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Old 11-08-2017, 10:21 AM
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DD4 is on the verge of reading. She is fascinated by words on the page and is starting to point to them and saying the initial sound. She is also always wanting to read to her little brother (mostly through memorization of his favorite books). She recognizes certain words like her name, mom, dad, Nan, etc. We have a zillion books, but not really many in the early learning to read to self category.

Normally I'd just go to the library and get a stack, but we live in Egypt and I don't have access to a library that has such books. The school she'll go to for K has a great library, but we won't have access to that til August. Her preschool is a local one and while they are great, they don't really have books available to take home. SO, I want to order some (I do have access to US Amazon and US mail).

Favorite authors, series, books for very beginner readers?


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Old 11-08-2017, 10:45 AM
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I don't really have any recommendations, but if you haven't tried Epic, I highly recommend it. She can read or have books read to her. It's geared towards early readers. Register as a teacher, not a parent and it's free.
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Old 11-08-2017, 11:30 AM
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I remember learning how to read with these books when I was in kindergarten. I also taught my own boys to read using these.

http://iseesam.com/set-1-reading-for...color-edition/

For "read for fun" tradebooks, I would check out the Scholastic website.

http://www.scholastic.com
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Old 11-08-2017, 12:33 PM
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Amazon has a category of "books first readers"


https://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&ke...l_19dtbsr36c_b
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Old 11-08-2017, 12:34 PM
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but before I retired I had my students use an online website that had leveled readers for beginning readers to use. The kids loved these. I will try to find the site. Personally I love real books that you hold in your hands better, but kids seem to like the online books.

I would encourage you to use little books with illustrations and one or two words for her to read and also have some real story books to read with/to her.

When my son was that age I often just took paper, folded it into a book and drew things that he liked on each page then wrote the few words that went with it. He loved those. We made books about his stuffed animals, his toys, our pets and even his friends.


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Old 11-08-2017, 12:39 PM
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I like the BOB books: decodable and beginning sight words with lots of repetition. They aren't great stories by any means but the are great for early readers who want to read every word in the whole book!

Bob Books, Set 1: Beginning Readers https://www.amazon.com/dp/0439845009..._mT2aAb4XS84AR
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Old 11-08-2017, 12:48 PM
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The Bob Books are great for an emerging reader!

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/bob...d=PLBiP74833#/
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Old 11-08-2017, 01:33 PM
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Here is a link to an extensive list of books for beginning readers from the Cooperative Children's Book Center (University of Wisconsin):

http://ccbc.education.wisc.edu/books...idBookLists=29

I hope the link will work for you.
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Old 11-08-2017, 02:39 PM
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before I retired I had my students use an online website that had leveled readers for beginning readers to use. The kids loved these. I will try to find the site. Personally I love real books that you hold in your hands better, but kids seem to like the online books.
Could it have been Starfall? Waaaaaay back, Starfall actually offered cut and staple copies of all their early reader stories. I found a set of them I had leftover and made them into little books for DS a couple years ago. He carried them everywhere and would take them out and read them over and over again.

Not sure if they're still available but it was an excellent resource.

ETA: Found them! You can print out all kinds of stuff here:
https://teach.starfall.com/lv/resour...able-downloads
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Old 11-08-2017, 04:30 PM
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loved the Spot series of books when he was just learning to read. The illustrations were fun and the text was super large. Enjoy this stage of your daughter's growth and learning to read! Some of my favorite memories of my sons at that age were snuggling in bed reading with them.


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Old 11-08-2017, 04:56 PM
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I also agree with the Bob books recommendation.
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Old 11-08-2017, 05:29 PM
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I agree with Bob books
Also, the Carl the Dog series.they are mostly wordless, but she can tell the story to her self.
Some Eric Carle books are simple, like Have You Seen My Cat?
Richard Scary's books are often loads of pictures on a page with just word labels like cat, dog, house, etc.
DK (Doris Kinderling?) beginners, especially their plastic tub books.they just have one picture on a page with one word like train, boat, car
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Old 11-08-2017, 10:22 PM
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Thanks you guys! These are all great suggestions. We have tons of books with longer sentences that I read to her or that she uses to look at the pictures, but I definitely need to add in the shorter, repetitive sentence books
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