Books at Guided Reading Level A

A
Age
2-3
Grade
PK+

Jez Alborough

Hug

Board book (Nov. 12, 2001) , Brdbk edition
"Alborough's simplicity results in another gem." — School Library Journal

Bobo needs a hug. But his friends don't seem to understand. "Hug," he implores, time and again. Time and again his puzzled pals — from the smallest chameleon to the tallest giraffe — shrug and cuddle with their jungle mothers. As the lonely chimp's plea escalates, his friends grow concerned. Can the elephants lead Bobo to his heart's desire? Jez Alborough, the acclaimed author-illustrator of Where's My Teddy?, It's … More
A
Age
4-7
Grade
PK-3

Barbara Lehman

The Red Book

Hardcover (Sept. 27, 2004) , 1 edition
This book is about a book. A magical red book without any words. When you turn the pages you’ll experience a new kind of adventure through the power of story.Winning a Caldecott Honor for its illustrations of rare detail and surprise, The Red Book crosses oceans and continents to deliver one girl into a new world of possibility, where a friend she’s never met is waiting. And as with the best of books, at the conclusion of the story, the … More
A
Age
1-4
Grade
-

Eric Carle

Do You Want to Be My Friend? Board Book

Board book (Sept. 1, 1995)

A classic friendship story from the beloved Eric Carle, creator of The Very Hungry Caterpillar. This board book edition is the perfect fit for little hands.

This is a simple and nearly wordless picture book for children to explore in a variety of ways. Shared with little ones, the bright pictures showing a small gray mouse's search for the perfect pal help introduce colors, animals, and sounds. Many preschoolers will also be drawn to the idea of looking for a …

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A
Age
1-3
Grade
PK+

Scholastic

Shapes

Board book (March 1, 2013) , Brdbk edition
Colorful photos of familiar objects make it easy for your toddler to learn about shapes.
Rookie Toddler books offer fun ways to engage with little ones during story time and play time. Each book includes story-related tips that help extend the reading experience and emphasize key learnings. Engaging photographs and illustrations will delight your toddler while encouraging a love of reading. More
A
Age
4-8
Grade
PK-3

Paul Meisel

I See a Cat

Paperback (Sept. 5, 2017)
A dog barks at everything he loves—a cat, a squirrel, and his favorite boy! This Level A book is perfect for new readers.


I see a cat. I see a bird. I see a fly.

Easy-to-read text and fun pictures follow a dog through his happy day. Sitting inside his house, the dog watches other animals pass by the glass door . . . until his beloved boy comes home, and the two pals dash outside, determined to get up … More
A
Age
6-7
Grade
1-2

Alice K. Flanagan

Wish and Win: The Sound of W

Library Binding (Aug. 1, 2016)
Simple text and repetition of the letter 'w' help readers learn how to use this sound. Additional features to aid comprehension include a word list for review, a note to parents and educators, and an introduction to the author. More
A
Age
5-7
Grade
K-2

Cari Meister, Matt Phillips

What Can I Be?

Paperback (Feb. 1, 2004)
A fun and engaging way for young children to figure out concepts and solving problems on his or her own.
Rookie Readers (Ages 5-7) have provided entertaining, high-quality introductions to reading for more than a generation. Each title features full-color, often hilarious illustrations and engaging stories that always involve a young child figuring out concepts or solving problems on his or her own.

A young girl wonders what she can be as she tries on different costumes from her dress-up … More
A
Age
4-7
Grade
PK-3

Suse MacDonald

Sea Shapes

Paperback (April 15, 1998) , First edition
This engaging concept book invites very young children to identify basic shapes that transform into beautiful undersea creatures. Includes an informative glossary of sea facts. "Delectable viewing pleasure."--The Horn Book "Elegantly conjures up an undersea world in which a square evolves into a skate while hexagons combine to make a turtle's shell."--Newsweek
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A
Age
2-5
Grade
PK-K

Shutta Crum, Patrice Barton

Uh-Oh!

Board book (April 12, 2016) , Brdbk edition

A charming summer board book that's just right for toddlers, from the team behind the critically acclaimed picture book Mine!

What does a toddler say when she drops her sunglasses in the sand? "Uh-Oh!"
What does she say when a seagull lands on her sandcastle? "Uh-Oh!"
What does she say when she finds a crab in her pail? "Uh-Oh!"
And what does she say when a BIG wave is coming? That's the biggest "Uh-Oh!" of all!

This nearly wordless story …

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A
Age
3-5
Grade
-

Nancy Carlson

I Like Me!

Hardcover (Aug. 1, 1988) , Ex-library/worn Pages edition
Meet Nancy Carlson’s peppy pig—a character who is full of good feelings about herself. Her story will leave little ones feeling good about themselves, too!

"Little ones in need of positive reinforcement will find it here. An exuberant pig proclaims "I like me!" She likes the way she looks, and all her activities....When she makes a mistake she picks herself up and tries again." --Booklist

"Wonderful in its simplicity, here's a story that will help kids feel good about … More
A
Age
2-5
Grade
-

Jez Alborough

Hug

Paperback (Aug. 11, 2009) , Reprint edition
"Alborough celebrates the pleasure of giving and receiving good hugs, as well as the joy inherent in finding just the right word." — Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Bobo needs a hug. But his friends don't seem to understand. "Hug," he implores, time and again. Time and again his puzzled pals—from the smallest chameleon to the tallest giraffe—shrug and cuddle with their jungle mothers. As the lonely chimp's plea escalates, his friends grow concerned. Can the elephants lead Bobo to his … More
A
Age
4-8
Grade
PK-3

Murray Head

I Can Run

Paperback (Aug. 15, 2017) , Reprint edition
A squirrel’s antics and entertaining photographs enliven a book for the newest reader at Guided Reading Level A. I can run. I can hop. I can jump. A simple text for the newest readers and fascinating photographs follow a captivating squirrel as he runs just for fun—and also to escape a scary hawk. More
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