Reading is essential to success. The list of first and second grade must read books is very subjective. Excellent literature helps develop our children. By fostering a child’s love to learn by introducing them to quality literature the enjoyment of reading we are opening their doors to a bright future. But sometimes we ask ourselves “What books should my child be reading? Which books should we read together?” Below you will find books that are perfect for students in the first and second grade. However, these books are not stuck in those grades. When I did my Early Intervention teaching practicum the teacher developed a whole unit on Caps for Sale with three-year-olds. The Lorax is a book that I enjoyed when I was in high school and was aware that my actions impacted the Earth.
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This Must Read Books list comes from Big Sister’s Battle of the Books Junior reading club. To read more about the book click the image below. This post contains affiliate links.
Here is a frugal tip for you – if your child’s class participates in the Scholastic Reading program you can order many of the books from this list from the book order. Use the “search” feature on the Scholastic website!
My favorites on the list include The Boxcar Children, Caps for Sale (and devoted a whole week one summer to reading this book), Owen, and Flat Stanley. Do you have a favorite? Are there books not included on this list that you believe should be there? Please leave a comment and let us know!
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Samantha K says
Thanks for the list! My kids are still too young getting ready for this stage so I am going to also check out your Tips on Teaching to Read!
Great books, Ferdinand is one of my all time favorites for any age!
Leslie Pleasants says
always looking for great books! Thank you!