1st Grade

Interested in reading a story that takes place in a different time period? Try checking out one of these historic tales. Books are suggested for First Grade, but remember that each Reader is different, and might find something interesting at another level.

Back of the bus by Aaron Reynolds

From the back of the bus, an African American child watches the arrest of Rosa Parks.

Boxes for Katje by Candace Fleming

After a young Dutch girl writes to her new American friend in thanks for the care package sent after World War II, she begins to receive increasingly larger boxes.

The 18 penny goose by Sally M Walker

Eight-year-old Letty attempts to save her pet goose from marauding British soldiers in New Jersey during the Revolutionary War.

A collection of five stories about a family of silly people, based on noodle folklore from America, India, Japan, Korea, and the Arabian Nights.

Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish

A literal-minded housekeeper causes a ruckus in the household when she attempts to make sense of some instructions.

Amelia Bedelia suggests that her Mom, who is feeling blue, go on a play date while Amelia Bedelia is doing the same, and then enlists her friends to help make chalk drawings on the house, sidewalk, and more to brighten Mom's day with her favorite things.

Two brothers get two giant hissing cockroaches as pets and then must figure out a way to deal with the resulting population explosion.

Looking for action, adventure, or survival? Try checking out one of these daring tales. Books are suggested for First Grade, but remember that each Reader is different, and might find something interesting at another level.

The adventures of Tom Sawyer by Catherine Nichols

Retells the adventures of a mischievous boy in a Mississippi River town and his friends as they run away from home, paint a fence, and find treasure in a cave.

"Humphrey goes on a backyard camping adventure with his classmates and meets all kinds of outdoor creatures--even some scary ones"--.

Ike's incredible ink by Brianne Farley

Cleaning his room and talking to his best friend while preparing to write what he knows will be an incredible story, little Ike discovers that he is missing just the right ink to get his project underway, a need that requires extraordinary effort to fulfill.

Aliens attack! by Lisa Shea

When aliens attack Earth, Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, and Hulk must stop the aliens from taking over the world.

The amazing adventures of Bathman! by Andrew Thomas Pelletier

Bathman saves rubber Ducky from the evil Cap'n Squeegee.

Big hero 6 by Laura Hitchcock

When a criminal threatens to destroy the fast-paced, high-tech city of San Fransokyo, Hiro designs robotic suits and enhancements for himself and his friends so that they can save the day.

When a gusting wind blows the laundry off the clothesline, Charlie travels the world searching for his favorite scarlet superhero underpants.

On their first assignment, two young tooth fairy sisters journey by night into the huge world of humans to collect Daniel Dangerfield's tooth and fly it safely home.

Barbie and the secret door by Mary Tillworth

Shy princess Alexa works together with a mermaid and a fairy who have lost their powers to save all the magic in the land.

As the school year begins on Mars, Horus the Martian gets off to a rocky start, but soon discovers that first grade is not really as bad as he thought.

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