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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!

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.

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