Juvenile Easy Readers, Level 1

This list is designed to help you find beginning reading material for your young reader. Level 1 titles, which are geared towards students reading on a kindergarten level, provide a basic introduction to reading. These stories are told with a few words, repeated over and over. Simple sight words and phonics patterns are introduced.

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B Is for Books!
Artist/Author/Cast:
Cobb, Annie; Mathieu, Joe (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JER Cobb
Description:

Oscar's pet worm Slimey describes some of the many subjects that can be found in books.

Bear Hugs
Artist/Author/Cast:
Capucilli, Alyssa Satin; Ishi, Jim (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JER Capucilli
Description:

Baby Bear decides that of all the hugs from Mama and Papa Bear, a group hug is best.

Big Egg
Artist/Author/Cast:
Coxe, Molly
Call Number:
JER Coxe
Description:

A mother hen wakes up one morning to find a gigantic egg in her nest.

Big Pig and Little Pig
Artist/Author/Cast:
McPhail, David
Call Number:
JER McPhail
Description:

Big Pig and Little Pig enjoy spending time together despite their differences.

Biscuit
Artist/Author/Cast:
Capucilli, Alyssa Satin; Schories, Pat (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JER Capucilli
Description:

A little yellow dog continuously wants one more thing before he'll go to sleep.

Bob Books:  Set 1, Beginning Readers
Artist/Author/Cast:
Maslen, Bobby Lynn; Maslen, John R. (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JER Maslen
Description:

Stories and pictures to make learning alphabet sounds enjoyable.

Buzz Said the Bee
Artist/Author/Cast:
Lewison, Wendy Cheyette; Wilhelm, Hans (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JER Lewison
Description:
As one animal sits on another in an accumulating progression, the reader learns the sounds each animal makes.
Cat the Cat, Who Is That?
Artist/Author/Cast:
Willems, Mo (Author, Illustrator)
Call Number:
JER Willems
Description:
An exuberant cat introduces readers to her friends.
Cat Traps
Artist/Author/Cast:
Coxe, Molly
Call Number:
JER Coxe
Description:

A hungry cat, wanting a snack, tries to catch different animals without much success.

The Fall Festival
Artist/Author/Cast:
Mayer, Mercer (Author, Illustrator)
Call Number:
JER Mayer
Description:

Join Little Critter and his family on their exciting road trip to the Fall Festival.

The Foot Book
Artist/Author/Cast:
Seuss, Dr.(Author, Illustrator)
Call Number:
JER Seuss
Description:

This beginning reader’s book describes all sorts of feet doing all sorts of things.

Go, Otto, Go!
Artist/Author/Cast:
Milgrim, David (Author, Illustrator)
Call Number:
JER Milgrim
Description:

Otto the robot builds a spaceship to take him home.

Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb
Artist/Author/Cast:
Perkins, Al; Gurney, Eric (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JER Perkins
Description:

A madcap band of dancing, prancing monkeys explain hands, fingers, and thumbs to beginning readers.

Hop on Pop
Artist/Author/Cast:
Seuss, Dr.(Author, Illustrator)
Call Number:
JER Seuss
Description:

Pairs of rhyming words are introduced and used in simple sentences. 

Hop, Skip, Run
Artist/Author/Cast:
Leonard, Marcia; Handelman, Dorothy (Photographer)
Call Number:
JER Leonard
Description:
Hopping, skipping, and running prove to be fun but tiring activities, so maybe it is best to have a rest.
Inside, Outside, Upside Down
Artist/Author/Cast:
Berenstain, Stan; Berenstain, Jan
Call Number:
JER Berenstain
Description:

A bear goes to town in a carboard box, teaching about the concept of "inside, outside, and upside down."

Mine's the Best
Artist/Author/Cast:
Bonsall, Crosby N. (Author, Illustrator)
Call Number:
JER Bonsall
Description:

Two little boys meet at the beach, each sure that his balloon is better.

No New Pants!
Artist/Author/Cast:
Leonard, Marcia; Handelman, Dorothy (Photographer)
Call Number:
JER Leonard
Description:

When his mother takes him to buy new pants, a young boy tries on many different pairs, but finds just what he wants back at home.

Old Hat, New Hat
Artist/Author/Cast:
Berenstain, Stan; Berenstain, Jan
Call Number:
JER Berenstain
Description:

Can the perfect old hat really be replaced by a new one?

Puppy Mudge Finds a Friend
Artist/Author/Cast:
Rylant, Cynthia; Stevenson, Suçie (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JER Rylant
Description:

Puppy Mudge and a little kitten become good friends.

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