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1. Reading Magic by Mem Fox :This is a wonderful resource and very inspirational!
1. Bob's Books. by Bobby Lynn Maslen: These books are great when a child is first learning to read! The words are simple and lend themselves to sounding out because they are often consonant-vowel-consonant words. The words rhyme and the pattern repeats. There are many sets that grow with your child!
2. Sight Word Readers by Scholastic: These books are great because they incorporate high frequency or sight words. Children need a large repertoire of sight words to help them navigate through text. Many words in the English language do not lend themselves to sounding out and through seeing these words frequently in print children recognize them automatically.
4. The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss (Or any Dr. Seuss book!) These books are fun, engaging, provide rhythm, repetition and children want to read them over and over!
6. Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes (or any Kevin Henkes book!): This book is about a child who gets teased at school because of her name and how her parents refuse to let her think that she and her name are anything less than absolutely perfect! Kevin Henkes is one of my favorite authors because he writes about things that kids deal with bullying, teasing, worrying, a new sibling, etc.
7. The Moon by Seymour Simon (or any Seymour Simon book!): Simon writes non-fiction, informational books. The pictures are phenomenal and children love them! Some topics he covers are sharks, volcanoes, tornadoes, the sun, the moon, galaxies, muscles, bones, rain forests, trucks, mummies and pyramids, snakes, mountains, gorillas, and many more!
8. Koala Lou by Mem Fox (or any Mem Fox book!): In this book, Koala Lou discovers that all she has to do for her mother to love her is be herself. Mem Fox writes lovely stories that parents and children will love!