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BEST 1st Grade Read Aloud Chapter Books

Looking for some great chapter books to read aloud to 1st grade students? Here are a list of the best 1st grade chapter books.

17 GREAT 1st Grade Chapter Books to Read Aloud


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.

BEST 1st Grade Read Aloud Chapter Books

  The 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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To 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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Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of 123 Homeschool 4 Me. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! Beth is also the creator of www.kindergartenworksheetsandgames.com where she shares Kindergarten spedicif worksheets,& educational ideas.

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