Boris series by Andrew Joyner
The adventures of this warthog are perfect for my first grade reader. The plot moves right along with a nice balance of text and picture support. It feels like a graphic novel.
Penny and her Marble by Kevin HenkesConsidering my love of Chrysanthemum and Owen, I was shocked that I hadn't discovered this gem earlier. This delightful book features a mouse named Penny who is faced with the dilemna of finding and taking a marble that doesn't belong with her. I loved the authenticity of Penny's character!
Rabbit and Robot: The Sleepover by Cece BellThis one made us laugh! There's something fun about unusual friendships! This pair reminded me of my beloved Frog and Toad.