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Books in Green Light Readers Level 1 series

  • Birthday Mice!

    Bethany Roberts, Doug Cushman

    Paperback (Clarion Books, April 7, 2015)
    A little buckaroo is turning two in this birthday book for the very young, the fifth story about the delightful holiday mice. Mischief and near disaster abound when the littlest mouse’s sister and brothers throw him a cowboy-themed party. Through simple rhymes and charming illustrations, readers witness the party preparations, the arrival of the guests, the opening of presents, and the blowing out of the candles, as well as the ensuing fulfillment of the little mouse’s fondest birthday wish: to be a cowboy.
  • Sam and Jack: Three Stories

    Alex Moran, Tim Bowers

    Paperback (Green Light Readers, July 1, 2003)
    Meet Sam the mouse. Meet Jack the cat. Uh-oh . . . can Sam and Jack be friends?
  • Perrazo y Perrito/Big Dog and Little Dog bilingual

    Dav Pilkey

    Paperback (HMH Books for Young Readers, Nov. 1, 2016)
    ¡Conoce a Perrazo y Perrito, las estrellas de los lectores tempranos por el creador del Capitán Calzoncillos, Dav Pilkey! Esta edición bilingüe español-inglés, con vocabulario fácil, repetición e ilustraciones audaces, de seguro le dará a los pequeños lectores una buena base para la decodificación y comprensión, mientras los hacen reír como solo Pilkey puede hacerlo. Big Dog and Little Dog are canine companions who stick together through thick and thin. In this, their first bilingual adventure, Big Dog and Little Dog are hungry! And as any good dog knows, friends who chow down together, nap together. With deceptively simple text, graphic illustrations, and tongue-in-cheek humor, Captain Underpants creator Dav Pilkey brings the joys of childhood friendships to life through his tales of two lovable dog pals. This Green Light Reader will help young children build basic reading skills in two languages (which are clearly set in different colors), while also tickling their funny bone. Parents and kids looking for skill-building activities will find a bonus activity section at the back of the book.
  • Dot and Bob

    David McPhail

    Paperback (HMH Books for Young Readers, Aug. 1, 2008)
    Bob is Dot’s dog, and he likes to dig! Will there be trouble or fun when they try to help Dot’s mother plant a tree?
  • Todd's Box

    Paula Sullivan, Nadine Bernard Westcott

    Paperback (Green Light Readers, April 1, 2004)
    Todd's mom is in a hurry, so she can't stop every time Todd sees something interesting. But Todd has a wonderful surprise for her--a box full of treasures that he's collected along the way.
  • Celebrating Washington State: 50 States to Celebrate

    Marion Dane Bauer, C.B. Canga

    Paperback (HMH Books for Young Readers, Sept. 2, 2014)
    Say hello to Mr. Geo, everybody's favorite geography teacher! He loves to explore new places. Today he's visiting Washington, the Evergreen State. His first stop is Olympic National Park, to climb mountain trails, hike a rainforest, and see a glacier. Then he's headed to Seattle to ride to the top of the Space Needle. He'll also visit Mount Rainier, historic sites, sports events, museums, and more. Join Mr. Geo on his travels around Washington. Together, you will discover what makes this a state to celebrate. Includes maps, glossary, and learning activities. Great resource for school projects and family vacations!
  • Bradford Street Buddies: Block Party Surprise

    Jerdine Nolen, Michelle Henninger

    Paperback (HMH Books for Young Readers, Sept. 1, 2015)
    The neighborhood block party is today. Jada and Jamal Perkins are super excited. Their best friends, Carlita Garcia and Josh Cornell, are on their way over. Mr. Perkins promised them a BIG surprise. Thump! Thump! Thump! Bump! Bump! Bump! The surprise is thumping and bumping its way around the Perkinses’ backyard. What could it be? And how will the Bradford Street Buddies get a surprise that BIG to the block party?
  • Favorite Stories from Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa: Spring Babies

    Erica Silverman, Betsy Lewin

    Paperback (HMH Books for Young Readers, May 10, 2016)
    It's springtime on the ranch. Cowgirl Kate is excited about the arrival of all the baby animals: a newborn calf, a frisky puppy, and a nest of little barn owls. Her best friend Cocoa the horse is not so excited. Babies are a lot of work! But they are also sweet, as Cocoa and beginning readers will discover in this delightful addition to Green Light Readers. Short sentences and simple dialogue keep newly independent readers engaged and confident.
  • The No puedo bajar/Big, Big Wall

    Reginald Howard, Ariane Dewey, Jose Aruego, Alma Flor Ada, F. Isabel Campoy

    Paperback (HMH Books for Young Readers, Sept. 28, 2009)
    Humpty Dumpty sentado en su muro, ¿cómo puede evitar una gran, gran caída? ¡Quizás lo puedan ayudar sus amigos! Reginald Howard le da un radiante giro nuevo al conocido cuento.
  • To the Tub

    Peggy Perry Anderson

    Paperback (HMH Books for Young Readers, Oct. 9, 2012)
    A stubborn young frog named Joe does not want to take a bath. He delays his father as long as possible by asking him to fetch his favorite toys, until Father is so loaded down he trips and lands in the mud. Now Joe is not the only one who needs a bath.“Suitable goofiness keeps this story of maneuverings sprightly and humorous, as do the ebullient cartoony drawings, which aptly demonstrate the good-natured parry and thrusts that mark the lighter moments of parent-child discourse.” —Kirkus Reviews“The time-honored bath-procrastination ploy is portrayed, for a change, with a lovely absence of tension. Good-natured slapstick sets the tone, and Anderson’s bright rhymes follow suit, reinforced by fresh watercolor and pen-and-ink illustrations dancing on bright white pages.”—School Library Journal
  • Rabbit and Turtle Go to School

    Lucy Floyd, Christopher Denise

    Paperback (Green Light Readers, July 1, 2003)
    Rabbit and Turtle repeat their famous race--this time on their way to school. Rabbit runs; Turtle takes the bus. Who will win?
  • Rip's Secret Spot

    Kristi T. Butler, Joe Cepeda

    Paperback (Green Light Readers, July 1, 2003)
    Pat and her family keep losing things. Maybe Rip the dog can solve the mini-mystery! This lively companion to The Tapping Tale finds its perfect match in Joe Cepeda's gently comic illustrations.