Booklist

Andy Rash

For his birthday, Roy’s friends give him a saddle and some very specific instructions: 1. Find a horse. 2. Enjoy the  ride! Great! But there’s a problem: Roy doesn’t know what a horse IS! What’s a horseless, clueless cowboy to do?

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Bob Barner

Nothing fascinates children more than bugs! And in this colorful book, Bob Barner has collected everyone’s favorites. Spotted ladybugs that go creeping by, butterflies that flutter in the sky, grasshoppers, bumble bees, roly-poly bugs – all these and more are featured in brightly colored collage images and whimsical verse.

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Jane Cabrera

What is Cat's favorite color? Is it green, like the grass where he likes to walk? Or yellow, like the sand on a sunny beach? Children who are learning new colors can join in Cat's fun, as he explores the colors all around him. With its bright palette and playful, endearing kitten, this cheery book is perfect for the very young child.

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Laurie Isop

Hugging animals is wonderful! They have soft fur and downy feathers and are so cuddly. But oh. Oh, dear. The porcupine. How do you hug a porcupine?

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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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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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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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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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