Miss Ballistreri's Book Recommendations

Picture Books
Terrific by Jon Agee
The Retired Kid by Jon Agee
Curious George Visits the Library by Margaret & H.A. Rey
Castles, Caves, and Honeycombs by Linda Ashman
An Ant’s Day Off by Bonny Becker
The Best Place to Read by Debbie Bertram and Susan Bloom
Arthur Writes a Story by Marc Brown
Another Important Book by Margaret Wise Brown
Officer Buckle and Gloria by Peggy Rathman
Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Book? By Lauren Child
Players in Pigtails by Shana Corey
First Day Jitters by Julie Dannenberg
The Library Dragon by Carmen Agra Deedy
A Visitor for Bear by Bonny Becker
Bats at the Library by Brian Lies
Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans
The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka
Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale by Mo Willems
The Pigeon Wants a Puppy! By Mo Willems
Lilly’s Big Day by Kevin Henkes
Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish
A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever by Marla Frazee
The Chicken of the Family by Mary Amato
 
Chapter Books
Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
The Ramona Quimby Series by Beverly Cleary
Tales of a Fourth-Grade Nothing by Judy Blume
Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt
Sideway Stories from Wayside School by Louis Sachar
Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli
How to Eat Fried Worms by Thomas Rockwell
Ida B by Katherine Hannigan
Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis
The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall
Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney
Emma Jean Lazarus Fell Out of a Tree by Lauren Tarshis
How to Steal a Dog by Barbara O'Connor
The Lemonade War by Jacqueline Davies
No Talking by Andrew Clements
Coraline by Neil Gaiman
James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
Charlotte's Web by E.B. White
The Homework Machine by Dan Gutman
When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead
Swindle by Gordan Korman
 
For Parents: A great website to visit for additional book recommendations for reluctant readers is Readkiddoread.com