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Bartlett Public Library District, 800 South Bartlett Road, Bartlett, IL 60103

Common Core Standards for 1st Grade (RL 1.5)


Explain major differences between books that tell stories and books that give information, drawing on a wide reading of range of text types.



A Home for a Bird by Philip Stead

Vernon the toad takes the silent bird on a journey in hopes of finding Bird’s home.


A Sick Day for Amos McGee by Philip Stead
Amos McGee, a friendly zookeeper, always makes time to visit his good friends: the elephant, the tortoise, the penguin, the rhinoceros, and the owl. But one day he woke up with the sniffles and the sneezes so decided to stay home. Now his friends missed him and left the zoo to visit him.


The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt
When Duncan arrives at school one morning, he finds a stack of letters, one from each of his crayons, complaining about how he uses them.



Mama Built a Little Nest by Jennifer Ward

A variety of birds and their homes in amazing places such as cliffs, beaches, and even the snow are all featured in this colorful information book.


Colds by Angela Royston
This information book explains about how you catch a cold, medicine, and how to ways to stay healthy.

Wax to Crayon by Julie Murray
Examines how crayons are made, from melting the wax to sorting the crayons to transporting them to the stores.


Bartlett Public Library District
800 S. Bartlett Road
Bartlett, IL 60103
Main: 630.837.2855
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