Emergent readers now have picture books created and designed just for them! Holiday House’s I LIKE TO READ® books are sturdy, beautifully illustrated, and with just the right words—in the right amount—for young children learning to read.

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Lesson Plans

Holiday House is proud to now offer educators Lesson Plans for more than 25 I Like to Read® titles! Parent Involvement letters—in English and in Spanish—are also included.

Common Core State StandardsCommon Core State Standards

All Holiday House books are aligned with the Common Core State Standards, and we offer educators suggestions for connecting I LIKE TO READ® books with Reading Standards: Foundational Skills and Reading Standards for Literature. Read more.

Activity Kit

Choose age-appropriate activities and reproducibles for downloading.

We have created an extensive activity kit to help meet your teaching needs and to extend the reading experience for your child. The FREE kit includes reproducible flash cards, activity sheets, sticker sheets, book lists, and more.

Complete activity kit

Kit Components

Activity sheets

Crow Made a Friend, by Margaret Peot

The Fly Flew In, by David Catrow

Lost Dog by Michael Garland

Mice on Ice, by Rebecca Emberley & Ed Emberley

Pete Makes A Mistake by Emily Arnold McCully

Ted Lewin Informational Books Activity Guide, featuring Animals Work, Can You See Me?,
Look! and What Am I? Where Am I?

Book plates

Flash cards

“I Like to Read®” barnyard animal stickers

Book level stickers A through G

Student book checklist