This is a great reading list from the Newton Free Library system that includes graphic novels, easy readers, nonfiction, picture books, poetry, and magazines. If you are part of the Minutemen library system, just click on the link of the book title to reserve.
Other lists include:
Great Reading List of New Books: Kindergarten and 1st Grade
Great Reading List of New Books: 2nd and 3rd Grade
Great Reading List of New Books: 3rd and 4th Grade
Great Reading List of New Books: 4th and 5th Grade
Great Reading List of New Books: 5th and 6th Grade
Books for First Grade and Second Grade
1. Berne, Jennifer. Calvin Can’t Fly: The Story of a Bookworm Birdie. (J Pic)
*2. Browne, Anthony. Me and You. (J Folk)
*3. Cleary, Brian P. Six Sheep Sip Thick Shakes: And Other Tricky Tongue Twisters. (J 398.8 C58S)
4. French, Vivian. Yucky Worms. (J Pic)
*5. Graham, Bob. April and Esme: Tooth Fairies. (J Pic)
*6. Grey, Mini. Three by the Sea. (J Pic)
*7. Guarnaccia, Steven. The Three Little Pigs: An Architectural Tale. (J Folk)
*8. Hopkins, Lee Bennett. Dizzy Dinosaurs: Silly Dino Poems. (J 821.08 D648H)
9. Johnson, Angela. The Day Ray Got Away. (J Pic)
*10. Khan, Rukhsana. Big Red Lollipop. (J Pic)
11. Kroll, Steven. Super-Dragon. (J Graphic)
12. Landman, Tanya. Mary’s Penny. (J Pic)
13. Lane, Penny Ann. First Shapes in Buildings. (J 516.15 L24F)
14. LaRochelle, David. 1+1=5: And Other Unlikely Additions. (J Pic )
*15. Lin, Grace. Ling & Ting: Not Exactly the Same! (J Easy/Kit)
Ting and Ling: Not Exactly the Same! won a Geisel Award. It is destined to become a classic in the vein of Little Bear and Frog and Toad. Ling can sit still, Ting can’t and this comes to bear when they get their hair cut. Suddenly, it becomes easier to tell these two identical twins apart. Lin masterfully weaves 6 charming stories together that speak of Asian culture, the unique bond of twins, and creative storytelling by both girls. My little son and I LOVE this book!
16. McArthur, Meher. An ABC of What Art Can Be. (J [Pic] ABC)
17. McCarthy, Meghan. Pop!: The Invention of Bubble Gum. (J 664.6 M12P)
18. Morgan, Sally and Ezekiel Kwaymullina. Sam’s Bush Journey. (J Pic)
19. Pearce, Emily Smith. Slowpoke. (J Beg Chp)
20. Pelé. For the Love of Soccer! ( J 796.334 P36S)
*21. Piven, Hanoch. My Best Friend is as Sharp as a Pencil (J Pic)
*22. Rumford, James. Rain School. (J Pic)
23. Spiegelman, Nadja and Trade Loeffler. Zig and Wikki in Something Ate My Homework. (J Graphic)
24. Spinner, Stephanie. Paddywack. (J Easy)
*25. Stein, David Ezra. Interrupting Chicken. (J Pic)
This book won a Caldecott and my 6-year-old son and I LOVE it. It’s really funny and the illustrations won for the Caldecott, I believe because Stein changes illustration styles for each book that the Daddy Chicken reads to his little one (who interrupts each story with a happier ending). This is a wonderful addition to our own collection at home!
*26. Vamos, Samantha R. The Cazuela That the Farm Maiden Stirred. (J Pic)
27. Wardlaw, Lee. Won-Ton: A Cat Tale Told in Haiku. (J Pic)
28. Wells, Robert E. Why Do Elephants Need the Sun? (J 523.7 W46W)
*29. Winter, Jeanette. Biblioburro: A True Story from Columbia. (JE S71.WI)
30. Yorinks, Arthur. Flappy and Scrappy. (J Easy)
31. Click. (Magazine)
* Great author who has other good titles.
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3 thoughts on “New Books for 1st and 2nd Grade”
I would recommend the series “Finance for Kidz” by Prof Prakash Dheeriya..for children of all ages who can read.
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Thanks for this great list!
Posted by Stacey
From my LinkedIn Group Parent Bloggers:
Excellent list for first and second grade Thanks Mia for sharing.
Posted by Melvin J.