Book List in Order: 44 titles

  • Jacob just turned four and is starting preschool! He is anything but excited. This is the first time he will be away from Daddy and Jacob’s classmates started school months ago. How will he fit in? Luckily, Jacob’s new teacher and classmates show...


  • An “acute portrayal of failed relationships and struggles to transcend social norms,”―New York Times Book Review (editor's choice) “Readers can detect deadpan realism influences of Lorrie Moore and the feminism of Angela Carter in these stor...



  • Jacob's little sister is as cute as a button, but she runs everywhere in the park. Jacob and his father cannot take their eyes off her otherwise she'll get into some mischief. It s hard to be a good brother! But Jacob knows it's big brother's job to ...


  • Daddy stays home with their toddler while Mommy works. They do everything together: they do the laundry, dance, and race to the park. Everything is fun with Daddy! At bedtime Daddy reads to the toddler making every day a good day! This simple, sweet ...




  • Miriam Cohen s timely story highlights a challenge that many children face in today s multicultural environment. Layla, a new girl in first grade, wears a headscarf but it does not take long for the others to welcome her. Ronald Himler s watercolor i...


  • It's Valentine's Day and the first graders are excited about the cards they will receive. Their teacher requests everybody in class to send a Valentine's card to everybody else so that nobody feels left out. However, in their eagerness to create the ...






  • When Jim returns to school after his dog, Muffins, is hit by a garbage truck and dies, the first-graders try to share his loss and ease his pain. But Jim refuses to talk or even let anyone come near him. He does not participate in any school activiti...


  • "Jim was waiting outside of school. He was waiting to say ""Hi"" to Paul. Paul was his best friend. Jim was almost sure of it. At the beginning of the day, Jim and Paul are almost best friends - and after a series of mix-ups, almost enemies Then, to...


  • When the first grade plans an exciting costume party, Anna-Maria decides to be a fairy princess, Sammy a tramp and Danny a hiccup! However, on the day of the party, as the children are snacking on cupcakes and enjoying themselves in their fun costume...


  • Two little mittens are such good friends that when one is lost, the other is desperate to find its mate. A woolly hat suggests checking the "Lost and Found." Joy abounds when the friends are reunited.A perfect story for early readers or for teachers ...


  • Homemade fun and simple pleasures abound Mimmy and Sophie are sisters who live in Brooklyn, New York, during the Great Depression. Even though their parents don't have a lot of money, Mimmy and Sophie still have lots of fun together, whether they're ...


  • "Oscar was hot and bored on the subway train. Then he saw the Island Lady with a huge basket. ""Want to know what''s inside?"" she asked. And out she brought a cool island breeze, the green Caribbean Sea, good things to eat? a calypso man and music a...




  • Backpack Baby is so happy! He shares his big secret with everyone he meets, but the reader is kept guessing until the last page. He has a new sibling!A delightful way to introduce toddlers and preschoolers to how much fun it can be to have a sibling!...







  • Mimmy and Sophie live in Brooklyn, New York, during the Great Depression. Like most sisters, they have a lot in common, but they're also different: Mimmy dreams of owning an Oldsmobile that she can fix with her own tools, and of growing up to be a tr...


  • Jim is the only one in the first grade who is scared of The Thing on television. He feels so ashamed. No one else is afraid. He won't even play Super Heroes with the rest of the class. But when a praying mantis walks on Danny's arm, no one wants to t...


  • Jim loves his Halloween mask with all his heart -- until the night he wears it. When he sees it reflected in the big glass doors, suddenly his mask looks scary. Too scary. Halloween will be horrible! That's what Jim thinks, until his friend Willy com...




  • Everyone is mad at Jacob. Will he ever have friends again? The team is mad at Jacob. Jacob thinks it's all Honey's fault that he's missed the ball. But when Honey hits a homerun, and the class cheers for her like she's a hero -- Jacob says somethi...


  • Don't worry, Jacob -- everything will be all right... Jacob is worried when a "Real Author" comes to his classroom to look at everyone's work. Suppose he discovers that Jacob has no imagination? And what if Margarita, the girl visiting from Pue...



  • A young girl who likes to read stories about courageous people, must find her own form of courage when she discovers that a boy with AIDS has been mandated to attend her school and other students and parents react with hysteria...


  • Wishing goodbye to each other at the end-of-the-year first grade beach picnic, Jim, Paul, Danny, George, and Anna Maria talk about their first grade experiences and realize they will miss their teacher. Reprint....






  • "A little boy's anxieties on his first day at school are quickly forgotten when he makes a new friend. ""Lively, full-color scenes of an integrated kindergarten engaging in familiar activities will make this a meaningful picture book for Head Start a...




  • Charles is the new boy in the first-grade class, and he is blind. His classmates want to be helpful. Should they protect Charles or treat him like everyone else? No one knows for sure. Then one day Danny, Charles, and Anna Maria get into trouble. Ca...






  • When the class finds out that the new boy, Alex, exaggerates and even lies, no one wants anything to do with him. But when Alex helps Jim, he decides to befriend him, and soon Alex learns that to be accepted, you just need to be yourself....


  • Paul plays the part Jim wanted in the First Grade's production of The Three Billy Goats Gruff. On the night of the play Paul is struck with stage fright and with some discreet prompting Jim saves the play! The engaging group of multiracial children a...







  • The first grade is going on a trip to the museum. It's an exciting day for everybody. The teacher says the most important thing is to stick together. So when Danny says he knows where the dinosaur is, Jim and his friends follow. The only problem is, ...


  • Who's the smartest person in the first grade? When the teacher hands out a test, everybody can't wait to find out. But only lucky Anna Maria does well enough to move to a special class. Is getting the best grade all that matters?...


  • When Jim was in kindergarten the art teacher said, "Dear, your man has no neck." And she showed him the right way to draw -- right on his picture. Jim knew then and there that he was no good at art. But next year the first grade got a new art teacher...