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Not Leveled Reading Recovery Packages 20-24

Not Leveled by Reading Recovery Books/Packages

Below are Books for Young Learners not on the official Reading Recovery
list that are also useful for intervention and classroom instruction.

Package Level: WL-12                Package Level: 14-19                Package Level: 20-24

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LEVELS 14-19
Intervention Levels 20-24 Package (22 Books)

Item#: 2727
Cakewalk

Author: Candy Grant Helmso
Illustrated by Stephen Taylor

Description:
A little girl shares the fun of an old African-American custom with her classmates.

(Realistic Fiction)

F/P Level:                 M
Grade Level:            2-3       2-3
Reading Stage:       Fluent 
RR / DLL Level:                    18 
INT Level:                20       
Page Count:            16         16
Word Count:            252       271

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Item#: 2754
Log Garfish

Author: R. Hugh Rice
Illustrated by Bruce MacDonald

Description:
Giant Paul Bunyan shows the lumberjacks how to outwit the sneaky, hungry, logger-gobbling log garfish.

(Traditional Literature)

F/P Level:                M
Grade Level:            2-3      
Reading Stage:       Fluent
RR / DLL Level:        
INT Level:                20
Page Count:            16   
Word Count:            114

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Item#: 2747
Frozen Music

Author: Adel Wignell
Illustrated by Tom Barrett

Description:
What froze during a coachman’s journey through the snowy German mountains long ago.

(Traditional Literature)

F/P Level:                L
Grade Level:            2-3      
Reading Stage:       Fluent
RR / DLL Level:       
INT Level:               20
Page Count:            16     
Word Count:            432

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Item#: 2753
Mirounga’s Pup

Author: Sherry Shahan
Illustrated by Chad Wallace

Description:
A northern elephant seal pup grows up.

(Realistic Fiction)

F/P Level:                L
Grade Level:            2-3      
Reading Stage:       Fluent
RR / DLL Level:        
INT Level:                20
Page Count:            16    
Word Count:            467

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Item#: 2761
Pigeon Feathers

Author: Sherry H. Bowen
Illustrated by Kathleen Kuchera

Description:
This Native American legend tells why the pigeon’s feathers are gray, and how she learned that being yourself is the most beautiful way to be.

(Traditional Literature)

F/P Level:                M
Grade Level:            2-3      
Reading Stage:       Fluent
RR / DLL Level:        
INT Level:                20
Page Count:            16   
Word Count:            473

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Item#: 2778
Trilobites

Author: Lola Schaefer
Illustrated by Neesa Becker

Description:
How trilobites that lived long ago became fossils.

(Informational)

F/P Level:                K
Grade Level:            2      
Reading Stage:       Fluent
RR / DLL Level:       
INT Level:                20
Page Count:            12     
Word Count:           139

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Item#: 2795
Zemti

Author: Sherry Bowen
Illustrated by Pat Paris

Description:
Spilled purple  grapes + hot Egyptian sun = raisins.

(Traditional Literature)

F/P Level:                L
Grade Level:            2-3      
Reading Stage:       Fluent
RR / DLL Level:        
INT Level:                20
Page Count:            16   
Word Count:            590

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Item#: 2723
Armadillo

Author: Marjorie Jackson
Illustrated by Marilyn Henry

Description:
An armadillo escapes her predators and fills her burrow with life.

(Realistic Fiction)

F/P Level:                M
Grade Level:            2-3      
Reading Stage:       Fluent
RR / DLL Level:        
INT Level:                21
Page Count:            16    
Word Count:            134

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Item#: 2736
Diving for Treasure

Author: John Christopher Fine
Photographer: John Christopher Fine

Description:
The story of how a shipwreck full of treasure was discovered off the Florida coast.

(Informational)

F/P Level:                M
Grade Level:            2-3       2-3
Reading Stage:       Fluent 
RR / DLL Level:                    24 
INT Level:                21       
Page Count:            16         16
Word Count:            271       278

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Item#: 2783
The Wild Parrots of San Francisco
Author: Ellen Leroe
Illustrated by Kathy O’Malley

Description:
Wild parrots enliven the streets and parks of San Francisco, California.

(Informational)

F/P Level:               M
Grade Level:           2-3   
Reading Stage:      Fluent
RR / DLL Level:              
INT Level:               21
Page Count:           16        
Word Count:           570

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Item#: 2744
Freedom Quilt

Author: Candy Grant Helmso
Illustrated by Joanne Friar

Description:
A family of women work together to help friends find a path to freedom.

(Historical Fiction)

F/P Level:                M
Grade Level:            2-3      
Reading Stage:       Fluent
RR / DLL Level:        
INT Level:                22
Page Count:            16    
Word Count:           300

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Item#: 2767
Haiku for You
Author: Pat MacAlister
Illustrated by Lynda Cohen

Description:
The writing and history of Haiku poetry is examined.

(Informational)

F/P Level:               O
Grade Level:           3-4   
Reading Stage:      Fluent
RR / DLL Level:            
INT Level:               22
Page Count:           16        
Word Count:           655

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Item#: 2781
In Black Bear Country
Author: Shaunda Kennedy Wenger
Photographer: Shaunda Kennedy Wenger

Description:
The author learns about the eating habits of black bears in Vermont.

(Informational)

F/P Level:               N
Grade Level:           3   
Reading Stage:      Fluent
RR / DLL Level:            
INT Level:               22
Page Count:           16        
Word Count:           677

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Item#: 2751
Meeting Squawky
Author: John Christopher Fine
Photographer: John Christopher Fine

Description:
A marine biologist relates his encounter with a persistent young cormorant.

(Informational)

F/P Level:               N
Grade Level:           3   
Reading Stage:      Fluent
RR / DLL Level:            
INT Level:               22
Page Count:           16        
Word Count:           846

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Item#: 2774
Star Pictures

Author: Juliann Darling
Illustrated by Pamela Ross

Description:
On clear nights the starry sky glitters and glows with mythical figures and their adventures and deeds. 

(Informational)

F/P Level:                K
Grade Level:            2      
Reading Stage:       Fluent
RR / DLL Level:       
INT Level:                22
Page Count:            12     
Word Count:            96

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Item#: 2721
Alexander and the Stallion

Author: Elizabeth Westra
Illustrated by Kenneth Robert Ampel

Description:
A perceptive young boy tames a spirited stallion.

(Historical Fiction)

F/P Level:                M
Grade Level:            2-3      
Reading Stage:       Fluent
RR / DLL Level:        
INT Level:                23
Page Count:            16   
Word Count:            434

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Item#: 2728
Caribbean Cats

Author: Susan Giles
Illustrated by Susan Giles

Description:
Nine homeless kitties go island-hopping in the Caribbean Sea.

(Realistic Fiction)

F/P Level:                M
Grade Level:            2-3      
Reading Stage:       Fluent
RR / DLL Level:        
INT Level:                23
Page Count:            16    
Word Count:            636

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Item#: 2737
Escape From Death Valley

Author: Aldo P. Biagiotti
Photographer: Aldo P. Biagiotti

Description:
A recounting of how two wild, desert burros found a home.

(Informational)

F/P Level:                M
Grade Level:            2-3       2-3
Reading Stage:       Fluent 
RR / DLL Level:                    22 
INT Level:                23       
Page Count:            16        16
Word Count:            419      424

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Item#: 2740
Gargoyles on Guard

Author: Amy Allison
Illustrated by Erin McGonigle Brammer

Description:
What are those stone figures that loom high above on some buildings and why are they there?

(Informational)

F/P Level:                K
Grade Level:            2      
Reading Stage:       Fluent
RR / DLL Level:        
INT Level:                23
Page Count:            16     
Word Count:            169

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Item#: 2775
Strange Things

Author: Claire Violet
Illustrated by Susan Havice

Description:
What could be causing strange things to happen throughout the house.

(Realistic Fiction)

F/P Level:                 L
Grade Level:            2-3      
Reading Stage:       Fluent
RR / DLL Level:        
INT Level:                23
Page Count:            16    
Word Count:            289

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Item#: 2777
Treasures

Author: Susan and David Shane
Illustrated by Paul Casale

Description:
A story of the changes in the life of a family who lived by the sea.

(Realistic Fiction)

F/P Level:                L
Grade Level:            2-3      
Reading Stage:       Fluent
RR / DLL Level:        
INT Level:                23
Page Count:            16    
Word Count:            264

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Item#: 2773
Springs
Author: Mary J. Guhl

Description:
Springs can be found in unexpected places, and they can do amazing things.

(Informational)

F/P Level:                M
Grade Level:            2-3   
Reading Stage:       Fluent
RR / DLL Level:              
INT Level:                24
Page Count:            16        
Word Count:            245

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LEVELS 14-19