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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.

HOW TO HEAL A BROKEN WING

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Graham
Author's First Name: 
Bob
Publisher: 
Candlewick
Publication Date: 
2008

Generously large illustrations, an almost wordless text, and poignant details commemorate the hope and compassion a small boy and his family show as they heal an injured pigeon.

GOOSE AND DUCK

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
George
Author's First Name: 
Jean Craighead
Illustrator's First Name: 
Priscilla
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Lamont
Publisher: 
Laura Geringer Books
Publication Date: 
2008

Information about the habits of wild fowl, a perfectly designed text for beginning readers, humorous full-color illustrations, and respect for the natural world make this story of a young boy who discovers two hatchlings ideal for budding naturalists.

TEN LITTLE FINGERS AND TEN LITTLE TOES

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Fox
Author's First Name: 
Mem
Illustrator's First Name: 
Helen
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Oxenbury
Publisher: 
Harcourt
Publication Date: 
2008

Evocative watercolor illustrations and a boisterous chant create an ode to babies around the world, who are all loved, and who, “as everyone knows, [have] . . . ten little fingers and ten little toes.”

ON THE FARM

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Elliott
Author's First Name: 
David
Illustrator's First Name: 
Holly
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Meade
Publisher: 
Candlewick
Publication Date: 
2008

Rustic woodblock prints paired with simple, playful poetry reflect the sights and sounds of barnyard habitués. Deliciously old-fashioned, this crowd-pleasing combination makes a handsome selection for both story times and lap-sharing.

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