Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Top Book Series for Beginner Readers

William, 18 mths. With his 2 favs. Blankie and Book!
One of our favorite past times in the summer is reading.  I mean it is too hot in the middle of the days to go out, and video games and movies are only allowed sometimes. Plus, William has always had a love for books. From a very early age, he has spent hours browsing through books, studying the pictures, and studying each bend on each letter written.  Recently, his ability to read has blossomed into something amazing and he can't get enough reading, but he tends to gravitate towards super hero comic books.  While I don't see anything with reading age appropriate comic books, I do want him to read books, actual books. Books that have more than 2 sentences to a page. Books that will challenge him, but not lose his attention. 
 So after some searches online, asking around to some of my homeschooling friends and local children's librarian, here are some series I have found and had some success with.  I know this not a complete list by any means, so please feel free to add in the comments!  Happy Summer Reading!

Magic Tree House Series  Mary Pope Osborne (Our New Favorite!!!)
Frog and Toad  Arnold Lobel
Amelia Bedelia Peggy Parish
Curious George H.A. Rey
Henry and Mudge Series Cynthia Rylant
Aesop for Children Aesop
Just So Stories Rudyard Kipling
The Big Blue Book of Beginner Books Dr. Seuss
Torque series Jack David
The Boxcar Children Gertrude Chandler Wagner (advanced)

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