1st Grade

 

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.

Basketball break by C. C. Joven

Lucas loves basketball, but he repeatedly takes shots that are either too far away or from a bad spot, and the whole team is mad at him--will a benching remind him that sometimes he has to pass the ball?.

Cork & Fuzz : the swimming lesson by 1938- Dori Chaconas

 

Explore this selection of great sci-fi and fantasy reads. Books are suggested for First Grade, but remember that each reader is different and might find something interesting at another level.

Possum loves hanging upside down. It makes him feel new. When Alien tries hanging upside down, the electricity rushes to its head. But these friends stick together, and that's what counts!

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.

 

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 every 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.

Andy Shane hates school, mainly because of a tattletale know-it-all named Dolores Starbuckle, but Granny Webb, who has taken care of him all his life, joins him in class one day and helps him solve the problem.

Find more Andy Shane in JFICTION JACOBSON.

 

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.

This 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.

This biography of astronomer Annie Jump Cannon describes how she helped develop the system for classifying the temperature of stars. Other astronomers of interest include: Henrietta Leavitt, Galileo, and Eratosthenes.

First Grade Books

Officer Buckle and Gloria by Peggy Rathmann

The story about Ping by Marjorie Flack and Kurt Wiese

Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish ; pictures by Fritz Siebel

Arthur's pet business by Marc Brown

The one that got away by Percival Everett ; illustrated by Dirk Zimmer

Henry and Mudge take the big test by story by Cynthia Rylant ; pictures by Sucie Stevenson

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