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Mr. Shipman's Kindergarten Chronicles:Book List #2

I was a kindergarten teacher for 11 years. I loved teaching the alphabet, phonics and reading. I read books in class daily. Here is the second list of books. There are in no particular order. let me know which are your favorites.

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William the Vehicle King by Laura P. Newton

William the Vehicle King by Laura P. Newton

PreSchool-Grade 1 In few words, Newton portrays William and his toy cars and trucks sprawled all over his bedroom rug. There is no real story here, just an incident described, familiar to all children who enjoy their own make-believe worlds. William and his cars are made more real by Rogers' colorful crayon and watercolor wash illustrations. In double-page spreads of color, she shows William add more and more vehicles until ``cars and trucks went everywhere.'' Here William has used everything at hand from socks and blocks to sneakers and a stuffed turtle to turn his bedroom into a superhighway. A slight but charming picture book which genuinely captures the world of one little boy's play. Young readers and listeners will be tempted to join William and make their own car noises as the story progresses. Patricia Homer, Lowville Academy, N.Y.
Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman

Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman

Kindergarten-Grade 2-- Grace loves stories, whether she hears them, reads them, or makes them up. Possessed with a marvelous imagination as well as a strong flair for the dramatic, she acts the stories out, always giving herself the most exciting parts. Thus, it is natural when her teacher announces a classroom production of Peter Pan , that Grace wants to play the lead. One classmate says she can't because she's a girl and another says she can't because she's black. When a saddened Grace relates the days events to her mother and grandmother, they tell her she can be anything she wants to, if she puts her mind to it. Inspired by her family's support, her own indomitable spirit, and an excursion to a weekend ballet starring a lovely Trinidadian dancer, Grace shines during her audition, leaving no doubt in anyone's mind as to who will play Peter Pan. Gorgeous watercolor illustrations portraying a determined, talented child and her warm family enhance an excellent text and positive message of self-affirmation. Grace is an amazing girl and this is an amazing book. --Anna DeWind, Milwaukee Public Library
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain by Verna Aardema

Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain by Verna Aardema

A cumulative rhyme relating how Ki-pat brought rain to the drought-stricken Kapiti Plain. Verna Aardema has brought the original story closer to the English nursery rhyme by putting in a cumulative refrain and giving the tale the rhythm of “The House That Jack Built.”

4

Mike Mullican and the Steam Shovel by Virginia Lee Burton

Mike Mullican and the Steam Shovel by Virginia Lee Burton

A modern classic that no child should miss. Since it was first published in 1939, Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel has delighted generations of children. Mike and his trusty steam shovel, Mary Anne, dig deep canals for boats to travel through, cut mountain passes for trains, and hollow out cellars for city skyscrapers -- the very symbol of industrial America. But with progress come new machines, and soon the inseparable duo are out of work. Mike believes that Mary Anne can dig as much in a day as one hundred men can dig in a week, and the two have one last chance to prove it and save Mary Anne from the scrap heap. What happens next in the small town of Popperville is a testament to their friendship, and to old-fashioned hard work and ingenuity.

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Madeline's Rescue by Ludwig Bemelmans

Madeline's Rescue by Ludwig Bemelmans

Winner of the Caldecott MedalWhen Madeline falls into the river Seine and nearly drowns, a courageous canine comes to her rescue. Now Genevieve the dog is Madeline's cherished pet, and the envy of all the other girls. What can be done when there's just not enough hound to go around?

6

Gregory, the Terrible Eater by Mitchell Sharmat

Gregory, the Terrible Eater by Mitchell Sharmat

This classic picture book is now available for a whole new audience in this Scholastic Bookshelf paperback edition!

Gregory isn't like most goats. Instead of indulging in delicacies like old shoes, boxes, and bottle caps, he prefers to eat fruits, vegetables, eggs, and fish. Mother Goat and Father Goat are disgusted, and after several attempts to get Gregory to eat like a proper goat, they finally take him to see Dr. Ram. But when Gregory finally develops a taste for flat tires and broken violins, he's not just eating like a goat---he's eating like a pig! Will Gregory be able to find a healthy balance before he eats everything in the house?

7

Red Riding Hood by (Retold) James Marshall

Red Riding Hood by (Retold) James Marshall

"A thoroughly modern, thoroughly charming retelling of the old favorite. Witty and direct . . . both Granny and child are swallowed, then rescued intact by the hunter who kills the wolf. . . . A perfect union of words, story, and illustration."--Kirkus Reviews.

8

White Rabbit's Color Book by Alan Baker

White Rabbit's Color Book by Alan Baker

White Rabbit finds three pots of paint―and discovers the magic of color!

Young children will enjoy following Alan Baker's inquisitive LITTLE RABBITS as they make new discoveries. Simple storylines and playful artwork offer a fresh approach to learning early concepts.

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Flower Garden by Eve Bunting

Flower Garden by Eve Bunting

“An urban African-American girl and her father buy plants, potting soil, and a window box at the supermarket, ride the bus to their apartment, and put together a colorful gift for the child’s mother. Rhyming verse carries the brief story, while wonderful, warm, full-color illustrations present scenes from novel angles, and depict a loving family with a sense of intimacy, sincerity, and joy.”—School Library Journal

10

Coco Can't Wait by Taro Gomi

Coco Can't Wait by Taro Gomi

Coco and her grandmother set out from their houses to visit, but keep missing each other along the way.

11

The Enormous Carrot by Vladimir Vagin

The Enormous Carrot by Vladimir Vagin

Floyd, Daisy, and their friends cannot pull a giant carrot out of the ground until a tiny mouse joins them, in a fresh new version of an old folktale that shows the importance of teamwork.

12

Annie, Bea, and Chi Chi Dolores by Donna Maurer

Annie, Bea, and Chi Chi Dolores by Donna Maurer

A high-energy look at a regular day of Counting, Drawing, Erasing, of Snack Time, Tickling, Untangling--given a particularly playful spin because these three friends are who they are. It makes no difference to them that one is a bear, one a dog, and the third a hippopotamus. The teacher, for that matter, is a cat. Full-color illustrations.

13

Caps, Hats, Socks and Mittens by Louise Borden

Caps, Hats, Socks and Mittens by Louise Borden

A host of season-specific images and activities include steaming mugs of cocoa, fall leaves, sleigh-riding, running in the rain, playing baseball, and trick-or-treating

14

Hattie and the Fox by Mem Fox

Hattie and the Fox by Mem Fox

I can see a nose and two eyes in the bushes!" cries Hattie.
But nobody is listening.
"I can see a nose, two eyes, two ears, two legs, and a body in the bushes!" cries Hattie.
But no one is paying a bit of attention.
Not goose. Not pig. Not horse. Not cow.
She tries again and again to warn her friends of danger, but nobody listens to Hattie.
That is, until they all realize that what Hattie is saying is true!

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Mr. Shipman's Kindergarten Chronicles: The First Day of School

Mr. Shipman's Kindergarten Chronicles: The First Day of School

When Dewayne, a soon to be kindergartner rushes in the house after going shopping for school supplies his sister Banicia and mother help him understand what's about to happen. An entertaining story of the wonder and excitement of going to kindergarten. Join Banaica as she recalls the The First Day of School in Mr. Shipman's classroom. Mr. Shipman is their kindergarten teacher, and he makes The First Day of School an experience his students will never forget. Mr. Shipman shares it all with his class of delightful five-year olds and builds excitement for your child for all the things The First Day of School in kindergarten can be!