Kindergarten & First Grade: Good Reading

A Sick Day for Amos McGee

By Philip C. Stead

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Amos McGee, a friendly zookeeper, always made time to visit his good friends: the elephant, the tortoise, the penguin, the rhinoceros, and the owl. But one day--'Ah-choo!'--he woke with the sniffles and the sneezes. Though he didn't make it into the zoo that day, he did receive some unexpected guests.
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A Visitor for Bear

By Bonny Becker

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Bear's efforts to keep out visitors to his house are undermined by a very persistent mouse.
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And Then It's Spring

By Julie Fogliano

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Simple text reveals the anticipation of a boy who, having planted seeds while everything around is brown, fears that something has gone wrong until, at last, the world turns green.

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Art & Max

By David Wiesner

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Max wants to be an artist like Arthur, but his first attempt at using a paintbrush sends the two friends on a whirlwind trip through various media, with unexpected consequences.
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Big Red Lollipop

By Rukhsana Khan

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Having to take her younger sister along the first time she is invited to a birthday party spoils Rubina's fun, and later when that sister is asked to a party and baby sister wants to come, Rubina must decide whether to help.
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Charlie, the Ranch Dog

By Ree Drummond

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While Charlie, a sleepy basset hound, tells about the busy life of a ranch dog, his best friend Suzie, a Jack Russell terrier, is getting the work done.

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City Dog, Country Frog

By Mo Willems

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Through the seasons, whenever City Dog visits the country he runs straight to Country Frog's rock to play games with him, but during the winter things change for them both.
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Do You Know Which Ones Will Grow?

By Susan A. Shea

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Poses rhyming questions on folded pages about what grows and what doesn't.
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Even Monsters Need Haircuts

By Matthew McElligott

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At night under a full moon, a child operates a barber shop with a monstrous clientele

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Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site

By Sherri Rinker

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At sunset when their work is done for the day, a crane truck, a cement mixer, and other pieces of construction equipment make their way to their resting places and go to sleep.

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