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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. 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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3. 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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4. 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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5. 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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6. 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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7. 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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8. 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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9. 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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10. My Dad! - Penelope Dyan

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There is one very important person in your life who you should never forget. That one person is your very own dear sweet father. You become the person you are or who you will be because of your parents, and dads are a very important part of a kid's life . . . just ask award winning author, attorney and former teacher, Penelope Dyan! Use this 'learn to read' book to practice your reading skills through the use of word recognition and word recognition and rhyme, as you talk and think about this very important subject! Then think of a story you would like to tell, and sit down and write your very own book! The extra-large print and kid-friendly illustrations are perfect for copying; and if you need more words, just ask a grown-up to help you spell the words you need. Then, before you know it you will have written a book that is all your own for someone you love! (And wouldn't it be great to surprise YOUR dad with a book you wrote about him?) To add even more fun to the learning experience, look for the free music video that goes with this book! You can find it on the Bellissimavideo YouTube channel.

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11. Come Unto Me! - Penelope Dyan

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This is a book for kids that is meant to teach a very important lesson, for Jesus said . . . "Suffer little children to come unto me and forbid them not, for of such is the kingdom of God." Luke 18:16, King James Version, the Holy Bible. And Jesus also said, ". . . Verily, verily, I say unto thee, except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God." John 3:3, King James Version, the Holy Bible. These verses were favorites of the award winning author, attorney and former teacher, Penelope Dyan, when she was growing up; and she likes to believe they helped her become the person she is today. This is why she incorporated them into this 'learn to read' book for kids, where kids can practice reading skills though the use of word recognition, and word repetition and rhyme. Look for the other faith based books for kids by Penelope Dyan, and add a new learning source to your child's faith based library. Then, to further enhance the learning experience, look for the free music video that goes with this book on the Bellissimavideo YouTube channel.

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12. British Kept Comin' -- A Guide to the Battle of New Orleans -- For Boys Only(r) - Penelope Dyan

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The Battle of New Orleans (1814-1815) the last battle of the War of 1812, ended attempts of England to regain control of American Colonies that were lost in the American Revolution in the War for Independence. General Andrew Jackson, the Pirate Jean Lafitte and his men, along with local volunteers, defended the city of New Orleans! The final battle took place January 8, 1815. You can walk the breadth of the field, if you like, see the monuments and more; but the best part is what you don't see, and what you can imagine, especially if you are a boy! You can also see the plantation house of the Chalmet family, who were left in dire, financial ruin after the battles of New Orleans. They sold the house in 1817 to brothers Hilaire and Louis St. Amand, who were legally declared free people of color and allowed under the laws of Louisiana to own property as well as slaves. They repaired the house and restored the land to a sugar plantation at a time when sugar production in Louisiana was a rapidly growing industry. Written by award winning author, attorney and former teacher, Penelope Dyan. with photographs by John D. Weigand, this 'learn to read' book is meant for boys, but girls are free to read it, of course! Look for the music video that goes with this book on the Bellissimavideo YouTube channel to further enhance the learning experience!

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13. Old Man River! a Guide to the Mighty Mississippi River--For Boys Only® - Penelope Dyan

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The Mississippi River is the chief river of the largest drainage system in North America. It flows entirely within the USA, and its drainage basin even reaches into Canada! It rises in north Minnesota, and then it meanders south for over two thousand miles into the Mississippi River Delta at the Gulf of Mexico, draining into thirty-one USA states and two Canadian provinces between the Rocky mountains and the Appalachian Mountains! Ranking as the fourth longest and tenth largest river in the world, the mighty Mississippi borders or passes right through several states; and the good part is . . . if you happen to go to New Orleans, Louisiana, you can take a trip aboard a steam driven paddle boat and pretend you are Mark Twain, or Tom Sawyer, just floating down the Mississippi river on a river raft. Written by the award winning author, attorney and former teacher, Penelope Dyan, with photographs by John D. Weigand, this learn to read book is meant not to teach a bunch of facts about this mighty river, but rather to give a kid a feel for what the river is and means. Word repetition, word recognition and rhyme, combined with photographs and fun, makes this book perfect for a boy with imagination! And be sure to look for the music video that goes with this book on the Bellissimavideo YouTube channel.

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14. All That Jazz! a Kid's Guide to New Orleans, Louisiana, USA - Penelope Dyan

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This is a Penelope Dyan 'learn to read' book with a purpose. What is that purpose? The purpose of this book is to engage the child, to let the child look at a place filled with music, mystery and magic, as a child sees a place. And then if you go there, to see how many things the child recognizes, and how many more things he or she can discover. Travel is, after all, an exploration. And each place you visit has its own feel, its very own personality. If travel is to be memorable, then you need to remember its feel! Written by the award winning author, attorney and former teacher, Penelope Dyan and filled with the Photographs of John D. Weigand, kids can practice reading skills through word recognition, word repetition and rhyme as they explore just some of the things they can see or do in this interesting and fun city. When kids are finished exploring this book, they can see even more of New Orleans by watching, singing and dancing to the music video that goes with this book on the Bellissimavideo YouTube channel.

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15. If the Shoe Fits! - Penelope Dyan

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This is a typical 'learn to read' Penelope Dyan book all about shoes that you can read to practice your reading skills as you discuss a very important subject, filling a pair of shoes. You see, nothing is as important as being a true and good friend, and while some shoes may fit, others don't. So if the shoe happens to fit, then you really should wear it, just like the old saying goes! But in this case, wearing the shoes is a good thing and not a bad thing! Penelope Dyan is an award winning author, an attorney and a former teacher. Two of her books are on display at the Saison Poetry Library in the Royal Exhibit Hall, Southbank Centre. London, UK, chosen by the UK Arts Council, "Ben's Adventures--Proof Positive A Boy Will Be a Boy," and "Happy Birthday--A Book About Birthdays, Dreams And Wishes." Use this kid-sized book with its kid-friendly illustrations, word repetition, word recognition and rhyme to not only learn to read, but also to help you make books of your very own. Copy the drawings and the words and have fun learning. Then visit the Bellissimavideo YouTube Channel and watch a free music video that goes with this book for more learning fun!

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16. Tell Them! - Penelope Dyan

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There is something you need to say. Can you guess what that something is? Here is a hint. It is only three little words, and everyone needs to hear these three words, some time or another, so why not everyday? Why don't you say those words in the morning, at noon and at night? Have fun reading this kid-sized book with extra large print as you practice your reading skills. Then laugh at the very child-friendly illustrations, perfect for kids to copy to make their very own books! And practice reading skills through word recognition and word repetition and rhyme! But most of all, have fun learning, as you read and discuss a very, very important concept and a very important feeling! Written by the award winning author, attorney and former teacher, Penelope Dyan, everything about this 'learn to read' book is meant for kids. Penelope Dyan believes learning should be fun, and that if kids have fun with learning, they will love to learn! With that in mind, there is also a very fun music video that goes along with this book on the Bellissimavideo YouTube channel to make the learning even more fun!

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17. Two by Two - Penelope Dyan

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This 'learn to read' book by award winning author, attorney and former teacher, Penelope Dyan is a faith-based book that tells the biblical tale of Noah in a way even the youngest of children can understand. And, of course, we all know how this story begins and how this story ends! Use this book to practice your reading skills through word recognition, word repetition and rhyme, and have fun with the kid friendly illustrations and the music video that goes along with this book, that you can find on the Bellissimavideo YouTube channel. Dyan wants kids to dance, to sing, and to even copy the words and drawings in this kid-sized book perfect for little hands to hold. (And the extra large print makes the words easy to see.) So read the book, and then make some books of your very own! Penelope Dyan thinks learning should be fun and that if kids have fun as they learn, they will love to learn! She also believes books for kids should be for kids, and this is why she makes all her books exactly the way she makes them . . . just for kids!

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18. 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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19. 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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20. 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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