Chelmsford Public Library's
Books for 1st Graders

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Adventure | Animals| Classics | Family | Folk & Fairytales | Friend Stories |
Funny Stories | Ghost and Scary Stories | Graphic, Comic or Wordless | Historical Fiction | Math |
Mystery | Nonfiction | Poetry | School | Science Fiction | Sports

Adventure Stories

A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever by Marla Frazee

Arthur's Camp Out by Lillian Hoban

Chicago and the Cat: The Camping Trip by Robin Koontz

Captain and Matey Set Sail by Daniel Laurence

The Sound of Colors: a Journey of the Imagination by Jimmy Liao

Mirette on the High Wire by Emily McCully

Listen to the Wind by Greg Mortenson

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Animal Stories

Bones, Bones, Dinosaur Bones by Byron Barton

A Dog Named Sam by Janice Boland

Daisy Comes Home by Jan Brett

Arthur and the World Record by Marc Brown (series)

Mr. Gumpy's Outing by John Burningham

Biscuit by Alyssa Capucilli (series)

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

Click, Clack, Quackity-Quack by Doreen Cronin

Tracks of a Panda by Nick Dowson

Chicken said, "Cluck!" by Judyann Grant

Little Mouse's Big Book of Fears by Emily Gravett

A Good Day by Kevin Henkes

Barney's Horse by Syd Hoff

Rosie's Walk by Pat Hutchins

Prehistoric Actual Size by Steve Jenkins

Dinosaur Dinner (with a Slice of Alligator Pie) by Dennis Lee

I Love Guinea Pigs by Dick King-Smith

Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey

Martha Calling by Susan Meddaugh

Little Bear by Else Minarik (series)

Zack's Alligator by Shirley Mozelle

If You Give a Pig a Pancake by Laura Numeroff

The Smallest Cow in the World by Katherine Paterson

The Outside Dog by Charlotte Pomerantz

The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter

Curious George by H. A. Rey (series)

Henry and Mudge in Puddle Trouble by Cynthia Rylant (series)

Mr. Putter and Tabby Feed the Fish by Cynthia Rylant (series)

Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

Horton Hatches the Egg by Dr. Seuss

Caps for Sale by Espyr Slodbodkina

Doctor De Soto by William Steig

Brave Dogs, Gentle Dogs: How They Guard Sheep by Cat Urbigkit (J/636.737/Urbi)

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Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans

The Snowman by Raymond Briggs

The Little House by Virginia Lee Burton

Mr. Grumpy's Outing by John Burningham

Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney

Andy and the Lion by James Daugherty

Corduroy by Don Freeman

Millions of Cats by Wanda Gag

Rosie's Walk by Pat Hutchins

The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats

The Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss

The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf

Frog and Toad Are Friends by Arnold Lobel

George and Martha by James Marshall

Little Bear by Else Holmelund Minarik

Curious George by H. A. Rey

The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka

The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss

Horton Hatches the Egg by Dr. Seuss

Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina

Crictor by Tomi Ungerer

The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg

Ira Sleeps Over by Bernard Waber

Harrry the Dirty Dog by Gene Zion


Family Stories

To the Tub by Peggy Anderson

Put it on the List by Kristen Darbyshire

26 Fairmount Avenue by Tommy dePaola

The Little Bit Scary People by Emily Jenkins

Miranda's Beach Day by Holly Keller

Frida's Office Day by Thomas Lewis

Beatrice Doesn't Want To by Laura Numeroff

Pete's a Pizza by William Steig

Just Call Me J.P. by Jacqueline Sweeney

Thump and Plunk by Janice May Udry

Oliver and Amanda and the Big Snow by Jean Van Leeuwen

Knuffle Bunny by Mo Willems

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Folk and Fairy Tales

Digger Pig and the Turnip by Caron Lee Cohen

Bony-Legs by Joanna Cole

Goldilocks and the Three Bears by James Marshall

Gobble, Gobble, Slip, Slop by Meilo So

Tops and Bottoms by Janet Stevens

The Frog Prince by Edith Tarcov

Many Moons by James Thurber

The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig by Eugene Trivizas

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Friend Stories

Pish and Posh Wish for Fairy Wings by Barbara Bottner

The Snowman by Raymond Briggs

The Missing Tooth by Joanna Cole

Kit and Kat by Tomie De Paola

A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever by Marla Frazee

Corduroy by Don Freeman

Iris and Walter by Elissa Haden Guest (series)

Two Silly Trolls by Nancy Jewell

The Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss

Little Chick's Friend Duckling by Mary D. Kwitz

Frog and Toad are Friends by Arnold Lobel (trilogy)

The Bear Next Door by Ida Luttrell

George and Martha by James Marshall (series)

Little Critter's the Picnic by Mercer Mayer (series)

Beezy by Megan McDonald

A Bug, A Bear, and a Boy go to School by David M. McPhail

Newt by Matt Novak

The Hayloft by Lisa Westberg Peters

Dog and Bear by Laura Vaccaro Seeger

Come and Play, Hippo by Mike Thaler

Oliver and Albert, Friends Forever by Jean Van Leeuwen

Ira Sleeps Over by Bernard Waber

Harry, the Dirty Dog by Gene Zion

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Funny Stories

Mr. Grumpy's Outing by John Burningham

Are You My Mother? by P. D. Eastman

The Fat Cat Sat on the Mat by Murit Karlin

I Want to Be Somebody New! by Robert Lopshire

Rabbit's Birthday Kite by Maryann MacDonald

Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss

My Tooth is Loose by Martin Silverman

Morris the Moose by Bernard Wiseman (series)

The Napping House by Audrey Wood

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Ghost and Scary Stories

The Berenstain Bears and the Spooky Old Tree by Stan Berenstain

Minnie and Moo Meet Frankenswine by Denys Cazet

The Bookstore Ghost by Barbara Maitland

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Graphic, Comic or Wordless Books

Anno's Journey by Mitsumasa Anno (and others by this author)

Window by Jeannie Baker (and others by this author)

The Grey Lady and the Strawberry Snatcher by Molly Bang

The Other Side by Istvan Banyai (and others by this author)

The Black Book of Colors by Menena Cottin

The Yellow Balloon by Charlotte Dematons

Pancakes for Breakfast by Tomie de Paola

Sidewalk Circus by Paul Fleischman

Babymouse: Our Hero! by Jennifer L. Holm & Matthew Holm (series)

Museum Trip by Barbara Lehman (and others by this author)

First Snow by Emily Arnold McCully

Dinosaur by Peter Sis (and others by this author)

You Can't Take a Balloon into the Museum of Fine Arts by Jacqueline Preiss Weitzman

Free Fall by David Wiesner (and others by this author)

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Historical Fiction

Wagon Wheels by Barbara Brenner

The Golly Sisters Go West by Betsy Cromer Byars

Chang's Paper Pony by Eleanor Coerr

The Josefina Story Quilt by Eleanor Coerr

The Boston Coffee Party by Doreen Rappaport

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365 Penguins by Jean-Luc Fromental

How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin? by Margaret McNamara



Cam Jansen and the Mystery Writer Mystery by David Adler (series)

Inspector Hopper by Doug Cushman

Nate the Great by Majorie Weinman Sharmat (series)

Lost Treasure of the Emerald Eye by Geronimo Stilton (series)

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Rosie, A Visiting Dog's Story by Stephanie Calmenson

Almost Gone by Steve Jenkins (J/591.68/Jenk)

Where Butterflies Grow by Joanne Ryder

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Food Hates You, Too, and other poems by Robert Weinstock

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School Stories

Hide-And-Seek All Week by Tomie DePaola

Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Henkes

Sparky and Eddie: The First Day of School byTony Johnston

Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon by Patty Lovell

The Monster in the Backpack by Lisa Moser

Marvin One Too Many by Katherine Paterson

Crictor by Tomi Ungerer

Otto Runs for President by Rosemary Wells

How do Dinosaurs Go to School? by Jane Yolen

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Science Fiction

Minnie and Moo Save the Earth by Denys Cazet

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My Baseball Book by Gail Gibbons

Gus and Grandpa at Basketball by Claudia Mills

Ready, Set, Go! by John Stadler

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