Fly Guy

The Fly Guy books by Tedd Arnold are a great choice for first graders who need some easier books. The bonus is that these books have hilarious story lines that kids will love. Buzz is a boy who befriends a fly whom he names Fly Guy. Buzz loves his pet, but many people don’t share…

Wildfire Run

I stumbled upon the book Wildfire Run by Dee Garretson on a shelf in my classroom a few years ago. This book blew me away with suspense and was a page turner for my students as well. If your child likes anything to do with the Secret Service and presidents, then this realistic fiction book…

Elephant and Piggie books

The Elephant and Piggie books by Mo Willems are a lovable series for early readers. Mo Willems is the well known author of the Pigeon books. Meet Gerald (elephant) and Piggie. They are best friends as well as complete opposites. Gerald and Piggie books tackle many aspects of friendship that will appeal to young readers. The…

Cam Jansen series

The Cam Jansen mystery series by David A. Adler is sure to please the detective and mystery lover in your life. Meet Cam Jansen, a kid detective with a photographic memory who loves to solve mysteries that arise in her school and town. Criminals are no match for this amazing girl and her incredible memory….

Time for Kids: Volcanoes

Volcanoes by Cy Armour is one title in the Time for Kids nonfiction series of books. If your child loves nonfiction, then check these books out! These books have incredible illustrations, diagrams, and photographs to add to the text information. The books are short for easy reading. You can devour many of these books in a…

Who Would Win?

The Who Would Win? nonfiction series by Jerry Pallotta is a great way to motivate your child to want to read. These books put two animals up against each other and asks who would win if these animals got into a fight. The books start by asking the reader who they think would win. Next,…

Tuesdays at the Castle

Tuesdays at the Castle by Jessica Day George and Suzy Jackson is an enchanting first novel in a series about a magical castle and the family who resides there. Princess Celie lives with her parents, the king and queen, in a castle that likes to change shape every Tuesday. Celie loves to see what type…

Jon Scieszka’s Truck Town

Looking for an easy reader for your early reader? I stumbled across Jon Scieska’s Truck Town series at my local library. The books are written by two famous authors (Jon Scieska and David Shannon). These authors have teamed up to create easy readers with adorable characters that are highly engaging to young readers. These books…

The Land of Stories

Today’s series is a fantastic fairy tale twist story about modern day clashing with the fairy tales we all know and love. The Land of Stories by Chris Colfer tells the story of twins Conner and Alex  as they discover a new world where fairy tale characters and traditional story characters all live together in…

I Survived…

The I Survived historical fiction series of books by Lauren Tarshis are highly recommended by me for reluctant readers for many reasons. First, the plots center around a terrifying event in history or recent history (Nazi invasion, San Fransisco earthquake, Joplin tornado, Hurricane Katrina, Japanese tsunami, destruction of Pompeii, attack on Pearl Harbor, shark attacks,…