SAA Grade 1 Summer Reading

All orders placed between May 4 will be delivered to your son before the end of school. Any purchases made at the store during the same dates will benefit SAA.

Order summer reading or anything else from The Twig Book Shop and a portion of your purchase will be donated to the San Antonio Academy Library! When shopping in the store, be sure to alert the Twig associate to attribute your sale to the San Antonio Academy. When shopping online please put SAA in the order notes.

Orders may be submitted online 24/7 or by phone between 10am and 6 pm daily (210-826-6411).

Orders placed after May 4 can either be mailed to your home (shipping charges apply) or picked up at The Twig for no extra charge.

Please be sure to choose "Pick up at store" as the delivery option if you do not wish to pay for shipping!

Thank you for supporting local, independent bookselling! 


The Paper Crane By Molly Bang, Molly Bang (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Molly Bang, Molly Bang (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780688073336
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Greenwillow Books - July 15th, 1987

A beautifully illustrated retelling of an ancient Japanese folktale by Molly Bang, the celebrated creator of numerous picture books including the Caldecott Honor Books Ten, Nine, Eight; The Grey Lady and the Strawberry Snatcher; and When Sophie Gets Angry—Really, Really Angry . . .


The Bears' Picnic (Beginner Books(R)) By Stan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780394800417
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers -

The quest for picnic perfection will delight readers in this classic Beginner Book edited by Dr. Seuss. When the Berenstain Bears set out to find the perfect spot for a picnic, Father Bear says he knows just the place. But each ideal location turns out to be a complete disaster, with a train roaring past or hordes of mosquitoes.


The Day the Crayons Quit By Drew Daywalt, Oliver Jeffers (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Drew Daywalt, Oliver Jeffers (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399255373
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Philomel Books - June 27th, 2013

The hilarious, colorful #1 New York Times bestselling phenomenon that every kid wants! Gift a copy to someone you love today.


Last Stop on Market Street By Matt de la Peña, Christian Robinson (Illustrator) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780399257742
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - January 8th, 2015

#1 New York Times Bestseller
A USA Today Bestseller
Winner of the Newbery Medal
A Caldecott Honor Book
A Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Book
 


Lucia the Luchadora By Cynthia Leonor Garza, Alyssa Bermudez (Illustrator) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781576878279
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: POW! Kids Books - March 7th, 2017

Lucía zips through the playground in her cape just like the boys, but when theytell her "girls can't be superheroes," suddenly she doesn't feel so mighty.


Is Your Mama a Llama? (Scholastic Bookshelf) By Deborah Guarino, Steven Kellogg (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Deborah Guarino, Steven Kellogg (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780439598422
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - June 1st, 2004

Let Scholastic Bookshelf be your guide through the whole range of your child's experiences-laugh with them, learn with them, read with them!


Actual Size By Steve Jenkins, Steve Jenkins (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Steve Jenkins, Steve Jenkins (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780547512914
Availability: Usually Ships in to Twig 1-5 Days
Published: Clarion Books - March 7th, 2011

In this visually stunning picture book, Caldecott Medalist Steve Jenkins illustrates animals both large and small at actual size.

How big is a crocodile? What about a tiger, or the world’s largest spider? Can you imagine a tongue that is two feet long or an eye that’s bigger than your head?


The Good Egg (The Food Group) By Jory John, Pete Oswald (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jory John, Pete Oswald (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062866004
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperCollins - February 12th, 2019

A #1 New York Times bestseller!

An Amazon Best Books of the Year 2019 selection!

From the bestselling creators of The Bad Seed, a timely story about not having to be Grade A perfect!

Meet the good egg. He’s a verrrrrry good egg indeed.


Mouse Tales (I Can Read Level 2) By Arnold Lobel, Arnold Lobel (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Arnold Lobel, Arnold Lobel (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9780064440134
Availability: Usually Ships in to Twig 1-5 Days
Published: HarperCollins - November 14th, 1978

Another sweet, classic bedtime tale from Arnold Lobel, the beloved author and illustrator of the Newbery Honor and Caldecott Honor award-winning Frog and Toad books. 

When Papa's seven little mouse boys ask for a bedtime story, Papa does even better than that—he tells seven stories, one for each boy!


Dogzilla By Dav Pilkey, Dav Pilkey (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Dav Pilkey, Dav Pilkey (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780152049492
Availability: Usually Ships in to Twig 1-5 Days
Published: Clarion Books - August 1st, 2003

Dogzilla is a funny picture book from the genius mind of Dav Pilkey—creator of laugh-out-loud kid favorites including Captain Underpants and Dog Man.


Blackout By John Rocco, John Rocco (Illustrator) Cover Image
By John Rocco, John Rocco (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781423121909
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - May 24th, 2011

One hot summer night in the city, all the power goes out. The TV shuts off and a boy wails, "Mommm!" His sister can no longer use the phone, Mom can't work on her computer, and Dad can't finish cooking dinner. What's a family to do?


Skippyjon Jones By Judy Schachner, Judy Schachner (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Judy Schachner, Judy Schachner (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780142404034
Availability: Usually Ships in to Twig 1-5 Days
Published: Puffin Books - April 7th, 2005

Holy guacamole! Meet the #1 New York Times bestselling Skippyjon Jones!


Skippyjon Jones in the Doghouse By Judy Schachner, Judy Schachner (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Judy Schachner, Judy Schachner (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780142407493
Availability: Usually Ships in to Twig 1-5 Days
Published: Puffin Books - February 1st, 2007

For another loco adventure. In his room for a time-out, Skippyjon Jones lets his imagination take him to a shack where his Chihuahua friends are yipping and yapping and hiding out from the bad Bobble-ito, who has taken over their doghouse.


First the Egg By Laura Vaccaro Seeger, Laura Vaccaro Seeger (Illustrator) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781596432727
Availability: Usually Ships in to Twig 1-5 Days
Published: Roaring Brook Press - September 4th, 2007

WHICH CAME FIRST? The chicken or the egg? Simple die-cuts magically present transformation-- from seed to flower, tadpole to frog, caterpillar to butterfly.


Ten Apples Up On Top! (Beginner Books(R)) By Dr. Seuss Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780394800196
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers -

Count your way through this silly stacking adventure with Dr. Seuss!


Hop on Pop (Beginner Books(R)) By Dr. Seuss Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780394800295
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers -

Join Dr. Seuss in this classic rhyming picture book–"the simplest Seuss for youngest use."

Full of short, simple words and silly rhymes, this book is perfect for reading alone or reading aloud with Dad!  The rollicking rythym will keep kids entertained on every page, and it's an especially good way to  show Pop some love on Father’s Day!


Tops & Bottoms By Janet Stevens, Janet Stevens (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Janet Stevens, Janet Stevens (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780152928513
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Clarion Books - March 29th, 1995

In this funny Caldecott Honorwinning fairy-tale retelling by Janet Stevens, wily Hare solves his family’s problems by tricking rich and lazy Bear into giving up half his crops.


The Three Billy Goats Buenos By Susan Middleton Elya, Miguel Ordóñez (Illustrator) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780399547393
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - March 3rd, 2020

Humor abounds in this masterfully-bilingual twist on "The Three Billy Goats Gruff" that dares to ask the question: why is that troll so grumpy anyway?

Three little cabritos have a clever plan to get past the grumpiest troll in the land. But then one of the billy goats wonders: Why is that gigante so grumpy, anyway?


See the Cat: Three Stories About a Dog By David LaRochelle, Mike Wohnoutka (Illustrator) Cover Image
By David LaRochelle, Mike Wohnoutka (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781536204278
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick - September 8th, 2020

Winner of the 2021 Theodor Seuss Geisel Award

Move over, Spot. . . . Spoofing classic primers, Max the Dog talks back to the book in a twist that will have fans of funny early readers howling.


I Dream of a Journey By Akiko Miyakoshi, Akiko Miyakoshi (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Akiko Miyakoshi, Akiko Miyakoshi (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781525304781
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Kids Can Press - March 3rd, 2020

Akiko Miyakoshi's enchanting picture book explores how an innkeeper who spends his days at the crossroads of others' journeys secretly longs to have adventures of his own. People from all over the world come and go at the innkeeper's little hotel. He enjoys meeting them, and many even become his friends.


Facts vs. Opinions vs. Robots By Michael Rex, Michael Rex (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Michael Rex, Michael Rex (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781984816269
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - February 11th, 2020

A hilarious, timely conversation about the differences between facts and opinions, by the creator of the #1 New York Times bestseller Goodnight Goon


If You Take a Mouse to School (If You Give...) By Laura Numeroff, Felicia Bond (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Laura Numeroff, Felicia Bond (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780060283285
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperCollins - July 16th, 2002

Mouse goes to school in this picture book in the beloved #1 New York Times bestselling If You Give... series!

If you take a mouse to school, he'll ask you for your lunch box. When you give him your lunch box, he'll want a sandwich to go in it. Then he'll need a notebook and some pencils. He'll probably want to share your backpack, too.


Truck Stuck By Sallie Wolf, Andy Robert Davies (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Sallie Wolf, Andy Robert Davies (Illustrator)
$7.95
ISBN: 9781580892575
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Charlesbridge - July 1st, 2009

Move that truck!

When a truck gets stuck under a bridge, it causes a terrible traffic jam. Backed up and going nowhere fast, the commuters give up and throw an impromptu block party—complete with balloons, parade, and lemonade! When attempts to remove the truck fail, two kids, some balloons, and a dog save the day.