Books for Preschool - 2nd Grade
Summer Bibliographies 2004
Belton, Sandra - Pictures for Miss Josie
A young father takes his son to meet his mentor, Miss Josie.
The boy is afraid at first, but as the years pass he grows
to love her just as his father did.
Best, Cari - When Catherine the Great and I Were Eight!
On a hot, sticky day, Sara and her family decide to spend the
day at the beach, but the car ride proves to be more of an
adventure than the beach itself.
Buehner, Caralyn - Superdog: The Heart of a Hero
A tiny dog decides to take his fate into his own hands when
he buys a Superdog outfit and begins an exercise program to
rival any athlete, eventually becoming the town hero.
Cave, Kathryn - One Child, One Seed: A South African
Vivid photographs follow the life of a South African girl as
she plants one pumpkin seed which eventually grows into a feast
for her whole family.
Chandra, Deborah - George
Poor George Washington! He had problems with his teeth all
of his life, and here's his story, tooth by tooth.
Cneut, Carll - The Amazing Love Story of Mr. Morf
Mr. Morf, a circus dog, notices that all the other circus animals
have partners. Deciding that he also needs someone to love,
he sets out to find a true companion.
Cronin, Doreen - Diary of a Worm
A young worm writes in his diary about the daily events of
his often hilarious life underground.
DeFelice, Cynthia C. - Old Granny and the Bean Thief
Old Granny has some very unusual help trying to catch a thief
who steals her beans while she sleeps.
Fox, F.G. - Jean
Laffite and the Big Ol' Whale
Jean Laffite, the Master of the Mississippi, knows just what
to do when a huge whale gets stuck between the riverbanks and
stops the flow of the Mississippi River.
Frazee, Marla - Roller Coaster
As twelve people wait in line for the roller coaster, the anticipation
builds until it is finally their turn to feel the thrill of
plunging, looping and speeding around the snake-like track.
Gerstein, Mordicai - Sparrow Jack
When a small Philadelphian town is overrun with inchworms that
are destroying all the trees, John Bardsley travels thousands
of miles by ship to his home in England to call on the help
of his good friends, the sparrows.
Jones, Ursula - The
Three novice witch children get themselves into big trouble
using their magic and then can't undo the spells! Luckily,
baby witch knows who to call for help.
Keller, Laurie - Arnie the Doughnut
Arnie is horrified when he learns that Mr. Bing plans to EAT
HIM! Arnie then tries to convince Mr. Bing that a doughnut
can be used for many things besides eating.
LaMarche, Jim - The Elves and the Shoemaker
Two elves make shoes in the night for a poor cobbler and his
wife in a retelling of the traditional Brothers Grimm story.
The beautiful illustrations capture the magic of this favorite
Lichtenheld, Tom - What Are You So Grumpy About?
This book gives a series of wacky answers to the question "What
are you so grumpy about?"
Long, Melinda - How I Became a Pirate
It's a life of no table manners, no eating vegetables,
and no bedtime for Jeremy Jacob when he joins a pirate crew!
But he soon finds out that some comforts of home are not worth
giving up, even if you do have to eat your peas.
O'Connor, Jane - The Perfect Puppy for Me
A young boy describes many different breeds of dogs while waiting
for his own puppy to arrive.
Paye, Won-Ldy - Mrs. Chicken and the Hungry Crocodile
A sly chicken tricks her way out of becoming a hungry crocodile's
next meal by claiming that they are sisters.
Rash, Andy - Agent A to Agent Z
Agent A has an assignment. He has to investigate every agent
from B – Z to find out whch one is not using his or her
letter. Can you help him solve the case?
Reiss, Mike - The Boy Who Looked Like Lincoln
Benjy, who looks uncannily like Abe Lincoln, is sent to a camp
for kids who "look like things." At camp
he realizes that he is not unusual, but wonderfully unique.
Schachner, Judith Byron - Skippyjon Jones
A Siamese cat with an over-active imagination believes he is
a Chihuahua and saves a group of frightened banditos from a
Smothers, Ethel Footman - The Hard-Times Jar
Emma is astounded when her mother uses the money from the family's
hard-times jar to buy Emma her first book.
Tucker, Kathy - The Seven Chinese Sisters
When a dragon snatches the youngest of seven talented Chinese
sisters, the other six come to her rescue.
Uegaki, Chieri - Suki's
Suki chooses to wear her beloved kimono on the first day of
school, despite her older sister's taunts, and makes
a friend who appreciates her unique style.
Wheeler, Lisa - Old Cricket
An old cricket finds himself in more trouble than he bargained
for after he fakes an injury to get out of doing work.
Prepared by Jeni Robinson, May 2004