Annotated Bibliographic Citation: Blackstone, Stella. (2010) Octopus Opposites. Cambridge, MA: Barefoot Books Title: Octopus Opposites Author: Stella Blackstone Illustrator: Stephanie Bauer Year Published: 2010 Genre: Concept Brief Synopsis: This book discusses animals and their opposites. Suggested Developmental Level: This book would be appropriate for children birth to first grade based on the children’s reading levels. It will help in teaching the concept of opposites. Annotated Bibliographic Citation: Matzke Ann, H. (2011) Can you guess? Vero Beach, FL: Rourke Publishing Title: Can You Guess?
Author: Ann H. Matzke Illustrator: Tara Raymo Year Published: 2011 Genre: Interaction Brief Synopsis: This book is based on the math concept of more or less. It gives young children the opportunity to test their math skills with answering the questions in the book. Suggested Developmental Level: I think this book would be appropriate for young children in grades in kindergarten to first grade. Annotated Bibliographic Citation: Lyon, George, Ella. (2010) The pirate of kindergarten. New York, NY: Antheneum Books For Young Readers Title: The Pirate of Kindergarten Author: George Ella Lyon.
Illustrator: Lynne Avril Year Published: 2010 Genre: Storybook Brief Synopsis: Ginny is a kindergartner who has double vision making it harder for her to successfully participate in her class’s activities. She sees two of everything so Ginny has trouble reading, coloring, and cutting. One day, her class has participates in vision screening day where Ginny learns she has to visit and eye doctor to get glasses. Ginny’s eye doctor tells her she will be wearing a patch until her glasses come in. Once Ginny’s glasses are in, she can see everything in her classroom and this makes her very happy.
Suggested Developmental Level: The appropriate age level for this book would be children in pre-school to second-grade. Annotated Bibliographic Citation: Gibbs, Edward. (2011) I spy with my little eye. Templar Books Title: I spy With My Little Eye Author: Edward Gibbs Illustrator: N/A Year Published: 2011 Genre: Interaction, Predictable Brief Synopsis: This book is a predictable I spy book. On the pages a small circle is cut out leading to what’s on the next page. Clues are read to help the children guess what animal may be on the following page.
Suggested Developmental Level: This book would be appropriate for children in pre-school to first grade. Because some of the clues are colors, this book will aide in helping children learn colors as well as taking educated guesses. Annotated Bibliographic Citation: Sierra, Judy. (2012) Wild about you. NY: Alfred A. Knopf Title: Wild about You Author: Judy Sierra Illustrator: Marc Brown Year Published: 2012 Genre: Storybook Brief Synopsis: A new egg has arrived at the zoo but the zookeeper doesn’t know what animal may be inside. All of the zoo animals debate on who will hatch the egg and take care of the baby.
The kangaroo decides to take care of the egg and soon to her surprise; it turns out to be a baby penguin. All of the zoo animals all help the kangaroo with the baby penguin. Soon after, a panda finds a baby kitten and soon falls in love with him just like the kangaroo and baby penguin. Suggested Developmental Level: This book would be appropriate for children in pre-school to second grade. The rhyming repetition in this book will help young children in learning new concepts of speech. Annotated Bibliographic Citation: Whybrow, Ian. (2006) What’s the time little wolf? Minneapolis, MN: Carolrhoda Books, Inc.
Title: What’s the Time Little Wolf? Author: Ian Whybrow Illustrator: Tony Ross Year Published: 2006 Genre: Interactive, Storybook Brief Synopsis: The Wolf family consists of mom, dad, Little Wolf, and Smells. Little Wolf and Smells are sent out by their parents to catch dinner for the family. Throughout the story Little Wolf and Smells try to catch dinner and have no luck. Finally, they come across mice who want to play “what’s the time Little Wolf? ” Little Wolf and Smells use this opportunity to their advantage and trick the mice into playing the game to capture them for dinner.
Soon, Little Wolf and Smells return home with a sack full of mice for their mom and dad where they all have mice pies and rolls. Suggested Developmental Level: The appropriate age level for this book and activity would be preschoolers to first graders. Extension Activity: After reading the book, play the game, What’s the Time, Mr. Wolf? One player is Mr. Wolf. This player stands far away from the others facing away from them. The other players call out, “What’s the time, Mr. Wolf? “ If Mr. Wolf answers, “Five o’ clock! ” the players must take five steps toward Mr. Wolf and so on. When everyone is close, Mr.
Wolf, answers, “Dinnertime! ” The other players turn back to the start while Mr. Wolf chases them. Whoever is caught first is the next Mr. Wolf. But if everyone makes it back to the start, the same player must be Mr. Wolf again. Annotated Bibliographic Citation: Koelsch, Michael. (2001) Discover and explore. Penguin Putnam Inc. Title: Discover and Explore Author: Rosemary Wells Illustrator: Michael Koelsch Year Published: 2001 Genre: Storybook, Interactive Brief Synopsis: Timothy and his friends are kindergartners who learn about many different subjects throughout the school day.
Timothy and his friends learn about the food pyramid, the seasons, the Earth, planting seeds, and many other subjects. Suggested Developmental Level: This book is appropriate for children ages three and up who are about to enter kindergarten. The concepts that can be learned in this book are the five senses, planting seeds, and the seasons. Annotated Bibliographic Citation: Browne, Anthony. (2011) How do you feel? Somerville, MA: Candlewick Press Title: How Do You Feel? Author: Anthony Browne Illustrator: Year Published: 2011 Genre: Concept Brief Synopsis: This book discusses different emotions that many of us sometimes feel.
Suggested Developmental Level: I think the appropriate level of this book would be for preschoolers to kindergartners who are just beginning to learn and understand the different emotions we have. Annotated Bibliographic Citation: Cabrera, Jane. (2007) Old MacDonald had a farm. Great Britain: Gullane Children’s Books Title: Old MacDonald Had a Farm Author: Jane Cabrera Illustrator: Jane Cabrera Year Published: 2007 Genre: Interaction, Audiovisual (read-along), Storybook Brief Synopsis: Old MacDonald had a farm is a sing-along storybook that discusses all of the different things found on the farm like animals and Mr.
MacDonald’s wife. Suggested Developmental Level: The appropriate level of this book is for young children in kindergarten who are can follow and sing along with the reader. Annotated Bibliographic Citation: Fraiser, Debra. (2010) A fabulous fair alphabet. New York, NY: Beachlane Books Title: A Fabulous Fair Alphabet Author: Debra Fraiser Illustrator: Jim Henkel Year Published: 2010 Genre: Alphabet Brief Synopsis: A Fabulous Fair Alphabet gives is about all things found at a fair that correspond with a certain letter in the alphabet.
Suggested Developmental Level: The lever appropriate for this book would be preschoolers to kindergartners who are still or just learning their ABC’s. Annotated Bibliographic Citation: Adams, Diane. (2009) I can do it myself. Atlanta, GA: Peachtree Publishers Title: I Can Do It Myself Author: Diane Adams Illustrator: Nancy Hayashi Year Published: 2009 Genre: Storybook Brief Synopsis: Emily Pearl is a big girl who can do many things such as putting peanut butter on her bread or blowing her nose all by herself.
Her mother always asks Emily and if she needs any help and Emily will respond, “I can do it myself. ” Once it is time for bed, Emily finds herself needing her mom’s help with reading a bedtime story and finding Emily’s bear. Emily learns sometimes it’s nice to let someone else help. Suggested Developmental Level: Kindergartners through second graders will enjoy this book because it is teaching that although they can do many things on their own, sometimes they need help from someone else. Annotated Bibliographic Citation: Reiss, Mike. (2008) The boy who wouldn’t share.
New York, NY: HarperCollins Children’s Books Title: The Boy Who Wouldn’t Share Author: Mike Reiss Illustrator: David Catrow Year Published: 2008 Genre: Storybook, Concept Brief Synopsis: Edward is being a selfish boy and not sharing his toys with his younger sister Claire. All day Edward keeps his toys in a huger pile away from Claire and finds himself stuck inside of the pile. When Edward and Claire’s mother comes in with a plate of fudge, she gives it all to Claire because Edward is nowhere to be found. Claire shares with her brother and teaches him that sharing is good.
Edward then begins to let Claire play with his toys and they turns out fine, Suggested Developmental Level: Children who are in pre-school or kindergarten who may be new to sharing toys with other children will learn that sharing toys is the nice thing to do. It may help them to understand that sharing with result in having a better time. Annotated Bibliographic Citation: McPhail, David. (2002) The teddy bear. New York, NY: Henry Holt and Company Title: The Teddy Bear Author: David McPhail Illustrator: David McPhail Year Published: 2002 Genre: Storybook, Concept Brief Synopsis: A young boy carries his teddy bear everywhere with him.
One day, the boy and his parents decided to stop for lunch. The little boy’s teddy bear was accidentally left behind and thrown out into a garbage can. A homeless man found the teddy bear and soon started calling it his own. Months had passed, and the little boy had almost forgotten about the bear until one day as him and his parents walked through park. The man had left the teddy bear sitting on the bench as he looked for something. The little boy grabbed the teddy bear and went on his way when he heard the man upset, looking for his bear. The little boy decided to let the man keep the teddy bear saying that he used to have a similar one.
Suggested Developmental Level: This book would be appropriate for young children in first through second grade. Annotated Bibliographic Citation: Wheeler, Cindy. (1995) Simple Signs. New York, NY: Penhuin Group Title: Simple Signs Author: Cindy Wheeler Illustrator: Cindy Wheeler Year Published: 1995 Genre: Nonfiction, Interaction, Concept Brief Synopsis: Simple Signs illustrates the signs of American Sign Language for simple words such as cat and ball. Suggested Developmental Level: This book should be read to children who are in both kindergarten and first grade.
This in an interactive book that promotes the use of sign language as another form of communication. Annotated Bibliographic Citation: Brimmer, Larry. (2006) Bigger and Smaller. Chanhassen, MN: The Child’s World Title: Bigger and Smaller Author: Larry Dane Brimner Illustrator: Patrick Girouard Year Published: 2006 Genre: Storybook Brief Synopsis: A brother and sister learn the concept of bigger and smaller by taking a trip to the zoo and comparing themselves to all the different sized animals. Suggested Developmental Level: This book should be read to children birth to first grade.
Annotated Bibliographic Citation: Schaefer, Lola. (2000) A Rainy Day. Mankata, MN: Capstone Press Title: A Rainy Day Author: Lola M. Schaefer Illustrator: Lola M. Schaefer Year Published: 2000 Genre: Nonfiction, Storybook Brief Synopsis: This book is about the importance of rain and offers other information about rain such as rain forms in clouds. Suggested Developmental Level: The developmental level for this book is for children birth to first grade. Annotated Bibliographic Citation: Gordan, Sharon. (2006) We follow the Rules. Tarrytown, NY: Matshall Cavendish Corporation Title: We Follow the Rules Author: Sharon Gordon.