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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.

The Night Before First Grade
The Night Before First Grade
Paperback      ISBN: 0448437473

It's the night before the Big Day--first grade. Penny is excited to start the year with her best friend right beside her in the same classroom. This humorous take on Clement C. Moore's classic tale has a perfect twist ending that will surprise readers--as well as the "heroine" of the story--and help all about-to-be first-graders through their own back-to-school jitters.

Ten Apples Up on Top!
Ten Apples Up on Top!
Hardcover      ISBN: 0679892478
Count your way through this silly stacking adventure with Dr. Seuss-now in a board book format perfect for the littlest of readers

Don't let the apples drop Three animal friends practice balancing apples on their heads in this hilarious introduction to counting. This hardcover picture book teaches all about numbers, with a dose of signature Seuss charm. Kids will learn to count to ten--and want to start all over again

Bright and Early Board Books are simplified editions of your favorite Dr. Seuss stories, printed in a sturdy board format that's perfect for little hands At 4 1/4 x 5 3/4, they're about 1/4 the size of the classic large format Seuss picture books like The Lorax and Oh, The Places You'll Go and ideal for babies and toddlers too young for the original stories.

"Pretty much all the stuff you need to know is in Dr. Seuss." -President Barack Obama
John Coltrane's Giant Steps
John Coltrane's Giant Steps
School & Library      ISBN: 0689845987

You may be surprised
at the tricky music
a box,
a snowflake,
some raindrops,
and a kitten
can make.

Right before your eyes.
And on the pages
of this book.

There is someone
backstage
watching, encouraging
our performers
but keeping them
under control.

Why not
listen along?
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.

Ben Franklin and the Magic Squares
Ben Franklin and the Magic Squares
Paperback      ISBN: 0375806210

A funny, entertaining introduction to Ben Franklin and his many inventions, including the story of how he created the magic square. A magic square is a box of nine numbers arranged so that any line of three numbers adds up to the same number, including on the diagonal Teachers and kids will love finding out about this popular teaching tool that is still used in elementary schools today

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.

The Frog and Toad Collection Box Set: Includes 3 Favorite Frog and Toad Stories!
The Frog and Toad Collection Box Set
Includes 3 Favorite Frog and Toad Stories!
Paperback      ISBN: 0060580860

Three beloved Frog and Toad books in a paperback slipcase

Frog and Toad are always there for each other--just as best friends should be

From sledding in winter to eating ice cream on hot summer days, these two friends have fun together the whole year round This collection includes the complete art and text from three classics in a paperback slipcase: Caldecott Honor title Frog and Toad Are Friends, Newbery Honor title Frog and Toad Together, and Frog and Toad All Year.

This reading collection is a Level Two I Can Read, geared toward kids who read on their own but still need a little help.

Baa-Choo!
Baa-Choo!
Paperback      ISBN: 006443740x

Sam the lamb has a bad cold. But every time he thinks he is going to sneeze, he only gets as far as "Baa . . . ahhh . . ." No choo

Sarah Weeks′ rhyming tale and Jane Manning′s lively art make for a hilarious barnyard romp.

Ages 4+

You Read to Me, I'll Read to You: Very Short Stories to Read Together
You Read to Me, I'll Read to You
Very Short Stories to Read Together
School & Library      ISBN: 0316363502
Here's a book with something new - you read to me I'll read to you We'll read each page to one another - you'll read one side, I the other.

A unique book 'in two voices' that uses traditional reading teaching techniques (alliteration, rhyme, repetition, short sentences) to invite young children to read along with an adult. Each of the twelve short stories fit on one spread and features childlike themes - family, friendship, pets and seasons. With clear, color-coded typography and amusing illustrations, this collection is sure to entertain.