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Books for Young Learners organized by F/P levels

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Item#: 2423
The Artist
Author: Lois Podoshen
Illustrated by Linda Finch

Description:
Uncle Josh paints a purple surprise.

(Realistic Fiction)

F/P Level:                F
Grade Level:            1      1 
Reading Stage:       Early
RR / DLL Level:        9       5
INT Level:                    
Page Count:            12       12
Word Count:            83      88

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Item#: 2430
The Birthday Bird
Author: Lois Podoshen
Illustrated by Sally Schaedler

Description:
A birthday gift makes Mom happy, eventually.

(Realistic Fiction)

F/P Level:                 F
Grade Level:            1      1 
Reading Stage:      Early
RR / DLL Level:      10        5
INT Level:                    
Page Count:            12      12
Word Count:            82      96

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Item#: 2436
Camel Ben
Author: Carter Boucher
Illustrated by Bruce MacDonald

Description:
A tall camel has trouble staying upright.

(Fiction)

F/P Level:                F
Grade Level:            1     
Reading Stage:      Early
RR / DLL Level:     
INT Level:                9     
Page Count:            8     
Word Count:            32      

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Item#: 2434
Cats Everywhere
Author: Patricia Gangas
Illustrated by Bruce MacDonald

Description:
Wherever one looks there are cats to be seen both inside and outside a house.

(Fiction)

F/P Level:                F
Grade Level:            1      1 
Reading Stage:      Early
RR / DLL Level:       9        7
INT Level:                    
Page Count:            12      12
Word Count:            51      54

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Item#: 2444
Dogs at School
Author: Suzanne Hardin
Illustrated by Joanne Friar

Description:
Max and Toby find lots of things to do at school.

(Fiction)

F/P Level:                F
Grade Level:            1      1 
Reading Stage:      Early
RR / DLL Level:      10        6
INT Level:                    
Page Count:            12       12
Word Count:            94      102

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Item#: 2460
Gecko’s Story
Author: Kathleen Hardcastle Moeller
Illustrated by Joe Veno

Description:
A gecko outwits an owl with a survival trick.

(Realistic Fiction)

F/P Level:                F
Grade Level:            1      1 
Reading Stage:      Early
RR / DLL Level:                  5
INT Level:                12    
Page Count:            12      12
Word Count:            60      70

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Item#: 2160
Grandpa’s Candy Store
Author: Lois Podoshen
Illustrated by Linda Finch

Description:
Grandfather’s candy store is full of sweet treats.

(Realistic Fiction)

F/P Level:                 F
Grade Level:            1      1 
Reading Stage:       Emergent
RR / DLL Level:                  8
INT Level:                 9 
Page Count:            12      12
Word Count:            65      58

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Item#: 2463
Henry Runs Away
Author: Donna Beveridge
Illustrated by Brock Nicol

Description:
Is runaway Henry really as naughty as Holly thinks he is?

(Realistic Fiction)

F/P Level:                F
Grade Level:            1     
Reading Stage:       Early
RR / DLL Level:       10           
INT Level:                  
Page Count:            12      
Word Count:            150      

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Item#: 2457
Jasper
Author: Ginger Galloway
Illustrated by Deborah Zemke

Description:
Jasper, the mischievous monkey, knows lots of rules but doesn’t always obey them.

(Realistic Fiction)

F/P Level:                F
Grade Level:            1     
Reading Stage:      Early
RR / DLL Level:       8            
INT Level:                 
Page Count:            16      
Word Count:            111     

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Item#: 2470
Mai-Li’s Surprise
Author: Marjorie Jackson
Illustrated by Cheryl Kirk Noll

Description:
A sister helps her older brother make a beautiful kite.

(Realistic Fiction)

F/P Level:                F
Grade Level:            1      1 
Reading Stage:       Early
RR / DLL Level:       7        5
INT Level:                  
Page Count:            16      16
Word Count:            64      59

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Item#: 2474
Moon
Author: Linda Simone
Illustrated by Jane Bowers

Description:
A child speaks to the moon.

(Informational)

F/P Level:                F
Grade Level:            1     
Reading Stage:      Early
RR / DLL Level:                  
INT Level:                15
Page Count:            8     
Word Count:           38     

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Item#: 2475
New York City Buildings
Author: Ann Mace
Photographer: Tim Holmstrom

Description:
Some of the world’s most fascinating urban architecture is in New York City.

(Informational)

F/P Level:                F
Grade Level:            1      1 
Reading Stage:       Early
RR / DLL Level:                 10    
INT Level:                12  
Page Count:            12      12
Word Count:            59      64

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Item#: 2478
Night Walk
Author: Ann Kenny
Illustrated by Linda Finch

Description:
A girl and her mother have lots of company on their walk to the store.

(Realistic Fiction)

F/P Level:                F
Grade Level:            1      1 
Reading Stage:       Early
RR / DLL Level:       
INT Level:                19
Page Count:            12     12
Word Count:            51      52

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Item#: 2480
No Dogs Allowed
Author: Suzanne Hardin
Illustrated by Joanne Friar

Description:
Two dogs spend a day at the beach.

(Realistic Fiction)

F/P Level:                F
Grade Level:            1      1 
Reading Stage:       Early
RR / DLL Level:       10
INT Level:                
Page Count:            12      12
Word Count:            73      78

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Item#: 2483
Nothing in the Mailbox
Author: Carolyn Ford
Illustrated by Sally Schaedler

Description:
A boy’s letter writing has happy consequences.

(Realistic Fiction)

F/P Level:                F
Grade Level:            1      1 
Reading Stage:       Early
RR / DLL Level:       9         8
INT Level:                
Page Count:            12      12
Word Count:            73      70

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Item#: 2487
The Old Train
Author: Rich Latta
Illustrated by Stephen Taylor

Description:
A visit to an old train sparks a child’s imagination.

(Realistic Fiction)

F/P Level:                 F
Grade Level:            1      1 
Reading Stage:       Early
RR / DLL Level:       10      8
INT Level:                
Page Count:            12      12
Word Count:            68      74

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Item#: 2187
Powwow
Author: Rhonda Cox
Photographer: Rhonda Cox

Description:
Children express their joy by dancing at a powwow.

(Informational)

F/P Level:                F
Grade Level:            1      
Reading Stage:       Emergent
RR / DLL Level:                  
INT Level:                8  
Page Count:           12      
Word Count:           29      

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Item#: 2195
The Sparrows
Author: Dr. Robert Slaughter
Photographer: Dr. Robert Slaughter

Description:
The life cycle of sparrows.

(Informational)

F/P Level:                F
Grade Level:            1      1
Reading Stage:      Emergent
RR / DLL Level:                  
INT Level:                11  
Page Count:            12      12
Word Count:            60      61

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Item#: 2510
The Strongest Animal
Author: Janice Boland
Illustrated by Gary Torrisi

Description:
A trip to the zoo turns into a revelation for one young boy.

(Realistic Fiction)

F/P Level:                F
Grade Level:            1      1 
Reading Stage:       Early
RR / DLL Level:       7        5
INT Level:                
Page Count:            12      12
Word Count:            58      51

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Item#: 2530
Under My Sombrero

Author: Anne E. Schraff
Illustrated by Deborah Zemke

Description:
Too many friends want to share a little girl’s hat.

(Realistic Fiction)

F/P Level:                F
Grade Level:            1      1 
Reading Stage:       Early
RR / DLL Level:        
INT Level:                9
Page Count:           12      12
Word Count:           79      73

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Item#: 2538
Water, Water Everywhere
Author: Hal Schmid
Illustrated by Kenneth Pollock

Description:
Water is everywhere. It is both inside and outside of us.

(Realistic Fiction)

F/P Level:                F
Grade Level:           1  

Reading Stage:      Early
RR / DLL Level:             
INT Level:                5
Page Count:            8      
Word Count:            61   

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