Wednesday, December 10, 2008

New Easy Fiction

The Busy Little Squirrel- jE Taf-The leaves have started to fall. The air is cold. Squirrel needs to get ready for winter. He cannot nibble with the mice. He does not have time to hop with the frogs or run with the dogs. But there is one thing he can do!

The Invisible String- j E Kar- No one is every alone or too far away for the string of love to stay with you.

The Ugly Pumpkin - jE Hor - The Ugly Pumpkin has waited all through October for someone to take him home, but no one wants him. He doesn't look like other pumpkins. So the lonely Ugly Pumpkin leaves the patch in search of a place where he'll fit in. By the time Thanksgiving arrives, he discovers the truth about who he is-but it's not what he expected!

Snowmen at Night- j E Bue - Snowmen at Night reveals a wonderful wintertime secret-when we are sleeping, the snowmen are out playing!

A Mountain of Mittens- j E Plo- Molly always forgets her mittens at school. Every day Molly's parents use a new method -- Velcro, crochet chains, even duct tape -- to help her remember. But Molly and all the other kids still forget their mittens. When the mountain of mittens in the lost-and-found grows and grows, it causes a real emergency!

One Mitten - j E Geo- What can you do with only one mitten? Use your imagination! Award-winning poet Kristine O'Connell George shows that the simplest object can be a springboard into playful exploration. Spare rhyming text and bright, lively illustrations celebrate a small child's joyful discovery of many things she can do, be, and play with a single mitten. And when she finally finds the mitten's missing mate, two mittens open up a whole new realm of possibilities. Once again, the creators of Book! look at the world through a young child's eyes, revealing the fun that's hidden in everyday things.

Millions of Snowflakes- j E Sid- One little snowflake falls on my nose. It makes me shiver from my head to my toes.
A little girl plays outside on a cold winter day, counting each snowflake as it falls softly to the ground. Bundled in her warmest snowsuit, she savors the snow, tasting each flake as it falls on her tongue, and makes snow angels. Simple rhyming text captures the joy of a winter afternoon while teaching basic counting skills. Exuberant pastel illustrations invite young readers to join the fun.

Lost and Found - j E Jef- What is a boy to do when a lost penguin shows up at his door?Find out where it comes from, of course, and return it. But the journey to the South Pole is long and difficult in the boy's rowboat. There are storms to brave and deep, dark nights.To pass the time, the boy tells the penguin stories. Finally, they arrive. Yet instead of being happy, both are sad. That's when the boy realizes: The penguin hadn’t been lost, it had merely been lonely!

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