Titles • Series
The Carrollton Public Library recognizes the fact that every child learns to read and develops as a reader at his/her own unique pace. The following list is very general, and is in no way designed to be prescriptive.
Fletcher, Ralph J. The Sandman.A tiny little man discovers that sand made from a dragon's scale will send him to dreamland, and begins carrying this magical sand to children each night to give them the gift of sleep. Unpaged.
Hamilton, Kersten. Red truck.When a school bus gets stuck in the mud, Red Truck the tow truck saves the day by pulling it out. Unpaged
Ipcizade, Catherine. 'twas the day before Zoo Day.An adaptation of the poem "'Twas the Night Before Christmas" in which zookeepers and animals hurry and scurry to get everything ready for Zoo Day. Includes activities. Unpaged
Lies, Brian. Bats at the library.When bats find a window that has been left open at the library, they sneak in to enjoy an evening that begins with some very silly exploration and frolicking. Unpaged
Mariconda, Barbara. Sort it out!.A rhyming story about a packrat who enjoys sorting his collection of trinkets in a variety of ways. Includes "For Creative Minds" section with sorting activities. Unpaged
Nixon, Joan Lowery. Gus & Gertie and the lucky charms.Penguins Gus and Gertie take part in the Animals' Winter Olympics. 48 pages
Nolan, Lucy A. Smarter than squirrels.Recounts the adventures of a rambunctious dog who thinks her name is Down Girl and her next door neighbor, Sit, as they try to keep the world safe from dangerous squirrels, the paper boy, and a frightening creature named Here Kitty Kitty. 64 pages
Parish, Peggy. Amelia Bedelia.A literal-minded housekeeper causes a ruckus in the household when she attempts to make sense of some instructions. 63 pages
Rostoker-Gruber, Karen. Bandit.When Bandit's family moves to a new house, the cat runs away and returns to the only home he knows, but after he is brought back, he understands that the new house is now home. Unpaged
Rubin, Adam. Those darn squirrels!When grumpy Old Man Fookwire builds feeders to try to keep birds--the only creatures he likes--from leaving for the winter, he finds himself in a battle with clever, crafty squirrels who want a share of the abundant food. 32 pages
Willems, Mo. The pigeon wants a puppy!.The pigeon really, really wants a puppy, but when a puppy arrives the pigeon changes its mind. Unpaged
Yorinks, Arthur. What a trip!Mel, an ordinary New Jersey kid, trips head over heels right into another dimension. Unpaged
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Adler, David A. Young Cam Jansen.Cam Jansen is a young girl detective with a photographic memory. Jennifer is her real name. Her friends say she is a camera. That is the reason she is known as Cam, short for camera. Cam’s memory click, then she remembers important details. Young Cam Jansen uses the recalled details to solve mysteries.
Brown, Jeff. Flat Stanley’s Worldwide Adventures.Ever since Stanley was flattened by a bulletin board, every trip is an adventure!
Cosby, Bill. Little Bill.Little Bill Books affirm the value of friendships and family relationships and encourage children to solve problems fairly and creatively.
Danziger, Paula. A is for Amber.Popular character Amber Brown returns in a new A Is for Amber series for the younger reader from Paula Danziger.
Park, Barbara. Junie B. Jones.Junie B. Jones is the main character in the comical series. She shows many of the funny aspects of childhood: fear of monsters, grammatical errors, dealing with siblings, the first day of school and innocent crushes.
Rylant, Cynthia. High Rise Private Eyes.The High-Rise Private Eyes, features two friends, Bunny (a rabbit) and Jack (a raccoon), who use their professional sleuthing skills in an urban setting populated by dressed animals.
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