Thursday, April 30, 2015

Little Rhino

LITTLE RHINO: MY NEW TEAM by Ryan and Krystle Howard. Scholastic, 2015.

Rhino loves baseball
He practices every day
Can he make the team?

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

My Pet Human

MY PET HUMAN by Jasmine Suroverc. Roaring Brook, August 2015.

Oliver wants a
Family, actually
A pet who obeys.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Mr. Pants in Slacks, Camera, Action!

MR. PANTS IN SLACKS, CAMERA, SCTION! by Scott McCormick with illustrations by R. H. Lazzell. Dial.

Winning a contest
Presents many challenges
For Pants and his friends.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Stupid Stinkbugs from Saturn

RICKY RICOTTA'S MIGHTY ROBOT VS. YHE STUPID STINKBUGS FROM SATURN by Dav Pilkey with art by Dan Santat. Scholastic 2015.

Stupid stinkbugs think
They can kidnap an earthling.
Rick to the rescue.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Like It Never Happened

LIKE IT NEVER HAPPENED by Emily Adrain. Dial, June 2015.

The Essential Five
Rule the stage at school but things
Are complicated.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Courage for Beginners

COURAGE FOR BEGINNERS by Karen Harrington. Little Brown, 2014.

Mystic needs courage
To face a world without help
From her Mom and Dad.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Ice Kissed

ICE KISSED by Amanda Hocking. St. Martin's Griffin, May 2015.

Bryn and Ridley must
Find a missing princess and
Return her safely.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Roller Girl

ROLLER GIRL by Victoria Jamieson. Dial, 2015

Roller Derby? Yes.
Summer camp learning how to
Skate like a pro? Yes!

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Such a Little Mouse

SUCH A LITTLE MOUSE by Alice Shertle with illustrations by Stephanie Yue. Orchard, 2015.

Such a Little Mouse
Busy every day saving
Up for the winter.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Return to Augie Hobble

RETURN TO AUGIE HOBBLE by Lane Smith. Roaring Brook, May 2015.

Augie Hobble knows
There are such things as werewolves
Could he become one?

Sunday, April 19, 2015

The Crown Affair

THE CROWN AFFAIR by Joe Dumpty (as told to Jeanie Franz Ransom) with illustrations by Stephen Axelsen. Charlesbridge, 2015.

Hard-boiled detective
Helps to find Jack and Jill's crown
And save the race day.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Zombie in Love 2+1

ZOMBIE IN LOVE 2 + 1 by Kelly DiPucchio wioth illustrations by Scott Campbell. Atheneum, 2015.

Zombie baby is
Up all day but not all night
Doesn't follow rules.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Butterfly Counting

BUTTERFLY COUNTING by Jerry Pallotta with illustrations by Shennen Bersani. Charlesbridge, 2015.

Count the butterflies
From one to twenty five, then
Go count them again.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Nobody's Perfect

NOBODY'S PERFECT by David Elliott with illustrations by Sam Zuppardi. Candlewick Press, 2015.

Nobody's perfect
Except for me, sometimes. Well,
Nobody's perfect.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Hoot Owl

HOOT OWL: MASTER OF DISGUISE by Sean Taylor with illustrations by Jean Jullien. Candlewick Press, 2015.

Sneaky camouflage
Lets Owl spy on other things
Swoop, pounce, and go home.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The New Small Person

NEW SMALL PERSON by Lauren Child. Candlewick Press, 2015.

New, small, and pesky
Elmore loved being ONLY
Child. Now he is OTHER.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Cat and Bunny

CAT AND BUNNY by Mary Lundquist. Balzer and Bray, 2015.

Cat and Bunny and
Now others want to join in.
Can we open up?

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Last Stop on Market Street

LAST STOP ON MARKET STREET by Matt de la Pena with illustrations by Christian Robinson. Putnam, 2015.

Why do we have to?
Better to spend the day with
Friends and not neighbors.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

The Boy and the Book

THE BOY AND THE BOOK by David Michael Slater with illustrations by Bob Kolar. Charlesbridge, 2015.

You must learn how to
Respect and cherish a book
To become true friends.

Friday, April 10, 2015


MY BIKE by Byron Barton. Greenwillow, 2015.

MY BUS by Byron Barton, Greenwillow, 2014.

Bike, bus or other
Modes of transportation can
Help us move around.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Dirty Rats?

DIRTY RATS? by Darrin Lunde with illustrations by Adam Gustavson. Charlesbridge, 2015.

Rats can spread disease
But they can also help cure
Spread seeds, do good things.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Earmuffs for Everyone

EARMUFFS FOR EVERYONE by Meghan McCarthy. Simon and Schuster, 2015.

Everyone deserves
Earmuffs, especially when it's
So cold outside.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Blown Away

BLOWN AWAY by Rob Biddulph. Harper, 2015.

Up, up, and away
Penguin and friends hitch a ride
On runaway winds.

Monday, April 6, 2015

No, Silly!

NO, SILLY! by Ken Krug. Beach Lane Books, 2015.

I can do it all.
But sometimes I act silly
And make people laugh.

Sunday, April 5, 2015


BUNNIES by Kevan Atteberry. Katherine Tegen Books, 2015.

A friendly monster
Tries to join bunny fun
But bunnies are scared.

Saturday, April 4, 2015


FETCH by Jorey Hurley. Simon & Schuster, 2015.

Let's play catch, retrieve
The bright red ball no matter
Where it might travel.

Friday, April 3, 2015


SNOOZEFEST by Samantha Berger with illustrations by Kristyna Litten. Dial, 2015.

A tired little sloth
Looks forward to the Snoozefest
Where she can sleep MORE.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Easy reading

CHARLIE THE RANCH DOG: STUCK IN THE MUD by Ree Drummond with illustrations by Diane DeGroat. Harper, 2015.

CLARK THE SHARK: TOOTH TROUBLE by Bruce Hale with illustrations by Guy Francis. Harper, 2015.


Three I Can Read books
With plenty of humor and
Adventure for all.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Little Melba and Big Trombone

LITTLE MELBA AND HER BIG TROMBONE by Katheryn Rissell-Brown with illustrations by Frank Morrison. Lee and Low Books, 2014.

Play trombone, Melba
Turn noise into music now
Play trombone, Melba.