1st Grade Reading List

Reading Lists for 1st Grade

With first graders, you should begin to introduce to them the concept of the title, table of contents, authors, and illustrators. It is also a good time for discussing the difference between fiction and non-fiction books. Discussing the stories after they are read are a great way to make sure that children comprehend what is being read. For 100 tips and activities for the 1st grade, you can download this free publication: http://www.ed.gov/pubs/CompactforReading/pdf/first/first.pdf

Here is the suggested reading list for 1st grade.

1. Arthur, Marc Brown

2. The Giving Tree, Shel Silverstein

3. Where the Sidewalk Ends, Shel Silverstein

4. The Velveteen Rabbit, Margery Williams

5. The Little Red Hen, Paula Galdone

6. The Mitten, Alvin Tresselt

7. The Patchwork Quilt, Valerie Flournoy

8. Are you my Mother, Phillip Eastman

9. Blueberries for Sal, Robert McCloskey

10. Caps for Sale, Esphyr Sloodkina

11. The Three Pigs, David Wiesner

12. Don’t Call Me Pig, Conrad Storad

13. Frog Prince, Sindy McKay

14. Young Cam Jansen & The Lost Toot, David Adler

15. Mad About Madeline: The Complete Tales, Ludwig Bemelmans

16. Timothy Goes to School, Rosemary Wells

17. Does the Moon Change Shape, Meish Goldish

18. A Kiss for Little Bear, Minarik/Sendak

19. Bunny Bunny, Kirsten Hall

20. Go, Dog, Go!, P.D. Eastman

21. Run to the Rainbow, Margaret Hillert

22. And to Think That I Saw it on Mulberry Street, Dr. Seuss

23. Angus and the Ducks, Marjorie flack

24. Fables, Arnold Lobel

25. Happy Prince and Other Fairy Tales, Oscar Wilde

26. McGuffey’s Primer, William McGuffey

27. Animals Should Definitely Not Wear Clothing, Judi Barrett

28. Flat Stanley, Jeff Brown

29. Richard Scarry’s Please and Thank You, Richard Scarry

30. That Summer, Tony Johnston

Some other activities can include having your children act out their favorite stories, making their own books with different endings, or putting on puppet shows that are based on the stories they’ve read.