1st Grade Reading List

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A Sick Day for Amos McGee
Artist/Author/Cast:
Stead, Philip C.; Stead, Erin E. (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JP Stead
Description:

Zookeeper Amos McGee always makes time to visit his friends who live at the zoo until the day he stays home because he is sick.

The Stray Dog
Artist/Author/Cast:
Simont, Marc
Call Number:
JP Simont
Description:

A family befriends a stray dog, names him Willy, and decides to keep him.

Swirl by Swirl: Spirals in Nature
Artist/Author/Cast:
Sidman, Joyce; Krommes, Beth (Illustrator)
Call Number:
J811.54 S5688s 2011
Description:

Celebrates the shape of a spiral in nature, from rushing rivers to flower buds and even the shape of an ear.

Ten Apples Up on Top!
Artist/Author/Cast:
LeSieg, Theo
Call Number:
JER LeSieg
Description:

A lion, a dog, and a tiger balance apples on their heads.

Thank You, Omu!
Artist/Author/Cast:
Mora, Oge
Call Number:
JP Mora
Description:

Everyone in the neighborhood dreams of a taste of Omu's delicious stew! One by one, they follow their noses toward the scrumptious scent. And one by one, Omu offers a portion of her meal. Soon the pot is empty. Has she been so generous that she has nothing left for herself?

Tikki Tikki Tembo
Artist/Author/Cast:
Mosel, Arlene; Lent, Blair (Illustrator)
Call Number:
J398.20951 M898ti 1968
Description:

A little boy falls in a well and almost drowns, all thanks to his too-long name!

Turtle and Snake's Day at the Beach
Artist/Author/Cast:
Spohn, Kate
Call Number:
JER Spohn
Description:

Turtle and Snake go to the beach, where they and some other animals participate in a sandcastle-making contest.

Vulture View
Artist/Author/Cast:
Sayre, April Pulley; Jenkins, Steve (Illustrator)
Call Number:
J598.92 S2755v 2007
Description:

Spend the day with a turkey vulture, and discover what an important ecological role these birds play.

Wacky Wednesday
Artist/Author/Cast:
Booth, George (Illustrator); Seuss, Dr.; LeSieg, Theo
Call Number:
JER LeSieg
Description:

Drawings and verse point out the many things that are wrong one wacky Wednesday.

Water Is Water: A Book About the Water Cycle
Artist/Author/Cast:
Paul, Miranda; Chin, Jason (Illustrator)
Call Number:
J551.48 P3246w 2015
Description:

A spare, poetic picture book follows a group of children as they move through all the different phases of the water cycle, from rain to fog to snow to mist.

We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga
Artist/Author/Cast:
Sorell, Traci; Lessac, Frané (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JP Sorell
Description:

Follows a full year of Cherokee celebrations and experiences, describing how the Cherokee Nation expresses thanks and reflects on struggles all year long.

Whose Nest Is This?
Artist/Author/Cast:
Roemer, Heidi Bee; McLennan, Connie (Illustrator)
Call Number:
J591.564 R7154w 2009
Description:

Describes the many different types of nests found in nature, including those built by such creatures as hummingbirds, sea turtles, harvest mice, flamingos, alligators, and bees.

Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears: A West African Tale
Artist/Author/Cast:
Aardema, Verna; Dillon, Leo (Illustrator); Dillon, Diane (Illustrator)
Call Number:
J398.245 A1133wh 1978
Description:

West African legend of why the mosquito has a guilty conscience for all the trouble she caused by telling a lie.

Wolf in the Snow
Artist/Author/Cast:
Cordell, Matthew
Call Number:
JP Cordell
Description:

When a wolf cub and little girl are lost in a snowstorm they must find their way home.

Yoko
Artist/Author/Cast:
Wells, Rosemary
Call Number:
JP Wells
Description:

Yoko's mother has packed her a wonderful lunch, but her classmates make fun of her.

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Reading Suggestions for 1st Graders from the Weber County Library