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Books in Ready To Read series

  • Johnny Appleseed

    Jane Kurtz, Mary Haverfield

    Paperback (Simon Spotlight, Sept. 1, 2004)
    Who's that walking along the Ohio? It's Johnny Appleseed! He walks across the land, planting trees wherever he goes. So, everyone, clap your hands for Johnny Appleseed!
  • The Boxcar Children Early Reader Set #1

    Gertrude Chandler Warner, Shane Clester

    Paperback (Albert Whitman & Company, Nov. 1, 2019)
    Start reading with the Boxcar Children! This set includes the first four books of Gertrude Chandler Warners classic series, adapted for beginning readersThe Boxcar Children, Surprise Island, The Yellow House Mystery, and Mystery Ranch.
  • Paul Revere and the Bell Ringers

    Jonah Winter, Bert Dodson

    Library Binding (Aladdin Library, Nov. 11, 2003)
    Young Paul Revere and his friends form a club whose members ring the bells at Christ Church, an experience which teaches him responsibility and other lessons that he uses as an adult in the American Revolution. Simultaneous.
  • Martin's Dream

    Jane Kurtz, Amy June Bates

    Paperback (Simon Spotlight, Nov. 25, 2008)
    In 1963 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave a speech that proclaimed that it was time - long overdue - for all men to be treated as equals. Today his beliefs are more important than ever, and author Jane Kurtz explains Dr. King's words in language even the youngest reader can understand.
  • From Slave to Soldier: Based on a True Civil War Story

    Deborah Hopkinson, Brian Floca

    Paperback (Simon Spotlight, Jan. 9, 2007)
    Johnny loves his uncle and his master's mule, but he hates being a slave. So when he's asked to join the Union army, he accepts. Being a soldier is hard work, and Johnny wonders if he made the right choice. But when the army needs him, Johnny knows it's up to him to come to the rescue!
  • Space Cows

    Eric Seltzer, Tom Disbury

    Paperback (Simon Spotlight, Aug. 28, 2018)
    Cows in space: What’s not to love? This Pre-level 1 Ready-to-Read is all about space cows and the wacky and fun things they do!Space cows fly high. Space cows fly low. Space cows dance three in a row. Space cows are green. Space cows are blue. Some of them quack (but most of them moo)! Read all about space cows in this book for beginning readers who like to giggle!
  • Pearl Harbor : Ready To Read Level 3

    Stephen Krensky, Larry Day

    Paperback (Simon Spotlight, May 1, 2001)
    Bringing a dramatic moment of World War II to vivid life, author Stephen Krensky answers questions about the historic importance of the military action at Pearl Harbor. Written in simple yet clear language, the book teaches readers about the political scene before and after the bombing of Pearl Harbor by the Japanese in December 1941, and how this event shaped our country's place in the world.
  • Party Pigs!

    Eric Seltzer, Tom Disbury

    Paperback (Simon Spotlight, Jan. 1, 2019)
    Put on your party hat because these pigs have a plan, and it’s a plan filled with big, pig fun. This Pre-Level 1 Ready-to-Read is perfect for beginning readers who like a side of silly with their stories!Pigs slurp. Pigs chomp. Pigs burp. Pigs romp. In this sweet, silly rhymed story a pack of adventurous pigs throws a big, pig party!
  • Emmett and the Bright Blue Cape

    Alyssa Satin Capucilli, Henry Cole

    Paperback (Simon Spotlight, Sept. 26, 2017)
    Meet Emmett, Katy Duck’s little brother! In this Level 1 Ready-to-Read, Emmett puts on his bright blue cape and becomes Super Emmett!Emmett loves his bright blue cape. He wears it to the park, he wears it to the store, and he even tries to wear it to bed. With his cape on, he isn’t just Emmett, he’s Super Emmett! So what happens when Emmett’s bright blue cape goes missing? How will he be super now?
  • Pigeon Hero!

    Shirley Raye Redmond, Doris Ettlinger

    Paperback (Simon Spotlight, Nov. 1, 2003)
    In a town in Italy during World War II the people have surrendered without firing a shot. But American warplanes are due to arrive, and the radio's broken, so no one can tell them to call off the attack! G. I. Joe, a carrier pigeon, is the only one who can take the message to the Americans. Will he make it in time and save the town?
  • Davy Crockett: A Life on the Frontier

    Stephen Krensky, Debra Bandelin, Bob Dacey

    Paperback (Simon Spotlight, Nov. 1, 2004)
    Read all about Davy Crockett, the famous American frontiersman, in this nonfiction Level 3 Ready-to-Read!People said that when Davy was born he weighed more than two hundred pounds! They also said he saved the world from a comet by grabbing its tail, twirling it around, and sending it back into the sky. These stories are just myths, but Davy did have an amazing life. Here is the real story of Davy Crockett, fearless soldier and leader who always stood up for what he believed in. A special section in the back of the book includes a time line of Davy Crockett's life.
  • Harry and Shellburt

    Dorothy Van Woerkom, Erick Ingraham

    Library Binding (Atheneum, July 1, 1977)
    Harry and Shellburt, two good friends, rerun the classic race between the tortoise and the hare.