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Ages 6-8

Books Every First Grader Should Know

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Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst
Recounts the events of a day when everything goes wrong for Alexander.
Baseball Fever = Fiebre Del Béisbol by  Sindy McKay
Parallel English and Spanish texts = Textos paralelos en inglés y español. ________ When Jason gets sick and can't play in an important baseball game, everyone helps him feel better.
Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! by Mo Willems
No matter how hard he pleads and begs, the pigeon is not supposed to drive the bus while the driver is away, but pigeon tries every persuasive trick a young child knows to get you to say, "Yes."Lexile-120L
Hair Love by  Matthew A Cherry
A little girl's daddy steps in to help her arrange her curly, coiling, wild hair into styles that allow her to be her natural, beautiful self.
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Joffe Numeroff
Relating the cycle of requests a mouse is likely to make after you give him a cookie takes the reader through a young child's day.
In the Ocean by  Jennifer Szymanski
Describes the plants and animals that live in the world's oceans.
Kecko the Gecko by  Sindy McKay
Matt takes his pet gecko to school, and disaster almost strikes when the gecko escapes. Matt and his friends try to catch the gecko as it runs around the classroom, hoping their teacher won't notice. In the end Matt learns a valuable lesson, and the class learns a lot about geckos--Back cover.
No, David! by David Shannon
A young boy is depicted doing a variety of naughty things for which he is repeatedly admonished, but finally he gets a hug.
One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish by Dr. Seuss
A story-poem about the activities of such unusual animals as the Nook, Wump, Yink, Yop, Gack, and the Zeds.
The Lion and the Mouse by Jerry Pinkney
In this wordless retelling of an Aesop fable, an adventuresome mouse proves that even small creatures are capable of great deeds when he rescues the King of the Jungle.
The Mitten: a Ukrainian folktale by Jan Brett
Several animals sleep snugly in Nicki's lost mitten until the bear sneezes.
The Rainbow Fish by  Marcus P. Fister
The most beautiful fish in the entire ocean discovers the real value of personal beauty and friendship.
Updated 06/27/2022