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9780060740757Carle, Eric10 Little Rubber DucksHarperCollins6/7/05When a storm strikes a cargo ship; ten rubber ducks are tossed overboard and swept off in ten different directions. Based on a factual incident.
9780439080699Wood, AudreyAlphabet AdventureBlue Sky Press8/1/01580When the letters of "Charley's Alphabet" are ready to be a team; they set off to go to school. On the way; the "i" loses her dot and the rest of the letters must set off to find it before they can complete their journey. The weak; confusing concept is stretched too thin. The slick; digitally prepared illustrations in garish colors are as visually confusing as the text is ludicrous. (Copyright 2002 by The Horn Book; Incorporated; Boston. All rights reserved.)
9781484717790Lazar, Tara7 Ate 9Disney-Hyperion5/16/17530Your reviewer's favorite riddle gets its possibilities exhausted in this shaggy-dog variant narrated by a gumshoe named Private I. A panicked 6 pays a visit to I's office after hearing that 7 ate 9. Now he's after me; says 6; and our laconic PIyes; there's a joke about that; tooresponds that technically; he's always after you but nevertheless promises his aid. The number jokes and puns are chased relentlessly through the story; aided by pictures that place the outsized numerals and letters; each
9781481430951Hood, SusanAda's Violin: The Story Of The Recycled Orchestra Of ParaguaySimon & Schuster Books for Young Readers5/3/16820The true tale of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay; an orchestra made up of children playing instruments built from recycled trash.
9780374380441McClintock, BarbaraAdele & SimonFarrar Straus Giroux9/5/06550When Adele walks her little brother Simon home from school he loses one more thing at every stop: his drawing of a cat at the grocer's shop; his books at the park; his crayons at the art museum; and more.
9780689300721Viorst, JudithAlexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad DayAtheneum Books for Young Readers6/1/72840Ray Cruz is the illustrator of the modern classics Alexander and the Terrible; Horrible; No Good; Very Bad Day and Alexander; Who Used To Be Rich Last Sunday.
9781926973913Belloni, GiuliaAnything Is PossibleOwlkids8/13/13540The sheep in this story is a dreamer; while her friend the wolf has a more practical disposition. One day the sheep runs to the wolf with an idea. She wants to build a flying machine! But the wolf tells her it's impossible. Eventually; however; the sheep's dream gets the better of the wolf's doubts; and they begin to work on the project together. Through perseverance and the process of trial and error; the sheep and wolf manage to create a winning design; brought to life by architecturally and m
9780805083361Martin, BillBaby Bear, Baby Bear, What Do You See?Henry Holt & Company8/21/07500This final collaboration from the bestselling author-illustrator team allows young readers to revel in identifying each of the native animals that appears; while the special bond between mother and child in this tale makes a fitting finale to a beloved series.
9780061171147Grogan, JohnBad Dog, Marley!HarperCollins Publishers5/1/07520PreS-Gr 2In this picture-book adaptation of Grogan's "Marley & Me" (HarperCollins; 2005); family life is never the same once Daddy brings home a honey-colored Lab. The trouble-prone pup swallows paychecks; pulls a turkey out of the oven; and creates a sofa-stuffing "snowstorm." When Marley's antics finally become too much to handle; his owners place an ad: "Big Yellow Dog-a little crazy but with a pure heart. Free to good home." In the end; Marley redeems himself by saving baby Louie from a
9780823420476Cline-Ransome, LesaBefore She Was HarrietHoliday House11/7/17The Ransomes have crafted an evocative life story of Harriet Tubman; framed by her travels. On the first page; she gazes out at the reader as an elderly woman. In free verse; the text tells of Tubman's past roles (in reverse chronological order) as suffragist; abolitionist; Union spy; nurse; conductor on the Underground Railroad ("Before she was Aunt Harriet / she was Moses"); and finally Araminta; the child whose father taught her to "read" the world around her so that she would one day be free
9781416997788Winter, JeannetteBilblioburro
9780060280697Capucilli, Alyssa SatinBiscuit Wants to PlayHarperCollins1/9/01170When the puppy Biscuit tries to play with two kittens; they're not interested in him. But when they get stuck in a tree; Biscuit's barking alerts his owner and her friend who rescue the kittens. While the story is simplistic and the illustrations are overly cute; the book will appeal to brand-new readers and fans of the previous Biscuit books. (Copyright 2001 by The Horn Book; Incorporated; Boston. All rights reserved.)
9780060094577Capucilli, Alyssa SatinBiscuit Wins a PrizeHarperCollins12/23/03His owner brushes and readies Biscuit the puppy for the pet show; but Biscuit doesn't want to wait for the judge. He runs around and plays with the other pets; and his owner fears he wont win a prize. While not dynamic; the simple story with its appealing illustrations is suitable for new readers. (Copyright 2004 by The Horn Book; Incorporated; Boston. All rights reserved.)
9780670175918McCloskey, RobertBlueberries for SalViking Books for Young Readers9/17/48600Winner of A Caldecott Honor

"The adventures of a little girl and a baby bear while hunting for blueberries with their mothers one bright summer day. All the color and flavor of the sea and pine-covered Maine countryside."
"-School Library Journal"; starred review.

A Fuse8 Top 100 Picture Book title
9780735227927Luyken, CorinnaBook of MistakesDial Books4/18/17520Grades K-2 *Starred Review* An inkblot and a face with an eye that's too bigare those mistakes? The juxtaposition of mistakes and opportunity is the through line of this original offering that gives children a new way to think about the creative process. Each turn of the oversize; snow-white pages adds a fresh detail to the ink painting slowly being constructed. As the minimal text notes; some are good ideasthe glasses on the character's face; for instance. Others; like the extra-long neck; not
9781368003544Higgins, Ryan T.Bruce's Big MoveDisney-Hyperion9/26/17510With four geese; three mice; and a very grumpy bear all crowded into one den; Bruce is ready for a new home in this hilarious follow-up to Mother Bruce. Full color.
9780670886869Wells, RosemaryBunny CakesViking Books for Young Readers6/1/99550It's Grandma's birthday; and Max wants to make her an icky; worm-infested cake. But Ruby says; "No; Max. We are going to make Grandma an angel surprise cake; with raspberry-fluff icing." Will Max let his bossy older sister keep him out of the kitchen? Or will they both become bunnies who bake?
9780060257781Slobodkina, EsphyrCaps for Sale: A Tale of a Peddler, Some Monkeys and Their Monkey BusinesssHarperCollins4/22/08480Sequel: Pezzo the peddler and the circus elephant; later published under the title: Circus caps for sale.
9780544785830Andros, CamilleCharlotte the Scientist Is SquishedClarion Books3/14/17How to find the peace and quiet needed for serious research? Use the scientific method! Having no place for scientific work in her crowded bunny household; even in the privy; Charlotte systematically sets out to solve the issue. Failures to make either her sibs vanish (hypothesis No. 1) or herself (hypothesis No. 2) lead to the next logical step; a proposition that in order to "get some space" she will have to "go there." Off she blasts in a homemade rocket that looks; in Farley's cartoon illust
9780689858819Martin, BillChicka Chicka 1, 2, 3Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers8/1/04480This spectacular follow-up to the bestselling Chicka Chicka Boom Boom is the book for any child learning to count; with 101 numbers climbing an apple tree in this bright; rollicking book for youngsters. Full color. 40 pp. 8 1/4 x 10 7/8. 150;000 print. (Available now)
9781911373155Okorafor, NnediChicken in the KitchenLantana Publishing9/1/17560Winner of the Children's Africana Best Book Award 2016; this fascinating glimpse into the masquerade culture of West Africa is told from the perspective of a young Nigerian girl who finds the courage to protect the traditions she loves. Full color. 9 1/2 x 9 1/2.
9780805079517Himmelman, JohnChickens to the RescueHenry Holt & Company10/3/06480The Greenstalk farm is prone to trouble: on Monday Farmer Greenstalk loses his watch; on Wednesday the dog eats Jeffrey's homework; on Friday the cow gets stuck in a tree. Each time; enthusiastic chickens rush to the rescue--until Sunday when Emily spills breakfast; and the exhausted chickens are sound asleep. A final chuckle-inducing illustration shows hungry pigs sprinting toward the house. (Copyright 2007 by The Horn Book; Incorporated; Boston. All rights reserved.)
9781932065008Carmi, GioraCircle of FriendsStar Bright Books5/1/03When a young boy anonymously shares his snack with a homeless man; he begins a cycle of good will. A touching story that demonstrates the powerful effect that a simple gesture can have. Without a single written word; it effectively speaks of helping; sharing; and caring.
9780689832130Cronin, DoreenClick, Clack, Moo: Cows That TypeAtheneum Books for Young Readers2/1/00470When Farmer Brown's cows find a typewriter in the barn they start making demands; and go on strike when the farmer refuses to give them what they want.
9780618494972Rey, H. a.Curious George and the FirefightersHoughton Mifflin8/1/04490While on a field trip to a fire station with Mrs. Gray's class; Curious George goes off on his own and is soon at the scene of a fire; where he finds a way to be helpful.
9780547150871Rey, H. a.Curious George Plants a TreeHoughton Mifflin3/1/09580Written by Monica Perez. Pulling a wagon of recyclables to the park for a "Green Day rally;" Curious George; trying to help; tosses his neighbors' just-delivered newspapers and other still-needed items into the mix. The pursuing angry mob forgives George; and everyone plants trees at the rally. There's nothing new here in story or art; but readers may find the appended conservation tips useful. (Copyright 2009 by The Horn Book; Incorporated; Boston. All rights reserved.)
9780399243530Choldenko, GenniferDad and the DinosaurG.P. Putnam's Sons Books For Young Readers3/28/17560With Dad on his side; a kid finds it easier to be brave.Little Nick has three fears: the dark outside; bugs; and the undersides of manhole covers. But his dad's not afraid of anything. With his plastic T. Rex in his pocket; Nick can be brave; just like Big Nick. After all; dinos aren't afraid of the dark; bugs; or manhole covers; so Nick can conquer the climbing wall and score against the soccer goalie nicknamed Gorilla. But when the talisman falls out of his sock after said goal; Nick's bravery
9780590480871Shannon, DavidDavid Goes to SchoolBlue Sky Press (AZ)8/1/99With a bit more text but the same brash style; Shannon reveals that his impish protagonist has as much trouble following rules at school as he did at home in "No; David!". The boy's mischievousness and unlimited energy are writ large on his jack-o'-lantern-style face as he goes about the day provoking his teacher's admonishments and; finally; praise. (Copyright 2000 by The Horn Book; Incorporated; Boston. All rights reserved.)
9780375823374Mora, PatDona Flor: A Tall Tale about a Giant Woman with a Great Big HeartAlfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers10/11/05650PreS-Gr. 2. The creators of " Tomas and the Library Lady" (1997) offer another glowing picture book set in the American Southwest; but this time; the story is a magical tall tale. In a cozy village; Dona Flor grows from an unusual child; who can speak the language of plants and animals; into a giant; whose heart is as large as her enormous hands and feet. After ferocious animal cries terrorize the villagers; Flor sets out to find their source. The culprit--a tiny; mischievous puma; who ingenious
9780525454465Slate, JosephMiss Bindergarten Gets Ready for KindergartenDutton Books for Young Readers9/1/96590PreS-K--As Miss Bindergarten; a black-and-white dog in teacher's clothing; prepares herself and the classroom for her new students; the children are also preparing for their first day at school. In alphabetical order; each of the 26 kindergartners is introduced through cleverly rhymed text with intermittent scenes of the classroom being transformed by the creative instructor. Watercolor and gouache illustrations are bright; expressive; and filled with humorous details. On the final page individu
9781932065084Cohen, MiriamDown in the SubwayStar Bright Books8/1/03500On a hot day on the subway; Oscar spies the "Island Lady;" who proceeds to pull an island breeze; Caribbean foods; and even a steel drum band out of her bag to share with her fellow travelers.
9780374300494Dipucchio, KellyDragon Was TerribleFarrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr)8/23/16570When a dragon has a temper tantrum; no one can tame him--except for a little boy with a good book.
9780399235795Carle, EricDream SnowPhilomel Books9/25/00510Musical and sound effects book; battery operated; Christmas story; Ages 2-6; PreK-2nd grade
9780670287055Ahlberg, AllanEach Peach Pear Plum (American)Viking Books for Young Readers3/26/79Rhymed text and illustrations invite the reader to play "I Spy" with a variety of Mother Goose and other folklore characters.
9780152167486Salley, ColeenEpossumondasHoughton Mifflin8/1/02600Who's Epossumondas? Why; he's his mama's and his auntie's sweet little patootie; that's who. He's also the silliest; most lovable; most muddleheaded possum south of the Mason-Dixon line!
Better choose your words wisely when he's around; 'cause otherwise you never know what you'll get. Epossumondas just might bring you a fist full of crumbs; or a soaking wet puppy; or a scruffy wad of bread--oh; you just wouldn't believe it!
Renowned storyteller Coleen Salley and Caldecott Honor illu
9780060542108O'Connor, JaneFancy NancyHarperCollins12/1/05510Wonderfully energetic artwork. --School Library Journal"
9780805073843Fleming, DeniseFirst Day of WinterHenry Holt & Company10/1/05PreS-K. Vibrant; handmade paper compositions illustrate this secular spin on "The Twelve Days of Christmas." "On the first day of winter my best friend gave to me . . . a red cap;" read the words; as richly textured images show a snowman (unadorned except for a scarlet hat) in a wide; snowy field. On subsequent days; the snowman receives more presents (two bright blue mittens; three striped scarves; and so on) from his best friend; a young; toast-brown child--until he is fully outfitted with win
9780394810409Lionni, LeoFrederickAlfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers5/12/67590The classic fable of Frederick; who supplies his fellow mice with poetry and dreams throughout the cold winter. A Caldecott Honor Book. (Copyright 1990 by The Horn Book; Incorporated; Boston. All rights reserved.)
9780735842694Brown, MonicaFrida Kahlo and Her AnimalitosNorthsouth Books9/5/17This unique and gorgeous take on the famous figure's work will give children an accessible entry point to an important artist. A good choice for picture book biography shelves.--Shelley M. Diaz "School Library Journal "
9780395166192Marshall, JamesGeorge and MarthaHoughton Mifflin9/9/72500Two lovable hippos teach the meaning of friendship in five separate vignettes: "Split Pea Soup;" "The Flying Machine;" "The Tub;" "The Mirror;" "The Tooth."
9780763689841Fearing, MarkGiant PantsCandlewick Press (MA)10/10/17The central joke in Fearing's simple text will tickle toddlers as will the digitally created; bright; cartoon illustrations of the ginger-haired white giant failing miserably to protect his dignity while he acts like a toddler himself. A scenery-chewing performance will be a hit at giant- and underwear-themed storytimes and anywhere fine undies are appreciated.
--Kirkus Reviews

Illustrating in bold and brassy digital cartoons; Fearing (The Great Thanksgiving Escape) gives readers l

9780689818851McKissack, Patricia C.Goin' Someplace SpecialAtheneum Books9/1/01730This is the story of a child facing a difficult time sustained by the support of the adults in her life. Going alone for the first time; 'Tricia Ann is off to Someplace Special--the public library where "All Are Welcome." The journey isn't easy: she must face the indignities of life in the Jim Crow South. The text and art strike just the right balance: informative without being preachy; hopeful without being sentimental. (Copyright 2002 by The Horn Book; Incorporated; Boston. All rights reserved
9780439490276Shannon, DavidGood Boy, Fergus!Blue Sky Press (AZ)2/1/06The Caldecott Honor artist introduces Fergus; who; much like Shannon's beloved characters; David and Alice; is always getting into trouble! Fergus will inspire young readers to laugh out loud at his antics; and Shannon's fans will love reading all about this naughty but lovable dog.
9780671752040Day, AlexandraGood Dog, CarlSimon & Schuster Books for Young Readers5/1/91This is a tale of timeless appeal--the original Carl book. Its pictures are so vivid and alive that hardly a word is needed to tell the story. An infant is left in the care of a dog while Mother is out. The two get into all sorts of mischief; but trusty Carl puts everything in order in time for Mother's return. Full color.
9781452101101Mack, JeffGood News, Bad NewsChronicle Books7/4/12Working from a text composed solely of the titular phrases (plus one final qualifier) in an ongoing call and response; Mack depicts a day among friends whose dispositions couldn't be more extreme. Rabbit is an optimist; framed by a soft; white cloud; he exhibits an overflowing picnic basket joyfully to his buddy. An ominous; grey formation shades Mouse's skeptical reaction. When the storm begins; the fun-lover produces an umbrella; the frowner is blown into a tree. Happily; it's an apple tree. U
9780027459005Hutchins, PatGood Night, Owl!Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers9/1/72340Pat Hutchins is the author and illustrator of many popular picture books; including Rosie's Walk; Good-Night; Owl!; Titch; and The Wind Blew; for which she won the Kate Greenaway Medal. She lives in London; England.
9780027354706Fox, MemHattie and the FoxSimon & Schuster Books for Young Readers4/30/87250PreS-Gr 1 Hattie the Hen announces that she sees a nose in the bushes; to which her barnyard friends respond: "Good grief!" "Well; well!" "Who cares?" "So what?" and "What next?" What's next are the eyes; ears; legs; and body of a hungry fox. The fox lunges; Hattie flies; and the goose; pig; sheep; and horse panic. But the cow moos so loudly that the fox is frightened away. Bright; whimsical tissue collage and crayon illustrations add zest to this simple cumulative tale; and reveal more action t
9780786809141Juster, NortonHello, Goodbye WindowMichael Di Capua Books5/1/05670This is a love song devoted to that special relationship between grandparents and grandchild.
The kitchen window at Nanna and Poppy's house is; for one little girl; a magic gateway. Everything important happens near it; through it; or beyond it. Told in her voice; her story is both a voyage of discovery and a celebration of the commonplace wonders that define childhood; expressed as a joyful fusion of text with evocative and exuberant illustrations.The world for this little girl will soon gr
9780061239137Keller, HollyHelp!: A Story of FriendshipGreenwillow Books8/21/07510PreS-Gr 3Because Mouse has heard that snakes are dangerous; he hides from his friend Snake. As he looks around nervously; he falls into a hole and hurts his foot; and none of his other friends can help him. Squirrel is afraid of the dark; the hole is too narrow for Rabbit to hop out of; and Hedgehog is too prickly to carry him. Only Snake can help him; and he devises a way to rescue his friend without frightening him. When he sees who saved him; Mouse is ashamed and tries to make amends. This st
9780670885466Keats, Ezra JackHi, CatViking Books for Young Readers6/1/99This reissue tells the story of Peter's friend Archie and the inquisitive; nondescript; half-grown alley cat that tags after him and manages to make a shambles out of the boys' street carnival. The text provides an adequate framework for Keats's bold bright paintings of a lively city neighborhood. (Copyright 1999 by The Horn Book; Incorporated; Boston. All rights reserved.)
9780399244636Brett, JanHoney... Honey... Lion!Putnam Publishing Group9/1/05710With over thirty four million books in print; Jan Brett is one of the nation's foremost author illustrators of children's books. Jan lives in a seacoast town in Massachusetts; close to where she grew up. During the summer her family moves to a home in the Berkshire Hills of Massachusetts.

As a child; Jan Brett decided to be an illustrator and spent many hours reading and drawing. She says; "I remember the special quiet of rainy days when I felt that I could enter the pages of my beautiful pict

9781484743621Higgins, Ryan T.Hotel BruceDisney-Hyperion10/18/16510When last we left the Ed Asneresque bear Bruce; he was stuck parenting some goslings (Mother Bruce). Now his patience is tested further: woodland creatures have transformed his home into a hotel. (Rest assured; he's still a pushover.) Once again there's one laugh per page; from either the understated writing or a visual gag (see a steaming-mad Bruce in a bellhop getup). (Copyright 2017 by The Horn Book; Incorporated; Boston. All rights reserved.)
9780439241021Yolen, JaneHow Do Dinosaurs Eat Their Food?Blue Sky Press (AZ)9/1/05490This amusing lesson in table manners--the latest addition to the How Do Dinosaurs... books--depicts prehistoric reptiles spitting out broccoli; making bubbles in milk; and sticking beans in their nostrils; much to the dismay of their (human) parents. Teague incorporates the scientific name of each expressively drawn beast into his paintings; and Yolen's questions about how a dinosaur should act have a pleasing rhyme. (Copyright 2006 by The Horn Book; Incorporated; Boston. All rights reserved.)
9780439020817Yolen, JaneHow Do Dinosaurs Go to School?Blue Sky Press (AZ)7/1/07510What would you do if a very large dinosaur stomped into your classroom? Come along for a very unusual day where dinosaurs show-and-tell - school has never been so much fun!
9780590316811Teague, MarkHow Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night?Blue Sky Press (AZ)4/1/00350What if a dinosaur catches the flu?Does he whimper and whine between each "At-choo"?Does he drop dirty tissues all over the floor?Does he fling his medicine out of the door? Just like kids; little dinosaurs hate being sick. And going to the doctor can be pretty scary. How DO dinosaurs get well soon? They drink lots of juice; and they get lots of rest; they're good at the doctor's; 'cause doctors know best. As in their first dinosaur book; Yolen and Teague capture children's fears about being sic
9780152018481Long, MelindaHow I Became a PirateHoughton Mifflin9/1/03470While building a sandcastle on the beach; Jeremy encounters a band of pirates who recruit him to help bury their treasure. At first; he loves the rowdy pirate lifestyle--the singing; cursing; bad table manners; and pillow fights--until he misses the comforts of home. Shannon's cartoon acrylic illustrations; which are bursting with energy and salty characters; bring Long's spirited narrative to life. (Copyright 2004 by The Horn Book; Incorporated; Boston. All rights reserved.)
9781452112336Messner, KateHow to Read a StoryChronicle Books5/5/15480Step One: Find a story. (A good one.)
Step Two: Find a reading buddy. (Someone nice.)
Step Three: Find a reading spot. (Couches are cozy.)
Now: Begin.
Accomplished storytellers Kate Messner and Mark Siegel chronicle the process of becoming a reader: from pulling a book off the shelf and finding someone with whom to share a story; to reading aloud; predicting what will happen; and--finally--coming to The End. This picture book playfully and movingly
9780761458050Pearson, SusanHow to Teach a Slug to ReadTwo Lions2/1/11490Provides simple; step-by-step instructions for teaching a slug how to read; including using Mother Slug rhymes; helping your slug sound out words; and making vocabulary lists.
9780152024888Beaumont, KarenI Ain't Gonna Paint No More!Houghton Mifflin4/1/05410Written to the tune of "It Ain't Gonna Rain No More;" this lighthearted frolic by the creators of "I Like Myself!" centers on an aspiring young artist who makes elaborate paintings on the ceilings and walls; until mama shouts; ""Ya ain't a-gonna paint no more!"" and stashes the boy's art supplies on the top shelf of a closet. Determinedly declaring "but there ain't no way that I ain't gonna paint no more;" the youngster climbs onto a makeshift pyramid to reach his paints -the only splash of colo
9780803740839Meltzer, BradI Am Abraham LincolnDial Books1/14/14550Our 16th president is presented as an activist for human and civil rights. Lincoln resembles a doll with an oversized head as he strides through a first-person narrative that stretches the limits of credulity and usefulness. From childhood; Abe; bearded and sporting a stovepipe hat; loves to read; write and look out for animals. He stands up to bullies; noting that "the hardest fights don't reveal a winner--but they do reveal character." He sees slaves; and the sight haunts him. When the Civil W
9780525428503Meltzer, BradI Am Jim HensonDial Books1/10/17630This volume focuses on Jim Henson; the creator of the Muppets and Sesame Street.
9780062360168Burach, RossI Am Not A Chair!HarperCollins2/14/17When Giraffe moves to the jungle; the other animals; and even a human ("Smartest species? Yeah; right"); keep mistaking him for a chair and sitting on him. Giraffe is too afraid to speak up...until nature's call ("I've got to pee!") forces him to take a stand. This well-spun tale's slapstick is all the funnier for the cast's dopey facial expressions. (Copyright 2017 by The Horn Book; Incorporated; Boston. All rights reserved.)
9780060294229Spinelli, EileenI Know It's AutumnHarperCollins7/27/04510PreS-Gr. 2. A little girl identifies the clues that tell her autumn has come. Narrated in rhymed verses; this picture book shows the activities of a little girl and her brother; parents; grandfather; friends; and the community where they live as the season progresses. Each verse begins "I know it's autumn when . . ." The expected apples; pumpkins; and red leaves make their appearance; but Spinelli also finds less obvious signs of fall; such as Father bringing out the box of winter clothes and th
9780060298487McMullan, KateI Stink!HarperCollins4/16/02300The garbage truck who narrates this down-and-dirty picture book is not a demure figure. His job description; which he outlines with healthy machismo; requires him to roar through the streets at night; doing work most people find repugnant. But without him? "You're on Mount Trash-o-rama; baby." The artist's heavily outlined depiction of the hulking beast on his nightly rounds amplifies the text's brash tone. (Copyright 2002 by The Horn Book; Incorporated; Boston. All rights reserved.)
9780060596774Prelutsky, JackIf Not for the CatGreenwillow Books9/21/04The New York Times bestselling picture book author serves up a series of haiku that reveals the mysteries of the animal kingdom in this beautifully illustrated collection that will puzzle; delight; and surprise. Full color. 40 pp. Ages 4-8. Pub. 10/04.
9780316376570Parsley, EliseIf You Ever Want to Bring an Alligator to School, Don't!Little, Brown Books for Young Readers7/7/15540Praise for "If You Ever Want to Bring an Alligator to School; Don't!" "Parsley's digitally created illustrations brim with energy and just-edgy-enough humor... and the well-chosen school-day details in both the artwork and text... deliver a steady stream of laughs." ""Publishers Weekly"""
9780060283261Numeroff, Laura JoffeIf You Give a Pig a PartyLaura Geringer Book9/6/05430The perennially popular party theme; paired with the playfully persistent porcine star of "If You Give a Pig a Pancake"; ensures that these collaborators' latest addition to the series (which began with "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie") will be eagerly celebrated by their fans. After decorating the house with balloons and donning her favorite dress; the party gal attempts to phone her friends to invite them to her fê te. Since they aren't home; she jumps in a bicycle basket as her accommodat
9780060092900McMullan, KateI'm Mighty!HarperCollins9/23/03380This companion to "I Stink!" makes fine use of its predecessor's formula to introduce a scrappy; hard-working tugboat with attitude. Once again; the motorized protagonist talks directly to readers; with text that flows loosely across the page and fluctuates in size. In the robust; blocky illustrations; our boy sports a near-perpetual eager grin and a youthful red baseball cap (perhaps a nod to an obvious ancestor; Little Toot). (Copyright 2004 by The Horn Book; Incorporated; Boston. All rights r
9781481403603Clanton, BenIt Came in the MailSimon & Schuster Books for Young Readers6/21/16480When Liam writes to his mailbox asking for mail; the mailbox delivers a fire-breathing dragon and much more. Cheerful; digitally assembled pencil and watercolor illustrations depict the "oodles and oodles" of creatures and objects that spew forth. Clanton's clever visual incorporation of all things mail-related--including letters; envelopes; and postmarks--bolsters a simple text and heightens the story's humor and appeal. (Copyright 2016 by The Horn Book; Incorporated; Boston. All rights reserve
9780060080952Curtis, Jamie LeeIt's Hard to Be Five: Learning How to Work My Control PanelHarperCollins7/31/07The creative team behind Today I Feel Silly amiably addresses the challenges of being a five-year-old especially the pesky problem of learning self-control. In the story's wry opening; the narrator observes; "It's hard to be five. I'm little no more. Good old days are gone. 'Bye one; two; three; four." Among the trials he faces are controlling his temper when dealing with his younger brother ("My mind says do one thing; my mouth says another"); avoiding dirt and starting school ("School seems so
9780688080280Neitzel, ShirleyJacket I Wear in the SnowGreenwillow Books8/15/89A young girl names all the clothes that she must wear to play in the snow.
9780688078294Henkes, KevinJessicaGreenwillow Books3/20/89490Ruthie's parents try to tell her "There is no Jessica." But of course there is. She eats with Ruthie; plays with Ruthie; and even goes to school with her. Full color. Size C.
9780525428190Haring, KayKeith Haring: The Boy Who Just Kept DrawingDial Books2/14/17650The black outline of a crawling figure haloed in spikes-Keith Haring's untitled radiant baby-is an image nearly as recognizable as the beaming yellow smiley face. Probably few children know; however; that Baby and the gallery of cousin images now emblazoned on tee shirts are the work of an advocate and practitioner of public art; whose work included not only prints and paintings but also monumental murals that often involved community participation-even by kids. Kay Haring; Keith's sister; offer
9780152049324Davis, KatieKindergarten Rocks!Harcourt Children's Books7/1/05600With the same warmth; exuberance; and sly wit that have made her a favorite; Davis tackles a problem every child and parent must face--fears about the first day of school. Full color. 32 pp. 10 x 10. Pub. 7/05.
9780152005023Fox, MemKoala LouHoughton Mifflin9/22/89620When Koala Lou's mother becomes so busy that she forgets to tell her firstborn how much she loves her; Koala Lou enters the Bush Olympics; intending to win an event and her mother's love all at one time. "A first-rate choice for bedtime; story hour; or reading aloud."--The Horn Book
9780803731950Soman, DavidLadybug GirlDial Books3/13/08520Preschooler Lulu; told to amuse herself; mopes about for a bit; then finds that her ladybug costumered tutu; wings; red polka-dot boots and a headband with antennaehelps her morph into a bigger; braver character. Is that rock in your way; ants? she asks. I can help you! I'm Ladybug Girl! Similarly heroic deeds follow as Lulu makes the case that; contrary to her older brother's claim; she's not littleshe feels as big as the whole outdoors. Husband-and-wife team Soman and Davis's first collaborati
9780399257742De La Pena, MattLast Stop on Market StreetG.P. Putnam's Sons Books For Young Readers1/8/15610Preschool-G CJ and his nana depart church and make it to the bus stop just in time to avoid an oncoming rain shower. They board the bus; and while CJ is full of questions and complaints (why don't they have a car? why must they make this trip every week? and so forth); Nana's resolute responses articulate the glories of their rich; vibrant life in the city; as presented by the bus' passengers and passages. A tattooed man checks his cell phone. An older woman keeps butterflies in a jar. A musicia
9780152053048Ehlert, LoisLeaf ManHoughton Mifflin9/1/05460PreS-Gr. 2. Ehlert's imaginative way with picture books in general and those of the natural world in particular continues with this eye-popping book that follows one bold maple leaf with acorn eyes as the wind blows it here and there. In a brief author's note; Ehlert describes how she picks up leaves wherever she goes. She uses them--gathered from oaks; hawthorns; elms; beeches; and more--to great affect here; cleverly shaping them into the many animals and objects the leaf flies over: chickens;
9781626724419Brosgol, VeraLeave Me Alone!Roaring Brook Press9/13/16Knitters will find their niches and click their needles--wherever.An old woman is sitting on her rocking chair with many balls of yarn at her feet. Cold weather is approaching; and sweaters must be knit for her many children and grandchildren. Unfortunately; those young ones are enchanted with those balls of yarn as playthings. They skip rope; play ball; and leave the old woman quite exasperated. She cleans house; packs her bags; and leaves her small Russian village shouting "Leave me alone!" Al
9780786852949Willems, MoLeonardo, the Terrible MonsterDisney-Hyperion9/1/05560PreS-K. "Your Pal; Mo Willems;" as the cover reads; offers a simple message-driven story; elevated by a smart; striking design. Leonardo is supposed to be a terrible monster; but he's just terrible at his monsterly craft. Small; with big blue eyes; a blue tongue; and a furry body; Leonardo looks like a tiny; unassuming brother of a Wild Thing. He gets an idea: find the most "scaredy-cat kid" in the world and "scare the tuna salad" out of him. He finds Sam; who seems an easy mark and bursts into
9780763622626Knudsen, MichelleLibrary LionCandlewick Press (MA)9/1/06470When a lion comes to the library one day; no one is sure what to do. There are no rules about lions in the library. When something terrible happens; the lion quickly comes to the rescue in the only way he knows how. 48 pp. 9 3/4 x 11 3/16. Pub. 9/06.
9780399538520Agee, JonLife on MarsDial Books2/28/17470Preschool-G An astronaut has traveled to Mars in a rocket ship to find Martian life; but when he arrives; all he sees is dirt and rocks and no one with whom to share his chocolate cupcakes. What a bust! Or is it? In Agee's illustrations; rendered in thick lines and sandy tones; little ones will see that there is life on Mars; in the form of a towering creature with pointy ears and a pinkish; pear-shaped body; who's probably just a little shy. The spare; deadpan text narrates the oblivious astron
9780553537895Graegin, StephanieLittle Fox in the ForestSchwartz & Wade Books2/28/17Stephanie Graegin received her BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Arts and her MFA in printmaking from the Pratt Institute. She is the illustrator of several books for children; including The Lost Gift by Kallie George; Water in the Park by Emily Jenkins; which received three starred reviews; Peace Is an Offering by Annette LeBox; and How to Share with a Bear by Eric Pinder. Little Fox in the Forest is her authorial debut. Stephanie lives in Brooklyn; N
9781561453207Horse, HarryLittle Rabbit Goes to SchoolPeachtree Publishers9/1/04450The indomitable Little Rabbit is starting school and discovering the challenges of independence.
Today is a special day. It is Little Rabbit's first day of school; and he has decided to bring along his favorite toy; Charlie Horse. The busy classroom is crowded with little rabbits and lots of activities. His new teacher; Mrs. Morag; seems very happy to see him and Charlie Horse--that is; until Charlie Horse disrupts story time; dances on top of the desk during music time; and jumps into the ca
9781524740917De La Pena, MattLoveG.P. Putnam's Sons Books For Young Readers1/9/18830Preschool-G Newbery Award-winning de la Pena offers a lyrical ode to love in this stirring picture book. It opens with the loving coos of parents; gazing at their new baby; but the subsequent places where love can be found are less obvious: love emerges in the smell of crashing waves; the rustling leaves of a gnarled tree; in the made-up stories your uncles tell; and the face staring back in the bathroom mirror. In de la Pena's lines; love becomes not just an emotion between people but a feeling
9780892392353Brown, MonicaMarisol McDonald Doesn't Match: Marisol McDonald No CombinaChildren's Book Press (CA)4/1/13580Spirited text in English and Spanish describes the ways the mixed-race narrator "doesn't match;" from clothing choice to physical appearance ("My cousin Tato...says; 'Marisol; your skin is brown like mine; but your hair is the color of carrots. You don't match!'"). Palacios's illustrations capture Marisol's exuberant style and wacky fashion sense; as does Dommnguez's thoughtful Spanish translation of Brown's text. (Copyright 2012 by The Horn Book; Incorporated; Boston. All rights reserved.)
9780395252963Allard, Harry G.Miss Nelson Is Missing!Houghton Mifflin9/9/77340The kids in Room 207 take advantage of their teacher's good nature until she disappears and they are faced with a vile substitute.
9780671775902Gray, Libba MooreMiss TizzySimon & Schuster Books for Young Readers5/1/93490When eccentric Miss Tizzy becomes ill; the neighborhood children return her love for them in order to help her feel better. Gentle; idealized watercolors portray a multicultural cast of children and Miss Tizzy as an energetic; older African American in green high-top sneakers. (Copyright 1993 by The Horn Book; Incorporated; Boston. All rights reserved.)
9781554537044Spires, AshleyMost Magnificent ThingKids Can Press4/1/14380Young readers will love the surprise ending. Readers learn that not everything comes out ?just the right way? instantly.--International Reading Association
9780884485544Leannah, MichaelMost PeopleTilbury House Publishers8/15/17This book is a great resource for younger children to understand that even though bad things happen sometimes (as seen in the news; etc); that most people are good; kind and helpful. It reassures children that even though a few people may choose to do bad things; most people are kind and want to help others.--Jill at KDL Service Center"KDL" (09/13/2017)
9781484730881Higgins, Ryan T.Mother BruceDisney-Hyperion11/24/15500Ryan T. Higgins is an author/illustrator residing in Southern Maine. He lives with his three dogs; three cats; two geckos; one tortoise; one son; one daughter; and one wife. He has wanted to be a cartoonist since as far back as he can remember. (Actually; that's not entirely true-he wanted to be a tiger until he was three; but; sadly; that didn't really pan out.) Ryan's first picturebook; Wilfred; was named a 2013 Wanda G g Read Aloud Honor Book. Visit Ryan online at

9780152019792Beaumont, KarenMove Over, Rover!Houghton Mifflin9/1/06420When a storm comes; Rover expects to have his doghouse all to himself but finds that various other animals; including a skunk; come to join him.;Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Book.
9781416925170Lloyd, SamMr. Pusskins: A Love StoryAtheneum Books12/26/06540The cover illustration shows Mr. Pusskins in full attitude: fat; furry; and furious. That doesn't stop Emily from adoring her cat; brushing him; telling him stories; and snuggling; when possible. Pusskins can't stand any of it; and one night he leaves. "He went places he wasn't meant to go and did things he wasn't meant to do." He makes friends with the Pesky gang; yowling the night away. But things change; and in time Pusskins is left alone; cold; and hungry. Oh; how he wishes for someone who w
9781481443494Mahin, MichaelMuddy: The Story of Blues Legend Muddy WatersAtheneum Books for Young Readers9/5/17620With a fascinating and inspiring story of struggle; determination; and hope; this picture book celebrates a blues musician whose fierce and electric sound laid the groundwork for what would become rock and roll. Full color. 11 x 11.
9780761315353Rohmann, EricMy Friend RabbitRoaring Brook Press5/1/02350When narrator Mouses well-meaning but trouble-prone friend Rabbit gets Mouses airplane stuck in a tree; his solution (a precarious tower of reluctant animals that almost reaches the airplane) causes even more problems. The book is visually exciting--Rohmanns hand-colored relief prints make fresh and innovative use of picture book space--and broadly humorous. (Copyright 2002 by The Horn Book; Incorporated; Boston. All rights reserved.)
9780399238741Kasza, KeikoMy Lucky DayG.P. Putnam's Sons Books For Young Readers9/29/03490When a young pig knocks on a fox's door; the fox thinks dinner has arrived; but the pig has other plans.
9780374351144Recorvits, HelenMy Name Is YoonFarrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr)4/3/03480Young Yoon; whose name means Shining Wisdom in Korean; must adjust to life in the United States and learn to write her name in English. Full color. 32 pp. Size: 9 1/4 x 9.
9780060515737Crews, NinaNeighborhood Mother GooseGreenwillow Books12/23/03This gathering of common and not-so-common rhymes will be a hit with young readers and pre-readers in any setting; urban or otherwise. --Kirkus Reviews (starred review)"
9781481439787Fan, TerryNight GardenerSimon & Schuster Books for Young Readers2/16/16570Young William; along with the other residents of Grimloch Lane; is amazed when he wakes up one morning to find that the tree outside his window has been transformed into a stunning owl topiary. The next morning; another nearby tree has been sheared into a cat shape; a rabbit; a parakeet; and a magnificent two-tree dragon follow; to the residents' great delight. When William spots a stranger heading into the park one evening; he follows him; suspecting that this is the mysterious Night Gardener.
9781596436046Morales, YuyiNino Wrestles the WorldRoaring Brook Press6/4/13420See this month's Big Picture; p. 3; for review.
9780590930024Shannon, DavidNo, David!Scholastic9/1/98100When David Shannon was five years old; he wrote and illustrated his first book. On every page were these words: No; David! ... and a picture of David doing things he was not supposed to do. Now David is all grown up. But some things never change....
9781481469098Sima, JessieNot Quite NarwhalSimon & Schuster Books for Young Readers2/14/17590Kelp's got the single tusk like his narwhal family and friends; but the rest of his body doesn't seem to be cut out for swimming: four legs and a hairy tail does not a smooth; gliding form make. When he's swept away by a current (he really is a terrible swimmer) and washes up on shore; he's found by a group of helpful "land narwhals"; they explain that he; like them; is a unicorn; and they happily school him on all the ways of unicorn-ness. As much as he enjoys his land life; he misses his narwh
9781620914519Dotlich, Rebecca KaiOne Day, the End.: Short, Very Short, Shorter-Than-Ever StoriesBoyds Mills Press10/6/15250The short stories in this picture book rely heavily on accompanying art to fill in the spaces between beginnings and ends. Dotlich's book begins with the statement that "For every STORY there is a BEGINNING and an END; but what happens IN BETWEEN makes ALL the DIFFERENCE." Subsequent pages follow a little girl's brief adventures. Each begins; "One day..." and introduces a scenario; then concludes with "The End." In between opening and closing lines; Koehler's art provides visual narrative conten
9780803720404Arnold, TeddPartsDial Books9/1/97The bestselling creator of Jumping on the Bed and Green Wilma presents an uproarious new story that deals with a subject of deepest interest to every young child--the stuff the body sheds. Parents will appreciate the reassuring message that it's all quite normal; while Arnold's comical illustrations are guaranteed to make young readers laugh their heads off. Full color. (Ages 4-8)
9781626725362Smith, LanePerfect DayRoaring Brook Press2/14/17260Preschool-G Two-time Caldecott Honor Book awardee Smith tackles the animal world with gusto and joy as he describes the perfect day in the outdoors. A ginger cat snuggles among the daffodils in the sun; and a dog sits in the cool water of a wading pool. Chickadee enjoys the birdseed in the birdfeeder; while squirrel is content with a dropped corncob. But whoa! A large brown bear arrives to confiscate the corncob with a toothy yellow smile. The bear goes on to swallow all the seeds in the birdfee
9780061910241LitwinPete the Cat - Rockin my school shoes
9780670880645Keats, Ezra JackPeter's ChairViking Books for Young Readers8/1/98500When Peter discovers his blue furniture is being painted pink for a new baby sister; he rescues the last unpainted item; a chair; and runs away.
9780062051578Steig, WilliamPete's a PizzaHarperCollins Publishers9/5/98500Young Pete moodily contemplates a rain-drenched landscape when his understanding father decides to cheer him up by transforming him into a pizza. The recipe: plenty of kneading; stretching; and twirling; plus tickling and obviously lots of love. As always; the illustrations develop characters and situations with telling economy. A great book to share with would-be pizzas of all ages. (Copyright 1999 by The Horn Book; Incorporated; Boston. All rights reserved.)
9780152165840Ehlert, LoisPie in the SkyHoughton Mifflin Harcourt P4/1/04530This stunning new book from the bestselling author features color concepts; backyard natural history; vibrant collage illustrations; and; best of all; a recipe for making cherry pie. Full color. 40 pp. 10 x 10. Pub. 4/04.
9780618756391Lehman, BarbaraRainstormHoughton Mifflin4/1/07This wordless story is straightforward but not predictable. . . . This appealing rainy-day tale will stir the imagination of those who have ever looked for something to do on a gloomy day.
9780316160049Parr, ToddReading Makes You Feel GoodLittle, Brown Books for Young Readers6/1/05Todd Parr has inspired and empowered children around the world with his bold images and positive messages. He is the bestselling author of more than forty books; including The Goodbye Book; The Family Book; The I Love You Book; and It's Okay to be Different. He lives in Berkeley; California.
9780439206372O'Neil AlexisRecess Queen 9780439206372Scholastic
9780618428588Lehman, BarbaraRed BookHoughton Mifflin9/27/04This book is about a book. A magical red book without any words. When you turn the pages you'll experience a new kind of adventure through the power of story.Winning a Caldecott Honor for its illustrations of rare detail and surprise; The Red Book crosses oceans and continents to deliver one girl into a new world of possibility; where a friend she's never met is waiting. And as with the best of books; at the conclusion of the story; the journey is not over.
9780152661977Ehlert, LoisRed Leaf, Yellow LeafHoughton Mifflin9/15/91530This is the story of a sugar maple tree and the child who planted it. As they grow up together; the child watches the tree through all the seasons. Ehlert uses watercolor collage; leaf-shaped die cuts and pieces of actual seeds; fabric; wire; and roots in this rich introduction to the life of a tree. American Bookseller Pick of the List. Full color.
9780152045548Frazee, MarlaRoller CoasterHoughton Mifflin5/1/03The roller coaster car is going up to the highest spot. Young readers can experience the thrill of riding a coaster for the very first time in this vibrant new adventure from acclaimed picture book creator Frazee. Full color. 32 pp. 10 x 10. Pub. 6/06.
9780060598488Scotton, RobRussell the SheepHarperCollins Publishers4/12/05430With a distinctive humor and style; Scotton introduces a sheep with a baaaad case of insomnia; until he discovers the one thing he needs to count to get to sleep. (Ages 4-8)
9781368002141Willems, MoSam, the Most Scaredy-Cat Kid in the Whole World: A Leonardo, the Terrible Monster CompanionDisney-Hyperion9/5/17440When two fearful children are terrified of each other; their respective monsters try to help.
9781596439641Rex, AdamSchool's First Day of SchoolRoaring Brook Press6/28/16580We've had many books about kids getting ready for the first day of school; but now we have another perspective: the school's itself. The title page shows the finishing touches being added to a brand-new building. By the time the story starts; Frederick Douglass Elementary is ready; its door a smile; waiting for the first day. It quickly makes friends with Janitor but is worried about meeting the students (Janitor says: Don't worry -- you'll like the children.' But the school thought that Janitor
9780688071554Henkes, KevinSheila Rae, the BraveGreenwillow Books8/17/87500When brave Sheila Rae; who usually looks out for her sister Louise; becomes lost and scared one day; Louise comes to the rescue.
9780449813386Bryant, JenSix Dots: A Story of Young Louis BrailleAlfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers9/6/16590This first-person picture-book biography imagines (sometimes more successfully than others) what it felt like to be young Louis Braille; beginning with the accident at age three that slowly blinded him and ending with his invention; at fifteen; of the ingenious six-cell raised-dot reading and writing system for the blind. Louis's compelling story is told in a lively and intimate text; abetted by warm mixed-media illustrations. (Copyright 2017 by The Horn Book; Incorporated; Boston. All rights re
9780374370923Shulevitz, UriSnowFarrar Straus Giroux7/15/98340The transforming power of a snowstorm is the premise of this book set in a dour; gray little town. Only a hopeful small boy recognizes the first snowflake as a harbinger of the wonder to come--nor is he discouraged as one adult after another tries to disabuse him. The minimalist text and carefully composed illustrations demonstrate Shulevitz's belief that the true picture book; with its inevitable melding of words and art; is a distinct genre. (Copyright 1999 by The Horn Book; Incorporated; Bost
9781561454181Laminack, Lester L.Snow Day!Peachtree Publishers9/1/07460Lester L. Laminack is a specialist in children's literacy and professor emeritus at Western Carolina University. Laminack has written numerous books and articles for educators and is a familiar speaker at professional meetings and reading associations nationwide. He lives in North Carolina.
9780803725508Buehner, CaralynSnowmen at NightDial Books9/23/02890Upon noticing that a snowman appears disheveled the morning after being made; a child imagines what snowmen do at night--such as drinking ice-cold cocoa; skating; sledding; and playing baseball. Told in rhyme; the story is imaginative and fast paced; and the rich oil over acrylic paintings (which contain the artist's signature hidden shapes) are jubilant; energetic; and reflective of a mischievous mood. (Copyright 2003 by The Horn Book; Incorporated; Boston. All rights reserved.)
9780807575383Crespo, AnaSock Thief: A Soccer StoryAlbert Whitman & Company3/1/15560Young Felipe may be relatively poor; but he's rich in imagination when it comes to entertainment.Crespo's protagonist leaves his house early in the morning. He has a few stops to make before school. He must collect a handful of mangoes from the family tree; then borrow some of the neighborhood laundry-socks to be specific; Felipe has no socks of his own-while leaving a mango as a gesture of silent (albeit unagreed-upon) barter. He stuffs the socks with newspaper; twists them and tightens and add
9781442458802Diterlizzi, AngelaSome BugsBeach Lane Books3/4/14200Preschool-G Here's a bright; breezy picture book spotlighting many varieties of bugs; a word used loosely here to include everything from insects to spiders to scorpions. Although the book opens with a plump cat stepping into the yard; the words and pictures focus on the many small species living there. Each turn of the page takes viewers to a small habitat; where they can observe the bugs in a flower garden; by an old log; or in a little pond. The rhyming text moves along quickly in short phras
9781416928119McGhee, AlisonSomedayAtheneum Books for Young Readers2/27/07460What every mother (and parent) wishes for her child is a chance to live life at its fullest. McGhee and Reynolds have taken this idea and turned it into a poignant yet simple and pure picture book that will touch readers of all ages. Full color. 32 pp. 8 x 7 1/2. 100;000 print. Pub. 3/07.
9781934359112Mariconda, BarbaraSort It Out!Arbordale Publishing7/1/08Sherry Rogers spent twelve years as a corporate graphic designer and artist before -leaving it all behind- for the freelance world of illustrating children's books. Through illustrating The First Fire; Sherry remembers her own ancestor; Na Ni; a Cherokee woman from the mountains of North Carolina. Some of Sherry's other Arbordale titles include The Penguin Lady; Ten for Me; Hey Diddle Diddle; Newton and Me; Moose and Magpie; Paws; Claws; Hands & Feet; and The Deductive Detective; as well as her
9780375867125Bryant, JenSplash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin (Firsttion)Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers1/8/13610Though artistically inclined since childhood; African-American artist Horace Pippin had to limit his drawing and painting to a hobby; and then even that pleasure was denied him when he suffered an injury to his right arm in World War I. Back home and struggling with the limited opportunities for a man with a physical impairment; Pippin turned again to art; steadying his damaged right arm with his left. When his paintings were discovered by a local group of artists (including N. C. Wyeth); they g
9781590782866Bloom, SuzanneSplendid Friend, IndeedBoyds Mills Press3/1/05150When a studious polar bear meets an inquisitive goose; they learn to be friends.
9781771380164Larsen, AndrewSquiggly StoryKids Can Press9/6/16270This playful multilayered story about sparking the mind is loaded with opportunities for readers to consider different kinds of storytelling.--Booklist
9780060546397Rylant, CynthiaStars Will Still ShineHarperCollins Publishers10/18/05PreS-K -This picture book serves as a reassuring reminder that good things are always around the corner. In gentle rhyme; Rylant greets a new year and celebrates the constants of life; including new beginnings; togetherness; and the cyclical wonders of the natural world: -the sky will still be there/the stars will still shine/birds will fly over us/church bells will chime. - Beeke's soft and soothing watercolor scenes are as comforting as the text; each spread reveals a setting of gentle color -
9780670674244Leaf, MunroStory of FerdinandViking Books for Young Readers1/1/36760Wilbur Monroe Leaf (aka Munro Leaf) (1905-1976) is an American author of children's literature who wrote and illustrated many books during his long career. His books were illustrated by a number of famous artists; including Ludwig Bemelmans; Robert Lawson; and Theodor Seuss Geisel (Dr. Seuss). He is best known for The Story of Ferdinand (1936).
9781592702145Hall, KristenThe Gold Leaf
9781481435697Manley, CurtisThe Summer Nick Taught His Cats to Read
9781771387279Spires, AshleyThing Lou Couldn't DoKids Can Press5/2/17500Try; try; and try again; even if you don't succeed. Lou; a girl with brown skin; and her diverse band of friends--a redheaded white boy; two brown girls; and a loyal cat companion--enjoy brave adventures. Together; they outrun airplanes; build mighty fortresses; and rescue wild animals. When her friends suggest they play pirates and use the tree as their pirate ship; they; without hesitation; climb up and aboard. All but Lou. Her friends encourage and reassure her. "It will be an adventure;" whi
9780395288115Galdone, PaulThree BearsClarion Books7/13/79490Three bears return from a walk and find a little girl asleep in baby bear's bed.
9780395288122Galdone, PaulThree Billy Goats GruffClarion Books7/17/79500Three clever billy goats outwit a big ugly troll that lives under the bridge they must cross on their way up the mountain.;Translation of De tre bukkene Bruse.;Previously published: New York: Seabury Press; c1973.
9780394810164Lionni, LeoAlphabet TreeAlfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers11/18/68The wordbug teaches the letters on the alphabet tree; tossed by a windstorm; how to become stronger by banding together to form words. Lionni's gentle parable is now available in hardcover for the first time in many years. Full color.
9780805006629Mosel, ArleneTikki Tikki TemboHenry Holt & Company3/15/68910When an eldest son fell into a well and too much time was spent trying to pronounce his name instead of being spent in getting help; the Chinese; according to legend; decided to give all their children short names. An adaptation of a Chinese folktale.
9780688135041Shannon, GeorgeTomorrow's AlphabetGreenwillow Books4/15/96K-Gr 2--This unusual alphabet book is really a different sort of concept book. In 26 double-page spreads; the letters of the alphabet are used to demonstrate where things come from. "A is for seed" is followed on the next page with "tomorrow's APPLE." "D is for puppy--tomorrow's DOG." Crews's wonderful watercolors clarify any concepts that might be confusing to young readers. All of the combinations are clever; well chosen; and well within youngsters' experience. However; it is the vivid illustr
9780399221460Soto, GaryToo Many TamalesG.P. Putnam's Sons Books For Young Readers9/15/93580While helping cook Christmas tamales; a young girl tries on her mother's diamond ring and later realizes the ring is missing. It must be in the tamales--and the only way to find out is to eat all of them! Warmly lit oil paintings bring out the nuances of this tender; funny story. Ages 4-8. 32 pp.
9781419714658Andrews, TroyTrombone ShortyAbrams Books for Young Readers4/14/15760New Orleans musician and band leader Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews recalls for young listeners how he got hooked on music. First; he made his own instruments to emulate the local jazz players who paraded through his neighborhood; Treme; later; he scored his own battered; secondhand trombone and learned from other musicians; including his older brother; who generously mentored him. His aspirations began at such an early age (thus; his nickname) that he sometimes "fell right over to the ground be
9780399242151Brett, JanUmbrellaG.P. Putnam's Sons Books For Young Readers9/9/04610With over thirty four million books in print; Jan Brett is one of the nation's foremost author illustrators of children's books. Jan lives in a seacoast town in Massachusetts; close to where she grew up. During the summer her family moves to a home in the Berkshire Hills of Massachusetts.

As a child; Jan Brett decided to be an illustrator and spent many hours reading and drawing. She says; "I remember the special quiet of rainy days when I felt that I could enter the pages of my beautiful pict

9781596436039Morales, YuyiViva FridaRoaring Brook Press9/2/14Via spare text; imaginatively examines Kahlo's creative process.
9780061728457Willems, MoWhat's Your Sound, Hound the Hound?Balzer & Bray/Harperteen4/27/10PreS-KCat the Cat visits her friends; asking them to make their sounds. The dog woofs; the chick peeps; the cow moos; but the bunny is silent. As Bunny the Bunny makes no response; the others look at him with sympathy and say in unison; "sounds like]somebody needs a hug!" On the one hand; the message seems to be that even if you are different; your friends still love you. On the other hand; an underlying message is that if you are different; your friends will feel sorry for you. Not quite the sa
9780590189798Bang, MollyWhen Sophie Gets Angry-Really, Really AngryBlue Sky Press (AZ)3/1/99340This thoughtful story addresses one of the most difficult challenges facing parents: what to do when your child becomes angry? When a little girl named Sophie gets angry; she goes outside and runs. She cries; and then she climbs her favorite tree. Calmed by the breeze and the view; she is soon ready to go home and everyone is happy she's back. Illustrations. 40 pp. Ages 2-7. 9 x 10. Pub: 3/99.
9781423165125Wells, RosemaryYoko Finds Her WayDisney-Hyperion4/8/14Yoko returns in her sixth picture book; which has the green-eyed kitten and her kimono-wearing mother getting ready for a flight to Japan. The kitten serves as a self-assured and observant guide to the airport experience; helping her mother find the right airline; moving through security with ease; and being attentive to the signs that appear as icons across the top of most pages. Even when Yoko gets lost after a trip to the restroom; she knows just what to do ("Yoko followed the signs to the Ai
9780316146111Hoberman, Mary AnnYou Read to Me, I'll Read to You: Very Short Fairy Tales to Read TogetherMegan Tingley Books5/1/04500Mary Ann Hoberman is the author of the critically acclaimed One of Each and the classic A House is a House for Me; which won a National Book Award. Her rhymes are also featured in the Sing-Along Stories series.

Michael Emberley is the New York Times best-selling illustrator of It's Perfectly Normal by Robie Harris and has written several books of his own; including Ruby and Dinosaurs! A Drawing Book. He lives in San Diego; California.

9780375836978Lionni, LeoColor of His OwnAlfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers6/13/06490Originally published: 1975.;The story of a chameleon searching for his own colour who ends up finding a true friend.
9780060741648Capucilli, Alyssa SatinBiscuit Visits the Big CityHarperCollins1/24/06230On his first visit to the city; an excited puppy sees tall buildings; hears loud buses; and tries to say hello to everyone he meets.