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Special Selections from Perrot's Youth Services Staff

January 2011

 

 

A Birthday for Bear

A Birthday for Bear

by Bonny Becker, illustrated Kady MacDonald Denton

J-2 BECKE

Bear would much rather spend his birthday alone cleaning his house, but his persistent friend Mouse has other ideas!


-Kathy

 

 

 

Stinky

Stinky

written and illustrated by Eleanor Davis

J-2 DAVIS

 

Stinky is a purple monster with horns, who lives in a cave with some rats and bats, and his pet toad, Wartbelly. His favorite food is pickled onions. When Stinky finds a KID wandering through his smelly swamp, he knows he has to drive him away. But that turns out to be harder than Stinky expected, because the kid LIKES his swamp-- AND his toad! A cute book about an unlikely friendship. Stinky is part of the wonderful Toon Books series-- a collection of graphic novel format books for beginning readers, which feature various authors and illustrators.

 

-Vicky

 

 

 

The Shrinking of Treehorn

The Shrinking of Treehorn

by Florence Parry Heide, illustrated by Edward Gorey

J-3 HEIDE

 

Edward Gorey's pen-and-ink drawings in this weird little book introduce us the strange world of Treehorn, a boy who is growing mysteriously littler every day. . . and no one-- not his distracted parents, his principal, or even his bus driver-- seems particularly concerned about it.

 

-Miriam

 

 

 

Big Dog... Little Dog

Big Dog. . . Little Dog

written and illustrated by P.D. Eastman

J-1 EASTM

A very readable book with funny pictures about two dogs who are opposites in every way and yet are the best of friends.

-Mariana

 

 

 

Eyewitness Readers

Eyewitness Readers series

Various authors

J-1/J-2/J-3 EYEWI

A great introduction to non-fiction reading for emerging readers. Subjects range from a day at the farm for beginning readers to sports heroes, astronauts and learning about Shakespeare and the Globe Theatre for more experienced readers.

-Dawn

 

 

Biscuit's Big Friend

Biscuit's Big Friend

by Alyssa Satin Capucilli, illustrated by Pat Schories

J-1 CAPUC

 

A wonderful introductory reader for young children. Biscuit, the puppy, loves playing with Sam, the big dog, despite their size differences. Some other titles in this I Can Read Collection include Biscuit Visits the Big City, Biscuit Goes to School, and Biscuit Finds A Friend. These books are very appealing to young children.

 

-Susan

 

 

 

Henry and Mudge series

Henry and Mudge series

by Cynthia Rylant, illustrated by Sucie Stevenson

J-2 RYLAN


A wonderful series about a boy and his dog, with each story showing there is a special meaning in everyday life.
 

-Barbara

 

 

 

 Check this page monthly for recommendations from our staff! Each month focuses on a different category or theme.

We'll pick our favorites, and tell you all about them! Each book cover is a link to that item in the catalog, so click there to place a hold. 

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