Picture Books for Kindergarten and First Grade
This is a great reading list of Caldecott picture books, early readers, nonfiction, and more from the Newton Free Library system. If you are part of the Minutemen library system, just click on the link of the book title to reserve.
Other lists include:
1. Arlen, Harold. Over the Rainbow. (J Pic+CD)
2. Berkes, Marianne. Over in Australia: Amazing Animals Down Under. (J Pic)
3. Brown, Peter. Children Make Terrible Pets. (J Pic)
*4. Donaldson, Julia. What the Ladybug Heard. (J Pic)
*5. Ehlert, Lois. Lots of Spots. (J Pic)
6. Elliott, David. In the Wild. (J Pic)
*7. Emberley, Rebecca. The Red Hen. (J Folk)
8. Farquharson, Polly. The Green Line: A Walk in the Park. (J Pic)
*9. Hillenbrand, Will. Mother Goose Picture Puzzles. (J 398.8 M85HI)
10. Hoffman, Mary.The Great Big Book of Families. (J Pic)
*11. Howe, James. Brontorina. (J Pic)
12. Kann, Victoria. Pink Around the Rink. (J Easy)
*13. Karas, G. Brian. The Village Garage. (J [Pic] Trans)
14. Kohuth, Jane. Ducks Go Vroom. (J Easy)
15. Krebs, Laurie. We’re Roaming in the Rainforest: An Amazon Adventure. (J Pic)
*16. Lehman, Barbara. The Secret Box. (J Pic )
17. Long, Ethan. Rick & Rack and the Great Outdoors. (J Graphic)
*18. MacDonald, Margaret Read. Too Many Fairies: A Celtic Tale. (J Folk)
19. McDonnell, Patrick. Me…Jane. (J Pic)
A very simple story of Jane Goodall with a green message too!
20. Melvin, Alice. Counting Birds. (J [Pic]123)
21. Nesbitt, Kenn. More Bears! (J Pic)
22. Nevius, Carol. Soccer Hour. (J Pic)
23. Pearson, Susan. How to Teach a Slug to Read. (J Pic)
*24. Schaefer, Lola. Just One Bite… (J 591.53 S29J [Oversize])\
25. Smallcomb, Pam. I’m Not. (J Pic)
*26. Staake, Bob. Look! A Book!: A Zany Seek-and-Find Adventure. (J Pic)
My son loves this search and find book.
27. Stead, Philip C. A Sick Day for Amos McGee. (J Pic) Caldecott Winner!
I bought this book after it won the Caldecott and my son often chooses it for his bedtime story. A sweet story about an elderly zookeeper.
28. Urbanovic, Jackie. Ducks in a Row. (J Easy)
29. Willems, Mo. City Dog, Country Frog. (J Pic)
*30. Willems, Mo. We Are in a Book! (J Easy)
My little son and I love this series and this book is especially fun because Elephant and Piggie are talking to you! This book won the Geisel Award!
31. Ladybug. (Magazine)
* Great author who has other good titles.
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