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Books in Hello Reader series

  • I See A Leaf

    Grace Maccarone, Alayne Pick, Laura Freeman

    Paperback (Cartwheel, Aug. 1, 2002)
    Building on the success of Hello Reader!, the Hello Writer! books have been created especially for new readers, with stories and hands-on activities to provide practice with reading & writing skills.In I SEE A LEAF, Kate and Jill each give a leaf to their teacher Mrs. Hill. Not to be outdone, Jack gives a huge armful of leaves to Mrs. Hill--and the class uses the leaves to make a "tree." The enjoyable story has familiar words, short sentences, and colorful pictures. In addition, a Word List and hands-on activities that come after the story provide practice with skills such as word and sentence building, grammar, reading and listening comprehension, following directions, and handwriting and letter formation.
  • The Fattest, Tallest, Biggest Snowman Ever

    Michael Rex, Bettina Ling, Marilyn Burns

    Paperback (Cartwheel, Feb. 1, 1997)
    Challenging each other to build the biggest snowman, Jeff and Maria launch a furious contest that appears to end in a tie, and when they show up with measuring tools the next day, they get a slushy surprise.
  • No More Training Wheels

    Kathryn Cristaldi, Lynn Adams

    Paperback (Cartwheel, April 1, 2003)
    In this humorous Level 3 Hello Reader!, Alvin tries to learn to ride a bike without training wheels--but his escalating fears and active imagination almost get the best of him!On Monday, Alvin's dad removes the training wheels from Alvin's bike. But Alvin imagines crashing and landing in the hospital. So he makes up an excuse and doesn't ride. His imagination leads to more elaborate excuses the rest of the week. "Nobody likes a quitter," his dad constantly reminds him. But on Friday while Alvin daydreams at home about an upcoming circus visit, his baby brother wanders off--straight into the path of a lumbering circus elephant! Unseen by anyone, Alvin hops on his two-wheeler without a second thought and rescues little Spike. A funny easy-to-read story.
  • Bring Back My Gerbil!

    Edith Tarbescu, Steve Bjorkman

    Paperback (Cartwheel, Nov. 1, 2002)
    Children will enjoy this humorous Level 4 Hello Reader! story about what happens when Katie fools her best friend Tyler into thinking she turned his pet gerbil into a dog.On the way home from school, Tyler is teased by two bullies. His best friend Katie jokes that maybe they can feed his pet gerbil, Jake, something to turn him into a dog to scare the bullies away. Instead, they decide to feed Jake and clean out his cage. But Katie makes a special concoction of food coloring and water and feeds it to Jake. While they are arguing about the contents of Katie's magic brew, they accidentally leave the cage door open--and Jake disappears!When a mysterious stray dog appears, Katie convinces Tyler that her magic brew turned Jake into the dog!
  • That's Not Santa

    Leonard Kessler

    Paperback (Cartwheel Books, Oct. 1, 1994)
    When Santa cannot find his red suit, he tries on a cowboy suit, a baseball uniform, and other clothes, but none seems right for his yearly rounds
  • Why Can't I Fly?

    Rita Golden Gelman, Jack Kent

    Paperback (Scholastic, Dec. 1, 1986)
    Determined to learn how to fly, Minnie the monkey asks advice from birds, a ladybug, and a butterfly
  • Hurricanes!

    Lorraine J. Hopping, Lorraine Jean Hopping, Jody Wheeler

    Paperback (Cartwheel Books, June 1, 1995)
    Introduces early readers to hurricanes by revealing how these powerful storms form, describing what happens during a hurricane, and explaining how they are studied. Original.
  • The Pizza Book

    Stephen Krensky, Bob Alley

    Paperback (Scholastic, Sept. 1, 1992)
    Introduces children to the history of pizza and includes pizza trivia and a recipe
  • Big Bob And The Halloween Potato

    Daniel Pinkwater, Jill Pinkwater

    Paperback (Cartwheel, Sept. 1, 2002)
    Big Bob and Big Gloria are back in this totally a-peel-ing easy-to-read story!Mr. Salami, formerly a cowboy, announces to his second-grade class that they will be cutting out pumpkins to decorate the classroom for Halloween. Big Gloria objects, declaring the potato as the preferred emblem over the pumpkin. But Mr. Salami stands his ground. Pumpkins, not potatoes. Big Gloria is resourceful, however, and she finds a way to celebrate Halloween with pumpkins AND potatoes! HA!
  • Ballerina Dreams

    Diana White, Jacqueline Rogers

    Paperback (Cartwheel Books, Aug. 1, 1998)
    Three-year-old Diana White commits herself to becoming a ballerina upon seeing a production of Sleeping Beauty and through hard work and practice becomes a dancer with the New York City Ballet. Original.
  • Cone Kong

    Daniel Pinkwater, Jill Pinkwater

    Paperback (Cartwheel, July 1, 2002)
    In a humorous retelling of a classic movie, Daniel Pinkwater presents CONE KONG, the story of an ice-cream cone of spectacular size.Captain Charles Handsome has captured an ice-cream cone of unusual size to display in the Big City. But Cone Kong escapes his captor and flees with Bouncing Betty Beautiful to the top of Igloo Tower! Who will save her? Will Cone Kong escape? This hilarious adventure is penned by the one and only Daniel Pinkwater, whose witty writing style makes this book perfect for summer reading!
  • Megan Gets a Dollhouse

    Nancy McArthur, Megan Lloyd

    Paperback (Scholastic, Jan. 1, 1988)
    Inspired by her cousin Sharon's elaborate dollhouse, Megan decides to make one of her own out of a cardboard box