First Grade Summer Reading

Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse

This book does NOT need to be purchased, please make sure to read it with your child over the summer!  Please don't feel obligated to buy this book! 

Required Text: Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Henkes

We will do some introductory activities based on this story, so children should read this text close to the beginning of the school year, or reread it if possible before school starts.

Suggested books:
The Night Before First Grade by Natasha Wing
First Day Jitters by Julie Danneberg
First Grade Here I Come by Nancy Carlson
If You Take a Mouse to School by Laura Numeroff
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Numeroff
Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes
Tops and Bottoms by Janet Stevens

Most of these texts are suggested as ways to help the children as we adjust to changes from Kindergarten to first grade as they will be able to make connections to the literature. Please do NOT feel the need to purchase these books. Simply borrowing them from a local library or reading them at the bookstore is sufficient.