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

 


2011 Award
From Tadpole to Frog
(by Kathleen W. Zoehfeld, Scholastic $3.99 Score:)

Early school age kids are very interested in the real world and this new series is right on the mark. From Tadpole to Frog is illustrated with photographs and told with an economy of words. A young science book that will appeal to beginning readers. Level 1. Also, see, Butterflies (by Nic Bishop, Scholastic $3.99) Illustrated with clear colorful photographs, this book for level two has longer sentences and more vocabulary than the Tadpole book. Level 2.

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

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2010 Award
Mouse and Mole, A Winter Wonderland
(by Wong Herbert Yee, Houghton Mifflin $15 Score:)

Newest in the small easy-o-read stories about two good friends, Mouse and Mole. It's winter and although Mouse cannot wait to go out to play, Mole prefers to be snug as a bug in bed. Mouse makes a snow friend but finds she still misses he real live friend Mole. Happily, Mole finds sleeping away the day a bit boring and all's well that ends well. The stories are short and simple with charming illustrations. A good choice for beginners.

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

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2010 Award
Brand new Readers Winter Fun!
(Candlewick $12.99 Score:)

A set with ten slender books that are super easy as well as super short. The illustrations and repetition also guide the reading. The set comes with suggestions on how to introduce the sight words and other activities that support beginners.  The stories have humor, charming art and are easy to comprehend. In one little book elephant is putting on his winter coat. He buttons one button, then another, then another--but the coat is too tight and the buttons all burst off and then the coat is just right. You can see how the one liners build on one another with only a small variation from one page to the next and the word family tight and right are added to the sight vocabulary. This is part of a series called Brand new Readers that have been consistently well done. 6 & up.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2010. 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
Nate the Great and the Hungry Book Club
(by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat and Mitchell Sharmat/ , Delecorte $12.99 Score:)

Generations of kids who are ready for first chapter books have enjoyed the Nate the Great series. The series, originated more than 30 years ago, features a no nonsense boy detective who was seeing clues long before fellows like Monk. In this newest caper, some books are missing pages and the president of the Harvard Book Club has come to Nate the Great to find the culprit.

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

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2010 Award
Bob's Sight Words
(Scholastic $16.99 Score:)

Ideal for beginners, these boxed sets of ten little paperback books are designed for true reading beginners. With few words per page and plenty of repetitive vocabulary, these slender books give new readers a sense of success and reinforce the idea of can-do. The new lavender box is marked for Kindergarten, though many first graders will profit from the simplicity of these little stories. The greenish boxed set is marked for First Grade, although these are not that much more difficult. There are more position words, but they are supported by the simple drawings that illustrate the collection. Both sets have a set of flash cards and ideas for playing games with them.

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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2010 Award
Me Hungry!
(by Jeremy Tankard, Candlewick $7.99 Score:)

For some reason this book has been reissued in a board book format, making it look like a good choice for toddlers. We donít think so. We do think beginning readers will see the humor and find success with the repetitive vocabulary and the illustrations that provide cues for sight words. Edwin is a cave boy who cannot get his parents or other creatures to pay attention to the fact that he is hungry. When he finally does find one friend he gets a real lift. Good fun for 6 & up.

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

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2010 Award
Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa:Spring Babies
(by Erica Silverman/ illus. by Betsy Lewin, Harcourt/Houghton Mifflin $15 Score:)

Four lively stories about Kate, a Cowgirl and her horse, Cocoa. These easy-to-read stories are full of action as they go out to the spring pasture where a calf is born, get a new puppy and deal with "ghosts" in the barn. For action loving kids, this will be a pleasing beginning reader.

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

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2010 Award
I Am Going!
(by Mo Willems , Hyperion $8.99 Score:)

Once again Piggie and Elephant have a small misunderstanding. When Piggie says "I'm going!" Elephant is miserable. He begs and pleads with Piggie not to leave without finding out just where his best friend is going. All's well that ends well. Another tongue-in-cheek entertainment for beginning readers. Like all the books in this series it has a limited word load and illustrations that help the beginner read what is happening. 5 & up.

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

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