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The Nauti Boys Collection (Nauti Boys, 1-5) by Lora Leigh


Chelsey Philpot is an editor at School Library Journal. Her first young adult novel, “Even in Paradise,” will appear in the fall of 2014.

There’s so much happening with 5 and 6-year-olds. They’re learning to tie their shoes, practicing cutting out shapes with scissors, some are even ready to ride a bike. There’s a big continuum of development at these ages, and that applies to children’s reading development, too. Some kids are not yet ready to read, while others are reading independently. And that’s as it should be, according to both developmental and literacy experts.

Chelsey Philpot is an editor at School Library Journal. Her first young adult novel, “Even in Paradise,” will appear in the fall of 2014.


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