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Books in A Rookie Reader series

  • A Box Can Be Many Things

    Dana Meachen Rau, Paige Billin-Frye

    Paperback (Children's Press, May 1, 2001)
    Find out how much fun you can have with one cardboard box!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 girl and her brother retrieve a large box from the garbage and pretend that it is a cave, car, house, and cage.
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  • The Secret Code

    Dana Meachen Rau, Bari Weissman

    Paperback (Children's Press, May 1, 2001)
    This book introduces Braille to young readers through the characters Oscar and Lucy. Oscar is blind, and during reading time in class, Lucy notices that his book is different from hers. It is filled with bumps that Oscar can read with his fingers. He teaches Lucy, and by the end, they can read Braille together.Oscar, who is blind, teaches Lucy how to read his Braille book.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 8/1/1998Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 6 and Up
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  • Messy Bessey and the Birthday Overnight

    Patricia C. McKissack, Dana Regan

    Paperback (Children's Press, May 1, 2001)
    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. Messy Bessey shows herself to be a true friend and a good guest when she helps to clean up after a messy birthday sleepover.
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  • Pancakes, Crackers, and Pizza

    Marjorie Eberts, Margaret Gisler, Stephen Hayes

    Paperback (Children's Press, Sept. 1, 1984)
    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. Eddy likes to eat round things, like pancakes and oranges, square things, like crackers, and triangular things like pizza and watermelon.
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  • Bugs!

    Patricia McKissack, Fredrick McKissack, Mike Cressy

    Paperback (Children's Press, May 1, 2001)
    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.
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  • One Happy Classroom

    Charnan Simon, Rebecca McKillip Thornburgh

    Paperback (Children's Press, May 1, 2001)
    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. Activities in a happy, busy kindergarten classroom introduce the numbers one to ten.
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  • What Can I Be?

    Cari Meister, Matt Phillips

    Paperback (Children's Press, 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 box, and finds that being herself is the best choice.
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  • Hello, Doctor

    David F. Marx, Mark A. Hicks

    Paperback (Children's Press, March 1, 2000)
    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 little boy does everything the doctor tells him to do when he goes for his check-up.
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  • Messy Bessey's Garden

    Patricia McKissack, Fredrick McKissack, Dana Regan

    Paperback (Children's Press, Aug. 1, 2002)
    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. Messy Bessey discovers that with proper care her garden will flourish.
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  • I Love Rocks

    Cari Meister, Terry Sirrell

    Paperback (Children's Press, Aug. 15, 2000)
    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. From boulders to buildings, from mountains to caves, smooth or jagged, rocks are all around us. With the help of a genuine rock-loving guide, young readers will enjoy sorting out all the different kinds of rocks, where they are found and how we use them.
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  • Cowboy Up!

    Larry Dane Brimner, Susan Miller

    Paperback (Children's Press, May 1, 2001)
    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. This book presents a rhyming look at a cowboy's day at the rodeo.
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  • Six Empty Pockets

    Matt Curtis, Mary Newell Depalma

    Paperback (Children's Press, May 1, 2001)
    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. Charles's six empty pockets come in handy for carrying such treasures as a blue star marble, an old crow's feather, and seven striped stones.
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