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Literature: Recommended Reading for Elementary Students Discuss this eTheme.

This resource is a compilation of booklist web sites for elementary school students. The lists were compiled by teachers, librarians, and students. Some of the lists are divided by grade level, readability, or genre. There are also links to eThemes resources on various literature awards and literature genres.

Grades

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  • 2,
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  • 4,
  • 5

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Here are booklists broken down by topic, age, and grade level.
This list of books for boys was compiled by a children's librarian and author. Each book is listed along with a summary and suggested reading age.
This list of books for girls was compiled by a children's librarian and author. Each book is listed alongside a summary and suggested reading age.
Students can look at the "Coming Soon," "Cool New Books," and "Books into Movies" section and read reviews on books.
Here are Zinger's booklists. The booklists can be downloaded as PDF files and there is a corresponding review on the books.
Click on a grade level to see a list of recommended books for grades 1 through 10.
This site is a list of all the Caldecott Medal winning books dating back to 1949. The Caldecott Medal is given for outstanding picture books for children.
This site provides a list of all the Newberry Medal winning books dating back to 1950. The Newberry Medal is given for outstanding children's literature. Many of these books would be appropriate for elementary school students.
Click on a genre or grade level to see books suggested by other students. Each book includes a student review of the book. You can also submit your own suggestion and review.
Sylvan Learning Center sponsors this free site for grades K-8. Students can create their own book lists and take quizzes on their books.
Students can join this free on-line reading club for grades 3-8.
Learn about the Pura Belpre Medal and Honor Books for 2004. The award is for books written and illustrated by Latino authors and illustrators. The sites include reviews, excerpts, lesson plans, and activities for the books, as well as interviews and biographies of the authors and illustrators.
These websites are about the Coretta Scott King award, and the books, authors, and illustrators that received the award in 2005. Includes lesson plans, book reviews, and illustrations and excerpts from the books.
Read about the Newbery book awards and the books that were honored in 2005. Includes activity ideas, author interviews, excerpts, and more.
These sites are about the Caldecott Medal books for 2004. The Caldecott Medal is awarded to outstanding picture books. Includes information about the authors and illustrators, lesson plans, reviews, pictures, and excerpts from the books.
Learn about the genres of literature. These sites are about the many different genres: fantasy, historical, realistic, science fiction, biography, reference, reporting, folk tales, plays, and poetry. Some sites have recommended reading lists.
These websites are about the books and authors nominated for the Show Me Readers Award in 2005-2006. Find out which books were nominated, and read more about the authors. Also includes activities, lesson plans, and book reviews.
These links include information about the nominees for Utah's Beehive Literature Awards for young adults. There are biographies and interviews with the authors, excerpts, discussion questions, and reviews for the books.

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