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Books at Guided Reading Level I

  • Pete the Cat: Scuba-Cat

    James Dean

    Paperback (HarperCollins, Jan. 5, 2016)
    New York Times bestselling author and artist James Dean brings Pete the Cat’s world to life under the sea in this new I Can Read book.Pete the Cat is going scuba diving! Before he hits the water, Captain Joe tells him about all the sea creatures he can encounter, and Pete is super excited to see a seahorse. But when he is suited up and swimming around, he has to search high and low to find the little guy. In this aquatic adventure, Pete makes a new friend and gets a big surprise!Pete the Cat: Scuba-Cat is a My First I Can Read Book, which means it’s perfect for shared reading with a child. New readers will love the easy-to-read format and groovy illustrations in Pete the Cat’s first I Can Read underwater journey!
  • ABCs of Engineering

    Chris Ferrie, Sarah Kaiser

    Board book (Sourcebooks Explore, Jan. 1, 2019)
    Fans of Chris Ferrie's ABCs of Biology, ABCs of Space, and ABCs of Physics will love this introduction to engineering for babies and toddlers!This alphabetical installment of the Baby University baby board book series is the perfect introduction to science for infants and toddlers. It makes a wonderful science baby gift for even the youngest engineer. Give the gift of learning to your little one at birthdays, baby showers, holidays, and beyond!A is for AmplifierB is for BatteryC is for Carnot EngineFrom amplifier to zoning, the ABCs of Engineering is a colorfully simple introduction to STEM for babies and toddlers to a new engineering concept for every letter of the alphabet. Written by two experts, each page in this engineering primer features multiple levels of text so the book grows along with your little engineer.If you're looking for the perfect STEAM book for teachers, science toys for babies, or engineer toys for kids, look no further! ABCs of Engineering offers fun early learning for your little scientist!
  • What Brothers Do Best:

    Laura Numeroff, Lynn Munsinger

    Board book (Chronicle Books, July 25, 2012)
    This delightful board book by renowned author-illustrator team Laura Numeroff and Lynn Munsinger celebrates all the wonderful things brothers can do! Brothers can push you on a swing, make music with you, and take you to the library. But what do brothers do best? The answer is clear in this appealing board book, celebrating brothers and the everyday things they do.
  • Cookie

    Andrea Posner-Sanchez

    Board book (Random House Books for Young Readers, July 9, 2019)
    Meet your favorite Sesame Street friends in this adorable photographic book!Learn all about Cookie Monster in a new Sesame Street board book illustrated with bold, bright photographs. As they pore over the many sturdy pages, babies and toddlers will be delighted to see what Cookie likes to do: play with friends, dance, bake cookies, EAT cookies, and much more. It's a book they'll go back to again and again.Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street, aims to help kids grow smarter, stronger, and kinder through its many unique domestic and international initiatives. These projects cover a wide array of topics for families around the world. Sesame Street is the most trusted name in early learning.
  • It's You I Like! Flip & Find

    Cottage Door Press, Scarlett Wing

    Board book (Cottage Door Press, April 16, 2019)
    Join Daniel Tiger and his friends as they explore their Neighborhood and learning about friendship! Character flaps perfect for little hands reveal look and find activities to practice matching and motor skills, and the take-along handle makes it perfect for reading on the go. Toddlers and preschoolers will love exploring with their favorite characters!Perfectly suited for little hands, the handle feature in this book makes it perfect for busy toddlers.Explore and learn about friendship from your favorite Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood characters!Activities under the flaps feature matching games and other challenges to engage your little one.All of our Flip & Find books are designed for little ones to explore on their own or with their grown up.Reading and discussing the challenges together helps your toddler build communication skills.
  • Wild Dogs and Canines!

    Martin Kratt, Chris Kratt

    Paperback (Random House Books for Young Readers, Jan. 7, 2020)
    The Wild Kratts go in search of wolves, coyotes, and wild dogs of all sizes in this Step into Reading leveled reader with stickers! TARGET AUDIENCE: Nature, science, and animal fans ages four to six and their parents. 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. Children ages four to six can learn all about the wild cousins of man's best friend--from robust canines like wolves to sneaky foxes and more. Stickers add to the fun and learning in this Step 2 Step into Reading leveled reader.
  • A Color of His Own

    Leo Lionni

    Board book (Random House, Aug. 16, 2000)
    Elephants are gray. Pigs are pink. Only the chameleon has no color of his own. He is purple like the heather, yellow like a lemon, even black and orange striped like a tiger! Then one day a chameleon has an idea to remain one color forever by staying on the greenest leaf he can find. But in the autumn, the leaf changes from green to yellow to red . . . and so does the chameleon. When another chameleon suggests they travel together, he learns that companionship is more important than having a color of his own. No matter where he goes with his new friend, they will always be alike.Colorful illustrations and spare prose make this story of friendship perfect for a board book edition to introduce simple color concepts to toddlers.
  • Little Critter: Grandma, Grandpa, and Me

    Mercer Mayer

    Paperback (HarperFestival, April 24, 2007)
    This sweet and funny story is a great way to celebrate the bond between kids and their grandparents—and how much fun a sleepover can be! From milking the cows to picking blueberries and baking a pie for the County Fair contest, there’s so much to see and do. Little Critter even adds a secret ingredient to his pie. But will it be enough to make it a winner?Take this book with you on a summer road trip—especially one that includes a visit to grandparents!This 8x8 storybook will resonate with readers young and old with its humorous and heart-filled story.
  • Smithsonian Kids: Digging for Dinosaurs

    Jaye Garnett, Cottage Door Press, John Joven

    Board book (Cottage Door Press, Nov. 15, 2017)
    Preschoolers will learn fun facts in this Smithsonian Kids book about dinosaurs, pterosaurs, fossils, and sea reptiles. This interactive board book is sturdy enough for the most enthusiastic little explorer, with features such as a pronunciation guide, sliding tabs, spinner wheels, and lift-a-flaps to build fine motor skills. Beautiful illustrations with real-life photos bring dinosaurs to life. It’s a perfect way to get your family ready to visit a dinosaur exhibit!
  • Paddington Collector's Quintet: 5 Fun-Filled Stories in 1 Box!

    Michael Bond, R. W Alley

    Paperback (HarperCollins, Jan. 2, 2018)
    Follow Paddington and his nose for adventure as he finds himself out at sea, performs an impressive magic trick, paints a masterpiece, and more!Michael Bond’s classic character, Paddington Bear, has warmed the hearts of generations of readers with his earnest good intentions and humorous misadventures.Paddington Collector’s Quintet contains five fun-filled Level 1 I Can Read storybooks in a sturdy box with a Velcro closure and plastic handle—perfect for your beginning reader to take on the go! Books included: Paddington Sets Sail, Paddington and the Magic Trick, Paddington Plays On , Paddington’s Day Off, and Paddington’s Prize Picture. All of the books in this set are Level One I Can Read books, which means they are perfect for children learning to sound out words and sentences.
  • DK Workbooks: Problem Solving, Kindergarten: Learn and Explore


    Paperback (DK Children, Feb. 16, 2016)
    Perfect for kindergarteners, this workbook introduces children ages 5–6 to solving simple math problems. Specific topics covered include working with numbers up to 20, 2D and 3D shapes, addition and subtraction, comparing sizes, and picture graphs.Developed in consultation with leading educational experts to support curriculum learning, DK Workbooks: Problem Solving is an innovative series of home-learning math workbooks that is closely linked to school curriculum and helps make learning easy and fun.Each title is packed with exercises and activities to strengthen what children learn in school. With clear questions and supportive illustrations to help children understand each topic, the books provide practice to reinforce learning and understanding of key concepts, such as fractions, times tables, and shapes. A parents' section contains answers, tips, and guidance to provide support, and a certificate of achievement will reinforce confidence in kids by rewarding their accomplishments.
  • Five Little Pumpkins

    Tiger Tales, Ben Mantle

    Board book (Tiger Tales., Sept. 7, 2010)
    Five little pumpkins sitting on a gate... The first one said, "My, it's getting late!"... Count with the pumpkins from one to five as they each experience the fun and spookiness of Halloween night! Spot-laminated pumpkins shine on the cover of this spirited padded board book. The soft padded covers, rounded corners and sturdy board pages makes this title a perfect fit for preschoolers!