Thursday, August 23, 2018

#road2reading Challenge - early readers, part 2 8.23.18

All journeys have a starting place.
This is a weekly place to find books and tools
that you may use with readers 
at the start of their independent reading journey.
Join in the conversation at #road2reading.

I hope you were able to stop by two weeks ago and check out some new early reader series.  If not, here's the link!  Today I've got two more for you.  The characters may or may not be new to you, but one thing is for sure - young readers will love them.

Fly Guy and the Alienzz by Tedd Arnold
Fly Guy and the Alienzz
by Tedd Arnold
I love how Arnold manages to keep this series going year after year - I noticed he keeps the plot pretty relatable to kids' lives.  In this book, Buzz and Fly Guy are making an at home movie on Buzz' phone!  There are aliens, dragons and even Fly Girl makes an appearance!

  Mighty Truck by Chris  Barton      Mighty Truck on the Farm by Chris  Barton
Mighty Truck The Traffic Tie-Up
Mighty Truck On the Farm
written by Chris Barton
illustrated by Troy Cummings
I hope you are already familiar with Mighty Truck - if not you'll want to find the picture books Mighty Truck and  Mighty Truck: Muddymania right away!
This series is now available in an early reader format and I can't wait to get them in young readers hands.  The vocabulary is controlled yet it stays familiar with the series - character names, the name of the town, and words like "mighty" and "wheely" that are seen in most of the books.  The illustrations are reflective of the storyline and they follow a simple problem/solution format.  
I can't wait for the next one in the series - looks like it's to be published in December!

Do you work with readers who are starting their journey on the road to reading?  Join Alyson Beecher from Kid Lit Frenzy and me every Thursday as we explore books and ideas to help readers have a successful start to independent picture book and chapter book reading. If you blog or have a Goodreads page, please link up with us!

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