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    Early Book
    Characteristics:
  • More challenging storylines

  • Less exact matching of pictures and text

  • Variety of sentence structures

  • Text position varies 

  • More words and lines per page


 


    Supports and Builds
    Early Reader Abilities:
  • Identifies which words tell when, where,
    who, what, why, how

  • Predicts through text and context rather than illustrations

  • Copes with more varied structures

  • Knows changes in pattern may occur at sentence beginning

  • Distinguishes between question and statement


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Item#: 2420
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Andi’s Wool
La lana de Andi

A sheep gets a haircut for spring.

(nonfiction)
Reading Level:
Early 3
Grade Level:    K-1   
K-1
RR Level:        14    
   9
Page Count:
     12      12
Word Count: 
  107   132


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Item#: 2436
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Camel Ben

A tall camel has trouble staying upright.
 
(fiction)

Reading Level: Early 3
Grade Level:    K-1    
 
RR Level:        9    
 
Page Count:
     8    
Word Count: 
  32     


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Item#: 2441
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A Coat Full of Bubbles
Un abrigo lleno de burbujas

A playful sea otter instinctively knows that air is the best insulation.

(nonfiction)
Reading Level:
Early 3
Grade Level:    K-1   
K-1
RR Level:        10    
 9
Page Count:
     12     12
Word Count: 
  72    78


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Item#: 2449
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Henry's Tricks

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

(fiction)
Reading Level:
Early 3
Grade Level:    K-1   
 
RR Level:         11   
 
Page Count:
     12    
Word Count: 
  162     


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Item#:
2456
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Jake's First Word

Big sister assists in getting her little brother to talk.

(fiction)
Reading Level:
Early 3
Grade Level:    K-1    
 
RR Level:        14    
Page Count:
     16       
Word Count:    204   


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Item#: 2458
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Little Critters

Mom thinks about her children
in different ways.


(fiction)
Reading Level: Early 3
Grade Level:    1-2    
 
RR Level:         N/A    
Page Count:
     14     
Word Count: 
  127     

 


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Item#: 2468
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Looking for Bears

How a teacher spent her 
summer vacation.

(fiction)
Reading Level:
Early 3
Grade Level:    K-1    

RR Level:        13    
 
Page Count:
     12     
Word Count: 
  80      


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Item#: 2471
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Mama Cut My Hair
Mamá me cortó el pelo 

A little girl gets a haircut. 

(fiction)
Reading Level:
Early 3
Grade Level:    K-1   
K-1
RR Level:        13     n/a
Page Count:
     16     16
Word Count: 
  134  177

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Item#: 2475
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New York City Buildings
Los edificios de Nueva York

Some of the world's most fascinating urban architecture is in New York City.
 
(nonfiction)
Reading Level:
Early 3
Grade Level:    K-1  
K-1
RR Level:        12    
10
Page Count:
     12     12
Word Count: 
  59    64


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Item#: 2486
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Old Bumpy Alligator

A humorous nonsense tale about an alligator that loves to chomp and chew.

(fiction)
Reading Level:
Early 3
Grade Level:    K-1 
RR Level:     
   8    
Page Count:
     16   
Word Count:    69
     


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Item#: 2487
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The Old Train
El viejo tren

A visit to an old train sparks a child's imagination.

(fiction)
Reading Level:
Early 3
Grade Level:    K-1   
K-1
RR Level:         10   
n/a
Page Count:
      12     12
Word Count: 
   68     74


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Item#: 2491
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Paco's Garden
El huerto de Paco 

Paco and his grandmother plant a small salad garden.

(fiction)
Reading Level:
Early 3
Grade Level:   K-1   
K-1
RR Level:       12    
 n/a
Page Count:
    12     12
Word Count:  120
    111
 



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Item#: 2496
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A Small Sailboat

A small sailboat is caught in a wild, wet, windy storm.

(fiction)
Reading Level:
Early 3
Grade Level:    K-1    
 
RR Level:         16    
 
Page Count:
      16     
Word Count: 
   135     


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Item#: 2520
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Termites
Termitas

A girl tells of the fun she 
had becoming a member of the hockey team.

(fiction)
Reading Level:
Early 3
Grade Level:   K-1    
K-1
RR Level:       15    
 n/a
Page Count:
    16     16
Word Count:  130
   146


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Item#: 2545
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Who Cleans the Museum

A boy and his mom have fun keeping the museum exhibits clean and tidy.

(fiction)
Reading Level: Early 3
Grade Level:    K-1   
RR Level:        14    
 
Page Count:    12     

Word Count:    85      


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Item#: 2460
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Gecko's Story
La historia de Geco

A gecko outwits an owl with a survival trick.

(fiction)
Reading Level: Early 3
Grade Level:    K-1   
K-1
RR Level:        12    
8
Page Count:    12    
12
Word Count:    60   
70


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Item#: 2464
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I Ride the Waves

A short ride on a small raft gives a little boy much joy.

(nonfiction)
Reading Level:
Early 3
Grade Level:    K-1    
 
RR Level:         14    
 
Page Count:
      8     
Word Count: 
   75     


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Item#: 2459
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Little Panda

A hungry little panda discovers that lots of tasty treats are not always the best things for a little panda to eat

(fiction)
Reading Level:
Early 3
Grade Level:    K-1    
RR Level:         12    
 
Page Count:
      12     
Word Count: 
   143     


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Item#: 2454
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A Little Green Dandelion

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

(fiction)
Reading Level:
Early 3
Grade Level:    K-1    
 
RR Level:        13    
 
Page Count:
     12     
Word Count: 
  191     


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Item#: 2478
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Night Walk
Caminando por la noche

A girl and her mother have lots of company on their walk to the store.

(fiction)
Reading Level: Early 3
Grade Level:    K-1   
K-1
RR Level:         9    
  7
Page Count:     12   
12
Word Count:     51   
52


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Item#: 2498
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Solar-Powered Sam

Where does Sam get all her energy?

(fiction)
Reading Level:
Early 3
Grade Level:    K-1    
 
RR Level:         16    
 
Page Count:
      12     
Word Count: 
   148     


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Item#: 2446
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The Dollar
El dólar

Archie's lucky find makes 
everyone smile.

(fiction)
Reading Level:
Early 3
Grade Level:   K-1    
K-1
RR Level:        18    
n/a
Page Count:
     16     16
Word Count: 
 169   165


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Item#: 2483
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Nothing in the Mailbox
Nada en el buzón

A boy's letter writing has happy consequences.

(Fiction)
Reading Level:
Early 3
Grade Level:    K-1  
K-1
RR Level:        9     
 7
Page Count:
     12    12
Word Count: 
  73   70


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