Favorite Authors and Books: Grades K-2
by Tomie de Paola
Tomie's family starts building their new house at 26 Fairmount
Avenue when he is five years old, just as a hurricane hits town!
In the busy year that follows Tomie has many adventures all his
own. "Tomie de Paola's childhood memories are hilarious, and
his charming illustrations are sure to please. "An entirely
satisfying easy chapter book." Horn Book
Newbery Honor Book, 2000
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
by John Archambault
illustrated by Lois Ehlert
This classic alphabet chant, with simple rhyming text, is perfect
for emergent readers. "Children will revel in seeing the familiar
alphabet transported into this madcap adventure." Publishers
Click here to get a FREE Teaching Plan on Learning about the Alphabet to use with this book.
Froggy Plays in the Band
by Jonathan London
illustrated by Frank Remkiewicz
32 pages. Also available on cassette.
Get ready for giggles when Froggy tries to win the marching band
contest. "Will produce the same results that all Froggy fans
enjoygiggles, laughter, and funwhether the book is read
aloud or independently. However, this is a slightly different protagonist:
he's more focused and independent. These added dimensions are particularly
evidenced in how he handles this mishap. Froggy is growing up. What
a great transition for children to witness, even if he is green."
School Library Journal
Click here to see a sample page from this book.
If You Give a Pig a Pancake
by Laura Numeroff
pictures by Felicia Bond
If you give a pig a pancake, what will she ask for next? Will she
EVER be satisfied? Hilarious fun!
Junie B. Jones Is a Beauty Shop Guy
by Barbara Park
pictures by Denise Brunkus
Junie B. Jones's ambition to work in a beauty shop leads her to haircutting experiments with her dog, her bunny slippers, and herself. This hilarious story allows kids to identify with Junie's earnestness and to laugh at its results at the same time. "Park does an excellent job of keeping her adult characters real, in charge, yet not overbearing. Junie is always the focus and the one who solves the dilemma, this time by confessing to her teacher and admitting that she might need some help." School Library Journal
Nate the Great and the Big Sniff
by Marjorie W. Sharmat and Mitchell Sharmat
pictures by Martha Weston
The famous boy detective returns for another easy-to-read mystery.
This time Nate's beloved dog Sludge is missing in a huge department
store. Will Nate be able to find him before he gets in trouble?
Young readers will love collecting the clues and trying to figure
out the mystery before Nate!
Click here for sample pages and great tips on how to use this book with your class.
Thank You, Amelia Bedelia
by Peggy Paris
pictures by Barbara Siebel Thomas
Amelia Bedelia "checks" Mr. Rogers shirts by painting checks all over them!