Elementary - Beginner Books

Children just learning to read need quality books to encourage them in this most important of all learning skills. Most of these can be read by the child. For some, they may need help or enjoy sharing the reading with a parent or teacher. Here's one set of suggestions. Try the Search Feature to find dozens more. Click on the title for more details about each book.


Pocahontas by Ingri and Edgar Parin d'Aulaire
First published in 1946 with the d'Aulaires's beautiful lithographic prints, this tale of the first colony at Jamestown is told from the...

The Five Little Peppers and How They Grew by Margaret Sidney
Five Little Peppers and How They Grew was originally serialized in an 1880 edition of Wide Awake, a children's magazine. The publisher of...

The Story About Ping by Marjorie Flack
The tale of a little duck alone on the Yangtze River, The Story About Ping is a sweet and funny book with wonderfully rich and colorful...

The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams
A stuffed toy rabbit (with real thread whiskers) comes to life in Margery Williams's timeless tale of the transformative power of love....

Library by Sarah Stewart
Meet an unforgettable bibliophileElizabeth Brown doesn't like to play with dolls and she doesnt like to skate. What she does like to do is...