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1 - See Pip Flap

DAVID MILGRIM · Simon Spotlight

Otto and his friends are back in this Pre-level 1 Ready-to-Read by New York Times bestselling author/illustrator, David Milgrim. See Pip Flap is part of the award-winning, star-reviewed The Adventures of Otto series.See Tweet fly. Fly, Tweet, fly. Pip wants to fly too - flap, flap, flap!...
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2 - Amanda Pig and the Really Hot Day (Easy-to-Read, Dial)

Jean Van Leeuwen · Dial

Amanda Pig and her family and friends try to find different ways to beat the heat.

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3 - Are You Ready to Play Outside?

Mo Willems · Hyperion Books for Children

Gerald is careful. Piggie is not.
Piggie cannot help smiling. Gerald can.
Gerald worries so that Piggie does not have to.

Gerald and Piggie are best friends.

In Are You Ready to Play Outside?, Piggie can't wait to go play in the sunshine. But will a rainy day ruin...
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4 - Ball

Mary Sullivan · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company

A 2014 Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor BookA dog with a ball is one of the most relentlessly hopeful creatures on Earth. After his best little-girl pal leaves for school, this dog hits up yoga mom, baby, and even the angry cat for a quick throw. No luck. Forced to go solo, the dog begins a hilarious...
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5 - The Bear in My Family

Maya Tatsukawa · Dial Books

An overbearing older sibling can really be a bear, but the child in this understated, gently humorous story finds out that they can have their advantages, too."I live with a bear," the story's young narrator declares. The bear is loud, messy, uncouth, and very strong (too...
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6 - Benny and Penny in the Big No-No!: TOON Level 2

Geoffrey Hayes · Toon Books; First Edition edition

Benny and his sister Penny know its wrong to sneak into someone elses backyard but their mysterious new neighboror is it a monster?may be a thief. They go snooping and discover a lot about themselves and?a new friend.,
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7 - A Big Guy Took My Ball!

Mo Willems · Hyperion Books for Children

Gerald is careful. Piggie is not.
Piggie cannot help smiling. Gerald can.
Gerald worries so that Piggie does not have to.

Gerald and Piggie are best friends.

In A Big Guy Took My Ball! Piggie is devastated when a big guy takes her ball! Gerald is big, too...but...
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8 - Bink and Gollie

Kate DiCamillo · Candlewick Press

Winner of the 2011 Theodor Seuss Geisel Award!

In a brilliant collaboration, best-selling authors Kate DiCamillo and Alison McGhee, along with acclaimed illustrator Tony Fucile, introduce an outrageously funny pair of friends.

Meet Bink and Gollie, two precocious little girls...
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9 - The Book Hog

Greg Pizzoli · Disney-Hyperion

The Book Hog loves books-the way they look, the way they feel, the way they smell-and he'll grab whatever he can find. There's only one problem: he can't read! But when a kind librarian invites him to join for storytime, this literature-loving pig discovers the treasure that books...
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10 - Charlie & Mouse

Laurel Snyder · Chronicle Books

Four hilarious stories, two inventive brothers, one irresistible book! Join Charlie and Mouse as they talk to lumps, take the neighborhood to a party, sell some rocks, and invent the bedtime banana. With imagination and humor, Laurel Snyder and Emily Hughes paint a lively picture of brotherhood...
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11 - Chick and Brain: Smell My Foot!

Cece Bell · Candlewick

From Newbery Honor winner Cece Bell comes an offbeat, pitch-perfect storybook for beginning readers that will have them in fits of giggles."Maybe your foot smells good. Maybe your foot smells great. But I will not smell your foot until you say PLEASE."Meet Chick and Brain. And their...
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12 - Chicken Said, "Cluck!"

Judyann Ackerman Grant · HarperCollins; Reprint edition

An ALA Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Book

This hilarious and award-winning beginning reader is filled with simple, repetitive sentences and illustrated with bright artwork depicting Chicken's funny expressions and poses. Chicken Said, "Cluck!" is sure to make beginning readers...

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13 - Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa

Erica Silverman · HMH Books for Young Readers

A Theodor Seuss Geisel Award Honor Book   Hold on to your hats! Two new pals have arrived on the scene Cowgirl Kate and her stubborn, but devoted cowhorse, Cocoa. Together they count the herd, ride the range, and, of course, argue till the cows come home--as only best friends can do.With...
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14 - Don't Throw It to Mo!

David A. Adler · Penguin Young Readers

Winner of the 2016 Theodor Seuss Geisel Award

Mo Jackson is a little boy with a big passion for sports. He may not be the biggest, the strongest, or the fastest player, but he won't let that stop him from playing!

Mo is the youngest kid on the Robins, his football team. His classmates...

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15 - First the Egg

Laura Vaccaro Seeger · Roaring Brook Press

WHICH CAME FIRST? The chicken or the egg? Simple die-cuts magically present transformation-- from seed to flower, tadpole to frog, caterpillar to butterfly.

The acclaimed author of Black? White! Day? Night! and Lemons Are Not Red gives an entirely fresh and memorable...

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16 - Flubby Is Not a Good Pet!

J. E. Morris · Penguin Workshop

Meet Flubby--the lovably lazy feline who prefers a purr-fectly laid-back lifestyle!

Flubby is a large, sleepy cat who refuses to do the things that other pets do. He won't sing, catch, or even jump! But when a scary situation brings Flubby and his owner together, they realize...
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17 - Fox & Chick: The Party: and Other Stories

Sergio Ruzzier · Chronicle Books

Fox and Chick don't always agree. But Fox and Chick are always friends. With sly humor and companionable warmth, Sergio Ruzzier deftly captures the adventures of these two seemingly opposite friends. The luminous watercolor images showcased in comic-book panel form will entice emerging...
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18 - Fox the Tiger

Corey R. Tabor · Balzer Bray

Fox wishes he were a tiger. Tigers are big and fast and sneaky. So he decides to become one! Soon Turtle and Rabbit are joining in the fun. But will Fox want to be a tiger forever?
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19 - Go, Otto, Go!

David Milgrim · Simon Spotlight

Otto the robot builds a spaceship in this funny and poignant Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Book. This Pre-Level 1 Ready-to-Read by New York Times bestselling author/illustrator David Milgrim is part of the award-winning, star-reviewed The Adventures of Otto series!

See Otto work....
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20 - Good Night Owl

Greg Pizzoli · Disney Hyperion

Owl is ready for bed. But as soon as he settles in, he hears a strange noise. He'll never get to sleep unless he can figure out what's going on He looks everywhere-in his cupboard, underneath the floorboards-even in his walls. But while he's busy tearing his house apart, he doesn't notice...
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21 - Hello, Bumblebee Bat

Darrin Lunde · Charlesbridge Publishing

My name is Bumblebee BatI may be smallbut Im a great flyerI live in a secret cave with my brothers and sistersWant to know more Then open this book and fly with Bumblebee Bat into the nightA series of questions and answers introduce children to the life and habitat of the exotic and endangered...
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22 - Henry and Mudge and the Great Grandpas

Cynthia Rylant · Simon Spotlight

Since its creation in 1987, the Henry and Mudge series has grown into one of the most beloved and acclaimed beginning-reading series ever. With more than two million copies sold, the American Library Association, the Library of Congress, Parents Choice, The Horn Book Magazine, the International...
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23 - Fly High, Fly Guy!

Tedd Arnold · Cartwheel Books/Scholastic

The fifth book in an award-winning, easy-to-read series about a boy and his pet fly, each book in the series has a fun foil cover!

Mom and Dad won't let Fly Guy go along on the family road trip. They're afraid he'll get lost. But when Dad accidentally shuts him in the trunk, Fly Guy goes...
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24 - I Broke My Trunk! (Elephant and Piggie Series)

· Hyperion Books for Children


Gerald is careful. Piggie is not.

Piggie cannot help smiling. Gerald can.

Gerald worries so that Piggie does not have to.



Gerald and Piggie are best friends.

In I Broke My Trunk! Gerald tells Piggie the long, crazy story about breaking his trunk....
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25 - I See a Cat

Paul Meisel · Holiday House

When a housebound dog spies a cat, a bird, and other animals outside a glass door, he is excited: I see a cat. I see a bird. I see a squirrel. When the dog's beloved boy comes home from school, the two pals dash outside, determined to get up close and personal with all the backyard wildlife!...
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26 - I Spy Fly Guy!

Tedd Arnold · Heinemann

The 7th book in the bestselling Fly Guy series--with fun foil covers!

When Fly Guy and Buzz play hide-and-seek, Fly Guy hides in his favorite place--the garbage can. But as Buzz finishes counting, the garbageman drives away with the garbage and Fly Guy, too! A very worried Buzz...
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27 - I Want My Hat Back

Jon Klassen · Candlewick Press

A New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book of 2011!

A picture-book delight by a rising talent tells a cumulative tale with a mischievous twist.

The bear's hat is gone, and he wants it back. Patiently and politely, he asks the animals he comes across, one by one,...
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28 - Infamous ratsos

Kara Lareau · Candlewick Press

Louie and Ralphie Ratso are no softies Readers are sure to chuckle as the determined Ratso brothers plans to act tough go hilariously awry. Louie and Ralphie Ratso s dad, Big Lou, always says that there are two kinds of people: those who are tough and those who are soft. Louie and Ralphie...
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29 - Jazz Baby

Lisa Wheeler · Harcourt Children's Books

With a simple clap of hands, an itty-bitty beboppin' baby gets his whole family singing and dancing. Sister's hands snap. Granny sings scat. Uncle soft-shoes--and Baby keeps the groove. Things start to wind down when Mama and Daddy sing blues so sweet. Now a perfectly drowsy baby...
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30 - King & Kayla and the Case of the Lost Tooth

Dori Hillestad Butler · Peachtree Publishers

A lovable dog helps his human girl solve a mystery.
Kayla lost a tooth -- but now it's missing. Where did it go? King and Kayla must gather the clues to find Kayla's tooth.
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31 - King & Kayla and the Case of the Missing Dog Treats

Dori Hillestad Butler · Peachtree Publishers

A loveable dog helps his human girl solve a mystery. Kayla made peanut butter treats for Jillian's new puppy Thor. But now the treats are missing. What does Kayla know? There are three treats missing. King was in the kitchen. King s breath doesn t smell like peanut butter. What does...
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32 - Let's Go for a Drive!

Mo Willems · Hyperion Books for Children


Gerald is careful. Piggie is not.
Piggie cannot help smiling. Gerald can.
Gerald worries so that Piggie does not have to.

Gerald and Piggie are best friends.

In Let's Go for a Drive! Gerald and Piggie want to hit the road! But the best-laid plans of pigs and elephants...
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33 - Ling & Ting: Not Exactly the Same!

Grace Lin · Little, Brown

Ling and Ting are twins. They have the same brown eyes. They have the same pink cheeks. They have the same happy smiles.Ling and Ting are two adorable identical twins, and they stick together, whether they are making dumplings, getting their hair cut, or practicing magic tricks. But looks...
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34 - Little Mouse Gets Ready: TOON Level 1

Jeff Smith · Toon Books

There's lots to do before Little Mouse is ready to go visit the barn. Will he master all the intricacies of getting dressed, from snaps and buttons to Velcro and tail holes? Eisner Award-winning cartoonist Jeff Smith and his determined Little Mouse reveal all the smallest pleasures...
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35 - Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride

Kate DiCamillo · Candlewick Press

The amiable Mercy Watson takes an automobile ride shell never forget in the second tale of an ebullient first chapter-book series by Kate DiCamillo and Chris Van Dusen.Mr. and Mrs. Watsons porcine wonder, Mercy, loves nothing more than a ride in the car. It takes a fair amount of nudging...
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36 - Mouse and Mole, Fine Feathered Friends

Wong Herbert Yee · HMH Books for Young Readers; First Edition edition

It is a blustery spring day, and Mouse and Mole are very excited. They are going to go bird watching! They are planning to make bird books! Mouse and Mole pack paper and crayons and hurry outside. It turns out, birds are not so easy to watch. Splashing in puddles scare them away. Stepping...
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37 - Move Over, Rover!

Karen Beaumont · Harcourt

It's raining cats and dogs! Good thing Rover is snuggled safe and dry inside his doghouse--until, one by one, a soggy menagerie of creatures shows up looking for a cozy place to sit out the storm. But who's the very unwelcome surprise visitor? Skunk, of course. Suddenly that doghouse isn't...
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38 - My Kite is Stuck! and Other Stories

Salina Yoon · Bloomsbury

Continuing in this exciting paper over board reader format, award-winning author/illustrator Salina Yoon's early readers are perfect for fans of bestselling series like Elephant & Piggie, Ballet Cat, and Pig in a Wig.Loud and in-charge Big Duck, quiet and clever Little Duck,...
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39 - Noodleheads See the Future

Tedd Arnold · Holiday House

Tedd Arnold, the guy who does Fly Guy, and renowned storytellers, Martha Hamilton and Mitch Weiss, have done it again: the wacky Noodlehead brothers, who first appeared in Noodlehead Nightmares, are back for a second adventure that brings folktale tomfoolery into the 21st century!

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40 - Not a Box

Antoinette Portis · HarperCollins

A box is just a box . . . unless it's not a box. From mountain to rocket ship, a small rabbit shows that a box will go as far as the imagination allows.

Inspired by a memory of sitting in a box on her driveway with her sister, Antoinette Portis captures the thrill when pretend...

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41 - One Boy

Laura Vaccaro Seeger · Roaring Brook Press

A CLASSIC IN THE MAKING FROM THE 2008 CALDECOTT HONOR WINNER

ONE BOY is a perfect example of why Kirkus Reviews calls Laura Vaccaro Seeger the "emerging master of the concept book"-a die-cut book exploring counting and words-within-words, and the power of art and imagination....

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42 - Oops, pounce, quick, run! : an alphabet caper.

Mike Twohy · Balzer + Bray

In the vein of Tom and Jerry, Bugs Bunny, and other classic cartoons, Oops, Pounce, Quick, Run! is a hilariously clever alphabet caper, perfect for fans of LMNO Peas and Z Is for Moose.

A little mouse is asleep until a ball suddenly bounces into his home, setting off an epic chase...

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43 - Pearl and Wagner: One Funny Day

Kate McMullan · Dial Books

Wagner has been fooled by just about everyone this April Fools Day--his best friend Pearl, his teacher, and even the librarian. Tired of being on the receiving end of all the pranks, Wagner is determined to have the last laugh. This easy-to-read installment of the Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor-winning...
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44 - Penny and Her Marble

Kevin Henkes · Greenwillow Books; First Edition edition

In the third easy-to-read book about Penny the mouse, written by Caldecott Medalist and bestselling author Kevin Henkes, Penny finds a beautiful marble on her neighbor's lawn and must decide whether or not to keep it. With age-appropriate vocabulary, compelling characters, and a memorable...
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45 - Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons

James Dean · HarperCollins

Pete the Cat is wearing his favorite shirt - the one with the four totally groovy buttons. But when one falls off, does Pete cry? Goodness, no! He just keeps on singing his song - after all, what could be groovier than three groovy buttons? Count down with Pete in this rocking new story...

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46 - A Pig, a Fox, and a Box

Jonathan Fenske · Penguin Young Readers

In the style of Mo Willems, Jonathan Fenske tells three humorous stories of two friends, Pig and Fox, and their shenanigans with a cardboard box (all of which involved Pig accidentally crushing Fox in the box) . With comic art and simple language, this Level 2 reader is sure to have kids...
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47 - Rabbit and Robot: The Sleepover

Cece Bell · Candlewick

WINNER OF A 2013 GEISEL HONOR!

Rabbit's carefully planned visit with Robot doesn't work out exactly as he imagined in this offbeat tale about two comically mismatched friends.

Rabbit is excited: his friend Robot is coming to spend the night! Rabbit has left nothing to chance...
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48 - See Me Run

Paul Meisel


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49 - See the Cat: Three Stories About a Dog

David LaRochelle · Candlewick

Move over, Spot. . . . Spoofing classic primers, Max the Dog talks back to the book in a twist that will have fans of funny early readers howling.See Max. Max is not a cat - Max is a dog. But much to Max's dismay, the book keeps instructing readers to "see the cat." How can Max get through...
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50 - Snail and Worm Again

Tina Kügler · HMH Books for Young Readers

In this silly sequel to Snail and Worm, the dynamic duo are back for more fun and giggles in three new comic shorts brimming with quirky humor and unflappable friendship. At turns clever and sweet, these laugh-out-loud stories are perfect for readers coming out of their own shells...
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