This Step 2 Step into Reading Comic Reader is full of dragons, firefighting, and birthday cake! In this action-packed early reader, Elephant Joe stars as a brave firefighter with his trusty sidekick, Zebra Pete. While camping, they save a hapless dragon from a tree, then must put out a fire when he sets his birthday cake ablaze! Witty asides and clever dialogue add to the hilarity in this comical adventure from British author-illustrator David Wojtowycz. Step 2 Readers use basic vocabulary and short sentences to tell simple stories, for children who recognize familiar words and can sound out new words with help.
Random House Books for Young Readers
Tugboat Bill and the River Rescue
By Brill, Calista
Fans of Little Tug and Chugga-Chugga Choo-Choo will love this lyrical, heartwarming story by Calista Brill, brought to life by Tad Carpenter's bright and lively illustrations. Perfect for readers who can't get enough of things that GO!
Bill is a tugboat. Mabel is a barge. Together they go up and down the choppy river.
The other ships are big and vain. They tease Bill and Mabel. But when a kitten falls in the water, it's up to Bill and Mabel to save the day!
World of Reading Star Wars Rebels Hera's Phantom Flight
By Schaefer, Elizabeth
Rebel pilot Hera stars in another exciting Star Wars adventure! Featuring exciting full-color art from the show, this World of Reading early reader is perfect for fans who are ready to read on their own.
Disney Lucasfilm Press
Yours Sincerely, Giraffe
By Iwasa, Megumi
Giraffe is bored, as usual. He'd love a friend to share things with. So he writes a letter and sends it as far as possible across the other side of the horizon. There he finds a pen palPenguin.
Spring Is Here, Hello Kitty!
By Weinberger, Kimberly
"Spring is here! Join Hello Kitty and her friends at a picnic in the park!"--Page 4 of cover.
If You Ever Want to Bring a Circus to the Library, Don't!
By Parsley, Elise
The third book in the bestselling MAGNOLIA SAYS DON'T! series is another loud and cautionary tale of what not to do--this time, at the library!
If you see a poster that says "You Can Do Anything at the Library!", it is NOT giving you permission to put on a circus! But Magnolia doesn't see any problem with setting up her own big top. She's got a lot of gusto and one mean human cannonball routine. So what if her greatest show on Earth won't fit between bookshelves? Elise Parsley's boldly expressive illustrations perfectly complement this mostly-librarian-approved guide on how to be everything BUT quiet in the library!
A Wonderful Year
By Bruel, Nick
A really cold winter.A demented fairy.A hippo named Louise.A talkative tree.Find out what other wonderful things a year can bring in these four interrelated stories--one for each season--by Nick Bruel, creator of the bestselling Bad Kitty books.
Paddington Plays On
By Bond, Michael
Paddington is having a wonderful time while on vacation with the Browns in a small French town. He loves exploring and meeting new friends. So how exactly does he end up marching through town as a drummer in the local band? Sure he can keep the beat on the drum. But can keep up with the band? Michael Bond's classic character will drum up the interest of beginning readers with his charming antics. Paddington Plays On is a Level One I Can Read book, which means it's perfect for children learning to sound out words and sentences.
By Peschke, M
Kylie Jean decides to sign up for gymnastics lessons. After much practice, she performs in the big showcase event. But she learns that making a new friend is even better than becoming a tumbling queen.
Picture Window Books
Great White Sharks
By Statts, Leo
Provides a basic introduction to great white sharks, describing their physical characteristics, habitat, behaviors, and life cycle.
DK Readers L2
By Fentiman, David
A dark power is rising, and the galaxy is in danger in DK Readers L2: LEGO® Star Wars: The Force Awakens™!
Meet the brave new heroes who must battle to protect the galaxy. Join them in their fight against evil. Can they stop the First Order's sinister plans?
Level 2 titles contain carefully selected photographic images to complement the text, providing strong visual clues to build vocabulary and confidence for kids who are beginning to read fluently with support. Additional information spreads provide fun facts that help develop the topics through a range of nonfiction presentation styles, such as diagrams and activities.
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LEGO, the LEGO logo, the Brick and Knob configurations and the Minifigure are trademarks of the LEGO Group. 2016 The LEGO Group. Produced by DK Publishing under license from the LEGO Group.
DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
By Winters, Kari-lynn
Barnacle Garrick is bold and saucy and selfish. And for a pirate captain, that's good, very good. And his crew are all scurvy sea dogs -- selfish down to the last fleabitten scuttle-butt. And that's good too. But Augusta Garrick is shy, polite, and selfless. For a pirate, that's bad, very bad. Despite her father's horrible example, the sea pup can't stop helping out. It just might take one terrible storm, a ripped sail, a missing peg leg and a panicked crew before Augusta can prove that being selfless is a bold and saucy move after all. And that's good, very good indeed.
A rollicking tale peppered with pirate talk, Kari-Lynn Winters' Bad Pirate is a story about being true to yourself, even if it means you must go against the pack. Dean Griffiths' artwork glows with rich colours, fine detail and spot-on doggie characters. A scurvy delight. For landlubbers, the endpaper design includes a glossary of pirate and sailing terms.
Pajama Press, 2015.
Strong Mothers, Strong Sons
By Meeker, Margaret J
Meg Meeker, M.D., acclaimed author of Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters, now turns to an equally powerful relationship in the family: the one between mother and son. From the moment a mother holds her newborn son, his eyes tell her that she is his world. But often, as he grows up, the boy who needs her simultaneously pushes her away. Calling upon thirty years of experience as a pediatrician, Meg Meeker, M.D., a highly sought after national speaker, assistant professor of clinical medicine, and mother of four, shares the secrets that every mother needs to know in order to strengthen - or rebuild - her relationship with her son. Boys today face unique challenges and pressures, and the burden on mothers to guide their boys through them can feel overwhelming.