New Books for Beginner Readers

Some of these books can be READ BY a beginner reader, others are good for READING ALOUD TO a beginner reader.

Sam and Charlie (and Sam Too!) by Leslie Kimmelman

Grades 1-3

Sam is excited about his new neighbors, especially when he overhears someone yelling "Charlie, don't forget your baseball mitt!"

Sam runs over to meet his new neighbors, Charlie (short for Charlene, but never call her that) and Sam Too, Charlie's little sister. The three new friends have a lot in common other than their names and their love of baseball and hamentaschen. 

In this fun beginning chapter book, play baseball, celebrate Purim, sneeze on a sick day, and much more with new friends Sam and Charlie (and Sam Too!).

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More books by Leslie Kimmelman and Stefano Tambellini.

For other early chapter books about good friends, try:

Pinky and Rex by James Howe (series)

Iris and Walter by Elissa Hadden Guest (series)

Mimi and Mati to the Rescue: Roger the Rat is on the Loose! by Brooke Smith

Bink and Gollie by Kate DiCamillo and Alison McGhee

The Watermelon Seed by Greg Pizzoli

Ages 4+

There is almost nothing better during a hot summer than eating a slice of watermelon. Yum, yum, yum. Watermelon is Crocodile's favorite thing to eat. It's so juicy, and sweet, and -

 

Uh oh. 

 

He swallowed a seed. 

 

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Nugget & Fang: Friends Forever - Or Snack Time? by Tammi Sauer

Ages 4+

Nugget, a minnow, does everything with his best friend Fang. Everything except go to Minnow School. Sharks aren't allowed at Minnow School, and Fang is a shark.

At Minnow School, Nugget learns all about how terrible and horrible and awful and just plain bad sharks are.  Nugget thought that his friend Fang, a shark, wasn't any of those things - he is a great friend... but his teachers and his homework wouldn't be wrong, would it? 

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Other books by Tammi Sauer and Michael Slack.

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