5 Beginning Reader Books for Kids JUST Learning to Read

Henry is just in the beginning stages of actually reading, so I’m just starting to be on the lookout for some really easy beginning reader books that he can start with.

The books I chose are very simple, easy beginning reader books that will help build Henry’s confidence in reading. Starting simple, with what he knows and adding just a little at a time to build his reading power!

These books are also all available in Amazon’s new Kindle Paperwhite that’s the perfect gift for kids because of Kindle FreeTime.

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FreeTime is something new on the Kindle Paperwhite, which lets you create personalized profiles for your kids, and you can give them access to only titles from your collection of books that you want to.

Kids are then rewarded with achievement badges when they reach their reading goals. Parents can also track their kids’ reading with progress reports, showing you the total time they spent reading, number of words looked up [there's a dictionary built right in with just a click of a word], badges earned, and books read.

Here are 5 super easy beginning reader books that I’m super excited to hear Henry read to me on the Kindle Paperwhite and track his reading time using FreeTime.

  1. The Tap, Henry picked this one up and read it right off the bat! It was just hard enough that he had to sound out a few, but easy enough that he didn’t get discouraged.
  2. The Bears, I Can Read Easy Words Sight Words Books – these start with flash cards of the sight words that are in the book, along with the character names and then it gets into the story. A perfect refresher and confidence booster! What’s super handy with this series of books is that it gives you a visual scale of what reading level it is, so its easy to find the truly beginning reader books!
  3. Pink Pig, Miss Rhonda’s Readers Set One – I think this series is very comparable to Bob Books and a great place for beginning readers that are just starting out. Very simple, very easy to sound out the words and uses a lot of the beginner sight words.
  4. Funny Cat, An “I Love Reading” Level 1 Sight Word Reader – I think these books are just ever so slightly more advanced than the Miss Rhonda’s Readers because they use adjectives like colors and others that aren’t beginning sight words. But they are easy to sound out and great to push just that extra little bit.
  5. Dex the Dog Goes to the Zoo, and the entire Dex the Dog series. I’m actually saving this one for in like a month. Henry’s not quite there yet, but is so very close that I think it belongs on this list. There are some bigger words in it, but they can be figured out by the photos that are shown.

We’re just starting to work our way through these on the Kindle Paperwhite.

What are your favorite beginning reader books for kids just starting to read?

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  2. ChonChon says

    The Kindle is on my wishlist because reading is very important and I want to read whenever I’m free. The Kindle will be very helpful because I can take my library everywhere.

  3. says

    i have a special needs son who is more likely to read using ereaders than paper books, not sure why but i want to encourage reading however i can

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  5. Rita Humphrey says

    I love to read and would love a Kindle for those middle of the night feedings with my baby. My 3 year old loves books and is fascinated by ebooks.

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