Beginning Readers

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Here are books that my kids either read or books that were recommended on different websites for beginning readers. My kids read a lot of them in kindergarten but this list includes also books my son read right at the beginning of 1st grade.

I know that each library has a section on Easy Readers. It was a great resource at the beginning but as my kids started reading more, we ran out of titles they’d be interested in, and I often stood in front of those shelves looking for a book they would enjoy and couldn’t really find one. Since we have such a fabulous library network and can request items from other libraries, I just started looking for the titles online.

One Boy
one boy

Bread and Jam for Frances and other books about Frances. For a complete list of books in the Frances the Badger series click here.
bread and jam for francis

Not a Box
not a box

The Watermelon Seed
the watermelon seed

Racecar Alphabet
racecar alphabet

Ball
ball

A Splendid Friend, Indeed
a splendid friend

Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons and the whole Pete the Cat Easy Reader series.
Pete the cat and buttons

Up, Tall and High
up, tall and high

Billy and Milly, Short and Silly!
billy and milly

Chicken Said, “Cluck!” (My First I Can Read)
chicken said cluck

My First I Can Read books (a list)
my first I can read

See Me Run
see me run

Star Wars Are You Scared, Darth Vader?

Penny and Her Marble (I Can Read Book 1)
penny and her marble

You can also try other mouse books listed here. I am not sure how hard they are for an independent reader but you can always read the book together and just point to the words.

Mac and Cheese (I Can Read Book 1) There is another book in this series.
mac and cheese

Grizzwold (I Can Read Book 1) and other books by Syd Hoff
grizzworld

The Fat Cat Sat on the Mat (I Can Read Book 1)
the fat cat sat on a mat

The Fire Cat (I Can Read Book 1)
the fire cat

I Like Bugs (Step-Into-Reading, Step 1)
I like bugs

Little Bear (An I Can Read Book)
little bear I can read book

Put Me in the Zoo (I can read it all by myself’ Beginner Books)
put me in the zoo

Cat the Cat, Who Is That?
cat the cat who is that

Biscuit (My First I Can Read)
biscuit

A Trip to the Bottom of the World with Mouse: Toon Books Level 1
a trip to the bottom of the world

Along a Long Road
along a long road

Frog and Fly
frog and fly

Bunny Days
bunny days

Aggie and Ben: Three Stories
aggie and ben

Morris the Moose To see other books in the Morris and Boris series click here.
morris the moose

Pigsticks and Harold and the Incredible Journey
pigsticks and harold

Princess Pink and the Land of Fake-Believe #1: Moldylocks and the Three Beards For a list of books in this series click here.
princess pink

A Fly Went by Check out other Beginner Books on Amazon.
a fly went by

Little Mouse Gets Ready (Toon Books Level 1) See more Toon Books Level 1 titles on Amazon and here.
little mouse gets ready

Benny and Penny in the Big No-No! (Toon Books Level 2). For a complete list of books in this series click here.
benny and penny

Stinky (Toon Books Level 2) See more Toon Books Level 2 titles on Amazon and here.
stinky

The Shark King (Toon Books Level 3) See more Toon Books Level 3 title on Amazon and here.
the shark king

Otto’s Orange Day: Toon Books Level 3
Ottos orange day

Otto’s Backwards Day: Toon Books Level 3
ottos backwards day

Mo and Jo Fighting Together Forever: Toon Books Level 3
Mo and Jo

Zig and Wikki in Something Ate My Homework: Toon Books Level 3
zig and wikki

The Dragon’s Scales (Step-Into-Reading, Step 3)
the dragon scales

Uncle Elephant (I Can Read Book 2)
uncle elephant

My Parents Think I’m Sleeping (I Can Read Book 3)
my parents think I am sleeping

Greg’s Microscope (I Can Read Book 3)
gregs microscope

Dirt on My Shirt: Selected Poems (I Can Read Level 2)
dirt on my shirt

The High-Rise Private Eyes #1: The Case of the Missing Monkey (I Can Read Book 2) For a list of books in this series click here.
the highrise private eyes

Fluffy For a list of books in this series by Kate McMullan click here. (Level 3)
fluffy

I Spy Fly Guy To see other titles in this series, click here.
I spy fly guy

Sam and the Firefly
sam and the firefly

A Fish Out of Water
a fish out of water

Edward Marshall‘s books about Fox and his friends
Fox and his friends

Poppleton For a list of books in this series click here.
poppleton

Danny and the Dinosaur For a list of books in this series click here.
danny and the dinosaur

Fancy Nancy and other Fancy Nancy I Can Read books. For a list of books click here (look for I Can Read titles).
fancy nancy

Pinkalicious See a list of books in this series here (look for I Can Read titles).
pinkalicious

There Is a Bird On Your Head!
there is a bird on your head

A Big Guy Took My Ball!
a big guy took my ball

I Broke My Trunk!
I broke my trunk

Let’s Go for a Drive! To see all books in the Elephant and Piggie series, click here.
lets go for a drive

Hello, Bumblebee Bat
hello bumblebee bat

Rabbit and Robot: The Sleepover
rabbit and robot

Mouse and Mole: Fine Feathered Friends  You can check out other Mouse and Mole stories on Amazon or click here for a list of the titles in this series.
mouse and mole

Henry and Mudge and the Great Grandpas
henry and mudge and the great granpas

Henry and Mudge and more Henry & Mudge stories.
henry and mudge

Monster School: The Spooky Sleepover (I Can Read Book 2)
monster school

Paddywack (Step into Reading)
paddywack

Pony Scouts: Pony Crazy (I Can Read Book 2)
pony scouts

The Best Chef in Second Grade (I Can Read Book 2)
the best chef in second grade

Ling & Ting: Not Exactly the Same! (Passport to Reading Level 3)
ling and ting

Emma’s Strange Pet (I Can Read Book 3)
emmas strange pet

Little Witch Goes to School (Step-Into-Reading, Step 3) For a list of books in this series click here.
little witch goes to school

Scholastic Reader Level 3: Pony Mysteries #1: Penny and Pepper: Penny & Pepper For a list of books in this series click here. pony mysteries

Tales for Very Picky Eaters
tales for very picky eaters

The Stinky Giant (Step into Reading)
the stinky giant

Aggie Gets Lost Read more reviews here. For a list of books in this series click here.
aggie gets lost

The Best Seat in Second Grade
the best seat in second grade

Days with Frog and Toad (I Can Read, Level 2) For a complete list of titles in this series click here.
days with frog and toad

The Frog and Toad Collection Box Set
frog and toad

Little Bear’s Friend (An I Can Read Book). For a list of books in this series click here.
little bears friend

Mouse Soup
mouse soup

And many more I Can Read Books by Arnorld Lobel
I can read books arnorld lobel

In a Dark, Dark Room and Other Scary Stories (I Can Read! Reading 2)
in a dark dark room

See a whole list of easy readers here.
list of easy readers

Amanda Pig and the Really Hot Day See more Oliver and Amanda stories.
amanda pig and hot day

Squirrel’s World
squirrels world

Houndsley and Catina For a list of books in this series click here.
houndsley and catina

Cork and Fuzz  My son read this series at the end of kindergarten. It was one of his favorites. For a list of books in this series click here.
cork and fuzz

Minnie and Moo My son read this series at the beginning of 1st grade. For a list of books click here.
minnie and moo

Billy the Ghost and Me
billy the ghost and me

My Brother, Ant
my brother ant

Soccer Sam
soccer sam

Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa and more stories with Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa.
cowgirls cate

Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile and other Lyle, Lyle Crocodile stories by Bernard Waber. For a complete list click here.
lyle lyle crocodile

Murilla Gorilla, Jungle Detective For a list of books in this series click here. We only discovered this when my son was already reading longer chapter books so he was not excited about it but if you are looking for more easy readers, it is worth a try.
murilla gorilla

Bramble and Maggie: Horse Meets Girl Look also for Bramble and Maggie: Give and Take, Bramble and Maggie Spooky Season
bramble and maggie

Sadie and Ratz
sadie and ratz

Mr. Putter & Tabby Pour the Tea For a list of books in this series click here.
mr putter

Harry the Dirty Dog
harry the dirty dog

Pirate Mom (Step into Reading)
pirate mom

A Poor Excuse for a Dragon (Step into Reading)
a poor excuse for dragon

How Not to Babysit Your Brother (Step into Reading)
how not to babysit your brother

How Not to Start Third Grade (Step into Reading 4)
how not to start third grade

The Monster in the Backpack 
the monster in the backpack

Elvis the Rooster See more ratings and reviews here.
elvis the rooster

The Heart of Cool
the heart of cool

Monkey & Robot and More of Monkey & Robot
more of monkey and robot

Unicorn Wings
Unicorn Wings

Young Cam Jansen Mysteries For a complete list of books in this series, click here. He has read several mysteries.
young cam jansen

Get Ready for Second Grade, Amber Brown For a list of books in this series, click here.
get ready for second grade amber

Pearl and Wagner: One Funny Day There are more Pearl and Wagner stories. Here is another list of the titles in this series.
pearl and wagner

Zelda and Ivy: The Runaways You can find more Zelda and Ivy stories.
zelda and ivy

Iris and Walter For a complete list in this series click here.
iris and walter

Pinky and Rex For a list of all books in this series click here.
pinky and rex

Bink and Gollie For a list of books in this series click here.
bink and gollie

Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride and more Mercy Watson stories. For a complete list click here.
mercy watson goes

Helen Keller: Courage in the Dark (Step-Into-Reading, Step 4)
helen keller

The Titanic: Lost and Found (Step-Into-Reading, Step 4)
titanic

To the Top! Climbing the World’s Highest Mountain (Step-Into-Reading, Step 5)
to the top

All Paws on Deck For a list of books in this series click here.

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