Easy readers can be shared, but they are designed for young readers to learn to read on their own. We start at level ones, which are for children who are ready to start reading with the help of sight words and kid friendly illustrations. Their ages can be anywhere from four to six years old. Level two readers are different from level one readers because they often have brief chapters and with slightly more challenging words. They are for advanced first graders, second graders and early third graders, which would be ages six to eight. Children often like familiar characters such as Barbie or Thomas the Tank. Non-fiction factual books about favorite animals or vehicles are popular subjects too. The following are books that my young patrons and I love.
Level 1 Readers
Elephant and Piggy by Mo Willems – Two friends who act like little kids and are very funny.
Fly Guy by Tedd Arnold – The adventures of a lovable fly.
Biscuit by Alyssa Satin Capucilli – A sweet puppy who celebrates all the holidays and gets into all kinds of good-natured trouble.
Star Wars by DK Readers with several contributing authors. Boys can’t get enough of these books. They love to read about their favorite movie characters.
Level 2 Readers
Scooby Doo Readers by several contributing authors – The cartoon dog and the gang are solving mysteries and young readers can’t wait to help.
Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa by Erica Silverman – Many little girls want their own pony and want to read about them too.
Henry and Mudge by Cynthia Rylant – Rylant has been a children’s favorite for years. Lovable Mudge is big dog who is Henry’s friend and companion. They experience life together in wonderful way.
Little Bill by Bill Cosby – The cartoon world of Little Bill is a lovely series for kids. Little Bill has family and friends who help him with life’s ups and downs.