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2012 Summer Reading List: First Grade

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Poodle and Hound

Poodle and Hound
By Kathryn Lasky

This book contains three stories which follow the adventures of Hound and Poodle as they discover how much they enjoy each other's company in spite of--or possibly because of--their differences.


By Frank Keating

A biography of Theodore Roosevelt that imagines the president looking back on his life, describing his childhood, his youthful journeys throughout the world, his experiences as a leader, and the value he placed on knowledge, adventure, originality, and integrity.

Lets do Nothing

Let’s Do Nothing!
By Tony Fucile

Young friends Frankie and Sal, believing they have “done it all,” decide to do nothing for a while; but Frankie has a little trouble with the concept and it is not long before the boys realize there is no way to do nothing.

Princess Kim

Princess K.I.M. and the Lie That Grew  
By Maryann  Cocca-Leffler

In an attempt to impress her new classmates, Kim lies about her name and claims that she comes from a royal family, but she gets herself into real trouble after her classmates beg to meet Kim's grandmother--the Queen.

Andy Shane, Hero at Last

Andy Shane: Hero at Last!
By Jennifer Jacobson

Andy wants two things very much . . . to win the contest for the best decorated bicycle in the “Home Sweet Home parade” and to be a hero; but his best friend Dolores stands in the way of at least one goal.

Grace for President

Grace for President
By Kelly DiPucchio

After finding out there has never been a female U.S. president, Grace decides to run in her school's mock election where she learns about the American electoral system and sets out to be the best person for the job even though her opponent, Thomas, seems to be winning all the boys' votes.


By Gail Gibbons

An illustrated introduction to gorillas, describing their physical characteristics, behaviors, diets, and other related topics.

Goof Off Goalie

Goof-Off Goalie
By Betty Hicks

Ten-year-old Goose is best at goofing off; but when he decides to become the goalie for their soccer team, his friend Henry sets up a practice schedule and enlists their other friends to help Goose improve his skills.

This list was compiled from sources including The Houston Area Independent Schools Library Network and The Parkway (MO) Summer Reading List Committee.

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