Annotated Bibliography #1

Nora I. Garza LSSL 5360.01

Theodor Seuss Geisel Award or Honor Winning Books

The Watermelon Seed

Pizzoli, G. (2013). The Watermelon Seed. New York, NY: Disney Hyperion.

The crocodile loves to eat watermelon and one day he ate a watermelon seed. He began to think about the consequences his accident. First, he thought about the seed growing in his stomach and envisioned himself with a big belly. He also thought the vines would start growing out in his ears. Then he thought about his stomach turning pink. At the end he coughs out the watermelon seed.

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Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons

Litwin, E., & Dean, J. (2012). Pete the Cat and his Four Groovy Buttons. New York, NY, NY: Harper.

Pete began singing about his groovy buttons on his shirt. He began to loose a button at a time and the author keeps track of each button. Its a great way to introduce subtraction with pre-kinder students and make it fun at the same time.

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Move Over Rover!

Beaumont, K., & Dyer, J. (2006). Move Over, Rover! Orlando, FL: Harcourt.

This book starts off with Rover feeling very lonely in his dog house. Soon, it began rain and his dog house began to fill up. Slowly different animal friends began to ask Rover if they could join him in this dog house, until it became very crowded. At the end Rover didn't feel lonely any more because he was with his friends.

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I Spy Fly Guy!

Arnold, T. (2009). I Spy Fly Guy. New York, NY: Scholastic.

This story is about Fly Guy and a boy named Buzz. They both would play hide and seek, but one day Fly Guy decided to hide in a garbage can and was taken away. Buzz followed him to the landfill and was determined to find him. When he then realized that Fly Guy was still playing hide and seek. At the end Buzz realized that it was only a game.

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First the Egg

Seeger, L. V. (2007). First the Egg. New York, NY: Roaring Brook Press.

This book illustrates the life cycle of a chicken. Throughout the book there are cut outs leading the reader into another part of the life cycle. It provides children with the sequence of events of the life cycle. Its provides great visuals for early childhood students.

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Becker, A. (2013). Journey. Somerville, MA: Candlewick Press.

This story begins a with a very lonely girl. She tries to get the attention of her parents and siblings but is not successful. She then began drawing a door that leads her into an incredible journey. She continued drawing with her red marker a boat, hot air balloon, and a flying carpet. Her journey continued by following the bird that she had let out until she finds another boy in her same situation.

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Savage, S. (2015). Supertruck. New York, NY: Roaring Book Press.

Due to a snowstorm, Supertruck becomes a hero by helping the city. He worked hard to clear the streets for the next morning. Most of the time the garbage truck was insignificant, but after he saved the city, he was no longer just a garbage truck. Excellent resources to show kids that any job is important as long as they love and enjoy it.

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Henkes, K. (2015). Waiting. New York, NY: Greenwillow Books.

A pig, bear, owl, rabbit, and a puppy are at edge of a window waiting for something amazing to happen. The pig is waiting for the rain, the bear for the wind, the owl for the moon, the rabbit for anything to happen, and the puppy is waiting for snow. Each of the characters await for their individual need. It a great book to instill patience in the children. Most of the time they will have to be patience while waiting their turn, in the cafeteria line, at a grocery story, etc.

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Bink & Gollie

DiCamillo, K., & McGhee, A. (2010). Bink & Gollie. Somerville, MA:Candlewick Press.

This book is about two girls that maintain their friendship regardless of their differences. It breaks it into three mini stories that they both come up with a solution on dealing with their personal space, choosing socks, and having to adapt with Bink's new pet fish friend. I enjoyed the illustrations and loved their vocabulary. It's great for teaching students about true friendship.

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Benny and Penny in The Big No-No!

Hayes, G. (2009). Benny and Penny in the big no-no!: A Toon book. New York, NY: Toon Books.

Benny and his sister Penny became very curious as their new neighbor move in. The following day Benny couldn't find his pail, and began asking his sister. Penny began to cry and exclaimed she didn't take it. She then told Benny that maybe the neighbor took it. The ventured out to the neighbor's backyard even though they knew it was not correct. At the end they realize that the neighbor was a little girl and became good friends.

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