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1st & 2nd Grade

Books to Read to First Graders:

Parts by Ted Arnold
America the Beautiful by Katharine Lee Bates
Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans
The Story of Babar by Jean de Brunhoff
Snowmen at Night by Caralyn Buehner
Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney
Diary of a Worm by Doreen by Cronin
Roller Coaster by Marla Frazee
That New Animal by Emily Jenkins
What Do You Do With a Tail Like This? by Steve Jenkins
Take Me Out of the Bathtub… by Alan Katz
Pumpkinhead by Eric Kimmel
The Elves and the Shoemaker by Jim LaMarche
How I Became a Pirate by Melinda Long
Don’t Step on the Crack! by Colin McNaughton
I Stink! by Kate McMullan
If You Take a Mouse to School by Laura Numeroff
The Web Files by Margie Palatini
The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka
Duck on a Bike by David Shannon
The Stray Dog by Marc Simont
This is the House that Jack Built by Simms Taback
How Do Dinosaurs Get Well Soon? by Jane Yolen

Books First Graders Can Read Themselves:

The Day I Had to Play with My Sister by Crosby Bonsall
Biscuit Wants to Play by Alyssa Satin Capucilli
Danny and the Dinosaur by Syd Hoff
Emma’s Yucky Brother by Jena Little
Little Bear books by Else H. Minarik
Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parrish
Mr. Putter and Tabby books by Cynthia Rylant
The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss
Nate the Great by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat
Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa by Erica Silverman

Books to Read to Second Graders:

I Like Me by Nancy Carlson
Ramona the Pest by Beverly Cleary
Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney
Diary of a Spider by Doreen Cronin
The Courage of Sarah Noble by Alice Dalgliesh
Ted by Tony Diterlizzi
Olivia by Ian Falconer
Traction Man was Here by Mini Grey
Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Henkes
Angelina at the Fair by Katharine Holabird
Take Me Out of the Bathtub by Alan Katz
Hooway for Wodney Wat by Helen Lester
The Web Files by Margie Palatini
Great Gracie Chase by Cynthia Rylant
Marvin Redpost: Superfast, Out of Control by Louis Sachar
Stray Dog by Marc Simont
Joseph Had a Little Overcoat by Simms Taback
Bertie Was a Watchdog by Rick Walton
The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Warner
Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White
A Quiet Place by Douglas Wood

Books Second Graders Can Read Themselves:

Young Cam Jansen by David Adler
Brave Norman: A True Story by Andrew Clements
Ivy Green, Cootie Queen by Joan Holub
Lotta on Troublemaker Street by Astrid Lindgren
Keep the Lights Burning, Abbie by Peter Roop
Young Wolf and Spirit Horse by Janice Shefelman
Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina
Five Haunted Houses by Judith Stamper