Why Is Nothing Easy Anymore | Finding Early Readers

Elizabeth Bird, Youth Materials Collections Specialist at the New York Public Library and blogger at School Library Journal, shares her concerns about the trends in books for beginning readers:

Where were the really really basic easy books out there that are currently being published?  The advent of the Geisel Award for books for beginning readers is a marvelous place to go to try to find such books but even they trend a bit older.

The real problem here is that there’s no consistency between publisher reading level ratings.  What might be a “3″ to one publisher is a straightforward “2″ to another.

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