Lectura y Amigos Van Juntos: Libros para 5, 6, 7 y 8 años

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Superdog: The Heart of a Hero (also titled Dex: The Heart of a Hero)
Caralyn Buehner. Illustrated by Mark Buehner

A dachshund dons cape and spandex suit and comes to the rescue of the other dogs and a bullying cat in his neighborhood.

For You Are a Kenyan Child
Kelly Cunnane. Illustrated by Ana Juan

A young village boy is easily distracted from the. job of watching his grandfather’s cows in this story sprinkled with Swahili words.

Elena's Serenade
Campbell Geeslin. Illustrated by Ana Juan

A Mexican girl disguises herself as a boy in order to pursue her dream of being a glassblower.

Tico and the Golden Wings
Leo Lionni

Reissue of the thought-provoking fable about a bird that helps others yet stays true to himself.

Lakas and the Makibaka Hotel
Anthony D. Robles. Illustrated by Carl Angel

A Filipino boy helps organize a protest against the demolition of a hotel in his San Francisco neighborhood. Bilingual English-Tagalog.

My Best Friend
Mary Ann Rodman. Illustrated by E.B. Lewis

Lily is six and longs to be best friends with Tamika who is seven and has other ideas.

Rotten Teeth
Laura Simms. Illustrated by David Catrow

Shy Melissa wows her class with the best show-and-tell item of the year.

Mrs. Crump's Cat
Linda Smith. Illustrated by David Roberts

One "sneaky finicky troublesome WET yellow cat with FLEAS" somehow finds a happy home.

The Amazing Bone
William Steig

While dawdling on the way home from school, Pearl, a pig, discovers a talking bone, and life is never quite the same again. (also available in Japanese, Korean and Spanish)

Hannah Is My Name
Belle Yang

Based on her own childhood, the author tells about coming to San Francisco from Taiwan and anxiously awaiting the green cards that would make it legal for her parents to work.

The Judge: An Untrue Tale
Harve Zemach. Illustrated by Margot Zemach

A tall tale about a judge gets his comeuppance when he refuses to believe the words of those brought before him.

Polo: The Runaway Book
Régis Faller

This wordless adventure follows a smart little dog named Polo as he tries to retrieve his stolen book from a mischievous glowing alien.


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You Read to Me, I'll Read to You: Very Short Fairy Tales to Read Together
Mary Ann Hoberman. Illustrated by Michael Emberley

Eight familiar tales are clearly set up to be read by pairs—two beginners or an adult and a child.

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Merlin and the Making of the King
Margaret Hodges, reteller. Illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman

Ornate borders and dramatic paintings enhance this retelling of three Arthurian legends.

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The McElderry Book of Aesop's Fables
Michael Morpurgo. Illustrated by Emma Chichester Clark

Twenty-one well-known stories, complete with morals, spaciously designed for read-aloud or read-alone.

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Jack and the Beanstalk
E. Nesbit. Illustrated by Matt Tavares

A young boy outwits a frightening giant in this witty retelling of the classic fairy tale.

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Can You Guess My Name?: Traditional Tales Around the World
Judy Sierra. Illustrated by Stefano Vitale

Here are fifteen variations, from many cultures, of five familiar tales: The Three Pigs; The Bremen Town Musicians; Rumpelstiltskin; The Frog Prince; and Hansel and Gretel.

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Tales Our Abuelitas Told: A Hispanic Folktale Collection
F. Isabel Campoy and Alma Flor Ada

Twelve lively stories, handsomely illustrated by four Latino artists, with notes on their worldwide origins. (also available in Spanish)

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Goha the Wise Fool
Denys Johnson-Davies. Illustrated by Hany El Saed Ahmed and Hag Hamdy Mohamed Fattouh

The Egyptian variant of a Middle Eastern folk hero is featured in fifteen humorous tales.

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Swamp Angel
Anne Isaacs. Illustrated by Paul O. Zelinsk

In this original tall tale about a tall girl, Angelica Longrider wrestles a huge bear whose enormous appetite has threatened the settlers.


Escucha el Sonido: Poesía, Música, Danza

Take Me Out of the Bathtub and Other Silly Dilly Songs
Alan Katz. Illustrated by David Catrow

A hilarious collection of fourteen takeoffs on traditional children’s songs. Also: I’m Still Here in the Bathtub and Are You Quite Polite?: Silly Dilly Manners Songs

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Comets, Stars, the Moon, and Mars: Space Poems and Paintings
Douglas Florian

Twenty short poems celebrate our universe. Also: Handsprings and Zoo’s Who

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Fold Me a Poem
Kristine O'Connell George. Illustrated by Lauren Stringer

In 32 haiku-like poems, a boy spends the day folding origami animals, imaginatively engaging them in play. Also: Origami for Beginners (j736.982 TEMK 2002)

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The Frogs Wore Red Suspenders
Jack Prelutsky. Illustrated by Petra Mathers

People and animals appear from coast to coast in this delightful collection of 28 poems by the prolific Children’s Poet Laureate. Also: Awful Ogre’s Awful Day and If Not for the Cat

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Rap a Tap Tap: Here's Bojangles - Think of That!
Leo and Diane Dillon

Bill Robinson, "the greatest tap dancer of all time," moves across crisp white pages bringing joy to all he meets. Also: Jazz on a Saturday Night

A Pet for Me: Poems
selected by Lee Bennett Hopkins. Illustrated by Jane Manning

This collection introduces pets from cat and dog to snake and tarantula in an attractive beginning-to-read format.


¿Tienes Preguntas?: Títulos Informativos

Dianna Hutts Aston.
Illustrated by Sylvia Long Books

A beautifully designed and illustrated book that examines the wonder and variety of seeds. Also: An Egg Is Quiet

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Robie Harris. Illustrated by Michael Emberley

Body parts, where babies come from, and more, all explained with clarity and candor.

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Fantastic! Wow! and Unreal!
Ruth Heller

Bright art helps introduce interjections and conjunctions in this eighth and final title in a lively series on the parts of speech.

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Boy, Were We Wrong About Dinosaurs!
Kathleen V. Kudlinski. Illustrated by S.D. Schindler

Scientists don’t know everything as this book proves! See how we have learned all sorts of fascinating facts about dinosaurs.

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Life on Earth: The Story of Evolution
Steve Jenkins

Stunning, realistic cut-paper collages bring to life the history of living things…a history that goes back four billion years. Also: Actual Size and Almost Gone: The World’s Rarest Animals

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A Seed Is Sleepy
Snapshots: The Wonders of Monterey Bay
Celeste Davidson Mannis

Sharp color photographs and brief text introduce this beautiful, Northern California locale.

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The Edible Pyramid: Good Eating Every Day
Loreen Leedy

This entertaining guide to nutrition has been revised to reflect the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s new food pyramid. Also: Follow the Money, Measuring Penny and Messages from Mars

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My Light
Molly Bang

A lucid explanation of how the sun’s rays are harnessed to make light and energy for our use. Also: Common Ground: The Water, Earth, and Air We Share

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It’s Not the Stork!: A Book About Girls, Boys, Babies, Bodies, Families, and Friends
3-D ABC: A Sculptural Alphabet
Bob Raczka

Provocative, informative introduction to sculpture, showing a wide variety of styles and materials, with appealing color photos.

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I'm Still Scared
Tomie DePaola

The noted author-illustrator’s autobiographical series continues with the bombing of Pearl Harbor and Christmas 1941 as seen through Tomie’s second grader eyes.


Tú lo Puedes Leer: Libros para Principiantes

Hi! Fly Guy
Tedd Arnold

You’ll never think of flies in quite the same way after reading about this budding friendship between a boy and his pet fly. Also: Shoo, Fly Guy! and Super Fly Guy

Ribbit Riddles
Katy Hall and Lisa Eisenberg. Illustrated by Robert Bender

Funny riddles, jokes and puns relating to frogs are presented in beginning reader format. Also: Dino Riddles and Piggy Riddles

Days with Frog and Toad
Arnold Lobel

Five more stories about two best friends and their happy adventures. (also available in Chinese, Japanese and Spanish)

Gus and Grandpa and the Two-Wheeled Bike
Claudia Mills. Illustrated by Catherine Stock

Gus feels comfortable with his training wheels, so his new two-wheeler is not a welcome sight.

I Am Rosa Parks
Rosa Parks and Jim Haskins. Illustrated by Wil Clay

Mrs. Parks explains why she refused to give up her seat on the bus in Montgomery, Alabama and her role in the Civil Rights Movement.

Tae Kwon Do!
Terry Pierce. Illustrated by Todd Bonita

A brother and sister take a Tae Kwon Do class in this very first ready-to-read story.

Happy Birthday, Good Knight
Shelley Moore Thomas. Illustrated by Jennifer Plecas

A knight helps three small dragons make a special, but messy, birthday present for their good friend, that very same Good Knight.


Recommended series: Amelia Bedelia (Parish); Biscuit (Capucilli); Commander Toad (Yolen); Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa (Silverman); Fox (Marshall); Henry and Mudge (Rylant); Iris and Walter (Guest); Little Bear (Minarik); Minnie and Moo (Cazet); Mr. Putter & Tabby (Rylant); Nate the Great (Sharmat); Oliver/Amanda Pig (Van Leeuwen); Young Cam Jansen (Adler); Zelda and Ivy (Kvasnosky).

Ponte Cómodo con un Libro: Ficción

Ivy + Bean
by Annie Barrows. Illustrated by Sophie Blackall

Bean is slow to acknowledge her new neighbor, but when she does the two become best friends and allies.

Mercy Watson Fights Crime
Kate DiCamillo. Illustrated by Chris Van Dusen

A beloved pet pig’s fondness for buttered toast leads to the discovery and capture of a robber in the family home.

My Father's Dragon
Ruth Stiles Gannett. Illustrated by Ruth Chrisman Gannett

Elmer Elevator uses each of the unusual supplies he has brought with him during his adventures on Wild Island (also available in Japanese)

Toys Go Out: Being the Adventures of a Knowledgeable Stingray, a Toughy Little Buffalo, and Someone Called Plastic
Emily Jenkins. Illustrated by Paul O. Zelinsky

Six delightful, secret escapades of three toy friends. For read aloud or read alone.

Ruby Lu, Brave and True
Lenore Look. Illustrated by Anne Wilsdorf

A cape-wearing Chinese American girl with a zest for life reluctantly prepares for the arrival of her cousin from China. Also: Ruby Lu, Empress of Everything

Stink and the World's Worst Super-Stinky Sneakers
Megan McDonald. Illustrated by Peter Reynolds

Judy Moody’s younger brother is inspired by a class field trip to a Gross-Me-Out museum exhibit to create the most terrible smelling sneakers possible.

7 x 9 = Trouble
Claudia Mills. Illustrated by G. Brian Karas

Wilson struggles with his third grade multiplication tables and the fact that his beloved kindergartner brother can do them with ease.


Recommended series: Bunnicula (Howe); Cam Jansen (Adler); Captain Underpants (Pilkey); Catwings (Le Guin); Henry Huggins/Ramona (Cleary); Horrible Harry (Kline); Judy Moody (McDonald); Julian/Huey (Cameron); Junie B. Jones (Park); ); Magic Tree House (Osborne); Martin Bridge (Kerrin); Marvin Redpost (Sachar); Owen Foote (Greene); Pinky and Rex (Howe); Time Warp Trio (Scieszka).

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