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Not Leveled Reading Recovery Packages

Not Leveled by Reading Recovery Books/Packages

Below are Books for Young Learners not on the official Reading Recovery
list that are also useful for intervention and classroom instruction.

Package Level: WL-12                Package Level: 14-19                Package Level: 20-24

Intervention Levels WL-12 Complete Package (30 Books)

Item#: 2126
Best Friends

Author: Rhonda Cox
Photographer: Rhonda Cox

Description:
A boy’s pet dog has puppies.

(Realistic Fiction)

F/P Level:               WB
Grade Level:           K-2     K-2
Reading Stage:      Emergent 
RR / DLL Level:        
INT Level:                
Page Count:            16      16
Word Count:             0        0

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Item#: 2172
Little Turtle

Author: Valerie Sommerville
Illustrated by Valerie Sommerville

Description:
The adventures of a brave and curious little turtle’s journey far from home.

(Realistic Fiction)

F/P Level:                WB
Grade Level:            K-2      
Reading Stage:       Emergent
RR / DLL Level:        
INT Level:                   
Page Count:            17    
Word Count:            0

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Item#: 2220
Zippers
Author: Janice Boland
Illustrated by Judith Pfeiffer

Description:
A girl discovers the ups and downs of zippers.

(Realistic Fiction)

F/P Level:                C
Grade Level:           K-1  K-1 

Reading Stage:      Emergent
RR / DLL Level:       
INT Level:                 3
Page Count:             8       8
Word Count:            21     24

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Item#: 2200
Sunflowers
Author: Janice Boland
Illustrated by Joe Veno

Description:
Animals that eat sunflower seeds help plant a field of sunflowers.

(Informational)

F/P Level:                 E
Grade Level:            1      1 
Reading Stage:       Emergent
RR / DLL Level:                 4 
INT Level:                 4  
Page Count:             8        8
Word Count:            33     42

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Item#: 2133
A Car Followed Us
Author: Will Barrows
Illustrated by Kathleen O’Malley

Description:
A ride home from school is a mysterious adventure for two children and their dad.

(Realistic Fiction)

F/P Level:                D
Grade Level:            1       1 
Reading Stage:       Emergent
RR / DLL Level:                 6
INT Level:                 5
Page Count:             8       8
Word Count:            54     47

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Item#: 2130
Breakfast with John
Author: Janice Boland
Illustrated by Joe Veno

Description:
John shares breakfast with a friend.

(Realistic Fiction)

F/P Level:               C
Grade Level:           K-1  K-1 

Reading Stage:      Emergent
RR / DLL Level:               5
INT Level:                5    
Page Count:            8      8
Word Count:           29    30

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Item#: 2198
Strange Plants
Author: Nic Bishop
Photographer: Nic Bishop

Description:
Deep in a swamp three unsuspecting bugs get caught by three hungry plants.

(Informational)

F/P Level:                E
Grade Level:            1      1 
Reading Stage:      Emergent
RR / DLL Level:                  
INT Level:                 5  
Page Count:            12      12
Word Count:            30      30

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Item#: 2538
Water, Water Everywhere
Author: Hal Schmid
Illustrated by Kenneth Pollock

Description:
Water is everywhere. It is both inside and outside of us.

(Realistic Fiction)

F/P Level:                F
Grade Level:           1  

Reading Stage:      Early
RR / DLL Level:             
INT Level:                5
Page Count:            8      
Word Count:            61   

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Item#: 2425
At the Horse Show
Author: Rhonda Cox
Photographer: Rhonda Cox

Description:
A girl and her horse enjoy a day at the horse show.

(Informational)

F/P Level:                D
Grade Level:            1        1 
Reading Stage:       Early
RR / DLL Level:                 3
INT Level:                 6
Page Count:             8       8
Word Count:            24     22

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Item#: 2432
Cat Tails
Author: Kittie Boss
Illustrated by Erin Marie Mauterer

Description:
What do most cats and a tall plant have in common?

(Informational)

F/P Level:                D
Grade Level:            1        1 
Reading Stage:       Early
RR / DLL Level:                  
INT Level:                 6
Page Count:             8       8
Word Count:            40     35

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Item#: 2437
Chickens
Author: Rhonda Cox
Photographer: Rhonda Cox

Description:
Chickens enjoy a natural feast.

(Informational)

F/P Level:                D
Grade Level:            1        1 
Reading Stage:       Early
RR / DLL Level:                  
INT Level:                 8
Page Count:             8       8
Word Count:            23     24

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Item#: 2174
My Box
Author: Eve Bnting
Illustrated by Susan Banta

Description:
With her imagination and her cat, a girl turns an empty box into a box full of fun.

(Realistic Fiction)

F/P Level:                D
Grade Level:            1        1 
Reading Stage:       Emergent
RR / DLL Level:                  8
INT Level:                 6   
Page Count:            12      12
Word Count:            94      88

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Item#: 2190
Saguaro
Author: Anne Massey Ecton
Illustrated by Gary Torrisi

Description:
A saguaro can be many things as it grows in the desert.

(Informational)

F/P Level:                E
Grade Level:            1      1 
Reading Stage:       Emergent
RR / DLL Level:                  6
INT Level:                 6  
Page Count:            12      12
Word Count:            44      52

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Item#: 2185
The Pond
Author: Janice Boland
Photographer: Janice Boland

Description:
Though peaceful and quiet, a pond can be a fascinating place.

(Informational)

F/P Level:                C
Grade Level:           K-1  K-1 

Reading Stage:      Emergent
RR / DLL Level:       
INT Level:                 6
Page Count:             8        8
Word Count:            28      44

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Item#: 2140
Drawbridge
Author: Richard Latta
Photographer: Richard Latta

Description:
A car trip is interrupted at the entrance to a bridge so a boat can pass.

(Informational)

F/P Level:                 E
Grade Level:            1      1 

Reading Stage:       Emergent
RR / DLL Level:                12
INT Level:                 7  
Page Count:             8       8
Word Count:            29     27

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Item#: 2170
Katydids
Author: Nic Bishop
Photographer: Nic Bishop

Description:
Katydids are busy little creatures throughout the day and night too.

(Informational)

F/P Level:                 E
Grade Level:            1      1 

Reading Stage:       Emergent
RR / DLL Level:                3
INT Level:                 7  
Page Count:             8      8
Word Count:            20     20

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Item#: 2187
Powwow
Author: Rhonda Cox
Photographer: Rhonda Cox

Description:
Children express their joy by dancing at a powwow.

(Informational)

F/P Level:                F
Grade Level:            1      
Reading Stage:       Emergent
RR / DLL Level:                  
INT Level:                8  
Page Count:           12      
Word Count:           29      

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Item#: 2439
Click!
Author: Rhonda Cox
Photographer: Trey Cox

Description:
A young photographer visits a zoo and finds the perfect subject for his camera.

(Realistic Fiction)

F/P Level:                E
Grade Level:            1       1 
Reading Stage:       Early
RR / DLL Level:                 3
INT Level:                 9  
Page Count:             8       8
Word Count:            41     43

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Item#: 2436
Camel Ben
Author: Carter Boucher
Illustrated by Bruce MacDonald

Description:
A tall camel has trouble staying upright.

(Fiction)

F/P Level:                F
Grade Level:            1     
Reading Stage:      Early
RR / DLL Level:     
INT Level:                9     
Page Count:            8     
Word Count:            32      

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Item#: 2160
Grandpa’s Candy Store
Author: Lois Podoshen
Illustrated by Linda Finch

Description:
Grandfather’s candy store is full of sweet treats.

(Realistic Fiction)

F/P Level:                 F
Grade Level:            1      1 
Reading Stage:       Emergent
RR / DLL Level:                  8
INT Level:                 9 
Page Count:            12      12
Word Count:            65      58

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Item#: 2478
Night Walk
Author: Ann Kenny
Illustrated by Linda Finch

Description:
A girl and her mother have lots of company on their walk to the store.

(Realistic Fiction)

F/P Level:                F
Grade Level:            1      1 
Reading Stage:       Early
RR / DLL Level:       
INT Level:                19
Page Count:            12     12
Word Count:            51      52

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Item#: 2530
Under My Sombrero

Author: Anne E. Schraff
Illustrated by Deborah Zemke

Description:
Too many friends want to share a little girl’s hat.

(Realistic Fiction)

F/P Level:                F
Grade Level:            1      1 
Reading Stage:       Early
RR / DLL Level:        
INT Level:                9
Page Count:           12      12
Word Count:           79      73

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Item#: 2441
A Coat Full of Bubbles
Author: Sherry Shahan
Illustrated by Neesa Becker

Description:
A playful sea otter instinctively knows that air is the best insulation.

(Informational)

F/P Level:                G
Grade Level:            1        1
Reading Stage:       Early
RR / DLL Level:                  9
INT Level:                10  
Page Count:            12      12
Word Count:            72      78

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Item#: 2455
Flip Flop
Author: R. Hugh Rice
Illustrated by Neesa Becker

Description:
A big walrus climbs on a little ice floe and earns his name in an icy splash.

(Realistic Fiction)

F/P Level:                G
Grade Level:            1      1 
Reading Stage:       Early
RR / DLL Level:                 8
INT Level:               11
Page Count:           12      12
Word Count:           70      76

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Item#: 2193
So Many Strawberries
Author: Judy Merrow
Illustrated by Lynda Cohen

Description:
A berry-picking little girl enjoys a week of strawberry treats until…

(Realistic Fiction)

F/P Level:                E
Grade Level:            1      
Reading Stage:       Emergent
RR / DLL Level:            
INT Level:                11
Page Count:            12      
Word Count:            75     

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Item#: 2195
The Sparrows
Author: Dr. Robert Slaughter
Photographer: Dr. Robert Slaughter

Description:
The life cycle of sparrows.

(Informational)

F/P Level:                F
Grade Level:            1      1
Reading Stage:      Emergent
RR / DLL Level:                  
INT Level:                11  
Page Count:            12      12
Word Count:            60      61

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Item#: 2442
Coo Coo Caroo
Currucucú

Author: Marianne Mitchell
Illustrated by Marilyn Henry

Description:
A cooing dove and her mate build a family home.

(Fiction)

F/P Level:                G
Grade Level:            1      1 
Reading Stage:       Early
RR / DLL Level:                8
INT Level:               12
Page Count:           12      12
Word Count:           79      64

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Item#: 2460
Gecko’s Story
Author: Kathleen Hardcastle Moeller
Illustrated by Joe Veno

Description:
A gecko outwits an owl with a survival trick.

(Realistic Fiction)

F/P Level:                F
Grade Level:            1      1 
Reading Stage:      Early
RR / DLL Level:                  5
INT Level:                12    
Page Count:            12      12
Word Count:            60      70

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Item#: 2475
New York City Buildings
Author: Ann Mace
Photographer: Tim Holmstrom

Description:
Some of the world’s most fascinating urban architecture is in New York City.

(Informational)

F/P Level:                F
Grade Level:            1      1 
Reading Stage:       Early
RR / DLL Level:                 10    
INT Level:                12  
Page Count:            12      12
Word Count:            59      64

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Item#: 2523
Tiger Dave
Author: Carter Boucher
Illustrated by Leo A. Dunbar

Description:
A seaside-dwelling tiger gets a watery surprise.

(Fiction)

F/P Level:                G
Grade Level:            1       1 
Reading Stage:       Early
RR / DLL Level:      
INT Level:                12  
Page Count:            8        8
Word Count:            33     35

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