First Graders First Readings
The following lists contain a selection of books for first grade readers. Most of the authors listed have written several other excellent books at this reading level. to see a title's Lexile number, click on the title and then click on the "Full Record" tab.
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New Book Reviews
Some of these books can be READ BY a 1st grader, others are good for READING ALOUD TO a 1st grader.
Reading Level: Ages 2 - 7
Mama duck takes her duckings for a walk through the park and into town where they encounter an unexpected sewer grate with holes just the right size to swallow up ducklings in this book reminiscent of Make Way for Ducklings and Ducks Disappearing.
Reading Level: Ages 3 - 6
The thing that makes Percy the happiest is balloons. Unfortunately, because he is a porcupine, balloons also tend to make him the saddest as well. How can a little porcupine possibly play with a balloon without popping it?
On dragons' seventh birthdays, they get to breathe fire. But Crispin's seventh birthday doesn't go the way he thinks it will... as he takes a deep breath to light his birthday candles, whipped cream comes out, not fire! Every time Crispin tries to breathe fire, something completely wrong comes out!
Will Crispin ever be able to breathe fire like a normal dragon?
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