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A Bad Case of Stripes

Author: David Shannon Grades: Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd Synopsis: “What we have here is a bad case of stripes. One of the worst I’ve ever seen!” Camilla Cream loves lima beans, but she never eats them. Why? Because the other kids in her school don’t like them. And Camilla Cream is very, very worried about what other people think…

July 20, 2019

A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo

Author: Marlon Bundo and Jill Twiss Grades: Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd Synopsis: Marlon Bundo, a black-and-white rabbit sporting a colorful bow tie, lives in the home of “Grampa”, vice president Mike Pence. Marlon is lonely, but one morning after breakfast, he meets Wesley, a bespectacled brown rabbit. They spend the day together, hopping around in…

August 2, 2019

A Dinosaur Called Tiny

Author: Alan Durant Grades: Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st Synopsis: When Tiny the Dinosaur hatches out of a great, big egg, no one can believe how small he is! Tiny grows — a little — and tries to make friends with the other young dinosaurs, but they laugh and say that he isn’t big enough to play their games….

January 6, 2020

A Mother for Choco

Author: Keiko Kasza Grades: Pre-K, Kindergarten Synopsis: Choco wishes he had a mother, but who could she be? He sets off to find her, asking all kinds of animals, but he doesn’t meet anyone who looks just like him. He doesn’t even think of asking Mrs. Bear if she’s his mother-but then she starts to do just the…

August 2, 2019

Amazing Grace

Author: Mary Hoffman and Caroline Binch Grades: Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd Synopsis: Grace loves stories, whether they’re from books, movies, or the kind her grandmother tells. At school, she gets a chance to audition for the role of Peter Pan. However, her classmates tell her she can’t be Peter Pan because of her gender and her skin color. Grace’s…

July 20, 2019

Because Amelia Smiled

Author: David Ezra Stein Grades: Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd Synopsis: Because Amelia smiles as she skips down the street, her neighbor Mrs. Higgins smiles too, and decides to send a care package of cookies to her grandson Lionel in Mexico. The cookies give Lionel an idea, and his idea inspires a student, who in turn inspires…

August 2, 2019

Chicken Sunday

Author: Patricia Polacco Grades: Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd Synopsis: Polacco introduces another cast of characters from her fondly remembered childhood. Brothers Stewart and Winston often invite the girl to join them and their Gramma Eula Mae–whose choir singing is “like slow thunder and sweet rain”–at the Baptist church and to come for Miss Eula’s bountiful chicken dinner….

July 20, 2019

Curious George Says Thank You

Authors: Margaret and H.A. Rey Grades: Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st Synopsis: George is thrilled to get a thank-you card in the mail from his friend Betsy. It makes him want to send thank-you cards to everyone he knows. Who can he thank? George tries to remember all the people who have been nice to him, but tracking them…

Enemy Pie

Author: Derek Munson Grades: Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd Synopsis: It was the perfect summer. That is, until Jeremy Ross moved into the house down the street and became neighborhood enemy number one. Luckily Dad had a surefire way to get rid of enemies: Enemy Pie. But part of the secret recipe is spending an entire day…

Finding Winnie

Author: Lindsay Mattick Grades: Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd Synopsis: In 1914, during World War I, Captain Harry Colebourn, a Canadian veterinarian on his way to serve with cavalry units in Europe, rescued a bear cub in White River, Ontario. He named the bear Winnie, after his hometown of Winnipeg, and he took the bear to war….

August 2, 2019

Gertrude McFuzz

* Part of Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories Author: Dr. Seuss Grades: Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd Synopsis: This story recounts the tale of the “girl-bird” Gertrude McFuzz, who only has one small, plain tail feather and envies Lolla Lee Lou, who has two feathers. She goes to her uncle, Doctor Dake, for something that will…

Hernando Fandango the Great Dancing Dog!

Author: Rachel Swirles Grades: Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st Synopsis: This book tells the story of Hernando Fandango, the Great Dancing Dog, and his very best friend, a shy little girl called Adelaide. When Adelaide’s parents are about to compete in the big dance competition, disaster strikes and someone must take their place. Will Hernando Fandango and Adelaide…

Hey, Little Ant

Author: Phillip and Hannah Hoose Grades: Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd Synopsis: What would you do if the ant you were about to step on looked up and started talking? Would you stop and listen? What if your friends saw you hesitate? That’s what happens in this funny, thought-provoking book. Originally a song by a father-daughter team,…

July 20, 2019

How I Became a Pirate

Author: Melinda Long & David Shannon Grades: Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd Synopsis: When Braid Beard’s pirate crew invites Jeremy Jacob to join their voyage, he jumps right on board thinking that pirate life will be great. But when he finds out that pirates don’t get bedtime stories or tucking in at night, he reconsiders his decision….

January 6, 2020

Julius: The Baby of the World

Author: Kevin Henkes Grades: Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st Synopsis: At first, big sister Lilly thought it might be fun to have a new baby in the family. But when her parents repeatedly coo, “Julius is the baby of world,” Lilly’s mouse hackles begin to rise. She delights in insulting her oblivious baby brother: “If you were a food, you’d…

July 20, 2019

King of the Playground

Author: Phyllis Reynolds Naylor Grades: Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st Synopsis: Kevin loves to go to the playground, but not when Sammy is there. And Sammy, who boasts that he is King of the Playground, is there most of the time. If he catches Kevin on the swings or the slide or the monkey bars, Sammy says, he will do…

Leo the Late Bloomer

Author: Robert Kraus Grades: Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st Synopsis: Leo isn’t reading, or writing, or drawing, or even speaking, and his father is concerned. But Leo’s mother isn’t. She knows her son will do all those things, and more, when he’s ready. Debrief Questions: Why was Leo’s father worried? Have you ever been worried about not being…

August 2, 2019

Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse

Author: Kevin Henkes Grades: Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd Synopsis: Lilly loves everything about school, especially her cool teacher, Mr. Slinger. But when Lilly brings her purple plastic purse and its treasures to school and can’t wait until sharing time, Mr. Slinger confiscates her prized possessions. Lilly’s fury leads to revenge and then to remorse and she sets…

July 20, 2019

Miss Rumphius

Author: Barbara Cooney Grades: Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd Synopsis: Barbara Cooney’s story of Alice Rumphius, who longed to travel the world, live in a house by the sea, and do something to make the world more beautiful, has a timeless quality that resonates with each new generation. The countless lupines that bloom along the coast of Maine are…

Mr. Lincoln’s Way

Author: Patricia Polacco Grades: 1st, 2nd, 3rd Synopsis: Mr. Lincoln is the coolest principal ever! He knows how to do everything, from jumping rope to leading nature walks. Everyone loves him . . . except for Eugene Esterhause. “Mean Gene” hates everyone who’s different. He’s a bully, a bad student, and he calls people awful, racist names….

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