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We see water running down the street. We drink it and wash our hands with it. But do we realize how important it is for our bodies? This rhyming story shows how essential it is and offers water as an alternative to soda pop!

 

Playbooks Reading Levels - Stages 0-2

498 words - $25.00  

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Mark, Emma, and Adam are afraid to go to the dentist. Dr. Lee shows them that they have nothing to fear and teaches the kids some surprising news about “good guys” (saliva) and “bad guys” (germs) living in their mouths!

 

Playbooks Reading Levels - Stages 0-2

1,170 words - $35.00  

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Eva, Don, Jan, and Roy discover that if they learn how to tell time, they will be able to know when the Ice Cream Man is on his way! Fun rhymes and clock face diagrams help readers learn about hours and minutes.

 

Playbooks Reading Levels - Stages 0-2

800 words - $30.00   

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Talking on the phone is Babbles Bizarre's favorite thing to do. She calls her friends near and far just to see how they are. She even calls aliens in the stars. Who will Babbles call today? It might be you!

 

Playbooks Reading Levels - Stages 1-3

992 words - $55.00 

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While Tom and his mom enjoy a sunny day at the beach with their loyal dog, Sam, some unusual things happen. Is Sam full of trouble, or does he have a bigger secret? Sam's Secret is an "Early Reader" story.

 

Playbooks Reading Levels - Stages 1-3

1,772 words - $35.00

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Jake was a young dog who never did any of his chores. He didn’t feed his fish or do his homework or take out the garbage. Then Jake’s parents came up with a plan to help Jake be more responsible. What did Jake do?

 

Playbooks Reading Levels - Stages 1-3

1,023 words - $30.00

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Mr. Fritz’s students want to give him a surprise birthday party. They learn that by working together and cooperating, they can accomplish their goal and have a lot of fun … but on the day of the party, there is a problem!

 

Playbooks Reading Levels - Stages 1-3

1,023 words - $30.00

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In this cute story, each is self-conscious about a different body part. For example, Geri the giraffe thinks her neck is too long. It’s lucky they all have such good friends to tell them how being different can be a good thing!

 

Playbooks Reading Levels - Stages 1-3

674 words - $30.00   

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Matt didn't like bugs! In fact, he wished they would all just bug off. One day, four bugs came to bug him and wouldn’t leave! Matt had no choice but to listen to them, and was surprised to learn about what bugs do for the earth!

 

Playbooks Reading Levels - Stages 1-3

1,164 words - $48.00   

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This story presents a funny, healthy twist on the classic tale with a dose of vegetables. Sister Gruff has a clever plan to trick the troll into letting the goats cross the bridge, and teaches readers the value of dark, leafy greens.

 

Playbooks Reading Levels - Stages 1-3

1,706 words - $42.00 

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Timmy’s room was a mess! When one dust bunny showed up at the foot of his bed, Timmy wasn’t concerned. It was only when Stinky and his pals moved in that Timmy started to worry, but by then, it was too late.

 

Playbooks Reading Levels - Stages 1-3

1,933 words - $56.00

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In this story, readers learn about money and what different coins are worth. Sophia learns there are various ways you can manage your money: save it, spend a little bit, spend more on something nicer … or even share it!

 

Playbooks Reading Levels - Stages 1-3

1,600 words - $50.00  

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These enchanted instruments hear a voice asking them to play a song. On the first try, they produce a set of clashing noises. But as the little voice coaches them, they learn their capacity for rhythm, melody, and harmony.

 

Playbooks Reading Levels - Stages 1-3

820 words - $36.00

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James and Joy discover that the area where water comes and goes is filled with unique animals! As the kids see various forms of tide pool life, they learn about special adaptations each one has to help it live in its environment.

 

Playbooks Reading Levels - Stages 1-3

1,352 words - $36.00 

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Winter is coming and the three pigs know they must build houses to keep warm. Little Brother Pig builds a strong house, but Big Brother and Sister Pig are lazy do as little work as possible. Will they be in for a nasty surprise?

 

Playbooks Reading Levels - Stages 1-3

2,210 words - $42.00

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A simple ride on a merry-go-round took Nikki and Shawna farther than they could have imagined—the future! They met a talking squirrel who urgently needed their help! Could saving one tree have such far reaching effects?

 

Playbooks Reading Levels - Stages 1-3

3,211 words - $56.00

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Amanda ran outside to play, but she was in for a scary surprise! Three frightening monsters were in her yard—and they were hungry! Amanda and her brother, Josh, had to stop them, but how can kids catch monsters, anyway?

 

Playbooks Reading Levels - Stages 1-3

2,512 words - $56.00   

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Kenny tries to learn his jumping and hopping skills, but he is hampered by his large tail. Some students make fun of him. But when he begins a karate class, he finds that his overgrown tail can actually help him excel!

 

Playbooks Reading Levels - Stages 1-3

2,300 words - $63.00 

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If you were skipping through the forest, would you stop and talk to a big, bad wolf? Little Red’s parents warned her not to talk to strangers, and talking to a wolf is about as strange as you can get! But Little Red didn’t listen...

 

Playbooks Reading Levels - Stages 1-4

1,814 words - $33.00

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Goldilocks knew she wasn’t supposed to sneak into other people’s houses. It was something a person should never, ever do. But her curiosity got the best of her, and the house just happened to belong to a family of bears.

 

Playbooks Reading Levels - Stages 1-4

2,318 words - $48.00 

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Pugsy is unhappy because his nose is very big. He visits Dr. Fox to give him a smaller nose. First he tries a chicken beak, and then a goat nose! Will Pugsy be happier looking like someone else, or is it better to just be himself?

 

Playbooks Reading Levels - Stages 1-4

2,561 words - $56.00

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It’s time for the Forest Festival, and everyone is baking their favorite pies to share … but someone is stealing the pies! Does someone have a greedy appetite, or is there actually a fun surprise for everyone?

 

Playbooks Reading Levels - Stages 1-4

2,910 words - $64.00

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Rex T. Rex and his friends play in their own band. Rex’s friends keep telling him he needs to practice, but he would rather watch TV and listen to his favorite rock star, Triple T. Triceratops. Will Rex be ready for their show?

 

Playbooks Reading Levels - Stages 1-4

1,199 words - $30.00 

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After selling their only cow for a few beans, Jack climbs an enormous beanstalk, meets a fairy, encounters a giant, and saves the whole town on his quest to help his mother pay for food. How can a young boy become such a hero?

 

Playbooks Reading Levels - Stages 1-4

3,306 words - $49.00 

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Trent travels to New York and rides on all sorts of vehicles: a plane, a taxi, a subway, a boat, and a bike, and he learns how they work! After using different forms of transportation, which one does Trent like best of all?

 

Playbooks Reading Levels - Stages 2-4

1,940 words - $36.00    

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In this modern twist of The Ugly Duckling, Spencer realizes that he doesn't fit in. His friends try to help him with many make-over attempts, from braces to tattoos, but he simply doesn't look like the rest of his family!

 

Playbooks Reading Levels - Stages 1-4

2,062 words - $56.00

In a funny reverse scenario, a germ magically comes alive talking to students to try and convince them if they want to get rid of the flu, they just have to give it away! A fun leason on how to NOT spread germs and Social Distancing.

 

Playbooks Reading Levels - Stages 1-4

2,433 words - $69.30

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What happens when playing tricks and pranks goes terribly wrong? Luke and his best friends discover that "getting even" with girls isn't as much fun as they thought when their third grade teacher finds her way into the mischief.

 

Playbooks Reading Levels - Stages 1-5

3,975 words - $64.00 

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Mr. MacRicee is a man who loves ice cream. He eats it every day and enjoys all different flavors. Things are about to change, though, because Mr. MacRicee likes ice cream a little too much.

 

Playbooks Reading Levels - Stages 2-4

2,721 words - $56.00

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It’s hard to be different, especially if people can’t accept you the way you are. Princess Kristina was very tiny, so tiny she could stand up in her father’s hand. In a land far distant, a butterfly named Willow had a similar problem.

 

Playbooks Reading Levels - Stages 2-4

2,902 words - $54.00

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Ten-year old Natalie is just setting her goal of becoming a ballerina. She also happens to have a disability, and when several classmates make fun of her and tell her she can’t be a dancer, a new friend steps up to help.

 

Playbooks Reading Levels - Stages 2-4

3,003 words - $42.00

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Sundance, the new kitten in the family, has a lot to learn, especially since his recent run-in with the neighborhood bully cat. In a story that deals with working together against bullying, these cats have some pretty smart ideas.

 

Playbooks Reading Levels - Stages 2-4

4,746 words - $70.00   

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