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.
Reading Level: Grades PreK - 3
All the other penguins know that Archie is fearless. He has climbed to the summit of Nosebleed Mountain among other exploits. But he's hiding a secret; he's afraid to swim and doesn't know how he'll get to Iceberg Nine for the fish fry. After various attempts to fly there, Archie learns to overcome his fear of the ocean and the creatures that live there. Rash's hilarious illustrations with sound bubbles will have you clapping for Archie along with his penguin friends!
Meet author/illustrator Andy Rash at the library on January 9th.
Reading Level: Ages 4 - 8
Is there anyone who hasn't done something that is so embarrassing that they don't want to face the witnesses? In this book the boy's horrible blunder was, "I. Called. My. Teacher. MOMMY!!!" The class and laughed and now he sees no alternative but to drop out of school. The illustrations are Jules Feiffer-like. There's a great one that shows the image of the boy's class as a marching band all shouting "Ha Ha" and wearing caps that say "MOMMY." In the end the boy learns a little about laughing off mistakes and laughing at others.
Meet illustrator Matthew Cordell at the library on January 9th.