The Gum Chewing Rattler by Joe Hayes- This was not one of my personal favorites, but my daughter really enjoyed the tall tale – or was it really true? It’s a story about a kid’s encounter with a rattle snake, very interesting.
G is for Goat by Patricia Polacco- An alphabet book all about goats. I love this author/illustrator and everything about her style. So, for me, this alphabet book gets top ratings. 😉
Thank you Mr. Faulker by Patricia Polacco- A true retelling of when the author was in school and could not yet read in 5th grade. It’s a tribute to a teacher who never gave up, and to all teachers who don’t give up on their students. Extraordinary story, encouraging to any reluctant or late reader.
A Sick Day for Amos McGee by Phillip C. Stead- Adorable. A zookeeper who, without fail, takes care of his animals and is quite a friend. He stays home sick one day and his zoo animal friends come for a visit.
Puppy Mudge Takes a Bath by Cynthia Rylant- This series will probably be a well loved series in my house. It’s about a big dog, who wouldn’t love that!? I have put this early reader on the list because Elle read 80% of this all by herself! We have previously read aloud some of the Henry and Mudge series and they are so fun. It’s so difficult to find an early reader that is interesting. I also find it difficult to find the “right” level of reader for my emergent reader. This wasn’t too much, and it was engaging enough for Elle to want to read it.
What was your favorite pick from the Library as a child?