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Series Books for Young Readers

There is a great variety of children’s literature available today, so as children are learning to read, there’s no reason to give up quality of content just to gain simpler texts for young readers to enjoy.  There are many easy reader series books now that are written by great authors who write real stories that children love.  The content is engaging, and the characters are often funny and quite charming.  Children have real reasons to read these books instead of  just reading them because that’s all they are able to read.  Of course, these are also wonderful books for reading aloud to children before they’re able to read independently.  This is a fun way to share good stories and enjoy delightful characters together.

The following titles are some we enjoyed during the early years of our reading adventures.

Step-Into-Reading series
I Like Bugs  by Margaret Wise Brown
I Like Stars  by Margaret Wise Brown
Sunshine, Moonshine  by Jennifer

Hello Reader series
A Bug, a Bear, and a Boy by David McPhail
A Bug, a Bear, and a Boy Go for a Ride  by David McPhail
A Bug, a Bear, and a Boy Fly a Kite  by David McPhail
A Bug, a Bear, and a Boy Paint a Picture  by David McPhail

Green Light Readers series
Big, Brown Bear by David McPhail
Big Pig and Little Pig by David McPhail
Come Here, Tiger!  by Alex Moran
What Day Is It? by Alex Moran
Down on the Farm by Rita Lascaro

Henry & Mudge series by Cynthia Rylant
Henry & Mudge: The First Book
Henry & Mudge In the Sparkle Days
Henry & Mudge In the Green Time
Henry & Mudge In Puddle Trouble
Henry & Mudge and the Forever Sea
Henry & Mudge and the Snowman Plan
Henry & Mudge and the Cold Shivers
Henry & Mudge and the Sneaky Crackers

Mr. Putter & Tabby series by Cynthia Rylant
Mr. Putter & Tabby Pick the Pears
Mr. Putter & Tabby Walk the Dog
Mr. Putter & Tabby Fly the Plane
Mr. Putter & Tabby Pour the Tea
Mr. Putter & Tabby Bake the Cake
Mr. Putter & Tabby Feed the Fish

Poppleton series by Cynthia Rylant
Poppleton and Friends
Poppleton Everyday
Poppleton in Winter
Poppleton in Spring
Poppleton Forever

The High-Rise Private Eyes series by Cynthia Rylant
The High-Rise Private Eyes: The Case of the Missing Monkey
The High-Rise Private Eyes: The Case of the Climbing Cat
The High-Rise Private Eyes: The Case of the Puzzling Possum
The High-Rise Private Eyes: The Case of the Troublesome Turtle

Dragon series by Dav Pilkey
A Friend for Dragon
Dragon Gets By
Dragon’s Merry Christmas
Dragon’s Halloween
Dragon’s Fat Cat

Frog and Toad series by Arnold Lobel
Frog and Toad Are Friends
Days with Frog  and Toad
Frog and Toad Together

Little Bear series by Elsa Holmelund Minarik
Little Bear
A Kiss for Little Bear
Little Bear’s Visit

Little Bear’s Friend


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