Monday, October 17, 2016

Ready to read? You've come to the right place!

Yes! The ABCs are a done deal, and your child is ready to read!
Now you just need
The Right Book

Next to the board books, we have two shelving units with Early Readers.  On their labels you will see K, 1, 2, or 3 which is a ROUGH guess at grade levels. There is a wide selection. May we suggest for the very beginning reader our beloved

Elephant and Piggy series by Mo Willems. Mo Willems is like a millenial's Dr. Seuss; funny books with a controlled vocabulary, but way more hip. We like them so much that we encourage kids to read all 25. (Actually, they WANT to read all 25 and find the hidden Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus pigeon in every book. We have a hard time keeping these on the shelf so you may want to request them.
The Fly Guy series by crazy Tedd Arnold is the next rung up the ladder. Big hits.

These Blast Off readers are also in the Early Readers. They are books about animals and CARS and MONSTER TRUCKS illustrated with lots of great photos, and appeal to some kids who want the facts, ma'am just the facts.
So much for the Early Readers. Much as I love Elephant and Piggie, don't lose track of Pete the Cat, Pinkalicious, Mo Willems' pigeon books, and all our other great books. They are shelved with colored labels over the author's name.  The colors are a ROUGH GUESS at how long the books are: green is just a few words per page (hey, anyone a beginning reader?), pink is a sentence, blue is a paragraph, and yellow is a longer book, a few paragraphs per page.

Kids are drawn -- happily -- to the spinners. There will be some stuff there leveled for early readers, so let them roam among the skinnier books, like the superhero books, Star Wars, and Scooby Doo. 

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