Miss Brooks LovesBridgets Beret Hot Rod Hamster! Books! (and I dont)by Tom Lichtenheld by Cynthia Lord by Barbara Bottner When Bridget A hamster, with A first-grade girl--who loses the beret the help of a does not like to read- that provides her canine junkyard -stubbornly resists with artistic dealer and his her school librarians inspiration like mouse assistants, efforts to convince other great artists, builds a hot rod her to love books she thinks she will and drives it in a until she finds one never be able to race against some that might change draw again. very large dogs. her mind. Jackson and Buds Bumpy Ride : AmericasFrankie Works the Night Shift First Cross-Country Automobile Trip My Gardenby Lisa Westberg Peters by Elizabeth Koehler-Pentacoff by Kevin Henkes In this counting Tells the story of After helping her book, Frankie the the first cross- mother weed, water, cats night prowling country and chase the rabbits causes a ruckus, automobile trip in from their garden, a waking sleeping young girl imagines her 1903 by Dr. dream garden complete neighbors who do Horatio Jackson with jellybean bushes, not share Frankies and mechanic chocolate rabbits, and love of the "night Sewall J. Crocker. tomatoes the size of shift." beach balls. The Hair of ZoeFleefenbacher Goes to School Lets Do Nothing! Panda Kindergartenby Laurie Halse Anderson by Tony Fucile by Joanne Ryder Photographs and text A young girls Young friends Frankie follow sixteen panda talented but and Sal, believing they cubs at the Wolong untamed tresses do have "done it all," Nature Preserve, where not impress her decide to do nothing for they are raised and strict first-grade a while, but Frankie observed by scientists teacher, who has has a little trouble with and workers while they the concept and it is learn survival skills that rules for everything, not long before the will allow them to be re- including hair. boys realize there is no released into the wild. way to do nothing.The Hallelujah Flight LMNO Peas Ready for Anything!by Phil Bildner by Keith Baker By Keiko Kasza In 1932, James Banning, Busy little peas Raccoon is nervous along with his co-pilot Thomas Allen, make introduce their about all of the history by becoming the things that could first African-Americans favorite spoil a picnic, from to fly across the United States, relying on the occupations, bees to dragons, generosity of people from astronaut until Duck convinces they meet in the towns him that surprises along the way who help to zoologist. keep their "flying jalopy" can be fun. going.
14 Cows for America by Carmen Agra Deedy Sophie Peterman Tells the Truth! by Sarah Weeks South Carolina Presents an illustrated tale of a gift of fourteen cows given by the Maasai A disgruntled big sister Picture Book Award Nominees people of Kenya to reveals the U.S. as a gesture unpleasant facts of comfort and about babies. friendship in the wake of the attacks of September 11, 2001.About Penguins : a Guide for Childrenby Cathryn P. Sill Testing the Ice : A True Story About Jackie Robinson by Sharon Robinson 2011-2012 As a testament to his An introduction courage, Jackie to the physical Robinsons daughter shares memories of characteristics, him, from his behavior, and baseball career to the day he tests the habitats of ice for her, her penguins. brothers, and their friends. All the World Under the Snow By Elizabeth Garton Scanlon by Melissa Stewart This book follows a group of family Describes how members and friends through the different animals course of a day as survive the long, they learn the cold winter importance of all months things great and small. Back of the Bus Were All in the Same Boat by Aaron Reynolds by Zachary Shapiro From the back of After being on the Sponsored by: ark for months and the bus, an African months, the ants get American child antsy, the bees bored, and the watches the arrest llamas livid, and of Rosa Parks. Noah must find a way to make everyone get along. South Carolina Association of School Librarians