Kindergarten (K) and First Grade (1st) Core Suggested Reading List Literature Suggestions for k-1

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Margaret Fain Elementary Suggested Summer Reading List 2014

Kindergarten (K) and First Grade (1st) Core Suggested Reading List

Literature Suggestions for K-1

· Little Bear (An I Can Read Book)rectangle 26A Boy, a Dog, and a Frog (Boy, Dog, Frog)rectangle 25 Mercer Mayer

· Are You My Mother? P.D. Eastman

· Green Eggs and Ham Dr. Seuss

· Put me in the Zoo Robert Lopshire

· Frog and Toad Together (I Can Read Picture Book)rectangle 24 Arnold Lobel

· Owl at Home (I Can Read Book 2)rectangle 23 Arnold Lobel

· Pancakes for Breakfastrectangle 22 Tomie dePaola

· Hi! Fly Guy (Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Book (Awards))rectangle 21 Tedd Arnold

Poetry Suggestions for K-1

· “As I Was Going to St. Ives,” Anonymous

· “Mix a Pancake,” Christina Rossetti

· “Singing-Time,” Rose Fyleman

· “Halfway Down” A.A. Milne

· “Drinking Fountain” Marchette Chute

· “Poem” Langston Hughes

· “Wouldn’t You?” John Ciardi

· “By Myself” Eloise Greenfield

· “Covers” Nikki Giovanni

· “It Fell in the City” Eve Merriam

· “Celebration” Alonzo Lopez

· “Two Tree Toads”

Informational Text Suggestions for K-1

· A Tree Is a Plant (Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science)rectangle 20 Clyde Robert Bulla

· My Five Senses (Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science 1)rectangle 19 Aliki

· Starfish (Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science)rectangle 18 Edith Thacher Hurd

· A Weed is a Flower: The Life of George Washington Carver Aliki

· Truck Donald Crews

· I Read Signs (Reading Rainbow Books)rectangle 17 Tama Hoban

· Let’s Find Out About Ice Cream Mary Ebeltoft Reid

· “Garden Helpers,” National Geographic Young Explorers

· “Wind Power,” National Geographic Young Explorers

Read-Aloud Stories for K-1 (Adult reading to child)

· The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (Books of Wonder)rectangle 16 L. Frank Baum

· Little House in the Big Woodsrectangle 15 Laura Ingalls Wilder

· Mr. Popper’s Penguins (Paperback)rectangle 14 Richard and Florence Atwater

· Finn Family Moomintrollrectangle 13 Tove Jansson

· A Story, a Storyrectangle 12 Gail E. Haley

· The Paper Crane (Reading Rainbow Book)rectangle 11 Molly Bang

· Lon Po Po: A Red Riding Hood Story from China Ed Young

· Family Pictures, 15th Anniversary Edition / Cuadros de Familia, Edición Quinceañerarectangle 10 Carmen Lomas Garza

· Tomas and the Library Lady Pat Mora

· Kitten’s First Full Moonrectangle 9 Kevin Henkes

Read-Aloud Poetry for K-1 (Adult reading to child)

· “The Fox’s Foray,” Anonymous

· “Over in the Meadow,” John Langstaff

· “The Owl and the Pussycat,” Edward Lear

· “April Rain Song” Langston Hughes

· “Zin! Zin! Zin! a Violin,” Lloyd Moss

Read-Aloud Informational Text for K-1 (Adult reading to child)

· A Year at Maple Hill Farm Alice and Martin Provensen

· Fire! Fire!rectangle 8 Gail Gibbons

· Follow the Water from Brook to Ocean (Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2)rectangle 7 Arthur Dorros

· Water, Water Everywhere Cynthia Overbeck and Mark Rauzon

· Earthworms Claire Llewellyn

· What Do You Do with a Tail Like This? (Caldecott Honor Book)rectangle 6 Robin Page and Steve Jenkins

· From Seed to Pumpkin (Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science, Stage 1) (Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science 1)rectangle 5 Wendy Pfeffer

· Amazing Whales! (I Can Read Book 2)rectangle 4 Sarah L. Thomson

· How People Learned to Fly (Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2)rectangle 3 True Kelley and Fran Hodgkins

Second Grade and Third Grade Common Core Suggested Reading List

· My Father’s Dragon Ruth Stiles Gannett

· “The Fire Cat,” Esther Averill

· Amos and Boris William Steig

· The Treasure Uri Shulevitz

· The Stories Julian Tells Ann Cameron

· Sarah, Plain and Tall, Patricia MacLachlan

· Henry and Mudge: The First Book of Their Adventures Cythia Rylant

· Tops and Bottoms Janet Stevens

· The Raft Jim LaMarche

· Poppleton in Winter Cynthia Rylant

· The Lighthouse Family: The Storm Cynthia Rylant

· The One-Eyed Giant Mary Pope Osborne

· Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa Erica Silverman


· “Autumn,” Emily Dickinson

· “Who Has Seen the Wind?” Christina Rossetti

· “Afternoon on a Hill,” Edna St. Vincent Millay

· “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” Robert Frost

· “Something Told the Wild Geese” Rachel Field

· “Grandpa’s Stories” Langston Hughes

· “A Bat is Born” Randall Jarrell

· “Knoxville, Tennessee” Nikki Giovanni

· “Weather” Eve Merriam

· “Eating While Reading” Gary Soto

Informational Text

· A Medieval Feast Aliki

· From Seed to Plant Gail Gibbons

· Bats: Creatures of the Night Joyce Milton

· Throw Your Tooth on the Roof: Tooth Traditions Around the World Selby Beeler

· Art around the World Heather Leonard

· Martin Luther King and the March on Washington Frances E. Ruffin

· So You Want to Be President? Judith St. George

· Crittercam Andrew Einspruch

· Boy, We Were Wrong About Dinosaurs Kathleen V. Kudlinski

· Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11 Brian Floca

· Where Do Polar Bears Live? Sarah L. Thomson

Read-Aloud Stories

· How the Camel Got His Hump Rudyard Kipling

· The Thirteen Clocks James Thurber

· Charlotte’s Web E.B. White

· The Cricket in Times Square George Selden

· The Search for Delicious, Natalie Babbitt

· Bud, Not Buddy Christopher Paul Curtis

· Sign Painter Allen Say

Read-Aloud Poetry

· “The Jumblies,” Edward Lear

· “The Pied Piper of Hamelin,” Robert Browning

· “Your World,” Georgia Douglas Johnson

· “The Song of the Jellicles” T.S. Elliot

· “Fireflies,” Paul Fleischman

Read-Aloud Informational Texts

Lincoln: A Photobiography Russell Freedman

The Story of the Ruby Bridges Robert Coles

A Drop of Water: A Book of Science and Wonder Walter Wick

If the World Were a Village: A Book about the World’s People David J. Smith

Ah, Music Aliki

The Museum Book: A Guide to Strange and Wonderful Collections Jan Mark

What the World Eats Faith D’Aluisio

Wild Tracks! A Guide to Nature’s Footprints

14 Cows for America Carmen Agra Deedy

Fourth Grade and Fifth Grade Common Core Suggested Reading List


· Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Lewis Carroll

· The Secret Garden Frances Hodgson Burnett

· The Black Stallion Walter Farley

· The Little Prince Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

· Tuck Everlasting Natalie Babbitt

· Zlateh the Goat Isaac Bashevis Singer

· M.C. Higgins, the Great Virginia Hamilton

· The Birchbark House Louise Erdrich

· Bud, Not Buddy Christopher Paul Curtis

· Where the Mountain Meets the Moon Grace Lin


· “The Echoing Green,” William Blake

· “The New Colossus,” Emma Lazarus

· “Casey at the Bat,” Ernest Lawrence Thayer

· “A Bird Came Down the Walk,” Emily Dickinson

· “Fog,” Carl Sandburg

· “Dust of Snow” Robert Frost

· “Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf” Roald Dahl

· “They Were My People” Grace Nichols

· “Words Free As Confetti,” Pat Mora

Informational Text

Discovering Mars: The Amazing Story of the Red Planet Melvin Berger

Let’s Investigate Marvelously Meaningful Maps Madelyn Wood Carlisle

Hurricanes: Earth’s Mightiest Storms Patricia Lauber

The Kid’s Guide to Money: Earning It, Saving It, Spending It, Growing It, Sharing It Steve Otfinoski

Toys!: Amazing Stories Behind Some Great Inventions Don Wulffson

Good Pet, Bad Pet Elizabeth Schleichert

Ancient Mound Builders E. Barrie Kavash

About Time: A First Look at Time and Clocks Bruce Koscielniak

England the Land Erinn Banting

A History of US Joy Hakim

My Librarian Is a Camel: How Books Are Brought to Children Around the World Margriet Ruurs

Horses Seymour Simon

Quest for the Tree Kangaroo: An Expedition to the Cloud Forest of New Guinea Sy Montgomery

Volcanoes Simon Seymour

We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball Kadir Nelson

Kenya’s Long Dry Season Nellie Gonzalez Cutler

Seeing Eye to Eye Leslie Hall

Telescopes Colin A. Ronan

Underground Railroad Henrietta Buckmaster
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