Help for your new reader
If you have a new reader at home you know how difficult it can be to find books for her. Finding a level that is challenging but not overwhelming can be a daunting task. Add to this the fact that a Level One in one publisher's series can vary wildly than a Level One in a different series. School systems use different systems for defining a reading level as well-- the Fountas & Pinnell or the Lexile level are examples. Luckily, help is here! We have booklists for children who are learning to read that will take your reader step by step. The booklists include Starting to Read, First Easy Reader, and Advanced Easy Reader. And your local youth services librarian will love the challenge of helping your child find the best next book for him-- at the right level and on the topic or storyline that will inspire him to take the plunge. Believe me, this is the kind of challenge we librarians live for!