Books for Kindergarten and First Graders

Titles in this list were recommended by Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh staff. Ask your neighborhood librarian for additional suggestions.




A Friend for Henry

Henry would like to find a friend at school, but for a boy on the autism spectrum, making friends can be difficult, as his efforts are sometimes misinterpreted, or things just go wrong–but Henry keeps trying, and in the end he finds a friend he can play with. You can also check out this title as eBook on OverDrive/Libby or as eBook on Hoopla.



Halal Hot Dogs

Every Friday Musa’s family takes turns picking out a Jummah treat which they use to try all different foods, but when it is Musa’s turn he sticks to his favorite halal hot dogs to share.


Hello, World!

Introduces the sights and residents of Happy County, where a lot of things are happening and every day can end on a happy note. 



Saturday at the Food Pantry

When Molly and her mom visit their local food pantry, Molly sees a classmate who is embarrassed to be there, so Molly helps her realize everyone needs help sometimes. You can also check out this title as eBook on Hoopla.


¡Vamos! Let's Go Eat

A group of professional wrestling stars are hungry for a pre-show meal and give Little Lobo and Bernabé their lunch orders, spurring visits to all the best local food trucks for tacos, burritos and other delicious offerings. You can also check out this title as eBook on Hoopla.