Books for Preschool - 2nd Grade
Summer Bibliographies 2011
During the Summer of 2011, look for these books in the special 1st and 2nd grade book display in the picture book (JE) area!
Baker, Jeannie - Mirror
Two families go out for a day of shopping; one family lives in Australia and one in Morocco.
Barton, Chris - Shark vs. Train
It’s shark vs. train! Who will win? It all depends… are they in the ocean or on the tracks?
Black, Michael Ian - A Pig Parade Is a Terrible Idea
A pig parade sounds like a great idea, but there would be a lot of problems!
Bleiman, Andrew - Zooborns!: Zoo Babies from Around the World
Baby aardvarks! Baby hippos! These up-close photos of baby zoo animals are guaranteed to make you smile. :-)
Bottner, Barbara - Miss Brooks Loves Books! (and I Don’t)
Miss Brooks asks her students to bring in their favorite books for Book Week, but one grouchy first grader has a problem - she does not like books!
Brett, Jan - The 3 Little Dassies
Three dassies (rodents of southern Africa) named Mimbi, Pimbi, and Timbi go looking for a new place to live and build homes of grass, twigs, and stone. Will they be safe when an eagle flies by, looking for a tasty meal?
Burningham, John - It’s a Secret!
Marie Elaine wonders where her cat goes at night, so she accompanies him… to a cat party where she meets the Queen of Cats!
Christelow, Eileen - The Desperate Dog Writes Again
When Emma’s human, George, brings home another human named Loretta, Emma doesn’t know what to do. She emails Queenie, the doggie columnist, for advice.
Cronin, Doreen - Rescue Bunnies
Newbie is in training to be a Rescue Bunny - she just needs to pass the field test. Suddenly a call comes in: there’s a giraffe in trouble, deep in hyena country. Bunnies to the rescue!
Graham, Bob - April and Esme, Tooth Fairies
April and Esme have been too young to go on a Tooth Fairy mission of their own. When they get the call that Daniel Dangerfield has lost a tooth, they beg their parents to let them go.
Graves, Keith - Chicken Big
Inside an itty-bitty chicken coop, a giant chick hatches out of an egg. The chick is so big that the other chickens think it might be something else… maybe a squirrel, or an elephant?
Gravett, Emily - The Rabbit Problem
In January, out in Fibonacci’s Field, there is just one rabbit - it’s the Lonely Problem. Another rabbit moves in and February brings the Cold Problem. As the year goes by, it’s one rabbit problem after another!
Karas, G. Brian - The Village Garage
From the first signs of spring through the snows of winter, the workers at the Village Garage keep busy taking care of the town and its residents.
Lichtenheld, Tom - Bridget’s Beret
Bridget loves to draw, but after she loses her favorite black beret she comes down with a case of artist’s block.
Lies, Brian - Bats at the Ballgame
Bats from all over are flying in to watch their favorite bat teams play baseball.
McElligott, Matthew - Even Monsters Need Haircuts
Each month, on the night of the full moon, a boy opens up his dad’s barbershop and gives haircuts to the many monsters that are his special customers.
Mansfield, Howard - Hogwood Steps Out: A Good, Good Pig Story
Hogwood, a 600-pound pig, is tired of being penned up all winter and decides to take a walk on the first spring day, following the smell of some wonderful, inviting mud.
Monroe, Chris - Sneaky Sheep
Rocky and Blossom live in the meadow with lots of other sheep and a sheep dog named Murphy who watches over them. But Rocky and Blossom want to go exploring, and they are very sneaky!
Numeroff, Laura Joffe - Ponyella
Poor Ponyella! After a new owner buys her farm, she acquires two mean step-mares and lots of new chores. Luckily, her fairy godmare shows up and helps her go to the Grand Royal Pony Championship!
O’Malley, Kevin - Animal Crackers Fly the Coop
Hen, Dog, Cat, and Cow meet up on the road and share their dreams of becoming stand-up comedians.
Orloff, Karen Kaufman - I Wanna New Room
Since there’s a new baby sister in the house, Alex has to share his bedroom with his little brother. Alex sends a barrage of letters to his dad, explaining why he shouldn’t have to share.
Pulver, Robin - Thank You, Miss Doover
Jack‘s teacher is showing his class how to write thank you notes, but Jack is having a hard time. He has to make many, many revisions, trying to follow Miss Do-Over’s directions.
Solheim, James - Born Yesterday: The Diary of a Young Journalist
A new baby keeps a journal of observations during its first year. (“If I’d known I was going to be born in public, I’d at least have put on a tank top!”).
Stead, Philip Christian - A Sick Day for Amos McGee
When Amos, a friendly zookeeper, comes down with the sniffles, his many zoo friends visit to keep him company. 2011 Caldecott Award winner.
Stein, David Ezra - Interrupting Chicken
It’s time for Little Red Chicken’s bedtime story, but she just won’t stop interrupting Papa!
Thomson, Bill - Chalk
While on a rainy visit to the park, three kids find some chalk and start drawing on the sidewalk until their drawings come to life!
JE/TURNER - DENSTAEDT
Turner - Denstaedt, Melanie - The Hat That Wore Clara B.
Clara admires the big, beautiful hat that her grandma wears to church and waits for her chance to wear it.
Willems, Mo - We Are in a Book!
When Gerald and Piggie notice that someone is looking at them, they discover that they are in a book!
Winter, Jonah - Here Comes the Garbage Barge!
Back in 1987, a now infamous garbage barge hauled 32 hundred tons of garbage from New York, bound for Texas. But Texas refused to take the garbage and the barge roamed the Gulf, looking for a place to dump its stinky cargo.
Prepared by Sara Pemberton, May 2011