A wonderful resource is the Geisel Award, which is given by the American Library Association to the author and illustrator of the most distinguished U.S. book for beginning readers each year. I’ll be featuring many of the winners in the next installment of this series.
Thanks so much Lisa! Click through for all of her picks for beginning readers.
Mo Willems, who was a writer and animator for Sesame Street, is the author of the funny Pigeon books. He also created an engaging easy reader series, the Elephant and Piggie books, for which he won two Geisel Medals.
His Cat the Cat series for beginning readers features Cat, who has lots of fun with her animal friends. The large, bold text with words that repeat and rhyme offers beginning readers a great deal of support. Check out Mo’s Knuffle Bunny for a lovely picture book to read aloud. Hooray for Amanda and her Alligator! is Mo’s newest book, a fascinating hybrid of a picture book and chapter book.