Early Elementary Reads / Children's Book Lists
Books for children and tweens categorized for your consideration by library staff!
Gerald is careful. Piggie is not.Piggie cannot help smiling. Gerald can.Gerald worries so that Piggie does not have to.Gerald and Piggie are best friends.In I Love My New Toy!, Piggie can't wait to show Gerald her brand new toy. But will an accidentally broken toy accidentally break a friendship? ... (read more) | (check it out)
A Theodor Seuss Geisel Award Honor Book Hold on to your hats! Two new pals have arrived on the scene: Cowgirl Kate and her stubborn, but devoted cowhorse, Cocoa. Together they count the herd, ride the range, and, of course, argue till the cows come home--as only best friends can do.With its spirited text and bright, humorous illustrations by Caldecott Honor recipient Betsy Lewin, this first book in the Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa series is bound to ... (read more) | (check it out)
From the one and only Kate DiCamillo comes an irresistible new hero for early chapter book readers, brightly captured with comic nostalgic flair by Chris Van Dusen.To Mr. and Mrs. Watson, Mercy is not just a pig — she's a porcine wonder. And to the portly and good-natured Mercy, the Watsons are an excellent source of buttered toast, not to mention that buttery-toasty feeling she gets when she snuggles into bed with them. This is not, however, s ... (read more) | (check it out)
Shortly after a breakfast generously supplied with pancakes, Nate the Great got an urgent call from Annie."I lost a picture," said Annie. "Can you help me find it?""Of course," said Nate. "I have found lost balloons, books, slippers, chickens. Even a lost goldfish. Now I, Nate the Great, will find a lost picture.""Oh, good," Annie said.Nate, with the cool detachment of a Sam Spade, immediately plunges into his new and baffling case. Getting all t ... (read more) | (check it out)
Join the Cat in the Hat as he makes learning to read a joy – not a task.This beloved classic Beginner Book by Dr. Seuss is fun to read aloud and easy to read alone. Written using 236 different words that any first or second grader can read, this timeless book is a fixture in home and school libraries and a favorite among parents, beginning readers, teachers, and librarians. ... (read more) | (check it out)