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Beginning Readers: Ages 3-8

Penny & Her Song
Henkes, Kevin

Meet Penny, the sweet and curious mouse, in Caldecott Medalist and bestselling author Kevin Henkes's instant classic story for young readers, perfect for fans Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse, Owen, and Chrysanthemum.

When Penny comes home from school, she is...

Item No. 9780062081971
Penny and Her Doll - Softcover
Henkes, Kevin

Caldecott Medalist Kevin Henkes's award-winning Penny returns in the second I Can Read story about a sweet and curious mouse, perfect for fans Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse, Owen, and Chrysanthemum.

When Penny receives a surprise box in the mail from Gram...

Item No. 9780062082015
Penny and Her Sled
Henkes, Kevin

"A gentle story of patience."--Horn Book (starred review)

Caldecott Medal-winner Kevin Henkes's award-winning and bestselling mouse, Penny, stars in an irresistible story about anticipation, disappointment, and a brand-new sled. Told in five short chapters...

Item No. 9780062934550
Penny & Her Sled-Autographed
Kevin Henkes

Caldecott Medal–winner Kevin Henkes’s award-winning and bestselling mouse, Penny, stars in an irresistible story about anticipation, disappointment, and a brand-new sled. Told in five short chapters, Penny and Her Sled is perfect for reading alone, reading aloud, and sharing together.


Pig and Pug
Medina, Zenaides A

 Staff Pick

Who doesn't love unlikely animals friendships! This adorable story is now in Step into Reading, the premier early reader line.

Pig lives on a farm with lots of other animals. All the animals have friends, but Pig does not. One day a new animal comes to the farm. Pug has a curly...

Item No. 9780593432587
Pinky and Rex
Howe, James
From the earliest stages of sounding out words to the excitement of reading a whole book without help, Ready-to-Read books open up a world of possibilities to children at three different levels:
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    Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? First Reader Edition
    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...

    Item No. 9780805092455
    Poppleton in Winter
    Cynthia Rylant
    Revisit three wonderful stories from Newbery medalist Cynthia Rylant and award-winning illustrator Mark Teague -- with new cover art and design!

    In this easy-to-read chapter book, Poppleton the pig charms young readers with his quirky adventures and whimsical ideas! Poppleton grows...
    Item No. 9780545068239
    Rabbit & Robot: The Sleepover
    Bell, Cece
    Crisp, cheery cartooning. . . . Delightful. -- Publishers Weekly (starred review)

    Candlewick Sparks are perfect for the newly independent reader:
    * Award-winning stories by top authors...

    Item No. 9780763668754
    Rooster's Off to See the World - Early Reader
    Carle, Eric
    Count along with Rooster in this Ready-to-Read edition of a favorite story from Eric Carle.

    One fine morning, a rooster sets off to see the world. Soon he's joined by two cats, then three frogs, then four turtles, then five fish. But one group by one, his new friends decide to head home...

    Item No. 9781442472693
    School of Fish #3 Rocking the Tide
    Yolen, Jane
    From acclaimed, prolific author Jane Yolen comes a colorful Level 1 Ready-to-Read story all about a school music concert!

    The fish are performing a music concert at school. But then they start to worry:

    "What if a current
    grabs my strings?
    What if our soloist...

    Item No. 9781534453074
    See the Cat: Three Stories About a Dog
    Larochelle, David

    2021 Theodor Seuss Geisel Award Winner

    Winner of the 2021 Theodor Seuss Geisel Award

    Move over, Spot. . . . Spoofing classic primers, Max the Dog talks back to the book in a twist that will have fans of funny early readers howling.

    See Max. Max is not a cat--Max is a dog. But much to Max's dismay, the book...

    Item No. 9781536204278
    See the Dog: Three Stories About a Cat
    Larochelle, David
    What happens when a cat tries to be a dog? With this second wry primer, the creators of See the Cat return to demonstrate that standing in for a friend can be trickier than expected.

    The dog is sick today, but have no fear--the cat is happy to take his place! But when the book (...

    Item No. 9781536216295
    Small Pig - Softcover
    Lobel, Arnold
    After the farmer's wife cleans up all of his good, soft mud, Small Pig decides to run away. He's sure to find a better pigeon in the city. But, once there, the puddle he thought was mud is not mud at all! And now this small pig has one BIG problem.
    Item No. 9780064441209
    Smell My Foot
    Bell, Cece
    A Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Book

    From Newbery Honor winner Cece Bell comes an offbeat, pitch-perfect storybook for beginning readers that will have them in fits of giggles.

    "Maybe your foot smells good.
    Maybe your foot smells great.
    But I...

    Item No. 9780763679361
    Strega Nona and Her Tomatoes
    dePaola, Tomie
    Discover brand-new stories about Strega Nona, by acclaimed author and illustrator Tomie dePaola, in this Level 1 Ready-to-Read series that's perfect for beginning readers!

    Strega Nona is excited! The tomatoes in her garden are ripe, and she picks enough to fill a basket. She wants to...

    Item No. 9781481481342
    Strega Nona and the Twins
    dePaola, Tomie
    In this brand-new story from acclaimed author and illustrator Tomie dePaola, Strega Nona babysits twins in a Level 1 Ready-to-Read book that's perfect for beginning readers!

    Strega Nona is babysitting twins for the day. Bambolona and Big Anthony help too. The twins, on the other hand, do...

    Item No. 9781481481373
    Super Narwhal and Jelly Jolt #2 PB
    Clanton, Ben
    A New York Times Bestselling series

    "Hilarious and charming. The most lovable duo since Frog and Toad." --NYT-bestselling creator of the Dog Man and Captain Underpants series, Dav Pilkey

    Narwhal and Jelly are back in action for a SUPER adventure! Join...

    Item No. 9781101919194
    Tag Team
    Raúl the Third

    Wildly imaginative and creative! Your kids will go loco for El Toro! --Jeff Kinney, author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series

    From New York Times bestselling, Pura Belpré Award-winning author-illustrator Raúl the Third, Tag Team features El Toro...

    Item No. 9780358380399
    The Adventures of Meno #1
    Diterlizzi, Angela



    Tony DiTerlizzi is the #1 New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of the Spiderwick Chronicles, Kenny...
    Item No. 9781416971481
    The Adventures of Meno #2: Wet Friend
    Diterlizzi, Angela


    Tony DiTerlizzi is the #1 New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of the Spiderwick Chronicles, Kenny...

    Item No. 9781416971498
    The Adventures of Meno #3: Yummy Trip
    Diterlizzi, Angela
    Meno, Yamagoo and Zanzibar and going on a picnic? What should they eat?

    What day bring?
    We go on trip!
    Hip Hooray!

    Item No. 9781416971504
    The Adventures of Meno #4 Uh-Oh Sick!
    Diterlizzi, Angela
    Meno be sick! Yamagoo, make Meno better!

    I have hot head.
    I have drip nose.
    I have hurt esophagus.
    You sick! Meno.
    Stay in cloud bed under cover.

    Item No. 9781416971535
    The Doghouse
    Thomas, Jan
    Fans of Elephant...
    Item No. 9780544850033
    The Foolish Tortoise Ready-to-Read Hardcover
    Buckley, Richard
    The timeless tale of The Foolish Tortoise, illustrated by Eric Carle, is now available in a Level 2 Ready-to-Read edition!

    The foolish tortoise is tired of being so slow. He decides that the easiest way for him to move faster is to get out of his heavy shell. The only problem is,...

    Item No. 9781481435789