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July 23, 2014

August 2014 Recommended Reading

Leap & SA

  1. The Kids Invention Book by Arlene Erlbach
  2. Mistakes That Worked by Charlotte Jones
  3. Incredible Inventions by Lee Bennett Hopkins
  4. ABC Zooborns! By Andrew Bleiman and Chris Eastland
  5. Alex The Parrot, No Ordinary Bird by Stephanie Spinner
  6. Birds of a Feather by Bernadette Gervais (1-8)
  7. Body Actions by Shelley Rotner
  8. Desert Baths by Darcy Pattison
  9. Dolphin Baby by Nicola Davies
  10. Eight Days Gone by Linda McReynolds
  11. Frogs!: Strange and Wonderful by Laurence Pringle
  12. Giant Squid by Mary M. Cerullo
  13. Hiss-s-s-s! by Eric A. Kimmel
  14. Leopard & Silkie: One Boy’s Quest to Save the Seal Pups by Brenda Peterson
  15. Life in the Ocean: The Story of Oceanographer Sylvia Earle by Claire A. Nivola
  16. Nature’s Patchwork Quilt: Understanding Habitats by Mary Miche
  17. Open Wide! By Catherine Ham
  18. Animal Grossapedia by Melissa Stewart Scholastic (SA)
  19. Allen Deep by Bradley Hague (SA 8 and up)
  20. Black Gold by Albert Marrin
  21. Citizen Scientists by Loree Griffin Burns (8 and up)
  22. Gopher to the Rescue! A Volcano Recovery Story by Tery Catusus Jennings (SA)
  23. I, Galileo by Bonnie Christensen (8 and up)
  24. Island: A Story of the Galapagos by Jason Chin (5-9)
  25. The Mighty Mars Rovers: The Incredible Adventures of Spirit and Opportunity by Elizabeth Rusch
  26. Good Enough To Eat by Lizzy Rockwell
  27. The Edible Pyramid by Loreen Leedy
  28. First Book of Sushi by Amy Wilson Sanger
  29. Kids Crazy Concoctions: 50 Mysterious Mixtures for Art & Craft Fun by Jill Frankel Hauser
  30. The Cones At the Carnival by Lori Lankard
  31. Yum Yum Dim Sum by Amy Wilson Sanger
  32. A Little Bit of Soul Food by Amy Wilson Sanger
  33. Hello Jalapeno by Amy Wilson Sanger
  34. Gregory the Terrible Eater by Mitchell Sharmat
  35. Cookie by Lisa Woomer
  36. The Pickle Patch Bathtub by Fran Kennedy
  37. Willimena and the Cookie Money by Valerie Wilson Wesley
  38. Food for Thought by Joost Elffers
  39. Fast Food by Saxton Freymann
  40. A Piece of Cake by Jill Murphy
  41. The Race Against Junk Food by Anthony Buono
  42. One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia (9-12)
  43. Turtle in Paradise by Jennifer L. Ho (8-12)
  44. The Fantastic Secret of Owen Jester by Barbara O’Connor
  45. Aliens on Vacation by Clete Smith (8-12)
  46. Emil and the Great Escape by Astrid Lindgren(chapter book for read-aloud
  47. James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
  48. Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
  49. The Tiger Who Came to Tea by Judith Kerr
  50. Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell
  51. We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen
  52. The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson
  53. Aunt Molly’s Attic by Breann M. George
  54. Zathura by Chris Van Allsburg
  55. Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett
  56. Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crocket Johnson
  57. Miss Mary Mack adapted by Mary Ann Hoberman
  58. OH NO, Little Dragon by Jim Averbeck
  59. A Fish Out Of Water by Helen Palmer
  60. Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile by Bernard Waber
  61. The Adventures of Captain Underpants by Dav Pilkey (7 and up)
  62. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
  63. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
  64. The Neverending Story by Michale Ende
  65. So You Want To Be A Wizard by Diane Duane
  66. The BFG by Roald Dahl
  67. Olivia and the School Carnival by Joe Purdy
  68. The Carnival of the Animals by Jack Prelutsky
  69. Festivals by Margaret C. Hall
  70. At the Carnival by Kirsten Hall
  71. Summer by Alice Low
  72. What I Did on My Summer Vacation by Bruce Lansky
  73. Carnival by Mary-Claire Helldorfer
  74. I Saw an Ant on the Railroad Track by Joshua Prince
  75. Froggy Goes to Camp by Jonathan London
  76. The Night Before Summer Camp by Natasha Wing
  77. Maisy Goes on Vacation by Lucy Cousins
  78. Charming Opal by Holly Hobbie
  79. Bats at the Beach by Brian Lies
  80. Stop that Pickle by Peter Armour
  81. On The Way Home by Jill Murphy
  82. Amos and Boris by William Steig
  83. Dainty Delaney and the Carnival Shoes: Book #1 by Samantha Hoffman
  84. The Ice Cream Cone Coot, And Other Rare Birds by Arnold Lobel
  85. Capp Street Carnival by Claudia Mills Dutton
  86. Boris on the Move by Andrew Joyner
  87. Like Bug Juice on a Burger by Julie Sternberg


  1. Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen
  2. Jamberry by Bruce Degen
  3. Brown Bear by Bill Martin/Eric Carle
  4. Polar Bear Polar Bear by Bill Martin/Eric Carle
  5. Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson
  6. Teddy Bear’s Picnic by Bruce Degen
  7. Machines at Work by Byron Barton
  8. Dig, Dig, Digging by Margaret Mayo
  9. Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site by Sheri Dusky Rinker
  10. B is For Bulldozer by June Sobel
  11. Good Night Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
  12. Good Night Gorilla by Peggy Rathmann
  13. The Goodnight Train by June Sobel
  14. Moongame by Frank Asch
  15. The Napping House by Audrey Wood
  16. Night Night, Little Pookie by Sandra Boynton
  17. Maisy’s Fairground by Lucy Cousins
  18. Roller Coaster by Marla Frazee
  19. Thump, Quack, Moo by Joreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin
  20. County Fair by Larua Ingails Wilder
  21. Angelina at the Fair by Katharine Holabird


  1. Any Book by Sandra Boytnon
  2. Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell
  3. Color Zoo by Lois Ehlert
  4. At the Beach by Anne Rockwell
  5. Hop on Pop by Dr. Seuss
  6. 5 Monkeys Jumping on the Bed by Eileen Cristelow