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    AMICUS READERS

    Amicus Readers provide an inviting variety of nonfiction leveled books for K-2, serving young learners in pursuit of reading skills—just like Amicus pursues the big red ball.

  • Illustrated

    AMICUS ILLUSTRATED

    Amicus Illustrated offers fiction and nonfiction for preschool to grade 6 with highly visual information and stories that students—and our pal Amicus—are after!

  • High Interest

    AMICUS HIGH INTEREST

    Like many students, Amicus likes to pursue what's of interest to him. Amicus High Interest books serve individual interests of those in grades 2-6.

  • Ink

    AMICUS INK

    Amicus Ink features board books, picture books, and paperbacks that encourage young children to explore facts, examine ideas, and imagine new ways of understanding the world.

  • Spot

    SPOT

    Spot books pair key words with engaging images at the beginning, middle, and end—making it fun to read, spot, and learn.

  • Sequence

    SEQUENCE

    Sequence books explain the processes and timelines behind kids' favorite things. Each title connects products and knowledge step-by-step from idea, through creation and discovery, to the end user.

First Words and Pictures: Animals
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First Words and Pictures: Animals

978-1-68152-200-5
Margot Channing / Jean Claude

 

Filled with delightful, full-color illustrations and simple labels for each picture, the book introduces children to basic literacy skills and concepts. This book displays different kinds of animals while helping young children embark on a lifetime of reading, letting them discover the wonders of the world and begin to build their vocabulary.



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First Words and Pictures: On the Go
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First Words and Pictures: On the Go

978-1-68152-201-2
Margot Channing / Jean Claude

 

Filled with delightful, full-color illustrations and simple labels for each picture, the book introduces children to basic literacy skills and concepts. This book displays methods of transportation while helping young children embark on a lifetime of reading, letting them discover the wonders of the world and begin to build their vocabulary.



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First Words and Pictures: At Home
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First Words and Pictures: At Home

9781681524115
Margot Channing / Imogen Barlow, et al.

 

Filled with delightful, full-color illustrations and simple labels for each picture, the book introduces children to basic literacy skills and concepts. This book displays different things to see in the home while helping young children embark on a lifetime of reading, letting them discover the wonders of the world and begin to build their vocabulary.



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First Words and Pictures: Around Town
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First Words and Pictures: Around Town

9781681524108
Margot Channing / Bella Fomina, et al.

 

Filled with delightful, full-color illustrations and simple labels for each picture, the book introduces children to basic literacy skills and concepts. This book displays different things to see around town while helping young children embark on a lifetime of reading, letting them discover the wonders of the world and begin to build their vocabulary.



retail your price $9.99

First Words and Pictures: Animals
978-1-68152-200-5
First Words and Pictures: On the Go
978-1-68152-201-2
First Words and Pictures: At Home
9781681524115
First Words and Pictures: Around Town
9781681524108

First Words and Pictures

 

These are ideal first books for very young readers, filled with delightful artwork and simple descriptions. They are designed to help children embark on a lifetime of reading, introducing them to basic concepts of literacy, the alphabet, mechanics and the natural world.

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Complete Series of 4: your price $39.96

  • Ages 0-3

  • Board book

  • Color illustrations

  • Pages: 14

  • Trim Size: 9.8" x 9.8"

Publishers Weekly,
March 24, 2017

“The First Words and Pictures series kicks off with two titles, including this polished-looking guide to vehicles of all sorts, which are collected in seven thematic spreads. Big blocks of color create an eye-catching checkerboard backdrop for each scene, including ones devoted to air travel (a pilot and flight attendant appear alongside a helicopter, glider, and other vehicles), emergencies (featuring police cars, fire trucks, and the stations both return to), as well as construction and aquatic vehicles. The digital graphics vary in their level of detail, and at times look a bit too much like old clip art, but vehicle-obsessed kids probably won't mind. Simultaneously available: Animals. Up to age 3. ”

Through the Looking Glass Children’s Book Review,
May 1, 2017

“Children love vehicles. Girls and boys alike love watching trains clickety clack by, planes taking off, and fire engines roaring down the road with lights flashing. Often the name of some kind of vehicle is one of the first words they learn. In this wonderful board book children will find double page spreads that are dedicated to different kinds of vehicles or modes of transport, and the things and people that are associated with them. For example, on the first spread the focus is on trains. There is an engine, a train car, tickets, a tunnel, a signal, a conductor and more. Each picture is annotated with the name of the thing that we are looking at. The next spread looks at air travel. In addition to an airplane and a helicopter, we see pictures of a hang glider, and a hot air balloon. There are also pictures of a pilot and a flight attendant, a stair car, an airport, and a baggage cart. The pages that follow show us things "On the road;" things that are associated with emergencies such as ambulances and fire stations; building site vehicles and the things that you see on building sites; and finally things that are "On the water." This book will make a wonderful gift for a young child who loves things that go. ”—Marya Jansen-Gruber

Through the Looking Glass Children’s Book Review,
May 1, 2017

“Children love animals. Often they know the names of animals before they know people’s names, happily burbling on about “goggies” and “kitties” to anyone who will listen. In this wonderful board book, children get to meet a wide variety of animals, some of which they might see as they go about their day, and others that live in exotic locales around the world. Our journey begins with “safari animals” such as a lion, a rhino, and a snake. Alongside these more well-known animals children will encounter a hornbill, a vulture, and a meerkat. Next up are farm animals, some of which children might also see in a home (a rabbit), in a backyard (a hen) or perhaps in a park (a duck). Pets come next and again we see familiar animals such as a dog and a cat, but we also see a ferret, a salamander, and a parrot. We dip beneath the waves next to get to know a stingray, a sea star, a seahorse, and many other wonderful animals that live in the sea. The author goes on to visit animals that live in rainforests, baby animals, and birds. For each animal found in this book children are presented with a picture and the name of the animal, which is written in large block-print letters. Children are going to love exploring this book both on their own and in the company of their grownups. With its large format, bright colors, and sturdy pages, this is a perfect book for lap book time.”—Marya Jansen-Gruber