January 8, 2022
1st Grade Reading List

1st Grade Reading List


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There are countless books out there to read! You can get books about any topic your child has an interest in – and letting them read things they are interested in will help them want to read more!  But you are also going to want to make sure they read a wide variety to help expand their horizons, introduce lots of rich vocabulary, and expose them to some classic literature.
homeschool 1st Grade Book Recommendations

Book Suggestions for 1st Graders

Here are some suggestions to get you started. This list is by no means exhaustive – not enough hours in the day! But this is a good list of great books that homeschool 1st graders will not want to miss. If you have a favorite 1st Grade Read Alone or Read aloud I’d love it if you left me the suggestion in the comment section!
I will update this list as we read and explore more great books!

1st Grader Read Alone Book Suggestions (Alphabetically by AUTHOR, TITLE)

In 1st Grade kids are able to begin reading themselves. And by the end of 1st grade they can pick up and read many pictures books. Here are some suggestions of books to get you started. But don’t forget to look for books your child has an interest in and check your local library where they can guide you to books at your child’s exact reading level.

  • Armstrong, Jennifer Once Upon a Banana
  • Barrows, Annie and Ivy and Bean
  • Benchley, Nathaniel The Strange Disappearance of Arthur Cluck
  • Berenstain, Stan Berenstain Bear’s New Pup
  • Berenstain Bears and the Spooky Old Tree
  • Bonsall, Crosby and The Day I Had to Play with My Sister
  • Capucilli, Alyssa Bathtime for Biscuit (Series)
  • Cazet, Denys The Octopus
  • Cleary, Beverly Ramona the Pest (series)
  • Cosby, Bill Little Bill Books For Beginning Readers
  • Coeer, Josephina The Josefina Story Quilt
  • Coxe, Molly Big Egg
  • Dorfman, Craig I knew you Could
  • Dubowski, Cathy Pirate School
  • Eastman, P.D.
    • Best Nest
    • Big Dog — Little Dog!
    • Go Dog Go!
    • There’s a Wocket in my Pocket
  • Eastman, Peter Fred & Ted Go Camping
  • French, Jackie Diary of a Wombat
  • Freemon, Don Dandelion
  • Fox, Mem Hattie and the Fox
  • Gorbachev, Valeri Ms. Turtle the Babysitter
  • Hader, Berta and Elmer The Big Snow
  • Hill, Susan Ruby Bakes a Cake
  • Hoban, Lillian Arthur’s Pen Pal
  • Hoban, Russell A Bargain for Frances
  • Hoberman, Mary Ann You Read to Me, I’ll Read to You: Very Short Fairy Tales to Read Together
  • Hoff, Syd
    • Danny and the Dinosaur
    • Sammy the Seal
  • Howe, James Pinky and Rex and the Bully
  • Hutchins, Pat My Best Friend
  • Lobel, Arnold
    • Frog and Toad are Friends
    • Owl at Homes
  • Joffe, Laura If You Give a Mouse a Cookie
  • Little, Jean Emma’s Magic Winter
  • Lopshire, Robert Put Me in the Zoo
  • Marshall, Edward Fox at School
  • McNamara, Margaret First Grade Bunny
  • McCloskey, Robert Make Way for Duckling
  • McPhail, David Edward and the Pirates
  • Meister, Carrie Tiny Goes to the Library
  • Minarik, Elsa Holmelund  Little Bear (Series)
  • Parish, Peggy Amelia Bedelia
  • Perkins,Al The Nose Book
  • Steig, William Amos and Boris
  • Seuss, Dr.
    o The Cat In the Hat o Green Eggs & Ham
  • Skofield, James
    • Detective Dinosaur
    • Detective Dinosaur: Lost and Found
  • Thompson, Laura The Apple Pie That Papa Baked
  • Wells, Rosemary Emily’s First 100 Days of School
  • Willems, Mo There is a Bird on Your Head!
  • Wilson, Karma Bear Snores On


1st Grader Read Aloud Book Suggestions (Alphabetically by AUTHOR, TITLE)

Just about any book can be a good book can be a read aloud as you can explain vocabulary out loud when needed. This is a great chance to expand their horizons and introduce great literature and new vocabulary.

  1. Pertzoff, Alexander Three Names
  2. Ashman, Laim Very last First Time
  3. Atwater, Richard and Florence  Mr. Poppers Penguins
  4. Banks, Lynne Reid The Indian in the Cupboard
  5. Bemelmans, Ludwig Madeline
  6. Benchley, Nathan Sam the Minuteman
  7. Bianco, Margery Williams The Velveteen Rabbit
  8. Burton, Virginia Lee The Little House
  9. Burton, Virginia Lee Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel
  10. Cameron, Ann The Stories Julian Tells
  11. Cooney, Barbara Miss Rumphius
  12. Cummings, Pat Storm in the Night
  13. Dahl, Roald Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
  14. Dalgiesh, Alice The Courage of Sarah Noble
  15. Estes, Eleanor The Hundred Dresses
  16. Flack, Marjorie The Story About Ping
  17. Leaf, Munro The Story of Ferdinand
  18. LeSieg, Theo I Wish I Had Duck Feet
  19. McClosky, Robert Lentil
  20. Marsh, Carole Real Kids, Real Places (wonderful mysteries that interweave historical facts!)
  21. Milne, A.A. The Complete Tales of Winnie the Pooh
  22. Mills, Lauren The Rag Coat
  23. Paola, Tommie de The Clown of god
  24. Potter, Beatrix The Tale of Peter Rabbit
  25. Provensen, Alice Glorious Flight
  26. Roy, Ron A to Z Mysteries (not a classic, but a wide variety of topics to keep your child engaged)
  27. Silverstein, Shel Where the Sidewalk Ends
  28. Silverstein, Shel The Giving Tree
  29. Osborne, Mary Pope The Magic Tree House Series (not a classic, but a wide variety of topics to keep your child engaged)
  30. Say, Allen Grandfather’s Journey
  31. Saint-Exupery, Antoine de The Little Prince
  32. Sendak, Maurice Where the Wild Things Are
  33. Talley, Carol Papa Piccolo
  34. White, E.B. Charlotte’s Web
  35. White, E.B. Stuart Little
  36. Wilder, Laura Ingles Little House on the Prairie
  37. Ziefert,Harriet A New Coat for Anna
  38. McCully, Emily Arnold Mirette on the High Wire
  39. Polacco, Patricia Mrs. Katz and Tush
  40. Wadsworth, Henry Paul Revere’s Ride

And don’t forget to grab your free 1st-4th Grade Book Report Printable 


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First Grade Printables

If you have a 1st grader and you are looking for more fun, hands on 1st grade Worksheets, games and activities to make learning fun – you will love these resources!

FREE Telling Time Puzzles - super cute math game to help kindergarten and first grade students learn to tell time with a clock game for kids! #mathgames #kindergarten #kindergartenmath #1stgrade #grade1math Turn practicing addition into a fun activity as children get to become detectives with these free printable Addition Crack the Code Worksheets. These are perfect for kindergarten and first grade students working on addition within 20. Make learning about shapes for kids fun with this super cute, Shape Bingo. This shape game will help kids go from knowing basic shapes to seeing them in the world around them. Use this shape activity for applying math with toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, and first grade students. Simply print free shapes printables and you are ready to play and learn with a shapes bingo! FREE Money Worksheets - help kids learn what american coins look like with these fun worksheets to work on visual discrimination of quarters, dimes, nickels, pennys, and more! #coins #money #kindergarten

1st Grade Math

Looking for quick and easy magnet experiments for kids? This magnetic field sensory bottle allows toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and 4th graders to explore magnets for kids in a playful way. Kids will be amazed at the power of magnets in this magnet game for kids. This is such a fun science activity for children to explore magnet science experimensts.  Helping children gras the concept of solid liquid gas for kids is tricky - students learn best by seeing and touching and you can't do either with gas. This states of matter for kids project allows you to EASILY introduce  the 3 states of matter for kids using balloons! This solid liquid gas kindergarten, pre-k, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, and up is perfect for summer learning, science lesson, and more. WE've also included a wy to turn this into a density experiment for kids as well!Plus don't miss the printable states of matter worksheet pdf to explore the concept further! Make teaching kids about weather fun and EASY with this free weather unit. These Weather Worksheets help kids explore a variety of weather topics as well as some weather themed worksheet for early math and literacy too. Use these free weather printables as preschool, 1st grade, 2nd, grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade and kindergarten weather worksheets. Simply download pdf file with weather worksheets for kids and you are ready to learn! EPIC solar system project for kids that is easy to make by drawing the milk way galaxy, sun, planets, moon, asteroid belt and more with chalk on the driveway. Cute game idea for memorization too!

1st Grade Science

Dive in to this fun Ocean Animals Lesson filled with fascinating information about the oceans, whales, star fish, sharks, and more amazing creatures. You will find engaging text, science experiments, printable worksheets, life cycles, printable crafts, label the anatomy, report templates, creative writing prompts, beautiful color flashcards, and so much more! Animal Classifications for Kids Cootie Catchers  Learn about our amazing bodies with these human body for kids activities. These human body projects allow children to learn about the heart, muscles, lungs, 5 senses, bones organs, cells, and so much more! In additin to human body activities, we've included human body worksheets and printables to help you complete your anatomy lessons. Use these human body science experiments for preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th graders too.

Grade 1 Science

us presidents coloring pages american-symbols-for-kids-read-color-and-learn Kids will have fun learning about the United States for Kids with these super cute state coloring pages. Each of the free printable, 50 states coloring pages includes a state map, state flags, state flower, state bird, state landmark, and more. Use the united states coloring page with preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and 4th graders. These Simply print 50 states coloring pages pdf and you are ready to play and learn about the usa for kids! Learn about the famous freedom fighter martin luther king jr for kids with this free printable to read, color, and learn. January 18th is Martin Luther King Jr Day which is a great time for learning about  a person who made a difference in this world. Use these martin luther king jr worksheets by their own ormake a reader to go along with Black History Month for Kids, American History for kids, or a 1950s study for preschool, pre k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, and 5th grade students. SImply download pdf file with free martin luther king worksheets and you are ready to make history come alive for elementary age children.

United States Lesson for Kids

Help children learn about the great country of the United States with these free printables. Plus don’t miss all our fun, free, and immersive history lessons for kids


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