Kindergarten & First Grade: Good Reading

Grandpa Green

By Lane Smith

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A child explores the ordinary life of his extraordinary great-grandfather, as expressed in his topiary garden.

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How Rocket Learned to Read

By Tad Hills

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A little yellow bird teaches Rocket the dog how to read by first introducing him to the "wondrous, mighty, gorgeous alphabet."

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I Broke My Trunk!

By Mo Willems

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Gerald the elephant tells his best friend Piggie a long crazy story about how he broke his trunk.
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I Want My Hat Back!

By Jon Klassen

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A bear almost gives up his search for his missing hat until he remembers something important.
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I'm a Shark

By Bob Shea

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A boastful shark is not afraid of anything, which impresses his underwater friends until they ask about spiders.
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If You Give a Dog a Donut

By Laura Numeroff

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Chaos might ensue if you were to give a dog a donut.
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Interrupting Chicken

By David Ezra Stein

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Little Red Chicken wants Papa to read her a bedtime story, but interrupts him almost as soon as he begins each tale.
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King Jack and the Dragon

By Peter Bently & Helen Oxenbury

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Jack, Zack, and Caspar build a castle fort, then spend a day fighting dragons and beasts, but at day's end giants carry away first Sir Zack, then Caspar, and King Jack is left to face night creatures alone.

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Llama LLama Home With Mama

By Anna Dewdney

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Llama Llama's mother takes good care of him when he has to stay home from school because he is sick, but when Mama Llama begins to feel sick, too, Llama Llama knows how to take care of her.
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My Garden

By Kevin Henkes

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After helping her mother weed, water, and chase the rabbits from their garden, a young girl imagines her dream garden complete with jellybean bushes, chocolate rabbits, and tomatoes the size of beach balls.
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