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Incredible Reads for 1st Graders

 

Fiction

Lion Lessons by Jon Agee

Learning to be a liontakes some serious lessons, but luckily, this kid has a teacher who is a real pro!

 

88 Instruments by Chris Barton

A little boy can't choose which instrument to play, so he decides to try them all.

 

Everything Goes: Henry on Wheels by B.B. Bourne

Henry is going on a bike ride all by himself through the neighborhood.

 

Eddie the Bully by Henry Cole

When a new student comes to class one day, everyone prepares for the worst. But does she have a way to stop Eddie, “the meanest kid in class,” from bullying?

 

The Day the Crayons Came Home by Drew Daywalt

One day, Duncan is happily coloring with his crayons when a stack of postcards arrives in the mail from his former crayons, each of which has run away or been left behind, and all of which want to come home.

 

Dragon Was Terrible by Kelly DiPucchio

We all know dragons are terrible, but this one is especially terrible. The king, the knights, and the villagers are desperate to take down this beast once and for all. But sometimes it's up to the unlikeliest of heroes to tame a dragon this terrible.

 

Wolfie the Bunny by Ame Dyckman

The Bunny family has adopted a wolf son, and daughter Dot is the only one who realizes Wolfie can--and might--eat them all up! Dot tries to get through to her parents, but they are too smitten to listen. A new brother takes getting used to, and when (in a twist of fate) it's Wolfie who's threatened, can Dot save the day?

 

The Secret Life of Squirrels by Nancy Rose

Mr. Peanuts invites his cousin to visit and prepares for his arrival by cleaning house, baking a cake, and taking a bath.

 

Scaredy Squirrel at Night by Mélanie Watt

Instead of fighting germs, our lovable friend now fights his inner demons.  With a Bad Dream Action Plan to avoid sleep, will our hero find sweet dreams?

 

 

Nonfiction

Good Trick, Walking Stick! by Sheri Bestor

Walking sticks are among the world’s most fascinating insects. With a simple story, perfect for read-alouds, this scientific look at a walking stick’s life-cycle will captivate budding entomologists.

 

The Sun and the Moon by Carolyn DeCristofano

With beautiful illustrations and engaging text, The Sun and the Moon will guide young readers into a deeper understanding of their observations of the sun and the moon. Featuring a find-out-more section with instructions on how to keep an observation log and how to make moon ice, this book will begin children's explorations of the sun and the moon.

 

Born in the Wild: Baby Mammals and Their Parents by Lita Judge

Needing food, shelter, love and family, this delightful book shows children how baby animals are not so different from us.

 

Meet the Dogs of Bedlam Farm by Jon Katz

Welcome to Bedlam Farm! Meet Rose, Izzy, Frieda, and Lenore, four dogs that work hard on the farm doing various jobs. Just as each dog has a different role on the farm, each has a unique story.

 

Pets at the White House by Marge Kennedy

Looks at the variety of pets kept by American presidents in the White House President Wilson's sheep and President Coolidge's raccoon.

 

Dewey: There’s a Cat in the Library! by Vicki Myron

When librarian Vicki Myron finds a young kitten abandoned in the Spencer Library return box, she nurses him back to health, deciding then and there that he will be their library cat, and naming him, appropriately, Dewey Readmore Books.

 

From Peanut to Peanut Butter by Robin Nelson

Looks at the process behind making peanut butter from planting and growing the peanuts to harvesting, sorting, shelling, roasting, mixing, packaging, transporting and finally eating as a snack.

 

Daylight Starlight Wildlife by Wendell Minor

Read about amazing critters large and small as the day turns to night.    

 

 

 
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