Some famous good stories for first graders are "The Giving Tree" by Shel Silverstein, "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs" by Judi Barrett, and "Where the Wild Things Are" by Maurice Sendak. First graders learning to read often enjoy "Orange Pear Apple Bear" by Emily Gravett, "One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish" by Dr. Seuss, and "Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?" by Bill Martin Jr.
Many books suitable for first graders convey wonderful moral stories. "Chrysanthemum" by Kevin Hankes reminds children to be compassionate towards others. "The Sneetches and Other Stories" by Dr. Seuss is a great book for teaching the concept of diversity. "Sometimes I’m Bombaloo" by Rachel Vail helps children manage their emotions, while "I Like Myself" by Karen Beaumont is a nice book to introduce to a first grader who lacks self confidence. "Reading Makes You Feel Good" by Todd Parr encourages children to read by showing that it can be fun and rewarding.
First graders love funny stories and get a laugh out of stories such as the "The Incredible Book-Eating Boy" by Oliver Jeffers, "Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus" by Mo Willems and "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie" by Laura Joffe Numeroff.