Books For Independent Reading

Books For the Library Corner

newZoom! Zoom! Zoom! I'm Off to the Moon
by Dan Yaccarino
Scholastic 1997 (32p)
A boy lifts off in his rocket, lands on the moon, and comes home to a parade in this rhyming story.
newRusty's Red Vacation
by Kelly Asbury
Holt 1997 (32p)
During their camping vacation, Rusty and his family cook supper over a campfire, go hiking in the woods, and sleep in a tent.
newTugboats
by Robert Maas
(Social Studies)
Holt 1997 (32p)
A photographic introduction to the hard-working tugboat and its many jobs, from hauling all sorts of things to assisting bigger ships and breaking ice so that boats can pass through.
Watch William Walk
by Ann Jonas
Greenwillow 1997 (32p)
In a story told completely in alliteration, William and Wilma walk along the water with Wally the dog and Wanda the duck.
Wheels Around
by Shelley Rotner
(Social studies)
Houghton 1995 (32p)
Color photos and simple text show how wheels are used in both work and play.
Bumper to Bumper
by Jakki Wood
Simon 1996 (32p)
People in vehicles stuck in a long line of traffic wonder what's holding them up.
Watch Where You Go
by Sally Noll
Greenwillow 1990 (32p) Puffin paper
Despite a dragonfly's warning, a mouse, oblivious to the dangers around him, goes where he pleases.

Books for Teachers to Read Aloud

newFranklin Rides a Bike
by Paulette Bourgeois
Kids Can Press 1997 (32p)
With persistence and some advice from his mother, Franklin the turtle learns to ride his bike without training wheels.
newMiss Spider's New Car
by David Kirk
Scholastic 1997 (32p)
Rhyming verse tells the story of an expedition that Miss Spider and her husband Holley take to buy a new car.
newI Fly
by Anne Rockwell
Crown 1997 (32p)
On his way to visit his cousins, a boy describes all of the details of his airplane flight.
Truck Talk: Rhymes on Wheels
by Bobbi Katz
Scholastic 1997 (32p)
Paired with full color photographs, these rhyming poems describe what garbage trucks, trailer trucks, fire trucks, and other kinds of trucks might say if they could talk.
Pigs Ahoy!
by David McPhail
Dutton (32p) 1995
The narrator discovers that a group of boisterous, fun-loving pigs has stowed away on his vacation cruise in this rhyming story.
Let's Go, Froggy!
by Jonathan London
Viking 1994 (32p)
Froggy can't wait to go on a picnic with his dad, but it takes him forever to get ready.
Rush Hour
by Christine Loomis
(Multicultural)
Houghton 1996 (32p)
A city bustles to life as people rush to work in the morning and home again in the evening in a rhythmic celebration of the workday commute.
Tracks
by David Galef
Morrow 1996 (32p)
After Albert breaks his glasses while supervising the building of a railroad line, the first passengers have the most exciting ride of their lives.

Books for Shared Reading

newThe Boy Who Longed for a Lift
by Norma Farber
Harper 1997 (32p)
A boy who sets off on a journey gets a ride from a variety of sources in this repetitve story, but discovers that the best lift of all is in his father's arms.
newJust Enough Carrots
by Stuart J. Murphy
(Math)

As a bunny and his mother shop at a grocery store for lunch guests, readers compare the amount of food they have with the food in other shoppers' carts.
Engine, Engine, Number Nine
by Stephanie Calmenson
Hyperion 1997 (32p)
In this lively rendition of a traditional rhyme, a train on its way to a county fair makes many stops for people and animals.
Into the Castle
by June Crebbin
Candlewick 1996 (32p) also paper
Three brave children make their way into a castle where a monster lives, only to have the monster thank them for letting him out.
Camel Caravan
by Bethany Roberts and Patricia Hubbell
Tambourine 1996 (32p)
A group of camels sneak away from the caravan to try other methods of traveling, from riding bikes to sailing.
Moving Day
by Robert Kalan
Greenwillow 1996 (32p)
A hermit crab looking for a new home tries several shells before finding the one that's just right.
Going to the Zoo
by Tom Paxton
(Music)
Morrow 1996 (32p)
Three siblings describe the animals they see at the zoo in this song.

Now Available in Paperback

Let's Go, Froggy!
by Jonathan London
Puffin
Sheep Take a Hike
by Nancy Shaw
Houghton
Mama Zooms
by Jane Cowen-Fletcher
Scholastic
Four Fur Feet
by Margaret Wise Brown
Hyperion
Sing a Song of People
by Lois Lenski
Little
Footprints in the Snow
by Cynthia Benjamin
Scholastic

Now Available as a Big Book

Wheel Away!
by Dayle Ann Dodds
Scholastic

Now Out of Print

Train Leaves the Station
by Eve Merriam
Holt