Recommended Reads for 1st and 2nd Grades


Hi! Fly Guy by Tedd Arnold When Buzz captures a fly to enter in The Amazing Pet Show, his parents and the judges tell him that a fly cannot be a pet, but Fly Guy proves them wrong. 

Diary of a Worm by Doreen Cronin A young worm discovers day by day, that there are some very good and some not so good things about being a worm in this great big world. 

Frog and Toad Are Friends by Arnold Lobel Five tales recount the adventures of two best friends - Frog and Toad. 

George and Martha by James Marshall Relates several silly episodes in the friendship of two hippopotamuses. 

Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish A literal-minded housekeeper causes chaos in the Rogers household when she attempts to make sense of some instructions. 

Tales for Very Picky Eaters by Josh Schneider A father tells outlandish stories while trying to get his young son, who is a very picky eater, to eat foods he thinks he will not like. 

Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss Illustrates the principle that things are not always as they appear using rhyme and humor. 

Nate the Great by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat Pancake-lover Nate the Great solves many mysteries through his genius ways. 

The Stray Dog by Marc Simont A family befriends a stray dog, names him Willy, and decides to keep him. 

We Are In a Book by Mo Willems Gerald and Piggie discover the joy of being read. But what will happen when the book ends?