Field Day! (Step Into Reading: Step 1 Ready to Read)

by Candice Ransom (Author) Ashley Evans (Illustrator)

Field Day! (Step Into Reading: Step 1 Ready to Read)

Get ready for some outdoor fun in this Step 1 book that's perfect for readers ages 4-6!

Join the Day kids as they gear up for field day at school. What's more fun than field day? The Day kids are so excited! They gobble their breakfast and race to the bus. So many fun things are waiting for them! Spoon-and-egg race! Face-painting! Kickball! A bouncy castle! Brother and sister can't wait!

Step 1 Readers feature big type and easy words. Rhymes and rhythmic text paired with picture clues help children decode the story. For children who know the alphabet and are eager to begin reading.

A day with family is always a great day! Read all the DAY family books:

Apple Picking Day!

Pumpkin Day!

Garden Day!

Beach Day!

School Day!

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School Library Journal

K-Gr 1--A brother and sister participate in field day at their school. They and their classmates play team games, experience minor disappointments, receive ribbons, get their faces painted, eat snacks, and, most importantly, don't have any schoolwork. "Best day ever. Yay! Field day!" Digital illustrations include a diverse student group engaged in various organized outdoor activities that have stood the test of time, like the wheelbarrow race and parachute play. Notably, one child using crutches and leg braces and another using a wheelchair actively participate. The rhyming text and colorful pictures capture the well-known ups and downs of a traditional field day: the bummer of losing a shoe during a race or scraping a knee, and the joys of playing in a bounce house and having ice cream. As with Ransom's other early readers about these siblings, this title is a sweet story that uses simple vocabulary to describe an experience familiar to most kids. VERDICT A great choice for collections.--Rachel Owens

Copyright 2024 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

Review quotes

Candice Ransom
CANDICE RANSOM, who has never wanted to be anything besides a children's book writer, has published over 150 books for children and young adults, garnering many awards. She teaches in the children's literature program at Hollins University. Candice lives in Fredericksburg, Virginia, with her husband and naughty cats, Faulkner and Edison.

ASHLEY EVANS loves creating colorful, fun, and dynamic illustrations.
Born and raised in Queens, she now lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, with her boyfriend and their daughter. When she's not creating art, you can find her decorating cakes, enjoying her family, or catching a much needed nap!
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Random House Books for Young Readers
Publication date
April 20, 2024
Step Into Reading: Step 1 Ready to Read
BISAC categories
JUV035000 - Juvenile Fiction | School & Education
JUV043000 - Juvenile Fiction | Readers | Beginner
JUV032170 - Juvenile Fiction | Sports & Recreation | Camping & Outdoor Activities
Library of Congress categories
Stories in rhyme
Readers (Publications)

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