Staff recommendations for children at a first grade reading level.
Marla Frazee (Juvenile Picture Books - Ej Fra)
Friends James and Eamon enjoy a wonderful week at the home of Eamon’s grandparents during summer vacation.
Wong Yee (Juvenile Early Readers - J-ER Yee)
Mole is mad about magic until he takes his friend Mouse to a show that turns out to be all tricks, but then Mouse conjures up a special night program to show him the enchantment found in nature.
Jean Van Leeuween (Juvenile Early Readers - J-ER Va)
Amanda Pig and her family and friends try to find different ways to beat the heat.
Heather Adamson (Juvenile Nonfiction - J 573.79 Ada)
Highlights animals with speed records, including the fastest land mammal, fastest swimmer, and more. See other titles in the Our Animal World series.
Geoffrey Hayes (Juvenile Graphic Novels - J Hayes)
Two mice meet their new neighbor and discover that she is not as scary as they feared.
Andy Griffiths (Juvenile Early Readers - J-ER Gri)
In these ten easy-to-read stories there is a mixed-up cow that says "miaow," a mole called Noel who plays rock 'n' roll in a hole, and a boy named Mike who rides a bike with a very big spike!
David Adler (Juvenile Early Readers - J-ER Adl)
While looking for his lost magnifying glass in the park, young Detective Jeffrey Bones and his grandfather discover that Curly the detective dog is also missing, and start tracking down clues.
Judyann Grant (Juvenile Early Readers - J-ER Gra)
Earl and Pearl do not want Chicken’s help in the garden, until a swarm of grasshoppers arrives and her true talent shines.
Erica Silverman (Juvenile Early Readers - J-ER Si)
Cowgirl Kate and her cowhorse Cocoa, who is always hungry, count cows, share a story, and help each other fall asleep.
Syd Hoff (Juvenile Early Readers - J-ER Ho)
Danny makes an unusual new friend at the museum and shows him around town.
Dennis Lee (Juvenile Nonfiction - J 811.54 Le)
Illustrated collection of funny poems on a variety of topics from dinosaurs at restaurants to staying in bed.
Dav Pilkey (Juvenile Early Readers - J-ER Pil)
Dragon finds a fat cat in the snow outside his house, brings it inside, and soon has a family.
Amy Krouse Rosenthal (Juvenile Picture Books - Ej Ros)
Two unseen characters argue about whether the creature they are looking at is a rabbit or a duck.
Edward Marshall (Juvenile Early Readers - J-ER Mar)
Fox wants to play with his friends, but duty calls and interferes with their plans.
Arnold Lobel (Juvenile Early Readers - J-ER Lo)
Five tales of the adventures of two lovable best friends.
Dick Gackenbach (Juvenile Early Readers - J-ER Ga)
When his mother goes to the cellar and doesn’t return, Harry goes to search for her and confronts the terrible two-headed Whatzit with surprising results.
Cynthia Rylant (Juvenile Early Readers - J-ER Ryl)
Henry and his dog Mudge visit Great-Grandpa Bill in the home with lots of other grandpas, and lead them all on a wonderful adventure.
Tedd Arnold (Juvenile Early Readers - J-ER Arn)
When Buzz captures a fly to enter in The Amazing Pet Show, his parents and the judges tell him that a fly cannot be a pet, but Fly Guy proves them wrong.
Jennifer Lipsey (Juvenile Nonfiction - J 741.51 Lip)
Brief text and colorful illustrations provide step-by-step instructions for drawing cool cartoon characters and creatures, including superheroes and dinosaurs.
Else Minarik (Juvenile Early Readers - J-ER Mi)
Little Bear’s adventures include a trip to the moon and a birthday party.
Frank Serafini (Juvenile Nonfiction - J 578.6799 Ser)
Close-up photographs challenge readers to guess the identity of natural objects from the seashore and then reveal the beauty in this delightful habitat.
Kate Banks (Juvenile Picture Books - Ej Ban)
When Max cuts out words from magazines and newspapers, collecting them the way his brothers collect stamps and coins, they all learn about words, sentences, and storytelling.
Judy Sierra (Juvenile Early Readers - J-ER Sie)
A collection of spooky stories and games based on folklore.
A.E. Cannon (Juvenile Early Readers - J-ER Can)
Pirate Pete and Pirate Joe go out for seafood with their cat Studley and their dog Dudley.
Kate McMullan (Juvenile Early Readers - J-ER Mcm)
Fools’ Day is not a happy one for Wagner the mouse. His best friend, Pearl the rabbit, and other children and adults at school keep tricking him.
Kevin Henkes (Juvenile Early Readers - J-ER Hen)
Penny comes home from school eager to share her very own song, but must wait until the time is right to teach it to her parents and the babies.
Fiona Lock (Juvenile Nonfiction - J 636.1 Loc)
Colorful photographs and short sentences introduce beginner readers to the exciting world of ponies, horses, and the people who ride and care for them.
Cece Bell (Juvenile Early Readers - J-ER Bel)
Rabbit is excited about the sleepover he has carefully planned for his friend Robot, but Robot has some different ideas about how things should go.
Lisa Moser (Juvenile Early Readers - J-ER Mos)
Squirrel’s well meaning attempts to help his forest friends do not always turn out as planned.
Margery Cuyler (Juvenile Nonfiction - J 398.2 Fortunately Cuy)
A little boy has a series of adventures and misadventures with a bunch of wild animals.
Edith Tarcov (Juvenile Nonfiction - J 398.2 Frog Prince Tar)
Angry at being forced to keep her promise to a frog, the princess finally resorts to violent action, with unexpected results.
Russell Hoban (Juvenile Early Readers - J-ER Hob)
Ugly and mean, the Brute family lives up to its name until Baby Brute makes an important discovery.
Grace Maccarone (Juvenile Nonfiction - J 398.2 King Arthur Mac)
Despite the boasting of grown men, only young Arthur is able to draw a sword from a stone, thereby becoming king.
Liz Pichon (Juvenile Nonfiction - J 398.2 Three Little Pigs Pic)
When their mother sends them packing, three pigs find awful ways to find new homes, but when the big, friendly wolf tries to show them the error of their ways, the pigs respond by huffing and puffing.
Barbara Bottner (Juvenile Picture Books - Ej Bo)
Devoted to making lists about everything in his life, Wallace the mouse discovers the joys of spontaneity and adventure when he becomes friends with his neighbor Albert.
Mary Ann Hoberman (Juvenile Nonfiction - J 398.208 Hob)
Each short, rhymed story in this collection is like a little play for two voices. Often humorous, this book contains retellings of favorite fairy tales.
Vivian French (Juvenile Picture Books - Ej Fre)
While helping Grandma in the garden, a child learns about the important role of the earthworm in helping plants grow.