September 17, 2020 | strande
The following titles focus on sports and active play for your beginning reader.
When his best friend Sue finds a new friend at school, Pete feels dejected until Sue invites everyone to play together.
Jackson loves baseball, but a bee in the outfield causes him to miss a fly ball, and the game is stopped until the bee finally departs.
Part of the Starting Line Readers series.
September 17, 2020 | strande
Trying to satisfy a princess-obsessed reader? Look no further. The following titles are full of royalty and mythical creatures, and some ordinary characters with extraordinary flair.
In this classic fairy tale, retold with a twist, Hansel and Gretel are eat a lot of junk food and aren't very active. Their father, the woodcutter, plans a trip for them to the woods for exercise. But the children get lost and discover a hungry--but health-conscious--witch!
Part of the Tadpoles Fairy Tale Twists series.
February 5, 2019 | strande
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 won't find many dragons or wizards or outer space adventures here, but you will find stories about things that really could happen. Books are suggested for First Grade, but since every Reader is different, you might find something interesting at another level. For more suggestions, you can always ask a librarian.
On the day of the talent show, a boy is ready to sing his song, and he isn't one bit scared because he has practiced a billion times, plus he's wearing his lucky blue boots and his pants with all ten pockets. But as all of the other kids perform before him, he gets more and more nervous.
Barkus is a large and very smart dog who comes to live with seven-year-old Nicky when Nicky's Uncle Everton goes traveling--and soon he is a family and school favorite.
For more Barkus, check out Dog Dreams.
February 16, 2016 | jonesw
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.
From the back of the bus, an African American child watches the arrest of Rosa Parks.
In 1801, in Chesire, Massachusetts, Elder John Leland organizes his fellow townspeople to make a big cheese for President Jefferson who up until that time had been forced to eat inferior cheeses.
February 15, 2016 | Michelle
Put on your detective cap and get sleuthing with one of these mystery stories. Books are suggested for First Grade, but remember that each reader is different and might find something interesting at another level.
One by one, three brave little bears have second thoughts about exploring the interior of a spooky old tree.
While Cam's Aunt Molly is competing in a comedy contest, the expensive plate the winner will receive disappears, and Cam and Eric set out to find it before the contest is over.
February 12, 2016 | Michelle
Looking for a good read in a comic book format? Try checking out one of these daring graphic novels. Books are suggested for First Grade, but remember that each reader is different, and might find something interesting at another level.
When a package for his neighbor shows up at his house, Arf has to see what's inside. The package leads him to more trouble including the discovery of a couple of crooks and buried treasure.
Chi is a mischievous newborn kitten who on a leisurely stroll with her family finds herself lost and alone. Seperated from the warmth and protection of her mother, she desperately attempts to reunite with her family of feral cats. When the kitten feels all hope is lost, she is found in a park by a young boy named Yohei and his mother.
January 26, 2016 | ms.amelia
Ready for goosebumps and crazy creatures? Here's a collection of spooky stories featuring unexpected creatures and adventures. Books are suggested for First Grade readers and listeners, but remember that each child is different and might find something interesting at another level.
Finn and Cara live by the sea in Ireland. When their daid makes a small curragh for them, he warns them to never go to Fog Island, a dark and dangerous place. But one day, while out in the boat, a fog envelopes the siblings and strong currents carry them to the island.
Learn what zombies look like, where they come from, what they eat, what zombies in other countries are like, and the best thing about being a zombie.
January 26, 2016 | visnawj
Looking for something to read that will tickle your funny bone? Try one of these humorous books. Some titles will give you a chuckle, while others will make you burst out with laughter. Books are suggested for First Grade, but remember that each reader is different and might find something interesting at another level.
This collection of five stories about a family of silly people is based on noodle folklore from America, India, Japan, Korea, and the Arabian Nights.
A literal-minded housekeeper causes a ruckus in the household when she attempts to make sense of some instructions.
January 21, 2016 | jonesw
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.
Follow 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.
January 15, 2016 | visnawj
Looking for superheroes like Wonder Woman and Spider-Man? Try checking out one of these super-powered stories. Books are suggested for First Grade, but remember that each reader is different, and might find something interesting at another level.
When aliens attack Earth, Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, and Hulk must stop the aliens from taking over the world.
Bathman saves rubber Ducky from the evil Cap'n Squeegee.