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THE HINKY PINK

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
McDonald
Author's First Name: 
Megan
Illustrator's First Name: 
Brian
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Floca
Publisher: 
Richard Jackson
Publication Date: 
2008

Guards lock talented seamstress Anabel in a tower and give her one week to sew a dress fit for the princess. Unfortunately, she shares the room with a mischievous Hinky Pink. Lively storytelling paired with an old-world setting makes this a perfect read-aloud.

ASTRONAUT HANDBOOK

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
McCarthy
Author's First Name: 
Meghan
Publisher: 
Knopf
Publication Date: 
2008

Welcome to astronaut school! An easy text and detailed illustrations provide fascinating and funny facts for young readers as they follow four aspiring astronauts preparing for an excursion into space.

WAVE

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Lee
Author's First Name: 
Suzy
Publisher: 
Chronicle
Publication Date: 
2008

Swirling grey and blue illustrations capture, without words, the excitement and drama of a little girl’s day at the beach as she cavorts with the waves and the seagulls.

ARABELLA MILLER'S TINY CATERPILLAR

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Jarrett
Author's First Name: 
Clare
Publisher: 
Candlewick
Publication Date: 
2008

Scientific information about a caterpillar’s transformation into a butterfly is woven into an extended version of a lilting finger rhyme and enhanced with wispy pencil and collage illustrations.

HOUNDSLEY AND CATINA AND THE QUIET TIME

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Howe
Author's First Name: 
James
Illustrator's First Name: 
Marie-Louise
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Gay
Publisher: 
Candlewick
Publication Date: 
2008

Homebound after a heavy snowstorm, good friends Houndsley and Catina discover the simple joys that can be found on a cold, quiet, winter’s day. Expressive illustrations lend a whimsical note to this third entry in a gentle beginning reader series.

CHOO CHOO

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Horáček
Author's First Name: 
Petr
Publisher: 
Candlewick
Publication Date: 
2008

A little black train chugs across and through clever die-cut landscapes in this sturdy board book. Bright acrylic and collage illustrations cheerfully complement the rhythmic text as a family heads for the beach.

1, 2, BUCKLE MY SHOE

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Hines
Author's First Name: 
Anna Grossnickle
Publisher: 
Harcourt
Publication Date: 
2008

Three-dimensional quilt patches complete with colored fabrics, rickrack, carefully placed buttons, and quilted numerals bring a familiar nursery rhyme to life and invite young children to count along.

OLD BEAR

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Henkes
Author's First Name: 
Kevin
Illustrator's First Name: 
Kevin
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Henkes
Publisher: 
Greenwillow
Publication Date: 
2008

Delicate ink and watercolor illustrations capture the colors of the changing seasons as an old bear dreams away the winter months in this gentle story about nature, hibernation, and the passage of time.

MAYBE A BEAR ATE IT!

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Harris
Author's First Name: 
Robie
Illustrator's First Name: 
Michael
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Emberley
Publisher: 
Orchard
Publication Date: 
2008

When a small, pajama-clad book lover loses his favorite story at bedtime, his logical conclusion (“Maybe a bear ate it!”) leads to a madcap string of zany possibilities. Cartoon illustrations full of irresistible energy will charm babies and bibliophiles alike.

MONKEY AND ME

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Gravett
Author's First Name: 
Emily
Publisher: 
Simon & Schuster
Publication Date: 
2008

An imaginative little girl, a beloved toy monkey, a catchy refrain, and buoyant illustrations provide readers with a playful, visual guessing game. Preschoolers will crow with delight as each animal’s identify is revealed.

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