There's a lot of controversy about sharing a child's reading level. I like to think of it this way: you would never walk into an advanced tennis class before picking up a racket, right? You want to practice new skills on your skill level in a way that teaches the concepts you are working on while also challenging you to the extent that makes you feel engaged, confident and ready to try again.
Learning to read is similar. My short advice: let kids explore all books, while also reading a few books on their reading level to stretch and grow their skills. Present the leveled books as a gift and a special time together rather than a punishment. My hope is that these lists help parents provide the right books for their kids so that all kids become confident readers!
Gaston by Kelly DiPucchio
The Dot by Peter Reynolds
Me…Jane by Patrick McDonnell
Cordurouy by Don Freeman
Animals Should Definitely Not Wear Clothing by Judi Barrett
What Do You Do WIth a Tail Like This? by Steve Jenkins & Robin Page
Zen Shorts by
Owen by Kevin Henkes
Don’t Let the Pigeon Stat Up Late! by Mo Willems
Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans
The Egg is Quiet by Dianna Hutts Aston
Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey