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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.
George and Martha by James Marshall
Relates several episodes in the friendship of two hippopotamuses.
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.
Little Bear by Else Holmelund Minarik
Little Bear's four adventures include taking a trip to the moon and having a birthday party.Lexile 370
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Little Bear
Stellaluna by Janell Cannon
After she falls headfirst into a bird's nest, a baby bat is raised like a bird until she is reunited with her mother. Lexile 550
The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss
It's a rainy day and Dick and Sally can't find anything to do . . . until the Cat in the Hat unexpectedly appears and turns their dreary afternoon into a fun-filled extravaganza! Lexile 430
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 Little House by Virginia Lee Burton
A country house is unhappy when the city, with all its buildings and traffic, grows up around her.
The Little Red Hen by Paul Galdone
The little red hen finds none of her lazy friends willing to help her plant, harvest, or grind wheat into flour, but all are eager to eat the cake she makes from it.
The Mitten by Jan Brett
Several animals sleep snugly in Nicki's lost mitten until the bear sneezes.
We Are in A Book! by Mo Willems
Gerald and Piggie discover the joy of being read. But what will happen when the book ends?
Updated 04/29/2019