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Franklin's Big Book of Stories

A Collection of 6 First Readers

adapted by Sharon Jennings, Sean Jeffrey, Alice Sinkner, Shelley Southern, Sasha McIntyre, Céleste Gagnon, Violeta Nikolic, Jelena Sisic & John Lei

Publisher
Kids Can Press
Initial publish date
Aug 2013
Category
Turtles, Beginner, Media Tie-In
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781771380287
    Publish Date
    Aug 2013
    List Price
    $12.95

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 6 to 7
  • Grade: 1 to 2
  • Reading age: 6 to 7

Description

This popular collection starring the lovable turtle Franklin includes six first readers: Franklin and the Scooter, Franklin and the Contest, Franklin and the Bubble Gum, Franklin and the Stopwatch, Franklin and the Magic Show and Franklin and the Cookies. In each story, Franklin faces a unique problem common to the everyday lives and experiences of young children. Whether it's an overwhelming desire to get a scooter of his own, a dilemma over what to do when he inadvertently “steals” all the bubble gum from a machine or the conflicting desire to eat all of his cookies while also wanting to share them with others, Franklin faces up to each situation with honesty, a generous spirit and a lot of ingenuity. With his good friends Bear, Fox, Beaver and Rabbit nearby to lend a hand, Franklin always manages to find a terrific and age-appropriate happy ending to his dilemma, teaching children that no problem is ever too big to resolve.

Crafted for early readers, the stories all contain short sentences, and every page has clear, easy-to-follow illustrations, which provide contextual clues to any words children may stumble over. Each story begins with the same two sentences --- “Franklin can tie his shoes. Franklin can count by twos.” --- helping to build reading confidence through repetition. A favorite from books and the beloved television show Franklin and Friends, the familiar characters in these stories are widely appealing, making this a comfortable choice for new readers.

About the authors

Sharon Jennings has been published for 27 years. She is the author of over 70 books for young people – board books, picture books, reluctant reads, novels – many of which have been nominated for numerous awards and even won a few! Her middle grade novel Home Free was nominated for the Governor General’s Literary Award, The Silver Birch Award, and the TD Award. Her latest books are Connecting Dots, a completely true work of fiction about a girl’s terrible, horrible life, and The Warning, a completely true collection of stories about the supernatural. Sharon is very involved with her community, serving as a Board Member of The Canadian Children’s Book Centre, and is a three term President of The Canadian Society of Children’s Authors, Illustrators and Performers (CANSCAIP).

Sharon Jennings' profile page

Sharon Jennings is an award-winning author of many books for young people, including C`mere, Boy! and Bearcub and Mama, a finalist for the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award. Sharon lives in Toronto.

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Sasha McIntyre's profile page

Sharon Jennings is an award-winning author of many books for young people, including C'mere, Boy! and Bearcub and Mama, a finalist for the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award. Sharon lives in Toronto.

Céleste Gagnon's profile page

Sharon Jennings is an award-winning author of many books for young people, including C`mere, Boy! and Bearcub and Mama, a finalist for the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award. Sharon lives in Toronto.

Violeta Nikolic's profile page

Sharon Jennings is an award-winning author of many books for young people, including C`mere, Boy! and Bearcub and Mama, a finalist for the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award. Sharon lives in Toronto.

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