Early Readers

STEP INTO READING—Random House Books for Young Readers (Ages 4-6)

Robot, Go Bot!
Published in 2013
Illustrated by Wook Jin Jung

When a girl puts together a robot from a kit, she makes a new friend! But she learns a lesson in what friendship means when the robot gets fed up with her orders.


Kirkus Starred Review
Kirkus's Best Children's Books of 2013

ALSC 2014 Notable Children's Book

Bank Street 2014 Best Books of the Year

Kindergarten List of NYC Reads 365 literacy program

Flip Flop!
Published in 2011
Illustrated by Jana Christy

Sometimes it’s hard to make choices. Go to the fair or the zoo? Swim in the pool or chase the tide? This rhyming summer story follows two friends as they flip flop through a variety of choices…including which shoes to wear!

Corn Aplenty
Published in 2009
Illustrated by Melissa Iwai

Corn isn’t the only thing that grows in this story. So does a relationship between a farmer and the children who pass his farm. Repeated patterns, colorful details, and simple sentences in this little book teach children about the growing process of corn…and friendship!

ROOKIE READERS—Scholastic/Children’s Press (Grades K-2)

A Box Can Be Many Things
Published in 1997
Illustrated by Paige Billin-Frye

A girl insists that a box is not junk and imagines it can be anything she wants it to be!
(skill set: vowel sounds)


Children’s Choice International Reading Association and the Children’s Book Council, 1998

The Secret Code
Published in 1998
Illustrated by Bari Weissman

Lucy thinks Oscar can read a secret code, but it is really Braille. Learn along as Oscar teaches Lucy his unique way of reading.
(skill set: multisyllabic words)