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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.

Please click here for a printable copy.

The Gossie & Friends series

by Olivier Dunrea

The Andy & Sandy series

by Tomie dePaola; cowritten with Jim Lewis

Rose and Riley Come and Go

by Jane Cutler; illustrated by Thomas Yezerski

Rose and Riley

by Jane Cutler; illustrated by Thomas Yezerski

Baseball Ballerina Strikes Out

by Kathryn Cristaldi; illustrated by Abby Carter

Big Egg

by Molly Coxe

The Cork & Fuzz series

by Dori Chaconas; illustrated by Lisa McCue

The Biscuit series

by Alyssa Satin Capucilli; illustrated by Pat Schories

The Friendship Tree

by Kathy Caple

Duck & Company

by Kathy Caple

I Like Stars

by Margaret Wise Brown; illustrated by Joan Paley

One Saturday Evening

by Barbara Baker; illustrated by Kate Duke

The Fly Guy series

by Tedd Arnold

The Mo Jackson series

by David A. Adler; illustated by Sam Ricks

The Bones series

by David A. Adler; illustrated by Barbara Johansen Newman

The Young Cam Jansen series

by David A. Adler; illustrated by Susanna Natti

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