Easy Readers

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Hey Kids,

There's two fun new series about animals that I'd like to share with you. Each book combines simple clues with photographs, and then you guess the animal. Some of the animals are familiar, but others are strange, and some are easier to guess from the photographs. I would recommend them to anyone who likes guessing games, or who is just beginning to read. You can look up the books under the series titles: Guess What or Zoo Clues 2. If you check them out, don't forget to tell me which ones you guessed.

Bear Hugs,

Thorndyke

 

A Big Guy Took My Ball Book Cover

 

It's no secret that many easy readers feature great friendships. Mo Willems' Elephant and Piggie books delight readers of all ages, but if you're in need of something new after the humorous hijinks of Piggie and Gerald, look no further. These easy readers are a great place to find more fast friends.

Give one of the following books, authors, or series a try.

What is chasing Duck? by Jan Thomas

Duck's imagination gets the best of him when he asks his critter companions for help escaping a mysterious pursuer. Find more of Jan Thomas' simple and humorous style at J READER THO.

Today the American Library Association announces its Youth Book & Media Awards, including the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award. Many of us know and love Dr. Seuss, an author who created engaging stories for beginning readers, and this award celebrates books that continue that tradition today. If you need a fun suggestion for a beginning reader, this list has some great ideas. Most of the books are located either in J READER or in J PICTURE BOOK.

 

For more information about this award and its recipients, check the ALA website.

2016 Award Recipients and Honor Books

Don't throw it to Mo! by David A Adler

"Mo is the youngest kid on the Robins football team. The kids on the rival team tease him for being a 'butterfingers' who's too tiny to catch the ball. But Mo's coach has a plan up his sleeve to turn Mo's little size into a big win for the Robins"--.

Easy Reader Friendships we Love

Cork & Fuzz by Dori Chaconas ; illustrated by Lisa McCue

Brownie & Pearl see the sights by Cynthia Rylant ; pictures by Brian Biggs

Frog and friends by written by Eve Bunting ; illustrated by Josée Masse

Shoo, Fly Guy! by Tedd Arnold

Easy Readers 6: Proficient Readers

Dodsworth in New York by written and illustrated by Tim Egan

Cork & Fuzz by Dori Chaconas ; illustrated by Lisa McCue

Iris and Walter by written by Elissa Haden Guest ; illustrated by Christine Davenier

Houndsley and Catina and the birthday surprise by James Howe ; illustrated by Marie-Louise Gay

Mouse and Mole, fine feathered friends by Wong Herbert Yee

Easy Readers 5: More Challenging Stories

A bargain for Frances by Russell Hoban ; pictures by Lillian Hoban

Star Wars, the clone wars: the secret villain by Rob Valois

Pearl and Wagner: four eyes by Kate McMullan ; pictures by R.W. Alley

Elvis the rooster and the magic words by Denys Cazet

Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish ; pictures by Fritz Siebel

Frog and toad are friends by Arnold Lobel

Easy Readers 3: Beginning Readers

Splat the cat sings flat by Rob Scotton

Go away, crows! by [Harriet Ziefert] ; pictures by Santiago Cohen

Pete's party by written by Jon Scieszka ; characters and environments developed by the Design Garage: David Shannon, Loren Long, David Gordon

Diego saves a butterfly by adapted by Lara Bergen ; illustrated by Warner McGee

Olivia goes camping by adapted by Alex Harvey ; based on the screenplay written by Patrick [sic] Resnick ; illustrated by Jared Osterhold

Easy Readers 2: Getting Ready to Read

The next step up from our most beginning readers:

Word Bird's shapes by Jane Belk Moncure ; illustrated by Chris McEwan


Amy's big race: the sound of long A
by Cecilia Minden and Joanne Meier


Bob Books listen and read 1. Set 1, Beginning readers 1- 4
by text, Bobby Lynn Maslen ; pictures, John R. Maslen


Biscuit plays ball by story by Alyssa Satin Capucilli ; pictures by Pat Schories

Easy Readers 1: Our Easiest Readers

Looking for our easiest Readers? Here's a few to get you started:

 

Guppy up! by Jonathan Fenske -- Using opposites and rhymes, Guppy is all over the place!

Hop on Pop by Dr. Seuss — A Dr. Seuss classic featuring basic rhyming pairs to introduce simple words.

Have you seen my cat? by Eric Carle — An easy reading version of Eric Carle.

The big, red blanket by Harriet Ziefert — Harriet Ziefert's easiest readers.

A mop for pop by Foster & Erickson -- word banks feature 

Great First Grade Reads

First graders, here are some great books just for you!

Young Cam Jansen and the missing cookie by David A. Adler; illustrated by Susanna Natti

Hi! Fly Guy by Tedd Arnold

Inside, outside, upside down by Stan and Jan Berenstain

Mine's the best by Crosby Bonsall

Biscuit finds a friend by story by Alyssa Satin Capucilli; pictures by Pat Schories

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