Proven popular books; Book List

THE BALTIMORE SUN

Here is a list of the most popular books among first-graders surveyed by Reading Today, the bimonthly newspaper of the International Reading Association:

* "Guinea Pigs Don't Read Books," by Colleen Stanley Bare

* "Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel," by Virginia Lee Burton

* "The Very Busy Spider," by Eric Carle

* "The Very Hungry Caterpillar," by Eric Carle

* "The Sunflower That Went FLOP," by Joy Cowley

* "Clyde Monster," Robert Crowe

* "Animal Tracks," by Arthur Dorros

* "Henny Penny," by Paul Galdone

* "More Spaghetti I Say," by Rita Gelman

* "Eat Up, Gemma," by Sarah Hayes

* "Gregory, the Terrible Eater," by Mitchell Sharmat

The most popular series books:

* The Clifford books by Norman Bridwell

* The Arthur series by Marc Brown

* The Magic School Bus series by Joanna Cole

* The Henry & Mudge books by Cynthia Rylant

Pub Date: 09/22/99

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