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Product Type: Books
Age: Early Elementary School Years
Categories: Easy To Read
Subcategories: Level 2

 


2014 Award
Pigsticks and Harold
(By Alex Milway, Candlewick $16.99 Score:)

For that young reader who is hankering for a chapter book but not a heavy one with fine print, this makes a fun way to transition into the next stage of reading. It's a light adventure story featuring Pigsticks who wants to reach the ends of the earth and return safely and his innocent assistant, Harold, a hamster whose love for cake leads him to a job he never wanted. Told in breezy language, this just might make a reluctant reader less so. 2nd grade & up.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2014. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2013 Award
Monkey and Elephant Get Better
(by Carole Lexa Schaefer/ illus. Galia Bernstein, Candlewick $14.99 Score:)

Monkey and Elephant are friends, but Monkey thinks Elephant is copying her and she doesn't like it. When Elephant comes down with a cold, Monkey takes good care of him and when he gets better--can you guess what will happen next? Nicely told and illustrated with lively art. Perfect for 2nd level beginning readers.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2013. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2012 Award
My Secret Scrapbook Diary: Jack and the Beanstalk
(by Kees Moerbeek, Childs Play $10.99 Score:)

Told by Jack himself, this amusing version of gives the classic tale an upbeat sense of humor. The art as well as breezy text is fresh and lively! With lift-up flaps and pop-up images, this is great good fun for kids who are beginning to read on their own. The handwritten text sometimes mixes lower and upper case letters and the beginnings of cursive letters as well as print. This may be a little challenging, but entertaining enough to satisfy reluctant readers. Since kids know the basic story they will like this new take on the familiar. Also see the Three Little Pigs, Cinderella and Little Red Riding Hood in the series.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2012. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2011 Award
I Will Not Read This Book
(by Cece Meng/ illus. by Joy Ang, Clarion $16.99 Score:)

Reluctant readers may very well see the humor and relate to the boy who tells a cumulative tale of refusal. With each turn of the page he repeats and adds to his list of things you might try to do to get him to read. Of course, the repetition is going to make rereading this a lot easier. It may even convince your reluctant reader that it can be fun! No guarantees.

 

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2011. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2011 Award
Flat Stanley and the Firehouse
(by Lori Haskins Houran/ illus. Macky Pamintuan, HarperCollins $16.99 Score:)

Flat Stanley has been looking forward to going to the firehouse and hoping to slide down the pole.
But when he gets there he I disappointed that he only gets up and down on an elevator. Not to worry. When the family goes out with the firefighters on an emergency call, Stanley finds a way to get his way. A good easy to read for level 2; kids who are a step beyond true beginners.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2011. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2011 Award
Shall I Share My Ice Cream?
(by Mo Willems, Hyperion $8.99 Score:)

Elephant buys an ice cream and then suffers a series of worries over sharing his ice cream with best friend Piggy. By the time he makes his decision alas, the ice cream has melted. But all is not lost. Moments later, Piggy arrives on the scene with an ice cream cone. A neat little story about friendship and sharing. I Broke My Trunk is more fun, but one can never have too many Mo Willem books!

Age: Preschool, Early School Years. Award Year: 2011. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2010 Award
Bink & Gollie
(by Kate DiCamillo and Alison McGhee/ illus. by Ton, Candlewick $15.99 Score:)

Meet two friends who disagree on most things, other than their continuing friendship.
Gollie, the tall bossy one knows she is right and Bink the smaller, more childlike one, who cares what Gollie thinks but not enough to give in. Bink has a mind of her own. Told in few words, each small adventure takes place partially in the imagination of one of the two girls. Beginning readers will appreciate the humor and limited words on the page. This looks like the first of a series of easy reader friendship stories. 6 & up.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2010. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2010 Award
Detective Dinosaur Undercover
(by James Skofield/ illus. R.W. Alley, HarperCollins $16.99 Score:)

Detective Dinosaur is something of a dumbbell, but one who will tickle beginning readers who love dinosaurs. It's bit cartoonish, but that probably makes it all the more appealing to readers who know that genre and can relate to the silliness of a dinosaur who puts on layers of clothes when he is given an "undercover" assignment. These are a step beyond the super easy beginner books and right on the mark for 2nd graders.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2010. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2002 Award
Mr. Putter and Tabby Feed the Fish
(by Cynthia Rylant/illus. by Arthur Howard, Harcourt $14 Score:)

Mr. Putter loves goldfish but when he brings home a bowlful, his poor Tabby cat goes batty with tingles and twitches. Another amusing tale from a series for Level 2 readers. Also: Mr. Putter & Tabby Paint the Porch.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2002. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2005 Award
Mr. Putter & Tabby Write the Book
(Cynthia Rylant/illus. by Arthur Howard, Harcourt $14 Score:)

During a big snowstorm, Mr. Putter decides that he should write a book with the support of his cat, Tabby. All writers, young and old, will appreciate Mr. Putter’s delicious procrastination. 6–9.

Age: Early School Years, Later School Years. Award Year: 2005. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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