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 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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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 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 Reynolds, Aaron E REYNOLD

Creepy Pair Of Underwear!

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

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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 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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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 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 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 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 Tankard, Jeremy E TANKARD

Boo Hoo Bird

When Bird gets hit on the head while playing ball, his friends have many suggestions to try to make him feel better.…

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by Willems, Mo E WILLEMS

Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed

Wilbur, a naked mole rat who likes to wear clothes, is forced to go before the wise community elder, who surprises the other naked mole rats with his pronouncement.…

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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 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 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 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 George, Kallie E GEORGE

Secrets I Know

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

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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 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 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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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 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 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 Snyder, Laurel E SNYDER

The Forever Garden

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

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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 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 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 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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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 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 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 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 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 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 Barba, Ale E BARBA

Time Out!

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

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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 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 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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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Nuõno, Fran E NUNO

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Tomlin, Chris E TOMLIN
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 Donaldson, Julia E DONALDS

The Giant Jumperee

A baby frog scares the other animals.…

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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Pace, Anne Marie E PACE

Vampirina Ballerina

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

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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 L'Arronge, Lilli E LARRONG

Me Tall, You Small

A parent and child compare the ways they are different and occasionally the same.…

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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 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 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 Sheneman, Drew E SHENEMA

Nope!

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

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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 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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Bob, Not Bob!

"When a young boy gets a cold, he just wants his mommy. But his stuffy nose makes it difficult for him to call out to his mom--not 'Bob,' who happens to be the family dog"--…

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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 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 Arsenault, Isabelle E ARSENAU

Colette's Lost Pet

Disappointed she cannot have a pet, Colette, who has just moved to a new house, claims she's lost a pet parakeet and two neighborhood boys agree to help her find it.…

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by Cornwall, Gaia E CORNWAL

Jabari Jumps

After he passes his swimming test, little Jabari decides he's ready to try jumping off the diving board, but when the big moment arrives, Jabari needs to work up the courage to jump.…

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by Dewdney, Anna E DEWDNEY

Little Excavator

"Little Excavator wants to help the big rigs transform a vacant lot into a neighborhood park, but he is too small to get the job done! That is, until he finds a job that is a perfect Little E-sized task"--…

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by Edwards, Karl E EDWARDS

I Got A New Friend

"A little girl and her new puppy get to know one another"--…

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by Fleming, Candace E FLEMING

Go Sleep In Your Own Bed!

When Pig plops into his sty at bedtime, he finds Cow sleeping there and must send her off to her stall, setting off a chain reaction of animals being awakened to move to their own beds.…

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by Hodgkinson, Leigh E HODGKIN

A Place To Read

A young reader has a hard time finding the ideal reading spot that is not too noisy, smelly, hot, or cold.…

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by Pinkney, Jerry E PINKNEY

The Three Billy Goats Gruff

Three billy goats must outwit the big, ugly troll that lives under the bridge they have to cross on their way up the mountain.…

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by Reidy, Jean E REIDY
by Van Dusen, Chris E VAN DUS

Hattie & Hudson

Exploring the lake near her home, young Hattie befriends a friendly but enormous lake monster she names Hudson who terrifies everyone else because of his size and they work together to teach her community about prejudging others by their appearance.…

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by Gates, Mariam E GATES

Good Night Yoga : A Pose-by-pose Bedtime Story

Good Night Yoga is both a bedtime story and a series of simple poses for following the natural world as it comes to rest at day's end.…

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by Kennedy, Anne E KENNEDY

Ragweed's Farm Dog Handbook

"Follow Ragweed's handy tips to become the best farm dog ever!"--…

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by Tuma, Refe E TUMA

What The Dinosaurs Did Last Night : A Very Messy Adventure

Photographs and simple text reveal the mischief toy dinosaurs get into all night long, from knocking over potted plants to painting on walls.…

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by Hadfield, Chris E HADFIEL
by Higgins, Ryan T. E HIGGINS

Be Quiet!

Rupert the mouse wants to star in an artistic, wordless picturebook, but his animal friends cause problems by talking too much.…

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by Sima, Jessie E SIMA

Not Quite Narwhal

Born deep in the ocean, Kelp is not like the other narwhals and one day, when he spies a creature on land that looks like him, he learns why.…

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