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Reading Olympics for Children


For middle, junior, and senior high school reading lists, go to Reading Olympics for Teens.

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2017 Elementary Reading List


  • Babysitting Is a Dangerous Job/ Roberts
  • Benjamin Franklin Lives/ Tuxbury
  • Bud Not Buddy/ Curtis
  • Chameleon Wore Chartreuse/ Hale
  • Chasing Secrets/ Choldenko
  • Confessions of An Imaginary Friend: a Memoir by Jacques Papier/ Cuevas
  • Day It Rained Forever/ Gross
  • Fight For Life/ Anderson
  • Finding Winni: The True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear/ Mattick
  • Fourteenth Goldfish/ Holm
  • Friendship for Today/ McKissack
  • Fuzzy Mud /Sachar
  • Gold Cadillac/ Taylor
  • Honus & Me: a Baseball Card Adventure/ Gutman
  • I Survived the Joplin Tornado/ Tarshis
  • Into the Wild (Warriors #1)/ Hunter
  • Invention of Hugo Cabret/ Selznick
  • Iron Trial/ Black
  • Jack Plank Tells Tales Babbitt
  • Landry News/ Clements
  • Lemonade War/ Davies
  • Lewis and Clark and Me: A Dog's Talle/ Myers
  • Mouse with the Question Mark Tail/ Peck
  • My Life As a Book/ Tashjian
  • Night on Fire/ Kidd
  • Pax/ Pennypacker
  • Pictures of Hollis Woods/ Giff
  • Poppy and Rye/ Avi
  • Ramona's World/ Cleary
  • Return of Zita the Spacegirl/ Hatke
  • Richard Wright and the Library Card/ Miller
  • Roller Girl/ Jamieson
  • Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief/ Van Draanen
  • Scumble/ Law
  • Shipwreck Search: Discovery of the H.L. Hunley/ Walker
  • Sign of the Beaver/ Walker
  • Stone Fox/ Gardiner
  • Story of the Statue of Liberty/ Maestro
  • Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing/ Blume
  • Through My Eyes/ Bridges
  • Trouble with Tuck/ Taylor
  • Two Minute Drill/ Lupica
  • Viking It and Liking It/ Scieszka
  • Women Who Broke the Rules: Sonia Sotomayor/ Krull
  • Yang the Youngest and his Terrible Ear/ Namioka