Cara Takes Time

From the Series I Care (Pull Ahead Readers People Smarts — Fiction)

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

Cara takes care of herself by making time to walk, listen, rest, and more. Pairs with the nonfiction title, I Care for Myself.

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Interest Level Preschool - Grade 1
Reading Level Kindergarten
Genre Social Studies
Category Leveled Readers, Reading/Language Arts, SEL: A Self-Awareness, SEL: B Self-Management, SEL: D Relationship Skills, Social Emotional Learning
Copyright 2023
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Brand Pull Ahead Readers
Imprint Lerner Publications ™
Language English
Number of Pages 16
Publication Date 2022-08-01
Text Type Informational Fiction
BISACS JUV043000, JUV015030, JUV039140
Dewey 428.6/2
Dimensions 6 x 8
Lexile -60
Guided Reading Level A
Features Index, Photo glossary, Reviewed, and Table of contents

Author: Megan Borgert-Spaniol

Megan Borgert-Spaniol is a writer and editor in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She likes to write about food, animals, and human nature. She also loves dreaming up fun characters and telling their stories.

Illustrator: Lisa Hunt

From an early age Lisa Hunt developed a love for drawing and would stay up scribbling in her sketchbooks at night. Fast forward to the present day, Lisa lives near London and she still is still scribbling and sketching into late hours! When not at her desk, she can usually be found in the local coffee shop eating carrot cake, or on the staircase at home waggling a bit of string at an over-excitable ginger cat.


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Children's Literature Comprehensive Database (CLCD)

“This leveled reader provides emergent readers with many opportunities to engage with the multiple layers of reading, including decoding, picture walk, and comprehension. The repetitive nature of the text and presence of helpful illustrations supports them in successfully decoding and reading the words on each page-spread. Additionally, readers get to discuss content beyond the words by analyzing the illustrations to draw early inferences. Lastly, it allows students to participate in basic comprehension by identifying the things Cara takes time to do, including walk, nap, and draw. This beautifully illustrated text is a part of the “I Care” series of leveled texts. These texts allow emergent readers to explore ways to function within the world. Although this is a single text within the set, the full set of readers pair both fiction and nonfiction texts for readers to have equal access to those genres at early ages. This text is a level A nonfiction text with lots of great characteristics and representation of family without all of the family presented together. While this is a great text, the inclusion of a table of contents might be a bit premature and unnecessary. Reviewer Rating: 5" –Children’s Literature

School Library Journal

“Featuring repetitive sentence structures and sight words, the books are designed for new and developing readers. . . . Colorful illustrations support each action, making it easy for new readers to identify what is happening.”—School Library Journal