Each year the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association, selects the best children’s books. Here is the selected list for Younger Readers, preschool through 2nd grade that includes easy reader books:
And Then It’s Spring by Julie Fogliano. Illus. by Erin E. Stead.
Black Dog by Levi Pinfold.
Charley’s First Night by Amy Hest. Illus. by Helen Oxenbury.
Creepy Carrots! by Aaron Reynolds. Illus. by Peter Brown.
Demolition. By Sally Sutton. Illus. by Brian Lovelock.
Dogs on Duty. By Dorothy Hinshaw Patent.
Dreaming Up. By Christy Hale.
Extra Yarn. By Mac Barnett . Illus. by Jon Klassen.
Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns: A Muslim Book of Colors. By Hena Khan. Illus. by Mehrdokht Amini.
Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs. By Mo Willems.
Green. By Laura Vaccaro Seeger.
Hippopposites. By Janik Coat.
Infinity and Me. By Kate Hosford. Illus. by Gabi Swiatkowska.
Just Ducks. By Nicola Davies. Illus. by Salvatore Rubbino.
Let’s Go for a Drive! By Mo Willems.
Machines Go to Work in the City. By William Low.
Magritte’s Marvelous Hat : A Picture Book. By D. B. (Donald B.) Johnson.
Martin de Porres: The Rose in the Desert. By Gary D. Schmidt, Illus. by David Diaz.
More. By I. C. Springman. Illus. by Brian Lies.
Nighttime Ninja. By Barbara DaCosta. Illus. by Ed Young.
Oh, No! By Candace Fleming. Illus. by Eric Rohmann.
One Cool Friend. By Toni Buzzeo. Illus. by David Small.
One Special Day. By Lola M. Schaefer. Illus. by Jessica Meserve.
Penny and Her Doll. By Kevin Henkes.
Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons. By Eric Litwin. Illus. by Dean, James.
Rabbit and Robot: The Sleepover. By Cece Bell.
Sleep Like a Tiger. By Mary Logue. Illus. by Pamela Zagarenski.
This Is Not My Hat. By Jon Klassen.
This Moose Belongs to Me. By Oliver Jeffers.
Up, Tall, and High! By Ethan Long.
Z Is for Moose. By Kelly Bingham. Illus. by Paul O. Zelinsky.