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    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 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


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

  • 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.

Board Books

It's never too early to begin reading to babies and toddlers. Our board books are manufactured for durability, written with short attention spans in mind, and fun to read for both adults and kids!  Check out our original board book series below.

Little Animal Friends

"Adorable animal baby adventures." —School Library Journal

"A happy addition for children fascinated by animals, this and its companion also provide assurance that mama, whatever the species, will always be nearby."—Kirkus Reviews

Amicus Ink Board Books

"These durable books are eye-catching, engaging, and quick and painless to repeat upon request."—Kirkus Reviews

Four sets in this series highlight Vehicles, Pets, Wild Animals, and Farm Animals

First Words and Pictures 

"With its large format, bright colors, and sturdy pages, this is a perfect book for lap book time.”—Through the Looking Glass Children's Book Review

Riddle Diddle Dumplings

"The riddles are funny, the clues are helpful, and of course, the lift-the-flaps are a delight.”—Through the Looking Glass Children's Book Review

It's Not the Baby

Who is making all the mischief in this house?  Two titles, It's Not the Baby and It's Not the Puppy, offer a toddler-sized whodunit with a fun repeated refrain and visual clues to the actual culprits.

"A board book with great potential for interaction between a baby and the reader who shares it.  I-spy reading fun for little eyes."—Kirkus Reviews

“A sly little number. They’re rare, but once in a while you may have the pleasure of encountering a board book that has a twist ending. When you find those books, grab them. Keep them. Hold them close and tight and never let them go because they are going to save your sanity when you have to read infinite numbers of titles on cold snowy days. And in 2017, this is their natural born leader.”—Elizabeth Bird

The Amicus Book of . . .

An early concept series illustrated with unique collage art, with 4 titles: ABC, 123, Animals, and Colors

"The detailed pictures coupled with the verb-packed text in both books give readers a delightful feeling of motion, and the vocabulary and text are well suited to beginning readers who are just starting to recognize words and letters. With its companion, colorful, beautifully illustrated additions to the ABC and 123 shelves.”—Kirkus Reviews

Who Is Making a Mess? 

“From spilled motor oil to sprayed water, everyone makes a mess. The repeated phrase ‘Who is making a mess?’ finds everyone from Grandpa to the baby involved in the untidiness . . . Charming details provide plenty for readers to pore over each page, and the deep orange, red, and golden yellow tones give the book warmth. Good clean fun.”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review


Little Hippo cover
Trains Chug cover
Riddle Diddle Safari cover
It's Not the Baby cover