Books for Preschool - 2nd Grade
Summer Bibliographies 2008
Bell-Rehwoldt, Sheri - You
Think It's Easy Being
the Tooth Fairy?
Tired of Santa getting all the fame, the Tooth Fairy reveals
the adventures and dangers she must face every day on her job.
Boelts, Maribeth - Those Shoes
Jeremy wants a pair of expensive high-tops but Grandma says
they can't afford them because "There's no
room for want around here—just need."
Broach, Elise - When Dinosaurs Came with Everything
A boy who's bored running errands with his mom perks
up when he sees a sign at the bakery that says: "Buy
a dozen (doughnuts) and get a dinosaur!"
Brown, Ruth - The Old Tree
Pigeon Post spots a big "X" painted on the Old
Tree, and points it out to the tree's many residents
as she delivers the mail. Only Captain Crow realizes what the "X" means
for their tree.
Calmenson, Stephanie - May I Pet Your Dog?: The How-to
Guide for Kids Meeting Dogs (and Dogs Meeting Kids)
Harry the dachshund introduces readers to proper etiquette
and safety procedures when meeting a dog and its owner.
Cronin, Doreen - Diary of a Fly
A young fly writes in her diary about her life at school and
her adventures with friends Spider and Worm.
Gravett, Emily - Meerkat Mail
Sunny Meerkat is tired of his extremely large family and goes
off on his own, looking for a new place to live.
Helakoski, Leslie - Big Chickens Fly the Coop
Four timid chickens decide to leave home to see the farmhouse
but encounter some scary things along the way that send them
right back to their coop.
Keller, Laurie - Do Unto Otters: A Book About Manners
Mr. Rabbit doesn't think he will get along with his new
neighbors, the Otters, until he hears some valuable advice
and tries to "Do unto otters as you would have otters
do unto you!"
Kimmel, Elizabeth Cody - The Top Job
On Career Day, the class thinks that one father's job
sounds particularly boring: he changes light bulbs. However,
when his daughter describes how he changed one very unusual
bulb, they are fascinated!
Lipp, Frederick - Running Shoes
Sophy, a girl from a poor Cambodian village, cannot attend
school because the nearest one is too far away—until
she receives the gift of a pair of running shoes.
London, Jonathan - Froggy Plays T-Ball
Froggy's first t-ball game isn't going well, but
he's trying as hard as he can!
Madison, Alan - Velma
Gratch & the Way Cool Butterfly
Velma never gets noticed until a class trip to a butterfly
conservatory, where Velma's special interest in science
allows her to shine.
Numeroff, Laura Joffe - The Jellybeans and the Big
Emily doesn't have anything in common with the other
girls in her dance class, but their recital may be a disaster
if they don't find a way to work together.
O'Malley, Kevin - Captain Raptor and the Space
Captain Raptor and his fearless spaceship crew respond to an
S.O.S. call when the planet Jurassica is invaded by space pirates.
Palatini, Margie - The Cheese
Even though he's been warned that "The cheese stands
alone," the rat from The Farmer in the Dell is determined
to eat the cheese.
Plourde, Lynn - Science Fair Day
All of the students in Mrs. Shepherd's class are busy
getting ready for Science Fair Day—except for Ima, who
wants to know everything about each project.
Rex, Adam - Pssst!
During a visit to the zoo, a girl is asked to do a series of
very unusual favors for some of the animals.
Stevens, Janet - Help Me, Mr. Mutt!: Expert Answers
for Dogs with People Problems
Canine counselor Mr. Mutt answers letters from dogs with people
problems (and gives a little advice on their cat problems,
Taylor, Sean - When a Monster Is Born
When a monster is born, there are many possibilities, starting
with whether to be a faraway-in-the woods monster, or an under-the-bed
Vail, Rachel - Righty & Lefty
Two feet, Righty and Lefty, don't agree on anything.
When Righty is comfortable, Lefty is cold. When Lefty wants
to play, Righty has fallen asleep. If these two feet don't
start working together, they'll never get anywhere!
Weigelt, Udo - Super Guinea Pig to the Rescue
Little Guinea Pig declares that his favorite TV star, Super
Guinea Pig, is his new best friend, but it's his companions
Canary, Hound Dog and Goldfish who help him out of a jam.
Wilcox, Leah - Waking Beauty
Prince Charming tries every way he can thing of to wake up
Sleeping Beauty so that he can avoid The Kiss (yuck!).
Willems, Mo - Knuffle Bunny Too: A Case of Mistaken
Trixie brings her beloved, one-of-a-kind, stuffed rabbit Knuffle
Bunny to show and tell and is shocked to find that another
little girl also has a Knuffle Bunny!
Yee, Wong Herbert - Detective Small in the Amazing
Bananas are disappearing all over town so the police call in
Detective Small to help crack the case!
Zemach, Kaethe - Ms. McCaw Learns to Draw
Dudley often has a hard time at school but his teacher always
helps him—so Dudley is very excited to help Ms. McCaw
when she admits that she can't draw.
Prepared by Sara Pemberton, April 2008