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Entering 1st Grade

The designated summer reading books for students entering first grade are:

  • Swimmy by Leo Lionni
  • Little Bear by Maurice Sendak


These books were included in your book fees at enrollment/re-enrollment and can be picked up in the front office of either campus after enrollment/re-enrollment is complete through Admissions.

The written assignments for these books are posted below. These assignments should be completed after reading these books and will be turned in the first week of school. These assignments will be your child’s first reading grades of the year. These books will also be the source of discussion during the first couple of weeks of school. 

Curl Up With a Good Book This Summer!


While we are requiring your child to read two books, we encourage him/her to read all throughout the summer.  Below is a list of grade-level books that your child may enjoy. This will be a great introduction to the reading your child will do throughout the year. 


  • Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans
  • The Berenstain Bears and the Messy Room by Stan & Jan Berenstain
  • Fritz and the Beautiful Horses by Jan Brett
  • The Mitten by Jan Brett
  • The Clifford series by Norman Bridwell
  • Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
  • Click, Clack, Moo: Cows that Type by Doreen Cronin
  • Llama Llama Time to Share by Anna Dewdney
  • Are You My Mother? & Go Dog. Go! by P. D. Eastman
  • Leah’s Pony by Elizabeth Friedrich
  • Frances series by Russell & Lillian Hoban
  • The Tale of Three Trees: A Traditional Folktale by Angela Ewell Hunt
  • Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson
  • The Tallest of Smalls by Max Lucado
  • You Are Mine by Max Lucado
  • You Are Special by Max Lucado
  • Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr. & John Archambault
  • Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney
  • Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey
  • The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper
  • Sam Who Never Forgets by Eve Rice
  • The Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham & Horton Hatches the Egg by Dr. Seuss
  • A Sick Day for Amos McGee by Philip C. Stead
  • Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson & Jane Chapman
  • How Do Dinosaurs?  series by Jane Yolen
  • Harry the Dirty Dog by Gene Zion