Early Readers (Green)

Green Early Readers typically have short sentences and only one to two sentences per page. For harder books, try our Red Early Readers. The easiest books are marked "Extra Easy." Click here for a print-friendly version of this list.

Author Title Call Number
BourneHenry in a Jam
Henry is stuck in traffic. But luckily, the emergency vehicles are on their way to help out!
JE ER Bourne
CapucilliBiscuit Goes to School
A dog follows the bus to school, where he meets the teacher and takes part in the activities of the class.
JE ER Capucilli
ClearyThe Bug in the Jug Wants a Hug
This first entry in the "Sounds Like Reading" series focuses on short vowel sounds.
JE ER Cleary
ER MackMr. Monkey Bakes a Cake
Mr. Monkey bakes a cake and enters it in a contest, but nothing goes as planned.
JE ER Mack
KenahThe Saturday Triplets in Teacher Trouble
The triplets spend their Saturday playing teacher with their stuffed animals.
JE ER Kenah
LeonardNo New Pants!
A young boy tries on many different pairs of new pants, but finds just what he wants back at home
JE ER Real
LewinCan You See Me?
This lesson on camouflage features lots of repetition. Extra Easy.
JE ER I Like
MackFrog and Fly: Six Slurpy Stories
Frog always gets the better of Fly, but in the end, Fly has the last word.
JE ER Mack
MaslenBob Books for Beginning Readers
This is a structured reading program, and is shelved separately. Set 1 is the easiest. Extra Easy.
JE ER Maslen
MeiselI See a Cat
A dog enjoys barking at a cat, a bee, and especially squirrels in this easy-to-read book. From the I Like to Read series
JE ER I Like
MeisterWhen Tiny Was Tiny
A dog's owner describes how Tiny grew from a very small puppy to a very big dog.
JE ER Meister
MilgrimGo, Otto, Go!
Otto the robot builds a spaceship to take him home.
JE ER Milgrim
MilgrimRide, Otto, Ride
Otto and his friends go for a ride on an elephant.
JE ER Milgrim
PerkinsThe Ear Book
Fun things our ears hear, like popcorn popping, flutes tooting, hands clapping, and fingers snapping.
JE ER Perkins
RaschkaCrabby Crab
Crabby Crab is surprised to learn that he is loved just the way he is.
JE ER Raschka
RylantBrownie & Pearl Step Out
Brownie arrives at a party feeling shy, but her cat Pearl enters confidently.
JE ER Rylant
Nick helps Mittens the kitten adjust to life in a new home.
JE ER Schaefer
SelznickBaby Monkey Private Eye
Baby Monkey, will investigate stolen jewels, missing pizzas, and other mysteries.
JE ER Selznick
SeussHop on Pop
In this Seuss classic, pairs of rhyming words are introduced and used in simple sentences.
JE ER Seuss
ShawSheep in a Jeep
This easy rhyming book records the misadventures of a group of sheep that go riding in a jeep.
JE ER Shaw
TaborFox the Tiger
Fox decides to become a tiger because they are fast and sneaky, and soon, his other animal friends are joining in.
JE ER Tabor
ThomasThere's a Pest in the Garden!
There’s a pest in the garden, and it's eating all the vegetables!
JE ER Thomas
VirjanWhat This Story Needs Is a Pig in a Wig
A fun rhyming story about a pig and a boat with lots of passengers.
JE ER Virjan
WillemsCat the Cat, Who Is That?
An exuberant cat introduces readers to her friends.
JE ER Willems
WillemsToday I Will Fly!
When Piggie decides to fly, Elephant is skeptical, but when Piggie gets a little help from others, amazing things happen.
JE ER Willems
ZiefertThe Teeny-Tiny Woman
A teeny-tiny woman finds a teeny-tiny bone in a graveyard and takes it home to make soup, but changes her mind during the night.
JE ER Ziefert
ZiefertWet Pet
This entry in the Flip-a-Word series focuses on the -et, -ed, and -am word families. Extra Easy.
JE ER Ziefert

Last Updated: 9/19


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