Books for Preschool - 2nd Grade
Summer Bibliographies 2007
Broach, Elise - Cousin John Is Coming!
Mom announces Cousin John's upcoming visit and Ben immediately
begins planning ways to escape. John's visits always
include new ways to torment his cousin when the adults aren't
looking, but maybe, with the help of Ben's feline friend,
this time can be different.
Cronin, Doreen - Dooby Dooby Moo
The barnyard animals are preparing to sing and dance their
hearts out at the county fair's talent show.
Daly, Niki - Happy Birthday, Jamela!
Jamela wants the pretty princess shoes to go with her birthday
party dress, but her mom buys her plain shoes for school. Jamela
glues glittery beads all over the new shoes and her mother
is not impressed. Jamela needs money for new school shoes fast.
Ellis, Sarah - The
The queen tries to be regal and courteous, but her feet will
not behave. How can the kingdom get the queen's wild
feet to walk the straight and narrow?
Ernst, Lisa Campbell - The Gingerbread Girl
This is the story of the Gingerbread Boy's younger and
wiser sister. "I'll run and I'll run with
a leap and a twirl. You can't catch me, I'm the
Friend, Catherine - The Perfect Nest
Jack builds the perfect nest in hopes of luring a chicken to
lay him eggs for the perfect omelet, but when the eggs hatch,
Jack has more than he bargained for.
Harrington, Janice N. - The Chicken-Chasing Queen of
There's only one hen that the self-proclaimed chicken-chasing
queen can't catch, but she's going try to catch
that Miss Hen with every trick she's got.
Kvasnosky, Laura McGee - Zelda and Ivy, the Runaways
This book contains three short stories about two fox sisters.
In the first chapter, the sisters run away from home upon hearing
that lunch will be dreaded cucumber sandwiches.
LaReau, Kara - Ugly Fish
Ugly Fish does not want to share his fish tank. After eating
all the other fish, he discovers it is no fun to play alone.
LaRochelle, David - The End
The happily ever after comes on the first page, but turn each
page to see what caused our princess to find true happiness.
The Little Red Hen
Jerry Pinkney's lush illustrations retell the classic
tale of a hen who needs help baking bread and finds none.
McCarthy, Meghan - Aliens Are Coming!: The True Account
of the 1938 War of the Worlds Radio Broadcast
This is a picture book version of the amazing true story of
the radio broadcast that had some Americans convinced aliens
were attacking the Earth.
McClintock, Barbara - Adéle & Simon
As Adéle walks with her little brother, Simon, through
the streets of Paris he leaves behind his hat, gloves, scarf,
sweater, coat, knapsack, books, crayons, and his drawing of
a cat arriving home empty-handed. Search each page for Simon's
Manushkin, Fran - The Shivers in the Fridge
The fridge is a cold home for the tiny Shiver family. A giant
hand has snatched away Cheesy Square and Jelly. It could be
coming back for the Shiver family next.
Melling, David - The Scallywags
The wolves are loud, smelly, and they break things! The other
animals have had enough and stop inviting the wolves to play.
The wolves begin a spying mission to learn manners and get
back in the good graces of the other animals.
Moser, Lisa - The Monster in the Backpack
Annie's new backpack has pink and blue flowers on the
outside and a monster living inside it. This mischievous monster
eats Annie's lunch and puts bubblegum in her boots.
Root, Phyllis - Lucia and the Light
When the sun disappears and leaves only winter, brave Lucia
goes out into the cold to find out where the trolls have taken
Santoro, Scott - Farm-Fresh Cats
Farmer Ray planted cabbages, but one night something very odd
happens to the crop. The cabbages have magically turned into
cat plants. They grow and when they begin mewing Farmer Ray
decides they need to picked.
Schachner, Judith Byron - Skippyjon Jones in Mummy
Skippyjon dons his Zorro mask to become the famous El Skippito
and takes an imaginary journey to visit the mummitos of ancient
Shulman, Mark - Mom and Dad Are Palindromes
Bob's teacher tells him about palindromes—words
that are the same forwards and backwards. He realizes Bob is
a palindrome and so is his sister, Anna. The fun of this title
is looking for all the palindromes throughout the story!
Thomas, Shelley Moore - Take Care, Good Knight
The three little dragons are watching the wizard's cats
while he's away, but they have trouble reading his instructions
and it takes the Good Knight to sort out the mess.
Watt, Melanie - Scaredy Squirrel
It's way too dangerous for Scaredy Squirrel to leave
his tree. He might encounter tarantulas, poison ivy, killer
bees, or even sharks!
Weatherford, Carole Boston - Moses: When Harriet Tubman
Led Her People to Freedom
Harriet Tubman's unwavering faith in God helps her survive
her first trip North to freedom from the slaveholding South.
Wiesner, David - Flotsam
An underwater camera washes ashore and the boy who finds it
develops photos of a magical underwater world. 2007 Caldecott
Wong, Janet S. - The Dumpster Diver
Steve dives for treasure in dumpsters with the help of three
kids who live in his apart-ment building. Their real fun begins
when they create new inventions from old junk.
Prepared by Amanda Blau, May 2007