Easy Readers!

Tips for selecting Easy Readers (Sometimes called Leveled Readers)

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.