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Macmillan Childrens Publishing Group

I Am Reading

The I Am Reading series provides just the right balance of challenge and support for newly independent readers. Large, easy-to-read type, satisfying stories by top writers and cheerful full-color pictures help children make the transition from picture books to chapter books. Each book includes a bookmark flap, tips for beginning readers and either short, numbered chapters or two short stories.

  • I Am Reading: Alien Alby
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    • I Am Reading: Alien Alby

    • I Am Reading
      by Kaye Umansky, illustrated by Sophie Rohrbach
      Kingfisher

    • Alby and his pet squeeble, Squee, have loads of great toys, but the thing they like best is playing in the mud at the bottom of the garden - the one place they're not allowed to go! They would have...

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  • I Am Reading: Yeti Spaghetti
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    • I Am Reading: Yeti Spaghetti

    • I Am Reading
      by Samantha Hay, illustrated by Mark Beech
      Kingfisher

    • I Am Reading: Yeti Spaghetti by Samantha Hay, illustrated by Mark Beech

      A brand-new, laugh-out-loud book in the highly successful I Am Reading series

      The villagers of Scoffi are...

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  • I Am Reading: Jumping Jack
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    • I Am Reading: Jumping Jack

    • I Am Reading
      A.H. Benjamin
      Kingfisher

    • When Jack's uncle tells him not to eat the special jumping beans, Jack can't resist and pops them into his mouth right away. Soon his legs are tingling and he's bouncing all over town, with predictably...

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  • I Am Reading: The Ugly Egg
    • I Am Reading: The Ugly Egg

    • I Am Reading
      Lou Kuenzler
      Kingfisher

    • Posy Puffin wants nothing more than to hatch an egg of her own, just like all of her friends, but she has no luck. When she comes across a big ugly egg on the ice, she takes it under her wing, only...

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  • I Am Reading: Tooth Fairy in Trouble
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    • I Am Reading: Tooth Fairy in Trouble

    • I Am Reading
      by Julia Jarman
      Kingfisher

    • Nothing is going right for Tooth Fairy. Children go to bed later and later, so she has less time to collect their teeth without being seen. The Royal Tooth Collection is overflowing, and the other...

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  • I Am Reading: Purr-fect Pete
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    • I Am Reading: Purr-fect Pete

    • I Am Reading
      Samantha Hay
      Kingfisher

    • The Flying Fur Balls recruit Purr-fect Pete to join their successful feline acrobatic show. Small but strong, Pete soon becomes their star performer, with his daring tightrope and trapeze stunts....

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  • The I Am Reading: Princess and the Pets
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    • The I Am Reading: Princess and the Pets

    • I Am Reading
      written by Angela Kanter, illustrated by Maddy McClellan
      Kingfisher

    • Princess Mina longs for a pet, but her sister, Princess Tina, is allergic to animals. When Princess Mina texts a birthday wish to her absent-minded fairy godmother, she gets more than she bargains...

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  • Dr. Witch's Animal Hospital
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    • Dr. Witch's Animal Hospital

    • I Am Reading
      Sheila Bird; EMMA PARRISH
      Kingfisher

    • The Doctor Witch I Am Reading series provides just the right balance of challenge and support for newly independent readers. Large, easy-to-read type, satisfying stories by top writers, and cheerful...

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  • I Am Reading: Scratching's Catching!
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    • I Am Reading: Scratching's Catching!

    • I Am Reading
      Jane Clarke; Jan Lewis
      Kingfisher

    • The loyal subjects of the kingdom of Hairia pride themselves on having great hair. But -- shock, horror -- the whole kingdom has just had its first bad hair day . . . and there are lice everywhere!...

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  • Friends Forever
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    • Friends Forever

    • I Am Reading
      Sally Grindley; Penny Dann
      Kingfisher

    • Figgy Twosocks, the fox, is curious. Just what is a friend for? Jefferson Bear helps her find the answer. Together they discover all of the special qualities that make up true friendship -- playing,...

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  • I Am Reading: Hocus-Pocus Hound
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    • I Am Reading: Hocus-Pocus Hound

    • I Am Reading
      Samantha Hay
      Kingfisher

    • Doris is the world's worst magician's assistant, so her boss, Marvo, finds a stray dog to replace her. Hocus-Pocus Hound turns out to be great at magic, and Marvo's act takes off, but he gets greedy,...

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  • I Am Reading: Scaredy Dog
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    • I Am Reading: Scaredy Dog

    • I Am Reading
      Andy Ellis
      Kingfisher

    • Dudley the dog has quite an imagination. This is fine when he is with his lovely owner, Daphne. But when he is alone, Dudley's imagination runs wild, and he gets anxious -- and Dudley turns into...

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  • I Am Reading: Watch Out, William!
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    • I Am Reading: Watch Out, William!

    • I Am Reading
      Kady MacDonald Denton
      Kingfisher

    • William is the long-suffering brother of Jane, who always seems to get her own way with her hilarious manipulation of her family. Young readers will love following William and Jane's adventures together,...

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  • I Am Reading: Sniffer's Golden Nose
    • I Am Reading: Sniffer's Golden Nose

    • I Am Reading
      Roger Abbott; Colin West
      Kingfisher

    • Naughty Nancy lives deep in the forest with her dog, Sniffer, the dog that can find anything made of gold. One day a new king is declared, and he has the shiniest thing of all -- a new crown! When...

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  • I Am Reading Creepy Customers
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  • I am Reading: Alligator Tales and Crocodile Cakes
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    • I am Reading: Alligator Tales and Crocodile Cakes

    • I Am Reading
      Nicola Moon; Andy Ellis
      Kingfisher

    • Alligator and Crocodile star in two short stories. First, Alligator's long tail makes him easy to find during a game of hide-and-seek, but when it's Crocodile's turn to hide he has the same problem....

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  • I Am Reading: J.J. Rabbit and the Monster
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    • I Am Reading: J.J. Rabbit and the Monster

    • I Am Reading
      Nicola Moon; Ant Parker
      Kingfisher

    • Here are two stories about J.J. Rabbit and his friends -- Mole, Badger, Owl, and Squirrel. In the first story, strange footprints appear outside of J.J. Rabbit's burrow and he thinks there must be...

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  • The I Am Reading: Perfect Monster
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    • The I Am Reading: Perfect Monster

    • I Am Reading
      Sally Grindley; Erica-Jane Waters
      Kingfisher

    • Badly behaved Mungus Bigfoot is the perfect monster. He's great at making slime pies, causing trouble, scaring old ladies, and saying naughty words. But when Mungus is ordered to instruct sweet little...

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  • Barn Party
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    • Barn Party

    • I Am Reading
      Claire O'Brien; Tim Archbold
      Kingfisher

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  • Joe Lion's Big Boots
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  • Granddad's Dinosaur
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    • Granddad's Dinosaur

    • I Am Reading
      Brough Girling; Stephen Dell
      Kingfisher

    • Sally finds a small red dinosaur in her granddad's shed. The dinosaur has lots of ideas for having fun -- with hilarious results. He spins on the clothesline, splashes under the sprinkler, and crashes...

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  • Princess Rosa's Winter
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    • Princess Rosa's Winter

    • I Am Reading
      Judy Hindley; Margaret Chamberlain
      Kingfisher

    • Princess Rosa hates the winter. It makes her castle dark and cold, and she can't ride her pony in the snow. But one day a mysterious jester comes to the castle and brightens up the winter gloom with...

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  • Doughnut Danger
  • I am Reading: Albert's Raccoon
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    • I am Reading: Albert's Raccoon

    • I Am Reading
      Karen Wallace; Graham Percy
      Kingfisher

    • When Uncle Fred sends him a pet raccoon, Albert couldn't be happier. But soon, fed up with Rocky the raccoon's mischief, Albert's parents say he's got to go. Determined to keep his unusual pet, Albert...

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  • Mrs. Hippo's Pizza Parlor
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    • Mrs. Hippo's Pizza Parlor

    • I Am Reading
      Vivian French; Clive Scruton
      Kingfisher

    • Business is bad at Mrs. Hippo's Pizza Parlor. So she closes for the day and takes William and Ellie to the beach. While playing on the beach, William writes a big message in the sand about their...

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  • I Am Reading: Ooh La La, Lottie!
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    • I Am Reading: Ooh La La, Lottie!

    • I Am Reading
      Karen Wallace; Garry Parsons
      Kingfisher

    • Lottie loves nothing more than her dog, Patrick. Patrick won't eat vegetables, so why should she? Soon, though, Lottie's diet of bread and cheese turns her into a mouse! Patrick thinks he has lost...

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  • I Am Reading: Mr. Cool
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    • I Am Reading: Mr. Cool

    • I Am Reading
      Jacqueline Wilson; Stephen Lewis
      Kingfisher

    • Kevin certainly doesn't look cool like the rest of the band -- but he's so funny and friendly it doesn't matter a bit.

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  • I Am Reading: Moose and Mouse
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  • Brown Bear Gets In Shape
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    • Brown Bear Gets In Shape

    • I Am Reading
      Alan Durant; Annabel Hudson
      Kingfisher

    • Brown Bear asks Bunny and Chimp to help him exercise. How's Brown Bear going to get in shape?

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  • Noisy Neighbors
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    • Noisy Neighbors

    • I Am Reading
      Nicola Moon; Liz Million
      Kingfisher

    • "Traaa-traaah!", "Vroom!" George's neighbors are always playing the trumpet and riding motorcycles. How will George ever get his crossword done with such noisy neighbors?

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  • Small Bad Wolf
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    • Small Bad Wolf

    • I Am Reading
      Sean Taylor; Jan Lewis
      Kingfisher

    • Small Bad Wolf wants to be as bad as his dad. He learns his wolf lessons, which involve chasing chickens, juicy little piggies, and itty-bitty kiddies. But the Big Bad Wolf's lessons don't go according...

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  • Just Mabel
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    • Just Mabel

    • I Am Reading
      Frieda Wishinsky; Sue Heap
      Kingfisher

    • When Mabel wears a new red dress to school, everyone laughs. Mabel proves that being different is much more fun than looking the same as everyone.

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  • Ricky's Rat Gang
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    • Ricky's Rat Gang

    • I Am Reading
      Anthony Masters; Chris Fisher
      Kingfisher

    • At night, when all the customers have left, Max, Molly, and Mel Mouse have fun nibbling treats in their supermarket home. But trouble and adventure are on the way when Ricky and his Rat Gang move...

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  • Captain Pepper's Pets
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    • Captain Pepper's Pets

    • I Am Reading
      Sally Grindley; David Parkins
      Kingfisher

    • Nasty Captain Pepper orders his poor crew to help him find a pet. The crew try hippos, tigers, and monkeys, but will a very hungry snake be the perfect pirate pet?

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  • The Kingfisher Treasury of Stories for Beginning Readers
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    • The Kingfisher Treasury of Stories for Beginning Readers

    • I Am Reading
      Editors of Kingfisher
      Kingfisher

    • Beginning readers will love the five fun stories from such award-winning authors as Vivian French, Ant Parker, and Sally Grindley in this colorful collection. Large, clear type and bright illustrations...

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