Best Easy Readers & Early Chapter Books: Cybils 2015 Shortlist

Best Easy Readers & Early Chapter Books: Cybils 2015 Shortlist

I am thrilled to be judging the Cybils in the category of Easy Readers and Early Chapter Books but mum’s the word on my opionion of the short list until the winners are announced on February 14th (also International Book Giving Day!).

All I can say is that this is a great list for emerging readers and newly independent readers. I’ve read the entire list there is something great about every single book! Feel free to find at your local library!

Cybils 2015 Best Easy Readers

Extraordinary Warren: A Super Chicken by Sarah Dillard

Okay, Andy! by Maxwell Eaton

Clara and Clem Under the Sea by Ethan Long

Pigsticks and Harold and the Incredible Journey by Alex Milway

The Ice Cream Shop: A Steve and Wessley Reader by Jennifer E. Morris

Inch and Roly and the Sunny Day Scare by Melissa Wiley

My New Friend Is So Fun! by Mo Willems


Cybils 2015 Best Early Chapter Books

Violet Mackerel’s Possible Friend by Anna Branford

The Chicken Squad: The First Misadventure by Doreen Cronin

The Lion Who Stole My Arm by Nicola Davies

Dory Fantasmagory by Abby Hanlon

Lulu and the Rabbit Next Door by Hilary McKay

Like Carrot Juice on a Cupcake by Julie Sternberg

Lulu’s Mysterious Mission by Judith Viorst

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Best Easy Readers & Early Chapter Books: Cybils 2015 Shortlist

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By Mia Wenjen, PragmaticMom


  1. Jim Westcott

    Looks like a great list, Mia!

  2. Lots of wonderful books to choose from here!
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  3. Ann

    So cool that you judge the Cybils! I am going to check out ALL of these easy readers for my son!
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    • Hi Ann,
      They are so great. I wish I could tell you which ones are my favs but I can’t until the winners are announced on Feb 14th. But read them all; you will not be disappointed. My only observation is that the easy readers range in age from very simple short books to a kind of easy chapter book … still very short but with distinct chapters and more words. They are all great though!
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  4. I love the Elephant and Piggie books. They are so much fun to read aloud.

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