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The Nutcracker Ballet
The Nutcracker Ballet
Paperback      ISBN: 0679823859
A Step 3 early reader retelling of the classic story of the Christmas ballet, The Nutcracker.
From the opening Christmas Eve party scene to the closing scene in which Marie and her Nutcracker prince bid farewell to the Land of the Sweets, young readers will be enchanted while enjoying a successful reading experience.

Step 3 Readers feature engaging characters in easy-to-follow plots about popular topics--for children who are ready to read on their own.
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.

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. Whether shared at home or in a classroom, the short sentences, familiar words, and simple concepts of Level One books support success for children eager to start reading on their own.

Mouse Tales
Mouse Tales
Paperback      ISBN: 0064440133

Another sweet, classic bedtime tale from Arnold Lobel, the beloved author and illustrator of the Newbery Honor and Caldecott Honor award-winning Frog and Toad books.

When Papa's seven little mouse boys ask for a bedtime story, Papa does even better than that--he tells seven stories, one for each boy

Arnold Lobel's Mouse Tales is a Level Two I Can Read book, geared for kids who read on their own but still need a little help. Whether shared at home or in a classroom, the engaging stories, longer sentences, and language play of Level Two books are proven to help kids take their next steps toward reading success.

Little Bear's Visit
Little Bear's Visit
Paperback      ISBN: 0064440230

Little Bear likes to visit Grandmother and Grandfather Bear. He likes Grandfather's hat and Grandmother's cooking. But most of all, he loves to listen to their stories

Dinosaur Babies
Dinosaur Babies
Paperback      ISBN: 0679812075

A newly updated leveled reader including the latest scientific information on dinosaurs, for children who recognize familiar words and sound out new words with help.

With revised illustrations reflecting our new understanding of dinosaurs, this updated Science Reader is as scientifically accurate today--and as easy to read--as when it was first published in 1991. An ideal introduction to some of the most fascinating babies of all time, this Step 2 book is perfect for young dinosaur fans who can read with help. The hatching of eggs, dinosaur parenting, and the hazards faced by prehistoric young'uns are all here in this accessible look at a perennially popular subject.
Frog and Toad Together
Frog and Toad Together
Paperback      ISBN: 0064440214

The beloved classic about friendship--a Newbery Honor Book

Frog and Toad are best friends--they do everything together. When Toad admires the flowers in Frog's garden, Frog gives him seeds to grow a garden of his own. When Toad bakes cookies, Frog helps him eat them. And when both Frog and Toad are scared, they are brave together. School Library Journal called this story collection from Arnold Lobel a masterpiece of child-styled humor and sensitivity.

Winner of the Newbery Honor award, Frog and Toad Together is a Level Two I Can Read book, geared for kids who read on their own but still need a little help. Whether shared at home or in a classroom, the engaging stories, longer sentences, and language play of Level Two books are proven to help kids take their next steps toward reading success.

The classic Frog and Toad stories by Arnold Lobel have won numerous awards and honors, including a Newbery Honor (Frog and Toad Together), a Caldecott Honor (Frog and Toad Are Friends), ALA Notable Children's Book, Fanfare Honor List (The Horn Book), School Library Journal Best Children's Book, and Library of Congress Children's Book.

Happy Birthday, Danny and the Dinosaur!
Happy Birthday, Danny and the Dinosaur!
Library      ISBN: 0060264381

'Danny returns to the museum to invite his dinosaur friend to his sixth birthday party. As in the original book, the dinosaur does things with his own unique twist, providing the humor beginning readers will enjoy. Though the illustrations are now fully colored, the characters and their expressions leave no doubt that these are the same friends from the past--with a bright future and deserving a spot on beginning-reader shelves.'--SLJ.

Children's Choices for 1996 (IRA/CBC)

Arthur's Camp-Out
Arthur's Camp-Out
Paperback      ISBN: 006444175x

Arthur's gone Camping.

Violet's camping out too, but her friends don't want Arthur around. So Arthur decidesto collect slimy things he knows Violet wouldn't like. But he doesn't count on slippery rocks and swooping bats, or hunger pangs. Then he smells hot dogs roasting over a warm fire...

The Statue of Liberty
The Statue of Liberty
Paperback      ISBN: 067986928x

Over 125 years ago our beloved Statue of Liberty made its way to New York Harbor. This Step 2 non-fiction reader uses illustrations and photographs to tell the story of how Lady Liberty was sculpted, transported from France, unveiled, and made into an American icon.

Owl at Home
Owl at Home
Paperback      ISBN: 0064440346

Welcome to Owl's Cozy home in this classic Arnold Lobel I Can Read

Owl lives by himself in a warm little house. But whether Owl is inviting Winter in on a snowy night or welcoming a new friend he meets while on a stroll, Owl always has room for visitors

Arnold Lobel's beloved Level 2 I Can Read classic was created for kids who read on their own but still need a little help. Whether shared at home or in a classroom, the engaging stories, longer sentences, and language play of Level Two books are proven to help kids take their next steps toward reading success.

The classic Frog and Toad stories by Arnold Lobel have won numerous awards and honors, including a Newbery Honor, a Caldecott Honor, ALA Notable Children's Book, Fanfare Honor List (Horn Book), School Library Journal Best Children's Book, and Library of Congress Children's Book.