Macmillan Childrens Publishing Group

My Readers

My Readers books adapt classic stories and characters into books made especially for beginning readers.

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Kate & Pippin
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Kate & Pippin

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Martin Springett; Photographs by Isobel Springett
Square Fish

When Pippin, a fawn abandoned by her mother, cries out for help, she is found by author Isobel Springett. After carrying the tiny fawn back to her home, Isobel places Pippin next to Kate, a Great...

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The Wind in the Willows: A Fine Welcome
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The Wind in the Willows: A Fine Welcome

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Susan Hill; illustrated by Michael Hague; inspired by Kenneth Grahame
Square Fish

Mole lives alone deep underground until one fine day he dares to go up. He is shy and afraid of water, but he soon meets a friendly Water Rat who composes a poem as the story progresses. Will Mole...

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Lenore Finds a Friend
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Lenore Finds a Friend

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Jon Katz
Square Fish

Poor Lenore! None of the other animals at Bedlam Farm welcome her. Even Rose the border collie is too busy to play. But Lenore refuses to give up, and when she licks a grumpy ram named Brutus—right...

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Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (My Reader, Level 2)
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Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (My Reader, Level 2)

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Kristen L. Depken; illustrations by Linda Karl
Square Fish

Rudolph is a different kind of reindeer: he has a red nose that glows! When all the other reindeer laugh at him, Rudolph runs away. But when a big storm comes on Christmas Eve, Rudolph is the only...

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Ed and Ted and Ted's Dog Fred
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Ed and Ted and Ted's Dog Fred

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Andy Griffiths; Illustrated by Terry Denton
Square Fish

Ed is a friend of Ted. Ted has a dog named Fred. Fred does not like Ed. When Fred bites Ed's head, animosity is spread!
This laugh-out-loud story from the popular and hilarious collection The...

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A Day with Miss Lina's Ballerinas
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A Day with Miss Lina's Ballerinas

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Grace Maccarone, Illustrated by Christine Davenier
Square Fish

The sun comes up, and Miss Lina's ballerinas go to ballet class. They jump! They spin! They point their toes! But when class is over, Miss Lina's ballerinas keep dancing wherever they go.

Based...

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The Velveteen Rabbit Christmas
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The Velveteen Rabbit Christmas

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Maria S. Barbo; Illustrated by Michael Hague
Square Fish

On Christmas Eve, a boy and his toy rabbit have fun preparing for the holiday festivities: decorating the tree, hanging stockings, setting the table. But somehow in all the excitement, Rabbit disappears....

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Mummy Mysteries
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Mummy Mysteries

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Brenda Z. Guiberson
Square Fish

Mummies are like time capsules guarding long-lost information. Adapted from the acclaimed chapter book, the three stories in this book convey strange stories and fantastic facts that beginning readers...

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Seal Pup Rescue
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Seal Pup Rescue

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Brenda Peterson; photographs by Robin Lindsey
Square Fish

Babysit a baby seal!

Baby seals can swim soon after they are born, but they also need to rest on shore. How can they stay safe if the beach is full of dogs and people? This adaptation of the...

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The Cat, the Rat, and the Baseball Bat
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The Cat, the Rat, and the Baseball Bat

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Andy Griffiths; Illustrated by Terry Denton
Square Fish

This book may cause a laugh attack! Cats and rats are natural-born enemies—but throw a baseball bat into the mix, and the situation is sure to explode.
The title story from Griffiths' popular...

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My Friend Rabbit and the Snow Geese
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My Friend Rabbit and the Snow Geese

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Created by Eric Rohmann
Square Fish

On the first day of winter, the Gibble Goose Girls sulk—the snow has made their favorite outdoor activities impossible! In My Friend Rabbit and the Snow Geese by Eric Rohmann, it's up to Rabbit...

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Molly the Pony
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Molly the Pony

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Pam Kaster
Square Fish

Molly is abandoned during Hurricane Katrina. After she is rescued, she is attacked by a dog and must undergo a rare surgery for horses: amputation of her front leg. Now fitted with a prosthetic limb,...

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Peter Pan
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Peter Pan

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Susan Hill; illustrated by Michael Hague; inspired by J. M. Barrie
Square Fish

When Peter Pan meets Wendy, his friend Tinkerbell is jealous. Then Peter loses his shadow. Who will help him find it?

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Carl and the Sick Puppy
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Carl and the Sick Puppy

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Alexandra Day
Square Fish

Taking care of a sick child is not easy, and it's no different for Carl. When he agrees to care for Daddy Dog's sick puppy, Carl is run ragged by Puppy's demands.

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Leopard & Silkie
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Leopard & Silkie

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Brenda Peterson; photographs by Robin Lindsey
Holt Books for Young Readers

In the Pacific Northwest, concerned volunteers become seal sitters, keeping vigil over the vulnerable baby seals that are left on the shore while their mothers hunt for food. Surviving in the animal...

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Dog and Bear: Two Friends, Three Stories
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Dog and Bear: Two Friends, Three Stories

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Laura Vaccaro Seeger; Illustrated by the author
Square Fish

A classic story from award-winning artist Laura Vaccaro Seeger, author and illustrator of the Caldecott Honor book First the Egg, now repackaged in a brand-new format for beginning readers.

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The Little Brute Family
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The Little Brute Family

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Story by Russell Hoban; Pictures by Lillian Hoban
Square Fish

They eat sand and gravel for breakfast and a stew of sticks and stones for dinner. No one says "please" or "thank you." Instead, they kick and yell and punch and shove. Then one day everything changes,...

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Carl and the Kitten
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Carl and the Kitten

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Alexandra Day
Square Fish

A kitten is stuck up in a tree. How is the kitten going to get down? Can Carl find a way to help the kitten get down from the tree safely?

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Black Beauty and the Thunderstorm
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Black Beauty and the Thunderstorm

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Story Susan Hill; Illustrated by Bill Farnsworth; Inspired by Anna Sewell
Square Fish

My Readers Level 3: Black Beauty saves the daughter of his new owner from a terrible thunderstorm in this all new story created especially for beginning readers.

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Harry Cat and Tucker Mouse: Harry to the Rescue!
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Harry Cat and Tucker Mouse: Harry to the Rescue!

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Story by Thea Feldman; Illustrated by Olga and Aleksey Ivanov; Inspired by George Selden and Garth Williams
Square Fish

My Readers Level 2: Tucker Mouse is trapped and Harry Cat is trying to rescue him in this all new story created especially for beginning readers based on characters from The Cricket in Times Square.

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Carl and the Baby Duck
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Carl and the Baby Duck

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Alexandra Day
Square Fish

My Readers Level 1: Carl, the lovable rottweiler from the classic picture books, is helping Mama Duck to find one of her baby ducks in this all new story created especially for beginning readers.

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Harry Cat and Tucker Mouse: Tucker's Beetle Band
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Harry Cat and Tucker Mouse: Tucker's Beetle Band

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Story by Thea Feldman; Illustrated by Olga and Aleksey Ivanov; Inspired by George Selden and Garth Williams
Square Fish

My Readers Level 2: Tucker Mouse is managing a beetle band in this all new story created especially for beginning readers based on characters from The Cricket in Times Square.

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Black Beauty Stolen!

Black Beauty Stolen!

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Story by Susan Hill; Illustrated by Bill Farnsworth; Inspired by Anna Sewell
Square Fish

Black Beauty has been stolen! He's taken far away from his home by a mean man who plans to sell him. Will Black Beauty escape and find his way home?
The beloved Black Beauty returns in...

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Carl and the Puppies
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Carl and the Puppies

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Alexandra Day
Square Fish

My Readers Level 1: Carl, the lovable rottweiler from the classic picture books, is babysitting three rowdy puppies while Mama takes a nap in this all new story created especially for beginning readers.

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