Books for Preschool - 2nd Grade
Summer Bibliographies 2005
Asch, Frank - Mr.
Mr. Maxwell celebrates his new promotion by lunching at his
favorite restaurant, the Paw and Claw. He decides to try
the raw mouse sandwich, and is quite surprised when his sandwich
wants to have a chat before he eats it.
Base, Graeme - Jungle Drums
Ngiri Mdogo is the smallest warthog in all of Africa. After
the other animals make fun of Ngiri, he makes a wish with a
magic drum that creates havoc for all the animals in the jungle.
Bildner, Phil - Twenty-One Elephants
Hannah asks P.T. Barnum (and his 21 elephants) to help her
prove to the people of Brooklyn that the brand new Brooklyn
Bridge is safe to cross.
Brett, Jan - The Umbrella
While Carlos explores the cloud rainforest looking for wild
animals, he puts down his umbrella to climb a tree. The toucan,
kinkajou, tapir, monkey and jaguar jump aboard the umbrella
as it floats by, while Carlos wonders where all the animals
Carryl, Charles Edward - The
A camel explains that while other animals might be better housed,
fed and treated, the hard-working camel is a humble and useful
Carville, James - Lu and the Swamp Ghost
While playing in the swamp, Lu runs into the slimy Swamp Ghost
her family has talked about for generations. After the Swamp
Ghost saves Lu from a storm, the two become friends.
Cassels, Jean - The Mysterious Collection of Dr. David
World-famous artist Dr. David Harleyson mysteriously disappears,
but he has left behind clues in his paintings to let his nephew
(and the readers) know where he's gone.
Crimi, Carolyn - Boris and Bella
Bella Legrossi, the messiest monster in Booville, and Boris
Kleanitoff, the tidiest monster, don't normally get along.
When they both throw parties on the same night, no one comes
to either party. Bella and Boris team up to find out what's
Funke, Cornelia - The Princess Knight
Princess Violetta is a different kind of princess who wears
armor, rides horses and jousts. Her father declares a contest
to win the princess's hand in marriage, but Violetta
has her own ideas about living happily ever after.
Hennessy, B.G. - The Once Upon a Time Map Book
Explore Peter Pan's Neverland, Dorothy's Oz, and
other lands from favorite stories. Hidden treasures await… can
you find them?
Hoberman, Mary Ann - You
Read to Me, I'll Read
to You: Very Short Fairy Tales to Read Together
These favorite fairy tales, told with a twist, are designed
to be read by two people. Grab a partner and start reading!
Hopkinson, Deborah - Apples to Oregon
In this slightly true tale, young Delicious describes how her
family of ten made the long, hard journey from Iowa to Oregon
with a wagon load of her daddy's favorite apple, peach,
pear, plum and cherry trees.
Jeyaveeran, Ruth - The Road to Mumbai
Shoba and her pet monkey are on their way across India, to
attend a monkey wedding. They see all sorts of wonderful sights
and make many new friends while on the road to Mumbai.
Kelly, John - The Mystery of Eatum Hall
Glenda and Horace Pork-Fowler receive a very mysterious invitation
for a free weekend getaway. They can eat all they want at Eatum
Hall, but is there more to the invitation than meets the eye?
McGhee, Alison - Mrs. Watson Wants Your Teeth
A first grader is looking forward to the start of school, but
when a second grader tells her that her teacher is a 300-year-old
alien who steals her students' baby teeth, she no longer
wants to go.
Nevius, Carol - Karate Hour
Experience a close-up look at the excitement and energy of
a karate class, from the first bow to the final kick
Nolen, Jerdine - Hewitt
Anderson's Great Big
Hewitt Anderson seems small, but he's just a normal-sized
kid in a world of giants. Hewitt knows his parents love him
just the way he is, and he shows everyone else that big or
small, either is best of all!
O'Malley, Kevin - Captain Raptor and the Moon
When a mysterious object crashes into a distant moon, Captain
Raptor and his fearless crew are sent to investigate. They
find that humans have landed, and Captain Raptor must rescue
one from the claws of the ferocious pteraspikadon.
Orloff, Karen Kaufman - I Wanna Iguana
In a series of notes to his mother, Alex describes how an iguana
would be the perfect pet. She writes back each time, pointing
out the potential problems with a pet iguana.
Paul, Ann Whitford - Mañana
Iguana decides to throw a fiesta and asks his friends for help.
They each have an excuse why they can't help today (but
maybe mañana) so Iguana does all of the work himself.
A fun, southwestern twist on an old tale!
Pendziwol, Jean - Dawn Watch
During the darkest part of the night, a young girl helps her
father sail their sailboat across Lake Superior. Together they
watch the night sky, sip hot chocolate and watch the sun begin
to rise on the lake.
Rinck, Maranke - The Prince Child
When the prince child is born, the animals of the forest must
decide what gifts to bring him. Heron brings a song, snow cat
brings a crystal ball, and hyena brings an amulet, but no one
knows what the young prince really wants.
San Souci, Daniel - The Dangerous Snake and Reptile
During summer vacation Bobby finds a dinosaur bone, Danny catches
a snake and Mike gathers tadpoles in a jar, so they decide
to start a great new club!
Slater, David Michael - Jacques and Spock
Jacques and Spock, two orange soccer socks, are separated when
Jacques ends up in the wrong laundry pile and is bleached white.
Now his orange-loving boy no longer wants to wear him.
Prepared by Sharon Lawrence, May 2005