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Stick


Steve Breen - 2007
    But one day he gets carried away . . . literally. His tongue accidentally sticks to a dragonfly when he tries to catch a mosquito, and off he’s pulled across the swamp, through town, and into the big city of New Orleans, causing some very funny havoc along the way. When he finds himself stranded at the seashore, far from his mom, will he finally be ready to ask for help? Author/illustrator Steve Breen is a Pulitzer Prize–winning editorial cartoonist and the creator of the comic strip Grand Avenue. Stick, his picture-book debut, is rambunctious, silly, and couldn’t be more endearing.

Archie the Daredevil Penguin


Andy Rash - 2015
    He musn’t let his friends know! Can Archie find a way to soar above the clouds and stay out of the sea?  Author-illustrator Andy Rash has created a hilarious, perfectly paced story about overcoming fear by diving in headfirst. Fans of Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin and Creepy Carrots by Aaron Reynolds will especially flip for the loveable Archie.

The Big Wide-Mouthed Frog


Ana Martín Larrañaga - 1999
    Who are you, and what do you eat? Then the frog meets a crocodile - and finds out that sometimes it's better to keep your big wide mouth shut!

Almost


Richard Torrey - 2009
    And that's almost grown up.After all, he can almost ride a big bike just like his older brother. And he almost never gets scared.This spunky little almost-six-year-old is ready to take on the world.Well, almost.Richard Torrey's sweetly funny tale is sure to resonate with any child who just can't wait to be big.

Who Took the Farmer's Hat?


Joan L. Nodset - 1963
    And as fast as the farmer ran, the wind raced even faster. So the farmer went looking. Neither squirrel, nor Mouse, nor Duck, nor any of the other animals has seen the hat--though they had seen some pretty strange things. Would the farmer ever find his favorite hat?

Solomon Crocodile


Catherine Rayner - 2011
    The dragonflies tell him to buzz off, the storks get in a flap, and the hippo is downright huffy. But then somebody else starts making a ruckus . . . and for once it is NOT Solomon. Could it be the perfect pal for a lonely croc? Matching vibrant art with rollicking words, Scottish artist Catherine Rayner has created a funny, reassuring story about a rambunctious youngster who chases off the friends he's trying to make.

Whose Shoe?


Eve Bunting - 2015
    A conscientious role model, this determined mouse asks an unlikely assortment of animals if the shoe belongs to them, hears about their own shoes, and receives a surprising reward at the end. Eve Bunting's cheerful rhymed text and Sergio Ruzzier's charmingly unique illustrations make this a delightful book to share with a young child.

The Nowhere Box


Sam Zuppardi - 2013
    Try as he might, there’s just no hiding from them. George has had enough! So he commandeers an empty washing machine box and goes to the one place his brothers can’t follow: Nowhere. Nowhere is amazing! It’s magnificent! It’s also, however, free of pirates and dragons and . . . well, anyone at all. From exciting new talent Sam Zuppardi comes an all-too-relatable story of an older brother who knows when he needs his space — and when he needs his siblings — played out in charmingly offbeat illustrations.

Stop That Yawn!


Caron Levis - 2018
    And whatever you do…DON’T YAWN!Gabby Wild has had enough of bedtime. Yawn, curl, snuggle, snore—what a bore!So instead of tucking in, she jets out—with poor Granny in tow—to a place where beds are for bouncing, hushes are shushed, and it’s never too late for ice cream. But sometimes, even when you grit your teeth and seal your lips, it’s impossible to stop that…YAWN!There’s a yawn on the loose! Can Gabby stop that yawn from spreading the snooze, or will it be lights out for Never Sleeping City?

The Monkey Goes Bananas


C.P. Bloom - 2013
    What happens next is an inventive romp, as the resourceful monkey attempts to grab a snack, with some hilarious consequences.Full of energy, surprise, and strong visual storytelling, this practically wordless picture book will entice even the most reluctant reader. The Monkey Goes Bananas is fast-paced, delicious fun that’s sure to leave young readers hungry for another read.

Alphabet Rescue


Audrey Wood - 2006
    Now the little letters build a fire truck and save the day!Engaging alphabet books are perennial bestsellers with unlimited demand, and so are books about fire trucks. This splendid book is a surefire winner! As in their previous collaborations, the Woods bring lowercase letters to life in a fun adventure that is sure to have children learning their alphabet without even realizing they are studying. In this action-packed adventure, we witness the lowercase letters as they save the day and the uppercase letters. Riding in a fire truck they fixed themselves, these lowercase letters become heroes with firehoses!

The Night Pirates


Peter Harris - 2005
    Up, up, up the dark, dark house they climbed. Stealthy as shadows, quiet as mice. Only the moon was watching when they arrived. Only the moon was watching when they left. Only the moon & one little boy."Tom is awoken by a band of rough, tough little girl pirates, so what does he do? He joins their ranks! Together they set sail in search of treasure. But what will happen when they meet a crew of rough, tough grown-up pirates? Readers will be swept up in the spare, jaunty text, & quirky illustrations in this unexpected bedtime adventure.

Is Two a Lot?: An Adventure with Numbers


Annie Watson - 2019
     Is 2 a Lot? is a wonderfully charming and authentic exchange between mother and child. Annie Watson’s story makes numbers tangible, and Rebecca Evans’s illustrations bring them to life.

Colors versus Shapes


Mike Boldt - 2014
    . .Which team deserves the spotlight? Whose talents will steal the scene? Colors can really mix it up, but nobody stacks higher than shapes.Red and his primary pals have some colorful surprises in store. Circle and his crew reveal whole new sides of themselves. How will the judges ever pick a winner?Author-illustrator Mike Boldt delivers a laugh-out-loud talent show that explores both colors and shapes and invites us to appreciate the amazing things that can happen if they come together.

You Must Bring a Hat


Simon Philip - 2016
    . . you MUST bring a hat. But what if you don’t own a hat? Will bringing a monkey wearing a hat be enough? Find out in this tale that builds to a gloriously surreal and hilarious ending.