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Sunny’s Grade 1 Reading List

reading-clipart-6Here is Sunny’s Grade 1 reading list.  We started out last year with reviewing phonics and working on reading fluency and progressed into easy readers.  As you can see, Sunny made great progress last year and is continuing to become a better and better reader.

Here are the books I managed to record over an 11-month period:


  1. Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons by Siegfried Engelmann, Phyllis, Haddox, and Elaine Bruner


  1. Amy Loves the Snow by Julie Hoban (RL 2.1)
  2. Are You My Mother? By P.D. Eastman (RL 1.6)
  3. At the Barnyard from The Clever Factory, Inc.
  4. Baby Bear, Baby Bear, What Do You See? By Bill Martin Jr and Eric Carle (RL 2)
  5. Best Nest by P.D. Eastman (RL 1.3)
  6. Biscuit’s Day at the Farm by Alyssa Satin Capucilli (RL 1.7)
  7. Biscuit’s Meets the Class Pet by Alyssa Satin Capucilli (RL 0.8)
  8. Biscuit’s Takes a Walk by Alyssa Satin Capucilli (RL 1)
  9. Biscuit Wants to Play by Alyssa Satin Capucili (RL 1.4)
  10. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? By Bill Martin Jr and Eric Carle (RL 1.5)
  11. Care Bears: Journey to Joke-a-Lot by Frances Ann Ladd
  12. Clifford the Big Red Dog Phonics Reading Program – At Bat by Wiley Blevins
  13. Clifford the Big Red Dog Phonics Reading Program – Clifford And The Jet by Wiley Blevins
  14. Clifford the Big Red Dog Phonics Reading Program – Clifford Can by Wiley Blevins
  15. Clifford the Big Red Dog Phonics Reading Program – Clifford Is Tops by Wiley Blevins
  16. Clifford the Big Red Dog Phonics Reading Program – Friends by Wiley Blevins
  17. Clifford the Big Red Dog Phonics Reading Program – Happy Birthday, Clifford! by Wiley Blevins
  18. Clifford the Big Red Dog Phonics Reading Program – Hello, Clifford! by Wiley Blevins
  19. Clifford the Big Red Dog Phonics Reading Program – I See My Dad by Wiley Blevins
  20. Clifford the Big Red Dog Phonics Reading Program – T-Bone on Top by Wiley Blevins
  21. Clifford the Big Red Dog Phonics Reading Program – Who Hid It? by Wiley Blevins
  22. Clifford the Big Red Dog Phonics Reading Program – Will Clifford Win? by Wiley Blevins
  23. Clifford the Big Red Dog Phonics Reading Program – Wet Pets by Wiley Blevins
  24. CottonTale Book – Big Brother Bunny by Pamela Kennedy
  25. CottonTale Book – Night, Night, Bunny by Pamela Kennedy
  26. CottonTale Book – No, No, Bunny by Pamela Kennedy
  27. CottonTale Book – So, Mad Bunny by Pamela Kennedy
  28. Counting Bears by Judy Nayer (Level 1+)
  29. Daisy Dances by Rozanne Lanczak Williams (CTP)
  30. Dan Can Add by Rozanne Lanczak Williams (CTP)
  31. Danny and the Dinosaur by Syd Hoff (RL 2.7)
  32. Danny and the Dinosaur – Happy Birthday, Danny and the Dinosaur! By Syd Hoff (RL 2.1)
  33. Danny and the Dinosaur go to Camp by Syd Hoff (RL 1.8)
  34. Dick and Jane: The New We Come and Go – Come by Wiliam S. Gray, A. Sterl Artley, and May Hill Arbthnot
  35. -See Jane Go
  36. -Sally and Mother
  37. -Tim and Baby Sally
  38. -Spot and Puff
  39. -Little Tim Can Help
  40. -I See Three
  41. -Jump and Play
  42. -See It Work
  43. -We Make Something
  44. -Play Ball
  45. -Spot Finds Something
  46. -Down it Comes
  47. -Away We Go
  48. -Three Big Cookies
  49. -See it Go
  50. -The Blue Boat
  51. Down on the Funny Farm by Patrick E. King (RL 2.4)
  52. Fancy Nancy Pajama Day by Jane O’Connor (RL 2.1)
  53. Father Bear Comes Home by Elsie Holmelund Minarik (RL 2.4)
  54. Fly Went By by Mike McClintock (RL 2.5)
  55. Go, Dog, Go! By P.D. Eastman (RL 1.4)
  56. Golden Books Road to Reading – The Worse Helper Ever by Richard Scarry (Mile 2)
  57. Good Night, Gorilla by Peggy Rathman
  58. Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss (RL 2.2)
  59. Green Light Readers: Digger Pig and the Turnip by Caron Lee Cohen (Level 2)
  60. Have You Seen My Cat? by Eric Carle (RL 1.1)
  61. Hello, House! By Linda Hayward (RL 1.9)
  62. Hop on Pop by Dr. Seuss (RL 1.1)
  63. Horse in Harry’s Room by Syd Hoff (RL 1.7)
  64. How to Train Your Dragon: Meet the Dragons adapted by Catherine Hapka (Lvl 2)
  65. Howie Finds a Hug by Sara Henderson
  66. Howie Goes Shopping by Sara Henderson
  67. Howie’s Tea Party by Sara Henderson
  68. It’s Not Easy Being a Bunny by Marilyn Sadler (RL 3.3)
  69. Judy Moody and Friends: Jessica Finch in Pig Trouble (RL 2)
  70. Kiss for Little Bear by Elsie Holmelund Minarik (RL 2.3)
  71. Little Bear by Elsie Holmelund Minarik (AO 0; CCH 1000P; CCH 1; SL 1; VP 1; TOL 1) (RL 1.8)
  72. Little Bear’s Friend by Elsie Holmelund Minarik (RL 2.1)
  73. Little Bear’s Visit by Elsie Holmelund Minarik (RL 2.7)
  74. Little Christian Readers: Chicks, Chicks, Nine by De Anna Spencer
  75. Little Christian Readers: Child of God by De Anna Spencer
  76. Little Christian Readers: Do You Sing? by De Anna Spencer
  77. Little Christian Readers: Go Tell it on the Mountain by De Anna Spencer
  78. Little Christian Readers: Happy Birthday by De Anna Spencer
  79. Little Christian Readers: He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands by De Anna Spencer
  80. Little Christian Readers: I Am by De Anna Spencer
  81. Little Christian Readers: I Can See by De Anna Spencer
  82. Little Christian Readers: In My Heart by De Anna Spencer
  83. Little Christian Readers: Look! Six, Seven, Eight by De Anna Spencer
  84. Little Christian Readers: One Tree, Two Birds by De Anna Spencer
  85. Little Christian Readers: Over My Head by De Anna Spencer
  86. Little Christian Readers: Pray by De Anna Spencer
  87. Little Christian Readers: We Give by De Anna Spencer
  88. Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Are We There Yet? By Sheila Sweeny Higginson (Early Reader Level 1)
  89. Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Go, Goofy, Go! By Sheila Sweeny Higginson (Early Reader Level Pre-1)
  90. Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Over the River By Sheila Sweeny Higginson (Early Reader Level 1)
  91. Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Pluto’s Best By Sheila Sweeny Higginson (Early Reader Level 1)
  92. Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: The Mystery of the Missing Muffins By Sheila Sweeny Higginson (Early Reader Level 1)
  93. Mittens by Lola M. Schaefer (RL 1.2)
  94. Morris the Moose by B. Wiseman (RL 1.5)
  95. Mr. Mugs by Martha Kambeitz and Carol Roth
  96. No, No, Nicky by Rozanne Lanczak Williams (CTP)
  97. Original McGuffey’s – McGuffey’s Eclectic Primer by William H. McGuffey (selections)
  98. Original McGuffey’s – McGuffey’s Pictorial Eclectic Primer by William H. McGuffey (selections)
  99. Our Park by Mercer Mayer (First Readers Level 2)
  100. Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? By Bill Martin Jr and Eric Carle (RL 1.7)
  101. Put Me in the Zoo by Robert Lopshire (RL 1.4)
  102. Quiet, Please! by Rozanne Lanczak Williams (CTP)
  103. READING-LITERATURE: The Primer by Harriette Taylor Treadwell (a5-8) (AO 0)
  104. Sally and Sammy by Rozanne Lanczak Williams (CTP)
  105. Small Pig by Arthur Lobel (RL 1.8)
  106. Step into Reading (Disney Pixar Cars) – Driving Buddies (Stwp 2)
  107. Step Into Reading (Disney Princess) – What is a Princess? (Step 1)
  108. Storybook Treasury of Dick and Jane and Friends from Grosset and Dunlap – Dick
  109. -Jane
  110. -Baby
  111. -Spot
  112. -Puff
  113. -Tim.
  114. -Tim and Spot
  115. -Up and Down
  116. -Puff and Dick
  117. -Look and See
  118. -See Baby Go
  119. -Go,Go,Go
  120. -Tim and Baby Sally
  121. -Puff and Spot
  122. -Come and Jump
  123. -Come and See
  124. -Spot and the Ball
  125. -Come and Help
  126. -We Go Away
  127. -Something for Spot
  128. -Sally Sees the Cars
  129. -Three Big Cookies
  130. -We Make Something
  131. -Spot Finds Someething
  132. -The Blue Boat
  133. -Work
  134. -See Sally Work
  135. -Play
  136. -Look
  137. -Run and Help
  138. -Puff
  139. -Spot and Tim and Puff
  140. -Big and Little
  141. -The Funny Baby
  142. -Something Blue
  143. -The Little Car
  144. -Spot Helps Sally
  145. -The Big Red Boat
  146. -The Boats Go
  147. -Something Funny
  148. Strawberry Shortcake: A Brand-New Look! By Lana Jacobs (RL 1)
  149. Tick-Tock Time by Rozanne Lanczak Williams (CTP)
  150. Time-Telling Flip Book from Learning Resources
  151. We Eat Dinner in the Bathtub by Angela Shelf Medearis (RL 1.6)
  152. What is in Bear’s Box by Rozanne Lanczak Williams (CTP)
  153. What is the Weather? by Rozanne Lanczak Williams (CTP)


  1. 20th Century Children’s Book Treasury edited by Janet Schulman and Simon Boughton
  2. Abraham’s Sacrifice
  3. Aesop’s Fables by Aesop (RC)
  4. Beginning Geography Grades K-2 from Evan-Moor
  5. Berenstain Bears’ Big Book of Science and Nature by Stan & Jan Berenstain
  6. Bible Alive books
  7. Bible Alphabet by Alison Brown
  8. Bible Time books
  9. Bible Wise books
  10. Big Truths For Little Kids by Susan Hunt amd Richard Hunt
  11. Canadian Flyer Series books
  12. Caring Creator by Carine Mackenzie (a7-11)
  13. Children of the Bible
  14. Church History ABC’s: Augustine and twenty-five other heroes of the Faith by Stephen J. Nichols and Ned Bustard
  15. Christian Liberty Nature Reader K
  16. Christian Liberty Nature Reader 1
  17. Complete Tales of Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne
  18. Curious George books by Margret and H.A. Rey
  19. Dr. Seuss books
  20. Fairy Tales
  21. Harper Collins Treasury of Picture Book Classics: A Child’s First Collection
  22. Kids’ Book of Canada
  23. Life of Fred: Apples by Stanley F. Schmidt, Ph.D.
  24. Life of Fred: Butterflies by Stanley F. Schmidt, Ph.D.
  25. Life of Fred: Cats by Stanley F. Schmidt, Ph.D.
  26. Life of Fred: Dogs by Stanley F. Schmidt, Ph.D.
  27. Life of Jesus for the Very Young by Isobel Tallach
  28. Little Lights series by Catherine Mackenzie (a6-7)
  29. Magic School Bus books
  30. Magic Tree House books
  31. Paddington Bear Treasury for the Very Young: Six classic bedtime stories of the bear from Peru by Michael Bond
  32. Read & Wonder science books
  33. Storytime with the Millers
  34. Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams
  35. Wisdom and the Millers
  36. Miscellaneous Picture Books

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