Mrs. Archer's Book Notes

An elementary school librarian's blog about books and library happenings.

2012 1st Grade Summer Reading

Mrs. Archer’s 2012 Recommended Summer Reading List

1st Grade


(This list is a combination of books that fall under incoming/outgoing 1st Grade Reading Levels and 1st Grade Interests.)


Brown, Jeff Flat Stanley

Carle, Eric   The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Cleminson, Katie   Otto the Book Bear

Cronin, Doreen Diary of a Worm

Cushman, Doug   Aunt Eater Loves a Mystery

Diesen. Deborah   The Pout-Pout Fish

Garland, Michael Miss Smith’s Incredible Story Book

Henkes, Kevin Jessica

Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse



Hoban, Russell   Bedtime for Francis

Johnson, Crockett   Harold and the Purple Crayon

Kimmel, Eric  Anansi and the Moss-Covered Rock

McCloskey, Robert   Blueberries for Sal

Make Way For Ducklings

Morris, Carla   The Boy Who Was Raised by Librarians

O’Connor, Jane  Any of the Fancy Nancy books.

Osborne, Mary Pope   Magic Tree House series

Raschka, Chris   A Ball For Daisy (a wordless picture book)

Rocco, John   Blackout

Roy, Ron Calendar Mysteries series

Rylant, Cynthia Henry and Mudge series

Seuss, Dr.   Green Eggs and Ham

Horton Hears A Who


Holland, Simon    Reptiles

Inches, Alison   The Adventures of a Plastic Bottle:  A Story About Recycling

Pebble Books

Pebble Books is a series of non-fiction books on a variety of topics: animals, holidays, birds, and plants to name a few.  They provide true facts and information in a format that easy for young readers to locate and understand.


Rookie Reader Biographies are an excellent way to introduce children to famous people.

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I am returning this year as the librarian for Academy Endeavour Elementary. I am a complete and total bookworm. I love talking books with students and parents. If you ask me what my favorite book is I will tell you that it changes every day. I hope you will stop by this blog often and discuss books with me. Or drop into the library and see what our wonderful students are learning.

Mrs. Archer reading one of her favorite books.

Ramona, named after one of Mrs. Archer's all time favorite book characters.

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