Cheerful Chick


Martha Brockenbrough - 2019
    Lucky for little Chick she has a whole squad of siblings who are backing her up (even when she doesn't realize it)!

Hello Baby!


Mem Fox - 2009
    . . itself, of course! With an exuberant rhyming text by bestselling author Mem Fox and adorable cut-paper illustrations by Caldecott Honor recipient Steve Jenkins, this book is an irresistible celebration of the joyful connection between parent and child.

I Love Bugs!


Philemon Sturges - 2005
    Which one is your favorite?

The Caterpillar and the Polliwog


Jack Kent - 1982
    A proud caterpillar and a curious polliwog become unlikely friends in this delightful picture book by beloved author, illustrator, and cartoonist Jack Kent!Told with Jack Kent’s signature bright, bold, and expressive illustrations, little ones are sure to love this transformative tale about a caterpillar and a polliwog who can’t wait to grow up and turn into something else!

Don't Worry Bear


Greg E. Foley - 2008
    When Caterpillar tells Bear that he is making a cocoon, Bear is worried. Will Caterpillar be safe? Will he be warm? Will he stay dry? Throughout the long winter, Caterpillar reassures him that all is fine. But the day comes when Caterpillar's cocoon is empty and Bear begins worrying all over again. Until a beautiful silk moth lands on his paw. "Don't worry, Bear," he says. "I'm right here." Incredibly touching in its simplicity, Don't Worry Bear reveals the very heart of friendship.

The Busy Little Squirrel


Nancy Tafuri - 2007
    The air is cold. Squirrel needs to get ready for winter. He cannot nibble with the mice. He does not have time to hop with the frogs or run with the dogs. But there is one thing he can do!

While The World Is Sleeping


Pamela Duncan Edwards - 2010
    . . while the world is sleeping.Bestselling author and illustrator Pamela Duncan Edwards and illustrator Daniel Kirk take you on a flight across the night to see what happens in nature . . . while the world is sleeping.Spend the the night on an exploration with foxes, porcupines, raccoons, fish, mice, and more as their day begins while the rest of the world is fast asleep. Fly across the night on a snow owl as you glide over meadows, lakes, forests, and rivers with only the moon to light the way.

Pond Circle


Betsy Franco - 2009
    But a closer look reveals a world of activity—mayflies dart, beetles dive, frogs spring, skunks shuffle, and owls swoop. As a young girl watches, the circle of life unfolds. Betsy Franco’s rhythmic, cumulative text makes this a lively read-aloud, and rich, luminous paintings by Stefano Vitale capture the bold beauty of nature. Young readers will be inspired to journey into their own backyards and discover the wonder of the living, breathing world around them.

It's a Firefly Night


Dianne Ochiltree - 1997
    Lilting rhymes chronicle a little girl's capture and release of fireflies, one by one, capped off by a collection of fascinating firefly facts.

A Fall Ball for All


Jamie A. Swenson - 2018
    On the verge of winter, the autumn wind issues an invitation: Come one, come all to the annual windfall ball! Join all the animals in this beautifully illustrated rhyming picture book as they gather for the autumn wind's harvest in preparation for the long winter.

Gem


Holly Hobbie - 2012
    There may be a gem in your garden.For nearly four decades, watercolorist Holly Hobbie has drawn inspiration from the wonders of nature. During one especially hard winter, she found herself imagining the story of a determined toad's spring journey. Her vivid depiction of this endearing creature's glorious yet fragile world is a sparkling celebration of survival and renewal. From the muddy brown road outside a farmhouse to the sweet-smelling garden to the cool lily pads in the pond, readers will feel their senses rejuvenated by Holly Hobbie's gemlike, detailed paintings in this nearly wordless work.

The Honeybee & the Robber


Eric Carle - 1981
    But when a robber bear comes looking for honey, all the bees must rush out to defend their home. This classic Eric Carle story is brought to life by movable pull-tabs that children can use to animate the action, as well as a beautiful pop-up butterfly. Available again for the first time in years, The Honeybee and the Robber will delight both longtime fans and first-time readers.

It's Winter


Linda Glaser - 2002
    Simple text and bold, beautiful paper sculpture convey the animal life, plant life, weather, colors, clothing, and feelings associated with the winter season.

Seaver the Weaver


Paul Czajak - 2015
    His siblings prefer tradition and aren’t afraid to let him know. But Seaver doesn’t mind! He loves his new shapes and isn’t afraid to stand out. Told with quiet charm, this picture book tangles readers in a web of delight.

Possum's Harvest Moon


Anne Hunter - 1996
    But everyone is too busy preparing for winter and it looks as if nobody will come to Possum's party.