The Books

Academy Award–winning actress and New York Times bestselling author Julianne Moore brings us more adventures from Freckleface Strawberry!

With predictable sentence patterns, simple words, frequent repetition, and bright, colorful illustrations, these are two new Freckleface Strawberry books that young readers can read all by themselves!

The addition of Freckleface Strawberry into Step Into Reading marks the first time this character is available in a leveled reader program. These Step 2 Readers are for children who can read with some help.

Freckleface Strawberry: Backpacks!

Freckleface and her best friend, Windy Pants Patrick, each have something secret in their backpacks: sticky, gooey gum and a squished, messy donut. When it comes time to pull their homework from their backpacks to hand in to the teacher, suddenly their snack choices seem like a really bad idea.

Freckleface Strawberry: Lunch, or What's That?

It's lunchtime! But does anyone know what Freckleface Strawberry is eating? Picky eaters everywhere will laugh along as Freckleface Strawberry gets her lunch from the cafeteria and asks the terrifying question: “What's that?!”

Freckleface Strawberry

If you have freckles, you can try these things:

1) Make them go away. Unless scrubbing doesn't work.

2) Cover them up. Unless your mom yells at you for using a marker.

3) Disappear. Um, where'd you go? Oh, there you are.

There's one other thing you can do:


Because after all, the things that make you different also make you YOU. From acclaimed actress Julianne Moore and award-winning illustrator LeUyen Pham comes a delightful story of a little girl who's different ... just like everybody else.

Freckleface Strawberry and the Dodgeball Bully

Freckleface Strawberry loves the Early Bird program at school because it means extra time on the playground - except when it rains. Rain means indoor playtime...and facing the school bully Windy Pants Patrick in a bruising game of dodgeball.

Ignoring him seems the safest thing, but what is 7-year-old Freckleface Strawberry to do when she's forced to confront the bully alone? Beat him at his own game, of course.

Freckleface Strawberry: Best Friends Forever

Freckleface Strawberry and Windy Pants Patrick are as different as can be, but that doesn't stop them from being the best of friends. After all, they have a lot of important things in common, like having families and liking recess and loving books. But the rest of the kids don't see it that way. They think that girls and boys are just too different to be friends. So one day, Freckleface decides NOT to play with Windy Pants Patrick. It's only then that 7-year-old Freckleface Strawberry recognizes the importance of having a best friend.