Early Elementary Reads / Children's Book Lists

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"Mercy Watson to the Rescue (Mercy Watson #1)" by Kate DiCamillo

'Mercy Watson to the Rescue (Mercy Watson #1)' by Kate DiCamillo

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 ...

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"I Love My New Toy!" by Mo Willems

'I Love My New Toy!' by Mo Willems

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? ...

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"Hi! Fly Guy (Fly Guy, #1)" by Tedd Arnold

'Hi! Fly Guy (Fly Guy, #1)' by Tedd Arnold

When Buzz captures a fly to enter in The Amazing Pet Show, his parents and the judges tell him that a fly cannot be a pet, but Fly Guy proves them wrong. ...

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"Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa" by Erica Silverman

'Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa' by Erica Silverman

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 ...

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"Henry and Mudge: The First Book (Henry and Mudge, #1)" by Cynthia Rylant

'Henry and Mudge: The First Book (Henry and Mudge, #1)' by Cynthia Rylant

The first book in the acclaimed easy-to-read series featuring Henry and his lovable 180-pound dog, Mudge. ...

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"Nate the Great" by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat

'Nate the Great' by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat

These chapter books introduce beginning readers to the detective mystery genre. Perfect for the Common Core, kids can problem-solve with Nate, using logical thinking to solve mysteries! Shortly after a breakfast generously supplied with pancakes, Natethe 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, book ...

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"Frog and Toad Are Friends (Frog and Toad, #1)" by Arnold Lobel

'Frog and Toad Are Friends (Frog and Toad, #1)' by Arnold Lobel

From writing letters to going swimming, telling stories to finding lost buttons, Frog and Toad are always there for each other—just as best friends should be. ...

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"Amelia Bedelia" by Peggy Parish

'Amelia Bedelia' by Peggy Parish

From dressing the chicken to dusting the furniture, Amelia Bedelia does exactly what Mr. and Mrs. Rogers tell her. ...But somehow things never turn out quite right. ...

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"The Cat in the Hat" by Dr. Seuss

'The Cat in the Hat' by Dr. Seuss

Join the Cat in the Hat as he makes learning to read a joy! It’s a rainy day and Dick and Sally can’t find anything to do . . . until the Cat in the Hat unexpectedly appears and turns their dreary afternoon into a fun-filled extravaganza! This beloved Beginner Book by Dr. Seuss, which also features timeless Dr. Seuss characters such as Fish and Thing 1 and Thing 2, is fun to read aloud and easy to read alone. Written using 236 different words ...

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