Great Books for Your New Reader: Mo Willems

My daughters and I go to the library every week. And for a while, I would scour the shelves in search of great books to help my kindergartener practice her new reading skills. She needed books with simple words that were not simply Dr. Seuss Hop on Pop type books. But I couldn't find any winners.

A few weeks ago, I stumbled across my new favorite books. Every one of them is funny, easy to read, engaging, and confidence building. She can read 99% of the words on her own, understands the storyline, and is able to reflect the punctuation as she reads. And every time she gets to the end of the book, she just laughs because these books are SO funny!

Her sisters love that she will sit and read to them, and I love it too! Our very favorites are "Can I Play Too?", "I Will Surprise My Friend", and "I am Invited to a Party!". But the others are fantastic too. So if you have a new reader in your home, check out these awesome books!

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Hi! I’m Cheri and I’m so excited to be blogging with you! I am a stay at home mom with 4 little girls and one little boy, with another baby girl on the way. We have a third grader, first grader, kindergartner, 3 year old, and 18 month old. So, I guess you can say life is pretty busy. But my heart is even more full than my hands, and I wouldn't change a thing. Like my post? Please comment.
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One Response to Great Books for Your New Reader: Mo Willems

  1. Sunny says:

    I love the Mo Willems books! (Mostly because they entertain the parent as well as the child.) I like the picture books, too, like “Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus”, which is a good exercise in self-control, delayed gratification, and obedience. It can also be quite revealing by how a child responds to it–sometimes as entertaining as the book!

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