Reading Circle Program

New Books for Missouri Students 2013

Missouri Building Block

Cat Secrets, written and illustrated by Jef Czekaj. HarperCollins, ©2011. Three mischievous felines give young readers insight into the world of cats as they prepare to read a top-secret book for cats’ eyes only.

Duckling Gets a Cookie, by Mo Willems. HarperCollins, ©2012. Pigeon flies into a snit when the duckling gets a cookie — just by asking politely.

Find a Cow Now, written and illustrated by Janet Stevens. Holiday House, ©2012. Tired of hearing Dog yipping at chairs and trying to round up rugs, Bird tells him to go to the country to find a cow, but this is one cattle dog who does not know a cow when he sees one.

I’m Bored, by Michael Ian Black, illustrated by Debbie Ridpath Ohi. Simon and Schuster, ©2012. When a bored girl meets a potato that finds children tedious, she tries to prove him wrong by demonstrating all of the things they can do, from turning cartwheels to using their imaginations.

Its a Tiger!, by David LaRochelle, illustrated by Jeremy Tankard. Chronicle Books, ©2012. A child imagines that he is in a story where he encounters a tiger at every turn.

Lets Sing a Lullaby with the Brave Cowboy, written and illustrated by Jan Thomas. Simon & Schuster, ©2012. Join the Brave Cowboy as he tries to sing his young calf pals to sleep on a dark, dark night — EEEEEEEK! IS THAT A HUGE HAIRY SPIDER OVER THERE? Oh, it’s just a flower? Well then, back to the lullaby.

Oh No, George!, written and illustrated by Chris Haughton. Candlewick Press, ©2012. George finds it hard to be a good dog when there are cats to chase, flowers to dig up, and a delicious cake sitting on the kitchen table.

One Special Day: A Story for Big Brothers & Sisters, by Lola M. Schaefer, illustrated by Jessica Meserve. Disney-Hyperion, ©2012. An energetic and imaginative boy becomes a big brother.

Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons, by Eric Litwin, illustrated by James Dean. HarperCollins, ©2012. Pete the Cat loves the buttons on his shirt so much that he makes up a song about them, and even as the buttons pop off he still finds a reason to sing.

Whos Who?, by Ken Geist, illustrated by Henry Cole. Feiwel & Friends, ©2012. Over in these pages where it’s hard to tell who’s who, live six pairs of twins who are the best at what they do.