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Teaching Level: Title I
BYL Use: Reading Intervention

What Do You Like:

I love the non-fiction.  They have great pictures and high interest.  Kids are very motivated.

What Do Students Like:

My students love the BYL books!  Several of them reach for these books from their reading
 box first every time! Thanks for producing such great high interest books for our little readers.

 

      Informational Text

Text designed to convey factual information, rather than tell or advance
a narrative. Informational text may employ techniques such as lists,
comparing/contrasting, or demonstrating cause/effect, and may be
accompanied by graphs or charts.

Many of our informational books offer a distinctive narrative nonfiction
quality, which builds on a child’s familiarity with story while introducing
content. This transition text supports a student without total immersion
in the demands of expository prose. The higher level vocabulary and
exquisite illustrations and photos make our BYL books very special.

See how each nonfiction book meets the Common Core State Standards

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  Titles available in Spanish are listed in blue

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Item#: 2185
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The Pond
La  laguna

Though peaceful and quiet, a pond can be a fascinating place.

(Informational)
Reading Level: Emergent
Grade Level:    K       K
FP level:         C
RR Level:        6      n/a
Page Count:    8      
Word Count:   25     34


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Item#:
2425
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At the Horse Show
En la exhibición equina

A girl and her horse enjoy a day at the horse show.

(Informational)
Reading Level: Early 1
Grade Level:   K-1    
K-1
FP level:        D
RR Level:       6     
  3
Page Count:   8   
    8
Word Count:  24     
22
 


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Item#: 2432
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Cat Tails
Rabos de gato

What do most cats and a tall plant have in common?

(Informational)
Reading Level: Early 1
Grade Level:    K-1 
K-1
FP level:         D
RR Level:        6    n/a
Page Count:    8    
8
Word Count:   40  
35


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Item#: 2437
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Chickens
Pollos

Chickens enjoy a natural feast.

(Informational)
Reading Level: Early 1
Grade Level:   K-1  
K-1
FP level:        D
RR Level:       8   
   n/a
Page Count:   8     
 8
Word Count:  23    
24


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Item#: 2140
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Drawbridge
El puente levadizo 

A car trip is interrupted at the entrance to a bridge
so a boat can pass.

(Informational)
Reading Level: Emergent
Grade Level:   K     K
FP level:        E
RR Level:       7     12
Page Count:   8     8
Word Count:  29   2
7


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Item#:  2170  
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Katydids
Saltamontes

Katydids are busy little creatures throughout the day and night too.

(Informational)
Reading Level: Emergent
Grade Level:   K       K
FP level:        E
RR Level:       7       3
Page Count:   8       
8
Word Count:  20     20

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Item#: 2190
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Saguaro
Saguaro

A Saguaro can be many things as it grows in the desert.

(Informational)
Reading Level: Emergent
Grade Level:   K      K
FP level:        E
RR Level:       6      6
Page Count:  12     12  
Word Count:  44     52 


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Item#:
 2198  
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Strange Plants
Plantas extrañas

Deep in a swamp three unsuspecting bugs get caught by three hungry plants.

(Informational)
Reading Level: Emergent
Grade Level:    K     K
FP level:         E
RR Level:        5    
Page Count:   12   12
Word Count:   30   30
 


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Sunflowers
Girasoles

Animals that eat sunflower seeds help plant a field of sunflowers.

(Informational)
Reading Level: Emergent
Grade Level:   K      K
FP level:        E
RR Level:       4      4
Page Count:   8      8   
Word Count:  33  
 42


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Item#: 2474
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Moon 

A child speaks to the moon. 

(Informational)
Reading Level: Early 4
Grade Level: 1-2
FP level:        F    
 
RR Level:      15    
 
Page Count:   8    

Word Count: 
38     

 


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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.
 
(Informational)
Reading Level:
Early 3
Grade Level:   K-1  
K-1
FP level:        F
RR Level:      12    10
Page Count:
  12     12
Word Count:
 59   64


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Item#: 2187
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Powwow

Children express their joy by dancing at a powwow. 

(Informational)
Reading Level: Emergent
Grade Level:   K     
FP level:        F
RR Level:       8      
Page Count:  12    
Word Count:  29      

 
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Item#: 2195
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The Sparrows
Los gorriones

The life cycle of sparrows.

(Informational)
Reading Level: Emergent
Grade Level:   K     K
FP level:        F
RR Level:      11    n/a
Page Count:  12    12
Word Count:  60    
61

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Item#: 2435
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The Changing Caterpillar
Los cambios de la oruga

A caterpillar becomes a butterfly.

(Informational)
Reading Level: Early 2
Grade Level:   K-1  
K-1
FP level:        G 
RR Level:      15       7
Page Count:   8     
 8
Word Count:  56     60

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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.

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


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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. 

(Informational)
Reading Level: Early 4
Grade Level:  1-2  
1-2
FP level:       G 
RR Level:      11    12
Page Count:  12  
 12
Word Count:  53    
60


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

A sheep gets a haircut for spring.

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


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Item #
2729
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Concrete

A brief story about concrete, how it is made, and its many uses.

(Informational)
Reading Level: Fluent 1
Grade Level:   1-2
FP level:        H   
 
RR Level:       17   
 
Page Count:   12     
Word Count:  123    


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Item#:
2466
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The Little Book of Street Rods

A child enjoys a day looking at cars with his dad. 

(Informational)
Reading Level:
Early 2
Grade Level:   K-1    
 
FP level:        H
RR Level:       13     
Page Count:
   12     
Word Count:  79
       

 
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Little Puffer Fish

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

Word Count:  133    


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Turtle Nest
El nido de la tortuga

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


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Early/Fluent Package
Titles available in Spanish are listed in blue

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2748
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The Hungry Sea Star
La estrella de mar tiene hambre

A hungry sea star searches the ocean floor for food.

(Informational)
Reading Level: Fluent 1
Grade Level:  1-2   
1-2
FP level:       I
RR Level:     14  
   12
Page Count: 12    
  12
Word Count: 69   
   62


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Item #
2759
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My Favorite Bear 

There are many ways to have fun, even if you live in a zoo. 

(Informational)
Reading Level: Fluent 2
Grade Level:  1-2    

FP level:       J
RR Level:      17   
 
Page Count:  12     

Word Count: 146    
 


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Watermelon
Sandía

A watermelon grows from a little seed into a juicy red feast for two.

(Informational)
Reading Level: Early 1
Grade Level:  K-1    
K-1
FP level:        J
RR Level:      15       7
Page Count:  12     
12
Word Count:  61      
54


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Item#
2740
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Gargoyles on Guard

What are those stone figures that loom high above on some buildings and why are they there? 

(Informational)
Reading Level: Fluent 3
Grade Level:  2    
 
FP level:       K
RR Level:      23   
 
Page Count:  12     

Word Count: 269    
 
 

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Item #
2774
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Star Pictures

On clear nights the starry sky glitters and glows with mythical figures and their adventures and deeds. 

(Informational)
FP Level: 
K
Grade Level:    2       
Reading Stage: Fluent 1
RR Level:           
 
Page Count:     12     

Word Count:     96    
 

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Item #
2778
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Trilobites

How trilobites that lived long ago became fossils. 

(Informational)
Reading Level: Fluent 2
Grade Level:  1-2    
 
FP level:       K
RR Level:      20   
 
Page Count:  12     

Word Count: 139    
 


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Item#
2724
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 The Coral Reef

The beauty and importance of coral reefs portrayed in words and photographs.

(Informational)

Reading Level: Fluent 3
Grade Level:  2    
 
FP level:       L
RR Level:      21   
 
Page Count:  16     

Word Count: 551    
 
 



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Item #
2768

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Sea Lights

An introduction to some fascinating, mysterious creatures that share this planet with us but live in a watery world.

(Informational)
Reading Level: Fluent 2
Grade Level:  1-2    
FP level:       L
RR Level:      19  
 
Page Count:  12   

Word Count: 128    
 


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Tides

How the tides are created
by the position of the moon.

(Informational)
Reading Stage: Fluent 4
Grade Level:   2-3 
FP level:        L   
 
RR Level:       15   
 
Page Count:   12     

Word Count:  277   
 

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Item#
2736
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Diving for Treasure
En busca de tesoros

The story of how a shipwreck full of treasure was discovered off the Florida coast. 

(Informational)
Reading Level: Fluent 3
Grade Level:   2    
  1-2
FP level:        M
RR Level:       21   
 24
Page Count:
   16     16
Word Count:  272 
 280


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Item #
2733
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Dream Catcher

Loving relatives weave a dream catcher to hang above the bed of a little girl.

(Informational)
Reading Level: Fluent 2
Grade Level:  1-2    
FP level:       M
RR Level:      16   
 
Page Count:  16     

Word Count: 159     


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Item#
2737
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Escape From Death Valley
Salvados del Valle de la Muerte

A recounting of how two wild, desert burros found a home.

(Informational)
Reading Level: Fluent 3
Grade Level:   2 
    1-2
FP level:        M
RR Level:       23   
  22
Page Count:   16     
16
Word Count:  419    
424


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Item#
2773
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Springs

Springs can be found in unexpected places, and they can do amazing things.

(Informational)
Reading Level: Fluent 4
Grade Level:   2    
FP level:        M
RR Level:       24   
Page Count:
   16   
Word Count:  245 


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The Wild Parrots of San Francisco

Wild parrots enliven the streets and parks of San Francisco, California.

(Informational)
Reading Stage: Fluent 4
Grade Level:   2-3  
FP level:        M
RR Level:       21   
 
Page Count:   16     

Word Count:  570   
 

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2751
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Meeting Squawky

A marine biologist relates his encounter with a persistent young cormorant.

(Informational)
Reading Level: Fluent 3
Grade Level:   2    
FP level:        N
RR Level:       22   
 
Page Count:   16     

Word Count:  846     


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Item#
2766
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Day at the Fair, A

Animals, games, rides, food, and exhibits entertain a family at a country fair.

(Informational)
Reading Stage: Fluent 4
Grade Level:    3

FP level:         N
RR Level:        20   
 
Page Count:   16     

Word Count:  603     

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Hidden in the Midden

Pack rats in the southwest United States preserve bits of history and prehistory.

(Informational)
Reading Stage: Fluent 4
Grade Level:   3    
 
FP level:        N
RR Level:       20   
 
Page Count:   12     

Word Count:  312   
 
 

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In Black Bear Country

The author learns about the eating habits of black bears in Vermont.

(Informational)
Reading Stage: Fluent 4
Grade Level:   3  
FP level:        N
RR Level:       22   
 
Page Count:   12     

Word Count:  677   
 
 

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2767
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Haiku for You

The writing and history of Haiku poetry is examined.

(Informational)
Reading Stage: Fluent 4
Grade Level:   3-4  

FP level:        O
RR Level:       22   
 
Page Count:   16     

Word Count:  655   
 

 

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2764
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The Legend of Scarface

The writing of an original legend about a brave mustang stallion.

(Informational)
Reading Level: Fluent 4
Grade Level:   2     
FP level:        Q
RR Level:       19   
Page Count:   12    

Word Count:  900   
 

 


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