Kaleo Helps

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

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

Kaleo helps a friend at school. With decodable text and adorable illustrations, young readers can learn what it means to care for others. Pairs with the nonfiction title I Care for a Friend.

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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, JUV039060, JUV039220
Dewey 428.6/2
Dimensions 6 x 8
Lexile -30
Guided Reading Level B
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: Steve Brown

Steve Brown is a freelance children's illustrator from the Romney Marsh in Kent, England. Steve has a passion for character design and telling stories through illustration, he likes to use humor in his illustrations to make things fun for children and adults alike.


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Children's Literature Comprehensive Database (CLCD)

“What are some ways to help an injured friend? Author Borgert-Spaniol provides readers with several suggestions in this story. Ben has an injury that requires support, and readers can find out about what kind of support is provided. The text does not focus only on Ben receiving help but also includes how he helps. The characters are shown in the text to be diverse, with varied races and genders represented within the school setting. This text is a part of the “I Care” series of leveled texts. These texts allow readers to explore ways to function within the world. Although this is a single text within the set, the full set of readers pairs both fiction and non-fiction texts so readers have equal access to those genres from, an early age. As a level B text, this book uses repetition of single lines that match the action in the illustrations. The text supports nascent readers by allowing them to use the pictures to help read the story. While this is a high-quality text, the inclusion of the 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