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Magic Porridge Pot

Harriet Ziefert (1997), 32 pages
Illustrated by Emily Bolan
Audience: K - 1st Grade
Category: Easy Reader, Folklore
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A mother and daughter don't have enough to eat until the little girl does a mysterious man a favor. He gives her a pot that can make limitless porridge. What will happen when the pot won't stop? This folk story is retold here for beginning readers. (Reading Level: 1.6)
Book Series: Puffin Easy-to-Read
Reviewed by: emc
Date read: 6/29/2011
ISBN-10: 0140381899
ISBN-13: 9780140381894
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Magic Secrets

Rose Wyler (1990), 64 pages
Illustrated by Arthur Dorros
Audience: Preschool - 4th Grade
Category: Easy Reader
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This book is perfect for the young reader serious about becoming a magician. In this book, you will learn many of the secrets of the great magicians! You will learn how magic works and amaze your friends as you make a rabbit appear in your hat, command an egg to stand up on its own, and make a penny disappear. Read this book and then --Abracadabra!-you'll become a magician!
Book Series: I Can Read Book
Similar authors: Norm Barnhart
Similar books: Amazing Magic Tricks: Beginner Level by Norm Barnhart; Amazing Magic Tricks: Apprentice Level by Norm Barnhart;
Reviewed by: mb
Date read: 7/10/2009
ISBN-10: 0060266473
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Manu and the Talking Fish

Roberta Arenson (2000), 32 pages
Illustrated by Roberta Arenson
Audience: Preschool - 3rd Grade
Category: Easy Reader, Fiction, Folklore, Multicultural
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Manu and the Talking Fish is the retelling of the story about the, 'Great Flood'. The author, Roberta Arenson, retells this story based on the ancient stories from India. The young reader will readily be able to pick out the similarities and differences that this tale holds from another traditional story, Noah's Ark.
Similar authors: Lila Mehta; Marcia Brown; Gerald McDermott; Jan Thornhill
Similar books: Anklet for a Princess: A Cinderella Story from India by Lila Mehta and adapted by Meredith Brucker; Once a Mouse...: A Fable Cut in Wood by Marcia Brown; Monkey: A Trickster Tale from India by Gerald McDermott; The Rumor: A Jataka Tale from India by Jan Thornhill; The Ghost Catcher: A Bengali Folktale by Martha Hamilton & Mitch Weiss
Reviewed by: mb
Date read: 7/30/2012
ISBN-10: 1841480320
ISBN-13: 9781841480329
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Marley: Marley's Big Adventure

Susan Hill (2009), 32 pages
Illustrated by Richard Cowdrey
Audience: Preschool - 1st Grade
Category: Animal, Easy Reader, Fiction
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Marley the dog just wants to help his family, but they don't always appreciate what he does. Worried that they don't love him anymore, Marley runs away and then causes more havoc at a bakery. During a happy reunion, Mommy and Daddy reassure Marley that they love him even if they yell and even if he does make a mess.
Reviewed by: msp
Date read: 10/5/2012
ISBN-10: 0061853844
ISBN-13: 9780061853845
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Marley: The Dog Who Cried Woof

John Grogan (2011), 32 pages
Illustrated by Richard Cowdrey
Audience: Preschool - 1st Grade
Category: Animal, Easy Reader, Fiction
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Marley barks at everything that goes past, including tricycles and the garbage man. After his family tells him to be quiet, Marley tries to be good. What will he do when Baby Louie crawls out of the yard? Will Mommy and Daddy believe him if he barks to alert them?
Reviewed by: msp
Date read: 10/5/2012
ISBN-10: 0061989444
ISBN-13: 9780061989445
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