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Books in Penguin Young Readers, Level 1 series

  • Ice Cream Soup

    Ann Ingalls

    Paperback (Penguin Young Readers, May 16, 2013)
    What happens when you try to make an ice cream cake, but add too much stuff? You end up with ice cream soup! This original Level 1 reader with rhyming text is perfect for beginning readers.
  • A Pig, a Fox, and Stinky Socks

    Jonathan Fenske

    Paperback (Penguin Young Readers, Feb. 7, 2017)
    The stars of Jonathan Fenske's 2016 Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor book, A Pig, a Fox, and a Box, are back!Pig and Fox are back—and so are their shenanigans! Told in a silly three-part story, A Pig, a Fox, and Stinky Socks begins with a prank, with Fox "gifting" Pig with a pair of stinky socks. But what happens when his plan goes awry and the shoe (or sock!) is on the other foot? With comical art and simple language, Pig and Fox's antics in this Level 2 reader will continue to crack kids up.
  • L. Frank Baum's Wizard of Oz

    Deborah Hautzig, L. Frank Baum, Robin Robinson

    Paperback (Penguin Young Readers, Feb. 7, 2013)
    When a tornado hits her farmhouse in Kansas, Dorothy is caught up in a whirlwind of adventure, complete with flying monkeys, talking lions, and silver slippers. Advanced readers will join Dorothy, Toto, and her friends from Oz on an unforgettable journey down the Yellow Brick Road in this Level 4 reader. The Wizard of Oz will now join classics like The Secret Garden and Alice in Wonderland in the Penguin Young Readers program!
  • The Giant Jellybean Jar

    Marcie Aboff, Paige Billin Frye

    Paperback (Penguin Young Readers, Jan. 19, 2004)
    Ben loves jelly beans, and every week he goes to Jo-Jo's Jelly Bean Shop hoping to guess the riddle that will win him a whole jar full of them. He always knows the answer to the riddle, but he has never won the prize. It's hard to speak out loud in front of so many people, but with a little help from his sister, Ben finally learns to say what he's thinking.
  • Max Has a Fish

    Wiley Blevins, Ben Clanton

    Paperback (Penguin Young Readers, Sept. 13, 2012)
    Max loves his pet fish--it can swim, eat, and even blow bubbles. But Max is incredibly disappointed to learn that his fish can't dance. Is there another animal that can dance with Max? Find out at the end of this fun and fast-paced Level 1 story!
  • Fake Out!: Animals That Play Tricks

    Ginjer L. Clarke, Pete Mueller

    Paperback (Penguin Young Readers, Nov. 1, 2007)
    Did you know that the mimic octopus can change its shape, skin color, and texture to match its surroundings, or that there is a type of goat that faints whenever it feels threatened? Find out about these and other creatures with bizarre behaviors in our farout book by Ginjer L. Clarke!
  • Clara and Clem in Outer Space

    Ethan Long

    Paperback (Penguin Young Readers, Sept. 26, 2013)
    When Clara and Clem build a robot out of blocks, they have no idea where the robot (and their imaginations) will take them. But soon enough, they are in outer space! They see planets and stars, aliens and Mars. This Level 1 is beautifully simple and sweet.
  • A New Friend

    Wiley Blevins

    Paperback (Penguin Young Readers, May 16, 2013)
    Meet two unlikely—and adorable—friends! Dogs and cats aren’t supposed to be friends. Dogs chase and bark at cats. But this dog and cat know real friendship when they feel it, and nothing will keep them apart! This simple Level 1 reader will give young children a sweet introduction to both reading and friendship.
  • Bake, Mice, Bake!

    Eric Seltzer, Natascha Rosenberg

    Paperback (Penguin Young Readers, Feb. 16, 2012)
    Level One It's a busy day at the "Cakes and More" bake shop! The mice get there first thing in the morning to open their shop. Then they chop, stir, ice, and bake their way to the end of the day. Fun characters pick up tasty treats and keep the mice on their feet. This is a fast-paced, easy-to-read book with memorable characters and sweet illustrations!
  • Pig and Pug

    Laura Marchesani, Zenaides A. Medina Jr., Jarvis

    Paperback (Penguin Young Readers, March 10, 2015)
    A story of an unlikely, but adorable, friendship!Pig lives on a farm with lots of other animals. All the animals have friends, but Pig does not. One day a new animal comes to the farm. Pug has a curly tail like Pig. Pug plays in the mud like Pig. Pug even snorts like Pig. Pug is not a pig, but maybe, just maybe, Pig and Pug can be friends!
  • Fox and His Friends

    Edward Marshall, James Marshall

    Paperback (Penguin Young Readers, Sept. 1, 1985)
    In three separate episodes Fox wants to play with his friends, but duty, in one form or another, always interferes.
  • At the Beach

    Alexa Andrews, Candice Keimig

    Paperback (Penguin Young Readers, May 16, 2013)
    Have fun at the beach!In this easy reader, kids will have fun seeing photographs and reading about the fish that live in the ocean, sand castles on the beach, and birds in the sky.