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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.

CHUCK'S TRUCK

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Anderson
Author's First Name: 
Peggy Perry
Publisher: 
Houghton Mifflin
Publication Date: 
2006

A duck named Luck, a chicken that goes “cluck.” a burro called Buck, and two dogs Nip and Tuck, pile into Chuck’s truck for a boisterous ride to town. Action-filled illustrations and predictable rhymes will attract new readers.

THE QUIET BOOK

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Underwood
Author's First Name: 
Deborah
Illustrator's First Name: 
Renata
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Liwska
Publisher: 
Houghton Mifflin
Publication Date: 
2010

“There are many kinds of quiet . . .” Some familiar—“Sleeping sister quiet.”   Some more subtle—“Best friends don’t need to talk quiet.”  Softly colored pencil drawings and a small trim size make this gentle book all the more intimate.

BIG RED LOLLIPOP

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Khan
Author's First Name: 
Rukhsana
Illustrator's First Name: 
Sophie
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Blackall
Publisher: 
Viking
Publication Date: 
2010

Rubina’s mother does not understand American customs and forces her to bring her little sister to a birthday party. Khan subtly shows the role a child plays in assimilating an immigrant family into American culture.

THE CHICKEN THIEF

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Rodriguez
Author's First Name: 
Bèatrice
Publisher: 
Enchanted Lion
Publication Date: 
2010

Bear and friends go to great lengths pursuing Hen, who has been abducted by Fox.  Humorous pen and watercolor illustrations culminate in a totally unexpected ending for this wordless picture book.

TODAY I WILL FLY: AN ELEPHANT AND PIGGY BOOK

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Willems
Author's First Name: 
Mo
Publisher: 
Hyperion
Publication Date: 
2007

Gloomy Gerald elephant and joyful, optimistic Pig entertain early readers in each of these four books containing minimalist paintings and spare texts. The two irresistible friends encounter quirky problems and triumph over each one with totally unpredictable solutions.

MY FRIEND IS SAD: AN ELEPHANT AND PIGGY BOOK

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Willems
Author's First Name: 
Mo
Publisher: 
Hyperion
Publication Date: 
2007

Gloomy Gerald elephant and joyful, optimistic Pig entertain early readers in each of these four books containing minimalist paintings and spare texts. The two irresistible friends encounter quirky problems and triumph over each one with totally unpredictable solutions.

THERE IS A BIRD ON YOUR HEAD: AN ELEPHANT AND PIGGY BOOK

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Willems
Author's First Name: 
Mo
Publisher: 
Hyperion
Publication Date: 
2007

Gloomy Gerald elephant and joyful, optimistic Pig entertain early readers in each of these four books containing minimalist paintings and spare texts. The two irresistible friends encounter quirky problems and triumph over each one with totally unpredictable solutions.

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