We have recently discovered several series of short, early-reader books by Cynthia Rylant at our library. I was already familiar with her series called "Henry and Mudge," but our new favorites are all of the "Mr. Putter & Tabby" books, and the "Poppleton" books. I love how she puts so much humor into her books (humor that kids can really understand--Sam frequently giggles as he's reading aloud to us!). These books are a lot of fun and not at all boring ("see Spot run" comes to mind . . . :)). We have almost gotten through all of the Rylant books at our library, which is sad, but I think she is still writing new ones. These books are a wonderful bridge between the very simple easy readers and longer chapter books, and I feel that they've been great for building Sam's confidence in reading.
So, for those of you with little ones . . . what are your favorite early reader books? I am always looking for more suggestions! :)