Mrs. Laura Bush's Recommended Reading List: Intermediate Readers

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Sarah Gibbons
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George W. Bush Institute

Check out Mrs Laura Bush's favorite books for intermediate readers.

“Reading is important to success in school. If you can read, you can read every subject. No matter what you want to be when you grow up–a doctor, a lawyer, a Senator, an artist, or a teacher–reading will help you reach your goal.” -Mrs. Laura Bush


Continuing to read for fun year-round is critical, especially for independent and intermediate readers. Reading not only allows students to expand their imagination, but it significantly prepares them to succeed in the classroom.


Not sure where to begin? Get started with one of Mrs. Laura Bush’s favorite books for intermediate readers:


Because of Winn Dixie by kate DiCamillo


Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson


Matilda by Roald Dahl


Wonder by R.J. Palacio


The Giver by Lois Lowr