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Best Books For School Students

Best Books For School Students

Why Books Are Important?

Real skill building occurs when children read for pleasure, when children read “just right” books, that is, books that are not too hard and not too easy, and when children can explore books about those topics that interest them. The more they practice with someone’s encouragement, suggestions and praise, the better and more confident readers they will become. Hence, reading is of utmost importance. As our role in the encouragement, we have got together a list of books that we feel readers of specific age group would enjoy. Hope you find the list useful and it helps our learners to spend some quality time in reading. So here is our curated list of the best books for school students.

Grade 1:

  • The Wishing Chair Series by Enid Blyton
  • Ice Is Nice!: All About the North and South Poles (Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library) by Bonnie Worth
  • The Smallest Girl Ever (Magical Children Series) by Sally Gardner
  • King Cecil the Sea Horse (Dr. Seuss/Cat in the Hat) by Tish Rabe
  • Gajapati Kulapati by Ashok Rajagopalan
  • Junior Kumbhakarna by Arundhati Venkatesh
  • Stickman by Julia Donaldson
  • Agent Amelia: Zombie Cows! by Michael Broad


Grade 2:

  • Peter Pan (abridged version) – Illustrated Classics
  • Fakruddin’s Fridge by Meenu Thomas
  • The Sweetest Mango by Malavika Shetty
  • Wild Cats (Step into Reading) by Mary Batten
  • David Gets in Trouble by David Shannon
  • Dolphins at Daybreak (Magic Tree House) by Mary Pope Osborne
  • The Adventures of Tenali Raman by Puffin

best books for school students

Grade 3:

  • Black Beauty by Anna Sewell
  • A to Z Mysteries (Series) by Ron Roy
  • Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne
  • I Wonder Why the Sea Is Salty?(Series) by Anita Ganeri
  • Ben and Me by Robert Lawson
  • Malory Towers Series by Enid Blyton
  • Cleopatra – Usborne Young Reading Series
  • Ramona Series by Beverly Cleary


Grade 4:

  • The Adventures of Captain Underpants by Dav Pilkey
  • William Series by Richmal Crompton
  • The Magic Thief Trilogy by Sarah Prineas
  • 365 Tales from Indian Mythology by Om Books
  • Superfudge, Doublefudge by Judy Blume
  • The Mouse and the Motorcycle by Beverly Cleary
  • How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell
  • The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett


Grade 5:

  • The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • The Hobbit by J.R.R Tolkien
  • 365 Tales from Indian Mythology by Om Books
  • The Comic Capers of Sheikh Chilli (Scholastic Classics) by Anupa Lal
  • The Edge Chronicles by Paul Stewart
  • Harris and Me by Gary Paulsen
  • Panna by Kamala Das
  • The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate Di Camillo


Grade 6:

  • Benjamin Dragon – Awakening (The Chronicles of Benjamin Dragon)by C. G.Cooper
  • The Hardy Boys by Franklin W. Dixon
  • My Family and Other Animals by Gerald Durrell
  • The Confession (Fear Street) by R.L. Stine
  • Ben-Hur (Classics Illustrated) by Lewis Wallace
  • The Mediator 5: Grave Doubts by Meg Cabot
  • Castle in the Air (World of Howl) by Diana Wynne Jones
  • The Wheel of Surya by Jamila Gavin

Let books take you away into a whole new world where your imagination becomes your guide. Hope you enjoyed going through our curated list of the best books for school students.

Author: Rozmeen Saifee, Primary Teacher Librarian
JBCN International School Parel


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Posted on: Friday,2017,Oct,Fri