Hello Mrs. Arico's Friends!

Choosing a perfect "JUST RIGHT BOOK" takes time. I know we often "choose a book by its cover", but remember that it has to be something that you can read and enjoy by yourself.

Tips to help you pick a "Just Right Book"









Suggested Books and Authors for First Graders

Arnold Lobel


Black Lagoon (Picture Books)

Young Cam Jansen


Cynthia Rylant

Eric Carle

First Biographies

Frog and Toad

Henry and Mudge

Jan Brett

Junie B. Jones

Magic School Bus (Picture Books)

Robert Munch

Taro Gomi

Tomie dePaola

When you read remember to use our reading strategies!

1. Look for "parts" in the words that you recognize. Blend the sounds together. Look at the vowel rules.

2. Monitor your reading.

3. Evaluate what you have read.

4. Ask yourself if what you read makes sense. If it didn't, go back and reread it.

5. Ask yourself questions as you read.