Homeschool Library | Favorites from Our 1st Grade Curriculum + Early Readers to Enjoy

I had so much fun experiencing 1st grade with my daughter this year. We used a literature-based curriculum and she made it very easy to see which books were her favorites (and #tbh, her least favorites).

I know we’ll be coming back to the favorites in the list below just for fun, and any of them would make an excellent addition to your bookshelves at home. Just tap the titles to shop.


  1. Mrs. Piggle Wiggle by Betty MacDonald (Harper Collins)
  2. Adventures with Waffles by Maria Parr (Candlewick Press)
  3. The Ordinary Princess by M.M. Kaye (Puffin Books)
  4. In Grandma’s Attic: Book One by Arleta Richardson (David C. Cook)
  5. The Light at Tern Rock by Julia L. Sauer (Puffin Books)
  6. The Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes, Illustrated by Louis Slobodkin (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
  7. The Family Under the Bridge by Natalie Savage Carlson, Illustrated by Garth Williams (Harper)
  8. Out of Darkness: The Story of Louis Braille by Russell Freedman, Illustrated by Kate Kiesler (Clarion Books)
  9. The Apple and the Arrow by Mary and Conrad Buff (Houghton Mifflin Company)
  10. Twenty and Ten by Claire Huchet Bishop, Illustrated by William Pene Du Bois (Puffin Books)
  11. Johnny Appleseed: The Story of a Legend by Will Moses (Puffin Books)


Egermeier’s Bible Story Book (Warner Press)


The Bill Martin, Jr. Big Book of Poetry edited by Bill Martin, Jr. (Simon & Schuster)

Early Readers

  1. Sprinkles and Swirls: A Fun Day at the Park by Lola M. Schaefer, Illustrated by Savannah Allen (Simon Spotlight)
  2. Facts about Cats & Dogs by Jenny Phillips & Sue Stuever Battel (The Good and the Beautiful)
  3. Thunder and Cluck Series by Jill Esbaum, Illustrated by Miles Thompson (Simon Spotlight)
  4. Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss (Random House)
  5. A Fly Went By by Mike McClintock, Illustrated by Fritz Siebel (Random House)
  6. Little Bear by Else Holmelund Minarik, Illustrated by Maurice Sendak (Harper)
  7. A Big Ball of String by Marion Holland, Illustrated by Roy McKie (Random House)
  8. Rhyming Dust Bunnies by Jan Thomas (Beach Lane Books)

Published by Kerri

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