Kindergarten Books

Sharing books with eager kindergarten students is such fun! You’ve got your old favorites, for sure, but when you’re looking to refresh your bookshelves, here are 60+ recent titles we think have tons of potential.

Best 1st Grade Books

A successful year in first grade starts with an amazing collection of first grade books to share with students. Sure, you have your old standbys, but updating your shelves with the best new titles always feels good. Here are 60 of our favorite recent first grade books to check out.

Best 2nd Grade Books

A Choosing second grade books is so much fun because you’ve got such a wide range of options. Laugh-out-loud picture books? Yes! Compelling narratives and fascinating nonfiction? Also yes! Early chapter books and graphic novels? Yep, those too. If you’re looking to freshen up your collection of second grade books, check out 60 of our favorite recent titles.

Best 3rd Grade Books

A Third-grade energy and enthusiasm are definitely contagious—especially when it comes to reading! You’ll always have your favorite book titles and series, but some years, your classroom library needs a refresh. We’ve got you covered so you can meet all of your students’ needs! Whether you need picture books for ELA strategy lessons and curriculum tie-ins, a series to motivate independent reading, or compelling chapter books to mull over as a small group or whole class, here are 60 new (and new-ish) 3rd grade books we think are worth adding to your shelves.

Best 4th Grade Books

A Fourth-graders are awesome. They have plenty of things they already love, but they’re still willing to give something new a chance. A classroom library full of fun, diverse choices will keep them exploring and growing as readers. We looked at tons of
4th grade books and chose our favorite 60+ to share with you. From beautiful picture books and poetry to hilarious tales to heart-wrenching coming-of-age stories, you’re sure to find something for every curious reader in your group.

Best 5th Grade Books

A Fifth grade is a major transition year in the life of students. They are still in elementary school and in a sense still kids, yet they are also about to embark on the journey to the middle grades. As they approach their teenage years, it’s important that students are exposed to certain novels—books that teach valuable lessons, start important conversations, merely make them laugh, or all of the above.