SAA Grade 1 Summer Reading

All orders placed between now and May 10 will be delivered to your son at SAA before the end of school. Any purchases made at the store during this time will benefit SAA!

Order summer reading or anything else from The Twig Book Shop between now and May 10 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 10 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 your local, independent bookstore!


Actual Size By Steve Jenkins, Steve Jenkins (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Steve Jenkins, Steve Jenkins (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780547512914
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
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?


AlphaOops!: The Day Z Went First By Alethea Kontis, Bob Kolar (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Alethea Kontis, Bob Kolar (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780763660840
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick - July 10th, 2012

Perfect for classrooms! “An alphabet book with attitude.” — Booklist


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

The quest for picnic perfection will delight readers in this classic Beginner Book edited by Dr. Seuss.


Blackout (Caldecott Honor Book) 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?


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.


Dinosaur Days (Step into Reading) By Joyce Milton, Franco Tempesta (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Joyce Milton, Franco Tempesta (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780385379236
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - July 22nd, 2014

A completely revised edition of THE bestselling dinosaur leveled reader, for children who are ready to read on their own.
 


Facts vs. Opinions vs. Robots By Michael Rex, Michael Rex (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Michael Rex, Michael Rex (Illustrator)
$18.99
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


The Good Egg: An Easter And Springtime Book For Kids (The Food Group) By Jory John, Pete Oswald (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jory John, Pete Oswald (Illustrator)
$19.99
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.


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.


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: Usually Ships in to Twig 1-5 Days
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.


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!


Kindness Is Cooler, Mrs. Ruler By Margery Cuyler, Sachiko Yoshikawa (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Margery Cuyler, Sachiko Yoshikawa (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780689873447
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - June 26th, 2007

When a kindergarten class gets rowdy, Mrs. Ruler knows just what to do.


Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale By Mo Willems Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780786818709
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Hyperion Books for Children - September 1st, 2004

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
 


Mouse Tales (I Can Read Level 2) By Arnold Lobel, Arnold Lobel (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Arnold Lobel, Arnold Lobel (Illustrator)
$5.99
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!


The Paper Crane By Molly Bang, Molly Bang (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Molly Bang, Molly Bang (Illustrator)
$9.99
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 . . .


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: Usually Ships in to Twig 1-5 Days
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.


A Sick Day for Amos McGee: (Caldecott Medal Winner) By Philip C. Stead, Erin E. Stead (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Philip C. Stead, Erin E. Stead (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781596434028
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Roaring Brook Press - May 25th, 2010

THE BEST SICK DAY EVER and the animals in the zoo feature in this striking picture book debut.


Skippyjon Jones By Judy Schachner, Judy Schachner (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Judy Schachner, Judy Schachner (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780142404034
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Puffin Books - April 7th, 2005

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


The Snowy Day By Ezra Jack Keats Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780140501827
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Puffin Books - October 28th, 1976

The magic and wonder of winter’s first snowfall is perfectly captured in Ezra Jack Keat’s Caldecott Medal-winning picture book. This celebrated classic has been shared by generations of readers and listeners, a must-have for every child’s bookshelf and a perfect gift for the holiday season.


Splish, Splash, Splat! (Splat the Cat) By Rob Scotton, Rob Scotton (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Rob Scotton, Rob Scotton (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780061978685
Availability: Backordered
Published: HarperCollins - May 17th, 2011

Splat does not want to have a playdate with Spike. Spike will break his toys and eat all of his candy fish! And he does not want to learn how to swim—water is horrible, scary, and wet! He's sure that this is going to be the worst day ever. But when the rest of their classmates rush straight into the pool, Splat and Spike find that they may have more in common than they thought.


The Three Billy Goats Buenos By Susan Middleton Elya, Miguel Ordóñez (Illustrator) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399547393
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
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?


Tops & Bottoms By Janet Stevens, Janet Stevens (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Janet Stevens, Janet Stevens (Illustrator)
$19.99
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.