1st Grade Reading List
Listen. A little boy named Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is playing the piano. Look. He is playing backward! He is playing blindfolded! Imagine. What must his life be like? Play, Mozart, play!
Award-winning author Duncan Tonatiuh reimagines one of Mexico's cherished legends. Princess Izta had many wealthy suitors but dismissed them all. When a mere warrior, Popoca, promised to be true to her and stay always by her side, Izta fell in love. The emperor promised Popoca if he could defeat their enemy Jaguar Claw, then Popoca and Izta could wed. When Popoca was near to defeating Jaguar Claw, his opponent sent a messenger to Izta saying Popoca was dead. Izta fell into a deep sleep and, upon his return, even Popoca could not wake her. As promised Popoca stayed by her side.
Rhyming text and glowing, full-color photos chronicle a pumpkin patch as it grows and changes, from seeds to pumpkins ready to harvest to jack-o'-lanterns and then to seeds again.
Know any kids who don't like veggies? Here is a book that's sure to change their hungry minds!
Relates the bedtime activities of a little bug in a big house.
A family befriends a stray dog, names him Willy, and decides to keep him.
Â A Caldecott medalist and a Newbery Honor-winning poet celebrate the beauty and value of spirals. What makes the tiny snail shell so beautiful? Why does that shape occur in nature over and over again-in rushing rivers, in a flower bud, even inside your ear? With simplicity and grace, Krommes and Sidman not only reveal the many spirals in nature-from fiddleheads to elephant tusks, from crashing waves to spiraling galaxies-but also celebrate the beauty and usefulness of this fascinating shape.
A little boy falls in a well and almost drowns, all thanks to his too-long name!
Turtle and Snake go to the beach, where they and some other animals participate in a sandcastle-making contest.
Spend the day with a turkey vulture, and discover what an important ecological role these birds play.
Describes the many different types of nests found in nature, including those built by such creatures as hummingbirds, sea turtles, harvest mice, flamingos, alligators, and bees.
When a young rabbit checks out a library book about wolves, he learns much more about their behavior than he wanted to know.
Yoko's mother has packed her a wonderful lunch, but her classmates make fun of her.
Reading Suggestions for 1st Graders from the Weber County Library