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Reading Olympics for Children


For middle, junior, and senior high school reading lists, go to Reading Olympics for Teens.

Learn more about the Reading Olympics program.


Elementary Reading List


  • Artemis Fowl/Colfer
  • Best School Year Ever/ Robinson
  • Big Wave/Buck
  • Boggart/Cooper
  • Chomp/Hiaasen
  • Dogs on Duty/Patent
  • Eggs/Spinelli
  • Francie/English
  • George Washington’s Socks/ Woodruff
  • Ghost Cadet/ Alphin
  • Gold-Threaded Dress, The/Marsden
  • Hate That Cat/ Creech
  • Henry’s Freedom Box/Levine
  • I Got a “D” in Salami/ Winkler
  • Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher/ Coville
  • Kickoff!/ Barber
  • Life in the Ocean: The Story of Oceanographer Sylvia Earle/ Nivola
  • Lightning Thief, The/ Riordan
  • Maniac Magee/ Spinelli
  • Music of Dolphins, The/ Hesse
  • Once on This Island/ Whelan
  • One and Only Ivan, The/ Applegate
  • Phantom Tollbooth, The/ Juster
  • Pie/ Weeks
  • Qwerty Stevens, Back in Time/ Gutman
  • Ragweed/ Avi
  • Report Card, The/ Clements
  • Rowan of Rin/ Rodda
  • Secret Platform 13/ Ibbotson
  • Seeing Stone, The/ DiTerlizzi
  • Snow Treasure/McSwigan
  • Song of Trees/ Taylor
  • Tale of Despereaux/ Di Camillo
  • There’s An Owl in the Shower/ George
  • Those Rebels, John and Tom/ Kerley
  • View From Saturday/ Konigsburg
  • Vision of Beauty: The Story of  Sarah Breedlove Walker/ Lasky
  • Wait Till Helen Comes/Hahn
  • War With Grandpa, The/ Smith
  • Watsons Go to Birmingham-1963/ Curtis
  • Weather/Simon
  • When Zachary Beaver Came to Town/ Holt
  • Winners Take All/ Bowen
  • Yolonda’s Genius/ Fenner
  • Zita the Spacegirl/Hatke