Early Elementary Books

Theme: More, Please (Series Books)

Bread and Jam for Frances - (ISBN: 978-0060223595)

by Russell Hoban

Frances the little badger just loves eating jam and bread and nothing much else. Her mother cleverly feeds her just bread and jam, and Frances does wish she could eat something else! What foods would you like to eat morning, noon, and night? For a complete list of books in the <i>Frances</i> series, see <a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/series/49715”>here</a>.

Dinosaurs Before Dark - (ISBN: 978-0375869884)

by Mary Pope Osborne

In this first book of the <i>Magic Tree House</i> series, meet Jack and Annie on their travels to the time when dinosaurs ruled the earth. Learn names for some of the dinosaurs and also get extra information about their habits. For more information about the <i>Magic Tree House</i> series, see the <i>Magic Tree House Fact Trackers</i>. For a complete list of the <i>Magic Tree House</i> series books and their correct order, see <a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/series/41463”>here</a>.

Frog and Toad are Friends - (ISBN: 9780064440202)

by Arnold Lobel

In this first book of the <i>Frog and Toad</i> series, Frog and Toad enjoy many fun activities together. One day they go swimming and Toad appreciates Frog not looking at his (toad) body while they wear bathing suits. Ask your parents what the difference is between how frogs and toads look.

Henry and Mudge: The First Book - (ISBN: 978-0689810046)

by Cynthia Ryland

In this low-level beginning reader, Henry wishes for a brother, sister, or playmate but finds none in his house or neighborhood. When his parents get the idea he can adopt a dog, Henry chooses carefully and comes up with Mudge! Many Henry and Mudge books follow, and new readers will love going through their continuing adventures. Do you have a favorite pet? If you could have any pet in the world, what would you choose?

Miss Daisy is Crazy - (ISBN: 978-0756953249)

by Dan Gutman

A.J. admires his unusual teacher’s zest for trying the unconventional and the fun in their classroom activities. One day she suggests to the principal they try to make the school a video game arcade if the students can finish 1,000,000 pages of reading! Take a look at all the titles in this <i>My Weird School</i> series and try to invent a title of your own that sounds like it would fit right in!

The Cat in the Hat - (ISBN: 9780394800011)

by Dr. Seuss

In the <i>Dr. Seuss I Can Read It All By Myself Beginner Books</i> series, the writer wanted to make beginning reading fun and goofy. Meet the Cat in the Hat who appears on a rainy day to liven up Dick and Sally’s drudgery with madcap adventures. The rhyming lines and the frequent repetition make this book easy to read and remember, a must for starting readers. After you read this book a few times, close it and see what parts of it you can remember!

Amelia Bedelia Sleeps Over - (ISBN: 978-0062095237)

by Herman Parish

Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of the Carnival Crime - (ISBN: 978-0142421994)

by Donald Sobol

Pichu’s Apple Company - (ISBN: 978-0439372121)

by Sarah Heller

Ricky Ricotta’s Mighty Robot Collection - (ISBN: 978-0439435222)

by Dav Pilkey

The Adventures of Captain Underpants: An Epic Novel - (ISBN: 978-0439082822)

by Dave Pilkey

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