The Boy Who Wouldn't Share

Mike Reiss - 2008
    She cannot ride his rocking horse, hug his teddy bear, or even think about touching his Slinky."They're mine!"he says. That is, until one day when Edward finds himself stuck under his enormous pile of toys and can't move! With a little help from an unlikely ally, he learns that if he can share with others, they'll share right back with him.Mike Reiss's wickedly funny verse and David Catrow's remarkable gift for comic illustration make this one book you'll want to share—again and again!

Froggy Builds a Tree House

Jonathan London - 2011
    "Boys only!" says Froggy. But things don't go as planned for lovable but trouble-prone Froggy, and in the end, it's Frogilina who saves the day-and the pizza!

My Brave Year of Firsts: Tries, Sighs, and High Fives

Jamie Lee Curtis - 2012
    While our spunky heroine, Frankie, learns to ride a bike, tie her shoes, make new friends, love her first dog, borrow a book from the library, say when she's wrong, try yucky food and work with her dad, she also learns that trying new things is how she grows--and that being brave enough to do so is what growing up is all about.

When Sophie Gets Angry -- Really, Really Angry

Molly Bang - 1999
    For children, anger can be very upsetting. Parents, teachers, and children can talk about it. People do lots of different things when they get angry. In this Caldecott Honor book, kids will see what Sophie does when she gets angry. What do you do?

Is That You, Eleanor Sue?

Tricia Tusa - 2018
    . .Tiptoes over to the front door . . .And rings the doorbell.Ding dong.When her mother answers, she doesn't see Eleanor Sue. She seesA cranky old neighbor. Or a hungry witch.Or a white-bearded wizard.Eleanor Sue is a master of disguise, but when her mother gets in on the act, along with Grandma, anything can happen in this whimsical picture book by award-winning author/illustrator Tricia Tusa.

The Relatives Came

Cynthia Rylant - 1985
    When they arrived, they hugged and hugged from the kitchen to the front room. All summer they tended the garden and ate up all the strawberries and melons. They plucked banjos and strummed guitars. When they finally had to leave, they were sad, but not for long. They all knew they would be together next summer.

Cooking with Henry and Elliebelly

Carolyn Parkhurst - 2010
    We even have our own cooking show, even though one of us really isn't old enough to be on the show. But Mom said we had to share.Anyway, we hope you like our show!

The Doorbell Rang

Pat Hutchins - 1986
    Each ring of the doorbell brings more friends to share the delicious cookies Ma has made in this beloved classic.This enjoyable read-aloud picture book about friendship, sharing, and cookies can also be used to introduce basic math concepts to young children.The Doorbell Rang was named a Notable Book for Children by the American Library Association.


Jarrett J. Krosoczka - 2002
    He thought it was a good idea. His mother did not. Neither did his bus driver, his teacher, or his soccer coach. What could Josh possibly be hiding?A surprise ending will keep kids giggling–and from taking haircuts into their own hands!

Ivy Loves To Give

Freya Blackwood - 2009
    (The dog doesn't need glasses! The cat doesn't need a pacifier!)And Ivy finds that sometimes it's hard to give BACK something you've borrowed and fallen in love with.But in the end, everyone is matched up with the right present, Ivy gets to keep the thing she likes best, and gives her sister the best gift of all: a big, warm hug!

Too Many Toys

David Shannon - 2008
    Now it's time to give some of the mountain of goodies away, but Spencer finds it hard. In the end, he fills a box, but decides the one toy he can't part with is the box!

This Is the Turkey

Abby Levine - 2000
    He and his sister help prepare the fixings, and soon his friends and relatives bring their own dishes and merriment.At last, it's time to bring in Max's turkey. But watch out! Mom steps on a toy car and the turkey goes flying -- landing in the fishtank! How can there be Thanksgiving without a turkey?Abby Levine's humorous, rhyming story gets to the heart of the Thanksgiving celebration. Max and his family were first introduced in This Is the Pumpkin. The author lives in Illinois. Paige Billin-Frye lives in Washington, D.C.

Freckleface Strawberry

Julianne Moore - 2007
    Unless scrubbing doesn't work.2) Cover them up. Unless your mom yells at you for using a marker.3) Disappear.Um, where'd you go?Oh, there you are.There's one other thing you can do:4) LIVE WITH THEM!Because after all, the things that make you different also make you YOU.From acclaimed actress Julianne Moore and award-winning illustrator LeUyen Pham comes a delightful story of a little girl who's different ... just like everybody else.

Marisol McDonald Doesn't Match / Marisol McDonald no combina

Monica Brown - 2011
    At least, that's what everyone tells me." Marisol McDonald has flaming red hair and nut-brown skin. Polka dots and stripes are her favorite combination. She prefers peanut butter and jelly burritos in her lunch box. And don't even think of asking her to choose one or the other activity at recess--she'll just be a soccer playing pirate princess, thank you very much. To Marisol McDonald, these seemingly mismatched things make perfect sense together. Unfortunately, they don't always make sense to everyone else. Other people wrinkle their nose in confusion at Marisol--can't she just be one or the other? Try as she might, in a world where everyone tries to put this biracial, Peruvian-Scottish-American girl into a box, Marisol McDonald doesn't match. And that's just fine with her. A mestiza Peruvian American of European, Jewish, and Amerindian heritage, renowned author Monica Brown wrote this lively story to bring her own experience of being mismatched to life. Her buoyant prose is perfectly matched by Sara Palacios' engaging acrylic illustrations.

Enemy Pie

Derek Munson - 2000
    That is, until Jeremy Ross moved into the house down the street and became neighborhood enemy number one. Luckily Dad had a surefire way to get rid of enemies: Enemy Pie. But part of the secret recipe is spending an entire day playing with the enemy! In this funny yet endearing story one little boy learns an effective recipe for turning a best enemy into a best friend. Accompanied by charming illustrations, Enemy Pie serves up a sweet lesson in the difficulties and ultimate rewards of making new friends. The perfect book for kids learning how to make friends or deal with conflictIdeal as a read aloud book for families or elementary schoolsCreated by Derek Munson who has directly shared his children's stories with over 100,000 kids across the globeFans of Last Stop on Market Street, Have You Filled a Bucket Today, and First Day Jitters will love this Reading Rainbow classic, Enemy Pie.Recommend by experts for children who are reading independently and transitioning to longer books and perfect for the following reading categories: Elementary School Chapter BooksFamily Read Aloud BooksBooks for Kids Ages 5-9Children's Books for Grades 3-5