Especially for Schools - Leveled Reading

Get excited about reading!

I've written over 30 leveled-reading stories for grades 1-6, with Pearson Learning, Scott Foresman, Benchmark, and others. This page includes a small sampling.

The booklets feature high-interest stories about family, school, friends, and more. These specialized books deliver both social skills and literacy instruction that are directly tied into the school curriculum.

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SAVING THE 'MERMAIDS' - Celia is having a tough 12th year - and now her parents just separated. She wishes she could get her parents back together, but a visit to her aunt in Florida shows her some things are beyond her control - and, surprisingly, some things are not.

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HOLA!/​HELLO! - Manny is so excited-he's moving from his home in El Salvador to Los Estados Unidos - The United States. But when he gets to school, everyone in his class speaks perfect English. How can he fit in if he can't even communicate?

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THE BEST PLACE - Russell loves to draw. His favorite class is art - it's the only subject he likes in school. Sometimes he feels like a failure, but through his love of of his art, and the support of his art teacher, Russell learns how his artwork can help in other parts of his life.

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A REAL HOME - Flory's mom is getting married again. Flory likes Joe and his son, Nicky, but why did they have to move to Joe's house? And why is Joe telling her what to do now? He isn't her real father.

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MR. FIX IT - Travel in time with Philip as a young child, in middle school, in college, and as a young adult. Share in the special relationship he has with his family and the influence he has on their lives.

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SAMMY'S NEW SCHOOL - Sammy is looking forward to starting a different school and can't wait to make new friends. But the kids he meets aren't friendly to him. His sister thinks he's trying too hard but Sammy is just being himself. What can he do?

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JENNA - When Jenna starts losing her long beautiful hair because of her sickness, she worries what everyone else will think. Even her best friend Katy is surprised the way Jen looks.

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MAIL CALL - Kim likes helping her elderly neighbor by bringing her mail upstairs every day. But when her neighbor doesn't open the door for her anymore, Kim doesn't know what she's done wrong.

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CHIP TO THE RESCUE - The giraffes don't understand why their friend, Dot the giraffe, is friends with Chip, a small little mouse. But 'little' proves to have lots of advantages too.

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MISSING SNEAKERS - Ready to move to a new house, Sara can't find her cat Sneakers anywhere. Where could he be? She searches everywhere and now the moving truck is ready to go without him!

Selected Books

A "tasty" easy-to-read!
A rhyming, riddle story at Jo-Jo's Jumbo Jelly Bean Shop. Can YOU guess the jelly bean flavor?
A Variety of Nonfiction
Appealing, informative nonfiction books to spark interest and curiosity!
Especially For Schools - Leveled Reading Books!
Character-building stories with a little heart, a little humor, and some twists and turns along the way ...
Fiction - Ages 7-10
Hayley is thrilled when she begins raising a guide-dog puppy, but when the time comes to give Pilot up, Hayley isn't sure she can.
Fiction - Ages 4 - 8
Kyle's favorite uncle likes to tickle the kids - but Kyle doesn't like it. How can he say "no" to his beloved Uncle?
Fiction - Ages 9 - 12
A 6th grade student vs. teacher basketball game is at stake. Brian is the captain of the Hot Shots, but he's only a fair player at best - He just knows the 6th graders are going to get slaughtered!
Fiction - Ages 7 - 9
Linx are the cool new building toys that all the kids love to play with. But can Kyle's model beat the others?
Fiction - Ages 8 - 11
Josh is feeling terrible-his very best friend has just moved away. He even loses his best 'Razzle Stones.' Nothing could be worse until.....
Fiction - Ages 5 - 7
Hootie, a great horned owl, has finally found the perfect tree to live in...until the other birds in the tree have a different idea..
Fiction - Ages 4 - 7
Sidney always blinks whenever his picture is taken. Will he EVER keep his eyes open?
Fun Activity Books
Everybody's favorite big red dog, CLIFFORD, is back with my four activity books.
Fun activity books based on movies like Shrek, Madagascar, Over the Hedge, and Holly Hobby!
Magazine Stories
Stories in 'Highlights For Children', 'Spider' and others. Contact me for FREE copies!