• 2020 Entering 1st Grade Summer Reading List

    This list, compiled by Learning Media Services, includes suggested authors and titles to assist parents in choosing books that reflect their child’s reading level, interests, and family values.

    Many reading levels appear among students in the same grade.  These suggestions include concept books, pre-primers and primers for developing readers, picture books enjoyed by a wide audience, series for developing readers, chapter books suitable for more advanced readers, and books to encourage a variety of nonfiction interests. 

    Book lists with current popular titles are also widely available on the Internet.  Check these sites for titles that may interest your student:

    All Grade LevelsChildren’s Book Council - Children’s Choice Awards

    Kindergarten - 2nd GradeTexas Library Association 2x2 Reading Lists

    Kindergarten - 3rd GradeDallas ISD - Luminarias list, PK-3rd grade, Bilingual and Spanish. Many authors listed below also publish in Spanish

    Tumblebooks and World Book eBooks may be accessed through the Plano ISD Webdesk Library Digital Resources tile and links to more eBooks and Audiobooks are available on the Plano ISD Library Page.

  • Picture Books

    Quack and Count, LMNO Peas ( and other titles), by Baker, Keith

    Sam and Dave Dig a Hole, Triangle ( and other titles), by Barnett, Mac

    Animals Should Definitely Not Wear Clothing (and other titles), by Barrett, Judi

    Shark vs.Train, by Barton, Chris

    Gingerbread Baby (and other titles by this author), by Brett, Jan

    Arthur and D.W. books, by Brown, Marc

    The Big Red Barn (and other titles), by Brown, Margaret Wise

    Hug Machine, by Campbell, Scott

    The Very Busy Spider (and other titles), by Carle, Eric

    ABC I Like Me! (and other titles), by Carlson, Nancy

    I Am Too Absolutely Small for School, The New Small Person (and other titles), by Child, Lauren

    It Came in the Mail, by Clanton, Ben

    There's a Bear on My Chair, by Collins, Ross

    Freight Train, by Crews, Donald

    The Neighborhood Mother Goose, by Crews, Nina

    Click Clack Moo, Diary of a Spider (and other titles), by Cronin, Doreen

    Last Stop on Market Street, by De la Peña, Matt & Christian Robinson

    Llama Llama Red Pajama (and other titles), by Dewdney, Anna

    How to Train a Train, by Eaton, Jason Carter

    Growing Vegetable Soup (and other titles), by Ehlert, Lois

    Olivia (and other titles), by Falconer, Ian

    Bark George, by Feiffer, Jules

    In the Tall, Tall Grass (and other titles), by Fleming, Denise

    The Magic Hat (and other titles), by Fox, Mem

    Dog vs. Cat, by Gall, Chris

    Dog in Boots, by Gormley, Greg

    Chicken Big, by Graves, Keith

    Perfect Square, by Hall, Michael

    Kitten's First Full Moon (and other titles), by Henkes, Kevin

    You Read to Me, I'll Read to You (and other titles), by Hoberman, Mary Ann

    Alphabet City, by Johnson, Stephen

    Pinkalicious (and other titles), by Kann, Victoria

    Whistle for Willie (and other titles), by Keats, Ezra Jack

    We Are Growing, by Keller, Laurie

    Armadilly Chilli, by Ketteman, Helen

    This Is Not My Hat (and other titles), by Klassen, John

    Hooway for Wodney Wat, Tacky the Penguin (and other titles), by Lester, Helen

    Swimmy, A Color of His Own, Frederick (and other titles), by Lionni, Leo

    Froggy stories, by London, Jonathan

    Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? (and other titles), by Martin, Jr., Bill

    Mrs. Watson Wants Your Teeth (and other titles), by McGhee, Alison

    Growing Colors, by McMillan, Bruce

    I Stink! (and other titles), by McMullan, Kate

    The Paper Bag Princess (and other titles), by Munsch, Robert

    The Jacket I Wear in the Snow, by Neitzel, Shirley

    The Book With No Pictures, by Novak, B.J.

    If You Give a Moose a Muffin (and other titles), by Numeroff, Laura Joffe

    Fancy Nancy (and other titles), by O'Connor, Jane

    Moo Who?, by Palatini, Margie

    School's First Day of School, by Rex, Adam

    What James Said, by Rosenberg, Liz

    Mice and Beans, by Ryan, Pam Munoz

    The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend, Are We There Yet?, by Santat, Dan

    Where the Wild Things Are, by Sendak, Maurice

    David Gets in Trouble, Duck on a Bike, (and other titles), by Shannon, David

    Sheep in a Jeep (and other titles), by Shaw, Nancy

    A Sick Day for Amos McGee, by Stead, Philip

    The Cazuela that the Farm Maiden Stirred, by Vamos, Samantha R.

    any by this author, by Waddell, Martin

    Mouse Paint, by Walsh, Ellen Stoll

    "Max and Ruby" stories, (and other titles), by Wells, Rosemary

    Tuesday, (and other titles), by Wiesner, David

    Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, Knuffle Bunny (and other titles), by Willems, Mo

    I Went Walking, by Williams, Sue

    A Frog in the Bog, Bear Snores On (and other titles), by Wilson, Karma

    The Napping House (and other titles), by Wood, Audrey and Don

    How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night? (and other titles), by Yolen, Jane

  • Beginning Chapter Books & Series

    Cam Jansen Mysteries, by Adler, David

    Roscoe Riley Rules, by Applegate, Katherine

    Fly Guy!, by Arnold, Tedd

    Ivy and Bean, by Barrows, Annie

    Judy Moody Series, by Berman, Matt

    Arthur (chapter books), by Brown, Marc /Stephen Krensky

    Marisol McDonald, by Brown, Monica

    Bad Kitty, by Bruel, Nick

    Minnie and Moo, by Cazet, Danys

    Soccer Cats, by Christopher, Matt

    Bug in a Rug, by Cole, Joanna

    Mercy Watson, by DiCamillo, Kate

    Cat in the Hat (and other titles), by Dr. Seuss

    Polk Street School, by Giff, Patricia Reilly

    The Zack Files, by Greenburg, Dan

    My Weird School, by Gutman, Dan

    The Princess in Black, by Hale, Shannon and Dean

    Arthur's Camp Out (and other titles), by Hoban, Lillian

    Pinky and Rex, by Howe, James

    Hunry and Mudge Series, by Kingsley, Carrie

    Pete the Cat, by Litwin, Eric / Dean, James

    Frog and Toad, by Lobel, Arnold

    Katie Woo, by Manushikin, Fran

    Juana & Lucas, by Medina, Juana

    Little Bear (and other titles), by Minarik, Else H.

    Galaxy Zack, by O'Ryan, Ray

    Magic Tree House, by Osborne, Mary Pope

    Amelia Bedelia, by Parish, Peggy

    Clementine, by Pennypacker, Sara

    Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot, by Pilkey, Dav

    Owly, by Runton, Andy

    Henry and Mudge, Mr. Putter and Tabby, Poppleton, Cobble Street Cousins, by Rylant, Cynthia

    Nate the Great, by Sharmat, Marjorie

    Get Well, Good Knight, Good Night, Good Knight, by Thomas, Shelley Moore

    Oliver and Amanda (and other titles), by Van Leeuwen, Jean

    LEGO City, by Various authors

    Elephant and Piggie, Knuffle Bunny, Elephant and Piggie Like Reading (series), by Willems, Mo

  • Bilingual Spanish

    Marta! Big & Small, by Arena, Jen

    Marisol McDonald and the Clash Bash: Marisol McDonald y La Fiesta Sin Igual, by Brown, Monica

    El Patito Bello (and other titles), by Canetti, Yanitzia

    La Llama Llama Rojo Pijama, by Dewdney, Anna

    Huevos verdes con jamon (and other titles), by Dr. Seuss

    La Madre Goose: Nursery Rhymes for Los Ni̱os, by Elya, Susan Middleton

    Olivia (and other titles), by Falconer / Mlawer

    Pinkalicious, by Kann, Victoria

    Max Come al Aire Libre (and other titles), by Klein, Adria

    Si Llevas un Raton a la Escuela, by Numeroff, Laura

    Un Día diferente para el Señor Amos, by Stead, Philip

    Mouse Paint / Pintura de ratón, by Walsh, Ellen Stoll

    Los 100 Primeros dias de Colegio de Emilia, by Wells, Rosemary

  • Poetry

    Shout! Little Poems That Roar, by Bagert, Brod

    I Like Stars, by Brown, Margaret Wise

    Animals, by Carle, Eric

    Bow Wow Meow Meow, by Florian, Douglas

    Poems in the attic, by Grimes, Nikki

    No more poems! A book in verse that just gets worse, by Miller, Rhett

    Flutter and Hum = Animal Poems (also available in Spanish), by Paschkis, Jule

  • Ebooks

    Read Anything Good Lately?, by Allen, Susan & Jane Lindaman

    The Uglified Ducky, by Claflin, Willy

    First Day Jitters, by Dannenberg, Julie

    Clark the Shark, by Hale, Bruce

    Clothesline Clues to Jobs People Do, by Heling, Kathryn

    The Dot, by Reynolds, Peter H.

    Not 'Til Tomorrow, Phoebe, by Zwillich, Julie

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