Authors For First Graders

Help you children to read, parents need provide the age and grade-level appropriate books. After we have done some research we summarized a list of authors that write excellent books for first graders bellow.

Dr. Seuss

Dr. Seuss charmed his way into the consciousness of four generations of youngsters and parents. In the process, he helped millions of kids learn to read.
He is brilliant, playful, and always respectful of children.

Jan Brett

Jan Brett is the author of the New York Times bestselling children’s books.

Judith Viorst

Judith Viorst has written many books for children, and her books are loved by many children.

Lorna Balian

Amazing, Most of Lorna Balian’s books got five star reviews on Amazon!

Eve Bunting

Eve Bunting has written more than 200 books for children, many of which can be found in libraries around the world.
Bestselling Books: Sunflower House, Flower Garden, Fly Away Home.

Robert McClosky

Don Freeman

Don Freeman’s Bestselling Books: Corduroy, Corduroy (Book and Bear), A Rainbow of My Own(4 Paperback and 1 CD) (Picture Puffins).

Wende and Harry Devlin

Molly Bang

Molly Bang is an award winning children’s book illustrator and author. Her Bestselling Books: When Sophie Gets Angry…really, Really Angry, Ten, Nine, Eight, Picture This: How Pictures Work.

Wiliam Steig

Pat Hutchins

Mercer Mayer

Mercer Mayer has been writing and illustrating children’s books for over 35 years. His Bestselling Books: The New Baby, Just Me and My Dad (Mercer Mayer’s Little Critter (Pb)), Just Me and My Mom (A Little Critter Book).

Arnold Lobel

Arnold Lobel was the award-winning author and illustrator of many beloved children’s books. His Bestselling Books: The Frog and Toad Collection Box Set (I Can Read Book 2), Frog and Toad Are Friends (I Can Read), Frog and Toad All Year (I Can Read Book 2).

Leo Lionni

Leo Lionni wrote and illustrated more than 40 highly acclaimed children’s books. He received the 1984 American Institute of Graphic Arts Gold Medal and was a four-time Caldecott Honor Winner–for Inch by Inch, Frederick, Swimmy, and Alexander and the Wind-Up Mouse.

Shel Silverstein

David McPhail

Bernard Waber

Bernard Waber’s Bestselling Books: Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile (Lyle the Crocodile), Ira Sleeps Over, The House on East 88th Street.

Steven Kellogg

David is an accomplished storyteller and a master at getting kids to think and have fun at the same time. His Bestselling Books: Paul Bunyan 20th Anniversary Edition (Reading rainbow book), Pecos Bill: A Tall Tale, Jack and the Beanstalk.

Tomie de Paola

Harry Allard

Allard’s Bestselling Books: Miss Nelson Is Missing!, Miss Nelson Is Back book and CD (A Read-Along), Miss Nelson Has a Field Day.

Barbara Cooney

Barbara Cooney’s Bestselling Books: Miss Rumphius, Roxaboxen, Ox-Cart Man (Picture Book Of…).

Audrey Wood and Don Wood

Jane Yolen

Jane Yolen is the distinguished author of more than 170 books.
Her Bestselling Books: How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight?, Owl Moon, How Do Dinosaurs Play with Their Friends?.

Ezra Jack Keats

Ezra’s Bestselling Books: The Snowy Day Board Book, Peter’s Chair (Picture Puffins), Whistle for Willie (Picture Puffins).

Eric Carle

Eric Carle is acclaimed and beloved as the creator of brilliantly illustrated and innovatively designed picture books for young children. His Bestselling Books: The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? My First Reader, Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me (World of Eric Carle).

Paul Galdone

Paul Galdone was posthumously awarded the 1996 Kerlan Award for his contribution to children’s literature. His retellings of classic tales like The Little Red Hen or Three Billy Goats Gruff have become staples.

Bill Peet

Bill Peet was the author of 34 books. One of these, BILL PEET: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY, was named a 1989 Caldecott Honor Book.
His Bestselling Books: The Wump World, How Droofus the Dragon Lost His Head (Sandpiper Books), The Whingdingdilly.

Chris Van Allsburg

Chris Van Allsburg is the winner of two Caldecott Medals, for Jumanji and The Polar Express, as well as the recipient of a Caldecott Honor Book for The Garden of Abdul Gasazi.
His Bestselling Books: The Mysteries of Harris Burdick, The Polar Express, Jumanji.

Dav Pilkey

Considered one of the most popular contemporary authors for readers in elementary school, (Dav Pilkey) is also regarded as a talented artist and inventive humorist as well as a subtle moralist.
His Bestselling Books: The Adventures of Super Diaper Baby, Super Diaper Baby 2: The Invasion of the Potty Snatchers, The New Captain Underpants Collection (Books 1-5).

Lois Elhert

Kevin Henkes

Kevin Henkes is the creator of many distinguished books for children, including Kitten’s First Full Moon (winner of the Caldecott Medal), Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse, and Chrysanthemum.
His Bestselling Books: Penny and Her Song, Chrysanthemum Big Book, Owen (Caldecott Honor Book).

Dick Gackenback

Rosemant Wells

Helen Lester

Helen’s Bestselling Books: Tacky The Penguin, Hooway for Wodney Wat book and CD, All for Me and None for All.

Patricia Polacco

Hope your first grader like these great books for them.

1st Grade Reading List

Helping kids form a good reading habit and improve their reading skill is critical for their success in school and in life. As parents, let’s create an easy to learn environment with high quality children’s age appropriate books, and help our children build a good reading habit! Please refer to the 1st grade reading list bellow.

After we have done the research, we made the 1st grade reading list. Hope you and your kids like it.

Meet Martha

By Barss, Karen (Book – 2010)

She can draw, order pizza, dig, and even speak–Martha is some dog! (Series: Martha Speaks)

Scat, Cat!

By Capucilli, Alyssa Satin (Book – 2010)

No one wants this lost orange cat–but maybe someone at the little house he finds will.

Flat Stanley and the Haunted House

By Haskins, Lori (Book – 2010)

Stanley sees a bully picking on his friend at the Halloween party, so he comes up with a plan.

Spring Surprises

By Hays, Anna Jane (Book – 2010)

Bear cubs, kites, and mudpies. After a cold winter, spring is full of surprises.


By Holub, Joan (Book – 2009)

Dogs get new hairdos for picture day, hooray!

Willy the Worm

By Jones, Christianne C. (Book – 2006)

Willy the Worm knows he should like mud, but he really hates getting dirty! Could one rainy day change his mind?

Dad’s Cake

By Nash, Margaret (Book – 2010)

What a strange cake! Who will eat a cake made of scraps, seeds and cheese?

Every Day Is Earth Day

By O’Connor, Jane (Book – 2010)

When Fancy Nancy learns about Earth Day at school, she makes some changes at home to help her family go green. (Series: Fancy Nancy)

Happy Halloween, Mittens

By Schaefer, Lola M. (Book – 2010)

Halloween is coming soon, and Nick and Mittens get ready by making their house very spooky.

Rooster’s Alarm

By Smith, Ian (Book – 2010)

When the rooster does not crow, the animals don’t know what to do.

Little Mouse Gets Ready

A Toon Book
By Smith, Jeff (Book – 2009)

Little Mouse cannot wait to go to the barn after he gets dressed.

Snow Games

A Robot and Rico Story
By Suen, Anastasia (Book – 2010)

“I win again!” says Rico. Robot does not think the snow games are that much fun, until he discovers one that he and Rico can play, and win…together.

Mac and Cheese

By Weeks, Sarah (Book – 2010)

Even though Mac and Cheese are different, they can still be best friends.

I Am Going!

By Willems, Mo (Book – 2010)

Gerald is worried because Piggie is going away. Maybe Gerald will have to go away too. (Series: Elephant & Piggie Book)

Time to Sleep, Sheep the Sheep!

By Willems, Mo (Book – 2010)

It is bedtime, and all the animals are going to be except one. Who is it?

Benny and Penny in The Toy Breaker

A Toon Book
By Hayes, Geoffrey (Book – 2010)

Cousin Bo is a pest. How will Benny and Penny play treasure hunt with him?

Rick & Rack and the Great Outdoors

By Long, Ethan (Book – 2010)

Stinky fish, scary animal tracks, and tippy canoes–Rick really doesn’t think the outdoors are that great, but Rack always has a good solution.

Lily’s Lucky Leotard

By Meister, Cari (Book – 2009)

Lily is excited to land the star jump in her gymnastics class, wearing her new leotard.

Dump Truck Day

By Meister, Cari (Book – 2010)

Digging dirt, dumping rocks! It’s dump truck day, and Jacob and Uncle Kurt are on the job. (Series: My First Graphic Novel)

“Children are made readers on the laps of their parents.”
— Emilie Buchwald

Hope this 1st grade reading list helps your kids love reading!

Sixth Grade Reading List

Reading is a critical skill for success in school and in life. Let’s create an easy to learn environment with high quality children’s age appropriate books, and help our children build a good reading habit!

Reading Comprehension for Sixth Graders(Focus on Informational Materials)

Students read and understand grade-level-appropriate material. They describe and connect the essential ideas, arguments, and perspectives of the text by using their knowledge of text structure, organization, and purpose. The selections in Recommended Literature, Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve illustrate the quality and complexity of the materials to be read by students. In addition, by grade eight, students read one million
words annually on their own, including a good representation of grade-level-appropriate narrative and expository text (e.g., classic and contemporary literature, magazines, newspapers, online information).

In grade six, students continue to make progress toward this goal.

Structural Features of Informational Materials

1. Identify the structural features of popular media (e.g., newspapers, magazines, online information) and use the features to obtain information.
2. Analyze text that uses the compare-and-contrast organizational pattern.

Comprehension and Analysis of Grade-Level-Appropriate Text

3. Connect and clarify main ideas by identifying their relationships to other sources and related topics.
4. Clarify an understanding of texts by creating outlines, logical notes, summaries, or reports.
5. Follow multiple-step instructions for preparing applications (e.g., for a public library card, bank savings account, sports club, league membership).

Expository Critique

6. Determine the adequacy and appropriateness of the evidence for an author’s conclusions.
7. Make reasonable assertions about a text through accurate, supporting citations.
8. Note instances of unsupported inferences, fallacious reasoning, persuasion, and propa­ganda in text.

Books for Sixth Graders

Trophy Kid, Or, How I Was Adopted by the Rich and Famous

Joe, a war orphan, was adopted by movie stars when he was little. Now his parents want to show off how far he’s come by having him “write” his own story, with the help of a ghostwriter, of course.

Ring of Rocamadour

Red (crimson officially), isn’t exactly an inconspicuous color when one is trying to solve a mystery — but that’s the color of the sleuths’ school uniform blazers. With limited knowledge of math, literature, religion, art and “street smarts” they try to solve the puzzle-mystery of a grandfather’s legacy.
Series: Red Blazer Girls

Princess Plot

Jenna can’t believe it when she wins a starring movie part… even more unbelievable is that her mother lets her take it! However, all is not as it seems as Jenna travels outside the castle walls and uncovers the real reasons behind winning it.


When Annie must journey in to the forest of Howland, a place the townspeople do not dare go, out of fear of the mysterious “kinderstalks,” she learns that there are far worse things lurking in the dark.

My Name Is Henry Bibb

Based on a true story, this book reveals the struggles of slaves through the eyes of a boy named Henry Bibb, a plantation slave in Kentucky who eventually escapes to Canada. Henry devotes the rest of his life to helping other slaves and ending slavery.

Lifting the Sky

Blue, tired of moving from place to place since her father left, feels at home in this mystical Wyoming ranch, with Mam as the hired hand. Here, she discovers she has a special gift of healing that benefits both animals and humans.

Toby Alone

On the bark of the Tree you’ll find 2 millimeter high people with their own tiny civilization! But when Toby’s father announces his discovery that the Tree is alive, nobody wants to believe him and the whole family is exiled to the Lower Branches.

Closed For the Season

Logan and his parents have just moved into an old house. The last person who lived there was murdered. Logan and his weird neighbor try to solve the case, finding clues that lead them to a deserted amusement park where danger awaits.

A Taste for Red

Svetlana wears black clothes, eats only red foods, sleeps under her bed, and can send her thoughts into people’s minds. So does her science teacher, Ms. Larch. Are they both vampires?

1001 Cranes

With her parents sorting out their marriage back home and reluctantly spending the summer with her grandparents folding origami crane wedding displays, Japanese American Angela Kato meets a local skateboarder, discovering that relationships can get pretty complicated.

Mike Stellar: Nerves of Steel

Mike Stellar’s bad day at school only gets worse when his parents tell him they have to pack for Mars right away. Mike’s parents are up to something, and the only person who believes him is a girl who never stops talking.


Fabulously wealthy Thomas Arnold David (Tad) is hoping to spend another fun summer on safari in Africa. Last year one of the guides was eaten by a tiger. Then Tad wishes he is someone else and awakens to find himself trapped in a horrible carnival world inhabited by criminals.

Genie Scheme

Through an act of kindness, Janna stumbles upon a genie who grants her every wish. She eventually discovers that material wealth isn’t everything and decides to make her wishes count for something good.

Confetti Girl

Since her mom died, Lina’s dad fills the house with hundreds of books, while she collects socks. The two of them make an odd pair. Meanwhile she and her best friend have lots to figure out in middle school—like what happens when the boy you have a crush on likes you back?

Entomological Tales of Augustus T. Percival: Petronella Saves Nearly Everyone

Uncle Augustus T. Percival has developed a most un-Victorian compulsion: He must eat bugs. His niece Petronella can overlook this unfortunate habit, as she has a kidnapping case to solve. If only her uncle would stop eating the clues!

Faith, Hope, and Ivy June

Ivy June’s life in the country and Catherine’s life in the city are as different as day is to night. When they participate in a school exchange program, the girls soon find out that when loved ones are at risk, they are more alike then they ever realize.

Word Nerd

He’s a nerd with an overprotective mother but defying her by making friends with an ex-con, and going with that ex-con to a Scrabble tournament starts Ambrose’s life down a different path.

Heart of a Shepherd

Everything in Ignatius’ life starts to fall apart when his father is deployed to Iraq. An even bigger worry is whether he will be able to run their ranch in Oregon with his grandparents until his father returns.

My Vicksburg

Claire Louise and her family live in Vicksburg, the Confederate South, during the 47 days of “siege” by the Union Army in 1863. Her brother, a Union Doctor, asks her to hide a wounded Confederate soldier and that puts them all in danger.


Roy and his foster brother, Sturgis are avid baseball players — Roy, a catcher and Sturgis, a pitcher. The rains have stopped after 22 years. It’s time for Moundville and Sinister Bend to have a rematch baseball game so the boys and their friends form a team and challenge their long time rivals. Batter up!

Farwalker’s Quest

Twelve-year-old Ariel and her best friend, Zeke, are just about to start training for their life’s job when they find an ancient, mysterious relic: a “telling dart”. They go on a perilous journey into danger and their destiny trying to find its meaning.

Jolted: Newton Starker’s Rules for Survival

Lightning chases the Starker family. Almost everyone has been killed by lightning strikes. Newton is the last one in the family line and he is determined to stay alive.

After we have done some research, we recommend the following books for sixth graders by Amazon’s review rankings.