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Books at Guided Reading Level I

  • Nala and Simba

    Mary Tillworth, Disney Storybook Art Team

    Paperback (RH/Disney, July 2, 2019)
    A deluxe Step 2 Step into Reading leveled reader based on the Disney classic film The Lion King! Nala is a young lion who loves to play and go on adventures! Join her as she sets out on the adventure of a lifetime with her best friend, Simba, the cub who will one day become king. This Step 2 deluxe Step into Reading leveled reader is based on the Disney animated classic film The Lion King. With over 30 stickers, this book is perfect for children ages 4 to 6. Step 2 readers use basic vocabulary and short sentences to tell simple stories. For children who recognize familiar words and can sound out new words with help. Disney The Lion King is a timeless tale of family, bravery, and loyalty, and stars Simba the lovable lion cub.

    Rev. W. Awdry, Random House

    Board book (Random House Books for Young Readers, Aug. 7, 2012)
    Fans of Thomas & Friends will have a special reading experience when they open the pages of this sturdy board with glow-in-the-dark illustrations. Train-loving boys and girls ages 2 to 5 will be intrigued to see the moon, stars, Thomas' headlight, and more brighten the night with a soft glow in this sleepy Thomas the Tank Engine bedtime story.
  • Marley: Strike Three, Marley!

    John Grogan, Richard Cowdrey

    Paperback (HarperCollins, Jan. 19, 2010)
    Marley can't wait for his first trip to the ballpark. He is ready to cheer for the home team. But is the home team ready for Marley?
  • Hide-and-Seek at the Construction Site: A Hidden Pictures® Lift-the-Flap book


    Board book (Highlights Press, Nov. 5, 2019)
    This oversized board book with 40 flaps to lift and 40 Hidden Pictures® puzzles to find is also a fun story all about work on a construction site. A perfect gift for children excited about starting school and those fascinated by trucks and construction.Follow busy workers and noisy machines, including a dump truck, cement truck, excavator and more, as they build a brand-new school in this oversized board book. Every illustrated scene includes eight easy-to-lift flaps which reveal Hidden Pictures® clues. Each puzzle is specially created for younger children to help develop early skills in vocabulary, concentration, and attention to detail.
  • My First ABC


    Board book (DK Children, Jan. 19, 2015)
    Teach your preschool child numbers and encourage learning while reading and having fun together with your My First: ABC board book, designed to be a toddler favorite and withstand wear and tear from a preschooler. My First: ABC uses pictures of objects illustrating each letter of the alphabet, from A to Z, and includes clear word labels as well. Develop your child's early learning with My First books, specially designed to captivate a preschooler's attention while laying a foundation for learning. My First books feature bold, bright photographs on white backgrounds — ideal for catching a young child's eye and acting as an introduction to early-learning topics. The collectible My First board books make a great early-learning library and include a wide variety of topics including trucks, animals, colors, letters, numbers, and first words. My First board books feature a simple point-and-say layout that builds confidence in children through repeatability and encourages preschool vocabulary and language skills. The board book format is durable and easy for young children to hold and carry on their own, and they're designed to hold up to the rough handling that comes with being a toddler's favorite book to "read" alone or with a parent.
  • Glow Wild!

    Chris Kratt, Martin Kratt

    Paperback (Random House Books for Young Readers, July 3, 2018)
    The Wild Kratts go in search of creatures that come out at night in this full-color storybook! PBS's successful animated show Wild Kratts joins the adventures of zoologists Chris and Martin Kratt as they travel to animal habitats around the globe. Along the way, they encounter incredible creatures while combining science education with fun. Boys and girls 4 to 6 can learn all about bats, owls, deep-sea creatures, and other animals that come out at night or live in dark.
  • Wall-E

    Vick-E, Deborah Boone

    Hardcover (RH/Disney, May 13, 2008)
    WHEN A LOVABLE, lonely robot named WALL•E falls in love with a sophisticated female robot named EVE, he follows his heart all the way into outer space! Young fans will enjoy this Little Golden Book retelling of Disney/Pixar’s WALL•E.
  • Leo the Late Bloomer

    Robert Kraus, Jose Aruego

    Paperback (HarperCollins, Jan. 1, 1999)
    This heartwarming story of how a little tiger named Leo bloomed is told by bestselling author Robert Kraus and is accompanied by the wonderfully bold illustrations of Jose Aruego. It's an excellent choice to share during homeschooling, in particular for children ages 4 to 6. It’s a fun way to learn to read and as a supplement for activity books for children.“Captivating and rollicking.” —The Horn BookLeo isn't reading, or writing, or drawing, or even speaking, and his father is concerned. But Leo's mother isn't. She knows her son will do all those things, and more, when he's ready.With its message of patience and humor, Leo the Late Bloomer is more timely than ever. As Children's Books and Their Creators commented: "Leo's reassuring 'I made it!' at the end delights young listeners who may have been scrutinized for early blooming by well-intentioned moms and dads. Deserves space on any parenting shelf."
  • Carson Dellosa – Sight Words Activity Book for PK, K, 1st, 2nd Grade, Paperback, 128 Pages, Ages 4+

    Thinking Kids, Carson-Dellosa Publishing

    Paperback (Thinking Kids, April 9, 2018)
    PREK–GRADE 2/AGES 3–8: This title offers children engaging tracing activities to practice their handwriting skills while learning to recognize and form essential sight words. INCLUDES: Hours of colorful tracing activities to help young learners develop fine motor skills. Features 100 sight words and a variety of early reading concepts. WHY TRACE WITH ME: This series gives young learners the practice to master early reading, math, and basic concepts for school success. FUN AND ENGAGING: Each page features colorful illustrations and engaging activities that will hold a child's attention while they practice essential skills for school success. HOMESCHOOL FRIENDLY: This series is great for at-home learning so children can master their early learning skills.
  • Write-On Wipe-Off Let's Trace

    Highlights Learning

    Spiral-bound (Highlights Learning, Aug. 22, 2017)
    Tracing is an important step toward handwriting readiness, and Highlights infuses Fun with a Purpose™ into this activity. With vibrant art and fun prompts, Write-On Wipe-Off Let’s Trace progresses from simple and short lines to more complex, age-appropriate mazes and other puzzles. A variety of activities, including dot-to-dots and finish-the-drawing features, will engage and entertain kids and build their confidence as they practice skills essential to getting ready to write. Kids love that they can draw all over these books, and parents love that the write-on wipe-off format lets kids trace over and over again and again.Winner, National Parenting Product Award (NAPPA)Winner, Family Choice Award
  • Let's Play Hockey

    Ginger Swift, Cottage Door Press, Kathryn Selbert

    Board book (Cottage Door Press, Dec. 18, 2018)
    Let's Play Hockey! Introduce your baby or toddler to the world of hockey. They will learn the basics of hockey and words associated with the sport. Learn that a hockey jersey is called a sweater, how to warm up for the game and watch the fans cheering in the stand. Count the number of players and practice words such as goalie, captain, center, and referee. This sweet lift-a-flap board is a perfect first book! It is sure to be a winning goal with every little fan! Time to face off! • Welcome to the world little one! Come explore our Let's Play Hockey Lift-a-Flap board book filled with surprises• Perfectly sized for little hands and fingers to open and close the flaps. 6 chunky and sturdy flaps are extra strong so your little one can open and close again and again• Surprise and delight baby with bright artwork and special treats under each flap• Collect all the books in the Chunky Lift-a-Flap series. From colors and animals, to first words and holidays, the Chunky Lift-a-Flap series is a great introduction to reading with cheerful, contemporary, and whimsical illustrations and sturdy, easy-to-lift flaps
  • Big Book of the Berenstain Bears

    Stan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain

    Hardcover (Random House Books for Young Readers, Aug. 14, 2007)
    THE BERENSTAIN BEARS' First Time Books® are all about new experiences children encounter in their early years. With good-natured wisdom, love, and gentle humor, these books ease the way for kids - and their parents - through these first times. Collected in this treasury are: The Berenstain Bears Go to the Doctor, The Berenstain Bears and the Messy Room, The Berestain Bears in the Dark, The Berenstain Bears and the Sitter, and The Berenstain Bears' New Baby.