The RU reading lists are now available in printable form. Please visit the Reading University lists on the APA school website to find the grade specific lists. At the bottom of the grade level icons there is a button that will show the entire list in alphabetical order and another button that will show a printable version of this list. Another button showing a printable list is found at the bottom of each grade level list as well.
Title: The Turnip
Author: Jan Brett
RU Level: Kindergarten
New Jan Brett book is enough said for her well-deserved fan base to know they have to read this book. This is another retelling of a folktale set in rural Russia with her classic artistic style of telling a story-within-a-story with richly detailed pictures. Every child should have the chance to read a Jan Brett story and there are many on the RU list.
Other RU Jan Brett books:
The Mitten Gingerbread Baby
Honey, Honey Lion Gingerbread Friends
Annie and the Wild Animals Armadillo Rodeo
The Hat 3 Little Dassies
The Three Snow Bears Daisy Comes Home
Cinders Armadillo Rodeo
Hedgie's Surprise Mossy
Author: Ursula Vernon
RU Level: 6th Grade
The minions at Castle Hangnail are highly doubtful when twelve-year old Molly claims to be the new master of the castle. After all, she is a very different kind of "wicked." However, as they help her with the list of new- master tasks so the castle isn't decommissioned by the Board of Magic, they soon discover that she has some secrets of her own that could put them all, and the castle they are trying to save, in jeopardy.
More delightful than scary, this book explores the meaning of true friendship and the result of believing in and thinking for yourself. A definite for girls who like fantasy and wonder what it would be like to have command of some very unusual minions!
2015-2016 Sixth Grade RU Reader’s Choice Challenge
This year 6th grade students will have the opportunity to participate in choosing an APA Readers’ Choice Award. The books will be introduced and the students, who choose to participate, will have a set time to read the books. At the end of the reading period, students who have read more than two books from the list will be invited to a lunchtime pizza party and will be able to campaign for their favorite. Any student who participates will vote and a winner will be declared!
The reading period will vary by campus and more details will follow but reading may start now! Books included in the challenge include:
Author: Gordon Korman
RU Level: Secondary
Thirty children feel lucky to live in the town of Serenity, New Mexico so they have never left their town boundaries. Why would they want to? There is no crime, no dishonesty. Life is perfect. But wait . . . One day Eli Frieden bikes to the edge of the city and everything changes. Is this town really what it seems to be? Are their parents who they think they are? Do they even know themselves? His shocking discovery reveals their connection to some of the greatest masterminds ever! It will be hard to put this book down! First book in a series.