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Suggested Michigan Stories For First Grade


Explore this selection of books either about Michigan or written by authors with ties to Michigan. Books are suggested for First Grade, but remember that each reader is different and might find something interesting at another level.

Alien ice cream by David Anthony

In this first adventure, the heroes try to keep their cool on the hottest day of the year. Soon, however, they discover that not all ice cream is created equal. Some is created by mysterious aliens who have plans to take over the world.

An A from Miss Keller by Patricia Polacco

Trisha wants to write something that will please her demanding writing teacher, who is rumored to have never given a student an A.

Recounts the life of Petosegay, an Ottawa Indian chief, who gave his name to the small town in northern Michigan--Petoskey--where a unique stone can be found along its shores.

The Michigan counting book by Kathy-Jo Wargin

Following the footsteps of the wildly popular M is for Mitten, children who have learned their ABCs will now have fun learning how to count. The Michigan Counting Book goes up to the number 12, but there are a dozen more reasons to share this book with a young child. You can count on it.

Stranger in the woods by Carl R Sams

This winter-wonderland adventure is filled with beautiful photographs depicting the animals of the forest as they venture out toward a new snowman built by two children. There, they find different types of food such as nuts and seeds in his hat, and a carrot nose.