Books for Preschool - 2nd Grade
Summer Bibliographies 2010
During the Summer of 2010, look for these books in the special 1st & 2nd grade book display in the picture book (JE) area!
Collins, Ross - Dear Vampa
Bram Pire, a young vampire, writes to his Grandpa about his troublesome new neighbors, the Wolfsons.
Compestine, Ying Chang - Boy Dumplings
A plump little boy is caught by a hungry ghost and tricks it into making a complicated recipe for Boy Dumplings that takes all night.
Cordell, Matthew - Trouble Gum
Ruben is bored. His brother Julius is bored. So their grandmother gives them some gum. But there’s just one problem with gum – it tends to make a mess!
Cottringer, Anne - Eliot Jones, Midnight Superhero
By day Eliot reads his books and feeds his goldfish, but by night he becomes a very busy Superhero, stopping jewel thieves, taming lions and saving the world from destruction.
Crow, Kristyn - The Middle-Child Blues
Not the biggest and oldest, nor the smallest and cutest, this middle-child sings the blues about being stuck in the middle of his family.
Deedy, Carmen Agra - 14 Cows for America
Upon hearing the story of the 9/11 attack, the people of a Maasai village in Kenya prepare a gift to send to America, because “There is no nation so powerful it cannot be wounded, nor a people so small they cannot offer mighty comfort.”
Ernst, Lisa Campbell - Sylvia Jean, Scout Supreme
Sylvia Jean is anxious to earn her Pig Scout Good-Deed badge, but her plans to help her ailing neighbor do not go smoothly.
Gerstein, Mordicai - A Book
Once upon a time a little girl who lived inside a book decided that she did not want to live in a mystery or a pirate story or a fairy tale and went in search of her own story.
Gravett, Emily - Spells
A lonely frog wants to be a handsome prince so he tries to make some magic using scraps of paper from an old book of spells.
Heide, Florence Parry - Princess Hyacinth: (The Surprising Tale of a Girl Who Floated)
Princess Hyacinth has a problem: she floats. When she is dressed up in her heavy princess clothes she is fine, but the minute she takes them off, she floats up, up, up in her royal underwear!
Horowitz, Dave - Duck, Duck, Moose
When his two duck friends are ready to move south for the winter, Moose reluctantly decides to go along for the ride. It’s a l-o-n-g road trip to Florida, but Moose discovers that there are lots of fun things to do when they get there.
Johnston, Lynn Franks - Farley Follows His Nose
Farley, a big, shaggy sheepdog, follows a series of wonderful smells all over town and has an adventurous day!
Numberman, Neil - Do Not Build a Frankenstein!
A boy genius warns a crowd of people about the problems he’s encountered after building a Frankenstein monster.
Palatini, Margie - Lousy Rotten Stinkin’ Grapes
Clever fox plots and plans to get his hands on some juicy grapes growing high up in a tree.
Paul, Chris - Long Shot: Never Too Small to Dream Big
When NBA All-Star Chris Paul was a boy everyone told him that he was too small to play basketball, but Chris worked hard to prove them all wrong.
Primavera, Elise - Louise the Big Cheese: Divine Diva
Louise has big dreams and is sadly disappointed when she’s cast as a mouse in the school play and not Cinderella.
Proimos, James - Paulie Pastrami Achieves World Peace
Paulie, an ordinary boy, discovers how to achieve World Peace through the powers of being kind, listening, offering compassion, and sharing cupcakes.
Ryder, Joanne - Panda Kindergarten
Young pandas at the Wolong Nature Preserve in China go to school to learn important skills that will help them survive in the wild when they grow up.
Scanlon, Elizabeth Garton - All the World
As readers follow a young family through the day, watercolor vistas and a lyric narrative describe how all the world is interconnected.
Scieszka, Jon - Robot Zot!
On a mission to conquer planet Earth, Robot Zot lands in a kitchen, defeats the fearsome kitchen appliances and saves the Earth Queen (a toy cell phone) from the evil Commander General (the family dog.)
Stephenson, Kristina - Sir Charlie Stinky Socks and the Really Big Adventure
Brave Sir Charlie Stinky Socks decides that today’s the day for a Really Big Adventure and sets out through the Deep Dark Forest to find one.
Van Dusen, Chris - The Circus Ship
After a ship carrying circus animals sinks in a storm, the animals swim ashore and make new homes for themselves. When the greedy circus owner comes looking for his animals, they try to outsmart him by hiding.
Watt, Melanie - Have I Got a Book for You!
A persistent salesman will do almost anything to get you to buy this amazing book – so watch out!
Williams, Karen Lynn - My Name Is Sangoel
Sangoel, a new refuge from Sudan, finds America to be a noisy, busy place with amazing things like snow, TV, and escalators; but it’s also strange and lonely – especially when no one can pronounce his name.
Willis, Jeanne - The Bog Baby
Two sisters go fishing in a magic pond and make a surprising catch…a Bog Baby! They take him home, but the Bog Baby does not thrive as their pet.
Yorinks, Arthur - Homework
On a night when Tony didn’t finish his homework, his pencil, eraser and other school supplies decide to do it for him.
Prepared by Sara Pemberton, April 2010