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Magic Castle Readers

With more than 10 million copies in print, Magic Castle Readers is one of the most successful beginning reading series available today. These books feature charming illustrations and provide children with a fun escape to faraway lands. Curriculum topics are woven into each book and include subjects such as counting, colors, feelings, manners, and many more. Offer your children Magic Castle Readers and watch them enter a world in which they love to read!

Cover: 'Smile,' Says Little Crocodile

'Smile,' Says Little Crocodile

A little crocodile gives advice on how to have a happy, snappy smile by developing healthy habits. More »

Cover: A Color Clown Comes to Town

A Color Clown Comes to Town

The reader is asked to help a clown pick the correct colors to paint a fire engine, truck, and steam shovel. More »

Cover: A Dragon in a Wagon

A Dragon in a Wagon

Megan goes for a ride with a dragon in a wagon and they continue traveling by a great variety of transportation modes and greet a great variety of creatures along the way. More »

Cover: A Pocketful of Pets

A Pocketful of Pets

Mike enlists the help of a variety of animals to find Mama Kangaroo's baby, but they all get so sleepy they hop in Mama's pouch for a nap. More »

Cover: A Wish-For Dinosaur

A Wish-For Dinosaur

Darrin meets a wish-for dinosaur who agrees to be his pet for the day. More »

Cover: Apes Find Shapes

Apes Find Shapes

Four funny apes help Tracy find shapes in the objects around her, including the circle in a doughnut, the triangle in a kite, and the rectangle in a door. More »

Cover: Away Went the Farmer's Hat

Away Went the Farmer's Hat

The farmer's hat blows away and is used by many animals on and around the farm until it once again comes to rest back on the farmer's head. More »

Cover: Butterfly Express

Butterfly Express

A little girl finds a caterpillar in the field one day and brings it home where she watches it undergo an amazing transformation. More »

Cover: Here We Go 'Round the Year

Here We Go 'Round the Year

Twelve little bears describe the weather and activities associated with each month of the year. More »

Cover: Hop-Skip-Jump-A-Roo Zoo

Hop-Skip-Jump-A-Roo Zoo

Andy learns that he can swing and sway, stretch and swim, gallop, sing, jump, skip, and wiggle, just like the animals do at the zoo. Includes a lesson on counting one to ten. More »

Cover: How Many Ways Can You Cut a Pie?

How Many Ways Can You Cut a Pie?

Squirrel promises to divide her pie into sections for her animal friends if she wins the pie contest. More »

Cover: Ice Cream Cows and Mitten Sheep

Ice Cream Cows and Mitten Sheep

David visits a farm and finds out what each of the animals does to make our lives better. More »

Cover: Little Too-Tall

Little Too-Tall

Little Too-Tall, a funny-looking bird with big eyes, a long neck, and tall legs, learns how to make friends. More »

Cover: Mousekin's Special Day

Mousekin's Special Day

Mousekin's mommy reminds her it is a special day, but the little mouse cannot seem to figure out why. More »

Cover: Mr. Doodle Had a Poodle

Mr. Doodle Had a Poodle

Even though he has not quite mastered the skill of barking, Mr. Doodle's poodle performs many tricks. Includes a vocabulary list. More »

Cover: Nanny Goat's Boat

Nanny Goat's Boat

Nanny goat gets a sore throat when she falls in the water when her boat does not float, but her friends help her recover. More »

Cover: One Tricky Monkey Up on Top

One Tricky Monkey Up on Top

Melissa helps a circus clown find the animals that have escaped from his train. More »

Cover: Polka-Dot Puppy

Polka-Dot Puppy

After a long and unsuccessful search, Polka-dot Puppy finally finds a home. More »

Cover: Rabbits' Habits

Rabbits' Habits

Three little rabbits exhibit both good and bad habits regarding their attitudes toward new experiences, taking care of their things, behaving with others, getting enough rest, and eating healthy. More »

Cover: The Bears Upstairs

The Bears Upstairs

Katie plays with her toy bears using chairs and later serves them pears. More »


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The Child's World is an independent, family-owned company that has been publishing books for schools and libraries since 1968. The goal of The Child's World is simple. We want all young children to enjoy reading educational books. To achieve this goal, we've committed ourselves to manufacturing the highest-quality books available and strengthening our relationship with you, our customer. More »