Building our House by Jonathan Bean – A young girl tells the story of how her family moves to the country and builds their home from scratch. Look for the cat slinking around in all of the lovely illustrations.
Alex the Parrot: No Ordinary Bird: A True Story by Stephanie Spinner, illustrated by Meilo So – Are parrots intelligent? Irene Pepperberg strove to answer this question by studying a parrot she named Alex and the results were astonishing.
Lucky Ducklings by Eva Moore, illustrated by Nancy Carpenter – This is an adorable story of five little ducklings that fall through a sewer grate. It’s slightly harrowing, but the ending is very happy.
Take Me Out to the Yakyu by Aaron Meshon – A little baseball fan attends two baseball games with his family, one in America and one in Japan.
Puffin Peter by Petr Horacek – Puffins Peter and Paul are best friends. But when Paul gets blown out to sea during a storm, Peter sets out to find him with some help from a friendly whale.
Finnegan and Fox: The Ten-Foot Cop by Helen L. Wilbur, illustrated by John Manders – Finnegan the horse and Officer Fox make a great team patrolling Time Square. But when a little girl goes missing, will Finnegan come to the rescue?