The New Kid

From the Series Real Kids Readers — Level 1

  • Interest Level: Kindergarten - Grade 2
  • Reading Level: Grade 1

Look out! There is a new boy in Miss Hall’s class. His name is Sid, and he is one silly kid.

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Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 2
Reading Level Grade 1
Copyright 1998
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Millbrook Press ™
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2011-01-01
Reading Counts! Level 1.5
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV043000, JUV009080
Dewey [E]
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 6 x 9
Lexile 200
Guided Reading Level F
ATOS Reading Level 0.9
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 31865
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Note to adults and Reviewed

Author: Susan Hood

Susan Hood is the author of 2019 Charlotte Huck Recommended Book Lifeboat 12.

Photographer: Dorothy Handelman



“In the new Real Kids Readers series, [this]. . . book tell[s] [a] simple, realistic stor[y] and [is]illustrated with full-color photographs of contemporary children from diverse backgrounds. . . Hood’s story is about a new kid, Sid, who acts silly and irritates the teacher and the class, until one boy remembers how hard it is to be a newcomer and reaches out to ask Sid to play. . . What children will enjoy are the stormy moods in both books. A note to parents points out the phonic guidelines that will help kids learn to read.”

School Library Journal

“[This] phonics-based easy reader would make a welcome addition to any collection. . . [This] story [is] interesting, makes sense, and have engaging characters. However, it is the colorful photographs on double-page spreads that make these texts come alive. The children’s facial expressions and natural body language perfectly express humor, exasperation, insecurity, and other plot-related emotions. ‘Phonic Guidelines’ and tips for reading with children round out these books that beginning readers will reach for again and again. Buy multiples!”
School Library Journal