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100 Great First Grade Books

Compiled by New York University
Books are presented in alphabetical order



1. ABUELA by Arthur Dorros
Illustrated by Elisa Kleven. Dutton.
2. ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY by Judith Viorst
Illustrated by Ray Cruz. Atheneum.
3.ANIMALS SHOULD DEFINITELY NOT WEAR CLOTHING by Judi Barrett
Illustrated by Ron Barrett.
4.ANANSI AND THE MOSS-COVERED ROCK by Eric A. Kimmel
Illustrated by Janet Stevens. Holiday House.
5.ANDY AND THE LION by James Daugherty
Viking.
6.BEN'S TRUMPET by Rachel Isadora
Greenwillow.
7.BLUEBERRIES FOR SAL by Robert McCloskey
Viking.
8. THE BOSSY GALLITO: A TRADITIONAL CUBAN FOLK TALE
retold by Lucia M. Gonzalez.
Illustrated by Lulu Delacre. Scholastic.
9. BREAD AND JAM FOR FRANCES by Russell Hoban
Illustrated by Lillian Hoban. HarperCollins.
10. BROWN BEAR, BROWN BEAR, WHAT DO YOU SEE? by Bill Martin Jr
Illustrated by Eric Carle. Holt.
11. CAPS FOR SALE ; A TALE OF A PEDDLER, SOME MONKEYS AND THEIR MONKEY BUSINESS by Esphyr Slobodkina
HarperCollins.
12. THE CARROT SEED by Ruth Krauss
Illustrated by Crockett Johnson. HarperCollins.
13. A CHAIR FOR MY MOTHER by Vera B. Williams
Greenwillow.
14. CHICKA CHICKA BOOM BOOM by Bill Martin, Jr. and John Archambault
Illustrated by Lois Ehlert. Simon & Schuster.
15. CORDUROY by Don Freeman
Viking.
16. CURIOUS GEORGE by H. A. Rey
Houghton.
17. THE DAY JIMMY'S BOA ATE THE WASH by Trinka H. Noble
Illustrated by Steven Kellogg. Dial.
18. DEAR ZOO by Rod Campbell
Simon & Schuster.
19. DOCTOR DE SOTO by William Steig
Farrar.
20. FARMER DUCK by Martin Waddell
Illustrated by Helen Oxenbery. Candlewick Press.
21. THE FORTUNE-TELLERS by Lloyd Alexander
Illustrated byTrina Schart Hyman. Dutton.
22. FREIGHT TRAIN by Donald Crews. Greenwillow.
23. GEORGE AND MARTHA by James Marshall.
Houghton.
24. GO AWAY, BIG GREEN MONSTER! by Ed Emberley
Little, Brown.
25. GOOD NIGHT, GORILLA by Peggy Rathmann
Putnam.
26. GOODNIGHT MOON by Margaret W. Brown
Illustrated by Clement Hurd. HarperCollins.
27. GRANDFATHER'S JOURNEY by Allen Say
Houghton.
28. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MOON by Frank Asch.
Simon & Schuster.
29. HAROLD AND THE PURPLE CRAYON by Crockett Johnson
HarperCollins.
30. HARRY THE DIRTY DOG by Gene Zion.
Illustrated by Margaret Graham. HarperCollins.
31. HENNY PENNY illustrated by Paul Galdone
Clarion.
32. HORTON HATCHES THE EGG by Dr. Seuss.
Random House.
33. I KNOW AN OLD LADY WHO SWALLOWED A FLY illustrated by Glen Rounds
Holiday House
34. IF YOU GIVE A MOUSE A COOKIE by Laura J. Numeroff
Illustrated by Felicia Bond. HarperCollins
35.IS IT RED? IS IT YELLOW? IS IT BLUE? AN ADVENTURE IN COLOR by Tana Hoban
Greenwillow.
36. IT COULD ALWAYS BE WORSE: A YIDDISH FOLKTALE retold and illustrated by Margot Zemach
Farrar.
37. JOHN HENRY by Julius Lester
Illustrated by Jerry Pinkney. Dial.
38. THE JUDGE: AN UNTRUE TALE by Harve Zemach
Illustrated by Margot Zemach. Viking.
39. JULIUS by Angela Johnson
Illustrated by Dav Pilkey. Orchard.
40. KOMODO! by Peter Sfs
Greenwillow.
41. LEO THE LATE BLOOMER by Robert Kraus
Illustrated by Jose Aruego. HarperCollins.
42. LITTLE BLUE AND LITTLE YELLOW by Leo Lionni
Astor-Honor.
43. THE LITTLE DOG LAUGHED AND OTHER NURSERY RHYMES by Lucy Cousins
Dutton.
44. THE LITTLE OLD LADY WHO WAS NOT AFRAID OF ANYTHING by Linda Williams
Illustrated by Megan Lloyd. HarperCollins.
45. LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD retold and illustrated by Paul Galdone.
McGraw-Hill.
46. LUNCH by Denise Fleming.
Holt.
47. LYLE, LYLE, CROCODILE by Bernard Waber
Houghton.
48.MADELINE by Ludwig Bemelmans
Viking.
49. MAISIE GOES SWIMMING by Lucy Cousins
Little, Brown.
50. MAKE WAY FOR DUCKLINGS by Robert McCloskey
Viking.
51. MARTHA CALLING by Susan Meddaugh
Houghton.
52. MIKE MULLIGAN AND HIS STEAM SHOVEL by Virginia L. Burton
Houghton.
53. MILLIONS OF CATS by Wanda G?g
Putnam.
54. MISS NELSON IS MISSING by Harry Allard and James Marshall
Illustrated by James Marshall. Houghton.
55. MR. GUMPY'S OUTING by John Burningham
Holt.
56. THE MONKEY AND THE CROCODILE retold and illustrated by Paul Galdone
Clarion.
57. MORRIS' DISAPPEARING BAG by Rosemary Wells
Dial.
58. MOUSE PAINT by Ellen S. Walsh
Harcourt.
59. MUFARO'S BEAUTIFUL DAUGHTERS: AN AFRICAN TALE retold and illustrated by John Steptoe
Lothrop.
60.MUSHROOM IN THE RAIN adapted from the Russian of V. Suteyev by Mirra Ginsburg
Illustrated by Jose Aruego and Ariane Dewey. Simon & Schuster.
61. THE NAPPING HOUSE by Audrey Wood. Illustrated by Don Wood
Harcourt.
62. OFFICER BUCKLE AND GLORIA by Peggy Rathmann
Putnam.
63. OLD BLACK FLY by Jim Aylesworth
Illustrated by Stephen Gammell. Holt.
64. OVER IN THE MEADOW by John Langstaff
Illustrated by Feodor Rojankovsky. Harcourt.
65. OWEN by Kevin Henkes
Greenwillow.
66. PAPA, PLEASE GET THE MOON FOR ME by Eric Carle
Simon & Schuster.
67. PEREZ AND MARTINA by Pura BelprT
Illustrated by Carlos Sanchez. Viking.
68. PIERRE : A CAUTIONARY TALEby Maurice Sendak
HarperCollins.
69. THE POLAR EXPRESS by Chris Van Allsburg.
Houghton.
70. THE RANDOM HOUSE BOOK OF MOTHER GOOSE: A TREASURY OF 386 TIMELESS NURSERY RHYMES selected and illustrated by Arnold Lobel
Random House.
71. ROSIE'S WALK by Pat Hutchins
Simon & Schuster.
72. ROUND TRIP by Ann Jonas
Greenwillow.
73. RUMPELSTILTSKIN retold and illustrated by Paul O. Zelinsky
Dutton.
74. SEVEN BLIND MICE by Ed Young
Putnam.
75. THE SNOWY DAY by Ezra Jack Keats
Viking.
76. STONE SOUP retold and illustrated by Marcia Brown
Simon & Schuster.
77. THE STORY OF BABAR, THE LITTLE ELEPHANT by Jean de Brunhoff
Random.
78. THE STORY OF FERDINAND by Munro Leaf
Illustrated by Robert Lawson. Viking.
79. STREGA NONA by Tomie De Paola
Simon & Schuster.
80.SWAMP ANGEL by Anne Isaacs
Ilustrated by Paul O. Zelinsky. Dutton.
81. SWIMMY by Leo Lionni
Knopf.
82. SYLVESTER AND THE MAGIC PEBBLE by William Steig
Simon & Schuster.
83. THE TALE OF PETER RABBIT by Beatrix Potter
Warne.
84. TEN, NINE, EIGHT by Molly Bang
Greenwillow.
85. THERE'S A NIGHTMARE IN MY CLOSET by Mercer Mayer
Dial.
86.THE THREE BILLY GOATS GRUFF by P.C. Asbjfrnsen and J.E. Moe
Illustrated by Marcia Brown. Harcourt.
87. THE THREE ROBBERS by Tomi Ungerer
Atheneum.
88. TIKKI TIKKI TEMBO retold by Arlene Mosel
Illustrated by Blair Lent. Holt.
89. THE TRUE STORY OF THE THREE LITTLE PIGS BY A. WOLF as told to John Scieszka
Illustrated by Lane Smith. Viking.
90.TUESDAY by David Wiesner
Houghton.
91. TWO OF EVERYTHING: A CHINESE FOLKTALE retold and illustrated by Lily Toy Hong
Whitman.
92. THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR by Eric Carle
Philomel.
93. WE'RE GOING ON A BEAR HUNT retold by Michael Rosen
Illustrated by Helen Oxenbury. McElderry.
94. THE WHEELS ON THE BUS adapted and illustrated by Paul O. Zelinsky
Dutton.
95. WHEN I WAS YOUNG IN THE MOUNTAINS by Cynthia Rylant
Illustrated by Diane Goode. Dutton.
96. WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE by Maurice Sendak
HarperCollins.
97. WHERE'S SPOT? by Eric Hill
Putnam.
98. WHISTLE FOR WILLIE by Ezra Jack Keats
Viking.
99. WHY MOSQUITOES BUZZ IN PEOPLE'S EARS: A WEST AFRICAN TALE retold by Verna Aardema
Illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon. Dial.
100. ZOMO THE RABBIT: A TRICKSTER TALE FROM WEST AFRICA retold and illustrated by Gerald McDermott
Harcourt.