Little green peas : a big book of colors Baker, Keith, 1953- author.
Little green peas make their way into collections of objects of many different colors, from blue boats, seas, and flags, to orange balloons, umbrellas, and fizzy drinks.
A is for Annabelle : a doll's alphabet Tudor, Tasha.
Overview: Celebrated illustrator Tasha Tudor creates a Victorian treasure filled with dolls and dresses in this splendid counterpart to the Caldecott award-winning counting book 1 Is One. Each letter stands for one of Annabelle's favorite accessories, from cloaks to lockets to parasols. Early readers and doll collectors will delight in this gloriously bedecked and bejeweled version of the ABCs. A is for Annabelle, grandmother's doll, B for her box on the chest in the hall. Learn the alphabet from A to Z with the help of Annabelle the doll. Each gorgeously illustrated spread features one of her favorite things
Peanut Butter & Cupcake! Border, Terry, 1965- author, illustrator.
Peanut Butter sets out with his soccer ball to find a friend after moving to a new town, but everyone from Hamburger to Soup seems to be too busy to play.
Let's paint! Alborozo, 1972-
Mars needs moms! Breathed, Berke.
When a disgruntled boy sees his mother being kidnapped by Martians, he realizes he loves her and will go to any lengths to protect her.
Goal! Taylor, Sean, 1965-
"Where there's a ball . . . there will always be someone who wants to play soccer. Whether in Tanzania or Togo, Burma or Brazil, children love soccer. GOAL! celebrates the sport's power to bridge cultural divides and bring together the many and diverse people of the world. Filled with fun facts and striking photos, this book is a poetic snapshot of soccer around the globe, available just in time for the 2014 World Cup!"--
I wish I had a pet Rudy, Maggie.
An introduction to the joys and responsibilities of pet ownership via the efforts of several mice who're trying to decide which animal might be right for them.
Chickens don't fly : and other fun facts DiSiena, Laura Lyn.
"A book of fun facts about animals of all sizes, shapes, and species!"--
Help! We need a title! Tullet, Hervé, author, artist.
Take a peek inside this book and you'll find some characters (though they're still a bit sketchy). They'll be perplexed to see you, so they'll quickly try to track down their author (who has a lot more work to do). What you won't find is a story, or a title, because, guess what? The book isn't finished yet! But surely the author must have a story to tell? In this charming "meta" picture book, children of all ages are encouraged to interact with a book still in the process of being invented. And that's a story in itself!
A circle of friends Carmi, Giora.
When a boy anonymously shares his snack with a homeless man, he begins a cycle of good will.
Find spot! Previn, Stacey, author, illustrator.
Encourages young readers to find the hidden spots in a book filled with peek-through die-cut holes.
Fancy Nancy and the wedding of the century O'Connor, Jane, author.
"Fancy Nancy can't wait to attend her uncle's wedding. She envisions the most exquisite celebration to take place--after all, she's never been to a wedding before. But when Nancy learns that her uncle and his fiancée, Dawn, are taking a more nontraditional route, she's afraid it won't be the fancy wedding she had hoped for. Fans of Fancy Nancy will delight in this story of how Nancy learns that sometimes a simple celebration can turn out to be more magnificent than she ever imagined!"--
Planet Kindergarten Ganz-Schmitt, Sue, author.
A young child imagines going off to Kindergarten as a journey to another planet.
Cowgirl Katie Manushkin, Fran, author.
Katie's dad surprises her with a trip to a ranch where she can ride a real horse.
Fly high, Katie! Manushkin, Fran, author.
Katie is flying to Florida to visit her grandmother, but she has never been on an airplane before.
A boy and a jaguar Rabinowitz, Alan, 1953-
The renowned cat conservationist reflects on his early childhood struggles with a speech disorder, describing how he only spoke fluently when he was communicating with animals and how he resolved at a young age to find his voice to be their advocate.
Mr. Birthday Hargreaves, Adam.
After organizing three fun birthday parties in one week, Mr. Birthday is upset when he learns that there is another birthday coming, but he cannot remember whose birthday it is.
Toe shoe mouse Carr, Jan (M. J.)
Chased into a theater by a cat, a mouse becomes entranced by the ballet dancers on stage and comes to be friends with one of them.
If I wrote a book about you Aulenback, Stephany, author.
A mother imagines how she would convey her love for her child if she were to write a book about their relationship.
My Yiddish vacation Skye, Ione.
Ruth loves going on vacation with her brother, Sammy, to their grandparents home in Florida, and one of her favorite parts is practicing her Yiddish, a Jewish language full of fun words.
Musk Ox counts Cabatingan, Erin.
"In this second installment, Musk Ox and Zebra try to make it through a counting book"--
The Berenstain Bears. We love our mom! Berenstain, Jan, 1923-2012.
With Mother's Day only a week away, Brother and Sister Bear are looking for the perfect present for Mama. After all, Mama Bear is always there for her cubs! When Brother scrapes his knees, Mama is there with bear hugs and kisses. When Sister needs help with her homework, Mama always lends a helping paw. So, what can the cubs possibly do to show their mom how much they love her?
Two speckled eggs Mann, Jennifer K., author, illustrator.
It's Ginger's birthday, and she has to invite all the girls in her class to her party, including Lyla Browning. Even though she doesn't want to! Lyla isn't like the other girls: she smells like old leaves, doesn't talk much, and once brought a tarantula to school for show-and-tell.
Watch out for the crocodile Moroni, Lisa, 1983- author.
Roly-poly egg Stileman, Kali.
The story of Splotch and the adventure of her roly-poly egg. Follow the dotted line and see where it goes. When Splotch's egg finally cracks, children can lift flaps to find a colorful surprise.
Bluebird Yankey, Lindsey, author, illustrator.
PICTURE STORYBOOKS. The wind is missing! Little Bluebird has never flown without her friend the wind before and is afraid to try. So she sets off an adventure to find it. Is it making wishes with the dandelions? Playing with the kites? Tickling the grass? Dancing with the balloons? She searches everywhere. In the end, she finds more than her favourite friend - she finds confidence too!. Ages 0+
The tooth fairy wars Coombs, Kate.
A determined young boy and a no-nonsense Tooth Fairy tussle over who gets to keep his baby teeth.
Olivia's ocean adventure : understand place value Day, Amelia.
Our neighborhood food drive : extend the counting sequence Halloran, Corey.
Jazzy in the jungle Cousins, Lucy, author.
The jungle animals help Mama JoJo find her baby lemur Jazzy.
Little Miss Neat Hargreaves, Roger, 1935-1988.
While Miss Neat is away on vacation, Mr. Muddle visits her house.
I fall down Cobb, Vicki.
Simple experiments introduce the basic concept of gravity and its relationship to weight.
It's okay to make mistakes Parr, Todd, author, illustrator.
Presents a series of situations in which taking chances and trying new things can lead to good results, even if there are mistakes along the way.
Goodnight, Daniel Tiger Santomero, Angela C., author.
Wind down from a busy day and get ready for bed with Daniel Tiger. It's almost time for Daniel Tiger to say good night, but there's still so much to do! There's play time and then bath time, and don't forget tooth-brushing time. Finally it's time to get cozy under the covers for story time and a special good night song.
God's amazing world! Spinelli, Eileen, author.
As Gracie tells her cousin, Bo, how God created the world, they play their way through their own version of each of the story's seven days.
My hamster Graubart, Norman D.
An introduction to the joys and responsibilities of owning a hamster.
My cat Graubart, Norman D.
Cement mixers Osier, Dan.
The patchwork Torah Ofanansky, Allison. author.
David learned from his grandfather to be a sofer, or scribe, and to care for the Torah scrolls that he receives, no matter their condition, until one day he assembles a complete scroll from pieces damaged in the Holocaust, fire, and floods.
Curious George gets a medal Rey, H. A. (Hans Augusto), 1898-1977.
Following a day of misadventures Curious George becomes the first space monkey.
World on a string Phifer, Larry (Larry H.)
Inspired by the happy times he shared with his big red balloon, Charlie imagines that his lost friend is now a very important part of the starry sky.
My dog Graubart, Norman D., author.
My bird Graubart, Norman D.
Andrew draws McPhail, David, 1940- author, illustrator.
Andrew's scribbles with a crayon he found become better and better until he is making drawings so realistic that they come right off the page.
Max & Ruby at the Warthogs' Wedding Wells, Rosemary/ Wells, Rosemary (ILT)
Bear Sees Colors Wilson, Karma/ Chapman, Jane (ILT)
Alexander, Who's Trying His Best to Be the Best Boy Ever Viorst, Judith/ Mones, Isidre (ILT)
Hot Rod Hamster and the Wacky Whatever Race! Lord, Cynthia/ Anderson, Derek (ILT)
Mix it up! Tullet, Hervé, author, illustrator.
Using no special effects other than the reader's imagination, simple directions lead the reader to experiment with mixing and changing colors on the printed page.
I'm Brave! McMullan, Kate/ McMullan, Jim (ILT)
My new friend is so fun! Willems, Mo.
Gerald the elephant and Snake fear that Piggie and Brian Bat will have so much fun together they will no longer need their best friends.
Huff and Puff and the new train Rabe, Tish, author.
When a new speedy train challenges Huff and Puff to a race, the caboose and engine must find out if slow and steady can win the race.
If an armadillo went to a restaurant Fischer, Ellen, 1947-
Illustrations and easy-to-read text explore what various animals, from an armadillo in an underground restaurant to a wallaby in a sandwich shop, might choose to eat.
Splat the cat makes dad glad Heyman, Alissa, author.
Hoping to cheer up his dad after a disappointing soccer game, Splat enters a Cat School Picnic father-son six-legged race that does not turn out quite as expected.
Dog and Bear : tricks and treats Seeger, Laura Vaccaro.
"Dog and Bear are back in three new stories, all with a Halloween theme"--
Frog's lucky day Bunting, Eve, 1928-
"A beginning reader book containing two stories in which Frog and his friends try to find the end of the rainbow and Frog looks for a new pond when an unwelcome visitor won't leave his"--
A home for honeybees Tibbott, Julie, author.
George and Steve accidentally eat all of Betsy's honeycomb for her Earth Day presentation about bees and resolve to find a way to replace the honeycomb before Betsy returns from dance class.
Flashlight Boyd, Lizi
Hug Machine Campbell, Scott
The cat, the dog, Little Red, the exploding eggs, the wolf, and Grandma Fox, Diane, author.
Cat tries to read the story of Little Red Riding Hood aloud, but Dog keeps interrupting with silly questions.
And Two Boys Booed Viorst, Judith/ Blackall, Sophie (ILT)
Bats in the band Lies, Brian, author, illustrator.
When the weather warms up, bats take advantage of an empty theater to stage a concert.
Small Blue and the Deep Dark Night Davis, Jon
Ninja Red Riding Hood Schwartz, Corey Rosen.
In this twist on "Little Red Riding Hood," a certain wolf trains to be a ninja in order to catch his prey, but he is not the only one mastering a martial art.
This Orq : He Cave Boy Elliott, David/ Nichols, Lori (ILT)
Draw! Colon, Raul/ Colon, Raul (ILT)
At the beach Rockwell, Anne F, author.
A child experiences enjoyable sights and sounds during a day at the beach.
Druthers Phelan, Matt/ Phelan, Matt (ILT)
First day at zoo school Dillard, Sarah, 1961- author, illustrator.
"On the first day of school, vivacious Amanda the Panda meets anxious Alfred the Alligator. But when Amanda decides that Alfred would be the perfect best friend for her, the difference in their temperaments leads to hurt feelings"--
I'm my own dog Stein, David Ezra, author, illustrator.
A dog without a human companion fetches his own slippers and curls up at his own feet but cannot reach a certain itchy spot in the middle of his back, compelling him to leash a poor lonely human who will loyally offer a helpful scratch.
Gigantosaurus Duddle, Jonny, author.
Four young dinosaurs are told to fear the gigantosaurus, but when the lookout among them decides to have a little fun, they all learn a valuable lesson about false warnings.
No nap! yes nap! Palatini, Margie.
"Follow Mommy on her quest to settle Baby down for a nap as Baby dashes from family room to living room, both on the table and under it, through the kitchen and even hiding in the laundry basket"--
Ninja boy goes to school Wilson, Nathan D.
"A little boy explains what it's like to go to school--when you're a ninja"--
What if...? Browne, Anthony, 1946- author, illustrator.
As Joe and his mother walk down a street on their way to a party, Joe starts to worry about such things as what if he doesn't like the party and what if he doesn't like the food.
On my way to school Maizes, Sarah.
Livi imagines herself as an elephant, a Sherpa leading an expedition up Mount Everest, and a movie star signing autographs as she tries to avoid going to school.
B. Bear and Lolly : off to school Livingston, A. A.
B. Bear, formerly known as Baby Bear, from the classic story "Goldilocks and the Three Bears" realizes the importance of friendship when he and his best friend Lolly attend the first day of school.
Monsters love school Austin, Mike, 1963- author, illustrator.
Nervous monsters attending school for the first time learn new things, make friends, and sample Chef Octi's special School Gruel.
Rotten Ralph's rotten family Gantos, Jack, author.
"Ralph takes a swing through his family tree to find out why he's so rotten"--
Thank you day McDoogle, Farrah, author.
Preparing special notes to place on the Thank You Tree in the Neighborhood of Make Believe, Daniel Tiger and his friends think of various polite ways to express their gratitude to those who help them.
Beatrix Potter's nursery rhyme book. Potter, Beatrix, 1866-1943.
Traditional rhymes, adapted and illustrated by Beatrix Potter, are combined with her original rhymes and riddles.
My fish Graubart, Norman D.
Haley helps at school : use place value and properties of operations to add Fronczak, Blaine.
Uses situations featuring a helpful student in a school setting to demonstrate how to use place values to add larger numbers, and offers relevant addition word problems for the reader to solve.
A sister more like me Hicks, Barbara Jean.
"When they were very young, royal sisters Anna and Elsa were as close as could be. But then everything changed, and now, they couldn't be more different. They agree on just one thing: they both wish they had a sister more like them. Featuring the princesses of Disney's Frozen, this spirited look a sibling relationships is told in verse and features beautiful illustrations by an artist from the film"--Jacket flap.
Benjamin Dilley's thirsty camel Bradfield, Roger.
No one but Benjamin can see the wonderful animals he imagines, not even the camel who solves the problem of a leak in Benjamin's basement.
Fossil Thomson, Bill, 1963-
"When a boy and his dog go for a hike, the boy trips on a fossil, and it comes to life, revealing an ancient plant. The boy is so intrigued that he breaks two more fossils that come to life a dragonfly and a pteranodon. When these prehistoric creatures collide with present reality, the boy must figure out a way to make things go back to normal. " - Amazon
The change your name store Shirtliffe, Leanne.
"Wilma Lee Wu doesn't like her name any more so she decides to try on some new names at the Change Your Name Store and is transported all over the world to new cultures"--
The ABC of Fabulous Princesses Puchner, Willy, 1952-
"Meet the princesses from A to Z. Some are ambitious, some bashful, some dangerous ... but each of the twenty-six feathered empresses possess a uniquely charming character and come bearing an extraordinary gift for Prince William"--Publisher.
Friends help each other McDoogle, Farrah, author.
While attending a tea party at Katerina Kittycat's house, Daniel helps his friend when things go wrong.
Twinkle, twinkle, little star Hout, Mies van, author, illustrator.
Twelve children's nursery rhymes and songs are accompanied by songs on CD by the Chambers Family.
Anna's best friends Webster, Christy, author.
Follows the epic adventures of fearless optimist Anna, who teams up with rugged mountain man Kristoff and his loyal reindeer to rescue her sister, Elsa, from a kingdom of eternal winter.
The hula-hoopin' queen Godin, Thelma Lynne.
Kameeka yearns to continue her hula hooping competition with her rival, Jamara, rather than help prepare for Miz Adeline's birthday party, and "the itch" almost ruins the party before the girls learn who the real winner is.
Meet the parents Bently, Peter, 1960-
Although it sometimes seems that parents are just there to boss their children around, they are also good for many other things, from mending toys, kneecaps, and clothing to telling bedtime stories.
Mogie : the heart of the house Appelt, Kathi, 1954-
A rambunctious puppy finds a home at the Ronald McDonald House, a place that houses sick children and their families while they undergo treatment.
Froodle Portis, Antoinette, author.
One day, amidst the usual chirps, tweets, and caws, a little brown bird decides to try singing a new song and sets off an interesting reaction.
Little Lucy goes to school Cooper, Ilene.
When Mom and Lucy the beagle go to school to deliver Bobby's forgotten lunch, Lucy gets loose.
Drop it, Rocket! Hills, Tad.
"Rocket loves to collect words for his word tree with his teacher, the little yellow bird. Watch as the pup finds new words like leaf, hat, star, boot, and many more"--
Pumpkin time! Deak, Erzsi.
From the day she plants seeds in her garden until she serves a pumpkin pie after harvest, Evy fails to notice any of the strange things the farm animals do as she works, from donkeys sailing through the sky to pigs dancing around a May Pole.
Sadie's Lag Ba'Omer mystery Korngold, Jamie S.
"Sadie and her brother Ori want to learn about the Jewish holiday Lag Ba'Omer"--
I can do it myself Fisher, Valorie.
Combines boldly colored photography and affirming text in an upbeat approach to elementary childhood milestones that encourages young children to practice such independent skills as tying shoes, making beds, and writing letters and numbers.
Gaston DiPucchio, Kelly.
A proper bulldog raised in a poodle family and a tough poodle raised in a bulldog family meet one day in the park.
My pet book Staake, Bob, 1957- author, illustrator.
A boy's search for the perfect pet leads him to the bookstore, where he finds a bright red book that becomes his best friend.
Lily the unicorn Clayton, Dallas.
"Lily the unicorn teaches her new pal, Roger the penguin, that it's fun to try new things"--
Ninja, ninja, never stop! Tuell, Todd, author.
Illustrations and simple, rhyming text reveal a young ninja who uses his special moves to sneak up on the family dog, take a cookie from his brother, and escape Granny's kisses, but before day is done he meets his match.
When Mama goes to work Skrypuch, Marsha Forchuk, author.
Through the lives of several children and their working mothers, this book shows how families keep each other in their thoughts even when they are far apart.
Zoe's jungle Murguia, Bethanie Deeney, author, illustrator.
As their mother counts down the time, Zoe and her sister Addie hurry to complete their game of chase in an imaginary jungle.
I love you just enough Frankenhuyzen, Robbyn Smith van.
"A young girl finds a wood duckling separated from his family and teaches him to swim, hunt for bugs, and how to fly. She loved him just enough so that he could find his place in nature and return to his family"--
Goatilocks and the three bears Perl, Erica S.
In this version of the classic tale, a hungry goat pays a visit to the home of the three bears.
Lulu & Pip Gruener, Nina, author.
Lulu takes her doll Pip on a camping trip, where they make friends with an old donkey, build a tent, eat dessert over a campfire, and fall asleep underneath the stars.
A perfect place for Ted Rudge, Leila, author, illustrator.
"A little dog named Ted sets out to find his perfect place, but no matter where he goes, he doesn't stand out. Will anyone ever notice Ted?"--
Flip & Fin : we rule the school! Gill, Timothy, 1956- author.
Flip, a sandshark, practices all week for Joke Day at school, but when the time comes and he faces a big crowd, Flip freezes until his twin brother, Fin, comes to the rescue.
Out of the blue Jay, Alison, author.
When a giant octopus entangled in fishing line is washed ashore during a big storm and becomes stranded on the beach, a young boy and girl, assisted by various sea creatures, push and pull him back to sea. Includes endnotes on marine life, lighthouses, and items that wash up on beaches.
Time together. Me and Mom Catherine, Maria, author.
In pictures and simple text, a mother and child spend their day together.
The Midnight Library Kohara, Kazuno, author.
"Once there was a library that only opened at night. Step inside and meet the little librarian and her three assistant owls"--
I got the rhythm Schofield-Morrison, Connie, author.
On a trip to the park with her mother, a young girl hears a rhythm coming from the world around her and begins to move to the beat, finally beginning an impromptu dance in which other children join her.
R is for robot : a noisy alphabet Watkins, Adam F. author, illustrator.
Introduces the letters and their sounds through a group of robots who attempt to build the alphabet.
I love you night and day Prasadam-Halls, Smriti, author.
"A sweet message of unconditional love follows a bear and a bunny through their day"--
The Tweedles go electric Kulling, Monica.
Feeling less than enthusiastic when her eccentric family buys an electric car, avid reader Frances endures taunts by owners of gas-fueled vehicles before driving an injured neighbor to the hospital, an adventure that changes her mind about automobile travel.
Ninja! Chung, Arree, author, illustrator.
"A ninja must be strong, courageous, and silent! He creeps through the house on a secret mission. There may be obstacles! But have no fear--a true ninja can overcome all challenges"--
Hello, moon! Simon, Francesca, author.
At bedtime, a little boy asks the moon if it likes some of his favorite activities.
The lion and the bird Dubuc, Marianne, 1980- author, illustrator.
"A lion finds a wounded bird in his garden and decides to care for it through the winter. When spring arrives, the bird's flock returns. The bird goes off with its flock. Lion is sad. But autumn brings a wonderful surprise"--
Big bad baby Hale, Bruce.
When Sweet Little Sammy suddenly turns into Big Bad Baby, nothing can stop his misbehavior--or that of his evil hench-dog, Boris--except, perhaps, his mother, armed with his favorite blue blanky.
Hickory dickory dog Murray, Alison (Illustrator), author, illustrator.
"Zack and his dog, Rufus, are best friends. So when Zack goes to school, Rufus follows along. And once he's there, Rufus joins right in with painting, lunchtime, and even garden time -- which makes for one messy pup when it's time to go home! "--
Fred's beds Samuels, Barbara.
Zelda's beagle, Fred, has many napping places, which he makes great use of before, during, and after her birthday party.
Dog days of school DiPucchio, Kelly.
Tired of school, Charlie envies his dog and wishes he could be a dog, too, but when his wish comes true he discovers that his life was not all bad.
Pardon me! Miyares, Daniel, author, illustrator.
A bird tries to keep his spot to himself, but discovers that the spot is very popular with the other animals.
Winston & George Miller, John, 1934-
Relates the special friendship between a rascally plover bird and a patient crocodile.
Bella, lost and found O'Rourke, Ryan, author, illustrator.
"Bella, an indoor cat, gets lost on a sea adventure"--
Sleep tight, Anna Banana! Roques, Dominique, 1948- author.
Tyrannically subjecting her long-suffering stuffed animals to delays and excuses when she does not want to settle down for the night, a lively Anna Banana finally becomes sleepy only to be given a taste of her own medicine.
Swim, duck, swim! Lurie, Susan, author.
A photographic tale about Duckling the reluctant swimmer finds him resenting the pressure exerted by his patient Mama and Papa Duck, preferring to stay dry and take a nap before eventually deciding to join his siblings in the pond.
Miles to the finish Harper, Jamie, author.
The creator of Miles to Go heads over to the preschool Grand Prix, where a little girl is about to give the boys a run for their money. It's race day at the Red Apple School, and Miles and Otto can't wait. But what's that fancy Speedster doing here? It belongs to a girl named Indie, and the boys had better get in shape if they want to win the trophy! Soon everyone is off -- "whish! whoosh! -- "and Miles takes an early lead. But then Indie is at his side, only to go off the track. Will Miles take his chance for an easy win? Young children will bubble with excitement as they follow the adorable, foot-powered race -- and smile at the satisfying ending.
Toucan can MacIver, Juliette, 1972- author.
A mad-cap, wacky picture book frolic with Toucan as he demonstrates all the things he can do! A tongue-twisting, high-energy, ludicrous rhyme full of hilarity and off-the-wall characters. Toucan can do lots of things. Toucan dances, Toucan sings. Toucan bangs a frying pan. Can YOU do what Toucan can?
Hooray for hat! Won, Brian.
Elephant wakes up in a grumpy mood, but a present on his doorstep--a hat--cheers him and he sets out to greet his neighbors who all, it seems, need hats of their own.
Me and my big mouse Long, Ethan, author, illustrator.
Abuelo Dorros, Arthur.
"Together, a young boy and his abuelo (grandfather) go camping, ride horses, and even confront a mountain lion. Soon, the boy's family moves to the city from the country, away from Abuelo, and it is the boy's memories that help him adjust to his new life"--
I love you too Marley, Ziggy, author.
Based on song lyrics by the author, this volume illustrates many of the ways love is expressed by exploring children's relationships with parents, grandparents, and nature.
Don't turn the page! Burk, Rachelle, author.
"Sammy knows that the end of story time means bedtime. 'Don't turn the page,' he repeatedly tells his mother. But curiosity continues to get the best of him, and he wants to know what happens next as his mother reads him the story of Little Bear"--
My red balloon Yamada, Kazuaki, 1961- author., illustrator.
"A little girl begins a happy bus outing with her beautiful red balloon. But when the balloon suddenly flies away, the bus driver and a passenger bear gallantly help follow the balloon. A wild chase begins and along the way a rabbit, a polar bear, a penguin, and a giraffe all join in to help as they follow the wayward balloon. And when a bird pecks the balloon with its beak, the result makes all their effort seem in vain, but the little girl's new friends once again come to the rescue with just the right words of comfort."--Publisher's description.
Big bad bubble Rubin, Adam, 1983-
With gentle prodding from the narrator and help from the reader, four monsters are led to face their greatest fear--bubbles.
Down by the barn Hillenbrand, Will, author, illustrator.
Ride with the tractor driver around the farm to pick up all of the animals.
The Pullman porter : an American journey Oelschlager, Vanita, author.
Porters worked in early train cars, looking at, listening to, and learning from their predominantly white passengers. They read the newspapers passengers left behind, listen to conversations, and begin to talk to one another. The porter learned how important education was for children and how important it was to take this message home to his children, eventually landing at the forefront of the civil rights movement.
Tuesday tucks me in : the loyal bond between a soldier and his service dog Montalván, Luis Carlos.
"Based on the New York Times bestseller, UNTIL TUESDAY, this full-color picture book filled with adorable photographs tells the story of the amazing service dog who helps former U.S. Army Captain Luis Carlos Montalván overcome his combat-related wounds"--
Let's have a Daddy Day Kingsbury, Karen.
A father describes several possibilities for sharing special time with his son and daughter, but finally realizes that just playing and laughing together are fun and will be remembered warmly.
Home Baker, Jeannie.
A wordless picture book that observes the changes in a neighborhood from before a girl is born until she is an adult, as it first decays and then is renewed by the efforts of the residents.
Michael Recycle Bethel, Ellie.
Michael Recycle, the green-caped crusader, visits the town of Abberdoo-Rimey and proves to the residents that recycling can actually be fun.
Glad monster, sad monster : a book about feelings Emberley, Ed.
Monsters of different colors explain what makes them feel glad, sad, loving, worried, silly, and angry. Fold-out masks encourage readers to talk about their feelings.
The Berenstain bears visit the dentist Berenstain, Stan, 1923-2005.
Sister and Brother get some needed dental attention.
The Recess Queen O'Neill, Alexis, 1949-
Mean Jean is the biggest bully on the school playground until a new girl arrives and challenges Jean's status as the Recess Queen.
The little school bus Cuyler, Margery.
A happy little school bus and Driver Bob wake up early to pick up children, drop them off at school, then head to the garage for some minor repairs.
The pout-pout fish goes to school Diesen, Deborah, author.
Mr. Fish recalls how, on his very first day of school, he anxiously went to one classroom after another watching students do things he could not, until Miss Hewitt showed him to the room that was right for beginners.
My teacher is a monster! (no, I am not) Brown, Peter, 1979- author, illustrator.
Bobby thinks his teacher, Ms. Kirby, is horrible, but when he sees her outside of school and they spend a day in the park together, he discovers she might not be so bad after all.
Chu's first day of school Gaiman, Neil, author.
On the first day of school, a young panda learns about the special things his animal classmates can do.
There was an old sailor Saxby, Claire, author.
The tale of an old salty sailor who swallows a krill which makes him ill, and who cures his terrible bellyache by eating each animal in the sea, one after another. This is a nautical take on the beloved childhood rhyme "There was an old lady who swallowed a fly."
Tony Baloney. Buddy trouble Ryan, Pam Muñoz.
Tony and his big sister can go to the indoor camping event, Books and Buddies, if they are good--but being polite and helping each other for a whole day is difficult for this brother and sister.
Superman : the story of the man of steel Cosentino, Ralph.
Presents the life story of the superhero known as the Man of Steel.
Mister Bud wears the cone Goodrich, Carter, author, illustrator.
"Mister Bud and Zorro have learned how to get along. They made it through Zorro's outfit. But now Mister Bud has to wear...the cone"--
Wonder Woman : the story of the Amazon princess Cosentino, Ralph.
Wonder Woman tells how she came to be the protector of humankind, who her enemies are, and how she keeps her identity secret.
Whaley Whale Raschka, Christopher, author, illustrator.
The reader is invited to find Whaley Whale's hiding place.
The troublemaker Castillo, Lauren, author, illustrator.
After playing a trick on his sister by stealing her toy rabbit, a mischievous little boy wonders who the new troublemaker is when his toy raccoon disappears.
Sleepyheads Howatt, Sandra J.
"Drowsy animal babies snuggle in trees, caves, weeds, and on waves, but one sleepyhead isn't yet in his bed"--
Norman, speak! Adderson, Caroline, 1963- author.
After a family adopts a dog from a local shelter, they cannot understand why he doesn't respond to commands, until a chance encounter in the dog park reveals that their new dog only understands Chinese.
A mom for Umande Faulconer, Maria Fasal.
Because his own mother is too young to take care of him, Umande, a newborn gorilla, is fed and cuddled by human zookeepers until a surrogate mother is found.
Swamp chomp Schaefer, Lola M., 1950-
In the rippling waters of a swamp, mosquitoes fly and hum, dragonflies swoop and drone, and other creatures live their interwoven lives. Includes facts about swamps and food chains.
Whoosh and Chug! Braun, Sebastien, author, illustrator.
"Some trains may think fast is best, but only slow and steady Chug can save the day"--
Surprise Hout, Mies van.
Colorful birds and their chicks depict the different stages of parenthood, such as caring, comforting, teasing and letting go.
The promise Davies, Nicola, 1958- author.
On a mean street in a mean, broken city, a young girl tries to snatch an old woman's bag. But the frail old woman, holding on with the strength of heroes, says the thief can't have it without giving something in return: the promise. It is the beginning of a journey that will change the thieving girl's life--and a chance to change the world, for good.
Queen on Wednesday Swiatkowska, Gabi, author, illustrator.
When Thelma is bored, she decides to become a queen but the responsibilities are so great that she soon has a royal headache.
Princess wannabe Lammle, Leslie, author, illustrator.
After magically entering her bedtime fairy tale book, Fern discovers what it is like to be a princess.
Darren Farrell presents Thank you, Octopus. Farrell, Darren, author, illustrator.
Octopus helps his buddy get ready for bed, but in most unusual ways.
Soccer star Javaherbin, Mina, author.
Just in time for the World Cup, an inspiring story of a Brazilian boy who dreams of being a soccer star and the sister who steps in to help his team win a game.
The night before Mother's Day Wing, Natasha.
It's the night before Mother's Day, and Dad and the kids are determined to show Mom just how much they love her. They whip up a cake from scratch, and offer a special coupon for a day at the spa, right in their own kitchen!
Puss & boots Imai, Ayano, author, illustrator.
It's all about the shoes! A poor shoemaker and his cat lived together. Business was bad. 'Don't give up so easily,' advised the cat. 'Make me some beautiful boots, and I will do the rest!' This clever cat can deal with anything, even a shoe-loving monster. Ayano Imai's delightful twist on the classic Puss in Boots story, sees the loyal cat taking on a terrible monster--and winning.
Up in the air at the fair Hsu Lin, Amy, author.
Splat, Spike, and Plank can't wait to go to the fair. But when Kitten can't come, the friends are determined to bring her back the perfect gift.
Too cool for school Dean, Kim, 1969- author.
"Pete just can't decide which outfit to wear to school! He has so many options to choose from. Fans of Pete the Cat will enjoy Pete's creativity in choosing the coolest outfit" --
Monkey and elephant go gadding Schaefer, Carole Lexa, author.
Monkey and Elephant are very good friends, very good friends who look too nice to just stay at home. So they decide to go gadding. "Gadding?" said Elephant. "What's that?" "Gadding," said Monkey, "is walking along, looking around, finding something fun, stopping awhile, then moving on." Along the way, Monkey and Elephant meet up with some old friends, and three new ones, too. You never know what fun surprises you'll discover when you decide to go gadding!
Monster needs his sleep Czajak, Paul.
Monster needs to go to sleep but keeps finding things to stay awake for until, finally, he admits that he is afraid of the dark and gets help with his bedtime problem.
Oh so brave dragon Kirk, David, 1955-
Dragon knows he is supposed to be brave, because that's what dragons do. He's so brave and valiant, he's ready to try out his fearsome roar! But when he hears something that scares him, he turns to his forest friends to find the noise, and to help him be brave. Young readers will relate to Dragon's fears, and delight in his quest to be brave. Bestselling author/artist David Kirk, creator of the popular Miss Spider series, has created another beautiful, meaningful picture book to follow Oh So Tiny Bunny.
Batman : the story of the Dark Knight Cosentino, Ralph.
Wealthy Bruce Wayne relates how he became the costumed avenger known as Batman.
The monkey goes bananas Bloom, C. P., author.
Monkey, having spied a banana tree across the water, will stop at nothing to get a snack.
A perfect day for digging Best, Cari, author.
In the spring when trees unfreeze and grass grows green and pansies say, "Please plant me!" Nell and her dog, Rusty, can't wait to dig in dirt just right for digging. But Norman, their neighbor, says "Ewww!" to digging and dirt.
Veggies with wedgies Doodler, Todd H.
The vegetables in Farmer John's garden are intrigued when he hangs his underwear out to dry but when Corn, Potato, Beet, and the others pull things off the line and try them on, they are not at all comfortable.
Maisy plays soccer Cousins, Lucy, author.
"Maisy and her friends can't wait to play soccer! Maisy puts on her uniform, laces up her sneakers, and heads to the field. Charlie, Tallulah, and Dotty are on the blue team, while Maisy, Cyril, and Eddie are on the red. Let's play! Soon enough the game heats up, with plenty of action, excitement, and suspense. Who will be the first team to make a goal? Whatever the score, it's all in good fun, and everyone is still the best of friends at the end!" --
Pomelo's big adventure Badescu, Ramona, author.
"Pomelo leaves his garden for the first time and goes on an adventure into the wide world. He meets up with many obstacles, learns to feel safe on his own, and makes his first real friend"--
It's an orange aardvark! Hall, Michael, 1954- author, illustrator.
A carpenter ant drills a hole to see what is outside his stump, worrying his fellow ants, and when new holes reveal different colors they fabricate a story about the horrible beast that will soon attack. Pages have holes through which different parts of the illustrations can be seen.
The farmer's away! Baa! Neigh! Kennedy, Anne, 1955- author, illustrator.
A rhythmic story features a noisy menagerie of mischievous animals who go picnicking, jet skiing, and ballroom dancing in the farmer's absence.
Chandra's magic light : a story in Nepal Heine, Theresa.
Chandra and her sister Deena see a demonstration of a "magic light," a solar-powered lantern, at a market near their home in Nepal and are determined to buy one, knowing it will help their little brother's cough to stop using kerosene lamps. Includes facts about Nepal and a DIY solar energy project.
Big pigs Helakoski, Leslie, author, illustrator.
Three piglet brothers are determined to prove which one is the biggest.
Doctor White Goodall, Jane, 1934-
Every day, a small white dog goes to the hospital to visit sick children and help them recover.
Big bug Cole, Henry, 1955- author, illustrator.
Beginning with a bug, various objects are revealed as being big and small in comparison with other objects on a farm under the big, big sky.
Elmer and the whales McKee, David, author, illustrator.
When Elmer the patchwork elephant and his cousin Wilbur decide to go whale-watching, as their grandfather Eldo did at their age, their journey becomes far more of an adventure than they anticipated.
Lamby lamb Raschka, Christopher, author, illustrator.
The narrator uses reverse psychology to get a young sheep dressed.
Send for a superhero! Rosen, Michael, 1946- author.
A father reads his children a bedtime story about two villains whose plot to steal money and cover everything in slime is unsuccessfully countered by every superhero until Extremely Boring Man comes along with the power to put everyone to sleep.
The Underpants Zoo Sendelbach, Brian.
Invites the reader to visit a new zoo, where each of the animals sports underwear suited to his or her own personal style.
Zoo ah-choooo Mandel, Peter, 1957-
On a sleepy Sunday at the zoo, all the animals suddenly begin to sneeze.
Five trucks Floca, Brian, author.
Five different trucks do five different jobs to get an airplane ready for takeoff.
Cat napped! Hernandez, Leeza, author, illustrator.
A lost pet cat finds her way home with help from a kindly passerby and the animal shelter.
Books always everywhere Blatt, Jane, author.
A celebration of the many ways children interact with books.
Edgar's second word Vernick, Audrey.
After waiting for her baby brother to arrive, and then waiting for him to learn to talk, Hazel is disappointed in his first word.
Even monsters Smith, A. J. (Andy J.), author, illustrator.
"Everybody knows monsters can be, well, monsters. But did you know sometimes even monsters get scared? They can be sad, they can be kind, they can miss their mommies. Sometimes, they're just plain silly. And even monsters need to brush their teeth"--
Little Lola Saab, Julie.
After climbing aboard a school bus, a curious cat spends an enjoyable day at school.
The little bear book Browne, Anthony, 1946-
As Bear walks in the forest, with pencil in hand, he meets several grumpy forest dwellers and knows just what to do for them.
Daytime nighttime Low, William.
Introduces animals ranging from butterflies and rabbits to fireflies and frogs, as they make their way in warm sunlight or the cool glow of the moon.
Dog vs. Cat Gall, Chris, author, illustrator.
A dog and a cat, both newly adopted and forced to share a room, do not get along until a howling, smelly, terrifying newcomer unites them in a common cause.
It is night Rowand, Phyllis, 1915-
"A little girl says good night to a seal, a bear, a lion, a train, and so on--giving readers a bit of information about each"--
Arlo rolled Pearson, Susan, author.
Story about an exciting adventures of Arlo, a pea who wants to be free.
Bear and Bird Skofield, James.
"An old bear and a young bird become friends and spend several years together until the bear's death. The young bird is comforted by memories of their time together"--
Anna carries water Senior, Olive, author.
"Anna fetches water from the spring every day, but she can't carry it on her head like her older brothers and sisters. In this charming and poetic family story set in Jamaica, Prize-winning author Olive Senior shows young readers the power of determination, as Anna achieves her goal and overcomes her fear" --Publisher.
The frog who lost his underpants MacIver, Juliette, 1972- author.
Fix this mess! Arnold, Tedd, author, illustrator.
Robug tries to obey when Jake instructs it to "Fix this mess!" but somehow manages to make things worse.
Hands & hearts Napoli, Donna Jo, 1948- author.
"Highlights the bond between a mother and her child while providing a gentle introduction to sign language during their day at the beach"--
Dinosaur vs. school Shea, Bob, author, illustrator.
Fearless Dinosaur takes on new challenges as he starts preschool, from meeting new friends to pasting glitter and googly eyes, but one task requires assistance from everyone.
Cowy cow Raschka, Christopher, author, illustrator.
Cowy Cow has one hundred ideas, and some might even be good ones.
Davy loves his mommy Weninger, Brigitte, author.
Resolving to find the perfect Mother's Day gift for his mother after arriving late for dinner, Davy the exuberant bunny realizes that the best gift of all would be presenting five well-behaved, clean and polite siblings on mom's big day.
Crabby Crab Raschka, Christopher, author, illustrator.
Crabby Crab, unhappy about the way he looks and moves, is surprised to learn that he is loved just the way he is.
Jake at gymnastics Isadora, Rachel, author, illustrator.
Toddlers have fun at gymnastics class.
Bravo, Chico Canta! Bravo! Mora, Pat, author.
Chico Canta, the youngest of twelve mice children who live in a theater, uses his bilingual abilities to avert disaster when the cat spots them leaving a performance.
Cinder Edna Jackson, Ellen, 1943-
Cinderella and Cinder Edna, who live with cruel stepmothers and stepsisters, have different approaches to life, and, although each ends up with the prince of her dreams, one is a great deal happier than the other.
Albert the muffin-maker May, Eleanor, author.
Albert the mouse decides to make a batch of muffins but must borrow more and more ingredients from his friends until his sister, Wanda, helps him learn a lesson about sharing, using the concept of ordinal numbers.
Koalas Marsh, Laura, author.
An introduction to koalas covers where they live, what they eat, and how they communicate, and follows the animal's development from cub to adult.
Biscuit loves the library Capucilli, Alyssa Satin, 1957- author.
On "Read to a Pet Day" at the library, Biscuit plays with story time puppets, visits with friends, and listens to recorded books before a librarian helps him discover his favorite activity of all.
Amelia Bedelia joins the club Parish, Herman.
"Amelia Bedelia loves her school. Her whole class gets along--except when it rains. Then they split into two groups--the Puddle Jumpers and the Puddle Stompers. Both clubs ask Amelia Bedelia to join, but she doesn't want to choose between her friends. Luckily, Amelia Bedelia finds a solution that makes a big splash with everyone"--
The camping trip Hapka, Cathy, author.
When Meg goes camping with the Pony Scouts, she finds herself unprepared for bugs, long walks to the bathroom and spooky stories.
I am Rosa Parks Meltzer, Brad.
Recounts Rosa Parks' daring effort to stand up for herself and other African Americans by helping to end segregation on public transportation.
Seed to plant Rattini, Kristin Baird, author.
Introduces a plant's life cycle, explaining how seeds grow into flowers and trees.
Give and Take Raschka, Christopher
Jack dePaola, Tomie/ dePaola, Tomie (ILT)
Baby bedtime Fox, Mem, 1946-
"After all the kissing and the hugging and the rocking and the snuggling, there at last comes a time for sleeping"--
The last king of Angkor Wat Base, Graeme.
Among the ruins of Angkor Wat, Tiger, Gibbon, Water Buffalo, and Gecko accept Elephant's challenge to race to a certain temple to settle their argument over who would have made the greatest king, and at the end Elephant explains how the competition showed each one's strengths and weaknesses. Includes search-and-find illustrations and a brief history of the "City of Temples."
Loopy Coop Hens: Oh No! a Fox! Stoeke, Janet Morgan
Fiona's Lace Polacco, Patricia/ Polacco, Patricia (ILT)
Circle, Square, Moose Bingham, Kelly/ Zelinsky, Paul O. (ILT)
Brave Chicken Little Byrd, Robert/ Byrd, Robert (ILT)
Forklifts Osier, Dan, author.
Provides details about forklifts, including their parts, how they are used, and the people who operate them.
Cranes Osier, Dan.
Do you know which ones will grow? Shea, Susan A.
Poses rhyming questions about what grows and what does not. Features die-cut and gatefold pages.
I spy in the sky Gibbs, Edward, author.
Up in the sky there are many colorful birds to spy, each of them different. Look through the spy hole and use the clues to guess which one is next. Then turn the page to reveal the creature. Watch as young children quickly become engaged in the game -- learning colors and animal facts along the way.
Foxie : the singing dog D'Aulaire, Ingri, 1904-1980.
A lost dog's luck makes him fat and famous, but when given a chance he proves he still thinks there is no place like home.
Quest Becker, Aaron/ Becker, Aaron (ILT)
Guitar-ific! : let the adventure begin... Spergel, Heather, author.
When NiNi sees a shiny yellow electric guitar in the music shop window he is swept up in a rock and roll fantasy where he performs in front of a sold-out crowd with his cat Picaboo backing him up on bass.
I Am a Witch's Cat Muncaster, Harriet
Naughty kitty Stower, Adam, author, illustrator.
Lily learns that kitties can be almost as much trouble as dogs--but they can also be very comforting.
Butterflies Delano, Marfe Ferguson, author.
Describes the characteristics of butterflies, including their colors, how they ward off predators, their food habits, and how caterpillars become butterflies.
The tree house that Jack built Verburg, Bonnie, author.
"With ladders, swings, turrets, and elaborate pulley systems everywhere--animals chase one another over, under, around, and through the tree house that Jack has built. Then the bell rings, and all the animals gather for story time with Jack"--
At the hardware store : understand place value Paz, Naomi, 1983-
My turtle Graubart, Norman D.
Little Boo Wunderli, Stephen/ Zeltner, Tim (ILT)
If you were a dog Swenson, Jamie.
Easy-to-read text invites the reader to imagine life as a dog, a cat, a fish, a bird, and even a dinosaur.
Noah and the mighty ark Greene, Rhonda Gowler, author.
The story of Noah's ark told in rhyme.
Margret and H.A. Rey's Happy Easter, Curious George Anderson, R. P. (Robert Pierce), 1969-
When the man in the yellow hat takes Curious George to the park on Easter, the little monkey has fun petting a rabbit, coloring eggs, and helping with the Easter egg hunt.
The baby tree Blackall, Sophie, author, illustrator.
After learning that his parents are expecting a baby, a young boy asks several people where babies come from and gets a different answer from each before his parents have a chance to give the right answer. Includes advice on answering questions about reproduction.
29 myths on the Swinster pharmacy Snicket, Lemony, author.
A brother and sister wonder about the mysterious establishment in the next town called the Swinster Pharmacy.