Sometimes these books are called decorable books, emerging reader books, or beginning reader books. No matter what you call them, these are books with minimal text and picture clues perfect for beginning readers just right for kids in kindergarten & first grade.
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Best Easy Readers for 5- và 6- Year- Olds (Kindergarten and First Grade)
If you’re looking for the best phonics books and easy readers for 5- year old và 6-year old boys và girls in kindergarten & first grade, this các mục will help.
**Go HERE for easy beginning chapter booksfor6- và 7-year old boys and girls.
Keep in mind that every advertiser has a little different way to cấp độ their books so some may be more or less challenging when compared with a different publishing company.
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1) Easy Readers, Phonics Books, & Level 1 Readers
I am super picky about recommending easy readers & phonics books. Why? Because so many of them are really terrible. Lượt thích mind-numbing, not-a-story, insult your child’s intelligence terrible. The thing is, it doesn’t have to be that way. You can practice phonics & decoding words without killing a child’s interest in reading. There are so many GREAT high-quality, decodable easy readers. Here are my favorite book choices for kids in kindergarten và first grade…
Pig Wig: Flip a Word Books FromBlue apple Books, theseare the most enticing early readers – colorful, bold, & absolutely perfect for learning lớn read and learning word families.
Learn lớn Read with TUG THE PUP & Friends Box mix 1 Guided Reading Levels A – C These aren’t your average dull as dirt easy readers. The little books will keep your child’s attention with interesting plots, lovable characters, and engaging illustrations. Each box mix contains 11 stories, 1 parent guide, and stickers.
Learn to Read with TUG THE PUP & Friends Box set 2 Guided Reading Levels C – E
Learn khổng lồ Read with TUG THE PUP and Friends Box phối 3 Guided Reading Levels E – G Last in the phonics guided reading set… Thecredit for this new beginning reader series goes to lớn the writer,Dr. Julie M. Wood, former director of the Jeanne Chall Reading Lab at Harvard Graduate School of Education. She knows all about reading & what kids like. Each box mix contains 11 stories, 1 parent guide, và stickers.
mix 1 –Beginning Readers(12 books) phối 2 –Advancing Beginners(12 books) phối 3 –Word Families(10 books) mix 4 –Complex Words(8 books) phối 5 –Long Vowels(8 books) I really like the Bob Books và how they made reading accessible for my daughter who didn’t get reading support in her kindergarten so I used these at home to help. Plus, these easy reader books are short và sweet. I lượt thích that the last pages of each book tell you what the book introduced, for example inCat và Mouse from phối 4, some of the new concepts listed are: “blends: sn – snap, th – that, st – stop, lp – help, ck – back.” Have you seen Bob Books? Physically, they’re small. The illustrations are line drawings with only a few splashes of one màu sắc per picture. Incidentally, I wondered if the line art illustrations would be a turn-off for JJ but she liked them — & LOVED them on the máy tính bảng ipad because reading the word correctly meant the pictures got colored in.
Curious George Math and Science Readers10-Book STEM Reading Program (Grades K – 1)I really lượt thích this easy reader series for kindergarten & 1st grade. It’s content-rich about STEM topics like shapes, growing a garden, the weather, patterns, the number 10, healthy bodies, & more. I appreciate how readable these books are, with only simple sentences on each page accompanied by a colorful illustration on the opposite page. Each book includes a glossary at the front of STEM words, sight words, & study words. Finally, because each book has a thẻ of information for you khổng lồ help extend the learning. Buy these books! They not only help kids practice learning to read but they teach important, age-appropriate STEM concepts, I’m impressed.
In, Over & On the Farm by Ethan Long Basic text andfun lift-the-flaps teach kids prepositions using the silly antics of farm animals.
See Pip Pointby David Milgrim Pre cấp độ 1 ReaderPip points at Otto’s balloon. But what happens when Otto shares the balloon? Pip floats away so Otto must help. Easy-to-read & funny. (See more in the series here.)
What This Story Needs Is a Pig in a Wig by Emma J. VirjanLook at all the animals that join the pig in a wig on a boat! But it’s getting crowded. What will the pig do? A fun and silly story!
Fox on a Box by Phil Roxbee Cox This is a great beginning reader phonics story to read again and again. We love these Usborne phonics readers for Kinder & 1st grade reading practice.
Sam Sheep Can’t Sleep by Jenny Tyler Another beginning reader book in the Usborne Phonics Readers that we really love.
Let’s Say Hi to lớn Friends Who Flyby Mo Willems We adore this easy reader series because they’re silly và readable with a lot of repetition!
Big Catby Ethan Long Adorable illustrations pair withsimple, repetitivetext such as,“Big cát can hide.” This is a great book for the earliest of readers with only one sentence per page.
Fish and Sun by Sergio RuzzierI Can Read Comics 1Fish and Sun are two good friends who play all day together but the first day they meet, Fish is worried that Sun will never come back lớn play. But, the next day Sun returns! Adorable characters & a sweet friendship make this easy reader comic a great choice for beginning readers.
Let’s Go For a Drive by Mo Willems Gerald has the great idea of going for a drive! But first (and second and third), Piggie thinks of what they need to lớn bring along. Silly fun about two best friends with big personalities. See ALL the Elephant và Piggie books.
We Are in a Book by Mo Willems I love this Elephant và Piggie book — but they are all awesome. You’ll notice the first page starts with “Thank you” which you’ll only understand once you read it. It is hilarious! These are the BEST beginning reader books because they’re not dumbed down; they’re hilarious và they’re engaging. See ALL the Elephant và Piggie books.
I’m On It (Elephant và Piggie lượt thích Reading) by Andrea TsurumiFollow along as Goat & Frog try to lớn outdo each other. You’ll laugh at their goofy antics, learn prepositions, và see an important lesson — that it’s okay khổng lồ say no & stop playing something you don’t like.
Goat Wants to Eat by Laura Gehl, illustrated by Fred BluntReady to lớn Read Goats eats anything that cat naps on in this playful and funny story. The predictable text will support beginning readers. “Cat will nap on the seat. // Goat will eat the seat. // cat will nap on the coat. // Goat will eat the coat.” Darling.
Flubby Is Not a Good Pet by J.E. Morris This VERY easy reader is about a cát named Flubby who, like most cats, does no tricks or other fun pet things. But in the end, he và his owner, Kami, comfort each other in a loud thunderstorm. Darling!
Big Dog & Little Dog Wearing Sweaters by Dav Pilkey Green Light cấp độ 1 Readers)Very simple text tell the story of Little Dog who helps Big Dog get his own sweater . . . Vest. Parents, you’ll like that the last few pages have fun activities — a maze, word search, story sequencing, và sentence khổng lồ picture matching.
Little Big Horse Where’s My Bikeby Dave HorowitzScholastic màn chơi 1 Pablo takes Little Big Horse’s bike. & breaks it! But it’s only a flat tire and Little Big Horse knowswhat to vị to fix it. Very simple text, great illustrations, & an engaging story make this a new early reader favorite.
Tiny Goes Back to lớn School by Cari Meister, illustrated by Rich DaivsPenguin cấp độ 1 ReaderThis is a great beginning reader with only a few words per page. It’s about a dog who doesn’t knowcommands such as “sit” và has to lớn go back to lớn doggy school.
Ruby & the Magic Garden (Fairy Hill) by Cari Meister, illustrated by Erika Meza Scholastic level 1Ruby và her fairy friends live in Fairy Hill. They love lớn learn magic and dream of what their big wings will look lượt thích when they earn them. In a sweet act of kindness, Ruby helps a lost baby deer find its home.
Baby Monkey, Private Eye by Brian Selznick & David Serlin, illustrated by Brian Selznick Kids love this delightful, humorous collection of stories about an adorable monkey who solves mysteries. Predictable text helps new readers know what lớn expect next in the story. Here’s an example: (One sentence per page.) “Baby monkey looks for clues.Baby monkey writes notes.Baby monkey eats a snack.Baby monkey puts on his pants.” Oh, and you know what else kids will love? (Besides the stories?) It’s a BIG, impressive-looking book. Kids lượt thích reading big books for street cred, right?
My Toothbrush is Missingby Jan ThomasDog tells his friends that his toothbrush is missing. Donkey asks Dog to lớn describe it. Which leads lớn hilarious fun! Because for every mô tả tìm kiếm Dog shares (bristles, long handle), Donkey thinks he’s found it — but he finds other things that also fit those descriptions (Fat Cat, a broom, an egg beater, …) Entertaining dialogue, brilliant brightly-colored comic-style illustrations, và a funny, funny ending. Perfection. (Can you tell I love Jan Thomas?)
What Is Chasing Duck? by Jan ThomasBold graphic illustrations capture the humorous worries of the animals who describe something that they are all running away from. Which turns out lớn be . . . Well, you’ll see when you read it. Get ready to giggle!
The Doghouse by Jan Thomas The ball goes into the doghouse. Who will get it out? Cow will. But doesn’t come out. Then, Pig goes in & doesn’t come out either. Finally, Duck enters. Yikes! What is going on? What happens lớn the friends after going into the doghouse? You’ll laugh when you find out what’s really going on.
Biscuit by Alyssa Satin Capucilli, illustrated by Pat Schories The Biscuit books are classic early readers that give kids successful reading experiences. Biscuit is a cute, playful puppy who lives with his little girl and her family. See ALL the Biscuit books for kids.
LEGO City: All Aboard (Level 1 Reader) by Sonia Sander These are a favorite for any LEGO enthusiast, especially boys! This book about trains is just one of many in this recommended easy cấp độ 1 reader series. See ALL the LEGO Easy Readers.
Snow Day by Candice Ransom, illustrated by Erika Meza Siblings, brother và sister, watch the flakes falling outside the window. When school is canceled, they’ll get to lớn play outside with their friends. This continues their easy reader book series which also includes Apple Picking Day, Pumpkin Day, & Garden Day.
This Is My Fort (A Monkey & Cake Book) by Drew Daywalt, illustrated by Olivier Tallec Cake makes a fort but won’t let Monkey play in it. Monkey really loves forts so he turns the tables with a clever twist. I love the lesson of being inclusive & also the dialogue bubbles in different colors showing which characteris speaking.
Let’s Make Cake (Bobo and Pup Pup)by Vikram Madan, illustrated by Nicola SlaterThe friends decide khổng lồ make a cake. Bobo gathers silly things that aren’t part of the recipe (like a hat and a stick). Eventually, they finish the batter made và cook the cake in the sun. Unfortunately, it turns out yucky but they realize that they had fun anyway. This is a charming, silly story with easy-to-read conversation bubble dialogue & playful comic illustrations!
Baseball Buzz by CC JovenSports Illustrated Kids cấp độ 1 ReadersIn this simple story with one sentence per page, Jackson likes baseball. He plays in a game. All is going well until a bee comes along! Cute and fun. Glad khổng lồ see some diversity in it.
We Are Growing by Laurie Keller Excitement abounds as the stalks realize that they are growing.
But the excitement turns into comparisons (who is the crunchiest & pointiest). Just as they’re brainstorming, a lawn mower arrives and mows them all down. Gasp!Now, what will they do? Funny và sweet!
Hi, Jack!(A Jack Book) by Mac Barnett và Greg Pizzoli I LOVE this amazing early reader story because it’s easy, fun, & MAKES SENSE. Read all about mischievous Jack who lives with Lady. Jack gets into trouble over và over again and it’s hilarious.