Great Books for New Readers

February 13, 2017 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ Homeschool Helps

So, mom – You’ve done it! You now have a NEW reader in your home. And now you have a new job – finding books for that new reader. These books are ones that you can help your child enjoy. Take turns with your child reading a page, so that reading isn’t a struggle. Make them into a checklist and let your child check them off.

  • The Adventures of Albert, the Running Bear – Barbara Isenberg, Susan Wolf
  • All About Arthur – Eric Carle
  • Amelia Bedelia – Peggy Parish
  • A Bargain for Frances – Russell Hoban
  • A Bear Called Paddington – Michael Bond
  • Charlotte’s Web – T. H. White
  • The Courage of Sarah Noble – Alice Dalgliesh
  • Curious George Flies a Kite – Margaret & H. A. Rey
  • Danny and the Dinosaur – Syd Hoff
  • Did You Carry the Flag Today, Charley? – Rebecca Caudill
  • Frog and Toad Together – Arnold Lobel
  • Gilberto and the Wind – Mari Ets
  • Harry and the Terrible Whatzit – Dick Gackenbach
  • Harry the Dirty Dog – Gene Zion
  • Hattie Rabbit – Dick Gackenbach
  • Horton Hatches the Egg – Dr. Suess
  • Jennifer and Josephine – Bill Peet
  • Just the Thing for Geraldine – Ellen Conford
  • Katy and the Big Snow – Virginia Burton
  • Koko’s Kitten – Francine Patterson
  • Little Bear – Else Minarik
  • Little House in the Big Woods – Laura Ingalls Wilder
  • Little Red Hen – Paul Galdone
  • Lyle Finds His Mother – Bernard Waber
  • Madeline – Ludwig Bemelmans
  • Miss Nelson is Missing – Harry Allard
  • Mr. Popper’s Penguins – Richard T. Atwater
  • Petunia – Roger Duvoisin
  • Uncle Remus Stories – Joel Chandler Harris
  • Why the Sun and the Moon Live in the Sky – Elphinstone Dayrell
  • Wolfhunter – Joel Kauffman
  • Zamani Goes to Market – Muriel Feelings

Do you and your child have any other early reader favorites?  Please share them here for other moms!