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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.
  • Diary of a Pug: Paws for a Cause

    $8.50

    Written and Illustrated by Kyla Maypaperback When the local animal shelter can't afford new toys, it's up to Bub and his human, Bella, to save the...

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  • 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

    $8.50

    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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  • Narwhal and Jelly 3: Peanut Butter and Jelly

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    Written and Illustrated by Ben ClantonpaperbackNarwhal and Jelly are back and Narwhal has a new obsession - peanut butter! He’s so obsessed he eve...

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  • Real Pigeons Nest Hard

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    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 Splash Back

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    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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  • Real Pigeons Eat Danger

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    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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  • Dealing with Feelings: This Makes Me Sad

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    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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  • Dealing with Feelings: This Makes Me Happy

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    Written by Courtney Carbone  |  Illustrated by Hilli KushnirpaperbackThis Makes Me Happy follows a young girl on a field trip to the fair, complet...

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  • Dealing with Feelings: This Makes Me Angry

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    Written by Courtney Carbone  |  Illustrated by Hilli KushnirpaperbackIn This Makes Me Angry, a young boy is not having a good day. And between the...

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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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  • Axel the Truck : Field Trip

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    Written by J. D. Riley  |  Illustrated by Brandon DormanpaperbackAxel is a little truck with big, big wheels who loves exploring and adventure. In ...

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

    $23.50

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

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    $23.50
  • Donut Feed the Squirrels

    $22.40

    Written and Illustrated by Mika SonghardcoverTwo squirrel best friends meet their match: a donut food truck! A hilarious young graphic novel perfec...

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  • Narwhal and Jelly 6: Narwhal's School of Awesomeness

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    Written and Illustrated by Ben ClantonpaperbackDive into four new stories about Narwhal and Jelly becoming substitute teachers! The two best friend...

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  • Little But Fierce

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    Written by Joan EmersonpaperbackJust because these animals are small, that doesn't mean they're not strong! Each mini story in this Level 2 reade...

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  • Clever Cakes

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    Written by Michael Rosen  |  Illustrated by Ashley KingpaperbackAre you smart enough to escape from a hungry grizzly bear? Could you trick a grumpy...

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  • A Positive Power Story: I Am Thankful

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    Written by Suzy Capozzi  |  Illustrated by Eren UntenpaperbackIt’s Thanksgiving Day, and there’s a lot to be done before turkey time! I Am Thankfu...

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  • School of Monsters: Hairy Sam Loves Bread and Jam

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    Written by Sally Rippin  |  Illustrated by Chris KennettpaperbackSam makes a mess when he eats jam.Can he fix it? Yes, he can!Hairy Sam just can't ...

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  • School of Monsters: Mary Has the Best Pet

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    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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  • School of Monsters: Pete's Big Feet

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    Written by Sally Rippin  |  Illustrated by Chris KennettpaperbackToday it’s sports day in the sun.But do you think that Pete can run? Ever since Pe...

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  • Moby Shinobi: Surf's Up!

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    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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  • Layla and the Bots: Happy Paws

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    Written by Vicky Fang  |  Illustrated by Christine NishiyamapaperbackLayla and the Bots are in an awesome rock band! They also use problem-solving ...

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  • Yasmin the Scientist

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    Written by Saadia Faruqi  |  Illustrated by Hatem AlypaperbackEveryone seems to have an idea for the science fair except for Yasmin! After some fai...

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  • Who Would Win? Walrus vs. Elephant Seal

    $8.50

    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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  • Truth or Lie: Sharks!

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    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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  • Monster Trucks!

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    Written by Susan E. Goodman  |  Photographs by Michael J. DoolittlepaperbackWhether racing over ramps, plowing through mud, or crushing cars, monst...

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  • Flubby Is Not a Good Pet!

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    Written by J. E. Morrispaperback Meet Flubby – the lovably lazy feline who prefers a purr-fectly laid-back lifestyle!Flubby is a big, sleepy cat w...

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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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  • The Bad Guys Episode 10: The Baddest Day Ever

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    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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  • Narwhal and Jelly 1: Unicorn of the Sea!

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    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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  • Narwhal and Jelly 4: Narwhal's Otter Friend

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

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  • Narwhal and Jelly 2: Super Narwhal and Jelly Jolt

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    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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  • 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

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    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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  • The Princess in Black and the Science Fair Scare

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    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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  • 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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  • Judy Moody and Friends: Amy Namey in Ace Reporter

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    Written by Megan McDonald  |  Illustrated by Erwin Madridpaperback Amy Namey, Ace Reporter, is on the hunt for a good news story. But not a lot hap...

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  • A Positive Power Story: I Am Kind

    $8.50

    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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  • Ella Diaries: I Heart Pets

    $10.50

    Written by Meredith Costain  |  Illustrated by Danielle McDonaldpaperback Ella is resourceful, caring and real, and the writing is sharp and funny....

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  • Ella Diaries: Ballet Backflip

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    Written by Meredith Costain  |  Illustrated by Danielle McDonaldpaperbackElla is resourceful, caring and real, and the writing is sharp and funny. ...

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  • Ella Diaries: Dreams Come True

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    Written by Meredith Costain  |  Illustrated by Danielle McDonaldpaperbackWARNING: You are about to read my UTTERLY BIGGEST SECRETS. Can I trust you...

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  • Olivia's Secret Scribbles: My (Almost) Perfect Puppy

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    Written by Meredith Costain  |  Illustrated by Danielle McDonaldpaperbackOlivia's dog Bob is friendly and cuddly. He is a perfect puppy (almost). B...

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  • The Runaway Princess

    $22.40

    Written and Illustrated by Johan TroianowskipaperbackPrincesses stay quietly and obediently at home. They would never want mermaids and swamps and ...

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  • The Big Fat Cow That Goes Kapow

    $14.00

    Written by Andy Griffiths  |  Illustrated by Terry Dentonpaperback Look inside!This book has a mouse with a house,and a mole in a hole,and a squir...

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    $14.00