Early Readers (Red)

Red Early Readers have several sentences to one paragraph per page. For easier books, try our Green Early Readers. For harder books, try our Blue Early Readers. In the nonfiction section, look for the purple "ER - Early Reader" sticker on the spine. Click here for a print-friendly version of this list.

Author Title Call Number
ArnoldHi, Fly Guy!
When Buzz captures a fly to enter in The Amazing Pet Show, everyone says that a fly cannot be a pet, but Fly Guy proves them wrong.
JE ER Arnold
BeckerA Birthday for Bear
Despite Bear's efforts to ignore his birthday, Mouse will not rest until his friend celebrates.
JE ER Becker
CazetMinnie and Moo Go to the Moon
Two cow friends, Minnie and Moo, decide to drive the farmer's tractor all the way to the moon.
JE ER Cazet
ChaconasCork & Fuzz
A possum and a muskrat become friends despite their many differences.
JE ER Chaconas
DaleyPinch and Dash and the Terrible Couch
When his aunt's couch is delivered to Pinch, he and his friend Dash try to find a way to fit it into Pinch's cozy home.
JE ER Daley
DiCamilloBink & Gollie
Two roller-skating best friends, one short and one tall, share three comical adventures.
JE ER DiCamillo
GriffithsThe Big Fat Cow That Goes Kapow
Ten stories feature a mole called Noel who plays rock 'n' roll in a hole, and a boy named Mike who rides a bike.
JE ER Griffiths
HenkesPenny and Her Doll
Penny instantly loves the doll her grandmother sends her, but finding the perfect name for her is a challenge.
JE ER Henkes
HoffDanny and the Dinosaur
A little boy is surprised and pleased when one of the dinosaurs from the museum agrees to play with him.
JE ER Hoff
JoynerBoris on the Move
Boris lives in an old bus that used to travel all over the world but now just sits there—until one day when his parents take him on an adventure.
JE ER Joyner
LinLing & Ting: Not Exactly the Same
Ling and Ting are identical twins that people think are exactly the same, but time and again they prove to be different.
LloydMurilla Gorilla: Jungle Detective
Murilla Gorilla solves mysteries for her friends.
JE ER Lloyd
McMullanPearl and Wagner: One Funny Day
April Fools' Day is not a happy one for Wagner the mouse because his best friend, Pearl, keeps tricking him.
JE ER McMullan
MinarikLittle Bear
Little Bear's four adventures include taking a trip to the moon and having a birthday party.
JE ER Minarik
RylantHenry and Mudge
Henry, feeling lonely on a street without any other children, finds companionship and love in a big dog named Mudge.
JE ER Rylant
RylantThe Case of the Missing Monkey
While having breakfast at their favorite diner, two detectives, Bunny and Jack, solve a mystery that is not what it seems.
JE ER Rylant
SchwartzIn a Dark, Dark Room and Other Scary Stories
Seven scary stories to tell at night in front of a fire or in the dark, based on traditional stories and folktales from various countries.
JE ER Schwartz
SilvermanCowgirl Kate and Cocoa
Cowgirl Kate and her cowhorse Cocoa, who is always hungry, count cows, share a story, and help each other fall asleep.
JE Silverman
ThiesingThe Viper
Peggy the pig receives mysterious calls from the "Viper," warning that he is coming.
JE ER Thiesing
ThomasGood Night, Good Knight
Good Knight helps three little dragons who are having trouble getting to sleep.
JE ER Thomas
Van LeeuwenAmanda Pig and Her Big Brother Oliver
Five stories about Oliver and Amanda, also known as Mighty Pig and Amazing Baby Pig.
JE ER Van Leeuwen
YolenCommander Toad and the Space Pirates
When Commander Salamander and his band of pirates capture the "Star Warts" spaceship, Commander Toad is forced to hop the plank.
JE ER Yolen
YoungDigger and Daisy Go to the Zoo
When Digger the dog and his big sister Daisy visit the zoo, Digger tries to imitate the animals they see.
JE ER Young
ZionHarry and the Lady Next Door
Harry the dog goes to fantastic lengths to make his neighbor stop singing.
JE ER Zion

Last Updated: 3/15


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