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Kindergarten Lexile Band BR-190L
Bears on Wheels by
Call Number: PZ1000.B4483 Bc 1969
Publication Date: 1969-09-12
As the gradually increasing number of bears on wheels adds up through all kinds of combinations and permutations, beginning readers are offered a unique counting book, courtesy of the Berenstains.
Inside, Outside, Upside Down by
Call Number: PZ900.B4483 In 1996 Level E
Publication Date: 1968-10-12
A bear explores a carton on a truck and gets carried away. By the time he has returned, the reader will be exposed to the concepts of "inside, outside, upside down."
Great Day for Up! by
Call Number: PZ900.G276 Go 1974 Level J
Publication Date: 1974-08-12
The meanings of "up" are conveyed with merry verse and illustrations in a happy book that celebrates the joy of life.
Call Number: BJ1857.C5 A39 1990
Publication Date: 1990-10-17
Aliki makes manners accessible to children through colorful cartoon-style illustrations designed to teach some of the basics.
1st Grade Lexile Band 190L-420L
Tough Boris by
Call Number: PZ1000.F8373 To 1994
Publication Date: 1994-04-29
Boris von der Borch is a mean, greedy old pirate--tough as nails, through and through, like all pirates. Or is he? When a young boy sneaks onto Boris's ship, he discovers that even pirates cry.
The Bremen-Town Musicians by
Call Number: PZ400.P727 Br 1980
Publication Date: 1998-02-09
A retelling of the Grimm tale in which an old donkey, dog, cat, and rooster, no longer wanted by their masters, set out for Bremen to become musicians.
The Gruffalo by
Call Number: PZ1000.D66 Gr 1999
Publication Date: 1999-06-01
A clever mouse uses the threat of a terrifying creature to keep from being eaten by a fox, an owl, and a snake--only to have to outwit that creature as well.
Ten Flashing Fireflies by
Call Number: PZ1000.S9227 Te 1995
Publication Date: 1995-04-01
Luminous pictures and a buoyant, chant-aloud text combine to make this two-way counting book as joyous and magical as catching fireflies on a summer night.
2nd Grade Stretch Band 420L-650L
A Tree Is Nice by
Call Number: PZ1000.U27 Tr 1956
Publication Date: 1987-06-26
Trees are beautiful. They fill up the sky. If you have a tree, you can climb up its trunk, roll in its leaves, or hang a swing from one of its limbs. A tree is good to have around. A tree is nice.
Call Number: PZ1000.D39145 Hu 2000
Publication Date: 2000-03-01
Margo and her family prepare for and experience Hurricane Bob, which makes the electricity go out for five days but leaves their house intact.
Spaghetti and Meatballs for All! by
Call Number: PZ1000.B9373 Sp 1997
Publication Date: 1997-09-01
When Mrs. Comfort's guests rearrange all of her carefully placed tables and chairs, dinnertime at the family reunion becomes a complete mess, in a playful introduction to the concepts of area and perimeter.
Martha Speaks by
Call Number: PZ1000.M51273 Mar 1992
Publication Date: 1992-09-28
When Helen Finney feeds alphabet soup to her dog Martha, Martha begins to speak. But having a talking dog is not as fun as it seems.
Under the Lemon Moon by
Call Number: PZ1000.F495674 Un 1999
Publication Date: 1999-04-01
The theft of all the lemons from her lemon tree leads Rosalinda to an encounter with la Anciana, the Old One, who walks the Mexican countryside helping things grow, and to an understanding of generosity and forgiveness.