Summer is here and so many of our students are having a great time spending it with family and friends.
One of the troubles they sometimes have is keeping up with their English skills. Our most successful students usually find books they enjoy reading. Because they enjoy the book they learn and develop vocabulary and grammar, not to mention communication skills. When they finish one book they are hungry for more, so it’s a great idea to have a few books for them.
We’d like to share some book titles and links for your family to enjoy.
Here’s a list of best-selling fun books appropriate for language development for elementary students in grades 1 to 3. These books are not only enjoyable but also promote language skills and imagination:
- “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” series by Jeff Kinney , book 1
- “Dog Man” series by Dav Pilkey, Books 1-6
- “Magic Tree House” series by Mary Pope Osborne, 28 book Set
- “Captain Underpants” series by Dav Pilkey, book 1-3
- “Junie B. Jones” series 1-4 by Barbara Park
- “Mercy Watson” books 1-6 series by Kate DiCamillo
- “The Bad Guys” book 1series by Aaron Blabey, Books 1-5
- “The Dork Diaries” books 1-3 by Rachel Renée Russell
- “My Weird School” 1-4 series by Dan Gutman
- “Amelia Bedelia” series by Herman Parish, book 1
- “Big Nate” book 1 by Lincoln Peirce, 3 book set
These books offer humor, engaging plots, and relatable characters, making them perfect for encouraging young readers to develop their language skills while having fun. Remember to select books that match the individual reading levels and interests of the students to make the reading experience more enjoyable and beneficial.
Grades 4-8 and up
Here’s a list of best-selling fun books appropriate for language development for elementary students in grades 4 to 8. These books are enjoyable, age-appropriate, and help foster language skills:
- “Harry Potter” book 1 illustrated series by J.K. Rowling
- “Percy Jackson & the Olympians” 5 book set by Rick Riordan
- “The Hunger Games” 3 book series by Suzanne Collins
- “The Giver” by Lois Lowry
- “A Series of Unfortunate Events” series by Lemony Snicket
- “Holes” by Louis Sachar
- “The Lightning Thief” by Rick Riordan
- “The Maze Runner” series by James Dashner
- “The Chronicles of Narnia” series by C.S. Lewis
- “Charlotte’s Web” by E.B. White
- “The Hobbit” by J.R.R. Tolkien
- “Flora & Ulysses” by Kate DiCamillo
- “I Survived” by Lauren Tarshis
We hope you like the lists. All of the books are read by many of our students and by native English-speaking kids as well. Reading the same books can give them more opportunities to speak with other students around them, too.
By purchasing using the links above, you will support us in providing more recommendations in the future.
One more highly recommended book is the “I Survived” series.