2023 K-3 Home Library Book List

During the summer, Governor’s Early Literacy Foundation partners with school districts and charter schools across the state to deliver books and resources to participating rising first, second, and third grade students and teachers at no cost. In 2023 GELF is piloting a delivery to a select number of rising kindergarten students and teachers as well! A diverse group of Tennessee educators select the books, and they are delivered in partnership with Scholastic.

The titles that have been selected for summer 2023 are as follows:

Rising Kindergarten Students

Book Title
National Geographic Kids
The Worrysaurus
Rachel Bright
Island Counting
Frane Lessac
Frog on a Log
Kes Gray
National Geographic Kids
Una a Una/One by One
Blythe Lynden

Rising First Grade Students

Book Title
The Little Red Fort
Brenda Maier
¡Tamales! ¡Tamales! ¡Tamales!
Nina Flores
The Squirrels who Squabbled
Rachel Bright
Fox the Tiger
Corey R. Tabor
¡Mi Comunidad¡ / My Community!
123 Andres
Lia & Luis: Who has more?
Ana Crespo

Rising Second Grade Students

Book Title
Eyes that Kiss in the Corners
Joanna Ho
Fly Guy Presents: Weird Animals
Tedd Arnold
Dragon’s Fat Cat
Dav Pilkey
The Word Collector
Peter H. Reynolds
Flutter and Hum: Animal Poems
Julie Paschkis
The Cool Bean
Jory John and Pete Oswald

Rising Third Grade Students

Book Title
Fly Guy Presents: Space
Tedd Arnold
The Night Flower
Lara Hawthorne
Mae Among the Stars
Roda Ahmed
Little Rhino: Dugout Hero
Ryan and Krystle Howard
The Toad: Disgusting Critters
Elise Gravel
Super Narwhal and Jelly Jolt
Ben Clanton

To learn more about the K–3 Home Library program, go here. Have questions? Contact us!