Bread and Jam for Frances by Russell Hoban is a classic charming book for first graders or picky eaters. Frances eats her favorite food for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. She inevitably tires of eating bread and jam for every meal and discovers the benefits of variety.
Meet Ostrich and Termite, unlikely friends who team up for misadventures in Termite Tales by Kathy Caple. Each of the book's four stories comes with an introduction for a parent to share with their beginning reader and set the stage for what is to come. Despite the sparse text, Caple manages to pack a lot of "story" into these charming and humorous tales. The first page of the book contains tips for helping brand-new readers. For even more fun with Ostrich and Termite, check out Caple's earlier volume, Termite Trouble.