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Audience: Preschool - 1st Grade
Everyone helps to plant the village vegetable garden except Spider, who refuses to cooperate. One day, Spider grows tired of eating plain rice, and he decides he's entitled to some of the village vegetables. When he arrives at the garden, he's in for a shock: the vegetables start talking to him! Next, they try to trap him in the garden! Will Spider escape? Will he succeed in picking any fresh vegetables to dress his plain rice?
Date read: 7/22/2010
Teeny Tiny Woman
Audience: K - 1st Grade
This book tells a slightly scary story about a teeny-tiny woman who finds a bone in a graveyard. What will she do when the owner of the bone comes looking for it? Read this folk tale rewritten for beginning readers and find out what happens! (Reading Level 2.1)
Date read: 6/29/2011
Three Little Pigs
Audience: K - 1st Grade
The classic tale of the three pigs threatened by the big, bad wolf earns a worthy treatment in this story well-suited to a beginning independent reader. Sentences are simple, clear, and direct, and pictures fill the pages. Effective writing makes this longer story a nice choice for a reader who is gaining confidence in his or her newfound skills. (Reading Level: 1.4)
Date read: 01/30/2011
Audience: K - 3rd Grade
In this tale, a man sacrifices all his wealth in an unexpected way to save the people of his village when a monster wave threatens their lives and destroys their village. With a swirling intensity of color, the illustrations capture the power of the storm. Filled with action and emotion, this picture book is a compelling read that could offer a starting point for a discussion on selflessness.
Awards nominated: Monarch Award Nominee 2011
Date read: 4/9/2010
Two of Everything
Audience: Preschool - 2nd Grade
Imagine Mr. and Mrs. Haktak's surprise when they discovered that the pot that Mr. Haktak found while digging in the field was a magic pot. It seemed that everything that went into the pot came out double. For Mr. and Mrs. Haktak who lived in a humble little hut and were very old and poor, this could be the answer to all their problems. Or does the pot bring with it a double set of problems as well. Enjoy reading 'Two of Everything' by Lily Toy Hong to find out what happens when Mrs. Haktak takes a tumble into this amazing pot.
Similar authors: Hans Crhistian Andersen, Amy Lowry Poole; Yeh-Shen; Ai-Ling Louie; Ed Young; Eric A. Kimmel
Similar books: Little Sima and the Giant Bowl: A Chinese Folktale by Zhi Qu;
The Dragon Emperor: A Chinese Folktale by Ping Wang;
The Lost Horse: A Chinese folktake by Ed Young;
Ling-Li and the Phoenix Fairy: A Chinese Folktale by Ellen Greene
Date read: 7/29/2011
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