The Boy's Store Blog — Early Readers

Best Books: Magic Tree House Pirates Past Noon

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Best Books: Magic Tree House Pirates Past Noon

We love to read at our house, and our kids bring home a new book from school every week to do their AR practice for class (Accelerated Reader Levels). Recently our oldest has become obsessed (and that is putting it mildly) with the Magic Tree House books. If you have never heard of the Magic Tree House books, let me explain, the series is written by Mary Pope Osborne, and each book follows Jack and Annie, a brother and sister that discover a magic tree house filled with books. The treehouse is owned by Morgan Le Fay, King Arthur's half-sister,...

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Best Books: Elephant and Piggie Books

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Best Books: Elephant and Piggie Books

For Christmas, each of my kids received new books. My youngest loves the Elephant and Piggie books written by Mo Willems. Mo Willems books are easy to read, funny, and help young readers hone their reading skills and cultivate a love for stories. The books are great for readers at first through third-grade reading levels. Each book includes incredibly fun artwork, and at the end of each story, there is a hidden pigeon character that the kids always love to try to find. Waiting is not Easy! is a story that discusses patience and how hard it can be to...

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Best Books: Peppa Gives Thanks

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Best Books: Peppa Gives Thanks

In our house Peppa Pig is a HUGE favorite. All of my kids love the pig family. Peppa and George are the absolute favorites, but everyone is enjoyable in this sweet pig family. We love the adventures that the books and show take us on as a family. But this year I was incredibly impressed to see that there was a new book for the holiday season. While the book does not explicitly mention Thanksgiving, which is of course an American holiday while Peppa Pig and her creator are from the UK, the book discusses the idea of being thankful...

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Best Books: Halloween

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Best Books: Halloween

Do you have an early reader at home? One of the best series for learning to read, or improving the skills of a new reader is the Pete the Cat books. not only are they easy-to-read for new readers but they are fun and contain themes that are understandable for early readers. This month we want to highlight the Halloween Pete the Cat. Pete the Cat: Trick or Treat is a fun book for early readers to read alone this holiday or to an older or younger sibling. Younger siblings will also love the fun flaps that surprise the reader...

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