Pre-k Hardback Book List
Pre-K Hardback Book List
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|9780399230134||Carle, Eric||1, 2, 3 to the Zoo: A Counting Book (Board Book)||Philomel Books||7/16/96||This board book combines simple counting with Carle's unusual illustrations of animals. Early learners will find the whimsical pictures appealing as they learn the beginning rudiments of numbers and counting.
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|9780394809144||Lionni, Leo||Alexander and the Wind-Up Mouse: (Reissue; Caldecott Honor Book)||Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers||11/12/69||560||The friendship of Alexander; a real mouse; and Willy; a wind-up mouse; is again brought to life by the blending of the simple story and beautiful; imaginative collage in the reissue of this Caldecott Honor Book. (Copyright 1991 by The Horn Book; Incorporated; Boston. All rights reserved.)|
|9780060289294||Aliki||All by Myself!||HarperCollins||8/22/00||This colorfully illustrated book is Aliki's joyous celebration of just how satisfying the mastery of buttoning and zipping; scrubbing and rubbing; painting and writing can be. The lively paintings and rhythmic text invite children and parents to share in these important steps toward independence; together.|
|9780763614270||Elliott, David||And Here's to You!||Candlewick Press (MA)||4/1/04||This picture-book ode to joy invites readers to celebrate the world's vast diversity--and feel pretty happy with their place in it; too. The infectious joy of Elliott's read-aloud poem and Cecil's brilliant; amusing artwork is sure to have children reciting along. Full color. 32 pp. 9 5/8 x 10 5/8. Pub. 4/04.|
|9780062051868||Feiffer, Jules||Bark, George||HarperCollins||6/23/99||350||PreS-Gr 2-A lovable pup tries to bark; but all that comes out are other animals' sounds; until a cathartic trip to the vet unleashes the problem. A pack of fun; with droll illustrations and deadpan text. (Sept.) Copyright 1999 Library Journal; LLC Used with permission.|
|9781484731628||Higgins, Ryan T.||Be Quiet!||Disney-Hyperion||4/4/17||510||Rupert the mouse wants to star in an artistic; wordless picturebook; but his animal friends cause problems by talking too much.|
|9780689859854||Wilson, Karma||Bear Feels Sick||Margaret K. McElderry Books||9/11/07||460||When Bear is too sick to play; his animal friends go to his cave to make him soup and tea and keep him company.|
|9780060271060||Hoban, Russell||Bedtime for Frances||HarperFestival||9/29/95||360||It may be bedtime for Frances; but that does not mean Frances is ready to go to bed - not by a long shot. First she must have a glass of milk and make certain Mother and Father have each kissed her good night (twice). Then she is ready to imagine there is a tiger in her room; and a giant; and...each time Frances thinks up something new; off she goes to tell her ever-patient; if increasingly weary; parents.|
|9781626723719||Cooper, Elisha||Big Cat, Little Cat||Roaring Brook Press||3/14/17||370||The circle of life in a cat-loving household."There was a cat // who lived alone. / Until the day // a new cat came." The big white cat meets the little black cat and shows it how to be a cat: when to drink and when to eat; where to potty; and when to nap. The black cat grows up; and the two do everything together: climbing; hunting; exploring; and (sometimes) going wild--but just for a short time. Years go by; and the white cat gets older. One day the black cat is alone...and that is hard "for|
|9780690048254||Barton, Byron||Bones, Bones, Dinosaur Bones||Greenwillow Books||9/30/90||290||Once again; the author of Dinosaurs; Dinosaurs; Trucks; Boats and other picture books proves himself a master of simplicity. Here; a spare; rhythmic text ("Bones. Bones. We look for bones.") and vibrant; childlike pictures focus on six young paleontologists at work. They diligently dig up the dinosaur bones; wrap and pack them; load them on trucks and bring them to the natural history museum. There the bones are dusted off; and the skeleton of a Tyrannosaurus rex is reassembled; bone by bone. Fi|
|9780060223595||Hoban, Russell||Bread and Jam for Frances||HarperCollins||9/9/64||490||With infallible comprehension of childish feelings and a nice precision of detail; the Hobans tell what happens when Frances is allowed to try a permissive diet of bread and jam. The original two-color illustrations have been tastefully and attractively 'recolored' so that the book is now illustrated in full color. (Copyright 1993 by The Horn Book; Incorporated; Boston. All rights reserved.)|
|9780805017441||Martin, Bill||Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?: 25th Anniversary Edition (Anniversary)||Henry Holt & Company||4/15/92||200||The contemporary classic has been reissued with text restored from the original version and with new illustrations based on the originals. As before; Carle's large; brilliantly colored animals set against a white background make the book perfect for sharing with a group of preschoolers; while Martin's repetitious text is eminently chantable and gives a boost to beginning readers. (Copyright 1992 by The Horn Book; Incorporated; Boston. All rights reserved.)|
|9780060560669||Henkes, Kevin||Lilly's Chocolate Heart||Greenwillow Books||12/16/03||PreS-Gr 2-Lilly has one red-foil-wrapped chocolate heart left and she wants to find the perfect hiding place for it. However; every place the little mouse considers is either too dusty; too warm; too tight; too narrow; or just wrong. She finally decides to put the candy in her mouth: "Perfect." The straightforward text is printed on pastel-colored pages facing a picture of Lilly on a white background. This is a delightfully simple tale; but not really a concept for the under three-year|
|9780062189677||Horvath||Build Dogs Build - NOT I CAN READ VERSION||HarperCollins||12/31/13|
|9780060233518||Krauss, Ruth||Carrot Seed||HarperCollins||12/28/04||400||The Carrot Seed; having to do with a little boy and his personal carrot seed; is a very refreshing book all around. It will be completely understandable to the young; quite unanswerable to the young; quite unanswerable to adults; and deeply satisfying to both.|
|9780671679491||Martin, Bill||Chicka Chicka Boom Boom||Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers||10/1/89||530||Lois Ehlert has created numerous inventive; celebrated; and bestselling picture books; including Chicka Chicka Boom Boom; Holey Moley; The Scraps Book; Mice; Ten Little Caterpillars; RRRalph; Lots of Spots; Boo to You!; Leaf Man; Waiting for Wings; Planting a Rainbow; Growing Vegetable Soup; and Color Zoo; which received a Caldecott Honor. She lives in Milwaukee; Wisconsin.|
|9781442408890||Cronin, Doreen||Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type||Little Simon||8/31/10||470||When 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.|
|9780374313821||Banks, Kate||Close Your Eyes||Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr)||9/24/02||440||PreS. Banks and Hallensleben offer another lyrical nighttime tale; framed this time around a sweet; conversation between mother and child that is reminiscent of Margaret Wise Brown's " The Runaway Bunny. "Deep in the grasslands; a restless tiger cub resists sleep. "If I close my eyes I can't see the sky;" he protests to his mother. The little tiger has more excuses: with closed eyes; he can't see a favorite tree or the blue bird. But his mother reassures him that when he lets his dream imaginati|
|9780375810916||Lionni, Leo||Color of His Own||Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers||11/14/00||490||Now reissued in its original picture-book format; this classic introduces toddlers to the charming story of a chameleon searching for his own color who ends up finding a true friend. Full color. 40 pp. 7 3/4 x 7 1/2. (Available now)|
|9780688122843||Hoban, Tana||Construction Zone||Greenwillow Books||4/15/97||PreS-Gr 2--Hoban uses her hallmark clear; full-color photographs to introduce construction equipment. Each of the 13 machines presented is given a two-page spread; one picture taken at middle distance; the other close up. The final two pages match thumbnail photos with explanatory text; allowing parents or teachers to describe what each machine is doing. Though less innovative and arresting than some of her other picture books; Hoban's foray into the world of big machines will nonetheless prove|
|9780670241330||Freeman, Don||Corduroy||Viking Books for Young Readers||3/11/68||600||Don Freeman was born in San Diego; California; in 1908. At an early age; he received a trumpet as a gift from his father. He practiced obsessively and eventually joined a California dance band. After graduating from high school; he ventured to New York City to study art under the tutelage of Joan Sloan and Harry Wickey at the Art Students' League. He managed to support himself throughout his schooling by playing his trumpet evenings; in nightclubs and at weddings. Gradually; he eased into ma|
|9780689854576||Catalanotto, Peter||Daisy 1, 2, 3||Atheneum Books||11/1/03||This time around; Mrs. Tuttle; after tracking 26 Matthews in Matthew A.B.C.; has 20 Dalmatians named Daisy to keep straight in Daisy 1;2;3 by Peter Catalanotto. Here the teacher explains to her assistant Doris just how she charts the progress of each puppy in her weekly obedience class. The artwork depicts each pooch at its zaniest; with Daisy 4 able to perform at least one Copperfield-worthy magic trick and Daisy 9 looking very Jackie O in oversize sunglasses; surrounded by a bulldog security d|
|9780399236181||Brett, Jan||Daisy Comes Home||G.P. Putnam's Sons Books For Young Readers||2/18/02||540||With 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
|9780399231964||Rathmann, Peggy||Day the Babies Crawled Away||G.P. Putnam's Sons Books For Young Readers||10/13/03||What a lovely day at the fair. Children lining up for pony rides . . . moms and dads in a pie-eating contest . . . babies chasing butterflies . . . babies heading for the trees . . . I SAY! Where are those babies GOING? Only a small boy sees them leaving and follows as the babies chase butterflies in trees; frogs in a bog; even bats in a cave; ignoring pleas to come back. But not to worry; our hero saves the day; making sure that all the babies get home safely from their appealing adventures. |
|9780062189646||Horvath||Dig Dogs Dig - NOT I CAN READ VERSION||HarperCollins|
|9780694002696||Barton, Byron||Dinosaurs, Dinosaurs||Greenwillow Books||5/10/89||520||Some have horns; others have spikes. Some are fierce; still others are scared. And they all lived a long time ago. Who? Dinosaurs; of course. From dawn to dusk; Bryon Barton offers the brightest; scariest; and most endearing dinosaurs yet.|
|9780690242768||Carle, Eric||Do You Want to Be My Friend?||HarperCollins||1/1/71||340||This classic tale of friendship tracks a small gray mouse's search for the perfect pal. He asks various animals the same question: 'Do you want to be my friend?' But it's not until he meets another mouse that he is answered with a heartwarming 'Yes!'
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|9780060287672||Carle, Eric||Does a Kangaroo Have a Mother, Too?||HarperCollins||3/22/00||190||While readers will be drawn to Carle's illustrations of animal mothers and their children; brightly and lovingly executed as usual; the redundant text lacks any variation or interest. If some of the colorful animal names listed in the final note had been included (i.e.; a baby kangaroo is a joey; its mother is a flyer; and its father is a boomer); it would have made for a more interesting read. (Copyright 2000 by The Horn Book; Incorporated; Boston. All rights reserved.)|
|9781596430532||Seeger, Laura Vaccaro||Dog and Bear: Two Friends, Three Stories: Two Friends, Three Stories||Roaring Brook Press||4/3/07||410||Seeger; whose " Black? White! Day? Night!" (2006) was a 2007 Booklist Editors' Choice; introduces a pair of endearing animal friends in this winning picture book. Bear is a multicolored stuffed toy; Dog is a playful; rowdy dachshund. In three distinct stories; Bear and Dog solve problems; tussle; and enjoy the warm feelings that friendship brings. In the first episode; Dog helps timid Bear down from a high stool. In the second; Dog wants to play; but Bear needs some quiet time alone. And in the|
|9780786819881||Willems, Mo||Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!||Hyperion Books for Children||4/1/03||280||When a bus driver takes a break from his route; a very unlikely volunteer springs up to take his place-a pigeon! But you've never met one like this before. As he pleads; wheedles; and begs his way through the book; children will love being able to answer back and decide his fate. In his hilarious picture book debut; popular cartoonist Mo Willems perfectly captures a preschooler's temper tantrum.|
|9780786837465||Willems, Mo||Don't Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late!||Hyperion Books for Children||4/1/06||470||PreS. In look and premise; this follows previous books about that persnickety pigeon whose actions resemble those of young children. Kids are invited to make sure that the pigeon doesn't stay up late. But the pigeon has his own ideas on the matter: "First of all; I'm not even tired;" he proclaims. On each successive page; a balloon of text comes up with ever more reasons why the pigeon shouldn't be coerced into bed ("I hear there's a good show about birds on TV tonight. Should be very educationa|
|9780679882817||Dr Seuss||Dr. Seuss's ABC: An Amazing Alphabet Book!||Random House Books for Young Readers||11/26/96||With Dr. Seuss as your guide; learning the alphabet is as easy as A; B; C.|
|9781626725638||Otoshi, Kathryn||Draw the Line||Roaring Brook Press||10/10/17||Preschool-G Otoshi packs a powerful message into a short series of wordless images. Two young boys with differing skin tones peacefully draw lines on the ground. Coming from opposite directions; they back into each other. Realizing neither meant harm; they join their lines and magically lift them off the ground; turning the lines into a rope. Conflict erupts; however; and the rope frays; then splits; and then opens into a deep chasm. The more the boys argue; the larger the distance between them|
|9780375836114||Hills, Tad||Duck & Goose||Schwartz & Wade Books||1/24/06||630||Tad Hills is the author and illustrator of the highly acclaimed New York Times bestselling picture books Duck & Goose; Duck; Duck; Goose; Duck & Goose Go to the Beach; How Rocket Learned to Read; and Rocket Writes a Story. He has created numerous Duck & Goose board books; among them the ALA-ALSC Notable Children's Book What's Up; Duck?; Duck & Goose; It's Time for Christmas!; Duck & Goose Colors!; and most recently; Duck & Goose; Let's D|
|9780439050234||Shannon, David||Duck on a Bike||Blue Sky Press (AZ)||4/1/02||440||Sly twists and witty illustrations are featured in this fun-filled tale from Caldecott Honor winner David Shannon. Full color.|
|9780152010362||Ehlert, Lois||Eating the Alphabet||Houghton Mifflin||4/1/96||While teaching upper- and lowercase letters to preschoolers; Ehlert introduces fruits and vegetables from around the world. A glossary at the end provides interesting facts about each food.
|9780062408730||Henkes, Kevin||Egg||Greenwillow Books||1/3/17||With characteristic understatement; Henkes explores tenderness; acceptance; friendship; and love in this deceptively simple story. ...Henkes illustrations provide depth and a meaningful sense of the passage of time. ..The open-ended conclusion invites readers to continue the story themselves. --Booklist"|
|9780618382262||Falwell, Cathryn||Feast for 10||Houghton Mifflin||10/20/03||Cathryn Falwell received a BFA degree in printmaking from the University of Connecticut School of Fine Arts. After launching a graphic design business and then a family; she began to write and illustrate children's books; something she'd wanted to do since second grade. Ms. Falwell lives in Gorham; Maine.|
|9781328884565||Christelow, Eileen||Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed (Board Book)||Houghton Mifflin||8/1/17||Eileen Christelow has created numerous fun and funny picture books; including the Five Little Monkeys series; Author; and most recently; Letters from a Desperate Dog. She and her husband; Ahren; live in Vermont. For more information visit www.christelow.com.|
|9780694013012||Carle, Eric||From Head to Toe Board Book||HarperFestival||3/27/99||Parent and child can wiggle; stomp; thump; and bend right along with the colorful characters in this book. As they play; children learn important skills; such as listening; focusing attention; following instructions; and accepting a challenge. Full color.|
|9780399234446||Brett, Jan||Gingerbread Baby||Putnam Publishing Group||10/4/99||580||With 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
|9780316236539||Emberley, Ed||Go Away, Big Green Monster!||LB Kids||4/1/93||550||The Caldecott Medalist makes wonderful use of innovative production techniques in this ingenious offering. Differently diecut and boldly colored pages reveal increasingly scary features of a big green monster--on the first spread; we see two big yellow eyes; on the second; the eyes plus a long blue nose; and so on; until the monster is fully unmasked. But that's only half the story. "You don't scare me!" reads the caption after the monster is shown in all its horror. Turn more pages and; one by|
|9780060775865||Brown, Margaret Wise||Good night Moon|
|9780399224454||Rathmann, Peggy||Good Night, Gorilla||G.P. Putnam's Sons Books For Young Readers||4/13/94||Universally understandable subject matter and a narrative conveyed almost entirely through pictures mark this as an ideal title for beginners. A zookeeper makes his nightly rounds; bidding good night to a gorilla; a lion; a giraffe and so on. He doesn't know that the gorilla has procured his keys and is unlocking each animal's cage; a jungly crowd files quietly behind the keeper as he walks home and crawls into bed. When his wife says; "Good night; dear;" seven voices reply; "Good night;" and it|
|9780618176748||Dunrea, Olivier||Gossie||Houghton Mifflin||8/26/02||300||This is Gossie. Gossie is a gosling; opens the first of Dunreas hand-size square volumes starring two likable; diminutive characters. From the start; the author strikes an appealing; unorthodox note Gossie is first seen only from the neck up; hanging upside-down from the top of the opening page and this playfulness continues throughout both books. In the first; Gossie; who loves her red boots as much as Lilly loves her purple plastic purse; is distraught when her fancy footwear goes missing. Aft|
|9780618176762||Dunrea, Olivier||Gossie & Gertie||Houghton Mifflin||8/26/02||260||Two books that are sure to become favorites...Young children will ask to hear these stories again and again; and they're just right for little hands.|
|9781452102030||Thong, Roseanne Greenfield||Green Is a Chile Pepper: A Book of Colors||Chronicle Books (CA)||2/18/14||Roseanne Greenfield Thong is a journalist and English teacher. She is the author of Round Is a Tortilla; Round Is a Mooncake; Red Is a Dragon; One Is a Drummer; and Wish. She lives in Fountain Valley; California. John Parra is an award-winning illustrator; artist; educator; and designer. He lives in Jamaica; New York.|
|9780152325756||Ehlert, Lois||Growing Vegetable Soup||Houghton Mifflin||3/15/87||740||The title says everything the book contains. First; there is the idea; then the actual work: tools are employed for planting seeds that grow first into sprouts; then into plants and then vegetables. The process involves water; weeding; digging up and washing; finally; there is the reward of cooking the vegetables and; yes; eating the soupthe end of the chain; at least this year. The book provides a healthy dose of completely digestible information on growing and nurturing living things; it's als|
|9780803731097||Donaldson, Julia||Gruffalo||Dial Books||2/1/05||510||A mouse is taking a stroll through the deep; dark wood when along comes a hungry fox; then an owl; and then a snake. The mouse is good enough to eat but smart enough to know this; so he invents . . . the gruffalo! As Mouse explains; the gruffalo is a creature with terrible claws; and terrible tusks in its terrible jaws; and knobbly knees and turned-out toes; and a poisonous wart at the end of its nose. But Mouse has no worry to show. After all; there's no such thing as a gruffalo. . . .|
|9780763619817||Hest, Amy||Guess Who, Baby Duck!||Candlewick Press (MA)||3/1/04||The beloved Baby Duck is back in this special story for her youngest fans; in which she snuggles up with Grampa as they look through photo albums. Full color. 32 pp. 8 7/16 x 9 5/8. (Available now)|
|9780060229368||Johnson, Crockett||Harold and the Purple Crayon||HarperCollins||1/1/58||490||With the aid of his purple crayon; Harold draws a moon; a path and everything else he wants for his walk in the moonlight.|
|9780887080548||Carle, Eric||Have You Seen My Cat?||Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers||8/20/91||Originally published: New York: F. Watts; 1973.;A young boy encounters all sorts of cats while searching for the one he lost.|
|9780688027971||Tafuri, Nancy||Have You Seen My Duckling?||Greenwillow Books||3/12/84||20||Mother Duck is missing one of her brood. "Have you seen my duckling?" she asks the bird; and the turtle; and the beaver; and the fish. But young readers who look carefully around the pond will see something Mother Duck doesn't see!|
|9781626722965||Beeny, Emily||Hector the Collector||Roaring Brook Press||7/3/17||Stephanie Graegin received her BFA in Fine Arts from the Maryland Institute College of Art and a Master of Fine Arts in Printmaking from Pratt Institute. She illustrated Irene Latham's Don't Feed the Boy. Stephanie lives in Brooklyn; New York.|
|9780399167898||Jeffers, Oliver||Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth||Philomel Books||11/14/17||530||Insightfully sweet; with a gentle humor and poignancy; here is Jeffers' user's guide to life on Earth. He created it specially for his son; yet with a universality that embraces all children and their parents. Full color. 9 1/2 x 11. 32 pp. Pub. 11/17. (Fiction; Ages 4-8)|
|9781883672546||Hoose, Phillip||Hey Little Ant||Tricycle Press||7/1/98||What would you do if the ant you were about to step on looked up and started talking? Would you stop and listen? What if your friends saw you hesitate? That's what happens in this funny; thought-provoking book. Originally a song by a father-daughter team; this conversation between two creatures; large and small; is bound to inspire important discussions. It might even answer that classic childhood question: To squish or not to squish?|
|9781423152200||Barnett, Mac||How This Book Was Made||Disney-Hyperion||9/6/16||570||You may think you know how this book was made; but you don't. Sure; the author wrote many drafts; and the illustrator took a long time creating the art; but then what? How'd it get into your hands? Well; open the cover and read through these pages to find out. Just beware of the pirates and angry tiger. New York Times best-selling creators Mac Barnett and Adam Rex reveal the nitty gritty process of making a book . . . with a few unexpected twists along the way! Budding writers and a|
|9780152020132||Beaumont, Karen||I Like Myself!||Houghton Mifflin||5/1/04||PreS-Gr 2-This curly haired African-American moppet really likes herself. No matter what she does; wherever she goes; or what others think of her; she likes herself because; as she says; "I'm ME!" Catrow's watercolor; ink; and pencil illustrations bring even more humor to the funny verse. The brightly colored art and rhymes are reminiscent of Dr. Seuss's work with their quirky absurdity; especially the full spread of the child and her highly unusual bicycle. Even with "-stinky toes/or horns prot|
|9780060278199||Sturges, Philemon||I Love Trucks!||HarperCollins||12/30/98||Vivid paintings by Shari Halpern and light verse by Philemon Sturges take readers through the roaring world of rumbling trucks and reveal each truck's special job.|
|9780060245870||Numeroff, Laura Joffe||If You Give a Mouse a Cookie||HarperCollins||7/25/00||410||This is a fifteenth-anniversary edition of the perennially popular story about a cookie-eating mouse. Also available in Spanish. (Copyright 2001 by The Horn Book; Incorporated; Boston. All rights reserved.)|
|9780060283292||Numeroff, Laura Joffe||If You Take a Mouse to School||Laura Geringer Book||7/16/02||500||The famous little mouse from If You Take a Mouse to the Movies is back in time for the first day of school. Besides working a math problem and spelling a word or two; Mouse creates chaos with a science experiment; build a little house for himself out of blocks; and writes his very own first book. Full-color illustrations. 32 pp. 8 x 9. Pub. 7/02.|
|9780062573124||Henkes, Kevin||In the Middle of Fall||Greenwillow Books||9/5/17||390||While clearly a companion to their earlier When Spring Comes (rev. 3/16); Henkes and Dronzek's latest offering stands on its own as a quietly joyful paean to autumn--and the changeability of the seasons. Cover art with a bold; blue background that shows off gold-hued display type and red; orange; and gold foliage establishes how text and art will revel in the colors of mid-fall before a culminating shift to winter whiteness. Myriad animals and people populate the sequential outdoor scenes; lendi|
|9780395138939||Waber, Bernard||Ira Sleeps Over||Houghton Mifflin||7/27/73||310||Ira is thrilled to spend the night at Reggie's; until his sister raises the question of whether he should take his teddy bear. "An appealing picture book which depicts common childhood qualms with empathy and humor." -- Booklist|
|9781338232172||Guarino, Deborah||Is Your Mama a Llama?||Scholastic Inc.||3/27/18||Steven Kellogg has illustrated more than a hundred books; including IS YOUR MAMA A LLAMA? and THE DAY JIMMY'S BOA ATE THE WASH. He has also retold and illustrated the adventures of tall-tale heroes such as Paul Bunyan; Mike Fink; and Johnny Appleseed. He lives in Essex; New York.|
|9780763678388||Cornwall, Gaia||Jabari Jumps||Candlewick Press (MA)||5/9/17||490||Young Jabari decides today is the day he is going to jump from the diving board; even though it's a little high and a little scary. Jabari's father and baby sister accompany him to the swimming pool in the city; where Jabari has already made up his mind about today's goal: jumping off the diving board. -I'm a great jumper;- he says; -so I'm not scared at all.- But that's not entirely true. Readers see Jabari play the waiting game as the other children (a diverse bunch) make their ways past him i|
|9780060214166||Degen, Bruce||Jamberry||HarperCollins||12/8/99||They're off...a boy and an endearing; rhyme-spouting bear; who squires him through a fantastic world of berries. And their adventure comes to a razzamatazz finale under a starberry sky.|
|9780060588281||Henkes, Kevin||Kitten's First Full Moon||Greenwillow Books||3/2/04||450||The black-and-white forms in this sweet story about a kitten who thinks the full moon is a bowl of milk are larger and more solid-looking than Henkes's usual work. The kitten; whose white fur glows against the charcoal-gray sky; is sprightly and expressive as she fails repeatedly ("Poor Kitten!") to get at that milk. The rhymthic; action-oriented text is just right for small children. (Copyright 2004 by The Horn Book; Incorporated; Boston. All rights reserved.)|
|9780786818709||Willems, Mo||Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale||Hyperion Books for Children||9/1/04||460||When Little Trixie (too young to "even speak words") leaves her beloved stuffed bunny at the Laundromat; she does her best to get Daddy to understand. Daddy is clueless until Mommy greets them at home with the obvious question: "Where's Knuffle Bunny?" The playful retro-style illustrations; in which cartoon characters are digitally incorporated into sepia-toned photos; complement the simple; satisfying story. (Copyright 2005 by The Horn Book; Incorporated; Boston. All rights reserved.)|
|9780763658335||Dicamillo, Kate||La La: A Story of Hope||Candlewick Press (MA)||10/3/17||The text of this book is one word: La. But the story is abundantly clear.
|9780399251566||Elya, Susan Middleton||La Princesa and the Pea||G.P. Putnam's Sons Books For Young Readers||9/5/17||530||The team behind La Madre Goose puts a rhyming twist on the classic fairy tale by placing it in a diverse setting and incorporating Spanish words throughout. Full color. 8 5/16 x 11.|
|9780060742379||Henkes, Kevin||Lilly's Big Day||Greenwillow Books||3/28/06||660||When Lilly ( "Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse" ) hears that her teacher; Mr. Slinger; is getting married; she envisions herself as flower girl and drops big hints. Mr. Slinger suggests that she be the real flower girl's assistant; which Lilly finds unsatisfying. Children can see every one of Lilly's emotions pass over her; all conveyed through body language and a few lines for facial expressions. (Copyright 2006 by The Horn Book; Incorporated; Boston. All rights reserved.)|
|9780448405209||Piper, Watty||Little Engine That Could: The Complete, Original Edition||Grosset & Dunlap||7/31/01||630||When the other engines refuse; the Little Blue Engine tries to pull a stranded train full of toys and good food over the mountain. (Ages 4-8)|
|9780859531825||Wood, Audrey||Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry and the Big Hungry Bear||Child's Play International||10/31/84||Who likes strawberries? The mouse does. The bear does. But what about the reader? He plays the key role in this story. A Don and Audrey Wood favorite; remarkably illustrated in full color. Size D.|
|9780689868931||Thompson, Lauren||Little Quack's New Friend||Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers||2/1/06||410||Widdle; Waddle; Piddle; Puddle; and Little Quack think there's nothing more fun than playing with one another. But one day a new creature splunks into their pond.
HE RIBBITS; HE LEAPS; AND HE'S GREEN!
At first Little Quack is shy. But pretty soon he just might be quacking AND ribbiting a new tune: MAKING NEW FRIENDS RULES! With rhythm and spirit; acclaimed author Lauren Thompson sails a key lesson about growing up; in Derek Anderson's splendidly illustrated po
|9780451474575||Dewdney, Anna||Llama Llama Red Pajama||Viking Books for Young Readers||5/5/15||430||Praise for "Llama Llama Red Pajama"
"A real charmer that will leave preschoolers giggling and parents appreciating the familiar scenario." --"Booklist"
"Dewdney's tale is bound to become a comical classic." --"Kirkus Reviews"
|9780152244354||Ehlert, Lois||Eating the Alphabet: Fruits & Vegetables from A to Z||Houghton Mifflin||3/10/89||While teaching uppercase and lowercase letters to preschoolers; Ehlert also introduces fruits and vegetables from around the world. A glossary at the end provides interesting facts about each plant. Full-color illustrations.|
|9781416991410||Baker, Keith||LMNO Peas||Beach Lane Books||4/6/10||390||You might not know it; but peas provide a terrific blank canvas for creating picture book characters. With the addition of two dots for eyes; a mouth; sproutlike arms and legs; and minimal accessories; a pea can become anything: "We're acrobats; artists; and astronauts in space. / We're builders; bathers; and bikers in a race." Baker goes through the alphabet and in bouncy rhyming couplets comes up with identities for peas. He makes clever use of the letters -- on the B page; those builders are|
|9780670451494||McCloskey, Robert||Make Way for Ducklings||Viking Books for Young Readers||1/1/41||710||This classic tale of the famous Mallard ducks of Boston is available for the first time in a full-sized paperback edition. Awarded the Caldecott Medal in 1941; Make Way for Ducklings has been described as "one of the merriest picture books ever" ( "The New York Times" ). Ideal for reading aloud; this book deserves a place of honor on every child's bookshelf. "Robert McCloskey's unusual and stunning pictures [have] long been a delight for their fun as well as their spirit of place". — The Ho|
|9780877017592||Joosse, Barbara M.||Mama, Do You Love Me?||Chronicle Books (CA)||6/1/91||480||This Book is a beautiful combination of a rich culture and a universal theme. The Horn Book California's Children's Book Award|
|9780399170720||Brett, Jan||Mermaid||G.P. Putnam's Sons Books For Young Readers||8/22/17||540||This retelling of ÒGoldilocks and the Three BearsÓ stars Kiniro; a mermaid; who finds a baby octopus' breakfast; chair; and bed just right. Intricate; colorful scenes of an underwater paradise transport this classic fairy tale to a magical land inspired by the seas off the coast of Okinawa; Japan. Full color. 10 x 11.|
|9780439183031||Ryan, Pam Munoz||Mice and Beans||Scholastic||9/1/01||620||Rosa Maria's Rice and Beans
Please ask an adult to help you.
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 1/2 cups long grain white rice
1/3 cup minced onion
1/3 cup minced bell pepper
1 14 1/2-oz. can chicken or vegetable broth
1/4 cup tomato sauce stirred into 1 1/2 cups water
Pour oil into large skillet. Add onion; bell pepper; and rice; and saute over medium heat until rice is lightly toasted. Add broth and tomato sauce water. Bring to a boil. Cover. Reduce heat to low. Simmer for 20
|9780525454465||Slate, Joseph||Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten||Dutton Books for Young Readers||9/1/96||590||PreS-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|
|9780690043976||Carle, Eric||Mixed-Up Chameleon||HarperCollins||10/24/84||450||The chameleon's life was not very exciting until the day it discovered it could change not only its color but its shape and size; too. When it saw the wonderful animals in the zoo; it immediately wanted to be like them -- and ended up like "all" of them at once -- with hilarious results.|
|9780399243417||Polacco, Patricia||Mommies Say Shhh!||Philomel Books||2/17/05||With the simplest of texts and a variety of fun animal noises; Polacco creates this winning read-aloud farmyard story for the very young. (Baby/Preschool)|
|9780375829130||Stone, Jon||Monster at the End of This Book||Golden Books||5/11/04||450||Many; many adults name this book as their favorite Little Golden Book. Generations of kids have interacted with lovable; furry old Grover as he begs the reader not to turn the page--for fear of a monster at the end of the book. Full color. 32 pp. 8 x 10. (Available now)|
|9780805079432||McCarty, Peter||Moon Plane||Henry Holt & Company||8/22/06||When a boy sees an airplane overhead he imagines what it would be like to fly to the moon. Soft pencil drawings (a la Chris Van Allsburg) with a light blush of color set on thick; creamy paper gracefully bring the boy's fantasy to life. The ending; however; seems abrupt; as he returns home and goes directly to bed. (Copyright 2007 by The Horn Book; Incorporated; Boston. All rights reserved.)|
|9780152053376||Urban, Linda||Mouse Was Mad||Houghton Mifflin||5/1/09||530||Who knows the best way to be mad? Bear stomps. Hare hops. Bobcat screams. Mouse? He just can't get it right. But when he finds the way that works for him--still and quiet--he discovers that his own way might be the best of all.
Linda Urban's story about self-expression is both sweet and sly; and Henry Cole's cast of animal friends is simply irresistible.
|9780805007084||Burningham, John||Mr. Gumpy's Outing||Henry Holt & Company||10/15/71||490||Mr. Gumpy accepts more and more riders on his boat until the inevitable occurs.|
|9780688114855||Hutchins, Pat||My Best Friend||Greenwillow Books||4/15/93||500||The latest picture book from the creator of Silly Billy! and Tidy Titch offers a look at how the strengths and weaknesses of best friends tend to play off each other. Two ebullient African American girls demonstrate that someone who can run fast; climb high; untie her shoes and read books is certainly special. But being able to comfort a chum when she is frightened is equally important. Laudably; the girl who doesn't run fast or read never feels inadequate; nor does her best friend act superior.|
|9780027448009||Hoban, Tana||Count and See||Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers||4/1/72||There are things to count all around you. If you look. And think. And see. Tana Hoban does -- and so will the youngest reader who accompanies her through this book. Exciting photographs -- reinforce by the number as word; as numeral; and as model set -- show you how to count what you see; and make what you see count.|
|9780399246470||Carle, Eric||My Very First Book of Animal Homes||Philomel Books||1/18/07||These split-page board books in the popular My Very First Book of . . . series by Eric Carle are filled with full-color illustrations of vibrant animals; and the split pages let young readers learn matching concepts.|
|9781484722862||Willems, Mo||Nanette's Baguette||Disney-Hyperion||10/25/16||430||Young anthropomorphized frog Nanette's mother entrusts her daughter with the responsibility of purchasing a baguette at the bakery. However; Nanette loses all willpower and eats it whole before reaching home. Alongside digitally rendered characters placed in a meticulously designed and photographed paper-crafted setting; Willems's playful text positively revels in assonant wordplay; his punch line reveals where Nanette has acquired her weakness for baguettes. (Copyright 2017 by The Horn Book; In|
|9780152567088||Wood, Audrey||Napping House||Houghton Mifflin||5/4/09||star"An appealing; stylish book that is perfect for story hours."--Booklist (starred)
|9781596439672||Barnett, Mac||Noisy Night||Roaring Brook Press||3/7/17||Preschool-G *Starred Review* One of the problems of high-rise living is getting a good night's sleep with all those noisy neighbors. On the first floor; a little one can't get her rest; because something is going LaLaLa above her head. Two legs partially visible on the floor above hint at what's to come. Turn the page and a frizzy-haired mustachioed opera singer is practicing an aria. On ascending floors; a baby noisily coos ( MaMaMa ); cowboys laugh ( HawHawHaw ); cheerleaders leap ( RahRahRah|
|9780670887224||Wells, Rosemary||Noisy Nora||Viking Books for Young Readers||6/1/99||320||Newly illustrated ed. originally published: New York: Dial Books for Young Readers; 1997.; Feeling neglected; Nora makes more and more noise to attract her parents' attention.|
|9780061123238||Portis, Antoinette||Not a Box||HarperCollins Publishers||12/12/06||240||To an imaginative bunny; a box is not always just a box.|
|9780802852441||Spinelli, Eileen||Now It Is Winter||Eerdmans Books for Young Readers||8/13/04||PreS-Gr. 2. "Will spring ever come? Will there be black raspberries and cream in my breakfast bowl?" asks an impatient young mouse; to which his mother patiently replies; "Yes . . . but now it is winter. Now there is oatmeal in your bowl." More questions about spring follow. In answer to each; Mother points out something that is enjoyable in the wintertime. When the little mouse longs to roll down steep; grassy hills; play tag with his friends in the park; and make paper kites; Mom reminds him t|
|9780689829536||Falconer, Ian||Olivia||Atheneum Books for Young Readers||10/1/00||470||Whether at home getting ready for the day; enjoying the beach; or at bedtime; Olivia is a pig who has too much energy for her own good.|
|9781481457958||Falconer, Ian||Olivia the Spy||Atheneum Books||4/4/17||550||That irrepressible porker is back.This time Olivia's up to espionage; or eavesdropping; or listening in on her parents' conversation--call it what you will--and misinterprets what she overhears. In typical fashion; Olivia decides she doesn't like what she's heard and sets out to "investigate." This means trying to blend in and play incognito; not an easy task given the piglet's penchant for standing out. Her teacher's innocent and well-meant explanation of an ominous-sounding word casually utter|
|9780618339280||Dunrea, Olivier||Ollie||Houghton Mifflin||8/25/03||270||These follow-ups to "Gossie" and "Gossie and Gertie" introduce a third intrepid gosling. In "Ollie"; Gossie and Gertie use reverse psychology to get headstrong Ollie to hatch; in "Stomper"; Ollie decides that he has to have rain boots like theirs. Art and text are spare but expressive; and Dunrea's understanding of toddler life (the shouting; the stomping; the shouting again) is remarkably keen. [Review covers these titles: "Ollie" and "Ollie the Stomper". ] (Copyright 2004 by The Horn Book; Inc|
|9780735841468||Pfister, Marcus||Opposites||Northsouth Books||10/15/13||Translated from the German.;This translation originally published: 2005.;Board book.;This introduction to the world of opposites demonstrates concepts such as fast and slow; long and short and big and small with the help of our guide; Rainbow Fish.|
|9780805017588||Martin, Bill||Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See?||Henry Holt & Company||8/1/03||640||Using a now-familiar pattern; Martin introduces ten endangered animals; including a water buffalo; spider monkey; and green sea turtle. The story ends with a child dreaming of the animals "wild and free." Carle's art shows a parade of rather somber animals unsure of their future. Although the volume is more useful than fresh; the large; attractive illustrations are well suited to group sharing. (Copyright 2004 by The Horn Book; Incorporated; Boston. All rights reserved.)|
|9780811842655||Joosse, Barbara M.||Papa, Do You Love Me?||Chronicle Books||4/21/05||620||When a Masai father in Africa answers his son's questions; the boy learns that his father's love for him is unconditional.|
|9780316835312||Parr, Todd||Peace Book||Little, Brown Books for Young Readers||9/8/04||280||Todd Parr's The Peace Book is a timely explanation of the term for young readers living in a sometimes uneasy world. In the neon-hued; cartoon landscape; peace can be anything from "keeping the water blue for all the fish" to "wearing different clothes" (the picture shows two girls; one in funky bellbottoms; the other in a traditional burqa) to "having enough pizza in the world for everyone." Copyright 2004 Publishers Weekly Used with permission.|
|9780375974656||John, Jory||Penguin Problems||Random House Books for Young Readers||9/27/16||500||The temperature may be below freezing; but the snark level is cranked up high in this collaboration between funnymen John and Smith. Penguin wakes up and immediately begins to complain: It's too bright out here. Where are all the fish?! My flippers ache. When Penguin can't even pick his mom or dad out of the crowd; he loses his cool: I have so many problems! And nobody even cares! Finally; an eloquent walrus introduces himself and offers some wise advice for coping with life's woes. Penguin is a|
|9780545876544||Aspinall, Sarah||Penguins Love Colors||Blue Sky Press (AZ)||11/29/16||530||Using six baby penguins covered in paint; Aspinall introduces colors and flowers in this bright-eyed book.With babies named Tulip; Tiger Lily; Dandelion; Violet; Bluebell; and Broccoli; Mama Penguin must love flowers. (A note on the copyright page clarifies that broccoli is indeed a flower.) Her six wide-eyed; black-and-white baby penguins are indistinguishable except for their berets; each representing the color of its flowery name. Tulip wears a red beret; Tiger Lilys is orange; and so on. Wit|
|9780062110596||Litwin, Eric||Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons||HarperCollins||5/1/12||350||Pete the cat loves the buttons on his shirt so much that he makes up a song about them; and even as the buttons pop off; one by one; he still finds a reason to sing.|
|9780786818693||Willems, Mo||Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog!||Disney-Hyperion||5/1/04||410||When that hilarious pigeon from "Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!" finds a hot dog; he must wrestle with a minor moral dilemma (to share or not to share). Willems is as adept at depicting the daily dramas in a child's life as he is at using subtle changes in line to convey shifting emotions. (Copyright 2004 by The Horn Book; Incorporated; Boston. All rights reserved.)|
|9781423190875||Willems, Mo||Pigeon Needs a Bath!||Disney-Hyperion||4/1/14||350||Throughout all of his previous adventures; the Pigeon has shown a remarkable ability to keep his blue feathers pristine and unsullied. Not so here: the Pigeon appears on the cover smudged with dark brown stains of an unspecified origin (now there's a pre-reading question in the making-how did our friend get so dirty?-a question answered in the endpapers; of course). The bus driver; wearing Knuffle Bunny slippers and obviously prepped for a bath of his own; solicits the help of the audience to co|
|9781423109600||Willems, Mo||Pigeon Wants a Puppy!||Disney-Hyperion||4/1/08||290||Unforgettably introduced in Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! Willems's id-with-wings reveals that he's wanted a puppy "forever.... At least since last Tuesday" and swears he's ready to assume the responsibility of pet ownership ("I promise I'll water it once a month"). But he soon discovers that reality; well; it doesn't bite; exactly; but it has daunting teeth-and slobbers. While Pigeon is still a marvel of visual expression; Willems this time out has blunted his character's repertoire of pe|
|9780152046330||Ehlert||Planting a Rainbow|
|9780545788922||Antony, Steve||Please, Mr. Panda||Scholastic Press||12/30/14||170||What is the proper way to ask Mr. Panda for doughnuts?
Patiently and politely; Mr. Panda asks the animals he comes across if they would like a doughnut. A penguin; a skunk; and a whale all say yes; but they do not remember to say "please" and "thank you." Is anyone worthy of Mr. Panda's doughnuts?
Steve Antony has captured a cute panda; delightful animals hungry for doughnuts; and a manners lesson. With the black-and-white animals; plain backgrounds; and brightly colored doughnuts; Ant
|9780439495240||Thompson, Lauren||Polar Bear Night||Scholastic Press||10/1/04||470||Publishers Weekly STARRED
November 22; 2004
In Savage's striking compositions; a night lit by dazzling moonglow on "snow and sky and sea and ice" wakens a polar bear cub to a special adventure. Not knowing why she was somehow roused from sleep; where she lay next to her "warm; soft mother" in their den; the cub treks softly across the snow until she reaches a high drift. There; the cub witnesses a glittering star shower: "The stars are like snowflakes; falling; falling." After the natural
|9780811879545||Tullet, Herve||Press Here||Chronicle Books||3/30/11||480||Tullet's ingenious interactive book begins with a yellow circle. On the next spread; the same dot appears: "Press here and turn the page"; a second yellow dot arrives on the following page. Pressing; tilting; blowing; and clapping further transform the dots. The simplicity of Tullet's presentation illuminates picture books' tactile and kinetic aspect; making the old form seem the height of postmodernism. (Copyright 2011 by The Horn Book; Incorporated; Boston. All rights reserved.)|
|9780448102122||Walz, Richard||Pudgy Book of Mother Goose||Grosset & Dunlap||4/6/84||Humpty Dumpty; Little Boy Blue; and other Mother Goose favorites are all here for children to enjoy in a beautifully illustrated; sturdy book of rhymes.|
|9781558580091||Pfister, Marcus||Rainbow Fish||Northsouth Books||1/27/99||610||Translation of: Der Regenbogenfisch.;The most beautiful fish in the entire ocean discovers the real value of personal beauty and friendship.|
|9780590478830||Dillon, Leo Dillon||Rap a Tap Tap: Here's Bojangles--Think of That!||Blue Sky Press||9/1/02||360||This simple book for young children tells the story of African-American tap dancer Bill "Bojangles" Robinson; who was famous in the 1920s and "talked with his feet." Full color. 32 pp. Size: 8 1/2 x 11. 25;000 print.|
|9780394872186||Prelutsky, Jack||Read-Aloud Rhymes for the Very Young||Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers||10/12/86||The editor of The Random House Book of Poetry for Children now fills a similar need for younger children with this sparkling collection of more than 200 poems for preschoolers who are outgrowing nursery rhymes. Full-color illustrations.|
|9780689845086||Rylant, Cynthia||Relatives Came||Atheneum Books||2/1/01||940||The relatives come to visit from Virginia and everyone has a wonderful time.|
|9780027458503||Hutchins, Pat||Rosie's Walk||Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers||4/1/68||When Rosie the hen sets off for a stroll she is unaware of the distinctly fox-shaped shadow that's following her. But luckily for Rosie; her pursuer is the clumsiest of his kind!.|
|9781771380256||Bhadra, Sangeeta||Sam's Pet Temper||Kids Can Press||9/1/14||560||The hero of this picture book; Sam; has to wait for everything on the playground one day; and this makes him mad. ?He got madder and madder until he was the maddest he had ever been in his whole life.? And then; suddenly; an unusual thing appears. It runs around; shoving and tripping and pinching and stomping; until all the other children have run away. ?It was hanging upside down from the monkey bars; grinning at him. Sam had never seen anything like it before; but he knew what it was. It was a|
|9780688028077||Crews, Donald||School Bus||Greenwillow Books||8/20/84||250||Follows the progress of school buses as they take children to school and bring them home again.|
|9780823421916||Kelly, Sheila M.||Shades of People||Holiday House||9/15/09||440||Though it's not the most original concept; this title does a good job of illustrating that; "Our skin is just our covering; like wrapping paper." Rotner's well-composed photographs of unremittingly cheerful children display a wide gamut of skin tones. For libraries needing a fresh volume on the subject; this fits the bill. (Copyright 2010 by The Horn Book; Incorporated; Boston. All rights reserved.)|
|9780395411056||Apple, Margot||Sheep in a Jeep||Houghton Mifflin||9/29/86||220||Records the misadventures of a group of sheep that goes riding in a jeep.|
|9780060777548||Bergman, Mara||Snip Snap!: What's That?||Greenwillow Books||4/12/05||490||When an alligator creeps into the apartment of three siblings; "Were the children scared? / YOU BET THEY WERE!" The repeated refrain adds suspense; the lighthearted illustrations make the story not "too" scary. The children finally order the alligator out "and was the alligator scared? / YOU BET IT WAS!" (In an urban legend nod; he retreats to the sewers.) (Copyright 2005 by The Horn Book; Incorporated; Boston. All rights reserved.)|
|9780152000745||Ehlert, Lois||Snowballs||Houghton Mifflin||11/1/95||390||What kind of day is it when thick snow is falling everywhere? Why; it's a glorious snowball day; of course! The author of Red Leaf; Yellow Leaf invites readers to pull on their mittens; head outside; grab some snow; and start rolling--but they'd better hurry; before the sun comes out! Full color. 32 pp. Pub: 10/95.|
|9780670654000||Keats, Ezra Jack||Snowy Day||Viking Books for Young Readers||11/5/62||500||The adventures of a little boy in the city on a very snowy day.;Ages 2-6.|
|9781550370997||Munsch, Robert||Something Good||Annick Press||5/1/90||450||Something good is exactly what Tyya; Andrew and Julie want to put into their shopping cart. Tyya s dad won t buy anything good at the storeno ice cream; no candy; no cookies. But when the saleslady puts a price sticker on Tyya s nose; Daddy is finally forced to buy something good."|
|9781423106852||Rosenthal, Amy Krouse||Spoon||Hyperion Books||4/1/09||520||Young Spoon lives a fairly happy life with a large extended family (including a ladle and a very fancy Aunt Silver); but he can't help being a bit jealous of some of his friends. Knife; for example; is so lucky! He gets to cut; he gets to spread. Not to mention Chopsticks: Everyone thinks they're really cool and exotic! No one thinks I'm cool or exotic. Spoon's mother doesn't try to change his mind; but reacts neutrally. Outside conversations let readers know that Spoon is being envied right bac|
|9780544032569||Ferry, Beth||Stick and Stone||Houghton Mifflin||4/7/15||250||Turning the sticks-and-stones adage on its head; Ferry and Lichtenheld create a story of friendship between Stick and Stone. At book's start; each character is alone; sad-faced and lonely. "A zero. A one. Alone is no fun." (The zero is; of course; the round Stone; and the one is the straight; upright Stick.) The two meet at the playground; and when Stone is teased by Pinecone; Stick; well; sticks up for its new friend. A leisurely paced friendship unfolds; until a hurricane strikes; blowing Stic|
|9780060289331||Simont, Marc||Stray Dog||HarperCollins||1/9/01||440||When a little dog appears at a family picnic; the girl and boy play with him all afternoon; and they name him Willy.
At day's end they say good-bye. But the dog has won their hearts and stays on their minds.
The following Saturday the family returns to the picnic grounds to look for Willy; but they are not alone -- the dogcatcher is looking for him; too. . . .
Caldecott Medalist Marc Simont's heartwarming tale of a stray dog who finds a home is told with appealing simplicity and grace.
|9780688060671||Crews, Donald||Ten Black Dots||Greenwillow Books||3/17/86||410||PreS-Gr 2 This revised and redesigned edition of Crews' 1968 book contains several changes that give the title more appeal. The larger format makes the book a more useful choice for story hour sessions. Larger and more legible type makes reading easier for beginners. Although the rhymed text to introduce objects from one to ten remains almost unchanged; the colors of the objects have been altered; and textures have been added for visual variety. The rake now moves through tiny grass bits; for ex|
|9780689864681||Robbins, J.||The New Girl and Me|
|9781452150130||Wenzel, Brendan||They All Saw a Cat||Chronicle Books||8/30/16||310||Wouldn't the same housecat look very different to a dog and a mouse; a bee and a flea; a fox; a goldfish; or a skunk?The differences are certainly vast in Wenzel's often melodramatic scenes. Benign and strokable beneath the hand of a light-skinned child (visible only from the waist down); the brindled cat is transformed to an ugly; skinny slinker in a suspicious dog's view. In a fox's eyes it looks like delectably chubby prey but looms; a terrifying monster; over a cowering mouse. It seems a fie|
|9780763641566||Medina, Meg||Tia ISA Wants a Car||Candlewick Press (MA)||6/14/11||630||Tia Isa and her niece try to save enough money to buy a car to take the whole family to the beach.;Ezra Jack Keats Book Award;American Library Association Amelia Bloomer Project (2012).|
|9780152881832||Fox, Mem||Time for Bed||Houghton Mifflin||9/24/93||PreS-Gr 2-Charming illustrations and comfortable rhymes characterize this appealing bedtime book. A twilight mood is set by dusky endpapers sprinkled with twinkling yellow stars; and by a title page showing a mother reading to a child. Double-page spreads feature animal pairs; each with a parent settling its offspring down for the night. An orange tabby kitten receives a soothing bath; a sleepy blue bird is tucked into a warm nest; and a delicate fawn curls up against its mother. Each babe is lu|
|9780805037623||Fleming, Denise||Time to Sleep||Henry Holt & Company||9/15/97||410||When Bear notices that winter is nearly here he hurries to tell Snail; after which each animal tells another until finally the already sleeping Bear is awakened in his den with the news.|
|9780763696030||Barnett, Mac||Triangle||Candlewick Press (MA)||3/14/17||310||Triangle leaves his triangle-shaped house via his triangle-shaped door; off to play a sneaky trick on Square. He walks to Square's house and stands outside the square-shaped door; hissing like a snake. Square; who is afraid of snakes; predictably and gratifyingly freaks out. The mischief-maker gives himself away by laughing and gets chased back home by Square. It's Square who gets the last laugh; sort of; thanks to geometry: you can't fit a square-shaped object into a triangle-shaped hole of equ|
|9780810945128||Rose, Deborah Lee||Twelve Days of Kindergarten: A Counting Book||ABRAMS||8/1/03||While Rose (Birthday Zoo) cheerily ticks off the touchstones and tokens of kindergarten life to the tune of a Christmas classic; ("On the sixth day of kindergarten; my teacher gave to me/ six fish for feeding; / five gold stars!/ Four puzzle shapes; / three pencils; / two pictures books; / and the whole alphabet from A to Z"); Armstrong-Ellis's (Prudy's Problem: And How She Solved It) irreverent spreads tell quite another story. She creates a rather skittish blonde girl; clin|
|9780689831966||Weeks, Sarah||Two Eggs, Please.||Atheneum Books for Young Readers||9/1/03||370||Weeks and Lewin serve up a favorite preschool concept: similarities and differences. One by one; animal customers enter a diner and order the same thing; "Two eggs; please;" but each order is different: soft-boiled; scrambled; etc. The premise is as basic as fried eggs; and handled with a light touch; but the inviting illustrations add flavor and expand the story to involve young listeners and readers. (Copyright 2004 by The Horn Book; Incorporated; Boston. All rights reserved.)|
|9780399211669||Carle, Eric||Very Busy Spider||G. P. Putnam's Sons||3/6/85||330||The farm animals try to divert a busy little spider from spinning her web; but she persists and produces a thing of both beauty and usefulness. The pictures may be felt as well as seen.|
|9780399208539||Carle, Eric||Very Hungry Caterpillar||Philomel Books||10/15/81||460||Publication date inferred from date on author's hand-written introduction celebrating forty years of the title's publication history.|
|9780803727403||Johnson, Angela||Violet's Music||Dial Books||1/5/04||There's nothing Violet loves more than music; and she plays or sings every chance she gets. But where are the other kids like her-kids who think and dream music all day long? As a baby; in kindergarten; at the beach and the zoo; she never gives up looking for companions. And then one summer day...
Bright; lively; and lyrical; this is a book for kids who march to a different drummer. Violet's Music sings to us that the right friend is always out there-as long as we keep looking and hopin
|9780873588027||Marsh, T. J.||Way Out in the Desert||Rising Moon Books||7/1/02||590||This toe-tapping text will have you singing along with the lovable creatures of the desert in no time! Filled with vibrant illustrations of many of the charming plants and animals that call the Sonoran Desert home; Way Out in the Desert is a wonderful teaching tool that takes you on a trip down memory lane. If you remember singing Over in the Meadow as a child; now you can give your children their own memories of this timeless tune. So take a child on a trip where Way out in the desert having fu|
|9780688170271||Henkes, Kevin||Wemberly Worried||Greenwillow Books||7/25/00||480||Wemberly; a sensitive mouse-child; is beset with fears; both big and small. Although the story's main conflict--the dreaded first day of school--isn't introduced until halfway through the story; the satisfying resolution offers hope for both the timid and the brave among us. With text and art perfectly integrated; Henkes compassionately zeroes in on a familiar childhood emotion; making finding your way in the world a little less daunting. (Copyright 2001 by The Horn Book; Incorporated; Boston. A|
|9781626722934||Fogliano, Julie||When's My Birthday?||Roaring Brook Press||9/5/17||When it comes to young children; there is one day that supersedes all others: the birthday. Fogliano understands the singular focus children have for this day and captures that intensity by repeating the word birthday with a playful obsessiveness: "when's my birthday? / where's my birthday? / how many days until / my birthday?" Her rhythmic; stream-of-consciousness text (which displays a Ruth Krauss-like insight into the child psyche) makes this a strong read-aloud that invites the reader to pra|
|9780152049072||Fox, Mem||Where Is the Green Sheep?||Houghton Mifflin||4/1/04||140||There are red sheep and blue sheep; wind sheep and wave sheep; scared sheep and brave sheep; but where is the green sheep? The search is on in this cozy; sheep-filled story from acclaimed author Mem Fox and popular Australian cartoonist Judy Horacek. Complete with sleepy rhymes and bright illustrations; this book is sure to delight children of all ages; from the very young to those just beginning to read.
|9780805095876||Milgrim, David||Wild Feelings||Henry Holt & Company||8/4/15||410||Do you ever feel as stubborn as a mule? Or as chicken as a chicken? Of course you do. Looks at the normal; natural feelings we all have--;Provided by publisher.|
|9781250076366||Cordell, Matthew||Wolf in the Snow||Feiwel & Friends||1/3/17||With a light snow falling outside; two smiling; mug-sipping parents; their daughter and dog are seen through a log-house window. Soon the bundled-up; red-coated girl is heading uphill on her way to school; waving back to her barking dog: "bark! bark! bark!" is shown as handwritten letters floating in the sky. Next up are two juxtaposed "portholes": on the left side a girl (a pointy red triangle with legs) roams the wintery landscape and on the right a pack of wolves does the same. (Yes; this is|
|9780316226141||Dyckman, Ame||Wolfie the Bunny||Little, Brown Books for Young Readers||2/17/15||440||When the Bunny family takes in the wolf pup left in a basket on their doorstep; daughter Dot predicts doom: "He's going to eat us all up!" The Bunny parents continue to dote on their new offspring as Wolfie grows; despite his devotion to his big (but now much smaller than he is) sister; however; Dot remains unconvinced. When Wolfie is seized by a hungry bear at the grocery store; though; fierce Dot rises in defense of her brother. "Let him go!" Dot insists. "Or . . . I'll eat you all up! . . . I|