NLB’s Suggested Reads for the 2013 School Holidays (Primary 1)

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Planning a visit the library during the 2013 December School Holidays? If you are wondering what books to borrow at the public libraries, we have asked the folks at the National Library Board to share with us some suggested titles that children can borrow and read.

These 16 titles have been selected for the Primary One level.

You can click on the titles to check if the books are available at your preferred library. The authors and call numbers have also provided to make it easier to track them down at the library.

For the period from 16 Nov 2013 to 31 January 2014, you can borrow twice the number of books as usual at the public libraries in Singapore.

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See the suggested reads for Primary Two level.

That’s What Friends Are For
Valeri Gorbachev
When Goat finds his friend Pig crying, he imagines all the terrible things that might have happened to cause his distress.Tilly the Trickster
Molly Shannon
Tilly loves to play pranks on everyone around her, but when her family decides to turn the tables Tilly needs to decide if she should change.Can Hens Give Milk?
Joan Betty Stuchner
On a small farm in Chelm, a man and his daughter set out to find a way to get milk from their hens, and the results are not only funny, they’re wacky.

Samantha Berger
A boy who looks ordinary transforms into grumbling Crankenstein when faced with a rainy day, a melting popsicle, or bedtime but everything changes when he meets a fellow Crankenstein.

Croc and Bird
Alexis Deacon

The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs
Jon Scieszka

Emily Gravett

The Giving Tree
Shel Silverstein

Homework Hassles (Ready, Freddy!)
Abby Klein
When Freddy falls out of a tree and breaks his arm, he finds inspiration for his oral report on nocturnal animals.Officer Buckle and Gloria
Peggy Rathmann
The children at Napville Elementary School always ignore Officer Buckle’s safety tips, until a police dog named Gloria accompanies him when he gives his safety speeches.Tikki Tikki Tembo
Arlene Mosel
JP 398.2 MOS -[FOL]
An adaptation of a Chinese folktale.

Coleen Salley
JP 398.2 SAL -[FOL]
A retelling of a classic tale in which a well-intentioned young possum continually takes his mother’s instructions much too literally. 

The Empty Pot
JP 398.2 DEM –[FOL]
When Ping admits that he is the only child in China unable to grow a flower from the seeds distributed by the Emperor, he is rewarded for his honesty.

Young Cam Jansen and the Dinosaur Game
David A. Adler
When eight-year-old sleuth Cam Jansen and her friend Eric go to a birthday party, she uses her photographic memory to solve the puzzle of the dinosaur count.

Mercy Watson Goes For a Ride
Kate DiCamillo
Mr. Watson’s usual Saturday drive in his Cadillac with his favorite pig, Mercy, turns into an adventure when an unexpected passenger shows up in the back seat and Mercy finds herself behind the wheel.

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