Grade 1 - Librarian's Reading Suggestions

When Sophie Gets Angry - Really, Really Angry... Molly Bang
The Turtle and the Hippopotamus Kate Banks
I Love My Mommy / I Love My Daddy Sebastien Braun
Snowmen at Night Caralyn Buehner
Would You Rather John Burningham
Sweet Hearts Jan Carr
First Graders from Mars Shana Corey
Flora’s Surprise Debi Gliori
The Dinosaur’s New Clothes Diane Goode
Hot City Barbara Joose
Froggy series Jonathan London
Bittle Patricia MacLachlan and Emily MacLachlan
Bronto Eats Meat Peter Maloney
Tippy-Toe, Chick Go! George Shannon
If I Were a Lion Sarah Weeks
Wait! No Paint! Bruce Whatley

Suggested Authors for 1st Grade Readers

Marc Brown
Ruth Brown
Nancy Carlson
Lynn Cherry
Sook Nyul Choi
Rod Clement
Ying Chang Compestine
John Coy
Pamela Duncan Edwards
Karen English
Diane Goode
Keven Henkes
Leo Lionni
Arnold Lobel
James Marshall
David McPhail
Cynthia Rylant
William Steig
Rosemary Wells

Family Read-Alouds

The Fairie’s Gift Tanya Robyn Batt
Skip Across the Ocean Collected by Floella Benjamin
Animals, Animals Eric Carle
Smile a Lot Nancy Carlson
Ananse and the Lizard Pat Cummings
The Princess and the Frog Will Eisner
The Boy Who Drew Cats adapted by Margaret Hodges
Round Trip Ann Jonas
Atlantic G. Brian Karas
Learning to Swim in Swaziland Nila Leigh
Will Moses’ Mother Goose Will Moses
Love You Forever Robert Munsch
Officer Buckle and Gloria Peggy Rathman
The Little Red Hen (Makes a Pizza) Philemon Sturges
Children from Australia to Zimbabwe Maya Ajmera & Anna Rhesa Versole
The Velveteen Rabbit Margery Williams