Early Readers

Happy New Year!

In our house, we are at the stage of needing early readers. My kindergartener needs to read books to us to meet one of his school’s requirements. Thank goodness for Dr. Seuss and early readers created around favorite (and some new) characters!

Here are some of the books my five-year-old has read recently (and oh you should see the look on his face every time he finishes a book that he has read himself!):


One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish and The Foot Book by Dr. Seuss – One Fish Two Fish was quite a challenge for a new reader, but the rhyme and repetition helped my son get through it. It took several days. The Foot Book, on the other, hand, is a nice, short read, with even more repetition.

Splat the Cat Sings Flat by Rob Scotton – HarperCollins turned a popular series of picture books into a popular series of early readers. My son didn’t know these books before, but he loved that Splat’s name is also a sound and that the illustrations sometimes included more words for him to read.

Mac and Cheese by Sarah Weeks and illustrated by Jane Manning – Another early reader from HarperCollins. My son will be happy to know there is another book about the two cats named Macaroni and Cheese, and that Sarah Weeks has published a number of early readers, picture books, and chapter books (among other things).

What is your five-year-old reading?

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3 Responses to Early Readers

  1. My five year olds aren’t five year olds any more 🙂 but they loved the Frog and Toad series by Arnold Lobel, all the Fox books by James Marshall (VERY fun!), George and Martha (I think also by James Marshall?), the Henry and Mudge series by Cynthia Rylant as well as Mr. Putter and Tabby and The Lighthouse Family (same author), the Amelia Bedelia series… and by 6 they were into Magic Tree House, The Time Warp Trio, Horrible Harry, A To Z Mysteries, Marvin Redpost, Jigsaw Jones, The Zach Files… OK, sorry 🙂 I’ll stop now 🙂 Can you tell we love to read?

  2. tanya reimer says:

    Oh last year we were reading Paul et Suzanne! They are great little French readers that even my English speaking hubby could follow. Now it’s comics.

  3. Oh how I loved reading Dr. Seuss’ books, as a child and as a parent. Does anyone not like his books?

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