Teach reading at home
A fun & easy learning to read
The books that we read to children are different from the books
children begin to read independently. Beginner readers are carefully designed books that provide strategies
for the child to help decode the font.
Good beginner readers have illustrations that give clues to the
text. These books also have text that is rhythmic or has a predictable pattern, this allows the child to
anticipate what words will be coming next.
Beginner readers also need to have text that contains familiar
words. The first stories your child reads by themselves needs to have approximately 90% of words that are known
to the child, this allows the child to experience success.
Children that commence reading with a feeling of success, enjoy
reading and want to continue reading. There more children read the better readers they become. So the key is
develop a desire to read.
Buy books for beginner readers
I have carefully selected a collection of beginner books. Each book
chosen for it's simple text and expressive illustrations. They are interesting stories, rather than just good
beginning readers. All are written by well respected authors and illustrators. These books are fun to read and
make ideal beginner books.
They are some of our all time favourites. I hope you have as
much joy and success with these beginner books as we did!
Go dog go
'Go dog go' is a classic book for the beginner reader. It has been a family favourite of
ours for many, many years. It's a wonderfully funny story with repeated phrases that include
many commonly used sight words. The illustrations are delightful, lots of dogs and plenty of
activity. Purchase this book now...
Go, Dog. Go! (I Can Read It All By Myself Beginner Books)
Are you my mother?
classic by P.D. Eastman. This is a delightful story young readers will
love. It has simple repetitive text and heartwarming illustrations. This book is fantastic for children
attempting to read independently for the first time. Purchase this book now...
Are You My Mother?
The cat in the hat
Author: Dr Seuss
classic Dr Seuss book heralded a new way children learnt how to
read. Written in 1957 it still holds charm for beginning
readers everywhere. Filled with commonly used words that children find easy and fun to read. Purchase this
The Cat in the Hat
The big book of berestain bearsbeginner
Authors: Stan & Jan Berestain
All the Berestain Bear books were favourites in our household. This
is a collection of six beginner reading books including The Bike Lesson, The Bears' Picnic, The Bears'
Vacation, Bears in the Night, The Berenstain Bears and the Spooky Old Tree, and The Berenstain Bears and the
Missing Dinosaur Bone. Simple, interesting and fun to read. Purchase this book now...
The Big Book of Berenstain Bears Beginner Books (Beginner Books(R)
A Fish Out of Water
Author: Helen Palmer
classic beginner book that has been around for a long time. Children love stories that are funny and this
is a simple story, incorporating humour into carefully selected text. It also has wonderfully bright
illustrations by P.D. Eastman. Purchase this book now...
Fish Out of Water (Beginner Books)
Flap your wings
Author: P.D. Eastman
You can tell I love P.D. Eastman books. They really stand above many other beginner reading
books for their carefully considered story lines, simplistic text and their large clear
animated illustrations that are always fun and full of expression. Purchase this book now...
Flap Your Wings (Beginner Books(R))
This is another classic story for children beginning to read. Lots of rhyming text and
simple illustrations. Again, utilising commonly used words that beginning readers will successfully be able to
read independently. Purchase this book now...
The Jacket I Wear in the Snow
This book by Keith Baker has stunning full-colour illustrations
and simple, rhyming text. It also has an appealing story line with an important message. Children
and adults will enjoy reading this story. Purchase this book now...
Who Is the Beast?
I really love Don Woods illustrations, they are wonderfully
expressive and really add meaning to the text. This book is great for beginning readers as it is rhyming
and cumulative. The story is carefully woven to lead to an interesting
climax.Purchase this book now...
The Napping House
Author Frank Asch
A simple story children will enjoy reading. It has simplistic
illustrations and a repetitive text. Children just commencing reading books independently will find this one simple
and enjoyable. Purchase this book now...
The Last Puppy
Where's My Teddy?
Author: Jez Alborough
Jez Alborough is well known for his clever and fun stories and
distinct artwork. This book has easy to read text and a delightful story line. It's a classy beginner book.
Purchase this book now...
Where's My Teddy?
Children will really enjoy the illustrations in this classic
story by Pat Hutchins. The text is simplistic however the illustrations tell the story. This book will be easy for
beginning readers to read and will also entertain. Purchase this book now...
All by myself
Author: Mercer Mayer
Mercer Mayer is a clever writer for beginner readers. The text is
very basic text with descriptive illustrations, this story has a familiar story line all children will be able to
relate to. Purchase this book now...
All by Myself (Little Critter) (Look-Look)
More, more, more said the baby
Author: Vera B. Williams
Vera B. Williams is an extremely well respected author of
children's story books. She hand paints the illustrations for her stories. This one is beautifully illustrated and
the text is written with passion and warmth. Purchase this book now...
"More More More," Said the Baby (A Caldecott Honor book)
This is a fun and engaging story that uses repetition and
its lively illustrations really add value. The limited text makes this story a good one for beginning
readers. Purchase this book now...
It's Not Easy Being a Bunny (Beginner Books(R))
The little engine that could
Author: Watty Piper
I included this story because of it's continual ability
to continually entertain generations of beginning readers. The original story was written in 1906, this
updated version maintains all the original charm, and promotes the power of positive thinking. Purchase this
The Little Engine That Could