Reviewed for First Grade, 2009

You Read to Me, I

Emerging readers need plenty of encouragement, but they also need to learn to read solo. This slim little volume, packed with simple rhymes, has a very cool concept: the purple text is for beginner readers, the pink for adults, and the blue for them both to read together. Playful art, simple stories, and rhythmic text make this an engaging confidence builder for emerging bookworms. Unlike many beginner books, they'll reach for this one with gusto. (Little Brown, $6.99)