What Are Some Recommended Books for First Graders?


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GreatSchools.org lists many recommended books for first graders, such as "Frog and Toad Are Friends," "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day" and "Charlotte's Web." Another first grade book is "Diary of a Worm."

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"Frog and Toads Are Friends" includes five short stories of these two best friends who endure such things as embarrassment about wearing a bathing suit, finding a lost button and waiting for mail. This book was a 1971 Caldecott Honor Book.

Any child who has ever had a bad day is sure to enjoy "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day." Alexander's day goes from bad, such as when he gets gum stuck in his hair, to worse when he does not get a toy in his cereal box.

"Charlotte's Web" is a classic that talks about the unlikely friendship between a pig, Wilbur, and a spider, Charlotte. The spider ends up saving the pig's life in this chapter book.

The baseball-cap wearing worm chronicles his daily life in "Diary of a Worm." The cartoons and funny text describe such events as playing with his friend spider, teasing his sister and dancing with his friends. This book is perfect for kids who like funny stories.

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