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CRRL Kids: Good Reading for Kindergarten & 1st Grade 2012

A Sick Day for Amos McGee
A Sick Day for Amos McGee By Stead, Philip Christian (Book - 2010 ) FICTION Ste Available in some locations

Annotation:Amos McGee, a friendly zookeeper, always made time to visit his good friends: the elephant, the tortoise, the penguin, the rhinoceros, and the owl. But one day--'Ah-choo!'--he woke with the sniffles and the sneezes. Though he didn't make it into the zoo that day, he did receive some unexpected guests.

A Visitor For Bear
A Visitor For Bear By Becker, Bonny (Paperback - 2012 ) Available in some locations

Annotation:Bear's efforts to keep out visitors to his house are undermined by a very persistent mouse. Part of a series.

And Then It's Spring
And Then It's Spring By Fogliano, Julie (Book - 2012 ) FICTION Fog Available in some locations

Annotation:Simple text reveals the anticipation of a boy who, having planted seeds while everything around is brown, fears that something has gone wrong until, at last, the world turns green.

Art & Max
Art & Max By Wiesner, David (Book - 2010 ) FICTION Wie Available in some locations

Annotation:Max wants to be an artist like Arthur, but his first attempt at using a paintbrush sends the two friends on a whirlwind trip through various media, with unexpected consequences.

Big Red Lollipop
Big Red Lollipop By Khan, Rukhsana (Book - 2010 ) FICTION Kha Available in some locations

Annotation:Having to take her younger sister along the first time she is invited to a birthday party spoils Rubina's fun, and later when that sister is asked to a party and baby sister wants to come, Rubina must decide whether to help.

Charlie the Ranch Dog
Charlie the Ranch Dog By Drummond, Ree (Book - 2011 ) FICTION Dru Available in some locations

Annotation:While Charlie, a sleepy basset hound, tells about the busy life of a ranch dog, his best friend Suzie, a Jack Russell terrier, is getting the work done.

City Dog, Country Frog
City Dog, Country Frog By Willems, Mo (Book - 2010 ) FICTION Wil Available in some locations

Annotation:Through the seasons, whenever City Dog visits the country he runs straight to Country Frog's rock to play games with him, but during the winter things change for them both.

Do You Know Which Ones Will Grow?
Do You Know Which Ones Will Grow? By Shea, Susan A. (Book - 2011 ) FICTION She Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 18 copies

Annotation:Poses rhyming questions on folded pages about what grows and what doesn't.

Even Monsters Need Haircuts
Even Monsters Need Haircuts By McElligott, Matthew (Book - 2010 ) FICTION McE Available in some locations Holds: 2 on 8 copies

Annotation:At night under a full moon, a child operates a barber shop with a monstrous clientele.

Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site
Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site By Rinker, Sherri Duskey (Book - 2011 ) FICTION Rin Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 22 copies

Annotation:At sunset when their work is done for the day, a crane truck, a cement mixer, and other pieces of construction equipment make their way to their resting places and go to sleep.

Grandpa Green
Grandpa Green By Smith, Lane (Book - 2011 ) FICTION Smi Available in some locations

Annotation:A child explores the ordinary life of his extraordinary great-grandfather, as expressed in his topiary garden.

How Rocket Learned to Read
How Rocket Learned to Read By Hills, Tad (Book - 2010 ) FICTION Hil Available in some locations

Annotation:A little yellow bird teaches Rocket the dog how to read by first introducing him to the "wondrous, mighty, gorgeous alphabet."

I Broke My Trunk!
I Broke My Trunk! By Willems, Mo (Book - 2011 ) FICTION Wil Available in some locations

Annotation:Gerald the elephant tells his best friend Piggie a long crazy story about how he broke his trunk. Part of a series.

I Want My Hat Back
I Want My Hat Back By Klassen, J. (Book - 2011 ) FICTION Kla Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 22 copies

Annotation:A bear almost gives up his search for his missing hat until he remembers something important.

I'm A Shark
I'm A Shark By Shea, Bob (Book - 2011 ) FICTION She Available in some locations

Annotation:A boastful shark is not afraid of anything, which impresses his underwater friends until they ask about spiders.

If You Give A Dog A Donut
If You Give A Dog A Donut By Numeroff, Laura Joffe (Book - 2011 ) FICTION Num Available in some locations

Annotation:Chaos might ensue if you were to give a dog a donut. Part of a series.

Interrupting Chicken
Interrupting Chicken By Stein, David Ezra (Book - 2010 ) FICTION Ste Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 23 copies

Annotation:Little Red Chicken wants Papa to read her a bedtime story, but interrupts him almost as soon as he begins each tale.

King Jack and the Dragon
King Jack and the Dragon By Bently, Peter (Book - 2011 ) FICTION Ben Available in some locations

Annotation:Jack, Zack, and Caspar build a castle fort, then spend a day fighting dragons and beasts, but at day's end giants carry away first Sir Zack, then Caspar, and King Jack is left to face night creatures alone.

Llama Llama Home With Mama
Llama Llama Home With Mama By Dewdney, Anna (Book - 2011 ) FICTION Dew Available in some locations

Annotation:Llama Llama's mother takes good care of him when he has to stay home from school because he is sick, but when Mama Llama begins to feel sick, too, Llama Llama knows how to take care of her. Part of a series.

My Garden
My Garden By Henkes, Kevin (Book - 2010 ) FICTION Hen Available in some locations

Annotation:After helping her mother weed, water, and chase the rabbits from their garden, a young girl imagines her dream garden complete with jellybean bushes, chocolate rabbits, and tomatoes the size of beach balls.

My People
My People By Hughes, Langston (Book - 2009 ) 811 Hu Available in some locations

Annotation:Acclaimed photographer Charles R. Smith Jr. interprets Hughes’ beloved poem in vivid sepia photographs that capture the glory, the beauty, and the soul of being a black American today.

Oh No!, Or, How My Science Project Destroyed the World
Oh No!, Or, How My Science Project Destroyed the World By Barnett, Mac (Book - 2010 ) FICTION Bar Available in some locations

Annotation:After winning the science fair with the giant robot she has built, a little girl realizes that there is a major problem.

Pete the Cat
Pete the Cat I Love My White Shoes By Litwin, Eric (Book - 2010 ) FICTION Lit Available in some locations Holds: 3 on 24 copies

Annotation:As he walks down the street, Pete the cat sings about his brand new white shoes as they change from red to blue to brown to wet. Part of a series.

Pocketful of Posies
Pocketful of Posies A Treasury of Nursery Rhymes (Book - 2010 ) 398.8 Po Available in some locations

Annotation:A collection of nursery rhymes with hand-sewn fabric relief illustrations.

Press Here
Press Here By Tullet, Hervé (Book - 2011 ) FICTION Tul Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 8 copies

Annotation:"Press the yellow dot on the cover of this book, follow the instructions within, and embark upon a magical journey! Each page of this surprising book instructs the reader to press the dots, shake the pages, tilt the book, and who knows what will happen next! Children and adults alike will giggle with delight as the dots multiply, change direction, and grow in size!"

The Queen of France
The Queen of France By Wadham, Tim (Book - 2011 ) FICTION Wad Available in some locations

Annotation:Rose wakes up one morning feeling royal and, donning jewels and a crown, she seeks her parents who behave as her royal subjects, causing Rose to wonder what they would think if the queen traded places with their daughter.

Shark Vs. Train
Shark Vs. Train By Barton, Chris (Book - 2010 ) FICTION Bar Available in some locations

Annotation:A shark and a train compete in a series of contests on a seesaw, in hot air balloons, bowling, shooting baskets, playing hide-and-seek, and more.

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