Fall 2023

My First Animal Books

Series of 16 titles

Narwhals swim in icy waters. Hedgehogs roll in a ball to stay safe. Start your first animal books collection with My First Animal Books! Adorable, vibrant photography and tightly controlled text work together to show and teach readers how animals live and act in the wild while providing an engaging and supportive early reading experience. Includes tools for teachers and caregivers as well as introductory nonfiction features such as labels, a table of contents, words to know, and an index. A Let's Review! feature proposes a photo and question to help readers review and expand learning on the topic.

Title   GRL Format Qty
Cover: Hedgehogs Hedgehogs C
Cover: Iguanas Iguanas A
Cover: Koalas Koalas A
Cover: Llamas Llamas C
Cover: Lions Lions New! Spring 2024 A
Cover: Narwhals Narwhals C
Cover: Pandas Pandas B
Cover: Parrots Parrots C
Cover: Peacocks Peacocks New! Spring 2024 B
Cover: Penguins Penguins New! Spring 2024 C
Cover: Sharks Sharks New! Spring 2024 B
Cover: Sloths Sloths B
Cover: Snakes Snakes New! Spring 2024 C
Cover: Tree Frogs Tree Frogs New! Spring 2024 C
Interest Level Preschool - Grade 1
Reading Level Preschool
Category Beginning Readers, New!, STEM
Subject Animals, Science and Math
Copyright 2024
Publisher Jump!, Inc.
Imprint Tadpole Books
Language English
Number of Pages 16
Publication Date 2023-08-01
BISACS JNF003140, JNF003000, JNF051150
Dewey 597.3-599.789
Dimensions 6.5 x 9
Lexile -60-150
Guided Reading Level A-C
Features Glossary of key words, Index, and Table of contents


SLJ Review of My First Animal Books

Aimed at pre-readers and the youngest learners, these titles offer a small handful of basic facts along with highly engaging photographs. Most images fill two pages, usually accompanied by a single sentence of four words or less. Three photos fill each spread and perfectly highlight the specific physical features discussed in the text. Captions should help young readers with the few terms that might be new to them, such as tusk or quill. The level of information works at the most introductory level, while the simple sentence structure, ­repeated words, and basic vocabulary are just right for new readers.

VERDICT: ­Attractive and accessible nonfiction for ­beginning readers.

Author: Marie Brandle

Author: Natalie Deninston