The Sea Monster (Mermaid Days #2)

by Kyle Lukoff (Author) Kat Uno (Illustrator)

Reading Level: 2nd − 3rd Grade
Series: Mermaid Days

Vera and Beaker explore the ocean, in this series perfect for beginning readers!

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This series is part of Scholastic's early reader line, Acorn, aimed at children who are learning to read. With easy-to-read text, a short-story format, plenty of humor, and full-color artwork on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and fluency. Acorn books plant a love of reading and help readers grow!

Swim along with mermaid Vera and octo-kid Beaker! In these three stories, Vera and Beaker make new friends both big and small. First, they go on a field trip to the tide pools and meet the small animals who live there. Then, Vera and Beaker meet friendly sea monsters, and show them around the town of Tidal Grove! With text from Stonewall

Award-winning author Kyle Lukoff, and bright, colorful artwork from artist Kat Uno, Mermaid Days is sure to be every young reader's favorite new series. Each book also includes a page of nonfiction ocean information; in this book, readers will learn all about tide pools. Balancing easy-to-read text, endless humor and charm, light nonfiction, and a loveable cast of underwater creatures, these laugh-out-loud stories are the perfect fit for new readers!

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Kyle Lukoff

Kyle Lukoff is the author of Different Kinds of Fruit, Explosion at the Poem Factory, and many other books for young readers. His favorite "vegetable" is whichever one he's eating at the moment. He's mildly allergic to figs, will never forget his first Concord grape, and loves thinking about how language creates categories. He climbs every tree he can and once got into a fight about whether a vegetable garden could have tomatoes in it.

Andrea Tsurumi is the author and illustrator of the books Accident!, Crab Cake, and I'm On It, and they have illustrated many more, including Mr. Watson's Chickens and the Kondo & Kezumi series. They live with their spouse and carrot-loving dog in Philadelphia. Find out more at:

Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Scholastic Inc.
Publication date
September 20, 2022
Mermaid Days
BISAC categories
JUV008000 - Juvenile Fiction | Comics & Graphic Novels | General
JUV043000 - Juvenile Fiction | Readers | Beginner
JUV052000 - Juvenile Fiction | Monsters
JUV066000 - Juvenile Fiction | Mermaids
Library of Congress categories
Picture books
Marine animals

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