Ten Voices by Mitali Perkins. Candlewick Press, 2013.
The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black. Little, Brown, 2013.
Charm & Strange by Stephanie Kuehn. St. Martin’s Griffin, 2013.
The Nazi Hunters: How a Team of Spies and Survivors Captured the World’s Most Notorious Nazi by Neal Bascomb. Arthur A. Levine Books / Scholastic Inc., 2013.
I See the Promised Land: A Life of Martin Luther King, Jr. by Arthur Flowers. Illustrated by Manu Chitrakar. Designed by Guglielmo Rossi. Groundwood Books / House of Anansi Press, 2013.
More Than This by Patrick Ness. U.S. edition: Candlewick Press, 2013.
Personal Effects by E.M. Kokie. Candlewick Press, 2012.
Still Star-Crossed by Melinda Taub. Delacorte Press, 2013.
Liar by Justine Larbalestier. U.S. edition: Bloomsbury, 2009.
Marcelo in the Real World by Francisco X. Stork. Arthur A. Levine Books / Scholastic, 2009.
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