Duck, Duck, Dinosaur: Perfect Pumpkin by Kallie George; Illustrated by Oriol Vidal (HarperCollins, July 25, 2017)
Duck, Duck, Dinosaur began as a picture book and have evolved into an early reader series. Though not as simple in text pattern that I would like to see in the most basic early reader, it does have repetitive language and a simple story line.
Clark the Shark and the Big Book Report by Bruce Hale; Illustrated by Guy Francis (HarperCollins, June 20, 2017)
Similar to Duck, Duck, Dinosaur, this level 1 early reader also began as a picture book series. Picture book fans of Clark the Shark can enjoy the series in a more easy to read size than a picture book. Clark continues to be his lovable self and his foibles make him more relatable.
My Weird School: Class Pet Mess! by Dan Gutman; Illustrated by Jim Paillot (HarperCollins, June 20, 2017)
I was certainly curious about this new early reader based on Gutman's My Weird School chapter book series. There are a lot of similarities between the early reader and the chapter book. However, for students not quite ready for the length and more complex language, the new early reader makes for a nice transition text.
In a Dark, Dark Room And Other Scary Stories Retold by Alvin Schwartz; Illustrated by Victor Rivas (HarperCollins, July 25, 2017)
In time for Halloween is the reprint of In a Dark, Dark Room and Other Scary Stories in a full color version. Though it isn't super complex or scary, it does have an element of quirky scary that children will enjoy.
Look for these and other titles in the I Can Read! Series at your local book store or community library.
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