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Creativity

Expressive

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Imagination

Optimism

Passionate

Peaceful Living

Visionary


TRAITS

Artistic

Fashionable

Individuality

Self Expression

Uniqueness


THEMES

Dance

Dream

Fantasy World



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THEMES

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VIRTUES

Assertive

Courage

Encouragement

Fortitude

Helpfulness

Heroic

Justice

Reliability

Valor


TRAITS

Self Assurance

Self Control

Steadfast

Tolerant

Vanity


THEMES

Conquering Fears

Hands On

Firefighting

Overcoming Trouble

Overcoming Your Small Size

Punishment

Rescuing

Survival

Trying New Things



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VIRTUES

Ambitious

Backbone

Confident

Courtesy

Determined

Diligence

Excellence

Feeling

Inspirational

Moderation

Patience

Preparedness

Purposeful

Refined

Stamina

Temperance

Tenacious

Willpower

Worth


TRAITS

Attitude

Earnest

Empowered

Resolute

Simplicity


THEMES

Environmental Care

Good Vs Evil



All Heart Themed Books Wanted For Sparta


VIRTUES

Acceptance

Benevolence

Charitable

Equality

Gentleness

Gratitude

Harmony

Heart

Thoughtfulness


TRAITS

Appreciation

Caring

Forgiveness

Sharing


THEMES

New Family


All Dream Themed Books Wanted For Hackettstown

VIRTUES

Beauty


Feathers: Not Just for Flying

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

Charlesbridge

The multipurpose functions and different uses of bird feathers.


The Gardener

by Sarah Stewart, Illus. by David Small - 1997

Farrar Straus & Giroux

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


The Lorax

by Dr Suess

Random House

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


Martina the Beautiful Cockroach: A Cuban Folktale

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

Peachtree Publishers

Interspecies marriage seems to work for this bug choosing husbands.


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

by Vera B. Williams - 1990

Greenwillow Books

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


My Baby & Me

by Lynn Reiser - 2008

Knopf Books

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


Stars

by Mary Lyn Ray - 2011

Beach Lane Books

The endless beauty of the universe makes us think and smile


Swirl by Swirl: Spirals in Nature

by Joyce Sidman - 2011

HMH Books for Young Readers

Finding natural beauty around your world


The Three Little Wolves and The Big Bad Pig

by Eugene Trivizas- 1993

Margaret K. McElderry Books

Wolfs search for friends & beauty


Waking Beauty

by Leah Wilcox - 2008

Putnam Juvenile

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


Where Once There Was a Wood

by Denise Fleming - 1996

Square FishHenry Holt

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


White Snow, Bright Snow

by Alvin Tresselt - 1947

HarperCollins

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


Creativity


A Book

by Mordicai Gerstein. (written & Illustrated) - 2009

Roaring Brook

A writer searches for story ideas for a book.


Aaaarrgghh! Spider!

by Lydia Monks - 2004

Houghton Mifflin,

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


The Handiest Things in the World

by Andrew Clements - 2010

Atheneum Books

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


The Iridescence of Birds: A Book about Henri Matisse

by Patricia MacLachlan. Illus. by Hadley Hooper - 2014

Roaring Brook/Neal Porter

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


It Looked Like Spilt Milk

by Charles G. Shaw - 1947

Harper & Row

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


Mirror Mirror: A Book of Reversible Verse

by Marilyn Singer, Illus. by Josée Masse - 2010

Scholastic

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


The Most Magnificent Thing

by Ashley Spires. (written & illustrated) - 2014

Kids Can Press

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


Mouse Paint

by Ellen Stoll Walsh - 1989

HMH Books

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


Moving Blocks

by Yusuke Yonezu. (written & illustrated) - 2015

Michael Neugebauer/Minedition

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


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

by Monica Brown, Illus. by Raúl Colón - 2007

Rising Moon

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


My Name is Georgia

by Jeanette Winter - 1998

Harcourt Brace/Silver Whistle/HMH Books

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


Nighttime Ninja

by Barbara DaCosta. Illus. by Ed Young - 2012

Little, Brown

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


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

by Barb Rosenstock, Illus. by Mary Grandpré - 2010

Knopf/Random House

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


The Origami Master

by Nathaniel Lachenmeyer - 2008

Albert Whitman & Company

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


The Paper Dragon

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

Atheneum Books

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


The Pencil

by Allan Ahlberg, Illustrated by Bruce Ingman - 2008

Candlewick Press

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


Prudence Wants a Pet

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

Roaring Brook Press

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


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

by Javaka Steptoe - 1971

Little, Brown and Company

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


Shadow

by Suzy Lee - 2010

Chronicle Books

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


Simon's Book

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.


Six by Seuss

by Dr. Seuss - 1991

Random House

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


Some Friends to Feed: The Story of Stone Soup

by Pete Seeger - 2005

G.P. Putnam's Sons

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


Song and Dance Man

by Karen Ackerman - 1988

Knopf Books for Young Readers

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


The Squiggle

by Carole Lexa Schaefer, Illus. by Pierr Morgan 1996

Dragonfly Booksor Crown

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


Ted

by Tony DiTerlizzi - 2001

Simon & Schuster

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


Three Days on a River in a Red Canoe

by Vera B. Williams - 1981

Greenwillow Books

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

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Time for Ballet

tby Adele Geras - 2004

Dial

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


Traction Man is Here!

by Mini Grey - 2005

Knopf Books

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


Viva Frida

by Yuyi Morales, (written & illustrated) - 2014

Roaring Brook/Neal Porter

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


What Can You Do with a Rebozo?

by Carmen Tafolla, Illus. by Amy Cordova - 2008

Tricycle Press/Ten Speed Press

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


What Charlie Heard

by Mordicai Gerstein - 2002

Farrar, Straus and Giroux /Frances Foster

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


Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin

by Lloyd Moss, Illus. by Marjorie Priceman - 1995

Simon & Schuster

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


Expressive

A Book

by Mordicai Gerstein. (written & Illustrated) - 2009

Roaring Brook

A writer searches for story ideas for a book.


The Art Lesson

by Tomie De Paola - 1989

Puffin Books

Artistic individuality goes against the rules of school.


The Big Orange Splot

by Daniel Pinkwater - 1977

Scholastic

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


Ella Sarah Gets Dressed

by Margare Chodos-Irvine - 2003

HMH Book

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


Exclamation Mark

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

Scholastic Press

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


Fancy Nancy Spectacular Spectacles

by Jane O’Connor - 2010

HarperCollins

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


Froodle

by Antoinette Portis. (written & illustrated) - 2014

Roaring Brook/Neal Porter

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


Grandma’s Gift

by Eric Velasquez. (written & illustrated) - 2010

Walker

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


The Iridescence of Birds: A Book about Henri Matisse

by Patricia MacLachlan.Illus. by Hadley Hooper - 2014

Roaring Brook/Neal Porter

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


Little White Rabbit

by Kevin Henkes, (written & illustrated) - 2011

Greenwillow Books

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


Max Found Two Sticks

by Brian Pinkney - 1994

Aladdin

A boy uses self-expression to make music everywhere


My First Baby Signs

by Linda Acredolo - 2002

HarperFestiva

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


My Name is Georgia

by Jeanette Winter - 1998

Harcourt Brace/Silver Whistle/HMH Books

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


Not That TuTu!

by Michelle Sinclair - 2013

Robin Corey Books

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


The Origami Master

by Nathaniel Lachenmeyer - 2008

Albert Whitman & Company

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


Pinky and Rex and the School Play

by James Howe - 1998

Simon Spotlight

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


Sidewalk Flowers

by JonArno Lawson.Illus. by Sydney Smith - 2015

Groundwood Books

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


The Squiggle

by Carole Lexa Schaefer, Illus. by Pierr Morgan 1996

Dragonfly Booksor Crown

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


Time for Bed, Spot

by Eric Hill - 2004

Warne

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


The Very Quiet Cricket

by Eric Carle - 1990

Philomel Books

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


Viva Frida

by Yuyi Morales, (written & illustrated) - 2014

Roaring Brook/Neal Porter

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


What Do We Do With the Baby?

by Rick Walton - 2008

HarperCollins

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


What Will Fat Cat Sit On?

by Jan Thomas - 2007

HMH Books

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


Who Wants a Hug?

by Jeff Mack - 2015

HarperCollins

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


Idealism


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

by Amy Zuckerman,

Dutton Books

A book of predicted future gadgets and enviromental issues.


In the Garden of Happiness

by Erika Tamar - 1996

HMH Books

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


Last Stop on Market Street

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

G.P. Putnam's Sons Books

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


Lenny and Mel: After School Confidential

by Erik Kraft - 2004

Simon & Schuster Book

Two kids go undercover after school for their school newspaper.


Mr. Putter and Tabby Pick the Pears

by Cynthia Rylant, Illus. by Arthur Howard - 1948

HMH Books

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


Mrs. Marlowe's Mice

by Frank Asch - 2007

Kids Can Press

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


Nelson Mandela

by Kadir Nelson, (written & illustrated) - 2012

HarperCollins/Katherine Tegen Books

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


The Things I Can Do

by Jeff Mack - 2013

Roaring Brook Press

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


Imagination


A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever

by Marla Frazee, (written & Illustrated) - 2008

Harcourt

A summer vacation provides shared imagination between friends.


Absolutely Not

by Matthew McElligott - 2004

Walker Childrens

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


The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend

by Dan Santat. (written & Illustrated) - 2014

Little Brown

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


And If the Moon Could Talk

by Kate Banks, Illustrated by Georg Hallensleben - 1997

Farrar Straus & Giroux/Frances Foster

Bedtime story about what on Earth the Moon would say.


Barn Dance!

by Bill Martin Jr - 1986

Square Fish

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


Below

by Nina Crews - 2006

Henry Holt

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


Blackboard Bear

by Martha Alexander - 1969

Candlewick

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


Car Wash

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

Putnam

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


The Carpenter

by Bruna Barros - 2017

Gibbs Smith

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


Clara and Asha

by Eric Rohmann - 2005

Roaring Brook.

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


Cowboy Baby

by Sue Heap - 2012

Walker

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


Crazy Hair

by Neil Gaiman & Illus. by Dave McKean - 2009

HarperCollins

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


Draw!

by Raúl Colón. (written & illustrated) - 2014

Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman.

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


The Dumpster Diver

by Janet S. Wong - 2007

Candlewick Press

Trash transforms into treasures & inventions in this recycling adventure.


Elizabeti's Doll

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

Lee & Low Books

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


Emily Brown and the Thing

by Cressida Cowell and Neal Layton - 2007

Orchard Books

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


Going Home

by Margaret Wild, Llus. by Wayne Harris - 1993

Scholastic

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


Green as a Bean

by Karla Kuskin - 2007

Laura Geringer Book

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


Hailstones and Halibut Bones: Adventures in Poetry and Color

by Mary O’Neill - 1990

Doubleday Books for Young Readers

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


Harold and the Purple Crayon

by Crockett Johnson - 1955

HarperCollins

Worlds created by crayons


Harry and Hopper

by Margaret Wild, Illus. by Freya Blackwood - 2009

Omnibus Books

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


The Hello, Goodbye Window

Illus. by Chris Raschka - 2005

Hyperion/Michael Di Capua Books

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


Hello Rock

by Roger Bradfield - 1965

Purple House Press

Imagination is the magic inside each child


Here Come Poppy and Max

by Lindsey Gardiner - 2000

Little, Brown Book

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


Higher! Higher!

by Leslie Patricelli. (written & illustrated) - 2009

Candlewick

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


The House in the Night

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

Houghton Mifflin

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


How I Learned Geography

by Uri Shulevitz - 2008

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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


I Am a Backhoe

by Anna Grossnickle Hines - 2010

Tricycle Pres

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


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

by  Lauren Child- 2000

Candlewick

Sister won't eat tomatoes until her imagination takes over


It Looked Like Spilt Milk

by Charles G. Shaw - 1947

Harper & Row

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


Jumanji

by Chris Van Allsburg - 1981

Scholastic Trade- 30th anni or HMH Books for Young Readers

A jungle game becomes too real


King Jack and the Dragon

by Peter Bently, Illus. by Helen Oxenbury - 2011

Dial Books

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


Leaf Man

by Lois Ehlert, - 2005

Harcourt

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


Leo: A Ghost Story

by Mac Barnett.Illus. by Christian Robinson - 2015

Chronicle

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


Lily Wool

by Paula Vasquez - 2017

Gibbs Smith

A helpful sheep fights her boring routine using her imagination.


Lines that Wiggle

by Candace Whitman, Illustrated by Steve Wilson- 2009

Blue Apple Books

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


Little White Rabbit

by Kevin Henkes, (written & illustrated) - 2011

Greenwillow Books

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


Louis the Fish

by Arthur Yorinks - 1980

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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


Madlenka’s Dog

by Peter Sis - 2002

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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


Maybe a Bear Ate It!

by Robie H Harris,Illus by Michael Emberley - 2008

Orchard Books, an imprint of Scholastic

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


Meeow and the Big Box

by Sebastien Braun - 2009

Boxer Books

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


Monkey and Me

by Emily Gravett - 2007

MacMillan UK

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


Mouse and Mole: A Winter Wonderland

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

Houghton

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


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

by Monica Brown, Illus. by Raúl Colón - 2007

Rising Moon

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


Nighttime Ninja

by Barbara DaCosta.Illus. by Ed Young - 2012

Little, Brown

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


Niño Wrestles the World

by Yuyi Morales, (written & illustrated) - 2013

Roaring Brook Pressk/Neal Porter

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


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

by Barb Rosenstock, Illus. by Mary Grandpré - 2010

Knopf/Random House

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


Not a Box

by Antoinette Portis - 2006

Harper Festival

Inside of a cardboard box transports a childs imagination


One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish

by Dr Suess - 1960

Random House

Mischievous Suess characters launch all kids imaginations


One Special Day: A Story for Big Brothers and Sisters

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

Disney/Hyperion.

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


Orange Pear Apple Bear

by Emily Gravett - 2006

Simon & Schuster

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


Pearl and Wagner: One Funny Day

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

Dial Books

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


Pete's a Pizza

by William Steig - 1998

HarperCollins/Michael di Capua Books.

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


Press Here

by Herve Tullet - 2010

Chronicle Books

Imagination is turned on by suspend reality and following directions


Princess Me

by Karma Wilson - 2007

Margaret K. McElderry Books

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


Princess Super Kitty

by Antoinette Portis - 2011

HarperCollins

Children imaginations make ordinary life fun


Prudence Wants a Pet

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

Roaring Brook Press

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


The Red Balloon

by Albert Lamorisse - 1967

Doubleday Books for Young Readers

A boys best friend can be a bright red balloon


Red Knit Cap Girl

by Naoko Stoop - 2012

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

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


Red Light, Green Light

by Anastasia Suen - 2005

HMH Books

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


Red Wagon

by Renata Liwska - 2011

Philomel Books

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


Sam, Bangs & Moonshine

by Evaline Ness - 1966

Square Fish

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


Shadow

by Suzy Lee - 2010

Chronicle Books

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


Shoe-la-la

by Karen Beaumont- 2013

Cartwheel Books

A girls imagination creates perfect party shoes


Sidewalk Circus

by Paul Fleischman, Illus. by Kevin Hawkes - 2004

Candlewick

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


Simon's Book

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.


Six by Seuss

by Dr. Seuss - 1991

Random House

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


Skippyjon Jones

by Judy Schachner - 2003

Dutton Books

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


The Snowman

by Raymond Briggs - 1978

Random House

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


Some Friends to Feed: The Story of Stone Soup

by Pete Seeger - 2005

G.P. Putnam's Sons

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


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.


The Squiggle

by Carole Lexa Schaefer, Illus. by Pierr Morgan 1996

Dragonfly Booksor Crown

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


Ted

by Tony DiTerlizzi - 2001

Simon & Schuster

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


Time for Bed, Spot

by Eric Hill - 2004

Warne

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


Tomas and the Library Lady

by Pat Mora - 1997

Alfred A. Knopf

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


The Turn-Around, Upside-Down Alphabet Book

by Lisa Campbell Ernst - 2004

Simon & Schuster Books

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


The Velveteen Rabbit: Or, How Toys Become Real

by Margery Williams, Illustrated by Lou Fancher - 1922

Atheneum/Anne Schwartz Books

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


The Watermelon Seed

by Greg Pizzoli, (written & illustrated) - 2013

Disney/Hyperion

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


Way Down Deep in the Deep Blue Sea

by Jan Peck - 2014

Simon & Schuster

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


What Can You Do with a Rebozo?

by Carmen Tafolla, Illus. by Amy Cordova - 2008

Tricycle Press/Ten Speed Press

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


Where the Sidewalk Ends

by Shel Silverstein - 1974

Harper & Row/ HarperCollins

Gross imagination conquors kids worries


Where the Wild Things Are

by Maurice Sendak - 1963

HarperCollins

The wild life vs the comfort of food & bed


The Wonderful Fluffy Little Squishy

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

Enchanted Lion Books

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


Independence


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

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

Random/Schwartz & Wade

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


Hippopposites

by Janik Coat - 2010

Harry N. Abrams

The opposite pairing of different looking hippos.


Leo Loves Baby Time

by Anna McQuinn - 2014

Charlesbridge

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


Matilda

by Roald Dahl, illustrated by Quentin Blake - 1988

Puffin Books

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


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.


The Three Pigs

by David Wiesner - 2001

Clarion Books

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


Time of Wonder

by Robert McCloskey - 1957

Puffin Books

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


Viva Frida

by Yuyi Morales - 2014

Roaring Brook Press

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


Way Up and Over Everything

by Alice McGill - 2007

HMH Books

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


Where's Walrus?

by Stephen Savage, (written & illustrated) - 2011

Scholastic Press

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


Optimism


A Good Day

by Kevin Henkes - 2004

Greenwillow

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


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

by Ruth Krauss, ill. Maurice Sendak - 1952

Nelson

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


Ballerina Dreams: A True Story

by Lauren Thompson, Illus. by James Estrin - 2007

Feiwel & Friends

Dreams come true for girls with physical disabilities.


Don’t Throw It to Mo!

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

Penguin

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


Dream Something Big

by Dianna Hutts Aston- 2011

Dial Books

This immigrant story inspires kids to follow their big dreams


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


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.


Mighty Jackie: The Strike Out Queen

by Marissa Moss - 2004

Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books

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


Monkey Ono

by C. Phillipps - 2013

Viking Books

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


Mr. Wuffles!

by David Wiesner, (written & illustrated) - 2013

Clarion Books

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


Nelson Mandela

by Kadir Nelson, (written & illustrated) - 2012

HarperCollins/Katherine Tegen Books

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


Otto Goes to the Beach

by Todd Parr - 2003

Little, Brown Young Readers

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


Prudence Wants a Pet

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

Roaring Brook Press

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


Sidewalk Flowers

by JonArno Lawson.Illus. by Sydney Smith - 2015

Groundwood Books

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


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.


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.


The Things I Can Do

by Jeff Mack - 2013

Roaring Brook Press

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


Passionate


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.


Cinderella, or the Little Glass Slipper

by Charles Perrault - 1697

Harper Design

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


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

by Margarita Engle.Illus. by Rafael López - 2015

HMH Books

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


Mighty Jackie: The Strike Out Queen

by Marissa Moss - 2004

Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books

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


Monkey Ono

by C. Phillipps - 2013

Viking Books

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


Sidewalk Flowers

by JonArno Lawson.Illus. by Sydney Smith - 2015

Groundwood Books

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


Smitten

by David Gordon - 2007

Atheneum Books

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


Peaceful Living


An Ambush of Tigers: A Wild Gathering of Collective Nouns

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

Lerner/Millbrook

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


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.


In the Garden of Happiness

by Erika Tamar - 1996

HMH Books

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


Is There ​a Dog in This Book?

by Viviane Schwarz - 2014

Candlewick Press

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


McDuff Moves In

by Rosemary Wells - 1997

Disney-Hyperion

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


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.


Mr. Pusskins: A Love Story

by Sam Lloyd - 2006

Atheneum

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


Mr. Putter & Tabby Clear the Decks

by Cynthia Rylant, Illus. by Arthur Howard - 2010

Harcourt/HMH Books

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


Mrs. Marlowe's Mice

by Frank Asch - 2007

Kids Can Press

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


My Little Island

by Frané Lessac - 1084

HarperCollins

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


Naamah and the Ark at Night

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

Candlewick Press.

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


No Yeti Yet

by Mary Ann Fraser - 2015

Peter Pauper Press

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


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.


The Other Side

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

G.P. Putnam's Sons Books

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


Over and Under the Snow

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

Chronicle Books

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


Piggies

by Audrey Wood - 1991

HMH Books

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


Roger Is Reading a Book

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

Eerdmans Book

Sharing books creates friendships, and quiets noisy neighbors.


Seven Spools of Thread: A Kwanzaa Story

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

Albert Whitman & Company

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


Sidewalk Flowers

by JonArno Lawson.Illus. by Sydney Smith - 2015

Groundwood Books

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


Slowly Slowly Slowly said the Sloth

by  Eric Carle - 2007

Puffin Books

Move slowly & enjoy life


Smitten

by David Gordon - 2007

Atheneum Books

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


Song of the Swallows

by Leo Politi - 1949

Atheneum Books

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


Time of Wonder

by Robert McCloskey - 1957

Puffin Books

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


Time to Sleep, Sheep the Sheep!

by Mo Willems, (written & illustrated) - 2010

Balzer & Bray/HarperCollins

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


Tiptoe Tapirs

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

Holiday House

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


To Market, To Market

by Anne Miranda, Illus. by Janet Stevens - 1997

Harcourt Brace /HMH Books

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


Weslandia

by Paul Fleischman - 1999

Candlewick Press

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


What Can You Do In The Snow?

by Anna Grossnickle Hines - 1999

Greenwillow Books

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


What Happens on Wednesdays

by Emily Jenkins - 2007

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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


When I Was Young in the Mountains

by Cynthia Rylant - 1982

Puffin Books

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


When You Are Happy

by Eileen Spinelli - 2006

Simon & Schuster

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


Why?

by Nikolai Popov - 1996

NorthSouth

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


The Wolf's Chicken Stew

by Keiko Kasza - 1987

Puffin Books

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


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.


Zoo Ah-choooo!

by Peter Mandel - 2012

Holiday House

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


Visionary


Aaaarrgghh! Spider!

by Lydia Monks - 2004

Houghton Mifflin,

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


The Cow Who Climbed a Tree

by Gemma Merino - 2015

Albert Whitman & Company

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


Dream Something Big

by Dianna Hutts Aston- 2011

Dial Books

This immigrant story inspires kids to follow their big dreams


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

by Margarita Engle - 2015

HMH Books for Young Readers

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


Grandma’s Gift

by Eric Velasquez. (written & illustrated) - 2010

Walker

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


How to Catch a Star

by Oliver Jeffers - 2004

Philomel Books

Reaching for dreams and stars makes magic happen


Little White Rabbit

by Kevin Henkes, (written & illustrated) - 2011

Greenwillow Books

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


Louis the Fish

by Arthur Yorinks - 1980

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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


Malala Yousafzai: Warrior with Words

by Karen Leggett Abouraya - 2014

StarWalk Kids Media

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


Moonpowder

by John Rocco - 2008

Hyperion

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


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

by Monica Brown, Illus. by Raúl Colón - 2007

Rising Moon

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


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

by Reeve Lindbergh - 1996

Candlewick

Dreaming big unleashed the first African American aviator


Snowflake Bentley

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

Houghton Mifflin

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


The Subway Mouse

by  Barbara Reid - 2003

Scholastic

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


Tar Beach

by Faith Ringgold- 1991

Dragonfly Books

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


TRAITS

Artistic


ABC3D

by Marion Bataille- 2008

Roaring Brook Press

Pop-up work of art


Anno’s Journey

by Mitsumasa Anno - 1980

Puffin

Trek through history and art finding hidden things in populated villages


Art Dog

by Thacher Hurd, HarperCollins, 2004

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


The Art Lesson

by Tomie De Paola, Puffin Books, 1989

Artistic individuality goes against the rules of school.


The Artist Who painted a Blue Horse

by Eric Carle - 2011

Philomel

Let out the artist inside readers


Bad Day at Riverbend

by Chris Van Allsburg - 1995

Houghton/HMH

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


The Big Orange Splot

by Daniel Pinkwater - 1977

Scholastic

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


Chalk

by Bill Thomson - 2010

Scholastic

3 Kids drawings come to life with rainy day magical chalk


The Day the Crayons Quit

by Drew Daywalt - 2013

Philomel

Crayons on strike upset a boy who wants to color


Dimity Dumpty: The Story of Humpty’s Little Sister

by Bob Graham - 2006

Candlewick

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


Draw!

by Raúl Colón. (written & illustrated) - 2014

Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman.

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


Dreaming Up: A Celebration of Building

by Christy Hale. (written & illustrated) - 1996

Lee & Low

Kids drawings mirror shown structures in this poetic architecture book.


The Egg Tree

by Katherine Milhous - 1950

Aladdin

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


Elephants Can Paint Too!

by Katya Arnold - 2005

Atheneum Books or Simon & Schuster/Anne Schwartz.

This nonfiction book highlights real elephant art and facts.


Flashlight

by Lizi Boyd. (written & illustrated) - 2014

Chronicle Books

A boys flashlight in the woods discovers hidden art.


Frida

by Jonah Winter, Illus. by Ana Juan - 2002

Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine

The biography of Mexican folk artist, Frida Kahlo.


Gallop!: A Scanimation Picture Book

by Rufus Butler Seder- 2007

Workman Publishing Company

Murals that come to life


Garden of Abdul Gasazi

by Chris Van Allsburg - 1979

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Surreal artistic book


Grandma’s Gift

by Eric Velasquez. (written & illustrated) - 2010

Walker

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


Green

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

Roaring Brook/Neal Porter.

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


Harold and the Purple Crayon

by Crockett Johnson - 1955

HarperCollins

Worlds created by crayons


Hippopposites

by Janik Coat - 2010

Harry N. Abrams

The opposite pairing of different looking hippos.


How Do Dinosaurs Learn Their Colors

by Jane Yolen - 2006

Blue Sky Press

Dinos are used to teach kids their colors.


I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More!

by Karen Beaumont- 2005

HMH Books for Young Readers

Painting his whole world & himself


I Love Colors

by Margaret Miller - 1999

Little Simon

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


Imagine a Day

by Sarah L Thomson - 2005

Atheneum Books

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


In Her Hands: The Story of Sculptor Augusta Savage

by Professor Alan Schroeder - 2009

Lee & Low Books

Augusta Savage bio


The Iridescence of Birds: A Book about Henri Matisse

by Patricia MacLachlan.Illus. by Hadley Hooper - 2014

Roaring Brook/Neal Porter

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


Ish

by Peter Reynolds - 2004

Candlewick

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


Leaf Man

by Lois Ehlert, - 2005

Harcourt

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


Lines that Wiggle

by Candace Whitman, Illustrated by Steve Wilson- 2009

Blue Apple Books

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


Linnea in Monet’s Garden

by  Cristina Bjork and Lena Anderson - 1987

R & S Books

Kids learn impressionism and Monet as they travel to Paris


Little Blue and Little Yellow

by Leo Lionni - 1959

HarperCollin

Colors become friends and mix into different shades and colors.


Little Oh

by Laura Krauss Melmed, Illus. byJim LaMarche- 1997

HarperCollins

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


Mouse Paint

by Ellen Stoll Walsh - 1989

HMH Books

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


Moving Blocks

by Yusuke Yonezu. (written & illustrated) - 2015

Michael Neugebauer/Minedition

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


My Name is Georgia

by Jeanette Winter - 1998

Harcourt Brace/Silver Whistle/HMH Books

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


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

by Barb Rosenstock, Illus. by Mary Grandpré - 2010

Knopf/Random House

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


Olivia

by Ian Falconer - 2000

Atheneum Books

Artistic fashion crazed pig gal


The Origami Master

by Nathaniel Lachenmeyer - 2008

Albert Whitman & Company

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


The Paper Dragon

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

Atheneum Books

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


The Patchwork Quilt

by Valerie Flournoy - 1985

Dial Book

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


The Pencil

by Allan Ahlberg, Illustrated by Bruce Ingman - 2008

Candlewick Press

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


Perfect the Pig

by Susan Jeschke - 1970

Square Fish

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


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

by Javaka Steptoe - 1971

Little, Brown and Company

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


Rickshaw Girl

by Mitali Perkins, illustrated by Jamie Hogan - 2008

Charlesbridge

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


Sector 7

by David Wiesner - 1999

Clarion Books

Bored cloud factory uses artist to creates new blueprints.


Simon's Book

by Henrik Drescher - 1983

MacAdam/Cage Publishing

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


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.


The Turn-Around, Upside-Down Alphabet Book

by Lisa Campbell Ernst - 2004

Simon & Schuster Books

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


Viva Frida

by Yuyi Morales, (written & illustrated) - 2014

Roaring Brook/Neal Porter

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


What Do Illustrators Do?

by Eileen Christelow - 1999

Clarion /HMH Books

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


White on Black

by Tana Hoban - 1993

Greenwillow Books

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


Who Needs Donuts?

by Mark Alan Stamaty - 1973

Knopf Books

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


Zoom

by Istvan Banyai - 1995

Puffin Books

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


Fashionable


A Hat for Minerva Louise

by Janet Morgan Stoeke - 1997

Puffin Books

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


A Three Hat Day

by Laura Geringer - 1985

HarperCollins

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


Duffy and the Devil

by Harve Zemach - 1973

Square Fish

A deal with devil for knitted treasures wins a husband.


Ella Sarah Gets Dressed

by Margare Chodos-Irvine - 2003

HMH Book

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


Fancy Nancy

by Jane O'Connor- 2005

HarperCollins

Girls who uses fancy words also dresses extravagantly


Fancy Nancy in Room 1-A

by Jane O'Connor - 2012

HarperCollins

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


Froggy Gets Dressed

by Jonathan London - 1992

Puffin Books

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


The Hinky Pink

by Megan McDonald, Illus. by Brian Floca - 2008

Atheneum/Richard Jackson.

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


Hooray For Hat

by Brian Won - 2014

HMH Books

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


Jamela's Dress

by Niki Daly - 1999

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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


Joseph Had a Little Overcoat

by Simms Taback - 1999

Viking Books for Young Readers

Making something from nothing, nothing is wasted


Ladybug Girl Dresses Up!

by David Soman - 2010

Grosset & Dunlap

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


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 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.


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.


Not That TuTu!

by Michelle Sinclair - 2013

Robin Corey Books

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


Olivia

by Ian Falconer - 2000

Atheneum Books

Artistic fashion crazed pig gal


The Purple Coat

by Amy Hest - 1986

Aladdin

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


Shoe-la-la

by Karen Beaumont- 2013

Cartwheel Books

A girls imagination creates perfect party shoes


This Is Not My Hat

by Jon Klassen. (written & illustrated) - 2012

Candlewick

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


What Can You Do with a Rebozo?

by Carmen Tafolla, Illus. by Amy Cordova - 2008

Tricycle Press/Ten Speed Press

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


Individuality


A Hat for Minerva Louise

by Janet Morgan Stoeke - 1997

Puffin Books

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


The Art Lesson

by Tomie De Paola - 1989

Puffin Books

Artistic individuality goes against the rules of school.


Duck at the Door

by Jackie Urbanovic - 2007

HarperCollins

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


King Bidgood is in the Bathtub

by Audrey Wood, ill. Don Wood - 1985

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

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


Little White Rabbit

by Kevin Henkes, (written & illustrated) - 2011

Greenwillow Books

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


Mama Cat Has Three Kittens

by Denise Fleming -1998

Square Fish

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


Matilda

by Roald Dahl, illustrated by Quentin Blake - 1988

Puffin Books

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


Mr. Pusskins: A Love Story

by Sam Lloyd - 2006

Atheneum

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


Mrs. McBloom, Clean Up Your Classroom!

by Kelly Dipucchio - 2005

Disney-Hyperion

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


My House

by Delphine Durande - 2007

Wingedchariot Press

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


No Two Alike

by Keith Baker - 2010

Beach Lane Books

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


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

by Barb Rosenstock, Illus. by Mary Grandpré - 2010

Knopf/Random House

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


Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons

by Eric Litwin, Created andIllustrated by James Dean - 2012

HarperCollins

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


The Purple Coat

by Amy Hest - 1986

Aladdin

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


Two Eggs Please

by Sarah Weeks - 2003

Atheneum Books

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


Violet the Pilot

by Steve Breen - 2008

Dial Books

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


Waiting

by Kevin Henkes. (written & illustrated) - 2015

HarperCollins/Greenwillow.

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


Wow! Said the Owl

by Tim Hopgood - 2009

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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


Self Expression


A Book

by Mordicai Gerstein. (written & Illustrated) - 2009

Roaring Brook

A writer searches for story ideas for a book.


The Art Lesson

by Tomie De Paola - 1989

Puffin Books

Artistic individuality goes against the rules of school.


The Big Orange Splot

by Daniel Pinkwater - 1977

Scholastic

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


Ella Sarah Gets Dressed

by Margare Chodos-Irvine - 2003

HMH Book

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


Exclamation Mark

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

Scholastic Press

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


Fancy Nancy Spectacular Spectacles

by Jane O’Connor - 2010

HarperCollins

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


Froodle

by Antoinette Portis. (written & illustrated) - 2014

Roaring Brook/Neal Porter

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


Grandma’s Gift

by Eric Velasquez. (written & illustrated) - 2010

Walker

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


The Iridescence of Birds: A Book about Henri Matisse

by Patricia MacLachlan.Illus. by Hadley Hooper - 2014

Roaring Brook/Neal Porter

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


Little White Rabbit

by Kevin Henkes, (written & illustrated) - 2011

Greenwillow Books

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


Max Found Two Sticks

by Brian Pinkney - 1994

Aladdin

A boy uses self-expression to make music everywhere


My First Baby Signs

by Linda Acredolo - 2002

HarperFestiva

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


My Name is Georgia

by Jeanette Winter - 1998

Harcourt Brace/Silver Whistle/HMH Books

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


Not That TuTu!

by Michelle Sinclair - 2013

Robin Corey Books

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


The Origami Master

by Nathaniel Lachenmeyer - 2008

Albert Whitman & Company

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


Pinky and Rex and the School Play

by James Howe - 1998

Simon Spotlight

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


Sidewalk Flowers

by JonArno Lawson.Illus. by Sydney Smith - 2015

Groundwood Books

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


The Squiggle

by Carole Lexa Schaefer, Illus. by Pierr Morgan 1996

Dragonfly Booksor Crown

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


Time for Bed, Spot

by Eric Hill - 2004

Warne

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


The Very Quiet Cricket

by Eric Carle - 1990

Philomel Books

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


Viva Frida

by Yuyi Morales, (written & illustrated) - 2014

Roaring Brook/Neal Porter

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


What Do We Do With the Baby?

by Rick Walton - 2008

HarperCollins

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


What Will Fat Cat Sit On?

by Jan Thomas - 2007

HMH Books

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


Who Wants a Hug?

by Jeff Mack - 2015

HarperCollins

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


Uniqueness


Aaaarrgghh! Spider!

by Lydia Monks - 2004

Houghton Mifflin

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


Ella Sarah Gets Dressed

by Margare Chodos-Irvine - 2003

HMH Book

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


Flat Stanley

by Jeff Brown - 1964

HarperCollins

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


Froodle

by Antoinette Portis. (written & illustrated) - 2014

Roaring Brook/Neal Porter

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


Frog Went A-Courtin

by John Langstaff - 1955

HMH Book

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


Hippopposites

by Janik Coat - 2010

Harry N. Abrams

The opposite pairing of different looking hippos.


The Junkyard Wonders

by Patricia Polacco - 2010

Philomel Books

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


Madlenka’s Dog

by Peter Sis - 2002

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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


Martha Speaks

by Susan Meddaugh - 1992

HMH Books

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


Mommy, Mama and Me

by Lesléa Newman.Illus. by Carol Thompson - 2009

Tricycle

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


The Most Amazing Creature in the Sea

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

Henry Holt and Co

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


Mouse and Mole: Fine Feathered Friends

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

Houghton/HMH Book

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


Move!

by Steve Jenkins - 2006

HMH Books

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


Mrs. Marlowe's Mice

by Frank Asch - 2007

Kids Can Press

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


My Beak, Your Beak

by Melanie Walsh - 2002

HMH Books

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


My Cat, the Silliest Cat in the World

by Gilles Bachelet - 2004

Harry N. Abrams

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


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

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

HarperCollins /Lothrop, Lee & Shepard.

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


New Shoes, Red Shoes

by Susan Rollings - 2000

Orchard Books

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


No Two Alike

by Keith Baker - 2010

Beach Lane Books

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


No Yeti Yet

by Mary Ann Fraser - 2015

Peter Pauper Press

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


Only One You

by Linda Kranz - 2006

Cooper Square Publishing Llc

There is only one you in the world


The Origami Master

by Nathaniel Lachenmeyer - 2008

Albert Whitman & Company

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


Our Animal Friends at Maple Hill Farm

by Alice and Martin Provensen - 1974

Aladdin

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


The Paper Crane

by Molly Bang - 1985

Greenwillow Book

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


Prudence Wants a Pet

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

Roaring Brook Press

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


Puss and Boots

by Ayano Imai - 2009

Minedition

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


The Red Lemon

by Bob Staake - 2006

Golden Books

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


Silly Suzy Goose

by Petr Horacek - 2006

Candlewick Press

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


Thelonius Monster's Sky-High Fly Pie

by Judy Sierra, Illus. by Edward Koren - 2006

Knopf Books

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


The Top Job

by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel - 2007

Dutton Books

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


What! Cried Granny: An Almost Bedtime Story

by Kate Lum, Illustrated by Adrian Johnson - 1998

Dial

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


Where's Walrus?

by Stephen Savage, (written & illustrated) - 2011

Scholastic Press

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


Wolfsnail: A Backyard Predator

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

Boyds Mills Press

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


The Wonderful Fluffy Little Squishy

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

Enchanted Lion Books

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


Yoko

by Rosemary Wells- 1998

Disney-Hyperion

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


THEMES

Dance


A Dance Like Starlight: One Ballerina's Dream

by Kristy Dempsey.Illus. by Floyd Cooper - 2014

Penguin/Philomel

Janet Collins an African-American ballerina dreams come true.


Angelina Ballerina

by Helen Craig, Katharine Holabird - 2008

Viking

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


Ballerina Dreams: A True Story

by Lauren Thompson, Illus. by James Estrin - 2007

Feiwel & Friends

Dreams come true for girls with physical disabilities.


Ballet Cat: The Totally Secret Secret

by Bob Shea. (written & Illustrated) - 2015

Disney/Hyperion

A secret between friends about different interests bond them closer.


Flora and the Flamingo

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

Chronicle Books

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


The Human Alphabet

by Pilobolus, John Kane & Pilobolus Dance Theatre - 2005

Roaring Brook Press

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


I Got the Rhythm

by Connie Schofield-Morrison - 2014

Bloomsbury

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


I'm a Little Teapot!

Illus. by Annie Kubler- 2007

Child's Play International

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


Miss Tutu's Star

by Leslea Newman - 2010

Harry N. Abrams

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


Not That TuTu!

by Michelle Sinclair - 2013

Robin Corey Books

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


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

tby Adele Geras - 2004

Dial

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


Twist with a Burger, Jitter with a Bug

by Linda Lowery, Illus. by Pat Dypold - 1995

Houghton Mifflin

Tongue twisting rhymes about dance, music, and culture.


Dream


A Dance Like Starlight: One Ballerina's Dream

by Kristy Dempsey.Illus. by Floyd Cooper - 2014

Penguin/Philomel

Janet Collins an African-American ballerina dreams come true.


Aaaarrgghh! Spider!

by Lydia Monks - 2004

Houghton Mifflin,

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


Angelina Ballerina

by Helen Craig, Katharine Holabird - 2008

Viking

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


Ballerina Dreams: A True Story

by Lauren Thompson, Illus. by James Estrin - 2007

Feiwel & Friends

Dreams come true for girls with physical disabilities.


Ballet Cat: The Totally Secret Secret

by Bob Shea. (written & Illustrated) - 2015

Disney/Hyperion

A secret between friends about different interests bond them closer.


Basil of Baker Street

by Eve Titus - 1958

Aladdin Paperback

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


The Cow Who Climbed a Tree

by Gemma Merino - 2015

Albert Whitman & Company

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


Dream Something Big

by Dianna Hutts Aston- 2011

Dial Books

This immigrant story inspires kids to follow their big dreams


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

by Margarita Engle - 2015

HMH Books for Young Readers

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


Duck

by Randy Cecil - 2008

Candlewick Press

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


Firebird

by Misty Copeland- 2014

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

Young girl follows her dreams


Flop to the Top!

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

TOON

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


George Shrinks

by William Joyce- 1987

HarperCollins

A dream about a small guy living in an oversized world


Grandma’s Gift

by Eric Velasquez. (written & illustrated) - 2010

Walker

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


How to Catch a Star

by Oliver Jeffers - 2004

Philomel Books

Reaching for dreams and stars makes magic happen


Little White Rabbit

by Kevin Henkes, (written & illustrated) - 2011

Greenwillow Books

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


Louis the Fish

by Arthur Yorinks - 1980

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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


Maisy's Rainbow Dream

by Lucy Cousins - 2003

Candlewick

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


Malala Yousafzai: Warrior with Words

by Karen Leggett Abouraya - 2014

StarWalk Kids Media

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


The Man in the Moon (The Guardians of Childhood)

by William Joyce - 2011

A shipwreck on the moon causes bad nightmares


Mighty Jackie: The Strike Out Queen

by Marissa Moss - 2004

Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books

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


The Moon Over Star

by Dianna Hutts Aston, Jerry Pinkney2008

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.


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

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

HarperCollins /Lothrop, Lee & Shepard.

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


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

by Monica Brown, Illus. by Raúl Colón - 2007

Rising Moon

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


Night Worker

by Kate Banks, Illustrated by Georg Hallensleben- 2000

Farrar, Straus and Giroux / Frances Foster

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


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

by Reeve Lindbergh - 1996

Candlewick

Dreaming big unleashed the first African American aviator


Old Bear

by Kevin Henkes, (written & illustrated) - 2008

Greenwillow Books / HarperCollins

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


Snowflake Bentley

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

Houghton Mifflin

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


The Snowman

by Raymond Briggs - 1978

Random House

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


The Subway Mouse

by  Barbara Reid - 2003

Scholastic

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


Tar Beach

by Faith Ringgold- 1991

Dragonfly Books

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


Time for Bed, Spot

by Eric Hill - 2004

Warne

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


Trombone Shorty

by Troy Andrews.Illus. by Bryan Collier - 2015

Harry N. Abrams

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


Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star

by Jerry Pinkney - 2016

LB Kids

Chipmunks quest to reach the stars


Fantasy World


An Ambush of Tigers: A Wild Gathering of Collective Nouns

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

Lerner/Millbrook

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


April and Esme, Tooth Fairies

by Bob Graham. (written & Illustrated) - 2010

Candlewick

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


Barn Dance!

by Bill Martin Jr - 1986

Square Fish

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


Before You Were Mine

by Maribeth Boelts - 2007

G.P. Putnam's Sons

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


Bridge to Terabithia

by Katherine Paterson - 1977

HarperCollins

Two outsiders become friends by escaping bullies into a famtasy world


Clara and Asha

by Eric Rohmann - 2005

Roaring Brook.

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


Dog Love Books

by Louise Yates - 2010

Knopf Book

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


The Farmer's Away! Baa! Neigh!

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

Candlewick

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


FArTHER

by Grahame Baker-Smith - 2011

Templar Books

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


Flop to the Top!

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

TOON

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


Frankie Pickle and the Mathematical Menace

by Eric Wight, (written & illustrated) - 2011

Simon and Schuster

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


Free Fall

by David Wiesner - 1988

HarperCollins

boy dreams of a faraway land full of dragons & castles


Jitterbug Jam: A Monster Tale

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

Hutchinson Children's Books or Farrar

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


Little White Rabbit

by Kevin Henkes, (written & illustrated) - 2011

Greenwillow Books

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


Niño Wrestles the World

by Yuyi Morales, (written & illustrated) - 2013

Roaring Brook Pressk/Neal Porter

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


Saint George and the Dragon

by Margaret Hodges - 1984

Little, Brown Books

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


Sam, Bangs & Moonshine

by Evaline Ness - 1966

Square Fish

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


Searching for Sasquatch

by Nathaniel Lachenmeyer - 2007

Sasquatch Books

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


Shadow

by Blaise Cendrars & Marcia Brown- 1982

Aladdin

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


The Snowman

by Raymond Briggs - 1978

Random House

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


The Story of Fish & Snail

by Deborah Freedman - 2013

Viking Books

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


Ted

by Tony DiTerlizzi - 2001

Simon & Schuster

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


Way Down Deep in the Deep Blue Sea

by Jan Peck - 2014

Simon & Schuster

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


When Dinosaurs Came with Everything

by Elise Broach, Illus. by David Small - 2007

Simon & Schuster/Atheneum

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


Perspective


A Garden of Opposites

by Nancy Davis - 2009

Schwartz & Wade Books

Opposite concepts are taught using outdoor situations.


A Good Day

by Kevin Henkes - 2004

Greenwillow

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


A Lion in Paris

by Beatrice Alemagna

Tate

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


Actual Size

by Steve Jenkins - 2004

HMH Books

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


Baby Party

by Rebecca O'Connell - 2015

Albert Whitman & Company

A party helps babies with shape recognition.


Bad Day at Riverbend

by Chris Van Allsburg - 1995

Houghton/HMH

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


Bea and Mr. Jones

by Amy Schwartz - 2006

HMH Books

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


Big and Small, Room for All

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

Tundra Books

This perspective books zooms in from space to microscopic life.


The Big Orange Splot

by Daniel Pinkwater - 1977

Scholastic

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


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

by Laura Vaccaro Seegers - 2006

Roaring Brook/Neal Porter

Concepts of multiple perspectives fill its interactive flipbook pages.


Blue Sky

by Audrey Wood - 2012

The Blue Sky Press

Kids learn & observe the sky in different cosmic moods.


Cowboy Baby

by Sue Heap - 2012

Walker

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


Dear Primo: A Letter to My Cousin

by Duncan Tonatiuh. (written & illustrated) - 2010

Harry N. Abrams

Mexican & American cousins compare their existences.


Dino Bites!

by Algy CraigHall - 2013

Boxer Books

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


Dinosaur Roar!

by Paul & Henrietta Stickland - 1994

Dutton Books

Rhymes illustrate the differences & emotions of various dinosaurs.


Dinosaurs: A Giant Fold-Out Book

by Simms Taback - 2012

Blue Apple Books

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


Dinosaurs, Dinosaurs

by Byron Barton - 1989

HarperFestival

Characteristics of dinos personalities & forms are described.


The Dumpster Diver

by Janet S. Wong - 2007

Candlewick Press

Trash transforms into treasures & inventions in this recycling adventure.


Eeeek, Mouse!

by Lydia Monks - 2009

Egmont

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


Fanny's Dream

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

Puffin Books

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


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

by Lindsay Mattick. Illus. by Sophie Blackall - 2015

Little, Brown Books

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


Flashlight

by Lizi Boyd. (written & illustrated) - 2014

Chronicle Books

A boys flashlight in the woods discovers hidden art.


Green as a Bean

by Karla Kuskin - 2007

Laura Geringer Book

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


Head, Body, Legs: A Story from Liberia

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

Square Fish

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


Hello, Baby Beluga

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

Charlesbridge

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


How Oliver Olson Changed the World

by Claudia Mills, IIlus. by Heather Maione - 2009

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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


How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World

by Marjorie Priceman - 1994

Knopf/RHUS

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


I Love Colors

by Margaret Miller - 1999

Little Simon

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


It’s a Secret

by John Burningham - 2009

Candlewick Press

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


Ladybug Girl Dresses Up!

by David Soman - 2010

Grosset & Dunlap

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


Like Pickle Juice on a Cookie

by Julie Sternberg, Illus. by Matthew Cordell - 2011

Amulet

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


Lines that Wiggle

by Candace Whitman, Illustrated by Steve Wilson - 2009

Blue Apple Books

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


Little White Rabbit

by Kevin Henkes, (written & illustrated) - 2011

Greenwillow Books

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


Llama Llama Mad at Mama

by Anna Dewdney - 2007

Viking Juvenile

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


Looking for a Moose

by Phyllis Root - 2006

Candlewick Press

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


Many Moons

by James Thurber - 1943

HMH Book

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


Martha Speaks

by Susan Meddaugh - 1992

HMH Books

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


Meanwhile Back at the Ranch

by Trinka Hakes Noble - 2014

Schwartz & Wade

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


Minnie and Moo go to the Moon

by Parisby Denys Cazet - 1998

DK

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


The Monster Who Ate My Peas

by Danny Schnitzlein - 2001

Peachtree Publishers

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


The Moon Is Going to Addy’s House

by Ida Pearle. (written & illustrated) - 2015

Penguin/Dial.

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


Mouse & Lion

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

Scholastic/Michael di Capua Books

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


Mr. Big

by Ed Vere - 2008

Puffin

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


Mr. Peek and the Misunderstanding at the Zoo

by Kevin Waldron - 2008

Templar

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


Mr. Squirrel and the Moon

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

NorthSouth

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


Mrs. Marlowe's Mice

by Frank Asch - 2007

Kids Can Press

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


My Beak, Your Beak

by Melanie Walsh - 2002

HMH Books

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


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

by Charlie Gardner - 2012

Dorling Kindersley

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


My House

by Delphine Durande - 2007

Wingedchariot Press

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


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

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

HarperCollins /Lothrop, Lee & Shepard.

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


My Many Colored Days

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

Knopf Books

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


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

by Peter Brown. (written & illustrated) - 2014

Little, Brown Books

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


New Shoes, Red Shoes

by Susan Rollings - 2000

Orchard Books

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


Nikolai, the Only Bear

by Barbara Joosse - 2005

Philomel

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


No Two Alike

by Keith Baker - 2010

Beach Lane Books

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


Old Black Fly

by Jim Aylesworth - 1992

Henry Holt and Co

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


The Old House

by Pamela Duncan Edwards - 2007

Dutton Books

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


On Earth

by G. Brian Karas - 2005

G.P. Putnam's Sons Books

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


One Beetle Too Many: The Extraordinary Adventures of Charles Darwin

by Kathryn Lasky - 2006

Candlewick Pres

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


Open This Little Book

by Jesse Klausmeier - 2012

Chronicle Books

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


Orange Pear Apple Bear

by Emily Gravett - 2006

Simon & Schuster

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


Otto Grows Down

by Michael Sussman - 2009

Sterling

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


The Pencil

by Allan Ahlberg, Illustrated by Bruce Ingman - 2008

Candlewick Press

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


Pictures from Our Vacation

by Lynne Rae Perkins - 2007

Greenwillow

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


Princess Me

by Karma Wilson - 2007

Margaret K. McElderry Books

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


Prudence Wants a Pet

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

Roaring Brook Press

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


Rhyming Dust Bunnies

by Jan Thomas - 2009

Beach Lane Books

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


Scaredy Squirrel

by Mélanie Watt - 2006

Kids Can Press

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


Seven Blind Mice

by Ed Young - 1992

Puffin Books

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


Shadow

by Suzy Lee - 2010

Chronicle Books

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


Shadow

by Blaise Cendrars & Marcia Brown - 1982

Aladdin

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


Shapes That Roll

by Karen Berman Nagel - 2009

Blue Apple Book

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


The Shivers in the Fridge

by Fran Manushkin - 2006

Dutton Books

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


Sidewalk Circus

by Paul Fleischman, Illus. by Kevin Hawkes - 2004

Candlewick

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


Silly Suzy Goose

by Petr Horacek - 2006

Candlewick Press

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


Simon's Book

by Henrik Drescher - 1983

MacAdam/Cage Publishing

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


Six by Seuss

by Dr. Seuss - 1991

Random House

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


Smitten

by David Gordon - 2007

Atheneum Books

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


The Squiggle

by Carole Lexa Schaefer, Illus. by Pierr Morgan 1996

Dragonfly Books or Crown

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


Stars Beneath Your Bed: The Surprising Story of Dust

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

Greenwillow

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


Stephen Biesty's Castles

by Stephen Biesty - 2004

Enchanted Lion Books

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


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.


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.


Telephone

by Mac Barnett Illus. by Jen Corace - 2014

Chronicle Book

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


Tell Me the Day Backwards

by Albert Lamb, Illus. by David McPhail - 2011

Candlewick Press

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


There Was an Old Man Who Painted the Sky

by Teri Sloat - 2009

Henry Holt

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


The Things I Can Do

by Jeff Mack - 2013

Roaring Brook Press

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


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.


This Moose Belongs to Me

by Oliver Jeffers. (written & illustrated) - 2012

Philomel Books/Penguin.

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


The Three Pigs

by David Wiesner - 2001

Clarion Books

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


Tiny Little Fly

by Michael Rosen - 2010

Candlewick Press

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


To Be a Kid

by Maya Ajmera and John Ivanko - 1999

Charlesbridge

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


Traction Man is Here!

by Mini Grey - 2005

Knopf Books

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


The Turn-Around, Upside-Down Alphabet Book

by Lisa Campbell Ernst - 2004

Simon & Schuster Books

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


The Velveteen Rabbit: Or, How Toys Become Real

by Margery Williams, Illustrated by Lou Fancher - 1922

Atheneum/Anne Schwartz Books

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


Verdi

by Janell Cannon - 1997

HMH Books

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


Vulture View

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

Holt

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


Waiting

by Kevin Henkes. (written & illustrated) - 2015

HarperCollins/Greenwillow.

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


Warning: Do Not Open This Book!

by Adam Lehrhaupt, Illus. by Matthew Forsythe - 2013

Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books

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


Way Down Deep in the Deep Blue Sea

by Jan Peck - 2014

Simon & Schuster

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


Way Up and Over Everything

by Alice McGill - 2007

HMH Books

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


We Are in a Book!

by Mo Willems, (written & illustrated) - 2010

Hyperion

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


Wemberly Worried

by Kevin Henkes - 2000

Greenwillow.

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


What Can You Do with a Rebozo?

by Carmen Tafolla, Illus. by Amy Cordova - 2008

Tricycle Press/Ten Speed Press

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


What Do Illustrators Do?

by Eileen Christelow - 1999

Clarion / HMH Books

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


What Do You Do With a Tail Like This?

by Steve & Page Jenkins - 2003

Houghton Mifflin.

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


Where Once There Was a Wood

by Denise Fleming - 1996

Square Fish Henry Holt

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


White is for Blueberry

by George Shannon, Illus. by Laura Dronzek - 2005

Greenwillow Books

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


White Snow, Bright Snow

by Alvin Tresselt - 1947

HarperCollins

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


Who Done It?

by Olivier Tallec. (written & illustrated) - 2014

Chronicle

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


Who Took the Farmer's Hat?

by Joan L Nodset - 1963

HarperCollins

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


Who Wants a Hug?

by Jeff Mack - 2015

HarperCollins

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


Why?

by Nikolai Popov - 1996

NorthSouth

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


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.


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.


You Are (Not) Small

by Anna Kang. Illus. by Christopher Weyant - 2014

Two Lions

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


Yum! Yuck! A Foldout Book of People Sounds

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

Charlesbridge

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


Zen Shorts

by Jon Muth - 2005

Scholastic Press

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


Zoom

by Istvan Banyai - 1995

Puffin Books

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


Sleep


10 Minutes till Bedtime

by Peggy Rathmann - 1998

G. P. Putnam's Sons

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


A Book of Sleep

by Il Sung Na - 2007

Meadowside Children's Book Publisher

Animals help this bedtime story by explaining how they sleep.


And If the Moon Could Talk

by Kate Banks, Illustrated by Georg Hallensleben - 1997

Farrar Straus & Giroux/Frances Foster

Bedtime story about what on Earth the Moon would say.


Baby Bedtime

by Mem Fox - 2013

Penguin

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


Baby Danced the Polka

by Karen Beaumont - 2004

Dial

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


The Baby Goes Beep

by Rebecca O'Connell, 2003

Roaring Brook Press

A great read aloud that amuses through repitition of noises.


Beep! Beep! Go to Sleep!

by Todd Tarpley. Illus. by John Rocco - 2015

Little Brown

Rowdy robots are coaxed to bed by our young storyteller.


Biscuit

by Alyssa Satin Capucilli and Pat Schories - 2006

HarperCollins

Playing & snacking stops the bedtime routine for a puppy.


Charley's First Night

by Amy Hest. Illus. by Helen Oxenbury - 2012

Candlewick

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


Counting Kisses

by Karen Katz; Illustrator-Karen Katz- 2003

Little Simon

Baby gets kisses and dog licks until fast asleep


Eat Like a Bear

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

Henry Holt

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


Emily Brown and the Thing

by Cressida Cowell and Neal Layton - 2007

Orchard Books

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


The Going to Bed Book

by Sandra Boynton - 1982

Little Simon

An ark full of animals gets ready for bed


Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site

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

Chronicle Books

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


Goodnight Moon

by Margaret Wise Brown, illustrated by Clement Hurd - 1947

HarperCollins

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


Good Night, Baby Ruby

by Rohan Henry - 2009

Harry N. Abrams

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


Good Night Gorilla

by Peggy Rathmann- 1994

Puffin Books

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


Good Night, Sleep Tight

by Mem Fox - 2012

Scholastic

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


Goo​dnight Already!

by Jory John - 2014

HarperCollins

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


Hibernation Station

by Michelle Meadows - 2010

Simon & Schuster Books

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


How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight?

by Jane Yolen - 2000

Scholastic

Dinosaurs are substituted for children


Hush! A Thai Lullaby

by Minfong Ho, Illus. by Holly Meade - 1996

Scholastic

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


Llama Llama Red Pajama

by Anna Dewdney - 2005

Viking Books for Young Readers

Separation anxiety at bedtime


Mama Cat Has Three Kittens

by Denise Fleming - 1998

Square Fish

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


Monkey and Me

by Emily Gravett - 2007

MacMillan UK

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


The Moon Is Going to Addy’s House

by Ida Pearle. (written & illustrated) - 2015

Penguin/Dial.

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


Moonpowder

by John Rocco - 2008

Hyperion

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


The Napping House

by Audrey Wood - 1984

Harcourt Children's Books

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


Naptime

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

Groundwood/House of Anansi.

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



Night Worker

by Kate Banks, Illustrated by Georg Hallensleben - 2000

Farrar, Straus and Giroux / Frances Foster

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


Nighttime Ninja

by Barbara DaCosta. Illus. by Ed Young - 2012

Little, Brown

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


Nighty-Night, Cooper

by Laura Numeroff - 2013

HMH Books

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


Old Bear

by Kevin Henkes, (written & illustrated) - 2008

Greenwillow Books / HarperCollins

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


Polar Bear Night

by Lauren Thompson, Illus. by Stephen Savage - 2004

Scholastic Press

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


Prayer for a Child

by Rachel Field - 1944

Simon & Schuster

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


The Quiet Book

by Deborah Underwood. Illus. by Renata Liwska - 2010

Houghton Mifflin

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


Rhymes for Annie Rose

by Shirley Hughes - 2006

Candlewick

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


Russell the Sheep

by Rob Scotton - 2015

HarperFestival

One wide-awake sheep


Sleep Like a Tiger

by Mary Logue. Illus. by Pamela Zagarenski - 2012

HMH Books

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


Sleepy, Oh So Sleepy

by Denise Fleming - 2010

Henry Holt and Company

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


Sleepytime Rhyme

by Remy Charlip - 1999

Greenwillow

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


The Squeaky Door

by Margaret Read MacDonald - 2006

HarperCollins

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


Tell Me the Day Backwards

by Albert Lamb, Illus. by David McPhail - 2011

Candlewick Press

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


Ten in the Meadow

by John Butler - 2006

Orchard Books

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


Ten, Nine, Eight

by Molly Bang - 1983

GreenWilBk

Rhyming game countdown to sleep by dad to daughter


Time For Bed

by Mem Fox - 1993

Red Wagon Books

Darkness brings that cozy feeling, snuggling under the covers


Ten in the Bed

by Jane Cabrera - 2006

Holiday House

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


Ten in the Meadow

by John Butler - 2006

Orchard Books

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


Time for Bed, Spot

by Eric Hill - 2004

Warne

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


Time to Sleep, Sheep the Sheep!

by Mo Willems, (written & illustrated) - 2010

Balzer & Bray/HarperCollins

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


Tuck Me In!

by Dean Hacohen. Illus. by Sherry Scharschmidt - 2010

Candlewick Press

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


Waiting for Winter

by Sebastian Meschenmoser. (written & illustrated) - 2007

Kane/Miller

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


Waking Beauty

by Leah Wilcox - 2008

Putnam Juvenile

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


What! Cried Granny: An Almost Bedtime Story

by Kate Lum, Illustrated by Adrian Johnson - 1998

Dial

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


Yes!

by Jez Alborough - 2006

Candlewick Press

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


All NYC History Themed Books Wanted For Andover

THEMES

NYC HISTORY

NYC History Coming Soon


All Courage Themed Books Wanted For Newton

VIRTUES

Assertive


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.


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 Lost My Bear

by Jules Feiffer - 1998

HarperCollins Publishers

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


Mitchell Goes Bowling

by Hallie DurandIllus. by Tony Fucile - 2013

Candlewick

A kid who like to knock things down decides to share bowling with his dad.


Noisy Nora

by Rosemary Wells - 1973

Puffin Book

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


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. (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 Things I Can Do

by Jeff Mack - 2013

Roaring Brook Press

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


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.


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.


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.


Courage


Absolutely Not

by Matthew McElligott - 2004

Walker Childrens

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


Arnie and the Skateboard Gang

by Nancy Carlson - 1995

Viking Juvenile

Does a boy choose cool or safety when coaxed to skateboard down a hill.


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

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

Carolrhoda Books

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


The Bravest of Us All

by Marsha Diane Arnold - 2000

Dial

A girls youngest sister surprises all when a tornado hits their farm.


Clip-Clop!

by Nicola Smee - 2006

Boxer Book

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


Ducks in Muck

by Lorie Haskins - 1999

Random House Books

Ducks get stuck in mud, and then get stuck in a truck.


The Farm Team

by Linda Bailey - 2006

Kids Can Press

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


Hot Air: The (Mostly) True Story of the First Hot-Air Balloon Ride

by Marjorie Priceman - 2005

Atheneum Books

In 1783, a duck, a sheep and a rooster take the first hot air balloon ride in France.


Kiki’s Blankie

by Janie Bynum

Sterling - 2009

A monkey finds that love can be your invisible blankie.


The Littlest Dinosaur

by Michael Foreman - 2008

Walker

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


Madeline

by Ludwig Bemelmans - 1939

Viking

The smallest sometimes have to be the bravest


Max the Brave

by Ed Vere - 2014

Puffin Books

Cuteness becomes boring for a kitty who wants to become a mouser, the mouse quest begins.


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.


Miss Rumphius

by Barbara Cooney - 1982

Puffin

The world becomes more beautiful thanks to a woman flying solo


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

by Dianne Ochiltree - 2012

Calkins Creek

The first female firefighter in US history helps out in NYC


Moo!

by David LaRochelle, Illus. by Mike Wohnoutka - 2013

Walker Books

A mischievous purple haired cow's mooing wild ride ends when he hits a police car.


Mrs. Marlowe's Mice

by Frank Asch - 2007

Kids Can Press

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


Nelson Mandela

by Kadir Nelson, (written & illustrated) - 2012

HarperCollins/Katherine Tegen Books

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


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.


New York's Bravest

by Pope Mary Osborne - 2002

Knopf Books

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


No Yeti Yet

by Mary Ann Fraser - 2015

Peter Pauper Press

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


Oh Yeah!

by Tom Birdseye - 2003

Holiday House

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


Ouch! A Tale from Grimm

by Natalie Babbitt, Illustrated by Fred Marcellino - 1998

HarperCollins/Michael di Capua.

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


Pepito the Brave

by Scott Beck - 2001

Dutton

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


Pete the Cat: Pete at the Beach

by James Dean - 2013

HarperCollins

Pete wants to surf like his brother, so he challenges himself & gets over his fears.


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.


Roller Coaster

by Marla Frazee - 2003

HMH Books

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


Saint George and the Dragon

by Margaret Hodges - 1984

Little, Brown Books

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


Sam and the Tigers

by Julius Lester, Illus. by Jerry Pinkney - 1996

Puffin Book Dial

A boy tricks some tigers out of eatting him.


Scaredy Squirrel

by Mélanie Watt - 2006

Kids Can Press

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


Sosu’s Call

by Meshack Asare - 1997

Kane/Miller

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


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


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 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 Little Pigs

by Steven Kellogg - 1997

HarperCollins

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


The Three Ninja Pigs

by Coery Rosen Schwartz - 2012

G.P. Putnam's

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


The Three Pigs

by David Wiesner - 2001

Clarion Books

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


Tiny Little Fly

by Michael Rosen - 2010

Candlewick Press

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


Whistling Dixie

by Marcia Vaughan, Illus. by Barry Moser - 1995

HarperCollins

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


Willa and the Wind

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

Cavendish Square Publishing

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


Zomo the Rabbit: A Trickster Tale from West Africa

by Gerald McDermott - 1992

HMH Books

Seeking wisdom from the Sky God he gets 3 impossible tasks, so he tricks 3 animals but his actions has consequences.


Encouragement


Absolutely Not

by Matthew McElligott - 2004

Walker Childrens

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


I Spy with My Little Eye

by Edward Gibbs - 2011

Templar

Die-cut holes incorporates this book into an I spy game.


Love Waves

by Rosemary Wells - 2011

Candlewick Press

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


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.


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 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.


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.



No No, Yes Yes

by Leslie Patricelli - 2008

Candlewick Press

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


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.


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.


Raising Sweetness

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

Puffin BooksPutnam

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


Sidewalk Flowers

by JonArno Lawson.Illus. by Sydney Smith - 2015

Groundwood Books

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


Snuggle Puppy

by Sandra Boyton - 2003

Workman

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


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.


What Do We Do With the Baby?

by Rick Walton - 2008

HarperCollins

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


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.


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.


Fortitude


The Adventures of the Dish and the Spoon

by Mini Grey - 2006

Knopf

A vaudeville teams fame & fortune is gambled away during the Great Depression.


AH HA!

by Jeff Mack - 2013

Chronicle Books

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


Amanda Pig and the Really Hot Day

written by Jean Van Leeuwen andIllustrated by Ann Schweninger - 2005

Dial Books/Penguin Young Readers

Amanda pig tries to keep her cool with activities, sprinklers & lemonade on the hottest day of the summer.


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.


Blizzard

by John Rocco. (written & Illustrated) - 2014

Disney-Hyperion

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


Digging Up Dinosaurs

by Aliki - 1981

HarperCollins

Follow dug up bones & fossils to museum dino constructions.


Dream Something Big

by Dianna Hutts Aston- 2011

Dial Books

This immigrant story inspires kids to follow their big dreams


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

by Margarita Engle.Illus. by Rafael López - 2015

HMH Books

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


Heart of a Tiger

by Marsha Diane Arnold - 1995

Dial

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


How Do You Hug a Porcupine

by Laurie Isop - 2011

Simon & Schuster

Kids see that some animals & people are hug worthy, others have to be approached carefully.


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.


King Bidgood is in the Bathtub

by Audrey Wood, ill. Don Wood - 1985

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

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


Library Mouse

by Daniel Kirk - 2007

Harry N. Abrams

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


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.


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 Fanshawe and the Great Dragon Adventure

by Sue Scullard - 1986

St Martins Press

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


Mitchell Goes Bowling

by Hallie DurandIllus. by Tony Fucile - 2013

Candlewick

A kid who like to knock things down decides to share bowling with his dad.


Monkey Ono

by C. Phillipps - 2013

Viking Books

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


The Most Magnificent Thing

by Ashley Spires. (written & illustrated) - 2014

Kids Can Press

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


Mrs. Marlowe's Mice

by Frank Asch - 2007

Kids Can Press

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


My Brother, Ant

by Betsy Byars, Illus. by Marc Simont - 1996

Viking/Penguin Young Readers

4 tales of brothers dealing with homework used as drawing paper, monsters, Santa and the retelling the 3 little pig story.


My Father’s Arms Are a Boat

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

Enchanted Lion Books

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


Rattletrap Car

by Phyllis Root - 2001

Candlewick Press

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


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.


The Skunk

by Mac Barnett.Illus. by Patrick McDonnell - 2015

Roaring Brook Press

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


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.


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.


The Things I Can Do

by Jeff Mack - 2013

Roaring Brook Press

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


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.


The Thunderstruck Stork

by David Olson - 2007

Albert Whitman

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


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.


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.


Helpful


Always Room for One More

by Sorche Nic Leodhas - 1965

Henry Holt and Co

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


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.


Bear Feels Sick

by Karma Wilson - 2007

Margaret K. McElderry Books

Woodland friends come to the aid of a sick bear, who helps his nurses when they catch his cold.


Biscuit Finds a Friend

by Alyssa Capucilli - 1997

HarperCollins

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


Chato and the Party Animals

by Gary Soto, Illustrated by Susan Guevara - 2000

G. P. Putnam

Kitty's best friend grew up in the pound and never had a mom or birthday, that changes.


Detective Gordon: The First Case

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

Gecko Press

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


Dog and Bear: Three to Get Ready

by Laura Vaccaro Seeger, (written & illustrated) - 2009

Roaring Brook Pres

3 Bear and Dog tales about making messes & mistakes & needing halp.


Dog Love Books

by Louise Yates - 2010

Knopf Book

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


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 prtects a village of people she loves.


Emily Brown and the Thing

by Cressida Cowell and Neal Layton - 2007

Orchard Books

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


Get Well, Good Knight

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

Penguin Young Readers

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


Good Night, Good Knight

by Shelley Moore Thomas, Illustrated by Jennifer Plecas - 2000

Penguin Young Readers

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


Henry Helps With Dinner

by Beth Bracken - 2012

Picture Window Books

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


Hey Rabbit

by Sergio Ruzzier - 2010

Roaring Brook Press

Rabbit's magical suitcase gives & shares presents with his friends that fulfill each of their wishes.


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.


"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.


It Looked Like Spilt Milk

by Charles G. Shaw - 1947

Harper & Row

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


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

by Greg Mortenson and Susan L. Roth. Collages by Susan L. Roth - 2009

Dial

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


Little Blue Truck

by Alice Schertle - 2008

HMH Books

A small truck tries to help a stuck dump truck, but it takes friendly animals help both trucks out of the mud.


Little Santa

by Jon Agee, (written & illustrated) - 2013

Dial

Santas family tries to move to Florida but is stopped by a blizzard, reindeer and elves rescue the trapped family.


Martin de Porres: The Rose in the Desert

by Gary D. Schmidt, Illus. by David Diaz - 2012

Clarion/Houghton

A poor son of a slave has healing hands that creates miracles and makes him a legend.


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.


Miss Brooks Loves Books! (And I Don't)

by Barbara Bottner Bella and Stella Come Home - Anika Denise - 2006

Knopf Books

A reluctant reader gets her hip librarians help to find the right book to read & enjoy.


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.


Mrs. Marlowe's Mice

by Frank Asch - 2007

Kids Can Press

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


My Rows and Piles of Coins

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

Clarion

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


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.


New York's Bravest

by Pope Mary Osborne - 2002

Knopf Books

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


Officer Buckle and Gloria

by Peggy Rathmann - 1995

G.P. Putnam's Sons Book

A cop and his smart and silly dog amuse kids for attention & then teach kids safety tips and friendship advice.


Oh, No!

by Candace Fleming.Illus. by Eric Rohmann - 2012

Random/Schwartz & Wade.

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


One Fine Day

by Nonny Hogrogian - 1971

Aladdin

A fox loses his tail after stealing milk, now he needs help from others to get his tail back.


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 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.


The Rabbit's Escape

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

Henry Holt & Company

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


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.


The Robot and the Bluebird

by David Lucas - 2007

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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


See Otto

by David Milgrim - 2002

Atheneum Books

An alien robot runs out of gas and befriends some monkeys and elephants in a jungle.


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.


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.


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.


Thunder-Boomer!

by Shutta Crum.Illus. by Carol Thompson - 2009

Clarion Books

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


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.


Uh-Oh, Max

by Jon Scieszka

A silly truck who loves to jump off of things gets stuck under a bridge, and other trucks help free him.


Weslandia

by Paul Fleischman - 1999

Candlewick Press

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


What I Be

by Michael Franti - 2007

Stay Human Books

Helping others through laughter, joy, sharing & being who you are


Whistling Dixie

by Marcia Vaughan, Illus. by Barry Moser - 1995

HarperCollins

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


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.


The Wind Blew

by Pat Hutchins - 1974

Aladdin

Citizens unite as the wind takes everything in town away and shoots it all up into the air.


Wolfie the Bunny

by Ame Dyckman.Illus. by Zachariah OHora - 2015

Little, Brown Books

A baby wolf is left on the doorstep of a rabbit family, who raises & protects him from harm.


Zen Shorts

by Jon Muth - 2005

Scholastic Press

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


Heroic


Art Dog

by Thacher Hurd - 2004

HarperCollins

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


Bionic Bunny Show

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


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.


Dogs on Duty

by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent - 2012

Walker Childrens

Military dogs are trained & used for search and rescue & more purposes.


Drummer Hoff

by Barbara Emberley - 1967

Aladdin Paperbacks

A cannon is constructed by soldiers, but nature prevails as the war passes.


Gershon’s Monster: A Story for the Jewish New Year

by Eric A. Kimmel - 2000

Scholastic Press

A man repents when his sins threatens his twins.


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

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

HMH Books

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


Mr. Maxwell's Mouse

by Frank Asch - 2004

Kids Can Press

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


Mrs. Marlowe's Mice

by Frank Asch - 2007

Kids Can Press

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


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.


New York's Bravest

by Pope Mary Osborne - 2002

Knopf Books

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


Saint George and the Dragon

by Margaret Hodges - 1984

Little, Brown Books

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


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.


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.


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.


Justice


Creepy Carrots!

by Aaron Reynolds.Illus. by Peter Brown - 2012

Simon & Schuster Books

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


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.


Officer Buckle and Gloria

by Peggy Rathmann - 1995

G.P. Putnam's Sons Book

A cop and his smart and silly dog amuse kids for attention & then teach kids safety tips and friendship advice.


Smoky Night

by Eve Bunting - 1994

HMH Books

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


There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly

by Simms Taback - 1997

Viking Books

An old lady eats herself to death after swallowing different creatures.


Reliability


Good Night, Good Knight

by Shelley Moore Thomas, Illustrated by Jennifer Plecas - 2000

Penguin Young Readers

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


My Brother, Ant

by Betsy Byars, Illus. by Marc Simont - 1996

Viking/Penguin Young Readers

4 tales of brothers dealing with homework used as drawing paper, monsters, Santa and the retelling the 3 little pig story.


The Paperboy

by Dav Pilkey - 1996

Scholastic

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


Valor


Are You Ready to Play Outside?

by Mo Willems - 2008

Hyperion Books

A rainfall ignites a stronger friendship between Elephant and Piggie.


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

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

HMH Books

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


How to Heal a Broken Wing

by Bob Graham, (written & illustrated) - 2008

Candlewick

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


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.


Mrs. Marlowe's Mice

by Frank Asch - 2007

Kids Can Press

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


Nelson Mandela

by Kadir Nelson, (written & illustrated) - 2012

HarperCollins/Katherine Tegen Books

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


New York's Bravest

by Pope Mary Osborne - 2002

Knopf Books

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


Ouch! A Tale from Grimm

by Natalie Babbitt, Illustrated by Fred Marcellino - 1998

HarperCollins/Michael di Capua.

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


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.


Sparrow Girl

by Sara Pennypacker - 2009

Disney-Hyperion

A birdloving girl tried to save 40 million Chinese people, but chasing away the Sparrows caused the locusts to thrive.


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.


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.


Whose Mouse Are You?

by Robert Kraus - 1970

Aladdin

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


TRAITS

Self Assurance


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.


The Dot

by Peter H. Reynolds-2003

Candlewick

Change the world by your greatness


Dream Something Big

by Dianna Hutts Aston- 2011

Dial Books

This immigrant story inspires kids to follow their big dreams


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

by Arthur Ransome - 1968

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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


Mighty Jackie: The Strike Out Queen

by Marissa Moss - 2004

Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books

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


Milo’s Hat Trick

by Jon Agee - 2001

Michael Di Capua Books Hyperion Books for Children.

A boy learns to believe in himself after his escaped rabbit teaches a bear to hide in a magic hat.


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 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.


No Matter What

by Emma Dodd - 2007

Dutton

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


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.


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.


Ouch! A Tale from Grimm

by Natalie Babbitt, Illustrated by Fred Marcellino - 1998

HarperCollins/Michael di Capua.

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


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.


Puss and Boots

by Ayano Imai - 2009

Minedition

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


Roller Coaster

by Marla Frazee - 2003

HMH Books

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


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.


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.


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.


Violet the Pilot

by Steve Breen - 2008

Dial Books

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


Self Control


Bernice Gets Carried Away

by Hannah Harrison - 2015

Dial

A grumpy cats adventure, makes her discover that only she can make each day purrfect.


Clark the Shark

by Bruce Hale - 2013

HarperCollins

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


Clip-Clop!

by Nicola Smee - 2006

Boxer Book

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


Crankenstein

by Samantha Berger - 2013

Little, Brown and Company

A grumpy boy wakes up on the wrong side of the bed too often and becomes a monster.


The Day Leo Said I Hate You!

by Robie H. Harris - 2008

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


Ducks Go Vroom

by Jane Kohuth, Illus. by Viviana Garofoli - 2011

Random

Naughty rude ducks wreck havoc upon their Aunts home by acting silly.


Head, Body, Legs: A Story from Liberia

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

Square Fish

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


How Do You Feel?

by Anthony Browne - 2009

Candlewick

A monkey describes all the emotions experienced going through his day.


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.


Hunter's Best Friend at School

by Laura Elliott - 2002

Katherine Tegen Books

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


Ira Sleeps Over

by Bernard Waber - 1948

HMH Books

A teddy bear is not included in a sleepover, but when his friend reveals his bear, the other bear becomes invited.


Janine

by Maryann Cocca-Leffler - 2015

Albert Whitman & Company

A unique girl with disabilities, stays positive by being her unconventional self.


Little One Step

by Simon James 2003

Walker Books or Candlewick.

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


Millie Fierce

by Jane Manning - 2012

Philomel Books

A picked on girl, becomes loud & mean to try to overcome being ignored.


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.


Miss Nelson is Missing

by Harry Allard, illustrated by James Marshall - 1977

HMH Books for Young Readers

Kids in classroom 207 meet their match when the new teacher arrives.


Mr. Tanen's Ties

by Maryann Cocca-Leffler - 2003

Albert Whitman & Company

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


No No, Yes Yes

by Leslie Patricelli - 2008

Candlewick Press

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


One Fine Day

by Nonny Hogrogian - 1971

Aladdin

A fox loses his tail after stealing milk, now he needs help from others to get his tail back.


Peabody

by Rosemary Wells 1983

Puffin Books

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


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.


Red

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

Eerdmans Books

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


Roger Is Reading a Book

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

Eerdmans Book

Sharing books creates friendships, and quiets noisy neighbors.


Show Me Happy

by Kathryn Madeline Allen - 2015

Albert Whitman

Facial expressions and simple actions in this book show kids how to socialize and communicate.


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.


Waiting Is Not Easy!

by Mo Willems. (written & illustrated) - 2014

Disney-Hyperion

This Elephant and Piggie adventure shows the frustration of waiting for a surprise until dark.


When Sophie's Feelings Are Really, Really Hurt

by Molly Bang - 2015

The Blue Sky Press

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


When You Are Happy

by Eileen Spinelli - 2006

Simon & Schuster

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


The Wolf's Chicken Stew

by Keiko Kasza - 1987

Puffin Books

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


You Will Be My Friend!

by Peter Brown - 2011

Little, Brown Books

An enthusiastic baby bear, gets frustrated searching for a new friend.


Steadfast


Building Our House

by Jonathan Bean, (written & Illustrated) - 2013

Farrar Straus Giroux

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


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.


City Dog, Country Frog

by Mo Willems.Illus. by Jon J. Muth - 2010

Disney-Hyperion

A seasonal friendship changes, showing loss and the importance of making new friends.


Don't Fidget a Feather!

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

Macmillan or Simon & Schuster

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


The Egg Tree

by Katherine Milhous - 1950

Aladdin

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


Flip's Day

by Petr Horacek - 2002

Candlewick

Waking up to a bath, then playing, eatting and bed again is the kids main cycle.


Hare and the Tortoise

by Helen Ward - 1999

Millbrook

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


I Spy Fly Guy

by Tedd Arnold, (written & illustrated) - 2009

Scholastic

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


The Itsy Bitsy Spider

by Iza Trapani - 1993

Charlesbridge

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


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.


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.


The Most Magnificent Thing

by Ashley Spires. (written & illustrated) - 2014

Kids Can Press

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


Mrs. Marlowe's Mice

by Frank Asch - 2007

Kids Can Press

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


My Abuelita

by Tony Johnston.Illus. by Yuyi Morales - 2009

Harcourt/HMH Books

A joyous Spanish grandmother storytells to her grandson after doing her morning routine & work.


My Brother, Ant

by Betsy Byars, Illus. by Marc Simont - 1996

Viking/Penguin Young Readers

4 tales of brothers dealing with homework used as drawing paper, monsters, Santa and the retelling the 3 little pig story.


My Car

by Byron Barton - 2001

Greenwillow

Taking care of your possessions and responsibility are taught by a busdriver who loves his own car.


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.


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.


Ox-Cart Man

by Donald Hall - 1979

Puffin Books

A history lesson about Colonial Times where a family creates things to sell at the markety.


Pigs in the Mud in the Middle of the Rud

by Lynn Plourde - 1997

Down East Books

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


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.


Richard Scarry's Be Careful, Mr. Frumble!

by Richard Scarry - 2015

Random House

A man battles the wind who keeps blowing off his hat into different obsticles he must face.


Runaway Bunny

by Margaret Wise Brown - 1942

HarperCollins

A mother stays steadfast in searching for her runaway bunny in their game of hide and seek.


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.


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.


The Things I Can Do

by Jeff Mack - 2013

Roaring Brook Press

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


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.


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.


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.


Waiting Is Not Easy!

by Mo Willems. (written & illustrated) - 2014

Disney-Hyperion

This Elephant and Piggie adventure shows the frustration of waiting for a surprise until dark.


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.


Tolerant


Cork and Fuzz

by Dori Chaconas - 2005

Viking Book

A muskrat & possums competetion must deal with the compromises & toleration of friendships.


Ducks Go Vroom

by Jane Kohuth, Illus. by Viviana Garofoli - 2011

Random

Naughty rude ducks wreck havoc upon their Aunts home by acting silly.


May I Bring a Friend?

by Beatrice Schenk de Regniers - 1964

Aladdin

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


No Matter What

by Emma Dodd - 2007

Dutton

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


The Other Side

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

G.P. Putnam's Sons Books

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


Pepo and Lolo are Friends

by Ana Martin - 2004

Candlewick

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


Pinky and Rex and the School Play

by James Howe - 1998

Simon Spotlight

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


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.


Vanity


Fancy Nancy and the Posh Puppy

by Jane O'Connor - 2007

HarperCollins

Nancy saw a pet as an accessory until she realized its all about fun.


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.


Millions of Cats

by Wanda Gág - 1928

G. P. Putnam's Sons

Kitty vanity versus the humility of supporting hungry mouths


The Old House

by Pamela Duncan Edwards - 2007

Dutton Books

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


THEMES

Conquering Fears


Absolutely Not

by Matthew McElligott - 2004

Walker Childrens

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


Benny and Penny in the Big No-No!

by Geoffrey Hayes - 2009

Toon Books

A scary new neighbor makes fence jumping ok for mice in this graphic picture book novel.


Black Dog

by Levi Pinfold. (written & Illustrated) - 2011

Candlewick/Templar

Facing & confronting the fear of a stray doggy is shrunk by the youngest child inside a house.


The Dark

by Lemony Snicket, Illus. by Jon Klassen - 2013

Little, Brown Books

A benign force called the dark lives in a boys basement.


Doctor De Soto

by William Steig - 1982

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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


Fraidyzoo

by Thyra Heder, (written & illustrated) - 2013

Harry N. Abrams

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


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.


Garmann’s Summer

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

Eerdmans Books

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


Gila Monsters Meet You at the Airport - 1980

by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat

Aladdin

A NYC family moves West and their son dreads the change until he gets a better outlook.


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.


Heckedy Peg

by Audrey Wood - 1987

HMH Books

A mom must remember her childrens last food request to rescue her kids from a hungry witch.


Hooway for Wodney Wat

by Helen Lester, Illustrated by Lynn Munsinger - 1999

Houghton Mifflin/Walter Lorraine Books.

A rat is bullied until the class observes him outwitting a big Capybara.


Ira Sleeps Over

by Bernard Waber - 1948

HMH Books

A teddy bear is not included in a sleepover, but when his friend reveals his bear, the other bear becomes invited.


Iris and Walter

by Elissa Haden Guest, Illustrated by Christine Davenier - 2000

Harcourt/ Gulliver

Overcoming the transition of moving to a new place is easier when you make a friend.


Jitterbug Jam: A Monster Tale

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

Hutchinson Children's Books or Farrar

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


Lenny & Lucy

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

Roaring Brook Press

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


Little Gorilla

by Ruth Borenstein - 1976

HMH Books

The little Gorilla grows and transitions out of childhood while staying in the hearts of other animals.


Little Owl’s Night

by Divya Srinivasan -2011

Viking Books for Young Readers

Beautiful nightime journeys of Little Owl calm fear of darkmess


Love Waves

by Rosemary Wells - 2011

Candlewick Press

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


The Man in the Moon (The Guardians of Childhood)

by William Joyce - 2011

A shipwreck on the moon causes bad nightmares


Marven of the Great North Woods

by Kathryn Lasky, Illus. by Kevin Hawkes - 1997

Voyager BooksHarcourt Brace

Fear of influenza sends a Jewish boy to a logging camp in 1918, where he befriends a lumberjack.


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.


Milo’s Hat Trick

by Jon Agee - 2001

Michael Di Capua Books Hyperion Books for Children.

A boy learns to believe in himself after his escaped rabbit teaches a bear to hide in a magic hat.


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.


Miss Tutu's Star

by Leslea Newman - 2010

Harry N. Abrams

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


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 eats his peas.


Mr. Big

by Ed Vere - 2008

Puffin

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


Mr. Maxwell's Mouse

by Frank Asch - 2004

Kids Can Press

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


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.


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.


Nana in the City

by Lauren Castillo. (written & illustrated) - 2014

Clarion

A boy faces his fears wearing a magic cape that transforms his journey into the unknown into a confident experience.


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.


Pete the Cat: Pete at the Beach

by James Dean - 2013

HarperCollins

Pete wants to surf like his brother, so he challenges himself & gets over his fears.


Scaredy Squirrel

by Mélanie Watt - 2006

Kids Can Press

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


Shadow

by Blaise Cendrars & Marcia Brown- 1982

Aladdin

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


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.


Smoky Night

by Eve Bunting - 1994

HMH Books

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


The Squeaky Door

by Margaret Read MacDonald - 2006

HarperCollins

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


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.


Surprising Sharks

by Nicola Davies, Illus. by James Croft - 2003

Candlewick

Humans kill much more sharks than the other way around, this book explains everything sharky.


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.


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.


Terrific

by Jon Agee - 2005

Michael Di Capua Books / Hyperion

An elderly man gets stranded on an island with a smart parrot who helps him escape.


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 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 Little Pigs

by Steven Kellogg - 1997

HarperCollins

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


The Three Ninja Pigs

by Coery Rosen Schwartz - 2012

G.P. Putnam's

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


The Three Pigs

by David Wiesner - 2001

Clarion Books

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


Time for Ballet

tby Adele Geras - 2004

Dial

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


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.


The Watermelon Seed

by Greg Pizzoli, (written & illustrated) - 2013

Disney/Hyperion

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


Wee Little Lamb

by Lauren Thompson - 2009

Simon & Schuster

A shy lamb hides behind her mom as other woodland creatures ask her to play.


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.


Where the Sidewalk Ends

by Shel Silverstein - 1974

Harper & Row/ HarperCollins

Gross imagination conquors kids worries


Whose Mouse Are You?

by Robert Kraus - 1970

Aladdin

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


Wolfie the Bunny

by Ame Dyckman.Illus. by Zachariah OHora - 2015

Little, Brown Books

A baby wolf is left on the doorstep of a rabbit family, who raises & protects him from harm.


Hands On


The Handiest Things in the World

by Andrew Clements - 2010

Atheneum Books

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


Hands Can

by Cheryl Hudson - 2003

Candlewick Press

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


How Do You Hug a Porcupine

by Laurie Isop - 2011

Simon & Schuster

Kids see that some animals & people are hug worthy, others have to be approached carefully.


I Lost My Bear

by Jules Feiffer - 1998

HarperCollins Publishers

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


Iggy Peck, Architect

by Andrea Beaty-2007

Abrams Books for Young Readers

Architects and famous buildings they create


Library Mouse

by Daniel Kirk - 2007

Harry N. Abrams

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


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.


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.


Mouse and Mole: A Winter Wonderland

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

Houghton

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


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. Tanen's Ties

by Maryann Cocca-Leffler - 2003

Albert Whitman & Company

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


My First Baby Signs

by Linda Acredolo - 2002

HarperFestiva

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


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.



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.


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.


Overboard!

by Sarah Weeks 2006

HMH Book

A young bunnys mischievous delight of throwing things and making a mess.


Ox-Cart Man

by Donald Hall - 1979

Puffin Books

A history lesson about Colonial Times where a family creates things to sell at the markety.


The Paperboy

by Dav Pilkey - 1996

Scholastic

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


Paul Bunyan, a Tall Tale

by Steven Kellogg - 1984

HarperCollins

Tall tale of a lumberjack and his blue ox who clear paths for trains and helped create the Grand Canyon.


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.


Queen Victoria's Bathing Machine

by Gloria Whelan.Illus. by Nancy Carpenter - 2014

Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books

Prince Albert's shed cart was wheeled into the sea so Victoria could change into her bathing suit.


Roadwork

by Sally Sutton - 2008

Candlewick Press

Big machines and vehicles loudly work together on a roads construction from start to finish.


Saint George and the Dragon

by Margaret Hodges - 1984

Little, Brown Books

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


Sidewalk Flowers

by JonArno Lawson.Illus. by Sydney Smith - 2015

Groundwood Books

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


Sky Boys: How They Built the Empire State Building

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

Random/Schwartz & Wade.

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


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.


These Hands

by Margaret H. Mason, Illus. by Floyd Cooper - 2011

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt/ HMH Books

A boys grandpa with talented hands, could not touch bread dough in the Wonder Bread factory.


Three Days on a River in a Red Canoe

by Vera B. Williams - 1981

Greenwillow Books

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

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Thunder-Boomer!

by Shutta Crum.Illus. by Carol Thompson - 2009

Clarion Books

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


Tip, Tip, Dig, Dig

by Emma Garcia - 2007

Boxer Books

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


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.


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.


What! Cried Granny: An Almost Bedtime Story

by Kate Lum, Illustrated by Adrian Johnson - 1998

Dial

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


Where's Walrus?

by Stephen Savage, (written & illustrated) - 2011

Scholastic Press

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


White Snow, Bright Snow

by Alvin Tresselt - 1947

HarperCollins

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


Whose Mouse Are You?

by Robert Kraus - 1970

Aladdin

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


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.


Firefighting


Fire Truck

by Peter Sís - 1998

Greenwillow Books

A boy wakes up as a firetruck and has many adventures until he smells breakfast.


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

by Dianne Ochiltree - 2012

Calkins Creek

The first female firefighter in US history helps out in NYC


Meeow and the Big Box

by Sebastien Braun - 2009

Boxer Books

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


New York's Bravest

by Pope Mary Osborne - 2002

Knopf Books

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


Touch and Feel: Fire Engine

by Andy Crawford - 2002

DK Children

The adventurers of a female and a male fire fighter using touching for sensory perception.


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.


Water Is Water: A Book about the Water Cycle

Miranda Paul- 2015

Roaring Brook Press

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


Water Rolls, Water Rises:

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

Lee & Low/Children's Book Press

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


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.


Trouble


Adèle & Simon

by Barbara McClintock - 2006

Farrar/Frances Foster

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


The Adventures of the Dish and the Spoon

by Mini Grey - 2006

Knopf

A vaudeville teams fame & fortune is gambled away during the Great Depression.


AH HA!

by Jeff Mack - 2013

Chronicle Books

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


Anansi the Spider: A Tale from the Ashanti

by Gerald McDermott - 1987

Square Fish An African mischievious spider outsmarts his foes in this adaption of an old folklore tale.


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 Cat in the Hat

by Dr. Seuss - 1957

Random House

Messy cat entertains kids on rainy day but cleans up in time


Chicken Said, "Cluck!"

by Judyann Ackerman Grant, Illus. by Sue Truesdell - 2008

HarperCollins

A chicken helps two boys planting pumpkin seeds fight grasshoppers.


Curious George

by H.A. Rey - 1941

Houghton Mifflin

Troublemaking monkey friend of the man in the yellow hat


The Day Jimmy's Boa Ate the Wash

by Trinka Hakes Noble - 1980

Puffin Books

This backwards progression storyline shows a hilarious class trip to a farm.


Duck at the Door

by Jackie Urbanovic - 2007

HarperCollins

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


Eeeek, Mouse!

by Lydia Monks - 2009

Egmont

dDifferent perspectives show the freeing of a mouse family from a trap.


Good Dog, Carl

by Alexandra Day - 1985

Simon & Schuster

Baby & good doggys secret life outside the crib


The Great Show-and-Tell Disaster

by Mike Reiss - 2001

Price Stern Sloan

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


Harriet the Spy

by Louise Fitzhugh - 1964

Yearling

Secret observations & social pressures bring trouble to a girl spy


Harry the Dirty Dog

by Gene Zion - 1956

HarperCollins

Dog runs away to avoid bathing


Henny Penny

by Paul Galdone - 1950

HMH Books

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


Hill of Fire

by Thomas P. Lewis - 1971

HarperCollins

This nonfiction tale starts with a ground crack and grows into a volcano.


How the Grinch Stole Christmas

by Dr Suess - 2000

Random House Books

Christmas joy, enlightens the growth potential of a grinches small heart


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


It’s A Tiger

by David LaRochelle - 2012

Chronicle Books

A tiger beats the narrator to every location he goes to avoid it.


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.


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.


Lair of the Bat Monster (Dragonbreath)

by Ursula Vernon, (written & illustrated) - 2011

Dial

Thinking that its her son, a huge mama bat snatches a boy off to her lair.


Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse

by Kevin Henkes - 1996

HarperCollins

Mouse girl learns responsibility after teacher punishes her for not listening


Miss Nelson is Missing

by Harry Allard, illustrated by James Marshall - 1977

HMH Books for Young Readers

Kids in classroom 207 meet their match when the new teacher arrives.


Monkey Ono

by C. Phillipps - 2013

Viking Books

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


Mr. Gumpy’s Outing

 

by  John Burningham - 1970

Henry Holt

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


Mr. Popper's Penguins

by Richard and Florence Atwater; illustrated by Robert Lawson - 1938

Little, Brown

A house painter and his kooky penguins cause trouble


Mr. Putter & Tabby Turn the Page

by Cynthia Rylant, Illustrated by Arthur Howard - 2014

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing/HMH Book

The neighbors dog acts up at bring your pet to read day at the library.


No, David!

by David Shannon-1998

Blue Sky Press

An ugly kid that keeps breaking things


Once upon a Banana

by Jennifer Armstrong, Illus. by David Small - 2006

Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books

Rhyming street signs tell the story of a banana peel that causes all sorts of trouble.


Overboard!

by Sarah Weeks 2006

HMH Book

A young bunnys mischievous delight of throwing things and making a mess.


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.


Pigs Aplenty, Pigs Galore!

by David M McPhail - 1993

Puffin Books

Crazy pigs wreck a mans house, apologize, and clean up before bedtime.


Please, Puppy, Please

by Spike Lee,by Tonya Lewis Lee - 2005

Simon & Schuster

Siblings learning responsibility try to bath their wild dog who doesn't want to cooperate.


Rattletrap Car

by Phyllis Root - 2001

Candlewick Press

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


Sadie the Air Mail Pilot

by Kellie Strom - 2007

David Fickling Books

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


See Otto

by David Milgrim - 2002

Atheneum Books

An alien robot runs out of gas and befriends some monkeys and elephants in a jungle.


Smoky Night

by Eve Bunting - 1994

HMH Books

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


Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon

by Patty Lovell and Illustrated by David Catrow  - 2001

G.P. Putnam's Sons

Flaws turn to talents when dealing with a first day of school bully


The Stories Julian Tells

by Ann Cameron, illustrated by Ann Strugnell - 1981

A Bullseye Book - Random House

Mischievous little Huey, and his older brother get into 5 stories of trouble


The Story About Ping

by Marjorie Flack - 1933

Grosset & Dunlap

Missing a boat by exploring, starts the search for his family & new friends


The Tale of Peter Rabbit

by Beatrix Potter - 1902

Frederick Warne & Co or Pavilion Press

Medicine and an early bed haunt misbehaving bunnys


The Tales of Uncle Remus: The Adventures of Brer Rabbit

by Julius Lester, illustrated by Jerry Pinkney- 1987

Puffin Modern Classics

48 valuable lessons taught by trickster Brer Rabbit


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.


Tikki Tikki Tembo

by Arlene Mosel - 1968

Square Fish Books

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


That's Good! That's Bad!

by Margery Cuyler - 1991

Henry Holt and Co.

A boy goes to the zoo with his parents and has a crazy adventure with the animals.


There are Cats in This Book

by Viviane Schwarz - 2008

Candlewick Press

This interactive lift-the-flap book has 3 kitties having fun and causing a fish tidal wave & more trouble.


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 Little Pigs

by Steven Kellogg - 1997

HarperCollins

Pigs run a family waffle business, but a wolf customer want his with bacon.


The Three Ninja Pigs

by Coery Rosen Schwartz - 2012

G.P. Putnam's

The pigs train in aikido, jujitsu & karate to be certified weapons in preparation for the big bad wolf.


The Three Pigs

by David Wiesner - 2001

Clarion Books

A surreal version where a pig is blown out of the story and into a happy ending, unless your a wolf fan.


Tiger on a Tree

by Anushka Ravishankar, Illus. by Pulak Biswas - 1997

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

A sad tiger in India runs into a village & up a tree, it is captured & set free, it runs off with a smile.


Too Tired

by Ann Turnbull, Illus. by Emma Chichester Clark - 1994

Houghton Mifflin

Elephants help get the lazy sloths motivated to rescue them & get them on Noahs Ark.


Tumford the Terrible

by Nancy Tillman - 2011

Feiwel & Friends

Bad kitty can't say I’m sorry


Tunjur! Tunjur! Tunjur! A Palestinian Folktale

by Margaret Read MacDonald, Illus. by Alik Arzoumanian. Marshall - 2006

Two Lions Cavendish.

A walking & talking pot of a childless woman is sealed with animal dung after it is caught stealing.


Two Mice

by Sergio Ruzzier. (written & illustrated) - 2015

Clarion Books

Mice run away from home, their adventure leaves them shipwrecked and rescued while helping readers count to 3.


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 Mosquitoes Buzz in People’s Ears

by Verna Aardema, illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon - 1975

Puffin/Dial

Mosquitos lies were so big that the iguana blocked out the sound putting sticks in his ears


Whoa, Baby, Whoa!

by Grace Nichols - 2012

Bloomsbury

A baby boy keeps getting into trouble and ignores all the no sayers.


Whose Mouse Are You?

by Robert Kraus - 1970

Aladdin

A little mousey is sad because her family is in different forms of trouble, she rescues them & saves the day.


Why?

by Nikolai Popov - 1996

NorthSouth

The ravages of war as seen by mice and frogs, proving a resolution is always better than a conflict.


The 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.


The Wind Blew

by Pat Hutchins - 1974

Aladdin

Citizens unite as the wind takes everything in town away and shoots it all up into the air.


Wolfie the Bunny

by Ame Dyckman.Illus. by Zachariah OHora - 2015

Little, Brown Books

A baby wolf is left on the doorstep of a rabbit family, who raises & protects him from harm.


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


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.


Small


George Shrinks

by William Joyce- 1987

HarperCollins

A dream about a small guy living in an oversized world


Madeline

by Ludwig Bemelmans - 1939

Viking

Sometimes when you’re the smallest you also have to be the bravest


The Snail and the Whale

by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler - 2003

Puffin Books

A tiny snail helps a beached whale


Squish Rabbit

by Katherine Battersby - 2011

Viking Books for Young Readers

A little rabbit overcomes his physical challenges simply by interacting


Swimmy

by Leo Lionni - 1963

Dragonfly Books

A little fish shows friends that brains and team work helps survive danger


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.


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.


Yucky Worms

by Vivian French. Illus. by Jessica Ahlberg - 2010

Candlewick Press

Outside her garden, Grandama explains how worms slither through the dirt with five pairs of hearts.


Zomo the Rabbit:A Trickster Tale from West Africa

by Gerald McDermott - 1992

HMH Books

Seeking wisdom from the Sky God he gets 3 impossible tasks, so he tricks 3 animals but his actions has consequences.


Punishment


Holes

by Louis Sachar - 1998

Yearling

A juvenile detention center in Texas desert require each boy to dig a 5-foot hole every day


Oh, No!

by Candace Fleming.Illus. by Eric Rohmann - 2012

Random/Schwartz & Wade.

A hole by a tiger, catches animals tring to help a frog, the selfish tiger winds up alone in the hole in the end.


There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly

by Simms Taback - 1997

Viking Books

An old lady eats herself to death after swallowing different creatures.


Tunjur! Tunjur! Tunjur! A Palestinian Folktale

by Margaret Read MacDonald, Illus. by Alik Arzoumanian. Marshall - 2006

Two Lions Cavendish.

A walking & talking pot of a childless woman is sealed with animal dung after it is caught stealing.


Rescue


A Wrinkle in Time

by Madeleine L’Engle - 1962

Square Fish

Kids rescue dad from evil across time and space


Before You Were Mine

by Maribeth Boelts - 2007

G.P. Putnam's Sons

The past life of a dog from a shelter is imagined by a young child.


Below

by Nina Crews - 2006

Henry Holt

An action figure get trapped and a boy with his construction toys rescues him.


Big Al

by Andrew Clements - 1988

Atheneum Books

A huge scary looking fish tries to fit in & make friends.


Clumsy Crab

by Ruth Galloway - 2005

Little Tiger Press

A crab embraces his strengths after saving the life of his Octopus friend.


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.


Eeeek, Mouse!

by Lydia Monks - 2009

Egmont

dDifferent perspectives show the freeing of a mouse family from a trap.


The Farmer and the Clown

by Marla Frazee. (written & Illustrated - 2014

Simon & Schuster\Beach Lane.

This wordless book involves a clown who befriends a farmer after falling off a plane.


Heckedy Peg

by Audrey Wood - 1987

HMH Books

A mom must remember her childrens last food request to rescue her kids from a hungry witch.


How to Heal a Broken Wing

by Bob Graham, (written & illustrated) - 2008

Candlewick

In a uncaring city, a hurt bird is rescued & nursed by a compassionate boy.


I Spy Fly Guy

by Tedd Arnold, (written & illustrated) - 2009

Scholastic

The garbageman ruins a hide and seek game, now off to the dump to rescue his lost friend.


Little Santa

by Jon Agee, (written & illustrated) - 2013

Dial

Santas family tries to move to Florida but is stopped by a blizzard, reindeer and elves rescue the trapped family.


My Father’s Dragon

by Ruth Stiles Gannett - 1948

Random House

Rescuing a distressed baby dragon from a dangerous island


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.


Mrs. Marlowe's Mice

by Frank Asch - 2007

Kids Can Press

Intimidating cat police check a kind hearted cat librarian who secretly harbors mice in her home.


Nikolai, the Only Bear

by Barbara Joosse - 2005

Philomel

This adoption fable shows that an out of place or misunderstood kid can feel like an unwanted bear.


Noah's Ark

by Peter Spier - 1977

Dragonfly Book

The Bible story about the chosen animals fitting into the ark that God told Noah to build.


Oh, No!

by Candace Fleming.Illus. by Eric Rohmann - 2012

Random/Schwartz & Wade.

A hole by a tiger, catches animals tring to help a frog, the selfish tiger winds up alone in the hole in the end.


The 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.


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.


Perfect the Pig

by Susan Jeschke - 1970

Square Fish

A pig wins its wings and befriends an artist who rescues him from an evil man who forces the pig to perform


Radio Rescue

by Lynne Barasch - 2000

Farrar Straus Giroux/ Frances Foster.

A true story about a young Ham radio operator who uses Morse code to save hurricane survivors in Florida.


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.


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.


The Robot and the Bluebird

by David Lucas - 2007

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

A robot in a rubbish heap bonds and gives shelter to a bluebird he befriends.


Sadie the Air Mail Pilot

by Kellie Strom - 2007

David Fickling Books

A brave pilot mouse that delivers mail, gets help from an elephant when she has problems.


Shadow

by Suzy Lee - 2010

Chronicle Books

A girls imagination is sparked by objects whose shadows are transformed into friends who help her with a wolf problem.


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.


Smoky Night

by Eve Bunting - 1994

HMH Books

Outside a boys window he sees a violent world of racial tensions & riots, his cat is missing and his apartment is on fire.


Sparrow Girl

by Sara Pennypacker - 2009

Disney-Hyperion

A birdloving girl tried to save 40 million Chinese people, but chasing away the Sparrows caused the locusts to thrive.


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.


Terrific

by Jon Agee - 2005

Michael Di Capua Books / Hyperion

An elderly man gets stranded on an island with a smart parrot who helps him escape.


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.


Thunder-Boomer!

by Shutta Crum.Illus. by Carol Thompson - 2009

Clarion Books

A hot summer day brings a thunderstorm to a farm, farmers rescue an upset chicken & find a soaked kitty.


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.


Tiger on a Tree

by Anushka Ravishankar, Illus. by Pulak Biswas - 1997

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

A sad tiger in India runs into a village & up a tree, it is captured & set free, it runs off with a smile.


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.


Titanicat

by MartyCrisp - 2008

Sleeping Bear Press

A true story of a cabin boy whose life was saved by the ships lucky cat, the ship was the Titanic.


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.


Too Tired

by Ann Turnbull, Illus. by Emma Chichester Clark - 1994

Houghton Mifflin

Elephants help get the lazy sloths motivated to rescue them & get them on Noahs Ark.


Two Mice

by Sergio Ruzzier. (written & illustrated) - 2015

Clarion Books

Mice run away from home, their adventure leaves them shipwrecked and rescued while helping readers count to 3.


Uh-Oh, Max

by Jon Scieszka

A silly truck who loves to jump off of things gets stuck under a bridge, and other trucks help free him.


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.


Whistling Dixie

by Marcia Vaughan, Illus. by Barry Moser - 1995

HarperCollins

A Gator, Owl & Snake from the Hokey Pokey Swamp become a girls pet and help her escape the boogeyman.


Whose Mouse Are You?

by Robert Kraus - 1970

Aladdin

A little mousey is sad because her family is in different forms of trouble, she rescues them & saves the day.


Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge

by Mem Fox - 1995

Kane/Miller

This book connects kids to elderly people and nursing homes as a boy helps a woman with memory loss.


The Wind Blew

by Pat Hutchins - 1974

Aladdin

Citizens unite as the wind takes everything in town away and shoots it all up into the air.


Survival


Bad Kitty

by Nick Bruel - 2005

Roaring Brook Press

Vegetables that a cat hates are the only foods to choose from.


Bog Baby

written by Jeanne Willis, Illustrated by Gwen Millward - 2008

Puffin

Inside a magical pond a bog baby is discovered, nutured & set free to help it survive.


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.


Feathers and Fools

by Mem Fox - 1989

HMH Book

A war between swans and peacocks, leaves the newly born birds to start over again.


The Fly

by Petr Horacek - 2015

Candlewick

A day seen through the many eyes of a housefly who can't understand the world.


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.


Hatchet

by Gary Paulsen - 1989

Cornerstone Books

A Canadian wilderness plane crash, leaves a man to survive with only his hatchet


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.


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.


It’s A Tiger

by David LaRochelle - 2012

Chronicle Books

A tiger beats the narrator to every location he goes to avoid it.


Jump, Frog, Jump!

by Robert Kalan - 1986

Greenwillow Books

A smart frog has a fly lunch but avoids the creatures that want to make him their meal.


Keeper of Soles

by Teresa Bateman, Illus. by Yayo - 2006

Holiday House

A shoemaker keep providing Death with soles and shoes to escape giving up his soul.


Listen to the Wind: The Story of Dr. Greg & Three Cups of Tea

by Greg Mortenson - 2009

Dial

A lost and delirious mountain climber survives & builds schools for the people that rescued him.


The Little House

by Virginia Lee Burton - 1942

HMH Books for Young Readers

Surviving change and finding the right place to live


Listen to the Wind: The Story of Dr. Greg and Three Cups of Tea

by Greg Mortenson and Susan L. Roth. Collages by Susan L. Roth - 2009

Dial

A mountain climber is saved by a Himalayan village, whom he repays with a school.


Mammoths on the Move

by Lisa Wheeler, Illus. by Kurt Cyrus - 2006

Harcourt / HMH Books

Woolly mammoths migrated south for the winter where food was easier to gain access to.


McDuff Moves In

by Rosemary Wells - 1997

Disney-Hyperion

A doggy seeks shelter & food after escaping from a truck taking him to the pound.


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.


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. 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.


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 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.


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.


My Tata’s Remedies = Los remedios de mi tata

by Roni Capin Rivera-Ashford.Illus. by Antonio Castro - 2015

Cinco Puntos Press

Learn natural holistic remedies and the healing power of plants.


Officer Buckle and Gloria

by Peggy Rathmann - 1995

G.P. Putnam's Sons Book

A cop and his smart and silly dog amuse kids for attention & then teach kids safety tips and friendship advice.


Oh, No!

by Candace Fleming.Illus. by Eric Rohmann - 2012

Random/Schwartz & Wade.

A hole by a tiger, catches animals tring to help a frog, the selfish tiger winds up alone in the hole in the end.


Ouch! A Tale from Grimm

by Natalie Babbitt, Illustrated by Fred Marcellino - 1998

HarperCollins/Michael di Capua.

The underdog fools a king, avoids the devil and marries a princess.


Over and Under the Snow

by Kate Messner, Illus. by Christopher Silas Neal - 2011

Chronicle Books

Various animals that live through the winter under the snow like shrews, beavers, mice, bullfrogs, black bears & queen bees.


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.


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.


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.


Red-Eyed Tree Frog

by Joy Cowley, Photographs by Nic Bishop - 1999

Scholastic

A froggy in the rain forest hides and escapes predators like snakes that want to eat him.


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.


Rosie's Walk

by Pat Hutchins - 1968

Aladdin Paperbacks

A fox is outfoxed by a clever chicken on her daily walk.


Sam and the Tigers

by Julius Lester, Illus. by Jerry Pinkney - 1996

Puffin Book Dial

A boy tricks some tigers out of eatting him.


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.


Silly Suzy Goose

by Petr Horacek - 2006

Candlewick Press

A goose discovers that comformity is safer when a grumpy lion makes her feel vulnerable.


Smoky Night

by Eve Bunting - 1994

HMH Books

Outside a boys window he sees a violent world of racial tensions & riots, his cat is missing and his apartment is on fire.


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.


Swimmy

by Leo Lionni - 1963

Dragonfly Books

A little fish shows friends that brains and team work helps survive danger


Terrific

by Jon Agee - 2005

Michael Di Capua Books / Hyperion

An elderly man gets stranded on an island with a smart parrot who helps him escape.


This Book Just Ate My Dog

by Richard Byrne - 2014

Henry Holt

A non-conventional book that eats a dog, and then eats anyone who starts searches for the missing dog.


The Three 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 Little Pigs

by Steven Kellogg - 1997

HarperCollins

Pigs run a family waffle business, but a wolf customer want his with bacon.


The Three Ninja Pigs

by Coery Rosen Schwartz - 2012

G.P. Putnam's

The pigs train in aikido, jujitsu & karate to be certified weapons in preparation for the big bad wolf.


The Three Pigs

by David Wiesner - 2001

Clarion Books

A surreal version where a pig is blown out of the story and into a happy ending, unless your a wolf fan.


Thunder-Boomer!

by Shutta Crum.Illus. by Carol Thompson - 2009

Clarion Books

A hot summer day brings a thunderstorm to a farm, farmers rescue an upset chicken & find a soaked kitty.


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.


Tiger on a Tree

by Anushka Ravishankar, Illus. by Pulak Biswas - 1997

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

A sad tiger in India runs into a village & up a tree, it is captured & set free, it runs off with a smile.


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.


Titanicat

by MartyCrisp - 2008

Sleeping Bear Press

A true story of a cabin boy whose life was saved by the ships lucky cat, the ship was the Titanic.


Too Tired

by Ann Turnbull, Illus. by Emma Chichester Clark - 1994

Houghton Mifflin

Elephants help get the lazy sloths motivated to rescue them & get them on Noahs Ark.


Two Mice

by Sergio Ruzzier. (written & illustrated) - 2015

Clarion Books

Mice run away from home, their adventure leaves them shipwrecked and rescued while helping readers count to 3.


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

MorrowHarperCollins

This survival story of an awkward bird who blooms into a beautiful graceful swan is a classic tale of self-acceptance.


Vulture View

by April Pulley Sayre, Illus. by Steve Jenkins - 2007

Holt

The majesty of the turkey vulture, nature’s clean-up crew who seeks any dead thing that reeks.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Whistling Dixie

by Marcia Vaughan, Illus. by Barry Moser - 1995

HarperCollins

A Gator, Owl & Snake from the Hokey Pokey Swamp become a girls pet and help her escape the boogeyman.


Why?

by Nikolai Popov - 1996

NorthSouth

The ravages of war as seen by mice and frogs, proving a resolution is always better than a conflict.


The Wind Blew

by Pat Hutchins - 1974

Aladdin

Citizens unite as the wind takes everything in town away and shoots it all up into the air.


Winter Bees & Other Poems of the Cold

by Joyce Sidman.Illus. by Rick Allen - 2014

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt/HMH Books

This collection of poems is about different animals living safely through the winter months.


Wolfie the Bunny

by Ame Dyckman.Illus. by Zachariah OHora - 2015

Little, Brown Books

A baby wolf is left on the doorstep of a rabbit family, who raises & protects him from harm.


Trying New Things


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.


Bread and Jam for Frances

by Russell Hoban, illustrated by Lillian Hoban - 1964

HarperCollins

Trying something new is so much better than the same old stuff


Clap Hands

by Helen Oxenbury - 1987

Little Simon

An infant book with balanced ethnic backgrounds help teach hand skills and other actions.


Clap Your Hands

by Lorinda Bryan Cauley - 1992

Puffin Books

This interactive participation book helps to hyperactivate kids.


Duck on a Bike

by David Shannon - 2002

Scholastic/Blue Sky

Barnyard animals give bikes a try after seeing the Duck ride by.


Ella Sarah Gets Dressed

by Margare Chodos-Irvine - 2003

HMH Book

Kids discover independence from dressing stylishly, no matter how silly or fancy.


Gregory the Terrible Eater

by Mitchell Sharmat - 1980

Scholastic

A kid that likes veggies, breads and fruits, but its a goat kid who eats differently.


Henrietta and the Golden Eggs

by Hanna Johansen, Illus. by Käthi Bhend. Translated by John Barrett. David R. Godine - 1999

David R. Godine Publisher

A young hen breaks out of the crowded coop to have fun, as others hens follow they await a golden egg.


Little Oh

by Laura Krauss Melmed, Illus. byJim LaMarche- 1997

HarperCollins

This Japanese folk tale is about an origami girl that comes alive and gets lost.


Mei Li

by Thomas Handforth - 1938

Doubleday Books

A determined curious girl shows her bravery by sneaking into China's walled city for New Years.


Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11

by Brian Floca - 2009

Atheneum/Richard Jackson Books

A non-fiction simple account of the 1st moon landing with diagrams, illustrations, and lots of information.


My Tata’s Remedies = Los remedios de mi tata

by Roni Capin Rivera-Ashford.Illus. by Antonio Castro - 2015

Cinco Puntos Press

Learn natural holistic remedies and the healing power of plants.


The Noisy Paint Box: The Colors and Sounds of Kandinsky's Abstract Art.

by Barb Rosenstock, Illus. by Mary Grandpré - 2010

Knopf/Random House

Bio of abstract artist Vasily Kandinsky who saw the world in a different way by experiencing colors as sounds.


Oh, the Places You’ll Go!

by Dr Suess - 1990

Random House

Explore new places and things with Dr Suess


Peabody

by Rosemary Wells 1983

Puffin Books

A new talking birthday doll almost makes a girl forget her mean old teddy bear.


Peas!: It's Not Easy Being Peas-y

by Andrew Cullen, Illustrated by Simon Rickerty - 2009

Puffin

A kid gives peas a chance after learning how nutritious they are and how they got on his plate.


Pete the Cat: Pete at the Beach

by James Dean - 2013

HarperCollins

Pete wants to surf like his brother, so he challenges himself & gets over his fears.


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.


Roller Coaster

by Marla Frazee - 2003

HMH Books

A girls first ride on roller coaster in an amusement park goes well with her dad.


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.


The Things I Can Do

by Jeff Mack - 2013

Roaring Brook Press

A confident boy marks his accomplishments & feats by turning them into rhymes.


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.


Wee Little Lamb

by Lauren Thompson - 2009

Simon & Schuster

A shy lamb hides behind her mom as other woodland creatures ask her to play.


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.


Wow! City!

by Robert Neubecker - 2004

Disney-Hyperion

A girl & her dad leave their town in the mountains to explore the sights of the big city.


All Will Themed Books Wanted For Denville

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Ambition

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)s - 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.


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

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.


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.


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


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 Things I Can Do

by Jeff Mack - 2013

Roaring Brook Press

A confident boy marks his accomplishments & feats by turning them into rhymes.


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

Anunderdog 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

4 tales of brothers dealing with homework used as drawing paper, monsters, Santa and the retelling the 3 little pig story.


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 prtects 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.


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.

The underdog fools a king, avoids the devil and marries a princess.


Rad American Women A-Z

by Katie Schatz and Illustrated by Miriam Klein Stahl - 2015

City Lights Publishers

26 feminists who changed the world


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.


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.


Inspiration


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

4 tales of brothers dealing with homework used as drawing paper, monsters, Santa and the retelling the 3 little pig story.


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

MorrowHarperCollins

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 prtects 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.


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.


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.


Temperance


My Brother, Ant

by Betsy Byars, Illus. by Marc Simont - 1996

Viking/Penguin Young Readers

4 tales of brothers dealing with homework used as drawing paper, monsters, Santa and the retelling the 3 little pig story.


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.


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 Pinkney2008

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.


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.


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.


Green Eggs and Ham

by Dr. Seuss - 1960

Random House Books

This cumulative story about tasting and liking something that you had reservations about.


Is Everyone Ready for Fun?

by Jan Thomas, (written & illustrated) - 2011

Beach Lane Books

Three silly cows bounce, dance & wiggle on Chicken's sofa which he thinks is ruining it.


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.


Empowerment


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.


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

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.


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

4 tales of brothers dealing with homework used as drawing paper, monsters, Santa and the retelling the 3 little pig story.


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

MorrowHarperCollins

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.


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 andIllustrated by James Dean - 2012

HarperCollins

An independent cat keeps singing without worry when things go wrong, he even keeps his cool after loosing a button.


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 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.


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.


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


Mouse and Mole: Fine Feathered Friends

by Wong Herbert Yee. (written & illustrated) - 2009

Houghton/HMH Book

Friends problem solve their dilema of scaring away the birds they want to watch, using dress up.


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 creaye 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.


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

A rabbit becomes so engrossed with a book about wolves that he walks right into the mouth of one.


Zen Shorts

by Jon Muth - 2005

Scholastic Press

A giant panda tells children stories about material goods, good and bad boundaries & holding in frustration.



All Heart Themed Books Wanted For Sparta

Acceptance


Chrysanthemum

by Kevin Henkes - 1991

Greenwillow Book

A mouse who is teased, finds self-esteem and acceptance thanks to a music teacher.


Clancy the Courageous Cow

by Lachie Hume - 2006

Greenwillow Books

A wrestling match for access to the best grass, helps a cow yearning for acceptance.


The Dog Who Had Kittens

by Polly M. Robertus - 1991

Holiday House

A gentle dog convinces the kittens mom to let him try parenting.


Goin’ Someplace Special

by Patricia C. McKissack, Illustrated by Jerry Pinkney - 2001

Atheneum/Anne Schwartz Books

Set during the late 1950's Jim Crow laws where the Nashville Public Library was integrated.


Goose and Duck

by Jean Craighead George, Illus. by Priscilla Lamont- 2008

HarperCollins/Laura Geringer

Eggs hatch and the confused birds follow a boy as their mother.


Gossie & Gertie

by Olivier Dunrea,

Houghton

Two duckling friends stay friends and keep their lives & what they enjoy seperate.


The Lemonade Club

by Patricia Polacco - 2007

Philomel Books

A girls best friend and also her teacher get cancer, accept they got lemons, and happily survive.


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.


McDuff Moves In

by Rosemary Wells - 1997

Disney-Hyperion

A doggy seeks shelter & food after escaping from a truck taking him to the pound.


Mommy, Mama and Me

by Lesléa Newman.Illus. by Carol Thompson - 2009

Tricycle

Explore the family units of same-sex parents and how they love and care for their kids.


My 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.


The Other Side

by Jacqueline Woodson, Illustrated by E. B. Lewis - 2001

G.P. Putnam's Sons Books

Racisms hold on society is questioned by biracial friends who are open to meeting new people.


Peas!: It's Not Easy Being Peas-y

by Andrew Cullen, Illustrated by Simon Rickerty - 2009

Puffin

A kid gives peas a chance after learning how nutritious they are and how they got on his plate.


Pepo and Lolo are Friends

by Ana Martin - 2004

Candlewick

A chick starts a friendship outside its comfort zone with a piggy and works through any differences.


Red

by Jan De Kinder. (written & illustrated). Tr. by Laura Watkinson - 2015

Eerdmans Books

A boy who blushes easily gets bullied, the girl who started it trys to stop the problem she created.


The Surprise Family

by Lynn Reiser - 1994

Greenwillow

A boys gives his pet hen duck eggs to hatch, she treats them as family, even when she realizes they are different.


We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball

by Kadir Nelson or Nadir Nelson - 2008

Disney-Hyperion or Jump At The Sun

The morals, pride, comradery and acceptance of the Negro Leagues


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.


Wolfie the Bunny

by Ame Dyckman.Illus. by Zachariah OHora - 2015

Little, Brown Books

A baby wolf is left on the doorstep of a rabbit family, who raises & protects him from harm.


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.


Benevolence


An Ambush of Tigers: A Wild Gathering of Collective Nouns

by Betsy R. Rosenthal.Illus. by Jago - 2015

Lerner/Millbrook

Two shape-shifting tigers end up at a Texas sanctuary and try to learn to get along & be human.


Bear Feels Sick

by Karma Wilson - 2007

Margaret K. McElderry Books

Woodland friends come to the aid of a sick bear, who helps his nurses when they catch his cold.


Feelings

by Aliki - 1981

Good Apple

This book highlights the range of feelings and empathetically of others feelings.


Get Well, Good Knight

by Shelley Moore Thomas, Illus. by Jennifer Plecas - 2002

Penguin Young Readers

A kind knight trys to take care of his sick dragon friends.


Gracias/Thanks

by Pat Mora.Illus. by John Parra - 2005

Lee & Low

A bilingual story of a boy who says thanks to things that make him happy.


The Grasshopper and the Ant

by Harvey Kurtzman - 2001

Denis Kitchen Publishing

A beatnik Grasshopper learns his lesson from an ant colony who invites him inside for the winter.


The Grasshopper and the Ants

by Jerry Pinkney. (written & illustrated) - 2015

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

A musical Grasshopper learns his lesson from an ant colony who invites him inside for the winter.


Guji Guji

by Chih-Yuan Chen -1999)

Kane/Miller

A confused crocodile protects his duck family against his real kind.


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.


Hurry! Hurry!

by Eve Bunting - 2007

HMH Books

The animal community celebrates a newcomer to the barn when an egg starts to hatch.


Martin de Porres: The Rose in the Desert

by Gary D. Schmidt, Illus. by David Diaz - 2012

Clarion/Houghton

A poor son of a slave has healing hands that creates miracles and makes him a legend.


Mice and Beans

by Pam MuñozRyan, Illustrated by Joe Cepeda - 2001

Scholastic

Mousetraps vanish as Grandma gets ready for a family party, mice help Grandma without her knowing.


Mrs. Marlowe's Mice

by Frank Asch - 2007

Kids Can Press

Intimidating cat police check a kind hearted cat librarian who secretly harbors mice in her home.


My Rows and Piles of Coins

by Tololwa M. Mollel, Illustrated by E. B. Lewis - 1999

Clarion

A determined Tanzanian boy saves his coins to afford a bicycle to help his mom bring things to and from the market.


Oh, No!

by Candace Fleming.Illus. by Eric Rohmann - 2012

Random/Schwartz & Wade.

A hole by a tiger, catches animals tring to help a frog, the selfish tiger winds up alone in the hole in the end.


Weslandia

by Paul Fleischman - 1999

Candlewick Press

A summer vacation garden project provides food, clothing, shelter, and even recreation for the neighborhood.


The Wolf's Chicken Stew

by Keiko Kasza - 1987

Puffin Books

A wolf becomes a protector instead of a hunter, after plans to fatten up a chicken backfires.


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.


Zen Shorts

by Jon Muth - 2005

Scholastic Press

A giant panda tells children stories about material goods, good and bad boundaries & holding in frustration.


Charitable


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.


Fox's Garden

by Princesse Camcam. (written & illustrated) - 2014

Enchanted Lion Books

A boy brings a basket of food to a hungry fox who repays him with flowers.


How to Heal a Broken Wing

by Bob Graham, (written & illustrated) - 2008

Candlewick

In a uncaring city, a hurt bird is rescued & nursed by a compassionate boy.


Listen to the Wind: The Story of Dr. Greg and Three Cups of Tea

by Greg Mortenson and Susan L. Roth. Collages by Susan L. Roth - 2009

Dial

A mountain climber is saved by a Himalayan village, whom he repays with a school.


Martin de Porres: The Rose in the Desert

by Gary D. Schmidt, Illus. by David Diaz - 2012

Clarion/Houghton

A poor son of a slave has healing hands that creates miracles and makes him a legend.


Mr. Tanen's Ties

by Maryann Cocca-Leffler - 2003

Albert Whitman & Company

A school principal wipes out the school budget buying ties, so he sells his ties to help build a playground.


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.


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.


Equality


Amazing Grace

by Mary Hoffman - 1991

Dial Books

An optimistic tale proving anyone can do anything they thrive to do and be.


Back of the Bus

by Aaron Reynolds.Illus. by Floyd Cooper - 2010

Philomel

Defiance is shown through a young African American boys eyes as he witnesses the arrest of Rosa Parks.


I Have a Dream

by Martin Luther King Jr. illustrated by Kadir Nelson- 2013

Scholastic

The king of racial equality


Martin & Mahalia: His Words, Her Song

by Andrea Davis Pinkney - 2013

Little, Brown Books

The words of Martin Luther King & Mahalia Jackson helped civil rights and change, read history.


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.


The Other Side

by Jacqueline Woodson, Illustrated by E. B. Lewis - 2001

G.P. Putnam's Sons Books

Racisms hold on society is questioned by biracial friends who are open to meeting new people.


Rad American Women A-Z

by Katie Schatz and Illustrated by Miriam Klein Stahl - 2015

City Lights Publishers

26 feminists who changed the world


Smoky Night

by Eve Bunting - 1994

HMH Books

Outside a boys window he sees a violent world of racial tensions & riots, his cat is missing and his apartment is on fire.


These Hands

by Margaret H. Mason, Illus. by Floyd Cooper - 2011

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt/ HMH Books

A boys grandpa with talented hands, could not touch bread dough in the Wonder Bread factory.


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.


Virgie Goes to School with Us Boys

by Elizabeth Fitzgerald Howard, Illustrated by E. B. Lewis - 2000

Simon & Schuster

During the post-Civil War South, an African American girl gets to attend a Quaker school with her five brothers.


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.


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.


Gentleness


Be Gentle with the Dog, Dear!

by Matthew Baek - 2008

Dial

How to properly treat animals is a important life lesson.


The Dog Who Had Kittens

by Polly M. Robertus - 1991

Holiday House

A gentle dog convinces the kittens mom to let him try parenting.


The Grasshopper and the 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

Denis Kitchen Publishing

A musical Grasshopper learns his lesson from an ant colony who invites him inside for the winter.


Henry and Mudge and the Great Grandpas

by Cynthia Rylant, Illus. by Suçie Stevenson - 2005

Simon Spotlight

While visiting the grandparents the duo discovers a clear pond and enjoy the waters with their elders.


Hi!

by Ann Herbert Scott, Illus. by Gio Coalson - 1994

Putnam/Philomel

A girl is hurt by no one responding to her hellos.


The Little Brute Family

by Russell Hoban, ill. Lilian Hoban - 1966

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

A grumpy family one day starts to smile, and finds that life is nicer when we treat each other with kindness.


Lulu's Busy Day

by Caroline Uff - 2000

Walker Children

A toddlers busy day includes eatting, playing, swinging and sleeping.


Mrs. Marlowe's Mice

by Frank Asch - 2007

Kids Can Press

Intimidating cat police check a kind hearted cat librarian who secretly harbors mice in her home.


My Brother, Ant

by Betsy Byars, Illus. by Marc Simont - 1996

Viking/Penguin Young Readers

4 tales of brothers dealing with homework used as drawing paper, monsters, Santa and the retelling the 3 little pig story.


No Matter What

by Emma Dodd - 2007

Dutton

Elephants show unconditional love no matter what their kids do or say that might be wrong.


One Special Day: A Story for Big Brothers and Sisters

by Lola M. Schaefer.Illus. by Jessica Meserve - 2012

Disney/Hyperion.

An imaginative energetic big brother turns gentle when he gets a new sibling.


Only You

by Robin Cruise - 2007

HMH Books

Three diverse sections showing parental love in the morning, daytime, and night.


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.


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.


Tiger on a Tree

by Anushka Ravishankar, Illus. by Pulak Biswas - 1997

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

A sad tiger in India runs into a village & up a tree, it is captured & set free, it runs off with a smile.


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.


Weslandia

by Paul Fleischman - 1999

Candlewick Press

A summer vacation garden project provides food, clothing, shelter, and even recreation for the neighborhood.


When You Are Happy

by Eileen Spinelli - 2006

Simon & Schuster

Family love overrides the ups and downs of moods, feelings and circumstances.


The Wolf's Chicken Stew

by Keiko Kasza - 1987

Puffin Books

A wolf becomes a protector instead of a hunter, after plans to fatten up a chicken backfires.


Gratitude


An Awesome Book!

by Dallas Clayton - 2012

HarperCollins

An Awesome Book of Thanks by Dallas Clayton How to express thanks feel thankful looking at the world around you


Gracias/Thanks

by Pat Mora.Illus. by John Parra - 2005

Lee & Low

A bilingual story of a boy who says thanks to things that make him happy.


The Grasshopper and the 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

Denis Kitchen Publishing

A musical Grasshopper learns his lesson from an ant colony who invites him inside for the winter.


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.


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.


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.


The Secret of Saying Thanks

by Douglas Wood - 2005

Simon & Schuster

Thanksgiving is the perfect time for showing gratitude and not taking everything for granted.


Sylvester and the Magic Pebble

by William Steig - 1969

Simon & Schuster

Bad wishes can make you thankful for what you have


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.


Titanicat

by MartyCrisp - 2008

Sleeping Bear Press

A true story of a cabin boy whose life was saved by the ships lucky cat, the ship was the Titanic.


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.


Harmony


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.


Big Hugs, Little Hugs

by Felicia Bond - 2012

Philomel Books

Different types of creatures from all around the world hug.


Carolina Shout!

by Alan Schroeder, Illus. by Bernie Fuchs - 1995

Dial

A girl enjoys life with a 24 hour musical soundtrack.


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.


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.


Simon's Book

by Henrik Drescher - 1983

MacAdam/Cage Publishing

Art supplies take over a story of a boy that is threatened by a monster who is redrawn to be friendly.


The Surprise Family

by Lynn Reiser - 1994

Greenwillow

A boys gives his pet hen duck eggs to hatch, she treats them as family, even when she realizes they are different.


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.


Wolfie the Bunny

by Ame Dyckman.Illus. by Zachariah OHora - 2015

Little, Brown Books

A baby wolf is left on the doorstep of a rabbit family, who raises & protects him from harm.


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.


Yum! Yuck! A Foldout Book of People Sounds

by Linda Sue Park and Julia Durango.Illus. by Sue Ramá - 2005

Charlesbridge

How sounds are expressed in different languages with fold out flaps with English words.


Zen Shorts

by Jon Muth - 2005

Scholastic Press

A giant panda tells children stories about material goods, good and bad boundaries & holding in frustration.


Heart


Freedom Summer

by Deborah Wiles - 2001

Aladdin

Changing the hearts of other people


Grandma Lives in a Perfume Village

by Fang Suzhen.Illus. by Sonja Danowski - 2015

NorthSouth

After Grandma dies a girl can still visit thru her heart, especially when it rains.


How to Heal a Broken Wing

by Bob Graham, (written & illustrated) - 2008

Candlewick

In a uncaring city, a hurt bird is rescued & nursed by a compassionate boy.


Imogene’s Last Stand

by Candace Fleming and Illustrated by Nancy Carpenter - 2014

Dragonfly Books

A towns history becomes important


Love You Forever

by Robert Munsch and Illustrated by Sheila McGraw - 2014

Firefly Books

Parental love brings a boy through childhood to grow his manhood


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.


No Matter What

by Emma Dodd - 2007

Dutton

Elephants show unconditional love no matter what their kids do or say that might be wrong.


The Surprise Family

by Lynn Reiser - 1994

Greenwillow

A boys gives his pet hen duck eggs to hatch, she treats them as family, even when she realizes they are different.


Wolfie the Bunny

by Ame Dyckman.Illus. by Zachariah OHora - 2015

Little, Brown Books

A baby wolf is left on the doorstep of a rabbit family, who raises & protects him from harm.


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.


Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories

by Dr Suess

Random House

Rights of the poor and lower classes


Thoughtfulness


Bully

by Laura Vaccaro Seeger, (written & Illustrated) - 2013

Roaring Brook/Neal Porter

A bully bull shows thoughtfulness after apologizing to animals he insulted.


Gingerbread for Liberty: How a German Baker Helped Win the American Revolution

by Mara Rockliff.Illus. by Vincent X. Kirsch - 2015

HMH Books

A baker finds patriotism through his feeding of George Washington's troops.


Gracias/Thanks

by Pat Mora.Illus. by John Parra - 2005

Lee & Low

A bilingual story of a boy who says thanks to things that make him happy.


The Grasshopper and the 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

Denis Kitchen Publishing

A musical Grasshopper learns his lesson from an ant colony who invites him inside for the winter.


Henry and Mudge and the Great Grandpas

by Cynthia Rylant, Illus. by Suçie Stevenson - 2005

Simon Spotlight

While visiting the grandparents the duo discovers a clear pond and enjoy the waters with their elders.


"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 Lemonade Club

by Patricia Polacco - 2007

Philomel Books

A girls best friend and also her teacher get cancer, accept they got lemons, and happily survive.


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.


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.


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 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.


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.


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.


TRAITS

Appreciation


A Chair For My Mother

by Vera B. Williams - 1982

HarperCollins

Mamas new chair can finally be afforded.


The Bicycle Man

by Allen Say - 1982

HMH Books

A post WW2 school sports festival in Japan is suprised by two American soldiers on bikes.


Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa: Spring Babies

by Erica Silverman, Illus. by Betsy Lewin - 2005

Harcourt/HMH Books

A farm life story about a girl and the caring relationship she has for her horse.


Gabriella's Song

by Candace Fleming, Illus. by Giselle Potter - 1997

Atheneum Books

A girl finds music in everything that surrounds her.


Gator

by Randy Cecil - 2007

Candlewick

A carousel alligator leaves the amusement park when customers stop coming.


Green Is a Chile Pepper

by Roseanne Greenfield Thong.Illus. by John Parra - 2014

Chronicle

A girls diverse Latino neighborhood is highlighted in this bilingual tale of culture.


Have You Filled a Bucket Today

by Carol McCloud- 2006

Ferne Press

Appreciation, love & kindness is encouraged & rewarded


I Like It When...

by Mary Murphy 1997

HMH Books

The loving relationship between an old and young penguin who do things together.


If You Plant a Seed

by Kadir Nelson. (written & illustrated) - 2015

HarperCollins/Balzer + Bray.

Birds help grow a garden after animal farmers finally become generous & share their food.


In the Garden of Happiness

by Erika Tamar - 1996

HMH Books

A vacant lot is transformed into a garden & mural igniting community togetherness.


Leo Loves Baby Time

by Anna McQuinn - 2014

Charlesbridge

A kids adventure with mom in his regular trip to the storytime at the Library.


Like Pickle Juice on a Cookie

by Julie Sternberg, Illus. by Matthew Cordell - 2011

Amulet

Good times with her old babysitter haunt a growing girl, but at least the memories will never leave her.


Listen to the Wind: The Story of Dr. Greg and Three Cups of Tea

by Greg Mortenson and Susan L. Roth. Collages by Susan L. Roth - 2009

Dial

A mountain climber is saved by a Himalayan village, whom he repays with a school.


Little Treasures: Endearments from Around the World

by Jacqueline K. Ogburn.Illus. by Chris Raschka - 2012

HMH Book

A collection of fond verbal endearments for kids categorized in many different languages.


Lola at the Library

by Anna McQuinn - 2006

Charlesbridge

A girls weekly learning trip to the library with her mom.


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 Car

by Byron Barton - 2001

Greenwillow

Taking care of your possessions and responsibility are taught by a busdriver who loves his own car.


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.


Nikolai, the Only Bear

by Barbara Joosse - 2005

Philomel

This adoption fable shows that an out of place or misunderstood kid can feel like an unwanted bear.


The Old House

by Pamela Duncan Edwards - 2007

Dutton Books

A young family turns an old empty droopy house with low self-esteem into a happy historic home.


One Potato, Two Potato

by Cynthia Defelice - 2006

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

A magic pot doubles anything that goes in, potatoes, coins & even lonely people who thrive company.


Oscar's Half Birthday

by Bob Graham - 2005

Candlewick

Urban hipster parents celebrate their sons 6 month birthday by organizing a picnic on a hill.


Pete & Pickles

by Berkeley Breathed - 2008

Philomel Book

An offbeat friendship starts between an elephant and a pig whose differences become appreciated.


Pictures from Our Vacation

by Lynne Rae Perkins - 2007

Greenwillow

Siblings are given cameras to highlight a vacation at their grandparents' farm.


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.


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.


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.


Spoon

by Amy Krouse Rosenthal - 2009

Disney-Hyperion

Celebration of what we have


The Story of Babar

by Jean De Brushoff- 1931

Random House

Wise elephant uncovers the good things in life


Sylvester and the Magic Pebble

by William Steig - 1969

Simon & Schuster

Bad wishes can make you thankful for what you have


This Moose Belongs to Me

by Oliver Jeffers. (written & illustrated) - 2012

Philomel Books/Penguin.

Ownership of a pet Moose (who doesn't like rules) is in question after a walk in the woods.


The Velveteen Rabbit: Or, How Toys Become Real

by Margery Williams, Illustrated by Lou Fancher - 1922

Atheneum/Anne Schwartz Books

A wooden horse tells a stuffed rabbit that love can make you real, the rabbit gets well worn with a boys love.


Where Once There Was a Wood

by Denise Fleming - 1996

Square FishHenry Holt

A poetry based portrait of our disappearing natural environment & how animal habitats and ecosystems adapt.


White Snow, Bright Snow

by Alvin Tresselt - 1947

HarperCollins

This nostalgic look at a 1940's town experiencing & preparing for a large snow storm shows the magic of snow.


Whoozit Photo Album

by Manhattan Toys - 1999

Manhattan Toys

This Whoozits photo album is for babies to safely enjoy their favorite photos.


The Wolf's Chicken Stew

by Keiko Kasza - 1987

Puffin Books

A wolf becomes a protector instead of a hunter, after plans to fatten up a chicken backfires.


The World Is Waiting for You

by Barbara Kerley - 2013

National Geographic Children's Books

Pictures of science and nature make kids eager to explore the world and figure what they want to grow up to be.


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.


Yucky Worms

by Vivian French. Illus. by Jessica Ahlberg - 2010

Candlewick Press

Outside her garden, Grandama explains how worms slither through the dirt with five pairs of hearts.


Caring


Angelo

by David Macaulay - 2002

HMH Books

A pigeon is rescued and nursed back to health.


Bear Feels Sick

by Karma Wilson - 2007

Margaret K. McElderry Books

Woodland friends come to the aid of a sick bear, who helps his nurses when they catch his cold.


The Birdman

by Veronika Charles - 2006

Tundra Book

An Indian tailor nurses birds back to health.


Boy + Bot

by Amy Dyckman - 2012

Knopf Books for Young Readers

A friendship between a boy and robot get complicated when the fragile bot is switched off.


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.


Clifford, the Big Red Dog

by Norman Bridwell - 1963

Cartwheel

Emily Elizabeth discovers the ups (mostly) and downs of caring for her big red dog.


Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa: Spring Babies

by Erica Silverman, Illus. by Betsy Lewin - 2005

Harcourt/HMH Books

A farm life story about a girl and the caring relationship she has for her horse.


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 prtects a village of people she loves.


Eeeek, Mouse!

by Lydia Monks - 2009

Egmont

Different perspectives (even from the cat) show the freeing of a mouse family from a trap.


Gingerbread for Liberty: How a German Baker Helped Win the American Revolution

by Mara Rockliff.Illus. by Vincent X. Kirsch - 2015

HMH Books

A baker finds patriotism through his feeding of George Washington's troops.


Good Night, Good Knight

by Shelley Moore Thomas, Illustrated by Jennifer Plecas - 2000

Penguin Young Readers

A wizards scaly, snail-y soup helps a knight who nurses his sick little dragon friends.


Guji Guji

by Chih-Yuan Chen -1999)

Kane/Miller

A confused crocodile protects his duck family against his real kind.


Like Pickle Juice on a Cookie

by Julie Sternberg, Illus. by Matthew Cordell - 2011

Amulet

Good times with her old babysitter haunt a growing girl, but at least the memories will never leave her.


Little Treasures: Endearments from Around the World

by Jacqueline K. Ogburn.Illus. by Chris Raschka - 2012

HMH Book

A collection of fond verbal endearments for kids categorized in many different languages.


Love Waves

by Rosemary Wells - 2011

Candlewick Press

A solution to separation anxiety, parents can sent love waves to their kids.


Mommy, Mama and Me

by Lesléa Newman.Illus. by Carol Thompson - 2009

Tricycle

Explore the family units of same-sex parents and how they love and care for their kids.


More, More, More Said the Baby: Three Love Stories

by Vera B. Williams - 1990

Greenwillow Books

Three caretakers highlight their favorite thing about their babies in these 3 love stories.


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 Abuelita

by Tony Johnston.Illus. by Yuyi Morales - 2009

Harcourt/HMH Books

A joyous Spanish grandmother storytells to her grandson after doing her morning routine & work.


My Brother, Ant

by Betsy Byars, Illus. by Marc Simont - 1996

Viking/Penguin Young Readers

4 tales of brothers dealing with homework used as drawing paper, monsters, Santa and the retelling the 3 little pig story.


My Car

by Byron Barton - 2001

Greenwillow

Taking care of your possessions and responsibility are taught by a busdriver who loves his own car.


My Father’s Arms Are a Boat

by Stein Erik Lunde, Illus. by Øyvind Torseter. Trans. by Kari Dickson - 2008

Enchanted Lion Books

A fox guides a dead mother to her afterlife, as a sleepless boy and his reassuring dad grieves.


No Matter What

by Emma Dodd - 2007

Dutton

Elephants show unconditional love no matter what their kids do or say that might be wrong.


Prudence Wants a Pet

by Cathleen Daly, Illus. by Stephen Michael King - 2011

Roaring Brook Press

A determined girl wants a pet so she uses her imagination to create some until her parents give in.


Sidewalk Flowers

by JonArno Lawson.Illus. by Sydney Smith - 2015

Groundwood Books

A girls little acts of kindness giving out flowers, smiling & waving keeps this wordless story active.


Snuggle Puppy

by Sandra Boyton - 2003

Workman

A rhythmic chant of a mom singing about how special & how much she loves her little Snuggle Puppy.


The Surprise Family

by Lynn Reiser - 1994

Greenwillow

A boys gives his pet hen duck eggs to hatch, she treats them as family, even when she realizes they are different.


Thunder-Boomer!

by Shutta Crum.Illus. by Carol Thompson - 2009

Clarion Books

A hot summer day brings a thunderstorm to a farm, farmers rescue an upset chicken & find a soaked kitty.


The Velveteen Rabbit: Or, How Toys Become Real

by Margery Williams, Illustrated by Lou Fancher - 1922

Atheneum/Anne Schwartz Books

A wooden horse tells a stuffed rabbit that love can make you real, the rabbit gets well worn with a boys love.


The 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.


Forgiveness


Big Red Lollipop

by Rukhsana Khan.Illus. by Sophie Blackall - 2010

Viking

A tag along little sister runins a birthday party but is forgiven.


Gershon’s Monster: A Story for the Jewish New Year

by Eric A. Kimmel - 2000

Scholastic Press

A man repents when his sins threatens his twins.


The I Love You Book

by Todd Parr - 2009

Little, Brown Books

Explaining unconditional love help kids & parents bounce back after confrontations.


Robot, Go Bot!: A Comic Reader

by Dana Meachen Rau, Illus. by Wook Jin Jung - 2013

Random

A girl creates a robot to do her chores, it runs away under protest but they become friends in the end.


Roses Are Pink, Your Feet Really Stink

by Diane Degroat - 1996

HarperCollins

A boy doing class Valentine's cards makes two mean ones, gets caught & redoes them nicely.


Rubia and the Three Osos

by Susan Middleton Elya. Illus. by Melissa Sweet - 2010

Disney-Hyperion

A bilingual version of the Goldilocks fairy tale with a making up for your mistakes moral.


When You Are Happy

by Eileen Spinelli - 2006

Simon & Schuster

Family love overrides the ups and downs of moods, feelings and circumstances.


Sharing


The All-I’ll-Ever-Want Christmas Doll

by Patricia C. McKissack, Illus. by Jerry Pinkney - 2007

Schwartz & Wade

A sharing story set during the Great Depression about three girls and a Baby Betty doll.


Always Room for One More

by Sorche Nic Leodhas - 1965

Henry Holt

An old Scottish song is turned into this story about a family in a small house sharing everything they got.


Big Wolf and Little Wolf

by Nadine Brun-Cosme.Illus. by Olivier Tallec; Trans. by Claudia Bedrick -2009

Enchanted Lion

Lonelyness is overcome by finding companionship and learning to share.


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.


Finders Keepers

by William & Nicolas Mordvinoff Lipkind - 2002

Bantam

After fighting over a bone, two dogs decide to share it.


Guess Who, Baby Duck!

by Amy Hest - 2004

Candlewick Press

A wee ducks grandpa shares stories about the babys birth to cheer up the sick duckling.


Hey Rabbit

by Sergio Ruzzier - 2010

Roaring Brook Press

Rabbit's magical suitcase gives & shares presents with his friends that fulfill each of their wishes.


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.


If You Plant a Seed

by Kadir Nelson. (written & illustrated) - 2015

HarperCollins/Balzer + Bray.

Birds help grow a garden after animal farmers finally become generous & share their food.


No Yeti Yet

by Mary Ann Fraser - 2015

Peter Pauper Press

A Yeti hunt by brothers discovers a Yeti tracking them, it ends with all of them sharing hot chocolate together.


Pepo and Lolo are Friends

by Ana Martin - 2004

Candlewick

A chick starts a friendship outside its comfort zone with a piggy and works through any differences.


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.


Sheila Rae’s Peppermint Stick

by Kevin Henkes - 2001

Greenwillow/HarperCollins

A sharing tale about a girl who doesn't want to give her sister some of her candy, until it falls & breaks.


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.


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.


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.


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.


What I Be

by Michael Franti - 2007

Stay Human Books

Helping others through laughter, joy, sharing & being who you are


THEMES

New Family


The Baby Tree

by Sophie Blackall. (written & Illustrated) - 2014

Penguin/Nancy Paulsen

Start the conversation about where babies come from by using this book.


Boundless Grace

by Mary Hoffman - 1995

Penguin/RandomHouse

A girl faces reality after meeting her dads new wife & kids


Clementine and the Family Meeting

by Sara Pennypacker, Illus. by Marla Frazee - 2011

Disney/Hyperion

Mental anquish about a second sibling, make-up and a tool belt alters Clementine's behavior.


Elizabeti's Doll

by Stephanie Stuve-Bodeen, Illustrated by Christy Hale - 1900

Lee & Low Books

A girls imagination creates a baby from a rock, and she mimics her mom with it.


Emma’s Yucky Brother

by Jean Little, Illustrated by Jennifer Plecas - 2001

HarperCollins

An adopted boy thinks sisters are yucky, now she has to turn it around.


Henry’s First-Moon Birthday

by Lenore Look, Illustrated by Yumi Heo - 2001

An Anne Schwartz Book/Atheneum

This tale of the Chinese tradition of a babies first month birthday teaches cultural diversity


Hurry! Hurry!

by Eve Bunting - 2007

HMH Books

The animal community celebrates a newcomer to the barn when an egg starts to hatch.


Hush Little Baby

by Brian Pinkney - 2005

Amistad Press

This lullaby & any object found helps a dad who is trying to stop the baby from crying.


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.


I Kissed the Baby

by Mary Murphy - 2003

Candlewick Press

This interactive book highlights a new baby among the animal kingdom and everyone wants to play.


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.


Look at the Baby

by Kelly Johnson - 2002

Henry Holt and Co

A photographic index of most baby body parts, using a wide variety of different ethnic babies.


Look at You! A Baby Body Book

by Kathy Henderson - 2007

Candlewick Press

Looking at what babies like to do with their bodies in the world around them.


Lost Cat

by C. Roger Mader - 2013

HMH Books

A cat left behind during a move seaches and finds a new owner.


McDuff Moves In

by Rosemary Wells - 1997

Disney-Hyperion

A doggy seeks shelter & food after escaping from a truck taking him to the pound.


More, More, More Said the Baby: Three Love Stories

by Vera B. Williams - 1990

Greenwillow Books

Three caretakers highlight their favorite thing about their babies in these 3 love stories.


My Baby & Me

by Lynn Reiser - 2008

Knopf Books

Real looking photos of older siblings hugging, playing, moving & reading with their new baby.


Only You

by Robin Cruise - 2007

HMH Books

Three diverse sections showing parental love in the morning, daytime, and night.


Oscar's Half Birthday

by Bob Graham - 2005

Candlewick

Urban hipster parents celebrate their sons 6 month birthday by organizing a picnic on a hill.


Otto Grows Down

by Michael Sussman - 2009

Sterling

The fuss over a new baby sister makes her older brother wish her away, he starts getting younger & grows down.


Pecan Pie Baby

by Jacqueline Woodson.Illustrated by Sophie Blackall - 2010

G.P. Putnam's Sons

One-on-one time and that special bond between mom & her girl is threatened by a new baby.


Quack!

by Phyllis Root - 2005

Candlewick

Ducklings pop out of their shells and follow their mom to the river for their 1st swim.


Raising Sweetness

by Diane Stanley, Illustrated by G. Brian Karas - 1999

Puffin BooksPutnam

The importance of reading is shown by the sacrifice of a cop who takes in 8 orphans.


The Surprise Family

by Lynn Reiser - 1994

Greenwillow

A boys gives his pet hen duck eggs to hatch, she treats them as family, even when she realizes they are different.


Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes

by Mem Fox - 1979

HMH Books

Babies around the world have the same things in common ten fingers, ten toes & all the same inside.


Ten Tiny Tickles

by Karen Katz - 2005

Margaret K. McElderry Books

This interactive tickling book teaches numbers by observing a babies day & the amount of kisses they get.


There Is a Bird on Your Head!

by Mo Willems - 2007 Disney-Hyperion

Hyperion.

An Elephant has babies, not his kids, but the birds who built a nest on his head.


The Thunderstruck Stork

by David Olson - 2007

Albert Whitman

An adoption lesson about a stork trying to fix the wrongly delivered babies, but love wins in all cases.


What Do We Do With the Baby?

by Rick Walton - 2008

HarperCollins

An interactive book that generates hugs, kisses, bouncing, tickles and peek-a-boo opportunities.


Where is My Baby?

by Hariet Ziefert - 1994

Blue Apple Books

Flaps contain the name of baby animals in this short book about parent animals looking for their babies.


Wolfie the Bunny

by Ame Dyckman.Illus. by Zachariah OHora - 2015

Little, Brown Books

A baby wolf is left on the doorstep of a rabbit family, who raises & protects him from harm.


Won-Ton: A Cat Tale Told in Haiku

by Lee Wardlaw - 2011

Holt, Henry

A cat is rescued from a shelter and finds a home after being adopted by a little boy & girl.



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Dream, NYC History, Courage, Will & Heart


Dream

virtues

Beauty / Creativity / Expressive / Idealism / Imaginative / Optimism / Passionate / Peace / Visionary

traits

Artistic, Creative, Fashionable, Imagination, Independent, Individualistic, Optimistic, Self Expression, Unique

themes

Dance - Dreaming - Fantasy World - Perspective - Sleep


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Courage

virtues

Assertive / Courage / Encouragement / Fortitude / Helpfulness / Heroic / Justice / Reliability / Valor

traits

Self Assured, Self Control, Steadfast, Tolerant, Vanity

themes

Conquering Fears - Hands On - Firefighting - Overcoming Trouble - Overcoming Your Size - Punishment - Rescuing - Survival - Trying New Things


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Will

virtues

Ambitious / Backbone / Confidence / Courtesy / Determined / Diligence / Excellence / Feeling / Inspirational / Moderation / Patience / Preparedness / Purposeful / Refined / Stamina / Temperance / Tenacious / Willpower / Worth

traits

Attitude, Earnest, Empowered, Resolute, Simplicity

themes

Environmental Care - Good Against Evil


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Heart

virtues

Acceptance / Benevolence / Charitable / Equality / Gentleness / Gratitude / Harmony / Heart / Thoughtfulness

traits

Appreciative, Caring, Forgiveness, Sharing

themes

New Family


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