Beginning Readers

Amelia Bedelia and the Surprise Shower

Amelia Bedelia and the Surprise Shower

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In 1957, Harper published its first I Can Read title, Little Bear, written by Else Holmelund Minarik and illustrated by Maurice Sendak. Large type, simple vocabulary, chapter-like divisions, and decorative pictures made Little Bear perfect for emerging readers
Annie and Snowball and the Magical House

Annie and Snowball and the Magical House

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Annie goes on a play date and builds a fairy house in this Level 2 Ready-to-Read story from the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award-winning creators of Henry and Mudge.

Annie is thrilled when Sarah invites her over to play. Sarah's house is full of frilly things and frilly things are Annie's favorite things. Annie and Sarah explore the garden and, using their imaginations, construct a magical house perfect for fairies and fun-loving little girls.

Ashyln's Fall Fiesta (Scholastic Reader, Level 2: American Girl: WellieWishers)

Ashyln's Fall Fiesta (Scholastic Reader, Level 2: American Girl: WellieWishers)

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A Level 2 beginning reader based on the bestselling WellieWishers characters by American Girl and the charming animated series on Amazon. Includes a paper doll of Ashlyn with clothes and accessories!

Ashlyn's fall fiesta is going perfectly. . .until the wind comes and ruins everything! Can the other WellieWishers help Ashlyn have fun at the party, even when things don't go as planned?This Level 2 beginning reader is based on the bestselling American Girl WellieWishers characters and the charming animated series. Includes a collectible paper doll of Ashlyn to dress up!
Fancy Nancy and the Boy from Paris

Fancy Nancy and the Boy from Paris

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There's a new boy in school, and he's from Paris. Nancy cannot believe her luck. But this Parisian may not be as fancy as Nancy expects!

Fancy Nancy Splendid Speller

Fancy Nancy Splendid Speller

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Young readers will relate to Nancy's test-taking dilemma in this Fancy Nancy I Can Read story from the New York Times bestselling team Jane O'Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser.

Nancy loves spelling. She can spell fun words like happy and French words like chien (that means dog) and even long words like splendid. But when Ms. Glass's spelling test is harder than Nancy anticipated, the self-professed spelling prodigy faces a tough decision that pits her pride against her principles.

Fancy Nancy: Splendid Speller is a Level One I Can Read book, which means it's perfect for children learning to sound out words and sentences. The back matter features a list of the rich vocabulary words that are used throughout the story along with their definition. Whether shared at home or in a classroom, the short sentences, familiar words, and simple concepts of Level One books support success for children eager to start reading on their own.

Fancy Nancy: the 100th Day of School

Fancy Nancy: the 100th Day of School

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Celebrate the 100th day of school with Fancy Nancy, in this sweet and thoughtful I Can Read Story from New York Times bestselling team Jane O'Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser. Perfect for back-to-school!

With the 100th day of school just around the corner, Nancy finds herself utterly stumped. She can't think of anything exciting, special, or imaginative enough to bring in to class to commemorate the day. Just as Nancy begins to lose hope, she finds inspiration from an unexpected source--and learns that even sad events can bring with them a glimmer of beauty.

Fancy Nancy: The 100th Day of School is a Level One I Can Read book, which means it's perfect for children learning to sound out words and sentences. The back matter features a list of the rich vocabulary words that are used throughout the story along with their definition.

Frog Goes to Dinner

Frog Goes to Dinner

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Following the re-release of the first three books in this beloved series, here are the final three classic wordless tales in attractive, low-priced hardcover editions. A Boy, a Dog, and a Frog, the first book in this series, launched Mercer Mayer's distinguished career over twenty-five years ago, and also helped to create the wordless picture book genre. Full of warmhearted mischief and play, the books express the humorous trials and tribulations of friendship and the joy of summertime discovery. Readers will want to collect the entire set.
Frog, Where Are You?

Frog, Where Are You?

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Frog is missing and the boy doesn't see him anywhere.

Can the boy and his dog find their new friend?

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Good Driving, Amelia Bedelia

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When Mr. Rogers goes for a drive with Amelia Bedelia, he's in for the ride of his life. She does exactly what he tells her -- and that gets them into trouble, but only Amelia Bedelia can make a car trip this much fun!

Hide and Seek (Scholastic Reader, Level 2: The Magic School Bus: Rides Again)

Hide and Seek (Scholastic Reader, Level 2: The Magic School Bus: Rides Again)

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Hop aboard the Magic School Bus for a whole new adventure about camouflage that is out of this world. Includes stickers!

Next stop...The Magic School Bus heads to the wild to learn about camouflage! Every year D.A. has lost at the school's game of Extreme Hide and Seek thanks to the incredible powers of a mysterious player known only as The Seeker. But this year she has a plan: to apply the skills of mimicry and camouflage used by the best hiders in nature! Will she finally defeat The Seeker and be crowned champion?Collectible stickers in every The Magic School Bus: Rides Again reader!
Katie Woo Has the Flu

Katie Woo Has the Flu

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It all starts with a sneeze! Katie Woo catches the flu. She feels yucky and has to miss a few days of school. Will she ever feel like herself again?
Kendall's Snow Fort (Scholastic Reader Level 2: American Girl: WellieWishers)

Kendall's Snow Fort (Scholastic Reader Level 2: American Girl: WellieWishers)

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A Level 2 beginning reader based on the bestselling WellieWishers characters by American Girl and the charming animated series on Amazon. Includes a paper doll of Kendall with clothes and accessories!
There's a storm coming! The other WellieWishers promise to help Kendall build a snow fort to keep the animals warm. But there are so many other fun things to do in the snow. Will Kendall get the help she needs before the storm arrives?

This Level 2 beginning reader is based on the bestselling American Girl WellieWishers characters and the charming animated series. Includes a collectible paper doll of Kendall to dress up!

Look  Out  For  Pirates!  (Beginner  Books)
Look  Out  For  Pirates!  (Beginner  Books)
Look  Out  For  Pirates!  (Beginner  Books)
Look  Out  For  Pirates!  (Beginner  Books)

Look Out For Pirates! (Beginner Books)

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1st edition, with "H" type dust jacket (see: https://1stedition.net/beginnerbooks/identifying1steditionbeginnerbooks....); dust jacket in protective cover; light shelf wear and creasing to head and heel of spine; flap unclipped; pictorial covers; corners lightly bumped; illustrated endpapers; binding good; text clean and bright. VG/VG

Monster Power: Exploring Renewable Energy: A Branches Book (The Magic School Bus Rides Again)

Monster Power: Exploring Renewable Energy: A Branches Book (The Magic School Bus Rides Again)

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Hop aboard The Magic School Bus--again! MSB is back in a brand-new Netflix series.

This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line called Branches, which is aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow!Seatbelts, everyone! The Magic School Bus is back and ready to ride again. Professor Frizzle's kid sister Fiona might be the new teacher at Walkerville Elementary, but she's got the same old motto: take chances, make mistakes, and get messy! She decides to take the class camping, but come night fall their tent grounds are pitch black. But Arnold's been watching a ton of scary movies and has been having trouble going to sleep at night. What will Arnold do without a night light? The class thinks fast and learns a ton about renewable energy.
Play Ball, Amelia Bedelia (1st edition) (USED)

Play Ball, Amelia Bedelia (1st edition)

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Guess who's at bat? The lovable, hilarious Amelia Bedelia is back, filling in for a sick player on the Grizzlies baseball team. Watch out! Because nobody plays ball like Amelia Bedelia.

"No child can resist Amelia [Bedelia] and her literal trips through the minefield of the English language—and no adult can fail to notice that she's usually right when she's wrong."—The New York Times Book Review

New York: Harper & Row, 1972. 1st edition. Dust jacket in protective cover; front flap clipped at bottom; pictorial covers; former owner's name in ink on pastedown; binding good; text clean. VG/VG

Seeds and More Seeds (USED)

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Sink or Swim: Exploring Schools of Fish: A Branches Book (The Magic School Bus Rides Again)

Sink or Swim: Exploring Schools of Fish: A Branches Book (The Magic School Bus Rides Again)

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The Magic School Bus is back and in the Branches line!

This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line called Branches, which is aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow!Seatbelts, everyone! The Magic School Bus is back and ready to ride again. Professor Frizzle's kid sister Fiona might be the new teacher at Walkerville Elementary, but she's got the same old motto: take chances, make mistakes, and get messy! When the class decides to go to Hawaii for their latest fieldtrip, they think they're in for rest, relaxation, and riding the waves. But when Wanda tries to save an endangered fish from a giant shark, its Wanda that needs saving. Luckily her own class learns something from a totally different type of school--fish!
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Sofia Martinez: Every Day Is Exciting

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When Sofia is around, every moment of every day is exciting. This spunky 7-year-old can even make having the hiccups fun! Can you imagine what kind of fun Sofia will have at her first quinceañera or when the lights go out? No matter what happens, it will be memorable if Sofia is involved! This early chapter book from the Sofia Martinez series includes Spanish words in the text and a Spanish glossary.
The Magic School Bus Science Reader: The Magic School Bus Rides the Wind (Level 2)

The Magic School Bus Science Reader: The Magic School Bus Rides the Wind (Level 2)

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The Magic School Bus facts and fun for the early reader level!

Ms. Frizzle's class is learning about the wind and it's a perfect day for flying kites. But the wind is so strong that it whisks Wanda's kite away! The class hops on the Magic School Bus but how will the catch up with it?Take a ride with Ms. Frizzle's class and learn all about wind!

Age 5-7

A Big Guy Took My Ball!

A Big Guy Took My Ball!

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Gerald is careful. Piggie is not.
Piggie cannot help smiling. Gerald can.
Gerald worries so that Piggie does not have to.

Gerald and Piggie are best friends.

In A Big Guy Took My Ball! Piggie is devastated when a big guy takes her ball! Gerald is big, too...but is he big enough to help his best friend?

Big Dog and Little Dog Getting in Trouble

Big Dog and Little Dog Getting in Trouble

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When Big Dog and Little Dog play tug-o-war with the couch cushions, the furniture ends up ruined and their person is not pleased. Best friends have to be great at sharing--in this case, sharing the blame!

With deceptively simple text, graphic illustrations, and tongue-in-cheek humor, the Captain Underpants creator Dav Pilkey brings the joys of childhood friendships to life in his tales of two lovable dog pals. This Level 1 Green Light Reader will help young children build basic reading skills, while also tickling their funny bones. Parents and kids looking for skill-building activities will find a bonus activity section at the back of the book that includes a dog libs noun and verb recognition excercise, spot-the-difference game, word scramble, and more!

Big Dog and Little Dog Going for a Walk

Big Dog and Little Dog Going for a Walk

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Canine companions Big Dog and Little Dog are always getting into sticky situations. Their second adventure is about a particularly muddy situation! But friends who endure baths together are friends 'til the end--or, at least until their next muddy walk.
With simple text, graphic illustrations, and tongue-in-cheek humor, Captain Underpants creator Dav Pilkey taps into the joys of childhood friendships through his tales of two lovable dog pals. This Green Light Reader will help children build basic reading skills while also tickling their funny bones. Look for skill-building exercises in the bonus activity section at the back of the book.
Blowing in the Wind (The Magic School Bus Rides Again: Scholastic Reader Level 2)

Blowing in the Wind (The Magic School Bus Rides Again: Scholastic Reader Level 2)

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Next stop... The Magic School Bus heads to the forest to learn about aerodynamics.

Ms. Frizzle's class is putting on a play of The Three Little Pigs.The kids want to build a house for their play that even a super-powered fan can't blow down. So Ms. Frizzle and her Magic School Bus take the class to the forest to learn how trees stand up to strong winds. Will these little pigs get blown over or learn to stand strong? Includes stickers!

Come Back, Amelia Bedelia

Come Back, Amelia Bedelia

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Amelia Bedelia must look for a new job -- Mrs. Rogers has finally had enough. But for poor Amelia Bedelia, each new job is a bigger mess than the last. Can she ever find a place to belong?

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Katie Woo Rules the School

Katie Woo Rules the School

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For Katie Woo, school is one big adventure. Join the stylish schoolgirl as she learns how to be a great classmate and friend. From the school play to the class pet, Katie knows how to rule the school! Katie Woo books are the perfect transition from picture books to chapter books.
Mercy Watson to the Rescue

Mercy Watson to the Rescue

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To Mr. and Mrs. Watson, Mercy is not just a pig she's a porcine wonder. And to the portly and good-natured Mercy, the Watsons are an excellent source of buttered toast, not to mention that buttery-toasty feeling she gets when she snuggles into bed with them. This is not, however, so good for the Watson's bed. BOOM! CRACK! As the bed and its occupants slowly sink through the floor, Mercy escapes in a flash to alert the fire department, her owners assure themselves. But could Mercy possibly have another emergency in mind like a sudden craving for their neighbor's sugar cookies. Welcome to the wry and endearing world of Mercy Watson an ebullient new character for early chapter-book readers in a series that's destined to be a classic.