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Dream, Courage, Will & Heart Themed Picture Books Organized By Virtue, Trait & Topics

All Dream Themed Books Wanted For Hackettstown

Current Hackettstown Dream Books Are Shown In Colors

Used Titles Currently In Stock & For Sale In Hackettstown Are Highlighted By The Color Green

Some Hackettstown Businesses Will Sell Used Copies Of Books Featured


VIRTUES

Beauty


The Art Of @BarbieStyle

by Robert Best, Zlatan Zukanovic & Kim Culmone - 2017

Assouline

Barbie doll shows off her friends as you travel through her pop cultured life.


Feathers: Not Just for Flying

by Melissa Stewart. Illus. by Sarah S. Brannen - 2013

Charlesbridge

The multipurpose functions and different uses of bird feathers.


The Gardener

by Sarah Stewart, Illus. by David Small - 1997

Farrar Straus & Giroux

A suitcase of seeds creates a rooftop garden of flowers during the Depression.


The Lorax

by Dr Suess

Random House

An ecological warning about mindless progress killing earth's natural beauty


Martina the Beautiful Cockroach: A Cuban Folktale

by Carmen Agra Deedy, Illus. by Michael Austin - 2007

Peachtree Publishers

Interspecies marriage seems to work for this bug choosing husbands.


More, More, More Said the Baby: Three Love Stories

by Vera B. Williams - 1990

Greenwillow Books

Three caretakers highlight their favorite thing about their babies in these 3 love stories.


My Baby & Me

by Lynn Reiser - 2008

Knopf Books

Real looking photos of older siblings hugging, playing, moving & reading with their new baby.


Stars

by Mary Lyn Ray - 2011

Beach Lane Books

The endless beauty of the universe makes us think and smile


Swirl by Swirl: Spirals in Nature

by Joyce Sidman - 2011

HMH Books for Young Readers

Finding natural beauty around your world


The Three Little Wolves and The Big Bad Pig

by Eugene Trivizas- 1993

Margaret K. McElderry Books

Wolfs search for friends & beauty


Waking Beauty

by Leah Wilcox - 2008

Putnam Juvenile

A fairy tale spoof has a germ obsessed prince trying silly things to wake the snoring princess before the kiss of life.


Where Once There Was a Wood

by Denise Fleming - 1996

Square FishHenry Holt

A poetry based portrait of our disappearing natural environment & how animal habitats and ecosystems adapt.

Read It At

Centre Dry Cleaners & Tailors - 3 Center St, Sparta, New Jersey 07871 (973) 729-7787


White Snow, Bright Snow

by Alvin Tresselt - 1947

HarperCollins

This nostalgic look at a 1940's town experiencing & preparing for a large snow storm shows the magic of snow.


Creativity


A Book

by Mordicai Gerstein. (written & Illustrated) - 2009

Roaring Brook

A writer searches for story ideas for a book.


Aaaarrgghh! Spider!

by Lydia Monks - 2004

Houghton Mifflin,

A spiders clever webs makes its wish come true to be a family pet.


The Handiest Things in the World

by Andrew Clements - 2010

Atheneum Books

A hands on look at things you can do with your hands.


The Iridescence of Birds: A Book about Henri Matisse

by Patricia MacLachlan. Illus. by Hadley Hooper - 2014

Roaring Brook/Neal Porter

A bio of the artist Henri Matisse showing his early art & influences.


It Looked Like Spilt Milk

by Charles G. Shaw - 1947

Harper & Row

Pictures form in kids imaginations when they look at clouds or spilt milk.


Mirror Mirror: A Book of Reversible Verse

by Marilyn Singer, Illus. by Josée Masse - 2010

Scholastic

A book of fairy tale poetry that can be read two ways, down and up, using reversable perspective verse.


The Most Magnificent Thing

by Ashley Spires. (written & illustrated) - 2014

Kids Can Press

A girl creating a mysterious gadget becomes frustrated until she discovers persistence by never really giving up.

Read It At

Feels Like Home - 185 Spring St, Newton, NJ 07860 - (973) 383-9100


Mouse Paint

by Ellen Stoll Walsh - 1989

HMH Books

3 white mice take a dip in some paints and mix primary colors to create secondary colors.


Moving Blocks

by Yusuke Yonezu. (written & illustrated) - 2015

Michael Neugebauer/Minedition

Guess and find vehicles in colored tangram blocks, like trains, buses and even a ship.


My Name Is Gabito: The Life of Gabriel García Márquez/Me llamo Gabito: La vida de Gabriel García Márquez

by Monica Brown, Illus. by Raúl Colón - 2007

Rising Moon

A bilingual bio celebrating the life of an author who manifested imagination and dreams with his writting.


My Name is Georgia

by Jeanette Winter - 1998

Harcourt Brace/Silver Whistle/HMH Books

A bio of artist Georgia O'Keeffe whose individuality and creative journey graced us all.


Nighttime Ninja

by Barbara DaCosta. Illus. by Ed Young - 2012

Little, Brown

A kid sneaks around the house on an ice cream eating mission, when everyone should be sleeping.


The Noisy Paint Box: The Colors and Sounds of Kandinsky's Abstract Art.

by Barb Rosenstock, Illus. by Mary Grandpré - 2010

Knopf/Random House

Bio of abstract artist Vasily Kandinsky who saw the world in a different way by experiencing colors as sounds.


The Origami Master

by Nathaniel Lachenmeyer - 2008

Albert Whitman & Company

A talented bird is captured and forced to create origami, but an orgami key frees his imprisonment and saves a friendship.


The Paper Dragon

by Marguerite W. Davol, Illus. by Robert Sabuda - 1997

Atheneum Books

An artist overcomes fear of a dragon using love, ingenuity, artistic vision and creativity.

Read It At

Free Bird Tattoo - 180 Spring St, Newton, NJ 07860 - (973) 862-6800


The Pencil

by Allan Ahlberg, Illustrated by Bruce Ingman - 2008

Candlewick Press

A lonely pencil creates a world with a boy and a dog, but they want changes & he almost loses control of the world he created.


Prudence Wants a Pet

by Cathleen Daly, Illus. by Stephen Michael King - 2011

Roaring Brook Press

A determined girl wants a pet so she uses her imagination to create some until her parents give in.


Radiant Child : the story of young artist Jean-Michel Basquiat

by Javaka Steptoe - 1971

Little, Brown and Company

An emotional roller coaster about the formative influences on an artist who was eaten alive by NYC.


Shadow

by Suzy Lee - 2010

Chronicle Books

A girls imagination is sparked by objects whose shadows are transformed into friends who help her with a wolf problem.


Simon's Book

Simon's Book

by Henrik Drescher - 1983

MacAdam/Cage Publishing

Art supplies take over a story of a boy that is threatened by a monster who is redrawn to be friendly.

Read It At

Photographs Cameras & Video - 43 Theater Sparta Center, Sparta NJ 07871 (973) 729 5929


Six by Seuss

by Dr. Seuss - 1991

Random House

A collection of 6 avant-garde stories by the master of rhymes and imagination.


Some Friends to Feed: The Story of Stone Soup

by Pete Seeger - 2005

G.P. Putnam's Sons

Pete's version has the kids adding veggy's & salt to the classic stones and bones soup.

Read It At

River Star Diner - 14 NJ-57, Hackettstown, NJ 07840 (908) 979-0626 &

Sparta Classic Diner - 80 Woodport Rd, Sparta Township, NJ 07871 (973) 729-2425


Song and Dance Man

by Karen Ackerman - 1988

Knopf Books for Young Readers

Grandpa was a Vaudeville performer who puts on his old Variety show for his grandchildren.


The Squiggle

by Carole Lexa Schaefer, Illus. by Pierr Morgan 1996

Dragonfly Booksor Crown

A piece of string becomes a fun tool for a creative little girl's imagination.


Ted

by Tony DiTerlizzi - 2001

Simon & Schuster

The son of a distracted father gets into wild times with a pink imaginary friend who loves raspberries.


Three Days on a River in a Red Canoe

by Vera B. Williams - 1981

Greenwillow Books

A family charts their canoe trip adventures with diagrams and maps of their whole camping trip.

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Time for Ballet

by Adele Geras - 2004

Dial

The excitement that leads up to a performance of early ballerinas, and the trouble of putting on a leotard.


Traction Man is Here!

by Mini Grey - 2005

Knopf Books

A ittle boy's imagination turns his toy into a superhero who makes chores a breeze.


Viva Frida

by Yuyi Morales, (written & illustrated) - 2014

Roaring Brook/Neal Porter

A bilingual bio and celebration of the creativity and imagination of artist Frida Kahlo.


What Can You Do with a Rebozo?

by Carmen Tafolla, Illus. by Amy Cordova - 2008

Tricycle Press/Ten Speed Press

A Mexican woven shawl is seen from multiple perspectives, imaginations & values.


What Charlie Heard

by Mordicai Gerstein - 2002

Farrar, Straus and Giroux /Frances Foster

Biography of composer Charles Ives who was fascinated by every noise he heard growing up.


Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin

by Lloyd Moss, Illus. by Marjorie Priceman - 1995

Simon & Schuster

This one to ten counting book celebrates classical music, introducing ten instruments to form a chamber group.


Expressive


A Book

by Mordicai Gerstein. (written & Illustrated) - 2009

Roaring Brook

A writer searches for story ideas for a book.


The Art Lesson

by Tomie De Paola - 1989

Puffin Books

Artistic individuality goes against the rules of school.


The Big Orange Splot

by Daniel Pinkwater - 1977

Scholastic

A family goes against the grain using artistic expression & diversity to solve a house color problem.


Ella Sarah Gets Dressed

by Margare Chodos-Irvine - 2003

HMH Book

Kids discover independence from dressing stylishly, no matter how silly or fancy.

Read It At

Robin Lennon Uncommon Artwear - 205 Spring St, Newton, NJ 07860 - (646) 645-1003 &

Kid's Junction - 101 Grand Ave, Hackettstown, NJ 07840 (908) 852-8999


Exclamation Mark

by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, Illus. by Tom Lichtenheld - 2013

Scholastic Press

An emphatic exclamation point finds excitement from different from boring old periods.

Fancy Nancy Spectacular Spectacles

by Jane O’Connor - 2010

HarperCollins

After her friend gets fancy glasses, Nancy wishes for weaker eyes.


Froodle

by Antoinette Portis. (written & illustrated) - 2014

Roaring Brook/Neal Porter

Animals make different silly noises in different silly languages until a bird gets sillier.


Grandma’s Gift

by Eric Velasquez. (written & illustrated) - 2010

Walker

A visit to the museum opens self-discovery for a Puerto Rican boy who wants to be an artist.


The Iridescence of Birds: A Book about Henri Matisse

by Patricia MacLachlan.Illus. by Hadley Hooper - 2014

Roaring Brook/Neal Porter

A bio of the artist Henri Matisse showing his early art & influences.


Little White Rabbit

by Kevin Henkes, (written & illustrated) - 2011

Greenwillow Books

A rabbit that loves to pretend explores and changes nature using his imagination.


Max Found Two Sticks

by Brian Pinkney - 1994

Aladdin

A boy uses self-expression to make music everywhere


My First Baby Signs

by Linda Acredolo - 2002

HarperFestiva

This informational communication book is a sign language guide for babies.


My Name is Georgia

by Jeanette Winter - 1998

Harcourt Brace/Silver Whistle/HMH Books

A bio of artist Georgia O'Keeffe whose individuality and creative journey graced us all.


Not That TuTu!

by Michelle Sinclair - 2013

Robin Corey Books

A girl insists on one particular piece of clothing which starts with her pink tutu.


The Origami Master

by Nathaniel Lachenmeyer - 2008

Albert Whitman & Company

A talented bird is captured and forced to create origami, but an orgami key frees his imprisonment and saves a friendship.


Pinky and Rex and the School Play

by James Howe - 1998

Simon Spotlight

Friends disagree but stay buddies even when one doesn't get the part they want in the school play.


Sidewalk Flowers

by JonArno Lawson.Illus. by Sydney Smith - 2015

Groundwood Books

A girls little acts of kindness giving out flowers, smiling & waving keeps this wordless story active.

Read It At

Redshaw's Flower Shop - 2 Conestoga Trail, Sparta Township, NJ 07871 (973) 729-5300


The Squiggle

by Carole Lexa Schaefer, Illus. by Pierr Morgan 1996

Dragonfly Booksor Crown

A piece of string becomes a fun tool for a creative little girl's imagination.


Time for Bed, Spot

by Eric Hill - 2004

Warne

A untired dog dreams to be a pirate and a cowboy not to get ready for bed, but toys & imagination gets tiring.


The Very Quiet Cricket

by Eric Carle - 1990

Philomel Books

A newborn cricket is just waiting to grow up to chirp, communicate & socialize with others insects and creatures.


Viva Frida

by Yuyi Morales, (written & illustrated) - 2014

Roaring Brook/Neal Porter

A bilingual bio and celebration of the creativity and imagination of artist Frida Kahlo.


What Do We Do With the Baby?

by Rick Walton - 2008

HarperCollins

An interactive book that generates hugs, kisses, bouncing, tickles and peek-a-boo opportunities.


What Will Fat Cat Sit On?

by Jan Thomas - 2007

HMH Books

Using this books goofy interactive question-answer format you'll have enthusiastic kids screaming no.


Who Wants a Hug?

by Jeff Mack - 2015

HarperCollins

A skunk plans backfire after he uses smelly fish & rotting garbage to scare away a bear who loves to hug.


Idealism


2030: A Day in the Life of Tomorrow's Kids

by Amy Zuckerman,

Dutton Books

A book of predicted future gadgets and enviromental issues.

Read It At

The Looks Barber Shop - 199 Main St. Hackettstown, NJ 07840 (908) 813-0023


The Garden of Happiness

by Erika Tamar - 1996

HMH Books

A vacant lot is transformed into a garden & mural igniting community togetherness.

Read It At

Nutrition Store - 270 S Sparta Ave, Sparta Township, NJ 07871 (973) 726-3484


Last Stop on Market Street

by Matt de la Peña.Illus. by Christian Robinson - 2015

G.P. Putnam's Sons Books

A boys grandma helps him see the beauty of living on the wrong side of the tracks.


Lenny and Mel: After School Confidential

by Erik Kraft - 2004

Simon & Schuster Book

Two kids go undercover after school for their school newspaper.


Mr. Putter and Tabby Pick the Pears

by Cynthia Rylant, Illus. by Arthur Howard - 1948

HMH Books

An apple slingshot is used by an old man whose trying to shoot down pears, in the end he gets a nice apple pie.

Read It At

Applebee's - 225 Mountain Ave, Hackettstown, NJ 07840 (908) 684-1003


Mrs. Marlowe's Mice

by Frank Asch - 2007

Kids Can Press

Intimidating cat police check a kind hearted cat librarian who secretly harbors mice in her home.


Nelson Mandela

by Kadir Nelson, (written & illustrated) - 2012

HarperCollins/Katherine Tegen Books

A bio that shows a young boy's determination to change South Africa.


The Things I Can Do

by Jeff Mack - 2013

Roaring Brook Press

A confident boy marks his accomplishments & feats by turning them into rhymes.

Read It At

Penelopes Treasures - 166-168 Spring St, Newton, NJ 07860 - (973) 590-1555


Imagination


A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever

by Marla Frazee, (written & Illustrated) - 2008

Harcourt

A summer vacation provides shared imagination between friends.


Absolutely Not

by Matthew McElligott - 2004

Walker Childrens

Two bugs on a journey, one is adventurous and brave the other friend is scared & imaginative.


The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend

by Dan Santat. (written & Illustrated) - 2014

Little Brown

An imaginary friend leaves the island where he was created to search for his special true friend.


And If the Moon Could Talk

by Kate Banks, Illustrated by Georg Hallensleben - 1997

Farrar Straus & Giroux/Frances Foster

Bedtime story about what on Earth the Moon would say.


Barn Dance!

by Bill Martin Jr - 1986

Square Fish

Fantasy about a boys imagination who discovers animals dancing till dawn in the barn.


Below

by Nina Crews - 2006

Henry Holt

An action figure get trapped and a boy with his construction toys rescues him.


Blackboard Bear

by Martha Alexander - 1969

Candlewick

A drawn bear comes to life in this black humored tale of fighting rejection with imagination.


Car Wash

by Sandra Steen and Susan Steen, Illustrated by G. Brian Karas - 2001

Putnam

A families imaginations sink under the sea as they enter a drive-through car wash.


The Carpenter

by Bruna Barros - 2017

Gibbs Smith

A wordless book about a boys imagination that is sparked by his dads tools.


Clara and Asha

by Eric Rohmann - 2005

Roaring Brook.

This bedtime book has a giant fish as a girls imaginary friend until the Alligator wakes her up.


Cowboy Baby

by Sue Heap - 2012

Walker

Bedtime imagination book that shows the fun of not wanting to go to bed.


Crazy Hair

by Neil Gaiman & Illus. by Dave McKean - 2009

HarperCollins

Wild imagination is set abound searching for what is lurking in a crazy hair do.


Draw!

by Raúl Colón. (written & illustrated) - 2014

Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman.

A boy makes friends on a journey powered by his imagination and his sketch books.

Read It At

Scrub-A-Dub Doggie - 229 Main St Ste 1 Hackettstown, New Jersey 07840 (908) 813-9990


The Dumpster Diver

by Janet S. Wong - 2007

Candlewick Press

Trash transforms into treasures & inventions in this recycling adventure.


Elizabeti's Doll

by Stephanie Stuve-Bodeen, Illustrated by Christy Hale - 1900

Lee & Low Books

A girls imagination creates a baby from a rock, and she mimics her mom with it.


Emily Brown and the Thing

by Cressida Cowell and Neal Layton - 2007

Orchard Books

An imaginative thing is crying outside Emily's window, she helps it fall asleep.


Going Home

by Margaret Wild, Llus. by Wayne Harris - 1993

Scholastic

A boy in the hospital next to a zoo uses his imagination to get him through his ordeal.


Green as a Bean

by Karla Kuskin - 2007

Laura Geringer Book

Readers use their imaginations to decide what objects they would like to be.

Read It At

Pandan Room - 100 E Moore St, Hackettstown, NJ 07840 (908) 850-5999


Hailstones and Halibut Bones: Adventures in Poetry and Color

by Mary O’Neill - 1990

Doubleday Books for Young Readers

An exploration into the world of color and how they relate to your senses


Harold and the Purple Crayon

by Crockett Johnson - 1955

HarperCollins

Worlds created by crayons


Harry and Hopper

by Margaret Wild, Illus. by Freya Blackwood - 2009

Omnibus Books

A boys imagination keeps the memory of his dead dog alive.


The Hello, Goodbye Window

Illus. by Chris Raschka - 2005

Hyperion/Michael Di Capua Books

The family relationships of grandparents are seen thru a magical kitchen window of imagination.


Hello Rock

by Roger Bradfield - 1965

Purple House Press

Imagination is the magic inside each child.


Here Come Poppy and Max

by Lindsey Gardiner - 2000

Little, Brown Book

A girl and ger doggy have fun pretending they are different animals.


Higher! Higher!

by Leslie Patricelli. (written & illustrated) - 2009

Candlewick

A girls imagination soars being pushed on a swing by her dad.


The House in the Night

by Susan Marie Swanson, Illus. by Beth Krommes - 2008

Houghton Mifflin

A bedtime book opens a magical daydream to the stars on the back of a bird & home again.


How I Learned Geography

by Uri Shulevitz - 2008

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Imagination soars from a map that nourishes the souls of a refugee family by escaping from their harsh reality.


I Am a Backhoe

by Anna Grossnickle Hines - 2010

Tricycle Pres

A boy's favorite imaginative play time revolves around all types of trucks.


I Will Never Not Ever Eat a Tomato (Charlie and Lola)

by  Lauren Child- 2000

Candlewick

Sister won't eat tomatoes until her imagination takes over.


It Looked Like Spilt Milk

by Charles G. Shaw - 1947

Harper & Row

Pictures form in kids imaginations when they look at clouds or spilt milk.


King Jack and the Dragon

by Peter Bently, Illus. by Helen Oxenbury - 2011

Dial Books

Kids build a fort and fight dragons until giants come and take the other kids away, leaving Jack alone.


Leaf Man

by Lois Ehlert, - 2005

Harcourt

This book helps kids artistically look at found objects and create their own Leaf Men.


Leo: A Ghost Story

by Mac Barnett.Illus. by Christian Robinson - 2015

Chronicle

A girl makes friends with a nice ghost, thinking that he is an imaginary friend.


Lily Wool

by Paula Vasquez - 2017

Gibbs Smith

A helpful sheep fights her boring routine using her imagination.


Lines that Wiggle

by Candace Whitman, Illustrated by Steve Wilson- 2009

Blue Apple Books

This rhyming art book shows different variations of lines to make kids explore concepts & develop imagination.


Little White Rabbit

by Kevin Henkes, (written & illustrated) - 2011

Greenwillow Books

A rabbit that loves to pretend explores and changes nature using his imagination.


Louis the Fish

by Arthur Yorinks - 1980

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Nightmares of meat turn a butchers son into a fish lover and then into an actual fish.


Madlenka’s Dog

by Peter Sis - 2002

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

After her parents deny her a dog, she walks an imaginary dog around town.


Maybe a Bear Ate It!

by Robie H Harris,Illus by Michael Emberley - 2008

Orchard Books, an imprint of Scholastic

A boys stress and anxiety over losing his favorite book makes him think it was taken by wild animals.


Meeow and the Big Box

by Sebastien Braun - 2009

Boxer Books

A cardboard box is transformed into a firetruck by a furry kitty with an fiery imagination.


Monkey and Me

by Emily Gravett - 2007

MacMillan UK

A girl and her toy monkey pretend to be as many animals as they can before bedtime.


Mouse and Mole: A Winter Wonderland

by Wong Herbert Yee, (written & illustrated) - 2010

Houghton

Mole is too cold to go out to play, so his mouse friend builds a snow mole as a substitute.


My Name Is Gabito: The Life of Gabriel García Márquez/Me llamo Gabito: La vida de Gabriel García Márquez

by Monica Brown, Illus. by Raúl Colón - 2007

Rising Moon

A bilingual bio celebrating the life of an author who manifested imagination and dreams with his writting.


Nighttime Ninja

by Barbara DaCosta. Illus. by Ed Young - 2012

Little, Brown

A kid sneaks around the house on an ice cream eating mission, when everyone should be sleeping.


Niño Wrestles the World

by Yuyi Morales, (written & illustrated) - 2013

Roaring Brook Pressk/Neal Porter

A bilingual boy incorporates his toys as tools for his Mexican wrestler imaginative playtime.


The Noisy Paint Box: The Colors and Sounds of Kandinsky's Abstract Art.

by Barb Rosenstock, Illus. by Mary Grandpré - 2010

Knopf/Random House

Bio of abstract artist Vasily Kandinsky who saw the world in a different way by experiencing colors as sounds.


Not a Box

by Antoinette Portis - 2006

Harper Festival

Inside of a cardboard box transports a childs imagination


One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish

by Dr Suess - 1960

Random House

Mischievous Suess characters launch all kids imaginations


One Special Day: A Story for Big Brothers and Sisters

by Lola M. Schaefer.Illus. by Jessica Meserve - 2012

Disney/Hyperion.

An imaginative energetic big brother turns gentle when he gets a new sibling.


Orange Pear Apple Bear

by Emily Gravett - 2006

Simon & Schuster

Different combinations of 5 words influence wordplay by conveying different meanings.


Pearl and Wagner: One Funny Day

by Kate McMullan, Illustrated by R. W. Alley -2009

Dial Books

A mouse is wary of April Fool's Day and doesn't appreciate his rabbits friend jokes until he creates his own pox.


Pete's a Pizza

by William Steig - 1998

HarperCollins/Michael di Capua Books.

Rainy day blues turns into an imaginative food journey when his parents turn him into a pizza.

Read It At

Davila's Pizza and Restaurant - 190 Main St, Hackettstown, NJ 07840 (908) 850-9500


Press Here

by Herve Tullet - 2010

Chronicle Books

Imagination is turned on by suspend reality and following directions


Princess Me

by Karma Wilson - 2007

Margaret K. McElderry Books

A girls imagination turns her into a princess as she turns her bedroom into her kingdom.


Princess Super Kitty

by Antoinette Portis - 2011

HarperCollins

Children imaginations make ordinary life fun


Prudence Wants a Pet

by Cathleen Daly, Illus. by Stephen Michael King - 2011

Roaring Brook Press

A determined girl wants a pet so she uses her imagination to create some until her parents give in.


The Red Balloon

by Albert Lamorisse - 1967

Doubleday Books for Young Readers

A boys best friend can be a bright red balloon


Red Knit Cap Girl

by Naoko Stoop - 2012

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Red Knit Cap Girl and animal friends journey to meet the Moon


Red Light, Green Light

by Anastasia Suen - 2005

HMH Books

A boy creates his own roads to construct a traffic jam using household items and his toy vehicles.


Red Wagon

by Renata Liwska - 2011

Philomel Books

A fox with a wagon uses her friends and her imagination to make a trip to the store into an adventure.


Sam, Bangs & Moonshine

by Evaline Ness - 1966

Square Fish

A smart imaginative young girl finds trouble for telling tall tales, fantasy & lies.


Shadow

by Suzy Lee - 2010

Chronicle Books

A girls imagination is sparked by objects whose shadows are transformed into friends who help her with a wolf problem.


Shoe-la-la

by Karen Beaumont- 2013

Cartwheel Books

A girls imagination creates perfect party shoes


Sidewalk Circus

by Paul Fleischman, Illus. by Kevin Hawkes - 2004

Candlewick

Signs about a circus coming to town, mirror the actual circus like activities of the town around the signs.


Simon's Book

Simon's Book

by Henrik Drescher - 1983

MacAdam/Cage Publishing

Art supplies take over a story of a boy that is threatened by a monster who is redrawn to be friendly.

Read It At

Photographs Cameras & Video - 43 Theater Sparta Center, Sparta NJ 07871 (973) 729 5929


Six by Seuss

by Dr. Seuss - 1991

Random House

A collection of 6 avant-garde stories by the master of rhymes and imagination.


Skippyjon Jones

by Judy Schachner - 2003

Dutton Books

This bilingual tale is about a Siamese kitty who pretends to be a Chihuahua sword-fighting bandit.


The Snowman

by Raymond Briggs - 1978

Random House

A wordless tale of a magical fun adventure with a boys flying snowman whose scarf ends up in his pocket after he melts.


Some Friends to Feed: The Story of Stone Soup

by Pete Seeger - 2005

G.P. Putnam's Sons

Pete's version has the kids adding veggy's & salt to the classic stones and bones soup.

Read It At

River Star Diner - 14 NJ-57, Hackettstown, NJ 07840 (908) 979-0626 &

Sparta Classic Diner - 80 Woodport Rd, Sparta Township, NJ 07871 (973) 729-2425


Sophie's Squash

by Pat Zietlow Miller -2013

Schwartz & Wade

A nurturing, companionship tale about a girl and her squash named Bernice, whose seeds live on.

Read It At

Hackettstown Health Food- 106 E Moore St. Hackettstown, NJ 07840 (908) 269-8702


The Squiggle

by Carole Lexa Schaefer, Illus. by Pierr Morgan 1996

Dragonfly Booksor Crown

A piece of string becomes a fun tool for a creative little girl's imagination.


Ted

by Tony DiTerlizzi - 2001

Simon & Schuster

The son of a distracted father gets into wild times with a pink imaginary friend who loves raspberries.


Time for Bed, Spot

by Eric Hill - 2004

Warne

A untired dog dreams to be a pirate and a cowboy not to get ready for bed, but toys & imagination gets tiring.


Tomas and the Library Lady

by Pat Mora - 1997

Alfred A. Knopf

Bio of Tomas Rivera who expanded his imagination using books & became chancellor of the Univ of California.


The Turn-Around, Upside-Down Alphabet Book

by Lisa Campbell Ernst - 2004

Simon & Schuster Books

An optical illusion concept alphabet book that must be turned to discover the images from other perspectives.


The Velveteen Rabbit: Or, How Toys Become Real

by Margery Williams, Illustrated by Lou Fancher - 1922

Atheneum/Anne Schwartz Books

A wooden horse tells a stuffed rabbit that love can make you real, the rabbit gets well worn with a boys love.


The Watermelon Seed

by Greg Pizzoli, (written & illustrated) - 2013

Disney/Hyperion

A neurotic little crocodiles imagination and fear runs wild after eatting a watermelon seed.


Way Down Deep in the Deep Blue Sea

by Jan Peck - 2014

Simon & Schuster

An imaginative adventure of a boy who meets different sea creatures while taking a swim in his bathtub.


What Can You Do with a Rebozo?

by Carmen Tafolla, Illus. by Amy Cordova - 2008

Tricycle Press/Ten Speed Press

A Mexican woven shawl is seen from multiple perspectives, imaginations & values.


Where the Sidewalk Ends

by Shel Silverstein - 1974

Harper & Row/ HarperCollins

Gross imagination conquors kids worries


Where the Wild Things Are

by Maurice Sendak - 1963

HarperCollins

The wild life vs the comfort of food & bed


The Wonderful Fluffy Little Squishy

by Beatrice Alemagna. (written & illustrated). Tr. by Claudia Zoe Bedrick - 2015

Enchanted Lion Books

A girls imagination and determination goes wild looking for a fluffy little squishy present for moms birthday.


Independence


Emmanuel’s Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah

by Laurie Ann Thompson. Illus. by Sean Qualls - 2015

Random/Schwartz & Wade

One person (with 1 leg) changes the worlds view on disabilities when he bikes across Ghana.


Hippopposites

by Janik Coat - 2010

Harry N. Abrams

The opposite pairing of different looking hippos.


Leo Loves Baby Time

by Anna McQuinn - 2014

Charlesbridge

A kids adventure with mom in his regular trip to the storytime at the Library.


Matilda

by Roald Dahl, illustrated by Quentin Blake - 1988

Puffin Books

She empowers kids to be independent of evil adults by being themselves


Mr. Maxwell's Mouse

by Frank Asch - 2004

Kids Can Press

A mouse prays to become a David with whiskers because a kitty Goliath with claws has him on the menu.


The Moon Over Star

by Dianna Hutts Aston, Jerry Pinkney 2008

Dial Books

This Apollo 11 tribute shows a girl that dreams can come true.


Mr. Pusskins: A Love Story

by Sam Lloyd - 2006

Atheneum

A grumpy cat tries to live independently of his owners affection but the alley doesn't feel like home.


Off We Go!

by Jane Yolen - 2000

Little, Brown Book

Rhyming onomatopoeia tale of various little animals who each are on their way to their own grandmothers houses.


Peabody

by Rosemary Wells 1983

Puffin Books

A new talking birthday doll almost makes a girl forget her mean old teddy bear.


Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons

by Eric Litwin, Created and Illustrated by James Dean - 2012

HarperCollins

An independent cat keeps singing without worry when things go wrong, he even keeps his cool after loosing a button.


The Three Little Pigs

by Steven Kellogg - 1997

HarperCollins

Pigs run a family waffle business, but a wolf customer want his with bacon.

Read It At

The Sizzle BBQ - 268 Main St, Hackettstown, NJ 07840 (908) 850-6000


The Three Pigs

by David Wiesner - 2001

Clarion Books

A surreal version where a pig is blown out of the story and into a happy ending, unless your a wolf fan.


Time of Wonder

by Robert McCloskey - 1957

Puffin Books

Sisters discover island life at the beach in Penobscott Bay, Maine one summer with their parents.


Viva Frida

by Yuyi Morales - 2014

Roaring Brook Press

A chest, opens a creative fantasy where playfulness leads to knowledge and love of life


Way Up and Over Everything

by Alice McGill - 2007

HMH Books

When slaves mysteriously escape to the north, southerners imagine they had magical powers & flew to freedom.


Where's Walrus?

by Stephen Savage, (written & illustrated) - 2011

Scholastic Press

An escaped bored walrus hides from a zookeeper by wearing different hats and using his unique talents.

Read It At

Bon Worth - 11 Hampton House Rd, Newton, NJ 07860 - (973) 383-7340


Yay, You!: Moving Out, Moving Up, Moving On

by Sandra Boynton - 2001

Little Simon

Inspiration for new graduates facing change & reality.


Optimism


A Good Day

by Kevin Henkes - 2004

Greenwillow

Positive messages show that effort and random changes makes bad moments switch to overall good days.


A Hole is to Dig: A First Book of First Definitions

by Ruth Krauss, ill. Maurice Sendak - 1952

Nelson

A book to explain what things are really for, to help children celebrate life.


Ballerina Dreams: A True Story

by Lauren Thompson, Illus. by James Estrin - 2007

Feiwel & Friends

Dreams come true for girls with physical disabilities.


Don’t Throw It to Mo!

by David A. Adler.Illus. by Sam Ricks - 2015

Penguin

A small kid achieves football greatness because no one expects him to get the ball.


Dream Something Big

by Dianna Hutts Aston- 2011

Dial Books

This immigrant story inspires kids to follow & build their big dreams


Last Stop on Market Street

by Matt de la Peña.Illus. by Christian Robinson - 2015

G.P. Putnam's Sons Books

A boys grandma helps him see the beauty of living on the wrong side of the tracks.


The Little Brute Family

by Russell Hoban - 1966

Square Fish

Attitude and bringing good into our world


The Little Engine That Could

by Watty Piper - 1930

Penguin

I think I can optimism and hard work gets you over obsticles


Mighty Jackie: The Strike Out Queen

by Marissa Moss - 2004

Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books

True story about a 17 year-old girl who struck out both Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig.


Monkey Ono

by C. Phillipps - 2013

Viking Books

Refusing to be left out of a beach day trip, an optimistic toy monkey creates various plans.


Mr. Wuffles!

by David Wiesner, (written & illustrated) - 2013

Clarion Books

An mini alien spaceship hides from an Earth kitty and communicates with ants and a ladybird for help to escape.


Nelson Mandela

by Kadir Nelson, (written & illustrated) - 2012

HarperCollins/Katherine Tegen Books

A bio that shows a young boy's determination to change South Africa.


Otto Goes to the Beach

by Todd Parr - 2003

Little, Brown Young Readers

A dog goes to the beach to try to meet a new friend.


Prudence Wants a Pet

by Cathleen Daly, Illus. by Stephen Michael King - 2011

Roaring Brook Press

A determined girl wants a pet so she uses her imagination to create some until her parents give in.


Sidewalk Flowers

by JonArno Lawson.Illus. by Sydney Smith - 2015

Groundwood Books

A girls little acts of kindness giving out flowers, smiling & waving keeps this wordless story active.

Read It At

Redshaw's Flower Shop - 2 Conestoga Trail, Sparta Township, NJ 07871 (973) 729-5300


Simon's Book

by Henrik Drescher - 1983

MacAdam/Cage Publishing

Art supplies take over a story of a boy that is threatened by a monster who is redrawn to be friendly.

Read It At

Photographs Cameras & Video - 43 Theater Sparta Center, Sparta NJ 07871 (973) 729 5929


Some Friends to Feed: The Story of Stone Soup

by Pete Seeger - 2005

G.P. Putnam's Sons

Pete's version has the kids adding veggy's & salt to the classic stones and bones soup.

Read It At

River Star Diner - 14 NJ-57, Hackettstown, NJ 07840 (908) 979-0626 &

Sparta Classic Diner - 80 Woodport Rd, Sparta Township, NJ 07871 (973) 729-2425


The Things I Can Do

by Jeff Mack - 2013

Roaring Brook Press

A confident boy marks his accomplishments & feats by turning them into rhymes.

Read It At

Penelopes Treasures - 166-168 Spring St, Newton, NJ 07860 - (973) 590-1555


Passionate


Carolina Shout!

by Alan Schroeder, Illus. by Bernie Fuchs - 1995

Dial

A girl enjoys life with a 24 hour musical soundtrack.


Cendrillon: A Caribbean Cinderella

by Robert D. San Souci, Illustrated by Brian Pinkney - 1997

Aladdin

Switched to the heartwarming point of view of the Godmother whose relationship was endearing.

Read It At

Sharon's Hairstylist - 229 Main St, Hackettstown, NJ 07840 (908) 852-3116


Cinderella, or the Little Glass Slipper

by Charles Perrault - 1697

Harper Design

True love between the slave of an evil stepmother and a Prince at a magical ball.


Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl’s Courage Changed Music

by Margarita Engle.Illus. by Rafael López - 2015

HMH Books

No ones musical dreams should be silenced, a cuban girl finds her beat.


Growing Up Pedro: How the Martinez Brothers Made It from the Dominican Republic All the Way to the Major Leagues

by Matt Tavares. (written & illustrated)- 2015

Candlewick

Pedro Martinez came from the Dominican Republic to play Baseball.

Read It At

El Primo Boutique & Sportswear - 229 Main St. - Suite 1, Hackettstown, NJ 07840 (908) 452-5290


Mighty Jackie: The Strike Out Queen

by Marissa Moss - 2004

Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books

True story about a 17 year-old girl who struck out both Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig.


Monkey Ono

by C. Phillipps - 2013

Viking Books

Refusing to be left out of a beach day trip, an optimistic toy monkey creates various plans.


Sidewalk Flowers

by JonArno Lawson.Illus. by Sydney Smith - 2015

Groundwood Books

A girls little acts of kindness giving out flowers, smiling & waving keeps this wordless story active.

Read It At

Redshaw's Flower Shop - 2 Conestoga Trail, Sparta Township, NJ 07871 (973) 729-5300


Smitten

by David Gordon - 2007

Atheneum Books

A sock and mitten seperated with their own pair become smitten with each other in this accessory love story.


Peaceful Living


An Ambush of Tigers: A Wild Gathering of Collective Nouns

by Betsy R. Rosenthal.Illus. by Jago - 2015

Lerner/Millbrook

Two shape-shifting tigers end up at a Texas sanctuary and try to learn to get along & be human.


Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs

by Judi and Ron Barrett - 1978

Simon & Schuster

Raining food is a great invention until things get out of control.

Read It At

The Sub Shack - 312 Main St, Hackettstown, NJ 07840 (908) 852-6677


Doctor De Soto

by William Steig - 1982

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

A mouse dentist is afraid of some of his animal patients, like the lion & fox.


The Doorbell Rang

by Pat Hutchins - 1901

Greenwillow Books

Cookies help make friends, learn sharing & learn basic math skills.

Read It At

Harper's Bagel & Bake Shop - 265 Main St, Hackettstown, NJ 07840 (908) 852-8585


The Garden of Happiness

by Erika Tamar - 1996

HMH Books

A vacant lot is transformed into a garden & mural igniting community togetherness.

Read It At

Nutrition Store - 270 S Sparta Ave, Sparta Township, NJ 07871 (973) 726-3484


Is There ​a Dog in This Book?

by Viviane Schwarz - 2014

Candlewick Press

Cats hide from a dog then the dog hides from the 3 cats.


McDuff Moves In

by Rosemary Wells - 1997

Disney-Hyperion

A doggy seeks shelter & food after escaping from a truck taking him to the pound.

Read It At

Maxwell and Molly's Closet - 218 Spring Street Newton, NJ 07860 - (973) 300-0101


Miranda's Beach Day

by Holly Keller - 2009

Greenwillow Books

Mom & daughter hit the beach and make a sandcastle for a crab besides other beachy activities.

Read It At

Airmark Pools - 20 Main St, Sparta, NJ 07871 (973) 729-2877


Mr. Pusskins: A Love Story

by Sam Lloyd - 2006

Atheneum

A grumpy cat tries to live independently of his owners affection but the alley doesn't feel like home.


Mr. Putter & Tabby Clear the Decks

by Cynthia Rylant, Illus. by Arthur Howard - 2010

Harcourt/HMH Books

An old man & his cat and the neighbor and her dog escaping the heat & enjoying orangesicles on a boating adventure.


Mrs. Marlowe's Mice

by Frank Asch - 2007

Kids Can Press

Intimidating cat police check a kind hearted cat librarian who secretly harbors mice in her home.


My Little Island

by Frané Lessac - 1084

HarperCollins

A boy returns to his old island & brings his friend to show around his past life on Montserrat island.


Naamah and the Ark at Night

by Susan Campbell Bartoletti, Illus. by Holly Meade - 2011

Candlewick Press.

Sung in the form of poetry known as the ghazal, Mrs Noah sings and sooths the animals on the ark for 40 days.


No Yeti Yet

by Mary Ann Fraser - 2015

Peter Pauper Press

A Yeti hunt by brothers discovers a Yeti tracking them, it ends with all of them sharing hot chocolate together.

Read It At

Cloveberry - 21 Main St, Sparta, NJ 07871 (973) 512-3074 &

Bon Appetit Café - 207 Spring St, Newton, NJ 07860 - (862) 354-7686


One Potato, Two Potato

by Cynthia Defelice - 2006

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

A magic pot doubles anything that goes in, potatoes, coins & even lonely people who thrive company.

Read It At

PNC Bank - 19 Mohawk Ave, Sparta, NJ 07871 (973) 729-2231


The Other Side

by Jacqueline Woodson, Illustrated by E. B. Lewis - 2001

G.P. Putnam's Sons Books

Racisms hold on society is questioned by biracial friends who are open to meeting new people.


Over and Under the Snow

by Kate Messner, Illus. by Christopher Silas Neal - 2011

Chronicle Books

Various animals that live through the winter under the snow like shrews, beavers, mice, bullfrogs, black bears & queen bees.


Piggies

by Audrey Wood - 1991

HMH Books

This bedtime story has ten unique pigs living on two hands, they play, dance & work together despite their differences.


Roger Is Reading a Book

by Koen Van Biesen. (written & illustrated). Tr. by Laura Watkinson - 2012

Eerdmans Book

Sharing books creates friendships, and quiets noisy neighbors.


Seven Spools of Thread: A Kwanzaa Story

by Angela Shelf Medearis, Illustrated by Daniel Minter Albert - 2000

Albert Whitman & Company

This African folktale has 7 fighting brothers working together after their dad dies to create a special fabric.


Sidewalk Flowers

by JonArno Lawson.Illus. by Sydney Smith - 2015

Groundwood Books

A girls little acts of kindness giving out flowers, smiling & waving keeps this wordless story active.

Read It At

Redshaw's Flower Shop - 2 Conestoga Trail, Sparta Township, NJ 07871 (973) 729-5300


Slowly Slowly Slowly said the Sloth

by  Eric Carle - 2007

Puffin Books

Move slowly & enjoy life


Smitten

by David Gordon - 2007

Atheneum Books

A sock and mitten seperated with their own pair become smitten with each other in this accessory love story.


Song of the Swallows

by Leo Politi - 1949

Atheneum Books

A boy from Capistrano builds a garden that attracts the swallows on the vernal equinox of Saint Joseph's Day.


The Three Little Wolves and The Big Bad Pig

by Eugene Trivizas- 1993

Margaret K. McElderry Books

Wolfs search for friends & beauty


Time of Wonder

by Robert McCloskey - 1957

Puffin Books

Sisters discover island life at the beach in Penobscott Bay, Maine one summer with their parents.


Time to Sleep, Sheep the Sheep!

by Mo Willems, (written & illustrated) - 2010

Balzer & Bray/HarperCollins

While owl is just getting started the other animals go through their bedtime routines.

Read It At

Region Energy - 276 Main St, Hackettstown, NJ 07840 (908) 852-5500


Tiptoe Tapirs

by Hanmin Kim. (written & illustrated). Tr. by Sera Lee - 2013

Holiday House

A peaceful coexistence starts when a tapir saves a leopard from a hunter by teaching him to move quietly.


To Market, To Market

by Anne Miranda, Illus. by Janet Stevens - 1997

Harcourt Brace /HMH Books

A lady who sees animals as friends instead of food rescues them from a market and makes them veggy soup.

Read It At

Sussex County Food Coop - 30 Moran St # 1, Newton, NJ 07860 - (973) 579-1882


Weslandia

by Paul Fleischman - 1999

Candlewick Press

A summer vacation garden project provides food, clothing, shelter, and even recreation for the neighborhood.

Read It At

Anthony Francos Restaurant & Pizzeria - 8 Town Center Dr, Sparta Township, NJ 07871 (973) 729-6000


What Can You Do In The Snow?

by Anna Grossnickle Hines - 1999

Greenwillow Books

Ways to play outside, not only in the winter but also the spring, summer and fall. But mostly playing in winter snow.


What Happens on Wednesdays

by Emily Jenkins - 2007

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

A girl creates her own sensory map of her Brooklyn neighborhood using local sounds, tastes, smells, and sights.

Read It At

Lavanta Coffee Roasters - 43 Theatre Center Sparta, New Jersey (973) 729-5099


When I Was Young in the Mountains

by Cynthia Rylant - 1982

Puffin Books

A tale of 2 siblings living with grandparents in a small cabin in the Appalachian Mountains.


When You Are Happy

by Eileen Spinelli - 2006

Simon & Schuster

Family love overrides the ups and downs of moods, feelings and circumstances.


Why?

by Nikolai Popov - 1996

NorthSouth

The ravages of war as seen by mice and frogs, proving a resolution is always better than a conflict.


The Wolf's Chicken Stew

by Keiko Kasza - 1987

Puffin Books

A wolf becomes a protector instead of a hunter, after plans to fatten up a chicken backfires.

Read It At

Frank's Pizza - 11 Center St, Sparta, New Jersey 07871 (973) 729-3354


Xander's Panda Party

by Linda Sue Park, Illus. by Matt Phelan - 2013

Clarion Books

A zoo animal party starts off with just bears, then mammals, then all creatures are invited to attend.

Read It At

Lake Mohawk Country Club - 4 West Shore Trail, Sparta, NJ 07871 (973) 729-6660


Zoo Ah-choooo!

by Peter Mandel - 2012

Holiday House

A Snow Leopard starts sneezing and soon all animals are too, the zookeeper calls the doctor to get peace.


Visionary


Aaaarrgghh! Spider!

by Lydia Monks - 2004

Houghton Mifflin,

A spiders clever webs makes its wish come true to be a family pet.


The Cow Who Climbed a Tree

by Gemma Merino - 2015

Albert Whitman & Company

A cow not only dreams but does something about it, showing others that anything is possible.


Dream Something Big

by Dianna Hutts Aston- 2011

Dial Books

This immigrant story inspires kids to follow & build their big dreams


Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl’s Courage Changed Music

by Margarita Engle - 2015

HMH Books for Young Readers

A young girl’s dreams come true thanks to her determination


Grandma’s Gift

by Eric Velasquez. (written & illustrated) - 2010

Walker

A visit to the museum opens self-discovery for a Puerto Rican boy who wants to be an artist.


How to Catch a Star

by Oliver Jeffers - 2004

Philomel Books

Reaching for dreams and stars makes magic happen


Little White Rabbit

by Kevin Henkes, (written & illustrated) - 2011

Greenwillow Books

A rabbit that loves to pretend explores and changes nature using his imagination.


Louis the Fish

by Arthur Yorinks - 1980

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Nightmares of meat turn a butchers son into a fish lover and then into an actual fish.


Malala Yousafzai: Warrior with Words

by Karen Leggett Abouraya - 2014

StarWalk Kids Media

Pakistani girl stands up for every child’s right to education


Moonpowder

by John Rocco - 2008

Hyperion

A boys nightmare comes true but his dream has fixed the Moonpowder Factory.

Read It At

Ashley's Restaurant - 229 Main St, Hackettstown, NJ 07840 (908) 979-1550


My Name Is Gabito: The Life of Gabriel García Márquez/Me llamo Gabito: La vida de Gabriel García Márquez

by Monica Brown, Illus. by Raúl Colón - 2007

Rising Moon

A bilingual bio celebrating the life of an author who manifested imagination and dreams with his writting.


Nobody Owns the Sky: The Story of "Brave Bessie" Coleman

by Reeve Lindbergh - 1996

Candlewick

Dreaming big unleashed the first African American aviator


Snowflake Bentley

by Jacqueline Briggs Martin, Illus. by Mary Azarian- 1998

Houghton Mifflin

A bio of Wilson Bentley who studyed the shapes of crystalline snowflakes, book includes three of his snowflake photographs.


The Subway Mouse

by  Barbara Reid - 2003

Scholastic

Searching for his dream, a mouse runs away from his dirty crowded home through a endless tunnel


Tar Beach

by Faith Ringgold- 1991

Dragonfly Books

A starry Harlem night opens up a child's dreams to fighting social injustice.


TRAITS

Artistic


ABC3D

by Marion Bataille- 2008

Roaring Brook Press

Pop-up work of art.


Anno’s Journey

by Mitsumasa Anno - 1980

Puffin

Trek through history and art finding hidden things in populated villages


Art Dog

by Thacher Hurd - 2004

HarperCollins

Arthur Dog is a guard at a art museum but a superhero off hours.

Read It At

Sherwin-Williams Paint Store - 15 Hampton House Rd, Newton, NJ 07860 - (973) 383-6255


The Art Lesson

by Tomie De Paola, Puffin Books, 1989

Artistic individuality goes against the rules of school.


The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse

by Eric Carle - 2011

Philomel

Let out the artist inside readers


Bad Day at Riverbend

by Chris Van Allsburg - 1995

Houghton/HMH

This crime solving western mystery solves a puzzle about a coloring book.


The Big Orange Splot

by Daniel Pinkwater - 1977

Scholastic

A family goes against the grain using artistic expression & diversity to solve a house color problem.


Chalk

by Bill Thomson - 2010

Scholastic

3 Kids drawings come to life with rainy day magical chalk


The Day the Crayons Quit

by Drew Daywalt - 2013

Philomel

Crayons on strike upset a boy who wants to color


Dimity Dumpty: The Story of Humpty’s Little Sister

by Bob Graham - 2006

Candlewick

Humpty's shy sis rescues him when he falls doing graffiti.


Draw!

by Raúl Colón. (written & illustrated) - 2014

Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman.

A boy makes friends on a journey powered by his imagination and his sketch books.

Read It At

Scrub-A-Dub Doggie - 229 Main St Ste 1 Hackettstown, New Jersey 07840 (908) 813-9990


Dreaming Up: A Celebration of Building

by Christy Hale. (written & illustrated) - 1996

Lee & Low

Kids drawings mirror shown structures in this poetic architecture book.


The Egg Tree

by Katherine Milhous - 1950

Aladdin

Easter tale at grandma's house highlighting an artistic task to completion.


Elephants Can Paint Too!

by Katya Arnold - 2005

Atheneum Books or Simon & Schuster/Anne Schwartz.

This nonfiction book highlights real elephant art and facts.


Flashlight

by Lizi Boyd. (written & illustrated) - 2014

Chronicle Books

A boys flashlight in the woods discovers hidden art.


Frida

by Jonah Winter, Illus. by Ana Juan - 2002

Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine

The biography of Mexican folk artist, Frida Kahlo.


Gallop!: A Scanimation Picture Book

by Rufus Butler Seder- 2007

Workman Publishing Company

Murals that come to life


Garden of Abdul Gasazi

by Chris Van Allsburg - 1979

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Surreal artistic book


Grandma’s Gift

by Eric Velasquez. (written & illustrated) - 2010

Walker

A visit to the museum opens self-discovery for a Puerto Rican boy who wants to be an artist.


Green

by Laura Vaccaro Seeger. (written & illustrated) - 2012

Roaring Brook/Neal Porter.

A creative look at the shades of the color green, that connects page to page using cutouts.


Harold and the Purple Crayon

by Crockett Johnson - 1955

HarperCollins

Worlds created by crayons


Hippopposites

by Janik Coat - 2010

Harry N. Abrams

The opposite pairing of different looking hippos.


How Do Dinosaurs Learn Their Colors

by Jane Yolen - 2006

Blue Sky Press

Dinos are used to teach kids their colors.


I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More!

by Karen Beaumont- 2005

HMH Books for Young Readers

Painting his whole world & himself


I Love Colors

by Margaret Miller - 1999

Little Simon

A book to help babies with size, shape and color recognition.


Imagine a Day

by Sarah L Thomson - 2005

Atheneum Books

This book where anything is possible has no plot but mixes surrealism and optical illusions.


In Her Hands: The Story of Sculptor Augusta Savage

by Professor Alan Schroeder - 2009

Lee & Low Books

Augusta Savage bio.


The Iridescence of Birds: A Book about Henri Matisse

by Patricia MacLachlan.Illus. by Hadley Hooper - 2014

Roaring Brook/Neal Porter

A bio of the artist Henri Matisse showing his early art & influences.


Ish

by Peter Reynolds - 2004

Candlewick

Art is defined in many ways in this inspirationaly creative love story


Leaf Man

by Lois Ehlert, - 2005

Harcourt

This book helps kids artistically look at found objects and create their own Leaf Men.


Liang and the Magic Paintbrush

by Demi - 1980

Square Fish

Greed has consequences after a magician's magic paintbrush gets into a boys hands.


Lines that Wiggle

by Candace Whitman, Illustrated by Steve Wilson- 2009

Blue Apple Books

This rhyming art book shows different variations of lines to make kids explore concepts & develop imagination.


Linnea in Monet’s Garden

by Cristina Bjork and Lena Anderson - 1987

R & S Books

Kids learn impressionism and Monet as they travel to Paris

Read It At

David's Country Inn - 314 Main St, Hackettstown, NJ 07840 (908) 850-0224


Little Blue and Little Yellow

by Leo Lionni - 1959

HarperCollin

Colors become friends and mix into different shades and colors.


Little Oh

by Laura Krauss Melmed, Illus. byJim LaMarche- 1997

HarperCollins

This Japanese folk tale is about an origami girl that comes alive and gets lost.


Mouse Paint

by Ellen Stoll Walsh - 1989

HMH Books

3 white mice take a dip in some paints and mix primary colors to create secondary colors.


Moving Blocks

by Yusuke Yonezu. (written & illustrated) - 2015

Michael Neugebauer/Minedition

Guess and find vehicles in colored tangram blocks, like trains, buses and even a ship.


My Name is Georgia

by Jeanette Winter - 1998

Harcourt Brace/Silver Whistle/HMH Books

A bio of artist Georgia O'Keeffe whose individuality and creative journey graced us all.


The Noisy Paint Box: The Colors and Sounds of Kandinsky's Abstract Art.

by Barb Rosenstock, Illus. by Mary Grandpré - 2010

Knopf/Random House

Bio of abstract artist Vasily Kandinsky who saw the world in a different way by experiencing colors as sounds.


Olivia

by Ian Falconer - 2000

Atheneum Books

Artistic fashion crazed pig gal


The Origami Master

by Nathaniel Lachenmeyer - 2008

Albert Whitman & Company

A talented bird is captured and forced to create origami, but an orgami key frees his imprisonment and saves a friendship.


The Paper Dragon

by Marguerite W. Davol, Illus. by Robert Sabuda - 1997

Atheneum Books

An artist overcomes fear of a dragon using love, ingenuity, artistic vision and creativity.

Read It At

Free Bird Tattoo - 180 Spring St, Newton, NJ 07860 - (973) 862-6800


The Patchwork Quilt

by Valerie Flournoy - 1985

Dial Book

A family tradition of making a quilt from scraps of old clothes, represents every member of the family.


The Pencil

by Allan Ahlberg, Illustrated by Bruce Ingman - 2008

Candlewick Press

A lonely pencil creates a world with a boy and a dog, but they want changes & he almost loses control of the world he created.


Perfect the Pig

by Susan Jeschke - 1970

Square Fish

A pig wins its wings and befriends an artist who rescues him from an evil man who forces the pig to perform


Radiant Child : the story of young artist Jean-Michel Basquiat

by Javaka Steptoe - 1971

Little, Brown and Company

An emotional roller coaster about the formative influences on an artist who was eaten alive by NYC.


Rickshaw Girl

by Mitali Perkins, illustrated by Jamie Hogan - 2008

Charlesbridge

A Bangladeshi child, uses her artistic talents to escape rough times


Sector 7

by David Wiesner - 1999

Clarion Books

Bored cloud factory uses artist to creates new blueprints.


Simon's Book

by Henrik Drescher - 1983

MacAdam/Cage Publishing

Art supplies take over a story of a boy that is threatened by a monster who is redrawn to be friendly.

Read It At

Photographs Cameras & Video - 43 Theater Sparta Center, Sparta NJ 07871 (973) 729 5929


Sophie’s Masterpiece: A Spider’s Tale

by Eileen Spinelli, illustrated by Jane Dyer - 2001

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

Artistic spider.


The Squiggle

by Carole Lexa Schaefer, Illus. by Pierr Morgan 1996

Dragonfly Booksor Crown

A piece of string becomes a fun tool for a creative little girl's imagination.


There Was an Old Man Who Painted the Sky

by Teri Sloat - 2009

Henry Holt

A 9 year old discovers ceiling paintings of animals, people and planets in Spain's Altamira Cave.

Read It At

Home Towne Hardware - 232 Main St, Hackettstown, NJ 07840 (908) 852-2100


The Turn-Around, Upside-Down Alphabet Book

by Lisa Campbell Ernst - 2004

Simon & Schuster Books

An optical illusion concept alphabet book that must be turned to discover the images from other perspectives.


Viva Frida

by Yuyi Morales, (written & illustrated) - 2014

Roaring Brook/Neal Porter

A bilingual bio and celebration of the creativity and imagination of artist Frida Kahlo.


What Do Illustrators Do?

by Eileen Christelow - 1999

Clarion /HMH Books

A creative instructional graphic novel looking at how 2 illustrators redo Jack & the Beanstalk.


White on Black

by Tana Hoban - 1993

Greenwillow Books

Easy to focus on simple white picutes of everyday objects on a black background with no text, perfection.


Who Needs Donuts?

by Mark Alan Stamaty - 1973

Knopf Books

A boy befriends a donut collector after hitting the big city looking for donuts in this jam-packed comic styled book.


Zoom

by Istvan Banyai - 1995

Puffin Books

A series of close ups in full zoom mode that is then seen in an un-zoomed perspective.


Fashionable


A Hat for Minerva Louise

by Janet Morgan Stoeke - 1997

Puffin Books

A chicken loves to be outside on snowy days but needs to stay warm so she relies on silly solutions.


A Three Hat Day

by Laura Geringer - 1985

HarperCollins

A hat loving man seaches for a woman to walk in the rain together wearing hats.


Duffy and the Devil

by Harve Zemach - 1973

Square Fish

A deal with devil for knitted treasures wins a husband.


Ella Sarah Gets Dressed

by Margare Chodos-Irvine - 2003

HMH Book

Kids discover independence from dressing stylishly, no matter how silly or fancy.

Read It At

Robin Lennon Uncommon Artwear - 205 Spring St, Newton, NJ 07860 - (646) 645-1003


Fancy Nancy

by Jane O'Connor- 2005

HarperCollins

Girls who uses fancy words also dresses extravagantly.


Fancy Nancy in Room 1-A

by Jane O'Connor - 2012

HarperCollins

Fancy Day at school, encourages Nancy to help the teacher glamorize.


Froggy Gets Dressed

by Jonathan London - 1992

Puffin Books

Froggy wants to play in the snow, but mom always calls him back to add more clothing.


The Hinky Pink

by Megan McDonald, Illus. by Brian Floca - 2008

Atheneum/Richard Jackson.

A dress for the princess is stalled by Hinky Pink who demands a bed.


Hooray For Hat

by Brian Won - 2014

HMH Books

An elephant is cheered up by a new hat, and he cheers up his friends all day long.


Jamela's Dress

by Niki Daly - 1999

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

After her moms fabric gets soiled, a photographer saves the day with a second chance.

Read It At

Robin Lennon Uncommon Artwear - 205 Spring St, Newton, NJ 07860 - (646) 645-1003


Joseph Had a Little Overcoat

by Simms Taback - 1999

Viking Books for Young Readers

Making something from nothing, nothing is wasted


Ladybug Girl Dresses Up!

by David Soman - 2010

Grosset & Dunlap

A girl explores traits and identity by dressing up in costumes.

Read It At

Kid's Junction - 101 Grand Ave, Hackettstown, NJ 07840 (908) 852-8999


Little Mouse Gets Ready

by Jeff Smith, (written & illustrated) -2009

Toon Books

Mom is taking the family to the barn, so little mouse gets dressed by himself.


Magritte’s Marvelous Hat

by D. B. (Donald B.) Johnson. (written & illustrated) - 2012

Houghton/HMH Books

The floating hat of the Belgian surrealist painter Rene Magritt.


New Shoes, Red Shoes

by Susan Rollings - 2000

Orchard Books

A girl with a love of shoes & rhyming, explores colors, patterns, opposites and similar things.


New Socks

by Bob Shea - 2007

Little, Brown Books

A new pair of socks give a chick confidence to go down the big kids slide & talk to the President.

Read It At

Robin Lennon Uncommon Artwear - 205 Spring St, Newton, NJ 07860 - (646) 645-1003


Not That TuTu!

by Michelle Sinclair - 2013

Robin Corey Books

A girl insists on one particular piece of clothing which starts with her pink tutu.


Olivia

by Ian Falconer - 2000

Atheneum Books

Artistic fashion crazed pig gal


The Purple Coat

by Amy Hest - 1986

Aladdin

A girl wants something new and different instead of the same yearly navy coat that is always made by her grandpa.


Shoe-la-la

by Karen Beaumont- 2013

Cartwheel Books

A girls imagination creates perfect party shoes.


This Is Not My Hat

by Jon Klassen. (written & illustrated) - 2012

Candlewick

Stealing has consequences, as shown by a small fish grabing a hat and trying to hide in the weeds.


What Can You Do with a Rebozo?

by Carmen Tafolla, Illus. by Amy Cordova - 2008

Tricycle Press/Ten Speed Press

A Mexican woven shawl is seen from multiple perspectives, imaginations & values.


Individuality


A Hat for Minerva Louise

by Janet Morgan Stoeke - 1997

Puffin Books

A chicken loves to be outside on snowy days but needs to stay warm so she relies on silly solutions.


The Art Lesson

by Tomie De Paola - 1989

Puffin Books

Artistic individuality goes against the rules of school.


Duck at the Door

by Jackie Urbanovic - 2007

HarperCollins

Max leaves the flock to stay put for winter, but he gets cold and needs help. Read It At

Holiday Inn Express & Suites - 8 North Park Drive Newton, NJ 07860 - (973) 940-8888


King Bidgood is in the Bathtub

by Audrey Wood, ill. Don Wood - 1985

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

The king tries to to everything he needs to do while he stays in his favorite place, the bathtub.


Little White Rabbit

by Kevin Henkes, (written & illustrated) - 2011

Greenwillow Books

A rabbit that loves to pretend explores and changes nature using his imagination.


Mama Cat Has Three Kittens

by Denise Fleming -1998

Square Fish

One kitty likes to sleep when his siblings are playing, and wide awake and ready to go when they are sleepy.


Matilda

by Roald Dahl, illustrated by Quentin Blake - 1988

Puffin Books

She empowers kids to be independent of evil adults by being themselves


Mr. Pusskins: A Love Story

by Sam Lloyd - 2006

Atheneum

A grumpy cat tries to live independently of his owners affection but the alley doesn't feel like home.


Mrs. McBloom, Clean Up Your Classroom!

by Kelly Dipucchio - 2005

Disney-Hyperion

Clean up time for a retiring hoarding teacher with a 50 year old clutter problem.


My House

by Delphine Durande - 2007

Wingedchariot Press

Rooms of the house are filled with strange characters whose names make them very interesting.


No Two Alike

by Keith Baker - 2010

Beach Lane Books

Similar paired things are shown to be individual, different & unique even though quite similar looking.


The Noisy Paint Box: The Colors and Sounds of Kandinsky's Abstract Art.

by Barb Rosenstock, Illus. by Mary Grandpré - 2010

Knopf/Random House

Bio of abstract artist Vasily Kandinsky who saw the world in a different way by experiencing colors as sounds.


Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons

by Eric Litwin, Created andIllustrated by James Dean - 2012

HarperCollins

An independent cat keeps singing without worry when things go wrong, he even keeps his cool after loosing a button.


The Purple Coat

by Amy Hest - 1986

Aladdin

A girl wants something new and different instead of the same yearly navy coat that is always made by her grandpa.


Two Eggs Please

by Sarah Weeks - 2003

Atheneum Books

Eggs are alike on the inside, but like people and personalities can be different on the outside.

Read It At

Panera Bread - 25 Centre St, Sparta Township, NJ 07871 (973) 729-2270 &

Eric's Deli & Catering - 151 Woodport Rd, Sparta, NJ 07871 (973) 726-5050 & IHOP - 200 Mountain Ave, Hackettstown, NJ 07840 (908) 684-2315


Violet the Pilot

by Steve Breen - 2008

Dial Books

An underdog story about a girl mechanical genius and her airshow adventures with her doggy.


Waiting

by Kevin Henkes. (written & illustrated) - 2015

HarperCollins/Greenwillow.

5 friends sit on a window, they are stuffed animals who wait patiently for what each of them has wished for.


Wow! Said the Owl

by Tim Hopgood - 2009

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

A symphony of colors is discovered by an owl who stays awake to see the world during the daylight hours.


Self Expression


A Book

by Mordicai Gerstein. (written & Illustrated) - 2009

Roaring Brook

A writer searches for story ideas for a book.


The Art Lesson

by Tomie De Paola - 1989

Puffin Books

Artistic individuality goes against the rules of school.


The Big Orange Splot

by Daniel Pinkwater - 1977

Scholastic

A family goes against the grain using artistic expression & diversity to solve a house color problem.


Ella Sarah Gets Dressed

Read It At

Robin Lennon Uncommon Artwear - 205 Spring St, Newton, NJ 07860 - (646) 645-1003 &

Kid's Junction - 101 Grand Ave, Hackettstown, NJ 07840 (908) 852-8999


Exclamation Mark

by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, Illus. by Tom Lichtenheld - 2013

Scholastic Press

An emphatic exclamation point finds excitement from different from boring old periods.


Fancy Nancy Spectacular Spectacles

by Jane O’Connor - 2010

HarperCollins

After her friend gets fancy glasses, Nancy wishes for weaker eyes.


Froodle

by Antoinette Portis. (written & illustrated) - 2014

Roaring Brook/Neal Porter

Animals make different silly noises in different silly languages until a bird gets sillier.


Grandma’s Gift

by Eric Velasquez. (written & illustrated) - 2010

Walker

A visit to the museum opens self-discovery for a Puerto Rican boy who wants to be an artist.


The Iridescence of Birds: A Book about Henri Matisse

by Patricia MacLachlan.Illus. by Hadley Hooper - 2014

Roaring Brook/Neal Porter

A bio of the artist Henri Matisse showing his early art & influences.


Little White Rabbit

by Kevin Henkes, (written & illustrated) - 2011

Greenwillow Books

A rabbit that loves to pretend explores and changes nature using his imagination.


Max Found Two Sticks

by Brian Pinkney - 1994

Aladdin

A boy uses self-expression to make music everywhere


My First Baby Signs

by Linda Acredolo - 2002

HarperFestiva

This informational communication book is a sign language guide for babies.


My Name is Georgia

by Jeanette Winter - 1998

Harcourt Brace/Silver Whistle/HMH Books

A bio of artist Georgia O'Keeffe whose individuality and creative journey graced us all.


Not That TuTu!

by Michelle Sinclair - 2013

Robin Corey Books

A girl insists on one particular piece of clothing which starts with her pink tutu.


The Origami Master

by Nathaniel Lachenmeyer - 2008

Albert Whitman & Company

A talented bird is captured and forced to create origami, but an orgami key frees his imprisonment and saves a friendship.


Pinky and Rex and the School Play

by James Howe - 1998

Simon Spotlight

Friends disagree but stay buddies even when one doesn't get the part they want in the school play.


Sidewalk Flowers

by JonArno Lawson.Illus. by Sydney Smith - 2015

Groundwood Books

A girls little acts of kindness giving out flowers, smiling & waving keeps this wordless story active.

Read It At

Redshaw's Flower Shop - 2 Conestoga Trail, Sparta Township, NJ 07871 (973) 729-5300


The Squiggle

by Carole Lexa Schaefer, Illus. by Pierr Morgan 1996

Dragonfly Booksor Crown

A piece of string becomes a fun tool for a creative little girl's imagination.


Time for Bed, Spot

by Eric Hill - 2004

Warne

A untired dog dreams to be a pirate and a cowboy not to get ready for bed, but toys & imagination gets tiring.


The Very Quiet Cricket

by Eric Carle - 1990

Philomel Books

A newborn cricket is just waiting to grow up to chirp, communicate & socialize with others insects and creatures.


Viva Frida

by Yuyi Morales, (written & illustrated) - 2014

Roaring Brook/Neal Porter

A bilingual bio and celebration of the creativity and imagination of artist Frida Kahlo.


What Do We Do With the Baby?

by Rick Walton - 2008

HarperCollins

An interactive book that generates hugs, kisses, bouncing, tickles and peek-a-boo opportunities.


What Will Fat Cat Sit On?

by Jan Thomas - 2007

HMH Books

Using this books goofy interactive question-answer format you'll have enthusiastic kids screaming no.


Who Wants a Hug?

by Jeff Mack - 2015

HarperCollins

A skunk plans backfire after he uses smelly fish & rotting garbage to scare away a bear who loves to hug.


Uniqueness


Aaaarrgghh! Spider!

by Lydia Monks - 2004

Houghton Mifflin

A spiders clever webs makes its wish come true to be a family pet.


Cromwell Dixon's Sky Cycle

by John Abbott Nez - 2009

Putnam

A fourteen year old flys from 1907-1910 in homemade bicycle and motor flying airships.

Read It At

Marty's Reliable Cycle of Hackettstown - 251 Main St, Hackettstown, NJ 07840 (908) 852-1650


Ella Sarah Gets Dressed

by Margare Chodos-Irvine - 2003

HMH Book

Kids discover independence from dressing stylishly, no matter how silly or fancy.

Read It At

Robin Lennon Uncommon Artwear - 205 Spring St, Newton, NJ 07860 - (646) 645-1003 &

Kid's Junction - 101 Grand Ave, Hackettstown, NJ 07840 (908) 852-8999


Flat Stanley

by Jeff Brown - 1964

HarperCollins

This first book in the series explains how he got flat.


Froodle

by Antoinette Portis. (written & illustrated) - 2014

Roaring Brook/Neal Porter

Animals make different silly noises in different silly languages until a bird gets sillier.


Frog Went A-Courtin

by John Langstaff - 1955

HMH Book

This adaptation of a Scottish folksong about a frog who marries a mouse.


Hippopposites

by Janik Coat - 2010

Harry N. Abrams

The opposite pairing of different looking hippos.


The Junkyard Wonders

by Patricia Polacco - 2010

Philomel Books

A girl is sent to a special school, but is amazed at the great teacher she finds.


Madlenka’s Dog

by Peter Sis - 2002

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

After her parents deny her a dog, she walks an imaginary dog around town.


Martha Speaks

by Susan Meddaugh - 1992

HMH Books

A bowl of alphabet soup makes a smart dog converse and tell people what it really thinks.


Mommy, Mama and Me

by Lesléa Newman.Illus. by Carol Thompson - 2009

Tricycle

Explore the family units of same-sex parents and how they love and care for their kids.


The Most Amazing Creature in the Sea

by Brenda Z. Guiberson.Illus. by Gennady Spirin - 2015

Henry Holt and Co

Vampire Squid, Box Jellyfish, Barreleye Fish, Leatherback Sea Turtle, Angler Fish, Leafy Sea Dragon & more.


Mouse and Mole: Fine Feathered Friends

by Wong Herbert Yee. (written & illustrated) - 2009

Houghton/HMH Book

Friends problem solve their dilema of scaring away the birds they want to watch, using dress up.


Move!

by Steve Jenkins - 2006

HMH Books

A book about how different animals move, each animals has two ways, the latter links the next animal.


Mrs. Marlowe's Mice

by Frank Asch - 2007

Kids Can Press

Intimidating cat police check a kind hearted cat librarian who secretly harbors mice in her home.


My Beak, Your Beak

by Melanie Walsh - 2002

HMH Books

Using interactive elements kids can learn how various paired animals are similar and different.


My Cat, the Silliest Cat in the World

by Gilles Bachelet - 2004

Harry N. Abrams

A silly baby elephant behaves like a playful kitty & even sleeps on the TV set.

Read It At

Maxwell and Molly's Closet - 218 Spring Street Newton, NJ 07860 - (973) 300-0101 &

Sensible Addictions - 129 Spring Street Newton, NJ 07860 - (973) 551-9185


My Life With The Wave. Based On The Story by Octavio Paz

by Catherine Cowan, Translator and adaptor. Illus. by Mark Buehner - 1997

HarperCollins /Lothrop, Lee & Shepard.

A boy coexists with nature and his obsessions by taking waves and clouds as his pets.


New Shoes, Red Shoes

by Susan Rollings - 2000

Orchard Books

A girl with a love of shoes & rhyming, explores colors, patterns, opposites and similar things.


No Two Alike

by Keith Baker - 2010

Beach Lane Books

Similar paired things are shown to be individual, different & unique even though quite similar looking.


No Yeti Yet

by Mary Ann Fraser - 2015

Peter Pauper Press

A Yeti hunt by brothers discovers a Yeti tracking them, it ends with all of them sharing hot chocolate together.

Read It At

Cloveberry - 21 Main St, Sparta, NJ 07871 (973) 512-3074 &

Bon Appetit Café - 207 Spring St, Newton, NJ 07860 - (862) 354-7686


Only One You

by Linda Kranz - 2006

Cooper Square Publishing Llc

There is only one you in the world


The Origami Master

by Nathaniel Lachenmeyer - 2008

Albert Whitman & Company

A talented bird is captured and forced to create origami, but an orgami key frees his imprisonment and saves a friendship.


Our Animal Friends at Maple Hill Farm

by Alice and Martin Provensen - 1974

Aladdin

The quirks, idiosyncrasies, uniqueness & good and bad traits of animals on a farm.


The Paper Crane

by Molly Bang - 1985

Greenwillow Book

A paper crane turns to a real bird and draws customers into a failing restaurant thats on the old road.


Prudence Wants a Pet

by Cathleen Daly, Illus. by Stephen Michael King - 2011

Roaring Brook Press

A determined girl wants a pet so she uses her imagination to create some until her parents give in.


Puss and Boots

by Ayano Imai - 2009

Minedition

A clever cat helps get his impoverished shoemaker master jobs and overcomes a cunning ogre.


The Red Lemon

by Bob Staake - 2006

Golden Books

A farmer finds that change and difference can be good when a red lemon creates a sweeter version.


Silly Suzy Goose

by Petr Horacek - 2006

Candlewick Press

A goose discovers that comformity is safer when a grumpy lion makes her feel vulnerable.


Thelonius Monster's Sky-High Fly Pie

by Judy Sierra, Illus. by Edward Koren - 2006

Knopf Books

A fly pie is created by a rhyming monster but the flies are still alive and fly off with the pie.


The Top Job

by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel - 2007

Dutton Books

Career day presents fantastic stories about parents jobs but a girls light bulb changing dad tops them all.


What! Cried Granny: An Almost Bedtime Story

by Kate Lum, Illustrated by Adrian Johnson - 1998

Dial

A boy stays with his grandmother but can't sleep until she makes him a bed, pillow, blanket & teddy bear.


Where's Walrus?

by Stephen Savage, (written & illustrated) - 2011

Scholastic Press

An escaped bored walrus hides from a zookeeper by wearing different hats and using his unique talents.

Read It At

Bon Worth - 11 Hampton House Rd, Newton, NJ 07860 - (973) 383-7340


Wolfsnail: A Backyard Predator

by Sarah C. Campbell, photographs by Sarah C. Campbell and Richard P. Campbell - 2008

Boyds Mills Press

The food chain of this creepy little-known meat eatting predator called the cannibal snail.


The Wonderful Fluffy Little Squishy

by Beatrice Alemagna. (written & illustrated). Tr. by Claudia Zoe Bedrick - 2015

Enchanted Lion Books

A girls imagination and determination goes wild looking for a fluffy little squishy present for moms birthday.


Yoko

by Rosemary Wells- 1998

Disney-Hyperion

A kittens sushi lunch makes her classmates teasing focus on her uniqueness & cultural differences.


THEMES

Dance


A Dance Like Starlight: One Ballerina's Dream

by Kristy Dempsey.Illus. by Floyd Cooper - 2014

Penguin/Philomel

Janet Collins an African-American ballerina dreams come true.


Angelina Ballerina

by Helen Craig, Katharine Holabird - 2008

Viking

A rebellious young girl mouse who loves to dance, learns how to express herself.


Ballerina Dreams: A True Story

by Lauren Thompson, Illus. by James Estrin - 2007

Feiwel & Friends

Dreams come true for girls with physical disabilities.


Ballet Cat: The Totally Secret Secret

by Bob Shea. (written & Illustrated) - 2015

Disney/Hyperion

A secret between friends about different interests bond them closer.


Flora and the Flamingo

by Molly Schaar Idle, (written & illustrated) - 2013

Chronicle Books

This interactive flapped book is wordless as a girl mirrors the flamingo in a dance.


The Human Alphabet

by Pilobolus, John Kane & Pilobolus Dance Theatre - 2005

Roaring Brook Press

A dance company poses to form 26 A - Z photographs.


I Got the Rhythm

by Connie Schofield-Morrison - 2014

Bloomsbury

A girl hears the beat of the street everywhere she goes so naturally she starts to dance.


I'm a Little Teapot!

Illus. by Annie Kubler- 2007

Child's Play International

Kids act out the motions from nursery rhymes that make them sing, move and dance.


Miss Tutu's Star

by Leslea Newman - 2010

Harry N. Abrams

A rhyming going for your dreams tale showing that encouragement can empower kids.


Not That TuTu!

by Michelle Sinclair - 2013

Robin Corey Books

A girl insists on one particular piece of clothing which starts with her pink tutu.


Rap a Tap Tap: Here’s Bojangles – Think of That!

by Leo Dillon and Diane Dillon - 2002

Scholastic/Blue Sky

A bio of African American entertainer Bill "Bojangles" Robinson who tap danced into history.


Swan: The Life and Dance of Anna Pavlova

by Laurel Snyder.Illus. by Julie Morstad -2015

Chronicle

The daughter of a poor Russian laundress becomes a prima ballerina in the 19th century.


Time for Ballet

by Adele Geras - 2004

Dial

The excitement that leads up to a performance of early ballerinas, and the trouble of putting on a leotard.


Twist with a Burger, Jitter with a Bug

by Linda Lowery, Illus. by Pat Dypold - 1995

Houghton Mifflin

Tongue twisting rhymes about dance, music, and culture.


Dreams


A Dance Like Starlight: One Ballerina's Dream

by Kristy Dempsey.Illus. by Floyd Cooper - 2014

Penguin/Philomel

Janet Collins an African-American ballerina dreams come true.


Aaaarrgghh! Spider!

by Lydia Monks - 2004

Houghton Mifflin,

A spiders clever webs makes its wish come true to be a family pet.


Angelina Ballerina

by Helen Craig, Katharine Holabird - 2008

Viking

A rebellious young girl mouse who loves to dance, learns how to express herself.


An Awesome Book!

by Dallas Clayton - 2012

HarperCollins

An Awesome Book of Thanks by Dallas Clayton

A book of wonderful things for each kid to dream about, and to launch their dreams.


Ballerina Dreams: A True Story

by Lauren Thompson, Illus. by James Estrin - 2007

Feiwel & Friends

Dreams come true for girls with physical disabilities.


Ballet Cat: The Totally Secret Secret

by Bob Shea. (written & Illustrated) - 2015

Disney/Hyperion

A secret between friends about different interests bond them closer.


Basil of Baker Street

by Eve Titus - 1958

Aladdin Paperback

In the basement of the home of Sherlock Holmes' lives a mouse who also solves mysteries.


The Cow Who Climbed a Tree

by Gemma Merino - 2015

Albert Whitman & Company

A cow not only dreams but does something about it, showing others that anything is possible.


Dream Something Big

by Dianna Hutts Aston- 2011

Dial Books

This immigrant story inspires kids to follow & build their big dreams


Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl’s Courage Changed Music

by Margarita Engle - 2015

HMH Books for Young Readers

A young girl’s dreams come true thanks to her determination.


Duck

by Randy Cecil - 2008

Candlewick Press

A wooden carousel duck befriends a real baby duckling & teaches it to fly.


Firebird

by Misty Copeland- 2014

G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers

Young girl follows her dreams


Flop to the Top!

by Eleanor Davis and Drew Weing. (written & illustrated)s - 2015

TOON

A girls celebrity obsession turns her siblings into her fans, and herself into a superstar.

Read It At

The Newton Theatre - Across Street from 234 Spring St, Newton, NJ 07860 - (973) 940-6398


George Shrinks

by William Joyce- 1987

HarperCollins

A dream about a small guy living in an oversized world


Grandma’s Gift

by Eric Velasquez. (written & illustrated) - 2010

Walker

A visit to the museum opens self-discovery for a Puerto Rican boy who wants to be an artist.


How to Catch a Star

by Oliver Jeffers - 2004

Philomel Books

Reaching for dreams and stars makes magic happen


I'm a Little Teapot!

Illus. by Annie Kubler- 2007

Child's Play International

Kids act out the motions from nursery rhymes that make them sing, move and dance.


Little White Rabbit

by Kevin Henkes, (written & illustrated) - 2011

Greenwillow Books

A rabbit that loves to pretend explores and changes nature using his imagination.


Louis the Fish

by Arthur Yorinks - 1980

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Nightmares of meat turn a butchers son into a fish lover and then into an actual fish.


Maisy's Rainbow Dream

by Lucy Cousins - 2003

Candlewick

An unusual dream includes her friends, weird creatures and all the colors of the rainbow.


Malala Yousafzai: Warrior with Words

by Karen Leggett Abouraya - 2014

StarWalk Kids Media

Pakistani girl stands up for every child’s right to education


The Man in the Moon (The Guardians of Childhood)

by William Joyce - 2011

A shipwreck on the moon causes bad nightmares


Mighty Jackie: The Strike Out Queen

by Marissa Moss - 2004

Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books

True story about a 17 year-old girl who struck out both Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig.


The Moon Over Star

by Dianna Hutts Aston, Jerry Pinkney 2008

Dial Books

This Apollo 11 tribute shows a girl that dreams can come true.


Moonpowder

by John Rocco - 2008

Hyperion

A boys nightmare comes true but his dream has fixed the Moonpowder Factory.

Read It At

Ashley's Restaurant - 229 Main St, Hackettstown, NJ 07840 (908) 979-1550


My Life with the Wave. Based on the story by Octavio Paz

by Catherine Cowan, Translator and adaptor.Illus. by Mark Buehner - 1997

HarperCollins /Lothrop, Lee & Shepard.

A boy coexists with nature and his obsessions by taking waves and clouds as his pets.


My Name Is Gabito: The Life of Gabriel García Márquez/Me llamo Gabito: La vida de Gabriel García Márquez

by Monica Brown, Illus. by Raúl Colón - 2007

Rising Moon

A bilingual bio celebrating the life of an author who manifested imagination and dreams with his writting.


Night Worker

by Kate Banks, Illustrated by Georg Hallensleben- 2000

Farrar, Straus and Giroux / Frances Foster

A kid who loves construction sites dreams of going to work at night with his dad.


Nobody Owns the Sky: The Story of "Brave Bessie" Coleman

by Reeve Lindbergh - 1996

Candlewick

Dreaming big unleashed the first African American aviator


Old Bear

by Kevin Henkes, (written & illustrated) - 2008

Greenwillow Books / HarperCollins

A hibernating old bear dreams of his antics as a young cub when he was curious and appreciative of nature.


Snowflake Bentley

by Jacqueline Briggs Martin, Illus. by Mary Azarian- 1998

Houghton Mifflin

A bio of Wilson Bentley who studyed the shapes of crystalline snowflakes, book includes three of his snowflake photographs.


The Snowman

by Raymond Briggs - 1978

Random House

A wordless tale of a magical fun adventure with a boys flying snowman whose scarf ends up in his pocket after he melts.


The Subway Mouse

by  Barbara Reid - 2003

Scholastic

Searching for his dream, a mouse runs away from his dirty crowded home through a endless tunnel


Tar Beach

by Faith Ringgold- 1991

Dragonfly Books

A starry Harlem night opens up a child's dreams to fighting social injustice.


Time for Bed, Spot

by Eric Hill - 2004

Warne

A untired dog dreams to be a pirate and a cowboy not to get ready for bed, but toys & imagination gets tiring.


Trombone Shorty

by Troy Andrews.Illus. by Bryan Collier - 2015

Harry N. Abrams

Coming from just outside the French Quarter in New Orleans was a man whose trombone was twice as long as he was.


Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star

by Jerry Pinkney - 2016

LB Kids

Chipmunks quest to reach the stars


Fantasy World


An Ambush of Tigers: A Wild Gathering of Collective Nouns

by Betsy R. Rosenthal.Illus. by Jago - 2015

Lerner/Millbrook

Two shape-shifting tigers end up at a Texas sanctuary and try to learn to get along & be human.


April and Esme, Tooth Fairies

by Bob Graham. (written & Illustrated) - 2010

Candlewick

This fantasy about a tooth fairy family highlights the first mission of a young fairy.


Barn Dance!

by Bill Martin Jr - 1986

Square Fish

Fantasy about a boys imagination who discovers animals dancing till dawn in the barn.


Before You Were Mine

by Maribeth Boelts - 2007

G.P. Putnam's Sons

The past life of a dog from a shelter is imagined by a young child.


Bridge to Terabithia

by Katherine Paterson - 1977

HarperCollins

Two outsiders become friends by escaping bullies into a fantasy world


Clara and Asha

by Eric Rohmann - 2005

Roaring Brook.

This bedtime book has a giant fish as a girls imaginary friend until the Alligator wakes her up.


Dog Loves Books

by Louise Yates - 2010

Knopf Book

A bookstore is openned by a dog who recommends books to animal customers.


The Farmer's Away! Baa! Neigh!

by Anne Vittur Kennedy. (written & illustrated) - 2014

Candlewick

Animal noises guide us through dances, picnics and just plain animal fun.


FArTHER

by Grahame Baker-Smith - 2011

Templar Books

The dream to fly gets passes on to the son when his dad doesn't return from battle.


Flop to the Top!

by Eleanor Davis and Drew Weing. (written & illustrated)s - 2015

TOON

A girls celebrity obsession turns her siblings into her fans, and herself into a superstar.

Read It At

The Newton Theatre - Across Street from 234 Spring St, Newton, NJ 07860 - (973) 940-6398


The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship: A Russian Tale

by Arthur Ransome - 1968

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

This folktale shows that you can achieve anything you set your hearts to.


Frankie Pickle and the Mathematical Menace

by Eric Wight, (written & illustrated) - 2011

Simon and Schuster

Number monsters make a boy divide and conquer his math quiz.


Free Fall

by David Wiesner - 1988

HarperCollins

A boy dreams of a faraway land full of dragons & castles


Jitterbug Jam: A Monster Tale

by Barbara Jean Hicks, Illus. by Alexis Deacon - 2004

Hutchinson Children's Books or Farrar

A monster is afraid of a young boy he thinks could be under his bed.

Read It At

O'Reilly's Pub and Grill - 271 Spring St, Newton, NJ 07860 - (973) 383-4091 &

Marley's Gotham Grill - 169 Main St, Hackettstown, NJ 07840 (908) 852-2446


Little White Rabbit

by Kevin Henkes, (written & illustrated) - 2011

Greenwillow Books

A rabbit that loves to pretend explores and changes nature using his imagination.


Niño Wrestles the World

by Yuyi Morales, (written & illustrated) - 2013

Roaring Brook Pressk/Neal Porter

A bilingual boy incorporates his toys as tools for his Mexican wrestler imaginative playtime.


Saint George and the Dragon

by Margaret Hodges - 1984

Little, Brown Books

A Knight slays a dragon that has been terrorizing the locals.


Sam, Bangs & Moonshine

by Evaline Ness - 1966

Square Fish

A smart imaginative young girl finds trouble for telling tall tales, fantasy & lies.


Searching for Sasquatch

by Nathaniel Lachenmeyer - 2007

Sasquatch Books

A boy and his dad searching for Bigfoot finds giant footprints in the woods.


Shadow

by Blaise Cendrars & Marcia Brown- 1982

Aladdin

A scary African folklore poem about the shadow that follows you everwhere, morning, noon & night.


The Snowman

by Raymond Briggs - 1978

Random House

A wordless tale of a magical fun adventure with a boys flying snowman whose scarf ends up in his pocket after he melts.


The Story of Fish & Snail

by Deborah Freedman - 2013

Viking Books

An extroverted Fish jumps into other books and tells an introverted Snail his adventures.


Ted

by Tony DiTerlizzi - 2001

Simon & Schuster

The son of a distracted father gets into wild times with a pink imaginary friend who loves raspberries.


Way Down Deep in the Deep Blue Sea

by Jan Peck - 2014

Simon & Schuster

An imaginative adventure of a boy who meets different sea creatures while taking a swim in his bathtub.


When Dinosaurs Came with Everything

by Elise Broach, Illus. by David Small - 2007

Simon & Schuster/Atheneum

Dinosaurs replace the junky giveaways kids collect from different businesses doing chores with mom.


Perspective


A Garden of Opposites

by Nancy Davis - 2009

Schwartz & Wade Books

Opposite concepts are taught using outdoor situations.


A Good Day

by Kevin Henkes - 2004

Greenwillow

Positive messages show that effort and random changes makes bad moments switch to overall good days.


A Lion in Paris

by Beatrice Alemagna

Tate

A lion must discover his identity when he becomes a stranger in the strange land of Paris.


Actual Size

by Steve Jenkins - 2004

HMH Books

Humorous facts illustrate diversity in the animal world using sized body parts to base proportion.


Baby Party

by Rebecca O'Connell - 2015

Albert Whitman & Company

A party helps babies with shape recognition.


Bad Day at Riverbend

by Chris Van Allsburg - 1995

Houghton/HMH

This crime solving western mystery solves a puzzle about a coloring book.


Bea and Mr. Jones

by Amy Schwartz - 2006

HMH Books

A dad and daughter trade places, she goes to work and he heads back to school.


Big and Small, Room for All

by Jo Ellen Bogart, Illus. by Gillian Newland - 2009

Tundra Books

This perspective books zooms in from space to microscopic life.


The Big Orange Splot

by Daniel Pinkwater - 1977

Scholastic

A family goes against the grain using artistic expression & diversity to solve a house color problem.


Black? White! Day? Night! A Book of Opposites

by Laura Vaccaro Seegers - 2006

Roaring Brook/Neal Porter

Concepts of multiple perspectives fill its interactive flipbook pages.


Blue Sky

by Audrey Wood - 2012

The Blue Sky Press

Kids learn & observe the sky in different cosmic moods.

Read It At

Astrology Boutique - 17 Main St, Sparta, NJ 07871 (973) 570-7725


Cowboy Baby

by Sue Heap - 2012

Walker

Bedtime imagination book that shows the fun of not wanting to go to bed.


Dear Primo: A Letter to My Cousin

by Duncan Tonatiuh. (written & illustrated) - 2010

Harry N. Abrams

Mexican & American cousins compare their existences.


Dino Bites!

by Algy CraigHall - 2013

Boxer Books

A bug escapes after being eatten by a dino who is eatten by a bigger dino.


Dinosaur Roar!

by Paul & Henrietta Stickland - 1994

Dutton Books

Rhymes illustrate the differences & emotions of various dinosaurs.


Dinosaurs: A Giant Fold-Out Book

by Simms Taback - 2012

Blue Apple Books

This active book makes learning about different types of dinosaurs fun.


Dinosaurs, Dinosaurs

by Byron Barton - 1989

HarperFestival

Characteristics of dinos personalities & forms are described.


The Dumpster Diver

by Janet S. Wong - 2007

Candlewick Press

Trash transforms into treasures & inventions in this recycling adventure.


Eeeek, Mouse!

by Lydia Monks - 2009

Egmont

Different perspectives (even from the cat) show the freeing of a mouse family from a trap.


Fanny's Dream

by Caralyn Buehner, Illus. by Mark Buehner. - 1996

Puffin Books

Cinderella story goes contemporary without the help of her fairy godmother.


Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear

by Lindsay Mattick. Illus. by Sophie Blackall - 2015

Little, Brown Books

This nonfiction tale shows how a bear named Winnipeg cheered up soldiers on the front.


Flashlight

by Lizi Boyd. (written & illustrated) - 2014

Chronicle Books

A boys flashlight in the woods discovers hidden art.


Green as a Bean

by Karla Kuskin - 2007

Laura Geringer Book

Readers use their imaginations to decide what objects they would like to be.

Read It At

Pandan Room - 100 E Moore St, Hackettstown, NJ 07840 (908) 850-5999


Head, Body, Legs: A Story from Liberia

by Won-Ldy Paye and Margaret H. Lippert, Illus. by Julie Paschkis - 2002

Square Fish

Body parts divided come together & cooperate to get things accomplished.


Hello, Baby Beluga

by Darrin Lunde, Illus. by Patricia J. Wynne - 2011

Charlesbridge

A friendly baby whale answers the questions asked of it, treating readers to knowledge.


How Oliver Olson Changed the World

by Claudia Mills, IIlus. by Heather Maione - 2009

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

A kid with overprotective parents changes himself so he can change the world like his teacher wished.


How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World

by Marjorie Priceman - 1994

Knopf/RHUS

This travel book gathers ingredients from around the world to create a perfect pie.


I Love Colors

by Margaret Miller - 1999

Little Simon

A book to help babies with size, shape and color recognition.


It’s a Secret

by John Burningham - 2009

Candlewick Press

A girl gets small and hangs out all night on the town with her cat.


Ladybug Girl Dresses Up!

by David Soman - 2010

Grosset & Dunlap

A girl explores traits and identity by dressing up in costumes.

Read It At

Kid's Junction - 101 Grand Ave, Hackettstown, NJ 07840 (908) 852-8999


Like Pickle Juice on a Cookie

by Julie Sternberg, Illus. by Matthew Cordell - 2011

Amulet

Good times with her old babysitter haunt a growing girl, but at least the memories will never leave her.


Lines that Wiggle

by Candace Whitman, Illustrated by Steve Wilson - 2009

Blue Apple Books

This rhyming art book shows different variations of lines to make kids explore concepts & develop imagination.


The Little Red Hen

by Jerry Pinkney - 2006

Dial Books

Hungry animals on a farm expect bread after refusing to help grow, harvest, prepared or bake it.

Read It At

Bea McNally's Irish Pub & Eatery - 109 Grand Ave, Hackettstown, NJ 07840 (908) 813-1900


Little White Rabbit

by Kevin Henkes, (written & illustrated) - 2011

Greenwillow Books

A rabbit that loves to pretend explores and changes nature using his imagination.


Llama Llama Mad at Mama

by Anna Dewdney - 2007

Viking Juvenile

An impatient llama is waiting for mama to finish shopping, and waiting and waiting.


Looking for a Moose

by Phyllis Root - 2006

Candlewick Press

A moose hides on different pages in this book for the readers to find.


Many Moons

by James Thurber - 1943

HMH Book

The Court Jester does what the Kings wise men could not, get the Moon for the Princess.


Martha Speaks

by Susan Meddaugh - 1992

HMH Books

A bowl of alphabet soup makes a smart dog converse and tell people what it really thinks.


Meanwhile Back at the Ranch

by Trinka Hakes Noble - 2014

Schwartz & Wade

A farmer escapes the bordom of the ranch to go to town, meanwhile his wifes life changes with leaps & bounds.


Minnie and Moo go to the Moon

by Parisby Denys Cazet - 1998

DK

Cow friends take a drive to the moon on a tractor but crash into a pigsty.


The Monster Who Ate My Peas

by Danny Schnitzlein - 2001

Peachtree Publishers

A boy gives his ball & bike to a monster who helped him eat, but refuses to give up his dog, so he eats his peas.

Read It At

Spring Diner - 238 Spring St, Newton, NJ 07860 - (973) 383-2416


The Moon Is Going to Addy’s House

by Ida Pearle. (written & illustrated) - 2015

Penguin/Dial.

A bedtime book about the moon following a girl home after a play date.


Mouse & Lion

by Rand Burkert, Illus. by Nancy Ekholm Burkert - 2011

Scholastic/Michael di Capua Books

Aesops fable where a mouse helps a lion after convincing the lion not to eat him.


Mr. Big

by Ed Vere - 2008

Puffin

A piano playing huge monkey struggles with inclusion because of other animals baseless fears.

Read It At

Decades of Memories - 221 Spring Street, Newton, NJ 07860 - (973) 383-4578


Mr. Peek and the Misunderstanding at the Zoo

by Kevin Waldron - 2008

Templar

A muttering zookeeper upsets the animals who misunderstands him & believe he is talking about them.


Mr. Squirrel and the Moon

by Sebastian Meschenmoser. (written & illustrated). Tr. by David Henry Wilson - 2008

NorthSouth

When a cheese wheel falls into a squirrel's tree he fears jail for stealing the moon.


Mrs. Marlowe's Mice

by Frank Asch - 2007

Kids Can Press

Intimidating cat police check a kind hearted cat librarian who secretly harbors mice in her home.


My Beak, Your Beak

by Melanie Walsh - 2002

HMH Books

Using interactive elements kids can learn how various paired animals are similar and different.


My First Busy Home: Let's Look and Learn!

by Charlie Gardner - 2012

Dorling Kindersley

Objects often seen around a house with views of a playroom, the bedroom, and their backyard.


My House

by Delphine Durande - 2007

Wingedchariot Press

Rooms of the house are filled with strange characters whose names make them very interesting.


My Life with the Wave. Based on the story by Octavio Paz

by Catherine Cowan, Translator and adaptor. Illus. by Mark Buehner - 1997

HarperCollins /Lothrop, Lee & Shepard.

A boy coexists with nature and his obsessions by taking waves and clouds as his pets.


My Many Colored Days

by Dr. Seuss, Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher - 1996

Knopf Books

The human life cycle is illustrated in colors & animals, that matches them with feelings, moods & emotions.


My Teacher is a Monster! (No, I am Not)

by Peter Brown. (written & illustrated) - 2014

Little, Brown Books

Teacher has a roaring voice, dark green skin, and claws that hold chalk, but turns human when you get to know her.


New Shoes, Red Shoes

by Susan Rollings - 2000

Orchard Books

A girl with a love of shoes & rhyming, explores colors, patterns, opposites and similar things.


Nikolai, the Only Bear

by Barbara Joosse - 2005

Philomel

This adoption fable shows that an out of place or misunderstood kid can feel like an unwanted bear.


No Two Alike

by Keith Baker - 2010

Beach Lane Books

Similar paired things are shown to be individual, different & unique even though quite similar looking.


Old Black Fly

by Jim Aylesworth - 1992

Henry Holt and Co

A fly buzzes and annoys all with his mischievous acts as he goes from A-Z before meeting his messy end.


The Old House

by Pamela Duncan Edwards - 2007

Dutton Books

A young family turns an old empty droopy house with low self-esteem into a happy historic home.


On Earth

by G. Brian Karas - 2005

G.P. Putnam's Sons Books

Our planet keeps rotating and spinning in revolution to create days, nights and seasons.


One Beetle Too Many: The Extraordinary Adventures of Charles Darwin

by Kathryn Lasky - 2006

Candlewick Pres

Charles Darwin discovered seashells on mountaintops & variations in plants and animals to start his theories.


Open This Little Book

by Jesse Klausmeier - 2012

Chronicle Books

Discover different levels in this book inside of book story which will help develop the joy of reading.


Orange Pear Apple Bear

by Emily Gravett - 2006

Simon & Schuster

Different combinations of 5 words influence wordplay by conveying different meanings.


Otto Grows Down

by Michael Sussman - 2009

Sterling

The fuss over a new baby sister makes her older brother wish her away, he starts getting younger & grows down.

Read It At

Onore Clothing - 21 White Deer Plaza, Sparta Township, NJ 07871 (973) 726-3322


The Pencil

by Allan Ahlberg, Illustrated by Bruce Ingman - 2008

Candlewick Press

A lonely pencil creates a world with a boy and a dog, but they want changes & he almost loses control of the world he created.


Pictures from Our Vacation

by Lynne Rae Perkins - 2007

Greenwillow

Siblings are given cameras to highlight a vacation at their grandparents' farm.

Read It At

Rose City Framemakers - 19 Main St, Sparta, NJ 07871 (973) 660-0922


Princess Me

by Karma Wilson - 2007

Margaret K. McElderry Books

A girls imagination turns her into a princess as she turns her bedroom into her kingdom.


Prudence Wants a Pet

by Cathleen Daly, Illus. by Stephen Michael King - 2011

Roaring Brook Press

A determined girl wants a pet so she uses her imagination to create some until her parents give in.


Rhyming Dust Bunnies

by Jan Thomas - 2009

Beach Lane Books

A tale about some dust bunnies who always find words that rhyme until they meet a vacuum.

Read It At

A & S Dry Cleaners - 297 Main St, Hackettstown, NJ 07840 (908) 852-4247


Scaredy Squirrel

by Mélanie Watt - 2006

Kids Can Press

A worried squirrel never leaves its tree but changes its routine when it falls and starts flying.


Seven Blind Mice

by Ed Young - 1992

Puffin Books

Mice teach colors, days of week, numbers and how to be patient & look at the whole picture to see the truth.


Shadow

by Suzy Lee - 2010

Chronicle Books

A girls imagination is sparked by objects whose shadows are transformed into friends who help her with a wolf problem.


Shadow

by Blaise Cendrars & Marcia Brown - 1982

Aladdin

A scary African folklore poem about the shadow that follows you everwhere, morning, noon & night.


Shapes That Roll

by Karen Berman Nagel - 2009

Blue Apple Book

See shapes in real life with a rhyming verse and a unique way to teach geometry.


The Shivers in the Fridge

by Fran Manushkin - 2006

Dutton Books

A family of magnets keep leaving the refrigerator leaving the youngest to search what happened to them.

Read It At

Homebrew University - 160 Main St, Hackettstown, NJ 07840 (908) 452-5352


Sidewalk Circus

by Paul Fleischman, Illus. by Kevin Hawkes - 2004

Candlewick

Signs about a circus coming to town, mirror the actual circus like activities of the town around the signs.


Silly Suzy Goose

by Petr Horacek - 2006

Candlewick Press

A goose discovers that comformity is safer when a grumpy lion makes her feel vulnerable.


Simon's Book

by Henrik Drescher - 1983

MacAdam/Cage Publishing

Art supplies take over a story of a boy that is threatened by a monster who is redrawn to be friendly.

Read It At

Photographs Cameras & Video - 43 Theater Sparta Center, Sparta NJ 07871 (973) 729 5929


Six by Seuss

by Dr. Seuss - 1991

Random House

A collection of 6 avant-garde stories by the master of rhymes and imagination.


Smitten

by David Gordon - 2007

Atheneum Books

A sock and mitten seperated with their own pair become smitten with each other in this accessory love story.


The Squiggle

by Carole Lexa Schaefer, Illus. by Pierr Morgan 1996

Dragonfly Books or Crown

A piece of string becomes a fun tool for a creative little girl's imagination.


Stars Beneath Your Bed: The Surprising Story of Dust

by April Pulley Sayre, Illus. by Ann Jonas - 2005

Greenwillow

From pollen, to ancient asteroids or distant planets dust comes every day, stays in the air forever & is everywhere.


Stephen Biesty's Castles

by Stephen Biesty - 2004

Enchanted Lion Books

What medieval life was like living inside of a castle, with lots of little details.

Read It At

Creative Twist Salon - 220 Main St, Hackettstown, NJ 07840 (908) 850-0486 &

McKenna's Hair Salon And Spa - 207 Main St, Hackettstown, NJ 07840 (908) 850-3333


Stinky

by Eleanor Davis, (written & illustrated) - 2008

RAW Junior/TOON Books.

A smelly swamp monster who loves pickles becomes friends with what fears him most, a human boy.

(Read Stinky & other Heart picture books in Sparta & with other Courage books in Newton)

Read It At

4 Chicks Cafe - 214 Spring St, Newton, NJ 07860 - (973) 940-8822


The Story of Fish & Snail

by Deborah Freedman - 2013

Viking Books

An extroverted Fish jumps into other books and tells an introverted Snail his adventures.


The Surprise Family

by Lynn Reiser - 1994

Greenwillow

A boys gives his pet hen duck eggs to hatch, she treats them as family, even when she realizes they are different.


Tales for Very Picky Eaters

by Josh Schneider - 2011

Clarion Books

A dads lies, tricks, and uses humor to convince his picky eater son to try some new foods.

Read It At

Frank's Trattoria - 80 Main St, Hackettstown, NJ 07840 (908) 852-2405 & Applebee's Grill + Bar - 6 N Park Dr, Newton, NJ 07860 - (973) 940-3003


Telephone

by Mac Barnett Illus. by Jen Corace - 2014

Chronicle Book

The message changes in this telephone line story for a mama bird trying to get a message to her little bird.


Tell Me the Day Backwards

by Albert Lamb, Illus. by David McPhail - 2011

Candlewick Press

A bedtime game that chronologically reverses the memory of each day ends where it begins.


There Was an Old Man Who Painted the Sky

by Teri Sloat - 2009

Henry Holt

A 9 year old discovers ceiling paintings of animals, people and planets in Spain's Altamira Cave.

Read It At

Home Towne Hardware - 232 Main St, Hackettstown, NJ 07840 (908) 852-2100


The Things I Can Do

by Jeff Mack - 2013

Roaring Brook Press

A confident boy marks his accomplishments & feats by turning them into rhymes.

Read It At

Penelopes Treasures - 166-168 Spring St, Newton, NJ 07860 - (973) 590-1555


This Book Just Ate My Dog

by Richard Byrne - 2014

Henry Holt

A non-conventional book that eats a dog, and then eats anyone who starts searches for the missing dog.

Read It At

Black Dog Books - 188 Spring St, Newton, NJ 07860 07860 - (201) 230-3900


This Moose Belongs to Me

by Oliver Jeffers. (written & illustrated) - 2012

Philomel Books/Penguin.

Ownership of a pet Moose (who doesn't like rules) is in question after a walk in the woods.


The Three Little Wolves and The Big Bad Pig

by Eugene Trivizas- 1993

Margaret K. McElderry Books

Wolfs search for friends & beauty


The Three Pigs

by David Wiesner - 2001

Clarion Books

A surreal version where a pig is blown out of the story and into a happy ending, unless your a wolf fan.


Tiny Little Fly

by Michael Rosen - 2010

Candlewick Press

A tiny fly enjoys annoying the biggest animals he can find and escapes to buzz another day.


To Be a Kid

by Maya Ajmera and John Ivanko - 1999

Charlesbridge

Children share some commonalities no matter how different & diverse they seem.


Traction Man is Here!

by Mini Grey - 2005

Knopf Books

A ittle boy's imagination turns his toy into a superhero who makes chores a breeze.


The Turn-Around, Upside-Down Alphabet Book

by Lisa Campbell Ernst - 2004

Simon & Schuster Books

An optical illusion concept alphabet book that must be turned to discover the images from other perspectives.


The Velveteen Rabbit: Or, How Toys Become Real

by Margery Williams, Illustrated by Lou Fancher - 1922

Atheneum/Anne Schwartz Books

A wooden horse tells a stuffed rabbit that love can make you real, the rabbit gets well worn with a boys love.


Verdi

by Janell Cannon - 1997

HMH Books

A playful young yellow snake wants to stay young at heart and stays determined forever not to be old & boring.


Vulture View

by April Pulley Sayre, Illus. by Steve Jenkins - 2007

Holt

The majesty of the turkey vulture, nature’s clean-up crew who seeks any dead thing that reeks.


Waiting

by Kevin Henkes. (written & illustrated) - 2015

HarperCollins/Greenwillow.

5 friends sit on a window, they are stuffed animals who wait patiently for what each of them has wished for.


Warning: Do Not Open This Book!

by Adam Lehrhaupt, Illus. by Matthew Forsythe - 2013

Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books

This example of reverse psychology keeps warning you as you encounter monkeys, toucans, alligators and a trap.


Way Down Deep in the Deep Blue Sea

by Jan Peck - 2014

Simon & Schuster

An imaginative adventure of a boy who meets different sea creatures while taking a swim in his bathtub.


Way Up and Over Everything

by Alice McGill - 2007

HMH Books

When slaves mysteriously escape to the north, southerners imagine they had magical powers & flew to freedom.


We Are in a Book!

by Mo Willems, (written & illustrated) - 2010

Hyperion

When two friends realize they are in a book they try to get the readers to say the word Banana.


Wemberly Worried

by Kevin Henkes - 2000

Greenwillow.

A worry wart girl mouse meets another worried mousey who also brought a doll to her 1st day of school.

Read It At

Pyramid Comics & Cards - 24 Main St, Sparta, NJ 07871 (973) 729-5343


What Can You Do with a Rebozo?

by Carmen Tafolla, Illus. by Amy Cordova - 2008

Tricycle Press/Ten Speed Press

A Mexican woven shawl is seen from multiple perspectives, imaginations & values.


What Do Illustrators Do?

by Eileen Christelow - 1999

Clarion / HMH Books

A creative instructional graphic novel looking at how 2 illustrators redo Jack & the Beanstalk.


What Do You Do With a Tail Like This?

by Steve & Page Jenkins - 2003

Houghton Mifflin.

This guessing and predicting book is about which nose, ear, tail, eyes, feet, and mouth goes with which animal.


Where Once There Was a Wood

by Denise Fleming - 1996

Square FishHenry Holt

A poetry based portrait of our disappearing natural environment & how animal habitats and ecosystems adapt.

Read It At

Centre Dry Cleaners & Tailors - 3 Center St, Sparta, New Jersey 07871 (973) 729-7787


White is for Blueberry

by George Shannon, Illus. by Laura Dronzek - 2005

Greenwillow Books

A critical thinking and perspective book using different ways to look at nature, animals & objects around them.


White Snow, Bright Snow

by Alvin Tresselt - 1947

HarperCollins

This nostalgic look at a 1940's town experiencing & preparing for a large snow storm shows the magic of snow.


Who Done It?

by Olivier Tallec. (written & illustrated) - 2014

Chronicle

Observe expressions and positions to determine clues to mysteries about the guilty party in different situations.


Who Took the Farmer's Hat?

by Joan L Nodset - 1963

HarperCollins

A farmers favorite hat becomes gone with the wind and the search brings him to a bird who made it her nest.


Who Wants a Hug?

by Jeff Mack - 2015

HarperCollins

A skunk plans backfire after he uses smelly fish & rotting garbage to scare away a bear who loves to hug.


Why?

by Nikolai Popov - 1996

NorthSouth

The ravages of war as seen by mice and frogs, proving a resolution is always better than a conflict.


Work, An Occupational ABC

by Kellen Hatanaka - 2014

House of Anansi/Groundwood Books

26 careers from A - Z, from various possible jobs to less-than-traditional occupations.


The World Is Waiting for You

by Barbara Kerley - 2013

National Geographic Children's Books

Pictures of science and nature make kids eager to explore the world and figure what they want to grow up to be.


Wow! Said the Owl

by Tim Hopgood - 2009

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

A symphony of colors is discovered by an owl who stays awake to see the world during the daylight hours.


You and Me Together: Moms, Dads, and Kids Around the World

by Barbara Kerley - 2005

National Geographic

This book shows that around the world, in all different cultures their is a universal bond between children & parents.

Read It At

Argosy Travel - 19 Main St, Sparta, NJ 07871 (973) 729-2184


You Are (Not) Small

by Anna Kang.Illus. by Christopher Weyant - 2014

Two Lions

Introduce young children to different size comparisons, diversity, being different & looking at size by perspective.


Yum! Yuck! A Foldout Book of People Sounds

by Linda Sue Park and Julia Durango. Illus. by Sue Ramá - 2005

Charlesbridge

How sounds are expressed in different languages with fold out flaps with English words.


Zen Shorts

by Jon Muth - 2005

Scholastic Press

A giant panda tells children stories about material goods, good and bad boundaries & holding in frustration.


Zoom

by Istvan Banyai - 1995

Puffin Books

A series of close ups in full zoom mode that is then seen in an un-zoomed perspective.


Sleep


10 Minutes till Bedtime

by Peggy Rathmann - 1998

G. P. Putnam's Sons

A hamster family signs up for the 10 Minutes Til Bedtime Tour and act crazier as the minutes count down.


A Book of Sleep

by Il Sung Na - 2007

Meadowside Children's Book Publisher

Animals help this bedtime story by explaining how they sleep.


And If the Moon Could Talk

by Kate Banks, Illustrated by Georg Hallensleben - 1997

Farrar Straus & Giroux/Frances Foster

Bedtime story about what on Earth the Moon would say.


Baby Bedtime

by Mem Fox - 2013

Penguin

An elephant caregivers lullaby that is perfect for a bedtime read along.


Baby Danced the Polka

by Karen Beaumont - 2004

Dial

A silly rhytum based baby book where dancing with animals is more fun than napping.


The Baby Goes Beep

by Rebecca O'Connell, 2003

Roaring Brook Press

A great read aloud that amuses through repitition of noises.


Beep! Beep! Go to Sleep!

by Todd Tarpley. Illus. by John Rocco - 2015

Little Brown

Rowdy robots are coaxed to bed by our young storyteller.


Biscuit

by Alyssa Satin Capucilli and Pat Schories - 2006

HarperCollins

Playing & snacking stops the bedtime routine for a puppy.


Charley's First Night

by Amy Hest. Illus. by Helen Oxenbury - 2012

Candlewick

Puppy gets a tour of his new home on his first night but disagrees with the sleeping arrangements.


Counting Kisses

by Karen Katz; Illustrator-Karen Katz- 2003

Little Simon

Baby gets kisses and dog licks until fast asleep


Eat Like a Bear

by April Pulley Sayre, Illus. by Steve Jenkins - 2013

Henry Holt

A hibernating brown bear wakes and eats, find out how he gathers foods.


Emily Brown and the Thing

by Cressida Cowell and Neal Layton - 2007

Orchard Books

An imaginative thing is crying outside Emily's window, she helps it fall asleep.


The Going to Bed Book

by Sandra Boynton - 1982

Little Simon

An ark full of animals gets ready for bed


Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site

by Sherri Duskey Rinker, Illus. by Tom Lichtenheld - 2011

Chronicle Books

Trucks are done for the day, goodnight Crane, Mixer, Dump, Bulldozer, and Excavator.


Goodnight Moon

by Margaret Wise Brown, illustrated by Clement Hurd - 1947

HarperCollins

A rabbit says goodnight to everything around him before he goes to sleep.


Good Night, Baby Ruby

by Rohan Henry - 2009

Harry N. Abrams

A baby girl who wants to do things by herself, avoids bedtime.


Good Night Gorilla

by Peggy Rathmann- 1994

Puffin Books

Mischievous gorilla follows the zookeeper on his night rounds and lets the other animals out of their cages


Good Night, Sleep Tight

by Mem Fox - 2012

Scholastic

A babysitter tells nursery rhymes to get the kids to bed.


Goo​dnight Already!

by Jory John - 2014

HarperCollins

A duck wants to stay up all night with his sleepy bear friend.


Hibernation Station

by Michelle Meadows - 2010

Simon & Schuster Books

A train goes through the forest picking up sleepy animals for their winter hibernation.


How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight?

by Jane Yolen - 2000

Scholastic

Dinosaurs are substituted for children


Hush! A Thai Lullaby

by Minfong Ho, Illus. by Holly Meade - 1996

Scholastic

A lullaby for animals so they won't wake up a moms sleeping baby.


Llama Llama Red Pajama

by Anna Dewdney - 2005

Viking Books for Young Readers

Separation anxiety at bedtime


Mama Cat Has Three Kittens

by Denise Fleming - 1998

Square Fish

One kitty likes to sleep when his siblings are playing, and wide awake and ready to go when they are sleepy.


Monkey and Me

by Emily Gravett - 2007

MacMillan UK

A girl and her toy monkey pretend to be as many animals as they can before bedtime.


The Moon Is Going to Addy’s House

by Ida Pearle. (written & illustrated) - 2015

Penguin/Dial.

A bedtime book about the moon following a girl home after a play date.


Moonpowder

by John Rocco - 2008

Hyperion

A boys nightmare comes true but his dream has fixed the Moonpowder Factory.

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The Napping House

by Audrey Wood - 1984

Harcourt Children's Books

Animals head to bed & guess what will happen when a flea joins them


Naptime

by Iris De Moüy. (written & illustrated). Tr. by Shelley Tanaka - 2014

Groundwood/House of Anansi.

A girl convinces some grumpy animals that they need to take a nap and she shows them how to do it.



Night Worker

by Kate Banks, Illustrated by Georg Hallensleben - 2000

Farrar, Straus and Giroux / Frances Foster

A kid who loves construction sites dreams of going to work at night with his dad.


Nighttime Ninja

by Barbara DaCosta. Illus. by Ed Young - 2012

Little, Brown

A kid sneaks around the house on an ice cream eating mission, when everyone should be sleeping.


Nighty-Night, Cooper

by Laura Numeroff - 2013

HMH Books

A mother kangaroo makes up lullabies to get her not so sleepy son to bed in her pouch.


Old Bear

by Kevin Henkes, (written & illustrated) - 2008

Greenwillow Books / HarperCollins

A hibernating old bear dreams of his antics as a young cub when he was curious and appreciative of nature.


Polar Bear Night

by Lauren Thompson, Illus. by Stephen Savage - 2004

Scholastic Press

A polar bear cub strolls outside her den passing sleeping animals and watching the stars until she gets tired.


Prayer for a Child

by Rachel Field - 1944

Simon & Schuster

This 1941 child's bedtime prayer was written about World War II, but works well at any bedtime.


The Quiet Book

by Deborah Underwood.Illus. by Renata Liwska -2010

Houghton Mifflin

Over 2 dozen variations of quiet that children are familiar with in their daily lifes.


Rhymes for Annie Rose

by Shirley Hughes - 2006

Candlewick

Poetry about an average toddlers favorite activities from playing with toys to bedtime.


Russell the Sheep

by Rob Scotton - 2015

HarperFestival

One wide-awake sheep


Sleep Like a Tiger

by Mary Logue. Illus. by Pamela Zagarenski - 2012

HMH Books

Getting a non sleepy girl to bed takes a story about how animals sleep and a bit of reverse psychology.


Sleepy, Oh So Sleepy

by Denise Fleming - 2010

Henry Holt and Company

Babies of all kinds, whether humans or animals, will eventually get sleepy.


Sleepytime Rhyme

by Remy Charlip - 1999

Greenwillow

This bed-time book is about parental love, body parts & opposites.


The Squeaky Door

by Margaret Read MacDonald - 2006

HarperCollins

This folktale has a boy sleeping over at Grandma's, but a squeaky door makes him need comfort, company & more.


Tell Me the Day Backwards

by Albert Lamb, Illus. by David McPhail - 2011

Candlewick Press

A bedtime game that chronologically reverses the memory of each day ends where it begins.


Ten in the Meadow

by John Butler - 2006

Orchard Books

A hide-and-seek game between woodland animals keeps the math and counting going until they all hit the bed.


Ten in the Bed

by Jane Cabrera - 2006

Holiday House

Specially skilled animals get nudged off a boys bed in this counting book.


Ten, Nine, Eight

by Molly Bang - 1983

GreenWilBk

Rhyming game countdown to sleep by dad to daughter


Time For Bed

by Mem Fox - 1993

Red Wagon Books

Darkness brings that cozy feeling, snuggling under the covers.


Ten in the Meadow

by John Butler - 2006

Orchard Books

A hide-and-seek game between woodland animals keeps the math and counting going until they all hit the bed.


Time for Bed, Spot

by Eric Hill - 2004

Warne

A untired dog dreams to be a pirate and a cowboy not to get ready for bed, but toys & imagination gets tiring.


Time to Sleep, Sheep the Sheep!

by Mo Willems, (written & illustrated) - 2010

Balzer & Bray/HarperCollins

While owl is just getting started the other animals go through their bedtime routines.


Tuck Me In!

by Dean Hacohen. Illus. by Sherry Scharschmidt - 2010

Candlewick Press

A half page flap is used as a blanket to cover the sleepy animals on each page.


Waiting for Winter

by Sebastian Meschenmoser. (written & illustrated) - 2007

Kane/Miller

A squirrel, a hedgehog and a bear attempt to wait & keep awake for the 1st winter snow.


Waking Beauty

by Leah Wilcox - 2008

Putnam Juvenile

A fairy tale spoof has a germ obsessed prince trying silly things to wake the snoring princess before the kiss of life.


What! Cried Granny: An Almost Bedtime Story

by Kate Lum, Illustrated by Adrian Johnson - 1998

Dial

A boy stays with his grandmother but can't sleep until she makes him a bed, pillow, blanket & teddy bear.


Yes!

by Jez Alborough - 2006

Candlewick Press

A mom is trying to get her gorilla baby whose playing with friends to get ready for bed.


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