Katiecaron's Summer Reading List - 2013
My Father's Dragon
This is the story of young boy, Elmer Elevator, who runs away to Wild Island to rescue a baby Dragon. The narrator refers to the protagonist only as "my father", giving the impression that this is a true story that happened long ago.
The Magic School Bus on the Ocean Floor
When Ms. Frizzle drives the Magic School Bus full speed ahead into the ocean, the class takes a submarine expedition that's anything but ordinary. With a well-meaning lifeguard in tow, the class takes a deep breath and learns about hot water vents, coral reefs, plant and animal life on the ocean floor, and more!
Jeremy Draws a Monster
One day, Jeremy draws a monster, but things start to go horribly wrong when his creation comes to life. How does Jeremy get rid of this very demanding monster? He draws a bus ticket out of town! Unique and beautiful illustrations make this quirky story a fun and compelling read, inviting children to dance the line between imagination and reality.
Tikki Tikki Tembo
Arlene Mosel and Blair Lent's classic re-creation of an ancient Chinese folktale has hooked legions of children, teachers, and parents, who return, generation after generation, to learn about the danger of having such an honorable name as Tikki tikki tembo-no sa rembo-chari bari ruchi-pip peri pembo.
Make Way for Ducklings
Mr. and Mrs. Mallard have found the perfect place to raise their ducklings: Boston Public Garden. Follow the duck family through well-known Boston locations, and enjoy these classic illustrations from award-winning children's author Robert McClosky.
Hot Rod Hamster
Built for a need-for-speed, rough-and-tumble kind of kindergartener, this fast-paced car-racing tale will leave kids smiling from start to finish line. A smokin', souped-up story about burning rubber and the triumph of a little hamster underdog.
And Tango Makes Three
In the zoo there are all kinds of animal families. But Tango's family is not like any of the others.
The Grouchy Ladybug
It's the Grouchy Ladybug's 20th birthday. To celebrate, we are introducing a new, larger format edition with brighter, more colorful pages created from Eric Carle's original artwork using the latest reproduction technology. The Grouchy Ladybug is bigger and brighter, as irascible but irresistible as ever and will surely delight new generations of readers, as well as her devoted fans of all ages. Happy Birthday, Grouchy Ladybug!
With a simple, witty story and free-spirited illustrations, Peter H. Reynolds entices even the stubbornly uncreative among us to make a mark - and follow where it takes us.
The Sneetches and Other Stories
Beloved by generations, these four wildly whimsical tales touch on moral issues, and while they can be read for sheer pleasure, they are also ideal for sparking conversations about tolerance, the need for compromise, and fear of the unknown. Perfect for young Seuss fans, this is a book that can be enjoyed by the whole family on many different levels.