Books at this level let children use the information from pictures to tell the story. These picture books will contain a small number of words and will sometimes follow a pattern that is easily memorized - an early stage of reading. The strategies children will use include, one to one matching, directionality, picture clues and memory. It is extremely important to match young readers with the right selections.
There are many early picture books to choose from, the list below provides you with books I've personally selected from my work with reaching reluctant readers.
Baby Gets Dressed
ISBN: 0780248708, Author: Cowley, Joy; Belton, Robyn
Look What I Can Do
ISBN: 0689712057, Author: Jose Aruego
This is a BIG Book which young children love.
How To Make a Mudpie
Do You Want to be my
Author: Eric Carle, ISBN: 0153036028
Pancakes for Breakfast
Note, this is a wordless picture book where children are encouraged to tell the story using the pictures for clues.
Author: Tomie dePaola. ISBN: 0881033561
Author: Pat Hutchins, ISBN: 0808585282
The Great Cat Chase
Note: This is a wordless book where children are encouraged to use the pictures as clues to tell a story.
Author: Pat Cummings, ISBN: 0673777235
Now We Can Go
Author: Ann Jonas, ISBN: 0688048021
One, Two, One Pair
Author: Bruce McMillan, ISBN: 059046082X
Author: Bruce McMillan, ISBN: 0688131123
Count and See
Author: Tana Hoban, ISBN: 0027448002
Exactly the Opposite
Author: Tana Hoban, ISBN: 0688154735
Author: Ron Marris, ISBN: 0613365364
Bob Books First!
Publisher: Scholastic ISBN: 0439145449. This is a delightful relatively new series for early readers.