Books for Beginning Readers

Larger prints and simple storylines make up this selection.

Punchinello and the Most Marvelous Gift

With the Maker-Day Festival fast approaching, Punchinello wants to do something really big for Eli, the woodcarver. But everyone else he meets in Wemmicksville is also trying to make the best contribution to the festival. Hans believes that his seven-layer...
$15.99

You Are Mine

Bigger allowances. Better clothes. More toys. Bigger, better, more is how the world determines who's special and who's not. It's a message your kids are hearing every day. But it's not God's message. His truth is simple and never-changing: It's...
$16.99

Because I Love You

A long time ago a wise man named Shaddai built a wonderful village for children to live in. He talked to them and sang for them and told them stories. He gave them everything they needed. And with his own...
$16.99

Your Special Gift

One morning the people of Wemmicksville wake up to discover that they've all received gifts. Punchinello opens his gift to find a hammer; Lucia receives a paintbrush and set of paints; and Hans, the baker, gets a spoon. Nobody knows...
$16.99

Best of All

Bess Stovall is famous for being famous. "When it comes to Wemmicks, she's the best," they say. Who wouldn't want to join her Wonderful Wemmicks Club? The catch is this: only Wemmicks made of maple can join–the best wood from...
$16.99

The Children of the King

One of the greatest gifts parents can give their children is the assurance that mom and dad love them just as they are, apart from anything that they do. But telling them once won't make it sink in. Kids need...
$17.99

You Are Special

In the town of Wemmickville there lives a Wemmick named Punchinello. Each day the residents award stickers—gold stars for the talented, smart, and attractive Wemmicks, and gray dots for those who make mistakes or are just plain ordinary. Punchinello, covered...
$17.99

If Only I Had A Green Nose

A green nose. How silly, thought Punchinello. It wouldn't make him faster, stronger, or even smarter. It would only make him greener—and make him look just like all the other Wemmicks! Why would he want that when he knows Eli...
$16.99

Guess How Much I Love You

Welcome the family classic with an elegant, refreshed cover — the quintessential picture book, just waiting to be shared.Sometimes, when you love someone very, very much, you want to find a way of describing how much you treasure them. But,...
$17.99

Make Way for Ducklings

Mrs. Mallard was sure that the pond in the Boston Public Gardens would be a perfect place for her and her eight ducklings to live. The problem was how to get them there through the busy streets of Boston. But...
$9.99

Blueberries for Sal

What happens when Sal and her mother meet a mother bear and her cub? Kuplink, kuplank, kuplunk! Sal and her mother a picking blueberries to can for the winter. But when Sal wanders to the other side of Blueberry Hill,...
$8.99

One Morning in Maine

Today is a specidal day for Sal because she gets to go to Buck’s Harbour with her dad. But when she wakes up to brush her teeth with her baby sister, she discovers something shocking…. Her tooth is loose! And...
$8.99

Richard Scarry's Busiest People Ever!

Back in print after twenty years! Now readers can once again follow all the busy people who keep Busytown running smoothly. Everyone’s favorite friends are there: Huckle Cat, Lowly Worm, Sergeant Murphy, bumbling Mr. Frumble, and more. Preschoolers learning about...
$17.99

Richard Scarry's Funniest Storybook Ever!

Get ready to laugh, laugh, laugh, in Richard Scarry’s Funniest Storybook Ever! Richard Scarry’s classic collection of his funniest stories is back in print! All your favorite Busytown characters are back and getting up to countless silly situations. Whether it’s...
$17.99

Super Silly Seek and Find

Keep little ones busy with this fun-filled Busytown Seek and Find board book, featuring Huckle Cat, Lowly Worm, Roger Rhino, and more! Richard Scarry’s Busytown is a wonderful place, with so many things to see and do! Now children ages...
$12.99

Comfort One Another

What is it like to be a comforter that is shipped to a needy family? This delightful book takes you on a journey—from a cotton plant to a hut in Africa. Young readers will be inspired to bless others.
$9.99

The Habit Hunt

What is a habit? Does it live in the barn? Or maybe hide under the bed? Curtis and Violet go hunting for a habit, only to discover that a habit is not a creature after all. Full-color illustrations.
$8.99

Midnight Tea Party and other stories about Rosy

Rosy could hardly wait! Grandmother had asked the girl cousins to take turns sleeping overnight at her house and helping her with cleaning the next day. But that night Rosy couldn’t sleep. To Rosy’s astonishment, Grandmother exclaimed, “I can’t go...
$9.95

Not Made to Fly and Forty Other Stories for Children

Brenda the parachutist, who thought grocery bags would help her fly; Rick the bragger, who couldn’t stop tooting his own horn; Clark the scholar, who thought he was happy being miserable; Carrie the crier, who needed a cat to sleep...
$10.95

Andi to the Rescue, Circle C Stepping Stones #4

This is so embarrassing. Andi's teacher, Miss Hall, is sick--and Mother is the substitute teacher. What will Andi's friends think? But it turns out embarrassment is the last thing Andi needs to worry about when two outlaws kidnap Andi and...
$7.99

Andi Under the Big Top, Circle C Stepping Stones #2

The summer after Andi Carter turns nine the circus comes to town. She can't wait to get in line to see the elephants, acrobats, and--most of all--the champion bareback rider. What could be more thrilling than riding your very own...
$7.99

Andi Lassos Trouble, Circle C Stepping Stones #3

When the Circle C ranch decides to host a rodeo competition with two other ranches, dozens of cowboys are eager to prove they're the best riders and ropers in the valley. But they're not the only ones who want to...
$7.99

Andi Far from Home, Circle C Stepping Stones #6

When Fresno is hit with an unexpected outbreak of deadly scarlet fever, Andi Carter is scared. Her town friends are getting sick and school is closed until it passes. Far from the danger, at least Andi has her horse Taffy...
$7.99

Andi Dreams of Gold, Circle C Stepping Stones #5

Andi Carter has gold fever! Someone near town has struck it rich. Now Andi can't stop wondering if there might be some of the glittery metal in the creeks on the Circle C ranch. Her brothers agree that she might...
$7.99

Andi Saddles Up, Circle C Stepping Stones #1

Andi Carter has just turned nine. She and her palomino, Taffy, are old enough to be a real horse-and-rider pair at last! With a beautiful new saddle, Andi's sure she is ready to learn to trick ride like her friend...
$7.99

Jem's Wild Winter, Goldtown Beginnings #6

Winter in Goldtown, California, is rarely harsh. But this year snow covers the whole area. No one can get out to pan for gold in the icy creek for weeks on end. Then the weather turns warmer and flooding threatens...
$6.50

Jem and the Golden Reward, Goldtown Beginnings #5

No one really knows where Jem's beloved dog, Nugget, came from when Strike-it-rich Sam found him. Jem doesn't care; he just knows he loves his pup. But now missing dog posters are going up around town--and the dog looks just...
$6.50

Jem Digs up Trouble, Goldtown Beginnings #4

Jem is turning eight years old. And there's just one thing he wants for his birthday: a prospecting trip with Strike-it-rich Sam. With his grown-up friend to watch out for him, Jem's parents say yes. It's off for two weeks...
$6.50

Jem and the Mystery Thief, Goldtown Beginnings #3

Jem can't wait for school to let out for the year. Is there anything more boring than class when you could be outside? When rich boy Will brings a coin collection to school, it's an exciting treat. It isn't often...
$6.50

Jem's Frog Fiasco, Goldtown Beginnings #2

Welcome to Goldtown, California, in 1859 - a motley collection of canvas tents and pioneer folks all trying to make a living during the gold rush. In a new six-book series by the ever-popular Susan K. Marlow, Goldtown Beginnings looks...
$6.50

Jem Strikes Gold, Goldtown Beginnings #1

Welcome to Goldtown, California, in 1859 - a motley collection of canvas tents and pioneer folks all trying to make a living during the gold rush. In a new six-book series by the ever-popular Susan K. Marlow, Goldtown Beginnings looks...
$6.50

Andi's Scary School Days, Circle C Beginnings #4

Exciting adventures for early readers! Written for reading levels 2.0-2.8, the Circle C Beginnings series combines fun illustrations and six-year-old Andi's signature curiosity. In book four, Andi didn't think she was afraid of anything--until now. School means being away from...
$6.50

Andi's Fair Surprise, Circle C Beginnings #3

Written for reading levels 2.0-2.8, the Circle C Beginnings series combines fun illustrations and six-year-old Andi's signature curiosity. In book three, if Andi can't take her new foal, Taffy, to the 1874 California State Fair, she doesn't want to go....
$6.50

Andi's Circle C Christmas, Circle C Beginnings #6

Written for reading level 2.0-2.8, the Circle C Beginnings series combines fun illustrations and six-year-old Andi's signature curiosity. In Andi's Circle C Christmas, Andi's fun holiday break is spoiled when a grumpy, bossy visitor arrives. No more running. No catching...
$6.50

Andi's Lonely Little Foal, Circle C Beginnings #5

Written for reading level 2.0-2.8, the Circle C Beginnings series combines fun illustrations and six-year-old Andi's signature curiosity. In Andi's Lonely Little Pony, Taffy is growing up too quickly. Soon Taffy will have to leave her mama and stay by...
$6.50

Andi's Indian Summer, Circle C Beginnings #2

In book two of the Circle C Beginnings, Andi's friend Riley shows her a scary old dime novel that sets Andi's mind spinning with thoughts of being captured by dangerous Indians. But when she and Riley travel a little too...
$6.50