Monday, September 29, 2014

September 2014 Books MSchmitt

SEPTEMBER 2014

Big Kid Shoes by Tori Kosara 22
Danny Dozer Hits a Home Run by Dena Neusner 24
Pet the Cat’s Easter Adventure by James Dean 24
The Grumpy Morning by Darcia LaBrosse 24
Lego City Build This City by Scholastic 24
Journey to Joke a Lot by Frances Ann Ladd 32
The Astonishing Secret of Awesome Man by Michael Chabon 40
Steggie Makes a Friend by Guy Ghilchrist  20
The Leftovers by Tom Perlotta  384
Miss Bindergarten Has a Wild Day in Kindergarten by Joseph Slate 40
Trouble at the Dinosaur Café by Brain Moses 32
The Library Lion by Michelle Knudsen 48
Superhero ABC by Bob McLeod 40
Eliot Jones Midnight Superhero by Anne Cottringer  24
Time for Bed by Mem Fox 32
Good Morning Pond by Alyssa Capucilli 32
Fish Don’t Play Ball by Emma McCann 24
How do Dinosaurs Get Well Soon? By Jane Yolen 40
How to Grow a Hippo by Becky Schantz 38
Super Why: George and the Dragon by Shelia Dinsmore 48
My Pony by Susan Jeffers 32
Lego City Work this Farm 24
Xanders Panda Party by Linda Sue Park 40
Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See? By Bill Martin Jr 32
Cinderella by Melissa Lagonegro 32
Lucky Day by Frances Ann Ladd 24
Little Lucy Goes to School by Ilene Cooper 48
Billy Bully A School Yrad Counting Tale by Alvaro Galan 32
Flap Your Wings by PD Easteman 48
Birthday At Panda Place by Stephanie Calmeson 32
The Gingerbread Boy by Richard Egieleski 32
Yuck Stuck in the Muck by Corinne Demas 32

Air Mater by Annie Auerbach 32
Young World by Chris Wietz 384
Dying to be Me by Anitia Moorgiani 216
Uni the Unicorn by Amy Krouse Rosenthal  48
The Sleepless Little Vampire by Richard Egieleski 32
Trick or Treat by Leo Landry 32
Frozen: Anna’s Best Friends by Christy Webster 24
The Magic School Bus in the time of the Dinosaurs by Joanna Cole  48
The Magic School Bus Lost in Space by Joanna Cole 40
Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovelby Virginia Lee Burton 56
Planes Fire and Rescue by Disney Book Group 24
One Big Pair of Underwear by Laura Gehl 40
Come Down Now Flying Cow by Timothy Roland48
The Bake Shop Ghost by Jacqueline Ogburn  32
Rooting For You By Susan Hood 32
Breathe by Scott Magoon 40
Say Hello Like This! By Mary Murphy 32
Tea With Grandpa by By Barney Saltzberg 40
Clara’s Crazy Curls by Helen Poole 40
Cheers for a Dozen Ears by Felecia Chernesky  32
Huff and Puff and the New Train by Tish Rabe 24
Huff and Puff by Tish Rabe 24
The Giant Jam Sandwhich by John Vernon Lord 28
Nelly Gnu and Daddy Too by Anna Dewdney  40
Hop on Pop by Dr Seuss 72
I can Read With my Eyes Shut by Dr Seuss 48
Flip a Word: Pig Wig by Harriet Ziefert 36
Flip A Word: Stop Pop by Harriet Ziefert 36
Behold a Pale Horse by Willaim Cooper 510
Earth Space Moon Base by Ben Joel Price 32
Were Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen 40
Olivia’s ABC by Ian FAlconer 30
Bear Sees Colors by Karma Wilson 32
Fire Truck to the Rescue by Sonia Sandler 30
Five Little Pumpkins by Dan Yaccarino 16
Halloween Cats by Jean Marzallo 26
Scaredy Kate by Jacob Grant 32
Sofia the First Princesses to the rescue by Catherine Hapka 40
Splat the Cat Makes Dad Glad by Alyssa Heyman 32
Alice from Dallas by Marilyn Sandler 40
Bark George by Jules Feiffer 32
Snoring Beauty by Sudipta Quallen 32
Lego City Look Out Below by Michael Steele 32
When I Feel Angry by Cornelia Spelman 24
Chicks and Salsa by Aaron Reynolds 32
Bailey Goes Camping by Kevin Henkes 24
Baby Bear Sees Blue by Ashleyy Wolfe 42
Over in the Rainforest by Marianne Berkes 32
Monkey and Me by Emily Gravett 32



Over in the Rainforest by Marianne Berkes 32
Kids will learn the names of all different names of jungle animals  in this counting tale and they are not the standard animals that klids already know. Little ones will be asking about ocelots and howler monekys after this title.

Monkey and Me by Emily Gravett 32
A little girl totes her monkey through the pages of this book as readers get ready to yell the animal that is on the coming pages.

Bailey Goes Camping by Kevin Henkes 24
Bailey is upset when his scout brother and sister are packing up to go camping and telling him about all the fun things they are going to do. When Bailey is feeling down about the fun he will miss his mom tells him he can do all those things at home too. The ensuing pages show a rabbit swimming and fishing in a tub, cooking marshmallows over a stove and falling asleep under the stars next to his bedroom window.

Baby Bear Sees Blue by Ashleyy Wolfe 42
Not your typical color book, but a great addition no less. Little bear keeps asking mama about the wolrd aroud him and as she identifies them readers are opening to a page of color and that particular subject.

Snoring Beauty by Sudipta Quallen 24
Mouse does not know what to do as he tries to get to sleep but cannot beacase of the snoring princess! When the prince arrives there is hope that he will awaken her but it seems as though he is about to give up, Mouse resolves to kissing her himself…awakening her from the sleep to meet her prince. Mouse and Princess end up with a double wedding the next day but Mouse now has a wife with a snoring problem. This story was ok the illustrations were weird..not a favorite.

LEGO City: Look Out Below!Lego City Look Out Below by Michael Steele 32
George and Johnny are working at the Gold mine and the latern gets knocked out at lunch the their head lamps save the day and the workers also spot flecks of gold…that end up being a great gold find!

When I Feel Angry (The Way I Feel Books)When I Feel Angry by Cornelia Spelman24
I love this series that talks to kids about their different emotions and how to deal with them. This title was perfect because my little boy had a melt down  in the car over ice cream…so while we were reding this book we addressed what happened and how we could have better handled our emaotions.

Chicks and SalsaChicks and Salsa by Aaron Reynolds 32
Love love love this book! What do chickens do when they are sick of chicken feed? They make salsa and all the other aniamals eventually realize that they are missing out and join in on the fiesta! But the chickens are in for a surprise when they run out of ingriedints due to the farmer and his wife having their very own fiesta too.

Fire Truck to the Rescue by Sonia Sandler 30
With an emergencey call the fire truck in lego city is out to the rescue. They even take the time to help stranded kitties in burning building.


Five Little Pumpkins (Harper Growing Tree)Five Little Pumpkins by Dan Yaccarino 16
Cute little Halloween tale that can be retold as a fingerplay and counting game with little kids, only complaint came from my five year old that this book was too short.

Halloween Cats (Read with Me Cartwheel Books (Scholastic Paperback))Halloween Cats by Jean Marzallo 26
The cats are ready for Halloween games, costumes and more. The jack o lanterns sit on the porch watching as the cats get ready for Halloween fun.

Scaredy KateScaredy Kate by Jacob Grant 32
Kate is afraid of the large dog at the apartment and when she escapes to the elevator she is in for more of a fright as the it continues to fill with monsters as she heads to the top to deliver a package. When she gets there she realizes that the monsters are having a ice cream party and she has the final touch…Sprinkles!

Sofia the First Princesses to the Rescue!: Purchase Includes a Digital Song!Sofia the First Princesses to the rescue by Catherine Hapka 40
When Sofia and her family visit the kingdom of wei ling the boys run off to discover the treasure of the jade jaguar. When the fathers realize what the boys have done they go off to dave them. Sofia and the girls end up saving everyone when they make it past the traps to get into the cave.

Splat the Cat Makes Dad Glad (I Can Read Book 1)Splat the Cat Makes Dad Glad by Alyssa Heyman 32
Splats dad is sad when the soccer team loses and Spalt wants to make him glad. When Splat finds an old picture of his dad and grandpa with a trophy at a race.
Alice from Dallas by Marilyn Sandler 40
Bark George by Jules Feiffer 32



Bear Sees Colors (The Bear Books)Bear Sees Colors by Karma Wilson 32
I love all of the books in the bear series but this one is my favorite! One by one bear runs into his friends and one by one they discover all the different colors and where and what they find in that particular color in the forest.

Behold a Pale HorseBehold a Pale Horse by Willaim Cooper 510
The Bill Cooper is known to many as a conspiracy theorist, with the former president Clinton referring to him as the most dangerous man on the radio (when he was alive) This book chronicles his time working for the government with top level clearance and he informs readers about the government and there agenda and some of the things that they don’t want the American people to know about. Bill Cooper has since passed on and the circumstances to his death are still questioned by some. This book is available in PDF format for free online to all readers. It was his wish that his book and information would always be available to all for free.

Earth Space Moon BaseEarth Space Moon Base by Ben Joel Price 32
Monkey and man on the moon …watching and waiting as a creature crawls up and devours all the bananas. Cute rhyming book ending is left open leading readers to belive this will not be the last outer space adventure.

We're Going on a Bear HuntWere Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen 40
Out on a beat hunt through a river, meadow, and forest and finally to a cave, but what happenes when you actually find that bear? You run home of course…all the way there into your bed and under your covers sleeping safely!

Olivia's ABCOlivia’s ABC by Ian FAlconer 30
All things Olivia! Olivia covers the pages of this board book in every which way from A to Z


Come Down Now, Flying CowCome Down Now Flying Cow by Timothy Roland 48
How does a Cow get out and see the world? Flying of course! This bouncy rhyming tale will make readers laugh as the farmer tries to get his cow to come back down, and when he finally does she just takes off in the car.

The Bake Shop GhostThe Bake Shop Ghost by Jacqueline Ogburn  32
When Baker Merriweather passes away she is determined to keep her shop empty by scaring off potential bakers, but there is one who will not give up. Only torwards the end does the newest baker win the favor of ghostly meriweather with a chocolate cake.

Rooting for YouRooting For You By Susan Hood 32
This adorable book has fold outs all over the place showing a timid little seed/sproutling  not wanting to come out in the world, but with encouragement along the way he slowly makes his way out. This book is so cute and reinforces the message that you have to keeop going and keep growing.

BreatheBreathe by Scott Magoon 40
A brisk story with sparing text about the life of a whale…swim, dive, breathe repeat.

Say Hello Like ThisSay Hello Like This! By Mary Murphy 32
This title show readers how all the different animals say hello…the fun is only in the participation that will come with young readers wanting to chime in as each half page is unfolded.

Tea with GrandpaTea With Grandpa by By Barney Saltzberg 40
A simple tea party with grandpa, this story is endearing of a little girls imagination can work and how the love of a grandparent can play along with it.

Clara's Crazy CurlsClara’s Crazy Curls by Helen Poole 40
Claras hair is big but she wants bigger! When she takes her moms hair solution her hair grows to out of  control proportions and while at first it may be exciting things wucikly go array! The story will remind readers to be careful what you wish for and that too much of anything is not good.

Cheers for a Dozen Ears: A Summer Crop of CountingCheers for a Dozen Ears by Felecia Chernesky  32
A summer counting book about the bounty that comes from a garden. At times the rhymes in the book are a bit of a stretch, the sparing text and bright pictures still make this a go to childrens book for the presented theme.

Huff and Puff (My First I Can Read)Huff and Puff and the New Train by Tish Rabe 24
Huff and Puff meet a new train who wants to race, and while they are slow they will still try their best. This story is basically the train edition of the tortoise and the hare with huff and puff coming out on top.

Huff and Puff by Tish Rabe 24
Huff and Puff are trains, one pulls the other pushes and after a awhile they both grow tired of their jobs so they decide to switch spots and when conditions grow hard they realize they liked their old spots just fine. Another story reminding children that the grass is not always greener on the other side.

Flip-a-Word: Pig WigFlip a Word: Pig Wig by Harriet Ziefert 36
The Ig family…..learning to read ugghhhhhhh!!!!! The only thing these easy readers have going for them are the bright pictures, and I do like the very last page where kids can play I Spy to try and find one of the words that was emphasized in the text.

Flip A Word: Stop Pop by Harriet Ziefert 36
Another Easy reader focusing on the Op family….wach page features a cut out so new readers can anticpate the next word to sound very close to the last page. Each book features three different word families with the pages getting progessivley harder by combining other words into the simple sentence,

The Giant Jam Sandwich The Giant Jam SandwichThe Giant Jam Sandwhich by John Vernon Lord 28
Loved this Story!!! How do you get rid of a million wasps? With a giant jam sandwhich. The villagers bake the bread add the jam and wait! And when the wasps finally come, they slam down the other slice of bread eliminating the wasp problem.

Nelly Gnu and Daddy TooNelly Gnu and Daddy Too by Anna Dewdney  40
Daddy can do, be and build anything! When Nelly and Daddy start building with their box they realize it is missing something, so it is off to the store they go. This rhyming tale chronicles the special relationship that little ones have with their daddies.

Hop on Pop  (I Can Read It All By Myself)Hop on Pop by Dr Seuss 72
A big book of rhyming words….I kept looking for some type of storyline, but the pages really only consiosted of rhyming words and then the order of the those rhyming words switched around on the following page.

I Can Read With My Eyes Shut! (Beginner Books)I can Read With my Eyes Shut by Dr Seuss 48
Readers learn all about how they can read and they can even read with their eyes shut but they would be much smarter to open their eyes because the more they read the more they know and the more they know…the more they will grow.

Product DetailsYoung World by Chris Wietz 384
A virus has been released on the American population that has killed everyone except for the teenagers, but they too will succumb to the sickness once they turn 18. Jeffersone, Donna, Brainbox, Peter and SeeThrough have decided to set out to try and find a cure for the sickness to transform their lives and the rest of humanity.  The book chronicles their journey and the truth they uncover. This is book one in the planned trilogy and the ending is a cliff hanger!!!

Product DetailsDying to be Me by Anitia Moorgiani 216
Loved this book,  This ture story is based on Anitias cancer diagnosis and her miracle of a recovery. She tekes readers through her incrediable journey of life, death, and back again. Her story is unprecedented and moving.

Product DetailsUni the Unicorn by Amy Krouse Rosenthal  48
This is  a story of hope and the magic of believing. Uni is very special unicorn who believes in little girls even when all the other unicorns laugh at her. Uni will be happy to find that there too is a little girl who believes in unicorns and the two are perfect for each other.

Product DetailsThe Sleepless Little Vampire by Richard Egieleski 32
The sleepless vampire cannot get to sleep because of all the noise, but everyone knows that vampires do not sleep at night only when the sun comes up for morning will he head for bed.


Product DetailsTrick or Treat by Leo Landry 32
Oliver is excited getting ready for his Halloween party, but when two invitations get lost,Oliver ends up having two guests who don’t quite fit in. Two costumed trick or treaters join in on olivers’ party with the witches, ghosts, and skeletons.

Product DetailsFrozen: Anna’s Best Friends by Christy Webster 24
When Anna is fooled by Prince Hans with his false promise of Love, she realizes that her true friends, elsa, olaf, sven and kristoff have been there all along and will continue to be there.

Product DetailsThe Magic School Bus in the time of the Dinosaurs by Joanna Cole  48
The Frizz’s class is traveling back into the time of dinosaurs. Kids learn scientific names of dinosaurs and about the different prehistoric periods that they lived in.

Product DetailsThe Magic School Bus Lost in Space by Joanna Cole 40
The Frizz’s class is out of this world on this field trip as they travel past the different planets and learn about Earths moon. I even got some solar system updates with the reminder that the planet Jupiter is mostly made up of gases.

Product DetailsMike Mulligan and His Steam Shovelby Virginia Lee Burton 56
This book will always be one of my favorties, probably because I can still vision the cartoon that aired on Disney. I love the ending seeing the digger in the basement warming the building.

Product DetailsPlanes Fire and Rescue by Disney Book Group 24
Dusty Crophopper has a new career as an ariel firegifhter when he gear reduction box goes bad and can no longer race. With his new friends from piston peak and the guidance of Blade ranger Dusty becomes a everday hero fighting fires alongside the team and Mayday.

Product DetailsOne Big Pair of Underwear by Laura Gehl 40




Product DetailsYuck Stuck in the Muck by Corinne Demas 32
Dog chases Duck into the mud where they get stuck and after their friends try and help them one by one they all get stuck in the muck…even the truck

Product DetailsAir Mater by Annie Auerbach 32
This story chronicles Tow-Maters adventures when he was on the stunt flying Hawk team. Hawk mater reminices about his days with best friend, LightMcQueen.



Product DetailsCinderella by Melissa Lagonegro 32
Classic tale of Cinderella and her evil step-sisters and the their quest for the princes hand. With the help of her fairy godmother and animal friends, Cinderella is able to go to the ball and dance with the prince.

Product DetailsLucky Day by Frances Ann Ladd 24
The care bears show readers there is always a silver lining in every cloud if you are willing to look for it.  Cute story to show readers how to always be optimistic.

Product DetailsLittle Lucy Goes to School by Ilene Cooper 48
I love any book about a beagle! When a little boy’s mom goes to his school to take him his lunch, little lucy tags along but when she gets loose in the hallways she decides she is having way too much fun to end this adventure early.

Product DetailsBilly Bully A School Yrad Counting Tale by Alvaro Galan 32
Loved this simple book about how a little bull looses his frineds one by one by making bad chooices. And then he gains them back one by one by making a better choice.

Product DetailsFlap Your Wings by PD Easteman 48
When two birds find and egg in their nest, they decide it must be their baby, so of course they warm it until hatches and feed it when he does. Although he looks different they declare he is still their baby! When it comes time to fly out of the nest they realize he cant fly but when he lands in the pond swimming they think he is just fine there.

Product DetailsBirthday At Panda Place by Stephanie Calmeson 32
Its Mouses birthday and all her friends have come to celebrate with treats and gifts but Panda saves the most special gift of all for last, Mouses frined snail.

Product DetailsThe Gingerbread Boy by Richard Egieleski 32
Gingerbread boy escapes the woman and man, the rat, the workers and the police, but his luck changes when he is outwitted by the fox.

Product DetailsSuperhero ABC by Bob McLeod 40
A Super hero ABC with some characters being a bit of a stretch at times….Laughing Lass……hmmmmm Not many kids will not what a lass is, but they will love the goo man shooting gobs of goo and bad guys!

Product DetailsEliot Jones Midnight Superhero by Anne Cottringer  24
Ellitot Jones can do it all, he saves the queens jewels from robbers and helps the coast guard save a boat from wreckage, but his biggest mission will be to save the planet from a metor but first he must retrieve his meteor busting rocket launcher. Will Elliot make it time to save the world? Of course.

Product DetailsTime for Bed by Mem Fox 32
A short little rhyming tale about all the different animals as they get ready for bed, with pastel colored illustrations and soft quiet voice…hopefully kids will fall right to sleep after hearing this one.

Product DetailsGood Morning Pond by Alyssa Capucilli 32
When animals start to awake and stretch it means it is time to get up and when little children peer at the animals from behind the grass it means quiet time so they are not to scare them away.

Product DetailsFish Don’t Play Ball by Emma McCann 24
A pet dog cannot understand why his owner would want a new pet fish..they cant walk, talk, or even play fetch. At feeding time Dog realizes that he does have something in common with the fish. Fish like to eat and of course so does he….maybe fish are not so bad after all.

Product DetailsHow do Dinosaurs Get Well Soon? By Jane Yolen 40
The dinosaurs in this book will show readers exactly what they need to do to get better! Even dinosaurs need to listen to the doctor, take their medicine, and gets lots of rest if they want to get well soon to go out and play.

How to Grow a Hippo by Becky Schantz 38
This book is based on a child overhearing a conversation about the part of your brain called the hippocampus. The little boy is sure he heard his mom say that hugs would make your hippo grow. Cute book but the message gets mixed up.

Product DetailsSuper Why: George and the Dragon by Shelia Dinsmore 48
Pig is scared of the giant and the super readers are coming to the rescue. When the read a story about a similar situation Pig realizes that all he needs to do is ask the giant to please move so he can get his toy.

Product DetailsMy Pony by Susan Jeffers 32
A little girl dreams of having a pony and she tells readers all about the pony that she will have some day. For now she draws her Pony, Silver and tells readers all about the things they do together. Silver may only be in her dreams but it will always be hers.
Lego City Work this Farm 24
Readers learn all about the different machines that work on the farm to help farmers complete their everyday jobs. Tractors do the planting while combines do the harvesting and separating of the crops.

Product DetailsXanders Panda Party by Linda Sue Park 40
Xander is planning a party at first he is only inviting the bears at the zoo, but when he realizes that Koala really is not a bear he ends up inviting all the mammals…from their the party grows as he encounters more and more of the different types animals that reside in the zoo.

Product DetailsPanda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See? By Bill Martin Jr 32
A classic by Bill Martin as readers chant on and on about the animals they see with the unfolding of each page.

Product DetailsBig Kid Shoes by Tori Kosara 22
A quick little rhyme to help kids learn how to tie their shoes. I am not quite sure it succeceds but it is still an attempt that most parents will appreciate.

Product DetailsDanny Dozer Hits a Home Run by Dena Neusner 24
Danny Dozer want to surprise the kids with a place to play baseball and he has just the friends to help with the job. The John deere construction machines are out in full force to build a ball diamond for the kids in town.

Product DetailsPet the Cat’s Easter Adventure by James Dean 24
Who will fill the easter bunnys shoes? Pete the cat of course, he colors the eggs, hides the eggs and the easter bunny even saves a couple for him too. With Pete’s help Easter has been saved.

Product DetailsThe Grumpy Morning by Darcia LaBrosse 24
The farm animals are all grumpy because no one has come for them tin the morning. One by one they all march to the farmers house to find that he is still in bed!

Product DetailsLego City Build This City by Scholastic 24
All the machines of Lego city must come together so they can erect a new building. Diggers will do the foundation and the cranes will need to lift the large beams into place.

Product DetailsJourney to Joke a Lot by Frances Ann Ladd 32
One of the care bears leave for joke land and when he is granted king of their land he thinks that he may never want to go back to care a lot, but when his frineds come to visit he realizes that life cannot get any better when you are surrounded by your frineds.

Product DetailsThe Astonishing Secret of Awesome Man by Michael Chabon 40
Awesome man is always awesome! With his super power grip he is always busy doing things to save the world, but awesome man really is a just an awesome boy saving the world and going home at  the end of a crime fighting day.

Steggie Makes a Friend by Guy Ghilchrist  20
Steggie is so shy that when he meets someone new instead of saying hi he says nothing and making the new frined lash out and ruin his sand castle! When the new friend asks why he did not say hi he says  it was because he was shy! In the end the two become frineds and rebuild the caslte together.

Product DetailsThe Leftovers by Tom Perlotta  384
This book follows people from a the same town following the rapture. You learn about their new lives and the people they lost. The book also features an activist group called the guilty remnants who vow never to forget what happened and will remind everyone they ever encounter. I liked this book and found myself getting into it and wanting to know what will happen next….and at the end all I will say is that I said to myself….”that was it”!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Product DetailsMiss Bindergarten Has a Wild Day in Kindergarten by Joseph Slate 40
Miss Bindergarten does not have a typical day at Kindergarten with everything going wild and array! But she is not the only one…the cafeteria and other school staff have wild run ins with kindergarten too.

Product DetailsTrouble at the Dinosaur Café by Brain Moses 32
Trex is causing trouble at the café but with all the dinosaurs working together and holding him down, they make him swear to stop eating meat and to leave them alone. Kids will love the rhyme about his stinky feet too.

Product DetailsThe Library Lion by Michelle Knudsen 48
This story features a lion who becomes a library regular,  that is until he breaks the rule about being quiet. After being banished and then reunited with with his librarian the book reiterates an important lesson to kids…that some rule are meant to be broken, sometimes.