Easy readers are designed with the mission to help children learn to read. Following that purpose certain restrictions are placed on easy readers for length and vocabulary. Other ways easy readers differ from picture books; each page has lots of white space surrounding the pictures and text, easy readers are usually 6 x 9 inches for reader comfort, and a large picture dominates the page with only a few sentences of large print text.
Easy readers are usually broken into three levels, these levels vary between publishers which makes finding the right level difficult. Some libraries use an A, B and C system to code reading levels. In this list I have included what I consider level one and level two books -- few words, big bright pictures that provide clues to the words, and repeated vocabulary.
Some of my favorite easy readers:
Do you have a favorite easy reader?