The Berenstain Bears: When I Grow Up

Mike Berenstain - 2015
    But then a friend of the Berenstains, Professor Actual Factual, takes Sister and Brother Bear on a special Bear Country job tour.Firefighter or artist, farmer or astronaut—there are so many choices, and Sister enjoys thinking about what she might do in her career.

Swim, Duck, Swim!

Susan Lurie - 2014
    He’d rather take a nap. And he’s really, really mad that everyone keeps telling him what to do! Luckily, Mama and Papa Duck are very, very patient, and soon, Duckling will join his siblings in the pond. Here is a charming story, illustrated with exquisite, up-close photos, that will help young readers learn to swim—or try anything new.

Bugs Don't Hug: Six-Legged Parents and Their Kids

Heather L. Montgomery - 2018
    Some bugs clean up after their messy little ones, cater to their picky eaters, and yes--hug their baby bugs. A fun and clever look at parenting in the insect world, perfect for backyard scientists and their own moms and dads. Back matter includes further information about the insects and a list of resources for young readers.

Guess Who's Coming, Jesse Bear

Nancy White Carlstrom - 1998
    But Jesse is surprised to discover how much fun Sara can be!

What's So Bad About Being an Only Child?

Cari Best - 2007
    Even when they argue, it's like belonging to a special club, she thinks. How can she get a larger, more lively family? Rosemary is stumped, until she discovers some "only" creatures and figures out a way to bring home what's missing in her life. Humorous illustrations that pop with personality show Rosemary growing from a bewildered baby surrounded by too many hovering adults to a confident backyard ringmaster who proves that being an only child can be fun!

Where's the Poop?

Julie Markes - 2004
    While reinforcing the concept of toilet training, Where's the Poop? gives children the confidence they need.For each animal, there are three flaps. On the tiger spread, for example, the tiger says, "My playful cub, did you make a poop?" "Yes, Daddy," replies the cub. "And now I feel much better." The child lifts the flaps and sees mommy tiger in a swimming hole, then his playful big brothers...and with the third flap, "There's the poop!"


Kim Lewis - 1992
    The old man's son is a farmer and needs a new sheepdog to replace Nell, who has grown too old to work, so the old man decides to give his son Floss. Somewhere in her memory Floss knows about sheep and she soon learns how to be a sheepdog. But one day when Floss is on the hillside herding sheep, she sees the children playing with a new ball and can't resist joining in. Meanwhile the sheep escape -- and the farmer is very angry. Floss is put in the doghouse, while Nell rounds up the sheep. But after this Floss becomes a very good sheepdog -- although, when she has time, she still likes to play ball with the children.

Naptime with Theo and Beau

Jessica Shyba - 2015
    But these pictures were so "unbearably adorable" (The Daily Mail) and "utterly charming" (The Huffington Post) that it quickly became much, much more.By faithfully recording and sharing what Good Morning America calls "the most mesmerizing naps ever caught on camera," Jessica Shyba and her family captured the hearts of people all over the world, and these beautiful images of friendship and trust have become an international viral sensation.

Rhino vs. Hippo

Jerry Pallotta - 2020
    Readers will learn about each animal's anatomy, behavior, and more. Then compare and contrast the battling pair before finally discovering the winner!This nonfiction series is full of facts, photos, and realistic illustrations, and it includes a range of mammals, sea creatures, insects, and dinosaurs to satisfy all kinds of animal fans.

One Woolly Wombat

Rod Trinca - 1982
    Humorous illustrations depict fourteen Australian animals, introduced in rhyme, along with the numbers from one to fourteen.

When the Snow Comes

Jonathan Allen - 2010
    Little Yak lives up high in the mountains and he's about to see snow for the very first time.  He can't wait-but then Little Yak notices that all his friends are busy preparing for winter in their own, special way.  Pika is gathering grass to feed him through the cold months, Blue Thrush plans to fly south, and Brown Bear has stored up fat for a long winter's nap.  But what about yaks-especially little yaks?This delightful picture book, with its satisfying, snuggly ending, is the perfect winter read.

Mary Engelbreit's A Merry Little Christmas: Celebrate from A to Z

Mary Engelbreit - 2006
    As Christmas Eve draws near, they welcome readers to join them in celebrating the joys of the season.Starting with the angel atop the family tree, this playful Christmas alphabet is Mary Engelbreit at her exuberant best.

Never Talk to Strangers (Family Storytime)

Irma Joyce - 1967
    Colorful, ’60s-style “psychedelic” artwork and witty, lively rhyme clearly spell out a message about safety that empowers kids, and that has never been more relevant.Irma Joyce wrote many Golden Books during the 1960s.George Buckett was a popular children’s book illustrator during the 1960s.

Josephine Wants to Dance

Jackie French - 2006
    Her little brother, Joey, tells her that kangaroos don't dance, they hop - but Josephine continues to point her toes and leap through the air.When a ballet troupe comes to town and both the lead ballerina and understudy are injured, Josephine's talents are called upon to help save the day. Can she do it and, more importantly, does it matter that she's a kangaroo?A very funny picture book that looks at the importance of believing in yourself and realising your dreams.

Arthur's Computer Disaster: An Arthur Adventure

Marc Brown - 1997
    Arthur and his cohorts search desperately for a solution, and in the process learn a lesson about following rules and respecting others. Text copyright 2004 Lectorum Publications, Inc.