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Goodnight Moon

Genre:
Fiction
Age Level:
0-3
Reading Level:
Pre-Reader

The youngster prepares for sleep, bidding goodnight to the room and all objects in it, including the moon and the old lady who whispers "hush." Sleep comes softly in this cozy classic.

How Do Dinosaurs Get Well Soon?

Illustrated by:
Genre:
Fiction
Age Level:
0-3
Reading Level:
Beginning Reader

Short rhyming text contrasts with illustrations of huge dinosaurs who are ailing with sniffles and coughs. Of course, the dinosaurs (with their names tucked into each page) are being helped by a caring but seemingly small adult in this companion to How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night?

The Gingerbread Man

Illustrated by:
Genre:
Fiction, Fairy Tales and Folk Tales
Age Level:
0-3
Reading Level:
Beginning Reader

Run, run, run just as fast as you can! You can’t catch me, I'm the Gingerbread Man! After escaping the kitchen, the Gingerbread Man taunts a number of animals until he is eaten by a wily fox. But don’t worry about this Gingerbread Man, he'll come back when you make your own gingerbread cookies!

Whistle for Willie

Genre:
Fiction
Age Level:
0-3
Reading Level:
Pre-Reader

Oh, how Peter wished he could whistle to call his dog, Willie. Try as he might, he just couldn’t seem to make the sound come out — until one day he could! The simple description of a child’s yearning is told in natural language and charming collage illustrations.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Genre:
Fiction
Age Level:
0-3
Reading Level:
Pre-Reader

This modern classic introduces children to the life cycle of a butterfly through luminous illustrations, pages with die-cuts that grow with the caterpillar, and predictable language. The butterfly that emerges from the cocoon, though no longer small or ravenous, continues to thrill readers of many ages.

The Snowy Day

Genre:
Fiction
Age Level:
0-3
Reading Level:
Pre-Reader

The simple tale of a boy waking up to discover that snow has fallen during the night. The little boy celebrates the snow-draped city with a day of humble adventures.

More, More, More Said the Baby

Genre:
Fiction
Age Level:
0-3
Reading Level:
Pre-Reader

In each of these three short, colorfully illustrated stories, the grandmother loves her Little Pumpkin as only a doting grandmother can. Chubby, multi-ethnic children are brightly portrayed in sparkling watercolors.

This Land is Your Land

Illustrated by:
Genre:
Poetry
Age Level:
0-3
Reading Level:
Beginning Reader

Guthrie's folk song begins a journey across the United States. Highly detailed, richly colored illustrations done in folk art style encourage readers to follow Woodie as he travels from coast to coast. A concluding note by Pete Seeger is informative, putting the period and person into an historical context.

Owl Babies

Illustrated by:
Genre:
Fiction
Age Level:
0-3
Reading Level:
Pre-Reader

When they find their mother gone from the nest, three owlets worry that their mother won't return, but of course she does. Stunning illustrations combine with repeating text for a reassuring story.

The Runaway Bunny

Genre:
Fiction
Age Level:
0-3
Reading Level:
Pre-Reader

“If you run away,” said his mother, “I will run after you. For you are my little bunny.”A little bunny keeps running away from his mother in this imaginary game of hide-and-seek, yet the lovingly steadfast mother who finds her child every time.

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