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Franklin and the Tooth Fairy

Paulette Bourgeois - 1994
    In this Franklin Classic Storybook, our hero discovers that, unlike most of his friends, he doesn't have teeth, and worries that he's missing out on the Tooth Fairy's magical visits.

The Magical Life of Mr. Renny

Leo Timmers - 2012

The Mouse Mansion

Karina Schaapman - 2012
    There is a shop that sells everything and a box full of treasure. And—oh no!—there might even be a rat!  The Mouse Mansion is always full of surprises. Author and artist Karina Schaapman spent years building and furnishing the Mouse Mansion in which this collection of stories takes place.  The elaborate dollhouse is made of cardboard boxes and papier-mâché and contains more than one hundred rooms to explore.

Richard Scarry's Naughty Bunny

Richard Scarry - 1989
    A naughty little bunny tries to be good, but sometimes it's just too hard.

The Sea-Thing Child

Russell Hoban - 1972
    Afraid of the wild waves and the storm skies, he meets a fiddler crab with no bow and together they avoid facing their fears. Finally, though, he finds his star, his courage and his ocean self.

Corgiville Fair

Tasha Tudor - 1971
    And the most exciting thing at the Corgiville Fair is the goat race! Caleb Corgi has spent months training his goat, Josephine, for the big event. But Edgar Tomcat's goat is fast, too, and Caleb knows that Edgar is not above indulging in some dirty tricks in order to win.The sights, smells, and all the fun and excitement of a typical small-town fair are captured with humor and affection in Tasha Tudor's text and marvelously detailed watercolor paintings.

The Grumpling

Stephen Cosgrove - 1989
    He has no manners whatsoever! But Buttermilk, a sweet-natured bunny, has the patience to teach the Grumpling that good manners are an important part of daily life.

The Deep and Snowy Wood

Elwyn Tate - 2012
    Who could this special person be?See if you can guess.Ages 2 and upThe Deep and Snowy Wood is a Christmas/Winter picture book. Told in rhyme it tells the story of 3 animals making their way through the wood. The other animals of the wood are curious and follow the three to see what they know.At the end the happy secret is revealed.

Willy the Dreamer

Anthony Browne - 1997
    The author's stunning illustrations (look for a banana in every scene) pay homage to great painters, while exploring ordinary childhood fantasies with extraordinary flair. Full color. 32 pp. Ages 4 and up. Pub: 4/98.


Diana Kizlauskas - 2013
    Good fortune runs amuck as Rabbit watches his crop of lettuce grow and grow and GROW! What will he do with all this leafy goodness? Wacky neighbors help him solve his dilemma. LETTUCE! is a colorful, beautifully illustrated picture book for children 3-6 years old. Humorous, rhymed text is fun for adults to read aloud and is easy enough for children to follow along. The story works as a lesson in generosity as well as all-around entertainment. Great for home, library or pre-school -- bedtime or anytime!

Bess the Barn Stands Strong

Elizabeth Gilbert Bedia - 2020
    Beam by beam and board by board, Bess the barn is built by able hands to keep the farm’s animals safe and sound. Through many seasons and celebrations, that’s just what she does, until she starts to sag…and creak…and slump. Then new everything comes along: a new farmer and a shiny new barn. A mean storm arrives not far behind, putting both barns to a dangerous test—can old Bess weather this threat to the farm?Bess opens her doors wide, welcoming all to celebrate the year-round ups and downs of farm life and admire the enduring strength and importance of something made to last.

Never Let a Princess Paint with Her Unicorn!

Diane Alber - 2019
    And that when attempting art, a mess can turn into a masterpiece too! Join this little girl and her unicorn on a fun painting journey that turns out to be quite magical!

Look, Look!

Peter Linenthal - 1998
    . . all for baby's eyes to see. This sturdy board book, full of high-contrast black-and-white cut-paper art perfect for staring at, is just the thing for the eyes of the youngest babies. A few words in curving red type on each spread describe the scenes -- a car races, a cat stretches, flowers bloom-- and extend the book's age appeal so that it will be fascinating to older babies, too. Striking and stylish, Look Look! is the ideal first board book for babies just beginning to look and learn. Peter Linenthal is an illustrator who has taught art in elementary schools for twenty years.

Jethro and Joel Were a Troll

Bill Peet - 1987
    The good half of a two-headed troll gets them both in trouble when he lets the bad side rule for a day.

Dinner Time

Jan Pieńkowski - 1981
    The animals are brought to life in this classic pop-up that is fun for kids of every age.