Books for Preschool - 2nd Grade
Summer Bibliographies 2003
Base, Graeme - The Waterhole
Animals from various areas of the world visit a watering hole
that gets smaller and smaller as the dry season advances. Be
sure to search for the many indigenous animals that are hidden
in each two-page illustration!
Bateman, Teresa - The Princesses Have a Ball
A king with twelve daughters calls in detectives to investigate
why the princesses' shoes are worn out every morning
in this very modern version of The Twelve Dancing Princesses.
Blake, Robert - Togo
Togo, a Siberian husky, leads a dog team on the first leg of
the journey from Anchorage to Nome to bring diphtheria serum
during the 1925 epidemic.
Bridges, Shirin Yim - Ruby's
A young Chinese girl called Ruby (because she loved to wear
the color red!) dreamed of going to a university one day even
though at the time, only boys were sent to school. This story
is based on the life of the author's grandmother.
Broadley, Leo - Pedro
When a hungry wolf stumbles across his campfire, Pedro uses
his wits to save himself and his friends from being eaten.
Cheng, Andrea - When
the Bees Fly Home
Although Jonathan is not yet strong enough to help his father
take care of the family's beehives, he finds a different
way to use his talents to help the family during bad times.
Christelow, Eileen - Where's
the Big Bad Wolf?
Detective Phineas T. Doggedly investigates the case of a house
of straw and a house of sticks that have been blown down under
Cummings, Pat - Ananse
and the Lizard: A West African Tale
Ananse the spider thinks he knows the secret that will allow
him to marry the village chief's wife, but he may not
be quite as smart as he thinks he is.
Daly, Niki - Once
Upon a Time
Sarie doesn't mind the long hot walk to school, but hates
how she feels when she's called on to read aloud in class.
However, one special book, a good friend and a loving aunt
help change her mind about reading.
Danneberg, Julie - First
The kids in Mrs. Hartwell's class tell about her exciting
first year as a teacher through the letters they write and
mail in their classroom mailbox.
Deacon, Alexis - Slow
Slow Loris, thought by visitors and other animals alike to
be the most boring animal at the zoo, leads a whole other life
at night, when no one can see.
Dodds, Dayle Ann - The
Kettles Get New Clothes
The Kettles, a family of dogs, go shopping for new clothes
every year. But when their favorite little store is replaced
by a snazzy new fashion boutique, shopping for clothes becomes
quite an adventure!
George, Jean Craighead - Cliff
Axel and his father, a mountain-climbing instructor, make a
risky climb during a thunderstorm to rescue Axel's dog.
Graves, Keith - Loretta:
Ace Pinky Scout
Loretta worked hard to be the perfect Pinky Scout. She flossed,
knew her manual by heart, and earned every merit badge but
one, the Golden Marshmallow Badge (because she always burned
Grifalconi, Ann - The
Village That Vanished
Njemile, an African girl, helps her mother save themselves
and their fellow villagers with a daring plan to escape from
approaching slave traders.
Hartman, Bob - The
Wolf Who Cried Boy
Tired of the same old lamburgers and three-pig salad for dinner,
Little Wolf tries to trick his parents into trying Boy, instead.
Hodges, Margaret - The
Boy Who Drew Cats
A Japanese boy, too small to help his father with the farming,
is sent to a temple to learn to be a priest. His love of drawing
cats helps to scare away an evil goblin that has taken over
Kalman, Maira - Fireboat:
The Heroic Adventures of the John J. Harvey
A 70-year-old New York City fireboat, retired in 1975, was
called back into action on September 11, 2001 to help put out
fires at the World Trade Center.
Lester, Helen - Tackylocks
and the Three Bears
With Tacky the Penguin acting in the starring role of Goldilocks,
nothing goes right for a group of penguin friends who are performing
a play for Mrs. Beakly's class.
McCaughrean, Geraldine - One
Bill, Bob and Penny's father promises to give one of
them the family farm if they can fill up the barn with just
a penny. Luckily, Penny's up to the challenge!
Pulver, Robin - Punctuation
Takes a Vacation
When Mr. Wright sends all of the punctuation marks on vacation,
his class soon discovers how much they miss the exclamation
points, commas and the rest.
Spurr, Elizabeth - A
Pig Named Perrier
Perrier, the perfect pet of a beautiful movie star, is the
toast of Hollywood parties, but has a secret longing to wallow
Teague, Mark - Dear
Mrs. LaRue: Letters from Obedience School
Ike is serving time at the Igor Brotweiler Canine Academy due
to his unruly behavior, but sends home a series of funny letters,
trying to get his owner, Mrs. LaRue, to let him come home.
Thompson, Kay - Kay
Thompson's Eloise Takes a Bawth
In this rawther wonderful new story, Eloise overflows her bathtub
on the top floor of New York's Plaza Hotel, creating
a disaster downstairs at the grand Venetian Masked Ball.
Yezerski, Thomas F. - A
Asa helps his father, a canal boat captain, by leading the
mules that pull their boatload of coal through a 19th century
Prepared by S. Pemberton, May 2003