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Ten Little Rabbits


Virginia Grossman - 1991
    The book's whimsical illustrations, reminiscent of Beatrix Potter, glow with brilliant color and are filled with fascinating detail. Each number introduces a facet of traditional Native American culture, such as Pueblo corn dances or Navajo weaving, and the simple, rhyming text is enhanced by a brief afterword on Native American customs. Ideal for storytime or bedtime, this is a book sure to leave children counting rabbits instead of sheep.

Never Let A Unicorn Get Spots!


Diane Alber - 2019
    In the end the most magical thing happens to actual cure the spots!

Where Have You Been?


Margaret Wise Brown - 1952
    . .Where does the Little Old Fish swim?Wherever I wishSaid the Little Old Fish . . .Have you also wondered where a cat or a squirrel has been or where a bird flies or a whale sails? How about why a bunny runs? With playful, rhyming verse, where have you been? perfectly captures the wonderful, wise questions that children ask every day.The treasured text by Margaret Wise Brown, author of goodnight moon, has been newly illustrated by two-time Caldecott Medalists Leo and Diane Dillon, creating a picture-book classic that children will love to see, to hear, and to read again and again.

The Matatu


Eric Walters - 2012
    But today, for his fifth birthday, he climbs aboard one with his grandfather. As the matatu pulls away from the market, the village dogs chase after them. When Kioko asks his grandfather why the dogs always bark and chase after matatus, his grandfather tells him an entertaining tale about a dog, a goat and a sheep. Set in East Africa, The Matatu is a colorful story filled with many unexpected turns and twists along the way.

Doña Flor: A Tall Tale about a Giant Woman with a Great Big Heart


Pat Mora - 2005
    She loves her neighbors–she lets the children use her flowers for trumpets, and the families use her leftover tortillas for rafts. So when a huge puma is terrifying the village, of course Flor is the one to investigate. Featuring Spanish words and phrases throughout, as well as a glossary, Pat Mora’s story, along with Raúl Colón’s glorious artwork, makes this a treat for any reader, tall or small. Award-winning author Pat Mora’s previous book with Raúl Colón, Tomás and the Library Lady, received the Tomás Rivera Mexican American Children’s Book Award, an IRA Teacher’s Choice Award, a Skipping Stones Award, and was also named a Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List title and an Americas Award for Children’s and Young Adult Literature commended title. She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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.

Cassidy and the Rainy River Rescue


Keely Chace - 2013
    But it's Cassidy who notices one calf has gone missing from the herd and is stuck in the river! Can Cassidy help save the day?Little ones will love hearing this story as a narrator reads to them, page by page. And if she's nearby, the Cassidy Story Buddy® stuffed animal will respond when you read key phrases from the story.

Sweetest Kulu


Celina Kalluk - 2013
    Lyrically and lovingly written, this visually stunning book is infused with the Inuit values of love and respect for the land and its animal inhabitants.

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.

Tractor Mac Arrives at the Farm


Billy Steers - 2007
    Then Tractor Mac arrives at the farm, and suddenly, everything that Sibley used to do, Tractor Mac does, too. Sibley wonders if there is any room left for him--but when Farmer Bill and Tractor Mac get stuck in a soggy field, Sibley is the one who comes to their rescue, and Sibley and Tractor Mac learn that there's plenty for both of them to do at the farm.

Fritz and the Beautiful Horses


Jan Brett - 1981
    "Brett has created magnificent paintings that glorify her simple but engaging story." -- Publishers Weekly

A Lot of Otters


Barbara Helen Berger - 1997
    As she calls for him, her tears turn into stars that fall into the sea and are rescued, along with her little one, by a lot of otters. These playful animals cavort and rollick in the starlight until Mother Moon looks down and sees them--and her child, safe and sound. Barbara Helen Berger's poetic words and luminous illustrations are beautifully fused in this dreamlike tale that is just perfect for bedtime."Toddlers are sure to delight in the mischievous antics of all those whiskery otters." --School Library Journal, starred review

Very Far Away


Maurice Sendak - 1957
    He goes out searching for 'very far away'.

Llama Llama Wakey-Wake


Anna Dewdney - 2012
    A good day starts with breakfast and brushing, kissing and hugging.

The Little Rabbit Who Wanted Red Wings


Carolyn Sherwin Bailey - 1931
    Our successful paperback edition of this enduring classic has sold over 630,000 copies and now has a brand-new cover.