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.
I Can Read (ICR) Books
Mo Jackson series by David Adler
Mo Jackson is a little boy with a big passion for sports. He may not be the biggest or the fastest player, but he won't let that stop him from playing.
Young Cam Jensen series by David Adler
Cam's nickname is short for camera because she just has to say "Click!" to remember something. This is a wonderful skill to have when solving mysteries.
Fly Guy series by Tedd Arnold
Boy and Fly meet and so begins a beautiful friendship. Or, so begins a very funny friendship!
Mighty Truck series by Chris Barton
Clarence is a rickety old truck who goes from average to awesome when an unexpected trip through a mysterious truck wash transforms him.
Paddington Bear series by Michael Bond
Paddington sets out with a label around his neck saying "Please Look After This Bear." He is found by the Browns who are just the kind of family to take in a lost bear.
Biscuit series by Alyssa Capucilli
Biscuit is a little, yellow puppy who always wants one more hug.
Andy and Sandy series by Tomie DePaola
When Andy and Sandy first meet on the playground, they are cautious of one another, but soon find a way to become friends.
Charlie the Ranch Dog series by Ree Drummond
Charlie has dangly ears, big fat paws and loves living in the country. He is glad to help on the ranch, after a bacon snack and a nap, of course.
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.
My Weird School series by Dan Gutman
Normal kids + insane teachers = hysterical stories This is an early reader version of the popular series.
Clark the Shark series by Bruce Hale
Clark is a shark with zing, bang, and BOOM! Well-meaning and enthusiastic, he doesn't intend to land in trouble, but he so often does.
Syd Hoff's Danny and the Dinosaur series by Bruce Hale
Danny and the Dinosaur have 100 million years of fun, even if it's just playing hide-and-seek or eating ice cream.
Pony Scouts series by Catherine Hapka
No one loves horses more than Meg. Her family moves from the city to the country and she is soon surrounded by other pony-loving friends and ponies, of course, too!
Benny and Penny series by Geoffrey Hayes
Brother and sister, Benny and Penny, star in this comic book style early reader.
Penny series by Kevin Henkes
Penny is an energetic young mouse with a song she just can't wait to sing.
Work, Dogs, Work by James Horvath
Duke and his construction crew of worker dogs race to build and repair a highway from the city to the beach.
Pinkalicious series by Victoria Kann
Pinkalicious believes everything is better when pink is involved. Her charm and imagination make every adventure pink-a-perfect.
Puppy Sam series by Mary Labatt
Follow Sam, a sweet puppy with many adventures.
Katie Woo series by Fran Manushkin
Katie is a fun, sweet little girl who loves her kitty, Sweet Pea and enjoying life with friends at school.
Marley is one rambunctious, adventurous dog who you just can't help but love.
Monsters series by Cari Meister
Starring in their own books, monsters Ora, Snorp, Moopy and Three Claws bring lots of fun!
Little Bear series by Else Holmelund Minarik
Little Bear's adventures include taking a trip to the moon and having a birthday party.
My Sound Box series by Jane Belk Moncure
Each title focuses on a new letter of the alphabet for young readers to expand their vocabulary and love reading.
Fancy Nancy series by Jane O'Connor
Ooh la la! Meet Nancy, who believes that more is always better when it comes to being fancy. Her larger than life personality adores all things fancy!
Pete the Cat series
The beloved Pete the Cat stars in a series for early readers which captures his amusing adventures.
Henry and Mudge series by Cynthia Rylant
Henry and his beloved dog Mudge share adventures, fun and companionship.
Mr. Putter and Tabby series by Cynthia Rylant
Elderly Mr. Putter gets a cat, Tabby, to keep him from feeling lonely. They are a perfect match.
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.
Ballet Cat series by Bob Shea
Ballet Cat enjoys adventures and solves conflicts with friends in these hilarious stories.
Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa series by Erica Silverman
Cowgirl Kate and her horse Cocoa, who is childlike and always hungry, are the best of friends.
Charlie & Mouse series by Laurel Snyder
Charlie and Mouse, two young brothers, enjoy a day out together, attending an imaginary party and collecting rocks.
Splat the Cat series
Enter Splat the Cat's world as he enjoys adventures with his unlikely sidekick Seymour who is a mouse.
Drip, Drop by Sarah Weeks
Pip Squeak the mouse is kept awake all night by the drips from his leaky roof.
Elephant and Piggie series by Mo Willems
Gerald is an elephant, cautious and worrisome. Piggie is carefree and fun. Yet they are the best of friends.
I Lost My Tooth by Mo Willems
Friends search for Zoom Squirrel's missing baby tooth. Complete with "acorn-y jokes."
We Are Growing! by Mo Willems
Walt and his friends are growing up fast. Everyone is the something-est. But… what about Walt?
Duck, Duck, Porcupine series by Salina Yoon
Loud and in-charge Big Duck, quiet and clever Little Duck, and friendly and gentle Porcupine are three friends with stories to share.