Beginning Readers Kids Will Actually Like

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Affiliate Links I want to save these books for when I have kids and they’re learning to read,” announced my daughter as she organized and read each of the Tug the Pup and Friends beginning readers.

So I had to read these and share with YOU. Because it’s my never ending goal to find your kids beginning readers that they’ll actually like! (And that aren’t nonsensical!)

Tug the Pup books

She’s more picky than me about books so her endorsement says a lot. Here’s what she and I think about the Tug the Pup books:

They aren’t your average dull as dirt beginning readers. (Hooray!)

They will keep your child’s attention.

They contain interesting plots, lovable characters, and engaging illustrations.

beginning readers

The credit for this new beginning reader series goes to the writer, Dr. Julie M. Wood, former director of the Jeanne Chall Reading Lab at Harvard Graduate School of Education. She knows all about reading and what kids like.

Each box set contains 11 stories, 1 parent guide, and stickers.

I Can Read Box Tug the Pup Set 1

Learn to Read with TUG THE PUP and Friends Box Set 1 Guided Reading Levels A – C

I Can Read Tug the Pup Box Set 2

Learn to Read with TUG THE PUP and Friends Box Set 2 Guided Reading Levels C – E

I Can Read Tug the Pup Box Set 3

Learn to Read with TUG THE PUP and Friends Box Set 3 Guided Reading Levels E – G

Sample page in Tug the Pup box set

If you have a kiddo who is learning to read, and you want to give him practice, try this new Tug the Pup series. Maybe he’ll want to save them forever like my daughter.

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  1. I bought these from Amazon on your recommendation and my 4.5 year old loves them. He’s already read the first 3 books with very little help. He’s so proud he can read them by himself that he reads them to his little brother and sister.