The Guilderland Recommended Reading web page has been
created to present current, relevant and high-interest literature to
foster reading for pleasure in young adults. The page contains an
extensive list of titles in a variety of genres to appeal to a wide
audience at all levels. In addition, we have included brief descriptions
of the books as provided by the publisher. Some titles for our older students may contain
mature content and we recommend using reviews to make informed decisions
when selecting books. To read reviews on any of the
suggested book titles, please visit
It is our goal to provide parents and students with ample resources that can be used to sustain development of skills and a life-long love for reading. Teachers look forward to learning more about their students reading journeys. We encourage all students to jot down reading reflections or maintain a reading journal for sharing with their friends and classmates.
Click on a link below to view the recommended reading for that grade level:
(Please note that the reading lists below open as PDF files)
Recommended reading extras!
For more information on suggested reading titles, be sure to check out your child's school library pages:
There you will find links to online databases on each library’s research page. (For NoveList and Teaching Books, please refer to the passwords provided by your child’s librarian or teacher.) Also on your library’s home page, you will find the link to your school’s online library catalog which lists recommended reading and bestsellers.
Links to local libraries:
Links to author sites:
• Steve Sheinkin (middle and high school)
• Dan Gutman (Grade 4 and up)
• Dav Pilkey (elementary level)
• Doreen Cronin (elementary level)
• Mo Willems (all ages)
Links to Book Suggestion sites: