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An I Like to Read® Book Level B
by Joe Cepeda
Joe Cepeda, Illustrator

Reinforced | 24 pages | 8 x 10 | US$ 14.95
ISBN: 9780823436552 | 07-30-2016

Also available as an ebook.

Grade: FIRST | Age: 4 to 8

Themes: Easy Readers, Hispanic American Interest, Animals/Fiction
Recommendations: K, SLJ

CCSS Codes:
L.K.4, 5, 5a, 5c, 6
RF.K.1, 1a, 1b, 1c, 2, 3, 3a, 3b, 3c, 4
SL.K.1, 1a, 1b, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
W.K.1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 8
L.K.1, 1b, 1d, 1e, 1f, 2, 2a, 2b, 2c, 2d
RL.K.1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10

About the Book

Magical realism for the beginning reader!

Two brothers are asleep in their bed when a pinwheel flies through their window and into the hand of the younger boy. He stands in front of the window, and soon he's flying through the sky where he sees a chicken, a sheep, a cow and a pig. The wind carries the animals back to their farm and the boy back to his home, where he passes the pinwheel along to his brother.

The very newest readers will enjoy the fun fantasy and energetic artwork as they read this very satisfying story with 12 very simple words.

About the Series

I Like to Read® books are picture books written and illustrated so that even the newest reader can enjoy a satisfying, quality literary experience. The books in the series are written at kindergarten and early first grade reading levels.

"These books deftly combine text and art to create a positive experience for new readers."—School Library Journal

"This series dares to make entertaining reads from short texts and familiar vocabulary."—Kirkus Reviews

"Each one makes the hard world of learning to read enough fun to encourage children at this critical developmental moment to try another one."Vicky Smith, Children's and YA Editor at Kirkus Reviews

Click here for flash cards for each book, educator's materials for the series and the complete listing of I Like to Read® books!

Classroom Discussion Questions with CCSS:

1. What type of book is Up? Is it real or make believe? Explain. If the characters in the story were dreaming, how would the text type change? RL.K-1.5

2. Retell the story in your own words. RL.K-1.2

3. How can looking at the illustrations help you understand what the story is about? Explain what the illustrations tell you about the characters, setting and events in the story. RL.K-1.7

4. What do you think will happen next? Write a sentence and draw a picture. W.K-1.1

About the Illustrator
Joe Cepeda

Activity Sheets

UP: An I Like to Read® Book, Level B
Up Pinwheel Activity Sheet