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Module 1

Texts to Buy

Texts that need to be procured. Please download the Trade Book List for procurement guidance.


Text Quantity ISBNs
Playing with Friends
by Rebecca Rissman
One per classroom
ISBN: 9781432990275
Toys Galore
by Peter Stein
One per classroom
ISBN: 9780763662547
Have Fun, Molly Lou Melon
by Patty Lovell
Six per classroom
ISBN: 9780399254062
Llama Llama Time to Share
by Anna Dewdney
Six per classroom
ISBN: 9780670012336

Recommended texts for independent reading

Optional texts for students to read on their own to learn more about the topic. You can also download a PDF of this list.

Text Genre Lexile Measure
Winnie-the-Pooh
by A.A. Milne
Literature 790
William's Doll
by Charlotte Zolotow
Literature 840
What Can You Do with a Paleta
by Carmen Tafolla
Literature 960
Waiting
by Kevin Henkes
Literature 260
Toys Go Out: Being the Adventures of a Knowledgeable Stingray, a Toughy Little Buffalo, and Someone Called Plastic
by Emily Jenkins
Literature 730
Too Many Toys
by David Shannon
Literature 600
The Nowhere Box
by Sam Zuppardi
Literature
The Mouse and the Motorcycle
by Beverly Cleary
Literature 860
The Day the Crayons Quit
by Drew Daywalt
Literature 730
Press Here
by Herve Tullet
Literature 320
Phoebe and Her Digger
by Tricia Springstubb
Literature
Oliver
by Birgitta Sif
Literature
Not a Box
by Antoinette Portis
Literature 50
Niño Wrestles the World
by Yuyi Morales
Literature 260
My Little Car
by Gary Soto
Literature
Look at This!: Play
by Ifeoma Onyefulu
Informational
Jamaica's Find
by Juanita Havill
Literature 460
I Love My New Toy: Elephant & Piggie
by Mo Willems
Literature 10
For You Are A Kenyan Child
by Kelly Cunnane
Literature 760
Corduroy
by Don Freeman
Literature 600
Brown Paper Teddy Bear
by Catherine Allison
Literature
A Stick is an Excellent Thing: Poems Celebrating Outdoor Play
by Marilyn Singer
Poetry
10 Little Rubber Ducks
by Eric Carle
Literature
Toy Riddles
by EL Education
Literature
Attributes of Toys
by EL Education
Literature
The Magic Bow
by EL Education
Literature 870

Module 2

Texts to Buy

Texts that need to be procured. Please download the Trade Book List for procurement guidance.


Text Quantity ISBNs
Umbrella
by Taro Yashima
One per Classroom
Brave Irene
by William Steig
One per Classroom
On the Same Day in March: A Tour of the World’s Weather
by Marilyn Singer and Frane Lessac
Six per Classroom
Weather (National Geographic Readers)
by Kristin Baird Rattini
Six per Classroom
The Snowy Day
by Ezra Jack Keats
Six per Classroom
Come On, Rain!
by Karen Hesse
Six per Classroom
Weather Words and What They Mean
by Gail Gibbons
Six per Classroom
One Hot Summer Day
by Nina Crews
One Per Classroom

Recommended texts for independent reading

Optional texts for students to read on their own to learn more about the topic. You can also download a PDF of this list.

Text Genre Lexile Measure
Wind: Ready to Read Level One
by Marion Dane Bauer
Informational 370
The Wind Blew
by Pat Hutchins
Literature 50
Who Took the Farmer's Hat
by Joan L Nodset
Literature 210
What Will the Weather Be: Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science Level
by Linda DeWitt
Informational 500
Weather: Poems for All Seasons
by Lee Bennett Hopkins
Poetry
Tracks in the Snow
by Wong Herbert Yee
Literature 260
Thunderstorm
by Arthur Geisert
Literature
Thunder Cake
by Patricia Polacco
Literature 630
Tap Tap Boom Boom
by Elizabeth Bluemle
Literature
Rain: Ready to Read Level One
by Marion Dane Bauer
Informational 170
Rain
by Manya Stojic
Literature 120
Outside Your Window: A First Book of Nature
by Nicola Davies
Informational
Mushroom in the Rain: Adapted from the Russian of V. Suteyev
by Mirra Ginsberg
Literature 380
A Letter to Amy
by Ezra Jack Keats
Literature 170
I Face the Wind
by Vicki Cobb
Informational 540
The First Snowfall
by Anne Rockwell
Literature 470
Feel the Wind: Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science Level 2
by Author Dorros
Informational 600
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
by Judy Barrett
Literature 730
Clouds: Ready to Read Level One
by Marion Dane Bauer
Informational 360
Clouds: National Geographic Kids Explore My World
by Marfe Ferguson Delano
Informational
Clouds: Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science Level 1
by Anne Rockwell
Informational
Big Snow
by Jonathan Bean
Literature 470
Sofia the Storyteller
by EL Education for instructional purposes
Literature 930
Curious Sofia Returns
by EL Education for instructional purposes
Informational 670
Curious Sofia
by EL Education for instructional purposes
Literature 550

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