Beginning Readers

Beginning readers use the six early literacy skills to help them learn how to read. Even as your child starts to read on his own, he’ll continue to enjoy sharing books with you. Readers of all ages benefit from hearing stories read aloud.

  • Introduce a book by taking a picture-walk first. Look at the illustrations before you actually read the story. Talk about what might be happening in the story based on what your child sees in the pictures.

Books for Beginning Readers

An Easy Reader is a book that is designed to support the developing skills of a beginning reader. Pictures provide helpful clues to words, familiar vocabulary is used and repeated, and short episodes help new readers follow the story.

Children who are using Easy Readers should find the reading to be, well, easy! Choose texts that your child can read fluently, or almost fluently. When reading is a positive experience for children and they experience success, it motivates them to read and learn more.

Ask a librarian for help in finding a book that is “just right” for your new reader. Our Easy Readers are labeled with four different colored stickers to indicate the general reading level.

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