SAA Grade 1 Summer Reading

All orders placed between April 19 and May 2 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 2 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 Cover Image
By Molly Bang, Molly Bang (Illustrator)
$7.99
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)) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780394800417
Availability: Usually Ships in to Twig 1-5 Days
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.


Truck Full of Ducks Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338129366
Availability: Usually Ships in to Twig 1-5 Days
Published: Scholastic Press - March 27th, 2018

Titanic new talent Ross Burach breathes fresh life into tried and true topics -- trucks and ducks!


Bullies Never Win Cover Image
By Margery Cuyler, Arthur Howard (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780689861871
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - June 23rd, 2009

When the class bully, Brenda Bailey, makes fun of Jessica’s skinny legs and her boyish lunch box, Jessica doesn’t know what to do. She doesn’t want to be a tattletale, but she also wants the bullying to stop. Can Jessica find the courage to stand up for herself?


The Day the Crayons Quit Cover Image
By Drew Daywalt, Oliver Jeffers (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399255373
Availability: Usually Ships in to Twig 1-5 Days
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 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 Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781576878279
Availability: Usually Ships in to Twig 1-5 Days
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) Cover Image
By Deborah Guarino, Steven Kellogg (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780439598422
Availability: Usually Ships in to Twig 1-5 Days
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!


Kitten's First Full Moon Cover Image
By Kevin Henkes, Kevin Henkes (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780060588281
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Greenwillow Books - March 2nd, 2004

This nationally bestselling picture book about a kitten, the moon, and a bowl of milk, written by the celebrated author and illustrator Kevin Henkes, was awarded a Caldecott Medal.


A Bargain for Frances (I Can Read Level 2) Cover Image
By Russell Hoban, Lillian Hoban (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9780064440011
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperCollins - February 18th, 2003

A classic I Can Read story, starring Frances, America's favorite badger.

Frances and Thelma are friends—most of the time. . .


Actual Size Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780547512914
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Clarion Books - March 7th, 2011

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? Sometimes facts and figures don’t tell the whole story. Sometimes you need to see things for yourself—at their actual size.


Magritte's Marvelous Hat Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780547558646
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Clarion Books - April 17th, 2012

"Everything we see hides another thing, we always want to see what is hidden by what we see." —Rene Magritte

D.B. Johnson writes and illustrates the surreal story of famous surrealist painter Rene Magritte and his very mysterious (and mischievous!) hat.


The Good Egg Cover Image
By Jory John, Pete Oswald (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062866004
Availability: Usually Ships in to Twig 1-5 Days
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) 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!


Mummies (Penguin Young Readers, Level 3) Cover Image
By Joyce Milton, Susan Swan (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9780448413259
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Young Readers - October 15th, 1996

Did you know that some mummies have glass eyes, and some have wings? And that there are cat mummies and bird mummies? And that some people ate powdered mummy? This book has a lot of amazing mummy facts!


If You Give a Mouse a Cookie (If You Give...) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780060245863
Availability: Usually Ships in to Twig 1-5 Days
Published: HarperCollins - October 6th, 2015

If a hungry little mouse shows up on your doorstep, you might want to give him a cookie. And if you give him a cookie, he'll ask for a glass of milk. He'll want to look in a mirror to make sure he doesn't have a milk mustache, and then he'll ask for a pair of scissors to give himself a trim....


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

It's time for Mousopolis's First Annual Barbecue Cook-Off. But just when the fun is about to begin, the irresistible aroma of barbecue sauce awakens the most frightening creature known to mousekind: the dreaded Dogzilla. As her horrible doggy breath fills the streets, the residents of Mousopolis must run for their lives. Can they get rid of that big stinky dog before it's too late?


Blackout Cover Image
By John Rocco, John Rocco (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781423121909
Availability: Usually Ships in to Twig 1-5 Days
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 Cover Image
By Judy Schachner, Judy Schachner (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780142404034
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Puffin Books - April 7th, 2005

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


Skippyjon Jones in the Doghouse 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 Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781596432727
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
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)) 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)) 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 Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780152928513
Availability: Usually Ships in to Twig 1-5 Days
Published: Clarion Books - March 29th, 1995

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

Once a upon a time, there was a lazy Bear and a clever Hare. Bear had lots of money and lots of land but all he wanted to do was sleep.