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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.

Biking
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Biking

9781681525358
Nessa Black

This search-and-find book invites young readers to look for vocabulary words while learning simple facts about bike riding.



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Camping
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Camping

9781681525365
Nessa Black

This search-and-find book invites young readers to look for vocabulary words while learning simple facts about camping.



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Canoeing
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Canoeing

9781681525372
Nessa Black

This search-and-find book invites young readers to look for vocabulary words while learning simple facts about canoeing.



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Fishing
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Fishing

9781681525389
Nessa Black

This search-and-find book invites young readers to look for vocabulary words while learning simple facts about recreational fishing.



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Gardening
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Gardening

9781681525396
Nessa Black

This search-and-find book invites young readers to look for vocabulary words while learning simple facts about keeping a garden.



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Hiking
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Hiking

9781681525402
Nessa Black
This search-and-find book invites young readers to look for vocabulary words while learning simple facts about hiking outdoors.

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Horseback Riding

9781681525419
Nessa Black

This search-and-find book invites young readers to look for vocabulary words while learning simple facts about riding horses.



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Rock Climbing

9781681525426
Nessa Black

This search-and-find book invites young readers to look for vocabulary words while learning simple facts about climbing rocks outdoors.



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Biking
9781681525358
Camping
9781681525365
Canoeing
9781681525372
Fishing
9781681525389
Gardening
9781681525396
Hiking
9781681525402
Horseback Riding
9781681525419
Rock Climbing
9781681525426

Spot Outdoor Fun (Paperbacks)

Grab your gear and head outdoors! The series of search-and-find books highlights new vocabulary and simple facts about fun outdoor activities. Find the picture, and learn the words!

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Complete Series of 8: your price $79.92

READING LEVEL: GRADE K AND UP
Booklist,
September 2020

“Summer camps may not have been in the stars for many kids this year, but the Spot Outdoor Fun series will help them keep their skills sharp for the future. Each title in this series, which is geared toward the youngest set, centers around a different outdoor activity and is packed with visual clues. At the start, readers are provided with a visual glossary of four pictures and words to look out for in the ensuing text; a final spread recaps those words and indicates where they appeared in the book. In Biking, a group of kids gets ready to go on a bike ride; the book emphasizes safety, pointing out the helmet, reflectors, and bells in the photographs. Beautiful stock photos accompany Canoeing, which sends readers in search of the seat, paddle, and life vest they would need for a canoeing trip. Gardening walks readers through the tools necessary for gardening ("Do you see the hoe? It breaks up the dirt.") and points out some of the things they might expect to find in their garden, like flowers and weeds. Readers can help tack up and ride a horse in Horseback Riding, which primarily highlights equipment like a saddle and reins. A crisp layout, repetitive text structure, and simple phrasings make this a natural pick for emerging readers.”—Maggie Reagan

School Library Journal,
April 2020

“K-Gr 2—Clear layouts and well-defined text boxes make this easy reader series clean and focused. Each book features a variety of people enjoying the great outdoors. Repetition throughout with no more than three sentences on each spread and a slow, steady introduction of new words build confidence for young readers. Those vocabulary words are placed alongside picture clues at both the beginning and the end of each book. The bright, colorful photos are inviting and feature a diverse cast. Camping shows kids and adults enjoying camping in all kinds of weather and in various climates. The only book in the set that feels slightly out of step is Gardening, as it’s less of a sport than a hobby, but it’s still a warm, welcoming introduction. Not super informative, but a lovely easy reader nonfiction series nonetheless. VERDICT Could be useful in filling gaps in very early nonfiction collections.”