Books for Kindergarteners & First Graders
A mix of sure fire hits for early elementary children to listen to, and to read on their own! (Updated March 2020)
When a little boy stops to show a building doorman his new "bot," it floats up out of his hands and the kind doorman runs up to each floor of the building to try and catch it, with help from the building's residents.
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Charlie & Mouse
Charlie and Mouse, two young brothers, enjoy a day out together, attending an imaginary party and collecting rocks.
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Tomorrow I'll Be Kind
This book is a reminder to all readers, young and old, that the smallest kind gesture can make the biggest difference in the world -- we just have to remember to be kind to one another.
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Here, Reynolds reminds readers to "be your own work of art." To be patient, persistent, and true. Because there is one, and only one, YOU.
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Who Wet My Pants?
When Reuben the bear brings doughnuts to his forest friends, they discover that his pants are wet and he angrily accuses them of the dirty deed.
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Peter & Ernesto
Peter and Ernesto are sloths, friends, and nothing alike, so Ernesto decides to go off on an adventure alone. Will the pals' separation tear them apart or bring them closer together?
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A Friend for Henry
Henry would like to find a friend at school, but for a boy on the autism spectrum, making friends can be difficult, as his efforts are sometimes misinterpreted, or things just go wrong--but Henry keeps trying, and in the end he finds a friend he can play with.
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Rodney was inside, but always wanted to be outside. His class takes a field trip to the park.
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King & Kayla and the Case of the Missing Dog Treats
King's human, Kayla, has baked some treats for a friend's new puppy, Thor, but some go missing and it is up to King to find the culprit.
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Maybe Something Beautiful
Mira lives in a gray and hopeless urban community until a muralist arrives and, along with his paints and brushes, brings color, joy, and togetherness to Mira and her neighbors.
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