Spelling Bee Books

Spelling Bee Books List for Different Grades to ease your pain

A list of books suitable for spelling bee training divided by grade.

Spelling Bee Books

Often we find ourselves watching various competitions on television, with the viewer aspiring to be a part of the center stage.
One of the main educational competition that inspires and motivates kids is Spelling Bee contest in which children up to 16 years of age participate and showcase their knowledge of spellings and pronunciation.
The most conventional method of spelling bee preparation is reading books, not only of your level but also advanced ones.
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Following are the grades for spelling bee books as suggested by the Scripps Spelling Bee website:

First Grade Spelling Bee

  1. Frog and Toad Are Friends by Arnold Lobel
  2. The Boy Who Loved Words by Roni Schotter
  3. Widget by Lyn Rossiter McFarland
  4. Ivy & Bean by Annie Barrows
  5. The Empty Pot by Demi
  6. Nate the Great by Marjorie Weinman Sharma

Second Grade Spelling Bee

  1. Bartholomew and the Oobleck by Dr. Seuss
  2. Ladybug Girl by Jackie Davis
  3. Winter of the Ice Wizard by Mary Pope Osborne
  4. The Titanic: Lost and Found (Step into Reading) by Judy Donnelly
  5. Emperor’s Penguins by Roberta Edwards

Third Grade Spelling Bee

  1. The Facts and Fictions of Minna Pratt
  2. Hedgie’s Surprise by Jan Brett
  3. The Mouse and the Motorcycle by Beverly Cleary
  4. Stellaluna by Jael Cannon
  5. Lulu and the Brontosaurus by Judith Viorst
  6. Fairy Tale Feasts: A Literary Cookbook for Young Readers and Eaters by Jane Yolen and
  7. Heidi E. Stemple
  8. Who Was Isaac Newton? by Janet B. Pascal

Fourth Grade Spelling Bee

  1. The Cricket in Time’s Square by George Selden
  2. The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall
  3. The Misadventures of Maude March by Audrey Couloumbis
  4. Beezus and Ramona by Beverly Cleary
  5. James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
  6. Jumanji by Chris van Allsburg
  7. Sadako and Thousand Paper Cranes by Eleanor Coerr
  8. The Boy Who Painted Dragons by Demi

Fifth Grade Spelling Bee

  1. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
  2. Magyk: Septimus Heap Book One by Angie Sage
  3. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K.Rowling
  4. Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper
  5. Matilda by Roald Dahl
  6. Porch Lies: Tales of Slicksters, Tricksters, and Other Wily Characters by Patricia C. McKissack
  7. The Candymakers by Wendy Mass
  8. Day of Tears: A Novel in Dialogue by Julius Lester
  9. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

Sixth Grade Spelling Bee

  1. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K.Rowling
  2. The Light Princess by George McDonald
  3. Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
  4. The Shakespeare Stealer by Gary Blackwood
  5. The Fantastic Five by Enid Blyton
  6. Peter and the Starcatchers by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson
  7. Little Lord Fauntleroy by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  8. Freak and the Mighty by Rodman Philbrik

Seventh Grade Spelling Bee

  1. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  2. Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
  3. Wildwood by Colin Meloy
  4. Heroes, Gods and Monsters of the Greek Myths by Bernard Evslin
  5. Cinder by Marissa Meyer
  6. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
  7. Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
  8. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

Eighth Grade Spelling Bee

  1. Lord of the Rings by J.R.R Tolkein
  2. The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S.Lewis
  3. The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley
  4. Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  5. Beauty and the Beast by Max Elinberg
  6. The Terrifying Tales by Edgar Allan Poe

We hope you will find this Spelling Bee Books list useful, if you need more suggestion, check our article More Scripps Spelling Bee Books.