Early Readers (Blue)

Blue Early Readers use longer sentences and more complex sentence structure. Some are divided into short chapters. For easier books, try our Red Early Readers. For harder books, try our First Chapter Book Series list. 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
AdlerBones and the Big Yellow Mystery
Young Detective Jeffrey Bones helps find a school bus lost at the shopping mall.
JE ER Adler
AdlerYoung Cam Jansen and the Dinosaur Game
When fifth-grader Cam Jansen and her friend Eric go to a birthday party, she uses her photographic memory to solve a mystery.
JE ER Adler
AhlbergThe Man Who Wore All His Clothes
Mrs. Gaskitt the taxi driver, Mr. Gaskitt the heavily dressed man, and their twins, Gus and Gloria, foil a bank robbery.
JE ER Ahlberg
ArnoldFly Guy Presents: Space
During a visit to a space museum, Fly Guy and Buzz learn all about planets, space crafts, space suits, and comets.
JE ER Arnold
AviPrairie School
In 1880, Noah's aunt teaches him how to read as they explore the Colorado prairie together.
BellRabbit & Robot: The Sleepover
Rabbit is excited about the sleepover he has planned for his friend Robot, but Robot has different ideas about how things should go.
JE ER Bell
BradmanRed Riding Hood Takes Charge
Granny's recovered from her scare with the Big Bad Wolf, but she's lonely. Thankfully Little Red Riding Hood is on the case!
JE ER Bradman
ButlerKing & Kayla and the Case of the Secret Code
When a mysterious letter written in code arrives at King's house for his human, Kayla, he follows the trail of the person who left it.
JE ER Butler
CatalanottoMonkey & Robot
Best friends Monkey and Robot enjoy a variety of activities.
JE ER Catalanotto
DanzigerIt's Justin Time, Amber Brown
Unlike her best friend Justin, Amber Brown loves to measure time and hopes to receive a watch on her seventh birthday.
JE ER Danziger
DiCamilloMercy Watson to the Rescue
After Mercy the pig snuggles to sleep with the Watsons, all three awaken with the bed teetering on the edge of a big hole in the floor.
JE ER DiCamillo
ElliotEva's Treetop Festival
Eva Wingdale gets in over her head when she offers to organize a spring festival at school.
JE ER Elliott
FaruqiMeet Yasmin!
Second Grader Yasmin solves problems with creativity and pizzazz.
JE ER Faruqi
FlinthamGame Over, Super Rabbit Boy!
When King Viking and his evil robot army attack, it is up to Super Rabbit Boy, with some help from Sunny and his video game console, to save the day.
JE ER Flintham
GantosRotten Ralph Feels Rotten
Rotten Ralph comes to appreciate Sarah's healthy cat food after he gets sick from eating out of trash cans.
JE ER Gantos
HaleThe Princess in Black
When trouble raises its blue monster head, Princess Magnolia ditches her flouncy dresses and becomes the Princess in Black!
JE ER Hale
HarringtonOtis the Very Large Dog
While pet sitting, Hank has to take Otis the very large dog to the vet for a toothache.
JE ER Harrington
HowePinky and Rex
Rex and her best friend Pinky find their visit to the museum and its gift shop complicated by Pinky's little sister Amanda.
JE ER Howe
JacobsonAndy Shane and the Very Bossy Dolores Starbuckle
Andy Shane hates school, mainly because of a tattletale know-it-all named Dolores Starbuckle, but Granny Webb joins him in class one day and helps him solve the problem.
JE ER Jacobson
LobelFrog and Toad are Friends
Five tales recount the adventures of two best friends—Frog and Toad.
JE ER Lobel
McDonaldRocky Zang in the Amazing Mr. Magic
Rocky is perfecting the tricks for his magic show when Judy Moody offers to be his assistant. Rocky agrees, but it turns out that Judy is the most UN-spectacular assistant ever. Is Rocky's magic good enough to mend his and Judy's friendship?
JE ER McDonald
ParishCome Back, Amelia Bedelia
Amelia Bedelia is fired from one job after another for doing exactly as she is told.
JE ER Parish
SharmatNate the Great
Nate the Great uses all of his detective skills to solve the mystery of his friend Annie's missing picture.
JE ER Sharmat
YeeUpstairs Mouse, Downstairs Mole
Mouse and his downstairs neighbor, Mole, discover that when they help each other, housecleaning and other daily tasks are much easier.

Last Updated: 9/19


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