Katy No-Pocket

Katy the Kangaroo is sad because she has no pocket to carry Freddy, her joey. She asks other animals how they carry their babies, but nothing seems to work. Finally she goes to the owl to ask for advice and he sends her to the city for help. Will Katy be able to find a way to hold her son?

Blueberries for Sal

Robert McCloskey

Little ones will love the refrain of "Kuplink, kuplank, kuplunk!" as you read them this classic Robert McCloskey tale. Little Sal and her mother get all mixed up with Little Bear and his mother while berry picking. Will they get straightened out before it's time to go home?

Free Lessons:
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This book is included in the Before Five in a Row curriculum.

How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World

Marjorie Priceman

Travel around the world with our protaganist as she locates and gathers the best ingredients for apple pie - from their countries of origin!

The Shakespeare Stealer

Gary Blackwood

Widge is an orphan with a gift for shorthand. When his master tasks him with copying down a Shakespeare play, Widge learns the idea of right vs. wrong as he has to decide between old loyalties and new.


It did not prick my conscience to know that I had been doing something wrong. We were not given much instruction in right and wrong at the orphanage. As nearly as I could tell, Right was what benefited you, and anything which did you harm was Wrong.

My main concern was that I might be caught.