Beginning Readers: Ages 3-8

It's Shoe Time! (E+P Like Reading)
Collier, Bryan
This lyrical beginning-reader by multi award-winning artist Bryan Collier turns the closet on its heel and redefines what it means to be a pair. Beautifully rendered art paired with rich, rhyming dialog creates a powerful reading experience.
Item No. 9781484726471
$9.99
What About Worms (E+P Like Reading)
Willems, Mo
From #1 New York Times best-selling author Ryan T. Higgins comes What About Worms!? Tiger is BIG. Tiger is BRAVE. And Tiger is NOT afraid of anything . . . except WORMS! Are Tiger's worm worries worse than worms?
Item No. 9781368045735
$9.99
A Baby Sister for Frances (Early Reader Edition)
Hoban, Russell

With a new addition to the family, Frances is feeling left out. So Frances decides to run away--but not too far! This new edition of Russell and Lillian Hoban's beloved classic is perfect for beginning readers.

Item No. 9780060838065
$4.99
A Birthday for Cow!
Thomas, Jan
Perfect for fans of Elephant & Piggie, this beginning reader offers a laugh-out-loud story about birthday cakes, turnips . . . and friendship!

Pig and Mouse are hard at work baking the best birthday cake EVER for Cow. But it would be a lot easier if Duck wasn't hanging around, yammering on about turnips or some nonsense. (Sheesh!) With all this silliness going on, how will they manage to throw Cow a spectacular birthday party? Well, as it turns out, crazy Duck just might have had the right idea all along!

Featuring wacky humor, rowdy repetitions, irreverent dialogue, and a hilarious twist at the end, this book is now available in an accessible reader-size format and is sure to have young readers laughing out loud!

Item No. 9780544850026
$9.99
A Birthday for Frances (Early Reader Edition)
Hoban, Russell

Tomorrow is Gloria's birthday, and her party is sure to be fun for everyone--except Frances, that is, who wishes it was her own birthday. This new edition of the beloved classic is perfect for beginning readers.

Item No. 9780060837976
$3.99
A House for Hermit Crab - Ready to Read Hardcover Edition
Carle, Eric
Hermit Crab seeks the perfect home--and learns to appreciate change--in this Ready-to-Read edition of Eric Carle's beloved story.

In this classic story from Eric Carle, Hermit Crab grows out of one house after another as he searches for the perfect home. Children who must change schools, move to a new town, or even graduate to a new grade in school will relate to Hermit Crab's situation and take heart as they see that growing up isn't really so scary after all.

Filled with whimsy and wisdom--and based on the true behaviors of the hermit crab--this modern classic features Eric Carle's trademark vibrant collage illustrations and lively text that has been adapted into a Level 2 Ready-to-Read edition, making it ideal for newly independent readers.

Item No. 9781481409162
$16.99
Amelia Bedelia - Softcover
Parish, Peggy
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
Item No. 9780064441551
$4.99
Are You My Mother?
Eastman, P D
Back in 1957, Theodor Geisel responded to an article in Life magazine that lamented the use of boring reading primers in schools. Using the pseudonym of "Dr. Seuss" (Seuss was Geisel's middle name) and only two hundred twenty-three words, Geisel created a replacement for those dull primers: "The Cat in the Hat." The instant success of the book prompted Geisel and his wife to found Beginner Books, and Geisel wrote many popular books in this series, including "Hop on Pop, " "Fox in Socks, " and "Green Eggs and Ham." Other favorite titles in this series are "Go, Dog, Go!" and "Are You My Mother?" by P. D. Eastman, "A Fly Went By, " by Mike McClintock, and "Put Me in the Zoo, " by Robert Lopshire. These affordable hardcover books combine large print, easy vocabulary, and large, bright illustrations in stories kids will want to read again and again. Grades 1 - Grades 2.
Item No. 9780394800189
$9.99
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Shea, Bob
Ballet Cat is getting her friend Butter Bear ready for her big ballet debut. "Leap, Butter Bear, leap!" Ballet Cat prompts. But Butter Bear would prefer to just point her toe. When Ballet Cat keeps pushing, Butter Bear gets hungry, then thirsty, then sleepy . . . The bottom line is that Butter Bear would rather do almost anything to avoid making a big leap. Why? Because her bottom is covered in silly underpants! This second entry in the Ballet Cat series will have beginning readers rolling on the floor with laughter.
Item No. 9781484713792
$9.99
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Shea, Bob
Ballet Cat and Sparkles the Pony are trying to decide what to play today. Nothing that Sparkles suggests -- making crafts, playing checkers, and selling lemonade -- goes well with the leaping, spinning, and twirling that Ballet Cat likes to do. When Sparkles's leaps, spins, and twirls seem halfhearted, Ballet Cat asks him what's wrong. Sparkles doesn't want to say. He has a secret that Ballet Cat won't want to hear. What Sparkles doesn't know is that Ballet Cat has a secret of her own, a totally secret secret. Once their secrets are shared, will their friendship end, or be stronger than ever?
Item No. 9781484713785
$9.99
Bink & Gollie (Book 2) Two for One
McGhee, Alison
"Utterly chuckle-worthy, charming, and (thank goodness) still refreshing." -- Kirkus Reviews

The state fair is in town, and now Bink and Gollie -- utter opposites and best friends extraordinaire -- must use teamwork and their gray matter while navigating its many wonders. Will the energetic Bink win the world's largest donut in the Whack-a-Duck game? Will the artistic Gollie wow the crowd in the talent show? As the undaunted duo steps into the mysterious tent of fortune-teller Madame Prunely, one prediction is crystal clear: this unlikely pair will always be the closest of pals. Get ready for more laughs in this wry, warmhearted sequel to the New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Book Bink and Gollie, written by the award-winning, best-selling Kate DiCamillo and Alison McGhee and featuring the exuberant visual humor of illustrator Tony Fucile.

Item No. 9780763664459
$6.99
Bink & Gollie (Book 3) Best Friends Forever
McGhee, Alison
"Fresh, wry dialogue and witty cartooning are as dynamic a pairing as Bink and Gollie themselves." -- Publishers Weekly (starred review)

All righty, then! Celebrate the tall and short of a marvelous friendship with a new Bink and Gollie adventure. Slapstick and sweetness, drollery and delight abound in this follow-up to the Geisel Award-winning, New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book Bink and Gollie, written by the beloved and best-selling Kate DiCamillo and Alison McGhee and brought to hilarious life by Tony Fucile.

Item No. 9780763670924
$6.99
Bread and Jam for Frances (Early Reader Edition)
Hoban, Russell
America's favorite badger is now in full color!
Item No. 9780060838003
$4.99
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Martin, Bill

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? and Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? beginning readers:

These beloved children's stories are now available in beginning reader format.
With the important pre-reading concepts of rhyme, rhythm, and repetition, these picture books have long been used as beginning readers. Now, with a 6 x 9 trim and a classic beginning reader layout, children will have a more grown up version to read by themselves.
Complete with an introduction by master educator Laura Robb, and with fun reading activities added, these new versions of Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? and Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? are certain to appeal to a new age group and find an even wider audience.

Item No. 9780805092448
$8.99
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Gorbachev, Valeri
Miss Bell's new kitten turns out to be a tiger! But cats are cats, and she loves him all the same. This Level D book is perfect for new readers.

One day Miss Bell bought a tiny kitten she named Tiger. He had stripes like a tiger, a tail like a tiger, and a smile like a tiger. He was very cute, and she loved him a lot. But Tiger got bigger. . . and kept getting bigger . . .

Exuberant watercolor illustrations chronicle the transformation of Tiger from tiny kitten to giant jungle beast and his doting owner's efforts to accommodate his "growing" needs-- no matter what the neighbors think-- in this funny, warmhearted celebration of unconditional love.

The award-winning I Like to Read(R) series focuses on guided reading levels A through G, based upon Fountas and Pinnell standards. Acclaimed author-illustrators--including winners of Caldecott, Theodor Seuss Geisel, and Coretta Scott King honors--create original, high quality illustrations that support comprehension of simple text and are fun for kids to read with parents, teachers, or on their own!

Level D, for late kindergarten, features longer sentences and greater variety in sentence structure than levels A, B, and C. May include questions. When Level D is mastered, follow up with Level E.

Item No. 9780823445240
$7.99
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Drummond, Ree

Charlie the Ranch Dog stars in New York Times bestselling author Ree Drummond's I Can Read title, just right for reading on your own snowy day!

When Charlie wakes up to a world covered in snow, he can't wait to go outside. He even takes a break from patrol duty to go sledding with his friends Walter and Sister. But when Walter goes missing, it's up to Charlie to take control of the situation and bring his buddy back.

Charlie's Snow Day is a Level One I Can Read book, which means it's perfect for children learning to sound out words and sentences.

Item No. 9780062219114
$4.99
Click, Clack, Moo (Ready-to-Read Edition)
Cronin, Doreen
Now the inspiration for a new Christmas special, CLICK, CLACK, MOO: Christmas on the Farm.

New York Times bestselling duo Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin's Caldecott Honor-winning book is now available as a Level 2 Ready-to-Read!

Farmer Brown has a problem. His cows like to type. All day long he hears:

Click, clack, moo.
Click, clack, moo.
Click, clack, moo.

But Farmer Brown's problems REALLY begin when his cows start leaving him notes! Come join the fun as a bunch of literate cows turn Farmer Brown's farm upside-down!

Item No. 9781481465403
$4.99
Days With Frog & Toad - Softcover
Lobel, Arnold
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
Item No. 9780064440585
$4.99
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Dr Seuss
Illus. in color. "An alphabet book with zany drawings and nonsensical verse provides an entertaining way for small children to learn the letters and their sounds."-- "Booklist. "
Item No. 9780394800301
$8.99
Elephant & Piggie Like Reading: The Cookie Fiasco
Santat, Dan
Four friends. Three cookies. One problem.
Hippo, Croc, and the Squirrels are determined to have equal cookies for all! But how? There are only three cookies . . . and four of them! They need to act fast before nervous Hippo breaks all the cookies into crumbs!
Item No. 9781484726365
$9.99
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Eric Carle
Six favorites from Eric Carle are available in this Ready-to-Read boxed set!

This convenient Ready-to-Read carry-along boxed set of six beloved Eric Carle classics includes paperback editions of Have You Seen My Cat?; The Greedy Python; Pancakes, Pancakes!; Rooster is Off to See the World; A House for Hermit Crab; and Walter the Baker. Each story is filled with Eric Carle’s trademark collage-style illustrations that have made him one of America’s most beloved artists. Parents love Eric Carle as much as kids do, and these six books in a portable boxed set make a perfect gift!
Item No. 9781481416320
$15.99
Fish is Fish (Beginning Reader Edition)
Lionni, Leo
Leo Lionni's spirited story about a minnow and a tadpole is now available as a Step 3 Step into Reading book--perfect for children who are ready to read on their own!
Item No. 9780553522181
$4.99
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Morris, J E
A 2020 Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Book

Meet Flubby--the lovably lazy feline who prefers a purr-fectly laid-back lifestyle!

Flubby is a large, sleepy cat who refuses to do the things that other pets do. He won't sing, catch, or even jump! But when a scary situation brings Flubby and his owner together, they realize they really do need each other--and that makes Flubby a good pet after all.

The charming illustrations, simple text, and comic-like panels by J. E. Morris, author-illustrator of the Maud the Koala books, make this a unique format with a narrative style perfect for storytime and progressing readers.

Item No. 9781524787769
$9.99
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Morris, J E
Flubby, the lovably lazy feline, embarks on another non-adventure!

When Freddy brings home a bag full of toys for Flubby, the uninterested cat isn't enthusiastic about the choices. A wind-up mouse? No thanks. A fish hanging from a stick? Yawn. But after Flubby rejects each offering, one unexpected option may be the best fit for Flubby after all.

The charming illustrations, simple text, and comic-like panels by J. E. Morris, author-illustrator of the Maud the Koala books, make this a unique format with a narrative style perfect for storytime and progressing readers. Exciting, easy-to-read books are the stepping stone a young reader needs to bridge the gap between being a beginner and being fluent.

Item No. 9781524790837
$4.99
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Ruzzier, Sergio
A 2019 Theodore Seuss Geisel Award Honoree

NPR Best Books of the Year, New York Times Notable Children's Book, Boston Globe Best Book of the Year

Join the dynamic, yet opposite duo as they learn to appreciate differences among friends: Fox and Chick don't always agree, but Fox and Chick are always friends. With sly humor and companionable warmth, Sergio Ruzzier deftly captures the adventures of these seemingly opposite friends. With spare text and airy images, this early chapter book is also accessible to a picture book audience.

- Book teaches a lesson about accepting and cherishing our differences through sweet and funny characters as they embark on silly adventures
- Luminous watercolor images showcased in comic-book panel form will entice emerging readers, keeping them engaged and wanting more
- Sergio Ruzzier is a Sendak Fellow whose work has been lauded by the Society of Illustrators, Communication Arts, and the Society of Publication Designers

"A subtle lesson, couched in humor: We can be friends with people who aren't just like us." -- The New York Times

- Great family and classroom read-aloud book
- Books for kids ages 5-8
- Books for early and emergent readers

Item No. 9781452152882
$14.99