Stellaluna by Janell Cannon is about a baby fruit bat who falls into a bird's nest and is raised by mama bird alongside three baby birds. The illustrations are beautiful and the story is sure to make everyone feel both sad and laugh out loud happy. Click this link to hear the story read by actress Pamela Reed Stellaluna Read-Aloud
Click, Clack, Moo Cows That Type by Doreen Cronin is a hilarious barnyard story about some cows who find an old typewriter and begin writing letters to Farmer Brown demanding electric blankets for the cold nights. Farmer Brown is furious! Especially when the cows get the hens involved and they all go on strike.
Memoirs of a Goldfish chronicles two weeks in the life of a goldfish. At first he is all alone, then more fish are added to his little bowl. Before you know it the bowl is way too crowded and all he wants is to be alone again. One day he is scooped up and placed in a small bowl by himself and he immediately begins to miss everyone else. The story ends on a happy note...but you'll have to read it for yourself to find out what happens next! The author, Devin Scillian, is a news anchor up in Detroit, and the illustrator, Tim Bowers, is one of my favorites.
To purchase these books for yourself or donate one to your local school library, follow these links to Amazon...
Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type
Memoirs of a Goldfish