I’m a kindergarten teacher and I’m always on the look out for books my kids can read independently. It’s not easy finding great books that 5 and 6 year olds can read. We tried the BOB books, but many of my students think they are boring. I have to admit, I think they are a little boring too.
A few years ago one of the parents in my class shared a book set with me. I purchased this set, by Nora Gaydos, at Barnes and Noble. My daughter, who was in kindergarten at the time, loved it! She earned stickers each time she read a book. (Stickers are included in the set.) The set for Pre-readers is fantastic. The Level 1 books are a pretty big jump, but I bought those as well. They are pretty challenging, but something to work toward.
While I was browsing, I found these sets of non-fiction books. I’m in LOVE with these books! The text is repetitive and easy for kids to access. The pictures are actual photos. The books are really gorgeous! I’m having a hard time finding these online. I purchased them at Barnes and Noble, so if you ever spot them, you should really pick the up!
If you are interested in finding books that your kids are able to read with minimal support, these sets are good suggestions. Even when your kids are reading on their own, please remember that reading TO your kids will always be an important part of your daily routine! If you have suggestions for other great books, please share them in the comment section or send me an email!