by Turner, Matthew Paul, E TURNER

When God Made You

From early on, children are looking to discover their place in the world and longing to understand how their personalities, traits, and talents fit in. The assurance that they are deeply loved and a unique creation in our big universe is certain to help them spread their wings and fly. Through playful, charming rhyme a…

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The Map of Good Memories

When Zoe is forced to flee from the city where she was born to another country because of the war, she makes a map of good memories to take with her.…

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by Norman, Kim E NORMAN

She'll Be Coming Up the Mountain

When she gets here, she'll discover just how much we really love her . . . Welcome back the ten spirited pals from Ten on the Sled and If It's Snowy and You Know It, Clap Your Paws! Author Kim Norman and illustrator Liza Woodruff have whipped up more frosty fun in a THIRD rollicking, jolly, snow-filled story, set to th…

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by Jackson, Richard, E JACKSON

This Beautiful Day

Undaunted by the rainy weather, three children take their happiness outside and seem to chase the clouds away as they jump, skip, and dance together.…

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by Alizadeh, Kate E ALIZADE

Quiet!

A child experiences all the sounds in her house throughout the day.…

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by Rylant, Cynthia E RYLANT

Life

Life is beautiful, ever changing, sometimes not easy, but always worth waking up in the morning to see what might happen.…

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by Smith, Danna. E SMITH

The Hawk of the Castle : a Story of Medieval Falconry

"Join a young girl and her father, the falconer at a medieval castle, as they experience the joys of taking a goshawk out for a training flight. The girl leads readers through all the preparations and equipment needed for the flight -- from falconer's glove to the hawk's hood and bells -- culminating in a dramatic demo…

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by Willems, Mo E WILLEMS

Welcome : a Mo Willems Guide for New Arrivals

"[This book] welcomes readers to the world using bold, eye-catching graphics and clever text that is perfect for reading aloud. With a fun and heartwarming message, [this book] playfully interacts with the reader with its meta-humor, while addressing such topics such as injustice, cats, friendship, and family. This one…

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by Bogart, Jo Ellen E BOGART

Count Your Chickens

Readers can count the chickens on each page who are enjoying activities in town and at the county fair.…

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by Reagan, Jean, E REAGAN

How to Get Your Teacher Ready

A class of adorable students gives tips and tricks for getting a teacher ready for the first day of school, and all the events and milestones that will follow (picture day, holiday concert, the 100th day of school, field day!). And along the way, children will see that getting their teacher ready is really getting them…

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by Willems, Mo E WILLEMS

Welcome : a Mo Willems Guide for New Arrivals

An introductory guide to the world for new babies.…

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by Ransom, Candice F., E RANSOM

Amanda Panda Quits Kindergarten

When Amanda Panda's first day of kindergarten does not go according to plan, she decides to quit and join her older brother in the second grade.…

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by Leannah, Michael, E LEANNAH

Most People

Looks at the goodness of most people, pointing out how many more people there are in the world who would like to help others than would like to hurt them, and even most of those who do bad things can change.…

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by Bogan, Carmen, E BOGAN

Where's Rodney?

Rodney is a restless student, but when his class takes a trip to the park, he finally has something to sit still for.…

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by Krosoczka, Jarrett E KROSOCZ

Naptastrophe!

When Lucy insists she does not need a nap before accompanying her dad on errands she discovers that she is more tired than she realizes.…

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by Engle, Margarita E ENGLE

All the Way to Havana

A boy helps his father keep their very old car running as they make a trip to Havana for his newborn cousin's zero-year birthday. Includes author's note about cars in Cuba.…

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Where Do Jet Planes Sleep at Night?

Illustrations and rhyming text reveal what airplanes, helicopters, and blimps do to get ready for bed after a hard day's work.…

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by Sheneman, Drew E SHENEMA

Nope!

Mama bird is ready for baby to leave the nest, but Baby keeps seeing danger at the base of the tree. What's a mother bird to do?…

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by McCarthy, Jenna E MCCARTH

Poppy Louise is Not Afraid of Anything

What strikes fear in a girl who loves monsters, roller coasters, and spiders?…

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by Luyken, Corinna, E LUYKEN

The Book of Mistakes

"As an artist creatively incorporates her slipups into a drawing, readers see the ways in which 'mistakes' can provide inspiration and opportunity, and reveal that both the art and artist are works-in-progress"--…

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by Shea, Bob E SHEA

The Happiest Book Ever!

"This book wants to be the happiest book ever, and it has lined up all its friends--including you--to help! But wait--what's up with that frowny frog?"--…

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by Marcero, Deborah, E MARCERO

Rosie and Crayon

When Rosie's dog Crayon dies all the color in her world seems to fade to grey, but after she helps a little boy find his cat she suddenly realizes her heart is open to love again, which helps bring the beautiful colors back into her life.…

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by Muth, Jon J. E MUTH

Mama Lion Wins the Race

Mama Lion, Tigey, the Flying Pandinis, and the Knitted Monkeys compete in a road race, and when the Pandinis stop to help Mama Lion, she is happy to return the favor.…

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The Map of Good Memories

"There are places that remind us of happy moments. Zoe, a little girl who has to flee from her city with her family because of a war, remembers them before she leaves. She uses them to draw a 'map of good memories,' knowing that they will always be with her."--…

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by McLaughlin, Lauren E MCLAUGH

Mitzi Tulane, Preschool Detective in the Secret Ingredient

Mitzi Tulane uses her detective skills to uncover what may be the secret ingredient in her father's homemade muffins.…

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by Bogart, Jo Ellen E BOGART

Count Your Chickens

"Chickens, chickens everywhere -- going to the county fair! Follow a family of chickens as they prepare for their big outing. You'll see chickens wondering what to wear, baking pies, painting their toes and knitting socks. A stroll through town reveals that everyone else is excited for the festivities too. There are so…

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by Slater, Dashka E SLATER

The Antlered Ship

An inquisitive fox named Marco and a bored flock of pigeons join the crew of deer Captain Sylvia, setting sail in her antlered ship in search of a wonderful island and finding friendship on the way.…

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by Garton, Sam E GARTON

Otter Loves Easter!

This year the Easter Bunny brought Otter lots of chocolate eggs -- her favorite! Otter Keeper said she had to share them with her friends, but sharing is very hard... and eating chocolate is very easy. Otter didn't want Teddy, Giraffe, and Pig to be sad, though. Someone had to save Easter -- and she knew just the right…

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by Sheneman, Drew E SHENEMA

Nope!

"Does Little Bird want to leave the nest and learn to fly? NOPE!"--…

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by Shea, Bob E SHEA

The Scariest Book Ever

"This is the scariest book ever! Or so claims its melodramatic ghost narrator. You can go ahead and turn the page, but don't expect him to come with you. He is a big scaredy-cat!"--…

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by Mena, Pato, E MENA

The Perfect Siesta

Even though he has something urgent to do, a jaguar decides to take advantage of a cool breeze to take a nap, so he asks the coati to wake him in exactly ten minutes, but the coati decides to take a nap too and asks another animal to wake him.…

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by Clanton, Ben, E CLANTON

It Came in the Mail

After Liam writes to his mailbox, asking for more mail, he gets his wish, but soon he realizes that sending mail is even more fun than receiving it.…

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by McLaughlin, Lauren E MCLAUGH

Wonderful You : an Adoption Story

Adoptive parents promise to fill their new baby girl's life with love, security, and adventure.…

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by Maclear, Kyo, E MACLEAR

The Fog

When the fog arrives on his island, a bird with a passion for people watching sets out to discover if anyone else has noticed it taking over the island.…

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by Oud, Pauline, E OUD

Looking for Colors with Lily and Milo

In this story, Lily and Milo play together and identify different colors.…

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by Brunetti, Ivan E BRUNETT

Wordplay

"In this introduction to compound words by a famed cartoonist, a young student named Annemarie learns how to have fun with language"-- Provided by publisher.…

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by Goodhart, Pippa E GOODHAR

My Very Own Space

A little rabbit is trying to read his book in peace, but there's so much going on around him! Maybe he needs some space just for himself. With minimal text accompanying beautiful and sweet illustrations, this charming picture book explores ideas of personal space and sharing in a way that even very young children can e…

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by Hobbie, Holly E HOBBIE

A Cat Named Swan

After surviving on the streets, a homeless cat discovers the joys of living with a human family.…

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by Swanson, Matthew, E SWANSON

Everywhere, Wonder

A young boy follows his imagination from the pyramids of Egypt to the moon, and back again. Along the way he learns that there are always stories to discover, to dream about, and to share.…

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by Zuill, Andrea E ZUILL

Dance is for Everyone

"An alligator dancing ballet? When the reptile takes her place at the barre, Mrs. Iraina and her dancers are very surprised. But since they can't communicate with the alligator--and she is able to follow along--they just decide to name her Tanya and let her stay. (Would YOU say no to a 450-pound alligator?) Mrs. Iraina…

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by Zuill, Andrea E ZUILL

Dance is for Everyone

When an alligator joins their dance class, an astonished Mrs. Iraina and her students decide to create a special ballet to showcase the alligator's larger-than-life talents.…

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by Ward, Lindsay E WARD

Brobarians

Once at peace, the two brobarians, Otto and Iggy, go to war when Iggy takes control of the land.…

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by Tomlin, Chris E TOMLIN

Good Good Father

"When his town is in trouble, a little bear named Tucker doubts why the King would have time for him and if he would really offer help. Just as Tucker is about to give up, the King runs to him offering love, acceptance, and help, assuring the reader that God truly is a Good Good Father and they are loved by Him"--…

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by Barba, Ale, E BARBA

Time Out!

"A young boy gets sent to time out and his imagination soars"--…

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by Barnett, Mac E BARNETT

Places to Be

We have so many places to be! Places to be loud and lovely and scared and jubilant. This picture book celebrates all our wide-ranging emotions -- and the adventures that await us each day.…

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by George, Kallie, E GEORGE

Secrets I Know

"A little girls shares secrets only she can tell"--…

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The Only Fish in the Sea

Sadie and Sherman set out to rescue little Ellsworth, the goldfish Amy Scott received for her birthday and threw right into the ocean.…

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by Pace, Anne Marie E PACE

Vampirina Ballerina

Advice for young vampires who aspire to become ballet dancers.…

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by Miyanishi, Tatsuya, E MIYANIS

I Will Love You Forever

A female Maiasaura finds a lost egg in the forest and decides to look after it with her own egg. Surprisingly, a baby tyrannosaurus hatches from the egg! The greathearted mother accepts and raises him as her own son, Heart. One day, Heart goes to pick berries and comes across another tyrannosaurus. Heart then makes a t…

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by Murray, Diana E MURRAY

Doris the Bookasaurus

"A dinosaur who loves reading teaches her brothers that playtime and books work perfectly together"--…

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by Reynolds, Aaron, E REYNOLD

Creepy Pair of Underwear!

"A young rabbit is frightened by his underwear"--…

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by Rex, Adam E REX

Nothing Rhymes with Orange

All the fruits gather together and enjoy a rhyming party, but poor Orange feels left out because he does not rhyme with anything--until Apple invents a new word.…

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by Lazar, Tara E LAZAR

7 Ate 9 : the Untold Story

When 7 is accused of eating 9, worried 6 hires a detective to investigate.…

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by Barba, Ale, E BARBA

Time Out!

When a young boy makes a mess and is sent to time out by his mother, he uses his imagination to pretend that he is on a spaceship in order to pass the time.…

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by Ward, Lindsay E WARD

Brobarians

This is the tale of the mighty Brobarians. Two warriors, once at peace...now at odds. Iggy the Brobarian has taken over the land. Can Otto the Big Brobarian win it back? Or maybe, with a little help, the two brothers can find peace again....…

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by Donaldson, Julia E DONALDS

The Giant Jumperee

A baby frog scares the other animals.…

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by Underwood, Deborah E UNDERWO

Super Saurus Saves Kindergarten

Arnold, who is nervous about his first day of kindergarten, transforms himself into Super Saurus to face what turns out to be not so frightening, after all.…

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by Rania, E RANIA

The Sandwich Swap

Best friends Lily and Salma disagree over their preferred foods, but after trading sandwiches to see how they taste, the girls change their minds.…

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by DiPucchio, Kelly E DIPUCCH

Dragon Was Terrible

When a dragon has a temper tantrum, no one can tame him, except for a little boy with a good book.…

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by Reagan, Jean, E REAGAN

How to Get Your Teacher Ready

Explains how to help your teacher get ready for events in the school year.…

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by Yolen, Jane E YOLEN

On Duck Pond

A young boy and his dog walk by a serene pond that erupts in a cacophony of birds, frogs, turtles, and other creatures.…

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by Funk, Josh E FUNK

The Case of the Stinky Stench

Inspector Croissant seeks the help of Lady Pancake and Sir French Toast to investigate a terrible odor coming from the refrigerator.…

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by Rylant, Cynthia E RYLANT

Beauty and the Beast

Through her great capacity to love, a kind and beautiful maid releases a handsome prince from the spell which has made him an ugly beast.…

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by Goodhart, Pippa E GOODHAR

My Very Own Space

A rabbit longs for a space just for himself, so he tries to secure one by drawing a circle on the floor.…

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by Wilson, Karma E WILSON

Dormouse Dreams

Dormouse hibernates and dreams of spring until spring arrives, and along with it comes his dormouse friend.…

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by Yamada, Kobi E YAMADA

What Do You Do with an Idea?

A boy has an idea which makes him uncomfortable at first but he discovers it is magical and that, no matter what other people say, he should give it his attention.…

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by L'Arronge, Lilli, E LARRONG

Me Tall, You Small

"Me Tall, You Small is a silly romp through a parent and child's daily lives, exploring the differences between being an adult and a child when doing various activities, from kicking the soccer ball around to cooking together to snuggling in bed after a long day. It's a dynamic readaloud with whimsical use of language …

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by Mena, Pato, E MENA

The Perfect Siesta

Sleepy jungle animals prepare for naptime on a nice breezy day in the jungle but, when they each promise the other they will wake them up in exactly 10 minutes, who will keep awake to do it?…

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by Snyder, Laurel E SNYDER

The Forever Garden

"A young girl and her neighbor bond over a love of gardening"--…

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by Bogan, Carmen, E BOGAN

Where's Rodney?

Rodney was inside, but always wanted to be outside. His class takes a field trip to the park.…

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by London, Jonathan, E LONDON

Pup the Sea Otter

The first year of life for a male sea otter, as his mother tenderly cares for him and teaches him how to survive on his own.…

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by Wheeler, Eliza E WHEELER

Miss Maple's Seeds

After gathering lost seeds during the summer, a kind woman tends and instructs them throughout the fall and winter before sending them out in the spring to find roots of their own.…

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by Marcero, Deborah, E MARCERO

Rosie and Crayon

"Rosie and her pup, named Crayon, lead readers through the colorful seasons of growing up together and what it means to love...and then experience loss."--Amazon.com.…

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by Funk, Josh E FUNK

The Case of the Stinky Stench

When a stinky smell spreads throughout the refrigerator, Inspector Croissant begs Sir French Toast and Lady Pancake to investigate the smell's possible source, from the devious Baron Von Waffle to a red herring in Corn Chowder Lake.…

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by Lacasa, Blanca, E LACASA

Bow-wow-meow

Fabio is a dog who never does any of the things that ordinary dogs do, no matter how much his people try to encourage him and show him how, until the night Max follows him and discovers who his real friends are and how he behaves with them.…

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by Eaton, Maxwell. E EATON

I'm Awake!

"An energetic young critter tries to coax his dad out of bed in the morning"--…

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by Durango, Julia, E DURANGO

The One Day House

A little boy promises his beloved friend, an elderly lady, that one day he will fix up her old house--and his words inspire the other people in the neighborhood to pitch in and get it done.…

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by Willems, Mo E WILLEMS

Sam, the Most Scaredy-cat Kid in the Whole World

When two fearful children are terrified of each other, their respective monsters try to help.…

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by DiPucchio, Kelly E DIPUCCH

Super Manny Stands Up!

"The story of a brave little raccoon named Manny, whose superhero games at home give him unexpected strength at school when he puts on his invisible cape to stand up to a bully"--…

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by Britt, Paige, E BRITT

Why Am I Me?

In a poetic, philosophical exchange, two children of different races ask themselves why they are who and what they are, and speculate on how they could be different.…

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by McGhee, Holly M., E MCGHEE

Come with Me

Frightened by news of angry people around the world, a young girl gets her parents' help in learning to be compassionate and brave a little at a time.…

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by Snyder, Laurel E SNYDER

The Forever Garden

Each day, rain or shine, Honey works in her garden, and each day, the little girl who lives next door is right by Honey's side. She hangs on the fence in the mornings. She watches from her window when it's raining. And on nice nights, when Honey eats in her garden, the girl goes over for dessert. Here's a heartwarming …

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by Bar-el, Dan E BAR EL

It's Great Being a Dad

When a gang of mythical creatures needs a hand, Dad steps in to save the day.…

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by Tryon, Leslie E TRYON

The Thumbtack Dancer

Gus loves dancing but does not have the money to afford tap shoes, so he uses his thumbtack shoes and natural talent to reach his dream.…

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by Miyanishi, Tatsuya, E MIYANIS

I Will Love You Forever

Finding an egg in the forest, a Maiasaura takes care of it, and the baby Tyrannosaurus that hatches, but eventually the Tyrannosaurus discovers what it really is.…

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by Messner, Kate E MESSNER

Rolling Thunder

Told in rhyming text, a boy accompanies his grandfather on the Rolling Thunder Ride for Freedom, a demonstration in Washington, DC, on Memorial Day that pays tribute to American veterans.…

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by Rissi, Anica Mrose E RISSI

The Teacher's Pet

When a class pet proves to be more than a handful, the students agree they cannot keep him, but how will they convince their teacher, Mr. Stricter, who loves the strange creature?…

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by Schaefer, Carole Lexa E SCHAEFE

The Children's Garden : Growing Food in the City

Youngsters explore the sights, smells, sensations, and tastes of growing their own food in a community garden. Story based on the Children's Garden in Seattle.…

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by Hunter, Jana Novotny E HUNTER

My Tail's Not Tired!

When Big Monster says it is time to go to bed, Little Monster tries to stay up, but Big Monster has a plan.…

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by DiPucchio, Kelly E DIPUCCH

Super Manny Stands Up!

Every day after school, Manny saves the world from formidable foes. I AM FEARLESS! I AM STRONG! I AM BRAVE! I AM POWERFUL! I AM INVINCIBLE! Zombie bears, evil cloud monsters, and alien robots with laser beam eyes are no match for Super Manny. But when Manny encounters a real-life nemesis in the school cafeteria, will h…

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by Polacco, Patricia E POLACCO

Junkyard Wonders

Inspired by a teacher who believes each of them is a genius, a class of special-needs students invents something that could convince the whole school they are justifiably proud to be "Junkyard Wonders."…

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by Funke, Cornelia, E FUNKE

The Book No One Ever Read

A celebration of how readers bring books to life follows the experiences of a book that tires of an unchanging existence on the shelf and yearns for the excitement of sharing its story with a child.…

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by Dawnay, Gabby E DAWNAY

If I Had a Dinosaur

Although she has considered other pets, a young girl is sure a dinosaur would be the perfect pet and imagines all the things she would do with her dinosaur.…

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by Garton, Sam E GARTON

Otter Loves Easter!

Otter is delighted with all the chocolate eggs he receives from the Easter Bunny, but he has a difficult time learning to share them with his friends.…

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by Tryon, Leslie E TRYON

The Thumbtack Dancer

Gus is a most promising, most energetic and most talented young dancer who figures out how to make enough money to upgrade his tip-a-tap thumbtack sneakers to a new pair of real tap shoes that could slap-a-dee-dap, slap-a-dee-dap on a real dance floor. He uses his public street dancing and thumbtack shoes to tap his wa…

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by Funk, Josh E FUNK

Dear Dragon

As a school project, George and Blaise become pen pals, writing rhyming letters about their favorite things to do, unaware that one is human and the other a dragon.…

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by Bozik, Chrissy E BOZIK

The Ghosts Go Scaring

In a Halloween twist on the song, "The Ants Go Marching," invites young readers to count from one to ten ghosts as they trick-or-treat and cause mischief along the way.…

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by Yolen, Jane E YOLEN

Stone Angel

While trying to escape with her family from the Nazis, a young Jewish French girl feels protected by angels.…

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by Reed, Lynn Rowe E REED

Benny Shark Goes to Friend School

Benny Shark is a bully who tries to bully his way to friendship. He goes to Friend School to learn the rules of friendship.…

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by Pace, Anne Marie E PACE

Vampirina at the Beach

Vampirina, the little vampire ballet dancer, shows how to have fun and be safe at the beach.…

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by Turner, Matthew Paul, E TURNER

When God Made You

Explains how God makes every person unique with individual qualities that are needed in the world.…

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by Long, Loren E LONG

Otis and the Kittens

When Otis the tractor becomes trapped in a burning barn, after rescuing kittens, his animal friends and local firefighters come to his aid.…

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by Swanson, Matthew, E SWANSON

Everywhere, Wonder

"A book for all ages about noticing the wonder and beauty in the world both near and far"--…

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by Norman, Kim E NORMAN

She'll Be Coming Up the Mountain

An adaptation of the popular song finds Polar Bear's friends making a flurry of party plans for her return to the Land of the Midnight Sun.…

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by Oud, Pauline, E OUD

Looking for Colors with Lily and Milo

Lily and Milo don their red boots, choose pretty yellow balloons, and drink orange juice, in a book that identifies different colors.…

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by Bozik, Chrissy E BOZIK

The Ghosts Go Scaring

Illustrations and rhyming text help the reader count the ghosts floating through the neighborhood on Halloween.…

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by Yolen, Jane E YOLEN

Little Frog and the Spring Polliwogs

Little Frog likes being an only frog, but when a net-wielding boy presents danger, Little Frog has to remember all that she has been taught in order to save the tadpoles from disaster.…

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by Polacco, Patricia E POLACCO

When Lightning Comes in a Jar

A young girl describes the family reunion at her grandmother's house, from the food and baseball and photos to the flickering fireflies on the lawn.…

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by Van Dusen, Chris E VAN DUS

A Camping Spree with Mr. Magee

Mr. Magee and his dog Dee go camping and have an adventure with a hungry bear.…

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by Martin, Bill, E MARTIN

Spunky Little Monkey

Little monkey will not get out of bed, so the doctor prescribes some exercise, and monkey learns to dance.…

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by Sage, James E SAGE

Stop Feedin' Da Boids!

"When Swanda first moves to Brooklyn from the country, she misses the wildlife she left behind. But not for long. Oh, look! What dear little birds! Swanda says to her dog when she notices all the pigeons outside her apartment. Come, Waldo, we ll get them a bird feeder all their own. It s fun to watch the pigeons flock …

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by McLaughlin, Lauren E MCLAUGH

Mitzi Tulane, Preschool Detective in the Secret Ingredient

When Max suspects that Mitzi's father has snuck vegetables into her muffin they hurry to the lab of her neighbors, Juan and Juanita, to investigate.…

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by Sage, James E SAGE

Stop Feedin' Da Boids!

New to the city and missing the wildlife she grew up with in the country, Swanda becomes enamored of the pigeons around her apartment, forcing her to seek advice from a series of experts when the birds cause chaos.…

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by Funke, Cornelia, E FUNKE

The Book No One Ever Read

What if books want to be read as much as we want to read them? This is certainly true of our young hero in The Book No One Ever Read. Morry, a young book, is tired of standing still on a shelf amid dignified first editions, and yearns for the excitement of sharing his story with a child.…

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by Eaton, Maxwell. E EATON

I'm Awake!

Both children and adults will relate to this send-up of early risers and the parents who -- yawn! -- love them. Kids love to get up early -- really early, before the sun is up early, before the newspaper is delivered early. Parents don't love getting up quite so early. But that doesn't stop this energetic, young hamste…

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by Lacasa, Blanca, E LACASA

Bow-wow-meow

Max and his parents have a dog called Fabio. Fabio doesn't like doing what other dogs do. One day, Max discovers that his dog goes out every night, and he decides to follow him...…

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by Schuett, Michaela, E SCHUETT

I Am a Unicorn!

While Frog is convinced he's a unicorn with his clip-on tail, party hat horn, and ability to fly on swings, Goat is determined to show Frog that he's not, but Goat is about to learn that when someone truly believes, sometimes magic happens.…

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by Barnett, Mac E BARNETT

Places to Be

A pair of bears visits such places as the forest, a fireworks display, a pool, and a hospital, demonstrating that each place can evoke emotion, including jubilation, sadness, boredom, and anger.…

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by Barklem, Jill E BARKLEM

Autumn Story

A well-to-do little mouse, exploring on her own, experiences both pleasant and frightening adventures before she is safely home again.…

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