Kindergarten Summer 2014 Reading List

The Bear in the Book Cover Image
By Kate Banks, Georg Hallensleben (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780374305918
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) - October 16th, 2012

It's time for bed, and a little boy chooses his favorite book for his mother to read to him. The bear in the book is preparing for his own deep slumber, hibernating through the winter while humans and other animals explore the snowy landscape around him. Just when the bear wakes up to greet the spring, the boy drifts off to sleep.

Brave Norman: A True Story Cover Image
By Andrew Clements, Ellen Beier (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780689834387
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Published: Simon Spotlight - November 2002

Level 1: Starting to Read
- Simple stories
- Increased vocabulary
- Longer sentences

Norman is a dog who cannot see. One day, he is at the beach. He hears a girl in the water calling for help. Can a blind dog save someone's life?

Bud and Gabby Cover Image
By Anne Davis, Anne Davis (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780060753504
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Published: HarperCollins - August 1st, 2006

This is Bud.

This is Gabby.

Bud and Gabby are best friends.

When Gabby goes away, Bud can't wait for her to come home.

Bud and Gabby 4-ever.

Building Our House Cover Image
By Jonathan Bean, Jonathan Bean (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780374380236
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Published: Farrar Straus Giroux - January 8th, 2013

A "New York Times Book Review "Editors' Choice
Winner of the 2013 "Boston Globe" Horn Book Award for Best Picture Book
A "Kirkus Reviews" Best Book of 2013
A "New York Times Book Review "Notable Children's Book of 2013

Chick and Chickie Play All Day!: Toon Level 1 Cover Image
By Claude Ponti, Claude Ponti (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781935179290
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Published: Toon Books - February 12th, 2013

Chick and Chickie love to play in their very own way, whether scaring each other silly or tickling the letter A. The fast-paced and zany narrative by Claude Ponti, one of the world's most beloved children's book authors, will instantly delight early readers and will just as surely turn reading into play.

A Dog Is a Dog Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780811878968
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Published: Chronicle Books (CA) - October 12th, 2011

A dog is a dog, right? Not so fast From debut author-illustrator Stephen Shaskan comes this lively picture book that will keep young readers guessing (and giggling ) from beginning to end. With its wacky illustrations, bouncy text, and spot-on humor, A Dog Is a Dog is a fantastic read-aloud that kids will clamor to hear again and again.

Frog Song Cover Image
ISBN: 9780805092547
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Published: Henry Holt & Company - February 5th, 2013

Since the time of the dinosaurs, frogs have added their birrups and bellows to the music of the earth. Frogs are astonishing in their variety and crucial to ecosystems. Onomatopoeic text and stunning illustrations introduce young readers to these fascinating and important creatures, from Chile to Nepal to Australia, in "Frog Song "by Brenda Z. Guiberson.
An NPR Best Book of 2013.

Henry and the Bully Cover Image
ISBN: 9780142421208
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Published: Puffin Books - July 5th, 2012

Favorite author Nancy Carlson tackles the age-old problem of bullying

The lovable Henry is back--and he's being bullied on the soccer field at school When no one's advice seems to help, it's up to Henry to solve his bully problem for himself. Classroom favorite Nancy Carlson encourages young readers to use creativity and empathy to deal with one of childhood's toughest challenges.

It's a Firefly Night Cover Image
By Dianne Ochiltree, Betsy Snyder (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781609052911
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Published: Blue Apple Books - May 14th, 2013

Part glittery counting book, part endearing daddy-daughter story A favorite childhood activity--catching fireflies--glows from the pages of this story, plus counting. Lilting rhymes chronicle a little girl's capture and release of fireflies, one by one, capped off by a collection of fascinating firefly facts.

Just Ducks! Cover Image
By Nicola Davies, Salvatore Rubbino (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780763670511
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - February 25th, 2014

A young girl shares her observations about the mallards near her house in an engaging, informative story sure to make a splash with duck lovers.

The Man from the Land of Fandango Cover Image
By Margaret Mahy, Polly Dunbar (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780547819884
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Published: Clarion Books - October 23rd, 2012

The man from the land of Fandango / Is given to dancing and dreams, / He comes in at the door like a somersault star / And he juggles with junkets and jam in a jar / And custards and caramel creams.

Millie and the Big Rescue Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780802734020
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Published: Walker Childrens - August 13th, 2013

A game of hide and seek on the farm goes awry when Millie gets stuck in her hiding place at the top of a tree. But when the farmer and all the other animals try to help, they get stuck as well. Who will rescue Millie and her friends?

My People Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781416935407
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - January 2009

Langston Hughes's spare yet eloquent tribue to his people has been cherished for generations. Now, acclaimed photographer Charles R. Smith Jr. interprets this beloved poem in vivid sepia photographs that capture the glory, the beauty, and the soul of being a black American today.

Not a Box Cover Image
ISBN: 9780061123221
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Published: HarperCollins Publishers - December 12th, 2006

Don't miss this wholly original celebration of the power of imagination, winner of a Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Award

A box is just a box...unless it's not a box. From mountain to rocket ship, a small rabbit shows that a box will go as far as the imagination allows.

Penguin on Vacation Cover Image
By Salina Yoon, Salina Yoon (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780802733979
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Published: Walker Childrens - April 16th, 2013

Penguin is tired of the snow and cold-so he decides to visit the beach But when his favorite activities like skiing and skating don't work so well on sand, can a new friend help Penguin learn how to have fun in the sun?

Rocking in My School Shoes Cover Image
By Eric Litwin, James Dean (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780061910241
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Published: HarperTorch - July 26th, 2011

Time to head back to school with this bestselling groovy Pete the Cat book

Pete the Cat is rocking in his school shoes. Pete discovers the library, the lunch room, the playground, and lots of other cool places at school. And no matter where he goes, Pete never stops moving and grooving and singing his song...because it's all good.

Planes Fly! Cover Image
By George Ella Lyon, Mick Wiggins (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781442450257
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - July 23rd, 2013

From the author of Trucks Roll , an up-in-the-clouds exploration of all things airplane.

World's mighty big
but there's just one sky
and it's yours to travel.

Planes fly

Rufus Goes to School Cover Image
By Kim T. Griswell, Gorbachev Valeri (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781454904168
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Published: Sterling - August 6th, 2013

All Rufus Leroy Williams III wants is to go to school so he can learn to read his favorite book. But there's one problem: he's a pig and Principal Lipid says: "NO PIGS IN SCHOOL " Rufus even gets a backpack, a lunchbox, and a blanket to prove he's ready. But Mr. Lipid won't budge. Is there ANYTHING Rufus can do to change his mind?

Step Gently Out Cover Image
By Helen Frost, Rick Lieder (Photographer)
ISBN: 9780763656010
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - March 13th, 2012

Stunning close-up photography and a lyrical text implore children to look more closely at the world around them.

Be still, and watch a single blade of grass.
An ant climbs up to look around.
A honeybee flies past.