Summer Reading

Grade 1

Summer is the perfect time to relax & read! We encourage you to help your child prepare for first grade at LCA by spending time both reading together and independently. This is only a suggested list. The LCA summer reading goal for students entering first grade is 8 hours (15 minutes of reading, 3 times per week). Remember, each child progresses at his/her own reading rate, acquiring skills as he/she is developmentally ready. If your child is reading independently, choose a variety of books at their interest and ability level.

Picture Books

Fancy Nancy, Jane O’Connor
School Bus, Donald Crews
Hattie and the Fox, Mem Fox
The Accidental Zucchini, Max Grover
You Read to Me, I'll Read to You: Very Short Fairy Tales to Read Together, Mary Hoberman
Frederick, Leo Lionni
Olivia, Ian Falconer
The Dot, Peter Reynolds
Sheep in a Jeep, Nancy Shaw
Jackalope, Janet Stevens
The Three Pigs, David Weisner 

Short Chapter

Berenstain Bears series, Stan & Jan Berenstain
Clifford series, Norman Birdwell
Franklin series, Paulette Bourgeois & Brenda Clark
Arthur series, Marc Brown
Little Bear series, Else Minarik
Amelia Bedelia series, Peggy or Herman Parish
Henry and Mudge series, Cynthia Rylant 
Mr. Putter and Tabby series, Cynthia Rylant
Pinky and Rex series, Cynthia Rylant

Beloved Authors

Kimberly and James Dean
Mo Willems
Eric Carle
Jan Brett
Kevin Henkes
Bruce Hale
Ryan T. Higgins


Name that Dog! Puppy Poems from A to Z, Peggy Archer
Oh, Theodore: Guinea Pig Poems, Susan Katz
Baseball Hour, Carol Nevius
Mice Squeak, We Speak, Arnold Shapiro


True or False: Butterflies & Caterpillars, Melvin & Gilda Berger
Splash! A Book About Whales and Dolphins, Melvin & Gilda Berger
Orangutans Are Ticklish: Fun Facts from an Animal Photographer, Jill Davis
United Tweets of America, Hudson Talbot

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We read            hours and            minutes this summer!

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