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Picture Books

 

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

Katie series

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

of art.

 

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.


39 Uses for a Friend  by Harriet Ziefert

Brief text and illustrations describe how a friend can be an alarm clock, back scratcher, pillow, worm handler, listener, and more.

 

Emergent Readers

 

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.

 

Early Readers
 

Biscuit’s New Trick by Alyssa Satin Capucilli

Biscuit series

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.

 

Non-Fiction

 

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.