Bank Street Children's Book Committee's Best Books of 2013 for Children Five to Nine
Dad takes Annie and her pet bunny on a road trip that is filled with fun and adventure. Pen and ink and watercolor illustrations (6-8).
Mrs. Connor’s first graders watch as caterpillars slowly emerge as butterflies. Lively illustrations and clear text explain the transformation (5-7).
Daddy Dog’s puppy needs someone to watch him. Carl does a good job. Bright, colorful drawings (4-6).
In this hilarious graphic novel, two chicks have fun making masks and playing with the letter A. Vibrantly colored illustrations (5-7).
A young girl is repeatedly interrupted by the antics of wild animals. Amusing, expressive illustrations add to the fun (5-7).
Freddie Ramos is back! This time his zapatos—a very special pair of sneakers—help him overcome the neighborhood bully and even enjoy summer camp. Black-and-white cartoonlike illustrations (6-8).
A small pony survives Hurricane Katrina and the loss of a leg to become a therapy animal (6-9).
As the school year ends, Pearl begins to worry about the next one—especially about her new teacher. Expressive mixed-media illustrations (6-8).
Penny must decide on the perfect name for the new doll that her grandma sends her. Gentle illustrations in a pastel palette (5-7).
Penny has a new song for her parents, but they worry she will wake the babies. Will she find the right time to sing it? Exuberant pen and watercolor illustrations (5-8).
When Hannah goes to the beach, she is surprised to see her first-grade teacher lying in the sun, as if she were an ordinary person. Colorful illustrations (5-7).
Photographs and straightforward text describe trains, from steam-powered to solar-powered and beyond (6-8).
Simple text and close-up photographs introduce beginning readers to a variety of baby zoo animals (6-8).