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What’s in Your Library Bag? Early Readers.

By Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review
Published: April 16, 2009

I’ll tell you what’s in mine if you tell me what’s in yours?

Okay, twist my arm, I’ll go first …

All of the following books were picked by my daughter. They are all level 2 early/easy readers and we both enjoyed every one.

Pish and Posh

by Barbara Bottner (author/illustrator), Gerald Kruglik (author)

Reading level: Ages 4-8

Hardcover: 48 pages

Publisher: Perfection Learning (June 2005)

Publisher’s synopsis: Pish and Posh are very best friends. They live in the same house, share their chores, and usually get along.

One day, a Fairy Handbook mysteriously lands at their door. An awfully curious Posh can’t resist the book’s magic, despite Pish’s warnings. When Posh learns that being a beginner fairy is tough work — and possibly big trouble — will Posh turn to her wise friend Pish for help?

Young readers are sure to fall in love with this adorable and riotously original new pair of characters!

TCBR award: A child approved gold star!

Rex and Lilly: Playtime

by Laurie Krasny Brown (author), Marc Brown (illustrator)

Reading Level: Ages 4 – 8

Hardcover: 32 pages

Publisher: Little Brown (1995)

Publisher’s Synopsis: Three stories about Rex and Lilly, brother and sister dinosaurs.

First they play in the pool. Splash, splash, who can do the best trick? Next, Rex doesn’t want to go to dance class. But he has fun after all! Then Rex and Lilly have to play inside because it’s raining. Or do they?

Easy words and bright pictures make reading with Rex and Lilly fun.

TCBR award: Parents Thumbs-up!

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Leo and Emily’s Zoo

by Franz Brandenberg (author), Yossi Abolafia (illustrator)

Reading level: Ages 4-8


Publisher: Yearling (June 1, 1990)

Publisher’s Synopsis: When Leo and Emily decide to open their own zoo and charge admission,
they encounter a few problems, but their families find a unique way to
turn disaster into success.

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