Prek - Summer 2014 Reading List

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? Cover Image
By Bill Martin, Eric Carle (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780805047905
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Published: Henry Holt & Company - September 15th, 1996

A big happy frog, a plump purple cat, a handsome blue horse, and a soft yellow duck-- all parade across the pages of this delightful book. Children will immediately respond to Eric Carle's flat, boldly colored collages. Combined with Bill Martin's singsong text, they create unforgettable images of these endearing animals.

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Cover Image
ISBN: 9781442450707
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Published: Little Simon - August 28th, 2012

The complete edition of the bestselling children's favorite, Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, is now available as a Classic Board Book

Clifford the Big Red Dog Cover Image
ISBN: 9780545215787
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Published: Cartwheel Books - May 2010

Read all about Clifford's BIG ideas! Classic Clifford reissued!

It only takes a little to BE BIG!

Meet Clifford and Emily Elizabeth in the original Clifford book! Clifford is big. Clifford is red. But most of all, Clifford knows how to BE A GOOD FRIEND.

Cloudette Cover Image
By Tom Lichtenheld, Tom Lichtenheld (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780805087765
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Published: Henry Holt & Company - March 1st, 2011

Sometimes being small can have its advantages. If you're a little cloud like Cloudette, people call you cute nicknames, and you can always find a good spot to watch the fireworks. But what about when you want to do something big, like help a giant garden grow, or make a brook babble?

Extra Yarn Cover Image
By Mac Barnett, Jon Klassen (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780061953385
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Published: Balzer & Bray/Harperteen - January 17th, 2012

From bestselling and award-winning author Mac Barnett and illustrator Jon Klassen comes Extra Yarn, a Caldecott Honor Book, Boston Globe-Horn Book Award winner, and a New York Times bestseller.

Harold and the Purple Crayon Cover Image
ISBN: 9780064430227
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Published: HarperTrophy - June 9th, 1981

From beloved children's book creator Crockett Johnson comes the timeless classic Harold and the Purple Crayon

One evening Harold decides to go for a walk in the moonlight. Armed only with an oversize purple crayon, young Harold draws himself a landscape full of wonder and excitement.

Hop on Pop Cover Image
By Seuss
ISBN: 9780394800295
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Published: Random House Children's Books - February 12th, 1963

This classic Beginner Book makes an ideal gift for Seuss fans and is an especially good way to show Pop some love on Father's Day

I Like Myself! Cover Image
By Karen Beaumont, David Catrow (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780152020132
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Published: Harcourt Children's Books - May 2004

High on energy and imagination, this ode to self-esteem encourages kids to appreciate everything about themselves--inside and out. Messy hair? Beaver breath? So what Here's a little girl who knows what really matters.
At once silly and serious, Karen Beaumont's joyous rhyming text and David Catrow's wild illustrations unite in a book that is sassy, soulful--and straight from the heart.

I Must Have Bobo! Cover Image
By Eileen Rosenthal, Marc Rosenthal (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781442403772
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Published: Atheneum Books - January 25th, 2011

When Willy woke up there was trouble. Where was Bobo? Willy needs Bobo. But, Earl the cat likes Bobo, too. A favorite toy is hard to share...even when it's a sock monkey. With sparse text and a modern-nostalgic vibe, this retro-fun book about friends (sock monkeys) and frenemies (devious cats) is an ode to favorite toys everywhere. Oh, Earl Leave Bobo alone.

One Hot Summer Day Cover Image
By Nina Crews, Nina Crews (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780688133931
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Published: Greenwillow Books - May 31st, 1995

"An effervescent city child dances through a hot summer day until a thunderstorm brings welcome relief. Executed in collages made from color photographs, imaginatively redefined in unexpected juxtaposition....A wonderful concept book, grounded in ordinary events yet touched with magic, that will strike a familiar chord with preschool audiences while enlarging their perceptions.

One Tractor: A Counting Book Cover Image
By Alexandra Siy, Jacqueline Rogers (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780823419234
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Holiday House - February 2008

Certain to delight young vehicle lovers, this fantastical number book perfectly balances imaginative play with instructions on counting. When one tractor in the grass runs out of gas, the backyard doesn't stay quiet for long. Soon pirates sail in to play, and the backyard races to life with airplanes, cranes, trucks, and trains.

The Little Red Hen Cover Image
By J. P. Miller (Illustrator), Diane Muldrow (Editor)
ISBN: 9780307960306
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Published: Golden Books - February 2001

Beloved illustrator J. P. Miller's graphic, colorful farm animals seem to jump right off the page--but they aren't jumping to help the Little Red Hen plant her wheat Young children will learn a valuable lesson about teamwork from this funny, favorite folktale.

A Sick Day for Amos McGee Cover Image
By Philip C. Stead, Erin E. Stead (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781596434028
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - May 25th, 2010

THE BEST SICK DAY EVER and the animals in the zoo feature in this striking picture book debut.

Swirl by Swirl: Spirals in Nature Cover Image
By Joyce Sidman, Beth Krommes (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780547315836
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - October 4th, 2011

A Caldecott medalist and a Newbery Honor-winning poet celebrate the beauty and value of spirals.What makes the tiny snail shell so beautiful? Why does that shape occur in nature over and over again--in rushing rivers, in a flower bud, even inside your ear?

Tarra & Bella: The Elephant and Dog Who Became Best Friends Cover Image
By Carol Buckley, Carol Buckley (Photographer)
ISBN: 9780147510631
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Published: Puffin Books - March 6th, 2014

A friendship unlike any other
After retiring from the circus, Tarra became the first resident of the Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee. When other elephants moved in and developed close friendships, only Tarra remained alone until the day she met a stray mixed-breed dog named Bella. From then on, the two were inseparable.

Things That Float and Things That Don't Cover Image
By David A. Adler, Anna Raff (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780823428625
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Published: Holiday House - September 2013

Why is it that a piece of metal doesn't float but a huge ship made of steel does? Here are answers to questions about density and flotation.

Underground Cover Image
By Denise Fleming, Denise Fleming (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781442458826
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Published: Beach Lane Books - September 18th, 2012

Discover the down and dirty secrets of underground creatures in this vibrant picture book from a Caldecott Honor medalist.

When Sophie Gets Angry-Really, Really Angry Cover Image
ISBN: 9780439598453
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Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - June 2004

Everybody gets angry sometimes. For children, anger can be very upsetting. Parents, teachers, and children can talk about it. People do lots of different things when they get angry. In this Caldecott Honor book, kids will see what Sophie does when she gets angry. What do you do?