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Books for Young Learners organized by F/P levels

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Item#: 2420
Andi’s Wool
Author: Rhonda Cox
Photographer: Rhonda Cox

Description:
A sheep gets a haircut for spring.

(Informational)

F/P Level:               H
Grade Level:          1-2      1-2
Reading Stage:      Early
RR / DLL Level:                    9
INT Level:               14
Page Count:           12         12
Word Count:           107      132

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Item#: 2429
The Bear’s Tale
Author: Rita Schlachter
Illustrated by Teri Sloat

Description:
Once both the fox and the bear had long, bushy tails. This folktale tells how the bear lost his.

(Traditional Literature)

F/P Level:               H
Grade Level:           1-2     
Reading Stage:      Early
RR / DLL Level:      13           
INT Level:                    
Page Count:           12    
Word Count:           163

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Item#: 2729
Concrete
Author: Ellen Javernick
Photographer: Lynda Cohen / Janice Boland

Description:
A brief story about concrete, how it is made, and its many uses.

(Informational)

F/P Level:               H
Grade Level:           1-2   
Reading Stage:      Fluent
RR / DLL Level:                
INT Level:               17
Page Count:           16        
Word Count:           123

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Item#: 2734
Digging to China
Author: Katherine Goldsby
Illustrated by Viki Woodworth

Description:
A literal interpretation of the expression “digging to china.”

(Realistic Fiction)

F/P Level:               H
Grade Level:           1-2      
Reading Stage:      Fluent
RR / DLL Level:      14
INT Level:               
Page Count:            12     
Word Count:           108   

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Item#: 2449
Henry’s Tricks
Author: Donna Beveridge
Illustrated by Brock Nicol

Description:
Henry delights guests at a birthday party with his special tricks.

(Realistic Fiction)

F/P Level:               H
Grade Level:           1-2      
Reading Stage:      Early
RR / DLL Level:      11
INT Level:               
Page Count:           12     
Word Count:           162   

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Item#: 2456
Jake’s First Word
Author: Jane Luongo
Illustrated by Patrick Kelley

Description:
Big sister assists in getting her little brother to talk.

(Realistic Fiction)

F/P Level:               H
Grade Level:           1-2      
Reading Stage:      Early
RR / DLL Level:      14
INT Level:               
Page Count:           16     
Word Count:           204   

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Item#: 2466
The Little Book of Street Rods
Author: Jule-Ann Lattimer
Photographer: Jule-Ann Lattimer

Description:
A child enjoys a day looking at cars with his dad.

(Informational)

F/P Level:               H
Grade Level:           1-2   
Reading Stage:      Early
RR / DLL Level:      13        
INT Level:               
Page Count:           12        
Word Count:           79

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Item#: 2454
A Little Green Dandelion
Author: Jane Scoggins Bauld
Illustrated by Cathy Morrison

Description:
A hardy little dandelion floats its fluff over a city sidewalk.

(Realistic Fiction)

F/P Level:               H
Grade Level:           1-2      
Reading Stage:      Early
RR / DLL Level:       13
INT Level:               
Page Count:            12     
Word Count:            191  

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Item#: 2467
Little Puffer Fish
Author: Amany F. Hassanein
Illustrated by Neesa Becker

Description:
How a frightened little fish avoids becoming a tasty snack for a bigger fish.

(Informational)

F/P Level:               H
Grade Level:           1-2   
Reading Stage:      Early
RR / DLL Level:      14        
INT Level:               
Page Count:           12        
Word Count:           133

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Item#: 2468
Looking for Bears
Author: Ann Mace
Illustrated by Judith Prowse Buskirk

Description:
How a teacher spent her summer vacation.

(Realistic Fiction)

F/P Level:                H
Grade Level:            1-2      
Reading Stage:       Early
RR / DLL Level:       13
INT Level:               
Page Count:            12     
Word Count:            79 

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Item#: 2471
Mama Cut My Hair
Author: Lisa B. Wilkinson
Illustrated by Ann Barrow

Description:
A little girl gets a haircut.

(Realistic Fiction)

F/P Level:                H
Grade Level:           1-2      1-2
Reading Stage:      Early
RR / DLL Level:      13       14
INT Level:               
Page Count:           16         16
Word Count:           134      177

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Item#: 2758
Mrs. Murphy’s Crows
Author: Janice Boland
Illustrated by Susan Hartung

Description:
Some students come to the aid of their bird-loving teacher.

(Realistic Fiction)

F/P Level:                 H
Grade Level:            1-2      1-2
Reading Stage:       Fluent
RR / DLL Level:       15        10
INT Level:               
Page Count:            12         12
Word Count:           122       144

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Item#: 2493
Pancakes for Breakfast
Author: Wendi J. Silvano
Illustrated by Susan Kathleen Hartung

Description:
Grandma’s pancakes are sure to please, except when blown away by a great big sneeze.

(Fiction)

F/P Level:                H
Grade Level:           1-2      1-2
Reading Stage:      Early
RR / DLL Level:       13        14
INT Level:               
Page Count:            12         12
Word Count:            99        109

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Item#: 2524
Too Many Nuts
Author: Cheryl K. Herbst
Photographer: John W. Herbst

Description:
A hardy little dandelion floats its fluff over a city sidewalk.

(Realistic Fiction)

FP Level:                  H
Grade Level:            1-2      
Reading Stage:       Early
RR / DLL Level:       14
INT Level:               
Page Count:            12     
Word Count:            132 

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Item#: 2525
Turtle Nest
Author: Lola Schaefer
Illustrated by Neesa Becker

Description:
A turtle comes ashore to dig her nest and lay her eggs.

(Informational)

F/P Level:               H
Grade Level:           1-2      1-2
Reading Stage:      Early
RR / DLL Level:      13         9
INT Level:               
Page Count:           16         16
Word Count:           85         86

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