This summer, we’re going to be reading a lot. We join in on our library’s reading program every year, but this summer my son is going for more than just the prizes; he’s going for fluency. As a late reader, he wants to start the next school year more confident in his reading skills.
During the past few months, we’ve gone through a lot of easy readers. These are some of our favorites:
The Adventures of Snail at School – Written by John Stadler, this story was so much fun to read; my son has read it again and again.
Dr. Seuss books – Beginner books by Dr. Seuss include The Cat in the Hat, Hop on Pop, Fox in Socks, and Green Eggs and Ham. Go, Dog, Go, and Hop on Pop.
Elephant and Piggie – This series by Mo Willems is created in a style similar to his “Pigeon” books with the text written in speech balloons.
Fly Guy – These books by Tedd Arnold describe the humorous adventures of a boy and his…fly! Fun illustrations fill every page.
Frog and Toad – This series about the two best friends by Arnold Lobel has been a favorite ever since my oldest was small.
Henry and Mudge – This series by Cynthia Rylant is a good choice for children starting to read on their own.
Poppleton – Though it took my child a try or two to say “Poppleton”, once he did it, he never forgot it! This series, also by Cynthia Rylant, includes both Level 2 and Level 3 readers.
We plan to add to this list over the next couple of months. What are some of your child’s favorite easy readers?
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