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Little Bear
Little Bear
Paperback      ISBN: 0064440044

Celebrate the timeless warmth of a mother's love with the very first ever I Can Read book

Meet Little Bear, a friend to millions of children. And meet Mother Bear, who is there whenever Little Bear needs her. When it is cold and snowy outside, she finds just the right outfit for Little Bear to play in. When he goes to the moon, she has a hot lunch waiting for him on his return. And, of course, she never forgets his birthday.

This classic from Else Holmelund Minarik and Maurice Sendak was written in 1957 and remains as beloved today as it was then. An ALA Notable Children's Book, this Level One I Can Read is full of warm and lovingly playful stories that are 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.

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.
Pirate Mom
Pirate Mom
Paperback      ISBN: 0375833234
Join Pete, whose mom has been hypnotized to believe she's actually a pirate, on his adventure to get his mom to remember who she really is

Yo ho ho Pete loves pirates, but his mom thinks they are rude and messy. Then Pete and his mom go to see the Amazing Marco, and Marco hypnotizes Pete's mom into thinking she's a pirate Now Pete's mom won't behave. She chases the neighbors. She steals underwear off other people's clotheslines. She's even flying the Jolly Roger over the house. Pete has to find the Amazing Marco. He wants his real mom back
Is It Hanukkah Yet?
Is It Hanukkah Yet?
Paperback      ISBN: 037580286x

" Is it Hanukkah yet?"
" Not yet. We have to wait for the sun to set "
Families who celebrate Hanukkah will recognize this familiar refrain. And what better way to make the wait go faster than to read this sweet family story about how one very enthusiastic little girl awaits the holiday? Kids will find their favorite songs, games, and traditions in this early reader that captures the joy and warmth of the Festival of Lights.

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?
Comprehensive Spelling Book
Comprehensive Spelling Book
by Missing
Hardcover      SKU: 1199198153
Biscuit
Biscuit
Paperback      ISBN: 0064442128

Snuggle up at bedtime or anytime with Biscuit, the very first book about everyone's favorite little yellow puppy.

It's time for bed, but Biscuit doesn't want to sleep Before Biscuit gets into bed he wants one more snack, one more story, one more kiss. Will he ever go to sleep? Woof, woof

This familiar bedtime drama is a My First I Can Read book, perfect for shared reading at bedtime and makes for a lovely gift to new parents. Children love the warmth of the Biscuit stories, which have helped introduce generations of boys and girls to the joy of reading.

This book was inspired by the author's daughter, who loved to dog-sit their neighbor's huge golden retriever Woof, woof

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.

Invaders from Outer Space: Real-Life Stories of UFOs
Invaders from Outer Space
Real-Life Stories of UFOs
Paperback      ISBN: 0789439980

Are aliens from other planets visiting Earth? Read these amazing stories of alien encounters--and make up your own mind

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
Mouse Soup
Mouse Soup
Paperback      ISBN: 0064440419

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

Weasel is ready for his dinner, and poor Mouse is it. Can Mouse stop Weasel from serving up mouse soup for supper? The clever mouse tells the weasel four stories to make the soup tasty--then manages to trick the weasel and get home safely.

Arnold Lobel's Mouse Soup 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.