1st Grade Book List
          Here are some great books to check out from the library!

HELP YOUR CHILD FIGURE                                    Easy Reading
                                        A Birthday Cake for Little Bear by May Velthuijs
                                        A Boy, A Dog and A Frog by Mercer Mayer
   UNKNOWN WORDS                        A Clean House for Mole and Mouse by Harriet Ziefert
  When your child comes across a        Benny Bakes a Cake by Eve Rice
  word they don’t know, use these       Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey
         tips to help them.             Boats by Anne Rockwell
                                        Chocolate Chip Cookies by Karen Wagner
                                        City Storm by Mary Jesse Parker
Draw your child’s attention to:         Dog Boy Cap Skate by Nicki Weiss
1. Beginning letter(s)                  Dreams by Peter Spier
2. Ending letter(s)                     Emma’s Pat by David McPhail
3. Prefixes, suffixes, and root         Everything Grows by Raffi
    words                               Feet by Peter Pornell
4. The possibility that it looks like   Five Minutes’ Peace by Jill Murphy
                                        Freight Train by Donald Crews
    other words they know
                                        Go Away, Big Green Monster! by Ed Emberley
5. Clues in the pictures
                                        Golden Bear by Ruth Young
6. Clues in the sentence or             Growing Vegetable Soup by Lois Ehlert
    paragraph                           Hand Rhymes by Marc Brown
7. Have your child reread the           Henry and Mudge: The First Book of Their Adventures
sentence or paragraph to regain         by Cynthia Rylant
the meaning and to repeat the now       I Like Me! by Nancy Carlson
known word.                             It’s a Perfect Day! by Abigail Pizer
                                        Joseph and Nellie by Bijou Le Tord
                                        Left or Right by Karl Rehm and Kay Koike
Tell your child:
                                        Light by Donald Crews
1. “Check it slowly with your
                                        Moon to Sun by Sheila White Samton
    finger.”                            Morris and Boris at the Circus by Bernard Wiseman
2. “Do you know a word that looks       One White Sail by S.T. Garne
    like that?”                         On Market Street by Arnold Lobel
3. “Do you know a word that starts      On the River: An Adding Book by Sheila White Samton
    like that?”                         Sheep in a Jeep by Nancy Shaw
4. “What do you think it is?”           The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
5. “Does what you say match what        Sometimes I Feel Like a Mouse by Jeanne Modesitt
    you see?”                           Sweet Dreams, Spot! by Eric Hill
6. “Does what you say sound right?”     Timothy and the Gigantic Fish by Catherine Gray
                                        Titch by Pat Hutchins
7. “Does what you say make sense?”
                                        Wheel Away by Dayle Ann Dodds
                                        Whose Mouse Are You? by Robert Kraus
                   Average Books                                  Challenging Books

The Absent Minded Toad by Javier Rondon                  African Dream by Eloise Greenfield
Baby Animals by Susan Kuchalla                           A Piece of Cake by Jill Murphy
Bears by Susan Kuchalla                                  Arthur’s Christmas Cookies by Lillian
The Bear’s Toothache by David McPhail                    Hoban
Birds by Susan Kuchalla                                  Bean and Plant by Christine Beck and
Boxes! Boxes! by Leonard Everett Fisher
                                                         Barrie Watts
Chicken Little retold by Steven Kellogg
                                                         The Biggest Birthday Cake in the
Clouds by Roy Wandelmeier
                                                         World by Elizabeth Spurr
Co Co Can’t Wait by Taro Gomi
Dinosaur Dream by Dinnis Nolan                           Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina
The Dress I’ll Wear to the Party by Shirley Neitzel      Dinosaurs, Beware! by Stephen
D.W. Flips by Marc Brown                                 Krensky
First Comes Harry by Taro Gomi                           Don’t Forget the Bacon! by Pat
Fish is Fish by Leo Lionni                               Hutchins
Gone Fishing by Earlene Long                             The Fisherman and his Wife retold by
Good-Night, Owl! by Pat Hutchins                         John Warren Stewig
Great Cat by David McPhail
                                                         Goggles! by Ezra Jack Keats
Gregory, The Terrible Eater by Mitchell Sharmat
                                                         Humphrey: The Lost Whale by Wendy
Half a Moon and One Whole Star by Crescent Dragonwagon
                                                         Tokuda and Richard Hall
Henry and Mudge Take the Big Test by Cynthia Rylant
Hide and Snake by Keith Baker                            Jamaica Tag-Along by Juanita Havill
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Joffe Numeroff     The Magic Tree House books by Mary
Ira Sleeps Over by Bernard Weber                         Pope Osbourne
It’s Mine by Leo Lionni                                  My Friend Whale by Simon James
Lionel in the Fall by Stephen Krensky                    Nate the Great by Marjorie W.
Lost in the Museum by Mirian Cohen                       Sharmat
The Magic Fort by Juanita Havill                         Nathan’s Fishing Trip by LuLu Delacre
Mouse Soup by Arnold Lobel
                                                         Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf by Lois Ehlert
Never Satisfied by Fulvia Testa
                                                         Rolli by Koji Takihara
Not Yet, Yvette by Helen Ketteman
                                                         The Secret Birthday Message by Eric
On the Other Side of the World by Michele Kahn
Penrod Again by Mary Blount Christian                    Carle
Pet Show by Ezra Jack Keats                              Six Foolish Fishermen by Benjamin
Rain Talk by Mary Serfozo                                Elkin
Salty Dog by Gloria Rand                                 The Sun, The Moon, and the Stars by
Sisters by David McPhail                                 Mae and Ira Freeman
Skyfire by Frank Asch                                    The Surprise Party by Pat Hutchins
Swimmy by Leo Lionni                                     Tall Corn by Dorothy O. Van Woerkom
There’s a Nightmare in My Closet by Mercer Meyer
                                                         This Year’s Garden by Cynthia Rylant
There’s Something in My Attic by Mercer Meyer
                                                         Timothy and the Night Noises by
The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle
                                                         Jeffrey Dinardo
The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse retold by Lorinda
Tidy Titch by Pat Hutchins
We Can’t Sleep by James Stevenson
What Next, Baby Bear by Jill Murphy
The World From My Window by Sheila White Samton

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