Juvenile Easy Readers, Level 3

This list is designed to help you find beginning reading material for your young reader. 
Level 3 (1st-2nd Grade) books contain longer sentences and phrases. Some are divided into short, simple chapters. Stories at this level help develop comprehension and fluency.
If your child finds these books too easy to read, ask library staff for help in locating transitional books in the juvenile fiction area.

Amanda Pig and the Really Hot Day
Artist/Author/Cast:
Van Leeuwen, Jean; Schweninger, Ann (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JER Van Leeuwen
Description:

Amanda Pig tries everything she can think of to keep cool.

Amelia Bedelia
Artist/Author/Cast:
Parish, Peggy; Siebel, Fritz (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JER Parish
Description:

A literal-minded housekeeper causes a ruckus in the household when she attempts to make sense of some instructions.

Buffalo Bill and the Pony Express
Artist/Author/Cast:
Coerr, Eleanor; Bolognese, Don (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JER Coerr
Description:

A story about Buffalo Bill and his adventures as a pony express rider.

Commander Toad in Space
Artist/Author/Cast:
Yolen, Jane; Degen, Bruce (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JER Yolen
Description:

The intrepid crew of the space ship "Star Warts" lands on a water-covered planet inhabited by Deep Wader, a horrible hungry monster.

Dirk Bones and the Mystery of the Missing Books
Artist/Author/Cast:
Cushman, Doug (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JER Cushman
Description:

Investigative reporter Dirk Bones sets out to discover who is stealing books in the town of Ghostly.

Fox on Wheels
Artist/Author/Cast:
Marshall, Edward; Marshall, James (Illustrator); James, Marshall (Illustrator); Marshall, James (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JER Marshall
Description:

Fox babysits for his sister Louise, learns to climb a tree for grapes, and wins a shopping cart race.

Frog and Toad All Year
Artist/Author/Cast:
Lobel, Arnold (Author, Illustrator)
Call Number:
JER Lobel
Description:

Two friends share experiences in each season of the year.

Ghosts!: Ghostly Tales from Folklore
Artist/Author/Cast:
Schwartz, Alvin; Chess, Victoria (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JER Schwartz
Description:

Presents seven, easy-to-read ghost stories based on traditional folk tales and legends from various countries.

Good Night, Good Knight
Artist/Author/Cast:
Thomas, Shelley Moore; Plecas, Jennifer (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JER Thomas
Description:

A Good Knight helps three little dragons who are having trouble getting to sleep.

Harry and the Lady Next Door
Artist/Author/Cast:
Zion, Gene
Call Number:
JER Zion
Description:

Harry the dog goes to fantastic lengths to make his neighbor stop singing.

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