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Reading Series Three Individual Titles

Lin-Lin and the Seagulls from Reading Series Three decodable books

Reading Series Three decodable books can be purchased individually. You can click on any book cover to get more information about a title. 

  • Lin-Lin and the Seagulls
    Lin-Lin and the Seagulls
    $8.95

    This folktale is about Lin-Lin, a girl who loves seagulls. Lin-Lin must decide whether or not to honor an old woman's request or protect her seagulls. It is the gulls that make the decision. Written by Laura Appleton-Smith...

  • Shep the Sheep of Caladeen
    Shep the Sheep of Caladeen
    $8.95

    Shep feels sad because his wool has never been used to make clothes for the king or queen. After he attemps to run away, Shep learns that there has always been a special plan for his wool. Written by Laura Appleton-Smith...

  • Tracking with Uncle Joe
    Tracking with Uncle Joe
    $8.95

    Uncle Joe invites Joan and Dan on a springtime expedition to hunt for animal tracks in the snow and mud, and hopefully to spot a few of the animals, too. Written by Laura Appleton-Smith and Illustrated by Carol...

  • Plates, Quakes, and Glowing Magma
    Plates, Quakes, and Glowing Magma
    $8.95

    A nonfiction title describing the Earth's layers and plates, their role in earthquakes and volcanic activity, and how students can stay safe during an earthquake. Written by Laura Appleton-Smith 32 pages Target...

  • Snail Hits the Trail
    Snail Hits the Trail
    $8.95

    Ray is an African snail who dreams of traveling the world, but he is frustrated because he moves so slowly. After being introduced to a new way of thinking, Ray sets out on an adventure. Written by Laura Appleton-Smith and...

  • Keeping Track of Snail Facts
    Keeping Track of Snail Facts
    $8.95

    A nonfiction title that introduces readers to a variety of ways to record, organize, and compare information, including Venn Diagrams, Webs, Charts, and Lists. Written by Laura Appleton-Smith and Susan Blackaby 32...

  • Oh My! It Must be the Sky!
    Oh My! It Must Be the Sky!
    $8.95

    A retelling of the classic tale of Henny Penny with a few twists, including an interesting cast of new characters, and a surprise ending involving the kingdom's big ugly dragon. Written by Laura Appleton-Smith and...

  • Butterfly Life Cycle
    Butterfly Life Cycle
    $8.95

    A nonfiction title that details the four stages in the life of a butterfly through text, labels, and vivid photographs. Written by Laura Appleton-Smith 36 pages Target Letter-Sound Correspondences: Long /ī/ sound...

  • The Splendid Pool
    The Splendid Pool
    $8.95

    This is an adaptation of Aesop's fable The Goose That Laid the Golden Eggs. In the end of this magical tale, however, all of the characters, including the goose, live happily ever after. Written by Laura Appleton-Smith and...

  • Which Is Bluest Poem
    Which Is Bluest?
    $2.50

    Sky and Sea cannot agree on which of them is bluest.  But are they both second to another? Written by Susan Blackaby and Illustrated by Meg McLean 2 pages Target Letter-Sound Correspondences: Consonant Digraphs:...

  • What Is It? Take a Look!
    What Is It? Take a Look!
    $2.50

    What is it that can hold dozens of dinosaurs, hundreds of bats, and twenty-two tricks you might do with a cat?  Take a look and see! Written by Susan Blackaby and Illustrated by Meg McLean 2 pages Target Letter-Sound...

  • Flapjacks from Paul Bunyan's Kitchen
    Flapjacks from Paul Bunyan's Kitchen
    $8.95

    An adaptation of a larger-than-life tall tale about the lumberjack Paul Bunyan, his blue ox, Babe, and the day the logging camp cook has to keep up with Paul's request of flapjacks for lunch. Written by Laura Appleton-Smith...

  • True Bugs
    True Bugs
    $8.95

    A description of the three characteristics required for an insect to be classified as a true bug. Written by Laura Appleton-Smith 24 pages Target Letter-Sound Correspondences: Long /ōō/ and Long /ū/ sound consoldation:...

  • Bon-Bon the Downtown Cow
    Bon-Bon the Downtown Cow
    $8.95

    Bon-Bon is sad because she wants to be a singer and a star.  A friend plans a talent contest to make Bon-Bon's dream come true. Written by Laura Appleton-Smith and Illustrated by Preston Neel 47 pages Target...

  • Sonoran Desert Seasons
    Sonoran Desert Seasons
    $8.95

    A description of the seasons of summer, fall, winter, and spring in the Sonoran Desert, with a focus on animal and plant life. Written by Laura Appleton-Smith and Illustrated by Carol Vredenburgh 28 pages Target...

  • Margaret Strong, Toy Collector
    Margaret Strong, Toy Collector
    $8.95

    An introduction to the hobby of collecting. The story is told through the life of Margaret Strong, who developed such a collection of toys that it is now housed in a museum! Written by Laura Appleton-Smith and Susan...

  • Planets, Asteroids, and Our Solar System
    Planets, Asteroids, and Our Solar System
    $8.95

    A description of our Solar System and its extensive contents, with a focus on each of the eight planets and the dwarf planet, Pluto. Written by Laura Appleton-Smith 40 pages Target Letter-Sound Correspondences: Diphthong...

  • Head to a Pleasant Spot and Other Poems to Remember
    Poetry Anthology 1 Head to a Pleasant Spot and Other Poems to Remember
    $8.95

    A collection of eight poems that bring the reader alongside reindeer traveling over quiet, craggy peaks, and to a colorful brunch with a hungry (and very particular) pig and her friends. Written by Susan Blackaby and...

  • Cousin Trouble
    Poetry Anthology 2 Cousin Trouble and Other Poems to Remember
    $8.95

    A collection of twelve poems starring a circus bear, a birthday mouse, and a raspy toucan.  This anthology offers a variety of poetry styles, including acrostic, couplet, and concrete. Written by Susan Blackaby and...

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