Booklist

Claire Masurel and Bob Kolar

A cat and a dog live in the same house, but they are not friends. They fight all the time, about everything. Then disaster strikes. Dog's beloved ball bounces up into a tree and is stuck. Cat's precious stuffed mouse falls into the pond. Dog can't climb. Cat can't swim. What are they to do?

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Claire Masurel, Illustrated by Bob Kolar

A cat and a dog live in the same house, but they are not friends. They fight all the time about everything. Then disaster strikes. Dog's beloved ball bounces up into a tree and is stuck. Cat's precious stuffed mouse falls into the pond. Dog can't climb. Cat can't swim. What are they to do? Claire Masurel's simple text and Bob Kolar's bright, bold illustrations combine in this charming picture book for the very young, a humorous look at the age-old battle of cats and dogs that demonstrates how a simple act of kindness can turn an enemy into a friend. Bilingual.

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Jerry Tello

What happens when Emilio's Grandfather tells the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears? Goldilocks has long, dark braids instead of golden hair and her name isn't even Goldilocks - it's Trencitas. Grandfather's changes to the familiar tale don't stop there - he changes everything from the food that Trencitas eats to the ending. Enjoy the story in both English and Spanish.

Catherine and Laurence Anholt

Spanning a child's day from early morning to bedtime, this colorful question-and-answer book explores youngsters' everyday world, from favorite animals, foods, and toys to morning and evening activities.

Debora Pearson

Alphabeep is a vehicle adventure from ambulance to Zamboni. This book is complete with beeps, zipping, zooming and vrooooooom! Alphabeep is an exciting book reinforcing the A B Cs.

Mary Hoffman

Grace loves stories, whether they're in books or in movies or the kind her grandmother tells. She acts out the most exciting parts of all sorts of tales...sometimes as Hiawatha, or Aladdin, or Joan of Arc. There's nothing that Grace enjoys more.

Judi Barrett

Why shouldn't animals wear clothing? Because it would be ridiculous! Enjoy the full-color drawings and accompanying text showing just why animals shouldn't wear clothing.

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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A.H. Benjamin

A new animal called a kangaroo is arriving at Buttercup Farm and all the animals are very worried. What does a kangaroo do? They are so worried, that they do not notice some of the baby animals wandering off, one by one.

Jules Feiffer

Enthusiastic puppy George wants to meow and quack and oink, and that would be fine - except he's a dog!

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Jules Feiffer

"Bark, George," says George's mother, and George goes: "Meow," which definitely isn't right, because George is a dog. And so is his mother, who repeats, "Bark, George." And George goes, "Quack, quack." What's going on with George? Find out in this hilarious new picture book from Jules Feiffer.

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Denise Fleming

Barnyard Banter is an upbeat rhyming story that captures the feel of animals in the farmyard. Animal sounds and movements are used to create the rhymes within the story. The story holds a surprise for the reader. Goose or some part of Goose -- at times only her beak -- is visible within the lively illustrations.

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Karma Wilson

Bear is not feeling well at all; he is achy, sneezy, wheezy, and sick and in no shape to go outside to play. Mole, Hare, Mouse and the rest of the gang try to make Bear feel as comfortable as possible in his cave. Under the care of his friends, Bear starts to get better but as soon as Bear is well, guess what happens? All of his friends get sick!

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Vic Parker

In this whimsical counting book, a shaggy bear flips on his boom box and brings out an assortment of dancing animals to exercise with him. Parading helter-skelter kangaroos, gorillas, ostriches, tigers, snakes, penguins, bunnies, frogs, mice, and finally, a million ants. Children will be romping right along with the animals, making learning to count to 10 sheer fun.

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Vic Parker and Emily Bolam

When ONE shaggy bear turns up the volume on his boom box ... let the Bearobics begin!

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Margaret Wise Brown Illustrated by Felicia Bond

By the big red barn, in the great green field, there was a pink pig, who was learning to squeal. There were horses and sheep and goats and geese - and a jaunty old scarecrow leaning on his hoe. And they all lived together by the big red barn.

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Britta Teckentrup

Hes big, he's smelly, he never washes, and he never means to--Until one day he has an itch he cannot scratch and a big fluffy bears offers to help him out--but first she wants him to take a bath!

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Deborah Bruss illustrated by Tiphanie Beeke

When the children leave the farm to go back to school, the bored barnyard animals head to the library in search of something to do. But their language (Neigh! Neigh! and Moo! Moo!) is only so much noise for the kindly but confused librarian--until a determined hen flaps in and clucks Book! Book! Book! Soon, the gang is back on the farm happily having a story hour of their own (the cow even presents a puppet show).

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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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Claire Palfreman-Bunker and Adam Relf

If kittens take a catnap curled up in a ball, do foals take a horsenap when sleeping in the stall? Does a cub take a bearnap? Ducklings take a ducknap? The world's expert nappers will enjoy this repetitive inquiry, even as they learn the names

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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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John Archambault and Bill Martin Illustrated by Lois Ehlert

Can you believe it - a, b and c meeting at the top of a coconut tree? The letters keep coming all the way to x, y and z! This story combines rhyme with repetition to create an exciting story of an alphabet adventure. When the letters fall from the tree, w

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Lori Mortensen

One night on the farm, the cows overhear a fantastic tale. “Hey Diddle Diddle, the cat and the fiddle, the cow jumped over the moon!” Inspired by this classic rhyme, a plucky cow named Cindy Moo sets out to prove that cows really can leap over the moon. The other cows laugh at her, but that doesn’t stop Cindy from trying—and failing—night after night . . . until a trick of nature shows Cindy a way to triumph. As delightfully silly as the original nursery rhyme, this hilarious picture book will have readers of all stripes (and spots) cheering for its determined heroine.

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Lorinda Bryan Cauley

The rhyming couplets of Clap Your Hands will inspire young ones to clap,stretch,hop and wiggle just as the jolly animals and their human companions do.

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Doreen Cronin illustrated by Betsy Lewin

Click Clack Moo is a silly story about cows and hens. Farmer Brown has a problem with them. His cows like to type. All day long he hears click, clack, moo. Click, clack, moo. Clickety, clack, moo. The animals negotiate with Farmer Brown for electric blank

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By Juliet Dallas-Conte illustrated by Alison Bartlett

Whenever Rooster tries to crow, it comes out like one of his farm animal friends. He doesn't sound at all like a rooster. After averting a near disaster and saving his friends, he finally comes up with Cock-a-Doodle-Doo!

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Giles Andreae

“There’s a curious commotion, at the bottom of the ocean; I think we ought to go and take a look. You’ll find every sort of creature, that lives beneath the sea; swimming through the pages of this book.” The sequel to the best-selling “Rumble in the Jungle”, this delightful new collection of poems includes fun rhymes about the creatures who live in and around the ocean. Children will delight in the snappy poems and colorful illustrations about whales, walruses, penguins, polar bears, stingrays and sharks.

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Cindy Ward illustrated by Tomie dePaola

This is the story of a week in the life of Cookie, a black and white cat.

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Story and pictures by Don Freeman

This is a classic story of the teddy bear full of adventure at the department store. Join Corduroy on his search for a lost button and a home.

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Eric Carle

Cows can't fly - can they? When a boy's drawing inspires a flock of cows to take to the skies, he tries to show everyone the amazing sight. The adults around him are too busy to look up, so the child enjoys the sight on his own.

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Eric Carle

Meet the little joey whose mother carries him in her pouch. See the cygnet riding on the back of the mother swan. Read all about animal babies and their mothers ... Everybody has a mother, just like me and you.

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By Laura Numeroff illustrated by Joe Mathieu

From the author of the best-selling book, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, this is a laugh-out-loud rhyming tale about the wild and wacky things that happen when animals act like people.

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David Shannon

One day down on the farm Duck got a wild idea. I bet I could ride a bike!, he thought. From Sheep to Horse, to Chicken to Goat, everyone in the barnyard has something to say about Duck's zany idea. But what are they really thinking? And what will happen

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Lois Ehlert

Children will revel in a game of naming all the foods they know as each turn of the page reveals a mouth-watering arrangement of foods: Indian corn, jalapeno, jicama, kumquat, kiwifruit and kohlrabi. At the end of the book is a detailed glossary that includes pronunciation with a small watercolor picture to remind the reader of what the plant looks like.

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Stephanie Calmenson, illustrated by Paul Meisel

The Number Nine is rumbling down the rails, picking up lots of eager passengers - Bess and her pet pig, Jake and his prize cow, a gaggle of geese, and a whole marching band! But where is the train heading?

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Cathryn Falwell

Count from one to 10 twice. What does it take to make a feast for 10 hungry people? There's shopping, cooking, setting the table. Everyone in the family helps and, as fast as you can count from one to 10, the feasting begins!

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Ginger Foglesong Guy Illustrated by Rene King Moreno

Horns, airplanes and tops. Whistles, gum and rings! What toys should the children choose? How many candies will they buy? And what will they do with all the things they buy? Count along in English and Spanish!

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Leo Lionni

Tadpole and Minnow are friends. Tadpole grows legs and leaves the pond. He explores the land, then returns and tells Fish about land animals. Fish sees birds with fish bodies and feathers. Fish is lonely without his friend and tries to follow Tadpole.

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Jonathan London, Illustrated by Frank Remkiewicz

It's Froggy's mother's birthday, and Froggy wants to bake her birthday cake all by himself. He gathers the chocolate, sugar, eggs, flour, and pretty soon, Froggy has all the ingredients he needs to make a big Mess!

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Written and illustrated by Lois Ehlert

In this beautiful and bright book, a father and child plant seeds, and take care of a garden. The two show pride in their work by using the vegetables they have grown to make a delicious vegetable soup.

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Giles Andreae

Stamp your feet and swing your arms - it's time for the Jungle Dance! This marvelous book will have all children wanting to join the fun, dancing along with Gerald the Giraffe and all his animal friends.

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As told to Pamela Curtis Swallow, illustrated by Denise Brunkus

I am more than a shadow. It's Feb. 3, and Groundhog is fed up. There ought to be a Groundhog Appreciation Month!

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Lisa Bruce

How do you make a flower grow? Spaghetti, pizza, and ice cream don't seem to work. When Fran gives up and tosses the flower pot outside, it gets rain, wind, and sunshine, and Fran gets a big, beautiful flower

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Written and illustrated by Lois Ehlert

In this beautiful and bright book, a father and child plant seeds, and take care of a garden. The two show pride in their work by using the vegetables they have grown to make a delicious vegetable soup.

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Gene Zion

A grumpy and grumbling Bird is so out of sorts he doesn't even feel like flying. So he walks. And as he does, other animals join him, each asking what he is doing. Finally, Bird stops and realizes he has got a bunch of friends who just want to do what he

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Gene Zion

The tale of Harry, who is a white dog with black spots—who loves everything ... except baths.

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By Mike Wohnoutka

The familiar words and music of this favorite song are illustrated with brilliant colors and happy energetic children.

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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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Charles Fuge

Have you ever sipped tea with a rhino, blown bubbles in the bath with a giraffe, or had messy mud fights with a pig? Join in with the fun and let your imagination runwild!

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Eileen Spinelli, illustrated by Nancy Hayashi

I know it's autumn when we rake the leaves in piles, when doorstep jack-o-lanterns wear their crooked smile ...

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