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Beauty, Creativity, Expressive, Idealism, Imagination, Optimism, Passionate, Peaceful Living, Visionary

TRAITS

Artistic, Fashionable, Individuality, Self Expression, Uniqueness

THEMES

Dance, Dream, Fantasy World, Perspective, Sleep


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.


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.


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.


My Baby & Me

by Lynn Reiser - 2008

Knopf Books

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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Expressive


A Book

by Mordicai Gerstein. (written & Illustrated) - 2009

Roaring Brook

A writer searches for story ideas for a book.


Max Found Two Sticks

by Brian Pinkney - 1994

Aladdin

A boy uses self-expression to make music everywhere


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.


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.


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.


Idealism


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.


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.


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.


Blackboard Bear

by Martha Alexander - 1969

Candlewick

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


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.


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.


The Dumpster Diver

by Janet S. Wong - 2007

Candlewick Press

Trash transforms into treasures & inventions in this recycling adventure.


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.


Green as a Bean

by Karla Kuskin - 2007

Laura Geringer Book

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


Harry and Hopper

by Margaret Wild, Illus. by Freya Blackwood - 2009

Omnibus Books

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


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.


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.


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


Lily Wool

by Paula Vasquez - 2017

Gibbs Smith

A helpful sheep fights her boring routine using her 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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Optimism


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.


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.


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.


The Things I Can Do

by Jeff Mack - 2013

Roaring Brook Press

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


Passionate


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.


Peaceful Living


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


When You Are Happy

by Eileen Spinelli - 2006

Simon & Schuster

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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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


TRAITS

Artistic


ABC3D

by Marion Bataille- 2008

Roaring Brook Press

Pop-up work of art


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.


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.


Hippopposites

by Janik Coat - 2010

Harry N. Abrams

The opposite pairing of different looking hippos.


In Her Hands: The Story of Sculptor Augusta Savage

by Professor Alan Schroeder - 2009

Lee & Low Books

Augusta Savage bio


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


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.


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 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.


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.


Fashionable


Fancy Nancy

by Jane O'Connor- 2005

HarperCollins

Girls who uses fancy words also dresses extravagantly


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.


Ladybug Girl Dresses Up!

by David Soman - 2010

Grosset & Dunlap

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


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.


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.


Shoe-la-la

by Karen Beaumont- 2013

Cartwheel Books

A girls imagination creates perfect party shoes


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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Max Found Two Sticks

by Brian Pinkney - 1994

Aladdin

A boy uses self-expression to make music everywhere


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.


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.


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.


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.


Uniqueness


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.


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.


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 Cat, the Silliest Cat in the World

by Gilles Bachelet - 2004

Harry N. Abrams

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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


THEMES

Dance


Angelina Ballerina

by Helen Craig, Katharine Holabird - 2008

Viking

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


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.


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.


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.


Dreams


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.


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


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.


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


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.


Moonpowder

by John Rocco - 2008

Hyperion

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


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.


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


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.


Fantasy World


Barn Dance!

by Bill Martin Jr - 1986

Square Fish

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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Searching for Sasquatch

by Nathaniel Lachenmeyer - 2007

Sasquatch Books

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


Perspective


A Garden of Opposites

by Nancy Davis - 2009

Schwartz & Wade Books

Opposite concepts are taught using outdoor situations.


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.


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.


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.


Dinosaurs, Dinosaurs

by Byron Barton - 1989

HarperFestival

Characteristics of dinos personalities & forms are described.


Eeeek, Mouse!

by Lydia Monks - 2009

Egmont

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


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.


Green as a Bean

by Karla Kuskin - 2007

Laura Geringer Book

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


Ladybug Girl Dresses Up!

by David Soman - 2010

Grosset & Dunlap

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


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.


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.


Mr. Big

by Ed Vere - 2008

Puffin

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


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.


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 House

by Delphine Durande - 2007

Wingedchariot Press

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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Sleep


A Book of Sleep by Il Sung Na - 2007

by Il Sung Na - 2007

Meadowside Children's Book Publisher

Animals help this bedtime story by explaining how they sleep.


Biscuit

by Alyssa Satin Capucilli and Pat Schories - 2006

HarperCollins

Playing & snacking stops the bedtime routine for a puppy.


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.


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, Sleep Tight

by Mem Fox - 2012

Scholastic

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


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.


Moonpowder

by John Rocco - 2008

Hyperion

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


Sleepy, Oh So Sleepy

by Denise Fleming - 2010

Henry Holt and Company

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


Ten in the Bed

by Jane Cabrera - 2006

Holiday House

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


Time For Bed

by Mem Fox - 1993

Red Wagon Books

Darkness brings that cozy feeling, snuggling under the covers.


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.



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VIRTUES

Assertive, Courage, Encouragement, Fortitude, Helpfulness, Heroic, Justice, Reliability, Valor

TRAITS

Self Assurance, Self Control, Steadfast, Tolerant, Vanity

THEMES

Conquer Fears, Hands On, Firefighting, Overcoming Smallness, Overcoming Trouble, Punishment, Rescuing, Survival, Try New Things


VIRTUES


Assertive


Noisy Nora

by Rosemary Wells - 1973

Puffin Book

A middle child seeks parental attention by hiding inside a closet and taking things into her own hands.


Courage


Absolutely Not

by Matthew McElligott - 2004

Walker Childrens

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


Bad News for Outlaws: The Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves, Deputy U. S. Marshal

by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson, Illus. by R. Gregory Christie - 2009

Carolrhoda Books

An African American lawman in the old West makes over 3,000 arrests.


Clancy the Courageous Cow

by Lachie Hume - 2006

Greenwillow Books

A wrestling match for access to the best grass, helps a cow yearning for acceptance.


Clip-Clop!

by Nicola Smee - 2006

Boxer Book

A horse takes his barnyard friends for a faster and faster ride into a haystack.


The Farm Team

by Linda Bailey - 2006

Kids Can Press

A hockey tale where the local animals play the the Bush League Bandits.


Kiki’s Blankie

by Janie Bynum

Sterling - 2009

A monkey finds that love can be your invisible blankie.


The Littlest Dinosaur

by Michael Foreman - 2008

Walker

A big long necked dino helps & befriends a small dino who is teased for his size.


Molly, by Golly!: The Legend of Molly Williams, America’s First Female Firefighter

by Dianne Ochiltree - 2012

Calkins Creek

The first female firefighter in US history helps out in NYC


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.


New York's Bravest

by Pope Mary Osborne - 2002

Knopf Books

A bio of fireman Mose Humphreys in the early days of NYC.


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.


Oh Yeah!

by Tom Birdseye - 2003

Holiday House

Two boys & their stuffed animals camp out in the backyard and prove their bravery.


Ouch! A Tale from Grimm

by Natalie Babbitt, Illustrated by Fred Marcellino - 1998

HarperCollins/Michael di Capua.

The underdog fools a king, avoids the devil and marries a princess.


Pepito the Brave

by Scott Beck - 2001

Dutton

Time to migrate to a new tree, but Pepito the birdy is afraid, see how he joins his family.


Sosu’s Call

by Meshack Asare - 1997

Kane/Miller

A physically challenged boy & his dog save a Ghana village from a storm.


The Three Ninja Pigs

by Coery Rosen Schwartz - 2012

G.P. Putnam's

The pigs train in aikido, jujitsu & karate to be certified weapons in preparation for the big bad wolf.


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.


Whistling Dixie

by Marcia Vaughan, Illus. by Barry Moser - 1995

HarperCollins

A Gator, Owl & Snake from the Hokey Pokey Swamp become a girls pet and help her escape the boogeyman.


Willa and the Wind

by Janice Del Negro, Illus. by Heather Solomon - 2005

Cavendish Square Publishing

A persistent and couragous girl gets magical items from the wind after her cornmeal is blown away.


Encouragement


Absolutely Not

by Matthew McElligott - 2004

Walker Childrens

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


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.


Raising Sweetness

by Diane Stanley, Illustrated by G. Brian Karas - 1999

Puffin BooksPutnam

The importance of reading is shown by the sacrifice of a cop who takes in 8 orphans.


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.


Snuggle Puppy

by Sandra Boyton - 2003

Workman

A rhythmic chant of a mom singing about how special & how much she loves her little Snuggle Puppy.


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.


Fortitude


AH HA!

by Jeff Mack - 2013

Chronicle Books

A froggy in peril keeps getting out of trouble so he can relax in safety.


Blizzard

by John Rocco. (written & Illustrated) - 2014

Disney-Hyperion

The Blizzard of 1978 brings over 4 feet of snow to New England.


Miss Fanshawe and the Great Dragon Adventure

by Sue Scullard - 1986

St Martins Press

A womans Hot Air Balloon travels through a cave to the center of the Earth in search of dragons.


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.


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.


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 Brother, Ant

by Betsy Byars, Illus. by Marc Simont - 1996

Viking/Penguin Young Readers

Tales of brothers dealing w monsters, 3 pigs & Santa in the summer


The Skunk

by Mac Barnett.Illus. by Patrick McDonnell - 2015

Roaring Brook Press

A skunk stalks a man all through town, the man gets so freaked out he moves, but misses and ends up following the skunk.


The Thunderstruck Stork

by David Olson - 2007

Albert Whitman

An adoption lesson about a stork trying to fix the wrongly delivered babies, but love wins in all cases.


Helpfulness


Biscuit Finds a Friend

by Alyssa Capucilli - 1997

HarperCollins

This repetitive story features a puppy who reunites some ducks with missing parents.


Detective Gordon: The First Case

by Ulf Nilsson.Illus. by Gitte Spee. Tr. by Julia Marshall - 2012

Gecko Press

A mouse & toad solve the theft of nuts from a Squirrel.


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.


Get Well, Good Knight

by Shelley Moore Thomas, Illus. by Jennifer Plecas - 2002

Penguin Young Readers

A kind knight trys to take care of his sick dragon friends.


Good Night, Good Knight

by Shelley Moore Thomas, Illustrated by Jennifer Plecas - 2000

Penguin Young Readers

A wizards scaly, snail-y soup helps a knight who nurses his sick little dragon friends.


Henry Helps With Dinner

by Beth Bracken - 2012

Picture Window Books

A kid loves to be helpful, and helps prepare the food with his parents


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.


Listen to the Wind: The Story of Dr. Greg & Three Cups of Tea

by Greg Mortenson - 2009

Dial

A mountain climber is saved by a Himalayan village, whom he repays with a school.


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 Rows and Piles of Coins

by Tololwa M. Mollel, Illustrated by E. B. Lewis - 1999

Clarion

A determined Tanzanian boy saves his coins to afford a bicycle to help his mom bring things to and from the market.


New York's Bravest

by Pope Mary Osborne - 2002

Knopf Books

A bio of fireman Mose Humphreys in the early days of NYC.


Oh, No!

by Candace Fleming.Illus. by Eric Rohmann - 2012

Random/Schwartz & Wade.

A hole by a tiger, catches animals tring to help a frog, the selfish tiger winds up alone in the hole in the end.


The Robot and the Bluebird

by David Lucas - 2007

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

A robot in a rubbish heap bonds and gives shelter to a bluebird he befriends.


The Rabbit's Escape

by Suzanne Crowder Han, Illus. by Yumi Heo - 1995

Henry Holt & Company

A bilingual folktale of a loyal turtle who gets a smart rabbit to help the Emperor of the Sea.


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.


Whistling Dixie

by Marcia Vaughan, Illus. by Barry Moser - 1995

HarperCollins

A Gator, Owl & Snake from the Hokey Pokey Swamp become a girls pet and help her escape the boogeyman.


Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge

by Mem Fox - 1995

Kane/Miller

This book connects kids to elderly people and nursing homes as a boy helps a woman with memory loss.


Heroic


Art Dog

by Thacher Hurd - 2004

HarperCollins

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


Bionic Bunny Show

by Marc Brown - 1984 Little, Brown Books The TV industry is explored through a skinny bunny with a superhero alter identity.


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.


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.


New York's Bravest

by Pope Mary Osborne - 2002

Knopf Books

A bio of fireman Mose Humphreys in the early days of NYC.


Tasty Baby Belly Buttons

by Judy Sierra, Illustrated by Meilo So - 1999

Alfred A. Knopf/Random House

This Japanese folktale has the melon princess (born inside a melon) showing no fear to giant ogres.


Justice


Creepy Carrots!

by Aaron Reynolds.Illus. by Peter Brown - 2012

Simon & Schuster Books

A rabbits favorite vegetable follows him home, whose harrassing who?


Reliability


Good Night, Good Knight

by Shelley Moore Thomas, Illustrated by Jennifer Plecas - 2000

Penguin Young Readers

A wizards scaly, snail-y soup helps a knight who nurses his sick little dragon friends.


My Brother, Ant

by Betsy Byars, Illus. by Marc Simont - 1996

Viking/Penguin Young Readers

Tales of brothers dealing w monsters, 3 pigs & Santa in the summer


Valor


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.


New York's Bravest

by Pope Mary Osborne - 2002

Knopf Books

A bio of fireman Mose Humphreys in the early days of NYC.


Ouch! A Tale from Grimm

by Natalie Babbitt, Illustrated by Fred Marcellino - 1998

HarperCollins/Michael di Capua.

The underdog fools a king, avoids the devil and marries a princess.


Whose Mouse Are You?

by Robert Kraus - 1970

Aladdin

A little mousey is sad because her family is in different forms of trouble, she rescues them & saves the day.


TRAITS


Self Assurance


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.


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.


No Matter What

by Emma Dodd - 2007

Dutton

Elephants show unconditional love no matter what their kids do or say that might be wrong.


Ouch! A Tale from Grimm

by Natalie Babbitt, Illustrated by Fred Marcellino - 1998

HarperCollins/Michael di Capua.

The underdog fools a king, avoids the devil and marries a princess.


Puss and Boots

by Ayano Imai - 2009

Minedition

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


Self Control


Clark the Shark

by Bruce Hale - 2013

HarperCollins

Rhymes calms down a student who constantly needs to control himself.


Clip-Clop!

by Nicola Smee - 2006

Boxer Book

A horse takes his barnyard friends for a faster and faster ride into a haystack.


The Day Leo Said I Hate You!

by Robie H. Harris - 2008

Little Brown Books for Young Readers
Anger leads to the H word, now he must fix things with Mom.


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.


Hunter's Best Friend at School

by Laura Elliott - 2002

Katherine Tegen Books

Racoon friends follow each other lead until one starts acting up in school.


Little One Step

by Simon James 2003

Walker Books or Candlewick.

A little duck gets through tough times & long journeys one step at a time.


Mr. Tanen's Ties

by Maryann Cocca-Leffler - 2003

Albert Whitman & Company

A school principal wipes out the school budget buying ties, so he sells his ties to help build a playground.


Red

by Jan De Kinder. (written & illustrated). Tr. by Laura Watkinson - 2015

Eerdmans Books

A boy who blushes easily gets bullied, the girl who started it trys to stop the problem she created.


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.


When Sophie's Feelings Are Really, Really Hurt

by Molly Bang - 2015

The Blue Sky Press

Hurt feelings unfold a girls story of why her artistic approach painted a tree blue.


When You Are Happy

by Eileen Spinelli - 2006

Simon & Schuster

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


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.


Steadfast


Building Our House

by Jonathan Bean, (written & Illustrated) - 2013

Farrar Straus Giroux

After 6 seasons an empty lot becomes a house in this wonderful construction book.


Don't Fidget a Feather!

by Erica Silverman, Illus. by S. D. Schindler - 1994

Macmillan or Simon & Schuster

A freeze in place competition between friends almost makes them a foxes dinner.


The Egg Tree

by Katherine Milhous - 1950

Aladdin

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


Hare and the Tortoise

by Helen Ward - 1999

Millbrook

The turtle brain beats the pompous might of the rabbit, in front of a great variety of animals.


I Spy Fly Guy

by Tedd Arnold, (written & illustrated) - 2009

Scholastic

The garbageman ruins a hide and seek game, now off to the dump to rescue his lost friend.


Little Rat Makes Music

by Monika Bang-Campbell, Illus. by Molly Bang - 2007

Harcourt Children's Books

Hard work and lots of boring practice will let a rat make beautiful music from his violin.


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.


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.


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 Brother, Ant

by Betsy Byars, Illus. by Marc Simont - 1996

Viking/Penguin Young Readers

Tales of brothers dealing w monsters, 3 pigs & Santa in the summer


Pigs in the Mud in the Middle of the Rud

by Lynn Plourde - 1997

Down East Books

A road trip gets stopped by animals blocking the path, no one can move them until Granny steps up & tries.


Tolerant


May I Bring a Friend?

by Beatrice Schenk de Regniers - 1964

Aladdin

Each time a boy is invited to the castle to meet with royalty, he always brings a different zoo animal.


No Matter What

by Emma Dodd - 2007

Dutton

Elephants show unconditional love no matter what their kids do or say that might be wrong.


Pepo and Lolo are Friends

by Ana Martin - 2004

Candlewick

A chick starts a friendship outside its comfort zone with a piggy and works through any differences.


Vanity


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.


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.


THEMES


Conquering Fears


Absolutely Not

by Matthew McElligott - 2004

Walker Childrens

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


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.


Fraidyzoo

by Thyra Heder, (written & illustrated) - 2013

Harry N. Abrams

A girl can't remember why she is afraid of the zoo, and trys to conquer her fears.


Garmann’s Summer

by Stian Hole, (written & illustrated). Tr. by Don Bartlett - 2006

Eerdmans Books

First day of school makes a boy nervous, he asks the people around him what scares them.


Good Enough to Eat

by Brock Cole - 2007

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

An abused orphan girl ready to be sacrificed to an ogre outwits him and escapes.


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.


Lenny & Lucy

by Philip C. Stead.Illus. by Erin E. Stead - 2015

Roaring Brook Press

Moving trama helps create fear of a new home thats to close to the woods.


Mei Li

by Thomas Handforth - 1938

Doubleday Books

A determined curious girl shows her bravery by sneaking into China's walled city for New Years.


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.


Mr. Big

by Ed Vere - 2008

Puffin

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


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.


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.


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.


Tasty Baby Belly Buttons

by Judy Sierra, Illustrated by Meilo So - 1999

Alfred A. Knopf/Random House

This Japanese folktale has the melon princess (born inside a melon) showing no fear to giant ogres.


The Three Ninja Pigs

by Coery Rosen Schwartz - 2012

G.P. Putnam's

The pigs train in aikido, jujitsu & karate to be certified weapons in preparation for the big bad wolf.


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.


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.


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.


Whose Mouse Are You?

by Robert Kraus - 1970

Aladdin

A little mousey is sad because her family is in different forms of trouble, she rescues them & saves the day.


Hands On


Iggy Peck, Architect

by Andrea Beaty-2007

Abrams Books for Young Readers

Architects and famous buildings they create


Mr. Tanen's Ties

by Maryann Cocca-Leffler - 2003

Albert Whitman & Company

A school principal wipes out the school budget buying ties, so he sells his ties to help build a playground.


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.


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.


Sky Boys: How They Built the Empire State Building

by Deborah Hopkinson, Illus. by James E. Ransome - 2004

Random/Schwartz & Wade.

A real-life puzzle is constructed on 34th Street & 6th Avenue in NYC during the Great Depression.


Tip, Tip, Dig, Dig

by Emma Garcia - 2007

Boxer Books

Construction trucks and different machinery create and buid a playground from a big mess.


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.


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.


Whose Mouse Are You?

by Robert Kraus - 1970

Aladdin

A little mousey is sad because her family is in different forms of trouble, she rescues them & saves the day.


Firefighting


Molly, by Golly!: The Legend of Molly Williams, America’s First Female Firefighter

by Dianne Ochiltree - 2012

Calkins Creek

The first female firefighter in US history helps out in NYC


New York's Bravest

by Pope Mary Osborne - 2002

Knopf Books

A bio of fireman Mose Humphreys in the early days of NYC.


Water Is Water: A Book about the Water Cycle

Miranda Paul - 2015

Roaring Brook Press

Kids experience a science lesson showing different phases of the water cycle in this poetic nonfiction picture book.


Water Rolls, Water Rises:

by Pat Mora.Illus. by Meilo So. Tr. by Adriana Domínguez & Pat Mora - 2014

Lee & Low/Children's Book Press

Learn about this life-giving resource to people, plants, and animals that comes from various sources.


Overcoming Smallness


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.


Overcoming Trouble


Adèle & Simon

by Barbara McClintock - 2006

Farrar/Frances Foster

Distractions causes an older sister to have trouble with her brothers stuff on their way home from a Paris school.


AH HA!

by Jeff Mack - 2013

Chronicle Books

A froggy in peril keeps getting out of trouble so he can relax in safety.


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.


Eeeek, Mouse!

by Lydia Monks - 2009

Egmont

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


The Great Show-and-Tell Disaster

by Mike Reiss - 2001

Price Stern Sloan

A show and tell invention of a device that scrambles words & things into anagrams goes to far.


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.


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. Gumpy’s Outing

 

by  John Burningham - 1970

Henry Holt

Mr. Gumpy tragic boat ride with two children and too many animals


Sadie the Air Mail Pilot

by Kellie Strom - 2007

David Fickling Books

A brave pilot mouse that delivers mail, gets help from an elephant when she has problems.


The Tale of Peter Rabbit

by Beatrix Potter - 1902

Frederick Warne & Co or Pavilion Press

Medicine and an early bed haunt misbehaving bunnys.


That's Good! That's Bad!

by Margery Cuyler - 1991

Henry Holt and Co.

A boy goes to the zoo with his parents and has a crazy adventure with the animals.


The Three Ninja Pigs

by Coery Rosen Schwartz - 2012

G.P. Putnam's

The pigs train in aikido, jujitsu & karate to be certified weapons in preparation for the big bad wolf.


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.


Tiger on a Tree

by Anushka Ravishankar, Illus. by Pulak Biswas - 1997

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

A sad tiger in India runs into a village & up a tree, it is captured & set free, it runs off with a smile.


Tikki Tikki Tembo

by Arlene Mosel - 1968

Square Fish Books

Children get short names after the first born get long names. Two brothers find trouble


Tumford the Terrible

by Nancy Tillman - 2011

Feiwel & Friends

Bad kitty can't say I’m sorry


Tunjur! Tunjur! Tunjur! A Palestinian Folktale

by Margaret Read MacDonald, Illus. by Alik Arzoumanian. Marshall - 2006

Two Lions Cavendish.

A walking & talking pot of a childless woman is sealed with animal dung after it is caught stealing.


Whoa, Baby, Whoa!

by Grace Nichols - 2012

Bloomsbury

A baby boy keeps getting into trouble and ignores all the no sayers.


Whose Mouse Are You?

by Robert Kraus - 1970

Aladdin

A little mousey is sad because her family is in different forms of trouble, she rescues them & saves the day.


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.


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.


Punishment


Holes

by Louis Sachar - 1998

Yearling

A juvenile detention center in Texas desert require each boy to dig a 5-foot hole every day


Oh, No!

by Candace Fleming.Illus. by Eric Rohmann - 2012

Random/Schwartz & Wade.

A hole by a tiger, catches animals tring to help a frog, the selfish tiger winds up alone in the hole in the end.


Tunjur! Tunjur! Tunjur! A Palestinian Folktale

by Margaret Read MacDonald, Illus. by Alik Arzoumanian. Marshall - 2006

Two Lions Cavendish.

A walking & talking pot of a childless woman is sealed with animal dung after it is caught stealing.


Rescuing


Clumsy Crab

by Ruth Galloway - 2005

Little Tiger Press

A crab embraces his strengths after saving the life of his Octopus friend.


Eeeek, Mouse!

by Lydia Monks - 2009

Egmont

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


I Spy Fly Guy

by Tedd Arnold, (written & illustrated) - 2009

Scholastic

The garbageman ruins a hide and seek game, now off to the dump to rescue his lost friend.


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.


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.


Oh, No!

by Candace Fleming.Illus. by Eric Rohmann - 2012

Random/Schwartz & Wade.

A hole by a tiger, catches animals tring to help a frog, the selfish tiger winds up alone in the hole in the end.


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


Radio Rescue

by Lynne Barasch - 2000

Farrar Straus Giroux/ Frances Foster.

A true story about a young Ham radio operator who uses Morse code to save hurricane survivors in Florida.


Sadie the Air Mail Pilot

by Kellie Strom - 2007

David Fickling Books

A brave pilot mouse that delivers mail, gets help from an elephant when she has problems.


Tiger on a Tree

by Anushka Ravishankar, Illus. by Pulak Biswas - 1997

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

A sad tiger in India runs into a village & up a tree, it is captured & set free, it runs off with a smile.


Whistling Dixie

by Marcia Vaughan, Illus. by Barry Moser - 1995

HarperCollins

A Gator, Owl & Snake from the Hokey Pokey Swamp become a girls pet and help her escape the boogeyman.


Whose Mouse Are You?

by Robert Kraus - 1970

Aladdin

A little mousey is sad because her family is in different forms of trouble, she rescues them & saves the day.


Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge

by Mem Fox - 1995

Kane/Miller

This book connects kids to elderly people and nursing homes as a boy helps a woman with memory loss.


Survival


Bad Kitty

by Nick Bruel - 2005

Roaring Brook Press

Vegetables that a cat hates are the only foods to choose from.


Good Enough to Eat

by Brock Cole - 2007

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

An abused orphan girl ready to be sacrificed to an ogre outwits him and escapes.


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.


Keeper of Soles

by Teresa Bateman, Illus. by Yayo - 2006

Holiday House

A shoemaker keep providing Death with soles and shoes to escape giving up his soul.


Listen to the Wind: The Story of Dr. Greg & Three Cups of Tea

by Greg Mortenson - 2009

Dial

A mountain climber is saved by a Himalayan village, whom he repays with a school.


Mammoths on the Move

by Lisa Wheeler, Illus. by Kurt Cyrus - 2006

Harcourt / HMH Books

Woolly mammoths migrated south for the winter where food was easier to gain access to.


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.


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 Tata’s Remedies = Los remedios de mi tata

by Roni Capin Rivera-Ashford.Illus. by Antonio Castro - 2015

Cinco Puntos Press

Learn natural holistic remedies and the healing power of plants.


Oh, No!

by Candace Fleming.Illus. by Eric Rohmann - 2012

Random/Schwartz & Wade.

A hole by a tiger, catches animals tring to help a frog, the selfish tiger winds up alone in the hole in the end.


Ouch! A Tale from Grimm

by Natalie Babbitt, Illustrated by Fred Marcellino - 1998

HarperCollins/Michael di Capua.

The underdog fools a king, avoids the devil and marries a princess.


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.


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.


The Three Ninja Pigs

by Coery Rosen Schwartz - 2012

G.P. Putnam's

The pigs train in aikido, jujitsu & karate to be certified weapons in preparation for the big bad wolf.


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.


Tiger on a Tree

by Anushka Ravishankar, Illus. by Pulak Biswas - 1997

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

A sad tiger in India runs into a village & up a tree, it is captured & set free, it runs off with a smile.


Ugly Duckling

by Hans Christian Andersen, Illustrated by Jerry Pinkney - 1999

Morrow/HarperCollins

This survival story of an awkward bird who blooms into a beautiful graceful swan is a classic tale of self-acceptance.


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.


Whistling Dixie

by Marcia Vaughan, Illus. by Barry Moser - 1995

HarperCollins

A Gator, Owl & Snake from the Hokey Pokey Swamp become a girls pet and help her escape the boogeyman.


Trying New Things


Bread and Jam for Frances

by Russell Hoban, illustrated by Lillian Hoban - 1964

HarperCollins

Trying something new is so much better than the same old stuff


Duck on a Bike

by David Shannon - 2002

Scholastic/Blue Sky

Barnyard animals give bikes a try after seeing the Duck ride by.


Henrietta and the Golden Eggs

by Hanna Johansen, Illus. by Käthi Bhend. Translated by John Barrett. David R. Godine - 1999

David R. Godine Publisher

A young hen breaks out of the crowded coop to have fun, as others hens follow they await a golden egg.


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.


Mei Li

by Thomas Handforth - 1938

Doubleday Books

A determined curious girl shows her bravery by sneaking into China's walled city for New Years.


Wow! City!

by Robert Neubecker - 2004

Disney-Hyperion

A girl & her dad leave their town in the mountains to explore the sights of the big city.



Denville Picture Book Tours

Denville - Will Themed Books


VIRTUES

Ambitious, Backbone, Confident, Courtesy, Determined, Diligence, Excellence, Feeling, Inspirational, Moderation,

Patience, Persistent, Preparedness, Purposeful, Refined, Stamina, Tenacious, Willpower, Worth

TRAITS

Attitude, Earnest, Empowered, Resolute, Simplicity

THEMES

Environmental Care, Good Vs Evil


VIRTUES


Ambitious


Amazing Grace

by Mary Hoffman - 1991

Dial Books

An optimistic tale proving anyone can do anything they thrive to do and be.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Backbone


My Rows and Piles of Coins

by Tololwa M. Mollel, Illustrated by E. B. Lewis - 1999

Clarion

A determined Tanzanian boy saves his coins to afford a bicycle to help his mom bring things to and from the market.


Squashed in the Middle

by Elizabeth Winthrop, Illus. by Pat Cummings - 2005

Henry Holt

One of the plights of the middle child is not being listened to, until they stick up for themselves.


The Three Ninja Pigs

by Coery Rosen Schwartz - 2012

G.P. Putnam's

The pigs train in aikido, jujitsu & karate to be certified weapons in preparation for the big bad wolf.


Confident


Amazing Grace

by Mary Hoffman - 1991

Dial Books

An optimistic tale proving anyone can do anything they thrive to do and be.


The Carrot Seed

by Ruth Krauss and Crockett Johnson- 1993

HarperCollins or Festival

unwavering faith and confidence that his seeds will grow


Henrietta and the Golden Eggs

by Hanna Johansen, Illus. by Käthi Bhend. Translated by John Barrett. David R. Godine - 1999

David R. Godine Publisher

A young hen breaks out of the crowded coop to have fun, as others hens follow they await a golden egg.


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.


Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun: Having the Courage to Be Who You Are

by Maria Dismondy - 2008

Cardinal Rule Press

Proud of being couragagous, making the right choices & building self-confidence


The Three Ninja Pigs

by Coery Rosen Schwartz - 2012

G.P. Putnam's

The pigs train in aikido, jujitsu & karate to be certified weapons in preparation for the big bad wolf.


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.


Courtesy


The Grasshopper and the Ants

by Jerry Pinkney. (written & illustrated) - 2015

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

A musical Grasshopper learns his lesson from an ant colony who invites him inside for the winter.


May I Bring a Friend?

by Beatrice Schenk de Regniers - 1964

Aladdin

Each time a boy is invited to the castle to meet with royalty, he always brings a different zoo animal.


My Brother, Ant

by Betsy Byars, Illus. by Marc Simont - 1996

Viking/Penguin Young Readers

Tales of brothers dealing w monsters, 3 pigs & Santa in the summer


Determination


Amazing Grace

by Mary Hoffman - 1991

Dial Books

An optimistic tale proving anyone can do anything they thrive to do and be.


The Chicken-Chasing Queen of Lamar County

by Janice N. Harrington Illus. by Shelley Jackson - 2007

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

A chicken chaser becomes a chicken protector, in this tale of never giving up.


Digging Up Dinosaurs

by Aliki - 1981

HarperCollins

Follow dug up bones & fossils to museum dino constructions.


Don't Fidget a Feather!

by Erica Silverman, Illus. by S. D. Schindler - 1994

Macmillan or Simon & Schuster

A freeze in place competition between friends almost makes them a foxes dinner.


Incredible You! 10 Ways to Let Your Greatness Shine Through

by Wayne Dyer-2005

Hay House

Open potential by believing in your heart & other positive reinforcement


Mammoths on the Move

by Lisa Wheeler, Illus. by Kurt Cyrus - 2006

Harcourt / HMH Books

Woolly mammoths migrated south for the winter where food was easier to gain access to.


Mei Li

by Thomas Handforth - 1938

Doubleday Books

A determined curious girl shows her bravery by sneaking into China's walled city for New Years.


My Rows and Piles of Coins

by Tololwa M. Mollel, Illustrated by E. B. Lewis - 1999

Clarion

A determined Tanzanian boy saves his coins to afford a bicycle to help his mom bring things to and from the market.


Nim and the War Effort

by Milly Lee, Illus. by Yangsook Choi - 1997

Square FishFarrar Straus & Giroux/Frances Foster.

A girl keeps cultural traditions alive in her new home country during this newspaper drive story.


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.


Special Delivery

by Philip C. Stead.Illus. by Matthew Cordell - 2015

Roaring Brook/Neal Porter

Some bandit monkeys, an ice cream truck and a postal worker helps a girl deliver an elephant companion to her aunt.


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.


Wait

by Antoinette Portis. (written & illustrated) - 2015

Roaring Brook/Neal Porter.

A mom in a hurry holding her kids hand, uses 3 words to guide her son through the city, hurry, wait & yes.


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.


Diligence


And Then It’s Spring

by Julie Fogliano.Illus. by Erin E. Stead -2012

Roaring Brook/Neal Porter

A boy and some friendly animals plant seeds and anticipate the sprouting greens for weeks.


Hugs and Kisses

by Christophe Loupy - 2001

NorthSouth

A puppy collects & compares kisses from all types of animals, but his moms are the best.


Mama's Little Bears

by Nancy Tafuri - 2002

Scholastic Press

After fishing in a river exploring cubs that wander away are always under the watchful eyes of mama bear.


My Rows and Piles of Coins

by Tololwa M. Mollel, Illustrated by E. B. Lewis - 1999

Clarion

A determined Tanzanian boy saves his coins to afford a bicycle to help his mom bring things to and from the market.


Excellence


The 20th Century Children's Book Treasury: Celebrated Picture Books and Stories to Read Aloud

by Janet Schulman - 1998

Random House Children's Books

A guide to the best picture books


The Man Who Made Time Travel

by Kathryn Lasky - 2003

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

A hardworking clockmaker solves the proplem of measuring longitude to help navigate the oceans.


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.


Ouch! A Tale from Grimm

by Natalie Babbitt, Illustrated by Fred Marcellino - 1998

HarperCollins/Michael di Capua.

The underdog fools a king, avoids the devil and marries a princess.


Rad American Women A-Z

by Katie Schatz and Illustrated by Miriam Klein Stahl - 2015

City Lights Publishers

26 feminists who changed the world


Sky Boys: How They Built the Empire State Building

by Deborah Hopkinson, Illus. by James E. Ransome - 2004

Random/Schwartz & Wade.

A real-life puzzle is constructed on 34th Street & 6th Avenue in NYC during the Great Depression.


Two Bullies

by Junko Morimoto - 1999

Knopf Books or Crown.

A strong man battle never happens after one hears the other thunderous footsteps from miles away.


Feeling


Hugs and Kisses

by Christophe Loupy - 2001

NorthSouth

A puppy collects & compares kisses from all types of animals, but his moms are the best.


If You See a Kitten

by John Butler - 2002

Peachtree Publisher

A book that helps kids identify different animals they see before expressing their feelings.


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.


Inspirational


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

by Sandra Boynton - 2001

Little Simon

Inspiration for new graduates facing change & reality.


Moderation


Liang and the Magic Paintbrush

by Demi - 1980

Square Fish

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


Patience


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.


Angelina Ballerina

by Helen Craig, Katharine Holabird - 2008

Viking

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


Bear Has a Story to Tell

by Philip C. Stead.Illus. by Erin E. Stead -2012

Roaring Brook/Neal Porter

The bear finds patience with his friends who are preparing for winter, all he wants to do is tell his story.


The Caterpillar and the Polliwog

by Jack Kent - 1982

Aladdin

A boasting caterpillar brags about changing into a butterfly, and the polliwog wants in.


Dog and Bear: Two Friends, Three Stories

by Laura Vaccaro Seeger - 2007

Roaring Brook/Neal Porter.

3 Bear and Dog tales about friendship teaches patience & trust.


The Hickory Chair

by Lisa Rowe Fraustino, Illustrated by Benny Andrews - 2001

Arthur A. Levine/Scholastic.

A note about a blind boys inheritance is hidden in grandma's favorite chair until he is an old man.


If You Want to See a Whale

by Julie Fogliano - 2013

Roaring Brook Press

A boy finds new interests & develops patience along his long journey to see a whale.


Leo the Late Bloomer

by Robert Kraus - 1971

HarperCollins

Everyone blooms but at different stages of progression.


My Brother, Ant

by Betsy Byars, Illus. by Marc Simont - 1996

Viking/Penguin Young Readers

Tales of brothers dealing w monsters, 3 pigs & Santa in the summer


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.


Ugly Duckling

by Hans Christian Andersen, Illustrated by Jerry Pinkney - 1999

Morrow/HarperCollins

This survival story of an awkward bird who blooms into a beautiful graceful swan is a classic tale of self-acceptance.


Preparedness


Henry Helps With Dinner

by Beth Bracken - 2012

Picture Window Books

A kid loves to be helpful, and helps prepare the food with his parents


The Little Red Hen Makes a Pizza

by Philemon Sturges - 1999

Puffin Books

A hen's friends who don't help her prepare, saves her pizza in the end.


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

by Sandra Boynton - 2001

Little Simon

Inspiration for new graduates facing change & reality.


Purposeful


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.


Henry and Mudge and the Great Grandpas

by Cynthia Rylant, Illus. by Suçie Stevenson - 2005

Simon Spotlight

While visiting the grandparents the duo discovers a clear pond and enjoy the waters with their elders.


Tip, Tip, Dig, Dig

by Emma Garcia - 2007

Boxer Books

Construction trucks and different machinery create and buid a playground from a big mess.


Refined


How do Dinosaurs Eat Their Food?

by Jane Yolen - 2005

HarperCollins

Good table manners are illustrated using dinos as metaphors of kids.


Tasty Baby Belly Buttons

by Judy Sierra, Illustrated by Meilo So - 1999

Alfred A. Knopf/Random House

This Japanese folktale has the melon princess (born inside a melon) showing no fear to giant ogres.


Stamina


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.


Little Rat Makes Music

by Monika Bang-Campbell, Illus. by Molly Bang - 2007

Harcourt Children's Books

Hard work and lots of boring practice will let a rat make beautiful music from his violin.


Luke on the Loose

by Harry Bliss, (written & illustrated) - 2009

Toon Books

A boy loses his dad in Central Park and chases pigeons all over NYC.


Mammoths on the Move

by Lisa Wheeler, Illus. by Kurt Cyrus - 2006

Harcourt / HMH Books

Woolly mammoths migrated south for the winter where food was easier to gain access to.


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.


New York's Bravest

by Pope Mary Osborne - 2002

Knopf Books

A bio of fireman Mose Humphreys in the early days of NYC.


Tenacious


Digger Dog

by William Bee - 2013

Nosy Crow

A dog sniffs out the biggest bone in the world.


Hide and Seek Harry Around the House

by Kenny Harrison - 2014

Candlewick Press

A large hippo tries to hide around a house.


I Could Do That: Esther Morris Gets Women the Vote

by Linda White - 2005

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

In 1869, one womans attitude helped all women eventually vote.


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.


Odd Boy Out: Young Albert Einstein

by Don Brown - 2004

HMH Books

A fat baby with a huge head, filled it with puzzles and problems until it became the top brain of the twentieth century.


The Story of Rosy Dock

by Jeannie Baker - 1994

Greenwillow

Non-native foreign plants alter life & the environment in the Australian outback.


Willpower


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.


Little Rat Makes Music

by Monika Bang-Campbell, Illus. by Molly Bang - 2007

Harcourt Children's Books

Hard work and lots of boring practice will let a rat make beautiful music from his violin.


Mei Li

by Thomas Handforth - 1938

Doubleday Books

A determined curious girl shows her bravery by sneaking into China's walled city for New Years.


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.


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.


My Rows and Piles of Coins

by Tololwa M. Mollel, Illustrated by E. B. Lewis - 1999

Clarion

A determined Tanzanian boy saves his coins to afford a bicycle to help his mom bring things to and from the market.


Odd Boy Out: Young Albert Einstein

by Don Brown - 2004

HMH Books

A fat baby with a huge head, filled it with puzzles and problems until it became the top brain of the twentieth century.


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.


Worth


The 20th Century Children's Book Treasury: Celebrated Picture Books and Stories to Read Aloud

by Janet Schulman - 1998

Random House Children's Books

A guide to the best picture books


Angelina Ballerina

by Helen Craig, Katharine Holabird - 2008

Viking

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


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.


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.


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.


TRAITS


Attitude


Bad Kitty Meets the Baby

by Nick Bruel, (written & Illustrated) - 2011.

Roaring Brook

A bad kitty treats a new baby badly at first until learning a lesson.


Big Rabbit’s Bad Mood

by Ramona Badescu, Illustrated by Delphine Durand - 2007

Chronicle Books

A grumpy bunny tries to get out the mood monster inside him.


Egg Drop

by Mini Grey - 2002

Red Fox Books

An impatient egg yearns to fly in vain.


Scaredy Squirrel Goes Camping

by Mélanie Watt - 2013

Kids Can Press

A frightened squirel goes camping and searches for a place to plug in his extension cord for his TV.


When You Are Happy

by Eileen Spinelli - 2006

Simon & Schuster

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


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.


Earnest


Early Bird

by Toni Yuly. (written & illustrated) - 2014

Feiwel and Friends/Macmillan.

A folktale about a bird who gets up early to have breakfast with the early worm.


I Miss You Every Day

by Simms Taback - 2007

Viking Books

A girl misses someone so she mails herself to them.


Library Mouse

by Daniel Kirk - 2007

Harry N. Abrams

A mouse writes and prints his own books, wait till his fans meet the author.


Radio Rescue

by Lynne Barasch - 2000

Farrar Straus Giroux/ Frances Foster.

A true story about a young Ham radio operator who uses Morse code to save hurricane survivors in Florida.


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.


Empowered


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.


Girl Wonder: A Baseball Story in Nine Innings

by Deborah Hopkinson - 2003

Aladdin

A girl finds empowerment playing ball, this story will inspire kids to take on the world.


Henry Helps With Dinner

by Beth Bracken - 2012

Picture Window Books

A kid loves to be helpful, and helps prepare the food with his parents


Ladybug Girl Dresses Up!

by David Soman - 2010

Grosset & Dunlap

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


Liang and the Magic Paintbrush

by Demi - 1980

Square Fish

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


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.


Once Upon a Potty - Boys

by Alona Frankel - 1980

Firefly Books

Learning to use her new potty leads to empowerment.


Once Upon a Potty - Girls

by Alona Frankel - 1980

Firefly Books

Learning to use her new potty leads to empowerment.


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.


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.


Supertruck

by Stephen Savage. (written & illustrated) - 2014

Roaring Brook/Neal Porter.

A garbage truck changes into its alter ego, a snow plow to save the city from a blizzard.


The Three Ninja Pigs

by Coery Rosen Schwartz - 2012

G.P. Putnam's

The pigs train in aikido, jujitsu & karate to be certified weapons in preparation for the big bad wolf.


Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge

by Mem Fox - 1995

Kane/Miller

This book connects kids to elderly people and nursing homes as a boy helps a woman with memory loss.


Persistent


Hare and the Tortoise

by Helen Ward - 1999

Millbrook

The turtle brain beats the pompous might of the rabbit, in front of a great variety of animals.


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.


Willa and the Wind

by Janice Del Negro, Illus. by Heather Solomon - 2005

Cavendish Square Publishing

A persistent and couragous girl gets magical items from the wind after her cornmeal is blown away.


Resolute


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.


Hare and the Tortoise

by Helen Ward - 1999

Millbrook

The turtle brain beats the pompous might of the rabbit, in front of a great variety of animals.


Little Rat Makes Music

by Monika Bang-Campbell, Illus. by Molly Bang - 2007

Harcourt Children's Books

Hard work and lots of boring practice will let a rat make beautiful music from his violin.


My Rows and Piles of Coins

by Tololwa M. Mollel, Illustrated by E. B. Lewis - 1999

Clarion

A determined Tanzanian boy saves his coins to afford a bicycle to help his mom bring things to and from the market.


The Three Ninja Pigs

by Coery Rosen Schwartz - 2012

G.P. Putnam's

The pigs train in aikido, jujitsu & karate to be certified weapons in preparation for the big bad wolf.


Tìa Isa Wants a Car

by Meg Medina, Illus. by Claudio Muñoz - 2011

Candlewick Press

A bilingual tale of affording a beach trip and the longing and saving up to bring relatives to America.


Simplicity


A Tree Is Nice

by Janice May Udry - 1956

Harper & Row

A simple nature book showing how useful & important trees really are.


More

by I. C. Springman.Illus. by Brian Lies - 2012

Houghton/HMH Books

Mice help a hoarding magpie understand that less is more as he gets rid of the clutter around him.


THEMES


Environmental Care


All the Water in the World

by George Ella Lyon, Illus. by Katherine Tillotson - 2011

Atheneum Books

This book uses poetry to illustrate the water cycle with emphasis on conservation.


In the Small, Small Pond

by Denise Fleming - 1993

Henry Holt and Co.

The sounds, flowers and creatures living around a pond environment as seen from a froggy resident.


In the Tall, Tall Grass

by Denise Fleming - 1991

Henry Holt and Co

The animals, insects and activities often seen in tall grass.


Parrots Over Puerto Rico

by Susan L Roth, And Trumbore, Cindy.Illus. by Susan L. Roth - 2013

Lee & Low

The history of Puerto Rico as told through the eyes of endangered parrots who cry Iguaca! Iguaca.


Plants Grow!

by Mary Dodson Wade - 2009

Enslow

Non fiction views on how plants grow and their seeds.


Redwoods

by Jason Chin - 2009

Flash Point

A boy reading a book at a subway station gets transported into the Redwood forests, leaving the book for the next kid.


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.


The Story of Rosy Dock

by Jeannie Baker - 1994

Greenwillow

Non-native foreign plants alter life & the environment in the Australian outback.


Good Vs Evil


AH HA!

by Jeff Mack - 2013

Chronicle Books

A froggy in peril keeps getting out of trouble so he can relax in safety.


The Enemy: A Book about Peace

by Davide Cali, Illustrated by Serge Bloch - 2007

Schwartz & Wade Books

Lies create enemies in separate foxholes, breeding hatred & war.


Ghosts in the House!

by Kazuno Kohara, (written & illustrated) - 2008

Roaring Brook

A witch moves into a house of ghosts, gathers them up and washes them like dirty sheets.


Good Enough to Eat

by Brock Cole - 2007

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

An abused orphan girl ready to be sacrificed to an ogre outwits him and escapes.


Guji Guji

by Chih-Yuan Chen -1999)

Kane/Miller

A confused crocodile protects his duck family against his real kind.


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.


The Rainbow Goblins

by Ul De Ric - 1978

Thames & Hudson

Nature triumphs over evil greed.


Tasty Baby Belly Buttons

by Judy Sierra, Illustrated by Meilo So - 1999

Alfred A. Knopf/Random House

This Japanese folktale has the melon princess (born inside a melon) showing no fear to giant ogres.


The Three Billy Goats Gruff

by Peter Christen Asbjornsen, Illustrated by Paul Galdone - 1981

HMH Books

2 goats outsmart a bully troll, the 3rd and the biggest & yummiest goat uses force.


The Three Ninja Pigs

by Coery Rosen Schwartz - 2012

G.P. Putnam's

The pigs train in aikido, jujitsu & karate to be certified weapons in preparation for the big bad wolf.


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.



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VIRTUES

Acceptance, Benevolence, Charitable, Equality, Gentleness, Gratitude, Harmony, Heart, Thoughtfulness

TRAITS

Appreciation, Caring, Forgiveness, Sharing

THEMES

New Family


VIRTUES

Acceptance


Clancy the Courageous Cow

by Lachie Hume - 2006

Greenwillow Books

A wrestling match for access to the best grass, helps a cow yearning for acceptance.


The Dog Who Had Kittens

by Polly M. Robertus - 1991

Holiday House

A gentle dog convinces the kittens mom to let him try parenting.


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.


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.


Pepo and Lolo are Friends

by Ana Martin - 2004

Candlewick

A chick starts a friendship outside its comfort zone with a piggy and works through any differences.


Red

by Jan De Kinder. (written & illustrated). Tr. by Laura Watkinson - 2015

Eerdmans Books

A boy who blushes easily gets bullied, the girl who started it trys to stop the problem she created.


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.


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.


Benevolence


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.


Get Well, Good Knight

by Shelley Moore Thomas, Illus. by Jennifer Plecas - 2002

Penguin Young Readers

A kind knight trys to take care of his sick dragon friends.


The Grasshopper and the Ant

by Harvey Kurtzman - 2001

Denis Kitchen Publishing

A beatnik Grasshopper learns his lesson from an ant colony who invites him inside for the winter.


The Grasshopper and the Ants

by Jerry Pinkney. (written & illustrated) - 2015

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

A musical Grasshopper learns his lesson from an ant colony who invites him inside for the winter.


Guji Guji

by Chih-Yuan Chen -1999)

Kane/Miller

A confused crocodile protects his duck family against his real kind.


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 Rows and Piles of Coins

by Tololwa M. Mollel, Illustrated by E. B. Lewis - 1999

Clarion

A determined Tanzanian boy saves his coins to afford a bicycle to help his mom bring things to and from the market.


Oh, No!

by Candace Fleming.Illus. by Eric Rohmann - 2012

Random/Schwartz & Wade.

A hole by a tiger, catches animals tring to help a frog, the selfish tiger winds up alone in the hole in the end.


Weslandia

by Paul Fleischman - 1999

Candlewick Press

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


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.


Charitable


Fox's Garden

by Princesse Camcam. (written & illustrated) - 2014

Enchanted Lion Books

A boy brings a basket of food to a hungry fox who repays him with flowers.


Listen to the Wind: The Story of Dr. Greg & Three Cups of Tea

by Greg Mortenson - 2009

Dial

A mountain climber is saved by a Himalayan village, whom he repays with a school.


Mr. Tanen's Ties

by Maryann Cocca-Leffler - 2003

Albert Whitman & Company

A school principal wipes out the school budget buying ties, so he sells his ties to help build a playground.


Equality


Amazing Grace

by Mary Hoffman - 1991

Dial Books

An optimistic tale proving anyone can do anything they thrive to do and be.


Smoky Night

by Eve Bunting - 1994

HMH Books

Outside a boys window he sees a violent world of racial tensions & riots, his cat is missing and his apartment is on fire.


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.


Gentleness


Be Gentle with the Dog, Dear!

by Matthew Baek - 2008

Dial

How to properly treat animals is a important life lesson.


The Dog Who Had Kittens

by Polly M. Robertus - 1991

Holiday House

A gentle dog convinces the kittens mom to let him try parenting.


The Grasshopper and the Ants

by Jerry Pinkney. (written & illustrated) - 2015

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

A musical Grasshopper learns his lesson from an ant colony who invites him inside for the winter.


Henry and Mudge and the Great Grandpas

by Cynthia Rylant, Illus. by Suçie Stevenson - 2005

Simon Spotlight

While visiting the grandparents the duo discovers a clear pond and enjoy the waters with their elders.


Hi!

by Ann Herbert Scott, Illus. by Gio Coalson - 1994

Putnam/Philomel

A girl is hurt by no one responding to her hellos.


The Little Brute Family

by Russell Hoban, ill. Lilian Hoban - 1966

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

A grumpy family one day starts to smile, and finds that life is nicer when we treat each other with kindness.


Lulu's Busy Day

by Caroline Uff - 2000

Walker Children

A toddlers busy day includes eatting, playing, swinging and sleeping.


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 Brother, Ant

by Betsy Byars, Illus. by Marc Simont - 1996

Viking/Penguin Young Readers

Tales of brothers dealing w monsters, 3 pigs & Santa in the summer


No Matter What

by Emma Dodd - 2007

Dutton

Elephants show unconditional love no matter what their kids do or say that might be wrong.


Tiger on a Tree

by Anushka Ravishankar, Illus. by Pulak Biswas - 1997

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

A sad tiger in India runs into a village & up a tree, it is captured & set free, it runs off with a smile.


When You Are Happy

by Eileen Spinelli - 2006

Simon & Schuster

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


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.


Gratitude


An Awesome Book!

by Dallas Clayton - 2012

HarperCollins

An Awesome Book of Thanks by Dallas Clayton How to express thanks feel thankful looking at the world around you


Gracias/Thanks

by Pat Mora.Illus. by John Parra - 2005

Lee & Low

A bilingual story of a boy who says thanks to things that make him happy.


The Grasshopper and the Ants

by Jerry Pinkney. (written & illustrated) - 2015

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

A musical Grasshopper learns his lesson from an ant colony who invites him inside for the winter.


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.


Titanicat

by MartyCrisp - 2008

Sleeping Bear Press

A true story of a cabin boy whose life was saved by the ships lucky cat, the ship was the Titanic.


Harmony


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.


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.


Heart


Freedom Summer

by Deborah Wiles - 2001

Aladdin

Changing the hearts of other people


Grandma Lives in a Perfume Village

by Fang Suzhen.Illus. by Sonja Danowski - 2015

NorthSouth

After Grandma dies a girl can still visit thru her heart, especially when it rains.


The Grasshopper and the Ants

by Jerry Pinkney. (written & illustrated) - 2015

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

A musical Grasshopper learns his lesson from an ant colony who invites him inside for the winter.


How to Heal a Broken Wing

by Bob Graham, (written & illustrated) - 2008

Candlewick

In a uncaring city, a hurt bird is rescued & nursed by a compassionate boy.


Imogene’s Last Stand

by Candace Fleming and Illustrated by Nancy Carpenter - 2014

Dragonfly Books

A towns history becomes important


Love You Forever

by Robert Munsch and Illustrated by Sheila McGraw - 2014

Firefly Books

Parental love brings a boy through childhood to grow his manhood


No Matter What

by Emma Dodd - 2007

Dutton

Elephants show unconditional love no matter what their kids do or say that might be wrong.


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.


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.


Thoughtfulness


Bully

by Laura Vaccaro Seeger, (written & Illustrated) - 2013

Roaring Brook/Neal Porter

A bully bull shows thoughtfulness after apologizing to animals he insulted.


Gingerbread for Liberty: How a German Baker Helped Win the American Revolution

by Mara Rockliff.Illus. by Vincent X. Kirsch - 2015

HMH Books

A baker finds patriotism through his feeding of George Washington's troops.


The Grasshopper and the Ants

by Jerry Pinkney. (written & illustrated) - 2015

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

A musical Grasshopper learns his lesson from an ant colony who invites him inside for the winter.


Henry and Mudge and the Great Grandpas

by Cynthia Rylant, Illus. by Suçie Stevenson - 2005

Simon Spotlight

While visiting the grandparents the duo discovers a clear pond and enjoy the waters with their elders.


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.


Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge

by Mem Fox - 1995

Kane/Miller

This book connects kids to elderly people and nursing homes as a boy helps a woman with memory loss.


TRAITS


Appreciation


A Chair For My Mother

by Vera B. Williams - 1982

HarperCollins

Mamas new chair can finally be afforded.


Gabriella's Song

by Candace Fleming, Illus. by Giselle Potter - 1997

Atheneum Books

A girl finds music in everything that surrounds her.


Green Is a Chile Pepper

by Roseanne Greenfield Thong.Illus. by John Parra - 2014

Chronicle

A girls diverse Latino neighborhood is highlighted in this bilingual tale of culture.


Have You Filled a Bucket Today

by Carol McCloud- 2006

Ferne Press

Appreciation, love & kindness is encouraged & rewarded


Leo Loves Baby Time

by Anna McQuinn - 2014

Charlesbridge

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


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.


Listen to the Wind: The Story of Dr. Greg & Three Cups of Tea

by Greg Mortenson - 2009

Dial

A mountain climber is saved by a Himalayan village, whom he repays with a school.


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.


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.


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.


Oscar's Half Birthday

by Bob Graham - 2005

Candlewick

Urban hipster parents celebrate their sons 6 month birthday by organizing a picnic on a hill.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Yucky Worms

by Vivian French. Illus. by Jessica Ahlberg - 2010

Candlewick Press

Outside her garden, Grandama explains how worms slither through the dirt with five pairs of hearts.


Caring


The Birdman

by Veronika Charles - 2006

Tundra Book

An Indian tailor nurses birds back to health.


Boy + Bot

by Amy Dyckman - 2012

Knopf Books for Young Readers

A friendship between a boy and robot get complicated when the fragile bot is switched off.


Clifford, the Big Red Dog

by Norman Bridwell - 1963

Cartwheel

Emily Elizabeth discovers the ups (mostly) and downs of caring for her big red dog.


Eeeek, Mouse!

by Lydia Monks - 2009

Egmont

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


Good Night, Good Knight

by Shelley Moore Thomas, Illustrated by Jennifer Plecas - 2000

Penguin Young Readers

A wizards scaly, snail-y soup helps a knight who nurses his sick little dragon friends.


Guji Guji

by Chih-Yuan Chen -1999)

Kane/Miller

A confused crocodile protects his duck family against his real kind.


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.


Love Waves

by Rosemary Wells - 2011

Candlewick Press

A solution to separation anxiety, parents can sent love waves to their kids.


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.


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 Brother, Ant

by Betsy Byars, Illus. by Marc Simont - 1996

Viking/Penguin Young Readers

Tales of brothers dealing w monsters, 3 pigs & Santa in the summer


My Father’s Arms Are a Boat

by Stein Erik Lunde, Illus. by Øyvind Torseter. Trans. by Kari Dickson - 2008

Enchanted Lion Books

A fox guides a dead mother to her afterlife, as a sleepless boy and his reassuring dad grieves.


No Matter What

by Emma Dodd - 2007

Dutton

Elephants show unconditional love no matter what their kids do or say that might be wrong.


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.


Snuggle Puppy

by Sandra Boyton - 2003

Workman

A rhythmic chant of a mom singing about how special & how much she loves her little Snuggle Puppy.


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.


Thunder-Boomer!

by Shutta Crum.Illus. by Carol Thompson - 2009

Clarion Books

A hot summer day brings a thunderstorm to a farm, farmers rescue an upset chicken & find a soaked kitty.


Forgiveness


Robot, Go Bot!: A Comic Reader

by Dana Meachen Rau, Illus. by Wook Jin Jung - 2013

Random

A girl creates a robot to do her chores, it runs away under protest but they become friends in the end.


Roses Are Pink, Your Feet Really Stink

by Diane Degroat - 1996

HarperCollins

A boy doing class Valentine's cards makes two mean ones, gets caught & redoes them nicely.


When You Are Happy

by Eileen Spinelli - 2006

Simon & Schuster

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


Sharing


Always Room for One More

by Sorche Nic Leodhas - 1965

Henry Holt

An old Scottish song is turned into this story about a family in a small house sharing everything they got.


Big Wolf and Little Wolf

by Nadine Brun-Cosme.Illus. by Olivier Tallec; Trans. by Claudia Bedrick -2009

Enchanted Lion

Lonelyness is overcome by finding companionship and learning to share.


Finders Keepers

by William & Nicolas Mordvinoff Lipkind - 2002

Bantam

After fighting over a bone, two dogs decide to share it.


Hot Day On Abbott Avenue

by Karen English, Illus. by Javaka Steptoe - 2004

Clarion

Fighting friends forgive each other after problem solving and go back to sharing fun.


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.


Pepo and Lolo are Friends

by Ana Martin - 2004

Candlewick

A chick starts a friendship outside its comfort zone with a piggy and works through any differences.


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.


THEMES


New Family


Boundless Grace

by Mary Hoffman - 1995

Penguin/RandomHouse

A girl faces reality after meeting her dads new wife & kids


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.


Emma’s Yucky Brother

by Jean Little, Illustrated by Jennifer Plecas - 2001

HarperCollins

An adopted boy thinks sisters are yucky, now she has to turn it around.


Hush Little Baby

by Brian Pinkney - 2005

Amistad Press

This lullaby & any object found helps a dad who is trying to stop the baby from crying.


I Kissed the Baby

by Mary Murphy - 2003

Candlewick Press

This interactive book highlights a new baby among the animal kingdom and everyone wants to play.


My Baby & Me

by Lynn Reiser - 2008

Knopf Books

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


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.


Pecan Pie Baby

by Jacqueline Woodson.Illustrated by Sophie Blackall - 2010

G.P. Putnam's Sons

One-on-one time and that special bond between mom & her girl is threatened by a new baby.


Raising Sweetness

by Diane Stanley, Illustrated by G. Brian Karas - 1999

Puffin BooksPutnam

The importance of reading is shown by the sacrifice of a cop who takes in 8 orphans.


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.


Ten Tiny Tickles

by Karen Katz - 2005

Margaret K. McElderry Books

This interactive tickling book teaches numbers by observing a babies day & the amount of kisses they get.


The Thunderstruck Stork

by David Olson - 2007

Albert Whitman

An adoption lesson about a stork trying to fix the wrongly delivered babies, but love wins in all cases.


Where is My Baby?

by Hariet Ziefert - 1994

Blue Apple Books

Flaps contain the name of baby animals in this short book about parent animals looking for their babies.


Won-Ton: A Cat Tale Told in Haiku

by Lee Wardlaw - 2011

Holt, Henry

A cat is rescued from a shelter and finds a home after being adopted by a little boy & girl.




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Eeeek, Mouse!

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FArTHER

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Freedom Summer

Gabriella's Song

Garmann's Summer

Get Well, Good Knight

Good Enough To Eat

Good Night, Good Knight

Grandma Lives in a Perfume Village

The Grasshopper & the Ants

Henry and Mudge and the Great Grandpas

The Hinky-Pink: An Old Tale

Holes

How Do Dinosaurs Eat Their Food?

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Liang and the Magic Paintbrush

Like Pickle Juice on a Cookie

Linnea in Monet's Garden

Listen to the Wind

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Maybe a Bear Ate It!

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Mommy, Mama, and Me

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My Brother Ant

My Rows and Piles of Coins

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New York's Bravest

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Odd Boy Out: Young Albert Einstein

Oh, No!

Only One You

Open This Little Book

Pecan Pie Baby

Red

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Rhyming Dust Bunnies

Roger is Reading a Book

Sky Boys: How They Built the Empire State Building

Snuggle Puppy

Stars Beneath Your Bed: The Surprising Story of Dust

The Tale Of Peter Rabbit

Ten Tiny Tickles

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The Three Ninja Pigs

Time for Bed: Lap-Sized Board Book

Time to Sleep, Sheep the Sheep!

Two eggs, please.

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When You Are Happy

Where Is My Baby?

White Is for Blueberry

White Snow, Bright Snow

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Bea and Mr. Jones

Better Roller Skating

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Blackboard Bear

Blue Sky

Boomer's Big Day

Car Wash

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Clancy the Courageous Cow

Clara and Asha

Clumsy Crab

Cromwell Dixon's Sky Cycle

The Day Leo Said I Hate You!

The Dog Who Had Kittens

Don't Fidget a Feather!

The Dumpster Diver

The Egg Tree

Girl Wonder

The Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Maya

Good Night, Baby Ruby

The Great Show & Tell Disaster

Green as a Bean

Guji Guji

Hare And The Tortoise

Harry & Hopper

Henrietta And The Golden Eggs

Henry and the White Wolf

Here Come Poppy and Max

Hi

The Hickory Chair

A Hot Day On Abbott Avenue

Hugs and Kisses

Hungry Sharks

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Jitterbug Jam

Kiki's Blankie

Little Oh

Little Rat Makes Music

The Littlest Dinosaur

Lulu's Busy Day

Magnifi-Cat

Mama's Little Bears

The Man Who Made Time Travel

Max Found Two Sticks

May I Bring a Friend?

Moonpowder

Mr. Big

My Cat, The Silliest Cat in the World

No Matter What

Oh Yeah!

The Old House

The Origami Master

Oscar's Half Birthday

Otto Grows Down

Ouch! A Tale from Grimm

Pepito the Brave

Pepo and Lolo Are Friends

The Rabbit's Escape

Radio Rescue

Raising Sweetness

The Shivers in the Fridge

Simon's Book

Squashed in the Middle

Stephen Biesty's Castles

The Story of Rosy Dock

The Subway Mouse

The Surprise Family

Tasty Baby Belly Buttons

This Boat

The Thunderstruck Stork

Tiger on a Tree

Time for Bed, Spot

The Top Job

Totally Uncool

The Two Bullies

What Can You Do with a Rebozo?

What Happens on Wednesdays

Whistling Dixie

Whoa, Baby, Whoa!

Whose Mouse Are You?


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A Book of Sleep

A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever

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

Aaaarrgghh! Spider!

ABC3D

Absolutely Not

And If the Moon Could Talk

The Art Of @BarbieStyle

Barn Dance!

Bea and Mr. Jones

Biscuit

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

Blackboard Bear

Blue Sky

The Carpenter

Clara and Asha

Crazy Hair

Dear Primo: A Letter to My Cousin

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Dinosaurs, Dinosaurs

Dreaming Up: A Celebration of Building

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

The Dumpster Diver

Eeeek, Mouse!

The Egg Tree

Emily Brown and the Thing (2)

Fancy Nancy

FArTHER

Flat Stanley

Frankie Pickle and the Mathematical Menace

Froodle

The Gardener

Good Night, Baby Ruby

Good Night, Sleep Tight

Green

Green as a Bean (2)

Harry and Hopper

Hello Rock

Here Come Poppy and Max

The Hinky-Pink: An Old Tale

Hippopposites

Hooray For Hat

The House in the Night

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

I Got the Rhythm

I'm a Little Teapot!

In Her Hands: The Story of Sculptor Augusta Savage

The Iridescence of Birds: A Book about Henri Matisse

Ladybug Girl Dresses Up! (2)

Leo Loves Baby Time

Like Pickle Juice on a Cookie

Lily Wool

Linnea in Monet’s Garden

Little Mouse Gets Ready

Little Oh

Louis the Fish (2)

Madlenka’s Dog

Mama Cat Has Three Kittens

Martina the Beautiful Cockroach: A Cuban Folktale

Max Found Two Sticks

Maybe a Bear Ate It

Mighty Jackie: The Strike-Out Queen

Minnie and Moo go to the Moon

Miss Tutu's Star

Mommy, Mama and Me

Monkey and Me

Moonpowder

The Most Amazing Creature in the Sea

Moving Blocks

Mr. Big

Mr. Peek and the Misunderstanding at the Zoo

Mrs. Marlowe's Mice (4)

Mrs. McBloom, Clean Up Your Classroom!

My Baby & Me

My Cat, The Silliest Cat in the World

My House (2)

My Name Is Gabito: The Life of Gabriel García Márquez

My Name is Georgia

Naptime

Night Worker

Niño Wrestles the World

No Yeti Yet

Not That TuTu! (4)

Old Black Fly

The Old House

Only One You

Open This Little Book

The Origami Master

Otto Grows Down

Prudence Wants a Pet

The Red Lemon

Rhyming Dust Bunnies

Roger is Reading a Book

Searching for Sasquatch

The Shivers in the Fridge

Shoe-la-la

Sidewalk Flowers (5)

Simon's Book (5)

Sleepy, Oh So Sleepy

Snowflake Bentley

Stars Beneath Your Bed: The Surprising Story of Dust

Stephen Biesty's Castles

The Subway Mouse

The Surprise Family

Swan: The Life and Dance of Anna Pavlova

Ten in the Bed

The Things I Can Do

Time For Bed

Time for Bed, Spot (5)

The Top Job

Trombone Shorty

Two Eggs Please

Viva Frida

Warning: Do Not Open This Book!

Wemberly Worried

What Can You Do With a Rebozo?

What Happens on Wednesdays

When You Are Happy

White Is for Blueberry

White Snow, Bright Snow (2)

The Wolf's Chicken Stew

Wolfsnail: A Backyard Predator

Work: An Occupational ABC

The World Is Waiting for You

Wow! Said the Owl

Zoo Ah-choooo!


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Absolutely Not (3)

Absolutely Not

Adèle & Simon

AH HA! (2)

Art Dog

Bad News for Outlaws: The Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves, Deputy U. S. Marshal

Bad Kitty

The Bionic Bunny Show

Biscuit Finds a Friend

Blizzard

Bread and Jam for Frances

Building Our House

Clancy the Courageous Cow

Clark the Shark

Clip-Clop!

Clumsy Crab

Creepy Carrots!

The Day Leo Said I Hate You!

Detective Gordon: The First Case

Doctor De Soto

Don't Fidget a Feather!

Duck at the Door

Duck on a Bike

Eeeek, Mouse! (2)

The Egg Tree

Emily Brown and the Thing

The Farm Team

Flop to the Top!

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

Fraidyzoo

Garmann's Summer

Get Well, Good Knight

Good Enough To Eat

Good Night, Good Knight (2)

The Great Show-and-Tell Disaster

Hare And The Tortoise

Head, Body, Legs: A Story from Liberia

Henrietta and the Golden Eggs

Henry Helps With Dinner

The Hinky-Pink: An Old Tale

Holes

How I Learned Geography

Hunter's Best Friend at School

I Spy Fly Guy!

Iggy Peck, Architect

Jamela's Dress

Jitterbug Jam

Keeper of Soles

Kiki’s Blankie

Lenny & Lucy

Listen to the Wind: The Story of Dr. Greg & Three Cups of Tea (2)

Little One Step (2)

Little Rat Makes Music

The Littlest Dinosaur

Mammoths on the Move

May I Bring A Friend?

Mei Li (2)

Mighty Jackie: The Strike-Out Queen

Miss Fanshawe and the Great Dragon Adventure

Molly, by Golly!: The Legend of Molly Williams, America’s First Female Firefighter (3)

The Monster Who Ate My Peas

The Most Magnificent Thing

Mr. Big

Mr. Gumpy’s Outing

Mr. Maxwell's Mouse

Mr. Tanen's Ties (3)

Mrs. Marlowe's Mice (8)

My Brother, Ant (3)

My Rows and Piles of Coins

My Tata’s Remedies = Los remedios de mi tata

Naptime

New York's Bravest (6)

No Matter What (2)

No Yeti Yet

Noisy Nora

Oh, No! (4)

Oh Yeah!

The Old House

Open This Little Book

Ouch!

The Pencil (2)

Pepito the Brave

Pepo and Lolo Are Friends

Perfect the Pig

Pigs in the Mud in the Middle of the Rud

Puss and Boots

The Rabbit's Escape

Radio Rescue

Raising Sweetness

Red

Rhyming Dust Bunnies

The Robot and the Bluebird

Roger is Reading a Book

Scaredy Squirrel

Sidewalk Flowers (4)

Sky Boys: How They Built the Empire State Building

The Skunk

Snuggle Puppy

Sosu’s Call

Stinky

The Tale of Peter Rabbit

Tasty Baby Belly Buttons

That's Good! That's Bad!

This Book Just Ate My Dog

The Three Pigs

The Thunderstruck Stork

Tiger on a Tree

Tikki Tikki Tembo

Tip, Tip, Dig, Dig

Tumford the Terrible

Tunjur! Tunjur! Tunjur! A Palestinian Folktale

Ugly Duckling

Warning: Do Not Open This Book!

Water Is Water: A Book about the Water Cycle

Water Rolls, Water Rises:

The Watermelon Seed

Wemberly Worried

When Sophie's Feelings Are Really, Really Hurt

When You Are Happy

Where's Walrus?

Whistling Dixie

White Snow, Bright Snow

Whose Mouse Are You?

Whoa, Baby, Whoa!

Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge (2)

Willa and the Wind

The World Is Waiting for You

The Wolf's Chicken Stew (2)

Wolfsnail: A Backyard Predator

Work: An Occupational ABC

Wow! City!

Zoo Ah-choooo!


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A Three Hat Day

A Tree Is Nice

AH HA!

All the Water in the World

Amazing Grace (3)

And Then It’s Spring

Angelina Ballerina

April and Esme, Tooth Fairies

Bad Kitty Meets the Baby

Bear Has a Story to Tell

Big Rabbit's Bad Mood

The Carrot Seed

The Caterpillar and the Polliwog

The Chicken-Chasing Queen of Lamar County

Cromwell Dixon's Sky Cycle

Digger Dog

Digging Up Dinosaurs

Dog and Bear: Two Friends, Three Stories

Don't Fidget a Feather!

Eat Like a Bear

Early Bird

The Enemy

Exclamation Mark

Ghosts in the House!

Girl Wonder : A Baseball Story in Nine Innings

Good Enough To Eat

The Grasshopper and the Ants

Growing Up Pedro: How the Martinez Brothers Made It from the Dominican

Guji Guji

Hare And The Tortoise

Henrietta and the Golden Eggs

Henry and Mudge and the Great Grandpas

Henry Helps With Dinner (2)

Hide and Seek Harry Around the House

How do Dinosaurs Eat Their Food?

How Oliver Olson Changed the World

Hugs and Kisses

I Could Do That: Esther Morris Gets Women the Vote

I Miss You Every Day

If You See a Kitten

In the Small, Small Pond

In the Tall, Tall Grass

If You Want to See a Whale

Incredible You! 10 Ways to Let Your Greatness Shine Through (2)

Ladybug Girl Dresses Up!

Leo the Late Bloomer

Liang and the Magic Paintbrush (2)

Library Mouse

Little Rat Makes Music

The Little Red Hen (Makes a Pizza)

Luke on the Loose

Mama's Little Bears

Mammoths on the Move

The Man Who Made Time Travel

Mei Li

My Brother, Ant (2)

My Name Is Gabito: The Life of Gabriel García Márquez

My Rows and Piles of Coins (3)

New York's Bravest

Mei Li

Mighty Jackie: The Strike-Out Queen

Mommy, Mama and Me

More

Mrs. Marlowe's Mice

My Rows and Piles of Coins

Naptime

Nim and the War Effort

Odd Boy Out: Young Albert Einstein

Once Upon a Potty

Otto Grows Down

Ouch!

Parrots Over Puerto Rico

Plants Grow!

Rad American Women A-Z

Radio Rescue

The Rainbow Goblins

Redwoods

Republic All the Way to the Major Leagues

Roger is Reading a Book

Scaredy Squirrel Goes Camping

Sidewalk Flowers (2)

Simon's Book

Sky Boys: How They Built the Empire State Building

Sleep Like a Tiger

Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun: Having the Courage to Be Who You Are

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Squashed in the Middle

Stars Beneath Your Bed: The Surprising Story of Dust

The Story of Rosy Dock

Supertruck

Swan: The Life and Dance of Anna Pavlova (2)

Tasty Baby Belly Buttons

The Three Billy Goats Gruff

Tìa Isa Wants a Car

Tip, Tip, Dig, Dig

The Two Bullies

Ugly Duckling

Wait

Wemberly Worried

When You Are Happy

Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge

Willa and the Wind

The Wolf's Chicken Stew

Work: An Occupational ABC

The World Is Waiting for You (2)

Yay, You!: Moving Out, Moving Up, Moving On (2)

You Are (Not) Small


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Amazing Grace

An Ambush of Tigers: A Wild Gathering of Collective Nouns

An Awesome Book!

Be Gentle with the Dog, Dear!

Big Wolf and Little Wolf

The Birdman

Boundless Grace

BOY + BOT

Bully

Clancy the Courageous Cow

Clifford, the Big Red Dog

The Dog Who Had Kittens (2)

Eeeek, Mouse!

Elizabeti's Doll

Finders Keepers

Fox's Garden

Freedom Summer

Get Well, Good Knight

Gingerbread for Liberty: How a German Baker Helped Win the American Revolution

Good Night, Good Knight

Gracias/Thanks

The Grasshopper and the Ant

The Grasshopper and the Ants (4)

Guji Guji

Henry and Mudge and the Great Grandpas

Hi

Hot Day on Abbott Avenue

How to Heal a Broken Wing

Hush Little Baby

I Kissed the Baby

Imogene’s Last Stand

Gabriella's Song

Grandma Lives in a Perfume Village

Green Is a Chile Pepper

Guji Guji

Have You Filled a Bucket Today

Henry and Mudge and the Great Grandpas

Leo Loves Baby Time

Like Pickle Juice on a Cookie (3)

Listen to the Wind: The Story of Dr. Greg & Three Cups of Tea (2)

The Little Brute Family

Love Waves

Love You Forever

Lulu's Busy Day

Mommy, Mama and Me (2)

Mr. Tanen's Ties

Mr. Wuffles!

Mrs. Marlowe's Mice (4)

My Baby & Me

My Brother, Ant (2)

My Father’s Arms Are a Boat

My Rows and Piles of Coins

No Matter What (3)

No Yeti Yet

Oh, No!

The Old House

One Potato, Two Potato

Oscar's Half Birthday

Otto Grows Down

Pecan Pie Baby

Pepo and Lolo Are Friends

Raising Sweetness

Red

Simon's Book

Smoky Night

Snuggle Puppy

The Surprise Family (4)

Thunder-Boomer!

Robot, Go Bot!: A Comic Reader

Roses Are Pink, Your Feet Really Stink

Ten Tiny Tickles

The Thunderstruck Stork

Tiger on a Tree

Titanicat

Two Eggs Please

Wemberly Worried

Weslandia

When You Are Happy

Where is My Baby?

Where Once There Was a Wood

Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge

When You Are Happy

White Snow, Bright Snow

The Wolf's Chicken Stew (3)

Won-Ton: A Cat Tale Told in Haiku

The Wonderful Fluffy Little Squishy

The World Is Waiting for You

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