• Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type

    by Doreen Cronin Year Published: 2000 Comedy and Humor: Reading Level K
    Farmer Brown thinks it's odd when he hears typing sounds coming from the barn. But his troubles really begin when his cows start leaving him notes. First, they demand better working conditions, then they stage a strike!
    Doreen Cronin's understated text and Betsy Lewin's expressive illustrations make the most of this hilarious situation. Come join the fun as a bunch of literate cows turn Farmer Brown's farm upside down.  
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  • Frog and Toad Are Friends

    by Arnold Lobel Year Published: 1970 Classics, Comedy and Humor - Reading Level K

    It's April, and Frog is looking forward to a whole year of happy times with his best friend, Toad. If only Toad would agree to wake up from his long winter nap! In the first of five short stories, clever Frog finds a way to rouse his sleepy friend. And as children will soon see, theirs is a marvelous friendship. When Frog doesn't feel well, Toad tries to tell him a story. When Toad loses a button, Frog helps him look for it. When Toad goes swimming in his funny bathing suit, Frog tries not to laugh, and when Toad is sad because he never gets any mail, Frog knows just what to do.

    Named a Caldecott Honor Book for its appealing green-and-brown illustrations, Frog and Toad Are Friends invites beginning readers to celebrate the wonder of friendship in happy stories they can read by themselves. Among Caldecott Medalist Arnold Lobel's many books for children are three others about Frog and Toad, including the Newbery Honor Book Frog and Toad Together.

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  • Swimmy

    by Leo Lionni Year Published: 1963 Read-Aloud Book: Reading Level M

    Deep in the sea there lives a happy school of little fish. Their watery world is full of wonders! But there is also danger and the little fish are afraid to come out of hiding . . . until Swimmy comes along. Swimmy shows his friends how — with ingenuity and teamwork — they can overcome any danger.

    With its graceful text and stunning artwork, this Caldecott Honor Book deserves a place on every child’s shelf.

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