Tips for selecting Easy Readers (Sometimes called Leveled Readers)
- These books are meant to be for new independent readers
- The language is often simpler than picture books because adults read picture books aloud while children read easy readers.
- There are many publishers and titles.
Video - Sharon's ramblings about easy readers, levels and how to recommend them to children.
Tips for selection & development
Parents are nostalgic so hold onto classic titles. Some older (and still popular series) include:
- Frog and Toad by Arnold Lobel
- Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish
- Berenstain Bears by Stan & Jan Berenstain
- Mr. Putter and Tabby by Cynthia Rylant
- Henry and Mudge by Cynthia Rylant
- Biscuit by Alyssa Capucilli
- Nate the Great by Marjorie Sharmat
- Horrible Harry by Suzy Kline
- Miss Nelson by Harry Allard
- Dr. Seuss stories
- P.D. Eastman books - Are You My Mother? etc.
Some popular series are not leveled
- Elephant & Piggy by Mo Willems
- Fly Guy by Tedd Arnold
- The Teacher from the Black Lagoon by Mike Thaler
- There are great nonfiction choices. Take a look at the publishers listed above.
- Make sure to have a good representation of reading levels, especially the very beginning level. You may want to mark those for staff.
- Hardcovers last longer and are easier to label. Paperbacks won't last long.