Notre Dame School Summer Reading List for Students Going Into 1st Grade Many of these books are intended for easy listening It is recommended that parents get a library card in the first grader’s name. Look for the sections in the library for the beginning readers and school basal readers. Any of the following: “I Can Read” books Just Beginning to Read or Beginning to Read books First grade pre-primer or first grade primer books Dell Books – Look for RL 1 (reading Level) “Dr. Seus” books Easy readers found in any library or bookstore Other suggested titles and authors…. PICTURE BOOKS Aardema, Verna. Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain. Barber, Barbara E. Saturday at the New You. Barrett, Judith. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. Bauer, Marion D. When I Go Camping with Grandma. Brett, Jan. Comet's Nine Lives. Bruss, Deborah. Book! Book! Book! Caines, Janette. Just Us Women. Cannon, Janell. Stellaluna. Dorros, Arthur. Abuela. Ehlert, Lois. Waiting for Wings. Falconer, Ian. Olivia. Freymann, Saxton. How Are You Peeling ?: Foods with Moods. Hadithi, Mwenye. Hot Hippo. Hall, Donald. The Ox-Cart Man. Hest, Amy. Off to School, Baby Duck! Hoban, Russell. Bedtime for Frances.* Hong, Lily Toy. The Empress and the Silkworm. Hong, Min. Dim Sum for Everyone. Jones, Bill T. Dance. Kuklin, Susan. Hoops with Swoopes. Lasky, Kathryn. Pond Year. Leaf, Munro. The Story of Ferdinand. Lionni, Leo. Fish is Fish. Look, Lenore. Henry’s First-Moon Birthday. Lum, Kate. What! Cried Granny: an almost Bedtime Story. Martel, Cruz. Yagua Days. McPhail, David. Mole Music. McKissack, Pat. Flossie and the Fox. Mora, Pat. Uno, Dos, Tres=One, Two, Three. Myers, Christopher. Black Cat. Nolan, Jerdine. In My Momma’s Kitchen. Raising Dragons. Payne, Emmy. Katy No-Pocket. Pomerantz, Charlotte. Piggy in the Puddle. Ringgold, Faith. Tar Beach. Rovetch, Lissa. Ook the Book. Rylant, Cynthia. When I Was Young in the Mountains. Schaefer, Carole. The Squiggle. Segal, Lore. Tell Me A Mitzi. Schwartz, Amy. Annabelle Swift, Kindergartner. Sis, Peter. Madlenka. Dr. Seuss. Horton Hatches the Egg. Sharmat, Mitchell. Gregory the Terrible Eater. Slate, Joseph. Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten. Spier, Peter. People. Steig, William. Dr. DeSoto. Waber, Bernard. The House on East Eighty-Eighth Street.* Wells, Rosemary. Emily’s First 100 Days of School. Willems, Mo. Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus Williams, Vera. Cherries and Cherry Pits. Woodson, Jacqueline. We Had a Picnic This Sunday Past. Zolotow, Charlotte. William's Doll. FAIRY TALES, LEGENDS, MYTHS AND FOLKLORE. Aardema, Verna. Koi and the Kola Nuts. Andersen, Hans Christian. The Ugly Duckling ; illus. By Jerry Pinkney. Aruego, Jose. Rockabye Crocodile: a Folktale from the Philippines. Brett, Jan. Beauty and the Beast. Brown, Marcia. Stone Soup. Cohlene, Terri. Dancing Drum: a Cherokee Legend. De Paola, Tomie. Strega Nona.* Ehlert, Lois. Cuckoo: a Mexican Folktale/Cucu: un Cuento Folklorico… Galdone, Paul. The Elves and the Shoemaker. Ginsburg, Mirra. Two Greedy Bears. Jenkins, Martin. The Emperor’s Egg. Kellogg, Steven. Paul Bunyan. Kimmel, Eric. Anansi and the Moss Covered Rock.* Littledale, Freya. The Magic Fish. Marshall, James. The Three Little Pigs. Myers, Walter Dean. How Mr. Monkey Saw the Whole World. McGovern, Ann. Too Much Noise. Osborne, Mary P. American Tall Tales. Kate and the Beanstalk Stevens, Janet. And the Dish Ran Away with the Spoon. Taback, Sims. Joseph had a Little Overcoat. Wildsmith, Brian. The Lion and the Rat. GOOD READ-ALOUDS – Books to read to your child Atwater, Richard. Mr. Popper's Penguins. Cameron, Ann. More Stories Huey Tells.* Cleary, Beverly. The Mouse and the Motorcycle.* Erickson, Russell. A Toad for Tuesday. Gannett, Ruth. My Father's Dragon.* King-Smith, Dick. Sophie's Snail.* LeGuin, Ursula. Catwings.* Lindgren, Astrid. Pippi Longstocking.* Sandburg, Carl. The Rootabaga Stories. Selden, George. The Cricket in Times Square.* White, E.B. Stuart Little. POETRY Adoff, Arnold. Black is Brown is Tan. Brown, Marc. Read-Aloud Rhymes for the Very Young. Carle, Eric. Eric Carle's Dragons, Dragons. Florian, Douglas. Insectlopedia: Poems and Paintings. George, Kristine. Little Dog Poems. Giovanni, Nikki. The Sun is So Quiet. Greenfield, Eloise. Honey, I Love. Kennedy, X.J. Talking Like the Rain: a Read-to-Me Book of Poems. Koch, Kenneth. Talking to the Sun. Milne, A.A. Now We are Six. Nash, Ogden. The Tale of Custard the Dragon. Prelutsky, Jack. The Dragons are Singing Tonight. Schertle, Alice. Advice for a Frog. Schwartz, Alvin. And the Green Grass Grew All Around. Sierra, Judy. Antarctic Antics: a Book of Penguin Poems. Silverstein, Shel. Where the Sidewalk Ends.
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