Little Chicken's Big Day


Jerry Davis - 2011
    But Little Chicken can be distractable . . . and when he wanders off and gets lost, the day becomes anything but typical. With subtlety and humor, this sweet little story sweeps through a wide range emotions using the simplest of language. From husband and wife team Katie and Jerry Davis, this is a little book with a huge heart. The perfectly minimal illustrations and spare text belie the enormous message at its core: that with family, help is always just a cluck away.

Whose Chick Are You?


Nancy Tafuri - 2007
    Not even Little Chick (croo? croo?).But Little Chick's parents know, and—as sharp observers will delight in noting—they've been swimming nearby all along.

Little Quack


Lauren Thompson - 2003
    As his brothers and sisters splish, splash, and splosh their way into the pond behind their mama, he is left all alone on the shore. Little Quack wants to join his family. Can he find the courage to be a very small duck in a very big pond? Count along and find out! The QUACK-U-LATOR keeps score, adding a splash of math to all the fun!

Little Ducks Go


Emily Arnold McCully - 2014
    Following their mother down the street, the baby ducklings are swept up in a gush of water and washed down a storm drain. Quack! says their mother. Cheep cheep! call the babies.Sailing through the sewer pipes, the little ducks go, as mother duck chases them from drain to drain, trying to keep them calm. When her quacks attract the attention of a kind-hearted man, the little ducks are rescued!With warm, nostalgic watercolor paintings, Caldecott Medalist Emily Arnold McCully takes readers on a journey, chasing the little ducklings and their mother through the streets of a small town and a busier city. Perfect for young readers, this is a satisfying story of accidental adventure-- with a happy ending.A Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year!The award-winning I Like to Read(R) series focuses on guided reading levels A through G, based upon Fountas and Pinnell standards. Acclaimed author-illustrators--including winners of Caldecott, Theodor Seuss Geisel, and Coretta Scott King honors--create original, high quality illustrations that support comprehension of simple text and are fun for kids to read with parents, teachers, or on their own!For readers who've mastered basic sight words already, Level C books feature slightly longer sentences, suitable for mid-to-late kindergarten readers, and introduce a wider range of high-frequency vocabulary words. Move onto Level D once you've mastered them!

Daisy and the Egg


Jane Simmons - 1998
    Daisy is so excited—soon she will have a little brother or sister. But hatching an egg isn't always that easy, as Daisy soon finds out.

Mommy, Do You Love Me?


Jeanne Willis - 2008
    But does she love him when he cheeps and chirps and shouts very, very loudly? Does she still love him even when he’s bad? With a reassuring text from Jeanne Willis and energetic illustrations by Jan Fearnley, this sweet story about the love between a parent and child is sure to comfort young readers.

Duckie's Rainbow


Frances Barry - 2004
    She walks through a red poppy field, hops under an orange bridge, waddles around a yellow cornfield, rushes past a big green tree, and paddles across a deep blue pond. By the time she reaches her nest, purple clouds have begun to rain, but don’t worry — the book’s rounded pages, each one smaller than the last, form a spectacular rainbow on the last spread! With the boldest of colors and enchantingly simple shapes, Frances Barry’s collage illustrations combine with an ingenious format for an eye-popping concept-book debut.

Ducks on the Road: A Counting Adventure


Anita Lobel - 2021
    Little ones will delight in counting ducks one through ten and identifying the other animals the duck family meets on their country walk.

Clumsy Duck


Britta Teckentrup - 2013
    But with the help of her special friend Little Chick, Clumsy Duck discovers exactly what those big feet are good for—and what a fabulous swimmer she is. With delightful illustrations and a most endearing character, Britta Teckentrup has created a charming story about finding your own special talents.

Baby Bear's Big Dreams


Jane Yolen - 2007
    They get to stay up late, live in toy stores, go exploring by themselves, and eat dessert . . . all day long! Baby Bear plans to do each of those things--and more--when he grows up. But at the end of the day, even the biggest bears still get to come home to tell of their grown-up adventures.     This third Baby Bear collaboration between Jane Yolen and Melissa Sweet is a wonderful tribute to imagination and perfectly captures the spirit of youngsters who wish they could make all the rules.

This Little Chick


John Lawrence - 2002
    And he has a wonderful time of it - sliding off the back of a shiny pink pig, hopping along with frogs, skipping with a flock of frisky sheep, and imitating all the sounds these animals make. Full of playful detail, John Lawrence’s bold, energetic engravings will keep toddlers smiling, long after the oinking, mooing, baaing, and quacking are over.

Toucan Can!


Juliette MacIver - 2013
     Toucan dances, Toucan sings. Toucan bangs a frying pan. Can YOU do what Toucan can?

Baby Polar


Yannick Murphy - 2009
    Then he wants to play! He loves catching the tasty flakes on his tongue and zigzagging across the ice. When the winds begin to gust and the snow becomes a blizzard, though, Baby Polar knows it's time to go back to his mother. But now the whole world is covered in white. Where could Mama Polar be?Award-winning author Yannick Murphy's tender, lyrical story and acclaimed artist Kristen Balouch's vibrant collage illustrations perfectly capture the excitment and wonder of a young child's first independent adventure.

Count with Maisy, Cheep, Cheep, Cheep!


Lucy Cousins - 2015
    Will all ten chicks be safe and accounted for by the last turn of the page?

Loon Baby


Molly Beth Griffin - 2011
    Anne Hunter’s soft cross-hatched and watercolor paintings shape a serene lake-scape with varied scenes that amplify and illuminate the emotion this book captures.