April is Poetry Month
DOG-GONE SCHOOL by Amy Schmidt
Photographs by Ron Schmidt
From the school bus to the dismissal bell, this cheery collection of poems takes young readers through a typical school day and introduces them to a class full of enthusiastic puppies and the fun poetic forms that shape their world.
AR Book Level: 2.5
By Dr. Seuss
The Lorax Speaks for the Trees and warns against the dangers of not caring for our environment.
AR Book Level: 3.1
Sofia Martinez The Missing Mouse by Jacqueline Jules
Illustrated by Kim Smith
Sofia finally gets a chance to watch the class pet, a mouse named Snowflake. When Snowflake gets out of her box, Sofia and her sisters quickly find out that a little mouse can cause BIG problems.
AR Level: 2.2
A Tale of Two Beasts
By Fiona Robertson
There are two sides to every story! In Part One The Strange Beast, a little girl finds a strange beast in the woods and takes it home as a pet. She feeds it, shows it off to her friends and gives it a hat. But that night it escapes. Then, in Part Two The Terrible Beast, the beast tells the story of being kidnapped by the girl, who forcefed it squirrel food, scared it with a group of beasts and wrapped it in wool. Can the two beasts resolve their differences? An eye-opening story that makes you look at things from a different perspective. AR Reading Level 3.0
The Big Storm: A Very Soggy Counting Book
By Nancy Tafuri
As clouds gather overhead and rain starts to pour, ten little woodland animals hurry to find shelter. Bird, Mouse, Squirrel, Rabbit, Chipmunk, Woodchuck, Raccoon, Possum and Red Fox all run for cover--then Skunk squeezes in and makes it 10! All night, they huddle together in the safety and warmth of the hollow, as the thunder claps and the lightning flashes outside. Be sure and check out this book to discover the surprise the animals find in the morning!
AR Reading level: 2.0