Do you have a beginning reader at home? If so, you’ve probably noticed how challenging it can be to find truly easy books for them to enjoy.
Goldilocks had trouble with more than porridge, chairs, and beds!
When she wandered into the bears’ library, she couldn’t find the right book. One was too easy; the next was too hard. What’s a young reader to do?
At any Central Rappahannock Regional Library branch, there is a solution:
1. Look for spine labels at the bottom of the book that have a yellow glow in the juvenile fiction (chapter book) collection.
2. Notice the size of the print, the white space on the pages, the fun pictures, easier words, and length of the book.
3. Choose one to read!
Princesses do not run. They also don’t hide their frilly, pink dresses in a broom closet, slide down secret chutes, or jump over castle walls. And princesses definitely do not wear black. But Princess Magnolia is no ordinary princess… she’s a monster-fighting superhero in disguise, The Princess in Black!
What is a bear’s favorite baseball team? Why the Cubs of course! In Grin and Bear It, by Leo Landry, Bear is becoming confident in telling his jokes on Woodland Stage in front of all his friends. The only foreseeable problem is that Bear suffers from stage fright. Whenever he tries to speak in front of people, his knees knock, his paws pause, his fur freezes while he stutters, barely being able to speak. Bear rehearses over and over again in front of his mirror while constantly writing new jokes. He feels ready.