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Max & Mo Make a Snowman

Lakin, Patricia. Max & Mo Make a Snowman. Illus. by Brian Floca. Simon & Schuster/Aladdin, paper, 2007. 28p.
Two classroom hamsters get creative after watching the children play in the snow.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

McNamara, Margaret. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Illus. by Mike Gordon. Simon & Schuster/ Aladdin, paper, 2007. 32p.
The first graders of Robin Hill School learn about Martin Luther King Jr. and share their dreams for themselves and the world. Part of the Robin Hill School series.

Down Girl and Sit: On the Road

Nolan, Lucy A. Down Girl and Sit: On the Road. Illus. by Mike Reed. Cavendish, 2005. 54p. Down Girl and Sit, two canine friends, have a series of hilarious adventures.

Fancy Nancy at the Museum

O’Connor, Jane. Fancy Nancy at the MuseumIllus. by Robin Preiss Glasser and Ted Enik. HarperCollins, 2008. 32p.
Fancy Nancy won’t let a bumpy bus ride spoil her class trip.

Annie and Snowball and the Prettiest House

Rylant, Cynthia. Annie and Snowball and the Prettiest House. Illus. by Suçie Stevenson. Simon & Schuster, 2007. 40p.
Annie and her pet bunny, Snowball, decorate her plain house with help from cousin Henry and his dog, Mudge.

Henry and Mudge and the Big Sleepover

Rylant, Cynthia. Henry and Mudge and the Big Sleepover. Illus. by Suçie Stevenson. Simon & Schuster, 2006. 40p.
Henry and Mudge join five other boys and their dogs for a sleepover with games, monster movies, pizza, and a popcorn catching contest.

Mr. Putter & Tabby Run the Race

Rylant, Cynthia. Mr. Putter & Tabby Run the Race. Illus. by Arthur Howard. Harcourt, 2008. 44p.
Mr. Putter is persuaded to run the seniors’ marathon by his good friend, Mrs. Teaberry, even though he “hasn’t run anywhere” in 30 years.

Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa: Rain or Shine

Silverman, Erica. Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa: Rain or Shine. Illus. by Betsy Lewin. Harcourt, 2008. 44p.
Even in the rain Cowgirl Kate and her “partner” Cocoa can enjoy working and playing together.

Amazing Bats

Simon, Seymour. Amazing Bats. Illus./ Photos. Chronicle/SeaStar, 2005. 40p.
Amazing photographs and thorough information make this an exciting addition to the See More Readers series.

Little Red Hen Gets Help

Spengler, Kenneth. Little Red Hen Gets Help. Illus. by Margaret Spengler. Harcourt, 2007. 24p.
Little Red Hen wants to make tacos, but she needs to find someone to help her. Who will it be?

Amazing Snakes! Photos by the Wildlife Conservation Society

Thomson, Sarah L. Amazing Snakes! Photos by the Wildlife Conservation Society. HarperCollins, 2006. 32p.
Get close-up views of snakes in this unforgettable addition to the Wildlife Conservation Society’s “Amazing Animals” series.

Amanda Pig, First Grader

Van Leeuwen, Jean. Amanda Pig, First Grader. Illus. by Ann Schweninger. Dial, 2007. 40p.
In this gentle school story, Amanda Pig discovers her independence as she starts first grade, gets lost on the way to the office, stands up to the big kids, and finally learns to read. Part of the Oliver and Amanda series.

Pip Squeak

Weeks, Sarah. Pip Squeak. Illus. by Jane K. Manning. HarperCollins - Laura Geringer, 2007. 28p.
The star of Drip, Drop is back and busy preparing for his friend Max’s visit.

Today I Will Fly!

Willems, Mo. Today I Will Fly! Illustrated by the author. Hyperion, 2007. 57p.
Piggie decides that today is the day pigs will fly, but his friend, Gerald, just thinks Piggie needs help, in this installment of the Elephant & Piggie series.

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