Students Entering Grade 1: Recommended Summer Reading List


The titles on our recommended reading list are popular with students of this age and vary by topic, interest and level of difficulty. The list will assist you in selecting engaging and appropriate reading material. Enjoy reading to and with your child; encourage independent reading as well.

Fiction Titles/Series BY AUTHOR

Tedd Arnold

  • "Fly Guy" (series)

Eric Carle

  • "The Very Hungry Caterpillar"
  • "The Very Quiet Cricket"

Syd Hoff

  • "Danny and the Dinosaur" (series)

Pat Hutchins

  • "The Doorbell Rang"
  • "Rosie’s Walk"
  • "The Wind Blew"

Arnold Lobel

  • "Frog and Toad" (series)
  • "Mouse Soup"
  • "Mouse Tales"

Jonathan London

  • "Duck and Hippo" (series)
  • "Froggy" (series)

Bill Martin, Jr.

  • "Brown Bear and Friends" (series)
  • "Chicka, Chicka... "(series)

Laura Numeroff

  • "If You Give a Dog a Donut"
  • "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie"

Dr. Seuss

  • "The Cat in the Hat" (series)
  • "The Foot Book"
  • "Fox in Socks"
  • "Green Eggs and Ham"
  • "Hop on Pop"
  • "Horton Hears a Who!"
  • "The Lorax"
  • "One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish"

David Shannon

  • "A Bad Case of Stripes"
  • "David" (and "Diaper David") (series)

Cynthia Rylant

  • "The Relatives Came"

Rosemary Wells

  • "Felix and Fiona" (series)
  • "Max and Ruby" (series)
  • "Yoko" (series)

Mo Williams

  • "Cat the Cat" (series)
  • "Elephant and Piggie" (series)
  • "Knuffle Bunny" (series)
  • "Pigeon" (series)


Bob Barner

  • "Dinosaur Bones"

Byron Barton

  • "Airport"

Susan Canizares

  • "Colors in the Desert"

Donald Crews

  • "Freight Train"

Lois Ehlert

  • "Eating the Alphabet: Fruits and Vegetables"

Cate Foley

  • "Let’s Go to the Zoo"

Allan Fowler

  • "Cubs and Colts and Calves and Kittens"

Jan Kottke

  • "A Day With a Doctor"

Jean Marzollo

  • "I'm a Good Friend"

Ann Morris

  • "Hats, Hats, Hats"

Gail Saunders-Smith

  • "Eating Apples"

Inez Snyder

  • "Milk to Ice Cream"

Rozanne Lanczak Williams

  • "The Coin Counting Book"