Early Reader Book Recommendations

When starting to read longer books independently, it's so important to find something engaging! We love to help find books to build confidence and a love of reading. 

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Maybe Maybe Marisol Rainey Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062970428
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Published: Greenwillow Books - May 4th, 2021

Precious! I thought it was cool that Marisol's dad lives apart from the family much of the time because he works on an oil rig. Marisol herself is delightfully weird-- she loves silent movies, has four stuffed animal cats named after her favorite foods (Nacho, Lumpia, Banana Split and Pot Roast), and has a real gen of a best friend in Jada, who is fun and supportive of her in every way. In this book, Marisol works up her courage to climb the tree in her pack yard (which she names "Peppina") by the end. Very sweet! --Tegan

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Jo Jo Makoons: The Used-to-Be Best Friend Cover Image
By Dawn Quigley, Tara Audibert (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780063015388
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Published: Heartdrum - May 11th, 2021

Lots to learn and enjoy, from Ojibwe and Michif words and culture to the importance of vaccinations! Jojo's best friend at home is her cat, Mimi, and at school, Fern. But she practices being friendly to all her classmates and finds friendships all around. Cute and fun.

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Twins vs. Triplets #1: Back-to-School Blitz (HarperChapters) Cover Image
By Jennifer Torres, Vanessa Flores (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780063059443
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Published: HarperCollins - June 1st, 2021

Fun! Great characters, good sense of responsibility and conflict resolution amidst all the delightful pranking.