Authors You Should Read by.....
List of authors that students should read by certain ages...as suggested from the collective and eclectic librarians in the Shanghai Librarians Group

Elementary/Primary (grade 1-4?)

By the end of Elementary or Primary school, students should have at least 1 book by the following authors...
Barbara Boyer, Shanghai American School-Pudong, from USA
Eric Carle
Audrey Wood- The Napping House
Lois Ehlert- Growing Vegetable Soup
Denise Fleming- In the Small Pond
Patricia Polacco- Thank you, Mr. Falker and Thundercakes
Chris Van Allsburg- Jumanji and The Stranger
Eve Bunting- Fly Away Home
Jan Brett- The Mitten
Laurent de Brunhoff- Babar Comes to America
Kevin Henkes- Chrysanthemum
Cynthia Rylant- Henry and Mudgle or The Relatives Came
David Wiesner- Tuesday or Flotsam
Rosemary Wells- Max and Ruby
Laura Ingalls Wilder-Little House on the Prairie
Gertrude Chandler Warner- The Boxcar Children
Carolyn Keene or Franklin Dixon-Nancy Drew or Hardy Boys
Bill Martin, Jr.- Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
Steven Kellog
Robert San Souci-
PD Eastman
Mo Willems

Middle School (grade 5-8?)

By the end of middle school....
  • All Newbery Award winners would be a great goal
Lewis Carroll-Through the looking Glass
Avi-True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle
Katherine Patterson-Bridge to Terabithia
Louisa May Alcott-Little Women or Little Men
Lucy Maude Montgomery-Anne of Green Gables or Emily of New Moon
Susan Cooper-Dark is Rising series
Madeleine L'engle-Wrinkle in Time

Upper School (grade 9-12)

The knife that killed me
watch this space....