1st Grade Reading List

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Play, Mozart, Play!
Artist/Author/Cast:
Sís, Peter (Author, Illustrator)
Call Number:
J780.92 S6223p 2006
Description:

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!

The Princess and the Warrior
Artist/Author/Cast:
Tonatiuh, Duncan
Call Number:
J398.2089 T6632p 2016
Description:

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.

Pumpkin Circle: The Story of a Garden
Artist/Author/Cast:
Levenson, George; Thaler, Shmuel (Illustrator)
Call Number:
J635.62 L6574p
Description:

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.

Rah, Rah, Radishes!: A Vegetable Chant
Artist/Author/Cast:
Sayre, April Pulley (Author, Other Primary Creator)
Call Number:
J641.35 S2755r 2011
Description:

Know any kids who don't like veggies? Here is a book that's sure to change their hungry minds!

Scat, Cat!
Artist/Author/Cast:
Capucilli, Alyssa Satin; Meisel, Paul (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JER Capucilli
Description:
A Sick Day for Amos McGee
Artist/Author/Cast:
Stead, Philip C.; Stead, Erin E. (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JP Stead
Description:
Snug Bug
Artist/Author/Cast:
Dubowski, Cathy East (Author, Illustrator); Dubowski, Mark (Author, Illustrator)
Call Number:
JER Dubowski
Description:

Relates the bedtime activities of a little bug in a big house.

The Stray Dog
Artist/Author/Cast:
Simont, Marc (Author, Illustrator)
Call Number:
JP Simont
Description:

A family befriends a stray dog, names him Willy, and decides to keep him.

Swirl by Swirl: Spirals in Nature
Artist/Author/Cast:
Call Number:
J811.54 S5688s 2011
Description:

  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.

Ten Apples Up on Top
Artist/Author/Cast:
Seuss, Dr.; LeSieg, Theo
Call Number:
JER LeSieg
Description:
Tikki Tikki Tembo
Artist/Author/Cast:
Mosel, Arlene; Lent, Blair (Illustrator)
Call Number:
J398.20951 M898ti 1968
Description:

A little boy falls in a well and almost drowns, all thanks to his too-long name!

Turtle and Snake's Day at the Beach
Artist/Author/Cast:
Spohn, Kate
Call Number:
JER Spohn
Description:

Turtle and Snake go to the beach, where they and some other animals participate in a sandcastle-making contest.

Vulture View
Artist/Author/Cast:
Sayre, April Pulley; Jenkins, Steve (Illustrator)
Call Number:
J598.92 S2755v 2007
Description:

Spend the day with a turkey vulture, and discover what an important ecological role these birds play.

Wacky Wednesday
Artist/Author/Cast:
Booth, George (Illustrator); Seuss, Dr.; LeSieg, Theo
Call Number:
JER LeSieg
Description:
Water is Water
Artist/Author/Cast:
Paul, Miranda; Chin, Jason (Illustrator)
Call Number:
J551.48 P3246w
Description:
Whose Nest Is This?
Artist/Author/Cast:
Roemer, Heidi Bee; McLennan, Connie (Illustrator)
Call Number:
J591.564 R7154w 2009
Description:

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.

Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears
Artist/Author/Cast:
Aardema, Verna; Dillon, Leo (Illustrator); Dillon, Diane (Illustrator)
Call Number:
J398.245 A1133wh 1978
Description:
Wolves
Artist/Author/Cast:
Gravett, Emily (Author, Illustrator)
Call Number:
JP Gravett
Description:

When a young rabbit checks out a library book about wolves, he learns much more about their behavior than he wanted to know.

Yoko
Artist/Author/Cast:
Wells, Rosemary
Call Number:
JP Wells
Description:

Yoko's mother has packed her a wonderful lunch, but her classmates make fun of her.

Yoko
Artist/Author/Cast:
Wells, Rosemary
Call Number:
JP Wells
Description:

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Reading Suggestions for 1st Graders from the Weber County Library