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VIRTUES

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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.


Tomas and the Library Lady

by Pat Mora - 1997

Alfred A. Knopf

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


The 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.


Watch the Stars Come Out

by Riki Levinson - 1980

Puffin

A tumultuous historic journey of 2 siblings who immigrate to America to reunite with her parents & sister.


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


Akiak

by Robert J. Blake - 1997

Puffin Books

An injured dog shows perseverance by refusing to quit the annual Alaskan dogsledding race.


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.


How Santa Got His Job

by Stephen Krensky, Illustrated by S. D. Schindler - 1998

Simon and Schuster

After meeting some elves Santa uses his loves & talents to create a perfect career.


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.


My Little Island

by Frané Lessac - 1084

HarperCollins

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


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 Socks

by Bob Shea - 2007

Little, Brown Books

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

Read It At

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


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.


Would I Ever Lie to You?

by Caralyn Buehner - 2007

Dial Books

A boy gets teased from a cousin who keeps making stuff up, he turns the tables by pretending to be poisoned.


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

A kid's unwavering faith and confidence that his seeds will grow.


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.


Gossie & Gertie

by Olivier Dunrea,

Houghton

Two duckling friends stay friends and keep their lives & what they enjoy seperate.


Heart of a Tiger

by Marsha Diane Arnold - 1995

Dial

A kittens bravery is achieved by following her dreams and never giving up.


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.


I Can Do It Too!

by Karen Baicker - 2003

Chronicle Books

A girl mimics her older siblings & relatives to build confidence to do things for themselves.


Leap Back Home to Me

by Lauren Thompson - 2011

Margaret K. McElderry Books

A moms unconditional love help her baby frog take bigger & bigger leaps in life.


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.


My Lucky Day

by Keiko Kasza - 2003

Puffin Books

A pig gets bathed, fattened and massaged by outwiting an aggressive fox who finally collapses from exhaustion.


New Socks

by Bob Shea - 2007

Little, Brown Books

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

Read It At

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


Olivia Saves the Circus

by Ian Falconer - 1994

An Anne Schwartz Book/Atheneum Books

With all the circus performers sick, Olivia takes over all their roles.


Ouch! A Tale from Grimm

by Natalie Babbitt, Illustrated by Fred Marcellino - 1998

HarperCollins/Michael di Capua.

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


Owen

by Kevin Henkes - 1993

Greenwillow Books

A mouse refuses to give up his fuzzy security blanket so his mom makes it into handkerchiefs he can carry.


Princess Me

by Karma Wilson - 2007

Margaret K. McElderry Books

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


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.


There's a Nightmare in My Closet

by Mercer Mayer - 1968

Puffin Books

A boy conquers his fears by rooming with a monster that he can relate to, one that scares easy.


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 Things I Can Do

by Jeff Mack - 2013

Roaring Brook Press

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


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


Time to Say Bye-Bye

by Maryann Cocca-Leffler - 2012

Viking

Show the not so horrible part of goodbyes, using the joy of the next activity.


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.


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.


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


Malala Yousafzai: Warrior with Words

by Karen Leggett Abouraya - 2014

StarWalk Kids Media

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


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.


Muncha! Muncha! Muncha!

by Candace Fleming, Illus. by G. Brian Karas - 2002

Simon & Schuster/ Atheneum Books

A farmer must take extra garden security measures to overcome hungry mischievous rabbits.


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.


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.


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

by Leo Dillon and Diane Dillon - 2002

Scholastic/Blue Sky

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


Rattletrap Car

by Phyllis Root - 2001

Candlewick Press

A redheaded family keeps MacGyvering solutions as they head to a lake in their old car.


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.


Snow Rabbit, Spring Rabbit: A Book of Changing Seasons

by Il Sung Na - 2010

Knopf Books

The winter season makes animals migrate, hibernate and adapt to the changes to survive.


Some Friends to Feed: The Story of Stone Soup

by Pete Seeger - 2005

G.P. Putnam's Sons

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


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.


Stuck

by Oliver Jeffers - 2011

Philomel Book

This problem and solution book, shows a boy throwing items into a tree to wedge out his stuck kite.


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.


Watch the Stars Come Out

by Riki Levinson - 1980

Puffin

A tumultuous historic journey of 2 siblings who immigrate to America to reunite with her parents & sister.


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.


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

by Pat Mora, Illus. by Raúl Colón - 2005

Knopf Book / Random

A big hearted lady giant protects a village of people she loves.


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.


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.


Seven Blind Mice

by Ed Young - 1992

Puffin Books

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


Silly Little Goose!

by Nancy Tafuri - 2001

Scholastic Press

Follow a hat blowing in the wind, because in the end thats where the goose will build its nest.


Tell Me the Day Backwards

by Albert Lamb, Illus. by David McPhail - 2011

Candlewick Press

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


Tiptoe Tapirs

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

Holiday House

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


Trashy Town

by Andrea Zimmerman and David Clemesha.Illustrated by Dan Yaccarino - 1999

HarperCollins

This rhythmic ode to trash collection covers the school, park, pizza place, doctor's & the fire station.


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


America's Champion Swimmer: Gertrude Ederle

by David A. Adler, Illustrated by Terry Widener - 2000

Harcourt/Gulliver

A world record is set by a woman swimming across the English Channel in 14 hours.


Anatole

by Eve Titus, Paul Galdone - Illustrator - 1956

Knopf Books

A mysterious mouse secretly taste tests at the Duvall Cheese Factory creating the best cheese in Paris.


Don’t Throw It to Mo!

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

Penguin

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


Dream Something Big

by Dianna Hutts Aston- 2011

Dial Books

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


The Egg Tree

by Katherine Milhous - 1950

Aladdin

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


How Santa Got His Job

by Stephen Krensky, Illustrated by S. D. Schindler - 1998

Simon and Schuster

After meeting some elves Santa uses his loves & talents to create a perfect career.


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.


My Friends

by Tarō Gomi - 1989

Chronicle Books

Different friends teach a girl how to do things, she learns that you can learn new things from all people.


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.


Ouch! A Tale from Grimm

by Natalie Babbitt, Illustrated by Fred Marcellino - 1998

HarperCollins/Michael di Capua.

A confident 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.


Superhero ABC

by Bob McLeod - 2006

HarperCollins

A-Z superheros, the 26 includes a vomiting Volcano Man, and Upside Down Man who wears outside underwear.


The Things I Can Do

by Jeff Mack - 2013

Roaring Brook Press

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


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.


Zen Shorts

by Jon Muth - 2005

Scholastic Press

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


Feeling


A Kiss Means I Love You

by Kathryn Allen - 2012

Albert Whitman & Company

Happy facial expressioned photographs of babies make their emotions understandable.


Baby Faces

by Margaret Miller - 1998

Little Simon

Close up baby pictures help teach babies emotions and feelings.


Big Hugs, Little Hugs

by Felicia Bond - 2012

Philomel Books

Different types of creatures from all around the world hug.


Feelings

by Aliki - 1981

Good Apple

This book highlights the range of feelings and empathetically of others feelings.


Guess How Much I Love You

by Sam McBratneyIllus. by Anita Jeram - 1988

Candlewick

An imaginative love competition from a daddy bunny to his hopping son.


The Handiest Things in the World

by Andrew Clements - 2010

Atheneum Books

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


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


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.


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.


The Magical Ms. Plum

by Bonny Becker, Illus. by Amy Portnoy - 2009

Knopf

A teachers magical supply closet uses animals to teach lessons to her students.


Michael Rosen's Sad Book

by Michael Rosen - 2004

Candlewick Press

A book explaining that its normal to deal with the emotions of the loss and sadness of losing a loved one.


Miss Tutu's Star

by Leslea Newman - 2010

Harry N. Abrams

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


My Friends

by Tarō Gomi - 1989

Chronicle Books

Different friends teach a girl how to do things, she learns that you can learn new things from all people.


Some Friends to Feed: The Story of Stone Soup

by Pete Seeger - 2005

G.P. Putnam's Sons

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


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

by Sandra Boynton - 2001

Little Simon

Inspiration for new graduates facing change & reality.


Moderation


Gossie & Gertie

by Olivier Dunrea,

Houghton

Two duckling friends stay friends and keep their lives & what they enjoy seperate.


Liang and the Magic Paintbrush

by Demi - 1980

Square Fish

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


Mr. Putter & Tabby Feed the Fish

by Cynthia Ryland - 2001

HMH Books

An old mans kitty gets obsessed by his new goldfish, so the neighbor adopts the new fishys to calm the situation down.


The Quiet Book

by Deborah Underwood.Illus. by Renata Liwska -2010

Houghton Mifflin

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


Tight Times

by Barbara Shook Hazen - 1983

Puffin Books

Money problems makes getting a dog unrealistic, expecially when dad loses his job,a kitty is found and is named dog.


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 Doorbell Rang

by Pat Hutchins - 1901

Greenwillow Books

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


Frederick

by Leo Lionni - 1969

Dragonfly Books

A day dreaming field mouse hides a secret and saves the day with his soothing poetry.


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.


Horton Hatches the Egg

by Dr. Seuss - 1940

Random House Books

Keeping promises and being faithful to them is stressed


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


The Big Snow

by Berta & Elmer Hader - 1948

Simon & Schuster

Animals prepare for the winter months.


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

by Jerry Pinkney - 2006

Dial Books

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


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.


Snow Rabbit, Spring Rabbit: A Book of Changing Seasons

by Il Sung Na - 2010

Knopf Books

The winter season makes animals migrate, hibernate and adapt to the changes to survive.


Someday

by Alison McGhee - 2015

Little Simon

A parent looks ahead to the full circle of life in her child


The Very Quiet Cricket

by Eric Carle - 1990

Philomel Books

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


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.


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

by Pat Mora, Illus. by Raúl Colón - 2005

Knopf Book / Random

A big hearted lady giant protects a village of people she loves.


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.


The Little Engine That Could

by Watty Piper - 1930

Penguin

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


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.


Tip, Tip, Dig, Dig

by Emma Garcia - 2007

Boxer Books

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


Weslandia

by Paul Fleischman - 1999

Candlewick Press

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


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


Arrowhawk

by Lola M. Schaefer - 2004

Henry Holt and Co

An endangered hawk finds freedom after a long journey of peril after being hit by a hunters arrow.


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.


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.


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.


Red Truck

by Kersten Hamilton - 2008

Viking Books

A red truck comes to the rescue by pulling a bus through the ice and snow and up and over a hill.


Stuck

by Oliver Jeffers - 2011

Philomel Book

This problem and solution book, shows a boy throwing items into a tree to wedge out his stuck kite.


Ten Apples Up on Top!

by Theo LeSieg (a pseudonym for Dr. Seuss) - 2003

HarperCollins

A competition between 3 animal rollerskating friends about who can balance the most apples on their heads.


Waking Beauty

by Leah Wilcox - 2008

Putnam Juvenile

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


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.


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.


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.


Muncha! Muncha! Muncha!

by Candace Fleming, Illus. by G. Brian Karas - 2002

Simon & Schuster/ Atheneum Books

A farmer must take extra garden security measures to overcome hungry mischievous rabbits.


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.


On a Beam of Light: A Story of Albert Einstein

by Jennifer Berne, Illus. by Vladimir Radunsky - 2013

Chronicle Book

A curious boy studies light, sound, and numbers to find answers to unanswerable questions.


Otto Goes to the Beach

by Todd Parr - 2003

Little, Brown Young Readers

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


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.


The Moon Over Star

by Dianna Hutts Aston, Jerry Pinkney 2008

Dial Books

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


Mr. Putter & Tabby Feed the Fish

by Cynthia Ryland - 2001

HMH Books

An old mans kitty gets obsessed by his new goldfish, so the neighbor adopts the new fishys to calm the situation down.


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 Socks

by Bob Shea - 2007

Little, Brown Books

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

Read It At

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


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.


On a Beam of Light: A Story of Albert Einstein

by Jennifer Berne, Illus. by Vladimir Radunsky - 2013

Chronicle Book

A curious boy studies light, sound, and numbers to find answers to unanswerable questions.


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.


Peanut Butter & Cupcake

by Terry Border - 2014

Philomel Books

Peanut Butter tries to play soccer but the other foods aren't willing, until he meets Jelly & the fun begins.


Rattletrap Car

by Phyllis Root - 2001

Candlewick Press

A redheaded family keeps MacGyvering solutions as they head to a lake in their old car.


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.


Dream Something Big

by Dianna Hutts Aston- 2011

Dial Books

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


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.


Uncommon Traveler: Mary Kingsley in Africa

by Don Brown -2000

Houghton Mifflin

After taking care of her parents a woman wins back her life and travels to West Africa.


The Wall

by Eve Bunting - 1990

HMH Book

A father & son see sadness as they search the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C. for grandpa's name.


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.


Cork & Fuzz: Short and Tall

by Dori Chaconas, Illus. by Lisa McCue - 2006

Viking

Rules shake up a muskrat & a possum, but they don't let change hurt their friendship.


Egg Drop

by Mini Grey - 2002

Red Fox Books

An impatient egg yearns to fly in vain.


The Funny Little Woman

by Arlene Mosel - 1972

Puffin Books

A Japanese folktale about a woman who has no fear beacause she loves to laugh.


Junie B. Jones is a Party Animal

by Barbara Park - 1997

Random House Books

A girl breaks stuff during a sleepover and gets yelled at by meanies.


Mr. Pusskins: A Love Story

by Sam Lloyd - 2006

Atheneum

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


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.


Tales for Very Picky Eaters

by Josh Schneider - 2011

Clarion Books

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


Those Darn Squirrels!

by Adam Rubin - 2008

Clarion Books

A grumpy old man loves to feed the birds but squirrels take over, and even wear bird costumes.


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.


Z Is for Moose

by Kelly Bingham.Illus. by Paul O. Zelinsky - 2012

Greenwillow

A zebra attempts to keep an ABC book perfectly in order, but an erate moose makes it hard to get to Z.


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.


More Than Anything Else

by Marie Bradby, Illus. by Chris K. Soentpiet - 1995

Orchard

Booker T. Washington fictionalized bio., where a 9 year old African American yearns and learns to read.


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.


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.


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.


I Lost My Bear

by Jules Feiffer - 1998

HarperCollins Publishers

A girl becomes a detective to find her favorite missing toy.


If You Give a Mouse a Cookie

by Laura Joffe Numerous - 1997

HarperCollins

Giving a mouse a cookie turns into a greedy mess


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.


Maisy's Pool

by Lucy Cousins - 1999

Candlewick Press

A mouse and her animal friends set up a pool to cool down in the summer.


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.


New Socks

by Bob Shea - 2007

Little, Brown Books

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

Read It At

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


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.


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.


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 Story of Fish & Snail

by Deborah Freedman - 2013

Viking Books

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


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.


Wild About Books

by Judy Sierra, Illus. by Marc Brown - 2004

Knopf Books

A librarian with a bookmobile goes to the zoo and hooks up the animals to related reading.


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


Arrowhawk

by Lola M. Schaefer - 2004

Henry Holt and Co

An endangered hawk finds freedom after a long journey of peril after being hit by a hunters arrow.


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.


Hi!

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

Putnam/Philomel

A girl is hurt but no one responds to her hellos.


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


Akiak

by Robert J. Blake - 1997

Puffin Books

An injured dog shows perseverance by refusing to quit the annual Alaskan dogsledding race.


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.


Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons

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

HarperCollins

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


Red Knit Cap Girl

by Naoko Stoop - 2012

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

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


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.


Tomas and the Library Lady

by Pat Mora - 1997

Alfred A. Knopf

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


Simplicity


A Tree Is Nice

by Janice May Udry - 1956

Harper & Row

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


Green as a Bean

by Karla Kuskin - 2007

Laura Geringer Book

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


Henry Builds a Cabin

by D.B. Johnson - 2002

HMH Books for Young Readers

Bigger is not better when simply living


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.


Perfect Square

by Michael Hall

Greenwillow Books

Building greatness from simplicity


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.


THEMES


Environmental Care


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

by Amy Zuckerman,

Dutton Books

A book of predicted future gadgets and enviromental issues.


A Tree Is Nice

by Janice May Udry - 1956

Harper & Row

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


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.


Flight of the Honey Bee

by Raymond Huber, Illus. by Brian Lovelock - 2013

Candlewick

Their sense of smell take bees to flowers and home to the hive.


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.


Hip-Pocket Papa

by Sandra Markle.Illus. by Alan Marks - 2010

Charlesbridge

A fingernail sized frog tries to survive in the rainforest during climate changes.


I Went Walking

by Sue Williams - 1989

HMH Books

A girl walking in the woods explains the animals she sees, and even their colors.


In the Garden of Happiness

by Erika Tamar - 1996

HMH Books

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


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.


Just a Dream

by Chris Van Allsburg-2011

HMH Books for Young Readers

Imagines of the future haunt a litterbug towards environmental responsibility


My Garden

by Kevin Henkes - 2010

Greenwillow Books

A book on the imaginative gardening of jellybeans on candy plants, seashell plants & beach ball sized tomatoes.


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.


On Earth

by G. Brian Karas - 2005

G.P. Putnam's Sons Books

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


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.


Time of Wonder

by Robert McCloskey - 1957

Puffin Books

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


Weeds Find a Way

by Cindy Jenson-Elliott.Illus. by Carolyn Fisher - 2013

Simon & Schuster/ Beach Lane Books

The tenacious weed, a plant that can survive in most environments from scorching heat to icy cold.


When the Wind Stops

by Charlotte Zolotow, Illus. by Stefano Vitale - 1962

HarperCollins

A mom explains to her son, natures endless cycle of life highlighting the wind, sea, seasons, sun & rain.


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.


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.


The Wump World

by Bill Peet - 1970

HMH Books for Young Readers

An imaginary planet shows the power of nature when its nearly destructed


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.


Duffy and the Devil

by Harve Zemach - 1973

Square Fish

A deal with devil for knitted treasures wins a husband.


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.


No No, Yes Yes

by Leslie Patricelli - 2008

Candlewick Press

A good behavior guidebook that lists no no's for naughty kids.


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


The Rabbit's Escape

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

Henry Holt & Company

A bilingual folktale of a loyal turtle who tricks a smarter rabbit to help the Emperor of the Sea.


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.


Wolves

by Emily Gravett - 2005

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

Library book about wolves comes to life for a rabbit walking home



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VIRTUES

Ambitious


Amazing Grace

by Mary Hoffman - 1991

Dial Books

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


Apples to Oregon: Being the (Slightly) True Narrative of How a Brave Pioneer Father Brought Apples, Peaches, Pears, Plums, Grapes, and Cherries (and Children) Across the Plains.

by Deborah Hopkinson, Illus. by Nancy Carpenter - 2004

Aladdin

A tall tale about a father ignoring his daughter until his goal of bringing fruit trees west has been accomplished.


The Cow Who Climbed a Tree

by Gemma Merino - 2015

Albert Whitman & Company

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


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


Flop to the Top!

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

TOON

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


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.


More Than Anything Else

by Marie Bradby, Illus. by Chris K. Soentpiet - 1995

Orchard

Booker T. Washington fictionalized bio., where a 9 year old African American yearns and learns to read.


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.


Pop's Bridge

by Eve Bunting - 2006

HMH Books

This father son story revolves around the construction of the Golden Gate Bridge.


Ruby’s Wish

by Shirin Yim Bridges and Sophie Blackall - 2015

Chronicle Books

Rewarded for hard work and courage in China


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.


Tomas and the Library Lady

by Pat Mora - 1997

Alfred A. Knopf

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


The 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.


Watch the Stars Come Out

by Riki Levinson - 1980

Puffin

A tumultuous historic journey of 2 siblings who immigrate to America to reunite with her parents & sister.


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.


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.


Backbone


Akiak

by Robert J. Blake - 1997

Puffin Books

An injured dog shows perseverance by refusing to quit the annual Alaskan dogsledding race.


The Champion of Children: The Story of Janusz Korczak

by Tomek Bogacki - 2009

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Historic tale when orphans publish their own weekly newspaper & hold court in Warsaw, Poland.


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.


How Santa Got His Job

by Stephen Krensky, Illustrated by S. D. Schindler - 1998

Simon and Schuster

After meeting some elves Santa uses his loves & talents to create a perfect career.


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.


My Little Island

by Frané Lessac - 1084

HarperCollins

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


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 Socks

by Bob Shea - 2007

Little, Brown Books

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

Read It At

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


The Paperboy

by Dav Pilkey - 1996

Scholastic

An independent boy & his dog work his pre-dawn paper route while everyone is sleeping soundly.


Song and Dance Man

by Karen Ackerman - 1988

Knopf Books for Young Readers

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


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.


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.


Would I Ever Lie to You?

by Caralyn Buehner - 2007

Dial Books

A boy gets teased from a cousin who keeps making stuff up, he turns the tables by pretending to be poisoned.


Confidence


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

A kid's unwavering faith and confidence that his seeds will grow.


Eloise

by Kay Thompson- 1955

Simon & Schuster

Getting bored is not allowed, so the wild self-confident adventures and self-imposed responsibilities thrive


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.


George, the Dragon and the Princess

by Christopher Wormell - 2007

Red Fox

A clumsy mouse has a special talent that keeps the dragon away.


Gossie & Gertie

by Olivier Dunrea,

Houghton

Two duckling friends stay friends and keep their lives & what they enjoy seperate.


Heart of a Tiger

by Marsha Diane Arnold - 1995

Dial

A kittens bravery is achieved by following her dreams and never giving up.


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.


I Can Do It Too!

by Karen Baicker - 2003

Chronicle Books

A girl mimics her older siblings & relatives to build confidence to do things for themselves.


Leap Back Home to Me

by Lauren Thompson - 2011

Margaret K. McElderry Books

A moms unconditional love help her baby frog take bigger & bigger leaps in 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.


Mirette on the High Wire

by Emily Arnold McCully - 1992

Puffin Books

A student becomes a teacher to help a retired high wire walker overcome his fears and regain his confidence.


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.


My Lucky Day

by Keiko Kasza - 2003

Puffin Books

A pig gets bathed, fattened and massaged by outwiting an aggressive fox who finally collapses from exhaustion.


New Socks

by Bob Shea - 2007

Little, Brown Books

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

Read It At

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


Olivia Saves the Circus

by Ian Falconer - 1994

An Anne Schwartz Book/Atheneum Books

With all the circus performers sick, Olivia takes over all their roles.


Ouch! A Tale from Grimm

by Natalie Babbitt, Illustrated by Fred Marcellino - 1998

HarperCollins/Michael di Capua.

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


Owen

by Kevin Henkes - 1993

Greenwillow Books

A mouse refuses to give up his fuzzy security blanket so his mom makes it into handkerchiefs he can carry.


Princess Me

by Karma Wilson - 2007

Margaret K. McElderry Books

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


Roller Coaster

by Marla Frazee - 2003

HMH Books

A girls first ride on roller coaster in an amusement park goes well with her dad.


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 Things I Can Do

by Jeff Mack - 2013

Roaring Brook Press

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


There's a Nightmare in My Closet

by Mercer Mayer - 1968

Puffin Books

A boy conquers his fears by rooming with a monster that he can relate to, one that scares easy.


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.


Violet the Pilot

by Steve Breen - 2008

Dial Books

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


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.


Whistle for Willie

by Ezra Jack Seats - 1998

Viking Books for Young Readers

Boy learns to whistle for his dog


You Are Important

by Todd Snow- 2007

Maren Green Pub

The reinforcement of love and making your children know how important they are, everyday in many ways.


Courtesy


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.


"I Can't," Said the Ant

by Polly Cameron - 1948

Scholastic Books

When a teapot breaks its spout a colony of ants helps fix the predicament.


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.


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


The Paper Dragon

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

Atheneum Books

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


Time to Say Bye-Bye

by Maryann Cocca-Leffler - 2012

Viking

Show the not so horrible part of goodbyes, using the joy of the next activity.


Determination


Aaaarrgghh! Spider!

by Lydia Monks - 2004

Houghton Mifflin

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


The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend

by Dan Santat. (written & Illustrated) - 2014

Little Brown

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


Akiak

by Robert J. Blake - 1997

Puffin Books

An injured dog shows perseverance by refusing to quit the annual Alaskan dogsledding race.


Amazing Grace

by Mary Hoffman - 1991

Dial Books

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


America's Champion Swimmer: Gertrude Ederle

by David A. Adler, Illustrated by Terry Widener - 2000

Harcourt/Gulliver

A world record is set by a woman swimming across the English Channel in 14 hours.


Apples to Oregon: Being the (Slightly) True Narrative of How a Brave Pioneer Father Brought Apples, Peaches, Pears, Plums, Grapes, and Cherries (and Children) Across the Plains.

by Deborah Hopkinson, Illus. by Nancy Carpenter - 2004

Aladdin

A tall tale about a father ignoring his daughter until his goal of bringing fruit trees west has been accomplished.


Bear and Bee

by Sergio Ruzzier - 2013

Disney-Hyperion

A hungry bear reasons with the bees to give him honey.


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.


The Cow Who Climbed a Tree

by Gemma Merino - 2015

Albert Whitman & Company

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


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.


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


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.


Green Eggs and Ham

by Dr. Seuss - 1960

Random House

A silly campaign for his favorite food


Heart of a Tiger

by Marsha Diane Arnold - 1995

Dial

A kittens bravery is achieved by following her dreams and never giving up.


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.


I Wanna New Room

by Karen Kaufman Orloff - 2010

G.P. Putnam's Sons

A boy tries to get his own room using a letter writing campaign to his dad.


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


Journey

by Aaron Becker - 2013

Candlewick

Self-determination leads to unexpected friendship


The Little Engine That Could

by Watty Piper - 1930

Penguin

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


The Little Red Hen Big Book

by Jerry Pinkney - 2006

Dial Books

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


Malala Yousafzai: Warrior with Words

by Karen Leggett Abouraya - 2014

StarWalk Kids Media

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


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.


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.


Mr. Putter and Tabby Pick the Pears

by Cynthia Rylant, Illus. by Arthur Howard - 1948

HMH Books

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


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.


Muncha! Muncha! Muncha!

by Candace Fleming, Illus. by G. Brian Karas - 2002

Simon & Schuster/ Atheneum Books

A farmer must take extra garden security measures to overcome hungry mischievous rabbits.


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.


Nelson Mandela

by Kadir Nelson, (written & illustrated) - 2012

HarperCollins/Katherine Tegen Books

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


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.


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.


The Paperboy

by Dav Pilkey - 1996

Scholastic

An independent boy & his dog work his pre-dawn paper route while everyone is sleeping soundly.


Prudence Wants a Pet

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

Roaring Brook Press

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


The Race of the Birkebeiners

by Lise Lunge-Larsen, Illustrated by Mary Azarian - 2001

HMH Books

Non fiction about a rebellious political party in medieval Norway who escorted a baby-heir on a journey/saga.


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

by Leo Dillon and Diane Dillon - 2002

Scholastic/Blue Sky

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


Rattletrap Car

by Phyllis Root - 2001

Candlewick Press

A redheaded family keeps MacGyvering solutions as they head to a lake in their old car.


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.


Shh! We Have a Plan

by Chris Haughton. (written & illustrated) - 2014

Walker

Big people seek to catch a bird but it keeps backfiring, the little tag along has a plan but is ignored.


Snow Rabbit, Spring Rabbit: A Book of Changing Seasons

by Il Sung Na - 2010

Knopf Books

The winter season makes animals migrate, hibernate and adapt to the changes to survive.


Some Friends to Feed: The Story of Stone Soup

by Pete Seeger - 2005

G.P. Putnam's Sons

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


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.


Stuck

by Oliver Jeffers - 2011

Philomel Book

This problem and solution book, shows a boy throwing items into a tree to wedge out his stuck kite.


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.


The Tortoise & the Hare

by Jerry Pinkney, (written & illustrated) - 2013

Little, Brown Books

This fable of perseverance and humility proves that slow and steady can win.


Verdi

by Janell Cannon - 1997

HMH Books

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


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.


Waiting for Winter

by Sebastian Meschenmoser. (written & illustrated) - 2007

Kane/Miller

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


Waking Beauty

by Leah Wilcox - 2008

Putnam Juvenile

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


Watch the Stars Come Out

by Riki Levinson - 1980

Puffin

A tumultuous historic journey of 2 siblings who immigrate to America to reunite with her parents & sister.


What! Cried Granny: An Almost Bedtime Story

by Kate Lum, Illustrated by Adrian Johnson - 1998

Dial

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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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

by Pat Mora, Illus. by Raúl Colón - 2005

Knopf Book / Random

A big hearted lady giant protects a village of people she loves.


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.


Hug

by Jez Alborough - 2001

Candlewick Press

Bobo the monkey yearns for his moms hug, getting hugs from other animals just doesn't satisfy him.


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.


Miss Nelson Is Back (Miss Nelson, #2)

by Harry Allard - 1982

Houghton Mifflin

Teacher tonsils havoc leaves kids realizing that watchful eyes are everywhere, so behave. Great disguise Miss Nelson.


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.


Seven Blind Mice

by Ed Young - 1992

Puffin Books

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


Silly Little Goose!

by Nancy Tafuri - 2001

Scholastic Press

Follow a hat blowing in the wind, because in the end thats where the goose will build its nest.


Tell Me the Day Backwards

by Albert Lamb, Illus. by David McPhail - 2011

Candlewick Press

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


Tiptoe Tapirs

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

Holiday House

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


Trashy Town

by Andrea Zimmerman and David Clemesha.Illustrated by Dan Yaccarino - 1999

HarperCollins

This rhythmic ode to trash collection covers the school, park, pizza place, doctor's & the fire station.


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.


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


America's Champion Swimmer: Gertrude Ederle

by David A. Adler, Illustrated by Terry Widener - 2000

Harcourt/Gulliver

A world record is set by a woman swimming across the English Channel in 14 hours.


Anatole

by Eve Titus, Paul Galdone - Illustrator - 1956

Knopf Books

A mysterious mouse secretly taste tests at the Duvall Cheese Factory creating the best cheese in Paris.


Don’t Throw It to Mo!

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

Penguin

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


Dream Something Big

by Dianna Hutts Aston- 2011

Dial Books

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


The Egg Tree

by Katherine Milhous - 1950

Aladdin

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


How Santa Got His Job

by Stephen Krensky, Illustrated by S. D. Schindler - 1998

Simon and Schuster

After meeting some elves Santa uses his loves & talents to create a perfect career.


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.


Mirette on the High Wire

by Emily Arnold McCully - 1992

Puffin Books

A student becomes a teacher to help a retired high wire walker overcome his fears and regain his confidence.


My First Baby Signs

by Linda Acredolo - 2002

HarperFestiva

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


My Friends

by Tarō Gomi - 1989

Chronicle Books

Different friends teach a girl how to do things, she learns that you can learn new things from all people.


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.


Ouch! A Tale from Grimm

by Natalie Babbitt, Illustrated by Fred Marcellino - 1998

HarperCollins/Michael di Capua.

A confident 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.


Saint George and the Dragon

by Margaret Hodges - 1984

Little, Brown Books

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


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.


Superhero ABC

by Bob McLeod - 2006

HarperCollins

A-Z superheros, the 26 includes a vomiting Volcano Man, and Upside Down Man who wears outside underwear.


The Things I Can Do

by Jeff Mack - 2013

Roaring Brook Press

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


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.


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.


Zen Shorts

by Jon Muth - 2005

Scholastic Press

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


Feeling


A Kiss Means I Love You

by Kathryn Allen - 2012

Albert Whitman & Company

Happy facial expressioned photographs of babies make their emotions understandable.


Baby Faces

by Margaret Miller - 1998

Little Simon

Close up baby pictures help teach babies emotions and feelings.


Baby Happy, Baby Sad

by Leslie Patricelli - 2008

Candlewick Press

Teach your children how to release their emotions using bi polar situations.


Big Hugs, Little Hugs

by Felicia Bond - 2012

Philomel Books

Different types of creatures from all around the world hug.


Feelings

by Aliki - 1981

Good Apple

This book highlights the range of feelings and empathetically of others feelings.


Guess How Much I Love You

by Sam McBratneyIllus. by Anita Jeram - 1988

Candlewick

An imaginative love competition from a daddy bunny to his hopping son.


The Handiest Things in the World

by Andrew Clements - 2010

Atheneum Books

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


Hug

by Jez Alborough - 2001

Candlewick Press

Bobo the monkey yearns for his moms hug, getting hugs from other animals just doesn't satisfy him.


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


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.


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.


The Magical Ms. Plum

by Bonny Becker, Illus. by Amy Portnoy - 2009

Knopf

A teachers magical supply closet uses animals to teach lessons to her students.


Michael Rosen's Sad Book

by Michael Rosen - 2004

Candlewick Press

A book explaining that its normal to deal with the emotions of the loss and sadness of losing a loved one.


Miss Tutu's Star

by Leslea Newman - 2010

Harry N. Abrams

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


My Friends

by Tarō Gomi - 1989

Chronicle Books

Different friends teach a girl how to do things, she learns that you can learn new things from all people.


Princess Me

by Karma Wilson - 2007

Margaret K. McElderry Books

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


Some Friends to Feed: The Story of Stone Soup

by Pete Seeger - 2005

G.P. Putnam's Sons

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


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

by Sandra Boynton - 2001

Little Simon

Inspiration for new graduates facing change & reality.


Moderation

Duncan and Dolores

by Barbara Samuels - 1986

Aladdin Paperback

A kitty is overwhelmed by her new owners efforts to get its attention.


Gossie & Gertie

by Olivier Dunrea,

Houghton

Two duckling friends stay friends and keep their lives & what they enjoy seperate.


Liang and the Magic Paintbrush

by Demi - 1980

Square Fish

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


Mr. Putter & Tabby Feed the Fish

by Cynthia Ryland - 2001

HMH Books

An old mans kitty gets obsessed by his new goldfish, so the neighbor adopts the new fishys to calm the situation down.


The Quiet Book

by Deborah Underwood.Illus. by Renata Liwska -2010

Houghton Mifflin

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


Tight Times

by Barbara Shook Hazen - 1983

Puffin Books

Money problems makes getting a dog unrealistic, expecially when dad loses his job,a kitty is found and is named dog.


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.


Babushka’s Doll

by Patricia Polacco - 1990

Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books

A doll comes to life in this folktale that teaches consideration & a non demanding attitude.


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.


Bridge is Up!

by Babs Bell Hajdusiewicz - 2004

HarperCollins

People must show patience when confronted with waiting in a traffic jam at a bridge.


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 Doorbell Rang

by Pat Hutchins - 1901

Greenwillow Books

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


Frederick

by Leo Lionni - 1969

Dragonfly Books

A day dreaming field mouse hides a secret and saves the day with his soothing poetry.


Giving Tree

by Shel Silverstein - 1964

Harper & Row

The tree provides youthful playing, adult lumber and the stump to settle down on


Goo​dnight Already!

by Jory John - 2014

HarperCollins

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


Green Eggs and Ham

by Dr. Seuss - 1960

Random House Books

This cumulative story about tasting and liking something that you had reservations about.


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.


Horton Hatches the Egg

by Dr. Seuss - 1940

Random House Books

Keeping promises and being faithful to them is stressed


I Broke My Trunk

written andIllustrated by Mo Willems - 2011

Disney-Hyperion

A long winded story develops between friends until it gets increasingly crazy.


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


The Relatives Came

by Cynthia Rylant - 1985

Atheneum Book

Each summer the family reunion makes sharing a delight and enjoying a celebration.


Seven Blind Mice

by Ed Young - 1992

Puffin Books

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


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.


The Ugly Duckling

by Hans Christian Andersen - 1843

HarperCollins

An ugly ducks survival story about how patience can bloom into beauty.


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.


The Very Busy Spider

by Eric Carle - 1984

Philomel

A diligent spider catches a fly in her web, despite the animals distractions.


Waiting

by Kevin Henkes. (written & illustrated) - 2015

HarperCollins/Greenwillow.

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


Weslandia

by Paul Fleischman - 1999

Candlewick Press

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


When Will I Read?

by Miriam Cohen - 1977

Greenwillow Books

A teacher tricks a boy who is impatient to read to realize he can read.


Preparedness


The Big Snow

by Berta & Elmer Hader - 1948

Simon & Schuster

Animals prepare for the winter months.


Down the Road

by Alice Schertle, Illus. by E. B. Lewis - 1995

HMH Book Browndeer/Harcourt Brace

A girl yearns for responsibility & independence but can't stop the fun that causes trouble.


Grandma’s Gift

by Eric Velasquez. (written & illustrated) - 2010

Walker

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


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

by Jerry Pinkney - 2006

Dial Books

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


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.


Snow Rabbit, Spring Rabbit: A Book of Changing Seasons

by Il Sung Na - 2010

Knopf Books

The winter season makes animals migrate, hibernate and adapt to the changes to survive.


Someday

by Alison McGhee - 2015

Little Simon

A parent looks ahead to the full circle of life in her child


The Very Quiet Cricket

by Eric Carle - 1990

Philomel Books

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


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.


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

by Pat Mora, Illus. by Raúl Colón - 2005

Knopf Book / Random

A big hearted lady giant protects a village of people she loves.


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.


The Little Engine That Could

by Watty Piper - 1930

Penguin

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


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.


Tip, Tip, Dig, Dig

by Emma Garcia - 2007

Boxer Books

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


Weslandia

by Paul Fleischman - 1999

Candlewick Press

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


Refined


How do Dinosaurs Eat Their Food?

by Jane Yolen - 2005

HarperCollins

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


Princess Me

by Karma Wilson - 2007

Margaret K. McElderry Books

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


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


Arrowhawk

by Lola M. Schaefer - 2004

Henry Holt and Co

An endangered hawk finds freedom after a long journey of peril after being hit by a hunters arrow.


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.


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.


Hush, Little Baby: A Folk Song with Pictures

Illustrated by Marla Frazee - 2003

Harcourt Brace/Browndeer Press.

This lullaby has exhausted family members searching for a perfect object to quiet the crying baby.


Leap Back Home to Me

by Lauren Thompson - 2011

Margaret K. McElderry Books

A moms unconditional love help her baby frog take bigger & bigger leaps in life.


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.


The Little Red Hen Big Book

by Jerry Pinkney - 2006

Dial Books

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


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.


Olivia Saves the Circus

by Ian Falconer - 1994

An Anne Schwartz Book/Atheneum Books

With all the circus performers sick, Olivia takes over all their roles.


Red Truck

by Kersten Hamilton - 2008

Viking Books

A red truck comes to the rescue by pulling a bus through the ice and snow and up and over a hill.


Song and Dance Man

by Karen Ackerman - 1988

Knopf Books for Young Readers

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


Stuck

by Oliver Jeffers - 2011

Philomel Book

This problem and solution book, shows a boy throwing items into a tree to wedge out his stuck kite.


Ten Apples Up on Top!

by Theo LeSieg (a pseudonym for Dr. Seuss) - 2003

HarperCollins

A competition between 3 animal rollerskating friends about who can balance the most apples on their heads.


Waking Beauty

by Leah Wilcox - 2008

Putnam Juvenile

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


Tenacious


Arrowhawk

by Lola M. Schaefer - 2004

Henry Holt and Co

An endangered hawk finds freedom after a long journey of peril after being hit by a hunters arrow.


Digger Dog

by William Bee - 2013

Nosy Crow

A dog sniffs out the biggest bone in the world.


Dream Something Big

by Dianna Hutts Aston- 2011

Dial Books

This immigrant story inspires kids to follow their big dreams


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.


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.


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.


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.


Muncha! Muncha! Muncha!

by Candace Fleming, Illus. by G. Brian Karas - 2002

Simon & Schuster/ Atheneum Books

A farmer must take extra garden security measures to overcome hungry mischievous rabbits.


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.


On a Beam of Light: A Story of Albert Einstein

by Jennifer Berne, Illus. by Vladimir Radunsky - 2013

Chronicle Book

A curious boy studies light, sound, and numbers to find answers to unanswerable questions.


Otto Goes to the Beach

by Todd Parr - 2003

Little, Brown Young Readers

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


The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog!

by Mo Willems - 2004

Hyperion Books

A pigeon is ready to eat a found hot dog, when a duckling with too many questions ruins the moment.


Prudence Wants a Pet

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

Roaring Brook Press

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


The Story of Rosy Dock

by Jeannie Baker - 1994

Greenwillow

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


Uncommon Traveler: Mary Kingsley in Africa

by Don Brown -2000

Houghton Mifflin

After taking care of her parents a woman wins back her life and travels to West Africa.


Way Up and Over Everything

by Alice McGill - 2007

HMH Books

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


What! Cried Granny: An Almost Bedtime Story

by Kate Lum, Illustrated by Adrian Johnson - 1998

Dial

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


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.


Willpower


Arrowhawk

by Lola M. Schaefer - 2004

Henry Holt and Co

An endangered hawk finds freedom after a long journey of peril after being hit by a hunters arrow.


The Cow Who Climbed a Tree

by Gemma Merino - 2015

Albert Whitman & Company

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


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.


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


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.


The Itsy Bitsy Spider

by Iza Trapani - 1993

Charlesbridge

Before building his home, he climbs the spout, a chair, a mouse & a fan.


Leap Back Home to Me

by Lauren Thompson - 2011

Margaret K. McElderry Books

A moms unconditional love help her baby frog take bigger & bigger leaps in life.


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.


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.


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 Moon Over Star

by Dianna Hutts Aston, Jerry Pinkney 2008

Dial Books

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


Mr. Putter & Tabby Feed the Fish

by Cynthia Ryland - 2001

HMH Books

An old mans kitty gets obsessed by his new goldfish, so the neighbor adopts the new fishys to calm the situation down.


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.


Naptime

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

Groundwood/House of Anansi.

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



New Socks

by Bob Shea - 2007

Little, Brown Books

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

Read It At

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


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.


On a Beam of Light: A Story of Albert Einstein

by Jennifer Berne, Illus. by Vladimir Radunsky - 2013

Chronicle Book

A curious boy studies light, sound, and numbers to find answers to unanswerable questions.


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.


Peanut Butter & Cupcake

by Terry Border - 2014

Philomel Books

Peanut Butter tries to play soccer but the other foods aren't willing, until he meets Jelly & the fun begins.


Rattletrap Car

by Phyllis Root - 2001

Candlewick Press

A redheaded family keeps MacGyvering solutions as they head to a lake in their old car.


The Tortoise & the Hare

by Jerry Pinkney, (written & illustrated) - 2013

Little, Brown Books

This fable of perseverance and humility proves that slow and steady can win.


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.


Dream Something Big

by Dianna Hutts Aston- 2011

Dial Books

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


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.


The Rabbit's Escape

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

Henry Holt & Company

A bilingual folktale of a loyal turtle who tricks a smarter rabbit to help the Emperor of the Sea.


Uncommon Traveler: Mary Kingsley in Africa

by Don Brown -2000

Houghton Mifflin

After taking care of her parents a woman wins back her life and travels to West Africa.


The Wall

by Eve Bunting - 1990

HMH Book

A father & son see sadness as they search the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C. for grandpa's name.


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.


Cork & Fuzz: Short and Tall

by Dori Chaconas, Illus. by Lisa McCue - 2006

Viking

Rules shake up a muskrat & a possum, but they don't let change hurt their friendship.


Egg Drop

by Mini Grey - 2002

Red Fox Books

An impatient egg yearns to fly in vain.


The Funny Little Woman

by Arlene Mosel - 1972

Puffin Books

A Japanese folktale about a woman who has no fear beacause she loves to laugh.


Green Eggs and Ham

by Dr. Seuss - 1960

Random House Books

This cumulative story about tasting and liking something that you had reservations about.


Junie B. Jones is a Party Animal

by Barbara Park - 1997

Random House Books

A girl breaks stuff during a sleepover and gets yelled at by meanies.


Mr. Pusskins: A Love Story

by Sam Lloyd - 2006

Atheneum

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


Mr. Tiger Goes Wild

by Peter Brown, (written & illustrated) - 2013

Hachette Little, Brown & Co

A tiger in a stovepipe hat gets tired of living proper gets naked and runs around free.


My Dog’s a Chicken

by Susan McElroy Montanari - 2016

Schwartz & Wade

A chicken starts to take on the traits of a dog like guarding, shepherding, searching and rescuing.


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.


Should I Share My Ice Cream?

by Mo Willems, (written & illustrated) - 2011

Hyperion Books for Children.

Friendship shows over the thought of sharing some ice cream, but too much thinking makes the ice cream melt.


Tales for Very Picky Eaters

by Josh Schneider - 2011

Clarion Books

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


Those Darn Squirrels!

by Adam Rubin - 2008

Clarion Books

A grumpy old man loves to feed the birds but squirrels take over, and even wear bird costumes.


Time to Say Bye-Bye

by Maryann Cocca-Leffler - 2012

Viking

Show the not so horrible part of goodbyes, using the joy of the next activity.


The Tortoise & the Hare

by Jerry Pinkney, (written & illustrated) - 2013

Little, Brown Books

This fable of perseverance and humility proves that slow and steady can win.


When Sophie Gets Angry -- Really, Really Angry

by Molly Bang - 1999

Scholastic/Blue Sky Press

Sharing her toys with her little sister makes a girl really angry and runs away.


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.


Z Is for Moose

by Kelly Bingham.Illus. by Paul O. Zelinsky - 2012

Greenwillow

A zebra attempts to keep an ABC book perfectly in order, but an erate moose makes it hard to get to Z.


Earnest


Apples to Oregon: Being the (Slightly) True Narrative of How a Brave Pioneer Father Brought Apples, Peaches, Pears, Plums, Grapes, and Cherries (and Children) Across the Plains.

by Deborah Hopkinson, Illus. by Nancy Carpenter - 2004

Aladdin

A tall tale about a father ignoring his daughter until his goal of bringing fruit trees west has been accomplished.


The Cow Who Climbed a Tree

by Gemma Merino - 2015

Albert Whitman & Company

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


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


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.


More Than Anything Else

by Marie Bradby, Illus. by Chris K. Soentpiet - 1995

Orchard

Booker T. Washington fictionalized bio., where a 9 year old African American yearns and learns to read.


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.


Silly Little Goose!

by Nancy Tafuri - 2001

Scholastic Press

Follow a hat blowing in the wind, because in the end thats where the goose will build its nest.


Song of the Swallows

by Leo Politi - 1949

Atheneum Books

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


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.


Empowered


Ballerina Dreams: A True Story

by Lauren Thompson, Illus. by James Estrin - 2007

Feiwel & Friends

Dreams come true for girls with physical disabilities.


Cork & Fuzz: The Swimming Lesson

by Dori Chaconas, Illus. by Lisa McCue - 2011

Penguin

A muskrat & possum show that helping each other can discover different strengths.


Daisy Comes Home

by Jan Brett - 2002

G.P. Putnam's Sons Books

Daisy the hen, faces & overcomes her troubles during an unexpected journey.


Down the Road

by Alice Schertle, Illus. by E. B. Lewis - 1995

HMH Book Browndeer/Harcourt Brace

A girl yearns for responsibility & independence but can't stop the fun that causes trouble.


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.


Hands Can

by Cheryl Hudson - 2003

Candlewick Press

Discover the things your hands can accomplish to help you explore this 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.


I Lost My Bear

by Jules Feiffer - 1998

HarperCollins Publishers

A girl becomes a detective to find her favorite missing toy.


If You Give a Moose a Muffin

by Laura Numeroff And Felicia Bond - 1991

HarperCollins

A boy feeds and entertains a Moose, who keeps wanting more.


If You Give a Mouse a Cookie

by Laura Joffe Numerous - 1997

HarperCollins

Giving a mouse a cookie turns into a greedy mess


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.


Lola at the Library

by Anna McQuinn - 2006

Charlesbridge

A girls weekly learning trip to the library with her mom.


Maisy's Pool

by Lucy Cousins - 1999

Candlewick Press

A mouse and her animal friends set up a pool to cool down in the summer.


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.


Miss Tutu's Star

by Leslea Newman - 2010

Harry N. Abrams

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


More Than Anything Else

by Marie Bradby, Illus. by Chris K. Soentpiet - 1995

Orchard

Booker T. Washington fictionalized bio., where a 9 year old African American yearns and learns to read.


Mouse & Lion

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

Scholastic/Michael di Capua Books

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


My Friends

by Tarō Gomi - 1989

Chronicle Books

Different friends teach a girl how to do things, she learns that you can learn new things from all people.


New Socks

by Bob Shea - 2007

Little, Brown Books

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

Read It At

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


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.


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.


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.


Shy Charles

by Rosemary Wells - 1988

Puffin Books

A shy extroverted mouse jumps out of his shell to help the babysitter who fell down his steps.


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 Story of Fish & Snail

by Deborah Freedman - 2013

Viking Books

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


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.


Tiny Little Fly

by MichaelRosen - 2010

Candlewick Press

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


Traction Man is Here!

by Mini Grey - 2005

Knopf Books

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


Tuck Me In!

by Dean Hacohen.Illus. by Sherry Scharschmidt - 2010

Candlewick Press

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


We Are in a Book!

by Mo Willems, (written & illustrated) - 2010

Hyperion

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


Who Done It?

by Olivier Tallec. (written & illustrated) - 2014

Chronicle

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


The Widow's Broom

by Chris Van Allsburg - 1992

HMH Books

The friendship between a widow and a magic broom gets interrupted by villagers who want to burn the broom.


Wild About Books

by Judy Sierra, Illus. by Marc Brown - 2004

Knopf Books

A librarian with a bookmobile goes to the zoo and hooks up the animals to related reading.


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


Akiak

by Robert J. Blake - 1997

Puffin Books

An injured dog shows perseverance by refusing to quit the annual Alaskan dogsledding race.


America's Champion Swimmer: Gertrude Ederle

by David A. Adler, Illustrated by Terry Widener - 2000

Harcourt/Gulliver

A world record is set by a woman swimming across the English Channel in 14 hours.


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.


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.


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.


Gilbert Goldfish Wants a Pet

by Kelly DiPucchio - 2010

Dial Books

A goldfish desires a pet and finally ends up with a whiskered pet with a long tail.


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 I Love You Book

by Todd Parr - 2009

Little, Brown Books

Explaining unconditional love help kids & parents bounce back after confrontations.


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.


Muncha! Muncha! Muncha!

by Candace Fleming, Illus. by G. Brian Karas - 2002

Simon & Schuster/ Atheneum Books

A farmer must take extra garden security measures to overcome hungry mischievous rabbits.


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.


Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons

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

HarperCollins

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


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.


Red Knit Cap Girl

by Naoko Stoop - 2012

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

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


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.


Tomas and the Library Lady

by Pat Mora - 1997

Alfred A. Knopf

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


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.


Uncommon Traveler: Mary Kingsley in Africa

by Don Brown -2000

Houghton Mifflin

After taking care of her parents a woman wins back her life and travels to West Africa.


Who Needs Donuts?

by Mark Alan Stamaty - 1973

Knopf Books

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


Simplicity


A Tree Is Nice

by Janice May Udry - 1956

Harper & Row

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


Green as a Bean

by Karla Kuskin - 2007

Laura Geringer Book

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


Henry Builds a Cabin

by D.B. Johnson - 2002

HMH Books for Young Readers

Bigger is not better when simply living


Juan Bobo Goes to Work

by Marisa Montes, Illustrated by Joe Cepeda - 2000

HarperCollins / Rayo

A blundering man always mixes thing up, until his silly behavior amuses a sick rich girl.


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.


Perfect Square

by Michael Hall

Greenwillow Books

Building greatness from simplicity


Seven Blind Mice

by Ed Young - 1992

Puffin Books

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


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.


THEMES

Environmental


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

by Amy Zuckerman,

Dutton Books

A book of predicted future gadgets and enviromental issues.


A Tree Is Nice

by Janice May Udry - 1956

Harper & Row

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


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.


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.


Flight of the Honey Bee

by Raymond Huber, Illus. by Brian Lovelock - 2013

Candlewick

Their sense of smell take bees to flowers and home to the hive.


The Gardener

by Sarah Stewart, Illus. by David Small - 1997

Farrar Straus & Giroux

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


The Great Paper Caper

by Oliver Jeffers - 2008

HarperCollins

An environment mystery about whose tearing down trees & branches in the forest.


Hello, Bumblebee Bat

by Darrin Lunde, Illus. by Patricia J. Wynne - 2007

Charlesbridge

A Q & A about the endangered world's smallest bat.


Hip-Pocket Papa

by Sandra Markle.Illus. by Alan Marks - 2010

Charlesbridge

A fingernail sized frog tries to survive in the rainforest during climate changes.


I Went Walking

by Sue Williams - 1989

HMH Books

A girl walking in the woods explains the animals she sees, and even their colors.


In the Garden of Happiness

by Erika Tamar - 1996

HMH Books

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


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.


Just a Dream

by Chris Van Allsburg-2011

HMH Books for Young Readers

Imagines of the future haunt a litterbug towards environmental responsibility


The Lorax

by Dr Suess

Random House

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


My Garden

by Kevin Henkes - 2010

Greenwillow Books

A book on the imaginative gardening of jellybeans on candy plants, seashell plants & beach ball sized tomatoes.


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

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

HarperCollins /Lothrop, Lee & Shepard.

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


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.


On Earth

by G. Brian Karas - 2005

G.P. Putnam's Sons Books

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


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.


Song of the Swallows

by Leo Politi - 1949

Atheneum Books

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


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.


Time of Wonder

by Robert McCloskey - 1957

Puffin Books

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


Weeds Find a Way

by Cindy Jenson-Elliott.Illus. by Carolyn Fisher - 2013

Simon & Schuster/ Beach Lane Books

The tenacious weed, a plant that can survive in most environments from scorching heat to icy cold.


When the Wind Stops

by Charlotte Zolotow, Illus. by Stefano Vitale - 1962

HarperCollins

A mom explains to her son, natures endless cycle of life highlighting the wind, sea, seasons, sun & rain.


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.


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.


The Wump World

by Bill Peet - 1970

HMH Books for Young Readers

An imaginary planet shows the power of nature when its nearly destructed


Good Against Evil


AH HA!

by Jeff Mack - 2013

Chronicle Books

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


Duffy and the Devil

by Harve Zemach - 1973

Square Fish

A deal with devil for knitted treasures wins a husband.


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.


Henny Penny

by Paul Galdone - 1950

HMH Books

This rhyming tale teaches trust when they see how a fox outfoxes and eats those fooled.


Leonardo the Terrible Monster

by Mo Willems - 2005

Hyperion Books

A small monster studies how to be scary and looks for easy prey, but he rather make friends.


Lillian’s Right to Vote: A Celebration of the Voting Rights Act of 1965

by Jonah Winter.Illus. by Shane W. Evans - 2015

Random/Schwartz & Wade

A 100 year old womans journey through America’s historic civil rights battle.


Little Red Riding Hood

by Jerry Pinkney - 2007

Little, Brown Books

A girl gets sidetracked and doesn't listen and ends up in a wolfs belly with grandma.


Little Roja Riding Hood

by Susan Middleton Elya.Illus. by Susan Guevara - 2013

G.P. Putnam's Sons Books.

Partially Spanish retelling of the old fairy tale but modernized.


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

by Peter Brown. (written & illustrated) - 2014

Little, Brown Books

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


Nasreen’s Secret School: A True Story from Afghanistan

by Jeanette Winter - 2009

Beach Lane Books

In defiance of the Taliban, a sad girl whose parents disappeared is helped by the life-changing power of education.


No No, Yes Yes

by Leslie Patricelli - 2008

Candlewick Press

A good behavior guidebook that lists no no's for naughty kids.


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


Piggie Pie!

by Margie Palatini, Illus. by Howard Fine - 1997

HMH Books

A witch faces tough piggies on Old McDonalds farm when she goes looking for ingredients for her pie.


The Race of the Birkebeiners

by Lise Lunge-Larsen, Illustrated by Mary Azarian - 2001

HMH Books

Non fiction about a rebellious political party in medieval Norway who escorted a baby-heir on a journey/saga.


The Rainbow Goblins

by Ul De Ric - 1978

Thames & Hudson

Nature triumphs over evil greed.


Rapunzel

by Paul O. Zelinsky - 1997

Dutton Children's Books

The folktale of a long haired girl who meets and reunites with her prince after a long ordeal.


Rosie's Walk

by Pat Hutchins - 1968

Aladdin Paperbacks

A fox is outfoxed by a clever chicken on her daily walk.


Rumpelstiltskin's Daughter

by Diane Stanley - 1997

Morrow Junior Books/HarperCollins

In this reimagined story of greed, Rumpelstiltskin marries the miller's daughter & it ends helping a good cause.


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 Toll-Bridge Troll

by Patricia Rae Wolff, Illus. by Kimberly Bulcken Root - 1995

Browndeer/Harcourt Brace /HMH Books

A boy going to school encounters a troll charging a toll (trollbridge), the boy uses riddles to outsmart the troll.


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.


Wolves

by Emily Gravett - 2005

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

Library book about wolves comes to life for a rabbit walking home


Zen Shorts

by Jon Muth - 2005

Scholastic Press

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


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