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STANLEY MOWS THE LAWN

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Frazier
Author's First Name: 
Craig
Publisher: 
Chronicle
Publication Date: 
2005

The grass is tall as Stanley starts mowing. Back and forth, back and forth he goes, until he unexpectedly encounters a snake named Hank. Bold, vivid graphics from surprising perspectives creatively complement the story.

LEAF MAN

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Ehlert
Author's First Name: 
Lois
Publisher: 
Harcourt
Publication Date: 
2005

Imagination, art, and science combine with a sumptuous autumn palette to tell the story of Leaf Man, who’s “got to go where the wind blows.” Actual leaf shapes create fanciful plants and animals that will entice children to give leaf-design a try.

LLAMA LLAMA RED PAJAMA

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Dewdney
Author's First Name: 
Anita
Publisher: 
Viking
Publication Date: 
2005

Little llama is concerned when his llama mama (in pearls and apron) doesn’t answer his call for reassurance, but all’s well in the end. Rollicking repetition makes this bedtime story a fresh, fun, and sure-fire hit for the smallest story-timers.

OPPOSITES

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Crowther
Author's First Name: 
Robert
Publisher: 
Candlewick
Publication Date: 
2005

In or out? Happy or sad? Dry or wet? Cleverly designed pull-tabs cause appropriate words to appear and disappear to demonstrate each concept. Clear, uncluttered images of recognizable objects make this book ideal for young learners.

SNIP SNAP! WHAT'S THAT?

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Bergman
Author's First Name: 
Mara
Illustrator's First Name: 
Nick
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Maland
Publisher: 
Greenwillow
Publication Date: 
2005

"When the alligator came creeping… creeping…creeping up the stairs…were the children scared? YOU BET THEY WERE!" A rhythmic text and repeated refrain invites children to chant along in this not-too scary read-aloud.

I AIN'T GONNA PAINT NO MORE!

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Beaumont
Author's First Name: 
Karen
Illustrator's First Name: 
David
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Catrow
Publisher: 
Harcourt
Publication Date: 
2005

Exuberant splashes of paint, a small boy wielding a paintbrush, and a playful, rhyming text will have readers and listeners giggling in anticipation of the next body part to be covered in bright colors.

HI! FLY GUY

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Arnold
Author's First Name: 
Tedd
Publisher: 
Cartwheel
Publication Date: 
2005

“Flies can’t be pets! They are pests!” Buzz begs to differ in this fast-paced story of a budding friendship between a boy and a fly. The dazzling cover and cartoon art showcase a beginning reader text that is sure to please.

SHADOW

Cover of: Shadow
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Lee
Author's First Name: 
Suzy
Publisher: 
Chronicle
Publication Month: 
September
Publication Date: 
2010

Click! A little girl creates shadows when she turns on the light . . . or do the shadows create her? Clever use of the gutter and semi-transparent pages transform a pile of junk into an eerie black, white, and yellow world.

ME AND YOU

Me and You by Anthony Browne
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Browne
Author's First Name: 
Anthony
Publisher: 
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Publication Date: 
2010

Dun-colored Goldilocks inhabits an ashy urban neighborhood while the bears live in a colorfully manicured one.  Caught trespassing in their upscale turf, the now thoroughly golden-tressed girl flees to her sketchy neighborhood into her mother's arms.

IN THE WILD

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Elliott
Author's First Name: 
David
Illustrator's First Name: 
Holly
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Meade
Publisher: 
Candlewick
Publication Date: 
2010

Meet the elephant, “powerful, yet delicate as lace,” the panda, “a bear in silk pajamas,” and twelve other wild animals that come to life through colorful verse and bold watercolor and woodcut illustrations.

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