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    Fiction and nonfiction stories about helping others and giving back
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    Simple activities that build literacy and science inquiry skills
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    Writing samples from real kids PreK to grade 3, plus teaching tips
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    Understanding a child's reading problems — and practical ways to help
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Jennifer Simpson is a mother on a mission. She knows exactly where her daughter Emiliann should be as a reader — and that she's falling behind.

Launching Young Readers Series

Launching Young Readers Series

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