Reading Rockets recommends the following books by Norman Bridwell.
Clifford the Big Red Dog
Emily Elizabeth has a big red dog – the biggest, reddest dog on her street, and his name is Clifford. How big is he? He's so big that when he runs after cars, he catches them in his mouth, and his doghouse is bigger than Emily Elizabeth's house. Needless to say, he makes an excellent watchdog.
Clifford the Small Red Puppy
Clifford wasn't always the Big Red Dog. Learn how this tiny little puppy shocked his family and friends as he grew and grew and then grew some more. Young fans will enjoy finding out the story of how Clifford came to be the Big Red Dog they know and love.
Clifford's Best Friend: A Story About Emily Elizabeth
Having Clifford around makes every day special for Emily Elizabeth. Not every girl can invite the kids at school to ride home on the back of her big red dog. In this look at the life of Clifford's best friend, young readers are likely to imagine what life would be like if their family pet was larger than life.
Clifford's First Halloween
Have you ever wondered what a small red puppy might do on Halloween? Read this story about young Clifford to find out.
Clifford's First School Day
Cllifford's first day at school is filled with fingerpainting, cookie-baking, and other messy misadventures that make Clifford more loveable than ever!
Clifford's First Valentine's Day
Follow Clifford the Small Red Puppy as he experiences Valentine's Day for the first time.
Clifford loves holidays, especially Halloween. What will Clifford be for Halloween?
Clifford's Happy Easter
Emily Elizabeth and Clifford try to color Easter eggs, but only succeed in coloring Clifford when he falls into the egg dye after crushing most of the fragile eggs. Clifford redeems himself, though, when he helps Emily Elizabeth and her friends find the hard-to-reach Easter eggs.
Clifford's Happy Mother's Day
Emily Elizabeth sets out with her small red puppy, Clifford, to make her mother the perfect Mother's Day present. Clifford tries to help but only winds up making a gluey, sticky mess. The two friends learn that for little girls and puppies alike, Mother's Day is not about presents – it's about showing your mother how much you love her!
Clifford's Schoolhouse: With More Than 60 Fun Flaps to Lift
Clifford the Big Red Dog is everyone's best friend. Now, when it's time to go to school, Clifford will be right there beside you, learning about colors, numbers, shapes, and the letters of the alphabet. Clifford's Schoolhouse is a big house-shaped board book with more than 60 flaps to lift.
It's Valentine's Day and Clifford receives valentines from all his friends. Then, when it snows, Clifford decides to give everyone a very special valentine in return!
Clifford’s Good Deeds
Though well-meaning, the good deeds just don’t turn out quite right when Clifford the big red dog tries to help Mary Elizabeth and her neighbor Tim around town. This vintage edition uses limited color illustration in a humorous modern classic.
The Witch Next Door
Contrary to what these children thought, not all witches are wicked. They find this out when they get to know their new neighbor: the friendly, off-beat witch next door.
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