Archive for the ‘Easy Readers’ Category

Beep Beep

Monday, February 9th, 2009
written and illustrated by Petr Horacek
This fun board book will be sure to keep your toddler’s attention. The brightly illustrated pages show a family taking a trip to grandma’s house in their car. The text is a simple and easy to follow for young ears. Included are several cut-out pages to add to the fun. Recommended for ages 1-3.


Monday, January 26th, 2009
by Kristine O’Connell George , illustrated by Maggie Smith
This delightful book captures the joy a young boy feels when receives his very first book. The rhyming text and glowing pictures provide a happy glimpse into a toddler’s foundational literary experience. (My 11-month old, who already loves to read, can’t get enough of this book!) Recommended for ages 1-3.

The Frog in the Well

Wednesday, November 5th, 2008
retold by Irene Y. Tsai, Chinese translation by Joyce Lin, illustrated by Pattie Caprio
A delightfully simple retelling of the Chinese idiom, the frog in the well is king of his watery little kingdom. But one day, a sea turtle comes along and tells him of the wonders the sea holds. Suddenly, the frog realizes that his world of experience is very limited. Written in both English and Chinese, this book is a wonderful introduction to new speakers of either language.

The Octopus (Grandpa Spanielson’s Chicken Pox Stories, #1)

Friday, September 12th, 2008
written and illustrated by Denys Cazet
Barney has the chicekn pox and the doctor says he’s got to stay in bed for the next few weeks while the rash goes away. But, Grandpa is determined to cure Barney faster with a few of his anti-itch Chicken Pox stories. As Barney takes a bath, Grandpa tells him about “the Octopus” he battled in his younger days. These are funny stories that are both easy to read and easy for kids to related to. Recommended for ages 4-8.

Up and Down with Kate

Wednesday, August 27th, 2008
written and illustrated by Kay Charo
Up and Down with Kate
This easy reader includes four chapters about a young elephant named Kate. With the help of her family members, Kate learns to deal with her emotions of fear, frustration, and sorrow. The bright pictures make this easy reader fun to read as well. Recommended for ages 4-8.

Goodnight Moon

Wednesday, August 6th, 2008
by Margaret Wise Brown, illustrated by Clement Hurd
Goodnight Moon
A little bunny tucked in bed says goodnight to all of the objects in his room. The simple pictures and the repetitive rhyming text contribute to a sense of calm perfect for helping your little one fall asleep. It’s THE classic bedtime story. Recommended for ages 1-4.

Planting a Rainbow

Saturday, July 26th, 2008
written and illustrated by Lois Ehlert

Planting a Rainbow

A little girl tells about her experience planting a flower garden with her mother. As the flowers grow, they bloom in every color of the rainbow. The text is written simply from the child’s perspective and invites the reader to experience the excitement she feels as she watches her garden grow. The large, vividly colored pictures are reminiscent of Eric Carle’s work. Recommended for ages 4-8.