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Popular Books for Ages 3-5

We asked parents what books their kids are reading these days. Here are some of the most popular titles they mentioned.
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The Little Red Hen
by Scholastic Illustrated by Lucinda McQueen

A classic folktale about the hardworking hen and her freeloading friends, retold for beginning readers

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Kylie the Carnival Fairy
Series: Rainbow Magic
by Daisy Meadows Illustrated by Georgie Ripper
The best part of summer has lost its sparkle!

Jack Frost is at it again! He and his goblins are always causing trouble. This time, they've stolen the three magic hats that make Wetherbury's summer carnival so much fun. If Kylie the Carnival Fairy doesn't get them back soon, the carnival will be ruined!

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Clifford's ABC
by Norman Bridwell Illustrated by Norman Bridwell

Clifford tells the children what words begin with a particular letter of the alphabet.

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I Spy an Apple
by Jean Marzollo Illustrated by Walter Wick

All-new easy-to-read riddles are paired with photographs culled from previous I SPY books to create this early reader that's perfect for fall! With rhythm, rhyme, and picture clues, this book is written to support the newest reader.

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Llama Llama Red Pajama
Series: Llama Llama
by Anna Dewdney

A bedtime story. A good-night kiss. And Mama Llama turns off the light. But is everything all right? No! At least, Baby Llama doesn't think so...and soon his whimpers turn to hollers. It's an all-out llama drama! Until Mama returns to set things right.

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Series: Pinkalicious, Book #1
by Victoria Kann Illustrated by Elizabeth Kann
Pink, pink, pink. More than anything, Pinkalicious loves pink, especially pink cupcakes. Her parents warn her not to eat too many of them, but when Pinkalicious does... she turns pink!
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Beginning Readers
Series: BOB Books, Book #1
by Bobby Lynn Maslen , John R. Maslen Illustrated by John R. Maslen

This popular phonics program uses effortlessly simple stories to let the youngest readers experience success while gaining skills. With four letters in the first story, children can read a whole book. Consistent new sounds are added gradually, until young readers have read books with all letters of the alphabet.

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Fox in Socks
Series: Dr. Seuss
by Dr. Seuss
A collection of tongue twisters that is "an amusing exercise for beginning readers". — Kirkus Reviews Full color.
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The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales
by Jon Scieszka Illustrated by Lane Smith

Fairy tales are just for little kids, aren't they? Not when they're twisted around and retold in versions tailor-made for a second- or third-grader's sense of humor!

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Star Wars: Heroes
Series: Star Wars
by Scholastic

The next chapter in our board book series from the award-winning STAR WARS movies!

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