16 Best Books For Emergent Readers Update 05/2022

In search of the best books for your child’s first read-aloud? You’ve found the right place! This is the next post in a series that talks about reading skills by age group.

At first, I had a hard time finding books that my kids could read and that would keep them interested. As soon as you finish reading a few of them, they lose their appeal. Books like Hop on Pop written by Dr. Seuss are very popular. I really wanted to find books that made my kids feel like they had done something well.

Creating a Libary of Early Reader Books.

We’ve put together a list of books that start at the very beginning of reading and move up to more advanced levels of reading. As you can see, I really like these books for many things. This book has a lot of stories that are a good fit for kids, and many of them have pictures on the pages. This can make it easier to start reading a book that has a lot of text at first.

There are a lot of different kinds of early reader books that we put in. Every child learns at a different pace. Love for reading is the most important skill children learn. To find books for a beginning reader, check out our post.

Early Reader Books for Emergent Readers

These are books that use a lot of repetition and/or rhyming to help new readers become more aware of the sounds and words they read. Many of these are funny, and the pictures help you figure out who the characters are, what the story is about, and where it is set. They are great for giving new readers a sense of security as they learn to read.

Baby Monkey Private Eye by Brian Selznick

Baby Monkey is a little monkey who lives with his mother and father. He is very young. A monkey is him. He has a job now. When you see him, you know he’s Baby Monkey, a private eye. As long as he can put on his pants, Baby Monkey can help… If he can!
It’s like a picture book, a beginning reader, and a comic book in one. It has simple text and more than 120 black and white drawings that are accented with red. It’s great for reading aloud and for young people who are learning to read.

Ducks in Muck (Step into Reading, Step One) by Lori Haskins

Ducks in the muck. Several ducks are stuck in trucks. Trucks are stuck in mud. In what way will the trucks and ducks get free?
Discover what happens when a group of ducks play in the mud and then are taken away by truck!

What This Story Needs is a Pig in a Wig by Emma J. Virjan

Pig in wig, on boat, in moat, with dog and goat on log. There are a lot of animals on this story now, so it’s clear that this story needs a bigger boat! The author-illustrator, Emma J. Virján, has written a great read-aloud with cumulative text. Pig goes on an exciting boat ride and learns that life is more fun when you have friends.

See Otto (Ready to Read Adventures of Otto) by David Milgrim

He runs, runs, runs in this Pre-level 1 class. By New York Times best-selling author and illustrator David Milgrim, this book is ready to read. A lot of people love this series, which has been called “award-winning” and “star-reviewed.”

Meet Otto, a robot who is always on the lookout for new things to do. When he falls off his spaceship and lands on Earth, right in front of a very angry rhinoceros, he gets to go on an adventure. An animal called Otto runs. The rhino runs faster than Otto. He should run, Otto, because he has to. There aren’t many words in this Pre-Level 1 Ready-to-Read, so it’s perfect for a true beginning reader.

Usborne Phonics Reader Ted and Friends by Usborne

The stories were written with help from a language expert to help your child learn to read. The stories not only take into account recent research on the best ways to teach reading, but they are also a lot of fun. There’s also a CD that lets you listen to the stories as they’re read by people who are very cute. This is a great collection of twelve Phonics Readers titles. Fat Cat on a Mat is one of the titles. Red bed for Ted. A big pig is digging in the ground. She has pens. A fox on a box A frog on a log : Ted’s Shed Can’t sleep: Sam Sheep can’t. Sharks in the park, too. The Toad Makes a Road. Goose on the Run. Mouse moves the house.

Elephant and Piggie Biggie by Mo Willems

Author and illustrator Mo Willems is the #1 New York Times best-selling author and illustrator of Elephant & Piggie. He celebrates ten years of the series with this bind-up book:
Today, I’m going to fly!

Hi! Fly Guy by Tedd Arnold

There was a fly that was moving around. In search of food, he went to the store. Something good. Something sludgey. This is how it looked like: A boy was walking. He was trying to find something to catch, so he looked around. Something clever. For the Amazing Pet Show, we need something.

The boy and the fly start a beautiful friendship. Er, and so, a very funny friendship starts. Tedd Arnold, a best-selling author and illustrator, used hyperbole, puns, slapstick, and silly drawings to make an easy read that is full of fun. With a holographic cover that looks great. Four more are coming. This is the first.

Pete the Cat by James Dean

We can’t forget the first and most popular one from our favorite Pete The Cat books! Pete the Cat walks down the street in his new white shoes. His shoes go from white to red to blue to brown to wet as he walks through piles of strawberries, blueberries, and other big mess.

What’s Your Sound, Hound the Hound by Mo Willems

Join Cat the Cat as she introduces the very youngest readers to her world, where there is always a surprise in every book. Cat the Cat is a very spunky cat.

Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems

They will meet their match and fall in love with this hysterical picture book about a demanding but cute pigeon. In this case: – Seira Wilson is an Amazon editor.

When a bus driver takes a break from his route, a pigeon comes forward to take his place. But you haven’t met anyone like this before. Throughout the book, he will plead with you, wiggle with you, and beg for your help. Children will love being able to answer back and decide what happens to him. In his first picture book, Mo Willems, a well-known cartoonist, perfectly captures a preschooler’s temper tantrum.

Early Reader Books for the Decoding Reader

There are great pictures on every page in these picture books and early chapter books. The stories are easy to read but not too complicated for new readers to understand. Many beginning readers can read words and understand stories, but too many words on a page can make it seem impossible. The picture books we chose for this list are so funny that even older kids can enjoy them.

I Lost My Tooth by Mo Willems

Elephant and Piggie creator Mo Willems is back with a new series for beginning readers that has won awards and sold a lot of books. An all-star cast of squirrels, acorns, and surprise guests host a page-turning show. In each book, there is a funny, furry adventure. There are also jokes, weird quizzes, wacky facts, and a lot of Squirrels.

Nate the Great by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat

To help Nate the Great solve a mystery about a lost picture, come along with him and watch him! Suitable for beginning readers and the Common Core, this long-running chapter book series will help kids think logically and solve problems with Nate. No, he can’t.

Nate the Great has another case. Annie lost a picture. His friend is going to look for it. Nate should help her find it. Nate the Great must get all the facts, ask the right questions, and narrow down the list of suspects so he can figure out what happened to the person.

Wallace and Grace by Heather Alexander

The Read & Bloom line has high-interest, character-driven stories for kids who are just starting to read on their own. The full-color illustrations will help kids move from leveled readers to a lifetime of reading.

Children who are just starting to read on their own will enjoy this charming series, which features simple whodunit mysteries and a pair of owls who work together to solve them. A rabbit says he saw a ghost in their first adventure together. It turns out that the clues point in a different direction. Wallace and Grace can’t figure out what’s going on in the garden, but they can try.

Cam Jansen by David A. Adler

He can try to find the diamond thief. They are sitting at the mall when a thief breaks into the jewelry store and takes all of the money. A thief is caught by Cam, but the cops get the wrong person. He has to find the real thief.

The Cam Jansen books are great for young readers who are moving from picture books to chapter books. Cam is a spunky young girl who has been a favorite of readers for more than two decades.

Princess in Black by Shannon Hale

It’s hot chocolate and scones time for Princess Magnolia and Duchess Wigtower, so they’re having a little chat.

There is a monster alarm going off now. The goats are in danger from a big blue monster. Stopping monsters is not a job for Princess Magnolia, who is very small. She has a secret: Princess Magnolia is also the Princess in Black, and stopping monsters is the job for her! Shannon and Dean Hale and illustrator LeUyen Pham have written and illustrated a series of books for kids who like their princesses to be not only pretty but also dressed in black. This is the first book in the series.

Poppleton by Cynthia Rylant

Part of Scholastic’s Acorn line for kids who are learning to read, this series is for young kids who are just learning to read. These books have easy-to-read text, short stories, a lot of humor, and full-color art on every page. They will help kids become more confident and faster readers. Acorn books start a love of reading and help people grow as they read.

People in town should meet Poppleton. He’s the new pig. She is his new next-door neighbor, Cherry Sue. He gets to know her. Every Monday, he goes to the library to read adventure stories. Then he helps his friend Fillmore take his medicine when he’s sick, so they can both get better.

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