The Mockingbird Books
for 2003-2004

(List chosen by the Abilene I.S.D. Resource Specialists)

Alphabet Under Construction, by Denise Fleming. The alphabet is constructed by a hard working mouse.

Apollo by Caroline Gregorie. A clever dog does tricks and knows words!

Bubba and Beau, Best Friends by Kathi Appelt: How can a puppy and a baby be so much alike?

Bug Dance by Stuart Murphy

Duck on a Bike by David Shannon. What do the animals on the farm think about Duck as he rides a bike one day?

Epossumondas by Coleen Salley

The Great Pig Search by Eileen Christelow

Hello Ocean by Pam Munoz Ryan

Hungry Hen by Richard Waring

Hunter's Best Friend at School by Laura Elliott. When should you be a follower? When should you be a leader? Two raccoon friends learn important lessons about friendship.

I Stink! by Kate McMullan: Explore the wild and funny life of a garbage truck, a story filled with comical illustrations, lively words, and a sobering truth.

Incredible Me! by Kathi Appelt: A young girl celebrates the many ways in which she is incredible.

Mother to Tigers by George Ella Lyon: The first nursery for animal babies is opened by a woman zookeeper in the Bronx Zoo.

Old Mac Donald Had a Woodshop by Lisa Shulman

One Child, One Seed by Kathryn Cave

One is a Snail, Ten is a Crab: A Counting by Feet Book by April Pulley Sayre

The Princesses Have a Ball by Teresa Bateman. Nine princesses are wearing out their shoes every day! Now, they have a surprise in store for their father when they plan plan a special kind of ball!

Silver Shoes by Caroline Binch. Molly wants some silver shoes so she can dance, but will she be able to wait? What will she learn while she waits?

What’s Up, What’s Down? by Lola M. Schaefer Nature takes the reader up and down to understand the world from underground, to the moon and back down to the deepest part of the ocean.

The Wolf Who Cried Boy by Bob Hartman

Kids' Wings Bonus Book: Bertie was a Watchdog by Rick Walton, Illustrated by Arthur Robins


The 2x2 Books for 2004
(Kids' Wings Units for Grades 1-3 in Book Bridges Under Construction)

Diary of a Worm by Doreen Cronin. Illustrated by Harry Bliss. Ages 5-8. Kids' Wings Pick of the List

You Can Do It, Sam by Amy Hest. Illustrated by Anita Jeram. Candlewick Press. Ages 3-5.

Mommy’s Best Kisses by Margaret Anastas Margaret. Illustrated by Susan Winter. Ages 2-5.

¡Pío Peep!: Traditional Spanish Nursery Rhymes. Selected by Alma Flor Ada & F. Isabel Campoy with English Adaptations by Alice Schertle. Ages 4-7.

Pick, Pull, Snap! Where Once a Flower Bloomed. by Lola M. Schaefer, Illustrated by Lindsay Barrett George. Ages 5-8.

About Arachnids: A Guide for Children by Cathryn Sill. Illustrated by John Sill. Peachtree Publishers. Ages 4-8.

A Frog in the Bog by Karma Wilson. Illustrated by Joan Rankin. Ages 4-7.

My Pony by Susan Jeffers. Hyperion Books for Children. Ages 5-8.

Ashman, Linda. Babies on the Go. Illustrated by Jane Dyer. Ages 2-5

Bryan, Ashley. Beautiful Blackbird. Ages 4-8

Cooke, Trish. Full, Full, Full of Love. Illustrated by Paul Howard. Ages 4-7

Dunrea, Olivier. Ollie. Houghton Mifflin Company. Ages 2-4.

Florian, Douglas. bow wow meow meow: it’s rhyming cats and dogs. Ages 4-8.

Tails. Van Fleet, Matthew. Harcourt, Inc. Ages 2-4.

Hudson, Cheryl Willis. Hands Can. Photographs by John-Francis Bourke. Ages 3-6.

Schertle, Alice. When the Moon is High. Illustrated by Julia Noonan. HarperCollins Publishers. Ages 3-5.

Shannon, George. Tippy-Toe Chick, GO! Illustrated by Laura Dronzek. Greenwillow Books. Ages 3-7.

Steinberg, Laya. Thesaurus Rex. Illustrated by Debbie Harter. Ages 4-8.

Van Laan, Nancy. scrubba dub. Illustrated by Bernadette Pons. Ages 2-4

Wheeler, Lisa. One Dark Night. Illustrated by Ivan Bates. Ages 4-6.

Kids' Wings Bonus Book: Bertie was a Watchdog by Rick Walton, Illustrated by Arthur Robins

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