Earliest Readers: 5 to 7 years

All reading aloud is preparation for learning to read. Loving stories and the reading experience support the sometimes-tedious processes of breaking the code and getting up to speed. While we don't recommend rushing into reading instruction, some children are eager for it. Here are some titles that will honor that extra momentum toward literacy.

National Geographic Kids 125 True Stories of Amazing Animals: Inspiring Tales of Animal Friendship & Four-Legged Heroes, Plus Crazy Animal Antics Cover Image
$12.95
ISBN: 9781426309182
Availability: Currently not in store. Available to order. Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: National Geographic Society - May 8th, 2012

Great Day for Up! Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780394829135
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - August 12th, 1974

Hi, Fly Guy Cover Image
By Tedd Arnold, Tedd Arnold (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9780439639033
Availability: Currently not in store. Available to order. Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Cartwheel Books - September 1st, 2005

My Car Trip Cover Image
By Sindy McKay, Meredith Johnson (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9781891327643
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Published: Treasure Bay - October 1st, 2005

Scholastic Reader Level 2: My Dog, Buddy Cover Image
Call for price: 508-548-5548
ISBN: 9780545035934
Availability: It is unlikely that we will be able to order this item. Please call 508.548.5548.
Published: Cartwheel Books - September 1st, 2008

Today I Will Fly! Cover Image
By Mo Willems, Mo Willems (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781423102953
Availability: Currently not in store. Available to order. Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Disney-Hyperion - April 1st, 2007

You Read to Me, I'll Read to You: Very Short Stories to Read Together Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780316013161
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 1st, 2006