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Emerging Readers

Congratulations on having a newly/almost-independent reader! Here are some stories to kickstart your child's reading journey.
  • School of Monsters: Mary Has the Best Pet

    $10.00

    Written by Sally Rippin  |  Illustrated by Chris KennettpaperbackYou're not supposed to bring your pet to the School of Monsters if you haven't fed...

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    $10.00
  • The Bad Guys Episode 14: The Bad Guys in They're Bee-Hind You!

    $10.50

    Written and Illustrated by Aaron BlabeypaperbackPop quiz! You are on the roof of a skyscraper. Every floor of that building has nasty things that j...

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    $10.50
  • Barkus

    $12.30

    Written by Patricia MacLachlan  |  Illustrated by Marc Boutavantpaperback Meet Barkus. Barkus is loyal. Barkus is generous. Barkus is family.The ex...

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  • One Hundred Shoes

    $10.00

    Written by Charles Ghigna  |  Illustrated by Bob StaakepaperbackCentipede has one hundred feet. One hundred feet means one hundred shoes. How in ...

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    $10.00
  • Real Pigeons Splash Back

    $14.50

    Written by Andrew McDonald  |  Illustrated by Ben WoodpaperbackThe world’s greatest crime-fighting pigeons are making a BIG SPLASH as they try to ...

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    $14.50
  • Dealing with Feelings: This Makes Me Sad

    $8.50

    Written by Courtney Carbone  |  Illustrated by Hilli KushnirpaperbackIf feeling blue isn’t bad enough, it’s even worse without your best furry fri...

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  • A Positive Power Story: I Am Strong

    $8.50

    Written by Suzy Capozzi  |  Illustrated by Eren UntenpaperbackI Am Strong follows a young boy on a fun-filled day as he learns what it means to be...

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  • Moby Shinobi: Surf's Up!

    $8.50

    Written and Illustrated by Luke FlowerspaperbackMoby Shinobi and his dog Toby are excited for a day at the beach! Moby tries to use his ninja skill...

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  • Katie Woo's Neighbourhood: Nurse Kenji Rules!

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    Written by Fran ManushkinpaperbackThe Woos' neighbor, Mr. Kenji, is training to be a nurse. He has a big test coming up, and Katie has offered to h...

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  • Katie Woo's Neighbourhood: Mr. Patel Builds

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    Written by Fran Manushkinpaperback Katie’s class is learning about houses, and her classmate Peter’s father, Mr. Patel, invites the class to see a ...

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  • Katie Woo's Neighbourhood: Super-Duper Librarian

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    Written by Fran ManushkinpaperbackA rainy day brings Katie and the rest of the neighbourhood to the library. The librarian, Miss Bliss, is the best...

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  • School of Monsters: Deb and Dot and the Mix-Up Plot

    $10.00

    Written by Sally Rippin  |  Illustrated by Chris KennettpaperbackSome kids play well and some do not …Some look the same, like Deb and Dot!Deb and ...

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    $10.00
  • The Princess in Black and the Science Fair Scare

    $10.50

    Written by Shannon Hale and Dean Hale  |  Illustrated by LeUyen Phampaperback It’s mayhem at the science fair! A squishy goo monster is a challenge...

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  • A Positive Power Story: I Am Kind

    $10.00

    Written by Suzy Capozzi  |  Illustrated by Eren UntenpaperbackI Am Kind follows a little girl who sees kindness all around her. Her mother is kind...

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  • If You Love Books, You Could Be...

    $8.50

    Written by Elizabeth DennispaperbackLearn all about the careers you could have if you love books in this nonfiction reader, part of a series that g...

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    $8.50
  • The Besties: Show and Smell

    $11.90

    Written by Felice Arena and Tom JellettpaperbackA funny, sweet series about kids being kids, where imagination and play rule!Oliver and Ruby have b...

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    $11.90
  • Unlimited Squirrels: Who Is the Mystery Reader?

    $24.50

    Written and Illustrated by Mo WillemshardcoverAn ensemble cast of Squirrels, Acorns, and pop-in guests host a page-turning extravaganza. Each book ...

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    $24.50
  • Narwhal and Jelly 2: Super Narwhal and Jelly Jolt

    $12.90

    Written and Illustrated by Ben ClantonpaperbackNarwhal and Jelly are back in action for a SUPER adventure! Join Super Narwhal and sidekick Jelly J...

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    $12.90
  • The Bad Guys Episode 10: The Baddest Day Ever

    $10.50

    Written and Illustrated by Aaron BlabeypaperbackIt's not looking good for the Bad Guys! Marmalade's villainous forces have victory in their grasp, ...

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  • Time For School, Little Dinosaur

    $10.00

    Written by Gail Herman  |  Illustrated by Michael FlemingpaperbackWho’s ready to go back to school? Little Dinosaur is! Though his friend Spikey te...

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  • Narwhal and Jelly 1: Unicorn of the Sea!

    $12.90

    Written and Illustrated by Ben Clantonpaperback Narwhal is a happy-go-lucky narwhal. Jelly is a no-nonsense jellyfish. The two might not have a lot...

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    $12.90
  • Narwhal and Jelly 5: Happy Narwhalidays

    $15.90

    Written and Illustrated by Ben ClantonpaperbackDive into three new stories about Narwhal’s favorite time of the year! It’s the festive season in t...

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    $15.90
  • Narwhal and Jelly 4: Narwhal's Otter Friend

    $12.90

    Written and Illustrated by Ben ClantonpaperbackNarwhal and Jelly . . . and Otty?! Exuberant Narwhal and skeptical Jelly test the waters of adding ...

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    $12.90
  • A Positive Power Story: I Am Brave

    $8.50

    Written by Suzy Capozzi  |  Illustrated by Eren UntenpaperbackI Am Brave follows a little girl as she navigates her own family vacation, complete ...

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    $8.50
  • I Want To Be A Veterinarian

    $8.50

    Written by Laura Driscoll  |  Illustrated by Catalina EcheverripaperbackVeterinarians help sick and hurt animals feel better. Did you know that the...

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  • I Want to Be a Pilot

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    Written by Laura Driscoll  |  Illustrated by Catalina EcheverripaperbackPilots fly airplanes! Did you know that there are many different kinds of p...

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  • Real Pigeons Fight Crime

    $14.50

    Written by Andrew McDonald  |  Illustrated by Ben WoodpaperbackDid you know your city is protected by a secret squad of crime-fighting pigeons? It...

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  • Real Pigeons Get Bready

    $14.50

    Written by Andrew McDonald  |  Illustrated by Ben WoodpaperbackThe REAL PIGEONS are a team of crime-fighters who battle baddies wherever they go!B...

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  • Real Pigeons Nest Hard

    $14.50

    Written by Andrew McDonald  |  Illustrated by Ben WoodpaperbackWhat do REAL PIGEONS do? They nest, of course! And when they nest, they nest HARD.P...

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  • Real Pigeons Peck Punches

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    Written by Andrew McDonald  |  Illustrated by Ben WoodpaperbackMore pigeons are fighting crime than ever before. But the REAL PIGEONS still have lo...

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  • Real Pigeons Eat Danger

    $14.50

    Written by Andrew McDonald  |  Illustrated by Ben WoodpaperbackWhat do Real Pigeons do? They EAT DANGER, of course! This squad of crime-fighting fe...

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  • Truth or Lie: Sharks!

    $10.00

    Written by Erica S. Perl  |  Illustrated by Michael SlackpaperbackShark lovers will enjoy hunting down the truth about their favourite ocean predat...

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  • Truth or Lie: Dinosaurs!

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    Written by Erica S. Perl  |  Illustrated by Michael SlackpaperbackDinosaur fanatics will love hunting down the truth about their favourite prehisto...

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  • Real Pigeons Flex Feathers

    $14.50

    Written by Andrew McDonald   |   Illustrated by Ben WoodpaperbackThe Real Pigeons use PIGEON POWERS to fight crime, solve mysteries and help creatu...

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  • Who Would Win? Walrus vs. Elephant Seal

    $10.00

    Written by Jerry PallottapaperbackThis non-fiction reader compares and contrasts walruses and elephant seals. Readers will learn about each animal'...

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  • Uni the Unicorn: Uni's First Sleepover

    $8.50

    Written by Amy Krouse Rosenthal  |  Illustrated by Brigette BarragerpaperbackJoin Uni the Unicorn on this all-new Step into Reading adventure in th...

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  • Poems Aloud: An anthology of poems to read out loud

    $15.00

    Written by Joseph Coelho  |  Illustrated by Daniel Gray-BarnettpaperbackA wittily illustrated anthology of poems, designed to be read aloud. Twent...

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    $15.00
  • Arlo & Pips: King of the Birds

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    Written by Elise Gravelpaperback Perfect for fans of Narwhal and Jelly, Arlo & Pips: King of the Birds is the first in a new early graphic cha...

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    $15.00
  • Yasmin the Recycler

    $10.00

    Written by Saadia Faruqi  |  Illustrated by Hatem AlypaperbackYasmin is thrilled about her school’s new recycling program. But getting her friends ...

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  • Yasmin the Singer

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    Written by Saadia Faruqi  |  Illustrated by Hatem AlypaperbackYasmin is excited to attend a wedding party. But when the singing starts, Yasmin is t...

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  • Yasmin the Librarian

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    Written by Saadia Faruqi  \  Illustrated by Hatem AlypaperbackIt’s library day, and Yasmin is the helper! She loves shelving books, but suddenly, Y...

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  • Kung Pow Chicken: Let's Get Cracking!

    $8.50

    Written and Illustrated by Cyndi Marko paperback In this exciting full-colour series, Gordon Blue transforms into Kung Pow Chicken, an avian super...

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    $8.50