Early Reader Books

Early Reader Books for The Community

The Adventures of Mo is not just for early readers – we encourage people of all ages to engage in the fun, share, and learn! Early reader books like Mo can help to connect an entire community of people.

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Here are several ways our early reader books can help to inspire and motivate anyone with a joy for learning or desire to continually grow and develop:


Early reader books can be an effective bonding resource between grandparents and grandchildren. We recommend reading a chapter aloud together from our free ebook – in person or virtually – once or twice a week.

Many chapters address childhood lessons that young children may be experiencing, like navigating friendship and understanding resiliency.

Consider asking questions like: How did Mo and Finchy react? How could they have handled the situation differently?


Early reader books can be effective resources for students being homeschooled. Mo is an online children’s book that can reinforce US geography or history lessons. Students can also learn cardinal or compass directions and fun facts about this country through our free ebook.

For instance, did you know that Wyoming was the first state to grant women the right to vote?

ESL (English as Second Language) Learners:

Read Mo to help strengthen literacy skills! The chapters contain words that students learn in elementary school. At the same time, Mo also informs readers about US geography and history. Free online children’s books like Mo can help non-native English speakers to gain more knowledge about the United States while introducing or reinforcing childhood lessons.

School Districts:

Mo’s author, Carol Patton, a national award-winning journalist, volunteers to answer student questions about Mo or address different topics related to: writing or freelancing as a journalist.

Carol can speak to younger children about why writing is fun or older students about the process of developing a story or share a day in the life of a freelance journalist. Help us to help society guarantee there will never be a shortage of early reader books available!


Invite Carol Patton to speak with parents in your community about the process of writing or self-publishing Mo, or her career as a freelance journalist.

Many people are re-evaluating their career choices, given the current job market climate, and are actively seeking alternative professions or freelancing writing opportunities.

Primary benefits of early reader books:

Ensuring that our youth are properly equipped and educated is a community effort and endeavor. Here are some of the primary benefits of having elementary-aged students engage in all that early reader books have to offer.

Early reader books…

  • Establish confidence with literacy skills
  • Develop independent reading habits
  • Identify and learn new vocabulary
  • Help to build fluency
  • Focus on certain elements like plot and comprehension
  • Use illustrations to support storytelling 

Here are some questions that you can ask your child as you begin the journey of reading aloud together…

Before you begin reading:

  • Why did you choose this book?
  • What do you think is going to happen in this book?
  • What kind of characters do you think will be a part of this story?
  • Does this book cover remind you of anything else you’ve seen or read?

As you’re reading:

  • Can you tell me what has happened in the book so far?
  • Do you have an idea of what might happen next?
  • If you were character [x], what could / would you have done differently in [a particular] situation?
  • If the main character in the story lived next door, would you be friends?
  • Have you learned any new words or interesting facts?

After you’ve finished the book…


  • What was your favorite part of the book?
  • Which character did you like the best?
  • Did you like the ending?
  • If you could change one part of the book, what would it be and why?