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I'm Going to Read Series

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    Book 1
    Book 1

    I'm Going to Read (R) (Level 4): Pizza and Other Stinky Poems

    What stinky fun: these entertaining verses talk about smelly stuff, like onions and skunks--and good things, such as piz... More

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    Book 2
    Book 2

    I'm Going to Read (R) (Level 4): Class Pets

    Mr. Bunsen has a big surprise for his class--new pets! And now they are involved in a big project: building a desert in ... More

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    Book 3
    Book 3

    Hooray for the 4th of July

    Whoopee--it's a 4th of July parade! Kids will happily join the celebration as marching feet keep the beat, big brass ban... More

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    Book 4
    Book 4

    I'm Going to Read (R) (Level 2): Ready, Alice?

    Ready, Alice? calls her mom. Ready, Alice? calls her dad. Not yet, she says, again and again. But her parents know a way... More

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    Book 5

    I'm Going to Read (R) (Level 3): I Won't Go to Bed!

    The clock strikes nine. Jake should be asleep. But he's decided to stay up all night long. I'm not going to bed, he tell... More

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    Book 6

    And the Spring Grass Grew All Around

    "And the spring grass grew all around, all around. And the spring grass grew all around." The classic children's so... More

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    Book 7
    Book 7

    Where are the Dogsharks?

    The dogsharks are all around the playground--bouncing, climbing, and digging. As kids follow these colorful creatures on... More

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    Book 8
    Book 8

    Good Dog, Rover

    What a tail of puppy love. Andy and Amy just can't wait: today, they're going to adopt a dog. But what kind should they ... More

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    Book 9
    Book 9

    Father's Day is Coming

    Father's Day is almost here--and Bobo, a small rabbit, wants to find the perfect present. But none of his ideas (a kitte... More

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    Book 10
    Book 10

    I'm Going to Read (R) (Level 2): Harry's Bath

    With bright, fanciful art by the award-winning illustrator Seymour Chwast, this tale is a pure delight. It's bathtime--b... More

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    Book 12
    Book 12

    Go Away, Crows!

    Caw, caw, caw: the crows have come to Matt and Isabel's home, and she doesn't like it at all. "Get off our fence! Get of... More

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    Book 13
    Book 13

    Clown Games

    A bright and wildly colorful book with lots of clowns slipping, sliding, riding, and playing around. Delightful drawings... More

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    Book 14
    Book 14

    I'm Going to Read (R) (Level 1): No More TV, Sleepy Cat

    Every parents dreads those three bedtime words: "I'm not sleepy!" And that's exactly what Jake the cat is wailing. Will ... More

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    Book 15

    When Daddy Had the Chicken Pox

    Poor Daddy: he has a fever, he has a headache, he has a rash, he has the chicken pox. He doesn't want to read his newspa... More

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    Book 17
    Book 17

    I'm Going to Read (R) (Level 1): The Prince's Tooth Is Loose!

    Poor little prince! He's got a loose tooth-so the whole kingdom springs into action to help. R.W. Alley's charming pictu... More

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    Book 18
    Book 18

    I'm Going to Read (R) (Level 1): Wait for Us!

    Buffy ran. Jenny ran. And soon everyone is running, too. The chase is on! Where could they be going so fast? Just li... More

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    Book 19
    Book 19

    I'm Going to Read (R) (Level 2): Pillow Fight

    Mike and Tony do everything together--including a sleepover each Friday. But this week they started a small pillow fight... More

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    Book 20
    Book 20

    I'm Going to Washington to Visit the President

    Tanya Roitman's I'm Going to Read titles have already transported children to Boston and New York City. Now, she takes... More

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    Book 21
    Book 21

    I'm Going to Read (R) (Level 2): I'm Going to New York to Visit the Lions

    Come along on our journey to New York. It's a special trip, just to visit the lions. Which lions could that be? The ones... More

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    Book 22

    Who Spilled the Milk?

    Who spilled the milk? I don't know, says the child. Maybe the cat did it? A monster? A robber? And--most important: wh... More

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    Book 23
    Book 23

    I'm Going to Read (R) (Level 2): Silly Pig

    What could be funnier than a pig in a wig dancing a jig? Youngsters will be in hog heaven reading about a sweet, silly p... More

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    Book 24
    Book 24

    Prince Has a Boo-boo!

    Oh, the Prince has a boo-boo: he bumped his head and needs a band-aid. Who will get it? The nanny starts the cry, and so... More

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    Book 25
    Book 25

    I'm Going to Read (R) (Level 1): Can You Play?

    Stella's ready for some fun and games--and Buffy her puppy's the perfect playmate. Throw...and catch! Throw...and catch.... More

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    Book 26
    Book 26

    Too Much Tooting!

    Every child who's ever been told Be quiet! will relate to this story about too much noise. Andy wants to blow his horn... More

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    Book 27
    Book 27

    I'm Going to Read (R) (Level 1): The Big Red Blanket

    Will you play with me? Kara asks everyone, but they're all too busy. But when the little girl finds a big red blanket an... More

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    Book 28
    Book 28

    I'm Going to Read (R) (Level 1): Sometimes I Share

    A little girl sometimes shares with her brother: she gives him half her cookie, lets him play with her toys, and even al... More

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    Book 29
    Book 29

    Take My Picture

    Snap! A day at the zoo can be lots of fun when you have a camera to catch the crocs, parrots, zebras, and other wild ani... More

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    Book 30
    Book 30

    Fish Wish

    Get out the reel, get out the rod, get out the wriggly worms: Sammy has a wish to catch a fish. A very, very big fish. T... More

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    Book 31
    Book 31

    Move Over!

    Five animal friends set out in a raft, and there's plenty of space. Then a voice pleads Move over! Move over! Make room ... More

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    Book 32
    Book 32

    I'm Going to Read (R) (Level 2): Green Boots, Blue Hair, Polka-Dot Underwear

    Red cowboy hat, blue baseball cap, green ski cap--or a crown? Stars, stripes, dots, or sparkles? Young children just sta... More

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    Book 33
    Book 33

    Mostly Ink and Wink

    Ink, Wink and Blink are back and singing that familiar childhood refrain: 'There's nothing to do!' Pete Whitehead's enga... More

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    Book 34
    Book 34

    I'm Going to Read (R) (Level 3): The Boy Who Cried Wolf

    This simple and effective retelling of the traditional fable teaches children a valuable lesson: always tell the truth. ... More

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    Book 35
    Book 35

    I'm Going to Read (R) (Level 1): Little Monster

    Run, Little Monster, run! He's got a big, big cake in his arms that he's taking to a special party--and he'd better ... More

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    Book 36
    Book 36

    I'm Going to Read (R) (Level 1): Found an Apple

    Found an apple, found an apple, found an apple last night... This variation on a popular novelty song will have kids ... More

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    Book 37
    Book 37

    Fooba Wooba John

    A flea kicking a tree, a rat wearing a hat (sitting on a baseball bat) and a moose drinking juice in a big red caboose: ... More

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    Book 38
    Book 38

    I'm Going to Read (R) (Level 1): Who Took the Cake?

    This is a beautifully illustrated series that fits in with the UK Key Stage learning scale. It comes with a wordbank tha... More

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    Book 39
    Book 39

    Are We There Yet?

    The car trip to Grandma's house is taking forever. Are We There Yet? explores the amazing possibilities of imagination o... More

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