Getting children to read at an early age is, of course, important. But do you sometimes have trouble finding appropriate and appealing reading materials and books other than the normal textbooks? Your problem is solved.
The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) has published their new popular bibliography, Great Early Elementary Reads, featuring recommended book titles for beginning readers published between 2009-2011. The list is divided into two categories with books for children “Starting to Read” and “Reading on My Own.” And best of all, it’s free.
Another useful place with outstanding beginning reading books is the Geisel Award website. Given annually, this award honors authors and illustrators of the most distinguished American books for beginning readers published in English in the United States during the preceding year. Named for Theodor Geisel, a.k.a. Dr. Seuss, the site also includes the list of past winners.
Here’s a list of 2011 books that I like for early readers…
- Aggie Gets Lost by Lori Ries
- Carl and the Baby Duck by Alexandra Day
- Cork & Fuzz: The Swimming Lesson by Dori Chaconas
- Dear Dragon Goes to the Market by Margaret Hillert
- Dodsworth in Rome by Tim Egan
- Flappy and Scrappy by Arthur Yorinks
- Fly Guy Vs. the Flyswatter! by Ted Arnold
- Frog and Friends by Eve Bunting
- Happy Pig Day! by Mo Willems
- I Broke My Trunk! by Mo Willems
- Joe and Sparky, Superstars! by Jamie Michalak
- Lion and the Mice, The by Rebecca Emberley
- Monster Is Coming, A by David L. Harrison
- Mr. Putter & Tabby Ring the Bell by Cynthia Rylant
- Tricky Tooth by Fran Manushkin
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