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Based on my years as an English teacher, I particularly like to recommend books for middle readers and young adults. I work almost every Saturday morning; come see me for specific recomendations. Here are some of my favorites for younger readers. New Baby: On the Day You Were Born, along with some favorite board books: Pat the Bunny, Goodnight Moon, Good Dog Carl, The Very Hungry Caterpillar
For Pre-Schoolers, my current favorites are Flip-O-Saurus and its sequel, Flip-O-Storic, both sturdy books with fun mix-and-match pages. Bats at the Beach - Great to take along on summer trips to the coast (in picture book or boardbook format); Miss Rumphius, A classic which celebrates the beauty in nature; Where the Wild Things Are; anything by Dr. Seuss
For good options for early readers, check out our table full of inexpensive paperbacks at Levels 1,2,3 reading levels!!!
Early Chapter Books Series: Magic Treehouse , Hank the Cowdog, Junie B. Jones, Encyclopedia Brown, Flat Stanley, and Matt Christopher’s sports books
Surprise! I also read books not written for children. Right now I am thoroughly immersed in Europe in the 1800s, alternating between two intriguing books -- The Night Circus, a novel, and The Greater Journey, a book of history by David McCullough. I am also particularly fond of the entire Alexander McCall Smith No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series, which beautifully portrays of Botswana and the community members who come to the ladies for assistance.
I also like reading books by Oregon authors, including Mink River by Brian Doyle; all of Craig Leslie’s books; Sometimes a Great Notion by Ken Kesey; and the recent The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot, which I read in one day because I couldn’t put it down!