Grade 1 Reading List

Recommended by educators at top U.S. gifted and talented school

A list of recommended fiction and non-fiction titles for Grade 1 students.


  • Number One Sam
  • Morris' Disappearing Bag
  • Our Silly Garden
  • When The Leaf Blew In
  • Mr. Putter & Tabby Bake the Cake
  • Commander Toad and the Voyage Home
  • Commander Toad in Space
  • Mercy Watson to the Rescue
  • Mercy Watson Boxed Set: Adventures of a Porcine Wonder
  • Frog and Toad are Friends
  • Frog and Toad Together (I Can Read Level 2)
  • Frog and Toad All Year (I Can Read Level 2)
  • Days with Frog and Toad (I Can Read, Level 2)
  • Frog and Toad Storybook Treasury: 4 Complete Stories in 1 Volume! (I Can Read Level 2)
  • Nate the Great
  • Zelda and Ivy: The Runaways
  • Horrible Harry in Room 2B
  • Horrible Harry and the Green Slime
  • Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the Stolen Diamonds
  • Cam Jansen: the Mystery of the U.F.O. #2
  • The Secret of the Old Clock (Nancy Drew, Book 1)
  • Nancy Drew Mystery Stories Books 1-4
  • Amber Brown Is Not a Crayon
  • Amelia Bedelia Means Business
  • Amelia Bedelia Chapter Book Box Set: Books 1-4


  • National Geographic Readers: Tigers
  • National Geographic Readers: Cheetahs
  • National Geographic Readers: Penguins!
  • National Geographic Readers: Sea Turtles
  • National Geographic Readers: Pandas
  • National Geographic Readers: Monkeys
  • National Geographic Readers: Wolves
  • National Geographic Readers: Robots
  • Dolphins (Science Vocabulary Readers)
  • Sharks (Science Vocabulary Readers)
  • This Is the Way We Eat Our Food
  • Autumn (Time to Discover Scholastic Readers)
  • The Nile River (Rookie Read-About Geography)
  • Earth (Scholastic News Nonfiction Readers: Space Science)
  • Raccoons (Rookie Read-About Science)