I am excited to spend this summer feeding her love of reading with all kinds of fabulous books! I have a few suggestions for your readers that will give them confidence, help them succeed, and keep them entertained.
Time For School Charlie Brown
It’s almost time for the first day of school, but Charlie Brown can’t stop worrying. Can he find the confidence to quit fretting and have a great year? After all, school is tons of fun…right? Good grief, Charlie Brown!
© 2015 Peanuts Worldwide LLC
Brownie and Pearl Grab a Bite
Enjoy a tasty meal with Brownie and her cat Pearl in this delightful Pre-Level 1 Ready-to-Read story!
It’s lunchtime, and Brownie and Pearl are ready to grab a bite! The kitchen is filled with tasty treats like apples and crackers and—mmmmm—string cheese. So pull up a chair and join these hungry pals for a happy, healthy noontime feast!
This charming and delectable story, originally published as a picture book, is now a Pre-Level 1 Ready-to-Read that’s perfect for reading aloud with emerging readers.
Eric Carle - Walter the Baker
Walter the Baker is famous for his breads, rolls, cookies, tarts, and pies. The Duke and Duchess especially love his warm sweet rolls, delivered fresh to their castle every morning. But one day the cat spills the milk, and Walter is forced to serve the Duke and Duchess rolls made with water. After one bite the Duke throws down his roll in disgust and summons Walter to the castle. He threatens to banish the baker unless he can take the same dough and make a good-tasting roll that the rising sun can shine through three times. Will Walter succeed in his task, or will he have to leave his town forever?
With good humor and the vibrantly colored paper collages that are known and loved the world over, Eric Carle has concocted a delicious book that kids will savor as much as they love eating...shhh...pretzels!
History of Fun Stuff - The Deep Dish Pizza
Did you know that two thousand years ago, the soldiers of Darius the Great used their shields to cook a pizza-like flatbread? Or that Americans eat approximately 350 slices of pizza per second? That adds up to more than seventy-five football fields of pizza each day! Learn all about the mouthwatering history of pizza in this fun, fact-filled book.
A special section at the back of the book includes relevant info on subjects like geography and science, and there’s even a fun quiz so you can test yourself to see what you’ve learned!
Daniel Tiger Goes Out For Dinner
Daniel Tiger and his family are going out to eat with Katerina and her mom! Daniel is excited, until he finds out he has to wait at the table for his food to be cooked. Luckily, Daniel’s mom shows him that when he waits, he can play, sing, or imagine anything!
This book includes a checklist of tips at the back, so readers can be on their best behavior the next time they go out to dinner!
© 2015 The Fred Rogers Company
Hero Dog - Sadie: The Dog Who Finds the Evidence
Meet Sadie. Sadie has an important job as an Arson Dog with the Colorado Bureau of Investigation. Because her sense of smell is 100 times stronger than a human’s, she helps firefighters and police officers find the causes of fires. That makes her a hero to many people. When she’s not busy sniffing out the bad guys, Sadie visits schools to teach kids about fire safety! Read her action-packed story to find out more about what this amazing canine does and what makes Sadie a hero!
Emerging readers will love discovering the inspiring, action-packed story of a different heroic dog in each book of the Hero Dog series.
©2014 American Humane Association. The American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards™ is a trademark of the American Humane Association.
I LOVE the Ready-to-Read books. They offer such variety in terms of books starring your favorite characters, little series that you can collect, books focused on special interests, and books that take educational information and turn it into a fun story. There are so many ways to pick the perfect books to make reading fun and engaging for any child.
The levels are such a huge help when picking books out with your child. Each level is totally geared towards different points on your child's journey through learning to read. I love to have a variety of levels on hand. My daughter can now independently read level 1 books, while level 2 we read together. Level 3 books I read to her so she starts to get familiar with the stories, vocabulary, and following a more complex plot. These books really help to get a variety of exposure to themes, vocabulary, and plots... and keep them loving reading!
My daughter and I have been having a blast reading each and every one of these titles. I can't recommend them enough and I highly recommend you check them out for your summer of reading!