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1. Ben's Elephant! - Penelope Dyan

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Former teacher, attorney and international award winning author, Penelope Dyan, wrote this book, "Ben's Elephant!" for her good friend, Ben. Ben calls Penelope Dyan the 'book lady,' and he is full of ideas for stories he wants her to write. One day while drawing an elephant together on I-Pad, they noticed something about the elephant; and this story was born. Can you guess what it was that was different about Ben's elephant and what they did about it? Ben loves art, and he can't stop drawing. He has a very big imagination that never stops, and sometimes he will burst into laughter, and he will give someone a great big hug for no reason at all! Maybe you know someone like Ben. Maybe you are just like Ben. Do your drawings sometimes come to life for you in your imagination? If they do, then perhaps you should sit down and write a story about your own drawings. You could even make a book! That's what Penelope Dyan did when she was a kid! And when she was a teacher, her kids were always making books, drawing and having fun reading and learning, because learning and doing all of those things is always fun!

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2. The Mountain - Penelope Dyan

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You can do anything if you put your mind to it; and if you have faith the size of a mustard seed, the Bible says you can even move a mountain! This book is about mountains and choices you make, because the truth is when you encounter a mountain, there are lots of things you could do. This book will help you think about those things as you practice your reading skills through the use of word recognition, and word repetition and rhyme! Written by award winning author, attorney and former teacher, Penelope Dyan, this 'learn to read' book is meant to be fun, because learning should always be fun; and for a kid, having fun is an important part of growing up to be the person you will be someday. And this brings us right back to that mountain. You see, sometimes a mountain just needs to be moved; and since life is about choices, whether you move a mountain is always up to you, When you are finished reading this book, you can watch the free music video that goes with this book on the YouTube Bellissimavideo channel for more learning fun.

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3. What's On Your Plate? - Penelope Dyan

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Penelope Dyan, award winning author, attorney and former teacher, introduces her readers to a little bit of some very classic Lewis Carroll, as she opens and ends this book, so that children can contemplate the meaning of things as they may. This book about doing all you can and not procrastinating about things that really need to be done, is also another 'learn to read book' filled with word recognition, word repetition and rhyme, with kid-friendly drawings and a few old friends and some brand new words on which a child can build vocabulary skills. Use this book and think about what Penelope Dyan has to say about things on a plate, and then talk about what this book might mean to you. Try taking the words and copying them, and then draw some of your own pictures to make your very own book! Then for even more learning fun, go to the Bellissimavideo YouTube channel and look for the fun music video that goes along with this book!

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4. Another Christmas - Penelope Dyan

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What does Christmas mean to you? Christmas may mean a lot of things to a lot of different people, but Jesus really is the reason for the season. Have fun reading this 'learn to read' book by award winning author, attorney and former teacher, Penelope Dyan and think about the true meaning of Christmas. Practice your reading skills through word recognition, word repetition and rhyme as you enjoy the kid-friendly drawings of Penelope Dyan and the extra large print that is easy for little eyes to see. Mainly, take time to think about things, because if you don't think about and understand the things you are reading, then you really aren't learning anything at all. Finally, remember all of your family at Christmas; and even if they can't be with you on Christmas day, remember that they love you very much and that they are thinking about you, wherever they happen to be. There is also a music video that goes along with this book that you can find on the Bellissimavideo YouTube channel to further enhance the learning experience and fun!

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5. Who Am I? - Penelope Dyan

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You can play a guessing game called "Who Am I?" and pretend to be someone else; but the someone you really need to be is the someone who is the person who is you. It sounds like an easy thing to do; but sometimes it isn't such an easy thing to be who you are really meant to be, and that person is simply you! Sometimes someone may make fun of you, or tell you that you can't make your dreams come true; but that is just plain wrong! This 'learn to read' book by award winning author, attorney and former teacher, Penelope Dyan, can help you learn to read through word recognition, word repetition and rhyme, while it opens up a discussion about what it means to be you. With extra large print and fun illustrations (and without getting at all serious about the matter) Penelope Dyan wants to remind kids everywhere that they are special just as they are! Then, to make the learning process even more fun, there is a free music video (on the Bellissimavideo YouTube channel)that goes along with this book!

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6. Will It Snow? A Kid's Guide To Grass Valley, California - Penelope Dyan

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It's always fun for kids when it happens to snow, especially if you happen to live where it simply does not snow, just like our author and photographer do. In that case, sometimes you have to travel to see the snow, even while some people (perhaps even your relatives) are shoveling out from under the snow while snowplows clear the streets so people can get to work. On the other hand, there are many advantages to being in the snow, like being able to make snow angels and snowmen. And you can even have a friendly snowball fight with your best friend! But even if you can't find any snow when you come to beautiful Grass Valley, there is plenty here for a kid to do and see! And besides, you might not even be going during that time of year! Use this fun, 'learn to read' book to see what you can see when you come to town. Grass Valley was a part of the gold rush, and is the home of the Empire and North Star Mines that date way back to the historical gold rush days! You can even take tours of the mines and learn their histories! And everyone will love the historic buildings of downtown Grass Valley! Finally, don't forget to watch the free music video on the Bellissimavideo YouTube channel that goes with this book!

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7. The Ups And Downs--A Kid's Guide To Squaw Valley, California - Penelope Dyan

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Squaw Valley was built in the image and style of a European mountain village. It was the host of the Winter Olympic games of 1960, and consists of 3,600 acres of terrain that accommodates skiers (and also snowboarders) of all ages and abilities! It is easy to find and is located northwest of Lake Tahoe, California. It averages 450 inches of snow annually across six mountain peaks that include Snow King, Broken Arrow, KT-22, Emigrant, Squaw Peak, and Granite Chief. In this book, award winning author, attorney and former teacher, Penelope Dyan, incorporates the 'learning to read' skills of word recognition, word repetition and rhyme. Kids can see some of the things they might find when they go to Squaw Valley; but most importantly, this is a book about dreams and about following your dreams, even if they seem far off and nearly impossible. Coupled with the wonderful photography of John D. Weigand, this is a book meant to make kids learn and think as they prepare for a trip to this wonderful place. But a kid doesn't have to be going to Squaw Valley to benefit from the Olympic dream message inside this book! There is also a free music video that goes along with this book on the Bellissimavideo YouTube channel.

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8. Truckin' Truckee--A Kid's Guide To Truckee, California - Penelope Dyan

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Truckee was originally named Coburn Station, after a local saloon keeper. The Truckee we all know today was named after a Paiute chief. His Paiute name was Tru-ki-zo, and he was the father of Chief Winnemucca and the grandfather of Sarah Winnemucca. When the first Europeans came across the Sierra Nevada, they encountered his tribe. The Chief rode towards them yelling "Tro-kay!", which is Paiute for "Everything is all right". The unaware travelers assumed he was yelling his name. This became a theme for the town, and the infamous words "Everything is all right!" and "Everything is OK!" are words those in Truckee use to inspire them in their everyday lives! And these words can also inspire you! This 'learn to read' book, filled with word recognition, word repetition and rhyme, written by Penelope Dyan, with its colorful photography by John D. Weigand, will inspire any kid! Not only can you glimpse a piece of the old west, you can be inspired as you learn! You just need to know where to look! There is also a free music video that goes with this book on the Bellissimavideo YouTube Channel.

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9. Boats And Fun! A Kid's Guide To Volendam, Netherlands - Penelope Dyan

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Volendam, Netherlands is known for its old fishing boats and the traditional clothing still worn by some local residents. The high pointed bonnet and dress style is one of the most recognizable of the Dutch traditional costumes; and visitors can have their pictures taken in traditional Dutch costumes at more than one of the many shops you will find along the waterfront. Volendam was originally the harbor of nearby Edam, situated at the mouth of the IJ bay. In 1357, a shorter canal was dug to the Zuiderzee, and it had its own harbor. The original harbor was dammed. Farmers and fishermen settled here. Vollendam, means 'Filled dam. The artists Picaso and Renoir also spent time time here, and they were most likely inspired by the surrounding natural beauty of this place. Award winning author, attorney and former teacher, Penelope Dyan and photographer John D, Weigand invite you to see some of the things they saw when they went to Volendam. So have fun turning the pages of this 'learn to read' book with its extra-large print that can be easily carried in a kid-sized backpack! And to make the learning even more fun, look for the free music video on the Bellissimavideo YouTube Channel that goes along with this book!

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10. The Old Woman (Who Still Lives In The Shoe) - Penelope Dyan

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Never forget the old woman who lives in the shoe. That said, you might think you don't really know anyone who lives in a shoe, especially an old woman; but you really do! You see this shoe is just a pretend shoe, a metaphor for what really is; and the old woman may be anyone you know, an old lonely woman who lives in the house down the street, or even your very own grandmother! Anyone who is alone and lonely can be the old woman in the shoe, and someday when you are very, very old (although I know this is difficult for you to even imagine) that old woman or old man might even be you! And it is really no fun to live alone in a shoe, even a metaphoric one! What can you do? Why you can reach out to that metaphoric old woman in the shoe, and you won't have to look long or too far to find her. This 'learn to read' book by award winning author, attorney and former teacher, Penelope Dyan, is meant to make you think. And you should always think about others before you think about yourself, because that is what makes us human. There is a free music video you can watch on YouTube on the Bellissimavideo channel that goes right along with this book; and hopefully, that video will not only be fun, it will also help you to think about other people and how they feel.

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11. Say Something Nice! (Or Say Nothing At All) - Penelope Dyan

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Saying something nice is a very important thing to do; and if you can't say something nice, then you shouldn't say anything at all! You might think it is okay to say everything that comes into your head; but while communication is good, if the thing that comes into your head is not something that is kind and good and nice, then you should just keep it to yourself. Written and illustrated by Penelope Dyan, an award winning author, attorney and former teacher, this 'learn to read' book is just the right size for kid-sized backpacks and little hands; and the extra-large print is easy on a kid's eyes! The concept is serious, but the words and drawings are fun; and this book is filled with word recognition, word repetition and rhyme, with a teacher emphasis on the Dolch primary reading word list to make the 'learn to read' process an easy one! When you are finished reading this book, then you can look for the fun, free music video on the Bellissimavideo YouTube channel that goes along with this book for even more learning fun; because if you don't have fun learning, you won't love to learn!

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12. What's Up? - Penelope Dyan

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Words have different meanings at different times, and what a word means is relative to the context of whatever is being communicated. The main thing to remember about words is that words are the basic tools of communication, whether you write words, or say words, or read them! And in order to find out why this 'learn to read' book's title is "What's Up?" you will just have to read this book! Written by Penelope Dyan, award winning author, attorney and former teacher, this book, filled with word repetition, word recognition and rhyme, is all about . . . you guessed it! Words! Penelope Dyan wants you to have fun with words, because words are the fun part of every book! (Although, you WILL have to note that the kid friendly illustrations in this Penelope Dyan book are also loads of fun!) Extra large print is easy on little eyes, and the book size is just right for kid-sized backpacks and for holding in small hands! "What's Up?" is also a great book for ESL classes! And you can find a free music video that goes with this book on the Bellissimavideo YouTube Channel for even more learning fun!

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13. What's Normal? - Penelope Dyan

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Sometimes a kid gets down on himself or herself, because that kid thinks he or she needs to be just like everyone else, and all they want to be is a 'normal' kid. But exactly what is normal? People always talk about things like getting back to normal, but the truth is what is normal for one person or one family might NOT be normal for another person or another family. Read this 'learn to read' book and find out why normal is just being YOU! Written by the award winning author, attorney, and former teacher, Penelope Dyan, this book is the perfect size for two little hands to hold; and the extra-large sized print is easy on little eyes and makes this book, filled with word repetition, and word recognition and rhyme, an 'easy to read' book! So open the pages of this book, that ends with an important message, and take a walk through all kinds of normal, as YOU decide what being normal really is, because being normal is simply as easy as being YOU! Then, to further enhance the learning experience, you can watch the free music video on the Bellissimavideo YouTube channel that goes along with this book for even more learning fun!

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14. Rhubarb Soup - Penelope Dyan

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Have you ever tasted rhubarb soup? If you have, then it probably didn't taste anything at all like the rhubarb soup our two heroines, Debbie and Cindy made. And why did they make rhubarb soup in the first place? Well, if you read this 'learn to read' book you will find out exactly why! Written by award winning author, attorney and former teacher, Penelope Dyan, and filled with word recognition, word repetition and rhyme, this 'learn to read' book is about two girls who wanted to do something and then simply ended up doing something else that was every bit as fun as what they wanted to do in the first place! And maybe it was even more fun, because it was something they figured out how to do all on their own! Decide if you might like to try rhubarb soup as you read this book with its extra large print (perfect for little eyes) and practice your reading skills! The book's size fits perfectly in small backpacks, and it is easily held by small hands. There is also a free music video that goes along with this book on the Bellissimavideo YouTube channel for even more learning fun!

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15. The Best! - Penelope Dyan

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The best is always yet to come. And do you know why this is true? See if you can figure it out before you come to the very end of the book! (Hint: it has to do with you.) This kid-sized book, written by award winning author, attorney and former teacher, Penelope Dyan, is filled with lots of fun illustrations and has extra large print that is easy for little eyes to see! And there is a lesson inside as well! Practice reading skills through the use of word recognition, word repetition and rhyme, and use the words and copy the drawings to make your very own book, because this is yet another way a kid like you can learn! Then, when you are all finished doing that, go over to the Bellissimavideo YouTube channel and watch the free music video that goes along with this book for even more learning fun! Penelope Dyan believes that learning should be fun, because if kids don't have fun learning, they won't love to learn: and both Bellissima Publishing, LLC and Penelope Dyan are all about learning and fun!

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16. The Giving Heart - Penelope Dyan

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We all need to have giving hearts, but few of us really know or understand what a giving heart truly is. Read this 'learn to read' book based on and inspired by a very true story about three boys, and find out what a giving heart does and why a giving heart is also a loving heart. This faith based book uses word repetition, word recognition and rhyme, and extra large sized print perfect for little eyes, along with colorful kid-friendly illustrations to help kids have fun as they practice their reading skills. Kids can copy the words and the pictures and make their own books about what they think it means to have a giving heart, and parents and teachers can use the biblical references that open and close this book to further enhance the conversation about this very important subject. Penelope Dyan believes children are not only the future, they are also a very big part of the present. Dyan also believes children should have fun learning, because if kids don't have fun learning, they won't love to learn. With that in mind, she also created a free music video that can be found on the Bellissimavideo YouTube channel that goes along with this book for even more learning fun!

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17. The Wild West! a Kid's Guide to California's Calico Ghost Town - Penelope Dyan

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There is a very fun stop on the way back to Los Angeles, California from Las Vegas, Nevada, right off the I-15; and that stop is none other than Calico Ghost Town! Whether you are a kid or a grown-up, it's a great place to stretch your legs, pick up a souvenir or two and get something to eat! The town of Calico was built during an 1881 silver strike. It was the largest silver find ever found in California. Calico boomed until the mines began to go dry in 1896. By 1904 it was a ghost town. Walter Knott purchased Calico in the 1950s, and architecturally restored all but five remaining original buildings to look exactly as they did in the 1880s. Today it is a County Park. Written by Penelope Dyan, award winning author, attorney and former teacher, with photographs by John D. Weigand, this learn to read book is perfect to carry along on your road trip, or it can be used simply to practice reading skills. Then look for the free music video that goes along with this book, on the Bellissimavideo YouTube channel for even more learning fun!

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18. Stop It! - Penelope Dyan

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Sometimes people start fighting, and then the fighting gets bigger and bigger! Before you realize it, there is a great big war going on right before your eyes! What do you do? One thing you can do is something that is in this 'learn to read' book filled with word repetition, word recognition and rhyme. Written by the award winning author, attorney and former teacher, Penelope Dyan, this book is meant to make you stop and think. It is also meant to open up a discussion about something that is very important to us all, and it can help us to explore a very simple truth. Can you figure out what that truth is? Filled with kid-friendly illustrations and extra large sized print perfect for little eyes to see, the book size is perfect for kid-sized backpacks, and is just the right size for little hands to hold! The drawings can be copied, and kids can write their very own books as they copy the words they learn. And then, to make the learning experience even more fun, there is a free music video that goes along with this book that kids can watch on the Bellissimavideo YouTube channel!

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19. Water! Water! A Kid's Guide To Amsterdam. Netherlands - Penelope Dyan

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Amsterdam, Netherlands (Holland) has more museums than any other city in the world! But if you ask a kid, most kids really don't like museums and stuff like that much, unless it happens to be a place for Kids, like the Nemo Science Center--yes, that's right, Nemo, like the fish! And you can even take a tour boat to get there for a fun hands on science experience! Some of the other museums you can see are the Anne Frank Museum, the Van Gogh Museum (the guy who cut off his ear) and Rijksmuseum, just to name a few. People get around Amsterdam by bike, by bus and by boat, and sometimes by car. You can take a hop on hop off bus, or you can take a hop on hop off boat; and (of course) taking a boat ride is always loads of fun for kids. When you travel anywhere, the main thing you want to do is feel the city; and award winning author, attorney and former teacher, Penelope Dyan and talented photographer, John D. Weigand, do just that! This 'learn to read' book with its extra large print is the perfect size to take along in a kid's backpack, and Dysn and Weigand have a knack of spotting things a child likes to see! This, coupled with the free music video on the Bellissimavideo YouTube Channel, makes learning fun! And learning should always be fun!

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20. Heading Out! A Kid's Guide To Palm Springs, California - Penelope Dyan

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Archaeological research has shown the Cahuilla people have lived and thrived in the Palm Springs area for the past 350-500 years. The Cahuilla name for the area was "Se-Khi," which means "boiling water." Some think the name Palm Springs originated from early Spanish explorers who called the area as "La Palma de la Mano de Dios," which means "The Palm of God's hand". Written by award winning author, attorney and former teacher, Penelope Dyan, with photographs by John D. Weigand, this book lets kids glimpse a bit of what they can do when they go to this beautiful place, set way out in the desert. Once famous for being a get away destination for movie stars and the rich and famous, Palm Springs is now an affordable resort area where a kid can have some real fun! Enjoy this 'learn to read' book, and practice reading skills through word, repetition, word recognition and rhyme. The extra-large print and its size is perfect for carrying along in a kid's backpack. All that remains for you to do is to start 'heading out!' So enjoy your trip, whether it be through the pages of this book or in real life; and don't forget to watch the free music video (that goes along with this book) on the Bellissimavideo YouTube Channel!

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