Twelve Hats for Lena: A Book of Months


Karen Katz - 2002
    Can you make a hat for each month of the year?

Missing Mittens


Stuart J. Murphy - 2000
    Full-color illustrations.

Police: Hurrying! Helping! Saving!


Patricia Hubbell - 2008
    Who know what jobs will come their way! Police keep us safe and protect us. They direct traffic, give directions, and provide first aid. The police are our friends! A lively text combined with Viviana Garofoli’s child-friendly digital illustration show what it is really like to protect and to serve.

A Winter's Nap (Curious George)


H.A. Rey - 2010
    When George finally does get to sleep, he wakes up to discover that he slept only one night, not the whole winter! Will George be convinced that winter can be a wonderland of fun after all?Includes a question-and-answer activity on hibernation as well as a craft project to make your own teddy bear cave.

B is for Books!


Annie Cobb - 1996
    "B is for books. All kinds of books! Books about counting. Books about cooks..."

Ella Sets Sail


Carmela D'Amico - 2008
    But this year isn't looking promising: Belinda's being a pest, Ella's allowance is all gone, and it looks like a storm's coming. Has Ella's luck finally run out?Then a great gust of wind blows Ella's special hat out to sea, and she hops into a paddle boat to save it. A storm races in, and the wild ocean strands poor Ella on an island she's never seen before. Is Ella in for a miserable time, or is she going to learn what REAL luck is all about?

Bug Patrol


Denise Dowling Mortensen - 2013
    The beetles are using their bug mobiles like bumper cars, the roaches are protesting for better housing (down with roach motels!), and the crickets are up late, partying. Can Captain Bob keep the peace and maintain law and order? This enthusiastic, goofy-sweet read-aloud is crawling with fun rhymes, lots of action, endearing bug-eyed characters, and a few lessons in manners, too!

Don't Wake the Bear!


Steve Smallman - 2010
    The animals have to be especially quiet so they don't wake the bear. After tiptoeing with wobbling plates and party cake, they are almost ready to begin. The last thing left to do is fill the party balloons, but a little hare gets a little too excited and fills the balloons a little too much--POP! What are the animals going to do when the bear wakes up?

Sleep Train


Jonathan London - 2018
    Ten sleepy cars going clickety-clack, reads the refrain. But as the boy counts cars and gets sleepier and sleepier, his room looks more and more like one of the train cars from his book--the sleeping car, of course!Rhythmically told by the author of the Froggy books, Sleep Train is also stunning to look at. 3D illustrator, Lauren Eldridge, has sculpted an entire train full of intricate details. Part bedtime story, part counting book, part children's fantasy, Sleep Train is a magical ride to dreamland.

ABCs on Wheels


Ramon Olivera - 2016
    From A is for axle to Z is for zoom, young children will be introduced to taxis, hot rods, moon rovers, stagecoaches, racecars, ice cream trucks, and more in a celebration of where the wheels meet the road.Refreshing and unique, this concept book is filled with bold, graphic illustrations that race off the page!

The Big Angry Roar


Jonny Lambert - 2019
    Cub walks off angrily and sees Zebra, who tells him that zebras stamp and stomp when theyre angry. Hippo explains that hippos crash and splash to get the anger out. Still upset, Cub runs into Elephant and causes even more trouble. Maybe Baboon can help. The perfect story for any child experiencing anger and learning how to handle those feelings.

Granny Gomez & Jigsaw


Deborah Underwood - 2010
    He eats watermelon and watches cooking shows with her-he even does puzzles. But Jigsaw grows up-and out-quickly. Soon he's too big to get up Granny's back steps. It seems the only thing to do is build Jigsaw a barn. But once Jigsaw moves in, the two miss each other like crazy! Surely Granny and Jigsaw can find a solution, if they just put the pieces together. . . .Playful language, subtle repetition, and Scott Magoon's signature watercolor art make this funny story of friendship a book that kids will want read aloud again and again.

Sam's Pet Temper


Sangeeta Bhadra - 2014
    ?He got madder and madder until he was the maddest he had ever been in his whole life.? And then, suddenly, an unusual thing appears. It runs around, shoving and tripping and pinching and stomping, until all the other children have run away. ?It was hanging upside down from the monkey bars, grinning at him. Sam had never seen anything like it before, but he knew what it was. It was a Temper.? At first, having a pet Temper is fun. But before long, the Temper starts causing trouble for Sam. And eventually, Sam comes to the realization that his Temper is something he needs to learn to control. This funny but poignant title by Sangeeta Bhadra offers a perfect representation of just how frustrated and angry small children can get when circumstances in their lives make them feel helpless. Though never heavy-handed, Bhadra also manages to convey what the consequences can be when that anger takes over a child's behavior. The quirky yet stunning illustrations by Marion Arbona keep the emotional focus on the Temper, as a way to help children identify that their anger is not who they are. The emphasis on feelings makes this a terrific tie-in for character education lessons on self-discipline and taking responsibility for your actions, as well as on patience and perseverance when solving your own problems.

Kindergarten Is Cool!


Linda Elovitz Marshall - 2016
    . .Kindergarten's begun.Big kids say that it's fun.But is that really true?Will it be fun . . . for you?Celebrate all the familiar milestones and moments shared by every kid entering kindergarten in this charming second-person narrative. Whether it's early-morning jitters or becoming familiar with new classroom routines, this sweet and bouncy story will have expectant kindergarteners saying, "Kindergarten is cool!"

The Best Pet Ever


Victoria Roberts - 2010
    A rock, a glove, a candy wrapper and even a balloon all serve as substitutes! Until, one day, she carefully opens a box to find a real kitten--and he is the best pet in the WORLD!