Author(s): Herman Parish
Learn to read with young Amelia Bedelia! The Amelia Bedelia books are great for growing the vocabularies of newly independent readers. Amelia Bedelia by the Yard is a funny story about community, family, and helping out, and it stars Amelia Bedelia as a young girl. More than 35 million Amelia Bedelia books sold since 1963!
Amelia Bedelia’s parents are holding a yard sale—but Amelia Bedelia loves playing in her yard, and she doesn’t want to sell it! Luckily, her mother promises they will only sell things in the yard. When one neighbor wishes she could buy the flowers, Amelia Bedelia fetches a shovel to dig some up. After all, a yard will always grow back! A Level 1 I Can Read book featuring the childhood of America’s favorite housekeeper, Amelia Bedelia!
Praise for the young Amelia Bedelia series:"Parish has turned the clock back, making Amelia Bedelia young again and giving a new generation of readers the opportunity to enjoy her humor and self-confidence." -- Kirkus Reviews
Herman Parish was in the fourth grade when his aunt, Peggy Parish, wrote the first book about Amelia Bedelia. The author lives in Princeton, New Jersey. Lynne Avril has illustrated all the stories about young Amelia Bedelia. The artist lives in Phoenix, Arizona.