1st Grade Summer Reading

1st Grade Summer Reading PDF

Fiction

Art and Max                                P Wiesner

Max and Arthur are friends who share an interest in painting. Arthur is an accomplished painter; Max is a beginner. Max’s first attempt at using a paintbrush sends the two friends on a whirlwind trip through various artistic media, which turn out to have unexpected pitfalls.

Gondra’s Treasure                                     P Park

Gondra, a little dragon, celebrates her uniqueness while talking with her parents about differences between her father’s homeland in the East, and her mother’s in the West.

Eleanor Wyatt Princess and Pirate                                       P MacFarlane

Eleanor uses her imagination to become a princess, pirate, musician, superhero, ballerina, and more.

Because                                              P Willems

A series of events, some seemingly very insignificant, lead to a young girl attending a life-changing concert.

Give Thank You a Try                         P Patterson

Sweetly illustrated scenes from a variety of artists show children saying “Thank You” for simple gifts like tickles, ice cream, and Mommy and Daddy’s love, reminding us of all we have to be grateful for.

Most Marshmallows                            P Watkins

Most marshmallows like to watch television and lead normal lives–but marshmallows dream of greater things.

I Do Not Like Books Anymore!                                        P Hirst

With her one-of-a-king voice and wonderfully droll artwork, Daisy Hirst captures the familiar frustration of struggling to learn something new and the particular pride that comes when you finally succeed.

Mixed: A Colorful Story                                   P Chung

A Yellow, a Blue, and a never-before-seen color might just save the day in this inspiring book about color, tolerance, and embracing differences.

How Rocket learned to Read                  P Hills

Follow along as Rocket masters the alphabet, sounds out words, and finally learns to read all on his own.

Here Comes the Garbage Barge                                            P Winter

Teaching environmental awareness has become a national priority. This hilarious book drives home the message that we can’t produce unlimited trash without consequences.

Mercy Watson Thinks Like a Pig                               J Fic DiCamillo

After Mercy Watson follows the delightful scent and delicious taste of the pansies her thoughtful neighbors plant to beautify their yard, Animal Control Officer Francine Poulet is called out to handle the case, which brings unexpected results.

Penny and her Song                                                       ER H

Penny loves her song. It’s a good song, a really wonderful song. Will it ever be the right time to sing it?

Pete the cat: I Love My White Shoes                                       P Litwin

Pete the Cat gets into colorful adventures while out walking in his new white shoes.

Swimmy                                   P Lionni

A little black fish in a school of red fish figures out a way of protecting them all from their natural enemies.

Where the Wild Things Are     P Sendak

A naughty little boy, sent to bed without his supper, sails to the land of wild things where he becomes their king.

Mousetronaut                                P Kelly

A small, but plucky, mouse named Mike is sure that he can help the Space Shuttle astronauts, and ends up saving the whole mission.

Fiction Series

 

Annie and Snowball         ER R

Biscuit                                    ER C

Fancy Nancy                       ER O

Flat Stanley                         ER B

Ling & Ting                          ER L

Marley                                   ER G

Mouse Math                   P Mouse Math

Pete the Cat                         ER D

Pinkalicous                         ER K

Splat the Cat                       ER S

 

Non-Fiction

The Eagles are Back                            J 598.94 Geo

The American bald eagle, the national symbol of the United States, was once dangerously near to extinction. With the help of dedicated volunteers and decades of hard work, the eagle population made a dramatic comeback. This moving picture book tells the story of one boy who helped in the hatching of an eaglet.

Goal!                                                         J796.334 Tay

GOAL! celebrates the sport’s power to bridge cultural divides and bring together the many and diverse people of the world. Filled with fun facts and striking  photos, this book is a poetic snapshot of soccer around the globe.

My Green Lunch                                           J178 Hor

Eco friendly practices are explained in easy to understand language and supported by age    appropriate concepts.

Statue of Liberty                                    J 974.71 Gol

Interesting facts about the Lady in the Harbor.

Make a Spaceship Your Way                                    J 680 THO

Super simple spaceship DIY.

My Journey to the Stars                                    ER Biog. Kelly

Becoming first a pilot and then an astronaut, along with his brother, the first twin astronauts in history. Kelly’s greatest accomplishment of all was commanding the International Space Station and spending nearly a year in space, which set the record for the longest spaceflight by an American. This story of an ordinary boy who grew up to do extraordinary things will amaze and inspire young readers.

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