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Recommendations of Reading Materials by Participating Teacher-librarians

 

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*Book titles are arranged in alphabetical order.

 

Can I play too 

Author / Editor: Willems, Mo

Series: An Elephant & Piggie book

Place of Publication: New York

Publisher : Hyperion Books for Children

Year of Publication: 2010

Remarks: Chinese translation is available

 

        Can I play too written by Willems Mo is from the series "Elephant & Piggie". Gerald and Piggie were playing "Throw and Catch". Snake wanted to join them but Snake had no arms. They tried and thought of a way to play together.

        In the story, children learned to understand differences, accept shortcomings and help friends. The content is humorous. Children like to read it again and again.

        This story contains very few words. The text and setup are simple. The gestures and facial expressions of the characters in this book are direct and easy to understand. It is suitable for P.1 to P.2 students.

 

The cat in the hat 

Author / Editor: Seuss, Dr.

Place of Publication: London

Publisher : Collins

Year of Publication: 1997

 

        This is one of the most well known children’s readers by Dr. Seuss. It has been translated into many languages including Chinese. Animated versions of this book are also available.

        The story is about a brother and a sister who were left in their house in a rainy day. A cat with a hat appeared and turned their house into a playground.

        Short sentences with simple words are used in this book. The rhyming verse makes it easy and interesting for children to read aloud. The imaginary characters and content help develop children’s vocabulary and imagination.

        It is suitable for P.2 to P.3 students.

 

Click, clack, moo : cows that type  

Author / Editor: Cronin, Doreen

Place of Publication: New York

Publisher : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

Year of Publication: 2000

Remarks: Chinese Translation is available

 

        This book has won the Caldecott Medal. It is written by Doreen Cronin.

        The story is about some cows that went on a strike for electric blankets because they were cold. They made a mutual agreement with the farmer after a few negotiations.

        This story shows the importance of communication, and how to stand up for your rights politely and peacefully. It is educational and entertaining. As the cows and the farmer used letters for communication, teachers may use this book for introducing letter format.

        The pictures are beautiful and charming. The text is repetitive and simple. This is appealing to P.2 to P.3 readers.

 

Clifford the big red dog (Series)    

Author / Editor: Bridwell, Norman

Place of Publication: New York

Publisher : Scholastic

 

        This series is written by Norman Bridwell. There are animated cartoons and video games of Clifford.

        Emily Elizabeth took Clifford from a farm when it was a tiny baby. It grew into a huge dog of more than 7 metres tall. It was friendly and helpful although sometimes it got into trouble because it was too big. The friendship and devoted love between Clifford and Elizabeth is touching. The story is sweet and comforting.

        Books in this series are written in simple English. Sentences are short and easy to read. The illustrations are bright and colourful. This series is suitable for beginner readers of P.1 and P.2.

 

The flower princess            

Author/Editor : Parsons, Pat

Series: Let’s Read

Place of Publication: London

Publisher : Popular

Year of Publication : 2006

 

        "The Flower Princess" is from the series "Let’s Read", which collects retold fairy tales, folk tales and fables written specifically for young children. According to the number and the difficulty of the words in the story, this book is in Level 2 of the series.

        There are three main characters in the story, the witch, the princess and the prince. It was about the princess who turned into a flower in the forest by the magic of the witch and how the prince saved her.

        Younger students like reading stories with characters of prince and princess. Moreover, this book is written in simple English and fully illustrated with pictures. It can surely arouse the interest of P.1 to P.2 students to read and help them understand the story.

 

我喜歡足球 = I love football 

Author / Editor: Price, Matthew

Series: 小寶寶驚奇拉拉書

Place of Publication: 台北  

Publisher : 上人文化

Year of Publication: 2001

Remarks: A bilingual book

 

        It is a flip-the-flap book written by the Parent Choice Award winner, Mathew Price.  It is not difficult for readers to tackle his belief of "education through delight" in this wonderful storybook.

        The simple story is beautifully illustrated.  Baby Bunny played ball happily with his family on a beach.  The ball landed everywhere and finally it was ruined.  To cheer up Baby Bunny, two surprise presents were given by his daddy two days after.

        Lush illustrations of the celebrated artist, Atsuko Morozumi, completed the storybook with enchanting impact.  It easily becomes one of P.2 and P.3 students’ favorite books.