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Black Beauty: The Greatest Horse Story Ever Told
Black Beauty
The Greatest Horse Story Ever Told
Paperback      ISBN: 0789453886

Dorling Kindersley Classic Readers combine evocative illustrations and stunning photographs with some of the greatest stories of children's literature, adapted and retold for today's young people. They will capture and hold children's interest while developing their reading skills and deepening their appreciation of the world's great stories.

Black Beauty (Level 4) Travel with Black Beauty as he overcomes the harsh life of a carriage horse to rejoin his beloved owners in this retelling of the Anna Sewell classic.

Helen Keller: Courage in the Dark
Helen Keller
Courage in the Dark
Paperback      ISBN: 0679877053

When a childhood illness leaves her blind and deaf, Helen Keller's life seems hopeless indeed. But her indomitable will and the help of a devoted teacher empower Helen to triumph over incredible adversity. This amazing true story is finally brought to the beginner reader level.& #160; & #160;

DK Readers L2: The Secret Life of Trees
DK Readers L2
The Secret Life of Trees
Paperback      ISBN: 0789447606

Why do trees lose their leaves in winter? How do insects hide on bare branches? Let the trees themselves reveal their many secrets to you.

Longer sentences and an expanded vocabulary make this series of 48-page books slightly more challenging: Level 2 is appropriate for children who have started to read but still need help. Information boxes full of background information will stimulate inquisitive minds.

Written by leading children's authors and compiled in consultation with literacy experts, these engaging books build reader confidence along with a lifelong appreciation for nonfiction, classic stories, and biographies. There is a DK Reader to interest every child at every level, from preschool to grade 4.

Stunning photographs combine with lively illustrations and engaging, age-appropriate stories in DK Readers, a multilevel reading program guaranteed to capture children's interest while developing their reading skills and general knowledge.

With DK Readers, children will learn to read--then read to learn
Danny and the Dinosaur
Danny and the Dinosaur
Paperback      ISBN: 0064440028

Syd Hoff's comical, charming illustrations will delight readers young and old alike in this beloved classic I Can Read about a boy and his best friend, a dinosaur. This I Can Read story is an excellent choice to share during homeschooling, in particular for children ages 5 to 7 who are ready to read independently. It's a fun way to keep your child engaged and as a supplement for activity books for children.

Danny loves dinosaurs When he sees one at the museum and says, It would be nice to play with a dinosaur, a voice answers, And I think it would be nice to play with you. So begins Danny and the Dinosaur's wonderful adventures together. For Danny and his prehistoric playmate, even the most everyday activities become extraordinary, like finding a big-enough place to hide a dinosaur in a game of hide-and-seek. But Danny can teach an old dinosaur new tricks. It's the most fun this dinosaur has had in a hundred million years

Originally published over 50 years ago, this beloved classic is a Level 1 I Can Read that is perfect for the beginning reader learning to sound out words and sentences.

Daniel's Duck
Daniel's Duck
Paperback      ISBN: 0064440311

Daniel is hurt when others laugh at his wood carving, until he learns that giving people pleasure takes a very special gift. 'Good, warm feelings result from reading this gentle tale set in rural Tennessee during pioneer days.' 'CS. 'A lovely book on all counts.' 'NYT.

Notable Children's Books of 1979 (ALA)

Micro Monsters: Life Under the Microscope
Micro Monsters
Life Under the Microscope
Paperback      ISBN: 0789447568

Look through the microscope at all the amazing creatures living in, on, and around you with the DK Reader Micromonsters .

Stunning photographs combine with lively illustrations and engaging, age-appropriate stories in DK Readers, a multilevel reading program guaranteed to capture children's interest while developing their reading skills and general knowledge.

With DK Readers, children will learn to read--then read to learn
Tut's Mummy: Lost...and Found
Tut's Mummy
Lost...and Found
Paperback      ISBN: 0394891899

Illus. in full color with black-and-white & full-color photos. "Beginning with the death of Tutankhamen, the book moves forward to archaeologist Howard Carter's discovery of the tomb. Information about ancient Egyptian life is interspersed in a clear, smooth fashion throughout. A good way to get readers into non-fiction."--Booklist.

Snowshoe Thompson: Further Confessions of Georgia Nicolson
Snowshoe Thompson
Further Confessions of Georgia Nicolson
Paperback      ISBN: 0064442063

Danny wishes his dad would come home from Nevada for Christmas and writes him a letter to tell him so. When snow cuts off the mail until spring, only postman John Thompson can get through the Sierra Nevada Mountains to deliver his letter. Based on a true story, this is lively historical fiction with a nice sense of character and adventure, and] the illustrations are packed with feeling and action. --BL.

Notable 1992 Children's Trade Books in Social Studies (NCSS/CBC)

Hungry, Hungry Sharks!
Hungry, Hungry Sharks!
Paperback      ISBN: 0394874714

Did you know that there were sharks on earth even before dinosaurs? For more than twenty years, Hungry, Hungry Sharks has been a staple nonfiction title in the Step into Reading line. Nothing is more exciting than sharks, and this title is packed with amazing facts about these fearsome underseas predators. And now it's even more exciting, with dynamic new cover art to attract a whole new generation of early readers.

Curious George's Dream (Canceled)
Curious George's Dream (Canceled)
Paperback      ISBN: 0395919118

Curious George dreams about being big