Books for 1st Graders

The following titles are appropriate for those reading at a 1st Grade level. Click the titles to locate or reserve a book.

Picture Books

Move Over, Rover! by Karen Beaumont
When a storm comes, Rover expects to have his doghouse all to himself but finds other animals, including a skunk, come to join him.

I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen
The bear’s hat is gone, and he wants it back. He asks the other animals if they have seen it. Each animal says no, but is everyone telling the truth?

Dog and Bear: Two Friends, Three Stories by Laura Vaccaro Seeger
A tail-wagging dachshund and a multicolored stuffed bear star in three tales about friendship.

Grumpy Bird by Jeremy Tankard
Bird wakes up one morning feeling out of sorts - too grumpy to eat, too grumpy to play, and even too grumpy to fly.

Rhyming Dust Bunnies by Jan Thomas
Bug! Rug! Mug! Hug! These dust bunnies love to rhyme. Well, except for Bob. Bob can never get the rhyme right.

Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! by Mo Willems
When a bus driver takes a break from his route, a very unlikely volunteer springs up to take his place - a pigeon!

I Can Read (ICR) Books

Bones and the Big Yellow Mystery by David Adler
Mr. Green has lost his school bus. Detective Bones gets out his pad, notes the clues, and the search begins. (Part of the Bones series)

Hi! Fly Guy by Tedd Arnold
Boy and fly meet and so begins a beautiful friendship. Or, so begins a very funny friendship! (Part of the Fly Guy series)

Bathtime for Biscuit by Alyssa Capucilli
Everything is ready for Biscuit's bath—everything except Biscuit. He wants to roll in the mud and play with his friend Puddles. (Part of the Biscuit series)

Scat, Cat by Alyssa Capucilli
A lost and lonely cat finally finds its way back home.

Are You My Mother? by P.D. Eastman
A baby bird is born while his mother is away. He sets out to look for her.

Go, Dog, Go! by P.D. Eastman
Different kinds of dogs drive cars, wear hats, run mazes, and have wild parties in treetops.

Mia and the Dance for Two by Robin Farley
Mia and her friends are excited to learn a new dance, but on class day Mia finds herself without a partner.

Dixie by Grace Gilman
Dixie the puppy plays with Emma every day after school until Emma starts memorizing her lines for the school play. (Part of the Dixie series)

Chicken Said, “Cluck!” by Judyann Grant
Earl and Pearl are planting pumpkins. Can Chicken find a way to help?

At the Show by Catherine Hapka
Jill and Apples are going to compete at the horse show. But when Jill catches a glimpse of the competition, she starts to get nervous. (Part of the Pony Scouts series)

Benny and Penny in Just Pretend by Geoffrey Hayes
How can Benny pretend to be a brave pirate when his pesky little sister, Penny, tags along asking for a hug? (Part of the Benny and Penny series)

Penny and her Song by Kevin Henkes
Penny wants to sing after school. But the babies are sleeping, and Mama and Papa are worried that Penny will wake them up. (Part of the Penny series)

Shampoodle by Joan Holub
Rhyming text describes a dog grooming establishment and the uproar kittens cause when they try to explore.

Ling & Ting: Not Exactly the Same! by Grace Lin
Ling and Ting are identical twins, and they stick together. But people can be very different, even if they look exactly the same.

Hippo and Rabbit in Three Short Tales: Brave Like Me by Jeff Mack
Hippo is scared of this. Hippo is scared of that. But Rabbit makes him brave!

Pearl and Wagner: Two Good Friends by Kate McMullan
Friendship isn't always easy. Pearl and Wagner show that they know how to stay friends no matter what. (Part of the Pearl & Wagner series)

Little Bear by Else Holmelund Minarik
Little Bear's adventures include taking a trip to the moon and having a birthday party. (Part of the Little Bear series)

Fancy Nancy and the Boy From Paris by Jane O'Connor
There's a new boy in school, and he's from Paris. But this Parisian may not be as fancy as Nancy expects! (Part of the Fancy Nancy series)

Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish
A literal-minded housekeeper causes chaos in the Rogers household when she attempts to make sense of instructions. (Part of the Amelia Bedelia series)

Henry and Mudge: The First Book of Their Adventures by Cynthia Rylant
A lonely boy finds companionship and love in a big dog. (Part of the Henry & Mudge series)

Mr. Putter and Tabby See the Stars by Cynthia Rylant
Mr. Putter cannot sleep, so he and Tabby go outside and see a wonderful sky full of stars. (Part of the Mr. Putter & Tabby series)

Mittens by Lola Schaefer
Nick helps Mittens the kitten adjust to life in a new home. (Part of the Mittens series)

Tales for Very Picky Eaters by Josh Schneider
James is a very picky eater. His dad has to get creative in order to get James to eat foods he doesn’t think he likes.

The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss
Dick and Sally are stuck in the house with nothing to do…until a giant cat in a hat shows up, transforming the dull day into a madcap adventure.

One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish by Dr. Seuss
Meet fantastically funny creatures like the seven-humped Wump, the winking Yink, the boxing Gox, and more than a few fanciful fish.

Drip, Drop by Sarah Weeks
Pip Squeak's roof is leaking. He tries to catch the water with pots, pans, cups, and cans -- he even tries using a shoe!

Mac and Cheese by Sarah Weeks
Two cats that are as different as night and day are best friends.

Cat the Cat, Who is That? by Mo Willems
An exuberant cat introduces readers to her friends. (Part of the Cat the Cat series)

Today I Will Fly! by Mo Willems
Elephant knows pigs cannot fly, but does Piggy know? (Part of the Elephant & Piggy series)