CLIFFORD THE BIG RED DOG books at the Kindergarten reading level

Clifford makes for a great reading introduction. He's big and friendly and the pictures help the children figure out what the words mean. These fun books are at the Kindergarten (pre-primer) reading level.

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bookcover of Clifford Makes A Friend by Norman BridwellCLIFFORD MAKES A FRIEND

The boy sees Clifford, Clifford sees the boy, and they're friends at first sight! After that boy and dog run, jump, and cartwheel their way through the day. Bright colorful art and large text.

Super simple sentences like these from the first three pages:
The boy sees the dog.
The dog sees the boy.
The boy runs.
Word Count: 67
Page Count:
Accelerated Reading level: 0.4 / points: 0.5
AR quiz: 41850
Lexile: BR
--sample pages available

bookcover of Clifford's ValentinesCLIFFORD's VALENTINES
by Norman Bridwell

It's Clifford. And it's Valentines. And it's from Scholastic. What more do you need to know :)

Simple short sentences will be good practice for young Clifford lovers. Here's a sample of text from the first two pages:
It is Valentine's Day.

Clifford gets a card.
It is from a boy.
The story is essentially about the cards that Clifford receives. And what Clifford will do in return to show his friends how he feels about them. The most difficult words are Valentine's, Clifford, carrier, and everyone.

exclusive excerpt from Clifford's Valentine
Reading Information:
Word Count: 96
Page Count: 32
Accelerated Reading level: 0.8 / points: 0.5
AR quiz: 59502
Lexile: BR
--sample pages available 

bookcover of Clifford Makes The Team by Norman BridwellCLIFFORD MAKES THE TEAM

Clifford wants to play baseball with his friends. But can he find a big enough bat?

Look at what kids can read now! Big, longer sentences.
It is a sunny day.
Clifford wants to play.

Clifford sees a boy.
He has a bat.
Word Count: 193
Page Count: 32
Accelerated Reading level: 0.9 / points: 0.5
AR quiz: 143117
Lexile: 190L
--sample pages available 

bookcover of Clifford And The Halloween Parade by Norman BridwellCLIFFORD & THE HALLOWEEN PARADE

It's Halloween and the question is what will Clifford be. Clifford's friends bring him a ladder, a hose, and a light that flashes. Hmm, what does this mean?
Clifford sees a bat.
Clifford sees a cat.
Clifford sees a rat.
Word Count: 98
Page Count: 32
Accelerated Reading level: 0.9 / points: 0.5
AR quiz: 59499
Lexile: 50L
--sample pages available 

compiled by Pam T
updated August 2013