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Books Every First Grader Should Know

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Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin
Explores the love dragons have for tacos, and the dangers of feeding them anything with spicy salsa!
Enemy Pie by  Derek Munson
Hoping that the enemy pie which his father makes will help him get rid of his enemy, a little boy finds that instead it helps make a new friend.
Frog's Lucky Day by Eve Bunting
"A beginning reader book containing two stories in which Frog and his friends try to find the end of the rainbow and Frog looks for a new pond when an unwelcome visitor won't leave his"-- Provided by publisher.
In the Ocean by  Jennifer Szymanski
Describes the plants and animals that live in the world's oceans.
Jack Goes West by Mac Barnett
Jack and the Lady take the train West to visit a dude ranch. One night, there's a bank robbery next door, and Jack is pegged as the bandit. But thanks to Jack's new rope tricks, the real robber is caught, and Jack leaves the Wild West a free rabbit with a big secret.
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.
Peanut Butter & Cupcake! by Terry Border
Peanut Butter sets out with his soccer ball to find a friend after moving to a new town, but everyone from Hamburger to Soup seems to be too busy to play.
Raindrops Roll by April Pulley Sayre
In her latest gorgeously photo-illustrated nonfiction picture book, celebrated author April Pulley Sayre sheds new light on the wonders of rain, from the beauty of a raindrop balanced on a leaf to the amazing, never-ending water cycle that keeps our planet in perfect ecological balance.
Spiders by Gail Gibbons
There are over thirty thousand kinds of spiders in the world--small and large, colorful or gray--and they live, hunt, and adapt in different ways. A number of different species and spider behaviors are highlighted in this book, accompanied by clear, labeled illustrations and important vocabulary.--Publisher's description.
The Frog Prince : From the Stories by the Brothers Grimm by  Sindy McKay
As payment for retrieving the princess's ball, the frog exacts a promise which the princess is reluctant to fulfill.
Wallace and Grace and the Cupcake Caper by Heather Alexander
"When Monty the chipmunk's cupcake is stolen, owl detectives Wallace and Grace try to find "whoo-done-it.""
What This Story Needs is a Pig in a Wig by Emma J. Virjan
Illustrations and rhyming text introduce an increasing, then decreasing, cast of characters sharing a boat in a moat with a pig in an enormous wig.
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Pig in a Wig
Updated 03/03/2023