Suggested Reading List for Students Entering 1st Grade


The Best Bug Parade - Murphy, Stuart J., -- HarperCollins Publishers, c1996. 33p
 A variety of different bugs compare their relative sizes while going on parade.

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom - Martin, Bill, -- Aladdin Paperbacks, 2000, c1989. 38p
 An alphabet rhyme/chant that relates what happens when the whole alphabet tries to climb a coconut tree.

Color Zoo - Ehlert, Lois. -- HarperCollins, c1989. 32p
 Introduces colors and shapes with illustrations of shapes on die-cut pages that form animal faces when placed on top of one another.

Flower Garden - Bunting, Eve, -- Harcourt Brace, 1999. 32p
 Helped by her father, a young girl prepares a flower garden as a birthday surprise for her mother.

The Itsy-Bitsy Spider - Wells, Rosemary. -- Scholastic Press, 1998. 16p
 Retells the traditional nursery rhyme about the itsy bitsy spider that climbs up the waterspout again andagain.

Let's Go, Froggy! - London, Jonathan, -- Viking, 1994. 30p
 Froggy and his father search the house for the mislaid items they will need on their bike trip.

The Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry, And The Big Hungry Bear - Wood, Don, -- Child's Play (International), 1998. 32p
 Little Mouse worries that the big, hungry bear will take his freshly picked, ripe, red strawberry for himself.

Mr. Putter And Tabby Walk The Dog - Rylant, Cynthia. -- Harcourt Brace, c1994. 44p
 When their neighbor Mrs. Teaberry hurts her foot, Mr. Putter and his cat Tabby agree to walk her dog for a week, not knowing what they are in for.

Oh, Look! - Polacco, Patricia. -- Philomel Books, c2004. 32p
 Three goats visit a fair but run home after they seem to encounter a troll.

Olivia - Falconer, Ian, -- Atheneum Books for Young Readers, c2000. 36p
 Whether at home getting ready for the day, enjoying the beach, or at bedtime, Olivia is a feisty pig who has too much energy for her own good.

Toot & Puddle - Hobbie, Holly. -- Little, Brown, c1997. 32p
 Toot and Puddle are best friends with very different interests, so when Toot spends the year traveling around the world, Puddle enjoys receiving his postcards.

Where's Pup? - Dodds, Dayle Ann. -- Dial Books for Young Readers, c2003. 25p
 A circus clown's search for his partner leads him to the top of an acrobatic pyramid, found by unfolding the book's final page.

The Wing On A Flea: A Book About Shapes - Emberley, Ed. -- Little, Brown, c2001. 32p
 Simple rhyming text and illustrations guide the reader to see triangles, rectangles, and circles in everyday things.