Category: Level 1B

Level 1B

Immerse your young reader in captivating stories while they learn simple, powerful lessons about kindness, hard work, bravery, and much more! With whimsical illustrations and uplifting messages, the four hardcover, original publications in the Gold Tales Series are perfect for level 1 readers!

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Gold Tales Set

$34.96
Level 1B

Jeff loves pets! He does everything and goes everywhere with his pet hamster, Thunder. Thunder teaches Jeff about responsibility and caring for a pet. Jeff also learns a lot when Thunder causes a bit of trouble at home.

48 pages, full-color

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Rolling Thunder—A Hamster’s Tale by Heather Horn

$6.99
Level 1B

Jax loves to run, and he runs everywhere! He zip, zap, zooms at home, at the dock, even at the zoo. But his running gets him into lots of trouble until he learns that there’s a time and a place to . . . ZIP, ZAP, ZOOM!

62 pages, full-color

Zip Zap Zoom by Ashlin Awerkamp

$6.99
Level 1B

Monkeys are coming; the monkeys won’t stop! They come through the door with a twirl and a hop. Monkeys are here, monkeys are there, on top of the lights and under the chair. Monkeys won’t listen; monkeys are wild! What can I do? I’m only one child!

59 pages

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Monkey Mayhem by Amy Drorbaugh

$6.99
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!

47 pages

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Mystery of the Missing Peas by Tessa Greene

$6.99
Level 1B

What would you do if you were stuck inside on a rainy day? If you were Brent, you would make a robot pal! Join Brent and Bot as they learn how to play, take turns, and have fun.

61 pages

Brent’s Bot by Tessa Greene

$6.99
Level 1B

Uh-oh! Dad lost the key to the shed! He can’t do his work without his tools. Scott and Jon want to help him find the key, but they find much more than that when they search the marshes and creeks at Peck’s Cove.

43 pages

The Lost Key at Peck’s Cove by Amanda Parris

$6.99

This one-of-a-kind original game offers great math fact practice for children in grades K and higher. Two games offered in both single-player or two-player options help children practice facts independently or with a parent or partner. Addition facts 1–9 are practiced along with odd and even.

This game is recommended to complement the Simply Good and Beautiful Math K Course along with Snowy Owl Subtraction. These games can also be used for children in Math 1 and above for additional practice and mastery.

Full-color sturdy 5″X3.5″ box includes:

Anteater Addition

$14.99

This one-of-a-kind original game offers great math fact practice for children in grades K and higher. Two games offered in both single-player or two-player options help children practice facts independently or with a parent or partner. Subtraction facts 1–9 are practiced along with one more and one less.

This game is recommended to complement the Simply Good and Beautiful Math K Course along with Anteater Addition. These games can also be used for children in Math 1 and above for additional practice and mastery.

Full-color sturdy 5″X3.5″ box includes:

Snowy Owl Subtraction

$14.99

My Second Nature Reader includes 20 short stories for beginning readers at a first grade reading level. Each story focuses on one or two phonics concepts or groups of first grade sight words. My Second Nature Reader follows the exact scope and sequence of the Reading Booster B Cards, which are integrated into the Level 1 Language Arts Course Set. For example, Story #16 in My Second Nature Reader covers OU and OW that correlates with a reading booster card, and avoids any concepts the child has not learned yet.

My Second Nature Reader is not integrated into the language arts course, but is designed to give the child extra independent reading practice at exactly the level the child is on. The Good and the Beautiful’s wonderful readers boost confidence and makes reading less overwhelming and a more enjoyable and positive experience.

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Note: My First Readers correlate with the Reading Booster A Cards. My Third Nature Reader correlates with the Reading Booster C Cards.

My Second Nature Reader is also available in PDF format by clicking here.

My Second Nature Reader

$13.99
Level 1B

Travel to a land long ago where a girl named Kate wants nothing more than to be a real queen one day. Although Kate, being blind, can’t see the beautiful mill and land where she lives, she can feel, smell, and hear the beauty around her. When Kate unexpectedly finds a real crown in the forest, she is taken on a journey that will change, her life.


A Crown for Kate is part of the Gold Tales series. These hardcover Level 1B books with whimsical illustrations and uplifting messages are all original publications and can be read in any order. The Gold Tales Series also includes Jack and the Lost Maze, Blake the Brave, and Jane and the King.

A Crown for Kate by Jenny Phillips

$8.99
Level 1B

Blake the Brave spends his days doing brave things and being a brave boy. One day he is faced with something he finds he is afraid of, and there is no one nearby to help him. Will Blake find the courage to face his greatest fear?


Blake the Brave is part of the Gold Tales series. These hardcover Level 1B books with whimsical illustrations and uplifting messages are all original publications and can be read in any order. The Gold Tales Series also includes Jack and the Lost Maze, A Crown for Kate, and Jane and the King.

Blake the Brave by Jenny Phillips

$7.99
Level 1B

Jack has always been interested in the story about an old, hidden maze in the beautiful, mysterious hills around his home. One day, while tending his flock of sheep, Jack chases a sheep under a bush and finds himself in a lost maze! He cannot find his way out and wonders if he will ever get back home. Jack’s faith in God and his love of music and animals work together in this enchanting tale.


Jack and the Lost Maze is part of the Gold Tales series. These hardcover Level 1B books with whimsical illustrations and uplifting messages are all original publications and can be read in any order. The Gold Tales Series also includes Blake the Brave, Jane and the King, and A Crown for Kate.

Jack and the Lost Maze by Jenny Phillips

$8.99
Level 1B

What can you give a king who already has all that money can buy? Perhaps something he does not yet know to treasure. Jane and the King, a beautifully written and illustrated tale, reminds us that it is often the simple joys in life that are the most profound and rewarding—especially when shared with those we love. Join young Jane as she helps a wealthy, discontented king find true happiness in unexpected ways.


Jane and the King is part of the Gold Tales series. These hardcover Level 1 books with whimsical illustrations and uplifting messages are all original publications and can be read in any order. The Gold Tales Series also includes Blake the Brave, Jack and the Lost Maze, and A Crown for Kate.

Jane and the King by Jenny Phillips

$8.99

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The Luke and Lily of the Lighthouse: Compound Words memory game teaches compound words (when two words are combined to create a new word) in a fun, engaging way with lighthouses beautifully illustrated by Ecaterina Leascenco. The game also expands memory and brain function for developing minds.

*An Original Game from The Good and the Beautiful*

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Luke and Lily of the Lighthouse Compound Words Game

$7.99 $4.79

Mark Lives on Mars by Jenny Phillips
(Out of Stock)

$6.99 Out of stock

Level 1B

“Lena wanted to dance. More than anything else in the world, she wanted to twirl and leap and dance around on her toes.”

Lena dreams of being a dancer and doing big, beautiful leaps for everyone to see. But first, she has to learn how! It will take both dance lessons and life lessons for Lena to learn how to dance. Lena will have to work very hard to be ready for her big recital. Will she have the perfect leap ready in time?

70 pages

Lena’s Toes by Becky Parry

$5.99