Early reader books are designed for students that are beginning to read independently. Students at this stage typically know a large number of sight words, cvc words, blends, digraphs, and are beginning to read some long vowels.
Illustrations play an important role in most early reader books. They assist students in understanding the meaning of unfamiliar words and add in details about the story that the author is not able to do so with the limited text length.
Typically students are in late kindergarten to early 2nd grade. Some ELLs might be older, which can make finding books that are interesting to older students more challenging.
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Confetti Kids– This series of books features a diverse group of kids as they solve everyday problems. Each book is divided into three chapters. The pages have simple words and repetitive language with illustrations on each page.
Moby Shinobi and Toby Too!– In this series, Toby dresses as a ninja and has adventures and solves problems with his dog. There are one or two lines of text on each page that often rhymes.
Princess Truly– Princess Truly is a girl with magical curly hair, that goes on adventures with her dog. There are one or two lines of text on each page that often rhymes.
Mister Shivers– This series is of short scary stories. There are on average 4- 6 lines of simple text and illustrations on each page. The stories end with a suspenseful ending leaving readers wondering what other spooky things might happen.
Sports Illustrated Kids Starting Line Readers– These are short stories about kids playing different sports. There are one or two lines of simple text and illustrations on each page.