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BLAST Elementary Thematic Program
Water - Make A Splash!

(Summer Reading 2010)

 

Kindergarten - 2nd grade books

This year's summer reading theme was Make A Splash @ Your Library! We used a variety of books about water and different creatures that live in lakes, ponds, and oceans! Some are informational and some are just for fun, but the kids had a blast with all of them!

Fiction and Informational Books:

The Pout-Pout Fish

Diesen, Deborah
The Pout-Pout Fish

The pout-pout fish believes he only knows how to frown, even though many of his friends suggest ways to change his expression, until one day a fish comes along that shows him otherwise.

 
Growing Frogs

French, Vivian
Growing Frogs

A mother and child watch as tadpoles develop and grow into frogs.

 
A Frog in the Bog

Wilson, Karma
A Frog in the Bog

A frog in the bog grown larger and larger as he eats more and more bugs, until he attracts the attention of an alligator who puts and end to his eating.

 
Around the Pound: Who's Been There?

George, Lindsay Barrett
Around the Pond: Who's Been There?

While picking blueberries on a warm summer afternoon, Cammy and her brother see signs of unseen animals and their activities including footprints, a dam, and a floating feather.

 
One Lonely Sea Horse

Freymann, Saxton
One Lonely Sea Horse

One lonely sea horse learns that she has a lot of friends - friends she can really "count" on.

 
Atlantic

Karas, G. Brian
Atlantic

Explore what the Atlantic Ocean is, how far it stretches, how the moon affects it, and other characteristics as described by the ocean itself.

 
Imgine You are a Crocodile

Wallace, Karen
Imagine You Are a Crocodile

A crocodile snaps her jaws trying to catch lunch, rest in the sun, and carries her babies down to the water, in a description of the big reptiles and their way of life.

 
The Three Little Fish and the Big Bad Shark

Geist, Ken
The Three Little Fish and the Big Bad Shark

In this spoof of the three little pigs, Mama tells her three little fish that it's time to seek their fortunes. Jim builds a house of seaweed and Tim builds a house of sand, but it's up to Kim to find the house that will stop the big bad shark's munching and crunching.

 

3rd - 5th Grade Books

This year's summer reading theme was Make A Splash @ Your Library! We used a variety of books about water and different creatures that live in lakes, ponds, and oceans! Some are informational and some are just for fun, but the kids had a blast with all of them! 

Fiction and Informational Books:

In the Swim

Florian, Douglas
In the Swim: Poems and Paintings

A collection of humorous poems about such underwater creatures as the starfish, piranha, and clam.

 
Hotel Deep: Light Verse from Dark Water

Cyrus, Kurt
Hotel Deep: Light Verse from Dark Water

Twenty-one poems tell the story of a lone sardine sparated from his school within a huge coral reef and the creatures he meets as he searches for the way back.

 
Frogs

Bishop, Nic
Frogs

Nic Bishop's photographs show all different kinds of frogs, big ones, very tiny ones, frogs with beautiful colors of skin, and one frog you can see inside of.

 
Face to Face with Frogs

Moffett, Mark W.
Face to Face with Frogs

 

 

 
Billy Twitters and His Blue Whale Problem

Barnett, Mac
Billy Twitters and His Blue Whale Problem

When Billy Twitters' mother follows through on her threat to buy him a blue whale if he refuses to obey, he finds himself the owner of an enormous pet that he must take with him eveywhere, which does not make him popular at school.