Booklist: Picture Book Readers

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This fall, I updated and created new Beginning Reader booklists. Some were topics that we’ve had before (Phonics, Animals) and others were entirely new topics (Diversity, Classics). I created the booklist using Publisher and a template that I’m very familiar with since I also use it for my programming handouts. So far, they’ve been well received by the patrons! I thought it would be a good idea to list out the books that I chose for each topic.

     

Picture Book Readers
Picture books that are perfect for beginning readers to start with.

  • Move Over, Rover! by Karen Beaumont
  • A Splendid Friend, Indeed by Suzanne Bloom
  • You Are (Not) Small by Anna Kang
  • I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen
  • Up, Tall, & High by Ethan Long
  • The Watermelon Seed by Greg Pizzoli
  • Not a Box by Antoinette Portis
  • First the Egg by Laura Vaccaro Seeger
  • Ball by Mary Sullivan

On the Radar: School Library Journal November 2015

“On the Radar” is a new feature when I plan to call attention to readers reviewed in major publications.

School Library Journal (November 2015)

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Cat Got a Lot by Steve Henry
Pete Makes a Mistake by Emily Arnold McCully

Both titles were reviewed in the Beginning Readers section. I also found a few chapter books reviewed that are beginning readers in my library:

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Pigsticks and Harold and the Tuptown Thief (Chapter Books)
Bradford Street Buddies: Block Party Surprise (Chapter Books)

Booklist: More Phonics

begreadbooklists
This fall, I updated and created new Beginning Reader booklists. Some were topics that we’ve had before (Phonics, Animals) and others were entirely new topics (Diversity, Classics). I created the booklist using Publisher and a template that I’m very familiar with since I also use it for my programming handouts. So far, they’ve been well received by the patrons! I thought it would be a good idea to list out the books that I chose for each topic.

     

More Phonics
Beginning reader books that help teach children phonics — the connection between letter and sound.

  • Gran on a Fran by Kevin Bolger
  • Phonics Stories by Phil Cox
  • Happy Alphabet by Anna Hays
  • Here Comes Silent E by Anna Hays
  • The Pup Speaks Up! by Anna Hays
  • Silly Sara by Anna Hays
  • Mouse Makes Words by Kathryn Heling
  • Too Many Dogs! by Lori Houran
  • Boom Zoom! by Judith Stamper

On the Radar: Kirkus 11/15/15

“On the Radar” is a new feature when I plan to call attention to readers reviewed in major publications.

Kirkus (11/15/15)

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Drew the Screw by Mattia Cerato (not labeled as early reader)
Nate Likes to Skate by Bruce Degen
Ballet Cat: Dance! Dance! Underpants! by Bob Shea

All readers received reviews in the journal.

Booklist: Phonics Series

begreadbooklists
This fall, I updated and created new Beginning Reader booklists. Some were topics that we’ve had before (Phonics, Animals) and others were entirely new topics (Diversity, Classics). I created the booklist using Publisher and a template that I’m very familiar with since I also use it for my programming handouts. So far, they’ve been well received by the patrons! I thought it would be a good idea to list out the books that I chose for each topic.

     

Phonics Series
Beginning reader series that help children learn phonics — the connection between letters and sounds.

  • Sounds Like Reading series by Brian Cleary
  • Flip-a-Word series by Harriet Ziefert
  • BOB Books series by Bobby Lynn Maslen
  • My Sound Box series by Jane Belk Moncure
  • Phonics Friends series by Joanne Meier & Cecilia Minden
  • Word Families series by Marie Powell
  • Wonder Book Phonics by Cynthia Amorosa
  • Character Phonics boxes:

  • Batman by Rick Farley
  • Biscuit by Alyssa Capucilli
  • Fancy Nancy by Jane O’Connor
  • Paw Patrol by Jennifer Liberts and Mike Jackson
  • Superman by Lucy Rosen
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Jennifer Liberts and Patrick Spaziante

Booklist: Non-Fiction

begreadbooklists
This fall, I updated and created new Beginning Reader booklists. Some were topics that we’ve had before (Phonics, Animals) and others were entirely new topics (Diversity, Classics). I created the booklist using Publisher and a template that I’m very familiar with since I also use it for my programming handouts. So far, they’ve been well received by the patrons! I thought it would be a good idea to list out the books that I chose for each topic.

     

Non-Fiction
Beginning reader books featuring real-life things.

  • Fly Guy Presents… by Tedd Arnold*
  • Homes In My World by Ella Cane*
  • Color In My World by Oscar Cantillo and Madeline Stevens*
  • Pebble Books by Various Authors*
  • Watch Animals Grow by Colleen Sexton and Anne Wendroff*
  • Shapes! by Elizabeth Lawrence and Mary-Lou Smith*
  • The Little Butterfly by Sherry Shahan
  • Kate & Pippin by Martin Springett
  • We Both Read by Various Authors*
  • (*indicates more books in the series)

On the Radar: Growing Minds (October)

“On the Radar” is a new feature when I plan to call attention to readers reviewed in major publications.

Growing Minds (October 2015)

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Pinkalicious and the Sick Day by Victoria Kann (was in picture books)
Tale of a Tadpole by Karen Wallace
Fishy Tales by DK
The 4-1-1 on Phonics! by Kama Einhorn
Hooray for Reading! by Patricia Hall
I Can Help! by Peggy Perry Anderson
I Really Like Slop by Mo Willems
Miss Bindergarten and the Really Wet Day by Joseph Slate
Old Friends, New Friends by Patricia Hall
Out to Lunch by Peggy Perry Anderson
Pig-Piggy-Pigs by Bonnie Bader
Twice the Mice by Rob Scotton

All of these titles were in the Early Reader section of Growing Minds. None of the titles received reviews.

Booklist: My First Readers

begreadbooklists
This fall, I updated and created new Beginning Reader booklists. Some were topics that we’ve had before (Phonics, Animals) and others were entirely new topics (Diversity, Classics). I created the booklist using Publisher and a template that I’m very familiar with since I also use it for my programming handouts. So far, they’ve been well received by the patrons! I thought it would be a good idea to list out the books that I chose for each topic.

     

My First Readers
Beginning reader books for those just starting to read.

  • Max Has a Fish by Wiley Blevins*
  • Biscuit by Alyssa Capucilli*
  • Aaron is Cool by P.D. Eastman*
  • Clara and Clem Under the Sea by Ethan Long*
  • Tiny Goes Camping by Cari Meister*
  • Brownie & Pearl by Cynthia Rylant*
  • Mittens by Lola Schaefer*
  • Tug the Pup by Julie Wood*
  • (*Indicates more books in the series)