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Animalia-Graeme base. This is an alphabet book that goes through the alphabet with a different type of animal for each letter. The illustrations are absolutely amazing.
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams, Inc, Publishers; New York; 1986.
General Grade Level: Primary-Intermediate.
Other Category: Vocabulary/Comprehension.

Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears-Verna Aardema (Illustrator - Leo and Diane Dillon). This is a retelling of a humorous African tale that explains why mosquitoes buzz in people's ears.
Publisher: Dial Books for Young Readers, New York, 1975.
General Grade Level: Intermediate.
Other Category: Joy.

Firefighters-Norma Simon (Illustrator - Pam Paparone). This is a great selection about firefighters and what they do. The firefighters are depicted as Dalmatians--a fun touch.
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc; New York.
Other Category: Real-Life Info.
General Grade Level: Intermediate.

A Birthday Basket for T?a-Pat Mora (Illustrator - Cecily Lang). This selection is about a young girl named Cecilia and the surprise 90th birthday party that she and her family have for her great aunt (t?a). Cecilia prepares a birthday basket for her t?a that has all of their favorite things in it.
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc; New York; 1992.
Other Category: Joy.
General Grade Level: Intermediate.
Note: the illustrations are wonderful and the book contains some Spanish phrases.

Aunt Flossie's Hats (and Crab Cakes Later)-Elizabeth Fitzgerald Howard (Illustrator - James Ransome). This selection is about two young girls who go to their grandmother's house and try on hats while she tells stories about each one. Susan and Sarah love to hear the stories and then they go eat crab cakes with the whole family.
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc; New York; 1991.
Other Category: Joy.
General Grade Level: Intermediate.

The Walking Coat-Pauline Watson (Illustrator - Tomie de Paola). This is a humorous selection about a boy named Scott who receives his uncle's old hunting coat. The coast is much too big for him, so everyone thinks that a coat is walking around.
Publisher: Aladdin Paperbacks, New York, 1995.
Other Category: Humor.
General Grade Level: Intermediate.

Sheep in a Jeep-Nancy Shaw (Illustrator - Margot Apple). This is a fun, rhyming selection about a bunch of sheep who go driving in their jeep. The sheep crash the jeep into a pond and some pigs help them get their jeep out of the pond. The sheep are excited until they crash the jeep again--this time into a tree.
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, 1986.
General Grade Level: Primary.
Other Category: Joy, Humor.

Sheep Trick or Treat-Nancy Shaw (Illustrator - Margot Apple). This selection is about sheep that make their own costumes and get dressed up for trick-or-treating on Halloween. On the way home from trick-or-treating, the sheep encounter wolves dressed up as sheep. The wolves and sheep end up scaring each other and everyone runs home.
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, 1997.
General Grade Level: Intermediate.
Other Category: Joy.

I Like Me!-Nancy Carlson. This selection is about a pig who takes care of herself and does the things that she enjoys because she is her own best friend.
Publisher: Viking, New York, 1988.
General Grade Level: Primary.

Pigs from 1 to 10-Arthur Geisert. This selection is a fun book in which 10 pig brothers go looking for huge stone statues that they had heard about. They find them in all different kinds of places. The trick for the reader is to find all of the numbers in the pages in the book.
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, 1992.
General Grade Level: Primary.

Alison's Zinnia-Anita Lobel. This is a clever alphabet book in which 26 girls gather 26 different flowers, in 26 different ways for each other. The illustrations are beautifully detailed paintings.
Publisher: Greenwillow Books, New York, 1990.
General Grade Level: Intermediate.

Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten-Joseph Slate (Illustrator - Ashley Wolff). This selection is about how Miss Bindergarten and her students get ready for the first day of kindergarten. This is an alphabet book because each of the students' names begins with a different letter of the alphabet. The students' names rhyme with what they do.
Publisher: Dutton Children's Books, New York, 1996.
General Grade Level: Primary.

Jabberwocky-Lewis Carroll (Illustrator - Graeme Base). This is a kind of nonsense book about a prince who slays a monster. The illustrations are exquisitely detailed.
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams, Inc; New York, 1987.
General Grade Level: Intermediate.

The Spider and the Fly-Tony Di Terlizzi (based on the poem by Mary Howitt). This selection is about a spider who tries to lure a fly into his house. The fly resists at first but is eventually caught. The illustrations are in black and white and look like a silent movie.
Publisher: Scholastic Inc, New York, 2002.
General Grade Level: Intermediate.

The Butterfly Boy-Laurence Yep (Illustrator - Jeanne M. Lee). This selection is about a boy who sometimes dreamed he was a butterfly and as a butterfly he always dreamed he was a boy. This gets him into trouble quite often, but in the end, he saves his village from an invading army. The illustrations are beautiful paintings.
Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux, New York, 1993.
General Grade Level: Intermediate.

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