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Axel the Truck: Beach Race by J. D. Riley; Brandon Dorman (Illustrator)Axel is a little truck with big, big wheels who loves speed and adventure. Vroom vroom! Axel's going to find out if he's fast enough to win an off-road race by the ocean against some bigger trucks. The monster trucks zoom down the sand, but Axel has a great--and very loud!--engine and the heart of a winner.
Call Number: PZ7.R453 At 2011
Biscuit Loves the Library by Alyssa Satin Capucilli; Pat Schories (Illustrator)For fans of Clifford and Spot, welcome everybody's favorite little yellow puppy, Biscuit, in an I Can Read adventure! Woof, woof! It's a very special day at the library, Biscuit! It's Read to a Pet Day at the library! There are so many fun things to see and do! Biscuit plays with story-time puppets, visits with friends, and listens to recorded books. Before he goes, a librarian helps him find the activity that he loves most of all. This joyful story will help cultivate a love of books and libraries in children who are learning to read. Biscuit Loves the Library, a My First I Can Read book, is carefully crafted using basic language, word repetition, sight words, and sweet illustrations--which means it's perfect for shared reading with emergent readers and children who love the library.
Call Number: PZ7.C179 B575 2014
The Bug in the Bog by Jonathan Fenske (Illustrator)From Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor-winning author and illustrator Jonathan Fenske comes a funny, rhyming Pre-Level 1 Ready-to-Read with a twist ending! See the bug in the bog. See the frog in the bog. Will the frog eat the bug in the bog?
Call Number: PZ7.F34843 Bug 2020
The Butter Battle Book by SeussThe Butter Battle Book, Dr. Seuss's classic cautionary tale, introduces readers to the important lesson of respecting differences. The Yooks and Zooks share a love of buttered bread, but animosity brews between the two groups because they prefer to enjoy the tasty treat differently. The timeless and topical rhyming text is an ideal way to teach young children about the issues of tolerance and respect. Whether in the home or in the classroom, The Butter Battle Book is a must-have for readers of all ages.
Call Number: PZ8.3.G276 Bu 1984
Danny and the Dinosaur by Syd Hoff (Illustrator)Syd Hoff's comical, charming illustrations will delight readers young and old alike in this beloved classic I Can Read about a boy and his best friend, a dinosaur. Danny loves dinosaurs! When he sees one at the museum and says, "It would be nice to play with a dinosaur," a voice answers, "And I think it would be nice to play with you." So begins Danny and the Dinosaur's wonderful adventures together. For Danny and his prehistoric playmate, even the most everyday activities become extraordinary, like finding a big-enough place to hide a dinosaur in a game of hide-and-seek. But Danny can teach an old dinosaur new tricks. It's the most fun this dinosaur has had in a hundred million years! Originally published over 50 years ago, this beloved classic is a Level 1 I Can Read that is perfect for the beginning reader learning to sound out words and sentences.
Fox at Night by Corey R. Tabor (Illustrator)Fox is up late in the night. There are shadows and noises everywhere. Fox is sure the night is full of monsters! Then he meets the real creatures of the night and realizes they are not so scary after all. Carefully crafted using basic language, word repetition, sight words, and whimsical illustrations, Fox at Night is ideal for sharing with your emergent readers.
Green Is a Chile Pepper: a book of colors by Roseanne Greenfield Thong; John Parra (Illustrator)Pura Belpré Award, Illustrator Honor Latino Book Award, Winner Green is a chile pepper, spicy and hot. Green is cilantro inside our pot. In this lively picture book, children discover a world of colors all around them: red is spices and swirling skirts, yellow is masa, tortillas, and sweet corn cake. Many of the featured objects are Latino in origin, and all are universal in appeal. With rich, boisterous illustrations, a fun-to-read rhyming text, and an informative glossary, this playful concept book will reinforce the colors found in every child's day!
I Hadn't Meant to Tell You This by Jacqueline WoodsonTwelve-year-old Marie is a leader among the popular black girls in Chauncey, Ohio, a prosperous black suburb. She isn't looking for a friend when Lena Bright, a white girl, appears in school. Yet they are drawn to each other because both have lost their mothers. And they know how to keep a secret. For Lena has a secret that is terrifying, and she's desperate to protect herself and her younger sister from their father. Marie must decide whether she can help Lena by keeping her secret... or by telling it.
Call Number: PZ7.W868 Iaad 2010
Mia and the Dance for Two by Robin Farley; Olga Ivanov (Illustrator); Aleksey Ivanov (Illustrator)Mia and her ballet friends are back in another charming I Can Read story perfect for fans of Tallulah books and aspiring ballerinas everywhere. Mia is excited to learn a new dance with her best friend, Ruby. But on the day of class, Ruby isn't feeling well and Mia must find another partner. At first Mia is afraid she won't have anyone to dance with, but soon Mia finds herself with not one, but two partners! Making sure no one is left out, Mia finds a solution that will work for everyone. Mia and the Dance for Two is a My First I Can Read book, which means it's perfect for shared reading with a child.
Call Number: PZ7.F2354 Mg 2011
Mia and the Too Big Tutu by Robin Farley; Aleksey Ivanov (Illustrator); Olga Ivanov (Illustrator)Meet Mia, the kitten who loves ballet! This sweet I Can Read story's adorable illustrations and dance dictionary is perfect for fans of the Tallulah books and for aspiring ballerinas of all ages. On her first day at dance class, Mia can't wait to put on her bouncy pink tutu. There's only one problem: her tutu is too-too big! It falls down and Mia falls over it with every step. But just as Mia starts to get upset, she meets Ruby--and Mia realizes that no setback is too hard to handle with a good friend by your side. Mia and the Too Big Tutu is a My First I Can Read book, which means it's perfect for shared reading with a child.
Call Number: PZ7.F2354 Mi 2010
Pete the Cat: Pete's Big Lunch by James Dean (Illustrator); Kimberly DeanPete the Cat makes one giant, tasty sandwich for lunch. But what's the fun in eating lunch without your friends Pete the Cat fans will enjoy Pete's funny food creativity and Pete's joy in sharing with friends. Pete the Cat: Pete's Big Lunch is a My First I Can Read book, which means it's perfect for shared reading with a child.
Call Number: PZ7.D34416 Petb 2013
Pete the Cat: Too Cool for School by James Dean (Illustrator); Kimberly DeanIf you want to be cool, just be YOU! That's the message of this funny, relatable Pete the Cat school story--and kids will laugh and agree. Pete the Cat can't decide what to wear to school in Pete the Cat: Too Cool for School. With so many groovy options to choose from, Pete just keeps adding on. All of Pete's friends have a suggestion for what he should wear to school. But by the time he's added cowboy boots, shorts with fish, his red shirt AND his yellow shirt--and even more--he's too hot. It's time to make his own clothing decisions and head back to school! You and your kids will giggle at Pete and his clothing choices, resolved with a positive empowering message. Pete the Cat: Too Cool for School is a My First I Can Read book. Each My First I Can Read book is carefully crafted using basic language, word repetition, sight words, and sweet illustrations--which means it's perfect for shared reading with emergent readers.
Pinkalicious and the Perfect Present by Victoria Kann (Illustrator)In Pinkalicious and the Perfect Present, Pinkalicious gets some money of her own to spend at a yard sale. To find the most pinkeriffic treasure for herself, Pinkalicious sorts through piles and piles of fabulous dress-up clothes, sports gear, and more. Yet when she finally finds the perfect purchase, Pinkalicious realizes it's even more perfect for her mother! Beginning readers and parents will love this warm Pinkalicious I Can Read story, which shows that the best gifts aren't the ones you receive but the ones you give. This is a Level One I Can Read book, which means it's perfect for children learning to sound out words and sentences.
Call Number: PZ7.K12774 Pio 2014
Round Is a Tortilla by Roseanne Greenfield Thong; John Parra (Illustrator)In this lively picture book, children discover a world of shapes all around them: rectangles are ice-cream carts and stonemetates, triangles are slices of watermelon andquesadillas. Many of the featured objects are Latino in origin, and all are universal in appeal. With rich, boisterous illustrations, a fun-to-read rhyming text, and an informative glossary, this playful concept book will reinforce the shapes found in every child's day!
Call Number: PZ8.3.T328 Rom 2013
Scat, Cat! by Alyssa Satin Capucilli; Paul Meisel (Illustrator)A small striped cat finds his way home No one wants the small striped cat who is lost. "Scat, cat!" says the dog, the bird, the barber, the baker, the bus driver, the duck, the frog, the goose, the owl, the bat, and even the skunk. So the cat walks and walks until he finds a little house where there is a little boy that does not say, "Scat, cat!" In an ending twist, the cat discovers he is home. Young readers will learn the names of animals and occupations as well as useful vocabulary in this sweet and simple text.
Call Number: PZ7.C179 Sc 2010
Tick Tock Clock by Margery Cuyler; Robert Neubecker (Illustrator)Tick tock, nine o'clock. The twins are here to run amok! Meet a pair of spirited siblings who show Grandma an afternoon like no other! Filled with lively illustrations and simple text, this rhyming I Can Read book reinforces time-of-day concepts with humor, warmth, and a touch of mischief.
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