What types of books should I have around?
Rhyming books – These books will help the child develop sound awareness by hearing the smaller sounds in words. Rhyming words will have the same ending sound.
Is Your Mama a Llama? By Deborah Guarino
Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans
One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish by Dr. Seuss
Ducks in Muck by Lori Haskins
Sheep in a Jeep by Nancy Shaw
Dinosaur Roar! By Paul Stickland
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr.
Silly Sally by Audrey Wood
A Frog in the Bog by Karma Wilson
Each Peach, Pear Plum by Janet Ahlberg
Easy Readers – These books are designed specifically for children who are beginning to learn how to read. They are written with a limited number of vocabulary words.
At the Clinton-Macomb Public Library, we have the readers labeled by a system of levels. The levels range from ER 1 to ER 4, ranging from easiest to hardest. Below is a brief description of each level:
Beginning Chapter Book Series – Once your child is managing to read ER 4’s with ease, it is time to introduce some beginning chapter books from the juvenile fiction area.
Adventures of the Bailey School Kids by Debbie Dadey
Amber Brown by Paula Danziger (“A is for Amber” are the easier titles.)
Arthur Chapter Books by Marc Brown
Cam Jansen by David Adler
Cobble Street Cousins by Cynthia Rylant
Horrible Harry by Suzy Kline
Junie B. Jones by Barbara Park
Katie Kazoo, Switcharoo by Nancy Krulik
Kids of the Polk Street School by Patricia Reilly Giff
Mercy Watson by Kate DiCamillo
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