February 16, 2016 | jonesw
Interested in reading a story that takes place in a different time period? Try checking out one of these historic tales. Books are suggested for Kindergarten, but remember that each Reader is different, and might find something interesting at another level.
Bused across town to a school in a white neigborhood of Boston in 1974, a young African American boy named Brewster describes his first day in first grade. Includes historical notes on the court-ordered busing.
In the late 1920s, Anna tries to help her younger sister Katya regain her strength and joy in life after she becomes crippled by polio.
In Venice, Italy, in the 1890s, a stray cat draws attention to a coffee shop in which he inspired composer Guiseppi Verdi, and as the feline's fame grows, the shop's owner entertains royalty, the Pope, and many others. Includes historical notes about the real Nini and his visitors.
February 12, 2016 | Michelle
Baxter's friend Lucy is missing, and so he begins "Twoofing," the dog equivalent of "Tweeting," with all of the neighborhood pups, who find clues to her whereabouts while going about their daily routines.
Bean Dog and Nugget lose Bean Dog's shiny new ball in a bush. They dream up elaborate and silly ways to get it back while they argue about who is actually going to go and get it.
Dr. Bugspit and his top-secret Fix-It-Up syrup treat a variety of strange maladies at his outer space clinic.
No mission is too small for an inept intergalactic hero and his talking backpack.
January 26, 2016 | visnawj
Pictures of animals wearing clothes show why this would be a ridiculous custom for them to adopt.
What's going on with George? When George's mother says bark, George meows, or quacks!̀.
Alex, whose birthday it is, hijacks a story about Birthday Bunny on his special day and turns it into a battle between a supervillain and his enemies in the forest--who, in the original story, are simply planning a surprise party.
When a sandwich goes missing, it seems that a bear is the unlikely culprit.
January 19, 2016 | jonesw
Looking for action, adventure, or survival? Try checking out one of these daring tales. Books are suggested for Kindergarten, but remember that each Reader is different, and might find something interesting at another level.
As the Clearwaters travel west, fearless Granny and Little Critter are jolted from the horse-drawn wagon and have many exotic adventures before being reunited with the rest of their family.
On his way home from school, Digby, unhappy about the ten pages of homework due the following day, is carried off to the jungle by a raptor and must escape from an extraordinary series of dangers using items from his backpack.
Feeling adventurous one day, a frog leaves her pond and sets out to visit the great sea she has heard so much about.
January 15, 2016 | visnawj
As imaginary superhero Bumblebee Boy, Sam rejects his pesky little brother's help in defeating pirates, dragons, and saber-toothed lions, but when Sam comes up against some scary aliens, he discovers the advantage of having a sidekick.
Batman and Superman join the Super Friends to stop Mr. Freeze from using his weather control machine.
Buzz creates a comic book that features Buzz Boy and Fly Guy as the superheroes.
When a young superhero-in-training gets hurt, she discovers that mothers have superpowers, too.
January 15, 2016 | Marianne
The following titles may be enjoyed by Kindergartners. All readers are at different levels and have different interests, so not all titles will appeal to, or be appropriate for, all readers. For additional recommendations, ask at the Children's Reference Desk.
Fiction books for Kindergartners can be found in a variety of locations, including J PICTURE BOOK, J READER, KIDS GRAPHIC NOVEL, and J FICTION. Click on each title for location and availability.
Buzz is writing a fairy tale for homework, and Fly Guy naturally assumes the role of a handsome prince, who fends off a giant and rescues a beautiful princess.
January 14, 2016 | Marianne
Check out these great sports-themed titles. Books are suggested for Kindergarten, but remember that each Reader is different, and may find something interesting at another level.
Meat-eating dinosaurs face plant-eating dinosaurs in a baseball game.
Barbie joins a gymnastics team and takes part in a competition.
Always late Nate who likes to go slow surprises everyone at the race.
January 14, 2016 | visnawj
Abby is the best speller in the class until a new witch shows up at school and the two of them compete in a spelling bee to see who will win a new broomstick.
Alice, who claims to be a Temporary Fairy, still has a lot to learn, such as how to make her clothes put themselves away in the closet.
In the meadow, the Flower Fairies gather round as Buttercup's friend Poppy announces that she has an idea.
Dragon goes searching for Easter eggs when they go missing from their hiding places.
January 12, 2016 | strande
Sometimes we just want to read about what's familiar or what's possible. Here are some suggestions for books that feature a high level of realism. You probably won't find many dragons or wizards or outer space adventures here. Books are suggested for Kindergarten, but remember that each Reader is different, and might find something interesting at another level.
A cat and a young girl slowly become friends when someone they love moves away.
In the rhythm of a familiar folk song, a child cannot resist adding one more dab of paint in surprising places.
January 8, 2016 | strande
Truth is sometimes stranger than fiction. Explore these fascinating stories about real people. Books are suggested for Kindergarten, but remember that each Reader is different, and might find something interesting at another level.
A picture book introduction to the life of the mid-twentieth-century aviation and auto racing pioneer describes her fascination with vehicles during childhood and the daring achievements that earned her the title, "First Lady of Firsts.".
Describes the artist's early sketching hobby, famous paintings, and the illness that confined him to a wheelchair and inspired his sophisticated paper-cutout masterworks.