Grade 1 Summer 2014 Reading List

The Day the Crayons Quit Cover Image
By Drew Daywalt, Oliver Jeffers (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780399255373
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Published: Philomel Books - June 27th, 2013

The hilarious, colorful #1 New York Times bestselling phenomenon that every kid wants Gift a copy to someone you love today.

Diary of a Wombat Cover Image
By Jackie French, Bruce Whatley (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780547076690
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - March 2009

The life of a wombat as told by a wombat

Critics hailed DIARY OF A WOMBAT as hilariousadorable!” Laugh out loud!” And the Bulletin for the Center of Children’s Books gave it a starred review. This magnificently droll autobiography gives new meaning to the word persistent. Young readers everywhere will be begging for one to move in under their house after they meet our girl!

Do You Know Which Ones Will Grow? Cover Image
By Susan A. Shea, Tom Slaughter (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781609050627
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Published: Blue Apple Books - March 30th, 2011

Do you know about Grow's glow? Earning starred reviews and chosen as an ALA Notable selection, this striking nonfiction book explores the differences between living and non-living things. School Library Journal declared it "a standout concept book that's] engaging, fun . . . and a favorite for storytimes or one-on-one settings." (App also available.)

Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! Cover Image
By Mo Willems, Mo Willems (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780786819881
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Published: Hyperion Books for Children - April 2003

When a bus driver takes a break from his route, a very unlikely volunteer springs up to take his place-a pigeon But you've never met one like this before. As he pleads, wheedles, and begs his way through the book, children will love being able to answer back and decide his fate.

First Day Jitters Cover Image
By Julie Danneberg, Judy Love (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781580890618
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Published: Charlesbridge Publishing - February 2000

Everyone knows that sinking feeling in the pit of the stomach just before diving into a new situation. Sarah Jane Hartwell is scared and doesn't want to start over at a new school. She doesn't know anybody, and nobody knows her. It will be awful. She just knows it. With much prodding from Mr. Hartwell, Sarah Jane reluctantly pulls herself together and goes to school.

The Giving Tree Cover Image
ISBN: 9780060256654
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Published: HarperCollins Publishers - February 18th, 2014

The Giving Tree, a story of unforgettable perception, beautifully written and illustrated by the gifted and versatile Shel Silverstein, has been a classic favorite for generations.

Hondo & Fabian Cover Image
By Peter McCarty, Peter McCarty (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780312367473
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Published: Square Fish - June 2007

Hondo the dog has a fun day at the beach while Fabian the cat stays home.

" Wake up, Hondo. Time to go "
Hondo will have an adventure.
Fabian will stay home.

Is Everyone Ready for Fun? Cover Image
By Jan Thomas, Jan Thomas (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781442423640
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Published: Beach Lane Books - September 27th, 2011

Chicken has some unexpected and exuberant cow visitors who have exciting plans for jumping, dancing, and wiggling on his teeny-tiny couch, and Chicken is none too happy about it. That is until the fun concludes with a quiet, cozy and delicious nap for all!

Knock, Knock! Cover Image
By Sophie Blackall (Illustrator), Henry Cole (Illustrator), Tomie dePaola (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780803731523
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Published: Dial Books - September 20th, 2007

The knock-knock joke: a kid classic. So many funny, punny punchlines. It was just screaming for its own book. To do this classic joke justice, we decided to gather fourteen of the best-known and most talented children's book artists to illustrate their favorite punchlines.

The Lion & the Mouse Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316013567
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Published: Little, Brown Young Readers - September 2009

The Caldecott Award-winning fable of compassion and kindness retold by acclaimed artist Jerry Pinkney.

My First Day Cover Image
ISBN: 9780547738512
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - February 12th, 2013

The first day of life is different for every animal. Human newborns don't do much at all, but some animals hit the ground running.

Never Smile at a Monkey: And 17 Other Important Things to Remember Cover Image
ISBN: 9780618966202
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - October 2009

When it comes to wild animals, everyone knows that there are certain things you just don't do. It's clearly a bad idea to tease a tiger, pull a python's tail, or bother a black widow spider. But do you know how dangerous it can be to pet a platypus, collect a cone shell, or touch a tang fish?

Rabbit and Robot: The Sleepover Cover Image
By Cece Bell, Cece Bell (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780763668754
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - February 11th, 2014


Rabbit's carefully planned visit with Robot doesn't work out exactly as he imagined in this offbeat tale about two comically mismatched friends.

Train Trip Cover Image
By Cari Meister, Marilyn Janovitz (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781434222893
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Published: Stone Arch Books - February 2010

All aboard! Hannah and Will are on their first train trip to the city. They are right on track for one special ride.

Water Sings Blue: Ocean Poems Cover Image
By Meilo So (Illustrator), Kate Coombs
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ISBN: 9780811872843
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Published: Chronicle Books (CA) - March 14th, 2012

Come down to the shore with this rich and vivid celebration of the ocean With watercolors gorgeous enough to wade in by award-winning artist Meilo So and playful, moving poems by Kate Coombs, Water Sings Blue evokes the beauty and power, the depth and mystery, and the endless resonance of the sea.

The Three Pigs Cover Image
ISBN: 9780618007011
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Published: Clarion Books - April 23rd, 2001

This Caldecott Medal-winning picture book begins placidly (and familiarly) enough, with three pigs collecting materials and going off to build houses of straw, sticks, and bricks. But the wolf's huffing and puffing blows the first pig right out of the story . . . and into the realm of pure imagination.