Twaddle Free List of Kindergarten/First Grade Books

Kindergarteners and first graders are curious and creative. To keep their interest and to nurture their already innate sense of curiosity you need to keep your bookshelf stocked with twaddle free books. Allow your child the pleasure of introducing them to Curious George, Madeline or Amelia Bedelia. All three were noted as great childhood friends in my literary world. One book that always brings back the fondest of memories is Corduroy. Who can resist this precious bear who only wanted a home or his adventure with his lost button? What memories do you have from your childhood books? I remember my mom reading me books and each time our cat, Jennifer, would come to sit by us as surely as if we had opened a can of tuna. Books make memories that last a lifetime, so it is important to build the best memories for your child that you can. As precious as these memories will be to them, as parents they will be even more so precious to us.

Below is a list of memory building, twaddle free books to enjoy.

Amelia Bedelia, by Peggy Parish

Blueberries for Sal, by Robert McCloskey

Bread and Jam for Frances, by Russell Hoban

Billy and Blaze, by C.W. Anderson

A Chair for My Mother, by Vera B. Williams

Corduroy, by Don Freeman

The Courage of Sarah Noble, by Alice Dalgliesh

Curious George, by H.A. Rey

Frog and Toad All Year, by Arnold Lobel

Frog and Toad are Friends, by Arnold Lobel

Harry the Dirty Dog, by Gene Zion

Little Bear, by Else Homelund Minarik

The Little Engine that Could, by Watty Piper

The Little House, by Virginia Lee Burton

Madeline, by Ludwig Bemelmans

Make Way for Ducklings, by Robert McCloskey

Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel, by Virginia Lee Burton

The Snowy Day, by Ezra Jack Keats

Stone Soup, by Marcia Brown

Story of Ferdinand, by Munro Leaf

Story About Ping, by Marjorie Flack

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Richele is a Christian homeschooling mom to four children, writer and business owner. Her collegiate background is in educational psychology. Although it never prepared her for playing Candyland, grading science, chasing a toddler, doing laundry and making dinner at the same time.

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