First Grade Books

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First graders are learning to read independently. By reading aloud with the first graders, caring adults expand the vocabularies and ideas of beginning readers while sharing the excitement of lifelong reading. AR or Lexile levels are provided as a courtesy; children improve reading skills when they read books they love.


image Aliki. All by myself.
A child shows all the things he has learned to do all on his own.
AR=1.1
P ALIKI
image Baker, Keith. Hickory Dickory Dock.
What do a variety of animals do when the clock strikes one through twelve? A companion to Baker's BIG FAT HEN.
AR=1.0
P BAKER
image Carle, Eric. Little cloud.
A little cloud becomes all sorts of things -- a sheep, an airplane, a tree, and a hat -- before joining other clouds and raining.
AR=1.9
P CARLE
image Dale, Penny. Big brother, little brother.
A little brother loves his big brother and wants to be just like him, but he learns that taking his big brother's favorite toy is not the right thing to do.
AR=1.1
P DALE
image Ginsburg, Mirra. Across the stream.
Escaping from a fox, a hen and three chicks must cross a stream to escape.
AR=1.7
P GINSBURG
image Himmelman, John. Chickens to the rescue.
Six days a week the chickens help the Greenstalk family and their animals recover from mishaps that occur on the farm, but they need one day to rest.
AR=1.7
P HIMMELMAN
image Karlin, Nurit. Fat cat sat on the mat.
Rat tries to get the fat cat off the mat and back to his usual resting place in the vat.
AR=1.9
EJ KARLIN
image Kraus, Robert. Leo the late bloomer.
Leo, a young tiger, finally blooms under the eyes of very anxious parents.
AR=1.2
P KRAUS [also: JSP P KRAUS]
image Krauss, Ruth. The carrot seed.
Everyone tells a small boy that the carrot seed he has planted will never grow, but his patience is rewarded.
AR=1.9
P KRAUSS
image Landström, Lena. Boo and Baa have company.
Boo and Baa do everything they can to get a cat out of a tree.
AR=1.9
P LANDSTROM
image Numeroff, Laura. The best mouse cookie.
Mouse bakes his own cookies in his little mouse house.
AR=1.6
P NUMEROFF
image Perret, Delphine. The Big Bad Wolf and me.
When the Big Bad Wolf is down in the dumps, he moves into a boy's closet and eats chocolate chip cookies.
AR=1.7
P PERRET
image Rosen, Michael J. We're going on a bear hunt.
Brave bear hunters go through grass, a river, mud, and more before meeting the bear forces a headlong retreat.
AR=1.3
P ROSEN
image Steinberg, Laya. Thesaurus Rex.
A dinosaur introduces children to synonyms in this rhyming text.
AR=1.8
P STEINBERG
image Stoeke, Janet Morgan. A hat for Minerva Louise.
Minerva Louise, a snow-loving chicken, mistakes a pair of mittens for two hats to keep both ends warm.
AR=1.0
P STOEKE
image Tafuri, Nancy. The busy little squirrel.
Squirrel is too busy getting ready for winter to nibble a pumpkin with Mouse, run in the field with Dog, or play with any of the other animals.
AR=0.9
P TAFURI
image Watt, Mélanie. Chester.
This story about a mouse is told, and retold, by the author and her cat.
AR=1.8
P WATT
image Weeks, Sarah. Drip, drop.
Poor Pip Squeak springs many leaks in his roof as he tries to sleep during a rainstorm in this beginning reader.
AR=1.3
EJ WEEKS
image Willems, Mo. Are you ready to play outside?
Elephant and Piggie are playing when it starts to rain, and then they must decide what to do. Geisel Award.
AR=1
EJ WILLEMS
image Wilson, Karma. Bear feels sick.
Bear's animal friends go to his cave to make him soup and tea and keep him company.
AR=1.8
P WILSON