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Bartlett Public Library District, 800 South Bartlett Road, Bartlett, IL 60103

Guys Read for Preschool - 6th Grade


For Little Guys (grades 2 and under)

More Parts by Tedd Arnold

Parts by Tedd Arnold

Ace Lacewing, Bug Detective: Bad Bugs Are My Business by David Biedrzycki

The Greatest Game Ever Played: A Football Story by Phil Bildner

The Story of Frog Belly Rat Bone by Timothy Basil Ering

The Wolves in the Walls by Neil Gaiman

Trucks: Whizz! Zoom! Rumble! by Patricia Hubbell

Marveltown by Bruce McCall

The Icky Bug Counting Book by Jerry Pallotta

Dogzilla by Dav Pilkey

Robot Zot! by Jon Scieszka

Science Verse by Jon Scieszka

The Spooky Tire by Jon Scieszka

David Gets in Trouble by David Shannon

Pinocchio the Boy, or Incognito in Collodi by Lane Smith

Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems


For Big Guys (Grades 3-6)

The Legend of Spud Murphy by Eoin Colfer

The Journal of Curious Letters by James Dashner

The Spiderwick Chronicles by Tony DiTerlizzi

You Can’t, But Genghis Khan by Jennifer Frantz

Jack Adrift: Fourth Grade Without a Clue by Jack Gantos

Toad Heaven by Morris Gleitzman

Nightmare at the Bookfair by Dan Gutman

The Deep by Gordon Korman

Lunch Lady and the League of Librarians by Jarrett Krosoczka

In the Land of the Lawn Weenies and other Warped and Creepy Tales by David Lubar

My Rotten Life by David Lubar

The Death-Defying Pepper Roux by Geraldine McCaughrean

The Castle by Garth Nix

Boys of Steel: the Creators of Superman by Marc Nobleman

Big Nate: In a Class by Himself by Lincoln Peirce

Airborn by Kenneth Oppel

Silverwing by Kenneth Oppel

Hatchet by Gary Paulsen

On the Wings of Heroes by Richard Peck

Frankenstein Takes the Cake by Adam Rex

Crash by Jerry Spinelli

The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey by Trenton Stewart

The Doom Machine by Mark Teague

H.I.V.E.: Higher Institute of Villainous Education by Mark Walden


Many selected titles were recommended in Guys Write for Guys Read by Jon Scieszka.


For more recommendations, visit the web-based literacy site


Bartlett Public Library District
800 S. Bartlett Road
Bartlett, IL 60103
Main: 630.837.2855
Adult: 630.837.3560
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Friday: 10am - 6pm
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Sunday: 12pm - 5pm