Shampoodle

illustrated by Tim Bowers
Random House, Preschool-Grade 1

 

“Snappy rhyming verses. . .Very funny—there may be a short film in this.” ~ Kirkus Reviews

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The Gingerbread Kid Goes to School

illustrated by Debbie Palen
Grosset & Dunlap, Preschool-Grade 1

Teachers, coaches, lunch ladies, and even the principal try to stop a rambunctious gingerbread kid cookie from running through the school!

Now enjoying its 12th reprinting.

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The 100th Day of School

by Angela Shelf Medearis
illustrated by Joan Holub

Scholastic, Preschool-Grade 1

Over 1 million copies sold!

300 ideas to celebrate the 100th day

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Ballet Stars

Random House
Preschool-Kindergarten

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Dig, Scoop, Ka-boom!

Random House
Preschool-Kindergarten

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Ant Hill Series

Simon & Schuster/Aladdin
Preschool-Kindergarten, 24 pages

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The One-Eyed People Eater : The Story of Cyclops

Grades 1-3

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Do Not Open! : The Story of Pandora’s Box

Grades 1-3

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Surprise, Trojans! : The Story of the Trojan Horse

Grades 1-3

During the Trojan War, the Trojans receive the gift of a huge wooden horse from the Greeks. Thinking the gift means that they have won the war, the Trojans celebrate. But what they don't realize is that Greek soldiers are hidden inside the huge horse...waiting to attack
This Ready-to-Read retelling of the myth of the Trojan Horse is a perfect introduction to mythology for beginning readers.

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Pajama Party

Grosset & Dunlap
Preschool-Kindergarten

Excerpt: Tonight is my pajama party. / I can hardly wait. / My friends are coming over. / And we plan to stay up late.
Accolades:

“...a pajama party for six girls who plan to stay up all night after pizza, dancing, painting their nails, telling ghost stories,...Delightful rhyming story...” --The Puget Sound Library Council, Recommended
A Scholastic book club selection. Now enjoying its 10th reprinting.

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Easy non-fiction series, 48 pages

Penguin Books

Grades 1-3, with chapters:

Bank Street College Of Education Best Book Of The Year

Scholastic Book Club selections

American Booksellers Association, Pick Of The Lists
“A winning combination of tightly written narrative, age-appropriate vocabulary, and worthy illustrations guarantees that independent readers will enjoy these titles.” ­ ~ School Library Journal
“A bright, appealing format that combines jaunty original art and well-chosen photos.” ­-- Booklist


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The Garden That We Grew

Preschool-Kindergarten

“A book that shares the necessary qualities of a beginning reader--simplicity, repetition, predictability, and pictorial cues--with those of a successful picture book. The catchy rhyming verse narrates a cycle of planting and harvest, carried out by happy, industrious children in the softly colored pictures. [Éxcerpt: This is the garden that we will grow. / This is the patch we will plant row by row. / This is the dirt, all warm and brown. / These are the seeds we push deep down.] The text blossoms with ample warmth, light, and a gentle sense of humor...”--Horn Book, Starred Review

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Scat Cats!

Preschool-Kindergarten

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The Pizza That We Made

Preschool-Kindergarten

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Breakout at the Bug Lab

Dial Books, Puffin
by Ruth Horowitz, illus by Joan, ages 5-9, 48 pages

“A book in which everything is just right.” --School Library Journal starred review
“New readers will enjoy this on their own, but the story will also work well as a read-aloud in first and second grade classrooms.” -- Kirkus Reviews
“The narrator and his brother think their mom has a cool job: she studies bugs at a nature lab...Max the hissing cockroach has escaped...the boys seek and capture the bug with the help of a mysterious woman...readers will enjoy the fun facts woven into the lively, well-paced text.”--Booklist

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Big Surprise in the Bug Tank

Dial Books, Puffin
by Ruth Horowitz, illus by Joan, ages 5-9, 48 pages


“The easy-reading story uses its pared down vocabulary cleverly, and running jokes, recurring refrains, and imaginative scenes make this into a witty and well crafted story even apart from its piquant buggy subject. Use this to spice up a biology unit, or just to provide a bracing alternative to emerging readers bored by cuddly protagonists. --The Bulletin For The Center For Children's Books, starred review
“The built-in “Ewwww!” factor will draw new readers like ants to a picnic.” -- Kirkus Reviews

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