K-1 (Up to 530L)

There are many series with graded reading levels for beginning readers. Kindergartners and rising 1st graders can begin with Level 1 books and continue with the higher levels during 1st and 2nd grade.

Beginner Books (Random House)

  • Dr. Seuss’s Beginning Book Collection: The Cat in the Hat, One Fish Two Fish, Green Eggs and Ham, Hop on Pop, Fox in Socks
  • Go Dog Go
  • Are You My Mother?

I Can Read Books (Harper Collins, Harper Trophy)

  • Morris Goes to School
  • Frog and Toad (5 books, Level 2)
  • Mouse Tales
  • Little Bear
  • Bread and Jam for Frances (The I Can Read version)
  • Owl at Home
  • Danny and the Dinosaur

Easy Reader Classics (Sterling Publishing, most are 4-6 book sets)

  • Wind in the Willows
  • Treasure Island
  • Tom Sawyer
  • Dr. Dolittle

Ready to Read or Easy to Read  (Simon Spotlight, Simon and Schuster)

  • Henry and Mudge (28 books)

Step Into Reading Books (Random House)

National Geographic Readers

American Museum of Natural History Easy Readers

DK Readers

Scholastic Readers

Usborne Very First Reading Series (16 books)