1st Grade


McDermott, Gerald. Coyote: A Trickster Tale from the American Southwest.
Coyote has a “nose” for trouble. He learns his lesson when the crows teach him to fly.

Kellogg, Steven. Johnny Appleseed: A Tall Tale.
Colorful illustrations describe the life of John Chapman as he traveled west planting apple trees.

Picture Books

Aylesworth, Jim. The Gingerbread Man.
“Run! Run! Fast as you can! You can’t catch me! I’m the Gingerbread Man!” Rhythmic text and classic illustrations bring this favorite folktale to life.

Bate, Lucy. Little Rabbit’s Loose Tooth.
Little Rabbit has a loose tooth and she wonders if the tooth fairy will really come.

Bloom, Becky. Wolf!
Wolf tries to frighten the farm animals, but the pig, the cow and the duck are too busy reading to care. Wolf decides to learn to read so that he can join the fun.

Brown, Marcia. Stone Soup.
Three very hungry soldiers convince the villagers to share their vegetables to make “stone soup” for all to enjoy.

Falconer, Ian. Olivia.
Olivia is busy! She spends her day enjoying life. She sings loudly, creates masterpieces and wears everyone out!

Heller, Ruth. Chickens Aren’t the Only Ones.
“Chickens lay the eggs you buy, the eggs you boil or fry….” the rhyming text and colorful illustrations show that snakes, fish, and bugs among other creatures lay eggs as well.

Henkes, Kevin. Chrysanthemum.
A young mouse loves her beautiful name until friends at school make fun of it.

Hutchins, Pat. The Doorbell Rang.
Each time the doorbell rings, there are more friends who have come to share Grandma’s wonderful cookies

McPhail, David. Edward and the Pirates.
Pirates arrive while Edward is reading his bedtime story and demand his book. When he discovers that they cannot read, Edward decides to help them.

Marshall, James. George and Martha.
Two hippos, George and Martha portray the “ups and downs” of friendship. (Series)

Martin, Bill. Barn Dance!
A full moon awakens a farm boy, who follows the magical music into the barn. He spends an evening of wonder dancing with the animals until dawn.

Numeroff, Laura. If You Give a Mouse a Cookie.
Got milk? If only the mouse could simply enjoy his cookie! But unfortunately (or fortunately) one event leads to another in this delightful tale.

Polacco, Patricia. Thunder Cake.
Baking a cake with her Russian grandmother helps Trisha overcome her fear of thunder and lightening. Recipe is included.

Taback, Simms. There was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly.
One thing leads to another after an old lady swallows a fly. No one knows why, she swallowed the fly!

Viorst, Judith. Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.
Alexander is having a very bad day! He realizes that it could happen to anyone, anywhere, even in Australia!

Juvenile Reader Level 1

Lobel, Arnold. Frog and Toad Are Friends.
Frog and Toad argue, make up, share and have fun together in this beginning reader. (Series)

Minarik, Else H. Little Bear.
Little Bear celebrates his birthday, travels to the moon and shares his adventures with his mother. (Series)

Seuss, Dr. The Cat in the Hat.
All alone on a rainy day, Sally and her brother have nothing to do except “Sit! Sit! Sit!” Fortunately the Cat in the Hat arrives to save the day!

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