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Hackettstown - Dream Themed Books


VIRTUES

Beauty, Creativity, Expressive, Idealism, Imaginative, Independence, Optimism, Passionate, Peaceful Living, Visionary

TRAITS

Artistic, Fashionable, Individuality, Self Expression, Uniqueness

TOPICS

Dance, Dream, Fantasy World, Perspective, Sleep


VIRTUES


Beauty


The Art Of @BarbieStyle

by Robert Best, Zlatan Zukanovic & Kim Culmone - 2017

Assouline

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


The Gardener

by Sarah Stewart, Illus. by David Small - 1997

Farrar Straus & Giroux

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


Martina the Beautiful Cockroach: A Cuban Folktale

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

Peachtree Publishers

Interspecies marriage seems to work for this bug choosing husbands.


My Baby & Me

by Lynn Reiser - 2008

Knopf Books

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


The Three Little Wolves and The Big Bad Pig

by Eugene Trivizas- 1993

Margaret K. McElderry Books

Wolfs search for friends & beauty


Waking Beauty

by Leah Wilcox - 2008

Putnam Juvenile

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


White Snow, Bright Snow

by Alvin Tresselt - 1947

HarperCollins

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


Creativity


A Book

by Mordicai Gerstein. (written & Illustrated) - 2009

Roaring Brook

A writer searches for story ideas for a book.


The Most Magnificent Thing

by Ashley Spires. (written & illustrated) - 2014

Kids Can Press

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

Read It At

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


Moving Blocks

by Yusuke Yonezu. (written & illustrated) - 2015

Michael Neugebauer/Minedition

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


Nighttime Ninja

by Barbara DaCosta. Illus. by Ed Young - 2012

Little, Brown

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


The Origami Master

by Nathaniel Lachenmeyer - 2008

Albert Whitman & Company

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


The Paper Dragon

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

Atheneum Books

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

Read It At

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


Simon's Book

by Henrik Drescher - 1983

MacAdam/Cage Publishing

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

Read It At

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


Some Friends to Feed: The Story of Stone Soup

by Pete Seeger - 2005

G.P. Putnam's Sons

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

Read It At

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

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


Ted

by Tony DiTerlizzi - 2001

Simon & Schuster

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


Three Days on a River in a Red Canoe

by Vera B. Williams - 1981

Greenwillow Books

A family goes on an exciting voyage down stream.

Read It At

Mitchell Insurance - 29 Trinity St, Newton, NJ 07860 - (973) 383-5800


Time for Ballet by Adele Geras - 2004

by Adele Geras - 2004

Dial

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

Read It At

D'Marge Dance Studio - 57 Trinity St, Newton, NJ 07860 - (973) 383-6050


What Can You Do with a Rebozo?

by Carmen Tafolla, Illus. by Amy Cordova - 2008

Tricycle Press/Ten Speed Press

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


What Charlie Heard

by Mordicai Gerstein - 2002

Farrar, Straus and Giroux /Frances Foster

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


Expressive


A Book

by Mordicai Gerstein. (written & Illustrated) - 2009

Roaring Brook

A writer searches for story ideas for a book.


The Big Orange Splot

by Daniel Pinkwater - 1977

Scholastic

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


Ella Sarah Gets Dressed

by Margare Chodos-Irvine - 2003

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt/HMH Books for Young Readers

A young girl dresses different to show her colors and independence.

Read It At

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

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


Exclamation Mark

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

Scholastic Press

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


Froodle

by Antoinette Portis. (written & illustrated) - 2014

Roaring Brook/Neal Porter

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


Little White Rabbit

by Kevin Henkes, (written & illustrated) - 2011

Greenwillow Books

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


Max Found Two Sticks

by Brian Pinkney - 1994

Aladdin

A boy uses self-expression to make music everywhere


Not That TuTu!

by Michelle Sinclair - 2013

Robin Corey Books

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


The Origami Master

by Nathaniel Lachenmeyer - 2008

Albert Whitman & Company

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


Pinky and Rex and the School Play

by James Howe - 1998

Simon Spotlight

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


Sidewalk Flowers

by JonArno Lawson. Illus. by Sydney Smith - 2015

Groundwood Books

A distracted father walks through this wordless classic with his flower child.

Read It At

Wildflowers With Tami - 46 Sparta Ave, Newton, NJ 07860 - (973) 383-9496 &

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


The Squiggle

by Carole Lexa Schaefer, Illus. by Pierr Morgan 1996

Dragonfly Booksor Crown

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


Time for Bed, Spot

by Eric Hill - 2004

Warne

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


The Very Quiet Cricket

by Eric Carle - 1990

Philomel Books

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


Who Wants a Hug?

by Jeff Mack - 2015

HarperCollins

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


Idealism


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

by Amy Zuckerman,

Dutton Books

A book of predicted future gadgets and enviromental issues.

Read It At

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


Last Stop on Market Street

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

G.P. Putnam's Sons Books

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


Mr. Putter and Tabby Pick the Pears

by Cynthia Rylant, Illus. by Arthur Howard - 1948

HMH Books

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

Read It At

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


Mrs. Marlowe's Mice

by Frank Asch - 2007

Kids Can Press

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


The Things I Can Do

by Jeff Mack - 2013

Roaring Brook Press

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

Read It At

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


Imagination


A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever

by Marla Frazee, (written & Illustrated) - 2008

Harcourt

A summer vacation provides shared imagination between friends.


Absolutely Not

by Matthew McElligott - 2004

Walker Childrens

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


And If the Moon Could Talk

by Kate Banks, Illustrated by Georg Hallensleben - 1997

Farrar Straus & Giroux/Frances Foster

Bedtime story about what on Earth the Moon would say.


Blackboard Bear

by Martha Alexander - 1969

Candlewick

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


Car Wash

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

Putnam

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


The Carpenter

by Bruna Barros - 2017

Gibbs Smith

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


Clara and Asha

by Eric Rohmann - 2005

Roaring Brook.

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


Cowboy Baby

by Sue Heap - 2012

Walker

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


Crazy Hair

by Neil Gaiman & Illus. by Dave McKean - 2009

HarperCollins

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


Draw!

by Raúl Colón. (written & illustrated) - 2014

Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman.

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

Read It At

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


The Dumpster Diver

by Janet S. Wong - 2007

Candlewick Press

Trash transforms into treasures & inventions in this recycling adventure.


Emily Brown and the Thing

by Cressida Cowell and Neal Layton - 2007

Orchard Books

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


Green as a Bean

by Karla Kuskin - 2007

Laura Geringer Book

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

Read It At

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


Harry and Hopper

by Margaret Wild, Illus. by Freya Blackwood - 2009

Omnibus Books

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


The Hello, Goodbye Window

Illus. by Chris Raschka - 2005

Hyperion/Michael Di Capua Books

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


Hello Rock

by Roger Bradfield - 1965

Purple House Press

Imagination is the magic inside each child


Here Come Poppy and Max

by Lindsey Gardiner - 2000

Little, Brown Book

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


The House in the Night

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

Houghton Mifflin

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


How I Learned Geography

by Uri Shulevitz - 2008

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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


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

by  Lauren Child- 2000

Candlewick

Sister won't eat tomatoes until her imagination takes over


Leo: A Ghost Story

by Mac Barnett.Illus. by Christian Robinson - 2015

Chronicle

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


Lily Wool

by Paula Vasquez - 2017

Gibbs Smith

A helpful sheep fights her boring routine using her imagination.


Little White Rabbit

by Kevin Henkes, (written & illustrated) - 2011

Greenwillow Books

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


Louis the Fish

by Arthur Yorinks - 1980

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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


Madlenka’s Dog

by Peter Sis - 2002

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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


Maybe a Bear Ate It!

by Robie H Harris,Illus by Michael Emberley - 2008

Orchard Books, an imprint of Scholastic

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


Monkey and Me

by Emily Gravett - 2007

MacMillan UK

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


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

by Monica Brown, Illus. by Raúl Colón - 2007

Rising Moon

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


Nighttime Ninja

by Barbara DaCosta. Illus. by Ed Young - 2012

Little, Brown

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


Pete's a Pizza

by William Steig - 1998

HarperCollins/Michael di Capua Books.

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

Read It At

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


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


Red Light, Green Light

by Anastasia Suen - 2005

HMH Books

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


Red Wagon

by Renata Liwska - 2011

Philomel Books

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


Shoe-la-la

by Karen Beaumont- 2013

Cartwheel Books

A girls imagination creates perfect party shoes


Simon's Book

by Henrik Drescher - 1983

MacAdam/Cage Publishing

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

Read It At

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


Skippyjon Jones

by Judy Schachner - 2003

Dutton Books

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


Some Friends to Feed: The Story of Stone Soup

by Pete Seeger - 2005

G.P. Putnam's Sons

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

Read It At

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

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


Sophie's Squash

by Pat Zietlow Miller -2013

Schwartz & Wade

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

Read It At

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


Ted

by Tony DiTerlizzi - 2001

Simon & Schuster

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


Time for Bed, Spot

by Eric Hill - 2004

Warne

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


Tomas and the Library Lady

by Pat Mora - 1997

Alfred A. Knopf

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


The Turn-Around, Upside-Down Alphabet Book

by Lisa Campbell Ernst - 2004

Simon & Schuster Books

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


Way Down Deep in the Deep Blue Sea

by Jan Peck - 2014

Simon & Schuster

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


What Can You Do with a Rebozo?

by Carmen Tafolla, Illus. by Amy Cordova - 2008

Tricycle Press/Ten Speed Press

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


The Wonderful Fluffy Little Squishy

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

Enchanted Lion Books

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


Independence


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

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

Random/Schwartz & Wade

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


Hippopposites

by Janik Coat - 2010

Harry N. Abrams

The opposite pairing of different looking hippos.


Leo Loves Baby Time

by Anna McQuinn - 2014

Charlesbridge

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


Matilda

by Roald Dahl, illustrated by Quentin Blake - 1988

Puffin Books

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


Mr. Maxwell's Mouse

by Frank Asch - 2004

Kids Can Press

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

Read It At

Villa Capri Pizzeria & Restaurant - Sussex County Mall, 27 Hampton House Rd, Newton, New Jersey 07860 - (973) 383-1777


The Moon Over Star

by Dianna Hutts Aston, Jerry Pinkney 2008

Dial Books

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


Mr. Pusskins: A Love Story

by Sam Lloyd - 2006

Atheneum

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


Off We Go!

by Jane Yolen - 2000

Little, Brown Book

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


Peabody

by Rosemary Wells 1983

Puffin Books

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


Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons

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

HarperCollins

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


The Three Little Pigs

by Steven Kellogg - 1997

HarperCollins

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

Read It At

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


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.


Where's Walrus?

by Stephen Savage, (written & illustrated) - 2011

Scholastic Press

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

Read It At

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


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

by Sandra Boynton - 2001

Little Simon

Inspiration for new graduates facing change & reality.


Optimism


A Good Day

by Kevin Henkes - 2004

Greenwillow

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


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

by Ruth Krauss, ill. Maurice Sendak - 1952

Nelson

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


Don’t Throw It to Mo!

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

Penguin

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


Dream Something Big

by Dianna Hutts Aston- 2011

Dial Books

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


Last Stop on Market Street

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

G.P. Putnam's Sons Books

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


The Little Brute Family

by Russell Hoban - 1966

Square Fish

Attitude and bringing good into our world


The Little Engine That Could

by Watty Piper - 1930

Penguin

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


Mighty Jackie: The Strike Out Queen

by Marissa Moss - 2004

Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books

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

Read It At

Modell's Sporting Goods - Sussex County Mall, 17 Hampton House Rd, Newton, NJ 07860 - (973) 383-2718


Monkey Ono

by C. Phillipps - 2013

Viking Books

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


Mr. Wuffles!

by David Wiesner, (written & illustrated) - 2013

Clarion Books

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


Otto Goes to the Beach

by Todd Parr - 2003

Little, Brown Young Readers

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


Prudence Wants a Pet

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

Roaring Brook Press

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


Sidewalk Flowers

by JonArno Lawson. Illus. by Sydney Smith - 2015

Groundwood Books

A distracted father walks through this wordless classic with his flower child.

Read It At

Wildflowers With Tami - 46 Sparta Ave, Newton, NJ 07860 - (973) 383-9496 &

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


Simon's Book

by Henrik Drescher - 1983

MacAdam/Cage Publishing

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

Read It At

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


Some Friends to Feed: The Story of Stone Soup

by Pete Seeger - 2005

G.P. Putnam's Sons

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

Read It At

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

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


The Things I Can Do

by Jeff Mack - 2013

Roaring Brook Press

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

Read It At

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


Passionate


Carolina Shout!

by Alan Schroeder, Illus. by Bernie Fuchs - 1995

Dial

A girl enjoys life with a 24 hour musical soundtrack.


Cendrillon: A Caribbean Cinderella

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

Aladdin

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

Read It At

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


Cinderella, or the Little Glass Slipper

by Charles Perrault - 1697

Harper Design

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


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

by Matt Tavares. (written & illustrated)- 2015

Candlewick

Pedro Martinez came from the Dominican Republic to play Baseball.

Read It At

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


Mighty Jackie: The Strike Out Queen

by Marissa Moss - 2004

Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books

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

Read It At

Modell's Sporting Goods - Sussex County Mall, 17 Hampton House Rd, Newton, NJ 07860 - (973) 383-2718


Monkey Ono

by C. Phillipps - 2013

Viking Books

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


Sidewalk Flowers

by JonArno Lawson. Illus. by Sydney Smith - 2015

Groundwood Books

A distracted father walks through this wordless classic with his flower child.

Read It At

Wildflowers With Tami - 46 Sparta Ave, Newton, NJ 07860 - (973) 383-9496 &

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


Smitten

by David Gordon - 2007

Atheneum Books

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


Peaceful Living


Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs

by Judi and Ron Barrett - 1978

Simon & Schuster

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

Read It At

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


Doctor De Soto

by William Steig - 1982

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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


The Doorbell Rang

by Pat Hutchins - 1901

Greenwillow Books

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

Read It At

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


The Garden of Happiness

by Erika Tamar - 1996

HMH Books

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

Read It At

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


McDuff Moves In

by Rosemary Wells - 1997

Disney-Hyperion

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

Read It At

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


Miranda's Beach Day

by Holly Keller - 2009

Greenwillow Books

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

Read It At

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


Mr. Pusskins: A Love Story

by Sam Lloyd - 2006

Atheneum

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


Mr. Putter & Tabby Clear the Decks

by Cynthia Rylant, Illus. by Arthur Howard - 2010

Harcourt/HMH Books

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


Mrs. Marlowe's Mice

by Frank Asch - 2007

Kids Can Press

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


No Yeti Yet

by Mary Ann Fraser - 2015

Peter Pauper Press

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

Read It At

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

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


One Potato, Two Potato

by Cynthia Defelice - 2006

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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

Read It At

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


Roger Is Reading a Book

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

Eerdmans Book

Sharing books creates friendships, and quiets noisy neighbors.


Sidewalk Flowers

by JonArno Lawson. Illus. by Sydney Smith - 2015

Groundwood Books

A distracted father walks through this wordless classic with his flower child.

Read It At

Wildflowers With Tami - 46 Sparta Ave, Newton, NJ 07860 - (973) 383-9496 &

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


Smitten

by David Gordon - 2007

Atheneum Books

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


The Three Little Wolves and The Big Bad Pig

by Eugene Trivizas- 1993

Margaret K. McElderry Books

Wolfs search for friends & beauty


Time to Sleep, Sheep the Sheep!

by Mo Willems, (written & illustrated) - 2010

Balzer & Bray/HarperCollins

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

Read It At

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


Tiptoe Tapirs

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

Holiday House

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

Read It At

Hollander Strelzik Pasculli - 40 Park Pl Suite #103, Newton, NJ 07860 - (973) 383-3233


To Market, To Market

by Anne Miranda, Illus. by Janet Stevens - 1997

Harcourt Brace /HMH Books

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

Read It At

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


Weslandia

by Paul Fleischman - 1999

Candlewick Press

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

Read It At

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


What Happens on Wednesdays

by Emily Jenkins - 2007

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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

Read It At

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


When I Was Young in the Mountains

by Cynthia Rylant - 1982

Puffin Books

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


When You Are Happy

by Eileen Spinelli - 2006

Simon & Schuster

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


Why?

by Nikolai Popov - 1996

NorthSouth

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

Read It At

Joseph M Hoffmann Law Office - 21 Main St, Newton, NJ 07860 - (973) 383-7415


The Wolf's Chicken Stew

by Keiko Kasza - 1987

Puffin Books

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

Read It At

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


Xander's Panda Party

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

Clarion Books

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

Read It At

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


Zoo Ah-choooo!

by Peter Mandel - 2012

Holiday House

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


Visionary


Aaaarrgghh! Spider!

by Lydia Monks - 2004

Houghton Mifflin,

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


Little White Rabbit

by Kevin Henkes, (written & illustrated) - 2011

Greenwillow Books

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


Louis the Fish

by Arthur Yorinks - 1980

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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


Malala Yousafzai: Warrior with Words

by Karen Leggett Abouraya - 2014

StarWalk Kids Media

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


Moonpowder

by John Rocco - 2008

Hyperion

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

Read It At

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


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

by Monica Brown, Illus. by Raúl Colón - 2007

Rising Moon

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


Snowflake Bentley

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

Houghton Mifflin

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


The Subway Mouse

by  Barbara Reid - 2003

Scholastic

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


TRAITS

Artistic


ABC3D

by Marion Bataille- 2008

Roaring Brook Press

Pop-up work of art


Art Dog

by Thacher Hurd - 2004

HarperCollins

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

Read It At

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


The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse

by Eric Carle - 2011

Philomel

Let out the artist inside readers


Bad Day at Riverbend

by Chris Van Allsburg - 1995

Houghton/HMH

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


Dimity Dumpty: The Story of Humpty’s Little Sister

by Bob Graham - 2006

Candlewick

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


Draw!

by Raúl Colón. (written & illustrated) - 2014

Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman.

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

Read It At

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


Dreaming Up: A Celebration of Building

by Christy Hale. (written & illustrated) - 1996

Lee & Low

Kids drawings mirror shown structures in this poetic architecture book.


The Egg Tree

by Katherine Milhous - 1950

Aladdin

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


Elephants Can Paint Too!

by Katya Arnold - 2005

Atheneum Books or Simon & Schuster/Anne Schwartz.

This nonfiction book highlights real elephant art and facts.


Gallop!: A Scanimation Picture Book

by Rufus Butler Seder- 2007

Workman Publishing Company

Murals that come to life


Green

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

Roaring Brook/Neal Porter.

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


Hippopposites

by Janik Coat - 2010

Harry N. Abrams

The opposite pairing of different looking hippos.


How Do Dinosaurs Learn Their Colors

by Jane Yolen - 2006

Blue Sky Press

Dinos are used to teach kids their colors.


I Love Colors

by Margaret Miller - 1999

Little Simon

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


Imagine a Day

by Sarah L Thomson - 2005

Atheneum Books

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


In Her Hands: The Story of Sculptor Augusta Savage

by Professor Alan Schroeder - 2009

Lee & Low Books

Augusta Savage bio


Liang and the Magic Paintbrush

by Demi - 1980

Square Fish

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


Linnea in Monet’s Garden

by Cristina Bjork and Lena Anderson - 1987

R & S Books

Kids learn impressionism and Monet as they travel to Paris

Read It At

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


Little Oh

by Laura Krauss Melmed, Illus. byJim LaMarche- 1997

HarperCollins

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

Read It At

Staples - Sussex County Mall, 19 Hampton House Rd #2, Newton, NJ 07860 - (973) 579-7009


My Name is Georgia

by Jeanette Winter - 1998

Harcourt Brace/Silver Whistle/HMH Books

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


The Origami Master

by Nathaniel Lachenmeyer - 2008

Albert Whitman & Company

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


The Paper Dragon

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

Atheneum Books

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

Read It At

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


The Patchwork Quilt

by Valerie Flournoy - 1985

Dial Book

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


The Pencil

by Allan Ahlberg, Illustrated by Bruce Ingman - 2008

Candlewick Press

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

Read It At

A.C. Moore Arts and Crafts - Sussex County Mall, 17 Hampton House Rd #6, Newton, NJ 07860 - (973) 891-3208


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.

Read It At

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


Rickshaw Girl

by Mitali Perkins, illustrated by Jamie Hogan - 2008

Charlesbridge

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


Sector 7

by David Wiesner - 1999

Clarion Books

Bored cloud factory uses artist to creates new blueprints.


Simon's Book

by Henrik Drescher - 1983

MacAdam/Cage Publishing

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

Read It At

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


Sophie’s Masterpiece: A Spider’s Tale

by Eileen Spinelli, illustrated by Jane Dyer - 2001

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

Artistic spider.


The Squiggle

by Carole Lexa Schaefer, Illus. by Pierr Morgan 1996

Dragonfly Booksor Crown

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


There Was an Old Man Who Painted the Sky

by Teri Sloat - 2009

Henry Holt

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

Read It At

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


The Turn-Around, Upside-Down Alphabet Book

by Lisa Campbell Ernst - 2004

Simon & Schuster Books

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


White on Black

by Tana Hoban - 1993

Greenwillow Books

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


Zoom

by Istvan Banyai - 1995

Puffin Books

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


Fashionable


A Hat for Minerva Louise

by Janet Morgan Stoeke - 1997

Puffin Books

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


Duffy and the Devil

by Harve Zemach - 1973

Square Fish

A deal with devil for knitted treasures wins a husband.


Ella Sarah Gets Dressed

by Margare Chodos-Irvine - 2003

HMH Book

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

Read It At

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

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


Fancy Nancy

by Jane O'Connor- 2005

HarperCollins

Girls who uses fancy words also dresses extravagantly


Froggy Gets Dressed

by Jonathan London - 1992

Puffin Books

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


The Hinky Pink

by Megan McDonald, Illus. by Brian Floca - 2008

Atheneum/Richard Jackson.

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


Hooray For Hat

by Brian Won - 2014

HMH Books

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


Jamela's Dress

by Niki Daly - 1999

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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

Read It At

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


Ladybug Girl Dresses Up!

by David Soman - 2010

Grosset & Dunlap

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

Read It At

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


Little Mouse Gets Ready

by Jeff Smith, (written & illustrated) -2009

Toon Books

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


Magritte’s Marvelous Hat

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

Houghton/HMH Books

The floating hat of the Belgian surrealist painter Rene Magritt.


New Shoes, Red Shoes

by Susan Rollings - 2000

Orchard Books

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


New Socks

by Bob Shea - 2007

Little, Brown Books

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

Read It At

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


Not That TuTu!

by Michelle Sinclair - 2013

Robin Corey Books

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


The Purple Coat

by Amy Hest - 1986

Aladdin

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

Read It At

Naetone Deluxe Cleaners - Sussex County Mall, 19 Hampton House Rd, Newton, NJ 07860 - (973) 383-9294


Shoe-la-la

by Karen Beaumont- 2013

Cartwheel Books

A girls imagination creates perfect party shoes


What Can You Do with a Rebozo?

by Carmen Tafolla, Illus. by Amy Cordova - 2008

Tricycle Press/Ten Speed Press

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


Individuality


Duck at the Door

by Jackie Urbanovic - 2007

HarperCollins

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

Read It At

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


Little White Rabbit

by Kevin Henkes, (written & illustrated) - 2011

Greenwillow Books

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


Matilda

by Roald Dahl, illustrated by Quentin Blake - 1988

Puffin Books

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


Mr. Pusskins: A Love Story

by Sam Lloyd - 2006

Atheneum

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


Mrs. McBloom, Clean Up Your Classroom!

by Kelly Dipucchio - 2005

Disney-Hyperion

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


My House

by Delphine Durande - 2007

Wingedchariot Press

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


The Purple Coat

by Amy Hest - 1986

Aladdin

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

Read It At

Naetone Deluxe Cleaners - Sussex County Mall, 19 Hampton House Rd, Newton, NJ 07860 - (973) 383-9294


Two Eggs Please

by Sarah Weeks - 2003

Atheneum Books

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

Read It At

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

Eric's Deli & Catering - 151 Woodport Rd, Sparta, NJ 07871 (973) 726-5050 &

IHOP - 200 Mountain Ave, Hackettstown, NJ 07840 (908) 684-2315


Wow! Said the Owl

by Tim Hopgood - 2009

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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


Self Expression


A Book

by Mordicai Gerstein. (written & Illustrated) - 2009

Roaring Brook

A writer searches for story ideas for a book.


Ella Sarah Gets Dressed

by Margare Chodos-Irvine - 2003

HMH Book

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

Read It At

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

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


Exclamation Mark

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

Scholastic Press

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


Froodle

by Antoinette Portis. (written & illustrated) - 2014

Roaring Brook/Neal Porter

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


Grandma’s Gift

by Eric Velasquez. (written & illustrated) - 2010

Walker

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


The Iridescence of Birds: A Book about Henri Matisse

by Patricia MacLachlan.Illus. by Hadley Hooper - 2014

Roaring Brook/Neal Porter

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


Little White Rabbit

by Kevin Henkes, (written & illustrated) - 2011

Greenwillow Books

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


Max Found Two Sticks

by Brian Pinkney - 1994

Aladdin

A boy uses self-expression to make music everywhere


Not That TuTu!

by Michelle Sinclair - 2013

Robin Corey Books

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


The Origami Master

by Nathaniel Lachenmeyer - 2008

Albert Whitman & Company

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


Pinky and Rex and the School Play

by James Howe - 1998

Simon Spotlight

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


Sidewalk Flowers

by JonArno Lawson. Illus. by Sydney Smith - 2015

Groundwood Books

A distracted father walks through this wordless classic with his flower child.

Read It At

Wildflowers With Tami - 46 Sparta Ave, Newton, NJ 07860 - (973) 383-9496 &

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


Time for Bed, Spot

by Eric Hill - 2004

Warne

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


The Very Quiet Cricket

by Eric Carle - 1990

Philomel Books

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


Viva Frida

by Yuyi Morales, (written & illustrated) - 2014

Roaring Brook/Neal Porter

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


Who Wants a Hug?

by Jeff Mack - 2015

HarperCollins

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


Uniqueness


Cromwell Dixon's Sky Cycle

by John Abbott Nez - 2009

Putnam

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

Read It At

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


Ella Sarah Gets Dressed

by Margare Chodos-Irvine - 2003

HMH Book

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

Read It At

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

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


Flat Stanley

by Jeff Brown - 1964

HarperCollins

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


Froodle

by Antoinette Portis. (written & illustrated) - 2014

Roaring Brook/Neal Porter

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


Mommy, Mama and Me

by Lesléa Newman.Illus. by Carol Thompson - 2009

Tricycle

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


The Most Amazing Creature in the Sea

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

Henry Holt and Co

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


Mrs. Marlowe's Mice

by Frank Asch - 2007

Kids Can Press

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


My Cat, the Silliest Cat in the World

by Gilles Bachelet - 2004

Harry N. Abrams

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

Read It At

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

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


New Shoes, Red Shoes

by Susan Rollings - 2000

Orchard Books

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


No Yeti Yet

by Mary Ann Fraser - 2015

Peter Pauper Press

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

Read It At

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

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


Only One You

by Linda Kranz - 2006

Cooper Square Publishing Llc

There is only one you in the world


The Origami Master

by Nathaniel Lachenmeyer - 2008

Albert Whitman & Company

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


The Paper Crane

by Molly Bang - 1985

Greenwillow Book

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


The Red Lemon

by Bob Staake - 2006

Golden Books

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


Thelonius Monster's Sky-High Fly Pie

by Judy Sierra, Illus. by Edward Koren - 2006

Knopf Books

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


The Top Job

by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel - 2007

Dutton Books

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


Where's Walrus?

by Stephen Savage, (written & illustrated) - 2011

Scholastic Press

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

Read It At

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


Wolfsnail: A Backyard Predator

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

Boyds Mills Press

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


The Wonderful Fluffy Little Squishy

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

Enchanted Lion Books

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


TOPICS

Dance


Angelina Ballerina

by Helen Craig, Katharine Holabird - 2008

Viking

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


Ballet Cat: The Totally Secret Secret

by Bob Shea. (written & Illustrated) - 2015

Disney/Hyperion

A secret between friends about different interests bond them closer.


I Got the Rhythm

by Connie Schofield-Morrison - 2014

Bloomsbury

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


Miss Tutu's Star

by Leslea Newman - 2010

Harry N. Abrams

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


Not That TuTu!

by Michelle Sinclair - 2013

Robin Corey Books

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


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

by Leo Dillon and Diane Dillon - 2002

Scholastic/Blue Sky

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


Swan: The Life and Dance of Anna Pavlova

by Laurel Snyder.Illus. by Julie Morstad -2015

Chronicle

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


Time for Ballet by Adele Geras - 2004

by Adele Geras - 2004

Dial

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

Read It At

D'Marge Dance Studio - 57 Trinity St, Newton, NJ 07860 - (973) 383-6050


Dreams


Aaaarrgghh! Spider!

by Lydia Monks - 2004

Houghton Mifflin,

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


Angelina Ballerina

by Helen Craig, Katharine Holabird - 2008

Viking

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


An Awesome Book!

by Dallas Clayton - 2012

HarperCollins

An Awesome Book of Thanks by Dallas Clayton

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


Ballet Cat: The Totally Secret Secret

by Bob Shea. (written & Illustrated) - 2015

Disney/Hyperion

A secret between friends about different interests bond them closer.


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)s - 2015

TOON

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

Read It At

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


George Shrinks

by William Joyce- 1987

HarperCollins

A dream about a small guy living in an oversized world


I'm a Little Teapot!

Illus. by Annie Kubler- 2007

Child's Play International

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


Little White Rabbit

by Kevin Henkes, (written & illustrated) - 2011

Greenwillow Books

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


Louis the Fish

by Arthur Yorinks - 1980

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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


Malala Yousafzai: Warrior with Words

by Karen Leggett Abouraya - 2014

StarWalk Kids Media

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


The Man in the Moon (The Guardians of Childhood)

by William Joyce - 2011

A shipwreck on the moon causes bad nightmares


Mighty Jackie: The Strike Out Queen

by Marissa Moss - 2004

Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books

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

Read It At

Modell's Sporting Goods - Sussex County Mall, 17 Hampton House Rd, Newton, NJ 07860 - (973) 383-2718


The Moon Over Star

by Dianna Hutts Aston, Jerry Pinkney 2008

Dial Books

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


Moonpowder

by John Rocco - 2008

Hyperion

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

Read It At

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


Night Worker

by Kate Banks, Illustrated by Georg Hallensleben- 2000

Farrar, Straus and Giroux / Frances Foster

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


The Subway Mouse

by  Barbara Reid - 2003

Scholastic

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


Time for Bed, Spot

by Eric Hill - 2004

Warne

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


Trombone Shorty

by Troy Andrews.Illus. by Bryan Collier - 2015

Harry N. Abrams

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


Fantasy World


Barn Dance!

by Bill Martin Jr - 1986

Square Fish

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


Clara and Asha

by Eric Rohmann - 2005

Roaring Brook.

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


Dog Loves Books

by Louise Yates - 2010

Knopf Book

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


FArTHER

by Grahame Baker-Smith - 2011

Templar Books

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


Flop to the Top!

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

TOON

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

Read It At

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


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

by Arthur Ransome - 1968

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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


Frankie Pickle and the Mathematical Menace

by Eric Wight, (written & illustrated) - 2011

Simon and Schuster

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


Jitterbug Jam: A Monster Tale

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

Hutchinson Children's Books or Farrar

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

Read It At

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

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


Little White Rabbit

by Kevin Henkes, (written & illustrated) - 2011

Greenwillow Books

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


Niño Wrestles the World

by Yuyi Morales, (written & illustrated) - 2013

Roaring Brook Pressk/Neal Porter

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


Searching for Sasquatch

by Nathaniel Lachenmeyer - 2007

Sasquatch Books

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


The Story of Fish & Snail

by Deborah Freedman - 2013

Viking Books

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


Ted

by Tony DiTerlizzi - 2001

Simon & Schuster

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


Way Down Deep in the Deep Blue Sea

by Jan Peck - 2014

Simon & Schuster

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


Perspective


A Garden of Opposites

by Nancy Davis - 2009

Schwartz & Wade Books

Opposite concepts are taught using outdoor situations.


Bea and Mr. Jones

by Amy Schwartz - 2006

HMH Books

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


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

by Laura Vaccaro Seegers - 2006

Roaring Brook/Neal Porter

Concepts of multiple perspectives fill its interactive flipbook pages.


Blue Sky

by Audrey Wood - 2012

The Blue Sky Press

Kids learn & observe the sky in different cosmic moods.

Read It At

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


Dear Primo: A Letter to My Cousin

by Duncan Tonatiuh. (written & illustrated) - 2010

Harry N. Abrams

Mexican & American cousins compare their existences.


Dino Bites!

by Algy CraigHall - 2013

Boxer Books

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


Dinosaurs, Dinosaurs

by Byron Barton - 1989

HarperFestival

Characteristics of dinos personalities & forms are described.


The Dumpster Diver

by Janet S. Wong - 2007

Candlewick Press

Trash transforms into treasures & inventions in this recycling adventure.


Eeeek, Mouse!

by Lydia Monks - 2009

Egmont

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

Read It At

Dominicks Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria - 10 E Clinton St, Newton, NJ 07860 - (973) 383-9330


Green as a Bean

by Karla Kuskin - 2007

Laura Geringer Book

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

Read It At

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


Gregory the Terrible Eater

Read It At

Villa Capri - 270 S Sparta Ave, Sparta Township, NJ 07871 (973) 726-3454 &

Hampton Diner - 36 Hampton House Rd, Newton, NJ 07860 - (973) 383-1550


Ladybug Girl Dresses Up!

by David Soman - 2010

Grosset & Dunlap

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

Read It At

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


Like Pickle Juice on a Cookie

by Julie Sternberg, Illus. by Matthew Cordell - 2011

Amulet

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


The Little Red Hen

by Jerry Pinkney - 2006

Dial Books

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

Read It At

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


Little White Rabbit

by Kevin Henkes, (written & illustrated) - 2011

Greenwillow Books

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


Llama Llama Mad at Mama

by Anna Dewdney - 2007

Viking Juvenile

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


Minnie and Moo go to the Moon

by Parisby Denys Cazet - 1998

DK

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


The Monster Who Ate My Peas

by Danny Schnitzlein - 2001

Peachtree Publishers

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

Read It At

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


Mr. Big

by Ed Vere - 2008

Puffin

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

Read It At

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


Mr. Peek and the Misunderstanding at the Zoo

by Kevin Waldron - 2008

Templar

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


Mrs. Marlowe's Mice

by Frank Asch - 2007

Kids Can Press

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


My House

by Delphine Durande - 2007

Wingedchariot Press

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


New Shoes, Red Shoes

by Susan Rollings - 2000

Orchard Books

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


Nikolai, the Only Bear

by Barbara Joosse - 2005

Philomel

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


Old Black Fly

by Jim Aylesworth - 1992

Henry Holt and Co

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


The Old House

by Pamela Duncan Edwards - 2007

Dutton Books

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


On Earth

by G. Brian Karas - 2005

G.P. Putnam's Sons Books

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


Open This Little Book

by Jesse Klausmeier - 2012

Chronicle Books

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

Read It At

United Way - 2 Spring St Ste 1, Newton, NJ 07860 - (973) 993-1160


Otto Grows Down

by Michael Sussman - 2009

Sterling

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

Read It At

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


Pictures from Our Vacation

by Lynne Rae Perkins - 2007

Greenwillow

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

Read It At

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


Rhyming Dust Bunnies

by Jan Thomas - 2009

Beach Lane Books

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

Read It At

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

Joe's Express Dry Cleaners - 55 Mill St # 4, Newton, NJ 07860 - (973) 579-7717


The Shivers in the Fridge

by Fran Manushkin - 2006

Dutton Books

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

Read It At

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


Simon's Book

by Henrik Drescher - 1983

MacAdam/Cage Publishing

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

Read It At

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


Smitten

by David Gordon - 2007

Atheneum Books

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


Stephen Biesty's Castles

by Stephen Biesty - 2004

Enchanted Lion Books

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

Read It At

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

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


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.


Stinky

by Eleanor Davis, (written & illustrated) - 2008

RAW Junior/TOON Books.

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

Read It At

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

Kentucky Fried Chicken - Sussex County Mall, 27 Hampton House Rd, Newton, NJ 07860 - (973) 579-9578


The Story of Fish & Snail

by Deborah Freedman - 2013

Viking Books

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


The Surprise Family

by Lynn Reiser - 1994

Greenwillow

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


Tales for Very Picky Eaters

by Josh Schneider - 2011

Clarion Books

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

Read It At

Frank's Trattoria - 80 Main St, Hackettstown, NJ 07840 (908) 852-2405 &

Applebee's Grill + Bar - 6 N Park Dr, Newton, NJ 07860 - (973) 940-3003


There Was an Old Man Who Painted the Sky

by Teri Sloat - 2009

Henry Holt

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

Read It At

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


The Things I Can Do

by Jeff Mack - 2013

Roaring Brook Press

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

Read It At

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


This Book Just Ate My Dog

by Richard Byrne - 2014

Henry Holt

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

Read It At

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


The Three Little Wolves and The Big Bad Pig

by Eugene Trivizas- 1993

Margaret K. McElderry Books

Wolfs search for friends & beauty


The Turn-Around, Upside-Down Alphabet Book

by Lisa Campbell Ernst - 2004

Simon & Schuster Books

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


Warning: Do Not Open This Book!

by Adam Lehrhaupt, Illus. by Matthew Forsythe - 2013

Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books

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


Way Down Deep in the Deep Blue Sea

by Jan Peck - 2014

Simon & Schuster

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


Wemberly Worried

by Kevin Henkes - 2000

Greenwillow.

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

Read It At

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


What Can You Do with a Rebozo?

by Carmen Tafolla, Illus. by Amy Cordova - 2008

Tricycle Press/Ten Speed Press

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


Where Once There Was a Wood

by Denise Fleming - 1996

Square FishHenry Holt

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

Read It At

Minisink Press - 2 Water St, Newton, NJ 07860 - (973) 383-1350 &

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


White is for Blueberry

by George Shannon, Illus. by Laura Dronzek - 2005

Greenwillow Books

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


White Snow, Bright Snow

by Alvin Tresselt - 1947

HarperCollins

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


Who Took the Farmer's Hat?

by Joan L Nodset - 1963

HarperCollins

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


Why?

by Nikolai Popov - 1996

NorthSouth

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

Read It At

Joseph M Hoffmann Law Office - 21 Main St, Newton, NJ 07860 - (973) 383-7415


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.

Read It At

New Jersey Unemployment Office - Sussex County Mall, 9 Hampton House Rd, Newton, NJ 07860 - (973) 383-2775


The World Is Waiting for You

by Barbara Kerley - 2013

National Geographic Children's Books

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


Wow! Said the Owl

by Tim Hopgood - 2009

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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


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

by Barbara Kerley - 2005

National Geographic

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

Read It At

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


You Are (Not) Small

by Anna Kang.Illus. by Christopher Weyant - 2014

Two Lions

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


Sleep


A Book of Sleep

by Il Sung Na - 2007

Meadowside Children's Book Publisher

Animals help this bedtime story by explaining how they sleep.


Biscuit

by Alyssa Satin Capucilli and Pat Schories - 2006

HarperCollins

Playing & snacking stops the bedtime routine for a puppy.


Emily Brown and the Thing

by Cressida Cowell and Neal Layton - 2007

Orchard Books

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


Good Night, Baby Ruby

by Rohan Henry - 2009

Harry N. Abrams

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


Good Night, Sleep Tight

by Mem Fox - 2012

Scholastic

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


Mama Cat Has Three Kittens

by Denise Fleming - 1998

Square Fish

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


Monkey and Me

by Emily Gravett - 2007

MacMillan UK

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


Moonpowder

by John Rocco - 2008

Hyperion

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

Read It At

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


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.

Read It At

Sussex County Mattress - 40 Hampton House Rd, Newton, NJ 07860 - (973) 300-1070


Nighttime Ninja

by Barbara DaCosta. Illus. by Ed Young - 2012

Little, Brown

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


The 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.


Sleep Like a Tiger

by Mary Logue. Illus. by Pamela Zagarenski - 2012

HMH Books

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


Sleepy, Oh So Sleepy

by Denise Fleming - 2010

Henry Holt and Company

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


Ten in the Bed

by Jane Cabrera - 2006

Holiday House

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


Ten, Nine, Eight

by Molly Bang - 1983

GreenWilBk

Rhyming game countdown to sleep by dad to daughter


Time For Bed

by Mem Fox - 1993

Red Wagon Books

Darkness brings that cozy feeling, snuggling under the covers.


Time for Bed, Spot

by Eric Hill - 2004

Warne

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


Yes!

by Jez Alborough - 2006

Candlewick Press

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



Total Aromotherapy Guide


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Beer - This love potion protects skin, relieves sore muscles, pain, headaches, anxiety & insomnia.

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Chamomile - This soothing diuretic sedative fights depression, irritability, anxiety, stress & helps you sleep.

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Milk - Removing the dead skin cells improves vitality, while it nourishes, smooths & softens your skin.

Milk & Honey - Nourish, smooth & soften your skin while healing sunburn, acne & skin infections.

Musk - Wash away stomach aches, digestive issues & spasms to relax nervous disorders & help you sleep.

Oatmeal - This moisturizing emollient revitalizes the skin & is a remedy for acne, eczema & stress rashes.

Oatmeal, Milk & Honey - Revitalize, nourish, smooth & soften your skin and improve your immune system.

Ocean - This love potion fights stress and purifies & detoxifies your skin molecularly, leaving a relaxing sleep.

Olive Oil - Reduce wrinkles and expand skin elasticity while healing your regenerative ability.

Orange - A sweet smelling skin healer that boosts circulation & mood, it helps alertness yet sedates the mind.

Patchouli - Rejuvenate skin & your immune system with this mood enhancing love potion & insomnia killer.

Peach - Calm and protect your body while rejuvenating, moisturizing & soothing any inflamed skin.

Pear - Moisturizing anti inflammatory antioxidants accelerates wound healing, bone health and wrinkle removal.

Pumpkin - It's great healing qualities are perfect for sores, ulcers and other skin problems.

Raspberry - Fight aging with this skin cell stimulator that repairs dry, inflamed or damaged skin.

Rose - Love potion that calms anxiety, stress, depression & insecurity and lets skin absorb more nutrients.

Rosemary - Helps alertness, besides reducing muscular tension, indigestion, head aches & hangovers.

Rum - This nervous system relaxer & sedative boosts nerve function, reduces cellulite & increases hair growth.

Salt - Fight stress while purifing & detoxifing your skin molecularly, it will help you unwind & sleep.

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Vanilla - This antidepressant, sedative & mood lifter repairs bodily damage from infections to cancer.

Ylang Ylang - Protect skin damage & glow as you expand the heart to replace anger & jealousy with peace & love.


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