Usborne Beginning Reader Books offer a great selection of early reader books for kindergartners and first graders who are learning to read. The quality is exceptional. Most books are sold by independent consultants either online or at a home party. It’s been years since I started buying them, even selling them for a short while, and I still appreciate them today as engaging, age-appropriate books for early readers.
I’ll start with the easiest and first books for learning to read, the Phonics Readers.
Usborne Beginning Readers
Then there is the Very First Reading Pack. (We don’t have this . . . yet – but it looks amazing!)
I love the stories in these First Reading books below.
First Reading Level One
First Reading Level Two
First Reading Level Three
First Reading Level Four (book not shown)
Moving on to non-fiction for which I love the Beginners books.
(We have most of these Beginning Nature books because AJ always preferred non-fiction and these books were perfect!)
If you’re looking for an early chapter book, try
Young Reading Series One
or one of my favorite books from the 2010 Cybils (I was a panelist for the Early Reader and Early Chapter books) — Anna Hibiscus.
It’s the most charming story about a little girl who lives in “Amazing Africa“. Read my review on Anna Hibiscus or read an excerpt. I think Anna Hibiscus is a must-own early chapter book and can’t recommend it enough. Kane-Miller is the publisher.
I know others of you who are Usborne fans like me. What are your favorites beginning readers?
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