Monday, February 21, 2011

1st Grade "Fun" Book List

I've been using a few sources to determine what to choose for K's "fun" book list, which is her 30-60 minute evening reading time.  Lately, she has been wanting to finish the whole book in one sitting, so she reads 40 minutes each evening.  These books are far below her reading level and are very easy for her - this creates a LOVE for reading for children!  If all they read is hard books, well no wonder they would hate reading!  Wouldn't you if all you read was Plato or some of the other challenging classics?  Exactly.

She reads at her level, which is currently 4th grade reading level, in the mornings for 30 minutes and you can see that list of books here.  She read more before these, things like readers, Bob books, etc.  Below are her below-reading-level books.  These are 1st-3rd grade level books.

Here are the books she read in the evenings from the end of Feb. until the end of August 2011.
  1. Little Bear's Visit
  2. Little Bear's Friend
  3. A Kiss for Little Bear
  4. Father Bear Comes Home
  5. Little Bear
  6. Little Bear and the Marco Polo
  7. Frog and Toad Together
  8. Frog and Toad Are Friends
  9. Frog and Toad All Year
  10. Days with Frog and Toad
  11. Amelia Bedelia
  12. Thank you, Amelia Bedelia
  13. Teach us, Amelia Bedalia
  14. Owl at Home
  15. Amelia Bedelia Helps Out
  16. Mouse Tales
  17. Merry Christmas Amelia Bedelia
  18. Come Back Amelia Bedelia
  19. Amelia Bedelia's Family Album
  20. Amelia Bedelia and the Surprise Shower
  21. Amelia Bedelia and the Baby
  22. Amelia Bedelia Goes Camping
  23. Good Work Amelia Bedelia
  24. Play Ball Amelia Bedelia
  25. Mouse Soup
  26. Grasshopper on the Road
  27. Olivia Plants a Garden
  28. George the Drummer Boy
  29. George and Martha
  30. The Long Way to a New Land
  31. The Horse in Harry's Room
  32. Daniel's Duck
  33. A Bargain for Frances
  34. Best Friends for Frances
  35. Bread and Jam for Frances
  36. A Baby Sister for Frances
  37. The Carrot Seed
  38. Balto
  39. Bedtime for Frances
  40. A Birthday for Frances
  41. Sammy the Seal
  42. The Pig War
  43. Chester
  44. The Littlest Leaguer
  45. Sam the Minuteman
  46. The Josefina Story Quilt
  47. Julius
  48. Mrs. Brice's Mice
  49. A New Coat for Anna
  50. Nate the Great
  51. Nate the Great Goes Undercover
  52. Nate the Great and the Phony Clue
  53. Nate the Great and the Missing Key
  54. Nate the Great and the Sticky Case
  55. Keep the Lights Burning Abbie 
  56. Nate the Great Saves the King of Sweden
  57. Nate the Great and the Tardy Tortoise
  58. Nate the Great Stalks Stupidweed
  59. Nate the Great and the Musical Note
  60. Nate the Great and Hungry Book Club
  61. Nate the Great and the Monster Mess
  62. Nate the Great and the Stolen Base
  63. Nate the Great and the Pillowcase
  64. Nate the Great and the Mushy Valentine
  65. Nate the Great and the Fishy Prize
  66. Nate the Great Goes Down in the Dumps
  67. Nate the Great and the Crunchy Christmas
  68. Nate the Great and the Big Sniff
  69. Nate the Great San Francisco Detective
  70. Nate the Great Talks Turkey
  71. Nate the Great on the Owl Express
  72. Nate the Great and Me
This concludes K's fun book list for 1st grade.

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