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Ernie Dances to the Didgeridoo

Alison Lester - 2001
    He flies over the desert and crosses the floodplains and the East Alligator River to his new home in Arnhem Land in the Australian outback, where he will live for a year while his parents work in a hospital there. Ernie writes to each friend about a different season — Kudjewk, Bangekerreng, Yekke, Wurrkeng, Kurrung, or Kurnumeleng — explaining what that time of year brings and revealing the exciting things that he and his new friends are doing. Back home, his six old friends share what they have learned and try some of the activities of the Australian outback.

Yoon and the Jade Bracelet

Helen Recorvits - 2008
    Instead, Yoon's mother gives her a Korean storybook about a silly girl who is tricked by a tiger. Yoon also receives a jade bracelet that once belonged to her grandmother. The next day at school, a girl offers to teach Yoon how to jump rope, but for a price: she wants to borrow the jade bracelet. When Yoon tries to get her bracelet back, the girl swears it belongs to her. Yoon must use the lessons learned in her storybook and her "Shining Wisdom" to retrieve the precious keepsake.In this third book featuring Yoon, lush impressionistic dreamscapes evoke a simple and timeless message: it is possible to trick a tiger.Yoon and the Jade Bracelet is a 2009 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

Alison's Zinnia

Anita Lobel - 1996
    "An unusual alphabet book incorporates reinforcement of individual letters into a dazzling display of floral painting as Lobel links girls' names, flowers, and verbs in a chain of floral gifts."--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books.


Trudy Ludwig - 2006
    Adults always back down when you say you're sorry. But does an apology count if you don't really mean it? Jack learns that the path to forgiveness isn't always the easiest. Includes afterword by apology-expert Dr. Aaron Lazare, M.D., note from author, and discussion questions.

The Opposite

Tom MacRae - 2006
    A little boy wakes up one morning to see The Opposite sitting on his ceiling. This impish creature manages to ensure that whatever the little boy says, the opposite will be true. The little boy tries to rectify everything as it goes wrong, but the mess in the kitchen and the classroom soon gets him into trouble. It takes some very quick thinking, and a clever twist, for him to be able to get rid of the Opposite once and for all!

The Secret of Saying Thanks

Douglas Wood - 2005
     You will surely find it for yourself one day. You'll discover it all on your own, maybe when you least expect it. If you've not yet discovered the secret of saying thanks, it's waiting for you. The secret can be found in the sunrise that offers promises full for the day ahead, or in the gentle shade of a tree sheltering you from the hot rays of the sun, or on the rock that offers rest from a long walk. In the inspirational text that made him a bestselling, internationally acclaimed author, Douglas Wood offers a spiritual homage to nature and the world. Greg Shed's stunning portraits of the natural world tenderly portray all of the many ways in which we can say thanks for the wonders we sometimes take granted in life.

The Very Cold, Freezing, No-Number Day

Ashley Sorenson - 2016
    An interactive, educational experience, The Very Cold, Freezing, No-Number Day is sure to be a household and classroom favorite.

David Smells! A Diaper David Book

David Shannon - 2005
    From petting the dog to banging on a drum, David knows how to have a good time. But he also knows that there's nothing better than playing a game with Mama at the end of a busy and exciting day. With the same irresistible humor and vibrant style as his award-winning No, David! books, David Shannon takes us back to the "early years" of his most beloved character. Perfect for beginning readers as well as for the youngest children!

All the Ways to be Smart

Davina Bell - 2018
    Smart is not just ticks and crosses,smart is building boats from boxes.Painting patterns, wheeling wagons,being mermaids, riding dragons...From the award-winning creators of The Underwater Fancy-dress Parade and Under the Love Umbrella comes this joyful ode to all the unique and wonderful qualities that make children who they are.

A Special Kind of Love

Stephen Michael King - 1995
    Instead, he makes wonderful things for his son from boxes--an airplane, a big castle, a go-cart built for two. In the tradition of Mama, Do You Love Me?, this heartwarming story offers a testimonial to the strength of parental love--and an affirmation that communication comes in many forms. Full color.

Yellowbelly and Plum Go to School

Nathan Hale - 2007
    They do everything together. So when it’s time to go off to school for the first time, Yellowbelly can’t imagine not taking Plum along. At school they learn lots of fun new things, and they both make lots of new friends. When Plum disappears, Yellowbelly is upset at first. But Plum has been off learning games that the two friends never played before. And when the two are joyfully reunited, Yellowbelly teaches everyone their old games, while Plum can teach Yellowbelly his new ones. A fun, joyful story about school and friendship that introduces two lovable new characters.

Whoops! But It Wasn't Me

Lauren Child - 2006
    Lola has been playing with Charlie’s very special rocket. Charlie says, “Did you break my rocket?” Lola says, “You absolutely told me to not ever never touch it… ever.”

St. Patrick's Day

Anne Rockwell - 2010
    Parick's Day, come dance a jig with the students in the classroom ALA Booklist calls "a lively place."Today in Mrs. Madoff's class we all wore something green to school. Kate played the fiddle and we danced to Irish music. Then we learned about St. Patrick and many Irish tales and traditions. Now we know why there are no snakes in Ireland. Not every-one in school is all Irish like me, but we all can celebrate St. Patrick's Day together!

What the Ladybird Heard

Julia Donaldson - 2019

The Yellow Tutu

Kirsten Bramsen - 2009
    Lively text and charming illustrations that celebrate individuality and friendship will have fans of this new author-illustrator sister act calling for an encore!