Reading to kids is a big part of parenting. It builds vocabulary, knowledge and helps in the overall development of children. Reading aloud builds confidence in new readers. Start childrens’ developmental journey early with these recommended readings to first graders.
Best Books To Read To First Graders (6-Years-Old)
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Here is a great collection of books parents or teachers can read to first graders. The words are simple. 6-year-olds can also try to read them on their own.
You can find them in your local library or nearby bookstores. If they are unavailable locally, you can click on the links or images below to purchase from Amazon.
Pencils on Strike is a hilarious classroom read about the feelings and demands of pencils. Pencils are abused in the classroom all the time – chewing, breaking. Read this rhyming story about their grievances.
The pages are artistically designed. A fun story to help kids understand the importance of classroom supplies. Also, check Chairs on Strike (Ages 4-10 years)
Sticky Icky Vicky is a book about gathering the courage to overcome fear. Vicky is a fun-loving girl who has a fear of water. She hates taking baths. Read what Vicky does when she is invited to a water park.
The text rhymes and illustrations are artistically done. Follow up the reading with a round of discussion about conquering fear. (Ages 5-7 years)
First Grade, Here I Come! explains to kids the difference between kindergarten and first grade. There are lots of unfamiliar things in a new school year. But many interesting things to look forward to as well. The book does a good job of piquing kids’ interests. (Ages 4-6 years)
Amelia Bedelia funny chapter book series is popular with first-time readers. The humourous situational antics of the young girl and her friends make the stories engaging. The chapters are short and fast-paced. (Ages 6-10 years)
Sight Words and Spelling Workbook helps kids learn and practice essential high-frequency sight words. It helps build a reading foundation for first-timers. (Ages 5-7 years)
Learn to Read with Tug the Pup and Friends! This book set has 11 stories and a parental guide to help navigate parents. Tug and Pup are two lovable animal characters.
The stickers included in the book add an extra level of excitement to reading. (Ages 4-8 years)
What Should Danny Do? series is suitable for first graders starting school. The book has 8 stories in “Choose Your Own Story” format.
Kids will love to be able to make choices and feel empowered. It teaches kids to be kind, responsible, stand up to bullies, and more. A highly educational and interactive read. (Ages 4-8 years)
Dinosaur Lady is the inspiring biography of Mary Anning, the First Paleontologist. Kids love listening to the story of Mary Anning as a child and her discoveries in later life. Read how fearlessly she went on about her work.
The added bonus is lots of fossil facts included. An early nonfiction book. (Ages 4-8 years)
The comedy is light-hearted. Each story has a good message. Have a discussion with your child after a session of read-aloud. (6-9 years)
Flat Stanley is everyone’s favorite classic. Read how an ordinary boy Stanley Lambchop became Flat Stanley. The collection includes four stories of fun adventures, Join Stanley as he goes to outer space, nab bank robbers, and more. (Ages 6-10 years)
I Really Like Slop! is a cute story of two best friends Gerald the elephant and Piggie the pig. Piggie wants Gerald to try her favorite food Slop. But Gerald does not like its smell and is not inclined to taste. Read how these two come to an amicable solution.
The entire Elephant & Piggie series is quite good. Each story ends with a lesson that parents can discuss with their kids.
My First Human Body Book is an early introduction to STEM for kids. Kids will learn about their bodies while doing the coloring activity. Each body part has a detailed description of it. Read how body sweat gets formed and pain travels. (Ages 6-10 years)