Kindergarten & First Grade: Good Reading

These books are shelved in the Juvenile Easy section under the author’s last name, unless a different call number is listed. Having trouble finding a title? Please ask at the reference desk. We’re happy to help!

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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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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Shark vs. Train

By Chris Barton

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A shark and a train compete in a series of contests on a seesaw, in hot air balloons, bowling, shooting baskets, playing hide-and-seek, and more.
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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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The Queen of France

By Tim Wadham

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Rose wakes up one morning feeling royal and, donning jewels and a crown, she seeks her parents who behave as her royal subjects, causing Rose to wonder what they would think if the queen traded places with their daughter.
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Press Here

By Hervé Tullet

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"Press the yellow dot on the cover of this book, follow the instructions within, and embark upon a magical journey! Each page of this surprising book instructs the reader to press the dots, shake the pages, tilt the book, and who knows what will happen next! Children and adults alike will giggle with delight as the dots multiply, change direction, and grow in size!"
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Pocketful of Posies: A Treasury of Nursery Rhymes

By Salley Mavor

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A collection of nursery rhymes with hand-sewn fabric relief illustrations.
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Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes

By Eric Litwin

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As he walks down the street, Pete the cat sings about his brand new white shoes as they change from red to blue to brown to wet.
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Oh No! Or, How My Science Project Destroyed the World

By Mac Barnett

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After winning the science fair with the giant robot she has built, a little girl realizes that there is a major problem.
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My People

By Langston Hughes

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Acclaimed photographer Charles R. Smith Jr. interprets Hughes’ beloved poem in vivid sepia photographs that capture the glory, the beauty, and the soul of being a black American today.
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