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"Logic will get you from A to Z; imagination will get you everywhere."
...........Albert Einstein
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"Once you learn to read, you will be forever free."
...........Frederick Douglass
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great statement from Barefoot Books, Publishers:
....we celebrate art and story that opens the hearts and minds of children from all walks of life, inspiring them to read deeper, search further, and explore their own creative gifts. Taking our inspiration from many different cultures, we focus on themes that encourage independence of spirit, enthusiasm for learning, and sharing of the world’s diversity. Interactive, playful and beautiful, ...... the best of the present with the best of the past to educate our children as the caretakers of tomorrow. Live Barefoot!

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children's literature ABC poster ... free from Harper Collins
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articles:
Organizing My Classroom Library--The Never-Ending Story...by Alycia Zimmerman (Scholastic)
Give Your Classroom Library a Boost! ... by Beth Newingham (Scholastic)
173 Literature Activities... from Robert D. Sweetland's Professional Notebook
Investigate a Book the Blooming-Smarts Way ... This matrix lists a number of tasks for students to complete based on the book they're reading. Students select from generic activities organized across all 'smarts' (multiple intelligences) and all levels of Bloom's.
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animated_new--dots.gif .Beyond the Book Report: 10 Alternatives ... Edutopia blog, 2-19-13
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literature guides for picture books and novels ... Nancy Polette
22 Picture Book Strategies ... Nancy Polette
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click below for:
AUTHORS
FABLES
FAIRY TALES and FOLK TALES
Folktale Anchor Charts -- FREE -- Teachers Pay Teachers
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GUIDED READING BOOKS ... from Wright Group & others
  • The Birthday Cake
  • Buzzing Flies
  • The Giant Pumpkin
  • The Secret of Spooky House
  • + more
MULTICULTURAL BOOKS & Stories...versions of favorite fairy tales from other countries/cultures, etc
READERS' THEATER
ROALD DAHL'S REVOLTING RHYMES
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Reading A-Z Printable & Projectable Books ... with teacher-made resources
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McGraw-Hill -- The Wright Group, etc. ... leveled books ... with teacher-made resources
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BOOK LEVEL COMPARISON CHARTS
RUNNING RECORDS...how to administer them & how to use the information to guide your reading instruction
**TECHNOLOGY** & books
BOOK REPORTS using VoiceThread
BOOKS and MATH ...books with a 'math' theme
BOOKS and SCIENCE
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PRINTABLE BOOKS
STORY PROPS, MASKS, MANIPULATIVES
  • don't_miss_this...finger_pointing.pngSparkle Box -- Stories & Nursery Rhymes visual story aids, picture sequencing sheets, cut-outs, word mats, role play masks, banners, bingo cards, poster templates, finger puppets, character cards, story word cards, printable scenery, phonemic awareness/phonics figure printables, + LOTS MORE!
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STORY CHARACTER CUT-OUTS ... Preschool Printables ... (3 Little Pigs, 5 Little Monkeys, 5 Little Pumpkins, 5 Red Apples, Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly)
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STORY CARDS & SEQUENCE CARDS ... Daycare Resource Connection
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ALPHABETICAL LIST OF BOOKS AND STORIES
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A BAD CASE OF STRIPES
by David Shannon
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book level 3.8
Camilla Cream worries so much about what other people think of her that she's about to break out in a bad case of stripes.
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A DARK, DARK TALE
by Ruth Brown
(not AR)
see also:
In a Dark, Dark Wood
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The Horrible Urktar of Or
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book lev. 2.7 (AR)
A Visitor for Bear ...(Bonny Becker)
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also by Bonny Becker:
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related books:
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The Very Cranky Bear (Nick Bland)
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Gruff the Grump (Steve Smallman)

AESOP'S FABLES
see also FABLES
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AND TO THINK THAT I SAW IT ON MULBERRY STREET
by Dr. Seuss
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book level 3.6 (AR)
A boy imagines a series of incredible sights on his way home from school so that he will have an interesting report to give his father.
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ARE YOU MY MOTHER?
by P.D. Eastman
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book level 1.6 (AR)
While out getting food for her baby who was about to hatch, a mother bird misses his arrival, so he goes looking for her.
see also:
The Perfect Nest
The Wolf's Chicken Stew
Mrs. Goose's Baby...by Charlotte Voake..."One day Mrs. Goose found an egg and made a nest to put it in."
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BABY DUCK

Baby Duck and the Bad Eyeglasses
Off to School, Baby Duck
In the Rain with Baby Duck
You're the Boss, Baby Duck!
You Can Swim, Baby Duck
Make the Team, Baby Duck
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by Margie Palatini
BAD BOYS ..... book level 2.7 (AR)
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BAD BOYS GET COOKIE ...book level 2.1 (AR)
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BAD BOYS GET HENPECKED .....book level 2.2 (AR)
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Two hungry wolves in disguise attempt to raid a sheep farm.
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Wolves Willy and Wally try to satisfy a sweet-tooth craving by dressing up as private eyes and chasing down a runaway cookie.
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Bad boy wolves Willy and Wally try to get a chicken dinner by disguising themselves as the Handy-Dandy Lupino Brothers and going to work for a hen in need of household help.
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BEAR SNORES ON ... Karma Wilson
see also:
Bear Wants More
Bear Stays Up for Christmas
Bear Feels Scared
Bear Feels Sick
Bear's Loose Tooth
Bear's New Friend
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BIG BAD WOLF IS GOOD ... Simon Puttock & Lynne Chapman
see also:
Bad Boys
Bad Boys Get Cookie
Bad Boys Get Henpecked
Three Little Pigs
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BIG PUMPKIN
by Erica Silverman
book level 2.8 (AR)
A Halloween tale about a witch who plants a pumpkin seed in hopes of a tasty pie.

For similar cumulative stories,see also:
THE ENORMOUS TURNIP
THE ENORMOUS WATERMELON
Moose's Loose Tooth
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BOOK OF PIGERICKS (The)...
by Arnold Lobel

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BRAVE IRENE
by William Steig
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book level 3.9 (AR)
Plucky Irene, a dressmaker's daughter, braves a fierce snowstorm to deliver a new gown to the duchess in time for the ball.
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BROWN BEAR, BROWN BEAR, WHAT DO YOU SEE?
by Bill Martin, Jr.
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(not AR)
see also...
Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?
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I WENT WALKING
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CAPS FOR SALE
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book level 3.1 (AR)
A band of monkeys steals a peddler's caps while he is asleep.
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CAPS, HATS, SOCKS, and MITTENS--
A BOOK ABOUT THE FOUR SEASONS
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(not AR)

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Carrot Seed (The) ... by Ruth Krauss

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CAT IN THE HAT (The)
by Dr. Seuss
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book level 2.1 (AR)
Two children sitting at home on a rainy day are visited by the Cat in the Hat who shows them some tricks and games.
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CAT IN THE HAT COMES BACK (The)
by Dr. Seuss
book level 2.1 (AR)
Two children are left with chores to do and get unexpected help from the Cat in the Hat.
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CHICKA CHICKA BOOM BOOM
not AR

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CHICKEN LITTLE
also known as: CHICKEN LICKEN
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see also Henny Penny
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see also Earthquack!
................by Margie Palatini
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see also Chicken Big
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CHICKEN SOUP WITH RICE
by Maurice Sendak
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book level 3.2 (AR)
This book tells in rhyme form that each month is fun, each season nice, when eating chicken soup with rice.
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CHICKEN SUNDAY
by Patricia Polacco
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book level 3.7 (AR)
To thank old Eula for her wonderful Sunday chicken dinners, the children sell decorated eggs and buy her a beautiful Easter hat.
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CHICKS and SALSA
by Aaron Reynolds
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book level 4.5 (AR)
Soon after the chickens tire of their feed and decide to make tortilla chips and salsa, all the other animals on Nuthatcher Farm start to crave southwestern cuisine.
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see follow-up book:
Buffalo Wings
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CHRYSANTHEMUM
by Kevin Henkes
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book level 3.3 (AR)
Chrysanthemum loves her name until she starts going to school and the other children make fun of it.
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CINDERELLA
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...FOR A CHANGE IN "POINT OF VIEW"...see:
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Seriously, Cinderella is So Annoying!
The Story of Cinderella as Told by the Wicked Stepmother (The Other Side of the Story)
click here to see other (multicultural) versions of this story
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see also:
Cindy Ellen--A Wild Western Cinderella
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Bubba the Cowboy Prince--A Fractured Texas Tale
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CITY MOUSE & COUNTRY MOUSE
also know as:
Country Mouse & City Mouse
Town Mouse & Country Mouse
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see also...
Chalk & Cheese
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CLICK CLACK MOO, COWS THAT TYPE
by Doreen Cronin
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book level 2.3 (AR)
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When Farmer Brown's cows find a typewriter in the barn, they start making demands and go on strike when the farmer refuses to give them what they want.
see also:
Giggle, Giggle, Quack
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Thump, Quack, Moo
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CLIFFORD
by Norman Bridwell
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book level 1.2 (AR)
Emily Elizabeth tells the reader about the dilemmas and delights of having a really big, red dog.
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COOKIE'S WEEK
by Cindy Ward
illust. by Tomie DePaola
book level 1.3 (AR)
Cookie the cat gets into a different kind of mischief every day of the week.
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book level 2.2 (AR)
CROCODILE AND HEN--A Bakongo Folktale ...
by Joan Lexau
...folktales
...culture -- Africa (Bakongo people)

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DAVID GETS IN TROUBLE
by David Shannon
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(not AR)
see also..
NO, DAVID
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DAVID GOES TO SCHOOL
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DAVID GOES TO SCHOOL
by David Shannon
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book level 0.9 (AR)
see also...
NO, DAVID
DAVID GETS IN TROUBLE
David's teacher has her hands full. From running in the halls to chewing gum in class, David's high-energy antics fill each school day with trouble.
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DEAR ZOO
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(not AR)

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...WORDLESS...
DEEP IN THE FOREST
A clever twist on the Goldilocks tale...
This time, a baby bear invades a
cabin while its human inhabitants are away.
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a wordless book
see also Goldilocks and the 3 Bears
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DO NOT OPEN ...by Brinton Turkle
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book level 3.2 (AR)
Following a storm Miss Moody and
her cat find an intriguing bottle washed
up on the beach.
Should they ignore its "do not open" warning?
Related Book:
Scrawny Cat by Phyllis Root
(book level 3.2--AR)
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DON'T LET THE PIGEON DRIVE THE BUS
by Mo Willems
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book level 0.9 (AR)
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A pigeon that longs to drive a bus sees a chance to make its dream come true when the bus driver takes a short break.
see also...
""DON'T LET THE PIGEON BE THE PRINCIPAL"
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see also...
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DON'T LET THE PIGEON STAY UP LATE!
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DOORBELL RANG (The)...
by Pat Hutchins
book level 1.9 (AR)
related to:
math--early division
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DUCK AT THE DOOR ...
by Jackie Urbanovic
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book level 2.0 (AR)

DUCK SOUP...
by Jackie Urbanovic
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When Max the duck decides to stay behind when his flock flies south, Irene invites him to stay with her for the winter.

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EARTHQUACK! ... by Margie Palatini
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book level 3.7 (AR)
When Chucky Ducky feels the earth beneath him grumble and rumble, he runs to alert the other barnyard animals to the coming earthquake. Just as a wily weasel is about to take advantage of their fears, the true source of the rumbling is revealed.
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see also...
Chicken Little (Chicken Licken)
Chicken Big
Henny Penny
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Edward the Emu ... Knowles, Sheena
see also... Edwina the Emu
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ELOISE ... by Kay Thompson
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book level 4.6 ? (AR)
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This book relates the adventures in the life of Eloise, a 6-year old girl who lives in the Plaza Hotel in New York City.



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ELVES AND THE SHOEMAKER (The)
The poor old shoemaker becomes successful with the help of two elves who finish his shoes during the night.
also.... The Shoemaker and the Elves
see also The Bootmaker and the Elves
book level 5.1 (AR)
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EMPEROR'S NEW CLOTHES (The)
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This is a retelling of the traditional tale THE EMPEROR'S NEW CLOTHES, in which two rascals sell a vain emperor an invisible suit of clothes.
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ENORMOUS CROCODILE (The)
by Roald Dahl
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book level 4.0 (AR)
The enormous crocodile devises secret plans and a few clever tricks to secure his lunch only to have them foiled by his neighbors.
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ENORMOUS TURNIP (The)
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see also:
The Turnip ... by Harriet Ziefert
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One of the old man's turnips grows to such an enormous size that he needs the help of his wife, a little girl, a dog, a cat, and a mouse to pull it up.
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Grandma Lena's Big Ol' Turnip...by Denia Hester
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Mr. Wolf and the Enormous Turnip.......The Enormous Potato
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The Enormous Watermelon
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see also:
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see also MRS. McNOSH and the GREAT BIG SQUASH
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For another cumulative story, see also Moose's Loose Tooth
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EPOSSUMONDAS ... by Colleen Salley
book level 3.9 (AR)
This is a retelling of a classic tale in which a well-intentioned young possum continually takes his mother's instructions much too literally.
see also:
Why Epossumondas Has No Hair on His Tail (3.3 AR)
Epossumondas Saves the Day (3.3 AR)
Epossumondas Plays Possum (3.0 AR)
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FABLES
Fables...by Arnold Lobel
book level 4.2 (AR)
This book tells twenty original fables about an array of animal characters from crocodile to ostrich.
see also:
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FARMER DUCK ...by Martin Waddell
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book level 2.2 (AR)
When a kind and hardworking duck nearly collapses from overwork while taking care of a farm because the owner is too lazy to do so, the rest of the animals get together and chase the farmer out of town.
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FIVE LITTLE MONKEYS JUMPING ON THE BED
by Eileen Christelow
(not AR)
see also:
Five Little Monkeys With Nothing To Do (2.1 AR)
Five Little Monkeys Wash the Car (2.2 AR)
Five Little Monkeys Go Shopping (2.7 AR)
5 Little Monkeys Play Hide-and-Seek (1.6 AR)
5 LIttle Monkeys Reading in Bed (1.9 AR)
5 Little Monkeys Sitting in a Tree (1.7AR)
Don't Wake Up Mama--5 Little Monkeys Bake a Birthday Cake (1.9 AR)
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FOLK TALES
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FOOT BOOK (The) ... by Dr. Seuss
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OPPOSITES / antonyms
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FOX IN SOCKS ... by Dr. Seuss
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book level 2.1 (AR)
A series of tongue-twisting verses beginning with fox in socks.
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by Arnold Lobel
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FROG AND TOAD ALL YEAR ...(book level 2.6 ... AR)
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FROG AND TOAD ARE FRIENDS ...(book level 2.9 AR)
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FROG AND TOAD TOGETHER ...(book level 2.9 AR)
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DAYS WITH FROG AND TOAD ...(book level 2.5 AR)
by Arnold Lobel
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Five stories of Frog and Toad, one per season, and a Christmas story.
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Follow the friendship of Frog and Toad and their adventures in the woods.
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Five further adventures of two best friends, Frog and Toad, as they share cookies, plant a garden, and test their bravery.
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Frog and Toad spend their days together but find sometimes it's nice to be alone.
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FROG PRINCE (The)
see also:
The Frog Princess ... by E. D. Baker
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book level 4.8 (AR)
After reluctantly kissing a frog, an awkward, fourteen-year-old princess suddenly finds herself a frog, too, and sets off with the prince to seek the means, and the self-confidence, to become human again. Book #1
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FROG PRINCE CONTINUED (The)
by Jon Scieszka
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book level 3.2 (AR)
After the frog turns into a prince, he and the Princess do not live happily ever after and the Prince decides to look for a witch to help him remedy the situation.
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Frosty the Snowman
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GINGERBREAD BABY ...by Jan Brett
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book level 3.5 (AR)
(see also The Gingerbread Man)
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A young boy and his mother bake a gingerbread baby that escapes from their oven and leads a crowd on a chase similar to the one in the familiar not-so-clever gingerbread man.
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GINGERBREAD BOY (The)
GINGERBREAD MAN (The)
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...Gingerbread Man Superhero!
...The Cajun Gingerbread Boy
...The Cajun Cornbread Boy
...The Gingerbread Cowboy
...The Gingerbread Girl
...The Gingerbread Girl Goes Animal Crackers
...The Gingerbread Kid Goes to School
...The Gingerbread Man Loose in the School
...The Gingerbread Rabbit
...The Library Gingerbread Man
...The Little Cookie Girl
...The Matzo Ball Boy
...The Pancake Boy
...The Runaway Pancake
...The Runaway Rice Cake
...The Runaway Tortilla
...Senorita Gordita
...The Sourdough Man
...Can't Catch Me (...ice cube...)
...Musubi Man--Hawaii's Gingerbread Man
...Stop That Pickle
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similar book:
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GIRAFFES CAN'T DANCE ... by Giles Andreae
see also...
What's for Dinner? (Lv. E)...Reading A-Z
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GO AWAY BIG GREEN MONSTER ... by Ed Emberly
(not AR)

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GOLDILOCKS & THE 3 BEARS


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see also...
Tackylocks & the 3 Bears
DEEP IN THE FOREST
GOLDILOCKS RETURNS
THE THREE SNOW BEARS (Jan Brett)
Rubia and the Three Osos
Abuelo y Los Tres Osos
ALASKA'S THREE BEARS
LEOLA AND THE HONEYBEARS
GOLDI AND THE THREE HARES
GOATILOCKS AND THE THREE BEARS
GOLDILOCKS AND THE THREE DINOSAURS
Goldilocks and Just One Bear
Goldy Luck and the Three Pandas
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GOLDILOCKS RETURNS
by Lisa Campbell Ernst
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book level 3.8 (AR)
Fifty years after Goldilocks first met the three bears, she returns to fix up their cottage and soothe her guilty conscience.
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GRANDPA'S TEETH...by Rod Clement
book level 3.9 (AR)

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GRASSHOPPER AND THE ANTS (The)
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see also FABLES

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see also The Ant and Grasshopper -- Reading A-Z
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GREEN EGGS & HAM
by Dr. Seuss
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book level 1.5 (AR)
It takes much effort before Sam-I-am can convince another person to try green eggs and ham.
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rhyming text
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GUESS HOW MUCH I LOVE YOU
by Sam McBratney
book level 2.8 (AR)

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HANSEL & GRETEL

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HARE AND THE TORTOISE (THE)

see Tortoise and the Hare (below)
click here for the Reading A-Z book -- The Tortoise and the Hare
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HARRY THE DIRTY DOG
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book level 3.1 (AR)
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Harry gets so dirty playing that the family doesn't recognize him until he takes a bath.
see also...
HARRY BY THE SEA
NO ROSES FOR HARRY
HARRY AND THE LADY NEXT DOOR
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Hat (The) ... by Jan Brett
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see also...
Lizette's Green Sock
A Hat for Minerva Louise
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book level 1.8 (AR)
HATTIE AND THE FOX ...by Mem Fox
    • skills
      • sequencing
      • punctuationfluency (expression)
        • quotation marks
        • exclamation points
        • question marksthemes
      • farm animals
      • body parts
Hattie, a big black hen, discovers a fox in the bushes, which creates varying reactions in the other barnyard animals.
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see also... Rosie's Walk

HENNY PENNY
see also CHICKEN LITTLE
see also CHICKEN LICKEN
see also EARTHQUACK! ...by Margie Palatini
see also CHICKEN BIG
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HOP ON POP ...by Dr. Seuss
.
book level 1.5 (AR)
Pairs of rhyming words are introduced and used in simple sentences, such as "Day, Play. We play all day. Night. Fight. We fight all night.'"
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HORTON HATCHES THE EGG...Dr. Seuss
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book level 3.1 (AR)
When a lazy bird hatching an egg wants a vacation, she asks Horton, the elephant, to sit on her egg. He goes through all sorts of hazards until he is rewarded for doing what he said he would.
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HORTON HEARS A WHO ... Dr. Seuss
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book level 3.3 (AR)
A city of Whos on a speck of dust are threatened with destruction until the smallest Who of all helps convince Horton's friends that Whos really exist.
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How Are You Peeling? Foods With Moods
... Saxton Freymann & Joost Elffers
FEELINGS...
What better way for a child to identify different emotions than with the very expressive "faces" of fruits and vegetables?
Simple rhyming text and a bright array of emotional produce make this the perfect introduction to the complex world of feelings.
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HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS
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book level 3.0 (AR)
The Grinch tries to stop Christmas from arriving by stealing all the presents and food from the village; but much to his surprise, it comes anyway. Could Christmas be more than presents?
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I Ain't Gonna Paint No More!

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book level 0.7 (AR)
I WENT WALKING
    • skills
      • sequencing
      • vocabulary: colors, animals
    • themes
      • animals
see also...
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
.
Simple text and illustrations tell the story of a boy who is followed home by such animals as a brown horse, a red cow, a green duck, and a pink pig.
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IF YOU GIVE A CAT A CUPCAKE
If You Give a Dog a Donut
IF YOU GIVE A MOUSE A COOKIE
IF YOU GIVE A PIG A PANCAKE
IF YOU GIVE A PIG A PARTY
IF YOU TAKE A MOUSE TO SCHOOL
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I'm the Biggest Thing in the Ocean
...
skill: comparatives & superlatives

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book level 2.9 (AR)
IMPORTANT BOOK (The) ...M.W.Brown
  • This classic story shows the beauty in ordinary things while emphasizing the importance of being a unique individual.
click here to see a great year-end VoiceThread created by a 5th grade class based on this book
...
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IN A DARK, DARK WOOD
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(not AR)
see also:
A DARK, DARK TALE
&
The Horrible Urktar of Or
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JACK and THE BEANSTALK
see also Jack's Tale (from readinga-z.com)
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JACKET I WEAR IN THE SNOW (The)
...a rebus story with repetitive text
    • skills
      • sequencing
    • themes
      • winter
      • clothing
.
(not AR)
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book level 2.9 (AR)
JALAPEÑO BAGELS
For International Day at school, Pablo wants to bring something that reflects the cultures of both his parents.
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book level 1.7 (AR)
KING BIDGOOD'S IN THE BATHTUB ... Audrey Wood
illustrated by: Don Wood
This rollicking tale is the story of an unruly king who refuses to leave his bathtub and attend to his duties. One by one, the knight, the queen, the duke, and all the members of the court attempt to persuade the King to leave his bath but end up joining him in the tub. At last, the clever page saves the day.
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book level 2.7 (AR)
KISSING HAND (The)
    • themes
      • school (beginning of the year)
      • family
      • adventure
.
When Chester the raccoon is reluctant to go to kindergarten for the first time, his mother teaches him a secret way to carry her love with him.
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book level 3.5 (AR)
LITTLE OLD LADY WHO WAS NOT AFRAID OF ANYTHING (The)
    • skills
      • sequencing
    • themes
      • Halloween
      • clothing
      • fall
.
A little old lady who is not afraid of anything must deal with a pumpkin head, a tall black hat, and other spooky objects that follow her through the dark woods trying to scare her.
.
see also: Mrs. McMurphy's Pumpkin (Rick Walton)
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One morning, a few days before Halloween, Mrs. McMurphy wakes up to find a large pumpkin by her front door. "My mouth is here. I speak to you. When my teeth are here, I'll eat you!" it says with a mischievous grin. Unafraid, Mrs. mcMurphy politely places the threatening squash outside. But, day after day the pumpkin returns to make good on its promise, forcing her to try many different ways to get rid of it.
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LITTLE RED AND THE VERY HUNGRY LION

Guided Reading Level K
see also...

LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD

Petite Rouge--A Cajun Red Riding Hood

Tortuga in Trouble
.
Little Red Gliding Hood
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+ MORE...
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by Paul Galdone
book level 2.9 (AR)
LITTLE RED HEN (The)
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by Lucinda McQueen--book lv. 2.9 (AR)
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by Golden Book Ed.--book lv. 2.0 (AR)
.
by Harriet Ziefert--book level 1.6 (AR)
.
by Jerry Pinkney--book level 3.1 (AR)
.
Little Red Pen (The)
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.Not_I,_Not_I_(Hillert).jpg...by Margaret Hillert--book lv. 0.7 (AR)
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The Little Green Witch ...by Barbara McGrath -- book level. 3.2 (AR)
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Mr. Wolf's Pancakes ... Jan Fearnley
don't_miss_this...finger_pointing.pngmr._wolf's_pancakes.jpgbk. level 3.4 (AR)
.
Tiny Tilda's Pumpkin Pie ... Susan Kantor
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see also ...
Mañana Iguana
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ARMADILLY CHILI
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THE LITTLE RED HEN MAKES A PIZZA
book level 3.0 (AR)
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LITTLE RED HEN MAKES SOUP
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THE LITTLE RED HEN and THE PASSOVER MATZAH
book level 3.4 (AR)
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"NOT NOW!" SAID THE COW.
book level 2.0 (AR)
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Little Red Hen and the Ear of Wheat (book level 2.8 - AR)
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EIEIO - How Old MacDonald Got His Farm
(with some pointers on composting from the Little Red Hen)
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book level 3.2 (AR)
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book level 4.4 (AR)
LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD
.
.
by James Marshall
.
.
.
.
.
.
by Trina Schart Hyman
.
.
see also...
The Wolf's Story -- What Really Happened to Little Red Riding Hood (book level 2.7--AR)
.
Little Red Riding Wolf -- Seriously Silly Stories
(book level 4.0--AR)
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.SEE ALSO:
Little Red Gliding Hood
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...
Little Red Riding Hood straps on ice skates in this fractured fairy tale!
see also...
Petite Rouge--A Cajun Red Riding Hood
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(bk. lev. 3.9 AR)
...
Little Red and the Very Hungry Lion
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Tortuga in Trouble
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(book lev. 1.8--AR)
.
Little Red Riding Hood -- A Newfangled Prairie Tale (book lev. 4.2--AR)
Pretty Salma -- A Little Red Riding Hood Story from Africa (book level 3.2 -- AR)
Oops! (book level 2.7--AR)
Auntie Tiger (Chinese Red Riding Hood)
(book level 3.6--AR)
Little Red Cowboy Hat (bk. lv. 3.0--AR)
Little Red Snapperhood--A Fishy Fairy Tale
(book level 2.6--AR)
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MAñANA IGUANA
.
by Ann Whitford Paul
.
book level 1.9 (AR)
see also THE LITTLE RED HEN
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see also TORTUGA IN TROUBLE
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FIESTA FIASCO
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MAGIC PORRIDGE POT (The)
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...................................by Harriet Ziefert
.....................................book level 1.9 (AR)
see also
"STREGA NONA"
"TWO OF EVERYTHING"
"ONE POTATO, TWO POTATO" (by Cynthia DeFelice)
...
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(not AR)
MARY WORE HER RED DRESS
    • skills
      • past tense verb: wore
    • themes
      • colors
      • clothes

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book level 3.6 (AR)
.
MICE AND BEANS ...by Pam Muñoz Ryan

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book level 1.1 (AR)
MINERVA LOUISE ..by Janet Stoeke
.
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.
A Friend for Minerva Louise (AR 1.2)
A Hat for Minerva Louise (AR 1.0)
Minerva Louise & the Colorful Eggs (AR 1.7)
Minerva Louise at the Fair (AR 1.8)
Minerva Louise on Halloween (AR 1.5)
Minerva Louise at School (AR 1.7)
Minerva Louise & the Red Truck (AR 1.5)
Minerva Louise on Christmas Eve (AR 1.5)
Rainy Day (board book)
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MISS RUMPHIUS ...by Barbara Cooney
book level 3.8 (AR)

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by Jan Brett
.
book level 3.9 (AR)
MITTEN (The) ...Ukranian folktale
    • skills
      • sequencing
    • themes
      • folktales
      • global awareness (Ukraine)
      • animals
      • winter
also:
The Hat ... by Jan Brett
Hedgie's Surprise ... by Jan Brett
Mr. Gumpy's Outing ... (John Burningham)
Mr. Gumpy's Motor Car ... (John Burningham)
The Umbrella ... (Jan Brett)
The Napping House ... (Audrey Wood)
Farmer Brown and His Little Red Truck... (Jean Cochran)
Bubble Gum, Bubble Gum ... (Lisa Wheeler)
Big Red Tub ... (Julia Jarman)
Who Sank the Boat? ... (Pamela Allen)
One Cold, Wet Night ... (Joy Cowley)
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MORRIS GOES TO SCHOOL
.
by Bernard Wiseman
.
book level 2.0 (AR)
see also...
MORRIS THE MOOSE ...(1.6)
.
MORRIS AND BORIS AT THE CIRCUS ...(1.7)
.
MORRIS HAS A COLD (not AR)
.
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Moses Goes to a Concert

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Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You?
Dr. Seuss's Book of Wonderful Noises
guided reading Level H
AR level 1.8

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Mr. Gumpy's Motor Car
Mr. Gumpy's Outing
...by John Burningham
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see also...
Who Sank the Boat? ... (Pamela Allen)
The Mitten ... (Jan Brett)
The Umbrella ... (Jan Brett)
The Napping House ... (Audrey Wood)
Farmer Brown and His Little Red Truck... (Jean Cochran)
Farmer Dale's Red Pickup Truck (Lisa Wheeler)
Bubble Gum, Bubble Gum ... (Lisa Wheeler)
Big Red Tub ... (Julia Jarman)
"Pardon?" said the Giraffe ... (Colin West)
The Happy Man and His Dump Truck (Miryan, Little Golden Bk. Classic)
One Cold, Wet Night (Joy Cowley)
.
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MR. PUTTER & TABBY...by Cynthia Rylant
This is a series...
...
...
Click here to see all the Mr. Putter & Tabby books in the series.
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MR. WOLF ............ by Jan Fearnley
..........Mr._Wolf_and_the_Enormous_Turnip.jpg *not AR
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MRS. McNOSH and the GREAT BIG SQUASH
.
by Sarah Weeks
.
book level 2.7 (AR)
.
Mrs. McNosh grows a squash in her garden that gets so large she doesn't know what to do with it.
see also...
Oh_My_Gosh,_Mrs._McNosh_by_Sarah_Weeks.jpg (1.7 AR)
.
Mrs._McNosh_Hangs_Up_Her_Wash_(Sarah_Weeks).jpg(2.6 AR)
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see also...
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MRS. WISHY-WASHY
    • skills
      • sequencing
      • fluency: reading with expression
      • 'position' words (in, out)
      • opposites (dirty/clean, in/out, screamed/whispered)
    • themes
      • farm animals
      • health (dirty / clean)
see also...
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MY LITTLE SISTER ATE ONE HARE
.
by Bill Grossman
.
book level 2.1 (AR)
Little sister has no problem eating one hare, two snakes, and three ants, but when she gets to ten peas, she throws up quite a mess.

MYTHS
.

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book level 2.8 (AR)
NAPPING HOUSE (The)
    • skills
      • sequencing
      • "position" words (on, under, in)
      • verbs--present continuous tense
    • themes
      • weather
      • family
      • animals
In this cumulative tale, a wakeful flea atop a number of sleeping creatures causes a commotion with just one bite.
.
Mr. Gumpy's Motor Car (John Burningham)
Mr. Gumpy's Outing ... (John Burningham)
The Mitten ... (Jan Brett)
The Umbrella ... (Jan Brett)
Farmer Brown and His Little Red Truck... (Jean Cochran)
Bubble Gum, Bubble Gum ... (Lisa Wheeler)
Big Red Tub ... (Julia Jarman)
Who Sank the Boat? ... (Pamela Allen)
.
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NO, DAVID!! ... by David Shannon
.
(not AR)
see also
DAVID GETS IN TROUBLE
DAVID GOES TO SCHOOL
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OFFICER BUCKLE AND GLORIA
.
by Peggy Rathmann
.
book level 3.4 (AR)
The children at Napville Elementary School always ignore Officer Buckle's safety tips until a police dog named Gloria accompanies him when he gives his safety speeches.
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OH, THE PLACES YOU'LL GO ...Dr. Seuss
    • skills
    • themes
      • graduation
      • adventure
      • choices, making decisions
Advice in rhyme for proceeding in life; weathering fear, loneliness, confusion, and being in charge of your actions.
.
book level 3.3 (AR)
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Old MacDonald Had a Farm
    • skills
      • sequencing
      • onomatopoeia
    • themes
      • farm animals
      • occupations
see also:
Old MacDonald Had an Apartment House (bk. lv. 4.0)
Old MacDonald Had a Cow
Old MacDonald Drives a Tractor
Old MacNoah Had an Ark
EIEIO - How Old MacDonald Got His Farm
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OLD WOMAN WHO NAMED THINGS (The)
.
by Cynthia Rylant
.
book level 3.4 (AR)
An old woman who has outlived all her friends is reluctant to become too attached to the stray dog that visits her each day.

OTHER BOOKS too good to forget!

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...wordless...
PANCAKES FOR BREAKFAST ...
by Tomie DePaola
...wordless
    • skills
    • themes
      • food

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PAPER BAG PRINCESS (The)
.
by Robert Munsch
.
book level 3.8 (AR)
Elizabeth, a princess, outwits a dragon to rescue Ronald, the prince she intends to marry. But when she discovers that Ronald, who looks like a prince, acts like a bum, she decides not to marry him after all.
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PERFECT NEST (The) ... by Catherine Friend
see also:
The Wolf's Chicken Stew
Are You My Mother?
Is Your Mama a Llama?
.
The Best Nest
.
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Pete the Cat ... created by James Dean
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PETE'S A PIZZA ... by William Steig
    • skills
      • sequencing
    • themes
      • family
What do you do when Pete's in a bad mood? Turn him into a pizza, of course.
.
book level 2.4 (AR)
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PIERRE ... by Maurice Sendak
    • skills
      • rhyme
    • themes
      • family
      • good character & behavior
A young boy learns a lesson about indifference.
.
book level 2.2 (AR)
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(not AR)
Pig Pigger Piggest
    • skills
      • comparatives & superlatives
A retelling of The Three Little Pigs, but this time the three BIG pigs (called Pig, Pigger, and Piggest) build three correspondingly sized castles which are then destroyed by Witch, Witcher, and Witchest.
.
see also...
THE THREE LITTLE PIGS
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book level 1.0 (AR)
PIGEON FINDS A HOT DOG (The)
by Mo Willem
.
The pigeon learns about sharing when a curious duckling keeps asking questions about the hot dog that the pigeon has found.
see also...
DON'T LET THE PIGEON DRIVE THE BUS
.
DON'T LET THE PIGEON BE THE PRINCIPAL
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book level 2.5 (AR)
PIGGIE PIE
.
by Margie Palatini
Gritch the witch flies to Old MacDonald's farm for some pigs to make a piggie pie; but when she arrives, she can't find a single porker.
.
see also...
Three Little Pigs
.
Old MacDonald Had a Farm
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Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?

by Bill Martin, Jr. and Eric Carle
see also Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
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POLAR EXPRESS (The)
.
by Chris Van Allsburg
.
book level 3.8 (AR)
An incredible children's story, beautifully illustrated, about a young boy's Christmas adventure.
.
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by Susan Blackaby
book level 2.3 (AR)
PRINCESS AND THE PEA (The)
.
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by Harriet Ziefert
bk. lev. 1.8 (AR)
.
MATH CONNECTION...
The Real Princess - A Mathemagical Tale
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see also...
THE PRINCESS AND THE PIZZA princess_and_the_pizza...book_cover.jpg (bk. lev. 4.2)
Princess Pigtoria and the Pea
Princess_Pigtoria_and_the_Pea.jpg(bk. lev. 4.1)
The Cowboy & the Black-Eyed Pea
the_cowboy_&_the_black-eyed_pea.jpg (bk. lev. 3.6)
.
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PRINCESS PENELOPE'S PARROT
(Helen Lester, Lynn Munsinger)

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book level3.2 (AR)
PRINCIPAL'S NEW CLOTHES (The)
by Stephanie Calmenson
.
.
see also...
The Emperor's New Clothes
.
In this version of the Anderson tale, the vain principal of P. S. 88 is persuaded by two tailors that they will make him an amazing, one-of-a-kind suit that will be visible only to intelligent people who are good at their jobs.
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book level 2.4 (AR)
PUMPKIN PUMPKIN
    • skills
      • sequencing (seed to jack-o-lantern to seed)
    • themes:
      • fall
      • Halloween
      • growing things
.
Jamie plants a pumpkin seed and, after watching it grow, carves it and saves some seeds to plant in the spring.
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PUT ME IN THE ZOO
by Robert Lopshire
colors
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book level 1.7 (AR)
QUICK AS A CRICKET
    • skills
      • similes
      • adjectives
      • comparisons
    • themes:
      • animals
      • personal characteristics, all about me
.
This book depicts a small boy as he compares himself to a wide range of animals. He is quick as a cricket, tender as a lamb, and fragile as a kitten.

related books: Biggest, Strongest, Fastest (Steve Jenkins)
Extreme Animals (Reading A-Z)
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Room on the Broom ... by Julia Donaldson
skills:
sequencing
rhyming
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ROSIE'S WALK ... by Pat Hutchins
.
book level 0.6 (AR)
.
Rosie the hen leaves the chicken coop and sets out for a little walk. But....who is following her?
see also...Hattie and the Fox
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SILLY SALLY ... ... ...by Audrey Wood
book level 2.6 (AR)
This is a rhyming story of Silly Sally, who makes many new friends as she travels to town.
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SQUEAKY, CREAKY BED (The) ... by Pat Thomson
bk. lev. 2.4 (AR)
.
SQUEAKY DOOR (The) .... by Margaret MacDonald
bk. lev. 1.7 (AR)
.
.
.
themes: family, animals, home, feelings
.
skills: sequencing, onomatopoeia
.
.
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STELLALUNA... ... ...by Janell Cannon
book level 3.5 (AR)
After she falls headfirst into a bird's nest, a baby bat is raised like a bird until she is reunited with her mother.
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also:
Button Soup
...bk.lv. 2.6 (AR)
Fox Tale Soup
...bk.lv. 2.7 (AR)
Kallaloo: A Caribbean Tale
...bk.lv. 3.0 (AR)
Bone Button Borscht
...bk. lv. 2.6
STONE SOUP
by Marcia Brown ... book level 3.3 (AR)
by Forest ........... book level 3.3 (AR)
by McGovern ... book level 3.1 (AR)
by Jon Muth .......book level 3.6 (AR)
by Sims
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Cactus_Soup...eric_kimmel.JPG(AR 3.5) tumblewood_stew_by_janet_stevens.jpg(AR 2.5)
...(by Eric Kimmel)............(illustr. by Janet Stevens)'
.
bone_button_borscht.jpg (AR 2.6).....fox_tale_soup.jpg...Kallaloo--A_Caribbean_Tale.jpg
... (by Aubrey Davis)
.....A PERFECT PORK STEW
........a_perfect_pork_stew_(paul_johnson).jpg ...(by Paul Johnson)
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...bk. lev. 3.0 (AR)
by Ying Chang Compestine
.
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...bk. lev. 4.4 (AR)
RELATED BOOKS:
Boy Soup or When Giant Caught Cold
(Loris Lesynski)
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.
Alvie Eats Soup (Ross Collins)
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book level 3.9 (AR)
STREGA NONA ... by Tomie DePaola
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When Strega Nona leaves him alone with her magic pasta pot, Big Anthony is determined to show the townspeople how it works.
see also...
THE MAGIC PORRIDGE POT
TWO OF EVERYTHING (bk.lv. 3.5 AR)
ONE POTATO, TWO POTATO (bk.lv. 4.3 AR)
see other "Strega Nona" bks:
Strega Nona: Her Story
Strega Nona's Harvest
Strega Nona's Magic Lessons
Strega Nona Meets Her Match
Strega Nona Takes a Vacation
Merry Christmas, Strega Nona
see other "Big Anthony" bks:
Big Anthony: His Story
Big Anthony & the Magic Ring
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TACKY THE PENGUIN...by Helen Lester
book level 3.3 (AR)
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Tacky the penguin does not fit in with his sleek and graceful companions, but his odd behavior comes in handy when hunters come with maps and traps.
see also...
Tackylocks & the 3 Bears (3.3)
Tacky & the Emperor (3.9)
Tacky & the Winter Games (3.0)
Tacky Goes to Camp (3.3)
Tacky in Trouble (3.7)
Three Cheers for Tacky (2.8)

TALL TALES
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by Ziefert (2.1 AR)
by O'Connor (2.2)
by Robbins (2.8 AR)
TEENY TINY WOMAN (The)
    • skills
      • sequencing
      • comparing sizes
    • themes
      • Halloween
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see also...
The Big Toe
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"Who's got my big toe?"
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TEN APPLES UP ON TOP
by Theo LeSeig (Dr. Seuss)
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(not AR)

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(not AR)
THERE WAS AN OLD LADY WHO SWALLOWED A FLY
    • skills
      • sequencing
      • rhyming
    • themes
      • animals
      • bugs, insects, spiders
      • healthy food
see also...
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bat.......(2.2 AR)
I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie........(3.9 AR)
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Chick.....(2.5 AR)
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Leaves (2.4 AR)
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Trout.........(3.1 AR)
There Was a Cold Lady Who Swallowed Some Snow (2.5 AR)
There Was an Old Witch (2.8 AR)
There Was an Old Monster (Who Swallowed a Tick)
Clay Boy
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book level 3.2 (AR)
THREE BILLY GOATS GRUFF (The)
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see also...
Three Silly Billies (The)
Three Silly Girls Grubb (The)
Three Cabritos (The)
Little Britches & the Rattlers (Eri Kimmel)
Three Fishing Brothers Gruff (The)
Sody Salleratus (Aubrey Davis)
Sody Sallyratus (J. Compton)
Three Billy Goats Fluff (The)
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THREE LITTLE PIGS (The)
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see also...
The Three Little Javelinas
The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs
The 3 Little Dassies...by Jan Brett (set in Africa)
The 3 Little Gators
The 3 Little Tamales
The Three Little Fish & the Big Bad Shark
Pig, Pigger, Piggest
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book lev. 4.6 (AR)
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THREE LITTLE WOLVES and THE BIG BAD PIG (The)
by Eugene Trivizas
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see also The 3 Little Pigs
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A hilarious retelling in reverse of the traditional story of the villainous monster who destroys homes.
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book lev. 3.2 (AR)
THREE SILLY BILLIES (The)...
by Margie Palatini
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Three billy goats, unable to cross a bridge because they cannot pay the toll, form a car pool with the Three Bears, Little Red Riding Hood, and Jack of beanstalk fame to get past the rude Troll.
see also...
The 3 Billy Goats Gruff
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book lev. 3.1 (AR)
THREE SNOW BEARS (The) ... by Jan Brett
see also...
Goldilocks and the Three Bears
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book level 1.5 (AR)
Too Much Noise ... by Ann McGovern
see also......It's Too Noisy!
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book lev. 3.2 (AR)
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TOPS AND BOTTOMS ... by Janet Stevens

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book lev. 3.3 (AR)
TORTOISE AND THE HARE (The)
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click here for the Reading A-Z book -- The Tortoise and the Hare
see also...
The Tortoise and the Jackrabbit... ... The Great Race

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book level 3.1 (AR)
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book lev. 4.0 (AR)
also known as:
Country Mouse & City Mouse
City Mouse & Country Mouse
TOWN MOUSE & COUNTRY MOUSE ... Jan Brett
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see also...
CHALK and CHEESE
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book level 3.0 (AR)
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TRUE STORY OF THE 3 LITTLE PIGS (The)
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    • point of view.
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The wolf gives his own outlandish version of what really happened when he tangled with the three little pigs.
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see also...
THE 3 LITTLE PIGS
THE 3 LITTLE WOLVES & THE BIG BAD PIG
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book level 3.5 (AR)
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TWO OF EVERYTHING ...Lily Toy Hong
  • skills
    • sequencing
    • problem & solution
  • themes
    • global awareness (China)
    • folktales
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A humorous Chinese tale about a couple who meet up with their doubles.
see also...
"STREGA NONA" ...book level 3.9 (AR)
"THE MAGIC PORRIDGE POT"
"ONE POTATO, TWO POTATO" (by Cynthia DeFelice) ...book level 4.3 (AR)

VELVETEEN RABBIT (The)
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book level 2.9 (AR)
VERY CRANKY BEAR (The) ...Nick Bland)
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When four friends encounter a cranky bear, Moose, Lion, and Zebra all think they know how to cheer him up, but in the end, it is plain, ordinary Sheep who might have the answer
see also...
A Visitor for Bear
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related book:
Giraffe's Sad Tale (With a Happy Ending)
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book level 2.9 (AR)
VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR (The)
by Eric Carle
    • skills
      • sequencing
    • themes
      • food
      • caterpillars & butterflies
      • life cycle / living things
Follow the progress of a hungry little caterpillar as he eats his way through a large quantity of food (right through the pages), then wraps a cocoon around himself and goes to sleep.

RELATED BOOK:
Peter's Stomachache .... an emergent reader from Making Learning Fun
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Web Files (The)
by Margie Palatini

guided reading level L
Lexile level 220
AR book level 2.5
ALLITERATION
pick a peck of perfect purple almost-pickled peppers
take a tub of tasty tart tomatoes
life a load of luscious leafy lettuce
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Who Sank the Boat? ... by Pamela Allen
see also...
Mr. Gumpy's Motor Car (John Burningham)
Mr. Gumpy's Outing ... (John Burningham)
The Mitten ... (Jan Brett)
The Umbrella ... (Jan Brett)
The Napping House ... (Audrey Wood)
Farmer Brown and His Little Red Truck... (Jean Cochran)
Farmer Dale's Red Pickup Truck...(Lisa Wheeler)
Bubble Gum, Bubble Gum ... (Lisa Wheeler)
Big Red Tub ... (Julia Jarman)
"Pardon?" said the Giraffe ... (Colin West)
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(not AR)
WHO TOOK THE COOKIES FROM THE COOKIE JAR?
--repetitive language
--rhythm & rhyme
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WHO TOOK THE FARMER'S HAT? ...
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see also...
Away Went the Farmer's Hat (Jane Moncure, 1988)

WIZARD OF OZ (The) ...see (Sparklebox)
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WOLF'S CHICKEN STEW (The)
by Keiko Kasza
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book level 2.7 (AR)
A hungry wolf's attempts to fatten a chicken for his stewpot have unexpected results.
see also:
Are You My Mother?
The Perfect Nest
ADJECTIVES......................................................................
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Rhyming text and illustrations of comical cats present numerous examples of adjectives, from "hairy, scary, cool, and ordinary" to "tan and tall," "funny, frisky, smooth, and small."
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Cleary and Prosmitsky are back with another fun grammar lesson, this time about adjectives. Goofy illustrations of humans and cats illustrate each adjective mentioned in the text, making for an entertaining introduction to adjectives and a great vocabulary builder. Kirkus Reviews calls this book "neat, clever, commendable, and groovy."

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Rhyming text and illustrations of comical cats present numerous examples of adjectives, words that describe a thing, idea, or living being.
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A sequel to Cleary's popular Hairy, Scary, Ordinary, offering the same "madcap quality that distinguishes the series" (Booklist). Teachers who have used the first book will surely want this second book, which offers more zany examples of adjectives in rhythmic, rhyming verses and accompanied by equally zany cartoon illustrations.
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