Grades K-1: Suggested Easy Readers

This reading list was created by your Youth Services Librarians and includes great contemporary and classic books for kids. 

Easy Readers use controlled vocabulary, short sentence structure, repetition, and brief text to make stories accessible to children who are just beginning to read.

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The Digger and Daisy series

by Judy Young; illustrated by Dana Sullivan

Space Guys

by Martha Weston

The Mac and Cheese series

by Sarah Weeks; pictures by Jane Manning

The Amanda and Oliver Pig series

by Jean Van Leeuwen; pictures by Ann Schweninger

The Good Knight series

by Shelley Moore Thomas; illustrated by Jennifer Plecas

The Cat in the Hat

by Dr. Seuss

The Splat the Cat series

by Rob Scotton

The Max and Zoe series

by Shelley Swanson Sateren; illustrated by Mary Sullivan

The Cookie Fiasco

by Dan Santat

The Mr. Putter and Tabby series

by Cynthia Rylant; illustrated by Arthur Howard

The Poppleton series

by Cynthia Rylant; illustrated by Mark Teague

The Puppy Mudge series

by Cynthia Rylant; illustrated by Sucie Stevenson

The Henry and Mudge series

by Cynthia Rylant; illustrated by Sucie Stevenson

Dear Tooth Fairy

by Karen Gray Ruelle

The Amelia Bedelia series

by Peggy and Herman Parish; illustrated by Lynn Sweat

The Tiny series

by Cari Meister; illustrated by Rich Davis

The My Pony Jack series

by Cari Meister; illustrated by Amy Young

Big Pig and Little Pig

by David McPhail

The Pearl and Wagner series

by Kate McMullan; illustrated by R. W. Alley

Soccer Sam

by Jean Marzollo; illustrated by Blanche Sims

Dancing Dinos at the Beach

by Sally Lucas; illustrated by Margeaux Lucas

The Frog and Toad series

by Arnold Lobel

Sam Gets Lost

by Mary Labatt; illustrated by Marisol Sarrazin

Arthur's Camp-out

by Lillian Hoban

The Dear Dragon series

by Margaret Hillert; illustrated by Jack Pullan

The Pup Speaks Up

by Anna Jane Hays; illustrated by Valeria Petrone

The Dixie series

by Grace Gilman; illustrated by Sarah McConnell

The Fred and Ted series

by Peter Eastman

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