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A My Name is Alice by Jane Bayer
A my name is Alice and my husband’s name is Alex. We come from Alaska and we sell ants. B my name is Barbara and my husband’s name is Bob...
Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel by Virginia Lee Burton
Mike is loyal to Mary Anne, his steam shovel, even in difficult times.
“Slowly, Slowly, Slowly,” said the Sloth by Eric Carle
A sloth living in a tree explains the many advantages of his slow and peaceful existence.
I’m Gonna Like Me by Jamie Lee Curtis
A young girl learns to like herself every single day, no matter what.
It’s Hard to be Five by Jamie Lee Curtis and Laura Cornell
It’s hard to be five. Just yelled at my brother. My mind says one thing, my mouth says another.
Red Leaf Yellow Leaf by Lois Ehlert
A child describes the growth of a maple tree from seed to sapling.
The Mummy and Other Adventures of Sam & Alice by Akemi Gutierrez
Sam and Alice are brother and sister. And like most siblings, they don't always see eye to eye. But in these three stories, that's half the fun!
Chickens Aren’t the Only Ones by Ruth Heller
An introduction to the animals that lay eggs, including chickens as well as other birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, insects, and even a few mammals.
Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes
Chrysanthemum loves her name, until she starts going to school and the other children make fun of it.
Julius, the Baby of the World by Kevin Henkes
Lilly is convinced that the arrival of her new baby brother is the worst thing that has happened in their house, until Cousin Garland comes to visit.
Angelina Ballerina by Katharine Holabird
Angelina loves to dance and wants to become a ballerina more than anything else in the world.
I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie by Alison Jackson
A ravenously hungry old lady comes to Thanksgiving dinner with a pie.
Tacky the Penguin by Helen Lester
Tacky the penguin does not fit in with his sleek and graceful companions, but his odd behavior comes in handy when hunters come with maps and traps.
Widget by Lyn Rossiter McFarland
A small stray dog is accepted into a household full of cats by learning to "fit in", but when his mistress is hurt, he demonstrates that being a dog is not all bad.
Barn Dance by Bill Martin
Unable to sleep on the night of a full moon, a young boy follows the sound of music across the fields and finds an unusual barn dance in progress.
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin
An alphabet rhyme/chant relates what happens when the whole alphabet tries to climb a coconut tree.
The Baby Beebee Bird by Diane Redfield Massie
The zoo animals find a way to keep the baby beebee bird awake during the day so that they can get some sleep at night.
Katie and the Sunflowers by James Mayhew
While visiting the art museum, Katie has an adventure stepping in and out of five paintings by Van Gogh, Gauguin, and Cezanne.
Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey
Mr. and Mrs. Mallard proudly return to their home in the Boston Garden with their eight offspring.
Edward and the Pirates by David McPhail
Second in a series
Once Edward has learned to read, books and his vivid imagination provide him with great adventures.
Pigs Aplenty, Pigs Galore by David McPhail
Pigs galore invade a house and have a wonderful party.
Cows Can’t Fly by David Milgrim
After drawing a picture of cows that is blown away by a breeze, a child tries to convince others that cows are flying through the air.
Shoes Shoes Shoes by Ann Morris
Illustrations and simple text describe all kinds of shoes--some for dancing, walking, playing, some for snow or ice, some made of wood or cloth.
Museum ABC by The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Companion: Museum 1 2 3
Each letter of the alphabet is used to introduce more than a hundred works
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Numeroff
If you give a mouse a cookie, he’s going to ask for a glass of milk. When you give him the milk, he’ll probably ask you for …
Officer Buckle and Gloria by Peggy Rathmann
The children at Napville Elementary School always ignore Officer Buckle's safety tips, until a police dog named Gloria accompanies him when he gives his safety speeches.
Mice and Beans by Pam Muñoz Ryan
In this rhythmic cumulative tale, Rosa Maria spends the week getting ready for her granddaughter's birthday party and trying to avoid attracting mice--unaware that the mice in her walls are preparing for a party of their own.
Annabelle Swift, Kindgergartner by Amy Schwartz
Although some of the things her older sister taught her at home seem a little unusual at school, other lessons help make Annabelle's first day in kindergarten a success.
Wild About Books by Judy Sierra
A librarian named Molly McGrew introduces the animals in the zoo to the joy of reading when she drives her bookmobile to the zoo by mistake.
Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten by Joseph Slate
The letters of the alphabet are introduced as Miss Bindergarten and her students get ready for kindergarten.
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed A Trout by Teri Sloat
Set on the coast of the Pacific Northwest, this variation on the traditional cumulative rhyme describes the silly consequences of an old woman's fishy diet.
Two Cool Cows by Toby Speed
Millie and Maude are two cool cows who fly to the moon and back in a night wearing the Huckabuck children's new black boots.
Joseph Had a Little Overcoat by Simms Taback
There's a lesson to be learned in this tale of an old, recycled overcoat.
Bunny Cakes by Rosemary Wells
Max makes an earthworm cake for Grandma's birthday and helps Ruby with her angel surprise cake. At the store, the grocer can't read all of the shopping list, until Max solves the problem by drawing a picture.
Emily’s First 100 Days of School by Rosemary Wells
Starting with number one for the first day of school, Emily learns the numbers to one hundred in many different ways.
The Napping House by Audrey Wood
In this cumulative tale, a wakeful flea atop a number of sleeping creatures causes a commotion, with just one bite.
How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight? by Jane YolenMother and child ponder the different ways a dinosaur can say goodnight, from slamming his tail and pouting to giving a big hug and kiss.
Brief text and illustrations describe how a friend can be an alarm clock, back scratcher, pillow, worm handler, listener, and more.
Bob Books by Bobbi Lynn Maslen
Stories and pictures teach beginning readers in five leveled sets of books.
Firehouse Sal by Larry Dane Brimner
Rookie Reader series
Fire Companies 1, 2, 3, and 4 rush across town to Fire Company 5, where the firehouse dog is having puppies.
The Gum on the Drum by Barbara Gregorich
School Zone Start to Read series
A bear who plays the drums and chews gum, begins to hum and by the end of the book needs a haircut.
Mig the Pig by Colin Hawkins
Rhyme and Read series
Mig the Pig meets with adventure while wearing a wig and riding in a gig. Turning the narrower pages in the center of the book changes the first letter of the rhyming words.
Cat on the Mat by Brian Wildsmith
The cat liked sitting on the mat until all the other animals decided to sit on it too.
Biscuit’s New Trick by Alyssa Satin Capucilli
A puppy does all sorts of tricks in the process of learning the one his master is trying to teach him.
Jungle Friends by John Winskill
Easy-to-read text introduces a number of Mowgli's friends from the animated Disney version of
The Jungle Book.
A Pony for a Princess by Andrea Posner-Sanchez
Belle uses sugar cubes to befriend a wild pony.
The Best Fall of All by Laura Godwin
Ready-to-Read series Level 1
Happy the dog and Honey the cat enjoy playing outside on a fall day.
The Very Boastful Kangaroo by Bernard Most
Green Light Reader series
A very, very boastful kangaroo brags that it can jump higher than anyone, but a teeny, tiny kangaroo cleverly wins the jumping contest.
Tops & Bottoms by Janet Stevens
Hare turns his bad luck around by striking a deal with a rich and lazy bear.
The Mitten by Jan Brett
Several animals sleep snugly in Nicki's lost mitten until the bear sneezes.
From Seed to Dandelion by Jan Kottke
Welcome Book series
Simple text and photographs show how a seed becomes a dandelion.
Dandelions: Stars in the Grass by Mia Posada
Rhyming text presents the dandelion, not as a weed, but as a flower of great beauty. Includes information about the flower, a recipe, and science activities.
Actual Size by Steve Jenkins
The size and weight of various animals and their parts are shown and explained.
What Do You Do When Something Wants To Eat You? by Steve Jenkins
You’ll be surprised by the fascinating and unique ways creatures use to protect themselves.
I See a Kookaburra! Discovering Animal Habitats Around the World by Steve Jenkins & Robin Page
Search for an oystercatcher, an elephant shrew, and a fierce snapping turtle in the places where they live. Learn how these animals and many others grow and thrive in very different environments.
Great Thumbprint Drawing Book by Ed Emberley
Learn to create a variety of shapes and figures using thumbprints and a few simple lines.
Hello School by Dee Lillegard
These are simple rhymes about school. Take a look. They’re really cool!
Mammalabilia by Douglas Florian
This is a collection of humorous poems about mammals such as the tiger, gorilla, and rhebok.