Kindergarten & 1st Grade Favorites


Charlie Anderson
Barbara Abercrombie

Sarah and Elizabeth live with their mother during the week and every night, a kitten they call “Charlie” comes for dinner. When he fails to show up, they find they have more in common with him than they realized.

'Charlie Anderson' book cover

Green Wilma
Ted Arnold

Wilma is having a very odd day. She woke up with green skin and a fondness for eating flies. Her parents don’t know what to do with her so she hops off to school for a very interesting day.

'Green Wilma' book cover

Tarra & Bella: The Elephant and Dog Who Became Best Friends
Carol Buckley

Tarra is a retired circus elephant who became the first resident of the Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee. When she met a stray named Bella, Tarra found a friend. This true story tells of their amazing friendship.

'Tarra & Bella: The Elephant and Dog Who Became Best Friends' book cover

Thump, Quack, Moo
Doreen Cronin

Farmer Brown is planning a corn maze and all the animals are helping out. The chickens have hammers, the cows are making a barn and Duck is in charge of the ticket booth. But what is that sneaky duck doing every night?

'Thump, Quack, Moo' book cover

Willoughby & the Lion
Greg Foley

Willoughby has just moved to a new house and he’s not happy about it. It is small and there is nothing in the backyard but a rock. Then one morning he wakes up and finds an enchanted lion, willing to grant him ten wishes.

'Willoughby & the Lion' book cover

Victoria Kann

This book, full of photos, covers the events of a typical school day. Boarding the bus, walking, saying goodbye, making new friends, and other daily activities are all discussed.

'Pinkalicious' book cover

The Library Pages
Carlene Morton

Happyland Elementary’s librarian is home with her new baby, but never fear, the students are keeping things straight for her. They have sent her a DVD of the substitute sleeping, their sorting books by color, and repairing books with duct tape. Can the library survive the helpful library pages?

'The Library Pages' book cover

Fancy Nancy
Jane O'Connor

Nancy loves all things fancy, but her family does not share her interest. Can she get them “fancied up” for a special night out and is there a fancier way to say, “I love you?”

'Fancy Nancy' book cover

Young Cam Jansen & the Zoo Note Mystery
David Adler

Eric can’t find his permission slip for the field trip. Fortunately for him, his best friend Cam has a photographic memory and a knack for solving mysteries.

'Young Cam Jansen & the Zoo Note Mystery' book cover

Pirates...and Worse!
Simon Beecroft

This easy reader lets you get close to the bad guys, the Jedis, the droids, and the strange creatures in the Star Wars universe.

'Pirates...and Worse!' book cover

The Best Nest
P.D. Eastman

It’s Spring and time to build a nest. Mrs. Bird doesn’t want just any old nest though, she wants the very best. After ruling out a mailbox and an old shoe, the Bird family is running out of choices. Will Mr. Bird find the best nest in time?

'The Best Nest' book cover

Pup & Hound in Trouble
Susan Hood

In this rhyming easy reader, Pup keeps getting into trouble on the farm. He gets stuck in the muck and spills the feed. Fortunately Hound is there to help him.

'Pup & Hound in Trouble' book cover

Pinky & Rex
James Howe

Pinky has twenty-seven stuffed animals; Rex has twenty-seven dinosaurs. They are friends who have everything the same. What can they do when there is only one stuffed dinosaur in the museum’s gift shop?

'Pinky & Rex' book cover

Frog & Toad Are Friends
Arnold Lobel

Join Frog and Toad as they celebrate spring, look for lost buttons, wait for mail and go for a swim. They may have their differences, but Frog and Toad are true friends.

'Frog & Toad Are Friends' book cover

Fox's Best Trick Ever
Dev Ross

Based on a traditional Inuit story, Fox plays tricks on other animals until he is banished to an island. Now he must use his best trick ever to escape.

'Fox's Best Trick Ever' book cover

Henry & Mudge
Cynthia Rylant

Henry is an only child who has no friends…until he gets Mudge. Follow their adventures as Henry’s new best friend grows from a tiny puppy to a 180-pound dog, full of love and fun.

'Henry & Mudge' book cover

Mr. Putter & Tabby Make a Wish
Cynthia Rylant

Mr. Putter wants to celebrate his birthday, but thinks he is too old for such things. Instead, he invites his neighbor to tea, but she has a surprise up her sleeve.

'Mr. Putter & Tabby Make a Wish' book cover

Pete's Party
Jon Scieszka

Jack and Gabby are trying to get to their friend’s party, but they have to deal with potholes, swerves, curves and dips while trying to follow the directional signs. Will they make it to their destination in time?

'Pete's Party' book cover

There is a Bird on Your Head!
Mo Willems

Elephant has a bird on his head and he is not happy about it. Can he keep his cool while Piggie helps him figure out what to do?

'There is a Bird on Your Head!' book cover

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