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Lucille Recht Penner is the author of many nonfiction books for kids, including Dinosaur Babies and Monster Bugs in Random House’s Step into Reading program. She lives in Tucson, Arizona.


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Dinosaur Babies
Written by Lucille Recht Penner
Illustrated by Peter Barrett
eBook

A newly updated leveled reader including the latest scientific information on dinosaurs, for children who recognize familiar words and sound out new words with help.
 
With revised illustrations reflecting our new understanding of dinosaurs, this updated Science Reader is as scientifically accurate today—and as easy to read—as when it... Read More
 





Dinosaur Babies
Written by Lucille Recht Penner
Illustrated by Peter Barrett
Trade Paperback

A newly updated leveled reader including the latest scientific information on dinosaurs, for children who recognize familiar words and sound out new words with help.
 
With revised illustrations reflecting our new understanding of dinosaurs, this updated Science Reader is as scientifically accurate today—and as easy to read—as when it... Read More
 





Ice Wreck
Written by Lucille Recht Penner
eBook

Shackleton’s Antarctic journey took courage and perseverance. Now his story is told in a full-color early chapter book!
 
In 1914, Ernest Shackleton and his crew set out for the South Pole. They never made it. Within sight of land, the ship ran into dangerous waters filled with chunks of ice. Then the... Read More
 





Liberty!
Written by Lucille Recht Penner
Illustrated by David Wenzel
Trade Paperback

How the Revolutionary War Began

The American colonists were fed up with British law. They refused to buy English goods. They formed a militia of tradesmen and farmers ready to fight at a moment’s notice. Most importantly, they joined together. All 13 colonies sent representatives to decide whether they should form a... Read More
 





Mermaids
Written by Lucille Recht Penner
Illustrated by Mel Grant
eBook

For thousands of years, people have claimed to have spotted mermaids in the waves and on the rocks. Some were beautiful with long flowing hair and lovely voices. But other mermaids liked to drag people down to their watery homes and eat them! If you thought mermaids were just pretty ladies... Read More
 





Monster Bugs
Written by Lucille Recht Penner
Illustrated by Pamela Johnson
Trade Paperback

Best-selling simplifier of science Lucille Recht Penner unearths the truth about the water bug which sucks its victims' blood like a vampire, the assassin bug which turns its prey to mush with a special poison, and other barbaric bugs.  This vividly illustrated collection of sensational but true bug facts is sure to... Read More
 





Monster Bugs
Written by Lucille Recht Penner
Illustrated by Pamela Johnson
eBook

Best-selling simplifier of science Lucille Recht Penner unearths the truth about the water bug which sucks its victims' blood like a vampire, the assassin bug which turns its prey to mush with a special poison, and other barbaric bugs.  This vividly illustrated collection of sensational but true bug facts is sure to... Read More
 





S-S-snakes!
Written by Lucille Recht Penner
Illustrated by Peter Barrett
Trade Paperback

Illus. in full color. A scintillating survey of sensational serpents, from blood-spewing West Indian boas to "flying" golden tree snakes. Read More
 





S-S-snakes!
Written by Lucille Recht Penner
Illustrated by Peter Barrett
eBook

Illus. in full color. A scintillating survey of sensational serpents, from blood-spewing West Indian boas to "flying" golden tree snakes. Read More
 





S-S-snakes!
Written by Lucille Recht Penner
Illustrated by Peter Barrett
eBook

Illus. in full color. A scintillating survey of sensational serpents, from blood-spewing West Indian boas to "flying" golden tree snakes. Read More
 





The Statue of Liberty
Written by Lucille Recht Penner
Trade Paperback

Over 125 years ago our beloved Statue of Liberty made its way to New York Harbor. This Step 2 non-fiction reader uses illustrations and all-new photographs to tell the story of how Lady Liberty was sculpted, transported from France, unveiled, and made into an American icon.

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The Statue of Liberty
Written by Lucille Recht Penner
eBook

Over 125 years ago our beloved Statue of Liberty made its way to New York Harbor. This Step 2 non-fiction reader uses illustrations and all-new photographs to tell the story of how Lady Liberty was sculpted, transported from France, unveiled, and made into an American icon.




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The True Story of Pocahontas
Written by Lucille Recht Penner
Trade Paperback

Illus. in full color. Filled with suspense, romance, and historical details, here's a very young biography of the Powhatan Indian princess who played a vital role in early Colonial and Native American relations. Read More
 





Twisters!
Written by Lucille Recht Penner
Illustrated by Allen Garns
Trade Paperback

Reading on your own

One moment, it is sunny and calm. The next moment, a whirling black funnel cloud touches down. Take cover! It’s a twister!

This classic Step into Reading science title is brimming with facts about tornadoes and hurricanes. Whether kids are interested in the science of how they form... Read More
 





Unicorns
Written by Lucille Recht Penner
eBook

Persian unicorns are fierce fighters. Japanese unicorns are just. European unicorns are peaceful. But all unicorns have one thing in common. They are magic! Learn all about unicorn legends, including why people truly believed in them, in this fascinating companion to Dragons.
Beautiful full-color illustrations accompany the easy-to-read text.


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