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A.R. Reading List K-8 | Paige To Page Tutoring

Updated: Oct 17, 2019

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It all starts with taking one step in the right direction, reading. Reading is a privilege and we learn so much about ourselves and interests. I’ve created a list of K-8 must read books along with a few books for you parents out there as well! All of these books are AR books so you will get your points in school! YAY!


Kindergarten: (AR Points 0.5)

+ The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister

+ The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

+ Sleepy Dog by Harriet Ziefert


1st: (AR Points 0.5-2.0 )

+ If you Give A Mouse A Cookie by Laura Numeroff

+ Amelia Bedelia Means Business by Herman Parish

+ Junie B. Jones by Roald Dahl


2nd: (AR Points 2.0-5.0)

+ Magic Treehouse by Mary Paige Osborne

+ Evangeline Mudd by David Elliot

+ The Chocolate Touch by Patrick Skene Catling


3rd: (AR Points 4.0- 5.0)

+ Wayside School is Falling Down by Louis Sachar

+ Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory by Barbara Park

+ How To Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell

4th: (AR Points 4.0- 23.0)

+ James and The Giant Peach by Roald Dahl

+ The School Story by Andrew Clements

+ Inkheart by Cornelia Funke


5th: (AR Points 7.0- 13.0)

+ Hatchet by Gary Paulsen

+ Peter and The Starcatchers by Dave Barry

+ Holes by Louis Sachar


6th: (AR Points 6.0- 14.0)

+ The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

+ Animal Farm by George Orwell

+ The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank


7th: (AR Points 7.0- 34.0)

+ The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas

+ Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

+ Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg


8th: (AR Points 16.0-18.0)

+ To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee

+ Enders Game by Orson Scott Card

+ The Old Man And The Sea by Ernest Hemingway


Happy reading to you all! All links are available when clicking the titles or each book on the list. Welcome to Paige To Page Tutoring, more to come shortly! P.S. Don’t forget to comment your favorite childhood books below!