first grade

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.

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"--.

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.

Check out these great sports-themed titles. Books are suggested for First Grade, but remember that every Reader is different, and may find something interesting at another level.

Don't throw it to Mo! by David A Adler

Mo is the youngest kid on the Robins football team. The kids on the rival team tease him for being a 'butterfingers' who's too tiny to catch the ball. But Mo's coach has a plan up his sleeve to turn Mo's little size into a big win for the Robins.

While everyone in Fairyland is getting ready for the Fairy Olympics, Jack Frost's goblins steal the Sports Fairies' magic objects and mix the stables all up. Can Rachel and Kirsty help Helena the Horseriding Fairy rein things in?

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.

 

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

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.

Sometimes we just want to read about what's familiar or what's possible. Here are some suggestions for books that feature a high level of realism. You probably won't find many dragons or wizards or outer space adventures here. Books are suggested for First Grade, but remember that each Reader is different, and might find something interesting at another level.

On a day when everything goes wrong for him, Alexander is consoled by the thought that other people have bad days too. Check out the feature film inspired by the book, as well as Alexander's other adventures.

Big bug surprise by Julia Gran

Prunella knows so much about insects that people get bored listening to her talk, but when her classroom fills up with bees during show-and-tell, Prunella saves the day. Includes facts about insects. For factual books about bugs, check in J595.

 

Truth is sometimes stranger than fiction. Explore these fascinating stories about real people. Books are suggested for First Grade, but remember that each Reader is different, and might find something interesting at another level.

An inspirational tribute to Anne Frank describes how, after being deprived of the outdoors for years, she found hope and courage while hiding in the secret annex by glimpsing the branches of a tall chestnut tree through an attic window.

A biography of astronomer Annie Jump Cannon who helped develop the system for classifying the temperature of stars. Other astronomers of interest: Henrietta Leavitt, Galileo, Eratosthenes.

Great First Grade Reads

First graders, here are some great books just for you!

Young Cam Jansen and the missing cookie by David A. Adler; illustrated by Susanna Natti

Hi! Fly Guy by Tedd Arnold

Inside, outside, upside down by Stan and Jan Berenstain

Mine's the best by Crosby Bonsall

Biscuit finds a friend by story by Alyssa Satin Capucilli; pictures by Pat Schories

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