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Elementary School

Young readers will be thrilled with any of our elementary categories shown below. Fantastic fiction and enthralling nonfiction fill our categories with books and ebooks that children just can’t put down. Each category you choose ensures you’ll receive 12 expertly-chosen, newly-published books per year. For aural learners, we also have audiobook categories which provide six books per year.

Can’t decide which categories to choose? Consider one of our Collection Development Packages which combine carefully-selected categories for your needs and can be customized for your budget. From Kids’ Favorites to Classroom Support, JLG has what you need to encourage and satisfy elementary readers.

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Categories (40)

  • JLG Level

    Audiobooks Elementary (Grades 2-6)

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    Audiobooks Elementary

    For Grades 2-6

    Six audio editions of select JLG titles, offered as preloaded battery operated devices, are self-contained and ready to play.

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    Audiobook Elementary Plus (Grades 2-6)

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    Audiobook Elementary+

    For Grades 2-6
    Six audio editions of select JLG titles, offered as preloaded battery operated devices, are self-contained and ready to play.

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    Ebooks: Social Sciences Grades 3-5

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    Ebooks:
    Social Sciences Grades 3-5

    For Grades 3-5

    These 12 solid and vibrant titles supplement classroom discussions on community helpers, careers, society, history, and famous figures. Unlimited access. Additional fees may apply if minimum order not met.

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    Ebooks: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Grades 3-5

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    Ebooks:
    STEM Grades 3-5

    For Grades 3-5

    These 12 engrossing, fact-filled works build upon science fundamentals, allowing young students to grasp physical and life science basics while being entertained. Unlimited access.
    Additional fees may apply if minimum order not met.

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    Primary Spanish (Grades K-3)

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    Primary Spanish

    For Grades K-3

    These selections features Spanish translations of classic English-language books, original Spanish titles, and bilingual fiction and nonfiction. Add this category and get 12 books per year to provide for those students whose first language is Spanish, as well as for those just learning the language.

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    Pre-Kindergarten (Grades PreS-PreK)

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    Pre-Kindergarten

    For ages 2-5

    Eye-catching concept books and playful stories make this category perfect for one-on-one or group sharing. With 14 books per year, the fun will never stop.

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    Kindergarten Plus (Grades PreK-K)

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    Kindergarten Plus

    For Grades PreK-K

    Filled with concept books and simple stories, this is an ideal category for youngsters who enjoy reading by themselves and following narratives through pictures. Vivid illustrations are an integral part of each book. Get 14 books per year filled with exceptional illustrations.

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    Emergent Readers (Grades K-1)

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    Emergent Readers

    For Grades K-1

    Engaging short texts and large type for children who are beginning to read. Books feature familiar vocabulary and natural repetition as well as playful hooks to pull in readers. With artwork and layout designed to enhance comprehension, these books foster pleasurable and successful early reading experience.

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    Nonfiction Early Elementary (Grades K-2)

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    Nonfiction Early Elementary

    For Grades K-2

    Introduce young readers to the wonders of the world around them with 12 compelling nonfiction titles per year. These illustrated books feature innovative and easy-to-follow approaches to a variety of concepts and topics.

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    Nonfiction Early Elementary Plus (Grades K-2)

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    Nonfiction Early Elementary Plus

    For Grades K-2
    Great nonfiction is in high demand, so we've added 14 more fantastic selections to our NEK Category. Children will gain valuable knowledge of history, science, and more with these selections.

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    Primary (Grades K-1)

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    Primary

    For Grades K-1

    Story time just got even more enriching. These inviting nonfiction and fiction selections feature full illustration and easy-to-follow stories your students will love to read aloud. The 12 books per year in this category will keep them engaged all year long.

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    Primary Plus (Grades K-1)

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    Primary Plus

    For Grades K-1

    Our Primary level is filled with so many great books, it wasn't possible to offer just 12 selections a year. Our P+ category makes a great thing even better-bringing you 14 additional titles for the same reading level.

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    Easy Reading (Grades 1-3)

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    Easy Reading

    For Grades 1-3
    The 12 engaging books in this category--one per month--provide the perfect foundation for building comprehension in beginning readers--with short stories, poetry selections, and picture books that are a bit more challenging.

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    Easy Reading Plus (Grades 1-3)

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    Easy Reading Plus

    For Grades 1-3

    Don't stop at just 12. Order this extended category and treat your students to even more challenges-with 14 additional Easy Reading titles delivered to your library each year.

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    Independent Readers (Grades 2-4)

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    Independent Readers

    For Grades 2-4

    Children who can read on their own will love this category. The 12 books per year you get in this category range from picture books to early chapter books. Many of these compelling fiction and nonfiction titles feature large print and eye-catching artwork.

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    Independent Readers Plus (Grades 2-4)

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    Independent Readers Plus

    For Grades 2-4

    Want even more? If 12 Independent books a year just aren't enough for your hungry readers, our I+ category has what you're looking for-providing 14 more titles at the very same reading level.

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    Intermediate Readers (Grades 3-5)

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    Intermediate Readers

    For Grades 3-5

    A wide variety of novels and accessible nonfiction for younger elementary readers who love a good story comprise this category of 12 books per year. The focus in these titles is primarily on the text, though some novels may feature illustration.

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    Intermediate Readers Plus (Grades 3-5)

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    Intermediate Readers plus

    For Grades 3-5

    We just couldn't stop there. Our A category is so rich, we extended it with an Ap category-giving you the opportunity to receive 14 additional Intermediate titles every year.

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    Arts Elementary (Grades 2-6)

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    Arts Elementary

    For Grades 2-6
    These art-themed fiction and nonfiction books will foster a love of the arts among elementary readers. Enhance your arts program monthly will 12 books per year in this category.

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    Biography Elementary (Grades 2-6)

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    Biography Elementary

    For Grades 2-6

    Fascinating biographies and autobiographies will allow your elementary readers to look into the lives, thoughts, and accomplishments of the individuals who have shaped our world. And with 14 books per year, they'll discover a remarkable person each month.

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    Nonfiction Elementary (Grades 2-6)

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    Nonfiction Elementary

    For Grades 2-6

    A world of discovery awaits in this 14 book category. Elementary readers eager to know more about the world around them will learn much from diving into these nonfiction titles covering a diverse range of topics. A sure way to satisfy inquisitive minds.

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    Character Building Elementary (Grades 2-6)

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    Character Building Elementary

    For Grades 2-6

    This category provides 12 books per year that offer positive messages and spark thoughtful discussions about such things as ethics, kindness, and loyalty.

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    City Elementary (Grades 2-6)

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    City Elementary

    For Grades 2-6

    Urban situations and plot lines featuring ethnically and culturally diverse characters give these books a unique city flavor and feel. Young urban readers will find familiar images, and readers who are not from the city will enjoy exploring life from a new perspective. The 12 books you'll receive in this category will ensure that urban adventures are available all year long.

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    Fantasy/Science Fiction Elementary (Grades 2-6)

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    Fantasy/Science Fiction Elementary

    For Grades 2-6

    Your elementary readers will thrill to new futures, fantasy realms and alternate realities. Look forward to discovering a new world monthly with the 12 books in this category.

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    Graphic Novels Elementary (Grades 2-6)

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    Graphic Novels Elementary

    For Grades 2-6

    The 14 books in this category are kid-friendly, age appropriate fiction and nonfiction titles featuring sequential art and text designed to attract avid and reluctant readers alike.

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    Humor Elementary (Grades 2-6)

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    Humor Elementary

    For Grades 2-6

    Fans of Mac Barnett, Ursula Vernon, and Jeff Kinney will get their fill of belly laughs with the 14 books in this category. Sure to keep smiles alive.

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    Multicultural Elementary (Grades 2-6)

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    Multicultural Elementary

    For Grades 2-6

    Receive 12 books that feature plot lines with ethnically and culturally diverse characters that may help foster an awareness and understanding of others.

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    Mystery/Adventure Elementary (Grades 2-6)

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    Mystery/Adventure Elementary

    For Grades 2-6

    Spine-tingling tales of suspense and adventure compose this 12 book category-filled with both fiction and nonfiction titles. Elementary readers who thrive on a thrill will really spark to these selections.

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    Religious Books Elementary (Grades 2-6)

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    Religious Books Elementary

    For Grades 2-6

    This category provides six books per year featuring content with religious themes and context.

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    Science Nonfiction Elementary (Grades 2-6)

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    Science Nonfiction Elementary

    For Grades 2-6

    Explore everything from the galaxies to your own backyard in these accurate and up-to-date nonfiction titles that will intrigue young scientists. Experience fascination monthly with the 12 books in this category.

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    Sports Elementary (Grades 2-6)

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    Sports Elementary

    For Grades 2-6

    Welcome to an exciting world of sports-themed fiction and nonfiction sure to win over your elementary sports fans. Have a few reluctant readers? These action-packed titles are a great way to get them in the game. And with 14 books per year, sports fans will be entertained all year long.

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    Spanish Elementary (Grades 3-5)

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    Spanish Elementary

    For Grades 3-5

    Titles Coming This Fall!

    Inviting spanish chapter books and nonfiction titles.

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    Series Nonfiction: Science K-2 (Grades K-2)

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    Series Nonfiction
    Science Grades K-2

    For Grades K-2

    These 12 stimulating and attractive works introduce animals and other features of the natural and man-made world in an easy-to-understand and exciting way. They are the best titles from the best science series handpicked by experienced School Library Journal editors.

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    Series Nonfiction: Social Studies K-2 (Grades K-2)

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    Series Nonfiction
    Social Studies Grades K-2

    For Grades K-2

    These 12 absorbing early readers support lessons on community awareness, beginning history topics, biography, and other topics of interest to our youngest citizens. They are the best titles from the best social studies series handpicked by experienced School Library Journal editors.

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    Series Nonfiction: History 3-5 (Grades 3-5)

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    Series Nonfiction
    History Grades 3-5

    For Grades 3-5

    Students learning about their relationship to the past will enjoy these 12 engaging, easy-to-understand discussions of important people and events from history. Carefully selected by the editors of School Library Journal, these titles are the best books from the best nonfiction series.

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    Series Nonfiction How-To (Grades 3-5)

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    Series Nonfiction How-To

    For Grades 3-5

    These 12 titles provide hands-on instruction for how-to projects in subjects from science to arts and crafts. They are the best books from series chosen by School Library Journal's editors.

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    Series Nonfiction: Science 3-5 (Grades 3-5 )

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    Series Nonfiction
    Science Grades 3-5

    For Grades 3-5

    These 12 engrossing, fact-filled works build upon science fundamentals, allowing young students to grasp physical and life science basics while being entertained. They are the best titles from the best science series handpicked by experienced School Library Journal editors.

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    Series Nonfiction: Social Studies 3-5 (Grades 3-5)

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    Series Nonfiction
    Social Studies Grades 3-5

    For Grades 3-5

    These 12 solid and vibrant titles supplement classroom discussions on community helpers, careers, society, history, and famous figures. They are the best titles from the best social studies series handpicked by experienced School Library Journal editors.

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    Upper Elementary & Junior High (Grades 5-7)

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    Upper Elementary

    For Grades 5-7

    The perfect literary mix for your middle-grade readers. Featuring subject matter a bit more complex and multi-dimensional, this category is packed with captivating novels and fascinating nonfiction. Expect the 12 books offered in tis category to fly off the shelf.

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    Upper Elementary & Junior High Plus (Grades 5-7)

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    Upper Elementary & Junior High Plus

    For Grades 5-7

    A great way to ensure more titles for your middle-grade readers-with 14 additional popular B titles arriving at your door every year.

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Packages (5)

  • Classroom Support

    Elementary

    138 books/year

    Loaded with nonfiction to support school reports and research, this bundle of 11 categories will make you a hero among both students and teachers.

  • Librarians' Favorites

    Elementary

    264 books/year

    In this case, more is better. Our biggest fans suggest this package which includes 20 our most popular categories, and is guaranteed to save you time in your busy day.

  • Basic Package

    Elementary

    74 books/year

    Dip your toe into JLG's fantastic service with this package of 6 categories that give you a good sampling of our offerings for elementary readers.

  • Library Essentials

    Elementary

    102 books/year

    Your colleagues recommend this package for you. It's 8 of the most popular JLG Categories ordered for elementary readers.

  • Readers Choice

    Elementary

    128 books/year

    The books kids clamor for - all packaged in a 10 Category bundle. Guaranteed to induce high-fives and smiles from your young readers.

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