Best Friends

From the Series Real Kids Readers — Level 1

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

These girls are not alike. They don’t look alike. They don’t act alike. But that doesn’t matter. They are best friends.

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Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 2
Reading Level Grade 1
Copyright 1999
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Millbrook Press ™
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2011-01-01
Reading Counts! Level 1.3
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV043000, JUV009080
Dewey [E]
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 6 x 9
Lexile 130
Guided Reading Level E
ATOS Reading Level 0.7
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 31848
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Note to adults and Reviewed

Author: Marcia Leonard

Photographer: Dorothy Handelman


School Library Journal

“These three stories intended for very beginning readers subtly reinforce concepts of friendship, sportsmanship, and emotional expression. I Am Mad! features a bullying older sister, and is the weakest of the lot, due perhaps to the difficulty of telling a complex story with such limited vocabulary. It is the one title to have an adult character, and the photographs of the mother are less effective than those of the children. Best Friends, the most successful title, includes two girls who describe their differences and similarities, concluding with a statement of strong friendship. I Like to Win! features an African-American boy and girl, possibly siblings, who resolve their arguments over winning and losing at board games. The small amount of print per page, the crisp color photos, and the informative notes to parents about phonics and early-reading skills all contribute to the appeal of these books.”
School Library Journal