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 · Librarians
 · Parents

Our books are intended to be enjoyed and loved by readers of all ages. We strive to create story- and chapter books that children will love, and which parents will not hate reading and re-reading, for years. However, because librarians, teachers, and even some parents need more detailed information about our content before ordering our books, we have created this page to provide that information.

Librarians / Teachers

The descriptions of each book includes the book's full 13-digit ISBN number. Our books are manufactured by Ingram, and available for direct ordering from your Ingram representative. If you need further information about us or our books, please email us!

Parents

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HOW WE GRADE OUR BOOKS FOR READERS

Stage One

Books intended to be read TO children to age 5 and Up.

These are picture story books which can be read TO children of any age. May be read BY children ages 6 and up who are learning to read.

Stage Two

Books intended to be read WITH children to ages 3-7.

These are picture/story books which can be read TO children of any age or BY children ages 6 and up who are learning to read.

Stage Three

Books intended to be read BY children ages 6-10.

These are picture/story books which can be read BY children ages 6 and up who have learned standard reading skills.

Stage Four

Books intended to be read BY children ages 7-12.

These are chapter books which can be read BY children ages 7 and up who are working on their reading skills.

Stage Five

Books intended to be read BY children ages 10 and Up.

These are books which can be read by readers 10 and up. May also be accessible to younger readers of advanced skill.

These are OUR estimates, based on our intended audiences. Reading abilities and interests will of course factor into your decisions. Or, in other words, "your mileage may vary."
 
We also invite any and all advice or suggestions from Librarians, Teachers, or other professionals about how we grade our books. Feel free to contact us using the email button above!

Books are listed in Stage Order

Moo Thousand and Pun, 2015

MOO THOUSAND AND PUN

Series: Shakes the Cow

MOO THOUSAND AND PUN is a children's picture book that tells the true made up story of a cow who goes on a spacewalk...and gets lost. Readers are introduced to Shakes, who is a cow like no udder, and follow her journey through the stars. Told in rhyming couplet, we see how Shakes trains for her journey into space, and how she makes her way home.

DFP Stage: 1 and 2

Flesch Score: 84

Grade Level: 5

ISBN: 978-1-943348-01-5

Temple of Moo'D, 2016

TEMPLE OF MOO'D

Series: Shakes the Cow

Shakes the Cow is back home from her spacewalk taken in MOO THOUSAND AND PUN. Now, in this new storybook for young children, she is on a vacation exploring the jungle along with her closest friend, Percie the Penguin. Shakes and Percie find and explore some ancient ruins, and inside...they find an even bigger surprise!

DFP Stage: 1 and 2

Flesch Score: 83

Grade Level: 5

ISBN: 978-1-943348-03-9

Moo Fast, Moo Furryous, 2017

MOO FAST, MOO FURRYOUS

Series: Shakes the Cow

Shakes The Cow is back on a brand new adventure! Having been in space, and explored the jungle, Shakes is taking on a new challenge. This time, she is traveling the world as a Formoola One race car driver! Along with her friend Percie as Chief Mechanic and Team Leader, Shakes battles her slippery snake rival Alonssso for the Formoola One World Driver's Championship. Can Shakes, Percie, and their Mooclaren Racing Team win it all despite Alonssso not playing by the rules?

DFP Stage: 1 and 2

Flesch Score: 88

Grade Level: 5

ISBN: 978-1-943348-06-0

(NOTES: "The Bear From AUNT: Case of the Chicane Mutiny" includes elements of this story. Flesch score is adjusted based on story text without certain pun-based driver names, which altered initial score by as much as ten points.)
Dream a Little Dream of Moo, 2018

DREAM A LITTLE DREAM OF MOO

Series: Shakes the Cow

Shakes the Cow takes a day off from her many adventures to rest and watch her favorite movies. However, just as she with her DVDs and popcorn, she falls asleep. As she sleeps, she dreams of being the heroine in all of her favorite films. Eventually, Shakes wakes up, inspired by the many heroines adventures of which she has dreamt. Find out what adventures she takes in her dreams, and what happens when she wakes up, in the latest Shakes adventure, "Dream A Little Dream Of Moo."

DFP Stage: 1 and 2

Flesch Score: 82

Grade Level: 5

ISBN: 978-1-943348-14-5

LA MOO DU CHOCOLAT

Series: Shakes the Cow

In this new Shakes the Cow picture book adventure from Deans Family Productions/Crass Fed Kids, Shakes and Percie are taking a vacation in Canada! They are in Moontreal, Cownada visiting their family's ancestral homes, tourist sites, and Shakes' cousin Coco. When Coco tells Shakes and Percie her bakery staff is out sick, they step up and help out. When they get started things are running smoothly, bt not for long! Things go wrong quickly and soon Shakes and Percie are in trouble. Will the bakery open on time...or at all? What will happen when Shakes becomes la moo du chocolate? Includes a chocolate cake recipe that kids can make!

DFP Stage: 1 and 2

Flesch Score: 78 (Story only)

Grade Level: 6

ISBN: 978-1-943348-16-9

(NOTE: The included recipe is offered as part of the story and as a printed recipe, and was tested with adults and children. The recips can be made safely by young children with moderate adult supervision.)
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SPICEY'S TALE

Series: The MooseLambs

Spicey the Moose Lamb is introduced in this picture book from Deans Family Productions, the creators of Shakes the Cow and Stanley, The Bear From AUNT. This incredibly true made-up story is about a happy lamb, an unhappy moose, and what happened when they met.

DFP Stage: 2

Flesch Score: 91

Grade Level: 3

ISBN: 978-1-943348-12-1

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SUNDAES IN THE PARK WITH SPRINKLES

Series: The MooseLamb

Spicey the Moose Lamb's cousin, Sprinkles, is introduced in this picture book from Deans Family Productions, the creators of Shakes the Cow and Stanley, The Bear From AUNT. Ice cream is often used to comfort a broken heart. But...can it bring two hearts together?

DFP Stage: 2

Flesch Score: 80

Grade Level: 6

ISBN: 978-1-943348-17-6

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THE HONEY DON'T CASE: A BEAR FROM AUNT ADVENTURE

Series: Stanley, The Bear From AUNT

COMING SEPTEMBER 29th, 2020! The BEAR FROM AUNT is a series of graphic journals featuring the super-bear-spy Stanley and his fellow spies doing whatever they can to stop evil geniuses from taking over the world! In The Honey Don’t Case, we meet Stanley, and his new partner Marco, as they try and find out why the world’s honey bees are disappearing. Can they solve the case before the bees are gone completely?

DFP Stage: 4 and 5

Flesch Score: 80

Grade Level: 5

ISBN: 978-1-943348-20-6

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STEER YOUR OWN STORY 01: The Mystery of the Flying Pig

Series: Steer Your Own Story

Inspired by the “choose your own” books from the 80s, readers can choose to be Shakes the Cow or Stanley, the Bear from AUNT and solve Grand Punwick's newest mystery! Rumors of a flying pig are all over the country, and you get to pick your moves during the course of your investigation and find out if the flying pig is real…or just a rumor!

DFP Stage: 4 and 5

Flesch Score: 89

Grade Level: 4

ISBN: 978-1-943348-18-3

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PREVIOUS "BEAR FROM AUNT" ADVENTURES

Series: Stanley, The Bear From AUNT

The BEAR FROM AUNT series of graphic journals featuring the super-bear-spy Stanley is now out of print. Over the next 20 months the series will be re-released with expanded stories and all-new artwork. The scores and information below reflects the previous hardcover versions which may still be available from secondary retailers.

DFP Stage: 4 and 5

Flesch Score: 82

Grade Level: 5

ISBN: varies

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