21. A Bad Case of Stripes
Camilla Cream loves lima beans, but she never eats them. Why? Because the other kids in her school don't like them. And Camilla Cream is very, very worried about what other people think of her. In fact, she's so worried that she's about to break out in...a bad case of stripes! This book is so excellent in reminding kids to love what they love and not worry what other people think about it. I can't think of a better message then that!
22. The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear
There is a beautiful strawberry growing near Mouse's home. He wants to get it but he must be very quiet while trying to pick it because he doesn't want to wake up the Big Hungry Bear. I love this book! It's engaging for everybody! I also have to say that Don and Audrey Wood are on my top favorites list! Their stories and illustrations are always AMAZING!
23. Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse
Lilly loves everything about school, especially her cool teacher, Mr. Slinger. But when Lilly brings her purple plastic purse and its treasures to school and can't wait until sharing time, Mr. Slinger confiscates her prized possessions. Lilly's fury leads to revenge and then to remorse and she sets out to make amends. This book is excellent in teaching kids that there is a time for everything and also that nothing is quite as cool as a little mouse with a crown and rocking red boots!
First, his hairs started falling out. Then skin started peeling from his toes. Some stuffing came out of his belly button, and a piece of something gray and wet -- his brain? -- fell out his nose. Is this normal? Or is this boy coming unglued? This is seriously one of the funniest books I've ever read! This book takes phrases that we hear like, "Don't lose your head." and makes this little boy take them literally! So funny!
25. You Are Special
Each day the citizens of Wemmicksville go around giving out stars and dots. Stars are for the people who do magnificent things. Dots are for the underachievers. Punchinello is one who is covered with dots because of his imperfections. Then he meets a girl who doesn't have any dots or stars. She advises him to go and talk to their creator Eli. Eli makes Punchinello understand that he has infinite worth. A great story for those seeking a book about self confidence and our relationship to God.
26. Z is for Moose
27. Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
Alexander knew it was going to be a terrible day when he woke up with gum in this hair. And it got worse...His best friend deserted him. There was no dessert in his lunch bag. And, on top of all that, there were lima beans for dinner and kissing on TV! He keeps threatening to move to Australia! Sometimes we just have to accept that not all our days are going to be good days but there is hope that tomorrow will be better!
Stellaluna is the story about a young bat that has to find her way home to her family and friends! It's truly heartwarming and also has amazing illustrations! Seriously-you'll fall in love with this little bat!
29. If You Give a Pig a Pancake
Authors Numeroff and Bond continue the tradition that began with If You Give a Mouse a Cookie and If You Give a Moose a Muffin with yet another tale of actions and consequences: If You Give a Pig a Pancake. Once again, the story follows the potential effects of one creature's chaotic demands. This was always a favorite for me as a kid because I loved pigs! I thought they were adorable! haha
30. The Kissing Hand
This book still warms my heart! School is starting in the forest, but Chester Raccoon does not want to go. To help ease Chester's fears, Mrs. Raccoon shares a family secret called the Kissing Hand to give him the reassurance of her love any time his world feels a little scary. This is a fabulous book that reminds us in times of separation those we love are still with us! Perfect for the child worried about leaving mom and dad to go to school! :D
So there you have it! Round three was a success! I hope you can feel like a kid today and have a FABULOUS DAY!!!!! :D