Spotlight On: Easy Readers/Kits

Easy Readers/Kits: Easy Readers and Kits are books that are for the beginning reader. We have three levels of Easy Reader books (ER 1, ER 2, and ER 3). ER 1 is the most basic, simplest of words and stories and it builds up to ER 3. The ER Kits are sets of very simple books that focus on phonics and learning how to read. The Easy Readers are located in the Children’s area, straight back, on the wall next to the entrance to the Program/Story Time Room. The different levels are color-coded: ER 1 (Pink), ER 2 (Green), ER 3 (Orange). The Kits are on the bottom row of that shelving unit.

ER 1 (Pink)

Pete the Cat: Play Ball! / James Dean

A beginning reader story about super-groovy Pete the cat follows his haphazard participation in a youth baseball game, where he learns the importance of fair play over winning. (ER 1 DEAN)


Puppy Mudge Finds a Friend / Cynthia Rylant

Fighting like cats and dogs” does not apply to Henry’s puppy, Mudge, and his new friend, Fluffy. (ER 1 RYLANT)



Eloise Breaks Some Eggs / Margaret McNamara

Eloise’s cooking lesson with Nanny and Cook is disastrous–or would be, if Eloise could not order room service. (ER 1 THOMPSON)


ER 2 (Green)

A Tale of Two Sisters / Melissa Lagonegro

When a prophecy traps a kingdom in eternal winter, Anna, a young dreamer, must team up with Kristoff, a daring mountain man, and his reindeer on the grandest of journeys to find Anna’s sister, the Snow Queen Elsa, and put an end to her icy spell. (ER 2 DISNEY)


Pinkalicious and the Cupcake Calamity / Victoria Kann

Pinkalicious sneaks into Mr. Swizzle’s malfunctioning cupcake machine and discovers a bigger surprise than she could have imagined. (ER 2 KANN)


Frog and Toad are Friends / Arnold Lobel 

Five tales recounting the adventures of two best friends-Frog and Toad. (ER 2 LOBEL)



ER 3 (Orange)

Monkey & Robot / Peter Catalanotto

Best friends Monkey and Robot, who laugh and jump up and down when they are happy, enjoy a variety of activities. (ER 3 CATALANOTTO)


Fergus and Zeke / Kate Messner

A debut entry in an early reader series starring a loveable classroom mouse and his streetwise buddy finds Fergus the class pet stowing away in a backpack when the human kids in Miss Maxwell’s classroom leave for a field trip to the museum without him. (ER 3 MESSNER)


Nate the Great / Marjorie Weinman Sharmat

Pancake-lover Nate the Great solves the mystery of the missing picture. (ER 3 SHARMAT)




Dora the Explorer Phonics Reading Program / Quinlan B. Lee

Based on the best research on how children develop reading skills, these twelve books introduce a carefully selected progression of letter sounds-starting with the easiest and most common. (ER SET 45)


“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” ~Dr. Seuss

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