Start Reading with Beginning Readers

From the time they are born, we start reading to them.  When it’s time to transition to them reading on their own, beginning readers are the perfect place to start.  Get your child ready to read in three simple steps!  First, read the book to your child.  Second, read the book together.  Third, encourage your child to read the book over and over again.  Here are a few of our favorites to get you started:

Pest in the GardenThere’s a Pest in the Garden!

There’s a pest in the garden and he’s eating all the vegetables! But Duck has a plan to save the day (well, sort of). Featuring Jan Thomas’s wonderfully wacky humor, rowdy repetitions, and hilarious characters, this book is sure to have young readers laughing out loud!

A Houghton Mifflin Harcourt book


chasing duckWhat is Chasing Duck?
What is chasing Duck? Is it something wild and hairy? Does it have big teeth? Who will help protect Duck? Featuring Jan Thomas’s wonderfully wacky humor, rowdy repetitions, and hilarious characters, this book is sure to have young readers laughing out loud!

A Houghton Mifflin Harcourt book


GossieGossie & Friends Big Book of Adventures
Romp, tromp, and stroll around the barnyard with the lovable gaggle of Gossie & Friends. The first six stories from Gossie’s world are collected in this bright and sturdy bind-up, perfect for emerging readers. Olivier Dunrea’s relatable themes and expressive illustrations will draw kids in to these stories, while bonus downloadable audio with page-turn signals helps guide those who are just beginning to decode text on their own. This value-packed volume includes Gossie, Gossie and Gertie, Ollie, Ollie the Stomper, Peedie, BooBoo, Gideon, Gideon and Otto, and Jasper and Joop.

A Houghton Mifflin Harcourt book


Me Tall, You Small Children's Beginning Readere Tall, You Small
Me Tall, You Small is a series of playful vignettes in the daily life of a pair of weasels, parent and child. Whether they are having a bubble bath, kicking a soccer ball, or eating ice cream together, simple paired phrases showcase their loving—and amusingly realistic—relationship. After a fall: You boo-boo. Me bandage. At bedtime: Me tired. You wired.

Creative use of language with wordplay, onomatopoeia, and rhyme infuses this book with humor and surprise. Together with the text, expressive line-drawn artwork drives home the funny differences between life as a parent and a child. This silly, touching read-aloud will have both parties celebrating their role, whether tall or small.

An Owl Kids book


Soccer Score - Sports Illustrated KidsSoccer Score – Sports Illustrated Kids
Mia runs fast. Mia kicks hard. But does Mia score a soccer goal? Goal or not, everyone is a winner when they read a book from the Starting Line Reader series.

These early readers guarantee victory with short sentences, repetitive text, and sight words.

Also be sure to check out Baseball Buzz in the same series.

A Capstone Publishing book