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Especially for your Beginning Readers
This special stage in your young child’s life needs to be remembered and supported with just the right book.


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I Like Books

by Anthony Browne

Candlewick Press 2004

Ages: 3 to 5

Topic: Especially for your Beginning Readers

This super sturdy picture book with repetitive sentences features a monkey telling us about the books he likes (books about dinosaurs and books about monsters…)It will send a clear message to kids that all books are important. MORE...


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Red Eyed Tree Frog

by Joy Cowley

Illustrated by Nic Bishop

Scholastic Press 1999

Ages: 3 to 5

Topic: Especially for your Beginning Readers

Sharp, close up photographs from the rain forests of Central America taken by an award winning photographer intertwines perfectly with Joy Cowley’s simple, engaging text. ”Here is an iguana. Frogs do not eat iguanas. Do iguanas eat frogs? The red eyed tree frog does not wait to find out.” MORE...


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You Read to Me, I'll Read to You : Very Short Stories to Read Together

by Mary Ann Hoberman

Illustrated by Michael Emberley

Megan Tingley 2001

Ages: 3 to 5

Topic: Especially for your Beginning Readers

Written in two voices, which are differentiated on the printed page in two different colors, this book encourages adults to read one part out loud with the child chimes in on the other part. It is a great way to share reading on the couch together. MORE...


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Fish and Frog Brand New Readers

by Michelle Knudsen

Illustrated by Valeria Petrone

Candlewick 2005

Ages: 3 to 5

Topic: Especially for your Beginning Readers

Just like training wheels on a first bike, this series of new readers give the right support for those starting to recognize words. The stories are short, the illustrations support the text and best of all, the last page is always funny!. Kids love these books and parents will too! MORE...


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Watch Me Throw the Ball! An Elephant & Piggie Book

by Mo Willems

Hyperion Books for Children 2009

Ages: 5 to 7

Topic: Especially for your Beginning Readers

Piggie tells Elephant that he can throw his ball all around the world, but Elephant doesn't believe him. In typical, appealing Mo Willems fashion, the words in this book are put in thought bubbles and easy for kids to read. A must for beginning readers. MORE...