1st Grade Reading List

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I See a Cat
Artist/Author/Cast:
Meisel, Paul
Call Number:
JP Meisel
Description:

A dog enjoys barking at a cat, a bee, and especially squirrels in this easy-to-read book.

In the Sea
Artist/Author/Cast:
Elliott, David; Meade, Holly (Illustrator)
Call Number:
J811.54 E4653is 2012
Description:

Collects poems describing the many creatures living in the sea, from the sea horse to the blue whale.

Joseph Had a Little Overcoat
Artist/Author/Cast:
Taback, Simms; Ziefert, Harriet (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JP Taback
Description:

A Jewish man, living in Poland, has a very old overcoat which he recycles several times into a variety of garments.

The Lion and the Mouse
Artist/Author/Cast:
Pinkney, Jerry
Call Number:
J398.2 P6557L 2009
Description:

In this wordless retelling of an Aesop fable, an adventuresome mouse proves that even small creatures are capable of great deeds when he rescues the King of the Jungle.

Little Pea
Artist/Author/Cast:
Corace, Jen (Illustrator); Rosenthal, Amy Krouse
Call Number:
JP Rosenthal
Description:

There's trouble at Little Pea's house: he hates eating his dinner . . . of candy! Still, his parents won't let him have the spinach dessert he loves so much until he does so. Kids, even the ones who don't put up a fuss at the table occasionally (if those even exist), will relish Little Pea.

Mr. Tiger Goes Wild
Artist/Author/Cast:
Brown, Peter (Editor); Brown, Peter
Call Number:
JP Brown
Description:

Wanting to have more fun when he tires of his prim-and-proper existence, staunch Mr. Tiger decides to give in to his wild nature until his antics go too far.

My Friend Rabbit
Artist/Author/Cast:
Rohmann, Eric
Call Number:
JP Rohmann
Description:

Something always seems to go wrong when Rabbit is around, but Mouse lets him play with his toy plane anyway because he is his good friend.

My Tooth Is About to Fall Out
Artist/Author/Cast:
Maccarone, Grace; Lewin, Betsy (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JER Maccarone
Description:

A little girl loses a tooth.

Night Job
Artist/Author/Cast:
Hesse, Karen; Karas, G. Brian (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JP Hesse
Description:

On Friday night, a boy accompanies his father to his night job as the school custodian.

Old Black Fly
Artist/Author/Cast:
Aylesworth, Jim; Gammell, Stephen (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JP Aylesworth
Description:

This fly is on an alphabetical rampage through the house, leaving destruction all around him.

One Day in the Eucalyptus, Eucalyptus Tree
Artist/Author/Cast:
Bernstrom, Daniel; Wenzel, Brendan (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JP Bernstrom
Description:

Gobbled by a snake, a crafty boy finds a find a way out of his predictament by encouraging the snake to eat an increasing number of animals.

Oscar Otter
Artist/Author/Cast:
Benchley, Nathaniel
Call Number:
JER Benchley
Description:

Tells the story of an otter who strays too far from his home and must face danger from other animals in order to make his return.

Owen
Artist/Author/Cast:
Henkes, Kevin
Call Number:
JP Henkes
Description:

Owen's parents try to get him to give up his favorite blanket before he starts school, but when their efforts fail, they come up with a solution that makes everyone happy.

The Party and Other Stories
Artist/Author/Cast:
Ruzzier, Sergio
Call Number:
JP Ruzzier
Description:

Description:Fox and Chick are unlikely friends, but somehow they seem to get along together, even though Fox is calm and thoughtful, and Chick has is hyperactive and flighty.

A Picture for Harold's Room
Artist/Author/Cast:
Johnson, Crockett (Author, Illustrator)
Call Number:
JER Johnson
Description:

Stepping into the picture he has drawn with his purple crayon, Harold continues drawing his way through various adventures.

Pinkerton, Behave!
Artist/Author/Cast:
Kellogg, Steven
Call Number:
JP Kellogg
Description:

Pinkerton may not be the best-trained dog in his class, but his unconventional behavior saves the day when a burglar comes to his house.

Play, Mozart, Play!
Artist/Author/Cast:
Sís, Peter
Call Number:
J780.92 S6223p 2006
Description:

Listen. A little boy named Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is playing the piano. Look. He is playing backward! He is playing blindfolded! Imagine. What must his life be like? Play, Mozart, play!

Pumpkin Circle: The Story of a Garden
Artist/Author/Cast:
Levenson, George; Thaler, Shmuel (Illustrator)
Call Number:
J635.62 L6574p
Description:

Rhyming text and glowing, full-color photos chronicle a pumpkin patch as it grows and changes, from seeds to pumpkins ready to harvest to jack-o'-lanterns and then to seeds again.

Rah, Rah, Radishes!: A Vegetable Chant
Artist/Author/Cast:
Sayre, April Pulley
Call Number:
J641.35 S2755r 2011
Description:

Know any kids who don't like veggies? Here is a book that's sure to change their hungry minds!

Scat, Cat!
Artist/Author/Cast:
Capucilli, Alyssa Satin; Meisel, Paul (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JER Capucilli
Description:

A lost and lonely cat finally finds its way back home.

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Reading Suggestions for 1st Graders from the Weber County Library