A Broken Leg for Bonk

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Humorous (fiction)

Bonk and Lurk are at the playground. Lurk pushes Bonk very high on the swing. Everything is fine until Bonk’ s hands slip and he falls to the ground, breaking his leg. Now Lurk must help Bonk until he recovers. Find out how Lurk feels about helping Bonk. Pictures support the text.

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A Monument for George

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Informational (nonfiction)

In Washington, D.C., on the National Mall, stands a tall, white monument built to honor our first president, George Washington. Readers will learn many interesting facts about the inside and outside of this famous landmark. Engaging photographs and captions support the text. Use this book to give students the opportunity to visualize as well as to determine the author’ s purpose.

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A Pocket Park for Tiny

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Realistic (fiction)

In A Pocket Park for Tiny,余额宝在哪里领取红包 April receives a puppy as a birthday present. April and her brother Jesse love their dog but are sad that he has no place to run and play. Their mom suggests they turn the empty lot in their neighborhood into a pocket park. Early emergent readers will discover howthe children gain permission for the pocket park and then cooperate with neighbors to turn their dream to reality. This story presents students with a realistic scenario while allowing them a chance to work on the use of quotation marks and problem and solution.

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A Visit to the Zoo

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Narrative (nonfiction)

Come along with Danni and Fran as they go on A Visit to the Zoo. Going to the zoo isn’ t what it used to be. There are many innovative things to see and do at the zoo. There is even a school at this zoo! Can you guess which animals each girl chooses as her favorite? Read the book and findout.

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Alistair’s Night

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Humorous (fiction)

All is quiet at 2 a.m., and Alistair the cat is ready to play. Students will enjoy reading about Alistair’ s clever attempts to wake Dan and Becky. The book provides opportunities for students to develop flexibility with print layout by altering the location of text throughout the book. Humorous illustrations accompany the text.

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Amazing Beaches

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Informational (nonfiction)

The world is full of beaches, but they are not all alike. In Amazing Beaches, students will read about beautiful beaches that have special features, such as pink sand or a shore covered in smooth glass pebbles. Gorgeous photographs illustrate the information in the text, and simple world mapsshow the location of each highlighted beach. Each small section is only one page long, and the sentence complexity is adjusted for emergent readers.

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Arthur’s Bad-News Day

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Realistic (fiction)

Arthur has been an only child for eight years and has just found out that a little sister is on the way. At first, Arthur is unhappy about the many ways in which her arrival will disrupt his life. He changes his tune after he holds her for the first time. Illustrations support the text.

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Basketball

level I ┊ 237 words ┊ ?))









Informational (nonfiction)

Basketball began with a peach basket nailed to a post and has grown to become one of the world’ s most popular sports. Engage students with interesting information about the game, its origins, and some of its famous athletes. Exciting images, maps, and diagrams enhance the text.

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Bigger Than a Monster Truck

level I ┊ 208 words ┊ ?))









Informational (nonfiction)

Monster trucks are big, but some vehicles are even larger. In Bigger Than a Monster Truck, students will discover some unusual and enormous vehicles used to move people, dirt, rocks, and other things. The amazing photos show just how huge these machines are, while the text explains the special jobs they do. Book and lesson are also available at levels L and O.

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Birds

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Informational (nonfiction)

Students will love learning about their feathered friends, from familiar owls to exotic emus. Each page of text has interesting information and engaging photos.

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Bonk and the Big Splash

level I ┊ 338 words ┊ ?))









Fantasy (fiction)

Bonk brags that he once swam across the whole ocean. But when he goes to the pool with the other Monsters for swimming lessons, he suddenly doesn’ t seem to like swimming. Even though Bonk insists that he is a good swimmer, Jupe lets him know that it is okay for Bonk to be afraid.

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Bonk and the Lucky Buckeye

level I ┊ 223 words ┊ ?))









Fantasy (fiction)

Bonk keeps a lucky buckeye in his pocket. One night he puts the lucky buckeye on his dresser, and in the morning it is gone. Then he begins to have bad luck. How will the monsters solve this mystery? Bonk and the Lucky Buckeye provides an opportunity for readers to practice retelling and identifying cause-and-effect relationships. Illustrations support the text.

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Building a Bridge

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Informational (nonfiction)

Have you ever looked at a bridge and wondered how it was built? Building a Bridge tells about various types of bridges and explains how modern bridges are built over water. Fascinating photographs support the text.

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Camping with Bonk

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Fantasy (fiction)

This is the first book in a series about a group of monsters who are friends. Bonk decides to go camping by himself. He gets scared when darkness falls and he begins to hear strange noises. The noises turn out to be his friends who have come to join him.

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Childhood Stories of George Washington

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Historical (fiction)

This is a illustrated collection of famous stories about the first U.S. president, George Washington. Each story includes examples of how George Washington was an honest person, even as a child.

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Cinderello

level I ┊ 279 words ┊ ?))









Fairy Tale (fiction)

Mateo’ s life is turned upside down when his mother remarries and he finds himself at the mercy of his unkind stepbrothers. At their urging, Mateo is forbidden to attend baseball tryouts when the Little League coach comes to town. With some help from his fairy godmother, however, Mateo attends tryouts and becomes the team’ s next star pitcher. Cinderello is a delightful retelling of the classic fairy tale Cinderella. The book can also be used to teach students how to compare and contrast and the proper use of possessive nouns. The book and lesson are also available for levels L and O.

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Discovering Dinosaurs

level I ┊ 262 words ┊ ?))









Informational (nonfiction)

Fossils are a gateway into the fascinating world of dinosaurs. Paleontologists work throughout the world to unearth clues and learn more about these unique creatures. Discovering Dinosaurs provides students with a glimpse into the process of uncovering and studying fossils. The book can alsobe used to teach students how to determine the main idea and supporting details and to effectively ask and answer questions. The book and lesson are also available for levels L and O.

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Dragonflies!

level I ┊ 247 words ┊ ?))









Informational (nonfiction)

Dragonflies are insects. They live near water, are agile fliers, and can be found around the world. Dragonflies! provides students a comprehensive look at these amazing insects. The book can also be used to teach students how to determine an author’ s purpose for writing and the proper use of plural nouns. The book and lesson are also available for levels L and O.

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Extreme Insects

level I ┊ 283 words ┊ ?))









Informational (nonfiction)

Students will enjoy reading about some of the many ways that extreme insects protect themselves in this descriptive, informational book. As they learn about insect attributes, such as size, color, and weaponry, students will discover how insects can keep from becoming food themselves.

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Families

level I ┊ 313 words ┊ ?))









Informational (nonfiction)

This informational text explains how family members are related and introduces students to vocabulary for extended family members. The text, which explains that family structures vary widely, uses a family tree to help readers understand different family configurations. The author points out that, no matter what someone’ s family tree looks like, every family is special. Photographs and diagrams support the text.

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Fantastic Flying Machines

level I ┊ 237 words ┊ ?))









Informational (nonfiction)

Fantastic Flying Machines is an informational book about the history behind the human fascination with flight. It describes the differences between the ways many human-made things fly: airplanes, helicopters, blimps, hot-air balloons, rockets, and spaceships. The author poses questions to readers, offering opportunities for self-reflection. Photographs and illustrations support the text.

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Fast and Faster

level I ┊ 253 words ┊ ?))









Informational (nonfiction)

Discover some of the world’ s fastest animals on the earth, in the sea, and in the air with this exciting book. Find out which fish can swim faster than a motorboat and which insect moves so fast that it can’ t see. Detailed photographs and informative illustrations guide students through the textas they discover fascinating animals that move at amazing speeds.

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Goldilocks and the Other Three Bears

level I ┊ 335 words ┊ ?))









Fairy Tale (fiction)

The classic fairy tale Goldilocks and the Three Bears is retold with rich description. The story invites readers to enjoy the adventures of a girl who happens upon a cottage in the forest and finds three bowls of porridge, three chairs, and three beds. What surprises await the family that lives in the cottage? Goldilocks and the Other Three Bears offers a unique opportunity of showing students how a change in the portrayal of the characters can give the story a different view. Book and lesson also available at Levels L and P.

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Goldilocks and the Three Bears

level I ┊ 340 words ┊ ?))









Fairy Tale (fiction)

The classic fairy tale Goldilocks and the Three Bears is retold with rich description at three reading levels. The story invites readers to enjoy the adventures of a girl who happens upon a cottage in the forest and finds three bowls of porridge, three chairs, and three beds. What surprisesawait the family that lives in the cottage? Use Goldilocks and the Other Three Bears to show students how a change in the portrayal of the characters can give the story a different view. Book and lesson also available at Levels L and P.

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Golf

level I ┊ 266 words ┊ ?))









Informational (nonfiction)

Requiring patience and skill, the sport of Golf has remained popular since its invention in the 1400s. This book explores not only the game’ s history and rules, but also some legendary players. Photos and diagrams enhance the text.

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Healthy Me

level I ┊ 319 words ┊ ?))









Persuasive (fiction)

Healthy Me tells the reader ways to keep healthy. The little girl in the story shares several of the ways she keeps her body and mind healthy, including nutrition, hygiene, exercise, sufficient sleep, and mental relaxation. The accompanying illustrations are whimsical and fun.

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Here Come the Cranes!

level I ┊ 252 words ┊ ?))









Informational (nonfiction)

As students read Here Come the Cranes, they will learn why sandhill cranes make the long journey north each spring, and how they do it. The beautiful photographs and descriptive captions will hold their attention. Use this interesting book to teach sequence of events and visualizing.

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Hibernation

level I ┊ 200 words ┊ ?))









Informational (nonfiction)

Have you ever wondered why some animals hibernate during the cold winter months? Where do they sleep? How do they survive? Hibernation provides information about animals that hibernate and how they stay alive during the winter months. Amazing pictures bring the text to life and draw young readers into the book.

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Hippo’s Toothache

level I ┊ 276 words ┊ ?))









Humorous (fiction)

Harry the Hippo lives in the jungle and has a horrible toothache. His animal friends try to help him and decide that they should pull out his tooth. One by one, they try unsuccessfully to extract Harry’ s tooth. Finally, the tooth is pulled out as part of the surprise ending.

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Hockey

level I ┊ 266 words ┊ ?))









Informational (nonfiction)

One of the most popular winter sports, Hockey excites crowds around the world. Students will be interested to read about the rules of the game as well as its history and famous players. Maps, diagrams, and incredible photos offer additional ways to engage in the text.

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How Glooskap Found Summer

level I ┊ 257 words ┊ ?))









Legend (fiction)

In this Native American legend, Glooskap, finds that a giant named Winter has caused the cold weather that has gripped the land. Glooskap finds a woman named Summer who can defeat the giant and bring warmth to the land.

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How to Make Paper

level I ┊ 255 words ┊ ?))









How to (nonfiction)

Students learn how to make paper at home or school as they read this fun procedural text. High-frequency words and supportive photographs provide the perfect opportunity to teach students how to sequence a process.

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Is That a Fish?

level I ┊ 274 words ┊ ?))









Informational (nonfiction)

A fish with a nose like a cow? Or one with spines like a porcupine? Students will be fascinated by the different-looking creatures that are all fish. Captioned and labeled photographs support the text and offer readers an up-close look at over 25 types of fish.

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Jane Goodall

level I ┊ 336 words ┊ ?))









Biography (nonfiction)

Jane Goodall is the fascinating biography of a woman who devoted her life to studying and helping the chimpanzees of Africa. This book gives students an introduction to her study of chimpanzee communities and her work to save and protect the forests that are their natural habitat. Detailedphotographs of Ms. Goodall throughout her life enhance the text.

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Karate

level I ┊ 264 words ┊ ?))









Informational (nonfiction)

For centuries, people all around the world have learned discipline, respect, and self-improvement through liz-5751662348846146. In Karate, detailed photographs support students’ understanding of the basics of this ancient marital art. The book can also be used to teach students how to distinguish fact and opinion and to identify and use conjunctions. The book and lesson are also available for levels L and O.

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Komodo Dragons: Giant Reptiles

level I ┊ 234 words ┊ ?))









Informational (nonfiction)

Komodo dragons are more than just the largest lizards in the world. Komodo Dragons: Giant Reptiles goes into detail about their habitat, hunting habits, and how their offspring survive. Interesting images support the text.

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Life at the Pond

level I ┊ 342 words ┊ ?))









Informational (nonfiction)

Life at the Pond is a look at the many different plants and animals that live in and around a pond. It gives an overview of this specialized ecosystem and focuses on how insects, birds, reptiles, and mammals move, eat, raise their young, and build homes. Children will enjoy learning about this small world where so many things are happening. Photos support the text.

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Lincoln Loved to Learn

level I ┊ 292 words ┊ ?))









Biography (nonfiction)

Lincoln was a powerful man and one of our most famous presidents. What led him to such greatness? Lincoln Loved to Learn shows the reader some of the influences that framed this historical figure by focusing on Lincoln’ s childhood and his great commitment to learning as he grew up. Attractive illustrations and photographs will add to the enjoyment of this book. In addition to teaching emergent readers about a key person in history, the book also can be used to instruct students on genre and past-tense verbs.

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Little Red Riding Hood

level I ┊ 301 words ┊ ?))









Fairy Tale (fiction)

Little Red Riding Hood is the retelling of the classic fairy tale in which Red, a clever and brave girl, is tricked by a sly wolf. With her quick wit, Red manages to save herself and her grandmother from becoming Wolf’ s dinner. The book can also be used to teach students how to make, revise, and confirm predictions and to identify cause-and-effect relationships. The book and lesson are also available for levels L and O.

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Mike’s Good Bad Day

level I ┊ 210 words ┊ ?))









Realistic (fiction)

Many things go wrong during Mike’ s day, both at home and at school. Every time something bad happens, someone helps him out. Mike discovers that it makes him feel good when others help him, so he learns to be helpful to others. Pictures support the text.

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Monster Moving Day

level I ┊ 230 words ┊ ?))









Humorous (fiction)

Bonk has a problem. His house is filled from corner to corner with collections. Jupe suggests that Bonk move to a bigger house. But Bonk loves his home and his collections. How will he solve his problem? Monster Moving Day provides an excellent opportunity to introduce problem and solution to students. Pictures support the text.

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Monster Music

level I ┊ 218 words ┊ ?))









Humorous (fiction)

Jupe and Lurk love to sing and play music together on Jupe’ s toy piano. When they start singing and playing in a real piano store, the owner is pleased to see that their music is helping to sell pianos. In the end, the monsters earn a very special reward. Pictures support the text.

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Monster Snow Day

level I ┊ 293 words ┊ ?))









Humorous (fiction)

The Monsters are excited for a snowstorm to arrive. While they wait, Bonk makes paper snowflakes, Uzzle makes cardboard skis to ski down the hallway, and Lurk makes a snow monster out of pillows. Tempers flare when Bonk insults Lurk and Uzzle crashes into all of them. A fight is averted when the monsters notice the snow has arrived. Pictures support the text and the identification of content vocabulary.

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Monster Soccer

level I ┊ 292 words ┊ ?))









Fantasy (fiction)

After the Monsters start playing soccer, Bonk brags that he is so good he doesn’ t even need a team. So Uzzle, Lurk, and Snag go home and practice on their own. On the day of the big game, Bonk gets into trouble quickly. But luckily, his friends jump in and help him, showing Bonk why it is important to work as a team.

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My Brain

level I ┊ 244 words ┊ ?))









Informational (nonfiction)

Does your body have a boss? Yes, it does: the brain! Readers will love learning all about how the brain works as the boss of the body systems. My Brain gives students a clear description of how the brain works, and clever illustrations provide information as well as entertainment. This captivating book is also great for teaching author’ s purpose and using a glossary.

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My Lungs

level I ┊ 265 words ┊ ?))









Informational (nonfiction)

Take a deep breath. What is helping you do that? Your lungs! Readers will love learning all about how the lungs help get oxygen into the body. My Lungs provides students with a clear description of how lungs work, and the clever illustrations provide information as well as entertainment! Thiscaptivating book is also great for teaching sequencing and using a glossary to better understand the text.

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My Muscles

level I ┊ 246 words ┊ ?))









Informational (nonfiction)

Show those muscles! Which kind? In My Muscles, students learn about the three different types of muscles and how they help the body move in different ways. This book provides students with a clear explanation of how muscles work, and the delightful illustrations are informative and fun! Thisintriguing book is also great for teaching students how to compare and contrast and how to use the pronoun I.

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My Stomach

level I ┊ 295 words ┊ ?))









Informational (nonfiction)

The digestive system is an important part of the body, and the stomach plays a critical role in digestion. Without it, we would not have energy or be able to grow. My Stomach provides students a comprehensive look at this amazing body part and the steps in digestion. The book can also be usedto teach students how to determine an author’ s purpose for writing and the proper use of simple subjects.

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Owls Overhead

level I ┊ 281 words ┊ ?))









Informational (nonfiction)

Owls may seem strange and mysterious, but that only makes them more fascinating. In Owls Overhead, students will learn about the different adaptations that allow these amazing predatory birds to survive in the wild. Brilliant, detailed photographs support the text and capture readers’ attention. Readers will also have the opportunity to learn about main ideas, details, and complete sentences. Book and lesson are also available at levels L and O.

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Roadside Oddities

level I ┊ 281 words ┊ ?))









Informational (nonfiction)

Do you know where to find the world’ s largest elephant? Did you know London Bridge was moved to Arizona? Roadside Oddities is an informative book that introduces readers to some weird and wonderful roadside attractions. Detailed photographs support the engaging text filled with entertainingfacts. Book and lesson also available at levels L and O.

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Ruby Bridges

level I ┊ 292 words ┊ ?))









Biography (nonfiction)

Ruby Bridges shares the story of the first African American child to attend an all-white elementary school in New Orleans, Louisiana. Despite protests and threats, Ruby continued going to school. Her courage opened the way for other African American children to attend schools previously closed to them. Use this inspiring story to also teach emergent readers about author’ s purpose and possessive nouns.

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Slow and Slower

level I ┊ 309 words ┊ ?))









Informational (nonfiction)

Many slow creatures inhabit the animal world. In Slow and Slower students will have the opportunity to read about some of these sluggish animals. Students can compare the slow animals to the slower ones using the full-page chart. As they read this interesting and informative book, studentswill have the opportunity to ask and answer questions as well as to classify information. Supportive photographs, detailed maps and charts, high-frequency words, and repetitive phrases support readers.

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Soup and a Sandwish

level I ┊ 320 words ┊ ?))









Humorous (fiction)

Soup and a Sandwish is an entertaining story about a boy who is tired of eating the same kind of lunch every day. He decides that if he can’ t get the sandwich he really wants, he will create it himself. The only problem is that he creates a bit more than he can handle. The text is supported by imaginative illustrations.

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The 100th Day Project

level I ┊ 344 words ┊ ?))









Realistic (fiction)

The 100th Day Project is a story about a young girl who is assigned a special homework project for the 100th day of school. Leticia needs to fill a large piece of paper with 100 things. However, she doesn’ t want to fill her paper with just anything; she wants it to be special. Her motherand brother help her come up with something fantastic, and it becomes the favorite project of the class. Illustrations support the text.

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The Animal Bridge

level I ┊ 286 words ┊ ?))









Fantasy (fiction)

When the humans return to the forest with their trucks and plans for new construction, the local animals are distressed. The Animal Bridge is an amusing story about a group of animals who create several humorous, but ultimately ineffective, plans to stop the humans in their tracks. In the end, however, the animals are pleasantly surprised to see what the humans have built. The book can also be used to teach students how to retell and identify characters, setting, and plot. The book and lesson are also available for levels L and O.

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The Lion and the Mouse

level I ┊ 249 words ┊ ?))









Fable (fiction)

A tiny mouse stumbles upon a sleeping lion and finds herself trapped under his huge paw. Just as she is about to become an afternoon snack for Lion, Mouse convinces him to let her go, promising to help Lion one day. Will the small mouse be able to help the mighty lion? Students will enjoy the colorful, supportive illustrations while they learn about sequencing events and connecting to prior knowledge.

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The Magic Bike

level I ┊ 236 words ┊ ?))









Fantasy (fiction)

Jayden receives a letter that says he won a contest, even though he did not enter one. When a big box arrives, Jayden is surprised to find a bike inside. Students will enjoy predicting what might happen to Jayden and his magic bike. Supportive illustrations and high-frequency words make this a greatstory for early readers.

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The Monster Pumpkins

level I ┊ 206 words ┊ ?))









Humorous (fiction)

Monsters Lurk and Bonk decide to have a contest to see who can grow the biggest pumpkin. The loser has to make the winner a pumpkin pie. This book is great for introducing emergent readers to story elements. Humorous pictures support the text.

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The Three Little Pigs

level I ┊ 345 words ┊ ?))









Fairy Tale (fiction)

The classic fairy tale The Three Little Pigs is retold with rich description-featuring the big, bad wolf huffing and puffing to blow down the straw house, stick house, and brick house. Memorable lines such as “Not by the hair of my chinny, chin, chin!” add to the fun, and the story ends with a breathless wolf toppling over in defeat. As expected, the three little pigs live happily ever after in the brick house. Book and lesson also available at Levels F and M.

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Tian Tian, a Giant Panda

level I ┊ 240 words ┊ ?))









Informational (nonfiction)

This book presents information about giant pandas through the story of Tian Tian, a giant panda born in China that currently lives in the United States. Students gain knowledge about a giant panda’ s habitat, diet, description, and playful nature. Photographs support the text.

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Turkeys in the Trees

level I ┊ 303 words ┊ ?))









Realistic (fiction)

We love to eat them, but how much do we know about the feathered bird that feeds us on Thanksgiving? Turkeys in the Trees describes one boy’ s encounter with a flock of wild turkeys. As Tom learns about the bird that is central to Thanksgiving celebrations, so will your students. Use thiseasily accessible story to teach students about characters and setting as well as adjectives, and to provide them factual background about a favorite holiday.

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Two Make Twins

level I ┊ 296 words ┊ ?))









Informational (nonfiction)

Twins may look similar or enjoy the same things, but every twin is a unique individual. Two Make Twins introduces students to the different types of twins and the special bond they share. This book can also be used to teach students how to compare and contrast as well as to ask and answer questions to better understand the text. The book and lesson are also available for levels L and O.

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We Make Maple Syrup

level I ┊ 249 words ┊ ?))









Informational (fiction)

In We Make Maple Syrup, students learn the steps for making syrup from maple sap. From tapping the maple tree to eating the syrup on pancakes, students see how one family spends time together. Students will have the opportunity to practice sequencing events as they read this informative story. Detailed illustrations support readers.

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Whale Sharks: Giant Fish

level I ┊ 255 words ┊ ?))









Informational (nonfiction)

In Whale Sharks: Giant Fish, students will learn about what makes these gentle giants so special, including what they look like, where they live, and how they grow. Colorful pictures support the text.

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Why Robins Hop

level I ┊ 251 words ┊ ?))









Pourquoi Tale (fiction)

According to legend, once all birds walked the same way and left the same tracks. In this entertaining pourquoi tale readers discover how birds came to have their own distinct footprints. Charming illustrations complement the text.

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William Shakespeare

level I ┊ 218 words ┊ ?))









Informational (nonfiction)

William Shakespeare is considered one of the greatest writers who ever lived. His ability to write about the depth of shared human experience is said to be unmatched. In William Shakespeare, students are introduced to the fascinating life of and body of work created by this extraordinary writer. The book can also be used to teach students how to distinguish fact and opinion and to identify and use names of people as proper nouns. The book and lesson are also available for levels L and O.

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Winter Vacation

level I ┊ 180 words ┊ ?))









Realistic (fiction)

Denise is bored. It is winter vacation, and she is out of things to do. While she is waiting for it to snow, she does puzzles and reads books. How will Denise stay busy while waiting for the snow? Winter Vacation provides the opportunity to introduce problem and solution to early readers. Illustrations support the text.

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