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.

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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
by Sam 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: 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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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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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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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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