Recommended books for:
Emergent and Emergent/Early readers
Grade Level: Kindergarten, 1
Letter Levels: A, B, C, D, E
Number Levels: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Lexile range: BR40L-230L

Are you looking for more books to read at home? Here are a few popular book series by level. All of these books should be readily available at the library, your local bookstore or Amazon.

All young readers should be encouraged and supported to read at their own pace and level. That being said, kindergarteners are generally expected to be independently reading D/E level books by the end of the school year, and first graders are generally expected to be independently reading M level books by the end of the school year.

Click on any series below to see the individual books in the series.

Level A – E
Brand New Readers, by various authors

Level D – E
Tiny the Dog series, by Cari Meister

Level E
Puppy Sam series, by Mary Labatt

Level A – E
Brand New Readers, Blue Set, by various authors:^

B – Play Ball! (included in Summer Fun! Box)
B – Piggy’s Bath
B – Pop Pop Pop Pop Pop
B – Monkey Eats Worms
B – Worm Is Stuck
B – Worm Smells
B – Good Night, Dinah
B – Little and Big
C – It’s Super Mouse!
C – Picnic (included in Summer Fun! Box)

Brand New Readers, Green Set, by various authors:

C – Camping  (included in Summer Fun! Box)
B – Puddles
E – Edna Bakes Cookies (included in Winter Fun! Box)
B – Yuck!
C – Winnie’s Bedtime
B – Catch
D – Sledding (included in Winter Fun! Box)
C – Worm Builds
D – Worm Is Hot (included in Summer Fun! Box)
D – Worm Watches (included in Winter Fun! Box)

Brand New Readers, Orange Set, by various authors:

C – Cat and Mouse
C – Pizza
A – Dinah’s Dream
C – Dinah Likes to Eat
B – Kazam’s Birds
D – Kazam’s Coins
C – Where Is Tabby Cat?
C – Cat Bath
E – Monkey the Mummy (included in Winter Fun! Box)
B – Monkey Flies Away

Brand New Readers, Purple Set, by various authors:

D – Termite Bounces
B – Termite Bites
C – No Eggs for Eddie
C – Eddie and Little Skunk
C – Hide-and-Seek
C – Fish Makes Faces
B – Lick, Lick, Drip, Drip
C – It’s Snowing (included in Winter Fun! Box)
D – Where Is Kazam?
B – Kazam’s Cards

Brand New Readers, Red Set, by various authors:

B – Tabby Cat at Night
C – The Chase
B – Snow Mouse
C – The Big Fish
C – Water Balloons (included in Summer Fun! Box)
B – Piggy’s Bedtime
C – Edna Dances
D – Edna’s New Coat (included in Winter Fun! Box)
B – Yucky Ball
C – In and Out

Brand New Readers, Summer Fun! Box, by various authors:

C – Camping (included in Green Set)
C – Drip Drip Drip
D – Lemonade For Sale
C – Otter Goes Swimming
C – Otter’s Picnic
C – Picnic (included in Blue Set)
B – Play Ball! (included in Blue Set)
D – Termite In a Canoe
C – Water Balloons (included in Red Set)
D – Worm Is Hot (included in Green Set)

Brand New Readers, Winter Fun! Box, by various authors:

C – Beeper And Stomp
C – Eddie In a Jam
E – Edna Bakes Cookies (included in Green Set)
D – Edna’s New Coat (included in Red Set)
C – It’s Snowing (included in Purple Set)
E – Monkey The Mummy (included in Orange Set)
D – Otter Makes Bubbles
D – Sledding (included in Green Set)
D – Tabby Cat’s Scarf
D – Worm Watches (included in Green Set)

*All Brand New Readers may be purchased individually or in a boxed set.

**In case you are purchasing the boxed sets, we have noted where the same book is repeated in different sets.

Level D – E
Tiny the Dog series, by Cari Meister^

Happy Easter, Tiny!
Tiny Goes to the Movies
Tiny Saves the Day
Hi-Ho, Tiny
Tiny Goes Back to School
Tiny the Birthday Dog
Tiny on the Farm
Tiny Goes Camping
Tiny the Snow Dog
Tiny Goes to the Library
When Tiny Was Tiny
Tiny’s Bath

Level E
Puppy Sam series, by Mary Labatt^

Pizza for Sam
Sam Finds a Monster
Sam’s First Halloween
A Friend for Sam
Sam Gets Lost
Sam Goes to School
A Parade for Sam
Sam’s Snowy Day
Sam at the Seaside
Sam Goes Next Door