Interesting, well written books for beginning readers can be a real challenge. Many good writers stay away because of the limited vocabulary and the need to develop a story in relatively short number of pages (around a hundred). The 2014 Nerdy Awards for Early Readers and Chapter Books highlights some of the best books for Kindergarten to 3rd grade from last year. Authors include two-time Newbery Medalist, Kate DiCamillo, Newbery Honor recipient, Cynthia Lord and many time Theodor Seuss Gisele Award winner and Honor recipient, Mo Willems. The great Judith Viorst is back with a third Lulu book. Her books have been a hit with kids for at least forty years.
Tomorrow, I’ll be back with the Caldecott and Newbery Medal and Honor winning books plus the Theodor Seuss Gisele winners.