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1497 East Main St
Ashland, OR 97520
Phone: (541) 488-2684
Fax: (541) 488-2687
Contact: Dannette Catropa

Picture Books to Read With Your Child
If you would like to add one or more of your child's favorite picture books to this list, e-mail me the title and author of each book and I will gladly add it.

       Author                    Title

Patricia Pollaco Thank you Mr. Falker
Emmett Bringing down the moon
Patricia Pollaco The Lemonade Club
Chen Guji Guji
Cronin Click Clack Moo, Giggle Giggle Quack
dePaoli Strega Nona
Queen Rania of Jordan Al Abdullah The Sandwich Swap
Henke Chrysanthemum
Henkes Wemberly Worried
James Dear Mr. Blueberry
Numeroff If You Give a Moose Muffin…series
Schachner Skippyjohn Jones series
Willems Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus and others
Simont The Stray Dog
Aaron Reynolds Chicks and Salsa
Orloff I Wanna Iguana
Coulman When Pigs Fly
Parker-Rees Giraffe’s Can’t Dance
Polacco Ginger and Petunia
Muth Stone Soup

Beginning Readers

Hello Reading Series
I'm Going to Read Series
Step into Reading Series
Puffin Easy to Read Series

Book Series to Explore by DRA level
By the end of first grade students should be reading independently books at DRA level 16 at about 40 -60 words per minute.  For tips on how to help your child find a book at his/her reading and interest level click on my sub-heading "Just Right" Books.

DRA level 14 -20
·         Little Bear by Else Minarik 
·         Henry and Mudge by Cynthia Rylant 
·         Mr. Putter and Tabby by Cynthia Rylant 
·         Poppleton series by Cynthia Rylant 
·         Golly Sister Series by Betsy Byars
·         Fox Series by Edward Marshall
·         Danny and the Dinosaur series by Syd Hoff
DRA level 18 -28
·         Frog and Toad series by Arnold Lobel
          Mouse Soup and Mouse Tales by Arnold Lobel
·         Amelia Bedelia series by Peggy Parish
·         Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa: Partners by Erica Silverman
·         Clifford series by Norman Bridwell (some of these are easier than 18-28)
·         Curious George series by Margaret Rey
·         Arthur chapter books by Mark Brown 
·         M & M series by Pat Ross
·         Commander Toad Series by Jane Yolen
·         Cam Jansen series by David Adler
·         Franklin series  by Paulette Bourgeois
·         Nate the Great series by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat
·         The Dragons of Blueland series by Ruth Stiles Gannett
·         Magic Treehouse series by Mary Pope Osborne
·         Puppy Place by Ellen Miles  
·         Junie B. Jones  by Barbara Parks

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