Books for Preschool - 2nd Grade
Summer Bibliographies 2009
Bee, William - Beware of the Frog
Mrs. Collywobbes lives on the edge of a dark wood. To protect herself from goblins, trolls, and other beasts, she hires herself a frog. Beware of the Frog!
Boswell, Addie K. - The Rain Stomper
When it storms on the day of her big parade, Jazmin tries to stomp, splash, and dance the rain away.
Casanova, Mary - Utterly Otterly Day
Despite warnings from Papa and Mama, Little Otter ventures into the wild on his own and narrowly escapes an eagle, a snapping turtle, and a hungry cougar.
Claflin, Willy - The Uglified Ducky: A Maynard Moose Tale
Maynard, a baby moose, falls asleep near a duck’s nest and Mommy Ducky confuses him for one of her own ducklings.
Davis, Eleanor - Stinky: A Toon Book
Stinky lives deep in the muddy, mucky swamp. When a kid decides to build a tree house in Stinky’s swamp, Stinky tries his best to scare him off.
Demas, Corinne - Always in Trouble
Toby the dog is always getting into trouble, so Emma takes him to dog school for special training. When it’s over, Toby is practically perfect!
DiCamillo, Kate - Louise: The Adventures of a Chicken
Louise the chicken longs for adventure, and when she leaves the farm she finds a pirate adventure on the high seas and a circus adventure under the Big Top.
Feiffer, Kate - President Pennybaker
Luke’s tired of homework, chores, and school so he’s going to do something about it: he’s running for president!
Henson, Heather - That Book Woman
Cal lives high up in the hills of Kentucky and doesn’t have any interest in reading until a woman on horseback starts bringing his family bags of books.
Hopkinson, Deborah - Abe Lincoln Crosses a Creek: A Tall, Thin Tale
In this rip-roaring version of a true tale, young Abe falls off a tree bridge into a rushing creek and is lucky to have a good friend pull him out.
Jenkins, Emily - Skunkdog
Poor Dumpling is a dog with no sense of smell. Dumpling makes friends with a stinky skunk but doesn’t realize how very stinky she is.
Kelley, Marty - Twelve Terrible Things
I’m warning you—if you open this book you’re going to see some very terrible things. You’re probably going to read this book, aren’t you? Okay, but you’ve been warned!
Lester, Helen - Tacky Goes to Camp
Tacky the pengiun and his friends go to Camp Whoopihaha. They eat s’mores, go hiking, and tell scary bear stories. When a real polar bear shows up, it’s up to Tacky to save the day—in a very unusual way!
Lies, Brian - Bats at the Library
Bored bats fly into an open window and discover all kinds of fun inside a library.
McClements, George - Baron Von Baddie and the Ice Ray Incident
Baron Von Baddie, an evil genius, always has his evil plots foiled by good guy Captain Kapow—until now! When his ice ray freezes the Captain, Baron VB doesn’t know what to do with himself.
McElligott, Matthew - The Lion’s Share
Ant is thrilled to be invited to Lion’s annual dinner party but is appalled by the other animals’ rude behavior. When the cake is served, there’s not much left for Ant or Lion. Ant volunteers to bake a new one, and the other animals rush to outdo Ant’s offer.
Meng, Cece - Tough Chicks
Penny, Polly, and Molly are not well-behaved chicks. No matter how often Farmer Fred tells them to behave, these tough chicks are always in trouble!
Pedersen, Janet - Houdini the Amazing Caterpillar
Houdini, a classroom pet, is an amazing caterpillar. He chews! He sheds skin! But when the class also adopts a spider who can spin webs, Houdini needs to come up with a new, show-stopping trick.
Phillipps, J.C. - Wink: The Ninja Who Wanted to Be Noticed
As a student of the Summer Moon School for Young Ninjas, Wink has learned that Ninjas should always be silent and stealthy. But Wink wants to be noticed!
Ransom, Jeanie Franz - What REALLY Happened to Humpty?
Detective Joe Dumpty, Humpty’s younger brother, investigates the mysterious circumstances behind Humpty’s fall off that wall.
Spiro, Ruth - Lester Fizz, Bubble-Gum Artist
Everyone in the Fizz family is artistic—except for Lester—until Lester discovers what he can do with bubble gum!
Weston, Carrie - The New Bear at School
Everyone in Miss Cluck’s class is very excited about having a new student in school—until they meet him: too big, too hairy, too scary Boris Bear!
Wheeler, Lisa - Boogie Knights
While six knights are snoozing upstairs in the castle, monsters galore are having a ball downstairs! One by one, the knights wake up and join the fun.
Willems, Mo - Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed
When Wilbur, a naked mole rat, discovers that he enjoys wearing clothes, the other naked mole rats are appalled. Wilbur is called before the Grand-pah Naked Mole Rat to defend himself.
Willey, Margaret - The Three Bears and Goldilocks
Warned by her father not to run into a situation too quickly, Goldilocks explores an empty cabin in the meadow.
Prepared by Sharon Hyrcewicz, May 2009