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Easy Books for Beginning Readers

    A Big Guy Took My Ball!

    A Big Guy Took My Ball! - Mo Willems

    Piggie is upset because a whale took the ball she found, but Gerald finds a solution that pleases all of them.

    EASY READER 1 Willems, M.
    The Cookie Fiasco

    The Cookie Fiasco - Dan Santat

    There are only three cookies and four hungry friends to share them with. This is not good. This is not equal!

    EASY READER 1 Santat, D.
    Mr. Putter and Tabby Smell the Roses

    Mr. Putter and Tabby Smell the Roses - Cynthia Rylant

    When Mr. Putter and Tabby take Mrs. Teaberry to the Conservatory for her birthday, Zeke tries his best to stay out of trouble, but one of the trees is irresistible.

    EASY READER 2 Rylant, C.
    Penny and Her Marble

    Penny and Her Marble - Kevin Henkes

    Penny feels guilty after taking a beautiful blue marble that she sees in Mrs. Goodwin's grass, but gets a pleasant surprise when she goes to return it the next day.

    EASY READER 2 Henkes, K.
    Ballet Cat: The Totally Secret Secret

    Ballet Cat: The Totally Secret Secret - Bob Shea

    While Ballet Cat and Sparkles the Pony are trying to decide what to play, they each share an important secret.

    EASY READER 2 Shea, B.
    Up

    Up - Joe Cepeda

    On a very windy day, a boy stands by a window with his pinwheel and is suddenly whisked into the sky where he can see a pig, a hen, a cow, and a sheep.

    EASY READER 1 Cepeda, J.
    Bink & Gollie: Best Friends Forever

    Bink & Gollie: Best Friends Forever - Kate DiCamillo and Alison McGhee

    Bink and Gollie's friendship remains strong, even in the face of Gollie's "royal blood," Bink's Stretch-O-Matic machine, and the pursuit of a world record.

    MOVING UP DiCamillo, K.
    Ling & Ting: Together in All Weather

    Ling & Ting: Together in All Weather - Grace Lin

    Twin sisters Ling and Ting have fun together playing in all kinds of weather.

    EASY READER 2 Lin, G.
    Don't Throw It to Mo!

    Don't Throw It to Mo! - David A. Adler

    Mo is the youngest kid on the Robins football team. The kids on the rival team tease him for being a 'butterfingers' who's too tiny to catch the ball. But Mo's coach has a plan up his sleeve to turn Mo's little size into a big win for the Robins.

    EASY READER 2 Adler, D.
    A Pig, a Fox, and a Box

    A Pig, a Fox, and a Box - Jonathan Fenske

    After finding a box just the right size to hide in, a little fox tries to play some tricks on his big friend, Pig, but things do not work out exactly as he planned.

    EASY READER 1 Fenske, J.
    I Spy Fly Guy

    I Spy Fly Guy - Tedd Arnold

    While playing hide-and-seek with Buzz, Fly Guy is taken away by a garbage man.

    EASY READER 3 Arnold, T.
    Pearl and Wagner: One Funny Day

    Pearl and Wagner: One Funny Day - Kate McMullan

    April Fools' Day is not a happy one for Wagner the mouse because his best friend, Pearl the rabbit, and other children and adults at school keep tricking him.

    EASY READER 2 McMullan, K.
    What This Story Needs is a Pig in a Wig

    What This Story Needs is a Pig in a Wig - Emma J. Virján

    Illustrations and rhyming text introduce an increasing, then decreasing, cast of characters sharing a boat in a moat with a pig in an enormous wig.

    EASY READER 1 Virján, E.
    Chicken Said,

    Chicken Said, "Cluck!" - Judyann Grant

    Earl and Pearl do not want Chicken's help in the garden, until a swarm of grasshoppers arrives and her true talent shines.

    EASY READER 1 Grant, J.

    "Let's Go Fishing," Said Lana - Erica Silverman

    Unable to interest her parents, her brothers, or even her dog in going fishing with her, Lana creates her own boat and lake in her bedroom and soon has all the company a girl could want.

    EASY READER 2 Silverman, E.
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