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THERE'S GOING TO BE A BABY

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Burningham
Author's First Name: 
John
Illustrator's First Name: 
Helen
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Oxenbury
Publisher: 
Candlewick
Publication Date: 
2010

A little boy's questions become more pointed as Mommy's tummy becomes rounder. Retro cartoon illustrations mix with delicate contemporary scenes to highlight what big brother imagines about the new arrival. 

HEWITT ANDERSON'S GREAT BIG LIFE

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Nolen
Author's First Name: 
Jerdine
Illustrator's First Name: 
Kadir
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Nelson
Publisher: 
Simon & Schuster
Publication Date: 
2005

A normal-sized boy in a family of giants proves that stature is more about character, wit, and determination than size. Realistic oil paintings make the most of the contrasting sizes and shapes in this original tall tale.

ZEN SHORTS

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Muth
Author's First Name: 
John J.
Publisher: 
Scholastic
Publication Date: 
2005

The giant panda in the backyard seems to know just the right story to tell each child in the family. Glorious watercolors and broad brush strokes convey the subtleties of the stories but keep them in the realm of contemporary childhood.

THE HELLO, GOODBYE WINDOW

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Juster
Author's First Name: 
Norton
Illustrator's First Name: 
Chris
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Raschka
Publisher: 
Michael di Capua
Publication Date: 
2005

Peer through Nanna and Poppy’s window for an insightful glimpse into the heart and mind of a little girl. The vibrant, expressionistic illustrations work in concert with the story to depict the honest emotions of early childhood.

THAT NEW ANIMAL

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Jenkins
Author's First Name: 
Emily
Illustrator's First Name: 
Pierre
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Pratt
Publisher: 
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Publication Date: 
2005

Previously pampered canine pets FudgeFudge and Marshmallow are not impressed when the new baby arrives. With stylized, boldly colored artwork, the problem of sibling rivalry is humorously seen through a dog’s perspective.

BIG SURPRISE IN THE BUG TANK

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Horowitz
Author's First Name: 
Ruth
Illustrator's First Name: 
Joan
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Holub
Publisher: 
Dial
Publication Date: 
2005

Two boys get a pair of cockroaches as pets, and soon there are eight cockroaches in the bug tank. Finding homes for these unusual pets appears hopeless, until a trip to the library provides a solution.

TRACTION MAN IS HERE!

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Grey
Author's First Name: 
Mini
Publisher: 
Knopf
Publication Date: 
2005

Zap! Bam! Pow! A young boy's imagination transforms everyday life into landscapes full of danger and derring-do. Will Traction Man and his faithful companion Scrubbing Brush be a match for captive pillows, poisonous dishcloths, and wily slices of toast?

OSCAR'S HALF BIRTHDAY

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Graham
Author's First Name: 
Bob
Publisher: 
Candlewick
Publication Date: 
2005

Oscar’s family can’t wait for his first birthday, so they plan a picnic in the park to celebrate his half birthday. The joy of this young, biracial family is lovingly captured in vibrant ink-and- watercolor illustrations.

LIGHTS OUT

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Geisert
Author's First Name: 
Arthur
Publisher: 
Houghton Mifflin
Publication Date: 
2005

An ingenious young pig who is afraid of the dark creates an outrageous and imaginative Rube-Goldberg-like contraption to turn out the lights at bedtime. Exquisitely meticulous illustrations delight with their humor and originality.

FOOD FOR THOUGHT: THE COMPLETE BOOK OF CONCEPTS FOR GROWING MINDS

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Freymann
Author's First Name: 
Saxon
Second Author's First Name: 
Joost
Second Author's Last Name: 
Elffers
Publisher: 
Arthur A. Levine
Publication Date: 
2005

Cleanly designed pages show endearingly silly fruit and vegetable sculptures demonstrating shapes, colors, and other concepts for young readers. Don’t miss the blueberry insects and the mushroom snowman!

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