First Grade Literature

Throughout the upcoming school year your child will read and discuss classic works of literature. The tradition of Great Hearts Academies has always been for students to develop a personal library of books that they read and revisit during their time at Great Hearts, treasuring for years to come. We call these books “Classics to Keep”. Parents and students are strongly encouraged to purchase these books for their own personal collections so that they can mark them and keep them, allowing students to develop their own impressive library of classics over the course of their academic career with Great Hearts. For families who do not purchase the texts, their student will be given access to a copy of these books as part of their curriculum. Students should not mark the books provided by Great Hearts and will be asked to return them in good condition once their class has finished working with the book.


The Frog and Toad Collection
by Arnold Lobel





Owl at Home
by Arnold Lobel





Sam the Minuteman
by Nathanial Benchley





The Biggest Bear
by Lyn Ward





A Bargain for Frances
by Russell Hoban





My Father’s Dragon
by Ruth Stiles Gannett





Keep the Lights Burning, Abbie
by Connie Roop





The True Store of Pocahontas
by Lucille Recht Penner





Lewis and Clark:  A Prairie Dog for the President
by Shirley-Raye Redmond





A Child’s Garden of Verses
by Robert Louis Stevenson
This book will be used Kindergarten thru grade 2.