1st Grade English Language Arts

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What Makes a Good Friend?

Book: Ruthie and the (Not So) Teeny Tiny Lie by Laura Rankin (Bloomsbury USA Childrens, 2007)
Book: Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns to Listen by Howard Binkow (Lerner Publishing Group, 2006)
Book: The Invisible Boy by Trudy Ludwig (Knopf Books for Young Readers, 2013)
Book: Jamaica and Brianna by Juanita Havill (HMH Books for Young Readers, 1996)
Book: Matthew and Tilly by Rebecca C. Jones (Puffin Books, Reprint edition, 1995)
Book: Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon by Patty Lovell (P. Putnam's Sons, 1st edition, 2001)
Book: Ruby the Copycat by Peggy Rathmann (Scholastic, 52850th edition, 2006)
Book: How Full Is Your Bucket? For Kids by Tom Rath and Mary Reckmeyer (Gallup Press, unknown edition, 2009)
Book: Enemy Pie by Derek Munson (Chronicle Books, 736th edition, 2000)
Book: The Sandwich Swap by Queen Rania Al Abdullah and Kelly DiPucchio (Disney-Hyperion, 2010)
Book: Big Al by Andrew Clements (Atheneum Books for Young Readers, Reprint edition, 1997)
Book: Each Kindness by Jacqueline Woodson (Nancy Paulsen Books, 2012)

Folktales and Stories

Book: Anansi and the Talking Melon by Eric A. Kimmel (Holiday House, 1994)
Book: Anansi and the Moss-Covered Rock by Eric A. Kimmel (Holiday House, Reprint edition, 1988)
Book: Anansi and the Magic Stick by Eric A. Kimmel (Holiday House, III edition, 2002)
Book: Anansi Goes Fishing by Eric A. Kimmel (Live Oak Media, Reprint edition, 1993)
Book: The Lion and the Mouse by Bernadette Watts (North-South Books, Reprint edition, 2007)
Book: Borreguita and the Coyote by Verna Aardema (Dragonfly Books, Reprint edition, 1998)
Book: The Paper Crane by Molly Bang (Greenwillow Books, Reprint edition, 1987)
Book: Mama Panya's Pancakes by Mary Chamberlin (Barefoot Books, 2006)
Book: It Could Always Be Worse by Margot Zemach (Square Fish, Reissue edition, 1990)
Book: Doña Flor: A Tall Tale About a Giant Woman with a Great Big Heart by Pat Mora (Dragonfly Books, 1 Reprint edition, 2010)
Book: The Empty Pot by Demi (Square Fish, Reprint edition, 1996)
Book: Ming Lo Moves the Mountain by Arnold Lobel (Greenwillow Books, Reissue edition, 1993)
Book: Why the Sky is Far Away: A Nigerian Folktale by Mary-Joan Gerson (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 1995)
Book: Martina the Beautiful Cockroach: A Cuban Folktale by Carmen Agra Deedy (Peachtree Publishers, Reprint edition, 2014)
Book: Juan Bobo Goes to Work: A Puerto Rican Folk Tale by Marisa Montes (Rayo, 1st edition, 2000)

Same Story, Different Version

Book: The Three Little Pigs by Paul Galdone (HMH Books for Young Readers, 2010)
Book: The Three Little Tamales by Eric A. Kimmel (Two Lions, 2009)
Book: The Three Little Javelinas by Susan Lowell (Cooper Square Publishing Llc, 1st edition, 1992)
Book: The Three Ninja Pigs by Corey Rosen (G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers, 2012)
Book: Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig by Eugene Trivizas (Margaret K. McElderry Books, Reprint edition, 1997)
Book: The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs! by Jon Scieszka (Puffin Books; Reprint edition, 1996)
Book: Little Red Riding Hood by Paul Galdone (HMH Books for Young Readers, First Edition Thus edition, 2012)
Book: Lon Po Po, A Red-Riding Hood Story from China by Ed Young (Puffin Books, Reprint edition, 1996)
Book: Little Roja Riding Hood by Susan Middleton Elya (G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers, Bilingual edition, 2014)
Book: Ninja Red Riding Hood by Corey Rosen Schwartz (G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers, 2014)
Book: Little Red Riding Hood by Jerry Pinkney (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2007)
Book: What Really Happened to Little Red Riding Hood: The Wolf's Story by Toby Forward (Walker Books Ltd, 2006)
Book: Wolves (National Geographic Readers) by Laura Marsh (National Geographic Kids; Illustrated edition, 2012)

The Power of Reading

Book: Same, Same but Different by Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw (Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), 1 edition, 2011)
Book: Running the Road to ABC by Denize Lauture (Aladdin, Reprint edition, 2000)
Book: Rain School by James Rumford (HMH Books for Young Readers, 1 edition, 2010)
Book: Yasmin's Hammer by Ann Malaspina (Lee & Low Books, Reprint edition, 2015)
Book: Virgie Goes to School with Us Boys by Elizabeth Fitzgerald Howard (Aladdin, Reprint edition, 2005)
Book: Beatrice's Goat by Page McBrier (Aladdin, Reprint edition, 2004)
Book: One Green Apple by Eve Bunting (Clarion Books, 1 edition, 2006)
Book: My Name is Yoon by Helen Recorvits (Square Fish, Reprint edition, 2014)
Book: Nasreen's Secret School: A True Story from Afghanistan by Jeanette Winter (Beach Lane Books, 2009)
Book: That Book Woman by Heather Henson (Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2008)
Book: Tomás and the Library Lady by Pat Mora (Dragon Fly Books, 1st Dragonfly Books Ed edition, 2000)
Book: Waiting for the Biblioburro by Monica Brown (Tricycle Press, 2011)
Book: The Librarian of Basra: A True Story from Iraq by Jeanette Winter (MHM Books for Young Readers, 1 edition, 2005)
Book: Hands Around the Library: Protecting Egypt's Treasured Books by Karen Leggett Abouraya (Dial Books, First Edition edition, 2012)
Book: The Story of Ruby Bridges by Robert Coles (Scholastic Paperbacks, Rep Anv Sp edition, 2010)
Book: Goin' Someplace Special by Patricia C. McKissack (Aladdin, Reprint edition, 2008)
Book: Mr. George Baker by Amy Hest (Candlewick, Reprint edition, 2007)
Book: Ruby's Wish by Shirin Yim Bridges (Chronicle Books, Reprint edition, 2015)

Appreciating Family

Book: Dear Primo: A Letter to My Cousin by Duncan Tonatiuh (Harry N. Abrams, 2010)
Book: Uncle Jed's Barbershop by Margaree King Mitchell (Aladdin Paperbacks, 1998)
Book: Dear Juno by Soyung Pak (Puffin Books, Reprint edition, 2001)
Book: Mango, Abuela, and Me by Meg Medina (Candlewick, 1st Edition edition, 2015)
Book: Grandma's Gift by Eric Velasquez (Walker Childrens, 1 edition, 2010)
Book: Grandfather Counts by Deborah J Short (National Geographic School Pub, Reprint edition, 2003)
Book: Last Stop on Market Street by Matt De La Peña (G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers, 1 edition, 2015)
Book: I Love Saturdays y domingos by Alma Flor Ada (Atheneum Books for Young Readers, Reprint edition, 2004)
Book: My Brother Charlie by Holly Robinson Peete and Ryan Elizabeth Peete (Scholastic Press, 1 edition, 2010)
Book: My Rotten Redheaded Older Brother by Patricia Polacco (Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books, Reprint edition, 1998)
Book: Big Red Lollipop by Rukhsana Khan (Viking Books for Young Readers, 2010)
Book: A Chair for My Mother by Vera B. Williams (Greenwillow Books, Rei rep edition, 2007)
Book: Visiting Day by Jacqueline Woodson (Puffin Books, Reprint edition, 2015)
Book: Too Many Tamales by Gary Soto (Puffin Books, 1996)
Book: My Rows and Piles of Coins by Tololwa M. Mollel (Clarion Books, 1 edition, 1999)
Book: Marisol McDonald Doesn't Match by Monica Brown (Children's Book Press, Bilingual edition, 2011)
Book: Home at Last by Vera B. Williams (Greenwillow Books, 2016)
Book: Pecan Pie Baby by Jacqueline Woodson (Puffin Books, 2013)
Book: Ling and Ting, Not Exactly the Same! by Grace Lin (LB Kids, Passport to Reading Level 3 edition, 2011)
Book: Sofia Martinez, Abuela's Birthday by Jacqueline Jules (Picture Window Books, Bilingual edition, 2015)

Science and Social Studies

Continents: Understanding the World

Book: Explore North America by Bobbie Kalman (Crabtree Publishing Company, 2007)
Book: Explore South America by Bobbie Kalman (Crabtree Publishing Company, 2007)
Book: Explore Africa by Bobbie Kalman (Crabtree Publishing Company, 2007)
Book: Explore Antartica by Bobbie Kalman (Crabtree Publishing Company, 2007)
Book: Explore Australia and Oceania by Bobbie Kalman (Crabtree Publishing Company, 2007)
Book: Explore Europe by Bobbie Kalman (Crabtree Publishing Company, 2007)
Book: Explore Asia by Bobbie Kalman (Crabtree Publishing Company, 2007)


Book: What Do You Do with a Tail Like This? by Steve Jenkins (HMH Books for Young Readers; Reprint edition, 2008)
Book: Living Color by Steve Jenkins (HMH Books for Young Readers, 2012)
Book: What Color Is Camouflage? by Carolyn B. Otto (HarperCollins, 1996)
Book: What Do You Do When Something Wants to Eat You? by Steve Jenkins (HMH Books for Young Readers; Reprint edition, 2001)
Book: Who Eats What?: Food Chains and Food Webs by Patricia Lauber (HarperCollins; Revised edition, 2016)
Book: Red-Eyed Tree Frog by Joy Cowley (Scholastic Paperbacks; 1 edition, 2006)
Book: Sisters and Brothers: Sibling Relationships in the Animal World by Steve Jenkins and Robin Page (HMH Books for Young Readers; Reprint edition, 2012)
Book: Lizards by Laura Marsh (National Geographic Children's Books, 2012)
Book: Frogs by Elizabeth Carney (National Geographic Children's Books, 2009)

Biographies: Artists and Musicians

Book: A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin by Jen Bryant (Knopf Books for Young Readers, 2013)
Book: Action Jackson by Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan (Square Fish; 1st edition, 2007)
Book: Diego Rivera: His World and Ours by Duncan Tonatiuh (Harry N. Abrams; First Edition edition, 2011)
Book: Frida and her Animalitos by Monica Brown (NorthSouth Books; Illustrated edition, 2017)
Book: Funny Bones: Posada and His Day of the Dead Calaveras by Duncan Tonatiuh (Harry N. Abrams; Illustrated edition, 2015)
Book: Duke Ellington: The Piano Prince and His Orchestra by Andrea Davis Pinkey (Hyperion Book CH; 1 edition, 2006)
Book: When Marian Sang: The True Recital of Marian Anderson by Pam Munoz Ryan (Scholastic Press; 1st edition, 2002)
Book: When the Beat Was Born: DJ Kool Herc and the Creation of Hip Hop by Laban Carrick Hill (Roaring Brook Press; First Edition edition, 2013)
Book: Piano Starts Here: The Young Art Tatum by Robert Andrew Parker (Dragonfly Books; Illustrated edition, 2016)
Book: Trombone Shorty by Troy Andrews (Harry N. Abrams, 2015)
Book: Rock & Roll Highway: The Robbie Robertson Story by Sebastian Robertson (Henry Holt and Co. (BYR); Illustrated edition, 2014)
Book: Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat by Javaka Steptoe (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers; First Edition edition, 2016)
Book: Misty Copeland (You Should Meet Series) by Laurie Calkhoven (Simon Spotlight; Illustrated edition, 2016)
Book: Firebird by Misty Copeland (G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers; First Edition edition, 2014)
Book: Misty Copeland: Ballet Star by Sarah Howden (Collins; Illustrated edition, 2020)
Book: Bunheads by Misty Copeland (G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers; Illustrated edition, 2020)

Ancient Egypt

Book: Ancient Egypt by Penelope Arlon (Scholastic Reference, 2014)
Book: The Ancient Egyptians by Jane Shuter (Hodder Wayland, 2008)
Book: Hieroglyphs by Joyce Milton (Grosset & Dunlap, Book and Access edition, 2000)
Book: Tut's Mummy Lost... and Found by Judy Donnelly (Random House Books for Young Readers, 1988)

Fighting for Change

Book: Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman (Penguin Young Readers Group, 1991)
Book: Something Beautiful by Sharon Dennis Wyeth (Dragonfly Books; Reprint edition, 2002)
Book: The Other Side by Jacqueline Woodson (G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers, 2001)
Book: Sit-In: How Four Friends Stood Up by Sitting Down by Andrea Davis Pinkney (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers; 1 edition, 2010)
Book: Freedom on the Menu: The Greensboro Sit-ins by Carole Boston Weatherford (Puffin Books; reprint edition, 2007)
Book: We March by Shane W. Evans (Square Fish; Reprint edition, 2016)
Book: The Youngest Marcher: The Story of Audrey Faye Hendricks a Young Civil Rights Activist by Cynthia Levinson (Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2017)
Book: Freedom Summer by Deborah Wiles (Aladdin; Reprint edition, 2005)
Book: Brave Girl: Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers' Strike of 1909 by Michelle Markel (Balzar + Bray; First Edition edition, 2013)
Book: Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez by Kathleen Krull (HMH Books for Young Readers, 1 edition, 2003)
Book: One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia by Miranda Paul (Millbrook Press, 2015)
Book: Emmanuel's Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah by Laurie Ann Thompson and Sean Qualls (Random House Children's Books, 2015)
Book: The Streets are Free by Kurusa (Annick Press; Reissue edition, 1995)
Book: A Boy and His Jaguar by Alan Rabinowitz (HMH Books for Young Readers, 2014)
Book: Follow the Moon Home by Philippe Cousteau (Chronicle Books, 2016)
Book: Ada's Violin by Susan Hood (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2016)
Book: Elizabeth Leads the Way by Tanya Lee Stone (Square Fish; 1 Reprint edition, 2010)
Book: Amelia and Eleanor go for a Ride by Pam Munoz Ryan (Scholastic Inc., 1999)
Book: Dolores Huerta, A Hero to Migrant Workers by Sarah Warren (Two Lions, 2012)
Book: Eleanor, Quiet No More by Doreen Rappaport (Disney Press, 2009)