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Mrs. Brice's Mice (I Can Read! #Level 1)

by Syd Hoff

Mrs. Brice has 25 mice and they all do everything together.

Put Me in the Zoo: Instructional Guides For Literature (Beginner Books(R))

by Robert Lopshire

<P>Spot, a polka-dot leopard who can change colors and even juggle his own spots, tries to convince two children that he is special enough to be exhibited in the zoo. <P>[This text is listed as an example that meets Common Core Standards in English language arts for K-1 at http://www.corestandards.org.]

Taming the Star Runner (Cascades Ser.)

by S.E. Hinton

The classic YA story of a boy, a horse, and pursuit of a dream. TAMING THE STAR RUNNER written by celebrated novelist S.E. Hinton, now available as an eBook for the first time.With an absent mother and a domineering step-father, Travis uses his tough-guy exterior to hide his true passion: writing. After a violent confrontation with his step-father, Travis is sent to live on his uncle&’s horse ranch - exile to a born-and-bred city kid. Angry and yearning for a connection, Travis befriends Casey, the horse-riding instructor at the ranch, and the un-tamable horse in her stable: the Star Runner. When a friend from the city visits with stories of other kids from the neighborhood facing jail time, Travis is more determined than ever that he needs to escape the life of juvenile delinquency he seems destined for. When the offer of a book deal comes through, Travis is hopeful that this is his chance to escape, if only his step-father will stop standing in the way of his dreams.From the author of THE OUTSIDERS, S.E. Hinton once again writes about what it feels like to be unaccepted, and the power in being true to yourself.&“Hinton continues to grow more reflective in her books, but her great understanding, not of what teenagers are but of what they can hope to be, is undiminished.&”—Kirkus ReviewsAn ALA Best Books for Young AdultsAn ALA Quick Pick

Color Dance

by Ann Jonas

A girl in red, a girl in yellow, a girl in blue, and a boy in black and white are all set to stir up the rainbow. Watch them create a living kaleidoscope, step by step by step.

Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed (Fountas & Pinnell LLI Blue: Level E)

by Eileen Christelow

A counting book in which one by one the little monkeys jump on the bed only to fall off and bump their heads.

I Saw You in the Bathtub and Other Folk Rhymes (I Can Read! #Level 1)

by Alvin Schwartz

This book is filled with rhymes. They are silly and funny and scary. Nobody knows who made them up. But some of the poets were children. Their rhymes were passed from person to person. And now they have reached you. Maybe some day You will write a rhyme like one of these.

It Is Good!: Growing Up in a Messianic Jewish Family

by Steffi Karen Rubin

Meet Tovah! Tovah (Hebrew for "good") is growing up in a Messianic Jewish home, learning the meaning of God's special days. Ideal for young children. Teaches the biblical holidays and celebrates faith in Yeshua (Jesus).

The Jacket I Wear In The Snow

by Shirley Neitzel Amy Cohr

Rhyme follows rhyme as layer after layer of winter clothing ("bunchy and hot, wrinkled a lot, stiff in the knee, and too big for me!") is first put on and then taken off to the relief of the child bundled inside. The Jacket I Wear in the Snow especially fun for prereaders and new readers.

My Five Senses

by Aliki

<P>A child's world is one filled with the discovery of sensations, and "My Five Senses" captures the excitement and wonder that accompany these discoveries by focusing on such common sensations as licking ice cream, petting a bunny and hearing a fire engine. <P>[This text is listed as an example that meets Common Core Standards in English language arts for K-1 at http://www.corestandards.org.]

Pierre: A Cautionary Tale in Five Chapters and a Prologue

by Maurice Sendak

"A story with a moral air about Pierre, who learned to care." Young Pierre, whose favorite line is "I don't care!" changes his mind after meeting a hungry lion.

Ready, Set, Read!: The Beginning Reader's Treasury

by Stephanie Calmenson Joanna Cole

Created especially for children who are learning to read, this anthology contains renowned works with some of the best-loved characters in children's literature--including Else Holmelund Minarik and Maurice Sendak's Little Bear, Arnold Lobel's Frog and Toad, and the madcap creations of Dr. Seuss. Also included is poetry by Eve Merriam, Lilian Moore and Gwendolyn Brooks; as well as stories, poems, riddles and word games. An American Bookseller Pick of the Lists.

Silly Tilly's Thanksgiving Dinner (I Can Read! #Level 1)

by Lillian Hoban

It's Thanksgiving, and Silly Tilly Mole is planning to make Thanksgiving dinner for all her friends. But where did she put the invitations? What happened to her recipes? And why is her house so full of frog? There's a big surprise in store for silly Tilly in this hilarious story with cheery full-color pictures by Lillian Hoban. "[Silly Tilly Mole] sends out recipe cards instead of invitations for Thanksgiving dinner. Even though she forgets to cook and falls asleep, the party is saved when her animal guests arrive with their favorite dishes. Watercolors in vibrant autumn hues accentuate this comedy of errors with quirky characterizations and fine brushwork. " BL.

And Still the Turtle Watched

by Sheila Macgill-Callahan

A turtle carved in rock on a bluff over the Hudson River by Indians long ago watches with sadness the changes man brings over the years.

The Cow Went Over the Mountain

by Feodor Rojankovsky Jeanette Krinsley

Little Cow thinks life will be better on the "other mountain," and convinces a few animals that the grass will be munchier, the bugs crunchier, the water sploshier, the mud sloshier . . . but when they get there, they find that the grass isn't really greener on the other side. This simple, witty tale, brought to life by Caldecott medalist Feodor Rojankovsky, was originally published in 1963 and is now back in print as a Little Golden Book Classic.

Dragon Gets By

by Dav Pilkey

Award-winning author/illustrator of the Captain Underpants series, Dav Pilkey's gentle blue Dragon (from the hit TV series) will charm beginning readers with the adventures of a mixed-up day! Award-winning author/illustrator of the Captain Underpants series, Dav Pilkey's gentle blue Dragon (from the hit TV series) will charm beginning readers with the adventures of a mixed-up day!

Follow the Water from Brook to Ocean

by Arthur Dorros

Explains how water flows from brooks, to streams, to rivers, over waterfalls, through canyons and dams, to eventually reach the ocean. <P><P>[This text is listed as an example that meets Common Core Standards in English language arts for K-1 at http://www.corestandards.org.]

The Land of Gray Wolf

by Thomas Locker

Running Deer and his fellow tribesmen take special care of their land until they lose it to invading white settlers, who wear it out and leave it to recover on its own.

Tuesday

by David Wiesner

The unpredictable events of a particular Tuesday unroll before the reader with the precision and clarity of a silent movie. A Caldecott Medal book.

Tuesday

by David Wiesner

The unpredictable events of a particular Tuesday unroll before the reader with the precision and clarity of a silent movie. A Caldecott Medal book.

Where the Wild Things Are

by Maurice Sendak

Winner of the 1964 Caldecott Medal for the Most Distinguished Picture Book of the Year, Where the Wild Things Are became an iconic book that has inspired a movie, an opera, and the imagination of generations. It continues to be one of the best loved books of all time the world over, by the one and only Maurice Sendak. Supports the Common Core State Standards. Images and image descriptions available.

Where the Wild Things Are

by Maurice Sendak

Winner of the 1964 Caldecott Medal for the Most Distinguished Picture Book of the Year, Where the Wild Things Are became an iconic book that has inspired a movie, an opera, and the imagination of generations. It continues to be one of the best loved books of all time the world over, by the one and only Maurice Sendak. Supports the Common Core State Standards. Images and image descriptions available.

The Berenstain Bears and the Trouble with Grownups

by Stan Berenstain

Brother and Sister Bear's parents always seem to be nagging them about something, so the cubs decide to show how their parents annoy them by creating a play entitled "The Trouble with Grownups." Then Mama and Papa put on their own role-reversal skit, and everyone winds up learning something about themselves.

Buzz Said The Bee (Level #1)

by Hans Wilhelm Wendy Cheyette Lewison

A beloved bestselling level 1 reader! A bee sits on Duck, and when duck QUACKS at it to scat, it doesn't listen! So Duck sits on Hen. Hilarity ensues as each animal sits on another. Beginning readers will love the accumulating progression and gain confidence in their skills!

Go Away, Big Green Monster

by Ed Emberley

Caldecott Award-winning author-artist Ed Emberley has created an ingenious way for children to chase away their nighttime fears. Kids can go through the pages of this die-cut book and watch the Big Green Monster grow. Then, when they're ready to show him who's in charge, they'll go through the remaining pages and watch him disappear! Images and image descriptions available.

Mrs. Katz And Tush (A\bantam Little Rooster Book Ser.)

by Patricia Polacco

Larnel doesn't know his neighbor, Mrs. Katz, very well, until he asks her to adopt an abandoned kitten. Mrs. Katz agrees on one condition: that Larnel help her take care of the kitten she names Tush. When Larnel starts spending more and more time with Mrs. Katz to help with Tush, Mrs. Katz tells him stories about coming to America from Poland and about the good times she spent with her late husband. As Larnel grows to love Mrs. Katz, he also learns about the suffering and triumph black history shares with the Jewish heritage. <P><P> Patricia Pollaco has illustrated, as well as authored, countless picture books. She lives in Union City, Michigan.<P> Jane Addams Children’s Book Award Honor Book

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