Marshall Public Library, Pocatello, ID
Marshall Public Library, Pocatello, Idaho
113 South Garfield Ave.
Pocatello, Idaho 83204
(208) 232.1263

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Children's Books

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Beginning Chapter Books

Books 1st & 2nd Graders Will Love

Books 3rd & 4th Graders Will Love

Books 5th & 6th Graders Will Love

Great Family Read-Aloud Books

BEginning Chapter Books

Author Title
Armstrong, Jennifer Lili the Brave
Averill, Esther Jenny the Cat
Bauer, Marion Alison’s Wings
Boegehold, Betty Pippa the Mouse
Brisson, Pat Hot Fudge Hero
Brown, Marc Arthur books
Byars, Betsy Tornado
Calmenson, Stephanie Rockin' Reptiles
Christopher, Matt  Lucky (series), Zero's Slider
Conford, Ellen Jenny Archer
Corbett, Scott The Great McGonnigle
Dadey, Debbie Bailey School Kids
Danziger, Paula  Amber Brown
DeClements, Barthe Spoiled Rotten
Delton, Judy Pee Wee Scouts
Duffey, Betsy Camp Knock-Knock Mystery, Lucky on the Loose
Galbraith, K. Roommates Again
Gannett, Ruth S. My Father's Dragon
Gerstein, Mordicai Behind the Couch
Giff, Patricia Not-So-Perfect Rosie
Gilson, Jamie  You Cheat!
Greenburg, Dan  Through the Medicine Cabinet
Herzig, Alison The Big Deal
Hiser, Constance Scoop Snoops
Howe, James Pinky and Rex (series)
Impey, Rose No-Name Dog
Kline, Suzy Horrible Harry (series), Mary Maroney (series)
Koller, Jackie Dragonling
Lamb, Nancy World's Greatest Toe Show
LeGuin, Ursula Catwings
Levine, Caroline Detective Stars and the Case of the Super Soccer Team
Levy, Elizabeth Wolfman Sam
Mauser, Pat Patty's Pet Gorilla
Myers, Walter Miffy Blue: Ace Crime Detective
Miller, Sara Better Than TV
Nixon, Joan Lowery Gloria Chipmunk, Star!
O'Connor, Jim The Ghost in Tent 19
Osborne, Mary Pope Magic Treehouse (series)
Parks, Barbara Junie P. Jones (series
Petersen, P.J. The Fireplug is First Base, The Amazing Magic Show
Pfeffer, Susan Beth  Twin Surprises
Quackenbush, Robert Miss Mallard Mystery (series)
Sathre, Vivian Leroy Potts Meets the McCrooks
Sachar, Louis Marvin Redpost
Saunders, Susan Mystery of the Hard Luck Rodeo
Spinelli, Jerry Bathwater Gang
Stevens, Carla Anna, Grandpa, and the Big Storm
Stevenson, James Mud Flat Olympics
Stevenson, Sucie The Emperor's New Clothes
Yep, Lawrence Curse of the Squirrel
Ziefert, Harriet Worm Day

Books 1st & 2nd graders will love

Author Title
Aardema, Verna Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People’s Ears
Aesop Aesop’s Fables
Aliki Digging up Dinosaurs
Bemelmans, Ludwig Madeline
Berenstain, Stan and Jan Berenstain Bears Books
Blume, Judy Freckle Juice
Brown, Marc Arthur Books
Brunhoff, Jean de Babar
Bunting, Eve How Many Days to America
Burton, Virginia Lee The Little House
Burton, Virginia Lee Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel
Byars, Betsy Hooray for the Golly Sisters
Cannon, Janell Stellaluna
Carrick, Carol Patrick’s Dinosaurs
Cohen, Barbara Molly’s Pilgrim
Cohen, Miriam Starring First Grade
Cole, Joanna The Magic School Bus
Conford, Ellen Get the Picture, Jenny Archer?
Cooney, Barbara Miss Rumphius
Flack, Marjorie The Story About Ping
Galdone, Paul The Little Red Hen
Goble, Paul The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses
Hall, Donald Ox-Cart Man
Heilbroner, Joan This is the House Where Jack Lives
Hoban, Russell Bedtime for Frances
Hoffman, Mary Amazing Grace
Keats, Ezra Jack The Snowy Day
Kellogg, Steven Best Friends
Kellogg, Steven Paul Bunyan
Lear, Edward The Owl and the Pussycat
Lobel, Arnold Frog and Toad books
Marshall, Edward Space Case
Marshall, James George and Martha
Mayer, Mercer A Boy, a Dog, and a Frog
McCloskey, Robert Make Way for Ducklings
McDermott, Gerald Arrow to the Sun
Minarik, Else Little Bear books
Monjo, F.N The Drinking Gourd
Munsch, Robert The Paper Bag Princess
Parish, Peggy Amelia Bedelia
Pelligrini, Nina Families Are Different
Piper, Watty The Little Engine That Could
Potter, Beatrix The Tale of Peter Rabbit
Roop, Peter Keep the Lights Burning Abbie
Rylant, Cynthia Henry and Mudge; Mr. Putter and Tabby
Say, Allen Grandfather’s Journey
Selsam, Millicent Greg's Microscope
Seuss, Dr. The Cat in the Hat
Sharmat, Marjorie Nate the Great books
Silverstein, Shel The Giving Tree
Slobodkina, Esphyr Caps for Sale
Steig, William Sylvester and the Magic Pebble; Doctor de Soto
Steptoe, John Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters
Thompson, Kay Eloise
Van Allsburg, Chris The Polar Express
Viorst, Judith I’ll Fix Anthony
Waber, Bernard Ira Sleeps Over
Waber, Bernard Lyle, Lyle Crocodile
Williams, Vera B. A Chair for My Mother
Wiseman, Bernard Morris Goes to School
Yolen, Jane Owl Moon
Zion, Gene Harry, the Dirty Dog
Williams, Margery, The Velveteen Rabbit

Books 3rd & 4th Graders will love

Author Title
Adler, David Cam Jansen series
Atwater,Richard Mr. Popper's Penguins
Blume, Judy Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing
Bond, Michael A Bear Called Paddington
Brink, Carol Ririe Caddie Woodlawn
Byars, Betsy The Seven Treasure Hunts
Carrol, Lewis Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Cleary, Beverly Ramona, the Pest, Henry Huggins, Ralph S. Mouse
Dahl, Roald Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Farley, Walter The Black Stallion
Fitzgerald, John The Great Brain
Fitzhugh, Louise Harriet the Spy
Fleischman, Sid The Whipping Boy
Fritz, Jean And Then What Happened, Paul Revere?
Grahame, Kenneth The Wind in the Willows
Henry, Marguerite Misty of Chincoteague
Howe, James Bunnicula
Hurwitz, Johanna Class Clown
Juster, Norton  The Phantom Tollbooth
Kline, Suzy What’s the Matter with Herbie Jones?
Konigsburg, E.L. From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
Lawson, Robert Rabbit Hill
Lewis, C. S. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
Lindgren, Astrid Pippi Longstocking
Lovelace, Maud Betsy-Tacy
Lowry, Lois All About Sam
MacDonald, Betty Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle
MacLachlan, Patricia Sarah Plain and Tall
Manes, Stephen Chocolate-Covered Ants
O'Brien, Robert Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH
O'Dell, Scott Island of the Blue Dolphins
Paterson, Katherine The Great Gilly Hopkins
Porter, Connie Meet Addy: an American Girl
Rockwell, Thomas How to Eat Fried Worms
Sachar, Louis Sideways Stories from Wayside School
Selden, George Cricket in Times Square
Silverstein, Shel Where the Sidewalk Ends
Spyri, Johanna Heidi
Taylor, Theodore The Trouble With Tuck
Tripp, Valerie Meet Molly: an American Girl
Warner, Gertrude The Boxcar Children
White, E.B. Charlotte's Web
Wright, Betty Ren Ghost of Popcorn Hill

Books 5th & 6th graders will love

Author Title
Alexander, Lloyd The Book of Three
Armstrong, William Sounder
Avi  The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle
Babbitt, Natalie Tuck Everlasting
Banks, Lynne Reid  The Indian in the Cupboard
Bauer, Marion On My Honor
Baum, L. Frank The Wizard of Oz
Burnett, Frances H.   The Secret Garden
Burnford, Sheila The Incredible Journey
Byars, Betsy Summer of the Swans
Christopher, John The White Mountains
Cleary, Beverly Dear Mr. Henshaw
Coerr, Eleanor Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes
Cooper, Susan The Dark Is Rising
Fleischman, Paul Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices (j 811.54)
Forbes, Esther Johnny Tremain
Fox, Paula The Slave Dancer
Freedman, Russell Lincoln: a Photobiography
Fritz, Jean Homesick, My Own Story
George, Jean Craighead Julie of the Wolves
  My Side of the Mountain
Gipson, Fred Old Yeller
Hamilton, Virginia M.C. Higgins, the Great
Jacques, Brian Redwall
L'Engle, Madeleine A Wrinkle in Time
Lenski, Lois Strawberry Girl
London, Jack The Call of the Wild
Lord, Betty Bao In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson
Lowry, Lois Number the Stars
  Anastasia Krupnik
Macaulay, David Cathedral: the Story of its Construction (j 726)
  Castle (j 623.19)
  Pyramid (j 690.68)
Malory, Sir Thomas King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table
Montgomery, L. M. Anne of Green Gables
McKinley, Robin The Hero and the Crown
Naylor, Phyllis Shiloh
Norton, Mary The Borrowers
O'Dell, Scott The Black Pearl
Paulsen, Gary Hatchet
Peck, Robert Newton Soup
Raskin, Ellen The Westing Game
Rawls, Wilson Summer of the Monkeys
Rawls, Wilson Where the Red Fern Grows
Rylant, Cynthia Missing May
Scieszka, Jon Math Curse (Picture Book)
Sewell, Anna Black Beauty
Silverstein, Shel A Light in the Attic (j 811.54)
Sobol, Donald Encyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective
Soto, Gary Baseball in April and Other Stories
Speare, Elizabeth George The Witch of Blackbird Pond
Sperry, Armstrong Call It Courage
Stevenson, Robert L. Treasure Island
Taylor, Mildred Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
Taylor, Theodore The Cay
Thayer, Ernest Casey at the Bat (j 811.52)
Tolkien, J.R.R. The Hobbit: Or, There and Back Again
Trevino, Elizabeth de I, Juan de Pareja
Voigt, Cynthia Dicey's Song
White, E.B. The Trumpet of the Swan

Great Family Read-Aloud Books

Author Title Description
Aiken, Joan Arabel’s Raven When Mortimer the Raven joins the Jones family, they are never the same again.
Alexander, Lloyd The Book of Three Legend and mythology are blended in the tale of an assistant pig keeper who becomes a hero.
Anno, Mitsumasa Anno’s Aesop Aesop’s Fables retold by Mr. Fox, with his own special twist on the tales.
Balliet, Blue Chasing Vermeer Two children set out to solve an mystery involving a famous painting that stumps the experts.
Banks, Lynn Reid The Indian in the Cupboard A toy Indian placed in a magical cupboard comes to life.
Baum, L. Frank  The Wizard of Oz Dorothy wants to go home to Kansas. The Scarecrow, Tin Woodsman, and Cowardly Lion help.
Bredsdorff, Bodil The Crow-Girl A girl is orphaned and must leave her remote cove to find others. She finds adventure on the way.
Bunting, Eve The Mother’s Day Mice Three little mice go looking for Mother’s Day gifts. One brings home a song.
Burnett, Frances The Secret Garden A ten-year-old girl discovers the mysteries of a locked garden when she moves to England.
Cameron, Ann The Stories Julian Tells Six stories about Julian and his family.
Corbett, Scott The Limerick Trick An experiment gone haywire makes a boy speak only in rhyme.
Dahl, Roald James and the Giant Peach James is unhappy living with his mean aunts, until magic makes a peach that becomes his home.
DiCamillo, Kate Because of Winn-Dixie A dog a girl finds at the grocery store helps make a summer memorable.
Erickson, Russell A Toad for Tuesday Warton the toad is captured by an owl who wants to eat him for dinner on Tuesday.
Farmer, Nancy The Ear, the Eye, and the Arm In futuristic Africa, a family’s children are kidnapped. They are saved by remarkable means.
Grahame, Kenneth The Wind in the Willows The escapades of four animal friends who live along a river in the English countryside.
Howe, James Bunnicula What happens when a cat thinks the family’s pet rabbit is a vampire?
Jacques, Brian Redwall Medieval mice defend their monastery against mean rats.
Keller, Charles Belly Laughs: Food Jokes and Riddles Jokes and riddles with an emphasis on food.
King-Smith, Dick Babe: The Gallant Pig A piglet destined for the dinner table is adopted by a dog who coaches her in sheep herding.
Konigsburg, E. L. The View from Saturday How the experiences and friendship of four children help them in a school competition.
Lewis, C.S. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Four children enter the magical land of Narnia through a wardrobe.
Levine, Gail Carson Ella Enchanted What if Cinderella was really enchanted to have to obey everything she was told?
Lord, Bette In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson The story of a Chinese girl who leaves China to join her father in New York.
MacDonald, Betty Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle loves all children, good or bad.
Martin, Jacqueline Briggs Washing the Willow Tree Loon A loon is rescued from an oil spill, cleaned and cared for before being returned to the wild.
Mason, Simon The Quigleys Hilarious books about a normal family.
McKinley, Robin Beauty A beautiful retelling of Beauty and the Beast
Mowat, Farley Owls in the Family The adventures of a family that adopts two owls.
Norton, Mary The Borrowers Little people, no taller than a pencil, live in old houses and borrow what they need from humans.
O’Brien, Robert C. Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh A widowed mouse turns to some rats whose imprisonment in a laboratory made them wise.
Pratchett, Terry The Wee Free Men Tiffany is a young girl who finds out she is a witch and must save her little brother.
Prelutsky, Jack Tyrannosaurus Was a Beast A collection of humorous poems about dinosaurs.
Raskin, Ellen The Westing Game When an old man dies, he makes a special treasure hunt in his will for some old acquaintances.
Rawls, Wilson Summer of the Monkeys Jay and his dog spend a summer chasing 29 escaped circus monkeys.
Robinson, Barbara The Best Christmas Pageant Ever The six mean Herdman kids become involved in the community Christmas pageant.
Rockwell, Thomas How to Eat Fried Worms Billy takes on a bet that he will eat 15 worms. His friends find "tasty" ways to cook them.
Rosen, Michael South and North, East and West Twenty-five traditional tales from countries around the world, including Iran, Brazil and Greece.
Silverstein, Shel Falling up: Poems and Drawings A collection of humorous poems and drawings.
Steig, William  Abel’s Island Stranded on an island, a mouse must use all of his resourcefulness to survive and return home.
Voigt, Cynthia Homecoming Four children on their own learn to find their place in the world.
White, E.B. Charlotte’s Web Barnyard tale about a spider who saves the life of Wilbur the pig.
Wilder, Laura Ingalls Little House in the Big Woods Story of a log-cabin family in Wisconsin in the late 1800s.
Williams, Margery The Velveteen Rabbit Love brings a toy rabbit to life.