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Field Trip Fiasco

Julie Danneberg (author) Judy Love (illustrator)

Publisher: Charlesbridge ISBN: 9781607347170

Sarah Jane Hartwell and her class are back. After the stress of her last attempt at taking her class on a field trip (seen in First Year Letters), Mrs. Hartwell has a plan for an upcoming trip to the zoo—a plan that includes a lot of rules. Her students prove that they can line up straight, walk quietly, and take plenty of notes, but everyone soon realizes that this field trip isn’t as much fun as they’d hoped. Mrs. Hartwell rethinks her plan and saves the day.

Who Sank the Boat?

Harriet Ziefert (author) Laura Rader (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781948621915

Five animal friends set out in a raft, and there's plenty of space. Then a voice pleads "Move over! Move over! Make room for me." So they all move over--and no one falls out. But then another pal begs to come in. And another. Yet even with Hippo aboard, all is well. But sometimes it's the tiniest creature that makes the biggest difference of all. 

The Turnip

Harriet Ziefert (author) Laura Rader (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781948621601

What a BIG turnip—it’s so huge, the old man can’t pull it out of the ground. So he calls the old woman…and she calls the girl, who calls the dog, who calls the cat. Kids will love this amusing cumulative tale.

The Prince Bumped His Head

Harriet Ziefert (author) R. W. Alley (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781948621595

Oh, the Prince has a boo-boo: he bumped his head and needs a band-aid. Who will get it? The nanny starts the cry, and soon the cook, the King, the Queen, the general all swing into action. An entertaining cumulative story with rhythmic word repetition that enhances the reading experience.

Say Cheese

Harriet Ziefert (author) Sanford Hoffman (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781948621847

A day at the zoo can be lots of fun when you have a camera to catch the crocs, parrots, zebras, and other wild animals who live there. But what if your big sister is the photographer, and not you? Why, then you've got plenty of time to get into some mischief. 

Pizza and Other Stinky Poems

Harriet Ziefert (author) Amanda Haley (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781949801132

What stinky fun: these entertaining verses talk about smelly stuff, like onions and skunks--and good things, such as pizza and peanut butter too. From "Whoever Sau-sage a Thing?" to "Fresh Fish," it's pure aromatic amusement sure to appeal to any kid's sense of humor. 

I Won't Go to Bed

Harriet Ziefert (author) Andrea Baruffi (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781949801651

Jake should be asleep, but he's decided to stay up all night long. Will he make it until morning?

Hair…Monday to Sunday

Harriet Ziefert (author) Tamara Petrosino (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781949801033

Wear her hair like an ordinary girl? No way! Brenda will change it every day. She’ll dress it up with barrettes, give it bangs like spaghetti, and adorn it with headbands, gold dust, and confetti.

Cats Messy, Cats Clean

Harriet Ziefert (author) Elliot Kreloff (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781948621724

Tic and Tac are cleaning up their dirty house! Soon every room is squeaky clean. There’s just one problem: what can they do without messing everything up again? Their solution has sure kid-appeal.

Cats Hide, Cats Seek

Harriet Ziefert (author) Elliot Kreloff (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781948621717

This tale of two kitties who like fun and games is the cat’s meow! Just like children, Tic and Tac play hide and seek and chase each other around and around. But when Rover joins in, does that mean trouble? 

It's Me, Clover

Lola M. Schaefer (author)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781609055028

Introducing Clover, the newest character in Blue Apple's Jump-Into-Chapters series! Kids will make a great new friend-on-the-page when they meet the sunny-funny, no-holds-barred Clover in her debut school-centered adventures. Whether she's trying to sit still during story time, or singing a little louder during music hour, or cracking the tough-girl shell of a new kid who says she's "bad news," Clover is a fizz-and-pop girl! The school setting and everyday activities provide a relatable backdrop to the growing-up experiences showcased by Clover and other characters.

41 Uses for a Grandma

Harriet Ziefert (author) Amanda Haley (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781609051068

Grandmas get their due in this companion to 40 Uses for a Grandpa. "Don't be surprised when little ones demand to take Grandma and Grandpa through these books, page by charming page," declares Cricket magazine. From one to forty-one, great grandmothers are celebrated in this perfect-for-giving-and-getting homage.

35 Uses for a Daughter

Harriet Ziefert (author), Deborah Zemke (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781593540999

Daughters come in all colors, sizes, and shapes, with all kinds of enthusiasms, abilities, and talents. But whether they're acting as the family's computer guru, movie critic, taste tester, fashionista, tennis partner, or dog walker, or are just using up all the cell phone minutes, every daughter is special. Deborah Zemke's whimsical illustrations show families from all walks of life.

The Prince's Tooth Is Loose

Harriet Ziefert (author) R. W. Alley (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781949801705

Poor little prince! He's got a loose tooth, so the whole kingdom springs into action to help.

Piggy Has a Play Date

Harriet Ziefert (author) R. W. Alley (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781949801125

Joselina wants her friend, Piggy Sue, to come and visit in this enticing follow-up to Joselina Piggy Goes Out. But her room is a pigsty! So Papa says not yet—not until she’s fixed the mess. Will Joselina’s clever cleaning shortcuts fool her father? 

Where Are You Going?

Harriet Ziefert (author) Laura Rader (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781948621892

What could be funnier than a pig in a wig dancing a jig? Youngsters will be in hog heaven reading about a sweet, silly pig who's running away from home. What will he do--he's not so big. Will he decide to dig? Or drive a rig?

Wish for Fish

Harriet Ziefert (author) Elliot Kreloff (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781948621670

Get out the reel, get out the rod, get out the wriggly worms: Sammy has a wish to catch a fish. A very, very big fish. The biggest fish in the whole lake. But instead he snags a sneaker, a shirt, and a tube. Will his luck change? 

Shoes Need Feet, Feet Need Shoes

Harriet Ziefert (author) Larry Stevens (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781948621540

A bright and wildly colorful book with lots of clowns slipping, sliding, riding, and playing around. Delightful drawings bring the simple question-and-answer text to life, and every page offers plenty of amusement.

Ridiculous Riddles

Cyl Lee (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624023316

How many months have 28 days? All of them! Young comedians will build vocabulary and learn fun homophone word play sharing Ridiculous Riddles with family and friends. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Really Silly Jokes

Cyl Lee (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624023309

What did 0 say to 8? Nice belt! Young comedians will build vocabulary and learn fun homophone word play sharing Really Silly Jokes with family and friends. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Monster Jokes

Ima Laffin (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624023293

What do monsters read in the newspaper? The horror-scope! Young comedians will build vocabulary and learn fun homophone word play sharing Monster Jokes with family and friends. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Animal Jokes

U.R. Phunny (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624023262

What do you call a crate of ducks? A box of quackers! Young comedians will build vocabulary and learn fun homophone word play sharing Animal Jokes with family and friends. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Book 7: Fawn the Very Small Deer

Claudia Harrington (author) Anoosha Syed (illustrator)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532131950

When Hank leaves his bike in the driveway to be run over by his dad, he needs to help pay for a new one. But Hank is a kid. What can he do? Pet-sitting sounds easy! When an early snow comes, Elliott asks Hank to feed the deer behind his house. Hank puts out the food, but where are the deer? Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards. Calico Kid is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO.

The Very Quiet Parrot

Johanna Gohmann (author) Jessika von Innerebner (illustrator)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532130717

Piper and Percy get a parrot for a pet. They try to get it to talk, but it's a very quiet parrot. They try to teach her to talk. They even offer her a pancake, but the bird still has nothing to say! When Percy is practicing piano, the parrot begins to sing. Their parrot loves music!

A Bad Day at Pirate School

Johanna Gohmann (author) Jessika von Innerebner (illustrator)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532130687

One day, Piper has a very bad day at pirate school. She can't find her silver eye patch. She drops her lunch overboard. She falls down in wooden leg practice. Piper can't wait for the day to be over! But when their teacher loses his golden compass, Piper is the one who finds it. Calico Kid is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO.