STEP INTO READING—Random House Books for Young Readers (Ages 4-6)

Robot, Go Bot!
Published in 2013
Illustrated by Wook Jin Jung

When a girl puts together a robot from a kit, she makes a new friend! But she learns a lesson in what friendship means when the robot gets fed up with her orders.


Awards

Kirkus Starred Review
Kirkus's Best Children's Books of 2013

ALSC 2014 Notable Children's Book

Bank Street 2014 Best Books of the Year

Kindergarten List of NYC Reads 365 literacy program


Flip Flop!
Published in 2011
Illustrated by Jana Christy

Sometimes it’s hard to make choices. Go to the fair or the zoo? Swim in the pool or chase the tide? This rhyming summer story follows two friends as they flip flop through a variety of choices…including which shoes to wear!


Corn Aplenty
Published in 2009
Illustrated by Melissa Iwai

Corn isn’t the only thing that grows in this story. So does a relationship between a farmer and the children who pass his farm. Repeated patterns, colorful details, and simple sentences in this little book teach children about the growing process of corn…and friendship!


ROOKIE READERS—Scholastic/Children’s Press (Grades K-2)

Bob’s Vacation
Published in 1999
Illustrated by the author

A snowman goes on vacation in search of more colors and decides there is no place like home.
(skill set: consonant clusters)


A Box Can Be Many Things
Published in 1997
Illustrated by Paige Billin-Frye

A girl insists that a box is not junk and imagines it can be anything she wants it to be!
(skill set: vowel sounds)


Awards

Children’s Choice International Reading Association and the Children’s Book Council, 1998


Chilly Charlie
Published in 2001
Illustrated by Martin Lemelman

This fun introduction to body parts finds Charlie very cold, until he comes up with a cozy solution.
(skill set: prepositional phrases)


Circle City
Published in 1999
Illustrated by Susan Miller

Look for circles everywhere as a girl spends a day in the city.
(skill set: counting, numbers, and shapes)


Family Photo
Published in 2006
Illustrated by Mike Gordon

In trying to set up a family picture, a boy creates quite a jumble of family members.
(skill set: prepositional phrases)


Feet
Published in 2000
Illustrated by Rick Stromoski

Visit a camp where simple rhyming text describes the many things that feet can do.
(skill set: vowel sounds)


Hands
Published in 2000
Illustrated by Rick Stromoski

Bake? Make? Clap? Unwrap? Hands have lots to do at a birthday party.
(skill set: vowel sounds)


Look for Ladybugs
Published in 2006
Illustrated by Christine Schneider

Look low, high, up, down, over, and under for ladybugs hiding in the yard in this curious book.
(skill set: prepositional phrases)


My Book By Me
Published in 2000
Illustrated by the author

Books can be anything an author wants them to be. The girl in this story makes a book of her own, and readers get to see the process come to life.
(skill set: multisyllabic words)


My Special Space
Published in 2003
Illustrated by Julie J. Kim

Everyone needs a private space to think and dream. In this story, a girl finds her own place in the house to be herself.
(skill set: consonant clusters)


Purple Is Best!
Published in 1999
Illustrated by Mike Cressy

Sue likes blue. Fred likes red. Find out how they decide that purple is best!
(skill set: consonant clusters)


The Secret Code
Published in 1998
Illustrated by Bari Weissman

Lucy thinks Oscar can read a secret code, but it is really Braille. Learn along as Oscar teaches Lucy his unique way of reading.
(skill set: multisyllabic words)


So Many Sounds
Published in 2001
Illustrated by Kristin Sorra

Listening to the world around the farm, two friends discover wonderful sounds.
(skill set: repetitive text)


COMPASS POINT EARLY READERS—Compass Point Books (Grades K-2)

Clown Around
Published in 2001
Illustrated by Nate Evans

Clowns squeeze in, burst out, and show the audience how much fun it is to clown around.
(Level B developing readers)


Hats!
Published in 2001
Illustrated by Paul Harvey

Bows? Flaps? Dots? There are so many hats to choose from. Why not wear them all?
(Level B developing readers)


I’ll Make You a Card
Published in 2002
Illustrated by Jan Bryan-Hunt

Follow each month of the year, learn the holidays, and explore the ways to be a creative giver.
(Level C newly independent readers)


In the Yard
Published in 2002
Illustrated by Elizabeth Wolf

A girl helps her parents with different yard tasks through all four seasons.
(Level A emergent readers)


“Ladies and Gentlemen!”
Published in 2002
Illustrated by Jim Caputo

A very nervous boy waits behind the curtain before a school play. Will he remember his lines?
(Level C newly independent readers)


Look Down Low
Published in 2002
Illustrated by Bernard Adnet

How do you see things on the ground? Look down low and notice the grass, insects, and other fun there!
(Level A emergent readers)


Lots of Balloons
Published in 2002
Illustrated by Jayoung Cho

Learn colors as a girl buys and shares balloons with the people she meets at the park.
(Level A emergent readers)


Making Music
Published in 2002
Illustrated by Maureen Ivy Fisher

This book introduces the four types of instruments and their wonderful sounds.
(Level B developing readers)


My Favorite Foods
Published in 2001
Illustrated by Grace Lin

Who needs cake? A girl and her mom take a trip to the grocery store to buy her favorite foods, counting one to ten, for her birthday party.
(Level C newly independent readers)


My Red Rowboat
Published in 2002
Illustrated by Miriam Sagasti

A boy and his Dad take their red row boat across the lake on an errand to the store.
(Level A emergent readers)


Pet Your Pet
Published in 2002
Illustrated by Jeffrey Scherer

Pets need to be fed, walked, and washed. But the best way to show a pet love is by giving it a pet!
(Level B developing readers)


Rubber Duck
Published in 2002
Illustrated by Patrick Girouard

Do you think rubber ducks get bored inside all day? A boy takes his duck outside to play. And then they both need a bath!
(Level C newly independent readers)


Say “Hi!” Up High
Published in 2002
Illustrated by Mike Dammer

By jumping up high, a boy says “hi” to all the things he sees in the sky.
(Level A emergent readers)


Shoo, Crow! Shoo!
Published in 2001
Illustrated by Mary Rojas

Follow two kids through the sequence of making a scarecrow—and see if it does its job!
(Level A emergent readers)


Uncle’s Bakery
Published in 2002
Illustrated by Janie Baskin

A girl enjoys the sights and sounds at her uncle’s bakery.
(Level B developing readers)


Ways to Go
Published in 2001
Illustrated by J. Conteh-Morgan

Walking, sledding, riding a train? With so many ways to go, how will you choose how to get from here to there?
(Level A emergent readers)


Wonderful Things
Published in 2001
Illustrated by Viki Woodworth

Marie is great at crafts, but her friend feels like he just makes a mess. He finds he has his own talents, and together he and Marie combine their abilities to throw a backyard Olympics.
(Level C newly independent readers)


Yahoo for You
Published in 2002
Illustrated by Cary Pillo

Grandma Sal gets her granddaughter to try new things. But is Grandma willing to try a rollercoaster?
(Level B developing readers)


READ-IT! READERS—Picture Window Books (Grades PreK-2)

I Am in Charge of Me
Published in 2005
Illustrated by Shirley Beckes

A boy goes through his day making his bed, picking up his room, and remembering his mittens. He gets to be in charge of so many things!


Let’s Share
Published in 2005
Illustrated by Béatrice Favereau

Two friends find that they have the perfect things to share—crayons and paper, crackers and jam, seeds and a shovel—and that sharing together is the most fun way to spend a day.


Sounds Like Fun
Published in 2005
Illustrated by Marcelo Elizalde

Ashley stays inside to practice her piano while her friends play outside. When recital time arrives, she and her friends see that hard work is worth it.


Stickers, Shells, and Snowglobes
Published in 2005
Illustrated by Claude Thivierge

People collect so many different things—what does your collection say about you?


Tired of Waiting
Published in 2005
Illustrated by Brad Fitzpatrick

It’s hard to wait. But waiting doesn’t have to be boring. See how one girl keeps herself busy, and wishing she had more time to wait!