My Booklist

  • Welcome to "my booklist" There are so many wonderful books out there. It is impossible for me to list all of them. Therefore, I have listed some of my favorites and also some of the favorites from past students. Take a look through and see what you think. If you have any stories that you really enjoy and want me to include, feel free to let me know. Happy Reading, Miss Carusone

Picture Books

  • Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

    Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

    by Bill Martin Jr., Illustrated by Eric Carle Year Published: Easy Reading
    FROM THE PUBLISHER A big happy frog, a plump purple cat, a handsome blue horse, and a soft yellow duck--all parade across the pages of this delightful book. Children will immediately respond to Eric Carle's flat, boldly colored collages. Combined with Bill Martin's singsong text, they create unforgettable images of these endearing animals.

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  • Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

    Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

    by Bill Martin Jr, and John Archambault Year Published: Easy Reading
    FROM THE PUBLISHER A told B, and B told C, I'll meet you at the top of the coconut tree In this lively alphabet rhyme, all the letters of the alphabet race each other up the coconut tree. Will there be enough room? Oh, no — Chicka Chicka Boom Boom! The well-known authors of Barn Dance and Knots on a Counting Rope have created a rhythmic alphabet chant that rolls along on waves of fun. Lois Elhert's rainbow of bright, bold, and cheerful colors makes the merry parade of letters unforgettable.

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  • Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type

    Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type

    by Doreen Cronin Year Published: Easy Reading
    FROM THE PUBLISHER Farmer Brown has a problem. His cows like to type. All day long he hears Click, clack, MOO. Click, clack, MOO. Clickety, clack, MOO. But Farmer Brown's problems REALLY begin when his cows start leaving him notes....

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  • Lilly's Purple Purse

    Lilly's Purple Purse

    by Kevin Henkes Year Published: Average
    FROM THE PUBLISHER Lilly the mouse adores her teacher, Mr. Slinger -- until he takes away the purple plastic purse she was proudly showing off to her class. Lilly is so angry she draws a nasty picture of Mr. Slinger and slips it in his bag. At the end of the day, Lilly gets her purse back, and inside is a sympathetic note and a bag of treats. As in all his other books, Henkes shows an incredible sensitivity to children's feelings.

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  • The Doorbell Rang

    The Doorbell Rang

    by Pat Hutchins Year Published: Average
    FROM THE PUBLISHER Ma has made a dozen delicious cookies. It should be plenty for her two children. But then the doorbell rings—and rings and rings.Each ring of the doorbell brings more friends to share the delicious cookies Ma has made."Refreshing, enjoyable and unpredictable."—School Library Journal. Also available in a Spanish-language edition, Llaman a la puerta.

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  • The Napping House

    The Napping House

    by Audrey Woods Year Published: Easy Reading
    FROM THE PUBLISHER The Napping House has been a bedtime favorite for the past twenty years. Everyone remembers that cozy bed, the snoring granny, the dreaming child, the dozing dog . . . and the unexpected visitor who wakes up the house on a rainy afternoon of napping. The soothing rhythms and rhymes of The Napping House come to life in a new pairing of book and CD. The CD features a gentle reading of the story and six original songs for nap time and for playtime--and is sure to become a favorite for a whole new generation of fans.

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  • Very Hungry Caterpillar

    Very Hungry Caterpillar

    by Eric Carle Year Published: Easy Reading
    FROM OUR EDITORS A caterpillar hatches out of his egg and is very hungry. On his first day, he eats through one piece of food; on his second, two, and so on. Little holes cut in the pages allow toddlers to wiggle their fingers through the food, just like the caterpillar. Vivid and colorful illustrations and ingenious layered pages help preschoolers learn the days of the week, how to count, and how a caterpillar turns into a butterfly. This picture book is considered a must for every toddler's library.

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  • We're Going on a Bear Hunt

    by retold by Michael Rosen Year Published: Average
    Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot This delightful picture book makes a new appearance as a board book, and it is wonderful. The same mix of black and white illustrations accompanied by a rhythmic text, which alternate with full-color spreads full of onomatopoeia, are still there as the family ventures through fields across streams and through icy landscapes until they meet up with a bear in its cave. It's a fantasy adventure that ends with the whole family snuggled under the comforter in the parents' big bed, and now the board book crowd will get to enjoy the fun. 1997

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Favorite Series

  • Amelia Bedelia

    Amelia Bedelia

    by Peggy Parish Year Published: Average
    Amelia Bedelia books were my childhood favorites. Whenever I wanted a good laugh I would read an Amelia book. You are sure to enjoy these books!

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  • Cam Jansen

    Cam Jansen

    by David Adler Year Published: Easy Reading
    FROM THE PUBLISHER The Cam Jansen books are perfect for young readers who are makingthe transition to chapter books, and Cam is a spunky young heroine whom readers have loved for over two decades. Now the first ten books in the series have updated covers that bring new life to these perennial best-sellers. Old fans and new readers will love Cam's cool, modern look!

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  • Henry and Mudge

    Henry and Mudge

    by Cynthia Rylant Year Published: Easy Reading
    FROM THE PUBLISHER Since its creation in 1987, the Henry and Mudge series has grown into one of the most beloved and acclaimed beginning-reading series ever. With more than two million copies sold, the American Library Association, the Library of Congress, Parents' Choice, The Horn Book Magazine, the International Reading Association, the American Booksellers Association, and most importantly, the thousands of children who belong to the Henry and Mudge fan club have recommended these wonderful books. Created by renowned Newbery Medalist Cynthia Rylant and acclaimed illustrator Suçie Stevenson, the Henry and Mudge series is without a doubt a classic for all time.

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  • Junie B. Jones

    Junie B. Jones

    by Barbara Park Year Published: Easy Reading
    Barbara Park's has written a series of Junie B. Jones books that your first grader will love. They are adventurous, silly and fun. Once they read one, they will want to read more!

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  • Magic Tree House

    Magic Tree House

    by Mary Osborne Year Published: Average
    The Magic Tree House books are a great series of books for all ages. Children start reading them as young as first grade and continue becase they enjoy them so much. Check them out!

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Poetry

  • Take Me Out of the Bathtub

    Take Me Out of the Bathtub

    by Alan Katz Year Published: Average
    FROM THE PUBLISHER Remember... "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" and "I've Been Working on the Railroad"? Well, forget 'em! Songwriter and comedy writer extraordinaire Alan Katz has turned those and other old favorites on their ears and created new nonsense songs kids will love. With zany, spirited pictures by illustrator and cartoonist David Catrow, this kooky collection guarantees laughs and plenty of silly dillyness for kids everywhere!

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  • The Frogs Wore Red Suspenders

    The Frogs Wore Red Suspenders

    by Jack Prelutsky Year Published: Average
    FROM THE PUBLISHER Jack Prelutsky is the undisputed master of hilarious verse for the youngest child. And Petra Mathers, has no equal when it comes to bringing anything with fur or feathers uproariously to life. Put the two of them together -and you have a modern classic. Here are poems about people and animals, set in such far-flung places as Minot, Minneapolis, Tuscaloosa, Tucumcari, and the Grand Canyon. Impossible to read only once (and memorized by the third reading), these exuberant poems and irresistible pictures will be loved by children from Miami to Seattle.

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Miss Carusone's Favorites

  • Caps For Sale

    Caps For Sale

    by Esphyr Slobodkina Year Published: Challenging
    FROM THE PUBLISHER The peddler wakes up bright and early, ready to begin his day and sell some caps. But everyone in town is missing. Where could they be? Then he realizes they must be at the county fair, and he rushes off to sell his caps to the crowd. Instead of selling, though, he finds himself caught in the middle of a circus on parade. And before he knows it, he and his caps are one of the star acts! Esphyr Slobodkina's classic artwork and timeless story are as endearing as ever in this new, refreshed edition. Come to the circus, one and all -- but don't forget those caps are for sale!

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  • Corduroy

    Corduroy

    by Don Freeman Year Published: Challenging
    FROM THE CRITICS Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot Poor Corduroy, he has been sitting on the store shelf for a long time. A young girl named Lisa falls in love with Corduroy despite his missing button and shopworn look. It is a heartwarming story of the small stuffed bear's desire for a home and friends and his obtaining perfect fulfillment in the devotion of Lisa. Caldecott award winning illustrator Freeman created a book that has lasted for generations.

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  • Dotor De Soto

    Dotor De Soto

    by William Steig Year Published: Challenging
    FROM THE PUBLISHER "Doctor De Soto, the dentist, did very good work." With the aid of his able assistant, Mrs. De Soto, he copes with the toothaches of animals large and small. His expertise is so great that his fortunate patients never feel any pain. Since he's a mouse, Doctor De Soto refuses to treat "dangerous" animals--that is, animals who have a taste for mice. But one day a fox shows up and begs for relief from the tooth that's killing him. How can the kindhearted De Sotos turn him away? But how can they make sure that the fox doesn't give in to his baser instincts once his tooth is fixed? Those clever De Sotos will find a way.

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  • The Stray Dog

    The Stray Dog

    by Marc Simont Year Published: Challenging
    FROM THE PUBLISHER This heartwarming book tells the story of a picnicking family charmed by a stray dog. When their picnic ends, the family says good-bye to the dog and goes home. But they cannot forget him. A week later, they return for the dog—only to find that the dogcatcher is looking for him, too! Gracefully written and beautifully illustrated, this moving tale of a stray dog who finds a new home is based on a true story. Like the family in the book, children are bound to fall in love with the irresistible stray. Funny, poignant, and satisfying, The Stray Dog is being published on the 50th anniversary of the first children's book written and illustrated by Caldecott Medalist Marc Simont.

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