A Boy, A Dog, And A Frog, written and illustrated by Mercer Mayer (paperback)

A little boy and his dog embark on an adventure and capture a frog. This picture book has no words, and encourages the imagination.

The Dial Press, 1971

Bedhead, by Margie Palatini and Jack E. Davis

Oliver's bed hair is so awful that his whole family tries to fix it! But just when he thinks everything will be fine, the day gets worse. This book and its pictures are laugh-out-loud funny!

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2000

D.W.'s Lost Blankie, written and illustrated by Marc Brown (paperback)

D.W.'s blanket has been with her since she was born, but now it is missing! From the popular TV show Arthur, the characters in this book are loving and try to help D.W. find her Blankie.

Little, Brown and Company, 1998

Ellen and Penguin and the New Baby, written and illustrated by Clara Vulliamy (paperback)

Ellen and her penguin just got a new little brother, but they aren't quite sure if they like him yet. The simple story and fun pictures make this a great book for new big brothers and sisters.

Candlewick Press, 1996

Friends, written and illustrated by Kim Lewis (paperback)

Alice and her friend go egg hunting on her farm, and learn an important lesson about sharing along the way. The big letters and realistic drawings in this book will help new readers.

Candlewick Press, 1997

Happy Birthday, Maisy, written and illustrated by Lucy Cousins

Maisy's birthday is full of friends, cards, and gifts. The best thing about this book is that you can play while you learn to read - it's a lift-the-flap/pull-the-tab book!

Candlewick Press, 1998

I Need a Lunch Box, by Jeannette Caines, illustrated by Pat Cummings (paperback)

When big sister gets a lunch box for first grade, little brother wants one, too. This simple book is perfect for sisters and brother, and features an African-American family.

HarperCollins Publishers, 1988

I'll Always Love You, written and illustrated by Hans Wilhelm (paperback)

A young boy learns a hard lesson about saying "I love you" when his dog, Elfie, gets old and dies. This book is not very sad, and offers families a loving way to talk about death.

Crown Publishers, Incorporated, 1985

Jessica, written and illustrated by Kevin Henkes (paperback)

Little Ruthie Simms loves spending time with her imaginary friend, Jessica, even if her parents say, "There is no Jessica!" With cute pictures and a simple story, this book is great for kids starting kindergarten or daycare.

Greenwillow Books, 1989

Lily, by Abigail Thomas, illustrated by William Low (paperback)

Aunt Eliza's black dog, Lily, has to adjust to a new house after moving from the city to the country. Children will love cute little Lily, and they will sympathize with her feelings about moving.

Henry Holt and Company, 1994

Nettie Jo's Friends, by Patricia C. McKissack, illustrated by Scott Cook (paperback)

Nettie Jo has to find a needle to sew a dress for her favorite doll, Annie Mae, so they can both go to a wedding. This story is about an African-American family life in the Deep South.

Alfred A. Knopf, 1989

Rabbit's Pajama Party, by Stuart J. Murphy, illustrated by Frank Remkiewicz (paperback)

Rabbit invites his friends Giraffe, Elephant, and Mouse over for a fun pajama party! This book is a simple read and shows how fun sleepovers can be.

HarperCollins Publishers, 1999

Show & Tell Day, by Anne Rockwell, illustrated by Lizzy Rockwell (paperback)

Thursday is the best day at school because it's show and tell day: what would you bring to share? This book shows many types of children and families.

HarperCollins Publishers, 1997

The Tub People, by Pam Conrad, illustrated by Richard Egielski (paperback)

New readers might like bath time more after they read this book about the secret lives of their bathtub toys! The words are easy to read and the pictures are very colorful.

Harper & Row, Publishers, 1989

The Wedding, by Angela Johnson, illustrated by David Soman

Little sister, Daisy, is nervous and excited about her big sister's marriage to Jamal. This story about an African-American family is easy to read, and features many different ethnicities.

Orchard Books, 1999

Wemberly Worried, written and illustrated by Kevin Henkes (paperback)

Wemberly worries all the time, but will she ever stop worrying about going to school? The cute mice in this book might help calm down younger children worried about school.

Greenwillow Books, 2000

A Chair For My Mother, written and illustrated by Vera Williams (paperback)

A young girl helps her mother save coins in a jar so they can buy a new, soft chair. The bright pictures help tell the story of how a small family rebuilds their lives after a house fire.

A Mulberry Big Book, 1982

Allison, written and illustrated by Allen Say

When Allison, an Asian-American girl, realizes one day that she looks more like her doll than her mommy and daddy she must learn about love and adoption.

Houghton Mifflin Company, 1997

Daddy Makes the Best Spaghetti, written and illustrated by Anna Grossnickle Hines (paperback)

The life-like pictures in this book tell the story of a day in the lives of Corey, his funny daddy, and his loving mommy.

Clarion Books, 1986

Down the Road, by Alice Schertle, illustrated by E.B. Lewis (paperback)

Hetty is fetching eggs in town all by herself for the first time, but she has some trouble on the way home. The pictures in this book show country-life and an African-American family that is very loving.

Browndeer Press, 1995

Jin Woo, by Eve Bunting, illustrated by Chris Soentpiet

David, himself an adoptee, is nervous about his new brother, Jin Woo, coming from Korea. This book's beautiful artwork shows all the emotions of adoption: from the nervousness to the joy.

Clarion Books, 2001

Julius, the Baby of the World, written and illustrated Kevin Henkes (paperback)

Lilly (of Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse fame) does not like her new baby brother, Julius, one bit - will she ever get used to him? Kevin Henkes' pictures of this mice family are very funny.

Greenwillow Books, 1990

Just Us Women, by Jeannette Caines, illustrated by Pat Cummings (paperback)

Aunt Martha and her niece have a lot of fun on their girls-only car trip. The realistic art shows African-American characters.

HarperTrophy, 1982

Making Room, written and illustrated by Phoebe Koehler

A dog tells us about the changes in the family: a new dad and a new baby. This book has bright illustrations, and would be great for new readers who have to get used to changes in their lives.

Bradbury Press, 1993

Mean Soup, written and illustrated by Betsy Everitt (paperback)

When Horace has a bad day at school his mom knows just what to do to cheer him up. The bright pictures and basic words in this book are perfect for new readers.

Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Publishers, 1992

The Memory String, by Eve Bunting, illustrated by Ted Rand

The collection of buttons from many generations of events, the memory string was passed down to Laura when her mother died. Now that her new stepmother is around Laura loves the string even more, until a horrible accident one day changes everything.

Clarion Books, 2000

Now One Foot, Now the Other, written and illustrated by Tomie dePaola (paperback)

When Bobby's grandfather, Bob, has a stroke Bobby has to help him learn to walk again. This story is perfect for families with a sick grandparent or for grandchildren having a hard time understanding illness.

G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1991

The Paperboy, written and illustrated by Dav Pilkey (paperback)

A young paperboy and his dog are up to deliver newspapers long before the rest of world is awake. The African-American paperboy and his dog are very cute and let readers know in simple words what they do.

Orchard Books, 1996

Pete's A Pizza, written and illustrated by William Steig (paperback)

Pete is in a rotten mood, so his dad cheers him up by making Pete into a pizza. The art is bright and funny.

Michael Di Capua Books, 1998

Tell Me a Story, Mama, by Angela Johnson, illustrated by David Soman (paperback)

A little girl wants to hear stories from when her Mama was young. This simple story about an African-American family is great for kids and parents to read together.

Orchard Books, 1989

You're Just What I Need, by Ruth Krauss, illustrated by Julia Noonan (paperback)

Mother guesses what's hiding in a bundle, and wonders if she needs it. This book's soft pictures and simple words will be a favorite for the child who likes to hide.

HarperCollins Publishers, 1998

Bark, George, written and illustrated by Jules Feiffer (paperback)

A mother dog takes her son, George, to the vet when he moos, meows, and quack-quacks instead of barks. This is a very easy book to read because of the repeating words, and it has a funny ending!

Michael di Capua Books, 1999

Brother Wolf: A Seneca Tale, retold and illustrated by Harriet Peck Taylor

Brother Wolf helps paint the birds colors and gives Raccoon stripes on his tale. This classic Native American myth is easy-to-read and full of beautiful illustrations.

Farrar Straus Giroux, 1996

Can't You Sleep, Little Bear? written by Martin Waddell, illustrated by Barbara Firth (paperback)

Little Bear is too afraid of the dark to fall asleep, but Big Bear knows just what to do. The illustrations show just how much Little Bear and Big Bear love each other.

Candlewick Press, 1988

Carl Goes Shopping, written and illustrated by Alexandra Day (paperback)

When mom goes shopping, Carl the dog has to keep the baby out of mischief. This book is almost all pictures, and is perfect for readers with good imaginations.

Farrar Straus Giroux, 1989

Darby The Special-Order Pup, written by Alexandra Day and Cooper Edens, illustrated by Alexandra Day.

Darby has one "skill" that his family did not count on when they bought him but it may come in handy after all. The pictures show a thoroughbred English Bull Terrier with quite an appetite!

Dial Books for Young Readers, 2000

Geraldine's Blanket, written and illustrated by Holly Keller (paperback)

Little Geraldine does not want to part with the blanket she's had since she was a baby. Parents and kids can both enjoy this simple story of one very smart pig.

Mulberry Book, 1988

Gregory, the Terrible Eater, written by Mitchell Sharmat, illustrated by Jose Aruego and Ariane Dewey (paperback)

Gregory is a picky goat who only eats healthy food like fish, eggs, and carrots, but his parents only eat goat food like tires, shoes, and trash. The pictures show how the family of goats learns to eat balanced meals.

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 1980

The Hungry Monster, written by Phyllis Root, illustrated by Sue Heap (paperback)

A monster lands on Earth from outer space and wants something yummy to eat. Very big letters and short words are great for new readers and preschoolers.

Candlewick Press, 1997

The Little Mouse, the Red, Ripe Strawberry, and the Big, Hungry Bear, written by Don and Audrey Wood, illustrated by Don Wood (paperback)

Mouse finds a yummy strawberry, but Bear just might get it in the end. The pictures are bright and the story is clever.

Child’s Play Ltd, 1991

Little Penguins Tale, written and illustrated by Audrey Wood (paperback)

Grand Nanny Penguin tell the story of Little Penguin, who went off on his own. A simple story, this book is full of great pictures especially for kids who love arctic animals.

Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Publishers, 1989

Lizard's Song, written by George Shannon, illustrated by Jose Aruego and Ariane Dewey (paperback)

Lizard makes up a song about his rock home. Kids will enjoy repeating and singing the words to his song.

Greenwillow Books, 1981

Mouse Views: What the Class Pet Saw, written and photo-illustrated by Bruce McMillan (paperback)

The class mouse gets a grand tour of the school after someone leaves the cage door open. Close-up photography showing mouse-size views of school encourages the reader to talk about the story.

Holiday House, 1993

Mr. Gumpy's Outing, written and illustrated by John Burningham (paperback)

The children and animals on Mr. Gumpy's boat outing are well behaved…at first! The pictures use line drawings and soft color.

Henry Holt and Company, 2001

The Pig in the Pond, written by Martin Waddell, illustrated by Jill Barton (paperback)

Pigs don't swim, but it's so hot and dry that Neligan's pig has to give it a try. Kids will join in on the repeating words, and will like the funny pictures of the farm animals.

Candlewick Press, 1992

Rebel, written and illustrated by John Schoenherr (paperback)


One little rebel goose strays from his family. This book has very realistic pictures.

Philomel Books, 1995

The Valentine Bears, written by Eve Bunting, illustrated by Jan Brett (paperback)

Mrs. Bear wakes Mr. Bear from his long winter sleep to surprise him with Valentine's Day treats. This is a dear story, and children might want to write valentines themselves.

Clarion Books, 1983

Who Sank the Boat? written and illustrated by Pamela Allen (paperback)

A cow, a donkey, a sheep, a pig, and a mouse decide to go for a ride in a rowboat. Kids will love to repeat and answer the question: "Do you know who sank the boat?"

Coward-McCann, Incorporated, 1990

Abiyoyo: Based on a South African Lullaby and Folk Story, by Pete Seeger, illustrated by Michael Hays (paperback)

The town banishes a young boy and his father because of their "talents", but in the end the outcasts save the day. There are people of all sizes and colors in this book.

Macmillan Publishing Company, 1986

Cinderella, retold by Barbara Karlin, illustrated by James Marshall (paperback)

In this familiar rags-to-riches fairytale, Cinderella lives happily ever after with her prince. James Marshall's illustrations are very funny and unique; have fun looking for Cinderella's cats hidden in most of the pictures!

Little, Brown and Company, 1989

Flossie And the Fox, by Patricia McKissack, illustrated by Rachel Isadora (paperback)

A young girl named Flossie outsmarts a clever fox. The pictures in this book are of rural African-American life.

Dial Books for Young Readers, 1986

The Gingerbread Boy, written and illustrated by Richard Egielski (paperback)

Set in a modern-day city, the Gingerbread Boy comes to life and runs from everyone he meets, including policemen, construction workers, and street musicians. In this book, new readers can quickly learn the familiar phrase "You can't catch me, I'm the Gingerbread Man," and master other big words.

A Laura Geringer Book, 1997

Henny Penny, retold and illustrated by J. Werner Zimmerman (paperback)

A fox fools a group of funny birds that think that the sky is falling. This is a classic story with big, easy-to-read print.

Scholastic Inc., 1989

How Chipmunk Got His Stripes: A Tale of Bragging and Teasing, retold by Joseph and James Bruchac, illustrated by Jose Aruego and Ariane Dewey

Bear brags a lot and Brown Squirrel teases a lot. This old Native American story has colorful pictures, repeating text, and important lessons.

Dial Books for Young Readers, 2001

Jack and the Beanstalk, retold by Rosemary Wells, illustrated by Norman Messenger

In this classic tale, Jack sells the family cow in exchange for magical beans that grow into a stalk. The print is big and easy-to-see.

DK Publishing, Incorporated, 1997

The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything, written by Linda Williams, illustrated by Megan Lloyd (paperback)

One old and smart woman cannot be easily scared. The repeating words in this book make it easy to read aloud.

HarperCollins Publishers, 1986

Lon Po Po: A Red-Riding Hood Story from China, translated and illustrated by Ed Young (paperback)

Shang is very clever and must get rid of the wolf that is pretending to be her grandmother. The pictures are amazing: full of the colors and beauty of Chinese art.

Philomel Books, 1989

The Mitten: A Ukrainian Folktale, retold and illustrated by Jan Brett (paperback)

Nicki's grandmother, Baba, knits him snow-white mittens, but is afraid he will lose them in the snow. The detailed drawings in this book are full of Ukrainian heritage.

G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1990

The Teeny-Tiny Woman: A Ghost Story, retold and illustrated by Paul Galdone (paperback)

A teeny-tiny woman takes a bone from a graveyard to make her supper. This funny story is full of big, easy-to-read print that often repeats.

Clarion Books, 1984

The Three Bears, retold and illustrated by Paul Galdone (paperback)

Little Wee Bear, Middle-Sized Bear, and Great Big Bear have an unexpected blonde visitor. Parents and children will find this retelling easy-to-read and easy to learn from.

The Seabury Press, 1972

The Three Billy Goats Gruff, retold and illustrated by Paul Galdone (paperback)

Three billy goats seek greener pastures over a troll's bridge. This retelling of the classic folk tale is full of repeating phrases.

Houghton Mifflin/Clarion Books, 1973

The Three Little Pigs, retold and illustrated by James Marshall (paperback)

The first two pigs and the wolf are the same as always, but the third pig in this book is much more clever than in other versions of this story. The pictures are full of color and like cartoons.

Dial Books for Young Readers, 1989

The Wolf's Chicken Stew, written and illustrated by Keiko Kasza (paperback)

A wolf with a craving for chicken stew comes up with a plan for a tasty supper. The colorful pictures and cute characters bring this simple story to life.

G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1987

Do You Have My Quack: A Book Of Animal Sounds, by Keith Faulkner, illustrated by Rob Hefferan

Little Duck goes in search of her quack and comes across many other animal noises. The cute pictures in this book and the pull-tabs will make it quite a favorite!

Cartwheel Books, 2001

Does A Kangaroo Have A Mother, Too? written and illustrated by Eric Carle (paperback)

The bright art in this book shows many animal mommies and babies. Children will love repeating the text and learning what different baby animals are called.

HarperCollins Publishers, 2000

The Eentsy, Weentsy Spider: Fingerplays And Action Rhymes, by Joanna Cole and Stephanie Calmenson, illustrated by Alan Tiegren (paperback)

Children will love the many fingerplays in this book, and might have the whole family joining in the fun! The pictures and words are easy to follow.

Morrow Junior Books, 1991

The Farmer In The Dell, retold and illustrated by Alexandra Wallner (paperback)

New readers will quickly be "reading" along with you in this book based on the familiar song. The illustrations are of bright, sunny farm life.

Holiday House, 1998

Five Little Ducks, illustrated by Jose Aruego and Ariane Dewey (paperback)

The words from the "Five Little Ducks" song are the text of this book. Young and new readers will quickly learn the words and "read" with you!

Crown Publishers, Inc., 1989

The Fox Went Out on a Chilly Night, an old song illustrated by Peter Spier (paperback)

A little fox pays a visit to a farmer's chicken coop. This classic book is cute and easy to read, and contains the music to the song.

Doubleday and Company, 1993

Hunky Dory Ate It, by Katie Evans, illustrated by Janet Morgan Stoeke (paperback)

A little puppy eats too much and pays a visit to the vet. New readers will have a great time with this book's big print and funny pictures.

Dutton Children's Books, 1992

In the Tall, Tall Grass, written and illustrated by Denise Fleming (paperback)

Lots of things are alive in the tallest grass. Readers will love the big print and easy rhymes in this book.

Henry Holt and Company, 1991

London Bridge Is Falling Down, retold and illustrated by Peter Spier (paperback)

London Bridge has been built and rebuilt many times in history. Learning about this famous bridge and looking at the detailed pictures are fun, and the reader can sing along as the book teaches new verses to the familiar song.

The Mother Goose Library, 1967

Mama Don't Allow: Starring Miles and the Swamp Band, written and illustrated by Thacher Hurd (paperback)

When Miles and his friends get brand new musical instruments, all they want to do is play them loudly. This simple book is great for the noisy reader in the family, and includes the music to help sing the Swamp Band's song.

HarperCollins Publishers, 1985

Miss Mary Mack: A Hand-Clapping Rhyme, by Mary Ann Hoberman, illustrated by Nadine Westcott

Find out the truth about Miss Mary Mack and those silver buttons down her back. Colorful pictures, rhyming words, and clapping instructions will make this book a favorite.

Little, Brown and Company, 1998

Oh, A-Hunting We Will Go, by John Langstaff, illustrated by Nancy Winslow Parker (paperback)

A group of children plays make-believe and catches many animals. This book is easy to read and children will be eager to guess the rhymes.

A Margaret K. McElderry Book, 1974

Over the River and Through the Wood, by Lydia Maria Child, illustrated by David Catrow (paperback)

A modern family drives to the grandparents' house on Thanksgiving Day. This book is a great new way to read a classic rhyming song with new pictures.

Henry Holt and Company, 1996

Ten, Nine, Eight, written and illustrated by Molly Bang (paperback)

A young girl gets ready for bed. This book will help readers with counting, and features an African-American family.

Greenwillow Books, 1991

There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly, retold and illustrated by Simms Taback (paperback)

Based on the well-known song, this book has bright pictures and a hole that lets the reader see inside the Old Lady's stomach! Be sure to remember the moral: never swallow a horse!

Viking, 1997

This Land is Your Land, words and music by Woody Guthrie, paintings by Kathy Jakobsen

The lyrics of Woody Guthrie's now-famous song are set to busy and exciting pictures. This book is great for kids who like to see places in America and who like music.

Little, Brown and Company, 1998

The Very Hungry Caterpillar, written and illustrated by Eric Carle (paperback)

Follow along and see what one very hungry caterpillar eats. This is a very popular book for good reason: the pictures are wonderful and the words are easy to read.

Philomel Books, 1987

The Very Quiet Cricket, written and illustrated by Eric Carle

A baby cricket searches for his chirping voice. The large text that repeats itself in this classic book is great for new readers.

Philomel Books, 1990

The Wheels On The Bus, retold and illustrated by Paul Zelinsky

The lyrics to the classic nursery school song "The Wheels on the Bus" come alive in this colorful and interactive book. Pull tabs and reveal panels add a new flavor to a cherished preschool standard.

Dutton Children's Books, 1990

Aardvarks, Disembark!, written and illustrated by Ann Jonas (paperback)

Using the story of Noah as a backdrop, this book introduces many different kinds of animals. This book has wonderful pictures.

Greenwillow Book, 1990

Changes, Changes, written and illustrated by Pat Hutchins (paperback)

Two wooden toys make many changes to their wooden blocks home. This book will inspire you and your child to do some block building, too.

Macmillan Publishing Company, 1971

Colors Everywhere, photography by Tana Hoban (paperback)

There are so many colors all around us. This book shows with bright pictures and no words all the pretty colors in the world.

Greenwillow Books, 1995

Color Zoo, written and illustrated by Lois Ehlert

Using super-bright colors and simple shapes, this book amazes the eyes! It also teaches young people all about colors, shapes, and animals.

J. P. Lippincott, 1989

Dog's Colorful Day: A Messy Story About Colors And Counting, written and illustrated by Emma Dodd

Dog gets into all sorts of messy situations, acquiring colorful spots along the way. The illustrations are in primary colors and will help young ones learn their colors and numbers.

Dutton Children's Books, 2000

Dinosaurs, Dinosaurs, written and illustrated by Byron Barton (paperback)

A long time ago there were many types of dinosaurs: fierce ones, hungry ones, sleepy ones. This book shows a few dinosaurs in very simple drawings and easy-to-understand words.

Thomas Y. Crowell, 1989

Ed Emberley's Drawing Book Of Animals, by Ed Emberley (paperback)

This book has no story, but it is full of very simple ways to draw animals. Even the youngest artist will be able to enjoy this book!

Little, Brown and Company, 1970

Flip-Flap: A Lift-the-Flap Book of Colors, Numbers, Shapes, Opposites, Sizes and More, written and illustrated by Sandra Jenkins

Size, shapes, colors, numbers, patterns, and pairs are all in this super-colorful life-the-flap book. This book is perfect for young children who are learning the basics of the world around them.

Dorling Kindersley, 1995

The Furry Animal Alphabet Book, by Jerry Pallotta, illustrated by Edgar Stewart (paperback)

All sorts of exotic, furry animals are in this book. There are hard words to learn, but it is worth it when you know what a Xukazi is!

Charlesbridge, 1991

Little Panda: The World Welcomes Hua Mei At The San Diego Zoo, written and illustrated by Joanne Ryder

When a baby Giant Panda was born at the San Diego Zoo the entire world was excited! This book has lots of photographs of Hua Mei as a baby.

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2001

Making Friends, by Fred Rogers, photographs by Jim Judkis (paperback)

Mister Rogers talks about friends, sharing, diversity, and loving each other. The pictures tell a story on their own.

G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1987

Mighty Machines: Fire Truck, by Caroline Bingham (paperback)

Full of pictures of real fire and rescue trucks, this book has no story, but lots of interesting facts.

Dorling Kindersley, 1995

Round Trip, by Ann Jonas (paperback)

A trip into the city makes for a busy day. This amazing book has words and pictures that read front-to-back, then the book is flipped over and read back-to-front all over again!

Greenwillow Books, 1990

Tomorrow's Alphabet, by George Shannon, illustrated by Donald Crews (paperback)

This book takes a unique approach to learning the alphabet: cause and effect. For example: “C is for milk – tomorrow’s cheese.”

Greenwillow Books, 1996

Where Butterflies Grow, by Joanne Ryder, illustrated by Lynne Cherry (paperback)

Imagine you are a creepy bug who turns into a soaring butterfly. This book is easy to read and has pictures that are very detailed.

Lodestar Books, 1989

100 Words About Transportation, illustrated by Richard Brown (paperback)

This picture dictionary has a lot of great pictures and easy-to-read words. New readers might want to make-up their own stories with their new words.

Gulliver Books, 1987

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin, Jr., illustrated by Eric Carle (paperback)

Animals of all types and colors see different things. The words in this book repeat like a chant, which helps new readers learn to read.

Henry Holt and Company, 1983

Bunny Reads Back: Bingo, retold and illustrated by Rosemary Wells

This is a simple board book of the song about the dog named Bingo. New readers will want to join in and will be "reading" B-I-N-G-O by the end.

Scholastic Press, 1999

Freight Train, written and illustrated by Donald Crews (paperback)


This book uses simple words and rainbow colors to tell about a train. It is great for new readers.

Greenwillow Books, 1978

Hunky Dory Ate It, by Katie Evans, illustrated by Janet Morgan Stoeke (paperback)

A little puppy eats too much and pays a visit to the vet. New readers will have a great time with this book's big print and funny pictures.

Dutton Children's Books, 1992

I Read Signs, photographed by Tana Hoban (paperback)

This book features color photographs of common signs. The message is clear: you can read and you might not even know it yet!

Greenwillow Books, 1983

I Went Walking, by Sue Williams, illustrated by Julie Vivas (paperback)

One little boy goes walking and meets a few animal friends along the way. This book uses big letters, easy words, and funny pictures. Children who have read Brown Bear, Brown Bear, will recognize the word patterns here.

Gulliver Books, 1990

Maisy's Favorite Things, by Lucy Cousins

This book is like a dictionary: it has words and pictures of Maisy’s favorite things. Young readers will like the bright colors of this child-sized book.

Candlewick Press, 2001

Popposites: A Lift, Pull and Pop book of Opposites, by Jung-Huyn Yoon

A fun and interactive book, Popposites uses simple words and bright photographs to teach about basic related concepts like "outside" and "inside," and "full" and "empty."

A DK Publishing Book, 1996