Wish list

Below is a list of book titles that are popular and appropriate for the correlating age group and grade. The primary goal of Project Armchair is to gift high-quality, rich children's literature to children in crisis.  While there are many worthy children's books available, our focus is on literature that scaffolds emergent readers to higher level of proficiency.  The following list meets that criteria.

 

Thank you.

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PLEASE NOTE: BOOKS MUST BE NEW TO COMPLY WITH HOSPITAL CRITERIA


 

Preschool:

 

(Board books are best for young hands to handle and are easy to clean)


 

 
Kindergarten:

 

Pig the Pug by Aaron Blabey

Smelly Socks by Robert Munsch

Stephanie’s Ponytail by Robert Munsch

Alligator Baby by Robert Munsch

I Love Lemonade by Mark and Rowan Sommerset

Baa Baa Smart Sheep by Mark and Rowan Sommerset

Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin and Daniel Salmieri

Thelma the Unicorn by Aaron Blabey

One Big Pair of Underwear by Laura Gehl and Tom Lichtenheld

Ellison the Elephant by Eric Drachman and James Muscarello

Leo the Lightning Bug by Eric Drachman and James Muscarello

Pinkalicious books by Victoria Kann and Elizabeth Kann

Goldalicious books by Victoria Kann

Bad Case of the Stripes by David Shannon

Splat the Cat by Rob Scotton

If You Give A Mouse a Cookie by Laura Numeroff

The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats

The Mitten by Jan Brett

Fly Guy by Tedd Arnold



 
First Grade:

 

The Pigeon Needs a Bath by Mo Willems

We Are in a Book by Mo Willems

Don’t Let Pigeon Stay Up Late by Mo Willems

Knuffle Bunny by Mo Willems

There is a Bird on Your Head by Mo Willems

Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes by James Dean and Eric Litwin

Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons by James Dean and Eric Litwin

Pete the Cat: Go, Go, Go by James Dean and Eric Litwin

Pete the Cat: Pete’s Big Lunch by James Dean and Eric Litwin

There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly by Lucille Colandro and Jared Lee

Duck! Rabbit! By Amy Krouse Rosenthal

Dragons Love Tacos aby Adam Rubin and Daniel Salmieri

The Pout Pout Fish by Deborah Diesen and Dan Hanna

Pinkalicious by Victoria Kann and Elizabeth Kann

Silverlicious by Victoria Kann

Peanut Butter and Cupcake by Terry Border

Frog on a Log by Kes Gray and Jim Field

The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson

Ribbit! By Rodrigo Folgueira and Poly Bernatene

A Loud Winter’s Nap by Katy Hudson

The Year of Billy Miller by Kevin Henkes

What If You Had Animal Hair by Sandra Markle and Howard McWilliam

What if You Had Animal Teeth by Sandra Markle and Howard McWilliam

What If You Had Animal Ears by Sandra Markle and Howard McWilliam

Don’t Push the Button by Bill Cotter

I Love You Stinky Face by Lisa McCourt and Cyd Moore

I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More by Karen Beaumont and David Catrow

What Do You Do With An Idea by Kobi Yamada and Mae Besom

This Book Just Ate My Dog by Richard Byme

I Don’t Want to Be a Frog Dev Petty and Mike Boldt

Interrupting Chicken by David Ezra Stein

Boys Don’t Fly by Cassie Ehrenberg and Ryan Ehrenberg

Dinosaurs Love Underpants by Claire Freedman and Ben Cart



 

 
Second Grade:

 

The Sandwich Swap by Queen Rania of Jordan, Kelly DiPucchio, and Tricia Tusa

Holler Loudly by Cynthia Leitich Smith and Barry Gott

Bear’s Loose Tooth by Karma Wilson and Jane Chapman

Pig Kahuna by Jennifer Sattler

Knuffle Bunny by Mo Willems

Knuffle Bunny, Too by Mo Willems

The Watermelon Seed by Greg Pizzoli

Not Your Typical Dragon by Dan Bar-el and Tim Bowers

Peanut Butter and Cupcake by Terry Border

Mother Bruce by Ryan T. Higgins

The Princess and the Pony by Kate Beaton

The Ninjabread Man by C.J. Leigh and Chris Gall

The Day the Crayons Came Home by Drew Daywalt




 

 
Third and Fourth Grade:


 

Who Would Win by Jerry Pallotta and Rob Bolster

My Weirdest School series by Dan Gutman and Jim Paillot

Roald Dahl books

The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate

Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo

The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo

Nate the Great books by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat and Marc Simont

Diary of a Wimpy Kid books by Jeff Kinney



 

 
Fifth Grade:

 

Wonder by R.J. Palacio

Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Patterson and Donna Diamond

Esperanza Rising by Kristin Kemp

Spy School by Stuart Gibbs

I Survived by Lauren Tarshis

Dork Diaries by Rachel Renee Russell

Jacky Ha Ha by James Patterson

Babysitters Club by Ann M. Martin and Raina Telgemeier

Sisters by Raina Telgemeier

Maniac McGee by Jerry Spinelli

Wings of Fire by Tui T. Sutherland

Smile by Raina Telgemeier





Special thanks to all classroom teachers that suggested their favorite books and their student’s favorites as well: Farrah Gietzen, Jennifer Lucas, Sharla Roloff, Samantha Kincaid, Mari Schwind, and Jamie Entzi

Mandan, North Dakota

Call Vonda Dahl:

701-426-8828

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