Level G Books

Leveled Reading is a system that is used to track children’s reading progression and help find books that correspond with that level.

Level G books include sentences with clauses and embedded phrases. The letter-sound relationship in words is more complex, as are the illustrations accompanying the story. Readers have now master early reading behaviors like recognizing high-frequency words and using a range of word-solving strategies for unknown words.

Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?

Bill Martin

Zoo animals from polar bear to walrus make their distinctive sounds for each other, while children imitate the sounds for the zookeeper.

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Marvin K. Mooney Will You Please Go Now!

Dr. Seuss

Dr. Seuss has always been welcome in every reader's home, but in this Bright and Early Book classic, Marvin K. Mooney's welcome has been worn out! In merry verse and illustrations, Marvin is asked to leave by every conceivable means of transportation. He can leave by lion's tail or stamp himself and go by mail. By stilts or Crunk-Car or Zumble-Zay, it's time that Marvin was on his way. Will Marvin ever get the hint? Combining brief and funny stories, easy words, catchy rhythm, and lively illustrations, Bright and Early Books are an ideal way to introduce the joys of reading to children.

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Mouse Loves School

Lauren Thompson

Hiding inside a backpack, Mouse spends the day at school, discovering colors, letters, numbers, and his favorite thing--friends.

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The Fat Cat Sat on the Mat

Nurit Karlin

This funny rhyming story starring a big orange tabby cat helps kids learn to read! Fat Cat Sat on the Mat is a proven winner—welcome at home and in the classroom, as it makes kids laugh. The fat cat sat on the mat. "Get off!" said the rat. But the fat cat just sat. Will the rat get the fat cat off the mat? Enjoy reading this silly story aloud for maximum effect! Find out if rat can get cat off the mat in this funny, phonetic Level One I Can Read that's perfect for kids learning to sound out words and sentences. With repeating sounds and words, beginning readers will grow their reading confidence as they laugh about the cat and the rat and their sibling-style squabble.

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Buzz Said the Bee

Wendy Cheyette Lewison

A little bee causes a big commotion among the much larger animals on the farm.

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More Spaghetti, I Say!

Rita Golden Gelman

Minnie the monkey eats too much spaghetti while Freddy begs her to play with him instead

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Why Benny Barks

David Milgrim

A child describes the possible reasons why Benny the dog barks.

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The Cows are in the Corn

James Young

Everyone in the family is upset when the farm animals get into the crops, but Mother remains calm and knows just what to do.

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Brand-new Pencils, Brand-new Books

Diane Degroat

Gilbert's excitement over starting first grade turns to worry that the teacher will be mean, the work too hard, and his classmates too unfriendly, but throughout the day there are pleasant surprises.

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Lola M. Schaefer

Mittens is a small kitten in a big, new house. Everything seems loud and unfamiliar and scary. The little kitten wants a special place all his own. Can a new friend help him find one? The satisfying story of an adorable kitten's search for security and his discovery of a new friend is perfect for children who, like Mittens, are ready to take their first steps on a new journey: reading. Mittens is a My First I Can Read book, which means it’s perfect for shared reading with a child. "The beautiful physical immediacy of the new pet story will draw emergent readers," commented Booklist.

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David Goes to School

David Shannon

David's activities in school include chewing gum, talking out of turn, and engaging in a food fight, causing his teacher to say over and over, "No, David!"

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Axel the Truck: Speed Track

J. D. Riley

Learn to read with Axel the Truck! Axel is a little red truck with big wheels and big dreams. In this My First I Can Read! book, Axel and his dog, Rex, go to the speed track and race against trucks and cars that are bigger, better, and faster than he is. Does Axel win? Let’s find out! Short declarative sentences, lots of action and fun, age-appropriate vocabulary, sound effects and onomatopoeia, and bold, detailed illustrations make Axel the Truck: Speed Track a great choice for building confidence in emerging readers. Perfect for children who love trucks and other vehicles that go!

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Big Bear, Little Bear

Susan Amerikaner

Skilled archer Princess Merida and her bear friends help teach about opposites.

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Mittens at School

Lola M. Schaefer

Mittens the sweet little kitten makes trouble when Nick brings him to school for show-and-tell. Just right for little ones getting ready to go to school for the first time or for a new school year! At the math table, Mittens pushes the counting beads until they crash to the floor. On the piano, Mittens runs across the keys until the piano lid slams down. Mittens even tries to look at a book, until it falls from the bookshelf! Mittens is finally happy when he gets to meet the other students in Nick’s class.

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The Carrot Seed

Ruth Krauss

When a little boy plants a carrot seed, everyone tells him it won't grow. But when you are very young, there are some things that you just know, and the little boy knows that one day a carrot will come up. So he waters his seed, and pulls the weeds, and he waits ...

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