It’s class picture day and Fancy Nancy is ready with a pink and purple outfit complete with ruffles. Very fancy! But what about her hair? It needs to be fancy and flattering too. Nancy puts a lot of thought into how she will style her hair. She comes up with an idea that unfortunately results in disaster. What will poor Nancy do to turn a bad hair day into a fine and fancy one? Fancy Nancy: Hair Dos and Hair Don’ts is a Stage 1 Beginning Reader in the I Can Read! series. It features short sentences, familiar words, and simple concepts for children eager to read on their own. Fancy Nancy fans can visit fancynancyworld.com, the official source for all things Fancy Nancy !
A little girl interacts with three friendly and energetic cats. Repetition and simple vocabulary make Oh, Cats! written by Nola Buck and illustrated by Nadine Bernard Westcott, a nice story for beginning readers. Children who don’t read yet may enjoy the repetition, rhyming and cute illustrations.
Do you have a child always asking "why"? Then Nate the Great series, by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat, is right up their alley. This mystery series for children is a fun way to introduce the genre. The stories follow Nate the Great, a young detective, as he searches for clues to help solve mysteries in his neighborhood. But the best part is that he explains how he solved the mystery. These engaging books will have your child putting on a thinking cap to see if he or she can outsmart and outwit, Nate the Great. Checkout this series in the Children's Easy Reader section of the library.
Oliver is excited because the famous Chef Antonia is going to visit his classroom. All the children are going to bring a family favorite food to share; however, Oliver doesn’t know what he is going to bring. To find out what happens next, read The Best Chef in Second Grade written by Katharine Kenah and illustrated by Abby Carter. This book is also available in book and CD kit format.
Rotten Ralph, Sarah’s less than cooperative cat, won’t eat his healthy home-cooked meal. “Why should I?” He thinks, “when there are all those wonderful trash cans waiting for me in the alley?” So, Ralph sneaks out at night and dines on a green chicken wing, a furry fish, and for dessert? Mmmmm! Moldy blue cheesecake! Rotten Ralph has horrible nightmares and feels really sick after his foul feast. Will Sarah be able to get him to the vet in time? Are Rotten Ralph’s dumpster diving days over? Maybe eating out of trash cans is too rotten even for Ralph. Find out in Rotten Ralph Feels Rotten by Jack Gantos. This book is just one in a series of Rotten Readers. Check out Rotten Ralph’s further adventures.
Bread and Jam for Frances by Russell Hoban is a classic charming book for first graders or picky eaters. Frances eats her favorite food for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. She inevitably tires of eating bread and jam for every meal and discovers the benefits of variety.