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A yellow boat in a pond sails by its natural world including turtles, cattails, and ducks before being discovered by a young boy and taken to the boy’s home. Beautifully re-illustrated with a fresh and appealing look, these Beginning-to-Read books foster independent reading and comprehension. Using high frequency words and repetition, readers gain confidence while enjoying stories about everyday life and adventures. Educator resources include reading reinforcement activities and a word list in the back. Activities focus on foundational, language and reading skills. Sections include; phonological awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and reading comprehension. Teachers notes available on website.


Available for order here: The Runaway pumpkin Pie Man

A silly Halloween take on the classic Gingerbread Man, this adorable tale follows a sassy Pumpkin Pie Man as he rolls through town. A gaggle of witches, a hoard of black cats, Count Dracula, werewolves, trick-or-treaters, and a flock of ghosts all chase after the Pumpkin Pie Man. Everyone tries, but no one can catch this holiday sweet until he slams smack dab into a mini-van! Playful and fun, this fall-themed book is sure to satisfy your Halloween sweet tooth. Adorable illustrations bring the Pumpkin Pie Man to life, complete with whipped cream eyebrows! The humorous details added to the characters will have the reader flying through the pages after a delicious runaway treat!
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Under the algae that carpets the swamp, near the duck who paddles in ooze, close to the turtle who takes a snooze . . . hides a gator! Still as a log, only his watchful eyes can be seen. But when gator moves, he really moves! What happens to the duck, the turtle, the egret, the deer, and the many other critters of the swamp when gator makes his move?                              Written by Marianne Berkes
Illustrated by Roberta Baird                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Published by Dawn Publications

Available for order here  The Swamp Where Gator Hides


Written by Alan Salisbury
Illustrated by Roberta Baird

Ranger searches all over Santaland for someone who can teach him the secret of flying, but everyone he asks, including the oldest and wisest elves, Mrs. Claus, and even his brother Rudolph, gives him the same advice: ”The secret lies within.”





From the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, I See the Animals Sleeping: A Bedtime Story emphasizes the importance of sleep for both animals and children. With simple rhyming text and vibrant illustrations, this beautiful picture book highlights the diverse and fascinating sleep habits of animals.                                                                                                                             Written by Thomas Heffron
Illustrated by Roberta Baird

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From the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, I See the Animals Sleeping: A Bedtime Story emphasizes the importance of sleep for both animals and children. Also available as a free App!