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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.

BEBÉ GOES SHOPPING

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Elya
Author's First Name: 
Susan Middleton
Illustrator's First Name: 
Steve
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Salerno
Publisher: 
Harcourt
Publication Date: 
2006

Spanish and English blend as Mama takes Bebé to the supermercado. Vibrant cartoon illustrations and an easy-going rhyme scheme add up to a high-energy book for bebés and their mamas.

WELCOME TO ZANZIBAR ROAD

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Daly
Author's First Name: 
Niki
Publisher: 
Clarion
Publication Date: 
2006

In five short chapters, Mama Jumbo (an elephant with a big heart) builds a house for herself out of scraps and invites Little Chico (a chicken) to live with her. The South African setting adds color to a warmly told family story.

FOR YOU ARE A KENYAN CHILD

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Cunnane
Author's First Name: 
Kelly
Illustrator's First Name: 
Ana
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Juan
Publisher: 
Atheneum
Publication Date: 
2006

Neighbors, friends, and animals in a young Kenyan boy’s village distract him on his way to watch grandfather's cattle. The color-saturated illustrations and a sprinkling of Swahili words vividly create his world.

MINNIE AND MOO: WANTED DEAD OR ALIVE

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Cazet
Author's First Name: 
Denys
Publisher: 
HarperCollins
Publication Date: 
2006

In this beginning reader, two cows decide to help their poor farmer by getting a bank loan, but their hilariously ill-advised choices of clothing and a violin case for carrying the money misidentifies them and causes considerable chaos.

AN EGG IS QUIET

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Aston
Author's First Name: 
Dianna
Illustrator's First Name: 
Sylvia
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Long
Publisher: 
Chronicle
Publication Date: 
2006

Detailed watercolor illustrations of eggs of all kinds—from birds to bugs—and sizes—from eight-pound ostrich to jelly-bean-sized hummingbird—will spark the interest of young naturalists.

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