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  • Spot

    SPOT

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

  • Readers

    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.

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    AMICUS EBOOKS

    Amicus ebooks offer digital options for some of our series. Click on the ebooks icon to learn more.

Dan Can!
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Dan Can!

9781607539247
Marie Powell / Amy Cartwright

 

Young readers meet Dan, a boy who thinks he can do everything, while learning words in the –an word family. Includes word family word bank.



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Stop, Pop!
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Stop, Pop!

9781607539254
Marie Powell / Amy Cartwright

 

Young readers meet a young girl and her Pop, who is always in a hurry, while learning words in the –op word family. Includes word family word bank.



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When, Jen?
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When, Jen?

9781607539261
Marie Powell / Amy Cartwright

 

Young readers meet Jen and Ben, who can’t seem to gather all of the piglets at the farm, while learning words in the –en word family. Includes word family word bank.



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Go to Bed, Ted!
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Go to Bed, Ted!

9781607539278
Marie Powell / Amy Cartwright

 

Young readers meet Ted, a boy who refuses to go to bed, while learning words in the –ed word family. Includes word family word bank.



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The Map Trap
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The Map Trap

9781607539285
Marie Powell / Amy Cartwright

 

Young readers meet a young girl and her friend Hap as they attempt to follow a map to the lake, while learning words in the –ap word family. Includes word family word bank.



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Win, Min!
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Win, Min!

9781607539292
Marie Powell / Amy Cartwright

 

Young readers meet Min as she tries to win her soccer game, while learning words in the –in word family. Includes word family word bank.



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Don't Trip, Pip!
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Don't Trip, Pip!

9781607535805
Marie Powell / Amy Cartwright

 

Follow the adventures of a boy named Kip and his clumsy dog, Pip, while learning words in the –ip word family.



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Get Wet!
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Get Wet!

9781607535812
Marie Powell / Amy Cartwright

 

Meet Bret, a young boy who is afraid to get wet, while learning words in the –et word family.



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Not a Lot, Robot!
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Not a Lot, Robot!

9781607535829
Marie Powell / Amy Cartwright

 

Meet a girl and her robot Dot who likes to do a lot, while learning words in the –ot word family.



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Please Take Jake!
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Please Take Jake!

9781607535836
Marie Powell / Amy Cartwright

 

Read the story of Blake, a young boy who always has to take his younger brother Jake along with him, while learning words in the –ake word family.



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Quit It!
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Quit It!

9781607535843
Marie Powell / Amy Cartwright

 

Meet a girl and her younger sister Kit, who never seems to quit, while learning words in the –it word family.



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Stay, Kay!
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Stay, Kay!

9781607535850
Marie Powell / Amy Cartwright

 

Read about a young girl who wants her friend Kay to stay and play, while learning words in the –ay word family.



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Dig, Pig!
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Dig, Pig!

9781607535164
Marie Powell

 

Young readers read about a pet pig, Zig, who loves to dig while learning new words in the –ig word family.



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Grow, Crow!
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Grow, Crow!

9781607535157
Marie Powell

 

Young readers follow the trials of a young crow growing while learning new words in the –ow word family.



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Nab the Crab
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Nab the Crab

9781607535133
Marie Powell

 

Young readers follow a bird trying to nab a crab while learning new words in the -ab word family.



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Out for Trout
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Out for Trout

9781607535140
Marie Powell

 

Young readers follow a fun story of a family out fishing for trout while learning new words in the –out word family.



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Sleep, Sheep!
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Sleep, Sheep!

9781607535171
Marie Powell

 

Young readers read about a farmer who tries to get his sheep to sleep while learning new words in the –eep word family.



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That Cat!
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That Cat!

9781607535126
Marie Powell

 

Young readers follow the silly adventures of Nat the cat while learning new words in the –at word family.



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Dan Can!
9781607539247
Stop, Pop!
9781607539254
When, Jen?
9781607539261
Go to Bed, Ted!
9781607539278
The Map Trap
9781607539285
Win, Min!
9781607539292
Don't Trip, Pip!
9781607535805
Get Wet!
9781607535812
Not a Lot, Robot!
9781607535829
Please Take Jake!
9781607535836
Quit It!
9781607535843
Stay, Kay!
9781607535850
Dig, Pig!
9781607535164
Grow, Crow!
9781607535157
Nab the Crab
9781607535133
Out for Trout
9781607535140
Sleep, Sheep!
9781607535171
That Cat!
9781607535126

Word Families

 

Learning about word families is an essential skill for helping young readers become familiar with both the sounds and the spellings of words. These silly stories highlight common rhyming words with endings that are spelled the same way. The Word Families series is a fun way to introduce kids to phonics and early literacy skills.

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Complete Series of 18: retail $461.70 your price $323.10

READING LEVEL: GRADE 1 AND UP
  • Reinforced Library Binding

  • Pages: 16

  • Trim Size: 7.75" x 8.75"

School Library Journal,
October 1, 2013

“The set is unique in that the books use narrative, not rhyming stanzas, to explore rhyme. For instance, [Out for Trout] begins, ‘Today we are going fishing for trout. Dad brings out the fishing rods and gear.’...Rhyming words appear in bold print. Each volume contains a note to parents and teachers that suggests activities to do before, during, and after reading the texts. The final page in every book lists word-family vocabulary. ”—Series Made Simple

Booklist,
December 15, 2014

“These new books in the Word Families series present an updated take on the traditional reader. Each book emphasizes simple words with one ending (such as "-ip,"-ot,"; etc.), using as many "word family" words as possible in the context of a charming story with simple pictures. The educational aspect is clear but not overstated. Each book begins with a page of “Ideas for Parents and Teachers” and ends with a list of word-family words from the book. These words are also highlighted in color throughout the main text of the story. The stories themselves are a bit uneven, possibly because of space or word constraints. Oddly, Don't Trip, Pip! has no resolution to the central problem of the tripping dog. Likewise, Please Take Jake! seems incomplete, with no change to the narrator's role or feelings about being accompanied by his younger brother. The transition from chores to leisure time in Not a Lot, Robot! feels much more satisfying as a simple plot. The friendship story in Stay, Kay! similarly moves seamlessly from one point to the next. In the end, all of these books use stories in a fun way to help new readers learn word skills. Parents, teachers, and children will be grateful. ”—Miriam Aronin