Big and Small, Room for All


Jo Ellen Bogart - 2009
    She introduces children to the concept of “we” — that humans are a big part of the world, but a small part of existence.In the vastness of the universe, with galaxies swirling through space, the book begins with simple words printed on the darkness. Moving closer to our world, we see the solar system, our sun at the center. Closer still, we see the huge ball of fire, which is the sun, and the third planet out from it — our blue Earth. From Earth looming huge on the page, young readers view smaller and smaller objects, from mountain to tree to man to child to kitten to mouse to flea to microscopic beings, amazing in their complexity.Accompanied by artist Gillian Newland’s lavish watercolor paintings, Big and Small, Room for All places the immensity and wonder of space in perspective so young readers comprehend they are part of creation, but a small part of all that exists.

Hello, Moon!


Francesca Simon - 2014
    They have a sweet rapport, with the boy talking to the moon as if it were any other potential new friend. The boy asks the moon if it enjoys some of his favorite activities--and they share in some, like pretending to be pirates, together. But then the boy starts to think big. Can the moon see the city? Can the moon see the whole wide world? What are the moon's friends like? Soon the boy grows tired, says good night to the moon, and falls asleep.

The Construction Crew


Lynn Meltzer - 2011
    Workers use all kinds of trucks and tools to get the job done. And just in time for a family to move in. The alliterative text complete with shout-out language that young children will love is just right for preschoolers.

Holly's Day at the Pool


Benson Shum - 2017
    What if . . . the water is too cold?" says Holly. Holly the hippo imagines the worst: icebergs and icy water, penguins and seals! Her imagination bursts at every turn, making it harder and harder for her to step foot in the pool. Until she get the chance to be a hero. Holly may be scared, but she is a very brave girl.

Big Rig Bugs


Kurt Cyrus - 2010
    So when a construction worker throws away a half-eaten sandwich, a crew of bugs gets to work clearing the area of debris. With a simple text and up-close illustrations, readers will see how bugs and trucks have much in common--that an ant is just like a forklift or a cricket can act as a bulldozer. Kids will be fascinated by Kurt Cyrus's innovative and bold artwork showing each bug's unique way of getting the job done!

Red Light, Green Light


Anastasia Suen - 2005
    He's turned records into rotaries, shoe boxes and books into highway ramps, crayons into lane markers, and dandelions into trees. It's a world where imagination rules and creativity abounds. With its bouncy rhyming text and bright illustrations, this book is perfect for every preschooler who loves planes, trains, and automobiles. It's a bold introduction to how vehicles stop . . . and go!

Draw Me a Star


Eric Carle - 1992
    And the artist drew a star. It was a good star. Draw me a sun, said the star. And the artist drew a sun. And on the artist draws, bringing the world to life picture by beautiful picture until he is spirited across the night sky by a star that shines on all he has made. In Draw Me a Star, Eric Carle celebrates the imagination in all of us with a beguiling story about a young artist who creates a world of light and possibility."A remarkable, quintessentially simple book encompassing Creation, creativity, and the cycle of life within the eternal." --Kirkus Reviews, pointer review"This book will appeal to readers of all ages. An inspired book in every sense of the word." --School Library Journal "A fable about the passage through life and its fullness of possibilities, children will like the cumulative effects of the tale, the creation of the world through paints, and Carle's collages flaring with rainbow hues." --The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

Mater and the Ghost Light


Andrea Posner-Sanchez - 2006
    Based on an original animated short featured on the Cars DVD, this Little Golden Book is perfect for racing fans of all ages!

Sleepy Time Olie


William Joyce - 2001
    Rolie Polie evening 埏lie's almost sleeping.His Rolie daysare without care,especially whenPappy's there.But where is Pappy?Where oh,oh where?

The Magic is in You


Colin Hosten - 2018
    A picture book featuring inspirational messages from beloved Disney and Disney*Pixar films, The Magic is in You focuses on moments of perseverance and resilience in Disney's main characters and encourages readers of all ages to believe in themselves in any situation.

That's Not My Panda...


Fiona Watt - 2012
    The bright pictures and their patches of different textures, are designed to develop sensory and language awareness.

Oscar and the Mooncats


Lynda Gene Rymond - 2007
    He also loves to climb way up where he can see everything. He jumps onto the fridge, onto the bookshelf, and onto the roof of the garage, but if he jumps just a little bit higher, his view would be out of this world. With the mightiest leap of his life, Oscar makes it all the way to the moon. Oscar makes some new friends there.

Go! Go! Go! Stop!


Charise Mericle Harper - 2014
    Little Green helps them do their jobs with gusto. Until . . . there is a little too much gusto. They can go, go, go . . . but how will they stop?This bright, fun book with a bold package captures the endless energy of little boys and the timeless appeal of trucks and machines--both for building and knocking down. Plus, it has an underlying message about working together to get things done.

Honk! Splat! Vroom!


Barry Gott - 2018
    But first they must overcome all sorts of messy obstacles, including mud and one very hungry cat! Luckily, a friendly goose saves the day.

The Mouse Who Ate the Moon


Petr Horáček - 2014
    What happens when her wish comes true? Little Mouse loves to look up at the moon every night. But one night, when a piece of the moon falls from the sky, she can't resist taking a little nibble. And another. Soon the moon is no longer round. What will happen to it now? Children will be eager to turn the pages and peek through the holes in an amusing tale of temptation featuring Petr Horácek's bold, vibrant illustrations.