Junior Easy Readers

Hobsons Bay Libraries’ Junior Easy Readers are short books designed for young people who are learning to read or have learning disabilities. They introduce letter sounds (phonics), sentence construction, story context, and vocabulary. Utilise this handy stop-light system to support your child in learning how to read, so they continue to love reading.


Short sentences, familiar words, and simple concepts for children eager to read on their own. This level is just right for readers who are beginning to sound out words and sentences.
Books on this level are written with simple sentences using familiar words.

Junior Easy Reader Emergent Red


• foundation building blocks/beginning reading
• simple words
• one to five words per page





Engaging stories, longer sentences, and language play for developing readers who still need some help. Level 2 is for readers who are increasingly confident but still need some help. Books at this level include more complex storylines, longer sentences, and more challenging words.

Junior Easy Reader Early Yellow

• forging ahead / reading with help
• read from left to right
• simple, unfamiliar, regular words
• blend sounds into words
• 5-10 words per page
• very basic sentence structure




Complex plots, challenging vocabulary, and high-interest topics for the independent reader.
Level 3 includes many fun subjects kids love to read about on their own. Level 3 books are written for independent readers. They include challenging words and more complex themes and stories.

Junior Easy Reader Fluent Green

• fluent and confident reader/ reading alone
• translate letters-to-sounds-to-words
• simple sentences
• 5-6 words per sentence
• more complicated sentence structure
• short, simple chapters




Browse the Junior Easy Reader collection in the children's area of any Hobsons Bay Libraries branch, or online using the library catalogue.



Victorian Premiers' Reading Challenge

boy readingThe Premier invites students from Prep to Year 10 to participate in the annual Premiers’ Reading Challenge.

Since 2005 the Challenge has promoted the importance of reading among students in Victorian schools and encouraged families and parents to be more involved with supporting children’s reading in and beyond school.

The challenge hopes to inspire students to discover the magical power of books. It is an ideal opportunity for parents and families to share in these discoveries too.

Search for Victorian Premiers' Reading Challenge books by age category through our catalogue.

For more information about the Victorian Premiers’ Reading Challenge visit