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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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2018 Elementary Reading List


  • Artemis Fowl/ Colfer
  • Back in Time with Thomas Edison/ Gutman
  • Best School Year Ever/ Robinson
  • The Boggart/ Cooper
  • Chomp/ Hiaasen
  • Dogs on Duty/ Patent
  • Eggs/ Spinelli
  • Francie/ English
  • George Washington's Spy/ Woodruff
  • The Gold-Threaded Dress/ Marsden
  • Hate That Cat/ Creech
  • Hazardous Tales: The Underground Abductor/ Hale
  • Henry's Freedom Box/ Levine
  • Hero Two Doors Down/ Robinson
  • How to Steal a Dog/ O'Connor
  • I Survived the Japanese Tsunami/ Tarshis
  • Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher/ Coville
  • Kickoff!/ Barber
  • Life in the Ocean: The Story of Oceanographer Sylvia Earle/ Nivola
  • The Lightning Thief/ 
  • Loot/ Watson
  • Maniac Magee/ Spinelli
  • Ms. Bixby's Last Day/ Anderson
  • The One and Only Ivan/ Applegate
  • The Phantom Tollbooth/ Juster
  • Pie/ Weeks
  • Ragweed/ Avi
  • The Report Card/ Clements
  • Rowan of Rin/ Rodda
  • Secret of Platform 13/ Ibbotson
  • Serafina and the Black Cloak/ Beatty
  • Shootout/ Lupica
  • Snow Treasure/ McSwigan
  • Song of the Trees/ Taylor
  • Sunny Side Up/ Holm
  • Tale of Despereaux/ DiCamillo
  • Those Rebels, John and Tom/ Kerley
  • Three Times Lucky/ Turnage
  • View from Saturday/ Konigsburg
  • Vision of Beauty: The Story of Sarah Breedlove Walker/ Lasky
  • Wait Till Helen Comes/ Hahn
  • The War with Grandpa/ Smith
  • The Watsons Go to Birmingham-1963/ Curtis
  • Weather/ Simon
  • Winners Take All/ Bowen