Booklist

Barbara M.Joosse, illustrated by Mary Whyte

Award-winning author Barbara M. Joosse and artist Mary Whyte have teamed up to create a beautiful story of two brothers and their mother. As the family spends the day fishing, the two boys vie for attention. They ask their Mama who is best fisherman and u

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By Laura Numeroff, Illustrated by Felicia Bond

If you give a pig a pancake, she'll want some syrup to go with it. You'll give her some of your favorite maple syrup. She'll probably get all sticky, so she'll want to take a bath. She'll ask you for some bubbles. When you give her the bubbles...

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Jane Cabrera

In this version of the popular children's song, various animals demonstrate the motions for the many verses. Monkey claps his hands, elephant stamps his feet, while giraffe nods his head. Concluding pages have a Hollywood Square montage of all nine animals.

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By David Small

When Imogene wakes up on Thursday morning, she discovers she has grown antlers. Follow Imogene's adventures as she makes the best of her antlers; as birdfeeders, a clothes dryer and even a candelabra. What fun you'll be to decorate come Christmas! says Mr

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Denise Fleming

It’s springtime and a bright green frog leaps out of the tall, tall grass and lands in a small, small pond. Splash! Tadpoles and minnows scatter. Summer passes, turtles drowse in the sun and dragonflies hover in the air above. Fall arrives as ducks paddle by and the colors change. Finally, snow falls. The little frog burrows deep into the pond and waits for spring to come again.

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Deborah Guarino, illustrated by Steven Kellogg

Whimsically rhyming riddles help Lloyd the baby llama guess what kind of animal everyone's mama is.

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Kevin Henkes

Can your best friend be imaginary? Ruthie spends all of her time with her invisible friend, Jessica. She eats with her, plays with her and gets into trouble with her. This quiet, comforting story reveals the extent to which a little girl will go to have a

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Giles Andreae

"K is for kissing a cool kangaroo, L is for loving, like Daddy loves you, M is for mischievous monkey and mat, N is for naughty and 'No, don't do that!'" This picture book puts a new twist on the alphabet with Andreae's fun-filled descriptions for each letter and Parker-Rees's clever illustrations. The page "G is for giant, whose garden grows wild" depicts a big, goofy looking giant nestled in a huge, green flower bed, filled with a goose and its golden egg, a gazelle, a gorilla, and a giraffe, all included to reinforce the letter G.

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Sue Williams

Let's go visiting and see who's ready to play--one foal, two calves, three kittens, four piglets, five ducklings, and six puppies! And once we've stomped in the mud with the piglets and swum in the lake with the ducklings, let's curl up with this adorable menagerie and take an afternoon nap. This adventure-filled cumulative counting book will help youngsters practice their counting skills while they learn to identify their favorite animal babies--a visit every child will remember.

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By Leo Lionni

Little Blue and Little Yellow are best friends. One day they hug and make green! They play all over town and when they come home, their parents don't recognize them. Then they cry yellow and blue tears until they are just themselves again.

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Eric Carle

An imaginative little cloud passes the time by changing into shapes and sizes he has seen around him in the world until he rejoins the other clouds to make a rainstorm.

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Anna McQuinn

Lola loves Tuesdays because that is the day she and her mother go to the library. Everything about the trip is an exciting adventure... from packing her backpack with books and her all-important library card, to storytimes and singing, to choosing new boo

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Anna McQuinn

Lola loves to go to the library with her daddy. Every night she reads a new story, and the next day, she acts it out. One day she s a fairy princess, the next day she goes on a trip to Lagos! She becomes a tiger, a farmer, a pilot... What will Lola be next? Children and adults will love following along with Lola s adventures. Lola Loves Stories celebrates imaginative thinking and the importance of books as a way to inspire young minds.

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Alison Ritchie, Illustrated by Alison Edgson

Little bear and his dad do wonderful things—exploring high in the mountains, swimming in the rain, and telling stories as the stars come out. Best of all, they do everything together!

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Alexander Steffensmeier

Millie is unlike most other cows. She chews her cud and grazes in the fields with the others, but she doesn’t enjoy that nearly as much as she loves scaring the mail carrier. It’s too bad the mail carrier doesn’t have as much fun each ti

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By Linnea Riley

There's a mouse in the house, and when he wakes up he's going to be hungry for a snack. From cookies and crackers to olives, cheese and sticky jam, Mouse munches his way through the kitchen and makes a big mess!

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Patricia Hubbard

What do your crayons say to you? Every crayon in this box has something to say! Enjoy what each crayon has to say about its color.

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Jim Aylesworth, Illustrated by Henry Cole

While human parents are away, their 26 monkey children will play. Naughty Little Monkeys tells in rhyming verse about the alphabetical mischief starting with Andy's paper airplanes and going all the way to Yate's yo-yos and ending with a trip to the zoo.

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Johanna Hurwitz, illustrated by Jerry Pinkney

Silvia can't wait to try on her present from Ta Rosita- new shoes as red as the inside of a watermelon. The shoes are too big for Silvia to wear - but that doesn't stop her from finding lots of ways to enjoy them while she waits for her feet to grow.

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Tedd Arnold

If I've told you once, I've told you a million times, no jumping on the bed! But Walter just can't resist. Higher and higher he bounces. But when he lands back on the bed - thump, creak, crack - it crashes right through the floor! Suddenly Walter finds hi

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Rosemary Wells

Nora always has to wait. Baby brother Jack needs constant care. Older sister Kate gets to do all the fun things. No one has time to pay attention to Nora. And she's not going to stand for it anymore!

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Peggy Rathmann

Officer Buckle knows more about safety than anyone in the town of Napville. But whenever he tries to share his safety tips, nobody listens. Until, that is, the Napville Police Department buys a police dog named Gloria.

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Lauren Thompson, illustrated by Stephen Savage

On a keen, clear night, a polar bear cub wakes inside her warm den. Something in the moonlit stillness quietly beckons. What is it?

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Don and Audrey Wood

I'm as quick as a cricket, I'm as slow as a snail. I'm as small as an ant, I'm as large as a whale.

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By Lois Ehlert

This is the story of a sugar maple tree and the child who planted it. They are friends, growing up together. Share in their relationship - and see what a good friend a tree can be.

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Eric Carle

One fine morning, a rooster sets off to see the world. Soon he’s joined by two cats, then three frogs, then four turtles, then five fish. But one group by one, his new friends decide to head home, leaving the rooster alone again – and ready to return to his own comfortable home as well. Bold, colorful collage illustrations, a beguiling story, and a simple introduction to number sets, addition, and subtraction combine to make this book a delight.

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Shelley Rotner and Sheila M. Kelly

Cocoa, tan, rose, and almond-people come in lots of shades, even in the same family. This exploration of one of our most noticeable physical traits uses vibrant photographs of children and a short text to inspire young children both to take notice and to look beyond the obvious.

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Audrey Wood

Silly Sally went to town, walking backwards, upside down. A hilarious story with predictable rhyming text about a silly woman and all the characters she meets on her way home.

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Caralyn Buehner, Illustrated by Mark Buehner

When the snowman he built the day before looks droopy and disheveled, a boy imagines what happened during the night.

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Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Scott Magoon

Meet Spoon.

He's always been a happy little utensil. But lately, he feels like life as a spoon just isn't cutting it. He thinks Fork, Knife, and The Chopsticks all have it so much better than him. But do they? And what do they think about Spoon? A book for all ages, Spoon serves as a gentle reminder to celebrate what makes us each special.

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By Rebecca Emberley

Two feet in tennies take a walk from home to school to town and further. Sights along the way are named in both English and Spanish. Simple illustrations feature geometric shapes.

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Kim Norman

Author Kim Norman (Crocodaddy) and illustrator Liza Woodruff have whipped up a rollicking, jolly, snow-filled adventure! In the land of the midnight sun, all the animals are having fun speeding down the hill on Caribou's sled. But as they go faster and faster, Seal, Hare, Walrus, and the others all fall off…until just Caribou's left, only and lonely. Now, a reindeer likes flying-but never alone, so…one through ten, all leap on again! An ideal picture book for reading-and singing along with—over and over.

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Pat Hutchins

A wonderful book that blends rhyming, counting, repetition, and animal sounds into a folksy story. Horse! cried the farmer, Save some for me! When there is just one apple left, he picks it. Then along comes his wife, who finds no red apples to bake in a pie. The farmer saves the day when he finds another tree and they fill the basket with more red apples hanging on a tree. The bouncy singsong text begs to be read aloud.

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Lucia M. Gonzalez

This bilingual edition of a classic 'cumulative' memory-story told with a Cuban accent. A cocky little rooster sets out to attend the wedding of his uncle, but dirties his beak on the path. He asks in turn for help from the grass, a goat, a stick, a fire, the water and finally the Sun who aids him in reward for his daily morning wake-up crowing. Both the English and the Spanish utilize the kind of rhythmic repetition that helps children master sequence, but what the children will hear is the fun, not the pedagogy.

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Lydia Monks

What happens when a cat wishes she were a dog? Silly old cat, if your wish did come true, you'd have to do things you wouldn't want to do.

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Pat Hutchins

This lovely book effectively conveys the concepts of sharing and simple mathematics to kids.

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Denise Fleming

On the first day of winter my best friend gave to me a red cap with a gold snap.Along with swirling snow and lots of outdoor fun, the first 10 days of winter bring special gifts for a special friend.

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By Larry La Prise and Charles P. Macak

Brightly colored and unabashedly cheerful, this picture-book version of a popular song is bound to get an enthusiastic response.

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Written by Audrey Penn, illustrated by Ruth E. Harper and Nancy M. Leak

Chester Raccoon doesn't want to go to school - he wants to stay home with his mother. But she has a special secret that's been in the family for years, the Kissing Hand. This secret will make school seem as cozy as home.

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Lisa Campbell Ernst

The premise is that the wooden blocks, with one letter to a block, were once together in their box. But now they've all gone astray. Where are they? Well, the A is in an airplane, the B has tumbled into the bath, and the L has landed in a pile of leaves.

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By Steven Kellogg

Annie has lost five mittens this winter, and she's in trouble. She and her dog, Oscar, set out to retrace her steps, through the deep, deep snow. As Annie and Oscar return to where they went sledding and built snow castles, the day's high jinks appear ins

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By Eric Carle

One fine morning a rooster decides he wants to travel. As he travels, two cats, three frogs, four turtles and five fish join him.

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Lenny Hort, illustrated by G. Brian Karas

The bus goes all around the town. When two children and their parents board a bus driven by a tiger, it gradually fills with groups of seals, geese, rabbits, monkeys, vipers, sheep and skunks.

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Ezra Jack Keats

In 1962, a little boy named Peter put on his snowsuit and stepped out of his house and into the hearts of millions of readers. The Snowy Day transformed children's literature with its pioneering portrayal of an African-American child and the charming story and artwork that won it the Caldecott Medal.

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Zoe Hall

Join three small children and a collection of dogs, ladybugs, spiders, worms, and butterflies, as they loosen the soil, plant the seeds, water the soil, and watch the small green shoots grow. Surprise! The gardeners find carrots, radishes, broccoli, cauliflower, peas, beans, squash, and even a sunflower. When it's harvest time, the children have a garden party.

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Janan Cain

Feelings are neither good nor bad, they simply are. Kids need words to name their feelings, just as they need words to name foods, clothes, toys, people and all the other interesting things in their world. Strong, colorful, and expressive images go along with the verses to help children connect the word and the emotion.

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The Wind Blew By Pat Hutchins

The wind blew, and blew, and blew! It blew so hard, it took everything with it: Mr. White's umbrella, Priscilla's balloon, the twins' scarves, even the wig on the judge's head. But just when the wind was about to carry everything out to sea, it changed it

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Hope Lynne Price,illustrated by Bryan Collier

Read about all the things a child can do with her hands, from morning to night. It is a positive message for children to see the power they have in their hands.

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Sandy Asher,illustrated by Keith Graves

Rabbit lives alone and he likes it that way -- no fuss, no clutter. But when story time rolls around, something is missing ...

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Written by Karla Kuskin, illustrated by Fumi Kosaka

Winter is here and it's time to put on your gloves and mittens, and scarf and hat ...

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