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Books at Guided Reading Level B

  • Pocket Piggies Colors!: Featuring the Teacup Pigs of Pennywell Farm

    Richard Austin

    Board book (Workman Publishing Company, Feb. 25, 2014)
    Could there be a cuter way to learn colors and numbers? Announcing a new line of board books featuring the irresistible Teacup Pigs of Pennywell Farm. Small enough to hold in the palm of your hand, the Pennywell pigs are an adorable lot. They’re also naturals in front of the camera―especially the camera belonging to Richard Austin who, as their exclusive photographer, knows just how to capture their big personalities.The Pocket Piggies board books marry the inherent appeal of Teacup Pigs to the sweetness of the board book format. The photographs are full-color, full-page, and up-close. The subjects are classics: On each spread of Pocket Piggies Colors!, one of the beloved piggy models is paired with an object or animal of a different color―like a little piggy holding a red guitar or checking out a yellow chick.
  • I Can, Can You?

    Marjorie W. Pitzer

    Board book (Woodbine House, June 1, 2004)
    (An IBBY 2007 Outstanding Books for Young People exhibition selection) I CAN, CAN YOU? is the perfect book for parents and children to enjoy together. As your child sits on your lap and you read to him, he'll see other children with Down syndrome modeling some things he can do and some which he will soon do. Reinforce your child's abilities (Look at the boy going down the slide. You can do that!) and encourage the possibilities (Do you see the girl drawing a picture?). What's more, as you read to your child and as he plays with the book and turns the pages, he will gain important pre-reading skills. This wonderful book will be reassuring to families with a new baby with Down syndrome and makes a great gift. Daycare centers, hospitals, infant-toddler programs, libraries, pediatric practices, and support groups will want to have I CAN, CAN YOU? available for the families they serve. Also by Marjorie Pitzer: I Like Berries, Do You? My Up & Down & All Around Book
  • The Three Little Pigs

    Meredith Rusu, Eva Martinez, Beth Hughes

    Paperback (Children's Press, Feb. 4, 2020)
    Tales to Grow By will be the perfect companion in the exciting path of becoming, little by little, responsible and happy grownups. Fairy tales are stories that have been passed down through generations. Their ancestral wisdom offers readers a truthful and extensive portrait of human behaviors and human experiences. This is why fairy tales are the perfect tool to teach character education.Tales to Grow by is a new series of books that unlocks the power of fairy tales. Each tale is retold to highlight important emotions, feelings and attitudes of its characters. Beautiful illustrations make the story accessible to young readers. Questions throughout the book and backmatter written by a children´s therapist guide the educator through the story and allow the readers to get in touch with their own feelings and emotions. The mix of rich content and visuals allows our little readers to enjoy the magic of the stories while developing strong and independent character.In this ironic retelling of the classic fairytale, children learn the importance of being patient and choosing carefully when it matters most.
  • I Can Dance:

    Betsy Snyder

    Board book (Chronicle Books, Sept. 15, 2015)
    Readers make dancers disco, tap, or pirouette just by wiggling their fingers. But wait! There's even more fun. In an impressive gatefold finale, readers use two sets of hands to help the dancers perform an encore. With interactive holes on every page and a satisfying touch-and-feel cover, this charming board book is the perfect way to play and read together.
  • A Swim Through the Sea

    Kristin Joy Pratt-Serafini

    Board book (Dawn Publications, March 1, 2006)
    Kids love animals, and sea creatures are no exception! Here is an alphabetical "tour" of ocean animals led by Seamore the seahorse. Each animal has a simplified alliterative description.
  • My Friend Isabelle

    Eliza Woloson, Bryan Gough

    Hardcover (Woodbine House, Oct. 1, 2003)
    (2004 iParenting Media Award Winner) Isabelle and Charlie are friends. They both like to draw, dance, read, and play at the park. They both like to eat Cheerios. They both cry if their feelings are hurt. And, like most friends, they are also different from each other. Isabelle has Down syndrome. Charlie doesn't. Written by Isabelle's mother, this charming tale encourages readers to think about what makes a friendship special. MY FRIEND ISABELLE also opens the door for young children to talk about differences and the world around them. It's a wonderful story to read at bedtime or to share at school. Lively full color illustrations dovetail beautifully with the text to bring the simple story to life.
  • Kindergarten Creativity


    Paperback (Kumon Publishing, Oct. 31, 2016)
  • Hello, Night Sky!

    Martha Day Zschock

    Board book (Commonwealth Editions, May 8, 2018)
    Welcome to the night sky! Parent and child owls tour the night sky in best-selling author-illustrator Martha Day Zschock's Hello! board book series for children. In Hello, Night Sky! you can join the pair as they look at the stars through a telescope and take a pretend rocket ship ride into space where they walk on the moon and zoom past planets. After “returning to earth,” they continue to explore the night sky while chasing fireflies, enjoying fireworks, looking for signs of nocturnal animals during a moon-lit walk and visiting a planetarium! For ages 2-5. Made in the USA.
  • My Monster Sticker Dude

    Thomas Nelson

    Paperback (Thomas Nelson, Sept. 15, 2015)
    Introducing My Monster Sticker Activity Book! Perfect for keeping children entertained, this new activity book features a huge variety of fun, monster-themed activities! The book also includes over 1000 brilliant stickers, which can be used in the book or anywhere you like! The hilarious monster illustrations will delight little children.A must-have for monster-lovers!
  • Afro-Bets 1,2,3

    Cheryl Willis Hudson

    Paperback (Cartwheel, Oct. 1, 2002)
    The Afro-Bets kids, Langston, Nandi, Glo, Stef, Tura, and Robo, are a fun and flexible group. Children will enjoy learning the numbers 1 through 10 as the Afro-Bets take turns stretching and bending into numbers. Every page includes colorful pictures and words to help reinforce each number.
  • Busy Builders: Puzzle Activities

    Stephanie Hinton, Parragon Books, Cottage Door Press

    Paperback (Parragon Books, March 10, 2020)
    Come on a construction adventure with fun punch out activities! Engaging scenes with bright colors and cute illustrations are perfect for you and your little ones to explore together. LEARNING IS FUN: Learn as you go with simple concepts like counting, matching, and opposites. Increase visual thinking, fine-motor skills, and hand-eye coordinationAT HOME OR ON THE GO: Slip into a backpack or bag and make this a quick on-the-go activityFOR ANY OCCASION: Great for summer activities, road trips, vacations, airplane rides, rainy days, inside activities, birthday gifts and holidays
  • Horses on the Farm

    Rose Carraway

    Paperback (Gareth Stevens Leveled Readers, Aug. 1, 2012)
    Introduces horses, discussing their physical characteristics, foals, and the equipment people use to ride.