Early Literacy - Reading

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Betsy Franco, Michael Wertz
Description: " A collection of visual poems celebrating all things canine—from obedience school, to backyard break outs, to flatulent Fidos. Whether your best friend is a plucky Jack Russell, an indecisive basset hound, or a poodle with an indiscriminate appetite, you're sure to find this dazzling display doggone delightful."--Product description
Call Number: J 811.54 Fra
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 13, 2011
Judith Viorst, Ray Cruz
Description: On a day when everything goes wrong for him, Alexander is consoled by the thought that other people have bad days too
Call Number: E Vio
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 13, 2011
Bob Shea, Lane Smith
Description: A little boy sits in the corner of his classroom dreaming about his big plans for his future
Call Number: E She
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 8, 2011
Margaret Mahy, Polly Dunbar
Description: Mabel blows a bubble that captures Baby and wafts him away, resulting in a wild chase that involves the whole neighborhood
Call Number: E Mah
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 8, 2011
Laura Rennert, Marc Tolon Brown
Description: Includes instructions for choosing and caring for a pet dinosaur
Call Number: E Ren
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 8, 2011
Kevin Henkes
Description: Chrysanthemum loves her name, until she starts going to school and the other children make fun of it
Call Number: E Hen
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 8, 2011
Dan Yaccarino
Description: After being tricked into joining the circus, an arrogant lion escapes and returns to the jungle where he lives peacefully with the animals he used to terrorize
Call Number: E Yac
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 13, 2011
Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss-Glasser
Description: Fancy Nancy provides one or more of her favorite fancy words for each letter of the alphabet, defines them, and uses some in sentences that show what they mean to her, such as that she yearns--wants really badly--to visit Paris someday
Call Number: E OCo
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 13, 2011
Caralyn Buehner, Mark Buehner
Description: Fanny Agnes is a sturdy farm girl who dreams of marrying a prince, but when her fairy godmother doesn't show up, she decides on a local farmer instead
Call Number: E Bue
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 13, 2011
Peter Busby, David Craig, Jack McMaster
Description: A look at the lives of the Wright brothers, from their childhood interest in flight, through their study of successful gliders and other flying machines, to their triumphs at Kitty Hawk and beyond
Call Number: JB Wri
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 8, 2011
Giles Andreae, Guy Parker-Rees
Description: Gerald the giraffe is too clumsy to dance with all the other animals at the Jungle Dance, until he finds the right music
Call Number: E And
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 13, 2011
Kate McMullan, Jim McMullan
Description: A big city garbage truck makes its rounds, consuming everything from apple cores and banana peels to leftover ziti with zucchini
Call Number: E McM
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 8, 2011
Lauren Child
Description: A fussy eater decides to sample the carrots after her brother convinces her that they are really orange twiglets from Jupiter
Call Number: E Chi
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 13, 2011
Jonathan London, G. Brian Karas
Description: As the sun rises and sets, its rays highlight simple aspects and situations of farm life, including the shadow of a cloud, the sizzle of bacon, and the dancing of spoons
Call Number: E Lon
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 13, 2011
Ed Young
Description: Three sisters staying home alone are endangered by a hungry wolf who is disguised as their grandmother
Call Number: J 398.2 You
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 13, 2011
Kathleen Krull, Stacy Innerst
Description: An alphabet book introducing musical terms, from allegro to zarzuela
Call Number: E Kru
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 8, 2011
Robert McCloskey
Description: Mr. and Mrs. Mallard proudly return to their home in the Boston Public Garden with their eight offspring
Call Number: E McC
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 8, 2011
Jan Brett
Description: Noah's granddaughter helps him bring the animals onto the ark, calm them down, and get them to sleep
Call Number: E Bre
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 8, 2011
Loren Long
Description: When a big new yellow tractor arrives, Otis the friendly little tractor is cast away behind the barn, but when trouble occurs Otis is the only one who can help
Call Number: E Lon
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 8, 2011
April Pulley Sayre
Description: Photographs of vegetables and rhyming text celebrate vegetables in all their colorful and tasty variety
Call Number: J 641.3 Say
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 13, 2011
Judith Byron Schachner
Description: Skippyjon Jones is a Siamese cat with an overactive imagination who would rather be El Skippito, his Zorro-like alter ego
Call Number: E Sch
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 8, 2011
Phoebe Gilman
Description: In this retelling of a traditional Jewish folktale, Joseph's baby blanket is transformed into ever smaller items as he grows until there is nothing left--but then Joseph has an idea
Call Number: J 398.2 Gil
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 8, 2011
Janell Cannon
Description: After she falls headfirst into a bird's nest, a baby bat is raised like a bird until she is reunited with her mother
Call Number: E Can
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 13, 2011
Joyce Sidman, Beth Krommes
Description: What makes the tiny snail shell so beautiful? Why does that shape occur in nature over and over again--in rushing rivers, in a flower bud, even inside your ear? Spirals--bold, beautiful, and mysterious are all around us
Call Number: E Sid
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 13, 2011
Demi
Description: When Ping admits that he is the only child in China unable to grow a flower from the seeds distributed by the Emperor, he is rewarded for his honesty
Call Number: E Dem
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 13, 2011
Aliki
Description: An introduction to ancient Greek mythological gods and goddesses
Call Number: J 292.2 Ali
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 8, 2011
Audrey Penn, Ruth E. Harper, Nancy M. Leak
Description: When Chester the raccoon is reluctant to go to kindergarten for the first time, his mother teaches him a secret way to carry her love with him
Call Number: E Pen
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 13, 2011
Robert Coles, Ford
Description: For months six-year-old Ruby Bridges must confront the hostility of white parents when she becomes the first African American girl to integrate Frantz Elementary School in New Orleans in 1960
Call Number: JB Bri
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 8, 2011
Betsy Franco, Michael Wertz
J 811.54 Fra
Ed Young
J 398.2 You
Judith Viorst, Ray Cruz
E Vio
Kathleen Krull, Stacy Innerst
E Kru
Bob Shea, Lane Smith
E She
Robert McCloskey
E McC
Margaret Mahy, Polly Dunbar
E Mah
Jan Brett
E Bre
Laura Rennert, Marc Tolon Brown
E Ren
Loren Long
E Lon
Kevin Henkes
E Hen
April Pulley Sayre
J 641.3 Say
Dan Yaccarino
E Yac
Judith Byron Schachner
E Sch
Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss-Glasser
E OCo
Phoebe Gilman
J 398.2 Gil
Caralyn Buehner, Mark Buehner
E Bue
Janell Cannon
E Can
Peter Busby, David Craig, Jack McMaster
JB Wri
Joyce Sidman, Beth Krommes
E Sid
Giles Andreae, Guy Parker-Rees
E And
Demi
E Dem
Kate McMullan, Jim McMullan
E McM
Aliki
J 292.2 Ali
Lauren Child
E Chi
Audrey Penn, Ruth E. Harper, Nancy M. Leak
E Pen
Jonathan London, G. Brian Karas
E Lon
Robert Coles, Ford
JB Bri