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For much of her life, Tally has watched Ella make book recommendations on my blog (you can see them all here in the Ella Enjoyed archives) and a few weeks ago, she told me SHE wanted to suggest some books too.
She finished kindergarten in the spring and is a pretty solid independent reader (thanks to Savvy!) and these are the books she picked as some of her favorite solo reads.
If you have a reader just getting into easy readers, I hope you’ll find some fun options here!
5 books for kindergarteners
Fancy Nancy and the Delectable Cupcakes by Jane O’Connor
What Tally has to say: I like this because it’s about cupcakes and I like cupcakes! This one is a pretty easy to read book. I’ve read a lot of Fancy Nancy books so I’m used to them.
Amelia Bedelia On the Move by Herman Parish
I’ve never met a child who doesn’t just love Amelia Bedelia as she misunderstands virtually every direction ever given to her. With, of course, hilarious results. This fun series follows Amelia as a child, and it is filled with just as many crazy antics. In this installment, Amelia’s family is looking for a new house.
What Tally has to say: I like it because it’s also easy to read. It’s very exciting most of the time. I like to read these books when I’m trying to fall asleep at night.
Barkus by Patricia MacLachlan
What Tally has to say: Barkus is funny and not too short, so I can read it for a long time. This one is a little harder than the first two books so it helps me get better at reading.
Puppy Mudge Takes a Bath by Cynthia Rylant
Most young readers know the beloved Henry and Mudge and the Puppy Mudge series is perfect for younger readers who aren’t ready for the longer books featuring this playful duo.
What Tally has to say: I like this book because it came in a collection and they’re short so I can read all them. I got them for Christmas.
Geraldine Pu and Her Lunch Box, Too! by Maggie P. Chang
This is a fun beginner reader graphic novel series featuring sweet, but spunky Geraldine. Things get a little bit tricky at school for Geraldine when she opens up her lunchbox and finds stinky tofu inside. I love that this series even has a “how-to” guide on how to read a graphic novel.
What Tally has to say: I like this one because it’s short and interesting. I like that it’s a graphic novel and I just asked my mom to request the next two books from the library.
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if you liked this post about books for kindergarteners, you might like these other posts:
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