Early Reader series are often transitional chapter books, still controlled for vocabulary and length, but now divided into small chapters. The storylines are much simpler than regular chapter books, but provide an ongoing plot readers will be excited to follow. Below are some recommended series for young eager readers!
Dive into the lives of two loveable characters with the Elephant and Piggie series by Mo Willems. These two friends will take readers on different adventures which are always loads of fun!
I Will Surprise My Friend! by
Call Number: PZ7.W65535 Iaw 2008
Publication Date: 2008-06-03
Best friends Elephant and Piggie decide that they will try to surprise each other, with unexpected results.
For beginning readers who want a few more pages, a bit more plot, and a good mystery, look no further than the Nate the Great series by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat. Follow Nate as he solves his cases along with his dog, Sludge!
Nate the Great and the Big Sniff by
Call Number: PZ7.S5299 Natd 2001
Publication Date: 2001-09-11
Nate, the great detective, depends on his dog, Sludge, to help him solve all of his cases. But Sludge cannit help him this time: Sludge is lost! Lost inside a big department store on a rainy day. Nate frantically searches for his best friend and trusted helper. Salespeople have spotted a wet, slippery, sloppy dog running about. Is Sludge hiding from them? Nate looks high and low, and in places he'd rather not look at all. But every clue leads to a dead end . . . until Nate realizes that Sludge CAN help him with this case!
The Penny series by Kevin Henkes follows young mouse Penny as she sings and plays. Wonderful for beginning readers!
Penny and Her Marble by
Call Number: PZ7.H389 Pei 2013
Publication Date: 2013-02-19
Caldecott Medalist Kevin Henkes's award-winning Penny returns in the third easy-to-read story about a sweet and curious mouse, perfect for fans Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse, Owen, and Chrysanthemum. When Penny spots a marble in Mrs. Goodwin's front yard, she picks it up, puts it in her pocket, and takes it home. It's a beautiful marble--it's big, shiny, blue, smooth, and fast, and Penny loves it. But does the marble really belong to Penny? Penny and Her Marble was named a 2014 Geisel Honor book by the American Library Association. This annual award, given to the most distinguished books for beginning readers, is named for the world-renowned children's author Theodor Geisel, also known as Dr. Seuss. Kevin Henkes is a master at creating beautifully illustrated books that resonate with young children.
For people who know and love Judy Moody, the Stink books are a must! Meet Stink, Judy's little brother, and follow him on his adventures. Young readers will laugh at his tricks and games! A sure way to engage a beginning reader.
Stink and the Incredible Super-Galactic Jawbreaker by
Call Number: PZ7.M1487 St 2006
Publication Date: 2006-04-11
Spurred by a newfound awareness of false advertising, Stink Moody becomes the proverbial kid in a candy store as his letter-writing campaign yields him heaps of free rewards.When Stink buys a mammoth jawbreaker that doesn't break his jaw, he writes a letter of complaint to the manufacturer - and receives a ten-pound box of 21,280 jawbreakers for his trouble! This unexpected benefit of acing the art of letter-writing in school sure gets Stink thinking. Soon Stink is so preoccupied with getting free stuff sent to him that he overlooks a scribbly envelope in the mail pile - until his best friend, Webster, starts acting standoffish and looks as mad as a hornet.In this hilarious new episode from Megan McDonald and Peter H. Reynolds,