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Books in Green Light Readers Level 1 series

  • Sid's Surprise

    Candace Carter, Joung Un Kim

    Paperback (Green Light Readers, March 1, 2005)
    Hiss, hiss! Sid the snake isn't feeling so good. Will he, his slithery friends, and his mom figure out why? It's a big surprise!
  • Just Clowning Around: Two Stories

    Steven MacDonald, David McPhail

    Paperback (Green Light Readers, July 1, 2003)
    Small Brown Bear and her dad clown around on a bike . . . and bump into trouble! What will Dad do?
  • Daniel's Pet

    Alma Flor Ada, G. Brian Karas

    Paperback (HMH Books for Young Readers, Aug. 1, 2003)
    Daniel loves his new pet. But what will happen when it hatches a surpise? Alma Flor Ada and G. Brian Karas team up for a heartwarming story about Daniel and his newest animal friend.
  • The Van

    Holly Keller

    Paperback (HMH Books for Young Readers, Aug. 1, 2008)
    Sam and his friends are headed for the beach. And when their van gets stuck, they figure out a clever way to get it moving again.
  • Iris and Walter and the Birthday Party

    Elissa Haden Guest, Christine Davenier

    Paperback (HMH Books for Young Readers, Oct. 8, 2013)
    It's Walter’s birthday, and he has big plans for his party. His best friend, Iris, is making a surprise present for him, and even Walter’s horse, Rain, is excited. But when the big day finally arrives, something totally unexpected happens. Will the sudden change in plans ruin everything, or turn it into the best birthday ever? Christine Davenier’s charmingly expressive illustrations show a full range of childhood emotions.
  • Try Your Best

    Robert McKissack, Joe Cepeda

    Paperback (Sandpiper, April 1, 2004)
    Ann doesn't think she is very good at sports. Will she have any fun at her school's Sports Day? There's only one way to find out--she'll have to try her best!
  • Jan Has a Doll

    Janice Earl, Tricia Tusa

    Paperback (HMH Books for Young Readers, Sept. 1, 2005)
    Jan's dad makes a corncob doll that looks just like her!
  • The Tapping Tale

    Judy Giglio, Joe Cepeda

    Paperback (HMH Books for Young Readers, Aug. 1, 2003)
    Ronda has her first sleep-over at her best friend Pat's house. They play all day, but when the lights go out and it's time to sleep, Ronda hears a tap-tap-tap. Whatever can it be?
  • Buster the Very Shy Dog

    Lisze Bechtold

    Paperback (HMH Books for Young Readers, June 16, 2015)
    "These stories about a puppy searching for his strengths will bring smiles of recognition to the beginning-reader set." —School Library Journal Join Buster the very shy dog as he discovers his self-worth and self-confidence in a house full of more outgoing canine and feline characters. Formatted for Green Light Readers Level 3, this edition of Buster features two easy-to-read stories from the original book. In the first, a wary Buster reaches out to befriend a girl who seems sad and lonely at a birthday party. In the second, Buster, insecure about his inability to catch a ball, uncovers a winning talent all his own!
  • Daniel's Mystery Egg/El misterioso huevo de Daniel

    Alma Flor Ada, G. Brian Karas

    Paperback (HMH Books for Young Readers, March 1, 2007)
    Daniel finds an egg. What kind of animal will this mystery egg hatch? Imaginations run wild as the kids in Daniel's class guess what sort of surprise the egg has in store. Teachers comment that this is an excellent book to practice prediction, since Daniel's friends are actually predicting which animal may hatch from the surprising egg. Of course they are also enjoying it as a book to talk about animals who hatch from eggs. Some teachers have paired this book with another of Alma Flor's books Who's Hatching Here? / ¿Quién nacerá aquí?
  • Jack and Rick

    David McPhail

    Paperback (Green Light Readers, July 1, 2003)
    Jack wants to play with Rick, and Rick wants to play with Jack--but there's a river between them. David McPhail reveals that friendship can bridge any river--and that when it comes to having fun, two is always better than one!
  • Christmas Mice!

    Bethany Roberts, Doug Cushman

    Paperback (Clarion Books, Sept. 23, 2014)
    The holiday mice are back! It’s Christmas time and the four cheerful mice merrily hang stockings, string popcorn, wrap presents, and sing carols. The little mice are so caught up in their joyful preparations that they almost forget to look out for their old enemy, the cat. Happily, their Christmas spirit is so infectious that even the cat is not immune. Simple, lively verse and colorful, action-filled illustrations convey all the anticipation and goodwill that come with the Yuletide season in this delightful read-aloud.