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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#: 2524
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Too Many Nuts

A red squirrel finds a nice home.

(fiction)
Reading Level: Early 4
Grade Level:    1-2    
 
RR Level:         14    
 
Page Count:     12     

Word Count:    132     


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Item#: 2530
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Under My Sombrero
Bajo mi sombrero

Too many friends want to share a little girl's hat.

(fiction)
Reading Level: Early 4
Grade Level:    1-2    
1-2 
RR Level:         13    
 n/a
Page Count:     12    
12
Word Count:     79   
 73


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Item#: 2429
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The Bear's Tale

Once both the fox and the bear had long, bushy tails. This folktale tell how the bear lost his.

(fiction)
Reading Level: Early 4
Grade Level:    1-2    
RR Level:        13    
 
Page Count:    12     

Word Count:    155    


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Item#: 2433
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The Cat with No Tail

A determined cat loses her tail during a big storm.

(fiction)
Reading Level: Early 4
Grade Level:    1-2  
 
RR Level:         14    
 
Page Count:  
   16     
Word Count:    107     
 


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Item#: 2445
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Dragonflies
Libélulas

Dragonflies are interesting insects. They use their special eyes to find their dinner. 

(nonfiction)
Reading Level: Early 4
Grade Level:    1-2  
1-2 
RR Level:         11   12
Page Count:     12   
12
Word Count:     53   
60


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Item#: 2465
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The Little Frogs of Puerto Rico
Las ranitas de Puerto Rico

A boy and his grandmother remember the little frogs that sing back home in their native land. 

(fiction)
Reading Level: Early 4
Grade Level:    1-2   
1-2 
RR Level:        16   
 n/a
Page Count:    12    
12
Word Count: 
  140   134


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Item#: 2474
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Moon 

A child speaks to the moon. 

(fiction)
Reading Level: Early 4
Grade Level:   1-2    
 
RR Level:        15    
 
Page Count:    8    

Word Count: 
   38     

 


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Item#: 2534
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Walking Home Alone

A little boy is anxious about walking home alone from school.

(fiction)
Reading Level: Early 4
Grade Level:    K-1    
 
RR Level:        16    
 
Page Count:    16     

Word Count:   327   


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Item#: 2444
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Dogs at School
Perros en la escuela

Max and Toby find lots of things to do at school.

(fiction)
Reading Level: Early 4
Grade Level:    K-1   
K-1 
RR Level:        10    
n/a
Page Count:    12    
12
Word Count:    94   
102 
 


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Item#: 2447
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Dogs Love to Play Ball

Max and Toby go to a ball game.
 
(fiction)
Reading Level: Early 4
Grade Level:    1-2    
RR Level:         13    
 
Page Count:     16     

Word Count:     151     
 


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Item#: 2470
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Mai-Li's Surprise
La Sorpresa de Mai-Li

A sister helps her older brother make a beautiful kite.

(fiction)
Reading Level: Early 4
Grade Level:    1-2    
1-2 
RR Level:          7     
n/a
Page Count:     16     
16
Word Count:     61    
59


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Item#: 2426
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At the Lake

Throughout the day and all
through the night, interesting visitors come to the lake.

(nonfiction)
Reading Level: Early 4
Grade Level:    1-2    
RR Level:         15    
 
Page Count:     16     

Word Count: 
   176     


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Item#: 2427
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Baron: Rescue Dog
Barón perro de rescate

Baron helps his master Ted rescue a lost girl.
 
(fiction)
Reading Level: Early 4
Grade Level:   1-2    
1-2 
RR Level:        16    
n/a
Page Count:    16     
16
Word Count:    121   
149


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Item#: 2440
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Cool

There are many ways to feel cool, look cool, and be cool, and they're all fun.

(fiction)
Reading Level: Early 4
Grade Level:    1-2    
RR Level:         20    
 
Page Count:     16    

Word Count:     137     


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Item#: 2450
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In Grandma Rita's Garden

Grandma's Rita's garden is a nice place to be.

(fiction)

Reading Level: Early 4
Grade Level:    1-2   
RR Level:        15    
Page Count:    12    
Word Count:    107   


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Item#: 2467
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Little Puffer Fish

How a frightened little fish 
avoids becoming a tasty snack for a bigger fish.
 
(nonfiction)
Reading Level: Early 4
Grade Level:    1-2    
 
RR Level:         14    
 
Page Count:     12     

Word Count:    133    


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Item#: 2472
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Mother Octopus

A good mother raises an 
underwater family. 

(nonfiction)
Reading Level: Early 4
Grade Level:    1-2    
 
RR Level:         18    
 
Page Count:     12     

Word Count:    119     


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Item#: 2512
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The Super-Duper Sandwich

Adam makes a great big sandwich.

(fiction)
Reading Level: Early 4
Grade Level:    1-2    
 
RR Level:         15    
 
Page Count:     16     

Word Count:    202     


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Item#: 2428
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Bat's Night Out
El paseo nocturno del murcielago

A bat has a busy night hunting for insects.

(Nonfiction)
Reading Level: Early 4
Grade Level:   1-2   
1-2 
RR Level:        19    
n/a
Page Count:    16    
16
Word Count:   172   
168


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Item#: 2489
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Our Polliwogs
Los renacuajos

Children observe tiny tadpoles change into leaping frogs.

(fiction)
Reading Level: Early 4
Grade Level:    1-2    
1-2 
RR Level:         14   
 n/a
Page Count:     12   
 12
Word Count:     91  
  101


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Item#: 2525
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Turtle Nest
El nido de la tortuga

A turtle comes ashore to dig her nest and lay her eggs.
  
(nonfiction)
Reading Level: Early 4
Grade Level:    1-2    
1-2 
RR Level:         13   
  9
Page Count:     16   
  16
Word Count:     85  
   86


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