JJ BARRETT, JUDI Animals
Barrett, Judi. Animals Should Definitely Not Wear Clothing.
Imagine what would happened if a porcupine wore clothing. Oversize text on one side and funny pictures demonstrating what would happen if…. on the other side, make this a story to tickle your funny bone.
JJ DORROS, ARTHUR Abuela
Dorros, Arthur. Abuela.
A small girl and her grandmother take a delightfully imaginative flying tour over Manhattan .
JJ EHLERT, LOIS Market d
Ehlert, Lois. Market Day.
On market day, a farm family experiences all the fun and excitement of going to and from the farmers' market.
JJ FALCONER IAN Olivia
Falconer, Ian. Olivia.
Whether she is playing dress-up, enduring a time-out, or bargaining for more bedtime reading, this young pig's indomitable spirit and boundless imagination shine through.
JJ HOBAN, RUSSELL Baby sis
Hoban, Russell. A Baby Sister For Frances.
Frances is feeling left out since Mom and Dad have been spending so much time with the new baby. Also read Bread and Jam for Frances.
JJ HUTCHINS PAT Doorbell
Hutchins, Pat. The Doorbell Rang.
Ma makes a dozen cookies for Victoria and Sam to share, but the arrival of more and more friends means fewer cookies for each child.
JJ LAKIN PATRICIA Rainy
Lakin, Patricia. Rainy Day!
Four young crocodiles find all sorts of ways to keep busy on a rainy day.
JJ MARSHALL JAMES George
Marshall, James. George and Martha, Back In Town.
Two lovable hippos star in these beginning readers. Like all best friends, George and Martha do everything together. They learn the same lessons humans do about the ups and downs of true friendship.
JJ MARTIN BILL Brown
Martin, Bill. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
Animal illustrations and captions provide an entertaining introduction to color concepts and word-recognition skills.
JJ RUEDA CLAUDIA Lets
Rueda, Claudia. Let's Play In The Forest While the Wolf is Not Around.
Animals play in the forest while a scary wolf slowly dresses and becomes hungrier and hungrier.
JJ SCOTTON ROB Russell
Scotton, Rob. Russell the Sheep.
At the end of the day, Russell the Sheep tries to fall asleep, but can't. After trying many silly things, guess who finally gets to sleep the next morning?
JJ SENDAK, MAURICE Where
Sendak, Maurice. Where the Wild Things Are.
A naughty little boy is sent to bed without supper. From his room he sails off to the land of the wild things and becomes their king. A Caldecott Medal Winner.
JJ SHAW CHARLES It
Shaw, Charles Green. It Looked Like Spilt Milk.
A continuously changing white shape silhouetted against a blue background challenges the reader to guess what the shape is.
J WELLS ROSEMARY Bunny
Wells, Rosemary. Bunny Cakes.
Ruby wants to make a cake for Grandma's birthday. Max decides to make one too, but he's following his own “special” recipe.
JJ WILLEMS MO Knuffle
Willems , Mo. Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale.
Trixie, a young child who doesn't speak yet, jubilantly goes to the Laundromat with her daddy. Just as they leave, she suddenly realizes something is amiss. In distraught toddler language, she tries to tell her daddy.
READER B-GLR1. Green Light Readers.
Look for titles: Big Pig and Little Pig
READER B-GLR2 ADA ALMA Daniels or JPBK READER A
Ada , Alma . Daniel's Mystery Egg.
When he finds an egg, Daniel and his friends try to guess what is inside.
READER B-ICR2 LOBEL ARNOLD Frog and or PBK READER L
Lobel, Arnold. Frog and Toad series
Frog and Toad are always there for each other -- just as best friends should be. From sledding in winter to eating ice cream on hot summer days, these two friends have fun together the whole year round!
READER B-RTR2 RYLANT CYNTHIA Henry
Rylant. Cynthia. Henry and Mudge series.
Henry and his 180-pound dog Mudge are best friends forever. Read about their adventures in this series.
READER B-VER2 ZIEFERT HARRIET Princess
Ziefert, Harriet. The Princess and the Pea.
Find out how the royal family knows their visitor is a real princess. One of several familiar tales retold by the author.
READER C BROWN LAURENE Rex and or JPBK READER B
Brown, Laurene. Rex and Lilly series.
This series features the antic and affable dinosaur siblings, Rex and Lilly. Each volume consists of three self-contained adventures, all of which end on a lighthearted note.
READER C DANZIGER PAULA or PBK READER D
Danziger, Paula. A is for Amber series.
This series' puns and kid-oriented humor target a serious topic with childlike truthfulness and simplified text.
Suggested Chapter Book Series
JF ADLER DAVID Cam
Adler, David. Cam Jansen Mysteries.
Cam Jansen uses her photographic memory and her deductive reasoning to solve mysteries.
JF CAMERON ANN
Cameron, Ann. Julian and Huey series.
Look for these titles: More Stories Julian Tells, Gloria Rising, Gloria's Way, Stories Huey Tells.
This series of books is about Julian Bates, his little brother Huey, and his best friend Gloria.
JF DICAMILLO KATE
DiCamillo, Kate. Mercy Watson.
Mercy is a fat little porker, a beloved member of the Watson family. Appropriate as both a picture book and a beginning reader, this joyful story combines familiar elements (the unexpected heroine, the mean neighbor) with a raucous telling that lets readers in on the joke.
JF GIFF PATRICIA
Giff, Patricia Reilly. Kids of the Polk Street School .
An affectionate picture of lower elementary students making their way through the ups and downs of classroom life.
JF KLINE SUZY
Kline, Suzy. Horrible Harry.
Harry is the devilish second grader who plays pranks and gets into mischief but can still end up a good friend.
JF KLEIN ABBY
Klein, Abby. Ready Freddy series.
The Ready, Freddy! series has content, humor, characters and vocabulary perfect for the early chapter-book reader.
JF OSBORNE MARY
Osborne, Mary Pope. Magic Tree House.
Travel through time with Jack and Annie, just step into their magic tree house filled with books.
JF PARK BARBARA
Park , Barbara. Junie B. Jones.
Outrageously sassy Junie B. Jones will make young kids crave their daily dose of reading.
JF ROY RON
Roy, Ron. A to Z Mysteries series.
This series features three smart kids who solve crimes and mysteries.
JF SHARMAT MARJORIE or READER C SHARMAT MARJORIE Nate the
Sharmat, Marjorie Weinman. Nate the Great.
Nate, the boy detective who "likes to work alone," solves the mystery and tracks down the culprit.
Folklore and Fairytales
J 398.2 ANDERSEN
Isadora, Rachel. The Ugly Duckling.
In a retelling of "The Ugly Duckling" set on the African continent, a duckling spends an unhappy year ostracized by the other animals before he grows into a beautiful swan.
JJ ISADORA RACHEL Hansel
Isadora, Rachel. Hansel and Gretel.
Provides a unique twist to this classic fairy tale as Hansel and Gretel stumble upon a witch's cottage that resides in the heart of a lush African forest, enhanced with vibrant and bold illustrations.
JJ ISADORA RACHEL Princess
Isadora, Rachel. The Princess and the Pea.
Determined to find the perfect princess to call his own, an African prince gives all his suitors a special test to see if they are as noble as they say, yet after so many fail the test, the prince falls into despair--until one night a knock on the palace gate introduces him to a woman that will forever change his life.
Compiled by Youth Services Department, Springfield City Library, 2011