Beginning & Early Readers


Finding materials for your early reader can often be frustrating.  To better help you find appropriate reading materials for your child, the Fremont Public Library has developed a system for early reader books based on the language, content and format of each book.

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Five Finger Rule:

  • Have the child read any text-filled page of the book she has chosen. For each word she does not know, have the child put up one finger. 
  • At the end of the page, if the child has five fingers up, then the book is too hard; if no fingers are up, the book is too easy. 
  • The child should try to have two or three fingers up for a book that is “just right.” 
  • By using this method, the child can independently choose an appropriate book to help her grow as a reader.

Reading Lists - Start Here!

Early Readers for Boys

Early Readers for Girls

Easy Early Readers

Early Readers that include supplementary material