Kumon Recommended Reading List - Level 2A

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release date: Jan 01, 2006
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Jungle School
It's Jani's first day at school and she's nervous. Will the other monkeys be friendly? Will they all stare at her? Jani is in a wheelchair, and this makes her different. But, thanks to her sense of cheekiness, she makes friends and has a very nice first day at school indeed. This book stars a monkey with a sense of fun.
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The Cat in the Hat
Poor Dick and Sally. It's cold and wet and they're stuck in the house with nothing to do . . . until a giant cat in a hat shows up, transforming the dull day into a madcap adventure and almost wrecking the place in the process! Written by Dr. Seuss in 1957 in response to the concern that "pallid primers [with] abnormally courteous, unnaturally clean boys and girls' were leading to growing illiteracy among children, The Cat in the Hat (the first Random House Beginner Book) changed the way our children learn how to read.
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A Fly Went By
A fly is followed by a menagerie of characters in this humorous cumulative tale edited by Dr. Seuss. When a young boy sees a frantic fly buzzing past, he asks where the fly is headed—and with that, a chase begins. The fly and the frog, the cat and the dog, the pig and the cow, the fox and the hunter . . . who is causing all the fuss? A Fly Went By will have young readers buzzing with excitement!

Originally created by Dr. Seuss, Beginner Books encourage children to read all by themselves, with simple words and illustrations that give clues to their meaning.

"The writing is merry and the pictures are real fun. Recommended."--School Library Journal.
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The Magic Footprints
Tim is very shy. He likes playing with his dog Wig and his bird Zip. When Lola moves next door and gives him a mysterious birthday present, it is the start of a magical adventure! A moving story about the gift of friendship.
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My First Pet
First Times explores exciting and memorable first events in young children's lives. Each title has been carefully planned to show a child responding to a real life situation exploring both their worries and their excitement. Specially commissioned photographs take the reader though the narrative giving lots of opportunities for sharing and discussing experiences. Two levels of text offer the chance for young children to join in if they can at either level or simply to enjoy looking at the pictures. Notes for Teachers and Parents provide invaluable support and provide further information about how to deal with these first experiences.
release date: Jan 01, 1991
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Green Eggs and Ham

“Do you like green eggs and ham?” asks Sam-I-am in this Beginner Book by Dr. Seuss. In a house or with a mouse? In a boat or with a goat? On a train or in a tree? Sam keeps asking persistently. With unmistakable characters and signature rhymes, Dr. Seuss's beloved favorite has cemented its place as a children's classic. In this most famous of cumulative tales, the list of places to enjoy green eggs and ham, and friends to enjoy them with, gets longer and longer. Follow Sam-I-am as he insists that this unusual treat is indeed a delectable snack to be savored everywhere and in every way.

Originally created by Dr. Seuss, Beginner Books encourage children to read all by themselves, with simple words and illustrations that give clues to their meaning.

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The Magic Porridge Pot
Using a magic word, a little girl can have her fill of porridge anytime as the magic pot will simply fill up for her, but when her mother tries to do the same thing without the use of the magic word, her results are very different.
release date: Aug 01, 1998
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The Fat Cat Sat on the Mat

The fat cat sat on the mat. "Get off!" said the rat. But the fat cat just sat. Will the rat get the fat cat off the mat?

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Jump, Frog, Jump!

"This is the turtle that slid into the pond and ate the snake that dropped from a branch and swallowed the fish that swam after the frog -- JUMP, FROG, JUMP!" This infectious cumulative tale will soon have the young frogs you know jumping and chanting with joy.

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Not Now, Bernard
Bernard's parents are so busy doing their own thing, that the monster can eat Bernard's dinner, break his toys, and even eat Bernard, without being noticed!
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar
THE all-time classic picture book, from generation to generation, sold somewhere in the world every 30 seconds! Have you shared it with a child or grandchild in your life?

"The very hungry caterpillar literally eats his way through the pages of the book—and right into your child's heart..."
Mother's Manual

"Gorgeously illustrated, brilliantly innovative..."
The New York Times Book Review

release date: Jan 01, 1991
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Mr. Gumpy's Outing

It's a pleasant day, so Mr. Gumpy decides to go for a boat ride. Each barnyard animal begs to join him, and Mr. Gumpy agrees-as long as each behaves! Two children join the fun, and as soon as the boat is launched, everyone does exactly what Mr. Gumpy asked them not to do. The result? Splash! This tale fits right into the toddler's sense of humor.

Mr. Gumpy's Outing is the winner of the 1972 Boston Globe - Horn Book Award for Picture Books and a 1971 New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Book of the Year.

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Penguin
“Dunbar's winsome mixed-media illustrations carry the day in a story that pulls a few punches on readers.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

A Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year
A Cooperative Children's Book Center Choice
A Baker's Dozen: Best Children's Books for Family Literacy Selection (Pennsylvania)

Ben rips open his present and finds a penguin inside. “Hello, Penguin!” he says. “What shall we play?” But Penguin says nothing. Even when Ben tickles its belly, does a dizzy dance, and sticks out his tongue, Penguin makes no response. What will it take for Penguin to say something — or for Ben to understand what Penguin has to say? Spare illustrations bring whimsy to this offbeat tale, in which a little boy gets his heart's desire.
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Meg and Mog
A 40th anniversary edition of the children's classic picture book, Meg and Mog. Meg the witch and Mog her cat go off to a wild Hallowe'en party with all the other witches. The spell they cast goes off with a BANG! Meg and Mog is the perfect story for sharing or reading alone, and children love exploring the colours, sounds and shapes.
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Pants
Small children (and lots of adults!) love pants. They love talking about pants. They giggle whenever pants are mentioned. Let's face it - pants are VERY FUNNY! PANTS is a picture book with a brilliant rhyming text by Giles Andreae and lots of hilarious pictures by Nick Sharratt. As we go through the book we meet lots of different animals, people and sometimes inanimate objects each wearing a different kind of pants - every shape, pattern, colour, size and style that you can think of - and lots more besides! This book will make children laugh and they will ask for it again and again. PANTS - which ones are your favourite?
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There's a Nightmare in My Closet
"Childhood fear of the dark and the resulting exercise in imaginative exaggeration are given that special Mercer Mayer treatment in this dryly humorous fantasy."
-School Library Journal
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Childrens Book : I Wish I Were a DOG (Great Picture Book for Children) (Age 4 - 9) (1st & 2nd grade book) (Animal Lovers)


Second Edition : Thanks for the reviews & comments



GREAT BOOK FOR BedTime & Animal Lovers



Kennedy Alexis Peele Wrote :



My brother and I really enjoyed this book. We just read it this morning. Any child will enjoy this book.



Jennifer Littley, Kindle Reader wrote :



My 6 year old daughter loved the funny text and silly, goofy

pictures. Sometimes it's better to be a cat.




Kitty the cat has a dream. She wants to be a dog.

She is sick of being a cat and is sick of people saying “Hey kitty, Kitty.”

Kitty wants to bark, to howl, to run and jump in the sea.

Kitty wants to do what dogs do.

Why? That's just how Kitty is….



So, let's go…join us in Kitty's dream…



A Great book for boys, girls and cat's lover





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We're Going on a Bear Hunt
Now the very youngest readers can join in the fun with this Classic Board Book™ edition of We're Going on a Bear Hunt. Full of delightful comedy and high drama, this tale of a brave family's joyous romp through sweeping landscapes is sure to win new fans.
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Go, Dog. Go!
Reading goes to the dogs in this timeless Beginner Book edited by Dr. Seuss. From big dogs and little dogs to red, green, and blue dogs, dogs going up and dogs going fast . . . who knew dogs were so busy? And laughter will ensue at the repeated question “Do you like my hat?” Like P. D. Eastman's classic Are You My Mother? Go, Dog. Go! has been a go-to favorite for over fifty years, leaving audiences of all breeds wagging their tails with delight.

Originally created by Dr. Seuss, Beginner Books encourage children to read all by themselves, with simple words and illustrations that give clues to their meaning.

 "The canine cartoons make an elementary text funny and coherent and still one of the best around."--School Library Journal.  
release date: Jan 01, 2002
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Mouse Moves House
A story with a phonics-based text to help children who are beginning to read. It is illustrated by Stephen Cartwright. Some pages have pull-out flaps to give readers a chance to guess what will happen next. The inside back cover gives a phonic breakdown of the words in the story.
release date: Jan 01, 1999
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A Dark, Dark Tale
"Once upon a time there was dark, dark moor. On the moor there was a dark, dark wood. In the wood there was a dark, dark house". Young listeners will be kept on the edge of their seats as the journey continues up dark stairways through hidden passages, around sharp corners and behind windblown curtains. "A splendid choice for group story time".--School Library Journal. American Bookseller Pick-of-the Lists. Full-color illustrations.
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Duck in the Truck
Duck's truck is stuck in the muck.

Who will help him out?

First, frog lends a hand. Then sheep helps push, too. But duck's truck won't come unstuck! Can anyone help him get out of the muck? Or is duck out of luck?

Find out in this rollicking read-aloud by the inimitable Jez Alborough.

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This is the Bear
The boy, the bear and the dog are the best of friends. But one day the bear gets lost and has to be searched for high and low. In This is the Bear and the Scary Night, the bear gets accidentally left behind in the park and has a scary night adventure! These delightful picture books are two of four in an early reader series that has been a huge success in the trade, schools and libraries.
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Come Along, Daisy!
Daisy's mother warns her to stay close, but there are so many distractions in the pond! After all, there are fireflies to chase and lily pads to jump on. A sudden, scary noise teaches Daisy to heed her mother's words. The author's colorful illustrations will capture children's attention as they enjoy the adventures of this playful duck. Text copyright 2004 Lectorum Publications, Inc.
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Doing the Garden
Spring has come and the garden is looking a bit bare, so it's off to the garden center for Mum, her little daughter, and the baby. After finally deciding on just the right flowers, seeds, and even a tree, it's time to go home and plant. This delightful story shows how even a familiar event can be an occasion for joy. Garland's appealing illustrations are full of visual humor — the tree's perilous journey home in an old pram, the always-digging family dog — while her simple, child-friendly text is underscored with dry wit that appeals to parents.
release date: Jan 01, 1992
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Clifford The Big Red Dog
Read all about Clifford's BIG ideas! Classic Clifford reissued!

It only takes a little to BE BIG!

Meet Clifford and Emily Elizabeth in the original Clifford book! Clifford is big. Clifford is red. But most of all, Clifford knows how to BE A GOOD FRIEND.

The BE BIG campaign invites everyone, big and small, to take action and raise awareness for how CLIFFORD'S BIG IDEAS can make the world a better place.
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Old Hat, New Hat
Brother Bear explores the concepts of size and shape as he shops for a new hat. He tries on frilly hats and silly hats, bumpy hats and lumpy hats, until he finds the most perfect hat of all--his own!  
release date: Jan 01, 1992
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Titch
Titch is little. Everything he has is little -- his little pinwheel, his little tricycle. He even plays a little whistle. Peep.
Pete and Mary are big. Everything they have is bigger than Titch's, and better. Their big bikes go faster. Their big kites fly higher. And their huge instruments are much louder. BANG!
But then Titch gets a little seed. And what comes from it is a hundred times bigger then anything Pete and Mary could ever have!
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Rosie's Walk
Rosie the hen leaves the chicken coop and sets out for a little walk. Right behind her is the fox, slyly trying to catch up with her. Rosie's walk is quiet, uneventful and eventually leads her back to the coop, blissfully unaware of the fox's travails as he tries -- unsuccessfully -- to navigate the obstacle course that Rosie has led him through.
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Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
A big happy frog, a plump purple cat, a handsome blue horse, and a soft yellow duck--all parade across the pages of this delightful book. Children will immediately respond to Eric Carle's flat, boldly colored collages. Combined with Bill Martin's singsong text, they create unforgettable images of these endearing animals.
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