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Early/Beginning Readers

Early Reader Chapter Books #BookReviews

I have enjoy reading with and to my grandson. Now that he is able to read some things on his own, early chapter books give us the opportunity to read together, taking turns, even though he prefers me to read to him. These three books are all part of the Epic Originals published by Andrew McMeel Publishing. All were provided through Netgalley at my request. The ratings and opinions shared are mine and my grandchildren’s. Continue reading “Early Reader Chapter Books #BookReviews”

Children’s Early Chapter Books: Mini-Reviews

This group of books were not shared with my grandchildren. I read them with an eye as to whether I would use them or want them in my classroom. I liked them all to varying degrees and would happily have purchased a copy for my classroom library. All were provided to me through Netgalley. The rating, ideas and opinions shared are my own.


Helping Mayor PattyΒ (Katie Woo’s Neighborhood) by Fran Manushkin, Laura ZarrinΒ (Illustrations)

Published August 1st 2019 by Picture Window Books

4 Stars: Continue reading “Children’s Early Chapter Books: Mini-Reviews”

Mini-Reviews: Baby/Toddler, Early Reader

I Like!I Like!

byΒ Cecilia Smith

Published August 1st 2018 by Xist Publishing

4 Stars

This book is from the Reading Stars series. It is a simple book for beginning readers to build confidence when learning to read. This is a repetitive story with each page following the pattern: I like to …. . There are large, bright, simple illustrations on each page that will provide reading clues to the reader. There is also a nice note to parents and caregivers with suggestions to help their child read this book. A good book for a family library or a primary classroom where there are many beginning readers. The publisher, Xist Publishing, generously provided me with a copy of this book to read. The rating, ideas and opinions are my own.


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