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First and Second Graders

Buzz Boy and Fly Guy

Buzz Boy and Fly Guy

Buzz creates a comic book that features Buzz Boy and Fly Guy as the superheroes.

Home

Home

A wordless picture book that observes the changes in a neighborhood from before a girl is born until she is an adult, as it first decays and then is renewed by the efforts of the residents.

Spiders

Spiders

Text and photographs introduce readers to different types of spiders and their behavior.

Miss Brooks Loves Books (and I Don't)

Miss Brooks Loves Books (and I Don't)

A first-grade girl who does not like to read stubbornly resists her school librarian's efforts to convince her to love books until she finds one that might change her mind.

The Grouchy Ladybug

The Grouchy Ladybug

A grouchy ladybug, looking for a fight, challenges everyone she meets regardless of their size or strength.

Bink & Gollie

Bink & Gollie

Two roller-skating best friends--one tiny, one tall--share three comical adventures involving outrageously bright socks, an impromptu trek to the Andes, and a most unlikely marvelous companion.

Garbage Helps Our Garden Grow

Garbage Helps Our Garden Grow

Photographs and text helps young readers understand the importance of compost for their garden.

Jimi : Sounds Like a Rainbow

Jimi : Sounds Like a Rainbow

Before he became one of the greatest guitar players of all time, Jimi Hendrix was a boy who loved to paint and listen to records, and who asked himself an unusual question: could someone paint pictures with sound?

Bedtime for Frances

Bedtime for Frances

Frances finds it difficult to go to sleep with the strange noises and menacing shapes that seem to fill her room after dark.

Never Smile at a Monkey

Never Smile at a Monkey

Discover how dangerous an animal can be when it feels threatened or trapped.

Sweet Smell of Roses

Sweet Smell of Roses

A stirring yet jubilant glimpse of the youth involvement that played an invaluable role in the Civil Rights movement.

Shocking Truth About Energy

Shocking Truth About Energy

Comical characters explain the basics, including the many forms energy can take. Readers can learn how energy changes from one form to another so that the Sun's energy can end up in a lunch box and eventually in people's muscles. Easy-to-follow diagrams show different ways energy can be harnessed. For a green look at the topic, the pros and cons of each form of energy are outlined, and tips on how to use energy sensibly are included. This high-voltage introduction to energy combines physical science and environmental science with fun.

Ling and Ting

Ling and Ting

Ling and Ting are identical twins that people think are exactly the same, but time and again they prove to be different.

Frog and Toad Are Friends

Frog and Toad Are Friends

Five tales recounting the adventures of two best friends - Frog and Toad.

Busing Brewster

Busing Brewster

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.

Zen Ghosts

Zen Ghosts

On Halloween night, Stillwater the giant panda tells Karl, Addy, and Michael a spooky and unusual story. Based on a Zen koan.

Aesop's Fables

Aesop's Fables

A collection of nearly sixty fables from Aesop, including such familiar ones as "The Grasshopper and the Ants," "The North Wind and the Sun," "Androcles and the Lion," "The Troublesome Dog," and "The Fox and the Stork."

April Adventure

April Adventure

Bradley, Brian, Nate, and Lucy follow clues on an Easter treasure hunt, while trying to figure out who set it up for them.

Annie and Snowball and the Wintry Freeze

Annie and Snowball and the Wintry Freeze

Annie and her cousin Henry, along with Henry's dog Mudge and Annie's rabbit Snowball, enjoy a sparkling, wintry ice storm.

Mirror Mirror

Mirror Mirror

A collection of short poems which, when reversed, provide new perspectives on the fairy tale characters they feature.

Little Mouse Gets Ready

Little Mouse Gets Ready

Little Mouse gets dressed to go to the barn with his mother, brothers, and sisters.

Keena Ford and the Second-Grade Mix-Up

Keena Ford and the Second-Grade Mix-Up

Keena Ford chronicles her many mishaps as she begins second grade.

Art From Her Heart

Art From Her Heart

Clementine Hunter's paintings went from hanging on her clothesline to hanging in museums, yet because of the color of her skin, a friend had to sneak her in when the gallery was closed.

We Are in a Book!

We Are in a Book!

Gerald and Piggie discover the joy of being read. But what will happen when the book ends?

Pecan Pie Baby

Pecan Pie Baby

When Mama's pregnancy draws attention away from Gia, she worries that the special bond they share will disappear forever once the baby is born.

Mouse and Mole, Fine Feathered Friends

Mouse and Mole, Fine Feathered Friends

When spring arrives, Mole and Mouse find a unique way to bird watch.