A Rainbow of Food

level J ┊ 299 words ┊ ?))









Informational (nonfiction)

A Rainbow of Food teaches students that eating healthy foods can be fun-and colorful. Readers also learn how different colored fruits and vegetables benefit their bodies. Detailed, supportive photographs, and high-frequency words support beginning readers.

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A Trip to Rio

level J ┊ 356 words ┊ ?))









Realistic (fiction)

Have you heard of the fascinating city in Brazil called Rio de Janeiro? Join Julia as she visits her family in Rio and watches many Olympic events. A Trip to Rio provides students an adventurous tour of this spectacular city, including detailed descriptions and colorful illustrations. The book can also be used to teach students how to analyze characters and the proper use of exclamatory sentences. The book and lesson are also available for levels M and P.

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Animal Skeletons

level J ┊ 387 words ┊ ?))









Informational (nonfiction)

This book teaches about animals and their skeletons. Through detailed illustrations and repetitive phrases, readers learn about the types and functions of bones in humans and other animals.

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Argentina

level J ┊ 300 words ┊ ?))









Informational (nonfiction)

As the second-largest country in South America, Argentina is rich with culture and history. Engage students with fascinating information about this amazing place.

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Baseball

level J ┊ 329 words ┊ ?))









Informational (nonfiction)

Discover why Baseball has come to be known as America’ s pastime with this fascinating book. Covering the sport’ s humble beginning, the rules of the game, and some of its best players, this book will excite students. Diagrams and pictures support the text.

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Being Bilingual

level J ┊ 319 words ┊ ?))









Informational (nonfiction)

Many people all over the world speak two languages. They are bilingual. In Being Bilingual, readers meet children from different cultures and learn their names and the languages they speak. A pronunciation guide, glossary, and table of contents are included to support readers.

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Bonk at the Barbershop

level J ┊ 284 words ┊ ?))









Fantasy (fiction)

Everything about Bonk is growing-even his hair. When Jupe suggests that Bonk needs a haircut, Bonk thinks of other ways to keep his hair out of his eyes-like standing on his head! After crashing his bike because he couldn’ t see a bump in the road, Bonk decides to go to the barbershop. He considersseveral styles of haircuts. Which one will he choose? Readers will find out at the end of the story.

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Bonk, the Healthy Monster

level J ┊ 289 words ┊ ?))









Humorous (fiction)

In Bonk, the Healthy Monster, Bonk becomes the new candy store’ s number one customer. He begins to have health problems after eating too much candy every day. How will Bonk become healthy again? This book provides the opportunity to introduce author’ s purpose to emergent readers. Pictures support the text.

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Bonk’s New Bike

level J ┊ 323 words ┊ ?))









Fantasy (fiction)

Bonk dreams of a new bike, but he doesn’ t have enough money to buy it. To earn the money, he decides to start a dog-walking business. Bonks friends volunteer to help him, but he wants to put all the money toward his new bike. Bonk’ s business is very successful, and in the end he is forced to askhis friends for help. Like true friends, they all work together to make Bonk’ s dream come true.

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Brazil

level J ┊ 279 words ┊ ?))









Informational (nonfiction)

Brazil may be the biggest country in South America, but many other things make the country special. From the diversity in the Amazon River and rainforest to the many different landforms and people, this book explores what makes Brazil amazing. Pictures and maps enhance the text.

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Broken Arm Blues

level J ┊ 373 words ┊ ?))









Realistic (fiction)

Broken Arm Blues tells the story of two siblings who each have a broken arm at the same time. They go through various emotions when dealing with their injuries and eventually learn how to overcome their depression and boredom by working together. Students will be able to discuss difficult emotions and work on skills such as identifying problem and solution. Colorful illustrations accompany the story.

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Can You Say Pterodactyl?

level J ┊ 393 words ┊ ?))









Humorous (fiction)

Can You Say Pterodactyl? is about a young pterodactyl who cannot say her own name. She encounters a duck and a wren that want to meet her and become her friends. She tries to say her name and scares the animals that she’ s trying to meet. Then an owl helps her learn to pronounce her name,and she successfully introduces herself.

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Canada

level J ┊ 294 words ┊ ?))









Informational (nonfiction)

As the second-largest country in the world, Canada has much to explore. Students will enjoy learning about everything from the nation’ s capital to its native wildlife.

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Changes

level J ┊ 398 words ┊ ?))









Realistic (fiction)

Changes is the story of a young girl’ s struggle to accept change. She starts at a new school, her best friend moves away, and she loses a beloved pet. Through these experiences she learns that change is part of life. Luckily, feelings can change, too.

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Cricket

level J ┊ 399 words ┊ ?))









Informational (nonfiction)

England may have been the birthplace of Cricket, but today people of all ages play the sport around the globe. With its focus on good sportsmanship and its exciting professional matches, the sport will fascinate students. The book also includes maps, diagrams, and engaging photos.

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Darby’s Birthday Party

level J ┊ 350 words ┊ ?))









Personal Narrative (fiction)

Darby’ s Birthday Party is about a dog named Darby who is going to be 15 years old. His human friends, Mia and Mike, decide to have a special birthday party for Darby, but they are not sure where it should take place. They consider many locations and finally settle on a place that is Darby’ s favorite–the zoo.

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Día for María

level J ┊ 387 words ┊ ?))









Realistic (fiction)

As Di?a de los Muertos is approaching, Mari?a and her family prepare to celebrate loved ones who have passed away, including one very special family member. Di?a for Mari?a is an engaging and entertaining story that provides readers with insight into this Mexican holiday,while giving students an opportunity to analyze characters and retell to understand text. ?The book and lesson are also available for levels M and P.

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Egypt

level J ┊ 256 words ┊ ?))









Informational (nonfiction)

Egypt explores many of the things that make this North African country fascinating. Students will learn about Egyptian people and history as well as animals and landforms. Exciting pictures and maps support the text.

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Fall Forward, Spring Back

level J ┊ 398 words ┊ ?))









Realistic (fiction)

Nola is always late. Time has never been a friend of Nola’ s, and Daylight Saving Time proves to be no exception. Fall Forward, Spring Back is the story of this eight-year-old girl and how a big mistake with time turns out to be a great mistake. The book can also be used to teach students how to retell and how to identify setting and characters. The book and lesson are also available for levels M and P.

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Feliz Navidad, Carlos!

level J ┊ 339 words ┊ ?))









Realistic (fiction)

Carlos and his family are returning to Mexico to celebrate Navidad. When they arrive, they participate in Las Posadas. They walk through the neighborhood knocking on doors and singing carols until they locate the fiesta. At midnight, they attend church together. Students will havethe opportunity to sequence events and compare their winter holiday celebrations to Carlos’ s as they read this book.

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Firefighters

level J ┊ 202 words ┊ ?))









Informational (nonfiction)

Firefighting is serious business. Readers learn about the challenges firefighters face and the kinds of equipment they use. It’ s very important work. Informative photographs support the text.

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Garrett Morgan and the Traffic Signal

level J ┊ 232 words ┊ ?))









Biography (nonfiction)

People follow traffic signals every day. Did you ever wonder where the idea for the traffic signal came from? Garrett Morgan and the Traffic Signal tells about the problems of buggy and car drivers in the 1920s and one man’ s plan to help keep the streets safe.

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Going to the Art Museum

level J ┊ 399 words ┊ ?))









Personal Narrative (nonfiction)

A young boy and his sister have fun visiting the Getty Museum in Los Angeles and learning about art. They also visit other parts of the museum where they have lunch, look at books, and dress up in costumes. This book is sure to encourage your young readers to visit an art museum for themselves.

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Goliath Beetles: Giant Insects

level J ┊ 297 words ┊ ?))









Informational (nonfiction)

Learn about one of the worlds largest insects in Goliath Beetles: Giant Insects. From their habitat to their life cycle to their interesting looks, these unique beetles will capture your students’ attention.

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Goliath Bird-Eating Spiders: Giant Arachnids

level J ┊ 292 words ┊ ?))









Informational (nonfiction)

Goliath bird-eating spiders can be as large as a dinner plate, but they are more than just big. Students will enjoy learning all about these eight-legged giants and looking at the exciting images that support the text.

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Guess That President

level J ┊ 280 words ┊ ?))









Informational (nonfiction)

How much do you know about the presidents? Guess That President asks readers to guess the identity of several presidents on the basis of clues and stories about them as children. This book uses a creative mystery format to generate interest in leaders of the United States and presents a chance to teach emergent readers about making inferences and using past-tense verbs.

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Hannah’s Townspeople

level J ┊ 257 words ┊ ?))









Realistic (fiction)

Hannah and Andy are building a town as a school project. They need people for the town, but they’ re having trouble finding some they can use that are the right size. How will they solve their problem? Hannah’ s Townspeople provides picture and high-frequency support for early readers.

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Heroes of September 11

level J ┊ 302 words ┊ ?))









Descriptive (nonfiction)

The events of September 11, 2001, are well known to adults, but many children are not old enough (or weren’ t born yet) to remember anything about that tragic day. Heroes of September 11 will introduce young readers to the men, women, and animals that acted heroically and patriotically onthat day.

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I Broke It

level J ┊ 379 words ┊ ?))









Realistic (fiction)

I Broke It tells the story of a boy who breaks his mother’ s favorite vase and blames the family dog. Does he tell the truth or let the dog suffer the punishment? Use this book to talk about the importance of telling the truth. Colorful and engaging illustrations support the text. Students will have opportunities to identify cause-and-effect relationships as well as to practice retelling skills.

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Ichiro Suzuki

level J ┊ 301 words ┊ ?))









Biography (nonfiction)

Ichiro Suzuki余额宝在哪里领取红包 tells how a young boy in Japan grew up to become one of the most feared batters in professional baseball. He started playing professionally in Japan at eighteen years old. After seven years of awards and all-star games, he came to the United States and joined the Seattle Mariners. Despite being smaller than most American players, Ichiro has had a long and very successful career that includes world records and many awards. Photographs and charts support the text. Book and lesson are also available at Levels M and P.

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I’m the Tall One

level J ┊ 368 words ┊ ?))









Personal Narrative (nonfiction)

Differences make us special, but they can also make us self-conscious. I’ m the Tall One explores the dynamics of being set apart from your peers. Students will learn important lessons about valuing their individual traits as they work on reading skills such as determining problem and solution and using pronouns.

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Incredible Places to Stay

level J ┊ 288 words ┊ ?))









Informational (nonfiction)

Have you ever visited a hotel made out of ice? How about a hotel located underwater? Incredible Places to Stay explores these and many other fascinating hotels around the world. Photographs of these unique places help further engage students with this interesting topic. Students will also have the opportunity to connect to prior knowledge, as well as to compare and contrast to better understand the text. The book and lesson are also available for levels M and P.

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It’s Cinco de Mayo, Carlos!

level J ┊ 361 words ┊ ?))









Realistic (fiction)

Maria asks Carlos to learn a dance for the Cinco de Mayo festival. Carlos is unsure about performing in front of a large group of people. After Abuela explains the reasons for the celebration, Carlos decides to give dancing a try. Students will learn about Cinco de Mayo and the importance of being brave. Detailed illustrations support readers.

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Lacrosse

level J ┊ 410 words ┊ ?))









Informational (nonfiction)

Beginning as a game played among First Nations tribes, Lacrosse has steadily grown in popularity. Today, people of many ages around the world play the sport. Engage students with the incredible images and diagrams that accompany the text.

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Leopard, Ram, and Jackal

level J ┊ 375 words ┊ ?))









Fable (fiction)

This delightful African fable tells how fierce Leopard is actually afraid of mild Ram. Jackal tries to force his friend to be brave and face Ram. But Ram’ s wife tricks Leopard, and Jackal ends up paying the price in this humorous tale.

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Let’s Make Shapes!

level J ┊ 365 words ┊ ?))









How to (nonfiction)

Let’ s Make Shapes is an interactive book that introduces children to geometric shapes. As children learn about these shapes, they discover ways to use the shapes to draw various things, as well as vocabulary for their developing drawing skills.

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Mexico

level J ┊ 296 words ┊ ?))









Informational (nonfiction)

Mexico allows students to explore this exciting country. From its culture and celebrations to its various landforms and animal life, Mexico has many interesting things for students to learn about. Maps and photographs support the text.

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Monkey and Crocodile

level J ┊ 320 words ┊ ?))









Pourquoi Tale (fiction)

Monkey is a good friend to Crocodile. He tosses him sweet fruit each day. Soon Crocodile wants to return the favor and invites Monkey to join him for dinner. Should Monkey leave his safe tree and travel across the river with Crocodile? The pourquoi tale Monkey and Crocodile retells the story of trust and cleverness with delightful illustrations. Students have the opportunity to identify the characters and setting as well as connect to prior knowledge. High-frequency words and simple dialogue support emergent readers.

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Monster Cowboy

level J ┊ 308 words ┊ ?))









Fantasy (fiction)

Monster Cowboy is a story about making a friend’ s dreams come true. In this story Lurk wants to be a cowboy. His friends surprise him with a visit to a farm to ride a horse. Unfortunately the horses at the farm are too small for Lurk to ride. Lurk’ s friends find another way for Lurk to ride horses.

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Mud Runs

level J ┊ 351 words ┊ ?))









Informational (nonfiction)

Do you like foot races and playing in the mud? Then Mud Runs might be for you! Mud Runs introduces readers to an exciting form of competition, which can include outlandish costumes, challenging obstacles, and scary zombies. Exciting photos will hold students’ interest as they learn about adjectives and making inferences and drawing conclusions. The book and lesson are also available for levels M and P.

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My Uncle Is a Firefighter

level J ┊ 314 words ┊ ?))









Personal Narrative (nonfiction)

Tillie is so excited to visit her uncle at work-he is a firefighter, and she gets to visit him at the fire station! Come along with Tillie as her Uncle Jason shows her around the fire station, and Tillie tries on his gear, learns about his equipment, and even sees what happens when an emergency callcomes in. Students will enjoy the close-up view of how a firefighter works and lives. The book and lesson are also available at Levels M and P.

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Number Twelve

level J ┊ 300 words ┊ ?))









Informational (nonfiction)

Have you ever noticed how the number twelve is everywhere in our daily lives? If not, this book will quickly point out to the reader how twelves are the foundation of many of the things we count and measure.

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Ocean Animals

level J ┊ 380 words ┊ ?))









Informational (nonfiction)

Within the vast ocean, there exist many fascinating creatures. Ocean Animals provides students with an entertaining and detailed glimpse into this ocean community. The book can also be used to teach students how to determine the main idea and supporting details and to effectively ask and answer questions. The books and lesson are available for levels M and P.

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Ostriches: Giant Birds

level J ┊ 273 words ┊ ?))









Informational (nonfiction)

Ostriches are fascinating creatures. Not only are they the world’ s largest birds, but they also have the largest eyes of any land animal! Students will learn these and other interesting facts in Ostriches: Giant Birds. Maps and fascinating pictures support the text.

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Picture Day

level J ┊ 376 words ┊ ?))









Realistic (fiction)

School picture day is just around the corner, and Poppy can’ t wait! She has picked out the perfect dress, shoes, and necklace. When a series of unforeseen events occur, however, Poppy’ s excitement turns to nervousness. Picture Day is a delightful story about the beauty found in our differences and what makes each one of us special. Use this story to teach students how to sequence events and accurately retell. The book and lesson are also available for levels M and P.

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Rent a Llama

level J ┊ 382 words ┊ ?))









Realistic (fiction)

A recent move from Ecuador to America is proving to be a challenge for Marcos. With everything feeling foreign and strange, Marcos finds himself missing home and in particular the ranch his family lived on. When Marcos’ s class takes a fieldtrip to a nearby farm, he is pleasantly surprised to meeta new friend who seems to be just the thing to help make America feel more like home. Rent a Llama is a delightful and tender story that is supported with rich illustrations. The book can also be used to teach students how to identify character point of view and the proper use of conjunctions. The book and lesson are also available for levels M and P.

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Riding With Rosa Parks

level J ┊ 272 words ┊ ?))









Historical (fiction)

Riding with Rosa Parks recounts a period in American history when segregation laws denied African-American people equal rights. The story is told from the point of view of a fictitious character, Marissa, who witnesses the bravery Rosa Parks displayed when she refused to give up her seat onthe bus. The story provides students with the opportunity to learn how one person can make a difference.

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Safe Biking with Dad

level J ┊ 368 words ┊ ?))









Humorous (fiction)

Dad, Jennie, and Charlie are ready for a bike ride to the park-or are they? Safe Biking with Dad points out bike safety rules in a humorous way. Students have the opportunity to identify cause-and-effect relationships. Detailed, supportive illustrations, high-frequency words, and introductory words support emergent readers.

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Sharks

level J ┊ 303 words ┊ ?))









Informational (nonfiction)

Sharks describes the physical appearances, eating habits, and attack capabilities of liz-6354674819645181. Although liz-6354674819645181 are thought of as killers, most really are not. Some liz-6354674819645181 are near extinction and need protection. Book and lesson also available at Levels M and Q.

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Sugar, Sugar, Everywhere

level J ┊ 394 words ┊ ?))









Informational (nonfiction)

Many students love eating sugar, but do they know how sugar affects their body? Sugar, Sugar Everywhere introduces readers to the not-so-sweet side of sugar. Students will learn how too much sugar can be bad for their body and how it can be hidden in everything they eat. The simple text and detailed photographs will keep students engaged while supporting emergent readers. This book can also be used to teach students the skill of distinguishing between fact and opinion, as well as asking and answering questions to better understand text. The book and lesson are also available for levels M and P.

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The Cinnamon Bun Mystery

level J ┊ 313 words ┊ ?))









Mystery (fiction)

Erica and her dad ride their bikes to the bakery on Saturday morning to get a hot cinnamon bun. When Erica asks the baker for her usual, she learns that a lady just bought all the cinnamon buns. Erica and her dad set out to discover who bought all the buns and why.

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The Creature Constitution

level J ┊ 331 words ┊ ?))









Fantasy (fiction)

The Creature Constitution is the story of Maddy the Mouse and the other creatures of Independence Hall in 1786. The creatures are miserable and tired because singing pigeons, scurrying mice, and chirping crickets make it hard for anyone to sleep. Follow along as Maddy brings all the creaturestogether to create their first constitution. Bright and detailed illustrations support the enjoyable and entertaining text. Book and lesson are also available at Levels M and P.

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The Disappearing Moon

level J ┊ 470 words ┊ ?))









Pourquoi Tale (fiction)

The animals are afraid the moon is disappearing, and they’ re very worried. They think their fears have come true until they get a lesson about the moon and its phases from wise old Owl. Students will learn facts about the moon through this enjoyable story. Pictures support the text.

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The Other Book of World Records

level J ┊ 376 words ┊ ?))









Realistic (fiction)

Have you ever wanted to set a world record? Read The Other Book of World Records to see how Shorty does just that! Colorful illustrations and engaging text will keep students interested in this story. The book can also be used to teach students how to sequence events in a story as well as theproper use of contractions. The book and lesson are also available for levels M and P.

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The Pirate Substitute

level J ┊ 429 words ┊ ?))









Fantasy (fiction)

Many students look forward to school days when they have a substitute teacher, but what would it be like if their substitute teacher was a pirate? The Pirate Substitute is a delightful book about the life lesson a pirate substitute teaches a shy student in his class. Detailed illustrations and use of high-frequency words support emergent readers. This book can also be used to teach students how to retell the events of a story as well as to analyze characters in order to better understand the text. The book and lesson are also available for levels M and P.

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The Princess and the Pea

level J ┊ 351 words ┊ ?))









Fairy Tale (fiction)

Relive a favorite fairytale about a sensitive princess and her sleeping troubles with this version of The Princess and the Pea. The story is told from the prince’ s perspective as he desperately searches the world around for a real princess to be his bride. One stormy night, a knock at the door brings a tattered young woman who claims to be a princess. The queen decides to test the young girl to see if she is the real thing. Will this young stranger pass the test and marry the prince?

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The Ship of Shapes

level J ┊ 391 words ┊ ?))









Fantasy (fiction)

The Ship of Shapes combines shapes and a silly story to teach students the benefits of cooperation, accepting others, and being active. In this fantasy, a village elder lives on Shape Island with many different kinds of shapes. When she notices the shapes have become lazy and don’ t interact with each other, she finds a way to motivate them all to work together. This book uses colorful pictures to add to a humorous story and offers opportunities for the emergent readers to learn about cause and effect, alliteration, and pronouns.

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The Story of the Statue

level J ┊ 304 words ┊ ?))









Informational (nonfiction)

On an island in New York Harbor stands a very big, green, famous lady-the Statue of Liberty! Readers will learn many interesting facts about where she came from and how she was built. They will also learn what she means to the people of the United States. Engaging photographs support the text.

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The Thanksgiving the Jacks Built

level J ┊ 404 words ┊ ?))









Fantasy (fiction)

The Thanksgiving the Jacks Built and The Thanksgiving the Other Jacks Built are intended to be used together. These books use the same words but different pictures to illustrate Thanksgiving celebrated by an all-American family and an alien family. The lesson offers a unique opportunity to show students how a change in setting can change the meanings of words, as well as to provide an across-text connection. Familiar text pattern and repetitive language support readers.

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The Thanksgiving the Other Jacks Built

level J ┊ 404 words ┊ ?))









Fantasy (fiction)

The Thanksgiving the Jacks Built and The Thanksgiving the Other Jacks Built are intended to be used together. These books use the same words but different pictures to illustrate Thanksgiving celebrated by an all-American family and an alien family. The lesson offers a unique opportunity to show students how a change in setting can change the meanings of words, as well as to provide an across-text connection. Familiar text pattern and repetitive language support readers.

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Tornadoes

level J ┊ 438 words ┊ ?))









Informational (nonfiction)

Have you ever experienced a tornado? What would you do if you were in a tornado? Tornadoes provides students a comprehensive look at this amazing force. The book can also be used to teach students how to determine cause-and-effect relationships and the inflectional ending -ing. The book and lesson are also available for levels M and P.

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Uzzle, The Football Star

level J ┊ 339 words ┊ ?))









Fantasy (fiction)

Uzzle has a problem–he wants a football helmet but cannot afford one. Jupe suggests they look for one at a thrift store. Uzzle chooses a helmet that he thinks makes him look like a star. But it is too big, which causes him to trip and fall. What will Uzzle do with his new helmet? This book providesan excellent opportunity to introduce problem and solution. Entertaining pictures support the text.

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Want to Be a Beaver?

level J ┊ 306 words ┊ ?))









Informational (nonfiction)

Students often imagine what it might be like to be another animal. In Want to Be a Beaver? students will learn all about these unique, hardworking creatures. Brilliant, detailed photographs and captions support the text. A map and interesting graphics provide additional information. As they read this book, students will have the opportunity to learn about main ideas, details, and plural nouns.

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Welcome, Carlos!

level J ┊ 371 words ┊ ?))









Realistic (fiction)

Carlos has moved from Monterrey, Mexico, to the United States. He makes a poster to introduce himself to his new classmates. He also makes a new friend in his apartment building. Students have the opportunity to retell the story and sequence events. Readers will enjoy this story about making new friends in a new country.

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What Pet Should You Get?

level J ┊ 451 words ┊ ?))









Pro/Con (nonfiction)

Almost every kid wants a pet. But how do you decide which pet is best for you? This book introduces readers to the idea of “pros” and “cons,” and helps readers to look at multiple perspectives and opinions. Engaging photographs of kids and pets support the text.

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When Bad Things Happen

level J ┊ 314 words ┊ ?))









Realistic (fiction)

It’ s never easy to lose someone (or something) you love. In When Bad Things Happen, a young boy is very sad when his pet lizard dies. But with the help of his parents, he learns some ways to deal with his feelings. Younger readers will relate to the main character, and adults can use thestory as a springboard to a discussion of grief.

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Where’s the Joey?

level J ┊ 362 words ┊ ?))









Informational (nonfiction)

Your students have heard of kangaroos and koalas, but that is probably the extent of their knowledge about marsupials. Teach them more about a fascinating subclass of animals in Where’ s the Joey? This nonfiction book is broken into sections for easy reading, with photographs and maps providing supporting information. Emergent readers will ask and answer questions as they discern the main idea and details of the book.

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Whose Tracks Are These?

level J ┊ 335 words ┊ ?))









Informational (nonfiction)

In Whose Tracks Are These? students learn to use facts and photographs of animal tracks to guess which animals have visited a place. This book includes a table of contents as well as a glossary to support students as they read.

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Why Do Leaves Change Color?

level J ┊ 320 words ┊ ?))









Informational (nonfiction)

Nature is dazzling in the fall season with its colorful array of leaves. Why Do Leaves Change Color? explains the science behind this amazing transformation. Lovely photographs emphasize the beauty of trees and their foliage, and illustrations help clarify the scientific concepts. In additionto teaching students about plants and photosynthesis, this book also gives them the opportunity to study cause and effect and prepositions. Book and lesson are also available at Levels G and M.

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Why I’m Late Today

level J ┊ 367 words ┊ ?))









Fantasy (fiction)

Why I’ m Late Today is the fantastical tale of a young girl who is late to school after a trip to the planet Norbot. After sharing breakfast with the Norbotians and landing the spaceship in the schoolyard, she must explain herself to the school secretary. Colorful and engaging illustrations support the humorous text. Students will have opportunities to identify cause-and-effect relationships as well as to practice retelling skills.

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Wiggly Worms

level J ┊ 279 words ┊ ?))









Informational (nonfiction)

Most people don’ t think much about the small and slimy earthworm, but worms actually have a big role in our environment. Wiggly Worms teaches students about a worm’ s body and behaviors, how it helps plants and other animals, and its place in the food chain. Photographs and simple sentences will aid the emergent reader in successful decoding. The book also presents opportunities for learning about main idea and details and adjectives. Book and lesson are also available for Levels G and M.

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Wonders of Nature

level J ┊ 238 words ┊ ?))









Informational (nonfiction)

Our planet has many unique and fascinating animals, and Wonders of Nature introduces the reader to some of the most interesting among them. Amazing photos support the facts that readers will learn about these creatures. Book and lesson also available at levels O and R.

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