Book: Kindergarten and Bibliographic Citation

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Annotated Bibliographic Citation: Carle, Eric. (1968) 1,2,3 To the zoo. New York, NY: Philomel Books Title: 1, 2, 3 to the Zoo
Author: Eric Carle
Illustrator: Eric Carle
Year Published: 1968
Genre: Wordless
Brief Synopsis: This book is about counting the animals at the zoo. On the pages there is a number at the top left-hand corner. The main illustration would then be a certain zoo animal that appears a certain number of times representing whichever number is shown. For instance, for number five, there are five bears that appear on the page. Suggested Developmental Level: This book is appropriate for children birth to first grade that are still learning to count. The wordless pages will help to promote child speech, creativity, and imagination.

Annotated Bibliographic Citation: Blackstone, Stella. (2010) Octopus Opposites. Cambridge, MA: Barefoot Books Title: Octopus Opposites
Author: Stella Blackstone
Illustrator: Stephanie Bauer
Year Published: 2010
Genre: Concept
Brief Synopsis: This book discusses animals and their opposites. Suggested Developmental Level: This book would be appropriate for children birth to first grade based on the children’s reading levels. It will help in teaching the concept of opposites.

Annotated Bibliographic Citation: Matzke Ann, H. (2011) Can you guess? Vero Beach, FL: Rourke Publishing Title: Can You Guess?
Author: Ann H. Matzke
Illustrator: Tara Raymo
Year Published: 2011
Genre: Interaction
Brief Synopsis: This book is based on the math concept of more or less. It gives young children the opportunity to test their math skills with answering the questions in the book. Suggested Developmental Level: I think this book would be appropriate for young children in grades in kindergarten to first grade.

Annotated Bibliographic Citation: Lyon, George, Ella. (2010) The pirate of kindergarten. New York, NY: Antheneum Books For Young Readers Title: The Pirate of Kindergarten
Author: George Ella Lyon
Illustrator: Lynne Avril
Year Published: 2010
Genre: Storybook
Brief Synopsis: Ginny is a kindergartner who has double vision making it harder for her to successfully participate in her class’s activities. She sees two of everything so Ginny has trouble reading, coloring, and cutting. One day, her class has participates in vision screening day where Ginny learns she has to visit and eye doctor to get glasses. Ginny’s eye doctor tells her she will be wearing a patch until her glasses come in. Once Ginny’s glasses are in, she can see everything in her classroom and this makes her very happy. Suggested Developmental Level: The appropriate age level for this book would be children in pre-school to second-grade.

Annotated Bibliographic Citation: Gibbs, Edward. (2011) I spy with my little eye. Templar Books Title: I spy With My Little Eye
Author: Edward Gibbs
Illustrator: N/A
Year Published: 2011
Genre: Interaction, Predictable
Brief Synopsis: This book is a predictable I spy book. On the pages a small circle is cut out leading to what’s on the next page. Clues are read to help the children guess what animal may be on the following page. Suggested Developmental Level: This book would be appropriate for children in pre-school to first grade. Because some of the clues are colors, this book will aide in helping children learn colors as well as taking educated guesses.

Annotated Bibliographic Citation: Sierra, Judy. (2012) Wild about you. NY: Alfred A. Knopf Title: Wild about You
Author: Judy Sierra
Illustrator: Marc Brown
Year Published: 2012
Genre: Storybook
Brief Synopsis: A new egg has arrived at the zoo but the zookeeper doesn’t know what animal may be inside. All of the zoo animals debate on who will hatch the egg and take care of the baby. The kangaroo decides to take care of the egg and soon to her surprise; it turns out to be a baby penguin. All of the zoo animals all help the kangaroo with the baby penguin. Soon after, a panda finds a baby kitten and soon...
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