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All Ears, All Eyes


All Ears, All Eyes - 2017

by Richard Jackson

Shh...look...listen...to the sounds of the dark say Goodnight!

What sails? What flies? Those...these, Down low, nearby, far off, up high.
Who listens? Who looks? Who hears? Who sees?

An homage to the melodies of nighttime, to each critter that sings, hoots, or glows, All Ears, All Eyes takes us on a moonlit journey where the landscape shimmers with Fantasia-like beauty. Where if you look and listen, you might spy an owl, a deer, a chipmunk-or-what else!-before falling asleep. - Amazon

Aunt Skilly and the Stranger


Aunt Skilly and the Stranger - 1994

by Kathleen Stevens

To a wily thief, old Aunt Skilly seems the perfect victim, but when the man tries to steal the quilts Aunt Skilly plans to sell, he discovers that he has underestimated her intelligence and self-sufficiency -- not to mention her pet goose. - Amazon

Boris and the Worrisome Wakies


Boris and the Worrisome Wakies - 2017

by Helen Lester

"I'm hunnnnngry! I think my PJs are on backwards! My cuddle-bunny is hogging the bed!" It's bedtime, but Boris has the worrisome wakies! No matter how much Papa and Mama badger their little badger, Boris can't sleep. He's too itchy, too thirsty, too everything. But the wakies at bedtime lead to snoozing-and trouble-at school! Can Boris banish the worrisome wakies for good? Fans of Helen Lester and Lynn Munsinger's comic creations Tacky the Penguin and Wodney Wat will find something new to smile about in this rollicking, relatable tale. - Amazon

Bunny's Book Club


Bunny's Book Club - 2017

by Annie Silvestro

Join Bunny for a top-secret trip to the library in a story that celebrates the love of reading.
Bunny loves to sit outside the library with the kids and listen to summer story time. But when the weather gets cold and everyone moves inside, his daily dose of joy is gone. Desperate, Bunny refuses to miss out on any more reading time and devises a plan to sneak into the library at night . . . through the library's book drop!
What follows is an adorable caper that brings an...  read more »

Chicken Story Time


Chicken Story Time - 2016

by Sandy Asher

 A wonderfully silly take on library story time that's perfect for children, chickens, and everyone in between
Why did the chicken cross the road? To get to story time at the library, of course!  The children like the chicken, the chicken likes the children, and everyone loves story time. So it's no surprise that more children (and more chickens!) get in on the fun until there are more kids and critters than the librarian knows what to do with. Luckily, she comes up with a creative...  read more »

Clothesline Clues to Jobs People Do


Clothesline Clues to Jobs People Do - 2012

by Kathryn Heling

Who wears oven mitts, an apron, and a puffy hat? Who uses safety glasses and a saw? Clothes and special gear associated with an array of different professions appear on a clothesline, with an accompanying four line stanza asking the reader to guess what job that person does. Turn the page, and the worker wearing and using the featured items is revealed. - Amazon

Cobweb Christmas: The Tradition of Tinsel


Cobweb Christmas: The Tradition of Tinsel - 2001

by Shirley Climo

All her life, Tante had heard tales about marvelous happenings on Christmas Eve. Animals might speak aloud. Bees might hum carols, or cocks crow at midnight. Tante wished she could witness a bit of Christmas magic, too.
Everybody loves Christmas at Tante's. The old lady decorates a wonderful tree and makes certain to have something for all who come to visit, be it the nearby village children or the shy animals of the pine forest. The only creatures Tante overlooks are the spiders she has...  read more »

Dim Sum for Everyone


Dim Sum for Everyone - 2001

by Grace Lin

In English, dim sum means "little hearts," or "touches the heart," but to this young girl, dim sum means delicious. On a visit to a bustling dim sum restaurant, a family picks their favorite little dishes from the steaming trolleys filled with dumplings, cakes, buns, and tarts. And as is traditional and fun, they share their food with each other so that everyone gets a bite of everything.

Just right for young children, Dim Sum for Everyone! celebrates a cultural custom and a universal favorite activity--eating! - Amazon

Dinosaurs Don't Have Bedtimes!


Dinosaurs Don't Have Bedtimes! - 2016

by Timothy Knapman

A mom indulges her son's fantasy play while gently steering him toward bedtime in a raucous ode to imagination.

"Dinnertime!" calls Mommy. Well, dinosaurs don't have dinnertimes! They eat whatever they like (gobble, crunch!), make a dreadful mess, and hate to take baths and wear pajamas (where would their tails go?). Dinosaurs are much too big to play nicely-they rampage and stomp around and knock things down! But maybe they'd listen to a bedtime story, if it's ROARY. . . . With...  read more »

Dormouse Dreams


Dormouse Dreams - 2017

by Karma Wilson

As Dormouse dreams--and snores--his way from winter to spring, he imagines going on fantastical adventures with his best dormouse friend. Whimsical illustrations feature other animals entertaining themselves with dart games, cross-country skiing, flying airplanes, and more while Dormouse hibernates. Readers can also follow the friend's journey to Dormouse's house, where she wakes him up for some real life pleasures, including daydreaming. This is the perfect bedtime book to snuggle up with when spring isn't coming fast enough.
- Amazon

Downward Dog with Diego


Downward Dog with Diego - 2016

by Pamela Prichett

Jump! Stretch! Roar! This innovative and playful introduction to yoga encourages kids to look, imagine and move along with Diego and his colorful yoga animals.
A fun, die cut cover invites interaction from the start and an illustrated glossary of the Sanskrit names of the poses is included in the final spread.
Ten animal yoga poses are conveyed by illustrations, and simple, memorable rhymes lead from one page to the next to reveal Diego in the pose within the animal's silhouette. This...  read more »

Duck and Hippo in the Rainstorm


Duck and Hippo in the Rainstorm - 2017

by Jonathan London

Get ready for a rainy-day adventure with Duck and Hippo!
Duck and Hippo may be completely different, but they are best friends. When playful Duck invites careful Hippo to go for a walk in the rain, they have trouble sharing Duck's umbrella. But Duck and Hippo won't let that stop them. Soon they are puddle-jumping and sailing down the river! Until...WHOOOSH! A terrible wind sends the umbrella flying up, up, up into the air, with one friend holding on. What will Duck and Hippo do now? Jonathan...  read more »

Elena of Avalor Elena and the Secret of Avalor


Elena of Avalor Elena and the Secret of Avalor - 2016

by Craig Gerber

Princess Elena from the kingdom of Avalor has been magically trapped inside an enchanted amulet, waiting for another princess to set her free. Come along on this magical adventure and meet Disney's newest princess, Elena of Avalor! - Amazon

A Farmer's Alphabet


A Farmer's Alphabet - 1981

by Mary Azarian

Before she became a Caldecott medalist, Mary Azarian was a teacher in one of Vermont s last one-room schoolhouses. In the late 1970s, the state board of education commissioned her to create a farmer s alphabet, a series of bold red-and-black woodcut prints featuring the 26 letters, A to Z, and depicting scenes from Vermont life. Now gathered in book form, printed in two colors on beautiful paper, these striking woodcuts give us a child s-eye view of rural New England from Apple, Barn, and Cow...  read more »

The Golden Egg


The Golden Egg - 2000

by A.J. Wood

Little Duck is hunting for a very special Easter egg. She searches high and low with the help of her forest friends, but where will they find the golden egg? Children will be delighted by this fun Easter egg hunt as they discover colorful foil-stamped surprises hidden under gatefold flaps on each page. Accompanied by beautiful watercolor illustrations, this simple rhyming story and hide-and-seek game is the perfect addition to any Easter basket.Imagine waking Easter morning to find a basket...  read more »

The Hockey Song


The Hockey Song - 2016

by Stompin' Tom Connors

As Stompin' Tom Connors sings, “It's the good old hockey game, the best game you can name." And in this charmingly illustrated book for all ages, the classic song played at hockey games around the world is imagined as a shinny game on an outdoor rink in the middle of the city that starts with two players and soon grows to include the whole community. “The puck is in! The hometown wins! The good ol' hockey game." - Amazon

Hocus Pocus, It's Fall!


Hocus Pocus, It's Fall! - 2016

by Anne Sibley O'Brien

Leaves on trees
are green and bright
What a Sight!
Eleven gatefolds open to re-create the excitement and surprise of fall's arrival, revealing what happens when the leaves turn. Fall is a season of transition: apples are picked, and animals prepare for winter. Summer days are coming to an end, and there's a hint of winter in the air. Hocus Pocus, It's Fall! celebrates the magic of that in-between time.
- Amazon

Hooray for Birds!


Hooray for Birds! - 2017

by Lucy Cousins

In an exuberant display of color, Lucy Cousins invites little ones to imagine themselves as brilliant birds.

Birds of all feathers flock together in a fun, rhyme-filled offering by the creator of Maisy. From the rooster's "cock-a-doodle-doo" at dawn to the owl's nighttime "tuwit, tuwoo," the cheeps and tweets of many bright and beautiful avian friends will have children eager to join in as honorary fledglings. This day in the life of birds will hold the attention of even the smallest bird-watchers, whether at storytime or just before settling into their cozy nests to sleep. - Amazon

I Love Mom with The Very Hungry Caterpillar


I Love Mom with The Very Hungry Caterpillar - 2017

Celebrate Mom's special day with The Very Hungry Caterpillar in this colorful book featuring Eric Carle's joyful illustrations.

Show Mom just how much she means with this colorful book from the World of Eric Carle. Join The Very Hungry Caterpillar as he honors Mother's Day and celebrates incredible parents everywhere. With joyful illustrations and colorful creatures, this charming keepsake is a great way to show parents, grandparents, soon-to-be mothers, aunts, friends, or whomever you call "Mom" just how much you care. - Amazon

I Love My Hat


I Love My Hat - 2014

by Douglas Florian

One autumn morning, Farmer Brown gets on his tractor and heads to town. Along the way, he picks up a cat in a hat, a goat in a coat, an ox in socks, and other animals who love their clothes-and each animal sings a little song about what it's wearing. When they reach the town, it's Farmer Brown's turn to sing about his clothes-after he gets some new ones. This silly farmyard romp will have kids singing about their own favorite clothes.
A Look Inside I Love My Hat Click to enlarge Click to enlarge Click to enlarge - Amazon

I, Doko: The Tale of a Basket


I, Doko: The Tale of a Basket - 2004

by Ed Young

Doko is only a simple basket. It is not only grain from the field that he carries--he has also carried his master's child, and wood for the fire. He was there when the child became a man and married. And he very nearly had to carry the grandfather away forever. Luckily, someone wise beyond their years spoke up and made it possible for Doko to carry the grandfather home again instead. As ever, Ed Young has taken a simple fable and made it into a masterpiece of stunning illustration and...  read more »



Love - 2016

by Emma Dodd

"Always a hit." - Everyday Family

Join little rabbit and her parent as they spend a glorious sunny day together in the meadow. Little rabbit finds love everywhere, but knows that a parent's love is always the best love of all. - Amazon

Mighty, Mighty Construction Site


Mighty, Mighty Construction Site - 2017

by Sherri Duskey Rinker

The #1 New York Times bestseller

At last-here from the team behind the beloved international bestseller comes a companion to Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site. All of our favorite trucks are back on the construction site-this time with a focus on team-building, friendship, and working together to make a big task seem small! Down in the big construction site, the crew faces their biggest job yet, and will need the help of new construction friends to get it done. Working as a team,...  read more »

The Mouse Who Reached the Sky


The Mouse Who Reached the Sky - 2016

by Petr Horacek

Cleverly placed peek-through pages and Petr Horacek's bold illustrations combine to produce a tale of teamwork and unexpected rewards.

One morning, Little Mouse spots something red and shiny hanging from a branch. It must be a marble! Too short to reach it alone, she enlists her friends Mole (who thinks it's a balloon) and Rabbit (who's sure it's a ball) to help out. With a wondrous playtime on their minds, the three animals team up in an attempt to reach the elusive object. And they're...  read more »

A Night of Great Joy


A Night of Great Joy - 2016

by Mary Engelbreit

Mary Engelbreit presents A Night of Great Joy, a delightful picture book that celebrates the joyful season of Christmas. This book tells the story of the nativity through the performance of a children's Christmas pageant. With adorable illustrations and simple storytelling, Engelbreit paints a wonderful picture of the night that Jesus was born.
A Night of Great Joy recalls that fateful night with wonder and awe. From the arrival of Mary and Joseph in Bethlehem to the gathering of many...  read more »

The Old Shepherd's Tale


The Old Shepherd's Tale - 2004

by Christopher Nye

In the stable on the first Christmas night, the ox, the donkey, and the cow have their own stories to tell. Their gifts and messages and the example of the old shepherd who cares for them can help children develop a respect and gratitude for all animals whose work and lives sustain us. How the old shepherd comes to understand what these animals mean for humankind makes this story a compelling one. The story is intended for reading in all seasons. - Amazon

Poles Apart


Poles Apart - 2016

by Jeanne Willis

"Succeeds on multiple levels. Younger listeners will appreciate the quest-for-home adventure format, while older kids and adults will be drawn to the sly humor infused into every page." - Booklist

Everybody knows that penguins live at the South Pole and polar bears live at the North Pole-but what would happen if, one day, a family of picnicking penguins accidentally got lost? When the hapless Pilchard-Brown family find themselves at the wrong pole, they need Mr. White, a friendly polar bear, to guide them all the way home. - Amazon

The Pumpkin Blanket


The Pumpkin Blanket - 1995

by Deborah Turney Zagwyn

Sparkling with rich autumn watercolors and magical detail, this book introduces little Clee and her blanket, a true and trusted friend. But when her father's shivering pumpkin patch needs help to survive the frost, Clee understands that it needs her blanket more than she does.

From the Trade Paperback edition. - Amazon

Rhino Rumpus


Rhino Rumpus - 2016

by Victoria Allenby

Three little rhinos are having trouble getting along as Mama tries to coax them through the evening routine. Will they fidget, fuss, and fight right up until bedtime? Or will their Mama's love help them find some common ground? Victoria Allenby and Tara Anderson, the award-winning author-illustrator team behind Nat the Cat Can Sleep Like That, return with a lively story that will warm the heart of any frazzled parent. Children will find mischievous delight in the young rhinos' misbehaviour,...  read more »

Say Hello, Sophie


Say Hello, Sophie - 2017

by Rosemary Wells

Another pitch-perfect story about an irrepressible, charming, and endearing two-year-old from the creator of Max & Ruby

Can Sophie say the word Hello?
No! She just can't say it.
Because Hello and Thank you and Goodbye get stuck
in Sophie's mouth and won't come out.
What can help Sophie say Hello?
As always, Granny has the answer to one of the
universal problems of toddlerhood! - Amazon

This Is NOT a Cat!


This Is NOT a Cat! - 2016

by David LaRochelle

Welcome to Sunny Hills Mice School where the first lesson is recognizing DANGER! And that means CAT. So Miss Mouse shows her students pictures of things that are, and are not, a kitty. But the kids are a bit restless . . . until something enters the classroom that makes them all sCATter. But, is their unwelcome guest really a cat? - Amazon



Together - 2016

by Emma Dodd

This little sea otter loves spending time with his parent - learning new things, playing together, or even just holding each other. In fact, every day this little sea otter spends with his parent is special, just because they are together. - Amazon

We Love You, Rosie!


We Love You, Rosie! - 2017

by Cynthia Rylant

Beloved author Cynthia Rylant offers a sweet story about a day in the life of a family dog as she explores the concept of opposites.

Rosie is a very busy little dog. Sometimes she's good, and sometimes she's bad. Sometimes she wants to go out, and other times she wants to stay in. But no matter what, Rosie's family loves her!

With adorable illustrations and fun, snappy text, this cozy picture book is the perfect way to introduce young readers to the world of opposites. - Amazon

What Is a Child?


What Is a Child? - 2016

by Beatrice Alemagna

From the bestselling author of A Lion in Paris comes this beautifully illustrated celebration of what makes each child unique. Through bold and sensitively observed portraits and a thought-provoking text, Beatrice Alemagna inspires children, and adults reading with them, to consider their own identity. Destined to become a classic, What Is a Child? is a must-have for every school, library, and bedside table.
- Amazon

You Can Read


You Can Read - 2017

by Helaine Becker

In this fun and funny celebration of literacy, kids of all ages will discover that the act of reading is a daring adventure that can take you anywhere! You can read at the playground, under the sea, at the opera and even in outer space! It turns out you can read everywhere! And when you do, you open yourself to a universe of adventure.
   Presented in light-hearted, rib-tickling verse that's perfect for reading aloud, You Can Read sings it loud and proud: Books are awesome. And so are the people who read them. - Amazon

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