Category Archives: Easy Readers

Kate and Pippin: An Unlikely Friendship

Kate and Pippin: An Unlikely Friendship by Martin Springett and photographed by Isobel Springett is the true story of a rescued fawn the mutual caring that developed with a Great Dane. Sweet and unlikely, yes, but even more interesting is what happens after … Continue reading

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The Big Wet Balloon

Ricardo Liners Siri has created a graphic novel for early readers. The Big Wet Balloon chronicles a rainy Saturday with sisters, one of whom is an eternal optimist. Sweet and filled with dialogue, readers who like Stella: Queen of the Snow,  might … Continue reading

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Mice On Ice

I like to post about all kinds of books. Mice on Ice by father/daughter team Ed and Rebecca Emberley is one of Holiday House’s “I Like to Read” line and is notable for its bright, wonky illustrations that more than make up … Continue reading

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Slowpoke

If this fast-paced world is spinning your head around, pick up Slowpoke, an easy reader by Emily Smith Pearce and illustrated by Canadian Scot Richie. When eating her Oaty Loops one-by-one causes Fiona to miss the bus, she is sent to Speed … Continue reading

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Seasons: A Book of Poems

The Fall Wind There is a strong fresh wind like an eagle flying by. It snatches someone’s kite and keeps it flying high.                -Charlotte Zolotow There are forty poems in Charlotte Zolotow’s book … Continue reading

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I Am Invited to a Party

Mo Willem’s Elephant & Piggie books are all funny, but there’s a few that stand out from the rest, and I Am Invited to a Party is one of them.  When Piggie gets invited to a party, the party-wise Gerald … Continue reading

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Brown: Seeing Brown All around Us

A rhyming non-fiction book about the colour brown engages children with big photos and fun facts about each brown item.  For example, a Brownie (Girl Scout) eating a brownie or the Brown that does tricks (a chocolate labrador).  The rhyming … Continue reading

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Hooray for Amanda & Her Alligator!

After my six-year-old read this book aloud to me for the sixth time, I decided it was indeed a fun and funny book.  It’s no Knuffle Bunny, but it does have its own charm. Within 6 1/2 stories, Alligator and … Continue reading

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We Are in a Book

Mo Willems is unmatchable in easy reader books.  This book is funny, quirky and suspenseful, all wrapped up in a delightful read.  Parents, you won’t get tired of kids reading this one to you.  Just make sure they use lots … Continue reading

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Houndsley and Catina and the Quiet Time

Many easy readers have friendship stories, three chapters and recurring characters.  Houndsley and Catina and the Quiet Time also has these elements, but Marie-Louise Gay’s illustrations elevate it to picture book quality.  James Howe’s quiet story is welcome in an … Continue reading

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