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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.

Bowling
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Bowling

9781681525808
Mari Schuh

Rollin’, rollin’, rollin’, keep those bowlers bowlin’! Put on your smooth shoes and bowl a strike with carefully controlled text and excellent photos about bowling teams, basic equipment, and rules. The high-interest topic engages early readers while a search-and-find feature reinforces key vocabulary.



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Cheerleading
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Cheerleading

9781681525815
Mari Schuh

Shake your pom-poms in the air and get the crowd fired up for a high-interest book that early readers will love. Simple text and excellent photos touch on uniforms, teams, equipment, and moves. A search-and-find feature reinforces key vocabulary.



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Downhill Skiing
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Downhill Skiing

9781681525822
Mari Schuh

Grab your poles and carve a trail through the fresh powder! A gentle slope of carefully word choice helps early readers pick up new words about the sport of downhill skiing. Simple text and excellent photos touch on basic equipment, rules, and safety. The high-interest topic engages early readers while a search-and-find feature reinforces key vocabulary.



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Lacrosse
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Lacrosse

9781681525839
Mari Schuh

The midfielder tosses the rock to the attacker, who makes a fast break down the field. Goal! Lacrosse moves fast! Carefully controlled text passes new words to early readers to help them meet their reading goals. Simple text and excellent photos touch on equipment, players, and rules. The high-interest topic engages early readers while a search-and-find feature reinforces key vocabulary.



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Skateboarding
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Skateboarding

9781681525846
Mari Schuh

With a flip and a trick, skateboarding has gone from empty pool pastime to pro sport. Carefully controlled text on equipment and tricks helps early readers catch big air over their reading goals. The high-interest topic engages early readers while a search-and-find feature reinforces key vocabulary.



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Softball
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Softball

9781681525853
Mari Schuh

Swing, batter, batter, swing! Carefully controlled text about players, rules, and equipment helps early readers score a home run with their reading goals. The topic engages early readers while a search-and-find feature reinforces key vocabulary.



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Tennis
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Tennis

9781681525860
Mari Schuh

Point, set, match! Serve up some tennis fun! Carefully controlled text softly lobs new words to early readers to help them win the reading match. Simple text and excellent photos touch on basic equipment and rules. The high-interest topic engages early readers while a search-and-find feature reinforces key vocabulary.



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Track and Field
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Track and Field

9781681525877
Mari Schuh

On your mark. Get set. Go! Carefully controlled text passes new words to early readers like batons in a relay race. Simple text and excellent photos touch on the shot put, high jump, and running events. The high-interest topic engages early readers while a search-and-find feature reinforces key vocabulary.



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Basketball
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Basketball

9781681522036
Mari Schuh

This search-and-find book invites emergent readers to look for new vocabulary words and pictures while giving simple facts about the fundamentals of basketball, including basic rules and key terms.



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Baseball
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Baseball

9781681522043
Mari Schuh

This search-and-find book invites emergent readers to look for new vocabulary words and pictures while giving simple facts about the fundamentals of baseball, including player positions, gear, and key terms.



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Figure Skating

Figure Skating

9781681524368
Mari Schuh

This search-and-find book invites early readers to look for new vocabulary words and picture details while offering simple facts about figure skating competition.



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Football
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Football

9781681522050
Mari Schuh

This search-and-find book invites emergent readers to look for new vocabulary words and pictures while giving simple facts about the fundamentals of football, including player positions, gear, basic rules and key terms.



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Golf

Golf

9781681524375
Mari Schuh

This search-and-find book invites early readers to look for new vocabulary words and picture details while offering simple facts about the sport of golf.



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Gymnastics
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Gymnastics

9781681522067
Mari Schuh

This search-and-find book invites emergent readers to look for new vocabulary words and pictures while giving simple facts about the fundamentals of gymnastics, including event descriptions and key terms.



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Hockey
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Hockey

9781681522074
Mari Schuh

This search-and-find book invites emergent readers to look for new vocabulary words and pictures while giving simple facts about the fundamentals of hockey, including basic rules and key terms.



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Snowboarding

Snowboarding

9781681524382
Mari Schuh

This search-and-find book invites early readers to look for new vocabulary words and picture details while offering simple facts about snowboarding competition.



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Soccer
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Soccer

9781681522081
Mari Schuh

This search-and-find book invites emergent readers to look for new vocabulary words and pictures while giving simple facts about the fundamentals of soccer, including basic rules and key terms.



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Swimming

Swimming

9781681524399
Mari Schuh

This search-and-find book invites early readers to look for new vocabulary words and picture details while offering simple facts about the sport of swimming.



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Tae Kwon Do

Tae Kwon Do

9781681524405
Mari Schuh

This search-and-find book invites early readers to look for new vocabulary words and picture details while offering simple facts about tae kwon do competitions.



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Volleyball

Volleyball

9781681524412
Mari Schuh

This search-and-find book invites early readers to look for new vocabulary words and picture details while offering simple facts about the sport of volleyball.



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Bowling
9781681525808
Cheerleading
9781681525815
Downhill Skiing
9781681525822
Lacrosse
9781681525839
Skateboarding
9781681525846
Softball
9781681525853
Tennis
9781681525860
Track and Field
9781681525877
Basketball
9781681522036
Baseball
9781681522043
Figure Skating
9781681524368
Football
9781681522050
Golf
9781681524375
Gymnastics
9781681522067
Hockey
9781681522074
Snowboarding
9781681524382
Soccer
9781681522081
Swimming
9781681524399
Tae Kwon Do
9781681524405
Volleyball
9781681524412

Spot Sports (paperbacks)

Young sports fans will love learning more about their favorite games! In this series a search-and-find feature guides early readers as they learn new vocabulary pertaining to different sport fundamentals, player positions, and rules. Carefully chosen photos and words are sure to captivate kindergarteners and other readers, alike!

READ REVIEWS

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Complete Series of 20: your price $199.80

READING LEVEL: GRADE K AND UP
School Library Journal – Series Made Simple,
November 1, 2017

“A simple look-and-find easy reader series with a sports twist for those in need of a fun challenge. Each title is structured the same way, with kids being asked to spot something on the player or field, followed by a description of the item they were meant to find. Filled with high-frequency sight words that help beginning readers understand the more unfamiliar sports terms, these are excellent easy readers. Large, full-color photographs include both male and female players. While the books are not necessarily unique, they are wonderfully enjoyable reads that will further ignite a love of athletics. VERDICT A great easy reader series, highly recommended for every collection.”—Abby Bussen

The Horn Book,

“Each slim easy reader opens with a photo glossary highlighting four sport-specific vocabulary words, accompanied by instructions: 'Look for these words and pictures as you read.' The following spreads are organized around these keywords, with bright stock photos and a smattering of facts. The volumes are light on substance but effectively reinforce the meaning of a small number of relevant terms. ”

Booklist,
March 2021

“Filled with colorful photographs, the Spot Sports series is a great introduction to sports and a fun way for young readers to practice reading familiar words and learn new ones. Bowling shows readers a five-member bowling team, balls, and a bowler in action, in addition to revealing types of shoes bowlers need and what a foul looks like. In Cheerleading, readers watch spirited athletes performing stunts and get dose-up views of cheerleading uniforms, a mascot, and porn-porns. Batters hit and pitchers throw in Softball, which introduces readers to the game and shows a home run taking place. In Track and Field, several events are depicted, including the shot put, the high jump, and relay races. On the first page of each tide, readers are invited to look for certain words and pictures throughout the text. The large, color pho­tographs show excellent detail and depict athletes in action, alone or with their team, and provide closeups of equipment the athletes use in these sports. The large-font, dear text is easily distinguishable from the background image, and vocabulary words are set in front of an orange icon for easy identification. A fun and educational series for beginning readers interested in the world of sports. ”—Selenia Paz