Early readers have clear, simple text, designed to encourage independent reading. The Early Reader collection at Boroondara Library Service is identified with bright orange stickers. There are a number of series available, each with its own reading levels.

When choosing your early reader, look for:

  • word repetition
  • 1 or 2 simple sentences per page
  • large text
  • picture clues
  • limited vocabulary.

We have chosen some of our favourite beginner Early Reader series for you to try with your child. Click in the link to find the first title in the series and then follow the series title for the whole collection. Alternatively you can type the series name e.g. 'Tiddlers' to see a list of titles.

Every child has their own interests and abilities, so come into your local library to browse the collection to find suitable books, or you can always speak to staff for assistance, or order a Book Bundle and staff will select on your behalf. 

Recommended beginner level Early Readers

Fitzroy readers (Orange) Level 1
Little Learners Love Literacy (Stage 1)
PM readers (Red) Levels 3-5
Reading corner (Yellow and Pink)
Start reading (Yellow and Pink)
Step into reading (Level 1)