St. Francis Required Summer Reading - 1st Grade

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For rising 1st graders 

Dear Parents,

The first selection, Reading Magic: Why Reading Aloud to Our Children Will Change Their Lives Forever by children’s author Mem Fox, is for parents to read. We know that many of you already read aloud regularly; Reading Magic is full of suggestions to enrich your experiences. The book is inexpensive, short, and easy to read, and we think (actually, we know) that you’ll enjoy it. After finishing Reading Magic, we’re sure you’ll understand why reading to your child over the summer is so important.

BOOK LIST

Here is a book we highly recommend for parents to read.

  • Reading Magic: Why Reading Aloud to Our Children Will Change Their Lives Forever by Mem Fox

Fox extols the benefits of reading to preschoolers — even newborns — and gives suggestions for helping children learn to read by themselves.

With your child, choose and read many books this summer. Some suggestions are...

  • Step-One Reading books

  • The Olivia Series by Ian Falconer

  • poems by Shel Silverstein 

  • books by Joy Cowley

  • animal stories

  • Purplicious books by Elizabeth and Victoria Kann

  • Noodles series by Scholastic

  • Biscuit series by I Can Read

Beach Day! (Step into Reading) Cover Image
By Candice Ransom, Erika Meza (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9781524720438
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - May 12th, 2020

Rocket Loves Hide-and-Seek! (Step into Reading) Cover Image
$4.99
ISBN: 9780593177891
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Published: Schwartz & Wade - November 10th, 2020

Double the Dinosaurs: A Math Reader (Step into Reading) Cover Image
$4.99
ISBN: 9780525648703
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - September 15th, 2020

Olivia Saves the Circus Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780689829543
Availability: Not currently on our shelves, but available to order (usually within a few days)
Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - October 1st, 2001

Olivia the Spy Cover Image
By Ian Falconer, Ian Falconer (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481457958
Availability: Not currently on our shelves, but available to order (usually within a few days)
Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - April 4th, 2017

Olivia Forms a Band Cover Image
By Ian Falconer, Ian Falconer (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781416924548
Availability: Not currently on our shelves, but available to order (usually within a few days)
Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - June 6th, 2006

The Giving Tree Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780060256654
Availability: Not currently on our shelves, but available to order (usually within a few days)
Published: HarperCollins - February 18th, 2014

Where the Sidewalk Ends: Poems and Drawings Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780060256678
Availability: Not currently on our shelves, but available to order (usually within a few days)
Published: HarperCollins - February 18th, 2014

A Light in the Attic Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780060256739
Availability: Not currently on our shelves, but available to order (usually within a few days)
Published: HarperCollins - August 9th, 2005

Red-eyed Tree Frog (Scholastic Bookshelf) Cover Image
By Joy Cowley, Nic Bishop (Photographs by)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780439782210
Availability: Not currently on our shelves, but available to order (usually within a few days)
Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - February 1st, 2006

Rusty Trusty Tractor Cover Image
By Joy Cowley, Olivier Dunrea (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781563978739
Availability: Not currently on our shelves, but available to order (usually within a few days)
Published: Boyds Mills Press - February 1st, 2000

Big Moon Tortilla Cover Image
By Joy Cowley, Dyanne Strongbow (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781590780374
Availability: Not currently on our shelves, but available to order (usually within a few days)
Published: Boyds Mills Press - September 1st, 2002

Masters of Disguise: Camouflaging Creatures & Magnificent Mimics Cover Image
By Marc Martin, Marc Martin (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781536214055
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Published: Candlewick Studio - March 26th, 2021

She Leads: The Elephant Matriarch Cover Image
By June Smalls, Yumi Shimokawara (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781641702324
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Published: Familius - May 26th, 2020

Giraffes Can't Dance Cover Image
By Giles Andreae, Guy Parker-Rees (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780439287197
Availability: Not currently on our shelves, but available to order (usually within a few days)
Published: Orchard Books - September 1st, 2001

Purplicious Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780061244056
Availability: Not currently on our shelves, but available to order (usually within a few days)
Published: HarperCollins - October 16th, 2007

Pinkalicious Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780060776398
Availability: Not currently on our shelves, but available to order (usually within a few days)
Published: HarperCollins - January 5th, 2016

Aqualicious Cover Image
By Victoria Kann, Victoria Kann (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062330161
Availability: Not currently on our shelves, but available to order (usually within a few days)
Published: HarperCollins - March 3rd, 2015

Noodles: I Love Rainy Days! (Scholastic Reader, Level 1) Cover Image
$3.99
ISBN: 9780545245036
Availability: Not currently on our shelves, but available to order (usually within a few days)
Published: Cartwheel Books - March 1st, 2011

Noodles: I Love School (Scholastic Reader, Level 1): I Love School! Cover Image
$3.99
ISBN: 9780545134743
Availability: Not currently on our shelves, but available to order (usually within a few days)
Published: Cartwheel Books - July 1st, 2010

Biscuit and the Little Llamas (My First I Can Read) Cover Image
$4.99
ISBN: 9780062909978
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Published: HarperCollins - January 5th, 2021

Biscuit Goes to School (My First I Can Read) Cover Image
$4.99
ISBN: 9780064436168
Availability: Not currently on our shelves, but available to order (usually within a few days)
Published: HarperCollins - July 1st, 2003

Biscuit Finds a Friend (My First I Can Read) Cover Image
$4.99
ISBN: 9780064442435
Availability: Not currently on our shelves, but available to order (usually within a few days)
Published: HarperCollins - May 21st, 1998