Early Readers are books between the read-to-me picture books and independent reading. They
include books called "I Can Read" and "Step Readers". They are short, brightly illustrated, with
carefully controlled vocabulary. Step Readers are usually "leveled", marked with numbers that you
progress through until you are a truly independent reader. Every publisher determines what those
levels are, so look carefully.
This is a new section for me, so please be patient as I build this list.
Catherine Chambers. Ape Adventure. [DK Readers, Level 3] (DK Publishing, 2008)
They are so like us in so many ways, but people can be the greatest danger apes face. Luckily, some
people go to great lengths, and go all over the world, to help save these incredible animlas.
Karen Chin and Thom Holmes. Dino Dung: The Scoop on Fossil Feces. [Step Into Reading, Level 5]
(Random House, 2004)
Boys love dinosaurs, bugs, fossils, and poop. Well, this book features the fossilized remains of
dinosaur dung-eating beetles!
Emma Ryan. Surprising Swimmers. [Scholastic Reader, Level 2] (Scholastic, 2013)
Some animals you expect to see in the water, but tigers? How about an entire island of swimming
Mo Willems. "Elephant & Piggie" Series
Today I Will Fly. (Hyperion, 2007)
My Friend is Sad. (Hyperion, 2007)
I am Invited to a Party! (Hyperion, 2007)
There is a Bird on Your Head. (Hyperion, 2007)
I Love My New Toy! (Hyperion, 2008)
I Will Surprise My Friend! (Hyperion, 2008)
Are You Ready to Play Outside? (Hyperion, 2008)
Watch Me Throw the Ball! (Hyperion, 2012)
Elephants Cannot Dance! (Hyperion, 2009)
Pigs Make Me Sneeze! (Hyperion, 2009)
I am Going! (Hyperion, 2010)
Can I Play Too? (Hyperion, 2010)
We Are In a Book! (Hyperion, 2010)
I Broke My Trunk! (Hyperion, 2011)
Should I Share My Ice Cream? (Hyperion, 2011)
Happy Pig Day! (Hyperion, 2011)
Let's Go for a Drive! (Hyperion, 2012)
Listen to My Trumpet! (Hyperion, 2012) (Hyperion, 2012)
How do you tell a friend that his music really, really, really stinks?!?
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