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1st and Second Grade Titles

We intuitively fit titles within the categories of “emerging”, “advancing”, and “avid”. There was no exact science involved. They are, however, tried and true selections enjoyed by children who are beginning readers in first and second grades.

–Joyce Roby and Meeta Gaitonde

Emerging Readers

Arnold- Fly Guy books
Braun- Back to Bed, Ed!
Capucilli- Biscuit books
Cazet- Minnie and Moo stories
Chaconas- Cork and Fuzz stories
Dunrea- Gossie and Friends books
Hill- Spot books
Johnston- Sparky and Eddie books
Kvasnosky- Zelda and Ivy books
Lobel- Frog and Toad books
Maslen- the Bob books
McCarty-Hondo and Fabian
Seuss- Dr. Seuss “beginner books”
Spires- Binky, the Space Cat
Wick-I Spy books
Willems- Elephant and Piggie books
Yee- Mouse and Mole books
Yolen- Commander Toad stories

Various authors-Eek stories
Various authors-DK readers

Advancing Readers

Abbott-The Secrets of Droon series
Adler-Cam Jansen series
Applegate-Roscoe Riley books
Brown- Arthur chapter books
Brown-Flat Stanley
Cole-Bony Legs
Dadey-Bailey School Kids books
Danziger- I, Amber Brown series
Gannett-My Father’s Dragon
Giff-The Polk Street Gang stories
Griffiths-The Big Fat Cow That Goes Kapow
Gutman- My Weird School series
Haas-Jigsaw Pony
Keene-Nancy Drew notebooks
Kline-Horrible Harry series
Krulik-Katie Kazoo stories
Mazer-Sister Magic stories
Meadow-Rainbow Magic books
Meadow-The Weather Fairy books
Napoli-Sly the Sleuth myteries
Nixon- Gus and Gertie stories
Pilkey-Ricky Ricotta’s Mighty Robot books
Rylant-Mr. Putter and Tabby
Rylant-Henry and Mudge stories
Rosenthal-Little Pea and other "little" books
Roy-A to Z mysteries
Sharmat- Nate the Great books
Stilton-Geronimo Stilton books
Tripp and Shaw-American Girl books
West- Pixie Tricks

Avid Readers

Atinuke-Anna Hibiscus stories
Barrows-Ivy and Bean stories
Birney-the Humphrey books
Clements-Various titles
Cowell-How to Train Your Dragon series
Dahl-Various titles
DiCamillo-Mercy Watson stories
Greenburg-The Zack Files series
Hale-Chet Gecko mysteries
Harper-Just Grace stories
Higginson- Keeker pony stories
Hunter-Warriors series
Kerrin- Marvin Bridge stories
King-Smith-Various titles
MacDonald-Judy Moody books
MacDonald-Stink books
Miles- Puppy place books
McMullan-Dragonslayer’s Academy

Mongredlen-Oliver Moon stories
Orr- Nim’s Island
Osborne- Magic Tree House series

Parish-Amelia Bedelia books
Park-Junie B. Jones books
Pennypacker-Clementine books
Rodda-Fairy Realm books
Sachar-Marvin Redpost books
Scieszka-The Time Warp Trio series
Viorst-Lulu stories
Voake-Daisy Dawson stories
Warner-Boxcar mysteries
Wilder-Little House series


Nonfiction Choices

Sports books in general
Animal books in general
Cookbooks in general
Books about space

Books about gems, rocks, minerals
Eyewitness series in general
National Geographic Non-fiction readers
DK nonfiction titles in general
Ultimate Lego Book by DK Publishing
Ultimate Spy by Melton
Pet books in general
Drawing books
Graphic Novels
Reynolds-Star Wars visual books
Robot by DK Eyewitness publishing







Revisited 6/2013