January 13, 2016 | strande
The following titles may be enjoyed by First Graders. All readers are at different levels and have different interests, so not all titles will appeal to, or be appropriate for, all readers. For additional recommendations ask at the Children's Reference Desk.
Fiction books for First Grade can be found in a variety of locations, including J PICTURE BOOK, J READER, KIDS GRAPHIC NOVEL, and JFICTION. Click on each title for location and availability.
Alex, whose birthday it is, hijacks a story about Birthday Bunny on his special day and turns it into a battle between a supervillain and his enemies in the forest--who, in the original story, are simply planning a surprise party.
Follows the activities of eight wild bears as they find their food and take care of their young.
Princess Pinecone would like a real war horse for her birthday, instead of which she gets a plump, cute pony--but sometimes cuteness can be a kind of weapon, especially in a fight with dodgeballs and spitballs and hairballs and squareballs.
Despite Bear's efforts to ignore his birthday, Mouse will not rest until his friend celebrates. Find more adventures of Bear in J PICTURE BOOK BEC.
Despite a dart-throwing episode at a local pub and a case of mistaken identity, Dodsworth and his mischievous duck companion receive a royal invitation to stay at Buckingham Palace during their trip to London. Dodsworth continues his travels around the world in J READER EGA.
Katie Woo loves her life and lists the many reasons she is so happy. More stories about Katie Woo, and her friend Pedro, can be found in J READER MAN.
Squirrel is determined to have a very fun day with each of his animal friends.
When a girl finds a lost robot in the woods, they become fast friends, but is in for an adventure when a much larger, menacing robot comes to retrieve it.
Hiding her secret identity as a monster-fighting superhero, Princess Magnolia interrupts her fancy tea with the unsuspecting Duchess Wigtower to stop a big blue monster from endangering her kingdom's goats. Follow Princess Magnolia's Adventures in The Perfect Princess Party.
In the bustling city of Paris, a small yet brave dog, Diva, and an adventurous cat named Flea become two unlikely friends.
Nonfiction titles for First Grade can be found on many topics throughout the Children's Nonfiction collection. Click on titles for exact location and availability.
Offers pirate themed nursery rhymes, including "One, Two, Sail Into the Blue," "Cabin Boy Blue," and "This Little Pirate."
From the whippoorwill's call on the first day of spring through the first snowfall, Edna and members of her family gather fruits, berries, and vegetables from the fields, garden, and orchard on their Virginia farm and turn them into wonderful meals. Includes facts about the life of Edna Lewis, a descendant of slaves who grew up to be a famous chef, and five recipes.
Offers instructions for creating seventy-five models using just thirty-five common LEGO bricks, including robots, spacecraft, household objects, goofy faces, and aliens.
Combines quotations on various aspects of freedom from such notables as Anne Frank and Nelson Mandela with artwork by contemporary illustrators, and provides information about the authors and the artists.
This picture book biography tells the story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah, who bicycled across Ghana with only one leg. A fascinating story for anyone interested in hard work and changing the world.
A nonsense verse involving a small boy and a hypothetical stretched giraffe.
A beautifully illustrated introduction to the force that holds us all together.
This nonfiction book for elementary-school-age children details the steps that brought a meteor from outer space, across the eastern US, to the roof of a car in Peekskill, New York, and thereafter to be verified, tested, and exhibited at the American Museum of Natural History. Hartland breaks down complex actions and processes in kid-friendly terms and includes pages of fascinating meteor details. You can also follow a Dinosaur's and a Sphinx's journey to a museum.
Introduces basic concepts in mathematics through the plants, animals, and natural phenomena associated with spring.
An introduction to one of the most famous ballerinas in history describes how she was inspired to pursue dancing after going to the ballet as a child and how her achievements have inspired subsequent generations of dancers. For a more modern ballerina, try When I Grow Up, the story of Misty Copeland.
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.