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Entering 1st Grade






Independent reading
(Parents: There’s a good list of books organized by the guided reading level at http://home.comcast.net/~ngiansante/index.htmlLevels for the books on this list are included here.)

Browne - I like books! (D)

Capucilli – Biscuit’s new trick (series) (G)

Carle – Have you seen my cat? (B)


Christelow – Five little monkeys jumping on the bed (E)

Eastman - Go, dog, go (E)

Keller – A bed full of cats (H)

Krauss – The carrot seed (G)

Lopshire – Put me in the zoo (H)

Maccarone – Soccer game (F)

Martin – Panda bear, panda bear, what do you see? (C)


Mayer – All by myself (E)

McPhail – A bug, a bear, and a boy (F)

Minarik – A kiss for Little Bear (J)

Moran – Six silly foxes (D)

Seuss – The foot book (E)

Willems - Elephant & Piggie books (F)


Williams – I went walking (C)

“Rookie Readers” series by various authors: Dobkin, Greene, Matthias…

Picture Books


All the books below are written by major authors and they’ve written many other titles~
they are appropriate for all ages to read together. 

Asch – Happy birthday moon 

Brett – The umbrella

Carle –The very busy spider

Cronin – Click, clack, moo: cows that type

De Paola – Strega Nona

Ehlert – Planting a rainbow

Henkes – Owen

Hutchins – The doorbell rang

Lionni – Swimmy 

McCloskey – Make way for ducklings

McPhail – Edward and the pirates 

Munsch – We share everything!

Numeroff - If you give a mouse a cookie

Polacco – Thunder cake 

Rey – Curious George

Seuss – Horton hatches the egg

Shannon - No, David!

Steig – Sylvester and the magic pebble 

Van Allsburg – Jumanji 

Wells – Bunny cakes

Willems – Don’t let the pigeon drive the bus

Yolen – Owl moon 

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