The Carrollton Public Library recognizes the fact that every child learns to read and develops as a reader at his/her own unique pace. The following list is very general, and is in no way designed to be prescriptive.
Berenstain, Stan. Inside, outside, upside down.A simple tale, using a limited vocabulary for young readers, of how little bear travels to town in a cardboard box.
Berenstain, Stan. The Berenstain Bears and the spooky old tree.One by one, three brave little bear shave second thoughts about exploring the interior of a spooky old tree.
Byars, Betsy. Hooray for the Golly sisters!In the continued adventures of May-May and Rose, they take their traveling road show on to more audiences in the West. Part of the "I Can Read"series of beginning readers.
Carle, Eric. The very lonely firefly.A lonely firefly goes out in search of friends. Each time he sees a flicker of light he heads towards it, finding owl eyes, a lantern, etc before finally finding other fireflies. Another fine example of Eric Carle's story and collage style.
Eastman, P. D. Are you my mother?A little bird asks planes, boats, and animals "Are you my mother?" until he finally finds his own mother. Eastman also wrote the great beginning reading book Go, Dog, go!
Ehlert, Lois. Snowballs.A fun-filled picture book shows snow-loving readers how to build entire snow families using household items.
Grambling, Lois. Can I have a Stegosaurus, Mom? Can I? Please?A child describes all the possible advantages to his mother of having a Stegosaurus for a pet.
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Hest, Amy. In the rain with Baby Duck.Although her parents love walking in the rain, Baby Duck does not - until her grandfather shares a secret with her. Lovely large drawings.
Hoban, Lillian.. Arthur's prize reader.Although Arthur loses the Super Chimp Club contest, his pupil, sister Violet, wins the first grade reading competition and a prize for them both.
Hoff, Syd. Danny and the dinosaur.A little boy is surprised and pleased when one of the dinosaurs from the museum agrees to play with him.
Hoff, Syd. The horse in Harry's room.Although no one else could see the horse, Harry was very pleased to have one in his room. This is part of the Easy line of the excellent "I Can Read" series.
Kessler, Ethel. Stan the hot dog man.After he retires, Stan becomes a hot dog man and finds that his new job helps him come to the rescue during a big snowstorm.
LeSieg, Theodore. The eye book.A boy and rabbit both have two eyes that see things of almost any size.
Lobel Arnold. Frog and Toad together.Five further adventures of two best friends as they share cookies, plant a garden, and test their bravery.
Lobel, Arnold. Owl at home.Relates five adventures of Owl.
Marshall , James. Fox on the job.Fox tries to earn the money for a new bicycle in several different jobs.
McCully, Emily Arnold. Grandmas at bat.Pip's two grandmothers, who cannot agree on anything, take over coaching her baseball team and create chaos.
Numeroff, Laura. If you give a moose a muffin.Chaos might ensue if you give in to a moose's urgent request for a muffin, just as it did in If you give a mouse a cookie and If you give a pig a pancake.
Rey, Margaret. Curious George visits the zoo.The little monkey Curious George visitst he zoo, causes trouble, and then makes up for it in his usual fashion. This is but one of the many Curious George books.
Rosen, Michael. We're going on a bear hunt.Four children (including the baby) and their father romp through a landscape in this favorite story. It should be chanted aloud, acted out, and enjoyed over and over again.
Sadler, Marilyn. PJ Funny Bunny in the perfect hiding place.When P.J. Funnybunny's little sister asks to play hide-and-seek with him and his friends, they run off and leave her until dinnertime when P.J.'s motheri nquires where she is.
Seuss, Dr. Cat in the hat.The Cat in the hat entertains Sally and her brother one rainy day while their mother is away.
Slobodkina,Esphyr. Caps for sale: a tale of a peddler, some monkeys and their monkeybusiness.A band of mischievous monkeys steals every one of a peddler's caps while he takes a nap under a tree. This is a timeless, classic story which has been continuously in print since first published in 1940.
Waddell, Martin. Good job, Little Bear!Little Bear does a good job of climbing rocks, bouncing on a tree branch, and crossing a stream, but Big Bear is always there to lend a helping hand when needed.
Wheeler, Cindy. Bookstore cat.Mulligan, the bookstore cat, has an exciting day when a pigeon wanders into the store.
Wiseman, Bernard. Morris and Boris at the circus.Morris and Boris go to the circus as spectators and end up being part of the action.
Wiseman, Bernard. Morris the Moose.Determined to prove that the cow he meets is really a moose, Morris the moose enlists the help of a rather confused deer and horse.
Zion, Gene. Harry the dirty dog.When a white dog with black spots runs away from home, he gets so dirty that he becomes a black dog with white spots and his family doesn't recognize him.
Also check out these series:Rylant, Cynthia. Henry and Mudge.Feeling lonely on a street that does not have any other children on it, Henry finds companionship in a big dog named Mudge.
Sharmat, Marjorie. Nate the Great.Pint-sized neighborhood detective Nate the Great, along with his dog Sludge, solves mysteries.
Wells, Rosemary. Yoko and Friends School Days.Join Yoko and friends on the school adventures.
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