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Entering 2nd grade

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

Arnold – Hi, Fly Guy! (H)

Bonsall – The case of the double cross (series) (K)

Cazet – A snout for chocolate (Grandpa Spanielson's chicken pox stories series) (K)

DiCamillo – Mercy Watson to the rescue (series) (K)

Guest – Iris & Walter (series) (K)

Howe - Pinky & Rex (series) (L)

Klein – Don’t sit on my lunch! (Ready Freddy series) (N)

Lobel - Frog & Toad (series) (K)

Lobel – Grasshopper on the road (L)

Marshall – George and Martha (series) (L)

Mayer – Just for you (and other Little Critter titles) (G)

Miller – Three stories you can read to your dog (K)

Parish - Amelia Bedelia (series) (L)

Rylant - Henry & Mudge (series) (J)

Shaw – Sheep on a ship (series) (G)

Stadler – The adventures of snail at school (J)

Thomas - Good night, good knight (K)

Van Leuween - Amanda pig (series) (J)

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 – Mister Seahorse

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 – The paper bag princess

Peet – Cyrus the unsinkable sea serpent

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