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Phonics & Early Readers

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Browse our curated list below to shop some of our favorite books for beginning readers. If you've got a Mo Willems / Elephant and Piggie reader, or a Dav Pilkey / Dog Man superfan, be sure to check out those dedicated lists. Not seeing what you're looking for or curious about the latest installment in a series represented here? Search our full site or ask an expert on our BookKids Hotline!

 

Elsa's Epic Journey (Disney Frozen 2) (Step into Reading) Cover Image
$5.99
ISBN: 9780736440264
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Published: RH/Disney - October 4th, 2019

Fly Guy Presents: Sharks (Scholastic Reader, Level 2) Cover Image
By Tedd Arnold, Tedd Arnold (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9780545507714
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Published: Scholastic Reference - April 30th, 2013

Spirits of Nature (Disney Frozen 2) (Step into Reading) Cover Image
$5.99
ISBN: 9780736440288
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Published: RH/Disney - October 4th, 2019

Pig and Pug (Penguin Young Readers, Level 2) Cover Image
$4.99
ISBN: 9780448483429
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Published: Penguin Young Readers - March 10th, 2015

Space Cows (Ready-to-Reads) Cover Image
By Eric Seltzer, Tom Disbury (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9781534428751
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Published: Simon Spotlight - August 28th, 2018

National Geographic Readers: Cats (Level 1 Co-reader) Cover Image
$4.99
ISBN: 9781426328831
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Published: National Geographic Kids - September 19th, 2017

Pete the Cat: Too Cool for School (My First I Can Read) Cover Image
By James Dean, James Dean (Illustrator), Kimberly Dean
$4.99
ISBN: 9780062110756
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Published: HarperCollins - February 25th, 2014

Kit-Kit-Kittens (Penguin Young Readers, Level 2) Cover Image
$4.99
ISBN: 9780448484433
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Published: Penguin Young Readers - March 10th, 2015

DK Readers L1: Star Wars: Luke Skywalker's Amazing Story (DK Readers Level 1) Cover Image
$4.99
ISBN: 9780756645182
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Published: DK Children - December 1st, 2008

Little Bear (I Can Read Level 1) Cover Image
$4.95
ISBN: 9780064440042
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Published: HarperCollins - February 18th, 2003

Madeline and Her Dog Cover Image
$4.99
ISBN: 9780448454382
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Published: Penguin Young Readers - September 1st, 2011

In a Dark, Dark Room and Other Scary Stories: Reillustrated Edition (I Can Read Level 2) Cover Image
By Alvin Schwartz, Victor Rivas (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9780062643377
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Published: HarperCollins - July 25th, 2017

National Geographic Readers: Cheetahs Cover Image
$4.99
ISBN: 9781426308550
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Published: National Geographic Kids - July 12th, 2011

My Parents Think I'm Sleeping (I Can Read Level 3) Cover Image
By Jack Prelutsky, Yossi Abolafia (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9780060537227
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Published: HarperCollins - January 8th, 2008

I Am a Super Girl!: An Acorn Book (Princess Truly #1) Cover Image
$4.99
ISBN: 9781338339987
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - September 3rd, 2019

Soccer Time! (Step into Reading) Cover Image
By Terry Pierce, Bob McMahon (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9780525582038
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - September 10th, 2019

A Friend for Dragon: An Acorn Book (Dragon #1) Cover Image
By Dav Pilkey, Dav Pilkey (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9781338341058
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - April 30th, 2019

Frog and Toad Are Friends (I Can Read Level 2) Cover Image
By Arnold Lobel, Arnold Lobel (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9780064440202
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Published: HarperCollins - February 18th, 2003

Hero Story Collection (DC Super Friends) (Step into Reading) Cover Image
By Various, Random House (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780375872983
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - August 7th, 2012

National Geographic Readers: Swing Sloth!: Explore the Rain Forest Cover Image
$4.99
ISBN: 9781426315060
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Published: National Geographic Kids - March 11th, 2014

Bob Books: First Stories Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780545734097
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - April 28th, 2015

Pete the Cat 12-Book Phonics Fun!: Includes 12 Mini-Books Featuring Short and Long Vowel Sounds (My First I Can Read) Cover Image
By James Dean, James Dean (Illustrator), Kimberly Dean
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062404527
Availability: Out of Stock; Usually Arrives in 5-7 Days
Published: HarperCollins - January 3rd, 2017

Bake, Mice, Bake! (Penguin Young Readers, Level 1) Cover Image
By Eric Seltzer, Natascha Rosenberg (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9780448457635
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Published: Penguin Young Readers - February 16th, 2012

Wild Cats! (Wild Kratts) (Step into Reading) Cover Image
$4.99
ISBN: 9781101939147
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - January 8th, 2019

DK Readers L2: LEGO® NINJAGO: Ninja, Go!: Get Ready for Ninja Action! (DK Readers Level 2) Cover Image
By DK
$4.99
ISBN: 9781465429483
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Published: DK Children - June 2nd, 2015

World of Reading Marvel Meet the Super Heroes! (Pre-Level 1 Boxed Set) Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781368008525
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Published: Marvel Press - September 26th, 2017

Hi, Jack! (A Jack Book #1) Cover Image
By Mac Barnett, Greg Pizzoli (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9780593113790
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - September 3rd, 2019

Fancy Nancy: Splendid Speller (I Can Read Level 1) Cover Image
$4.99
ISBN: 9780062001757
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Published: HarperCollins - January 4th, 2011

The Reluctant Dragon (Gift Edition) Cover Image
By Kenneth Grahame, Ernest H. Shepard (Illustrator), Sophie Blackall (Foreword by)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780823447251
Availability: Out of Stock; Usually Arrives in 5-7 Days
Published: Holiday House - October 13th, 2020

The Princess in Black Cover Image
By Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, LeUyen Pham (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9780763678883
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick - April 14th, 2015

The Princess in Black: Three Smashing Adventures Cover Image
By Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, LeUyen Pham (Illustrator)
$20.97
ISBN: 9780763697778
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Published: Candlewick - August 28th, 2017

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Mercy Watson to the Rescue Cover Image
By Kate DiCamillo, Chris Van Dusen (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9780763645045
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick - December 22nd, 2009

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Pigsticks and Harold and the Incredible Journey (Candlewick Sparks) Cover Image
By Alex Milway, Alex Milway (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9780763681050
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick - August 4th, 2015

Yasmin the Friend Cover Image
By Hatem Aly (Illustrator), Saadia Faruqi
$5.95
ISBN: 9781515858881
Availability: Out of Stock; Usually Arrives in 5-7 Days
Published: Picture Window Books - January 1st, 2020

Meet Yasmin! Cover Image
By Saadia Faruqi, Hatem Aly (Illustrator)
$5.95
ISBN: 9781684360222
Availability: Out of Stock; Usually Arrives in 5-7 Days
Published: Picture Window Books - August 1st, 2018

See the Cat: Three Stories About a Dog Cover Image
By David LaRochelle, Mike Wohnoutka (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781536204278
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Published: Candlewick - September 8th, 2020

Uni Goes to School (Uni the Unicorn) (Step into Reading) Cover Image
$4.99
ISBN: 9781984850270
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - June 23rd, 2020

Pete the Cat: Super Pete (I Can Read Level 1) Cover Image
By James Dean, James Dean (Illustrator), Kimberly Dean
$4.99
ISBN: 9780062868503
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Published: HarperCollins - September 29th, 2020

Amelia Bedelia Cover Image
By Peggy Parish, Fritz Siebel (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062209696
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Published: Greenwillow Books - January 29th, 2013

Frog and Toad Storybook Favorites: Includes 4 Stories Plus Stickers! (I Can Read Level 2) Cover Image
By Arnold Lobel, Arnold Lobel (Illustrator)
$13.99
ISBN: 9780062883124
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Published: HarperCollins - February 19th, 2019

Pinkalicious 12-Book Phonics Fun!: Includes 12 Mini-Books Featuring Short and Long Vowel Sounds (My First I Can Read) Cover Image
By Victoria Kann, Victoria Kann (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9780062352156
Availability: Out of Stock; Usually Arrives in 5-7 Days
Published: HarperCollins - June 23rd, 2015

Cece Loves Science: Push and Pull (I Can Read Level 3) Cover Image
$4.99
ISBN: 9780062946089
Availability: Out of Stock; Usually Arrives in 5-7 Days
Published: Greenwillow Books - February 25th, 2020

Flubby Is Not a Good Pet! Cover Image
By J. E. Morris, J. E. Morris (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9781524790783
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Published: Penguin Workshop - February 11th, 2020

Hi! Fly Guy (Scholastic Reader, Level 2): Scholastic Reader! Level 1 Cover Image
By Tedd Arnold, Tedd Arnold (Illustrator)
$3.99
ISBN: 9780439853118
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Cartwheel Books - February 1st, 2006

Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot (Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot #1) Cover Image
By Dav Pilkey, Dan Santat (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780545630092
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scholastic Inc. - April 29th, 2014

One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish (Beginner Books(R)) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780394800134
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers -

Green Eggs and Ham (Beginner Books(R)) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780394800165
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers -

Ty's Travels: All Aboard! (My First I Can Read) Cover Image
By Kelly Starling Lyons, Nina Mata (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9780062951076
Availability: Out of Stock; Usually Arrives in 5-7 Days
Published: HarperCollins - September 1st, 2020

Ling & Ting: Not Exactly the Same! (Passport to Reading Level 3) Cover Image
$4.99
ISBN: 9780316024532
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Published: LB Kids - September 5th, 2011

Juana and Lucas Cover Image
By Juana Medina, Juana Medina (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781536206395
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick - March 5th, 2019