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Unwanted items

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Pre-K, Kindergarten, and Beginning First Grade

Caption Books

Order Code: CB   Levels: A-B / 1-2

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Caption Books

The Caption Book format encourages beginning readers to interact with the print. Large-sized print is separate from the picture, and the print placement establishes a top, left starting position. Ample space between words encourages easy one-to-one matching.

High frequency words and language patterns are repeated to support young children in reading stories while they learn more about the conventions of printed language.

This set is also available in Big Book size (8.5" x 11")

  • Super-Saver 50 copies of 8 Titles / 400 bks / $200
  • Full 25 copies of 8 Titles / 200 bks / $150
  • Mini 5 copies of 8 Titles / 40 bks / $35
  • Digital editions of some of these texts are available from Amazon

  

 


Color Caption Books Set A

Order Code: CBa-COLOR   Levels: A-B / 1-2

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Color Caption Books Set A

This full color set of four titles contains 120 books—30 copies of each title—for $150. We've included our popular titles Balloons, The Farm, Dinosaurs, and Traffic found in the black and white Caption Books set.

  • 120 books—30 copies of each title—for $150
  • Each customer is limited to ordering a maximum 100 sets total of this product.

 


Spanish Caption Books

Order Code: sCB   Levels: A-B / 1-2

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Spanish Caption Books

The format in this translation of the English Caption Books Set encourages beginning readers to interact with the print. Large-sized print is separate from the picture, and the print placement establishes a top left starting position. Ample space between words encourages easy one-to-one matching.

High frequency words and language patterns are repeated to support young children in reading stories while they learn more about the conventions of printed language.

This set is also available in Big Book size (8.5" x 11")

  • Super-Saver 50 copies of 8 Titles / 400 bks / $200
  • Full 25 copies of 8 Titles / 200 bks / $150
  • Mini 5 copies of 8 Titles / 40 bks / $35

  

 


Emergent Reader 1

Order Code: ER1   Levels: A-B / 1-2

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Emergent Reader 1

This set contains eight engaging stories that encourage beginning readers to interact with the print using the techniques followed in Caption Books. The books are organized in a sequence of difficulty with book 1, the easiest, and book 8, the most difficult.

The stories focus on experiences familiar to young children to support their learning and encourage oral language development.

This set is also available in Big Book size (8.5" x 11")

  • Super-Saver 50 copies of 8 Titles / 400 bks / $200
  • Full 25 copies of 8 Titles / 200 bks / $150
  • Mini 5 copies of 8 Titles / 40 bks / $35

  

 


Spanish Emergent Reader 1

Order Code: sER1   Levels: A-B / 1-2

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Spanish Emergent Reader 1

This set is a translation of the English Emergent Reader 1 Set with 8 engaging stories that encourage beginning readers to interact with the print using the techniques followed in Spanish Caption Books. The books are organized in a sequence of difficulty with book 1, the easiest, and book 8, the most difficult.

The stories focus on experiences familiar to young children to support their learning and encourage oral language development.

This set is also available in Big Book size (8.5" x 11")

  • Super-Saver 50 copies of 8 Titles / 400 bks / $200
  • Full 25 copies of 8 Titles / 200 bks / $150
  • Mini 5 copies of 8 Titles / 40 bks / $35

  

 


Rhymes & Songs 1

Order Code: RS1   Levels: Poetry

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Rhymes & Songs 1

Children will love these classic rhymes and songs written in caption book format to encourage emergent readers to attend to the print as they read the books again and again. Additional verses are included in the back.

Teachers can introduce the rhymes and songs through charts, singing, or with BIG size RS1. Children can read and enjoy their own versions at home as they reread the rhymes and become aware of the sounds of the language.

  • Super-Saver 50 copies of 8 Titles / 400 bks / $200
  • Full 25 copies of 8 Titles / 200 bks / $150
  • Mini 5 copies of 8 Titles / 40 bks / $35

  

 


Nursery Rhymes

Order Code: NR   Levels: Poetry

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Nursery Rhymes

Set consists of 8 traditional nursery rhymes formatted with clear print text and is engagingly illustrated to hold the attention of young readers. Teachers can introduce the rhymes through charts, songs, or with BIG size NR (8.5" x 11").

Children can then read and enjoy their own versions at home as they sing, count, read, and recite these old favorites in new multi-cultural contexts.

  • Super-Saver 50 copies of 8 Titles / 400 bks / $200
  • Full 25 copies of 8 Titles / 200 bks / $150
  • Mini 5 copies of 8 Titles / 40 bks / $35
  • Digital editions of some of these texts are available from Amazon

  

 


Spanish Nursery Rhymes

Order Code: sNR   Levels: Poetry

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Spanish Nursery Rhymes

Based on Spanish culture, these 8 books offer Spanish language rhymes, songs, and games for young children to read and enjoy. These books are formatted with clear print text and are engagingly illustrated to hold the attention of young readers.

Teachers can introduce the rhymes through charts, songs, or with BIG size sNR (8.5" x 11"). Children can then read and enjoy their own versions at home as they sing, count, read, and recite these Spanish favorites.

  • Super-Saver 50 copies of 8 Titles / 400 bks / $200
  • Full 25 copies of 8 Titles / 200 bks / $150
  • Mini 5 copies of 8 Titles / 40 bks / $35

  

 


Going & Doing Poems

Order Code: GDP   Levels: Poetry

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Going & Doing Poems

Children will enjoy these poetry books as they become aware of the sounds of the language, helping them to become readers. The rhythm of the language surrounds children with fun sounds and words that make them want to wiggle and giggle.

The books in this set take children on adventures at sea, in space, on the way to school, and in their own backyards.

  • Super-Saver 50 copies of 8 Titles / 400 bks / $200
  • Full 25 copies of 8 Titles / 200 bks / $150
  • Mini 5 copies of 8 Titles / 40 bks / $35

  

 


Critter Poems

Order Code: CP   Levels: Poetry

Critter Poems

Critter Poems

Children will enjoy these poetry books as they become aware of the sounds of the language, helping them to become readers. The rhythm of the language surrounds children with fun sounds and words that make them want to wiggle and giggle.

Children can experience poetry as they read about familiar critters like mice, squirrels, bunnies, snails, and even elephants.

  • Super-Saver 50 copies of 8 Titles / 400 bks / $200
  • Full 25 copies of 8 Titles / 200 bks / $150
  • Mini 5 copies of 8 Titles / 40 bks / $35

  

 


Weather & Science

Order Code: WS1-COLOR or WS2-COLOR   Levels: Kindergarten

Weather & Science

Weather & Science
Levels: Aligned with Common Core state standards and Next Generation Science standards

These sets of science KEEP BOOKS for Kindergarten students combine features of early literacy learning while exploring weather-related concepts from Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards. Each set contains four full-color titles.

In addition to learning about the seasons and weather, children are building reading skills through one-to-one voice print match, recognizing high-frequency words, using illustrations to check for meaning, and more. Students will enjoy taking these KEEP BOOKS home and sharing their new learning with their families.

  • These sets contains 120 books—30 copies of each title—for $150.
  • Digital editions of these texts are available from Amazon

 


Single Copy Sets

Order Code: Varies   Levels: Varies

Each set includes ten (10) different, randomly selected books grouped together by reading and grade level for $20 with free shipping.

More information about single copy sets.

  • PK10 (Levels A-B) Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten
  • BFG10 (Levels C-E) Beginning First
  • LFS10 (Levels F-I) Late First, Beginning Second

  

 

Kindergarten

Letters, Sounds, & Words 1a

Order Code: LSW1a   Levels: A-C / 2-4

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Letters, Sounds, & Words 1a

This set offers 8 engaging stories for beginning readers placing an emphasis on learning lower case letter forms and a core of high frequency words

These Numbered books offer a progression of text difficulty. Advance to set Letters, Sounds, & Words 1b (LSW1b) for repeated characters at higher reading levels.

  • Super-Saver 50 copies of 8 Titles / 400 bks / $200
  • Full 25 copies of 8 Titles / 200 bks / $150
  • Mini 5 copies of 8 Titles / 40 bks / $35

  

 


Letters, Sounds, & Words 2a

Order Code: LSW2a   Levels: A-C / 1-3

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Letters, Sounds, & Words 2a

This set offers eight new engaging stories for beginning readers placing an emphasis on learning lower case letter forms and a core of high frequency words. These elements are embedded in the stories and reinforced by the inclusion of a practice page.

Numbered books offer a progression of text difficulty. In Set Letters, Sounds, & Words 2b (LSW2b) you will find repeated characters at a more advanced level.

  • Super-Saver 50 copies of 8 Titles / 400 bks / $200
  • Full 25 copies of 8 Titles / 200 bks / $150
  • Mini 5 copies of 8 Titles / 40 bks / $35

  

 


Letters, Words, & Numbers Caption Books

Order Code: LWNCB   Levels: B-C / 2-4

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Letters, Words, & Numbers CB

The books in this set introduce numbers to young children by showing them how they are commonly used in everyday activities such as telling time, spending money, making a mask, and cutting a sandwich.

In them, teachers, parents, and students can begin to explore the use of numbers which are presented in both cardinal and ordinal forms.

  • Super-Saver 50 copies of 8 Titles / 400 bks / $200
  • Full 25 copies of 8 Titles / 200 bks / $150
  • Mini 5 copies of 8 Titles / 40 bks / $35

  

 

Single Copy Sets

Order Code: Varies   Levels: Varies

Each set includes ten (10) different, randomly selected books grouped together by reading and grade level for $20 with free shipping.

More information about single copy sets.

  • PK10 (Levels A-B) Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten
  • BFG10 (Levels C-E) Beginning First
  • LFS10 (Levels F-I) Late First, Beginning Second

  

 

Beginning First Grade

Beginning First

Order Code: BF   Levels: C-D / 3-5

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Beginning First

Each page in this set has one to three lines of text. The text is supported by pictures and predictable patterns, making the books easy reading to enjoy and practice at home.

  • Super-Saver 50 copies of 8 Titles / 400 bks / $200
  • Full 25 copies of 8 Titles / 200 bks / $150
  • Mini 5 copies of 8 Titles / 40 bks / $35
  • Digital editions of some of these texts are available from Amazon

  

 


Letters, Sounds, & Words 1b

Order Code: LSW1b   Levels: C-E / 4-7

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Letters, Sounds, & Words 1b

The books in this set offer 8 engaging stories that repeat characters from set Letters, Sounds, & Words 1a (LSW1a) and place an emphasis on learning lower case letter forms, a core of high frequency words, and common spelling patterns which are a basis for phonetic analysis. These elements are embedded in the stories and reinforced by the inclusion of a practice page.

The books are numbered sequentially and offer a progression of text difficulty within the set.

  • Super-Saver 50 copies of 8 Titles / 400 bks / $200
  • Full 25 copies of 8 Titles / 200 bks / $150
  • Mini 5 copies of 8 Titles / 40 bks / $35

  

 


Letters, Sounds, & Words 2b

Order Code: LSW2b   Levels: C-E / 4-8

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Letters, Sounds, & Words 2b

This set offers 8 new engaging stories that repeat characters from Set Letters, Sounds, & Words 1a (LSW2a). And like Set Letters, Sounds, & Words 1b (LSW1b) the books place an emphasis learning lower case letter forms, a core of high frequency words, and common spelling patterns which are a basis for phonetic analysis. These elements are embedded in the stories and reinforced by the inclusion of a practice page.

The books are numbered sequentially and offer a progression of text difficulty within the set.

  • Super-Saver 50 copies of 8 Titles / 400 bks / $200
  • Full 25 copies of 8 Titles / 200 bks / $150
  • Mini 5 copies of 8 Titles / 40 bks / $35

  

 


Health & Safety 1

Order Code: HS1   Levels: C-E / 4-8

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Health & Safety 1

Learning about health and safety becomes fun as children read the books in this set.

Readers can follow children just like them as they brush their teeth, exercise, eat healthy, go to the doctor, and follow safety rules.

  • Super-Saver 50 copies of 8 Titles / 400 bks / $200
  • Full 25 copies of 8 Titles / 200 bks / $150
  • Mini 5 copies of 8 Titles / 40 bks / $35
  • Digital editions of some of these texts are available soon from Amazon

  

 


Health & Nutrition 1

Order Code: HN1   Levels: C-E / 4-8

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Health & Nutrition 1

Engaging, easy to read stories in this set reinforce good health and nutrition for young children. The back cover presents additional information, a recipe, or an activity for the child to complete.

  • Super-Saver 50 copies of 8 Titles / 400 bks / $200
  • Full 25 copies of 8 Titles / 200 bks / $150
  • Mini 5 copies of 8 Titles / 40 bks / $35
  • Digital editions of these texts are available from Amazon

  

 

Single Copy Sets

Order Code: Varies   Levels: Varies

Each set includes ten (10) different, randomly selected books grouped together by reading and grade level for $20 with free shipping.

More information about single copy sets.

  • PK10 (Levels A-B) Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten
  • BFG10 (Levels C-E) Beginning First
  • LFS10 (Levels F-I) Late First, Beginning Second

  

 

First Grade

Mid First 1

Order Code: MF1   Levels: D-E / 6-8

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Mid First 1

In this set the text is supported by pictures as the vocabulary and language patterns increase in complexity to create wonderful stories for reading and rereading at home.

Interest for reading is sparked by one traditional tale and seven stories, which reflect experiences of young children.

  • Super-Saver 50 copies of 8 Titles / 400 bks / $200
  • Full 25 copies of 8 Titles / 200 bks / $150
  • Mini 5 copies of 8 Titles / 40 bks / $35

  

 


Health & Safety 2

Order Code: HS2   Levels: E-G / 7-12

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Health & Safety 2

In these stories, readers learn about staying healthy and safe through the experiences of children just like them. Topics include exercise, safety, hygiene, and going to the doctor.

  • Super-Saver 50 copies of 8 Titles / 400 bks / $200
  • Full 25 copies of 8 Titles / 200 bks / $150
  • Mini 5 copies of 8 Titles / 40 bks / $35

  

 


Silly Animal Poems

Order Code: SAP   Levels: Poetry

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Silly Animal Poems

Children will enjoy these poetry books as they become aware of the sounds of the language, helping them to become readers. The rhythm of the language surrounds children with fun sounds and words that make them want to wiggle and giggle.

Children will have fun with some very silly animals and will love to laugh at these crazy critters as they read.

  • Super-Saver 50 copies of 8 Titles / 400 bks / $200
  • Full 25 copies of 8 Titles / 200 bks / $150
  • Mini 5 copies of 8 Titles / 40 bks / $35

  

 


Silly Poems

Order Code: SP   Levels: Poetry

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Silly Poems

Children will enjoy these poetry books as they become aware of the sounds of the language, helping them to become readers. The rhythm of the language surrounds children with fun sounds and words that make them want to wiggle and giggle.

These poems will make children laugh as they learn. This set contains some old familiar classics and some new silly stories

  • Super-Saver 50 copies of 8 Titles / 400 bks / $200
  • Full 25 copies of 8 Titles / 200 bks / $150
  • Mini 5 copies of 8 Titles / 40 bks / $35

  

 


Mid First 2

Order Code: MF2   Levels: F-G / 8-11

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Mid First 2

These books help to ease beginning readers through the transition to longer, more complex story books. There are multiple lines of text on the page as the stories become more complex. The pictures are engaging, while offering moderate support of the text.

This set covers familiar family experiences such as losing a first tooth. Reading a traditional tale from Baby Bear's perspective appeals to the interests of young children.

  • Super-Saver 50 copies of 8 Titles / 400 bks / $200
  • Full 25 copies of 8 Titles / 200 bks / $150
  • Mini 5 copies of 8 Titles / 40 bks / $35

  

 

Single Copy Sets

Order Code: Varies   Levels: Varies

Each set includes ten (10) different, randomly selected books grouped together by reading and grade level for $20 with free shipping.

More information about single copy sets.

  • PK10 (Levels A-B) Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten
  • BFG10 (Levels C-E) Beginning First
  • LFS10 (Levels F-I) Late First, Beginning Second

  

 

Late First Grade & Beginning Second Grade

Late First 1

Order Code: LF1   Levels: F-G / 8-11

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Late First 1

This set contains full pages of text with less support from the pictures and enriched vocabulary, which increases the level of text difficulty.

Stories include the fun of a trickster tale, information on fire safety, the excitement of a roller coaster ride, and the return of our favorite, mischievous dog, Mutt.

  • Super-Saver 50 copies of 8 Titles / 400 bks / $200
  • Full 25 copies of 8 Titles / 200 bks / $150
  • Mini 5 copies of 8 Titles / 40 bks / $35

  

 


Letters, Words, & Numbers

Order Code: LWN   Levels: F-I / 10-15

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Letters, Words, & Numbers

Though a lively story format, children are shown how numbers are used in everyday actvities. These books introduce the use of numbers in addition, subtraction, counting, making change, telling time, weighing, estimating, and making comparisons.

Numbers are incorporated within the stories becoming one more element of the reading experience.

  • Super-Saver 50 copies of 8 Titles / 400 bks / $200
  • Full 25 copies of 8 Titles / 200 bks / $150
  • Mini 5 copies of 8 Titles / 40 bks / $35

  

 


Raccoon Family Adventures 1

Order Code: RAC1   Levels: E-H / 7-14

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Raccoon Family Adventures 1

Take children on eight delightful adventures with this colorful family as they explore the world around them. Follow the two playful twins, Ricky and J.J., as their curiosity gets them into mischief. Children will enjoy joining these characters on many fun-filled journeys.

Set RAC1c-GR can be used for individual and small group reading lessons prior to sending these books home.

  • Super-Saver 50 copies of 8 Titles / 400 bks / $200
  • Full 25 copies of 8 Titles / 200 bks / $150
  • Mini 5 copies of 8 Titles / 40 bks / $35
  • Digital editions of these texts are available from Amazon

  

 


Raccoon Family Adventures 1 Small Group Reading Set

Order Code: RAC1c-GR   Levels: E-H / 7-14

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Raccoon Family Adventures 1 Small Group Reading Set

The Raccoon Family Adventure Series is available in color with a format for use with individual and small group reading lessons. The resource Teaching Suggestions for a Reading Lesson is included on the inside back covers.

This book set appears on the Reading Recovery approved book list. Full color in larger size (5½” x 8½") with glossy pages throughout.

Add these books to your permanent classroom collection and / or school book room. Set RAC1 is a black and white version for students to take home.

  • Available ONLY in Small Group Reading Set Quantity.
  • 6 copies of 8 Full Color Titles / 48 bks / $60

  

 


Single Copy Sets

Order Code: Varies   Levels: Varies

Each set includes ten (10) different, randomly selected books grouped together by reading and grade level for $20 with free shipping.

More information about single copy sets.

  • PK10 (Levels A-B) Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten
  • BFG10 (Levels C-E) Beginning First
  • LFS10 (Levels F-I) Late First, Beginning Second

  

 

Second Grade

Fact & Fiction

Order Code: FF1   Levels: K-L / 18-20

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Fact & Fiction

Relating fact to fiction can make learning fun for children. This set features 8 paired books for focusing on fun topics like thunderstorms, the ocean, sunflower plants, and cats. Each fictional title offers an interesting story that is paired with a factual book on the same topic.

These books are larger (5½" x 8½") and have 16 pages to challenge a self-extending reader.

This product is priced differently from most other sets. It is available only in Super-Saver and Mini. The Super-Saver size for this set includes 25 copies of 8 titles for $200. The Mini size for this product includes 5 copies of 8 titles for $50. There is no Full size for this product.

  • Super-Saver 25 copies / 8 titles / $200
  • Mini 5 copies / 8 Titles / 40 bks / $50

Order FF1

  

 

My Own Keep Books and Big Books

My Own Keep Books

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My Own Keep Books

My Own KEEP BOOKS are blank books that can be used to reinforce a variety of lessons: reading, writing, drawing, and math!

  • MO–I = 30 books for $25
  • MO100 = 100 blank books for $75
  • MO300 = 300 blank books for $150
  • BIGMO = 15 blank books for $30

Our guide to using My Own Keep Books has suggestions for using these blank books in your classrooms.




 

Big Books

Big Book Sets - Single Copies of 8 Titles

BIG Books

Big Books are ideal for classroom situations or for children who may need larger format books. Big Books are laminated and measure 8.5" x 11".

Each set contains a single copy of eight titles for $25.

  • Caption Books (Big–CB)
  • Emergent Reader 1 (Big–ER1)
  • Rhymes and Songs (Big–RS1)
  • Big Nursery Rhymes (Big–NR)
  • Spanish Caption Books (Big–SCB)
  • Spanish Emergent Reader 1 (Big–SER1)
  • Spanish Nursery Rhymes (Big–SNR)