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.

Henry and Mudge: The First Book of Their Adventures
Artist/Author/Cast:
Rylant, Cynthia; Stevenson, Suçie (Illustrator); Stevenson, Suçie (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JER Rylant
Description:

Henry, feeling lonely on a street without any other children, finds companionship and love in a big dog named Mudge.

I Am the Turkey
Artist/Author/Cast:
Spirn, Michele Sobel; Allen, Joy (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JER Spirn
Description:

Mark does not want to play the turkey in the second grade Thanksgiving play, but then he ends up saving the day.

Inspector Hopper
Artist/Author/Cast:
Cushman, Doug (Author, Illustrator)
Call Number:
JER Cushman
Description:

Inspector Hopper and his assistant McBugg are on the case.

Little Bear
Artist/Author/Cast:
Sendak, Maurice (Illustrator); Minarik, Else Holmelund
Call Number:
JER Minarik
Description:

Little Bear has a big imagination and some funny adventures.

Minnie and Moo and the Haunted Sweater
Artist/Author/Cast:
Cazet, Denys (Author, Illustrator)
Call Number:
JER Cazet
Description:

Minnie and Moo want to give special presents to the Farmer for his birthday, but something goes awry when Moo knits him a sweater.

Mr. Putter and Tabby Take the Train
Artist/Author/Cast:
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Call Number:
JER Rylant
Description:

Mr. Putter and his fine cat, Tabby, are going for a train ride with their neighbors, Mrs. Teaberry and her good dog, Zeke.

Nate the Great
Artist/Author/Cast:
Sharmat, Marjorie Weinman; Simont, Marc (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JER Sharmat
Description:

Pancake-lover Nate the Great solves the mystery of the missing picture.

Owl at Home
Artist/Author/Cast:
Lobel, Arnold (Author, Illustrator)
Call Number:
JER Lobel
Description:

Owl's adventures include an evening with Winter, tear-water tea, and a conversation with the moon.

Sam the Minuteman
Artist/Author/Cast:
Benchley, Nathaniel; Lobel, Arnold
Call Number:
JER Benchley
Description:

The American Revolution is starting, and Sam and his father, a Minuteman, are ready to fight against the British.

Tales of Oliver Pig
Artist/Author/Cast:
Van Leeuwen, Jean; Lobel, Arnold (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JER Van Leeuwen
Description:

Five adventures of Oliver Pig with his family.

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