primary 1-3

books added to the 1000 good books list, primary reading level

Bible for preschoolers and beginning readers:

Adam, Adam, What Do You See? by Bill Martin, Jr. and Cathie Felstead
Jesus and other illustrated Bible stories by Brian Wildsmith

Anthologies and Poetry:

In Aunt Giraffe’s Garden by Jack Prelutsky RA
My Dog May Be a Genius and others by Jack Prelutsky RA
Plum by Tony Mitton RA

Holiday Books:

Celebrate: A Book of Jewish Holidays by Judith Gross
Easter Story by Brian Wildsmith
House on the Roof: A Sukkot Story by David A. Adler and Marilyn Hirsh
My First Passover by Tomie de Paola
Resurrection of Jesus and Other New Testament Stories by Victoria Parker

Picture Books

Blue Hat, Green Hat and all others by Sandra Boynton (for babies +) RA
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom! by Bill Martin Jr. and Lois Ehlert RA
Dewey: There’s a Cat in the Library! by Vicki Myron
Fancy Nancy and others in the series by Jane O’Connor
Ginger and Petunia and other books by Patricia Polacco
Here We Go, Harry by Kim Lewis
Mr. Pine’s Purple House by Leonard P. Kessler
Web Files by Margie Palatini and Richard Egielski RA

Beginning Readers

Bob Books by Bobby Lynn Maslen
Elephant and Piggie: We are in a Book! by Mo Willems
Moo, Baa, La La La! and others by Sandra Boynton

Easy Readers

Benny and Penny in Just Pretend and others in the series by Geoffrey Hayes
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? and others by Bill Martin, Jr. RA
Henry and Mudge and others in the series by Cynthia Rylant
McDuff Moves In and others in the series by Rosemary Wells
Upstairs Mouse, Downstairs Mole and others in the series by Wong Herbert Yee

Advanced Readers

Mercy Watson to the Rescue and others in the series by Kate DiCamillo
Poppleton and others in the series by Cynthia Rylant
Snipp, Snapp, Snurr and the Red Shoes and others in the series by Maj Lindman

(The Snipp, Snapp, Snurr series was moved from Beginning Readers to Advanced Readers.)

return to primary reading level: 1-3
return to 1000 good books list

Please note: I am adding to this post as I update the lists.

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