First Grade Reading List


Alexander, Martha...Blackboard Bear. You’re a Genius Blackboard Bear.

Aylesworth, Jim McGraw’s Emporium.  My Sister’s Rusty Bike.  The Gingerbread Man.

Bang, Molly When Sophie Get Angry – Really, Really Angry…

Banks, KateA Gift from the Sea.

Barner, BobDem Bones.

Blackstone, Margaret This Is Baseball.

Blanco AlbertoAngel’s Kite.

Bonsall, Crosby NewellTell Me Some More. And I Mean It Stanley. Case of the Scaredy Cats.

Brett, JanArmadillo Rodeo. The First Dog.  Goldilocks and the Three Bears.  Gingerbread Baby.

Brown, MarcArthur’s Family Vacation D.W. All Wet. See Arthur’s Adventure series .

Brown, RuthA Dark Dark Tale.

Bunting, Eve…. The Wednesday Surprise. Trouble on the T-Ball Team.

Byars, Betsy….The Golly Sisters Go West.Ant Plays Bear.

Cannon, Janell ….. Verdi.  Stellaluna.

Carle, EricThe Very Busy Spider. The Very Quiet Cricket. Draw Me a Star. From Head to Toe.

Chall, Marsha WilsonBonaparte.

Christelow, EileenFive Little Monkeys. Don’t Wake Up Mama! Five Little Monkeys Sitting in a Tree.

Cole, Joanna….My New Kitten. The Missing Tooth.

Cooper, Elisha…. Ballpark.

Creech, SharonA Fine, Fine School.

Crews, NinaYou Are Here.

Cronin, Doreen….Click, Clack, Moo: Cows that Type. Giggle, Giggle, Quack.

DeBrunhoff, JeanThe Story of Babar the Little Elephant. (See other Babar books.)

dePaola, TomieThe Art Lesson. Here We All Are. (See many others.)

Ehlert, LoisCuckoo: A Mexican Folktake. Hands. Feathers for Lunch.

Ehrlich, Amy…. Parents in the Pigpen, Pig in the Tub.

Galdone, Paul…. The Teeny-Tiny Woman. Three Billy Goats Gruff.

George, Lindsay Barrett In the Snow: Who’s Been Here.

Gershator, Phillis…. Zzzng! Zzzng Zzzng: A Yoruba Tale.

Gibbons, Gail.. My Baseball Book. Trains. The Art Boy. Playgrounds, and others, too!

Graham, Joan BransfieldSplish Splash.

Gravett, Emily….Monkey and Me, Wolves, The Rabbit Problem

Greene, StephaniePrincess Posey series

Harrison, Joanna….. Dear Bear.

Henkes, KevinWemberly Worried (and others)

Henkes, KevinLilly’s Purple Plastic Purse. Sheila Rae, the Brave.

Hoban, Lillian…. The Case of the Two Masked Robbers.

Hurd, Thacher Mama Don’t Allow.

Hutchins, PatThe Doorbell Rang. My Best Friend. Where’s the Baby? (See others.)

Johnson, Doug .. Never Ride Your Elephant to School.

Jonas, AnnReflections. Round Trip. Aardvarks Disembark! Bird Talk!

Kvasnosky, Laura MZelda and Ivy.

Keats, Ezra JackHi Cat! Regards to the Man in the Moon. (See others.)

Kimmel, EricBoots and His Brothers. Anansi Goes Fishing. The OldWoman and Her Pig.  

Kit, KatyRosa and the Water Pony (Mermaid Mystery series)

Krensky, Stephen Arthur Accused! (See the Arthur Chapter Book Series: Marc Brown Chapter Books.)

Kroll, StevenThe Tyrannosaurus Game.

Lester, Helen Tacky the Penguin. Three Cheers for Tacky. (see other Tacky the Penguin books as well)

Lionni, Leo…………………. Alexander and the Wind-Up Mouse. Frederick. Swimmy. Frederick’s Fables. (See others.)

Lobel, Arnold Grasshopper on the Road. Mouse Tales. Frog and Toad. (See others.)

London, Jonathan…. Fireflies, Fireflies, Light My Way. Like Butter on Pancakes. Froggy Learns to Swim (see other Froggy books)

Maestro, BetsyHow Do Apples Grow?

Mahy, MargaretMaking Friends.

Marshall, James Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Three Little Pigs.

McDermott, GeraldThe Stonecutter. Arrow to the Sun. Musicians of the Sun. Zomo the


McKissack, Pat….Flossie and the Fox. Nettie Jo’s Friends. Ma Dear’s Aprons.

McMillan, BruceNights of the Pufflings.

McPhail, DavidBig Brown Bear. (See: Green Light Readers)

Minarik, Else... Little Bear. No Fighting, No Biting. (See Little Bear series.)

Mora, Pat… Tomas and the Library Lady. This Big Sky.

Murphy, StuartA Fair Bear Share. Lemonade for Sale. (See others in the Math Start series.)

Numeroff, Laura J …. You Give a Moose a Muffin. If You Give a Mouse a Cookie. If You Give a Pig a Pancake.  If You Give a Dog a Donut.

Ormerod, Jan …. Who’s Whose?

Osborne, Mary PopeMagic Tree House Series

Parish, PeggyAmeliea Bedelia series

Pilkey, DavDragon’s Fat Cat. The Paperboy. Dog Breath!: The Horrible Terrible Trouble with Hally Tosis. Dogzilla. The Silly Gooses.

Potter, Beatrix The Tale of Peter Rabbit. (See others.)

Priceman, Marjorie …. Emeline at the Circus

Rey, H A Curious George. (And other Curious George books.)

Rylant, Cynthia This Year’s Garden. Henry and Mudge series . Mr. Putter and Tabby series.

San Souci, Robert …. The Hobyahs.

Sayre, April Pulley…Vulture View

Sendak, MauriceWhere the Wild Things Are. Chicken Soup with Rice.

Seuss, Dr.. The Butter Battle Book. The Cat In the Hat. And to Think That I Saw it on Mulberry Street, and other titles, too!

Stevens, Janet…. The Princess and the Pea. The Three Billy Goats Gruff. The Tortoise and the Hare.

Stevenson, James…. Sam the Zamboni Man. Popcorn.

Taback, Simms …. Joseph Had a Little Overcoat.

Van Laan, Nancy.So Say the Little Monkeys.

Van Leeuwen, Jean…. More Tales of Oliver Pig. (See others.)

Viorst, Judith………………. Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.

Weeks, SarahSplish. Splash!

Wells, Rosemary….. Max’s Dragon Shirt. McDuff Moves In (and other McDuff books). Noisy Nora. Max Cleans Up. Yoko.

Wiesner, David Tuesday. The Three Pigs.  Art and Max  (See others.)

Williams, Vera …. Music, Music for Everyone.

Wood, A. J A Night in the Dinosaur Graveyard.

Wood, AudreyThe Napping House. The Flying Dragon Room. Birdsong.

Yolen, Jane... How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight (and other How Do Dinosaurs series)

Zolotow, Charlotte This Quiet Lady. I Know a Lady. Mr. Rabbit and the Lovely Present


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