Bright Ideas — Book List

Listed below are the books used in the seminar, “Bright Ideas for the Beginning of the School Year”.  I’ve arranged them by theme.

At the Pond

The Caterpillar and the Polliwog by Jack Kent

Come Along, Daisy! by Jane Simmons

Farfallina & Marcel by Holly Keller

Goose and Duck by Jean Craighead George

Hello, My Name is Ruby by Philip C. Stead

Jump, Frog, Jump! by Robert Kalan

Pup and Hound Hatch an Egg by Susan Hood

The Wide-Mouthed Frog by Rex Schneider



First Snow by Bernette Ford

A Perfect Day by Carin Berger

Snow by Uri Shulevitz



Airplanes by Byron Barton

Building a House by Byron Barton

Trucks by Byron Barton



Every Little Thing adapted by Cedella Marley

Jazz Baby by Lisa Wheeler

The Man with the Violin by Kathy Stinson

Punk Farm by Jarrett J. Krosoczka


Feeling Groovy

Big Hugs, Little Hugs by Felicia Bond

A Hug Goes Around by Laura Krauss Melmed

I Love It When You Smile by Sam McBratney

I’m Gonna Like Me:  Letting Off a Little Self-Esteem by Jamie Lee Curtis

My Octopus Arms by Keith Baker

The Way I Love You by David Bedford

You Know What I Love? by Lorena Siminovich

You Make Me Smile by Layn Marlow



Can You See What I See?  Treasure Ship by Walter Wick

Max and Ruby’s Treasure Hunt by Rosemary Wells

What a Treasure!  by Jane & Will Hillenbrand

What Did You Put in Your Pocket? by Beatrice Schenk de Regniers



Counting in the Garden by Kim Parker

Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert



Diary of a Spider by Doreen Cronin

Joone by Emily Kate Moon (pronounced like “June”) — cute story about a girl who lives in a yurt with her grandpa

Llama Llama Time to Share by Anna Dewdney

My Friend Gorilla by Atsuko Morozumi

One Foot Two Feet: An EXCEPTIONal Counting Book by Peter Maloney

One White Wishing Stone:  A Beach Day Counting Book by Doris K. Gayzagian

A Perfect Day by Remy Charlip

Sweet Dreams:  How Animals Sleep by Kimiko Kajikawa — beautiful photos of sleeping animals such as koalas, sea otters, black bears…

Zuzu’s Wishing Cake by Linda Michelin



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