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Great Fiction & Nonfiction Books

Age Level: 3-6 years old

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Fleabag

By: Helen Stephens

Age Level: 3-6 years old

A dog with no name and no home meets a boy with a ball but no dog. Boy and dog play in the park...

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Home

By: Carson Ellis

Age Level: 3-6 years old

Travel through time, imagination, literature, and more for a unique look at "home" in any number...

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How a House Is Built

By: Gail Gibbons

Age Level: 3-6 years old

As readers quickly comprehend, building a house is a complex project requiring the cooperative...

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In the Small, Small Pond

By: Denise Fleming

Age Level: 3-6 years old

A child (and a small green frog) witness the change of seasons in a small, critter-filled pond....

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Jump into Science: Coral Reefs

By: Sylvia Earle

Age Level: 3-6 years old

Readers explore a coral reef with a snorkeling young swimmer and see what the swimmer sees as...

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Looking Closely Along the Shore

By: Frank Serafini

Age Level: 3-6 years old

A full-color, close-up framed by black and a repeated text focuses the reader's eye. Look closely....

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Looking Closely Around the Pond

By: Frank Serafini

Age Level: 3-6 years old

Look very closely. What do you see? It may be something familiar or quite out of the ordinary....

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On the Way to the Beach

By: Henry Cole

Age Level: 3-6 years old

Young readers are invited to look and listen as they join a girl on a summer morning walk to the...

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Out on the Prairie

By: Donna Bateman

Age Level: 3-6 years old

The prairie is home to lush and unique plants and animals. Here they are introduced in the cadence...

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Trout Are Made of Trees

By: April Sayre

Age Level: 3-6 years old

As two children and their fathers explore a stream and its natural riches, a straightforward text...

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Age Level: 6-9 years old

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A Beach for the Birds

By: Bruce McMillan

Age Level: 6-9 years old

Ever noticed sea birds at the beach? There's a quiet place on a Maine beach especially for least...

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A City Through Time

By: Philip Steele

Age Level: 6-9 years old

Follow the progress of an imaginary city through six key periods of time, each captured by a...

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A House Is a House for Me

By: Mary Ann Hoberman

Age Level: 6-9 years old

A lively rhyming cadence introduces many different houses for various residents. From spiders to...

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A Place for Fish

By: Melissa Stewart

Age Level: 6-9 years old

Full color illustrations and clear language present a range of fish in different ecosystems in...

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Even an Ostrich Needs a Nest

By: Irene Kelly

Age Level: 6-9 years old

Birds live all over the world, but their nests come in many sizes, shapes, and some even borrow...

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If You Lived Here: Houses of the World

By: Giles Laroche

Age Level: 6-9 years old

People all around have homes in which to live, but not all of them look alike. Dwellings old and...

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Leaving the Nest

By: Mordicai Gerstein

Age Level: 6-9 years old

A baby jay, a small stripped kitten and a little girl with a bike come together in an unexpected...

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Nat Geo Wild Animal Atlas: Earth's Astonishing Animals and Where They Live

By: National Geographic Kids

Age Level: 6-9 years old

Dramatic photographs, attention-grabbing facts, and clear maps introduce a world of animals and...

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Seabird in the Forest: The Mystery of the Marbled Murrelet

By: Joan Dunning

Age Level: 6-9 years old

The mystery of why a Pacific seabird nests inland has only recently been solved. Lyrical...

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When the Wolves Returned: Restoring Nature's Balance in Yellowstone

By: Dorothy Hinshaw Patent

Age Level: 6-9 years old

Stunning photographs combine with a clear text to show how early use of Yellowstone, changed it...

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Where Once There Was a Wood

By: Denise Fleming

Age Level: 6-9 years old

This book is a good introduction to the effects people can have on the environment. The simple...

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Age Level: 9-12 years old

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Encantado: Pink Dolphin of the Amazon

By: Sy Montgomery

Age Level: 9-12 years old

The author joins several field scientists to find the mysterious encantado, the pink dolphins of...

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The Quest for the Tree Kangaroo: An Expedition to the Cloud Forest of New Guinea

By: Sy Montgomery

Age Level: 9-12 years old

The author and photographer Nic Bishop join biologist Lisa Dabek and other scientists and...

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More great literacy resources for parents from Reading Rockets

Read Aloud Tips

Read Aloud Tips

Read aloud every day with your child and talk about what you're reading. These two simple activities help build your child's vocabulary and comprehension skills.

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Downloadables

Downloadables

Download these colorful ready-to-print lunch box notes, play date cards, and door hangers for the kids in your life.

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