Books For Independent Reading

Books for the Library Corner

newThe Hungry Monster
by Phyllis Root
Candlewick 1997 (18p)
A very hungry monster has trouble finding anything good to eat until he meets a girl who offers him a banana.
newSnowballs
by Lois Ehlert
Harcourt 1995 (32p)
By rolling snow into balls and using found objects like buttons and fabrics and seeds, the author creates and decorates a snow family.
newPuffins Climb, Penguins Rhyme
by Bruce McMillan
(Social Studies)
Harcourt 1995 (32p)
Full color photographs and rhyming word pairs introduce children to puffins in Iceland and penguins in Antarctica.
Frogs Jump
by Alan Brooks
(Math)
Scholastic 1996 (32p)
In this counting book, busy illustrations humorously interpret the actions of frogs jumping, elephants trumpeting, monkeys swinging, and other animal activities.
¡Fiesta!
by Ginger Foglesong Guy
(Multicultural)
Greenwillow 1996 (32p)
Three children shop at a market and return home to make and fill a piࣁata for a party in this bilingual counting book.
The Hole Story
by Eve Merriam
Simon 1995 (40p)
From holes in cheese to holes in keys, a playful exploration of holes in the everyday world.
Animal Hullabaloo: A Wildlife Noisy Book
by Jakki Wood
Simon 1995 (32p)
Animals from different habitats hoot, honk, roar, snap, and snort through this book of animal sounds.
The Ring
by Lisa Maizlish
Greenwillow 1996 (24p)
On a bleak fall day in New York City, a boy finds a magic yellow ring that allows him to soar high above the city.

Books for Teachers to Read Aloud

newPoems Go Clang! A Collection of Noisy Verse
by Debi Gliori
Candlewick 1997 (29p)
This collection of ebullient verse by Dr. Seuss, Rudyard Kipling, Robert Louis Stevenson, and others features all kinds of sounds that words make.
newDon't Laugh, Joe!
by Keiko Kasza
Putnam 1997 (32p)
Every time Mother Possum tries to teach her son Joe to play dead to protect him from his enemies, Joe goes into fits of giggles.
newPuddles
by Jonathan London
Viking 1997 (32p)
The morning after a rain storm, a brother and sister have a marvelous time jumping into and splashing through puddles.
Snuffles and Snouts
by Laura Robb, selector
Dial 1995 (40p)
Pigs in wigs, perfumed pigs, and flying pigs are some of the porkers featured in this funny collection of pig poems by Jane Yolen, Jack Prelutsky, Myra Cohn Livingston, and others.
The Letters Are Lost
by Lisa Campbell Ernst
Viking 1996 (32p)
Alphabet blocks that have disappeared show up in the washing machine and in other unexpected places.
What Use Is a Moose?
by Martin Waddell
Candlewick 1996 (32p)
Jack tries to find a use for the moose he brings home from the woods in this humorous story.
Mud
by Mary Lyn Ray
Harcourt 1996 (32p)
In a playful celebration of springtime, winter's frozen earth turns into squishy, mucky, magnificent mud.

Books for Shared Reading

newFrom Head to Toe
by Eric Carle
Harper 1997 (32p)
Penguins, giraffes, cats, and other animals invite children to copy their movements as they bend, clap, wriggle, and stomp.
newDiez Deditos and Other Play Rhymes and Action Songs fron Latin America
by José-Luis Orozco
(Music)
Dutton 1997 (48p)
A bright collection of over thirty finger rhymes, play rhymes, and action songs and games from Spanish-speaking countries invites readers to move and sing. Text in English and Spanish.
newTen Terrible Dinosaurs
by Paul Strickland
(Math)
Dutton 1997 (32p)
In this counting book, a crowd of ten rambunctious dinosaurs dwindles from ten to one.
What's What?
by Mary Serfozo
(Multicultural)
McElderry 1996 (32p)
Rhyming text gives readers examples of things that are warm and cold, wet and dry, and long and short, explaining how a puppy can be all of these things at once.
The Hokey Pokey
by Sheila Hamanaka
(Multicultural)
Simon 1997 (32p)
A lively group of children and animals dances to the popular song “The Hokey Pokey.”
“Fire! Fire!” Said Mrs. McGuire
by Bill Martin, Jr.
Harcourt 1996 (32p)
Smoke from the candles on a birthday cake causes a chain reaction of panic in this rhyming story.
I've Been Working on the Railroad
by Nadine Bernard Westcott
(Music)
Hyperion 1996 (32p)
A young boy gets to ride up front with the train's conductor in a lively version of a favorite American folk song.
One Windy Wednesday
by Phyllis Root
Candlewick 1996 (20p)
The animals' quacks, moos, oinks, and baas get all mixed up when the wind blows so hard that it picks them up and sweeps them away.

Now Available in Paper

newElephants Aloft
by Kathi Appelt
Harcourt
Dogs Don't Wear Sneakers
by Laura Joffe Numeroff
Aladdin
Sheep On a Ship
by Nancy Shaw
Houghton
Elephants Aloft
by Kathi Appelt
Harcourt
The Quiet Noisy Book
by Margaret Wise Brown
Harper
Thump,Thump, Rat-a-Tat-Tat
by Gene Baer
Harper
The House That Jack Built
by Jenny Stow
Puffin

Now Available as a Big Book

Elephants Aloft
by Kathi Appelt
Harcourt
Don't Forget the Bacon!
by Pat Hutchins
Mulberry
Peanut Butter and Jelly: A Play Rhyme
by Nadine Bernard Westcott
Puffin
Caps for Sale
by Esphyr Slobodkina
Scholastic
Each Peach Pear Plum
by Janet & Allan Ahlberg
Scholastic
Thump, Thump, Rat-aTat-Tat
by Gene Baer
Harper

Now Out of Print

You Can't Catch Me
by Annabel Collis
Little