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AGGIE AND BEN: THREE STORIES

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Ries
Author's First Name: 
Lori
Publisher: 
Charlesbridge
Publication Date: 
2006

Watercolor and ink illustrations grace the gentle humor of this beginning reader. The trio of stories starts with the day Ben’s dad takes him to the pet store and ends with a happy hug.

FANCY NANCY

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
O'Connor
Author's First Name: 
Jane
Illustrator's First Name: 
Robin Preiss
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Glasser
Publisher: 
HarperCollins
Publication Date: 
2006

Nancy adores the color fuchsia, thinks lace socks improve her soccer, and wishes her family understood how to be fancy. But she discovers that plain can be just right, too, in this exuberantly illustrated story about individual differences and familial love.

SUPERHERO ABC

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
McLeod
Author's First Name: 
Bob
Publisher: 
HarperCollins
Publication Date: 
2006

Twenty six turbo-charged do-gooders display their super powers in alphabetical order (“D is for DANGER MAN. HE DOESN'T HAVE A DOG but he DOES DARING DEEDS EVERY DAY”) on over-sized pages that barely contain the explosive comic book illustrations.

ADÈLE & SIMON

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
McClintock
Author's First Name: 
Barbara
Publisher: 
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Publication Date: 
2006

As a little girl and her brother wander home from school past Parisian landmarks in the early twentieth-century, the boy absent-mindedly discards his belongings one by one. Readers search the lively, detailed drawings to uncover his castoffs.

DOWN THE BACK OF THE CHAIR

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Mahy
Author's First Name: 
Margaret
Illustrator's First Name: 
Polly
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Dunbar
Publisher: 
Clarion
Publication Date: 
2006

When Dad loses his car keys, little Mary says, "I lose a lot, but I find a few—down the back of the chair." Dad's search uncovers an increasingly extravagant series of objects ending with the one that saves the day: Uncle Bill's will.

LOOK AT THE ANIMALS!

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Linenthal
Author's First Name: 
Peter
Publisher: 
Dutton
Publication Date: 
2006

Bold black and white illustrations and bright orange-yellow words invite babies to "look" at an array of animals in this simple board book.

LIBRARY LION

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Knudsen
Author's First Name: 
Michelle
Illustrator's First Name: 
Kevin
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Hawkes
Publisher: 
Candlewick
Publication Date: 
2006

“RAAAHHHHHHRR!” Lion loves the library, but roaring—even for a good reason—is still against the rules. The seamless unity of this well-told tale plus alluring illustrations form a read-aloud that Lion would love to hear.

MOVE!

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Jenkins
Author's First Name: 
Steve
Second Author's First Name: 
Robin
Second Author's Last Name: 
Page
Publisher: 
Houghton Mifflin
Publication Date: 
2006

Captivating collages complemented by active verbs woven into the text will entice young readers to act out the movements of these twelve animals.

LILLY'S BIG DAY

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Henkes
Author's First Name: 
Kevin
Publisher: 
Greenwillow
Publication Date: 
2006

When Lilly’s favorite teacher announces that he’s getting married, Lilly assumes that she will be the flower girl. Even though Mr. Slinger selects his niece Ginger, Lilly’s indomitable personality humorously saves the wedding in this satisfying saga.

THE ADVENTURES OF POLO

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Faller
Author's First Name: 
Regis
Publisher: 
Roaring Brook
Publication Date: 
9781596431607

An imaginative dog named Polo leads readers on a wordless journey around the world. The format varies panels and full-page illustrations to create a lively and engaging “graphic novel” for younger readers.

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