Reading Books for First Graders
Books 1st Grade
The Books 1st Grade list includes most of the best books for young adults in 1st grade. This site provides links to free book resources and links to purchase many of the books and additional resources, when available. There are literally millions of titles that could have been placed in this list. Every attempt was made to include only the best teacher-selected titles. These are the books teachers use most often. Over two hundred teachers were polled in order to make the list of the best books for young adults.
If you don’t find what you’re looking for on this list, you might try the book list for 2nd or even 3rd grade. It's undeniable that the difference between a 1st grade book and a 3rd grad book can be quite significant, so I recommend that you select books based on your child's ability level more so than their age. For that reason, I would encourage you to consider looking at grade levels around your targeted age. Gifted children might benefit from something more challenging, and remedial readers might benefit from a title below grade level. Please don't limit yourself to only one grade level.
Book levels are based on reading difficulty, not content or plot. Many books are highly readable but challenging in different ways, typically incorporating symbolism and other important literary devices. It is entirely appropriate to read books above or below the reading level you are targeting if the book challenges the reader in other ways, perhaps in a provocative way. For example, The Catcher in the Rye is certainly a push for fourth grade in terms of content. Perhaps pushing it to seventh or eighth grade may be an option. As you can see, limiting a child to a book, because of a book list or the child's age, is a mistake. Grade-level lists are only guides and careful attention must be taken in order to select proper reading material based on ability and interest rather than a grade recommendation.
Clifford the Big Red Dog Box Set of 16
Clifford the Big Red Dog - Books 1st Grade
Fancy Nancy - Books 1st Grade
Books 1st Grade
1st Grade Level Books
Ant Plays Bear
Ball Book, The
BestCastle Ever, The
Boy and the Goats, The
Bug, a Bear, and a Boy Go to School, A
Chickens on the Farm
Clifford the Big Red Dog
Clifford Makes a Splash
Clifford's Christmas (Clifford the Big Red Dog)
Clifford's First Autumn (Clifford the Big Red Dog)
Clifford's First Easter (Clifford the Big Red Dog)
Clifford's First Halloween (Clifford the Big Red Dog)
Clifford's First Snow Day (Clifford the Big Red Dog)
Clifford's Happy Mother's Day (Clifford the Big Red Dog)
Clifford's Puppy Days
Colors and the Number 1
Colors and the Number 2
Colors and the Number 3
Colors and the Number 4
Colors and the Number 5
Colors and the Number 6
Colors and the Number 7
Colors and the Number 8
Colors and the Number 9
Come to School, Dear Dragon
Count on Clifford (Clifford the Big Red Dog)
Cow That Got Her Wish, The
Fancy Nancy and the Boy from Paris
Fancy Nancy and the Posh Puppy
Fancy Nancy and the Sensational Babysitter
Fancy Nancy at the Museum
Fancy Nancy: Bonjour, Butterfly
Fancy Nancy: Every Day is Earth Day
Fancy Nancy: Heart to Heart
Fancy Nancy: Haloween. . .or Bust!
Fancy Nancy: Pajama Day
Fancy Nancy: Poison Ivy Expert
Fancy Nancy Sees Stars
Fancy Nancy: Spectacular Spectacles
Fancy Nancy: The Dazzling Book Report
Fancy Nancy: The Hundredth Day of School
Five Little Monkeys Sitting in a Tree
Five Silly Fishermen
Fly High, Fly Guy!
Friend for Minerva Louise, A
Green Eggs and Ham
Half and Half
Happy Birthday, Biscuit!
Happy Birthday, Thomas
Hattie and the Fox
Hooray for Fly Guy!
Hop on Pop
How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night?
Hungry Billy Goat, The
Ice Cream Soup
Is Your Mama a Llama?
Joseph Had a Little Overcoat
Little Cowboy and the Big Cowboy, The
Little Red Riding Hood
Milton the Early Riser
Mom for Mayor
Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You?
Miss Bindergarten Takes a Field Trip with Kindergarten
One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish
Pigs on the Farm
Prince's Tooth Is Loose, The
Puppy for Bobby, A
Sam the Garbage Hound
Secret Code, The
Seven Blind Mice
Shape of Me and Other Stuff
Thomas and the School Trip
Turkeys on the Farm
Up, Up, and Away
Very Busy Spider, The
What Are Mountains?
What Are Wedges?
What Do You See?
Willie's Wonderful Pet
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