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    Nora Gaydos has a series of phonics-based readers.

    http://www.amazon.com/Clever-Critter...3VF8GBKSQHBG9A

    Usborne's Ted and Friends is a whole series, they're pretty good (always some above level words, too, but sounds like your DS might be ready for that anyways).

    Have you found Elephant and Piggie by Mo Willems? They're not phonics / leveled readers - but really fun with simple words that might be at your DS' level (but they are easily memorizable).

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    Oh yes all the Mo Willems books are well loved here too. Great suggestion!
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    We've only read the pigeon books, but he loves those. I'll look for Elephant and Piggie next week. Thanks!

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    Elephant and Piggie are well-loved by both kids and adults here in our house.
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    the girl is 14 (8th grade) and loves her public school.
    they are very very different kids.

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    I used to custom write early readers for Elle. I could adjust the challenge level, and write stories about things I knew would interest her. Would use her and her cousins and the pets as characters in the books. They were really just printed pages in little bound folders, but they were well loved and the cousins begged to read them, too Elle has them tucked away now, and has promised to read them to her own kids someday. LOL.

    Was a very cool way to introduce all the sound blends, dolch words, vowel work, etc... in a way that I could easily keep track of everything she'd covered.

    Took some imagination, but I LOVED writing silly engaging stories for the kids to read.

    Was also great modeling for writing, too. When I was working on a new "book", Elle often joined me and wrote her own stories using family as characters.
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    We have a set of Scholastic Animal Phonics Readers we are going through. We like them because they have real pictures and animal facts.

    It is a little further on but there is a series called Mr Putter & Tabby that is great. You might not think that stories about an old man and his old cat could hold a kids interest but they are one of the most popular series at our local library.

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    Has he only read the first Bob Book? Or all of them? Progressive Phonics has lots of little reader my five year old find entertaining, even if I don't, you can print for free off the internet. He's a bit slower coming to reading and, unlike my oldest, needed more practice to be ready to make the jump from Bob Book to Bob Book. However, once my daughter could read all the Bob books, she was ready for Amelia Bedelia, Curious George, Clifford, Little Critter, etc...

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    Quote Originally Posted by banjobaby View Post
    Has he only read the first Bob Book? Or all of them? Progressive Phonics has lots of little reader my five year old find entertaining, even if I don't, you can print for free off the internet. He's a bit slower coming to reading and, unlike my oldest, needed more practice to be ready to make the jump from Bob Book to Bob Book. However, once my daughter could read all the Bob books, she was ready for Amelia Bedelia, Curious George, Clifford, Little Critter, etc...
    He read the first K box and is about half way through the K sight word box now. The sight words are a little more frustrating, but he's still memorizing by the second time through :-/

    Artmama- I'll look for those animal books! DS loves nonfiction.

    Thanks for the suggestions!!!

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    I remember one of our BOB activities was to have all the words on index cards and we would make new sentences. That probably wasnt until we had quite a bit of words, though, and some frequently used words we added in.
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    I can't remember how 'easy' these start, but my boys liked the Henry and Mudge series. They are definitely above BOB books but still beginners I think.
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