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Books in Step into Reading series

  • Me Too, Woody!

    RH Disney, Heidi Kilgras, Atelier Philippe Harchy

    Paperback (RH/Disney, Jan. 22, 2002)
    When Jessie tries to join in the fun and games with Woody and Buzz, she finds out that some games are simply meant for two . . . until the gang rounds up a game that everyone can play—including Jessie! In super-brief, super-simple text, this book promotes the power of inclusion.
  • Frederick

    Leo Lionni

    Paperback (Random House Books for Young Readers, July 8, 2014)
    Leo Lionni’s Caldecott Honor–winning story is now available as a Step 3 Step into Reading book—perfect for children who are ready to read on their own. Winter is coming, and all the mice are gathering food . . . except for Frederick. But when the days grow short and the snow begins to fall, it’s Frederick’s stories that warm the hearts and spirits of his fellow field mice. Lionni’s enduringly popular tale makes a winning addition to the Step into Reading line, letting young children enjoy this classic all by themselves.
  • Spooky & Spookier: Four American Ghost Stories

    Lori Haskins Houran, Viviana Diaz

    Paperback (Random House Books for Young Readers, July 7, 2015)
    American history mixes with legend in four classic ghost tales for Step 4 early readers: a Cape Cod ghost horse that leads ships away from danger; a portrait that protests being moved within Virginia’s Shirley Plantation museum; a Colorado miner who continued to look for love even after his bones were dumped down an outhouse hole; and a one-handed California sea captain whose ghost is still said to prowl Stinson Beach. Step 4 Readers use challenging vocabulary and short paragraphs to tell exciting stories. For newly independent readers who read simple sentences with confidence.
  • Meet the Pets

    Mary Man-Kong, Random House

    Paperback (Random House Books for Young Readers, May 31, 2016)
    Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures present The Secret Life of Pets, a comedy about the lives our pets lead after we leave for work or school each day. This Step 3 Step into Reading leveled reader has a shiny foil cover and collector cards, featuring the fun pets from the film. It’s perfect for boys and girls ages 4 to 6!
  • Show me the Honey

    Tish Rabe, Christopher Moroney

    Paperback (Random House Books for Young Readers, Aug. 10, 2010)
    Where does honey come from? The Cat in the Hat knows that! It comes from bees, and what better way to learn about honey making than to visit inside a hive and see firsthand how it’s done? In this rhymed easy reader based on an episode from the new PBS Kids television show The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!, the Cat, Sally and Nick, and Things One and Two shrink to bee size and learn how bees communicate via dance, collect nectar and spit it into combs, turn it into honey, and seal the combs with wax.This is a sweet, funny Step into Reading book that kids will gobble up (without realizing they are ingesting an important natural-history lesson!).
  • Richard Scarry's The Best Mistake Ever! and Other Stories

    Richard Scarry

    Paperback (Random House Books for Young Readers, Oct. 12, 1984)
    Learn to read with Richard Scarry and Step Into Reading! In this Step 3 leveled reader, favorite author Richard Scarry presents three funny tales about happily resolved misunderstandings in the busy, busy world of Lowly Worm and Huckle Cat.With engaging characters, easy-to-follow plots, and popular topics, this is an ideal Step 3 reader for children who are ready to begin the exciting journey of reading on their own.
  • I Can Be a Teacher

    Mary Man-Kong, Kellee Riley

    Paperback (Random House Books for Young Readers, Aug. 9, 2011)
    Barbie loves to teach! In this Step 2 reader based on Mattel's popular I Can Be line, Barbie spends the day in a classroom and learns how to be the best teacher she can be. Girls ages 4 to 6 will want Barbie to be their teacher, too!
  • Dinosaur Hunters

    Kate McMullan, John R. Jones

    Paperback (Random House Books for Young Readers, Aug. 23, 2005)
    Less than 200 years ago, nobody knew that dinosaurs had ever existed. Now, scientists who study fossils know about many kinds of dinosaurs and where they lived. The hunt is on for new information about our favorite prehistoric reptiles!
  • Trains!

    Susan E Goodman, Michael J Doolittle

    Paperback (Random House Books for Young Readers, March 27, 2012)
    A Step 3 reader introducing trains of all shapes and sizes doing what they do best: hauling freight, carrying passengers, and zooming at speeds close to 400 miles per hour! Readers will encounter the Jacobite—a Scottish train that plays the Hogwarts Express in the Harry Potter films. They will learn about the great steam locomotives that crossed the United States, joining east and west in 1869. And they will learn about the different technologies­­—steam, diesel, electric, and electromagnetic­­—that continue to make trains an important part of our modern world. Illustrated with full color and black & white photos.Step 3 readers feature engaging characters in easy-to-follow plots about popular topics—for children who are ready to read on their own.
  • Outside My Window

    Melissa Lagonegro, Jean-Paul Orpinas, Studio IBOIX, Disney Storybook Art Team

    Paperback (RH/Disney, Sept. 14, 2010)
    When the kingdom's most wanted—and most charming—bandit Flynn Rider hides in a mysterious tower, the last thing he expects to find is Rapunzel, a spirited teen with an unlikely superpower—70 feet of magical golden hair! Together, the unlikely duo sets off on a fantastic journey filled with surprising heroes, laughter and suspense.With super simple text and full-color illustrations, this Step 2 Step into Reading leveled reader is based on Disney's swashbuckling, computer-animated comedy, Disney Tangled!
  • Let's Plant a Garden!

    Kristen L. Depken

    Paperback (Random House Books for Young Readers, Jan. 2, 2018)
    Spring into fun with BarbieTM in this brand-new Step into Reading leveled reader--plus stickers!Children ages 4 to 6 will love this Step 1 Deluxe Step into Reading leveled reader about BarbieTM, Chelsea, Stacie, Skipper and their adorable puppies as they plant their first vegetable garden! It's the perfect way to celebrate the spring season! Over 30 shimmery stickers add to the fun! Step 1 Readers feature big type and easy words. Rhymes and rhythmic text paired with picture clues help children decode the story. For children who know the alphabet and are eager to begin reading.Since 1959, Barbie has shown girls that they can live their dreams. From an astronaut to a chef to the president, she knows that girls can do anything!
  • Get Rolling with Phonics

    Christy Webster

    Paperback (Random House Books for Young Readers, July 26, 2016)
    This Thomas & Friends Step into Reading phonics set will give boys and girls ages 4 to 6 the tools they need to begin reading on their own. Each of the 12 books features a specific phonics concept, plus the box has a handle for reading on the go.