1st Graders are learning to read on their own and need practice reading, but they also need to be read to. They are ready for more complex stories than can be written for beginner readers so the best way to get 1st graders to read more complex stories with rich vocabulary is to read aloud a variety of great books. I’ve compiled a list of favorite 1st grade read aloud Chapter books to get you started.
Note: For your convenience I’ve made it into a free printable book mark so you can easily bring it along to the library.
1st Grade Read Aloud Chapter BooksThe Mouse and the Motorcycle by Beverly Cleary
How to Eat Fried Worms by Thomas Rockwell
My Father's Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett
Frog and Toad Are Friends by Arnold Lobel
Charlotte's Web by E.B. White
The Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder Virginia Lee Burton
Mr. Popper's Penguins by Richard and Florence Atwater
The Complete Tales of Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne
The Little House by Virginia Lee Burton
8 Class Pets + 1 Squirrel ÷ 1 Dog = Chaos by Vivian Vande Velde
A bear called Paddington by Michael Bond
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
The Indian in the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks
Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl
Tales of Desperaux by Kate DiCamillo
Detectives in Togas by Henry Winterfeld
Mountain Born by Elisabeth Yates
Freckle Juice by Judy Bloom
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Download Favorite 1st Grader Read Aloud Chapter BooksTo make it easies to pick out books at the library I made a printable from this list. Just pick the style you like and print that page. Fold in half and laminate for a convenient bookmark. Use a dry erase markers to cross off series you are finished with or your child didn’t particularly enjoy. You can also have your child note what book they are on in the series to make picking books up at the library a breeze!
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Did I miss your favorite 1st Grade Read Aloud Book? I’d love to hear what your families favorite read alouds are for this age. Just leave me the book name and author in the comments section!