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Rodale Kids Curious Readers/Level 2 Series

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I Am Strong by Suzy Capozzi; illustrated by Eren Unten
This Makes Me Scared by Courtney Carbone; illustrated by Hilli Kushnir
This Makes Me Jealous by Courtney Carbone; illustrated by Hilli Kushnir

Rodale Kids Curious Readers/Level 2 Series : Titles in Order

Book 6
This Dealing with Feelings book about jealousy helps kids understand what they’re feeling when they’re upset. Now a part of the premier early reading line, Step into Reading!

When a new girl named Amy comes to school and interrupts show-and-tell, a little girl feels ignored. She doesn’t want to share with Amy. When the kids play soccer, Amy scores a goal. Everyone cheers, and the girl is jealous. How does Amy feel? Can the little girl give her a chance to become a new friend?

The Dealing with Feelings series of early readers is designed to give voice to what’s brewing inside. Through short, simple text and repetitive observational phrases, children will learn to name their emotions as they learn to read.

Step 2 Readers use basic vocabulary and short sentences to tell simple stories, for children who recognize familiar words and can sound out new words with help. Rhyme and rhythmic text paired with picture clues help children decode the story.
Book 5
This Dealing with Feelings book about first swimming lesson helps kids understand what they’re feeling when they’re upset. Now a part of the premier early reading line, Step into Reading!

When a little boy goes to his first swimming lesson, he is nervous. The water is deep, and he doesn’t float. After water goes up his nose, he gets out of the pool. It’s too scary. The little boy’s teacher assures him that it’s okay to be scared. And when they face his fear together, he discovers swimming is fun!

The Dealing with Feelings series of early readers is designed to give voice to what’s brewing inside. Through short, simple text and repetitive observational phrases, children will learn to name their emotions as they learn to read.

Step 2 Readers use basic vocabulary and short sentences to tell simple stories, for children who recognize familiar words and can sound out new words with help. Rhyme and rhythmic text paired with picture clues help children decode the story.
Book 4
This Dealing with Feelings book about a trip to the zoo helps kids understand what they’re feeling when they get a case of the giggles. Now a part of the premier early reading line, Step into Reading!

When a little girl visits the zoo with her family, she makes faces at the animals and gets a little silly. After she pounds on the glass, the tour guide has to warn her that loud noises can scare some animals. But with the help of her dad, she learns to recognize her feelings and calm down.

The Dealing with Feelings series of early readers is designed to give voice to what’s brewing inside. Through short, simple text and repetitive observational phrases, children will learn to name their emotions as they learn to read.
 
Step 2 Readers use basic vocabulary and short sentences to tell simple stories, for children who recognize familiar words and can sound out new words with help. Rhyme and rhythmic text paired with picture clues help children decode the story.
Book 3
The Positive Power series introduces self esteem and empathy to budding young readers. I Am Strong is a fun and encouraging story about confidence! Now a part of the premier early reading line, Step into Reading!

It’s that time of the year again: field day! The sun is out, the hurdles are set up, and classes are canceled. One young boy has a fun-filled day as he learns what it means to be strong. Despite his small size, he surprises his teammates–and himself!–when he demonstrates mental, emotional, and physical strength. Will his team be field day champions?

Through simple text and joyful illustrations, this installment in the Positive Power series inspires kids to help others while giving them the confidence they need to transform from little to BIG readers.
 
Step 2 Readers use basic vocabulary and short sentences to tell simple stories, for children who recognize familiar words and can sound out new words with help. Rhyme and rhythmic text paired with picture clues help children decode the story.
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Book 3
This Dealing with Feelings book about a bad day helps kids understand what they’re feeling when they get angry. Now part of the premier early reading line, Step into Reading!

To this little boy, it seems like one thing after another is going wrong, and it isn’t his fault! He feels heat rising inside him, first at home and then at school. At lunch, his pent-up feelings burst out, and he yells at his friends. But with the help of a caring principal, he learns to recognize his feelings and let go of his anger.

The Dealing with Feelings series of early readers is designed to give voice to what’s brewing inside. Through short, simple text and repetitive observational phrases, children will learn to name their emotions as they learn to read.

Step 2 Readers use basic vocabulary and short sentences to tell simple stories, for children who recognize familiar words and can sound out new words with help. Rhyme and rhythmic text paired with picture clues help children decode the story.
Book 2
If feeling blue isn’t bad enough, it’s even worse without your best furry friend. This Makes Me Sad follows a young boy after he accidentally lets his dog, Kit, loose from the yard. Despite his parents’ attempt to find her, nothing can cheer up the boy. His favorite things, like a pretty sunset, going to the park, and his beloved teddy bear, just make him more sad. Even happy memories of Kit no longer feel good. With help from his family, the boy must learn to accept and express how he’s feeling inside. And by dealing with his feelings, he might just be able to do some good until Kit comes home.

Easy-to-read text and evocative illustrations make this relatable second story in the Dealing with Feelings series a perfect practice in emotional maturity for kids.
Book 1
This Makes Me Happy follows a young girl on a field trip to the fair, complete with a roller coaster, pie-eating contest, and petting zoo! But when her pesky nut allergy keeps her from having a treat with her class, the girl learns that even the happiest of days can have unhappy moments. By reflecting on her trip and recognizing the many feelings that arose during it, she is able to feel less overwhelmed—and more confident about her positively happy day.

While children enjoy expressing themselves—be it through laughter or tears—they don’t always have the words to articulate their emotions. The Dealing with Feelings series is designed to give voice to what’s brewing inside, showing children how to name their emotions as they also learn to read. Colorful stickers are included in each book.

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