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The bad seed goes to the library  Cover Image Book Book

The bad seed goes to the library / written by Jory John ; cover illustration by Pete Oswald ; interior illustrations by Saba Joshaghani ; based on artwork by Pete Oswald.

John, Jory, (author.). Joshaghani, Saba, (illustrator.). Oswald, Pete, (illustrator.).


LR1: "The Bad Seed is in a good mood, for once. That's because there's a really cool book at the library available for checkout. The Bad Seed reads, and reads, until the book can't be read anymore. But suddenly, he gets bad news: The book must be returned to the library so another seed can enjoy it. Will the bad seed return to his baaaaaad ways and keep the book? Pick up this really cool book to find out! The Bad Seed Goes to the Library is a Level 1 I Can Read book, which means it's perfect for children learning to sound out words and sentences. Whether shared at home or in a classroom, the short sentences, familiar words, and simple concepts of Level One books support success for children eager to start reading on their own."-- Amazon.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780062954558
  • ISBN: 0062954555
  • ISBN: 9780062954565
  • ISBN: 0062954563
  • Physical Description: 32 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : HaperCollins Publishers, 2022.

Content descriptions

Target Audience Note:
4-8 yeaqrs
470L Lexile
Decoding demand: 65 (high) Semantic demand: 89 (very high) Syntactic demand: 39 (low) Structure demand: 84 (very high) Lexile
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 1.8 0.5 515085.
Subject: Seeds > Juvenile fiction.
Books and reading > Juvenile fiction.
Courtesy > Juvenile fiction.
Etiquette > Juvenile fiction.
Libraries > Juvenile fiction.
Genre: Humorous fiction.
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Available copies

  • 36 of 52 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Ste. Genevieve County. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Ste. Genevieve County Library.


  • 0 current holds with 52 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Ste. Genevieve County Library E John (Text) 33358000338486 Picture Books Available -

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