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The Fire Cat
The Fire Cat
Paperback      ISBN: 0064440389

Pickles the fire cat to the rescue

Pickles is a young cat with big paws who wishes to do big things with them When he's adopted by the local firehouse, Pickles works hard to be a good fire cat. He learns to jump on a fire truck. He learns to help put out a fire, and he even helps out in a rescue.

Beginning readers will cheer as Pickles gets his wish and finds something big to do with his paws. With sweet illustrations from author-illustrator Esther Averill, this Level One I Can Read book is perfect for children 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.

A Girl Named Helen Keller
A Girl Named Helen Keller
Paperback      ISBN: 0590479636

An easy-to-read version of the remarkable story of Helen Keller and her special teacher, Ann Sullivan, provides illustrations of a one-hand manual alphabet at the end of the book. Original.

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.
Harry and the Lady Next Door
Harry and the Lady Next Door
Paperback      ISBN: 0064440087

A funny I Can Read story featuring the beloved Harry the Dirty Dog

Harry, the mischievous little white dog with black spots, tries everything he can think of to get the lady next door to stop singing. Every time Harry tries to stop her, he gets in trouble Can Harry solve the neighborhood's problem before he's sent to the doghouse?

This is an irresistible story featuring a classic picture book character, especially perfect for young dog lovers and fans of Harry the Dirty Dog. Harry the Dirty Dog has been recognized by the National Education Association as an all-time top-100 children's book. It has also been welcomed by a new generation at home, as Betty White's 2020 reading of the story on StorylineOnline has been viewed more than 8 million times.

For more fun with Harry the Dirty Dog, don't miss No Roses for Harry and Harry by the Sea.

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...

Wagon Wheels
Wagon Wheels
Paperback      ISBN: 0064440524

Free people,
Free land

The Muldie boys and their father have come a long way to Kansas. But when Daddy moves on, the three boys must begin their own journey. They must learn to care for one another and face the dangers of the wilderness alone.

The Missing Tooth
The Missing Tooth
Paperback      ISBN: 0394892798

Illus. in full color. "Best friends Robby and Arlo dress alike and do most of the same things. However, their friendship is in jeopardy over a bet about who will lose the next tooth. Realistic, humorous illustrations provide ample reading clues on every page. Should encourage emerging readers to flex their reading muscles."--School Library Journal.

A Kiss for Little Bear
A Kiss for Little Bear
Paperback      ISBN: 0064440508

Little Bear is so pleased with the picture he has drawn that he asks Hen to take it to his grandmother. Grandmother is so happy with it that she sends him back a thank-you kiss.

How the kiss is passed from Grandmother, to Hen, to Cat, to Little Skunk, to a pretty girl skunk, and back to Little Skunk, and how eventually it comes again to Hen and finally to Little Bear will delight children just learning to read.

Else Holmelund Minarik and Maurice Sendak, the creators of the first Little Bear book for beginning readers, once again blend their extraordinary talents in a tender story filled with warmth and laughter.

This beloved classic is an ALA Notable Children's Book and a New York Times Best Illustrated Book.

Tornadoes!
Tornadoes!
Paperback      ISBN: 0590463381

Describes the work of two people who study tornadoes in the Midwest by discovering and following them

The Long Way Westward
The Long Way Westward
Paperback      ISBN: 0064441989

America, at last This classic early reader tells an exciting story and is also a good launching pad for classroom and home discussions.

The Long Way Westward relates the experiences of two young brothers and their family, immigrants from Sweden, from their arrival in New York through the journey to their new home in Minnesota.

This lively sequel to The Long Way to a New Land follows the fortunes of Carl Erik's family from New York City to the farmlands of Minnesota. Historically accurate; will attract competent primary-grade readers and will be equally suitable for less able readers in intermediate grades. (School Library Journal)

As a fan of this book and its companion, The Long Way to a New Land, put it: The books describe the difficulty and dangers of the journey in a way that is non-complaining and full of optimism for a new life in America. Teachers, these books are wonderful for integrating with other subjects and topics, such as immigration, westward expansion, steamships, trains, geography, and American life in the 1860s.

Author-artist Joan Sandin's grandfather was born in Sweden and immigrated to Wisconsin with his parents in 1882, when he was only two. Joan herself spent time in Sweden and did extensive research to create her well-loved classic books about the immigrant experience.