My Booklist

  • Please note that the book list are suggested titles to read for fun.  Our reader's workshop program asks the children to read books that are at their level.  Most of the picture books on this site are for enjoyment and are higher than a first grade reading level.

    I read Junie B. Jones daily as a read a loud. The kids love being a "follow along friend".  This means that while I am reading they can follow with me.  They are not expected to read these books on their own.

Picture Books

  • * Where the Wild Things Are

    by Maurice Sendak Year Published: Average
    Max goes on an adventure to the land of the wild things when he is sent to his room without dinner.

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  • *Alexander and the Horrible, Terrible, No good, Very Bad Day

    by Judith Viorst Year Published: Easy Reading
    Alexander learns he is moving and decided he is not going to leave.

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  • *Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs

    by Judi Barrett Year Published: Average
    This book is used as an introduction into the weather unit in first grade. The pictures are wonderful and the story is hilarious!

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  • *The Polar Express

    by Chris Van Allsburg Year Published: Average

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  • Animals Should Definitely not Wear Clothing

    by Judi Barrett Year Published: Easy Reading
    Animals Should Definitely Not Wear Clothing is really one sentence with multiple alternative phrases. Why should animals not wear clothing? " because it would be very messy for a pig" and the illustration shows a pig in shirt and tie eating in a pig's usual manner; "because a sheep might find it terribly hot" and the sweating sheep is attired in sweater, muffler and hat. The book is funny, easily understood and easy to interpret. The why/because pattern helps the reader get a running start on finding meaning here. The book has large print which makes it easier for those children who are beginning to notice how print works. These children are a step beyond those who are still working on plot alone. Big print obviously makes the letters clearer and more distinctive. Some children don't seem to need it so it's not a prerequisite for early books. For others it helps so a few such books should be in the early readers' library.

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  • Chester's Way

    by Kevin Henkes Year Published: Average
    Chester is a creature of habit. He always does things in very precise ways and he likes his routine and so does his best friend Wilson. Wilson, Chester's best friend, is exactly like Chester. They enjoy the companionship and their shared preferences. Then Lilly moves into the neighborhood. Lilly frightens and appalls the very conventional duo with her exuberance, her outlandish disguises and loud proclamations. They avoid her and reject her offers of friendship. Then, when Chester and Wilson are being harassed by some older children, Lilly comes to their rescue and they first tentatively and then wholeheartedly accept her friendship. Lilly opens up many avenues of adventure for Chester and Wilson and they find, to their amazement, that the three have much in common. All is going swimmingly until Victor prances into the neighborhood and there the author leaves us.

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  • Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

    by Bill Martin Jr. Year Published: Easy Reading
    With vivid colors and simple, motion-filled illustrations, each letter of the alphabet is running to the top of the coconut tree with a repeated chorus of "Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, Will there be enough room?" The text is rhythmic, charming and predictable.

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  • Clifford the Big Red Dog

    by Norman Bridwell Year Published: Easy Reading
    Emily Elizabeth is introduced to a new friend. He is a BIG, red dog.

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  • David Goes To School

    by David Shannon Year Published: Easy Reading
    David gets into more trouble while he is at school. If you liked No David!, you will really like this book!
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  • Goodnight Moon

    by Margaret Wise Brown Year Published: Easy Reading

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  • Harold and the Purple Crayon

    by Crickett Johnson Year Published: Easy Reading

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  • Miss Nelson is Missing

    by Harry Allard Year Published: Average
    This book is about a teacher that "disappears" when her students misbehave. Viola Swamp then comes in to take charge and the class begs for Miss Nelson's return.

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  • No David!

    by David Shannon Year Published: Easy Reading
    David gets into trouble by making poor choices at school and home. This book is about what actually happened to David when he was a child.

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  • The Giving Tree

    by Shel Silverstein Year Published: Average

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  • The Very Grouchy Ladybug

    by Eric Carle Year Published: Average

    A grouchy ladybug challenges every create it meets regardless of size. This book teaches youngsters to be kind and polite to everyone.

     

     

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  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar

    by Eric Carle Year Published: Average

    This book is a great book! It is about a caterpillar that eats through everything!

     

     

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Junie B. Jones Books

Magic Tree House Books

  • Dinosaurs Before Dark *

    by Mary Pope Osborne Year Published: Challenging
    Adventure is waiting to happen! Before Jack and Annie can find out, the mysterious tree house whisks them back to the prehistoric past. Now they have to figure out how to get home. Can they do it before dark...or will they become a dinosaur's dinner?

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  • Knight at Dawn

    by Mary Pope Osborne Year Published: Challenging
    That's what Jack and Annie find when the Magic Tree House whisks them back to the Middle Ages for another wild adventure. In the Great Hall of the castle, a feast is under way. But Jack and Annie aren't exactly welcome guests!

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  • Mummies in the Morning

    by Mary Pope Osborne Year Published: Challenging
    But that's what they get when the Magic Tree House whisks them back to ancient Egypt. There they meet a long-dead queen who needs their help. Will Jack and Annie be able to solve the puzzle, or will they end up as mummies themselves?

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  • Night of the Ninjas

    by Mary Pope Osborne Year Published: Challenging
    Jack and Annie do when the Magic Tree House whisks them back to ancient Japan where they find themselves in the cave of a ninja master.

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  • Pirates Past Noon

    by Mary Pope Osborne Year Published: Challenging
    It's a treasure trove of trouble . . . when the Magic Tree House whisks Jack and Annie back to the days of deserted islands and nasty pirates! Will they discover buried treasure? Or will they walk the plank?

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