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.