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Level 1B

Join Mark on all his adventures on Mars! These fun fantasy books follow Mark in his new home in outer space as he helps his parents explore and study life on the Red Planet. The Mark Lives on Mars books are exciting tales that inspire curiosity and helpfulness and show the importance of family—no matter where your home is!

  • Mark Lives on Mars, the first book in the series, is available now!
  • Books 2–4 are anticipated to be released Fall 2024!

These level 1B books are original publications with full-color illustrations and are perfect for children for children who are about halfway through The Good and the Beautiful Level 1 Language Arts Course. It is recommended that they be read in order.

Mark Lives on Mars Series

$6.99
Level 2A

The books in the Facts About Series are delightful introductions to animals and nature featuring engaging full-color photographs. Young readers will learn about the behaviors, diets, and habitats of various animals all by themselves! These informative books give your second-grade readers a deep dive into the magnificent diversity of God’s amazing creations!

The Facts About Series currently includes the following 5 books:


The Facts About Series are level 2A original publications perfect for children who have just completed The Good and the Beautiful Level 1 Language Arts Course. They can be read in any order.

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Facts About Series

$34.95
Level 1B

By Tessa Greene

Join siblings Billy and Ella as they solve mysteries around their neighborhood! Follow along as they work together to look for clues and crack cases, all while making new friends. The Billy and Ella Mysteries teach important lessons about teamwork, kindness, helping neighbors, and problem-solving. These fun and delightful books are perfect for beginning readers. 

The Billy and Ella Mysteries currently include the following books:


The Billy and Ella Mysteries are level 1B original publications with full-color illustrations meant for children who are about halfway through The Good and the Beautiful Level 1 Language Arts Course. The books in this series can be read in any order.

Billy and Ella Mysteries

$20.97
Level 1B

Billy and Ella work hard to grow plants in their garden. When their favorite vegetables start disappearing, they are determined to find the garden thief. Who could be stealing their peas? It’s up to them to find the clues and crack the case!


Mystery of the Missing Peas is part of the Billy and Ella Mysteries series. Showing the importance of friendship, teamwork, and making new friends, these level 1B books are original publications meant for children who are about halfway through The Good and the Beautiful Level 1 Language Arts Course. The books in this series can be read in any order.

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Mystery of the Missing Peas by Tessa Greene

$6.99
Level 1B

Billy and Ella love their adorable cat, Mittens, very much. When Mittens disappears one day, the two children gather their friends to look for clues that could lead to their beloved cat. Their mystery-solving skills lead them to an unexpected surprise that Billy and Ella will never forget!


Mittens is Missing is part of the Billy and Ella Mysteries series. Showing the importance of friendship, teamwork, and making new friends, these level 1B books are original publications meant for children who are about halfway through The Good and the Beautiful Level 1 Language Arts Course. The books in this series can be read in any order.

Mittens is Missing by Tessa Greene

$6.99
Level 1B

Billy and Ella love to meet new friends almost as much as they love solving mysteries. However, for their new neighbor, Hank, making friends can be hard and scary. Together with their friend Jade, Ella and Billy set out to solve the mystery of how to help Hank feel welcome in his new neighborhood.


Mystery of the Kid Next Door is part of the Billy and Ella Mysteries series. Showing the importance of friendship, teamwork, and making new friends, these level 1B books are original publications meant for children who are about halfway through The Good and the Beautiful Level 1 Language Arts Course. The books in this series can be read in any order.

Mystery of the Kid Next Door by Tessa Greene

$6.99
Level 2B

by Breckyn Wood

Maria lives in a little brown town but loves the beautiful colors of the flowers, animals, and the world around her! Join Maria in the delightful stories included in The Maria Series as she spreads joy and kindness to those around her and learns lessons of friendship, forgiveness, and generosity.

The complete series of 4 books are available now and includes the following:


These charming level 2B chapter books with full-color illustrations are original publications, perfect for children who are about halfway through The Good and the Beautiful Level 2 Language Arts Course. The books in The Maria Series can be read in any order.

The Maria Series

$27.96
Level 2B

Maria’s world is brown, brown, brown! That is, except for her beautiful Sunday dress, and the wonderfully-colored stained glass windows at the church. When a storm causes a tree to fall and shatter the precious windows, Maria wants to do something to help earn enough money to replace them. Her ideas, her hard work, and her generosity bring beautiful colors and joy to the entire community.


Maria’s Many Colors is part of The Maria Series. These level 2B books original publications are perfect for children who are about halfway through The Good and the Beautiful Level 2 Language Arts Course. They can be read in any order.

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Maria’s Many Colors by Breckyn Wood

$6.99
Level 2B

Maria’s story begins and ends with cookies—birthday cookies! For her birthday Maria gets a purse, not the dress she wanted! She quickly decides to earn money to buy one. While at the market, she meets Carlos, a hungry boy with no family. Will Maria help Carlos, or will she save her coins for herself? One day three items go missing from the market. Were they stolen? Follow Maria as she finds ways to give and forgive.


Maria’s Many Cookies is part of The Maria Series. These level 2B original publications are perfect for children who are about halfway through The Good and the Beautiful Level 2 Language Arts Course. They can be read in any order.

Maria’s Many Cookies by Breckyn Wood

$6.99
Level 2B

Maria has been invited to visit her uncle Bruno and aunt Ana! She is particularly excited to see her cousin Carmen again, but when Maria arrives, Carmen does not seem very happy to see her. If there’s anything Maria knows how to do, though, it’s how to help people and be kind! Maria and her cousins set out to help Carmen overcome her mysterious sadness and learn about the nature of friendship along the way.


Maria’s Many Cousins is part of The Maria Series. These level 2B original publications are perfect for children who are about halfway through The Good and the Beautiful Level 2 Language Arts Course. They can be read in any order.

Maria’s Many Cousins by Breckyn Wood

$6.99
Level 2B

Fire! Fire! When a lantern falls and breaks, an unexpected disaster strikes. Join Maria, her inspiring school teacher, and a pile of kittens as Maria learns new lessons and gets a few surprises along the way.


Maria’s Many Kittens is part of The Maria Series. These level 2B original publications are perfect for children who are about halfway through The Good and the Beautiful Level 2 Language Arts Course. They can be read in any order.

Maria’s Many Kittens by Breckyn Wood

$6.99
Level 2A

by Heather Horn

With captivating illustrations and engaging writing, the Animal Adventures series gives children a glimpse into the daily lives of animals across the world. Young readers who have loved the popular book, A Wolf in the North Woods, can now enjoy reading about many other animals and their habitats such as tigers in India, puffins in Iceland, and pandas in China. 

The Animal Adventures series currently includes the following books:


These level 2A books with full-color illustrations are original publications, perfect for children who have just completed The Good and the Beautiful Level 1 Language Arts Course. The books in this series can be read in any order.

Original Publication Only Available from the Good and Beautiful Bookshop

Animal Adventures Series

$34.95
Level 2B

by Jessica Parks and Desiree Vorel

In this guide, explore the fascinating world of turtles! Designed for Level 2 readers, these beautifully illustrated animal guides work well as stand-alone books. They also correlate perfectly with the Little Glass Lake series, in which the main character, Holly, treasures her own set of Good and Beautiful Animal Guides. When an adventure ensues with a certain type of animal at Little Glass Lake, Holly studies the guide about that animal, and your reader can too!


Good and Beautiful Animal Guide: Ducks is part of the Good and Beautiful Animal Guides series and is intended to be used alongside Little Glass Lake: Ducks. The Good and Beautiful Animal Guides are level 2B original publications perfect for students at least halfway through second grade.

Good and Beautiful Animal Guide Ducks

$5.49
Level 2B

by Jessica Parks and Miranda Olexa

In this guide, explore the fascinating world of turtles! Designed for Level 2 readers, these beautifully illustrated animal guides work well as stand-alone books. They also correlate perfectly with the Little Glass Lake series, in which the main character, Holly, treasures her own set of Good and Beautiful Animal Guides. When an adventure ensues with a certain type of animal at Little Glass Lake, Holly studies the guide about that animal, and your reader can too!


Good and Beautiful Animal Guide: Turtles is part of the Good and Beautiful Animal Guides series and is intended to be used alongside Little Glass Lake: Turtles. The Good and Beautiful Animal Guides are level 2B original publications perfect for students at least halfway through second grade.

Good and Beautiful Animal Guide Turtles

$5.49
Level 2B

by Brooke Davies

In this guide, flutter into the world of hummingbirds! Designed for Level 2 readers, these beautifully illustrated animal guides work well as stand-alone books. They also correlate perfectly with the Little Glass Lake series, in which the main character, Holly, treasures her own set of Good and Beautiful Animal Guides. When an adventure ensues with a certain type of animal at Little Glass Lake, Holly studies the guide about that animal, and your reader can too!


Good and Beautiful Animal Guide: Hummingbirds is part of the Good and Beautiful Animal Guides series and is intended to be used alongside Little Glass Lake: Hummingbirds. The Good and Beautiful Animal Guides are level 2B original publications perfect for students at least halfway through second grade.

Good and Beautiful Animal Guide Hummingbirds

$5.49
Level 2B

by Brooke Davies

In this guide, hop into the world of rabbits! Designed for Level 2 readers, these beautifully illustrated animal guides work well as stand-alone books. They also correlate perfectly with the Little Glass Lake series, in which the main character, Holly, treasures her own set of Good and Beautiful Animal Guides. When an adventure ensues with a certain type of animal at Little Glass Lake, Holly studies the guide about that animal, and your reader can too!


Good and Beautiful Animal Guide: Rabbits is part of the Good and Beautiful Animal Guides series and is intended to be used alongside Little Glass Lake: Rabbits. The Good and Beautiful Animal Guides are level 2B original publications perfect for students at least halfway through second grade.

Original Publication Only Available from the Good and Beautiful Bookshop

Good and Beautiful Animal Guide Rabbits

$5.49
Level 2B

Little Glass Lake Series

by Jenny Phillips

The first book of this series, Little Glass Lake: Ducks, is available as part of our free Summer Reading Program while supplies last. Please note purchase of this book does not include Summer Reading Pack items. Click the link above for more info.

Join Holly and friends as they explore the shores of Little Glass Lake. As the children learn about the animals that live in and around the lake, they also learn lessons about the importance of overcoming fears, following rules, caring for animals and others, and so much more. Beautiful writing paired with enchanting stories about families for whom God, church, homeschooling, and nature are priorities make the Little Glass Lake series a must-read. 

Just as Holly treasures her own set of Good and Beautiful Animal Guides, your students will love the beautifully illustrated Animal Guides that pair with each book of the Little Glass Lake series. These full-color nature guides thoughtfully introduce eleven types of each particular animal to young students.


The Little Glass Lake series and Good and Beautiful Animal Guides are level 2B original publications, perfect for students who are about halfway through The Good and the Beautiful Level 2 Language Arts Course. The Little Glass Lake series should be read in order.

For extended learning, it is recommended that students read the following paired books together:

Little Glass Lake: Ducks and the Good and Beautiful Animal Guide: Ducks 

Little Glass Lake: Turtles and the Good and Beautiful Animal Guide: Turtles

Little Glass Lake: Hummingbirds and the Good and Beautiful Animal Guide: Hummingbirds

Little Glass Lake: Rabbits and the Good and Beautiful Animal Guide: Rabbits

Original Publication Only Available from the Good and Beautiful Bookshop

Little Glass Lake Series

$51.92
Level 2B

Little Glass Lake: Ducks is available as part of our free Summer Reading ProgramPlease note purchase of this book does not include Summer Reading Pack items. Click the link above for more info.

by Jenny Phillips

Meet Holly, a fun girl with braids that are always bouncing. She lives in one of three cheerful homes that sit around Little Glass Lake. Holly’s favorite place is the tree house at the edge of her yard, where she loves to read about and observe nature. When Holly spots an unfamiliar rowboat and a new type of duck on the lake, she can only imagine the wonderful adventures and lessons about honesty and friendship that are about to unfold along the banks of Little Glass Lake.


Little Glass Lake: Ducks is part of the Little Glass Lake series and pairs perfectly with the Good and Beautiful Animal Guide: Ducks. The Little Glass Lake series are level 2B original publications. They are perfect for students at least halfway through second grade and should be read in order.

Original Publication Only Available from the Good and Beautiful Bookshop

Little Glass Lake Ducks

$7.49
Level 2B

by Jenny Phillips

The beginning of summer brings warmer days and a new animal resident to Little Glass Lake: a turtle! But Holly thinks turtles are scary. Will she ever be able to go swimming in the lake again? Join Holly and the other Little Glass Lake residents, as well as some special visitors, for another wonderful tale about the bonds of faith, family, and friendship.


Little Glass Lake: Turtles is part of the Little Glass Lake series and pairs perfectly with the Good and Beautiful Animal Guide: Turtles. The Little Glass Lake series are level 2B original publications. They are perfect for students at least halfway through second grade and should be read in order.

Original Publication Only Available from the Good and Beautiful Bookshop

Little Glass Lake Turtles

$7.49
Level 2B

by Jenny Phillips

Summertime brings new adventures and visitors to Little Glass Lake. While the children are enjoying time with Grandma Bee, they discover a furry new friend who is lost and must be delivered to its owner despite Holly growing more attached every second. In the meantime, a scientist arrives at the lake and sends the children on a quest to photograph a brand-new species of hummingbird, offering a large reward that Holly hopes to receive and use for something special.


Little Glass Lake: Hummingbirds is part of the Little Glass Lake series and pairs perfectly with the Good and Beautiful Animal Guide: Hummingbirds. The Little Glass Lake series are level 2B original publications. They are perfect for students at least halfway through second grade and should be read in order.

Original Publication Only Available from the Good and Beautiful Bookshop

Little Glass Lake Hummingbirds

$7.49
Level 2B

by Jenny Phillips

One hot summer morning, Holly and Henry decide to ride their bikes to the nearby sheep farm. They have no idea of the events that are about to unfold around a brand-new For Sale sign, a Netherland Dwarf rabbit that seems to be an escape artist, and even a dangerous natural disaster! Join Holly and her family as they experience many new and unexpected changes around Little Glass Lake.


Little Glass Lake: Rabbits is part of the Little Glass Lake series and pairs perfectly with the Good and Beautiful Animal Guide: Rabbits. The Little Glass Lake series are level 2B original publications. They are perfect for students at least halfway through second grade and should be read in order.

Original Publication Only Available from the Good and Beautiful Bookshop

Little Glass Lake Rabbits

$7.49
Level 1A

A Dog Named Sniff—Book 1 is available as part of our free Summer Reading Program while supplies last. Please note purchase of this book does not include Summer Reading Pack items. Click the link above for more info.

When a cute and curious dog named Sniff becomes a part of a little girl’s family, the fun begins! While playing and exploring, the little girl and Sniff become fast friends. The books in A Dog Named Sniff series are adorably illustrated books for beginning readers that teach lessons about loyalty, responsibility, and family. 

A Dog Named Sniff series currently includes the following 3 books:


A Dog Named Sniff books are level 1A original publications with full-color illustrations meant for children who have just completed The Good and the Beautiful Kindergarten Language Arts Course. It is recommended that they be read in order.

A Dog Named Sniff Series

$20.97
Level 1A

A Dog Named Sniff—Book 1 is available as part of our free Summer Reading Program. Please note purchase of this book does not include Summer Reading Pack items. Click the link above for more info.

On a beautiful spring day, Gran shows up with a big surprise—a box of adorable puppies! The girl knows just which puppy she wants, but there’s just one problem—she doesn’t know what to name her new pup! It doesn’t look like a Sally or Bess or seem like a Dash or Scout. Come along on this delightful tale as the young girl takes her new pup on adventures and finally decides on the perfect name.


A Dog Named Sniff—Book 1 is part of A Dog Named Sniff series. These level 1A books are original publications perfect for children who have completed kindergarten. It is recommended that they be read in order.

A Dog Named Sniff—Book 1 by Jenny Phillips

$6.99