Common Core Suggested Book Lists for 2nd-8th Grades

Planning for your class, but not sure what your pupils should read this year? Check out this list of suggested books! You'll be able to meet Common Core standards for reading with these texts. The list provides book ideas for every grade from second to eighth.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Use the texts on this list to guide your book choices for the year or semester; there are plenty of books to pick and choose from for each grade level
Classroom Considerations
  • The resource goes into depth for the eighth grade options, breaking each semester up into informational and literature choices; it does not do so for the other middle school grades
  • Elementary books are, for the most part, organized by week and topic
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
  • A great place to start if you're searching for books to read, this document provides quite a few options to pick and choose from
  • While there are books listed for every grade from second through eighth, the grades are not equally represented