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Bartlett Public Library District, 800 South Bartlett Road, Bartlett, IL 60103

Fun Fiction & Facts for 1st Graders



Draw by Raul Colon

In this wordless picture book, a boy who is confined to his room fills his sketch pad with lions and elephants, and then imagines himself on a safari.


Louise, the Adventures of a Chicken by Kate DiCamillo

This easy-to-read friendship story is about two boys who enjoy sports, sharing adventures, and many other fun activities.


I am Daisy by Lori Froeb

Meet Daisy, the cat. She is so happy to be leaving the shelter behind with all those loud dogs. Travel along with her as she meets her new family, and soon discovers that “Oh, no! They have a dog, too!”


I am McKinley by Lori Froeb

Inspired by a joyous real-life ASPCA animal rescue and adoption story, read about the everyday details of family life through the curious eyes and mind of a newly adopted pet named McKinley.


Ms. Turtle the Babysitter by Valeri Gorbachev

Join Ms. Turtle on her babysitting adventures with the little frogs in this beginning reader with simple sentences for new readers.


Benny and Penny in Lights Out! by Geoffrey Hayes

At bedtime, two mouse siblings take turns telling stories and calming night fears.


Hippo and Rabbit in Three Short Tales by Jeff Mack

Friends Hippo and Rabbit spend the day together having breakfast, playing on the swings, and waiting for a thunderstorm to end.


Fabian Escapes by Peter McCarty

While Hondo the dog stays home and enjoys his usual pursuits, Fabian the cat escapes out the window and has many adventures.


Picture Day by Susan Nees

After her mother helps with her outfit, Missy is afraid her school picture will not be special this year.


Duck! Rabbit! by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

Two unseen characters argue about whether the creature they are looking for is a rabbit or a duck.



Recess at 20 Below by Cindy Lou Aillaud

How cold does it have to be before Alaskan kids stay inside for recess? Told from a child’s perspective, the reader finds out how children prepare to play outside for recess when it is 20 below zero! 


Be My Neighbor by Maya Ajmera

A simple introduction to the characteristics of a neighborhood.


Every Planet Has a Place: A Book About Our Solar System by Rebecca Baines

The Earth is just one of many planets in our solar system. Why is this planet the perfect place for us to live? Which are the "gas planets?" And why have we changed what we think of Pluto? Will I ever live on Mars? Find the answers to these questions and many more.


Living Sunlight: How Plants Bring the Earth to Life by Molly Bang and Penny Chisholm

Explains the cyclical relationship between photosynthesis in plants and respiration in animals.


Butterflies by Nic Bishop

Butterflies are an endless source of fascination, especially when looked at very close up. With breathtaking full-page images and simple, engaging text, Nic introduces young readers to the beauty and diversity of these amazing insects.


Amazing Giant Sea Creatures: Swim with the Whales, Dolphins, and Sharks by Marie Greenwood

Provides an introduction to the largest creatures found in the ocean, including the lion's mane jellyfish, the great white shark, the sperm whale, and the giant squid.


Animal School: What Class Are You? by Michelle Lord

Rhyming text introduces young readers to the five classes of vertebrates, describing the characteristics of reptiles, fish, mammals, birds, and amphibians.


If You Decide to Go to the Moon by Faith McNulty
Are you interested in outer space? Read this book to take an imaginary trip out of this world. “Three, two, one, blastoff!”


Friendliness by Lucia Raatma

This book is part of the “Character Education” series, and explains many ways friendliness can be shown.


Carolina’s Story: Sea Turtles Get Sick Too! by Donna Rathmell

This true story introduces the reader to a critically ill loggerhead sea turtle. She is cared for and nursed back to health at the Sea Turtle Hospital, which is located at the South Carolina Aquarium.


Bartlett Public Library District
800 S. Bartlett Road
Bartlett, IL 60103
Main: 630.837.2855
Adult: 630.837.3560
Youth & Teen: 630.837.3348
Monday-Thursday: 12pm - 8pm
Friday: 10am - 6pm
Saturday: 9am - 5pm
Sunday: 12pm - 5pm