Are You a Mystery Reader?
Are you a mystery reader for your child's Kindergarten or 1st Grade classroom? The staff in the Children's Room have compiled some of our favorites to help you choose the perfect book to read aloud. If you need any more suggestions, please stop by the Children's Room and a librarian can help!
by Jon Agee
A rhinoceros does only two things: pop balloons and poke holes in kites. But, rhinoceroses can really do more - so much more!
Samantha On a Roll
by Linda Ashman
Warned not to try out her new skates, Sammy straps them on anyway, resulting in a wild ride through town.
Louise: The Adventures of a Chicken
by Kate DiCamillo
Longing for adventure, intrepid Louise leaves her comfortable nest and goes to sea.
Tornado Slim & the Magic Cowboy Hat
by Bryan Langdon
Tornado Slim is in for an adventure when a coyote asks him to deliver a letter to the sheriff of Fire Gulch City.
Not Inside This House!
by Kevin Lewis
Follows a young boy as he discovers bugs and increasingly larger creatures, but is warned by his mother that each is unwelcome in the house!
Archie and the Pirates
by Marc Rosenthal
When Archie the monkey finds himself on a strange island, he makes a multitude of new friends who help him defned their home from intruding pirates.
Caps for Sale: A Tale of a Peddler, Some Monkeys, and Their Monkey Business
by Esphyr Slobodkina
A band of mischevious monkeys steal every one of a peddler's caps while he takes a nap under a tree.
If I Built a Car
by Chris Van Dusen
Jack describes the kind of car he would build - one with amazing accessories and with the capability of traveling on land, in the air, on and under the sea.
*Don't forget that traditional folktales make great read-alouds!*
Go To Sleep Gecko!: A Balinese Folktale
retold by Margaret Read MacDonald
Retells the folktale of the gecko who complains to the village chief that the fireflies keep him awake at night but then learns that in nature, all things are connected.
In this version of "The Tortoise and the Hare," there are some unexpected twists and the cast of characters expands to include a turkey, a colony of ants and a cheering squad of turtles!