Find Books for Your Beginning Reader

Posted on November 30, 2020

by Jenny Minich

Learning to read is a huge milestone in your child’s life. As K-3 students transition from prereaders to beginning readers they experience so much pride in their increased skill. They really begin to self-direct their learning and pick books that reflect their unique personalities and interests – “Where are the dinosaur books?” “I just read the best joke book!” “Don’t let the pigeon drive the bus!”


Sometimes parents and caregivers can feel overwhelmed when helping their beginning readers select books that match their interests and reading level. We can help! You can search our catalog for print books (tip: click on reading levels) or download eBooks without ever leaving home. And, you can always call or stop in any library location and a librarian will be happy to provide recommendations based on your child’s interests. You can also sign up for a customized weekly eNewsletter to find out about the newest books we’ve added at the library.


Here are links to some of our most popular beginning reader books:


Elephant and Piggie Series by Mo Willems


Mercy Watson by Kate DiCamillo


I Am Every Good Thing by Derrick Barnes


Dog Man Series by Dav Pilkey (Cat Kid Comic Club coming out in December!) 


National Geographic Kids Series


Fly Guy Presents Series

Jenny Minich

Jenny Minich

Jenny stays up-to-date on the newest tech for kids and teachers, and her favorite days at work are STEAM Camp days. She likes all the stuff your grandma probably likes – genealogy, DIY, and Midwestern resourcefulness. Jenny lives on a farm with her husband, their 2 teenage children, and an unofficial petting zoo.
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