Early Readers

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Do you remember struggling through early reader books back when you were learning to read? Was it all Dick and Jane? Was it … boring?

Here are our best picks for the young reader that inspire curiosity, creativity, and delight.

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Hi, Jack!
Elephants Cannot Dance! (An Elephant and Piggie Book)
Fox and Crow Are Not Friends (Step into Reading)
The Andy & Sandy Collection: When Andy Met Sandy; Andy & Sandy’s Anything Adventure; Andy & Sandy and the First Snow; Andy & Sandy and the Big Talent Show (An Andy & Sandy Book)
Garden Day!
An Elephant & Piggie Biggie! (An Elephant and Piggie Book)
Ling & Ting: Not Exactly the Same! (Passport to Reading Level 3)
Owl at Home (I Can Read Level 2)
Knight Owls
Great Day for Up (Bright & Early Books(R))
The Frog and Toad Collection Box Set (I Can Read Level 2)
Mouse Tales (I Can Read Level 2)
Jump (I Like to Read)
Ten Apples Up On Top!
Frog and Toad Are Friends (Frog and Toad I Can Read Stories Book 1)
Mouse Soup
The Big Blue Book of Beginner Books
One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish (I Can Read It All by Myself)
Strega Nona and Her Tomatoes (A Strega Nona Book)
Frog and Toad Storybook Treasury: 4 Complete Stories in 1 Volume! (I Can Read Level 2)
Uncle Elephant: Reading 2
The Big Purple Book of Beginner Books
The Best Nest
Strega Nona and the Twins (A Strega Nona Book)
Dash Into Learning, Reading Set 1
Mouse and Mole: Fine Feathered Friends (A Mouse and Mole Story)
The Big Orange Book of Beginner Books
Go, Dog. Go! (Big Bright & Early Board Book)
Henry and Mudge Set 1
Ling & Ting Share a Birthday (Passport to Reading, Level 3: Ling & Ting)
The Big Aqua Book of Beginner Books
Are You My Mother? (Bright & Early Board Books(TM))
Dodsworth in London
Ling & Ting: Twice as Silly (Passport to Reading, Level 3)
The Princess in Black
Dodsworth in New York
Bread and Jam for Frances (I Can Read Level 2)
Henry And Mudge First Book
See the Cat: Three Stories About a Dog
There is a Bird on Your Head! (An Elephant and Piggie Book)
Inch and Roly Make a Wish
Run, Bug, Run!
Mr. Putter & Tabby Pour the Tea
Little Bear Boxed Set: Little Bear, Father Bear Comes Home, and Little Bear’s Visit
The Runt Pig
Cobweb the Cat
What Am I?
Chasing Henry
Shipwreck!
Heirloom Antics
The Voyage
Queen Bee

Looking for a personalized list?

3 Questions & Done!

“The recommendations are spot on. Sort of freaky in a good way! 😂”
Michelle L.

“Excellent book choices and easy to use!”
Amy C.

“Fun quiz and easy to use. Thank you!”
Sarah Y.