Books for Preschool - 2nd Grade
Summer Bibliographies 2002
Agee, Jon - Milo's
When Milo, a terribly untalented magician,
desperately tries to find a rabbit to pull out of his hat, he ends up with
show-stopping bear instead.
Allchin, Rosalind - The Frog Princess
A frog, who always daydreamed
about being a princess, gets her wish only to discover that
being a princess isn't
what she dreamed it would be.
Auch, Mary Jane - The Princess and the Pizza
Queen Zelda has
several tests, including a cooking contest, to choose a bride
for her son, the Prince. Can Princess Paulina
beat the others and win the competition?
Bildner, Phil - Shoeless Joe and Black Betsy
After falling into
a hitting slump, Joe goes to a baseball bat-making friend
to find the perfect bat. He leaves with "Black
Betsy," and soon is on his way to the majors!
Birdseye, Tom - Look Out, Jack! The Giant is Back!
In this continuation
of the Jack and the Beanstalk tale, Jack must outwit the
giant's big brother who is out for revenge
and eager to retrieve the treasures he has lost.
Calmenson, Stephanie - The Frog Principal
When a magician accidentally
turns Principal Bundy into a frog, he doesn't let it
keep him from carrying out his duties as principal.
Child, Lauren - Beware of the Storybook Wolves
from Herb's fairy tale book one night
and threaten to eat him so Herb enlists the reluctant help
of Cinderella's fairy godmother.
Child, Lauren - What Planet Are You From, Clarice Bean?
combines a science project with helping her brother when
she joins him in protesting the removal of a neighborhood
Ericsson, Jennifer A. - She Did It!
Four sisters blame each
other when their mom gets angry. Who did it? Join in the
fun and find out!
Falconer, Ian - Olivia saves the Circus
When it's Olivia's
turn to report about her summer vacation, her imagination goes
wild and she tells the class
how she saved the circus by performing all the acts when all
the circus people were out sick.
Greene, Rhonda Gowler - Eek! Creak! Snicker, Sneak
Bugaboo are night-time monsters who delight in frightening
children in bed, but they are in for a surprise
when the children banish them once and for all!
Hopkinson, Deborah - Fannie in the Kitchen
Marcia is sure that
she's all the help mama needs with
a new baby on the way, but when mama hires Fannie Farmer, Marcia
learns all kinds of new things, especially in the kitchen.
High, Linda Oatman - Winter Shoes for Shadow Horse
his father, a blacksmith, re-shoe a plow horse's
hooves, a young boy is thrilled to get chance to shoe his first
Howard, Ginger - William's
Having recently moved
to New England in 1637, William dreams of re-creating the house
he left behind in England. However,
he soon realizes that conditions in the New World require a
new way of thinking.
Lithgow, John - Marsupial Sue
Unhappy being a kangaroo, Sue
looks to the other Australian animals to find a happier life,
only to discover being a kangaroo
isn't so bad after all.
McKissack, Patricia - Goin' Someplace
up in the segregated South during the 1950s, Tricia Ann knows
that there are many places she cannot go because
of her skin color. However, she is excited to visit the one
place where she knows everyone is welcome.
Park, Frances - Where on Earth is My Bagel?
When a young boy
in Korea dreams of eating a New York bagel, he asks a farmer,
a fisherman, a beekeeper and a baker for
Sayre, April Pulley - Noodle Man: the Pasta Superhero
invents a pasta machine to save the family business and ends
up saving the town from a flood, a fire and some dangerous
criminals as Noodle Man.
Scieszka, Jon - Baloney, Henry P.
Henry P. Baloney is late for
class and faces permanent detention unless he comes up with
a good excuse. Boy, does he come up
with a doozy!
Shannon, David - Duck on a Bike
When Duck spies an unattended
bike, ant takes it for a ride and the other farm animals
cannot stop talking about it until
they find bikes as well.
Siebert, Diane - Motorcycle Song
A motorcyclist goes on an exhilarating
journey down wide roads, side roads, country lanes and city
Wick,Walter - Can You See What I See?
This look-and-find picture
puzzle book will keep you searching the pages for fun. Hint:
to see the bear "pop out," turn
the book upside down.
Wells, Rosemary - The House in the Mail
Emily describes her
family's adventure in 1927 when
they order a house, ready to assemble, from the Sears mail-order
Willey, Margaret - Clever Beatrice
Determined to dupe a rich
giant out of his gold coins in order to put porridge on her
poor mother's table, Beatrice
challenges him to a test of strength.
Wilson, Gina - Ignis
Ignis, a young dragon who is unable to
breathe fire like the other dragons, goes on a quest to find
Woodson, Jacqueline - The Other Side
Clover, a young black girl,
has always wondered why a fence separates the black side
of town from the white side. One summer
Clover meets Annie, and decides she isn't about to let
a fence keep her separated from her friend.
Prepared by Mickie Beckman, May 2002