Books for Reading Readiness and Primary Reading

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Prices go up all the time, so if the prices at Amazon are different than the ones here, those are the correct prices--it just means I haven't clicked through and edited for a while!

Books for Reading Readiness and Primary Reading

I ordered most of these for my k/1 class last year (and some, like H.C. Holling's books, just for myself:
The Tree in the Trail, by C. Holling Holling, $7.16
Pagoo, by C. Holling Holling, $7.16
3 Stalks of Corn, by Leo Politi, (out of print)
The Kids' Book of Questions, $3.96
The Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English, $32.42: an incredible bargain. Even with postage, it's well under the $46+ dollars + tax in bookstores.
The Dream Keeper, by Langston Hughes, paperback reprint $6.39; hardcover reprint, $9.10
The Aesop for Children, illus. by Milo Winter, $4.79, paperback.
Adios, Anna: Friends and Amigos, by Patricia Reilly Giff, $2.80
The Cat in the Hat, Dr. Seuss, $5.59 (Spanish Bilingual Hardcover)
The Sweet and Sour Animal Book, Langston Hughes, $7.96
The Story of Jazz, audio cassette, $11 (4-6 weeks)
The Star-Spangled Banner, illustrated by Peter Spier, $7.96 (1-2 weeks)
Aesops' Fables, Jack Zipes, $3.96
Ape in a Cape: An Alphabet of Odd Animals, Fritz Eichenberg, $5.60
Aesop's Fables Coloring Book, Dover, $2.36
Plant and Animal Alphabet Coloring Book, Dover, $2.36
The Song of the Swallows, Leo Politi, $4.79
Pedro, the Angel of Olvera Street, Leo Politi (out of print)
A Child's Good Night Book, by Margaret Wise Brown, illustr. by Jean Charlot, $4.87
Young Arthur Ashe: Brave Champion, A Troll First -Start Biography, ages 4-8, $2.80
25 Mother Goose Peek-A-Books: Reproducible, Easy-to-Make, Easy-To-Read, Helen H. Moore, $7.96
25 Bilingual Mini-Books: English and Spanish, Helen H. Moore, $9.95
26 Interactive Alphabet Mini-Books: Easy-to-Make Reproducible Books That Promote Literacy, Mary Beth Spann, $7.96
Fun Phonics Manipulatives, $7.96 (list $9.95), ages 4-8
flip books and pull throughs for children to make and use
Thematic Poems, Songs, and Fingerplays, Meish Goldish, $10.36
A Poem a Day: 180 Thematic Poems and Activities That teach and Delight All Year Long, Helen H. Moore, $11.96
Exploring the Numbers from 1 to 100: Activities, Learning Center Ideas, and Celebrations, Mary Beth Spann, $7.96

Caldecott Medal and Honor Books

These books are most suitable for very early readers, lavishly and meaningfully illustrated. Many of them are A-B-C books and most have a very limited, but recognizable vocabulary for sight or sound (rhyme).
Yesterday's Alphabet (unavailable at Amazon)

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