• 2021 Entering 1st Grade Summer Reading List

    Alphabetized by title. Authors listed in bold print. 

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  • Picture Books

    1. A Place for Pluto by Stef Wade.
    2. A Sick Day for Amos McGee by Philip Stead.
    3. Across the Bay by Carlos Aponte.
    4. All Because You Matter by Tami Charles.
    5. Alma and How She Got Her Name by Juana Martinez-Neal.
    6. Alphabet City by Stephen Johnson.
    7. Amy Wu and the Perfect Bao by Kat Zhang.
    8. Anna at the Art Museum by Hazel Hutchins.
    9. Armadilly Chilli by Helen Ketteman.
    10. Arthur and D.W. books by Marc Brown.
    11. Auntie Luce’s Talking Paintings by Francie LaTour.
    12. Bark George by Jules Feiffer.
    13. Bea by the Sea by Jo Byatt.
    14. Bear Snores On (and other titles) by Karma Wilson.
    15. Bubbles…Up! by Jacqueline Davies.
    16. Bunheads by Misty Copeland.
    17. Cake by Sue Hendra.
    18. Can I Be Your Dog? by Troy Cummings.
    19. Cece Loves Science (and other titles) by Kimberly Derting.
    20. Click Clack Moo (and other titles) by Doreen Cronin.
    21. Dog vs. Cat by Chris Gall.
    22. Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus (and other titles) by Mo Willems.
    23. Duck on a Bike (and other titles) by David Shannon.
    24. Duck! by Meg McKinlay.
    25. Eraser by Anna Kang.
    26. Fancy Nancy (and other titles) by Jane O’Connor.
    27. Federico and the Wolf by Rebecca Gomez.
    28. Froggy stories by Jonathan London.
    29. Giant Pants by Mark Fearing.
    30. Gingerbread Baby (and other titles) by Jan Brett.
    31. Growing Vegetable Soup (and other titles) by Lois Ehlert.
    32. Hike by Pete Oswald.
    33. How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night? (and other titles) by Jane Yolen.
    34. How to Train a Train by Jason Carter Eaton.
    35. Hug Machine by Scott Campbell.
    36. I Am Too Absolutely Small for School (and other titles) by Lauren Child.
    37. I Can Only Draw Worms by Will Mabbitt.
    38. If You Give a Moose a Muffin (and other titles) by Laura Numeroff.
    39. Kitten’s First Full Moon (and other titles) by Kevin Henkes.
    40. Llama Llama Red Pajama (and other titles) by Anna Dewdney.
    41. LMNO Peas (and other titles) by Keith Baker.
    42. Making a Friend by Tammi Sauer.
    43. Mice and Beans by Pam Munoz Ryan.
    44. Moo Who? by Margie Palatini.
    45. Olivia (and other titles) by Ian Falconer.
    46. Perfect by Max Amato.
    47. Perfect Square by Michael Hall.
    48. Pete the Cat titles by James Dean and Eric Litwin.
    49. Pinkalicious (and other titles) by Victoria Kann.
    50. School’s First Day of School by Adam Rex.
    51. Shark vs.Train by Chris Barton.
    52. Stick and Stone by Beth Ferry.
    53. The Adventures of Beekle (and other titles) by Dan Santat.
    54. The Big Bed by Bunmi Laditan.
    55. The Book With No Pictures by B.J.. Novak.
    56. The Cazuela that the Farm Maiden Stirred by Samantha R. Vamos.
    57. The Good Egg by Jory John.
    58. The Little Red Fort by Brenda Maier.
    59. The Napping House (and other titles) by Audrey and Don Wood.
    60. The Paper Bag Princess (and other titles) by Robert Munsch.
    61. The Very Busy Spider (and other titles) by Eric Carle.
    62. The Yawns Are Coming! by Christopher Eliopoulos.
    63. There’s a Bear on My Chair by Ross Collins.
    64. This Is Not My Hat (and other titles) by John Klassen.
    65. Triangle (and other titles) by Mac Barnett.
    66. Tuesday (and other titles) by David Wiesner.
    67. We Are Growing by Laurie Keller.
    68. What James Said by Liz Rosenberg.
    69. Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak.
    70. You Read to Me, I’ll Read to You (and other titles) by Mary Ann Hoberman.

  • Beginning Chapter Books & Series

    1. Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish.
    2. Arthur (chapter books) by Stephen Krensky and Marc Brown.
    3. Bad Kitty by Nick Bruel.
    4. Beast Quest by Adam Blade.
    5. Camila the Baking Star by Alicia Salazar.
    6. Carver Chronicles by Karen English.
    7. Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss.
    8. Elephant and Piggie by Mo Willems.
    9. Ella and Owen by Jaden Kent.
    10. EllRay Jakes by Sally Warner.
    11. Fly Guy! by Tedd Arnold.
    12. Frog and Toad by Arnold Lobel.
    13. Galaxy Zack by Ray O’Ryan.
    14. Henry and Mudge by Cynthia Rylant.
    15. Ivy and Bean by Annie Barrows.
    16. Juana and Lucas by Juana Medina.
    17. Judy Moody by Matt Berman.
    18. Katie Woo by Fran Manushkin.
    19. Knuffle Bunny by Mo Willems.
    20. Magic Tree House by Mary Pope Osborne.
    21. Mercy Watson by Kate DiCamillo.
    22. My Weird School by Dan Gutman.
    23. Oliver and Amanda by Jean Van Leeuwen.
    24. Owl Diaries by Rebecca Elliott.
    25. Owly by Andy Runton.
    26. Pete the Cat by James Dean and Eric Litwin.
    27. Pinky and Rex by James Howe.
    28. See the Cat by David Larochelle.
    29. Soccer Cats by Matt Christopher.
    30. Stink by Megan McDonald.
    31. The Princess in Black by Shannon and Dean Hale.
    32. The Zack Files by Dan Greenburg.

  • Bilingual Spanish

    1. Como se dice? By Angela N. Dominguez.
    2. Dalia’s Wondrous Hair by Laura Lacamara.
    3. El Chupacabra by Adam Rubin.
    4. El Patito Bello (and other titles) by Yanitzia Canetti.
    5. El Punto by Peter H.Reynolds.
    6. Eres mi Oso pardo? by Harriet Ziefert.
    7. Federico and the Wolf by Rebecca Gomez.
    8. Fuego, Fuegito by Jorge Argueta.
    9. Huevos verdes con jamon (and other titles) by Dr.Seuss.
    10. La Llama Llama Rojo Pijama by Anna Dewdney.
    11. La Madre Goose (and other titles) by Susan Middleton Elya.
    12. Marisol McDonald (and other titles) by Monica Brown.
    13. Marta! Big & Small by Jen Arena.
    14. Max Come al Aire Libre (and other titles) by Adria Klein.
    15. One is a piñata by Roseanne Thong.
    16. Pacho Nacho by Silvia Lopez.
    17. Pinkalicious by Victoria Kann.
    18. Rin, rin, rin do, re, mi (and other titles) by Jose-Luis Orozco.
    19. Rosita y Conchita by Eric Gonzales.
    20. Rudas: Ninos Horrendous Hermanitas by Yuyi Morales.
    21. Senorita Mariposa by Mister.
    22. Si Llevas un Raton a la Escuela by Laura Numeroff.
    23. Ugly Cat & Pablo by Isabel Quintero.
    24. Un Día diferente para el Señor Amos by Philip Stead.
    25. Vamos! Let’s Go Eat! by Raul Gonzales.

  • Nonfiction and Poetry

    1. A Computer Called Katherine by Suzanne Slade.
    2. A Day in a Forested Wetland by Kevin Kurtz.
    3. Alexander Graham Bell Answers the Call by Mary Ann Fraser.
    4. An Inconvenient Alphabet by Beth Anderson.
    5. Animals Animals by Eric Carle.
    6. Bow Wow Meow Meow by Douglas Florian.
    7. Chomp: A Shark Romp by Michael-Paul Terranova.
    8. Clackety Track by Skila Brown.
    9. Dinosaur Feathers by Dennis Nolan.
    10. Flow, Spin, Grow by Patchen Barss.
    11. Flutter and Hum by Julie Paschkis.
    12. Honeybee: The Busy Life by Candace Fleming.
    13. I Like Stars by Margaret Wise Brown.
    14. I’m Trying to Love Math by Bethany Barton.
    15. Inky’s Amazing Escape by Sy Montgomery.
    16. Morning, Sunshine! By Keely Parrack.
    17. Plants Can’t Sit Still by Rebecca Hirsch.
    18. Pocket full of Colors by Jacqueline Tourville.
    19. Poems in the Attic by Nikki Grimes.
    20. Ready to fly by Lea Lyon.
    21. Run, Sea Turtle, Run by Stephen R. Swinburne.
    22. Shout! Little Poems That Roar by Brod Bagert.
    23. Stinkiest! 20 Smelly Animals by Steve Jenkins.
    24. The Oldest Student by Rita L. Hubbard.

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