New Books for First Graders

Some of these books can be READ BY a 1st grader, others are good for READING ALOUD TO a 1st grader.

The Voyage of Turtle Rex by Kurt Cyrus

Reading Level: Ages 4 - 8

This clever picture book puts the life of the sea turtle in perspective, both size and time wise.  The words and pictures are equally well done.  Try the companion volume Tadpole Rex too!

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Charlie the Ranch Dog by Ree Drummond

Reading Level: Ages 3 - 7

Charlie the basset hound lives and works on a ranch. It is hard work especially since he has to make sure that Suzie the Jack Russell terrier holds up her end of the job too.

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Blue Chameleon by Emily Gravett

Reading Level: Ages 4+

Poor, lonely blue chameleon. He can turn into anything, and blend in anywhere, but despite this wonderful ability, blue chameleon cannot find anyone who wants to be his friend.

Enchanting colored pencil drawings and excellent use of color, expression, and symmetry will delight readers as chameleon struggles to find a friend.

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If you liked Blue Chameleon, try these great picture books:

Art and Max by David Wiesner

Ernest, the Moose Who Doesn't Fit by Catherine Rayner

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