My Book List

  • Favorite First Grade Read Alouds

    Reading aloud to children is not only fun and exciting, it is also one of the key contributing factors to children's early reading success!  This list is "still in the works" but includes some of the stories and/or authors that I have found enjoyable to read aloud to my students as well as to my own children over the years!

    Favorite Picture Books and Authors

    Someday a Tree by Eve Bunting

    I Like to be Little by Charlotte Zolotow

    The Important Book and of course Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown

    Just a Dream and Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg

    Eric Carle

    Laura Numeroff

    Kevin Henkes

    Robert Munsch

    Judith Viorst (a bit dated, but oh so terrific!)

    Jan Brett (an unbelievably talented author and illustrator)

    Jerry Pinkney (beautiful authentic african american literature)

    Robert Munsch


    Favorite Chapter Books (other than the ones that I am keeping a secret because I want to read them to your child first!)

    The Magic Tree House series

    Junie B. Jones series (She is a bit naughty but quite funny, and provides a chance to talk about making wise choices!)

    The Mouse and The Motorcycle and many other Beverly Cleary books

    Roald Dahl