First Grade Lesson Plans

Book Title Suggestions by Months of the School Year

Month Title
Sep Our Library by Eve Bunting
Sep Goldie Socks and the Three Libearians by Jackie Mims Hopkins
Sep Follow the Line to School by Laura Ljungkvist
Sep Check It Out! Reading, Finding, Helping by Patricia Hubble
Sep Old Robert and the Sea Silly Cats by Barbara Joosse
Sep Bailey by Harry Bliss
Sep No T. Rex in the Library by Toni Buzzeo
Sep Mrs. Watson Wants Your Teeth by Alison McGhee
Sep Library Mouse A World to Explore by Kirk
Sep Porky and Bess by Ellen Weiss (friendship)
Sep Dewey There's a Cat in the Library! by Vicki Myron
Sep How Rocket Learned to Read by Tad Hills
Sep Pigs from A to Z by Arthur Geisert
Sep "L" is for Library by Terry great for library orientation
Sep Jake Starts School by Michael Wright
Sep Don"t Squeal Unless It"s a Big Deal A Tale of Tattletales by Ransom
Sep Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! by Mo Willems
Sep A Puppy for Annie by Kim Lewis
Sep First Grade Here I Come
Sep Rubia and the Three Osos by Susan Middleton Elya
Sep The 3 Bears and Goldilocks by Willey; cause and effect, because Goldi doesn"t listen to her father, she goes where she doesn't belong
Sep Wolf Won't Bite by Emily Gravett
Sep Mind your manners, B.B. Wolf by Judy Sierra; library manners
Sep The Bears in the Bed and the Great Big Storm by Bright
Sep Wild About Books by Judy Sierra
Sep A Visitor for Bear by Jennifer Becker; making a new friend
Sep Walking through the jungle by Julie Lacome
Sep Rock it sock Number line by Martin
Sep The Barking Mouse by Sacre
Sep Growing up feet by Beverly Cleary
Sep Best Friends by by Steven Kellogg
Sep A Pocket for Corduroy by by Freeman
Sep When an elephant comes to school by Ormerod
Sep What Grandmas do best by Laura Numeroff
Sep Big Friends by Cuyler
Sep The Magic Hat by Fox rhyming activity
Sep Peek! A Thai hide-and-Seek by Ho
Sep The Guinea Pig ABC by Duke
Sep Maybe a Bear Ate It! by Robie H. Harris
Sep The Problem with Chickens by McMillan
Sep On My Very First Day Of School I Met by Stiles; use to intro character-tell us more about the monster
Sep The Great Pig Escape by Christelow
Sep Papa and Me by Dorros boy and dad visiting grandparents
Sep The Best Book to Read E BERtram
Sep Thunder-Boomer! by Shutta Crum
Sep Grandpa Gazillions Number yard by Keller
Oct The Wing Wing Brothers Math Spectacular! by Ethan Long
Oct There's a Pig in my Class by Johanna Thydell
Oct I'm Big! by Kate Mcmullan
Oct My Special One and Only by Joe Berger
Oct Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site by Sherri Duskey Rinker
Oct Say Hello To Zorro! by Carter Goodrich
Oct Wiener Wolf by Jeff Crosby
Oct Silly Doggy by Adam Stower
Oct Woof Meow Tweet-Tweet by Cecile Boyer
Oct The Haunted Hamburger and other Ghostly Stories by David LaRochelle
Oct Some Cat! by Mary Casanova
Oct Homer The Library Cat by Reeve Lindbergh
Oct Won Ton A Cat Tale Told in Haiku by Lee Wardlaw
Oct Tillie Lays an Egg by Terry Golson
Oct LMNO Peas by Keith Baker
Oct Creepy Things Are Scaring Me by Jerome and Jarrett Pumphrey
Oct Sixteen Runaway Pumpkins by Dianne Ochiltree
Oct Which Puppy? by Kate Feiffer
Oct Roadwork by Sally Sutton: sequencing
Oct Sue MacDonald Had a Book by Jim Tobin (vowels)
Oct Frankie Stein Starts School by Schaefer
Oct Little Lost Bat by Markle
Oct Professor Bumble and the monster of the deep by Napp; cute bear and otter story
Oct Thing-Thing by Cary Fagan
Oct Mrs. O"Leary"s Cow by Hoberman; fire safety
Oct Hello, Bumblebee Bat by Lunde
Oct Pee Wee Scouts by Delton
Oct She Did it by Ericsson
Oct Friends and Pals and Brothers, Too by Wilson; rhyming text; seasons
Oct Oh No, Got to Go by Elya
Oct Swimmy by Leo Lionni
Oct Fish is Fish by Lionni
Oct Frederick by Lionni
Oct The Alphabet Tree by Lionni
Oct Click, Clack moo by Doreen Cronin
Oct Giggle, giggle, quack by Doreen Cronin
Oct Little Bat"s halloween story by Mayr
Oct Hieronymus Betts and his Unusual Pets by Robertson-little brother in a devil suit connects to Max in the wild things
Oct The Bumby little pumpkin by Cuyler
Oct I love my little storybook by Jeram
Oct My Friend the Moon by Dahan
Oct A Tiger Named Thomas
Oct There Are Monsters Everywhere by Mayer
Oct Chato Goes Cruisin' by Gary Soto
Oct Minnie and Moo meet Frankenswine by Cazet
Oct The Ghost Eye Tree by Bill Martin Jr.
Oct Night in the Barn by Faye Gibbons
Oct Bumpy Little Pumpkin by Cuyler
Oct The Dog Who Belonged to No one by Hest; great fall illustrations
Oct Little Hoot by Rosenthal; little hoot & his parents display the opposite of what children think at bedtime: point of view
Nov Frog and Fly Six Slurpy Stories by Jeff mack
Nov How to Babysit a Grandpa and How to Babysit a Grandma by Jean Reagan
Nov Oh, No! by Candace Fleming and Oh No, George! by Chris Haughton
Nov Nighttime Ninja by Barbara DaCosta
Nov No Dogs Allowed! by Linda Ashman
Nov Betty Bunny Loves Chocolate Cake by Michael B. Kaplan
Nov Same, Same but Different by Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw
Nov I Don't Like to Read by Carlson
Nov Kitten's First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes
Nov Armadilly Chili by Helen Ketteman
Nov Tooth on the Loose by Susan Middleton Elya
Nov Hungry Hen by Waring
Nov Too Many Toys by Shannon; sorting, decision making, cardboard box
Nov Duck Soup by Urbanovic Connects with Armadilly Chili but friends help too much
Nov Gobble It Up! A Fun Song About Eating includes a CD by Arnosky
Nov Yoko by Wells
Nov Duck for President by Cronin
Nov Wild Boars Cook by Rosoff
Nov Koala Lou by Fox
Nov The Dot by Reynolds
Nov The Crayon Box that talked by Derolf
Nov The Doorbell Rang by Pat Hutchins
Nov A Turkey for Thanksgiving by Eve Bunting
Nov Science Fair Bunnies by Lasky
Nov The Firefighters' Thanksgiving by Boelts
Nov Petunia by Duvoinsin
Nov Dogs Don't wear sneakers by Laura Numeroff
Nov Squiggle's Tale by Dahan
Nov Humbug Witch by Balian
Nov Badger's Fancy Meal by Kasza POV What badger doesn"t like is yummy to other animals
Nov What's Under the Bed? by Fenton; imagination; drawing conclusions without supporting facts
Nov One Boy by Seeger counting and using parts of words to make new words: math topic
Nov Jenny Found a Penny by Harris; adding money; cause and effect: math topic
Dec The Three Bears" Christmas by Duval
Dec The Puppy who wanted a boy by Thayer
Dec Growing Up With Tamales by Gwendolyn Zepeda
Dec There was an old lady who swallowed a bell! by Lucille Colandro
Dec The Night Before Christmas in Texas that is by Harris
Dec Christmas in the Country by by Rylant
Dec Stanley and the Class Pet by Barney Saltzberg
Dec Little Red Bird by Nick Bruel
Dec One Mitten by George
Dec The First Day of Winter by Fleming
Dec Dear Santa by Campbell
Dec How Santa Really works by Snow
Dec If you Take a Mouse to the Movies by Numeroff
Dec Popcorn tree by Mamchur
Dec Stick Man by Julia Donaldson
Dec Our Apple tree by Naslund
Jan Old MacDonald Had Her Farm by JonArno Lawson
Jan Questions, Questions by Marcus Pfister
Jan Fletcher and the fallling leaves by Rawlinson
Jan City Dog, Country Frog by Mo Willems
Jan Hooray for Reading Day! by Cuyler
Jan Bun Bun Button by Patricia Polacco
Jan The Robot and the Bluebird by Lucas; connects with recycling, symbolical meaning to carry love in your heart as the bluebird makes a nest in the robots chest area
Jan Silent Letters Loud and Clear by Pulver spelling
Jan Duck at the Door & Duck Soup by Jackie Urbanovic
Jan Beatrice Doesn't Want To by Laura Joffe Numeroff
Jan When Lucy Goes Out Walking A Puppy's first year by Ashley Wolff E WOL months of the year
Jan Some Things Go Together by Charlotte Zolotow connects with how things are alike
Jan Black? White! Day? Night! A Book of Opposites by Laura Vaccaro Seeger
Jan Ten-Gallon Bart and the Wild West Show by Crummel, bull attached to blankie, cause and effect
Jan Happy birthday Martin Luther King by Jean Marzollo
Jan Kitten"s first full moon by Henkes
Jan Gobble, Gobble, Slip, Slop: a Tale of a Very Greedy Cat by Meilo So
Jan Hurty Feelings by Lester
Jan Listen Buddy by Helen Lester
Jan Tacky the Penguin by Lester
Jan Alphabet Mystery by Wood
Jan Alphabet Adventure by Wood
Jan The Snowy Day by Keats
Jan The Neat Line: Scribbling Through Mother Goose by Pamela Duncan Edwards
Jan My wobbly tooth must not ever never fall out by Child
Feb Wolf Won't Bite! by Emily Gravett
Feb Little Red Riding Hood by Jerry Pinkney
Feb Martin's Big Words by Doreen Rappaport
Feb Black All Around by Patricia Hubble
Feb Under the Quilt of Night by Deborah Hopkinson
Feb Aunt Nancy and Old Man Trouble by Phyllis Root
Feb Angelina Ballerina by Katharine Holabird
Feb Martha doesn't say sorry! by Samantha Berger
Feb The Little Red Hen by Jerry Pinkney
Feb Are you my mother? by Eastman
Feb Mae Jemison Space Pioneer B Jemison; read some parts; she is mentioned in their curriculum
Feb Toot & Puddle: The One and Only by Holly Hobbie
Feb Mama, do you love me? by Joose
Feb Nobody Notices Minerva by Kirwan, connects with Nobody Here but me; both characters feel ignored by their families and get into mischief
Feb Nobody Here But Me by Judith Viorst and Nobody Notices Minerva by Wednesday Kirwan
Feb What Pet to Get by Emma Dodd
Feb Papa, do you love me? by Joose
Feb The Napping House by Audrey Wood
Feb Little by Little by Amber Stewart & Layn Marlow
Feb Not So Tall for Six by Dianna Hutts Aston
Feb Stuart Murphy level one books
Feb Goldilocks and the Three Bears by Jan Brett
Feb Three silly billies by Palatini
Feb First Snow by McCully I.D. something you were afraid to do, but tried anyway because of the support of family or friends
Feb The Big Snow by Hader
Feb Patchwork Island by Kuskin
Feb The Island of the Skog by Kellogg
Feb The Secret by George
Feb Art by McDonnell
Mar Rrralph by Lois Ehlert
Mar Duck! Rabbit! by Amy Krouse Rosenthal: point of view
Mar The Busy Tree by Jennifer Ward
Mar Tooth on the Loose by Elya; Spanish words in rhyming text
Mar Eleven Cats in a Bag by Noboru Baba
Mar Yellow bird, black spider by Archer
Mar Horse by Doyle; seasons
Mar The Three Little Rigs by David Gordon
Mar Hansel and Diesel by David Gordon
Mar The Three Little Fish and the Big Bad Shark by Ken Geist
Mar Fortunately by Charlip
Mar The country bunny and the little gold shoes by Heyward
Mar Armadillo Rodeo by Brett
Mar The West Texas Chili Monster by COX
Mar Harry the dirty dog by Zion
Mar An Island Grows by Schaefer
Mar The Wind Blew by Hutchins
Mar Willa and the Wind by Janice m. Del Negro
Mar The Windy Day by Karas
Mar Wolf's Coming! by Joe Kulka
Mar The Mystery by Eaton; farm animals
Mar Goldilocks returns by Ernst
Mar The Gulps by Marc Brown; fat family gets fit
Apr Alphabet Under Construction by Denise Fleming
Apr Rotten Teeth by Laura Simms
Apr Seeds! Seeds! Seeds! by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace E WAL
Apr I Love Our Earth by Martin (earth day) April 22nd
Apr Grouchy Lady Bug by Carle
Apr Oodles of animals E EHLert poems about animals; rhyming text
Apr 10 Things I Can Do To Help My World by Walsh earth day
Apr An interview with Harry the tarantula byE Tyson
Apr Sunflower House by Bunting
Apr To Be like the sun by Swanson growing sunflowers
Apr Jack"s garden by Cole
Apr And the good brown earth by Henderson
Apr The Ugly Vegetables by Lin
Apr The Lightning Bugs an Ike and Mem Story by Jennings
Apr When the fireflies come by London
Apr The Runaway Bunny by Brown felt board
Apr Zoo"s who poems by Florian
Apr Chameleon, Chameleon by Cowley
Apr Home for a Bunny by Brown
Apr Cat Jumped In by Tess Weaver
Apr Twister byDarleen Bailey Beard and Sky by Ariane Dewey
Apr Sky by Ariane Dewey
Apr McDuff Goes to School by Wells
Apr McDuff"s Wild Romp by Wells
Apr Field Trip Day by Lynn Plourde
Apr Stuck in the Mud E CLArke rhyming story about farm animals and mud
May The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
May Fabulous Fishes by Susan Stockdale rhyming book
May Arabella Miller"s Tiny Caterpillar E JARrett, rhyming text, Life Cycle of Butterfly
May Buster by Fleming
May Buster Goes to Camp by Fleming; maps
May Don"t worry bear by Foley;simple & connects to Very Hungry Caterpillar
May T-Rex and the Mother's Day Hug by Lois G. Grambling
May Bark, Geroge by Fieffer
May Pinkerton, Behave! By Kellogg
May The Day Leo Said I Hate You! by Harris; coping
May So Happy E HENkes List the things that make you happy, Text to self connection about what happens in your world when it rains.
May The Old Woman and Her Pig by Galdone
May Suddenly! by McNaughton
May Give the Dog a Bone by Kellogg
May Flip-Flops by Cote
May Q is for Duck An Alphabet Guessing Game by Elting Zoo story
May McDuff Saves the Day by Wells
May Fiesta Fiasco by Ann Whitford Paul
May Bear"s New Friend by Wilson summer story
May The Perfect Nest by Catherine Friend