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Build strong readers with this colorful book series. Approved and recommended by reading teachers for children in grades K and 1, these color concept books are also perfect for library story hour programs. Listed in the back are some of the activities you can do with your child, using the books in this series, to strengthen pre-reading skills.

Red Paints My World


"I loved this book! Gloria Adams captures the essence of the color red with bright pictures and engaging rhymes which will encourage young  children to learn to read, along with looking for all things 'red' in their world."  

~Vera J. Hurst, author

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Yellow Paints My World 


“Words, pictures, skill building-- all the elements combine for a "just right" series to read in a caregiver's lap or in a story time group!” 

~Nancy Messmore, youth services librarian


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Blue Paints My World 


“Gloria Adams’ lyrical rhymes and captivating photos will certainly tempt children to learn about the color blue. As an experienced second grade and Title I teacher with a specialization in reading, I highly recommend her books as a means to helping early readers with important skills.” 

~Gloria J. Reichert, B.S., M. Ed.


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Green Paints My World


“Green Paints My World is a wonderful book that uses graphic pictures, steady meter,  and perfect rhyme to introduce young children to all things green. The exotic birds are especially beautiful! I’m excited to read Green Paints My World  to all of the young children in my life!” 

~ Lana Wayne Koehler, B.S., Music Education, and children’s author


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Orange Paints My World 


"Fun rhyming text and bright photos will teach kids about colors and build important pre-reading skills. Includes useful tips for parents and educators on using the series most effectively. Highly recommend!" 


~ Lisa Amstutz, children's author


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Pink Paints My World 


“PINK is a vibrant introduction to reading using engaging rhyme, meter, and repetition to build word recognition for beginning readers. Gloria Adams’ books are a must have!” 

~Laurie Lazzaro Knowlton, children’s author


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Flutter, Flutter, Butterfly: A Book of Colors


Enhance your child's reading skills through rhyme and repetition. 

"Flutter" the pages to introduce preschoolers to basic colors in this short and simple rhyming picture book. 


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Munch! Crunch! Bugs for Lunch!

What kinds of bugs do kids eat all around the world? How can eating insects help with world hunger and food insecurity?

Ages 8-12. Buy it on Amazon.

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James A. Bailey: The Genius

Behind the Barnum & Bailey Circus

"James A. a magnificently presented biography that will inspire not only kids but adults."                    ~Reader's Favorite

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My Underpants Are Made

from Plants: Where Stuff

Comes From

with Vera J. Hurst

Plants in my underpants? Oil in my crayons? Take a fun look at how everyday things are made or where they come from. Buy on Amazon.

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