75 Over 10: Let’s Read

Posted: October 16, 2011 in October 2011, This Week
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Your librarians, Ms Ash and Ms Stephanie are enthusiastic to see your students interacting more with the picture book collection. And, although the capital E in the call number stands for Elementary Library, it also means “Everyone”. From the early counting and alphabet books listed for KG kids, through the “chapter books”, and ending with intermediate adventures (with pictures), this author roll brings you 75 prolific children’s authors whose titles number 10 or more in our picture book collection. You can find their works, listed by title in the AIS Elementary School Library Catalog. We hope that you and your students will expand your discovery of some of the truly great childhood literature available in the library.


The following paragraphs appear on the parent/student blog followed by the book list.

It was Curious George, that adventurous monkey created by Margaret and H.A. Rey, that appeared in most of my book reports in grade three. I couldn’t get enough of his antics; I couldn’t spend enough time in the library. Reading was my passion. Today, I find that students ask for books with characters they see on TV and in movies. Often, those books are a very small part of our collection and students miss the great childhood literature that awaits them in the library.

You will find here an introductory guide to help you discover those wonderful stories that are part of great childhood literature. Whether you create a reading list for your child or come with him or her to the library to select books, we hope the love of reading will expand in your home.

The Kindergarten list includes read-alouds, alphabet and counting books, and beginning readers. Listed books for Grades One and Two include books of interest and books that they can read, including “chapter books”. The book list for Grades Three and Four includes great stories (with pictures), intermediate-age humor, and fun with language. All can be found in the picture book section of the AIS Elementary School Library, shelved in alphabetical order by the first three letters of the author’s last name (in bold capitals). Librarians Ms Ash and Ms Stephanie are available to assist you and your child. See you in the library!

75 Over 10: each of the following authors have a minimum of 10 titles in our library collection.

Kindergarten (Pre-K, KG1, KG2)

Norman BRIdwell (Clifford the Big Red Dog)
Margaret Wise BROwn
Eric CARL (Bugs)
Nancy White CARlstrom (Jesse Bear)
Joy COWley
Donald CREws
Tana HOBen
Ezra Jack KEAts (Peter)
Leo LIOnni
Jean MARzollo (I Spy)
Mercer MAYer (Little Critter)
David MCKee (Elmer)
David MCPhail
Margaret MILler
Jane Belk MONcure (Word Bird)
Marcus PFIster (Rainbow Fish)
Dana MEAchen Rau
Anne ROCkwell
Daina SARgent (Colors and Numbers)
Dr. SEUss
Nancy TAFuri
Gilles TIBo (Simon)
Nicola TUXworth (First Picture Books)
Rosemary WELls (Max)
Mo WILlems (Pidgeon)
Harriet ZIEfert

Grades One and Two

Frank ASCh (Moonbear)
Stan and Jan BERenstain (The Berenstain Bears)
Crosby BONsall (Mysteries)
Paulette BOUrgeois (Franklin the Turtle)
Jan BREtt (Scandinavian tales)
Marc BROwn (Arthur)
Nancy CARlson (Louanne Pig)
Lynley DODd (Hairy McClary)
Pamela Duncan EDWards
Kevin HENkes
Amy HESt
Margaret HILlert
Lillian HOBan (Arthur)
Syd HOFf
Tony JOHnston
Steven KROll
Helen LESter (Tacky the Penguin)
Arnold LOBel (Frog and Toad)
Grace MACcarone
James MARshall (George and Martha)
Robert MUNsch
Laura NUMeroff (If You Give A….)
Jane O’Connor (Fancy Nancy)
Dave PILkey (Dragon)
Margaret and H.A. REY (Curious George)
Cynthia RYLant (Henry and Mudge)
Dr. SEUss
Marjorie Weinman SHArmat (Nate the Great)
Mike THAler (…From the Black Lagoon)
Jean VAN Leeuwen (Oliver and Amanda Pig)
Bernard WABer (Lyle Crocodile)

Grades Three and Four

Eve BUNting (Historic Fiction)
Bob GRAham
James HOWe (Pinky and Rex)
Steven KELlogg
Jonathan LONdon
Margaret MAHy
Peggy PARish (Amelia Bedelia)
Bill PEEt
Daniel PINkwater (Larry the Polar Bear)
Patricia POLacco
Cynthia RYLant
Jon SCIeszka (Fairytale Parodies)
Dr. SEUss
William STEig
Chris VAN Allsburg
Judith VIOrst (Alexander)
Margaret WILd
Audrey WOOd
Charlotte ZOLotow


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