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Fall 2013 Book List
Our favorite reads this season are all about ANIMALS! Enjoy these books as you travel with these critters on amazing expeditions through new and exciting places.
Animals Everywhere by Lillian Pluta - From dusty deserts to snowy mountain peaks, animals live in very different places all around the world. Children will love exploring all the incredible lands that animals call home. There is even an accompanying parent page full of exciting activities to lead your little ones through.
Who’s on the Farm? by Heather J. Gondek - This engaging lift-the-flap book will help beginning readers get comfortable with the reading process by helping them recognize important first words. Lively sentences are composed of words and pictures. Lift the picture flaps and see the matching words underneath, then add up the clues - young ones will love the challenge of figuring out what friendly farm animal is hidden under the giant lift-flap on each page.
Gone Wild: An Endangered Animal Alphabet by David Mclimans - Feast your eyes on these amazing creatures before they disappear. This stampede of wild animals, from Chinese Alligator to Grevy's Zebra, are so rare, they're all endangered. David McLiman's bold and playful illustrations transform each letter into a work of art, graphically rendered with animal characteristics. Scales, horns, even insect wings transform the alphabet into animated life.
Elmer by David McKee - Elmer the elephant is bright-colored patchwork all over. No wonder the other elephants laugh at him! If he were ordinary elephant color, the others might stop laughing. That would make Elmer feel better, wouldn't it? The surprising conclusion of David McKee's comical fable is a celebration of individuality and the power of laughter.
Wiggle Waggle by Jonathan London - Jump up and dance along with camels, horses, and kangaroos in their lively animal parade. This book describes how various animals walk, from the wiggle waggle of a duck to the boing, boing, boing of a kangaroo.
Words with Wrinkled Knees by Barbara Juster Esbensen - This brilliant collection of poems by NCTE Award-winning poet Barbara Esbensen is a classic of its kind. Each poem challenges children to think not only about animals but also about animal words. John Stadler's gleeful parade of pictures captures each wrinkled, roaring, or bright-eyed poem.
Are you a Spider? by Judy Allen and Tudor Humphries - Did you know that when a spider's web is damaged, a spider will often eat the remaining silk before making a new one? Young children will make many amazing discoveries about spiders in this captivating account. Spiders are one of the most feared creatures unfortunately; use this book to help your children realize how important these amazing animals can be!
Animal Babies in Grasslands by Jennifer Schofield - Animal Babies in Grasslands shows mammals living in this lush and green habitat. From inquisitive prairie dogs to big-eared elephants, the charming images and clear text will engage children's interest immediately. If you enjoy this book, be sure to pick up Schofield’s Animal Babies in Ponds & Rivers for continued fun!
A Bargain for Frances by Russell Hoban - Thelma always seems to get Frances into trouble. When she tricks Frances into buying her tea set, it's the last straw. Can Frances show her that it's better to lose a bargain than lose a friend? Hoban also has a series of adventures for Frances if your little one enjoys this book!
The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf - Ferdinand is the world's most peaceful--and--beloved little bull. While all of the other bulls snort, leap, and butt their heads, Ferdinand is content to just sit and smell the flowers under his favorite cork tree.
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