Do you have a child who is in the initial stages of reading independently? If so, you may be interested in some of the library's beginning reader series. These are books with large print, controlled vocabulary and oodles of pictures. The books come in a variety of levels of reading difficulty to accommodate the stages of reading readiness of children aged 4-10. Our library stocks a number of the beginning readers series including: Puffin Easy-to-Read, Bank Street Ready-to-Read, A First Stepping Stone Book, An I Can Read Book, An Early I Can Read Book, Step into Reading, and Hello Reader!
For immersion students we have titles in the Je Peux Lire! and Alpha-Jeunes series. In addition, to make life easier for library staff, students and parents of immersion students in grades K-1 we have placed red dots on the spines of all the easiest French immersion books—books with 1-3 lines of print per page. K-1 students are encouraged to sign these books out on their book exchange days.
We also have leveled non-fiction readers in both English and French. These books cover a variety of topics from UFOs to climbing Mount Everest. They are a great way to interest students (particularly boys) in reading.
For students who are making the transition from easy reading books to early chapter books we have series such as: Bailey School Kids (Debbie Dadey), Magic Tree House (Mary Pope Osborne), Junie B. Jones (Barbara Park), Mikey Mite and Mooch titles (Gilles Gauthier), Maddie titles (Louise Leblanc), Secrets of Droon (Tony Abbott), Kids from Monkey Mountain (Ted Staunton). Geronimo Stilton (pen name), etc.