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Indiana Reading List

 

Indiana Reading List

Level 1

Grades K – 2

Designed as a companion piece to Indiana’s Academic Standards in English/Language Arts, the following selections of the Indiana Reading List illustrate the quality and complexity of the suggested reading materials for students in Grades K – 2. The Indiana Reading List is not required reading nor is it meant to be all-inclusive. Teachers and parents are encouraged to review the selections to ensure suitability for the individual student.

Fiction: Picture Books and General Fiction

The Adventures of Old Mr. Toad – Burgess, Thornton

Amelia Bedelia (series) – Parish, Peggy

Angela Weaves a Dream – Solá, Michèle

Anno’s Journey – Anno, Mitsumasa

Arthur (series) – Brown, Marc

Baseball in the Barrio – Horenstein, Henry

A Bear Called Paddington (series) – Bond, Michael

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? – Martin, Bill, Jr.

Butterfly Boy – Kroll, Virginia

Caps for Sale – Slobodkina, Esphyr

The Cat in the Hat – Dr. Seuss

Corduroy – Freeman, Don

Dinosaur Dream – Nolan, Dennis

The Doorbell Rang – Hutchins, Pat

Flossie and the Fox – McKissack, Patricia

Frog and Toad Are Friends (series) – Lobel, Arnold

The Gingerbread Man – Aylesworth, Jim

The Giving Tree – Silverstein, Shel

Goodnight Moon – Brown, Margaret Wise

Grandfather’s Journey – Say, Allen

Green Eggs and Ham – Dr. Seuss

Harold and the Purple Crayon – Johnson, Crockett

Hattie and the Fox – Fox, Mem

Henry and Mudge (series) – Rylant, Cynthia

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie (series) – Numeroff, Laura

Just So Stories – Kipling, Rudyard

Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse – Henkes, Kevin

The Little Engine That Could – Piper, Watty

Lyle, Lyle Crocodile – Waber, Bernard

Make Way for Ducklings – McCloskey, Robert

Millions of Cats – Gag, Wanda

The Mitten – Brett, Jan

A Mother for Choco – Kasza, Keiko

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The Mouse and the Motorcycle – Cleary, Beverly

Now One Foot, Now the Other – de Paola, Tomie

The Polar Express – Van Allsburg, Chris

Rosie’s Walk – Hutchins, Pat

The Snowy Day – Keats, Ezra Jack

Song of the Swallows – Politi, Leo

Stone Soup – McGovern, Ann

Sylvester and the Magic Pebble – Steig, William

The Tale of Peter Rabbit – Potter, Beatrix

Tar Beach – Ringgold, Faith

Ten Black Dots – Crews, Donald

There’s an Alligator Under My Bed – Mayer, Mercer

The Three Little Pigs – Kellogg, Steven

The Ugly Duckling – Andersen, Hans Christian (original author)

The Very Hungry Caterpillar – Carle, Eric

Where the Wild Things Are – Sendak, Maurice

Winnie the Pooh – Milne, A. A.

Folklore/Fairy Tales/Mythology

The Golden Goose – Grimm, Jacob and Wilhelm (original authors)

Goldilocks and the Three Bears – Brett, Jan

John Henry: An American Legend – Keats, Ezra Jack

La Cucaracha Martina: A Caribbean Folktale – Moreton, David

Little Red Riding Hood – Grimm, Jacob and Wilhelm

Lon Po Po: A Red Riding Hood Story from China – Young, Ed

Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters – Steptoe, John

Paul Bunyan – Kellogg, Steven

Pecos Bill – Kellogg, Steven

The Selkie Girl – Cooper, Susan

Song to Demeter – Birrer, Cynthia and William

The Story of Johnny Appleseed – Aliki

The Story of Jumping Mouse – Steptoe, John

Three Billy Goats Gruff – Asbjrnsen, Peter Christen

The Village of Round and Square Houses – Grifalconi, Ann

Poetry

The Big Red Barn – Brown, Margaret Wise

Chicken Soup with Rice – Sendak, Maurice

Child’s Garden of Verses – Stevenson, Robert Lewis

The Dragons Are Singing Tonight – Prelutsky, Jack

Eats: Poems – Adoff, Arnold

Every Time I Climb a Tree – McCord, David

Flicker Flash – Graham, Joan Bransfield

I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly – Rounds, Glen

James Marshall’s Mother Goose – Marshall, James

Orchard Book of Nursery Rhymes – Sutherland, Zena

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Owl Moon – Yolen, Jane

Sheep in a Jeep – Shaw, Nancy

The Wheels on the Bus – Zelinsky, Paul

You Read to Me, I’ll Read to You – Ciardi, John

Nonfiction: Science, Social Studies, and Mathematics

About Reptiles: A Guide for Children – Sill, Cathryn P.

Anno’s Math Games – Anno, Mitsumasa

Around the World: Who’s Been Here – George, Lindsay Barrett

Baby Whale’s Journey – London, Jonathon

Building a House – Barton, Byron

Check It Out!: The Book about Libraries – Gibbons, Gail

A Child’s Book of Art: Discover Great Paintings – Micklethwait, Lucy

Corn Is Maize: The Gift of the Indians – Aliki

Crawdad Creek – Sanders, Scott Russell

Digging Up Dinosaurs – Aliki

Discovering El Niño – Seibert, Patricia

The Discovery of the Americas – Maestro, Betsy

Do Animals Dream? – Pope, Joyce

A Drop of Water: A Book of Science and Wonder – Wick, Walter

The Emperor’s Egg – Jenkins, Martin

Gorilla Walk – Lewin, Ted and Betsy

Hello, Fish! Visiting the Coral Reef – Earle, Sylvia

Here Is the African Savanna – Dunphy, Madeleine

Hottest, Coldest, Highest, Deepest – Jenkins, Steve

How Big Is a Foot? – Myllar, Rolf

How Tall, How Short, How Far Away – Adler, David

Math Counts (series) – Pluckrose, Henry

My Cheetah Family – Barfuss, Matto H.

Nature’s Paintbrush – Stockdale, Susan

Once a Wolf – Swinburne, Stephen

Outside and Inside Kangaroos – Markle, Sandra

A Pill Bug’s Life – Himmelman, John

Pumpkin Circle: Story of a Garden – Levenson, George

Sharks – Gibbons, Gail

Shelterwood – Shetterly, Susan Hand

Sugaring Time – Lasky, Kathryn

Tornadoes – Simon, Seymour

Biography/Autobiography

Stone Girl, Bone Girl: Mary Anning – Anhoit, Laurence

If Only I Had a Horn: Young Louis Armstrong – Jenkins, Leonard

Glorious Flight Across the Channel with Louis Bleriot – Provenson, Alice

Alexander Calder and His Magical Mobiles – Lipman, Jean

A Picture Book of George Washington Carver – Adler, David

Good Queen Bess: The Story of Elizabeth I – Vennema, Peter

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Duke Ellington – Pinkney, Andrea

Galileo and the Magic Numbers – Rosen, Sidney

Honest Abe – Kunhardt, Edith

If a Bus Could Talk: The Story of Rosa Parks – Ringgold, Faith

Wilma Unlimited – Krull, Kathleen

William Shakespeare and the Globe – Aliki

Mark Twain? What Kind of Name Is That? – Quakenbush, Robert

Magazines/Periodicals

Big Backyard

Humpty Dumpty

Jack and Jill

Lady Bug

Ranger Rick

Scholastic News

Stone Soup: A Magazine by Children

Time for Kids

Weekly Reader

World

Zoo Books

Reference Tools (in printed and electronic format)

Dictionary, such as:

Printed: American Heritage First Dictionary; American Heritage Picture Dictionary

CD-ROM: My First Amazing Words and Pictures; Simon & Schuster New Millennium Children’s Dictionary

Encyclopedia, such as

Printed: Childcraft: The How and Why Library; Kingfisher Children’s Encyclopedia

:

Other Resources, such as

CD-ROM: Presidents: It All Started with George

:

Informational, Technical, and Practical Documents

Calendar: yearly, monthly, weekly

Directions: classwork, finding way around school and community

Library Card Application

Price Tags

Street Signs

Weather Forecasts

Questions?

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This document may be duplicated and distributed as needed.

Indiana Reading List is a suggested reading resource for students and teachers. Check with your local school to see if there is a required reading list. For additional information or questions, call the Office of Program Development at 1-800-527-4930 or visit the Web site for the standards at www.indianastandardsresources.org.

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Level 2

Grades 3 – 5

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Designed as a companion piece to Indiana’s Academic Standards in English/Language Arts, the following selections of the Indiana Reading List illustrate the quality and complexity of the suggested reading materials for students in Grades 3 – 5. The Indiana Reading List is not required reading nor is it meant to be all-inclusive. Teachers and parents are encouraged to review the selections to ensure suitability for the individual student.

Fiction: Classic and Contemporary

The Best Bad Thing – Uchida, Yoshiko

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever – Robinson, Barbara

Bill and Pete Go Down the Nile – de Paola, Tomie

A Boy of Old Prague – Ish-Kishor, Shulamith

Cam Jansen (series) – Adler, David

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Dahl, Roald

Charlotte’s Web – White, E.B.

Class Clown – Hurwitz, Johanna

Felita – Mohr, Nicholessa

Freckle Juice – Blume, Judy

From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler – Konigsburg, E.L.

The Hundred Dresses – Estes, Eleanor

In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson – Lord, Bette Bao

Maniac Magee – Spinelli, Jerry

Misty of Chincoteague – Henry, Marguerite

Molly’s Pilgrim – Cohen, Barbara

The Pinballs – Byars, Betsy

Pippi Longstocking – Lindgren, Astrid

Poppy – Avi

The Pushcart War – Merrill, Jean

Ramona (series) – Cleary, Beverly

Shades of Gray – Reeder, Carolyn

Shiloh (trilogy) – Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds

Sounder – Armstrong, William

Stone Fox – Gardiner, John Reynolds

The Stories Julian Tells – Cameron, Anne

Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing – Blume, Judy

Trumpet of the Swan – White, E.B.

Velveteen Rabbit – Williams, Margery

Wayside School (series) – Sachar, Louis

Where the Red Fern Grows – Rawls, Wilson

The Whipping Boy – Fleischman, Sid

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The Courage of Sarah Noble – Dalgliesh, Alice

Journey to Topaz – Uchida, Yoshiko

Lily’s Crossing – Giff, Patricia Reilly

Little House in the Big Woods (series) – Wilder, Laura Ingalls

Number the Stars – Lowry, Lois

Prairie Songs – Conrad, Pam

Sadako and the 1,000 Paper Cranes – Coerr, Eleanor

Sarah, Plain and Tall – MacLachlan, Patricia

The Sign of the Beaver – Speare, Elizabeth George

Science Fiction/Fantasy

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea – Verne, Jules

Alice in Wonderland – Carroll, Lewis

Bridge to Terabithia – Paterson, Katherine

The Court of the Stone Children – Cameron, Eleanor

The Cricket in Times Square – Selden, George

The Ear, the Eye and the Arm – Farmer, Nancy

James and the Giant Peach – Dahl, Roald

Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh – O’Brien, Robert C.

The Secret Garden – Burnett, Frances

This Place Has No Atmosphere – Danziger, Paula

The Wind in the Willows – Grahame, Kenneth

Wizard of Oz – Baum, L. Frank

A Wrinkle in Time – L’ Engle, Madeleine

Folklore/Fairy Tales/Mythology

The Barefoot Book of Trickster Tales – Walker, Richard

The Crane Wife – Yagawa, Sumiko and Odds Bodkin

D’Aulaires Book of Greek Myths – D’Aulaire, Ingri and Edgar

The Days When the Animals Talked – Faulkner, William

The First Strawberries: A Cherokee Story – Bruchac, Joseph

How the Leopard Got His Spots – Kipling, Rudyard

The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood – Pyle, Howard

The Olympians: Great Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Greece – Fisher, Leonard Everett

Saint George and the Dragon – Hodges, Margaret

Tales of Uncle Remus – Lester, Julian

Why Mosquitos Buzz in People’s Ears – Aardema, Verna

Poetry

Beat the Story-Drum, Pum-Pum – Bryan, Ashley

From Sea to Shining Sea: A Treasury of American Folklore and Folk Songs – Cohn, Amy

Hand in Hand: An American History Through Poetry – Hopkins, Lee Bennett

Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices – Fleischman, Paul

Nathaniel Talking – Greenfield, Eloise

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The New Kid on the Block – Prelutsky, Jack

The Random House Book of Poetry for Children – Prelutsky, Jack (ed.)

Sing a Song of Popcorn: Every Child’s Book of Poems – White, M. and others

Snow Toward Evening: A Year in a River Valley – Frank, Josette

Nonfiction: Science, Social Studies, and Mathematics

African Beginnings – Haskins, James

Animal Defenses: How Animals Protect Themselves – Kaner, Etta

Bizarre Birds – Wechsler, Doug

Black Whiteness: Admiral Byrd Alone in the Antarctic – Burleigh, Robert

Buddy: The First Seeing Eye Dog – Moore, Eva

Castle – Macaulay, David

Caves and Caverns – Gibbons, Gail

Come Back, Salmon – Cone, Molly

Counting on Frank: Level 4 – Clement, Rod

Dive! My Adventures in the Deep Frontier – Earle, Sylvia

DK Guide to Space: A Photographic Journey Through the Universe – Bond, Peter

Dolphin Man: Exploring the World of Dolphins – Pringle, Laurence

Exploding Ants: Amazing Facts About How Animals Adapt – Settel, Joanne

An Extraordinary Life: Story of a Monarch Butterfly – Pringle, Laurence

Fire! Fire! – Gibbons, Gail

How Much Is a Million? – Schwartz, David

The Magic School Bus (series) – Cole, Joanna

Mapping the World – Johnson, Sylvia

One World, Many Religions – Osborne, Mary Pope

The People Shall Continue – Ortiz, Simon

Pyramid – Macaulay, David

Reaching for Dreams: A Ballet from Rehearsal to Opening Night – Kuklin, Susan

Shh! We’re Writing the Constitution – Fritz, Jean

Top of the World: Climbing Mount Everest – Jenkins, Steve

Volcano: The Eruption and Healing of Mount St. Helens – Lauber, Patricia

Biography/Autobiography

The First Woman Doctor – Baker, Rachel

Through My Eyes – Bridges, Ruby

Cleopatra – Stanley, Diane

Where Do You Think You’re Going, Christopher Columbus? – Fritz, Jean

Frederick Douglass: The Black Lion – McKissack, Patricia

Albert Einstein: Young Thinker – Hammontree, Marie

Queen Eleanor: Independent Spirit of the Medieval World – Brooks, Polly Schoer

The Librarian Who Measured the Earth: Eratosthenes – Lasky, Kathryn

Benjamin Franklin – D’Aulaire, Ingri

Ben and Me – Lawson, Robert

Prince Henry the Navigator – Fisher, Angela

The Land I Lost: Adventures of a Boy in Vietnam – Huynh, Qhang Nhuong

Helen Keller: Courage in the Dark – Hurwitz, Johanna

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Lives of the Presidents – Krull, Kathleen

Abe Lincoln’s Hat – Brenner, Martha

Charles Lindbergh: A Human Hero – Giblin, James

Commodore Perry in the Land of the Shogun – Blumberg, Rhoda

The Story of Sacajawea, Guide to Lewis and Clark – Rowland, Della

The Secret Soldier: The Story of Deborah Sampson – McGovern, Ann

Clara Schumann: Piano Virtuoso – Reich, Susanna

Inspirations: Stories About Women Artists – Sills, Leslie

Squanto: Friend of the Pilgrims – Bulla, Clyde Robert

On the Day Peter Stuyvesant Sailed into Town – Lobel, Arnold

Walking the Road to Freedom: Sojourner Truth – Ferris, Jeri

Frank Lloyd Wright for Kids: His Life and Ideas – Thorne-Thomsen, Kathleen

The Wright Brothers: How They Invented the Airplane – Freedman, Russell

Babe Didrikson Zaharias: The Making of a Champion – Freedman, Russell

Magazines/Periodicals

Calliope

Cobblestone

Cricket

Highlights

Kids Discover

Odyssey

Owl

National Geographic Kids

Ranger Rick

Sports Illustrated for Kids

Reference Tools (in printed and electronic format)

Atlas/Almanac, such as:

Printed:

CD-ROM: Microsoft Encarta Deluxe 2005

Time for Kids: Almanac 2005; The Kingfisher Student Atlas of North America; If the World Were a Village – Smith, David

Dictionary, such as

Printed: American Heritage Children’s Dictionary; Macmillan Dictionary for Children

CD-ROM: Simon & Schuster New Millennium Children’s Dictionary

:

Encyclopedia, such as:

Printed: New Book of Knowledge

CD-ROM: Compton’s Multimedia Encyclopedia; 2003 Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia Deluxe Edition

Online: Encarta (www.encarta.msn.com); Fact Monster (www.factmonster.com)

Other Resources, such as:

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Printed: Alabama to Wyoming: State Fact Cards; Biography for Beginners: Sketches for Early Readers; Biography Today Scientists and Inventors: Profiles of People of Interest to Young People; DK Space Encyclopedia; Endangered Wildlife; Famous First Facts; Something About the Author

CD-ROM: Mammals: A Multimedia Encyclopedia

Thesaurus, such as:

Printed: In Other Words: A Beginning Thesaurus

Informational, Technical, and Practical Documents

Agendas

Directions: homework, class activities and tests, finding way around school and community

Letters: personal

Library Card Applications

Manuals: computer, electronic equipment, appliance

Phone Messages

Telephone Directory

Thank You Notes

Web Disclaimer: Due to the ever-changing nature of Internet materials, parents and educators are strongly advised to monitor the suggested Web sites to ensure that content remains appropriate for students.

Questions?

The

This document may be duplicated and distributed as needed.

Indiana Reading List is a suggested reading resource for students and teachers. Check with your local school to see if there is a required reading list. For additional information or questions, call the Office of Program Development at 1-800-527-4930 or visit the Web site for the standards at www.indianastandardsresources.org.

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Grades 6 – 8

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Designed as a companion piece to Indiana’s Academic Standards in English/Language Arts, the following selections of the Indiana Reading List illustrate the quality and complexity of the suggested reading materials for students in Grades 6 – 8. The Indiana Reading List is not required reading nor is it meant to be all-inclusive. Teachers and parents are encouraged to review the selections to ensure suitability for the individual student.

Fiction: Classic and Contemporary

The Acorn People – Jones, Ron

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer – Twain, Mark

Anne of Green Gables – Montgomery, Lucy Maud

The Cat Ate My Gymsuit – Danziger, Paula

The Cay – Taylor, Theodore

Child of the Owl – Yep, Laurence

A Christmas Carol – Dickens, Charles

Durango Street – Bonham, Frank

Eyes of Darkness – Highwater, Jamake

Firefly Summer – Bulpre, Pura

Flowers for Algernon – Keyes, Daniel

Friendly Persuasion – West, Jessamyn

The Friends – Guy, Rosa

Ganesh – Bosse, Malcolm

The Glory Field – Myers, Walter Dean

Holes – Sachar, Louis

Homecoming – Voigt, Cynthia

Island of the Blue Dolphins – O’Dell, Scott

The Islander – Rylant, Cynthia

The Journey Home – Uchida, Yoshiko

Lisa, Bright and Dark – Neufield, John

The Little Prince – De Saint-Exupery, Antoine

Little Women – Alcott, Louisa May

M.C. Higgins, the Great – Hamilton, Virginia

The Moves Make the Man – Brooks, Bruce

My Side of the Mountain – George, Jean Craighead

Park’s Quest – Paterson, Katherine

The Pearl – Steinbeck, John

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry – Taylor, Mildred D.

Summer of My German Soldier – Greene, Bette

Summer of the Swans – Byars, Betsy

The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle – Avi

Words by Heart – Sebestyen, Ouida

Year of Impossible Goodbyes – Choi, Sook Nyui

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The Yearling – Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan

Historical Fiction

Across Five Aprils – Hunt, Irene

After the Dancing Days – Rostkowski, Margaret

Bull Run – Fleischman, Paul

Catherine, Called Birdy – Cushman, Karen

Johnny Tremain – Forbes, Esther

Lyddie – Paterson, Katherine

The Night Journey – Lasky, Kathryn

Out of the Dust – Hesse, Karen

The Slave Dancer – Fox, Paula

The Watsons Go to Birmingham – 1963 – Curtis, Christopher Paul

The Witch of Blackbird Pond – Speare, Elizabeth George

Science Fiction/Fantasy

Abel’s Island – Steig, William

The Book of Three – Alexander, Lloyd

The Hobbit – Tolkien, J.R.R.

I, Robot – Asimov, Isaac

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe – Lewis, C.S.

Peter Pan – Barrie, James

Phantom Tollbooth – Juster, Norton

The Shepherd Moon – Hoover, H.M.

Swiftly Tilting Planet – L’ Engle, Madeleine

The Time Machine – Wells, H.G.

Tuck Everlasting – Babbitt, Natalie

A Wizard of Earthsea – Le Guin, Ursula

Z for Zachariah – O’Brien, Robert C.

Mystery/Adventure

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Doyle, Arthur Conan

And Then There Were None – Christie, Agatha

Call of the Wild – London, Jack

Hatchet – Paulsen, Gary

Motel of the Mysteries – Macauley, David

Stranded – Mikaelsen, Ben

Treasure Island – Stevenson, Robert Louis

The Westing Game – Raskin, Ellen

Folklore/Fairy Tales/Mythology

Aesop’s Fables – Aesop

American Tall Tales – Osborne, Mary Pope

The Crest and the Hide [and other African stories] – Courlander, Harold

D’Aulaire’s Norse Gods and Giants – D’Aulaire, Ingri and Edgar

Favorite Folktales from Around the World – Yolen, Jane

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Grimm Fairy Tales – Grimm, Jacob and Wilhelm (original authors)

Jason and the Argonauts – Osborne, Mary Pope (ed.)

The People Could Fly: American Black Folktales – Hamilton, Virginia

Three Strong Women – Stamm, Claus and Kazue Mizumura

Poetry

Selections from Been to Yesterdays – Hopkins, Lee Bennet

Selections from The Collected Poems of John Ciardi – Ciardi, John

Selections from Custard and Company – Nash, Ogden

Selections from

Selections from Ego Tripping and Other Poems for Young People – Giovanni, Nikki

Selections from Four Ancestors: Stories, Songs, and Poems from Native North America – Bruchac, Joseph

"The Highwayman" – Noyes, Alfred

Selections from Inner Chimes – Goldstein, Bobbye

"The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere" – Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth

"Odes to Common Things" – Neruda, Pablo

"Song of Myself" – Whitman, Walt

Selections from You Come Too – Frost, Robert

The Dream Keeper and Other Poems – Hughes, Langston

Short Stories

Selections from Baseball in April and Other Stories – Soto, Gary

"The Bear" – Faulkner, William

"Boys and Girls" – Munro, Alice

"The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County" – Twain, Mark

"Charles" – Jackson, Shirley

"A Day’s Wait" – Hemingway, Ernest

Selections from Eight Plus One – Cormier, Robert

"The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" – Irving, Washington

"A Mother in Mannville" – Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan

"The Night the Bed Fell" – Thurber, James

"Raymond’s Run" – Bambara, Toni Cade

"Riki Tiki Tavi" – Kipling, Rudyard

Selections from Somehow Tenderness Survives: Stories of Southern Africa – Rochman, Hazel (ed.)

"The Storyteller" – Saki

"The Tell-Tale Heart" – Poe, Edgar Allan

"Thank You Ma’am" – Hughes, Langston

"Zlateh the Goat" – Singer, Isaac Bashevis

Drama

Brian’s Song – Blinn, William

Inherit the Wind – Lawrence, Jerome and Robert Lee

A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Shakespeare, William

The Miracle Worker – Gibson, William

The Mousetrap and Other Plays – Christie, Agatha

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Our Town – Wilder, Thornton

Nonfiction: Science, Social Studies, and Mathematics

Across America on an Emigrant Train – Murphy, Jim

The American Revolutionaries – Meltzer, Milton

Bound for America: Forced Migration of Africans – Haskins, James

The Brooklyn Bridge: They Said It Couldn’t be Built – St. George, Judith

Cathedral: The Story of its Construction – Macaulay, David

Digger: The Tragic Fate of the California Indians – Stanley, Jerry

Farewell to Manzanar – Houston, Jeanne Watkazuki

Girls Think of Everything: Stories of Ingenious Inventions by Women – Thimmesh, Catherine

The Great Fire – Murphy, Jim

Hiroshima – Hersey, John

History of Women in Science for Young People – Epstein, Vivian

How the Future Began:

Communications – Wilson, Anthony

The I Hate Mathematics! Book – Burns, Marilyn

Kennedy Assassinated! The World Mourns – Hampton, William

Living Up the Street – Soto, Gary

A Night to Remember – Lord, Walter

No Pretty Pictures: A Child of War – Lobel, Anita

Orphan Train Rider – Warren, Andrea

Rosie the Riveter: Women Working on the Homefront in World War II – Colman, Penny

Safari Beneath the Sea: The Wonder of the Pacific Northwest – Swanson, Diane

Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World – Armstrong, Jennifer

Space Station Science: Life in Free Fall – Dyson, Marianne

The Way Things Work – Macaulay, David

When Justice Failed: The Fred Korematsu Story – Chin, Steven A.

Wildlife Rescue: The Work of Dr. Kathleen Ramsay – Dewey, Jennifer Owings

Biography/Autobiography

King of the World: Muhammed Ali and the Rise of an American Hero – Remnick, David

The Life and Death of Crazy Horse – Freedman, Russell

Shadow Catcher: Life & Work of Edward S. Curtis – Lawlor, Laurie

Amelia Earhart: Courage in the Sky – Kerby, Mona

The Story of Thomas Alva Edison – Cousins, Margaret

Zlata’s Diary: A Child’s Life in Sarajevo – Filipovic, Zlata

The Diary of a Young Girl – Frank, Anne

Benjamin Franklin: The New American – Meltzer, Milton

Homesick: My Own Story – Fritz, Jean

The Children of Willesden Lane: Beyond the Kindertransport - Golabek, Mona and Lee Cohen

My Life with the Chimpanzees – Goodall, Jane

All Creatures Great and Small – Herriot, James

Thomas Jefferson: The Revolutionary Aristocrat – Meltzer, Milton

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On the Court with. . .Michael Jordan – Christopher, Matt

Lives of the Writers – Krull, Kathleen

The Great Little Madison – Fritz, Jean

Eleanor Roosevelt: A Life of Discovery – Freedman, Russell

Bully for You, Teddy Roosevelt – Fritz, Jean

Sojourner Truth: Ain’t I a Woman? – McKissack, Patricia

Leonardo da Vinci: Artist, Inventor, and Scientist of the Renaissance – Romei, Francesca

Ryan White: My Own Story – White, Ryan

Magazines/Newspapers

Consumer Reports

Cricket

Faces: The Magazine About People

Muse

National Geographic

Newsweek

Science World

Scope

Time

USA Today

Reference Tools (in printed and electronic format)

Atlas/Almanac, such as:

Printed: New View Almanac; World Almanac and Book of Facts

CD-ROM: Microsoft Encarta Deluxe 2005

Online: The Worldfact Book (www.odci.gov/cia/publications/

factbook)

Dictionary, such as:

Printed: American Heritage Student Dictionary; Merriam-Webster’s Intermediate Dictionary

Online: Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary (www.m-w.com)

Encyclopedia, such as:

Printed: Compton’s Encyclopedia and Fact-Index; World Book Encyclopedia

CD-ROM: Microsoft Encarta Encyclopedia Deluxe 2005; 2005 World Book CD-ROM Multimedia Encyclopedia

Online: Encarta (www.encarta.msn.com); Fact Monster (www.factmonster.com)

Other Resources, such as:

Printed: Authors of Books for Young People; Encyclopedia of American History; World Explorers and Discoverers; Larousse Dictionary of Scientists; Living World, Lands and Peoples; Readers’ Guide to Periodical Literature; World Book Encyclopedia

of People and Places; World Leaders: People Who Shaped the World

CD-ROM: Junior Discovering Authors

Online: Homework Center (www.multnomah.lib.or.us/lib/

homework); Word Central (www.wordcentral.com)

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Thesaurus, such as:

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Printed: The American Heritage Student Thesaurus; Facts on File Student’s Thesaurus

Online: Merriam-Webster Online

Thesaurus (www.m-w.com)

Informational, Technical, and Practical Documents:

Agendas

Applications: sports, club membership, contest

Class Schedules

Letters: personal, business

Manuals: computer, electronic equipment, appliance

Recipes

Travel Schedules and Itineraries

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Indiana Reading List

Level 4

Grades 9 – 12

Designed as a companion piece to Indiana’s Academic Standards in English/Language Arts, the following selections of the Indiana Reading List illustrate the quality and complexity of the suggested reading materials for students in Grades 9 – 12. The Indiana Reading List is not required reading nor is it meant to be all-inclusive. Teachers and parents are encouraged to review the selections to ensure suitability for the individual student.

Fiction: Classic and Contemporary

The Abduction – Newth, Mette and Tiina Nunnally

The Adventures of Augie March – Bellow, Saul

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn – Twain, Mark

The Age of Innocence – Wharton, Edith

Animal Farm – Orwell, George

The Assistant – Malamud, Bernard

Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman – Gaines, Ernest J.

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The Bean Trees – Kingsolver, Barbara

Billy Budd – Melville, Herman

Bless Me, Ultima – Anaya, Rudolfo

Buried Onions – Soto, Gary

Catcher in the Rye – Salinger, J.D.

Ceremony – Silko, Leslie Marmon

The Contender – Lipsyte, Robert

Crime and Punishment – Dostoyevsky, Fyodor

Davita’s Harp – Potok, Chaim

Frankenstein – Shelley, Mary

A Girl of the Limberlost – Stratton-Porter, Gene

Great Expectations – Dickens, Charles

The Great Gatsby – Fitzgerald, F. Scott

Heart of Darkness – Conrad, Joseph

House on Mango Street – Cisneros, Sandra

If Beale Street Could Talk – Baldwin, James

In the Time of the Butterflies – Alvarez, Julia

Invisible Man – Ellison, Ralph

Jane Eyre – Bronte, Charlotte

The Joy Luck Club – Tan, Amy

The Magnificent Ambersons – Tarkington, Booth

The Metamorphosis – Kafka, Franz

Of Mice and Men – Steinbeck, John

The Old Man and the Sea – Hemingway, Ernest

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man – Joyce, James

Pride and Prejudice – Austen, Jane

The Return of the Native – Hardy, Thomas

The Scarlet Letter – Hawthorne, Nathaniel

Sense and Sensibility – Austen, Jane

A Separate Peace – Knowles, John

Shoeless Joe – Kinsella, W. P.

Silas Marner – Eliot, George

The Sound and the Fury – Faulkner, William

The Stranger – Camus, Albert

Things Fall Apart – Achebe, Chinua

To Kill a Mockingbird – Lee, Harper

To the Lighthouse – Woolf, Virginia

Typical American – Jen, Gish

Wheels for Walking – Richmond, Sandra

Historical Fiction

All Quiet on the Western Front – Remarque, Erich Maria

A Bell for Adano – Hersey, John

Beyond the Burning Time – Lasky, Kathryn

Cry, the Beloved Country – Paton, Alan

A Farewell to Arms – Hemingway, Ernest

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Freedom Road – Fast, Howard

The Grapes of Wrath – Steinbeck, John

The Jungle – Sinclair, Upton

My Antonia – Cather, Willa

The Red Badge of Courage – Crane, Stephen

A Tale of Two Cities – Dickens, Charles

This Strange New Feeling – Lester, Julius

Science Fiction/Fantasy

1984 – Orwell, George

2001: A Space Odyssey – Clarke, Arthur C.

Brave New World – Huxley, Aldus

Fahrenheit 451 – Bradbury, Ray

Foundation – Asimov, Issac

The Lord of the Rings – Tolkien, J. R. R.

The Martian Chronicles – Bradbury, Ray

The War of the Worlds – Wells, H.G.

Watership Down – Adams, Richard

Folklore/Fairy Tales/Mythology

The Acts of King Arthur and His Noble Knights – Steinbeck, John

The Adventures of Ulysses – Evslin, Bernard

Beowulf – author unknown

Greek Mythology – Hamilton, Edith

The Iliad – Homer

Le Morte D’Arthur – Malory, Sir Thomas

The Metamorphoses – Ovid

Mules and Men – Hurston, Zora Neale

North American Indian Mythology – Burland, Cottie Arthur

The Odyssey – Homer

The Once and Future King – White, T.H.

The Power of Myth – Campbell, Joseph

Treasury of Irish Folklore – Colum, Padriac (ed.)

The Way to Rainy Mountain – Momaday, N. Scott

Poetry

"The Bean Eaters" – Brooks, Gwendolyn

The Canterbury Tales – Chaucer, Geoffrey

"Chicago" – Sandburg, Carl

Selections from Collected Poems – Eliot, T. S.

Selections from The Collected Poems – Plath, Sylvia

The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson – Dickinson, Emily

Selections from Complete Poetical Works – Lowell, Amy

Selections from The Complete Poetical Works – Riley, James Whitcomb

"Easter 1916" and "Sailing to Byzantium" – Yeats, William Butler

"Fish" – Bishop, Elizabeth

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"I Hear America Singing" and "O Captain! My Captain!" – Whitman, Walt

"I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud" – Wordsworth, William

"In Memoriam" – Tennyson, Alfred Lord

"One More Round" and "Human Family" – Angelou, Maya

Selections from Poems of Pablo Neruda – Neruda, Pablo

Selections from The Poetical Works – Shelley, Percy Bysshe

Selections from The Poetry of Robert Frost – Frost, Robert

"The Raven" and "Annabel Lee" – Poe, Edgar Allan

"The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" – Coleridge, Samuel Taylor

Selections from Selected Poems – Heaney, Seamus

Selections from Selected Poems of Langston Hughes – Hughes, Langston

Selections from Sonnets – Keats, John

Selections from Sonnets – Shakespeare, William

Selections from Spoon River Anthology – Masters, Edgar Lee

"The Tiger" and "The Lamb" – Blake, William

"To Freedom" and "This Life" – Dove, Rita

Treasury of Great Poems – Untermeyer, Louis (ed.)

Short Stories

"Bartleby the Scrivner" – Melville, Herman

Selections from The Best Short Stories – Drieser, Theodore

Selections from The Collected Short Stories – Welty, Eudora

"The Egg" – Anderson, Sherwood

"Gift of the Magi" – Henry, O.

"The Lady or the Tiger" – Stockton, Frank

"The Life You Save May Be Your Own" – O’Conner, Flannery

"The Lottery" – Jackson, Shirley

"The Red Convertible" – Erdich, Louise

"The Richer, the Poorer" – West, Dorothy

Selections from Short Stories – Chekov, Anton

"The Story of Poe" – Ade, George

Selections from Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe – Poe, Edgar Allan

"Two or Three Things I Know for Sure" – Allison, Dorothy

"What Means Switch?" – Jen, Gish

"Where Have You Been, Where Are You Going?" – Oates, Joyce Carol

"The White Heron" – Jewett, Sarah Orne

"Young Goodman Brown" – Hawthorne, Nathaniel

Drama

Antigone – Sophocles

The Crucible – Miller, Arthur

Death of a Salesman – Miller, Arthur

A Doll’s House – Ibsen, Henrik

Fences – Wilson, August

The Glass Menagerie – Williams, Tennessee

Hamlet – Shakespeare, William

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Julius Caesar – Shakespeare, William

Macbeth – Shakespeare, William

Oedipus Rex – Sophocles

Pygmalion – Shaw, George Bernard

A Raisin in the Sun – Hansberry, Lorraine

Romeo and Juliet – Shakespeare, William

The Tempest – Shakespeare, William

Twelve Angry Men – Rose, Reginald

Waiting for Godot – Beckett, Samuel

Essays and Speeches

"Choice: A Tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr." – Walker, Alice

"Day of Infamy" – Roosevelt, Franklin D.

"Declaration of Independence" – Jefferson, Thomas

"The Fire Next Time" – Baldwin, James

"Floyd Patterson: The Essence of a Competitor" – Oates, Joyce Carol

"The Gettysburg Address" – Lincoln, Abraham

"House Divided" – Lincoln, Abraham

"I Have a Dream" – King, Martin Luther, Jr.

"I Will Fight No More Forever" – Chief Joseph

Inaugural Address, 1961 – Kennedy, John F.

"Letter from Birmingham Jail" – King, Martin Luther, Jr.

Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech, 1950 – Faulkner, William

Selections from Pilgrim at Tinker Creek – Dillard, Annie

"Self-Reliance" – Emerson, Ralph Waldo

"Sharing the American Dream" – Powell, Colin

Selections from A Small Place – Kincaid, Jamaica

"Straw Into Gold" – Cisneros, Sandra

"We Will Never Surrender" – Churchill, Winston

Nonfiction: Science, Social Studies, and Mathematics

Americans: The National Experience – Boorstin, Daniel

The Assassination of Lincoln: History and Myth – Lewis, Lloyd

Black Holes and Baby Universes and Other Essays – Hawking, Stephen

Black Like Me – Griffin, John Howard

A Brief History of Time – Hawking, Stephen

Coming of Age in the Milky Way – Ferris, Timothy

Connections – Burke, James

Constitution of the United States of America: The Preamble

Cosmos – Sagan, Carl

The Creators – Boorstin, Daniel

The Day the Universe Changed – Burke, James

Democracy in America – de Tocqueville, Alexis

The Discoverers – Boorstin, Daniel

The Einstein Paradox and Other Mysteries Solved by Sherlock Holmes – Bruce, Colin

Ernie’s War: The Best of Ernie Pyle’s World War II Dispatches – Nichols, David (ed.)

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Full Steam Ahead: The Race to Build the Transcontinental Railroad – Blumberg, Rhoda

HerStory: Women Who Changed the World – Ashby, Ruth (ed.)

A Hoosier Holiday – Dreiser, Theodore

The Immense Journey – Eisley, Loren

In the Spirit of Crazy Horse – Mathiessen, Peter

Lisa and David – Rubin, Theodore

Lives of a Cell: Notes of a Biology Watcher – Thomas, Lewis

The Mathematical Tourist: Snapshots of Modern Mathematics – Peterson, Ivars

A Mathematician's Apology - Hardy, G. H.

The Meaning of It All – Feynman, Richard

The Mind’s Sky: Human Intelligence in a Cosmic Context – Ferris, Timothy

The Mismeasure of Man – Gould, Steven Jay

New Kids in Town: Oral Histories of Immigrant Teens – Bode, Janet

Now Is Your Time! The African American Struggle for Freedom – Myers, Walter Dean

On Growth and Form – Thompson, D’Arcy

Riding the Rails: Teenagers on the Move During the Great Depression – Uys, Errol Lincoln

Roots – Haley, Alex

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People – Covey, Stephen

Shakespeare’s Theatre – Morley, Jacqueline

Silent Spring – Carson, Rachel

Tell Them We Remember: Story of the Holocaust – Bachrach, Susan D.

The Third Wave – Toffler, Alvin

Thursday’s Universe – Bartusiak, Marcia

Time’s Arrows – Morris, Richard

To Be a Slave – Lester, Julius

The World of Mathematics – Newman, James

Biography/Autobiography

Growing Up – Baker, Russell

Alexander Graham Bell: Making Connections – Pasachoff, Naomi

John Wilkes Booth: A Sister’s Memoir – Clarke, Asia Booth

Out of Darkness: the Story of Louis Braille – Freedman, Russell

The Childhood Story of Christy Brown [previously My Left Foot] – Brown, Christy

Madame Curie – Curie, Eve

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass – Douglass, Frederick

Barrio Boy – Galarza, Ernesto

Gandhi, Great Soul – Severance, John

The Story of My Life – Keller, Helen

The Woman Warrior – Kingston, Maxine Hong

Home Before Night – Leonard, Hugh

Winning Ways: A Photohistory of Women in Sports – Macy, Sue

Blue Highways – Moon, William Least Heat

Franklin Delano Roosevelt – Freedman, Russell

Not for Ourselves Alone: The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony – Ward, Geoffrey

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Tall Chief: America’s Prima Ballerina – Tallchief, Maria

Walden – Thoreau, Henry David

Night – Wiesel, Elie

One Writer’s Beginnings – Welty, Eudora

Passion to Know: The Scientists of Today’s World – Wilson, Mitchell

The Right Stuff – Wolfe, Tom

Black Boy: A Record of Childhood and Youth – Wright, Richard

Magazines/Newspapers

Audubon Magazine

Business Week

Consumer Reports

National Geographic

Natural History

The New York Times

Newsweek

Popular Mechanics

Scientific American

Smithsonian

Sports Illustrated

Time

The Wall Street Journal

Reference Tools (in printed and electronic format)

Atlas/Almanac, such as:

Printed: National Geographic Atlas of the World; World Almanac and Book of Facts 2005

Online: The Worldfact Book (www.odci.gov/cia/publications/

factbook/)

Dictionary, such as:

Printed: DK Illustrated Oxford Dictionary; Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary;

Oxford English Dictionary

CD-ROM: Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary

Online: Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary (www.m-w.com)

Encyclopedia, such as:

Printed: Compton’s Encyclopedia

CD-ROM: Encyclopedia Britannica 2005 Deluxe CD; Microsoft Encarta Encyclopedia Deluxe 2005

Online: Encarta (www.encarta.msn.com);

Britannica (www.britannica.com)

Other Resources, such as:

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Printed: Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations; College Placement Annual; Scientists: The Lives and Works of 150 Scientists; United States Government Manual; Worldmark Encyclopedia of the States

DVD-ROM:

Microsoft Encarta Reference Library Premium 2005 DVD

Online: Internet Public Library Reference Center (www.ipl.org/ref); Research-It! (www.itools.com/research-it)

Thesaurus, such as:

Printed: The American Heritage Student Thesaurus; Bartlett’s Roget’s Thesaurus

CD-ROM: Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Thesaurus

Online: Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus (www.m-w.com)

Informational, Technical, and Practical Documents

Applications: job, college admission, college financial aid, consumer loan, credit card

Catalogs

Help-Wanted Advertisements

Indiana Drivers Manual

Invoices

Lease/Rental Agreements: apartment, automobile

Letters: personal, business

Loan Agreements: credit card, consumer loan

Manuals: computer, electronic equipment, appliance, automotive

Medical Records

Military Enrollment Forms

Periodic Financial Statements: checking account, savings account, loan, credit card

Reports: stock and mutual funds, corporate financial, local/state/federal government

Resumes

Travel Schedules and Itineraries

Voter Registration and Ballots

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This document may be duplicated and distributed as needed.

Indiana Reading List is a suggested reading resource for students and teachers. Check with your local school to see if there is a required reading list. For additional information or questions, call the Office of Program Development at 1-800-527-4930 or visit the Web site for the standards at www.indianastandardsresources.org

Indiana Academic Standards – English/Language Arts (2006)