Officer Buckle and Gloria. L.

INFO: Rathman, Peggy. Officer Buckle and Gloria. L. 1995.

DESC: Nobody pays attention to Officer Buckle’s safety speeches until his new police dog, Gloria, starts acting out his tips when he can’t see—until he finds out and thinks she’s stolen the spotlight. Kids like picking out the funny details in the drawings. Caldecott winner!

TAGS: fiction, Caldecott, school, safety, dog, police, funny, humorous details, L

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The Bailey City Monsters: Vampire Trouble. L.

INFO:  Thorton Jones, Marcia and Dadey, Debbie.  The Bailey City Monsters: Vampire Trouble.  L.  1998.

DESC: The weird adult populace of Bailey City is rendered yet stranger with the arrival of Hauntly family of Hauntly Manor Inn, in particular Madame Hauntly, who cheers on the kids at soccer games but nevertheless sleeps in the dirt and bears fangs. 

TAGS:  Highland Park, Chapter book, Mystery, Monsters, Sports, Fantasy, l, level l, highland park-l, lima, fiction, chapter

Animal Messengers. I.

INFO: Parkes, Brenda. Animal Messengers. I. 1999.

DESC: This book talks about all of the unique ways that animals talk to each other using special calls or movements of their body. It also highlights ways in which humans communicate non-verbally

TAGS: bees, cats, deer, gorillas, peacocks, non-fiction, animals, I, communication, Richard Avenue