November 12, 2022
First Grade Read Alouds Picture Books

First Grade Read Alouds Picture Books


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Looking for some really great first grade read alouds picture books? Here are some MUST READ first grade picture books¬†that include classic books like Alexander and the Terrible No Good Very Bad Day and new favorites like Marshmallow Incident or Whent the Library Lights are Out.¬† Plus, to help speed up your trip to the library, we’ve made a free printable of these¬†1st grade picture books.¬† Simply print¬†picture books for 1st graders¬†and you are ready to find your next favorite book!
Looking for some really great first grade read alouds picture books? Here are some MUST READ first grade picture books that include classic books like Alexander and the Terrible No Good Very Bad Day and new favorites like Marshmallow Incident or Whent the Library Lights are Out.  Plus, to help speed up your trip to the library, we've made a free printable of these 1st grade picture books.  Simply print picture books for 1st graders and you are ready to find your next favorite book!

First Grade Read Alouds Picture Books

1st Graders are learning to read on their own and need practice reading, but they also need to be read to. At this age, grade 1 students are ready for more complex stories and vocabulary, but they still enjoy seeing beautiful illustrations that make stories come alive to them. With all the varied needs of first graders, I‚Äôve compiled several lists of¬† first grade read alouds picture books to continue to nurture a love of reading. Whether you are a parent, teacher, or homeschooler, you will love this handy¬†first grade picture books. Plus we’ve created a printable¬†1st grade picture books list so you can pick them up at your local library or bookstore.

First grade Picture Books

Start by scrolling to the bottom of the post, under the terms of use and click on the text link that says >> _____ <<. The picture books for first graders pdf file will open in a new window for you to save the freebie and print the template pages. Now you are ready to take your reading list bookmark to the library to grab some great book recommendations.

1st grade picture books

Without further ado, here is the list for you to grab a copy on Amazon or print the first grade reading books.

A Sick Day for Amos McGee by Philip C. Stead tells the story of Amos McGee, a friend to all the animals in the zoo. When he gets sick, his animal friends return the favor of friendship.

A House for Hermit Crab by Eric Carle follows a hermit crab as he struggles to find a place to live and learns an important lesson about growing up.

Giggle, Giggle, Quack by Doreen Cronin revisits the farm animals from Click, Clack, Moo. When Farmer Brown goes on vacation, he asks his brother Bob to take care of the animals, and Duck takes the opportunity to cause a little trouble.

Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak shares the story of a young boy named Max who is sent to his room without supper, and goes on an incredible adventure to the land of the Wild Things.

The Marshmallow Incident by Judi Barrett visits the Town of Left and the Town of Right as they engage in a battle of Marshmallows after an unlucky inhabitant crosses the dotted yellow line dividing them.

The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss tells the story of Sally and her brother, and the chaos that ensues when they are left home alone and a crazy cat wearing a hat pays them a visit.

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst follows a young boy named Alexander as he struggles through a day where everything goes wrong for him.

How I Became a Pirate by Melinda Long shares the story of a young boy named Jeremy Jacobs who meets a pirate crew and learns what it means to live a pirate life.

When the Library Lights Go Out by Megan McDonald follows three puppets as they find adventure in the library after the lights go out and the people go home.

Museum ABC by Metropolitan Museum of Art is an alphabet book that highlights 4 different pieces of artwork for each letter of the alphabet. The back of the book includes information on all of the art shown throughout the book.

The Incredible Book-Eating Boy by Oliver Jeffers is a silly story about a boy named Henry who loves to eat books. The more books that he eats, the smarter he gets, but eventually it leads to a stomachache. .

The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg tells the story of a young boy who gets on a magical train for a trip to the North Pole on Christmas Eve.

Sir Cumference: And the First Round Table by Cindy Neuschwander is a math adventure featuring Sir Circumference, Lady Di Ameter, and their son Radius as they design the perfect table for knights to meet around.

Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans introduces the reader to Madeline, a brave young girl in Paris who lives with eleven other little girls.

Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney tells the story of Alice Rumphius, the Lupine lady, who tossed lupine seeds wherever she went to make the world a more beautiful place.

The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein share the story of a young boy and the generous tree that offers everything she has to make him happy.

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!

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First Grade Printables

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Read aloud books for 1st grade online

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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  1. Arienne Gillette Avatar
    Arienne Gillette

    The link here is to the 1st grade read-alouds, not the picture books! The link on the 1st grade read-aloud page is to that too.