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Cover: AdoraBULL

AdoraBULL

A story of friendship, identity and change. AdoraBULL is a funny and heartfelt tale of care between a boy and a bull. Alfred visited a hair salon. He strutted home and waited for the barn animals to swoon and sigh at his adorableness. But… View →

 
Cover: A Home for Luna

A Home for Luna

When Luna washes up on a strange shore, she is scared and lonely. She shelters under a wooden crate and dreams of a home from long ago. She soon discovers there is beauty in her new land. “A smell filled the air. A smell like home, but not exactly.”… View →

 
Cover: Amira's Suitcase

Amira's Suitcase

Amira’s Suitcase is a gentle, thoughtful story about a little girl who arrives at a settlement camp with her family and a few suitcases. Before long, she finds a sprouting seed growing inside her suitcase and lovingly begins to nurture and… View →

 
Cover: Dilly Dog's Dizzy Dancing

Animal Antics A to Z ®

From Alexander Anteater to Zachary Zebra, it’s one adventure after another for Alpha Betty’s students. Get to know these zany characters as they find new friends, test their talents, go on exciting explorations, and have a rip-roaring, super-sensational, totally tremendous… View →

 
Cover: Be a Maker

Be a Maker

How many things can you make in a day? A tower, a friend, a change? Rhyme, repetition, and a few seemingly straightforward questions engage young readers in a discussion about the many things we make—and the ways we can make a difference in the world. This… View →

 
Cover: Bears Don't Wear Shoes

Bears Don't Wear Shoes

A laugh-out-loud book about an inventive, proactive little girl who decides she needs a new friend. When Suzy’s family moves, she finds that everybody is too busy to play with her. So, taking matters into her own hands, she puts up a “ View →

 
Cover: Bear Was There

Bear Was There

LOVE is the first thing Mouse feels as he lies in the warmth of his mother’s fur. Then one day, little Mouse meets big Bear. He feels frightened, but what if Bear is not as scary as he seems? A gentle and sensitive story of a… View →

 
Cover: Bicycling to the Moon

Bicycling to the Moon

Purdy the cat and Barker the dog live together in a sky-blue house on a hill. But while the two friends share a house, they are as different as cat and dog can be. Purdy has big dreams, while Barker likes to putter in the garden. Purdy likes to eat fish, but it is Barker who must scoop… View →

 
Cover: Boo Loves Books

Boo Loves Books

Phoebe is nervous about reading—she is embarrassed that she will say things wrong, so she just doesn’t read at all. “Phoebe worried when she didn’t know the sound of a letter. And letters that were joined together made her freeze.” When Mrs.… View →

 
Cover: Busy Busy!

Busy Busy!

Parents may think their toddlers are simply playing or making messes, but really they’re building cities, going on exciting adventures, and creating masterpieces. View →

 
Cover: Cock-a-Doodle-Oops!

Cock-a-Doodle-Oops!

A humorous story of a community of farm animals working together as they try to help out a rooster in need of a vacation. When the daily attempts to wake up Farmer McPeeper fail, the animals realize just how difficult it is to “cock a doodle squeal” or “cock a doodle… View →

 
Cover: Dandy and Dazza

Dandy and Dazza

Dandy and Dazza are different in so many ways. Dandy is a best-in-show sort of hound. Dazza is a rough-and-tumble sort of mongrel. Can these very different dogs EVER be friends? “Dandy was a five-star food sort of hound. Dazza was… View →

 
Cover: Dear Professor Whale

Dear Professor Whale

Now that Professor Whale has retired, he writes many letters to “You, Whoever You Are, Who Lives on the Other Side of the Horizon”. Seal and Pelican are busy delivering the letters and Penguin is now teaching. Although he is happy his friends are doing so well, Whale wants a… View →

 
Cover: Detective Gordon: The First Case

Detective Gordon

Detective Gordon is a friendly, philosophical, humorous, and thoughtful detective series following the adventures of the rather tired—and often hungry—Detective Gordon and his chirpy assistant, Buffy. Detective Gordon is something of a humanist, and keeps an View →

 
Cover: Dibs!

Dibs!

Teaching your little brother his first word—dibs—is funny. Until he starts calling dibs on everything, from your parents’ bed to a real airplane to the White House. What’s next? Calling dibs on the moon? Sure enough, Julian’s little brother, Clancy, calls dibs on View →

 
Cover: Don't Cross the Line!

Don't Cross the Line!

The guard always follows the general’s orders without question. This time, the order is that no one must cross the line! The right-hand page of this book must be kept blank for the general. As the crowd builds up on the border, the guard is under pressure. If no one is allowed onto View →

 
Cover: Don't Turn the Page

Don't Turn the Page

Like most children, Sami puts off going to bed for as long as possible. But reading a story about Little Bear’s bedtime ritual inspires Sammy, just as the young reader will be inspired by this soothing story and clever book-within-a-book concept. A bedtime book that both parent and View →

 
Cover: Dulcinea in the Forbidden Forest

Dulcinea in the Forbidden Forest

A funny and contemporary illustrated fairy tale about a strong heroine who saves the day, perfect for early readers. Brave Dulcinea has known since she was small not to enter the dangerous magic forest where the witch has her castle. But her father hasn’t… View →

 
Cover: Bibble and the Bubbles

Early Bird Readers — Blue (Early Bird Stories ™)

Fuel the imaginations and reading skills of emergent readers! These fun stories combine age-appropriate text and kid-friendly illustrations perfect for reading levels E-G. View →

 
Cover: Cara the Cowgirl

Early Bird Readers — Gold (Early Bird Stories ™)

Meet a knitting werewolf, a lonely ghost, and a baby Freezosaurus! Early fluent readers will improve on their reading independence with these quirky stories featuring charming characters, all within guided reading levels L-K. View →

 
Cover: George and the New Craze

Early Bird Readers — Green (Early Bird Stories ™)

Emergent readers at guided reading levels G-I will delight in these books that blend charming, leveled text and illustrations. Silly characters will delight children and a reading quiz helps readers with text comprehension. View →

 
Cover: A Box of Socks

Early Bird Readers — Orange (Early Bird Stories ™)

Engaging, leveled text at guided reading levels H-J help build literacy skills. From animals who learn about playing well with others to pirates who just want to drive diggers, these whimsical stories are sure to entertain. View →

 
Cover: Meg and Rat & Puff! Puff! Puff!

Early Bird Readers — Pink (Early Bird Stories ™)

Each book in this series features two fun stories. Delightful illustrations and text leveled to GRLs A-C appeal to emergent readers while helping them develop reading skills. View →

 
Cover: Hocus Pocus Diplodocus

Early Bird Readers — Purple (Early Bird Stories ™)

Readers will engage their imaginations and reading skills with these fully illustrated stories at guided reading levels J-K. From royal mishaps to cookies in outer space, these silly stories are sure to capture young readers’ attention. View →