BOOKLISTS from the Sausalito Library
What did Molly read this week?
Wednesday, April 8, 2014:
Monkey and Me by Emily Gravett
Bark, George by Jules Feiffer
Where is the Green Sheep by Mem Fox
Come Back, Ben by Anne and John Hassett
Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! by Mo Willems
Found by Salina Yoon
Wednesday, April 2, 2014:
Count the Monkeys by Mac Barnett
How do Dinosaurs Eat Their Food? by Jane Yolen
Early Bird by Toni Yuly
Wednesday, March 25, 2014:
I'm the Best by Lucy Cousins
Pete the Cat by Eric Litwin
No David! by David Shannon
Wednesday, March 18, 2014:
Roly Poly Pangolin by Anna Dewdney
Firehouse by Mark Teague
Bear Says Thanks by Karma Wilson
Wednesday, March 12, 2014:
Bark George by Jules Fieffer
Go-Go Baby by Rozane Orgill
Dinosaurs vs Bedtime by Bob Shea
Wednesday, March 5, 2014:
Little Beauty by Anthony Browne
Peek-a-Moo! by Marie Torres Cimarusti
Off We Go!: A Bear and Mole Story by Will Hillenbrand
Wednesday, February 26:
One Gorilla: A Counting Book by Anthony Browne
More More More Said the Baby by Vera Williams
The Big Book of Beautiful Babies by David Elwand
Phil Sheridan's Favorite Picture Books, November 2013
1. Dawn by Uri Shulevitz. Farrar Straus Giroux. 1974.
a picture book about the wonder of dawn. simple, poignant.
2. Grandfather Twilight by Barbara Berger. Philomel. 1984.
a fable about how twilight happens. charming, warm, gentle.
3. Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss. Harper Collins. 1945.
a child succeeds at doing something that nobody else thinks he can. exquisite, both in the telling and the illustration.
4. Little Pea by Amy Krouse Rosenthal. Chronicle Books. 2005.
so absurd that children of all ages “eat this story up"
5. Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andreae. Orchard Books. 1999.
but even bow-legged giraffes can dance when they’re inspired by something they love.
6. Whose Mouse Are You? by Robert Kraus. Simon & Schuster. 1970.
a little mouse, down on his luck, takes charge of his life & comes out on top.
7. When the Sun Rose by Barbara Berger. Philomel. 1986.
spending a sunny day with a gentle tiger, a best friend and a home full of rainbows.
8. Higher! Higher! by Leslie Patricelli. Candlewick Press. 2009.
a father swings his daughter higher and higher until she encounters another girl in outer space whose daddy must be swinging her up high as well.
9. In the Forest by Marie Hall Ets. Viking Press. 1944.
a little boy takes a walk in the forest and forms a parade of animals who dance & sing both with him and with each other.
10. Chicken Chickens by Valeri Gorbachev. North-South Books. 2001.
mama takes her timid twins to the playground where they learn how much fun it is to play with other kids.
11. Play With Me by Marie Hall Ets. Viking Press. 1955.
a little girl tries to make friends with some animals outdoors, & discovers that they are friendly with her only when she stops trying so hard.
12. Cinderella retold by Barbara McClintock. Scholastic Press. 2005.
I prefer this version because the author uses the magnanimous French ending rather than the vindictive one used by the Brothers Grimm of Germany.
Classic Books in the Sausalito Library
I've highlighted 30 classic children's books here in the Sausalito Library. 'Classic' doesn't mean dull and dusty--it just means they've remained popular for decades. These are good ones.
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Realistic and historical fiction:
The Secret Garden
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
Harriet the Spy
My Side of the Mountain
Sarah, Plain and Tall
Island of the Blue Dolphins
Bridge to Terabithia
The Westing Game
The Witch of Blackbird Pond
Roll of Thunder, Hear my Cry
Animals (fantastical and real):
Mr. Popper’s Penguins
The Velveteen Rabbit
The Incredible Journey
The Black Stallion
Wind in the Willows
Misty of Chincoteague
The Mouse and His Child
The Animal Family
Babe, the Gallant Pig
The Jungle Book
Call of the Wild
The Cricket in Times Square
The Book of Three
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
The Dark is Rising
James and the Giant Peach
My Father's Dragon
The Phantom Tollbooth
Wizard of Earthsea
A Wrinkle in Time
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH
Middle School List
A thoughtful and detailed booklist
Tween Reads from the Association for Library Service to Children
Drama by Raina Telgemeier
Chomp by Carl Hiaasen
The False Prince by Jennifer Nielsen
Liar and Spy by Rebecca Stead
Splendors and Glooms by Laura Amy Schlitz
|Newberry Award Winners
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Caldecott Award Winners
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Created by The Rainbow Project, a product of the ALA Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT) and Social Responsibilities Round Table (SSRT), the Rainbow List is a bibliography of books with significant gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender content, and which are aimed at youth, birth through age 18.
Asian Pacific American Librarians Association Literature Award
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Pure Belpre Award is presented to a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth
Co-sponsored by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), and the National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish-Speaking ( REFORMA).
Between the Lions
Stories, games and video clips, as well as downloadable content for edutainment on-the-go!
Story Place (English/Espanol)
The Children’s Digital Library, available in English and en Espanol. Includes different reading levels, printable activities, and interactive stories that kids participate in writing.
|Preschool Picture Books by Theme
Pictures books listed by theme and subject, as well as activities and games.