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Crabtree Classics

The Crabtree Classics collection features PreK-9 Nonfiction and Fiction titles published over our 44-year history, including books from award-winning author Bobbie Kalman. Book series feature colorful photos and illustrations to support key concepts in Science, STEAM, Social Studies, and Math.

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  • Reading Level: PreK-9
  • Interest Level: PreK-9
  • ATOS Level: .07-8.7
  • GRL: A-Z
  • Word Count: 25-5000
  • Pages: 12-112
  • Trim: Variety

Crabtree Little Honey

Our Phonics Imprint. Helps students build phonics skills to become successful readers. Clear images reinforce letter-sound connections. Learning activities support comprehension and encourage further phonics knowledge.

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  • Reading Level: PreK-2
  • Interest Level: PreK-2
  • Age Level: 4-7
  • ATOS Level: TBA
  • GRL: A-D
  • Word Count: 10-75
  • Pages: 12-24
  • Trim: 6" x 8", 8" x 8"

Crabtree Roots

These books feature simple text with each picture to aid comprehension and help children “Learn to Read” with confidence. Every book begins with a list of questions to help caregivers guide young readers. Words to know and sight words are also included in each book.

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  • Reading Level: PreK-2
  • Interest Level: PreK-2
  • ATOS Level: TBA
  • GRL: A-J
  • Word Count: 10-150
  • Pages: 12-24
  • Trim: 6" x 8"

Crabtree Seedlings

Unique content engages early learners to “Read to Learn” and builds reading and early vocabulary skills. Leveled content supports all reading levels with picture glossary support and word meanings.

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  • Reading Level: K-2
  • Interest Level: K-2
  • ATOS Level: 1.1-4.2
  • GRL: A-P
  • Word Count: 25-350
  • Pages: 24-32
  • Trim: 8" x 8", 10" x 8"

Crabtree Blossoms

Beginning fiction readers are intended for Early Emergent to Fluent Readers. Each entertaining series will engage young students. These illustrated titles include School-to-Home notes, teacher Notes, writing Activities, About the Author and Illustrator.

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  • Reading Level: K-2
  • Interest Level: PreK-3
  • ATOS Level: 1.4-4.5
  • GRL: A-N
  • Word Count: 40-300
  • Pages: 16-32
  • Trim: 6" x 8"

Crabtree Sunshine

Features colorful illustrations to engage young readers and strengthen visual thinking skills. Carefully crafted stories use familiar language and spark imagination, and a story sequencing activity supports comprehension. Writing prompts extend learning and encourage creative thinking. A Picture Walk, and About the Author and Illustrator are included in each book. Teacher’s Guide is available.

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  • Reading Level: 2-5
  • Interest Level: PreK-5
  • ATOS Level: 2.0-5.2
  • GRL: J-M
  • Word Count: 200-450
  • Pages: 32
  • Trim: 11" x 9"

Crabtree Leaves

Leaves Chapter Books for Intermediate readers include three to eight chapters to help build literacy and motivate readers to finish longer stories. Colorful illustrations bring stories to life and engage readers with exciting plots and adventurous characters. Each series is carefully designed to provide students with reading skills and knowledge to become confident readers. These books are suitable for independent or shared reading. Notes to caregivers and teachers provide question prompts to encourage reader comprehension and extend learning.

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  • Reading Level: 2-6
  • Interest Level: 2-6
  • ATOS Level: 2.5-5.2
  • GRL: M-U
  • Word Count: 300-2000
  • Pages: 32-96
  • Trim: 6" x 9"

Crabtree Crown

Crabtree Crown features informative and engaging nonfiction books to support fluent readers. Book series feature colorful photos and illustrations to reinforce core content and build knowledge in areas of science and technology, social studies, geography, the environment, global awareness, and cultural diversity.

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  • Reading Level: 3-5
  • Interest Level: 3-6
  • ATOS Level: 3.1-6.1
  • GRL: O-V
  • Word Count: 800-1200
  • Pages: 32
  • Trim: 8" x 10"

Crabtree Branches

These exciting Hi-Lo titles for striving and reluctant readers feature simple sentences and colorful photos on engaging high interest topics.

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  • Reading Level: 3-6
  • Interest Level: 3-9
  • ATOS Level: 3.1-6.2
  • GRL: O-V
  • Word Count: 500-750
  • Pages: 32
  • Trim: 7" x 9"

Crabtree Forest

The Crabtree Forest book collection supports middle grade readers with engaging, timely and relevant nonfiction content. Book series feature colorful photos and illustrations and informative and accessible content to promote critical thinking and knowledge on a variety of subject areas.

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  • Reading Level: 5-7
  • Interest Level: 5-9
  • ATOS Level:
  • GRL: T-Z
  • Word Count: 1400-2500
  • Pages: 48
  • Trim: 8" x 10"