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Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

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

Naughty lowercase letters climb the coconut tree but when little Z gets to the top, they all go BOOM to the bottom. After a rescue by grown-up letters (all uppercase), it all seems to start again. Humor, crisp illustration and rhythm make this alphabetic adventure a classic.

A Day's Work

A Day's Work

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

When his grandfather arrives from Mexico, Francisco helps him find work as a gardener even though he is really a carpenter. When they mistakenly pull all the plants but leave the weeds, Abuelo, upset at Francisco's lie, refuses to accept payment until the job is done correctly.

Tomie dePaola's Mother Goose

Tomie dePaola's Mother Goose

Genre:
Fiction, Poetry, Fairytales, Folk Tales, and Tall Tales
Age Level:
0-3
Reading Level:
Pre-Reader

Original illustrations define and enhance a selection of over 200 mostly familiar nursery rhymes. Open format and gentle colors in a large format make this a wonderful book to share with young children.

Wake-up Kisses

Wake-up Kisses

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

Nocturnal animals wake up as everyone else goes to sleep. Illustrations show their nighttime activities illuminated by moonlight while the gently rhyming text creates a soothing rhythm. Filled with movement, all of which starts with wake-up kisses, this is a comfortable and comforting story to be shared at bedtime.

Blueberries For Sal

Blueberries For Sal

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

Sal and her mother set off in search of blueberries for the winter at the same time as a mother bear and her cub. A quiet comedy of errors ensues when the young ones wonder off and absentmindedly trail the wrong mothers.

Jesse Bear, What Will You Wear?

Jesse Bear, What Will You Wear?

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

A day in the life of a special little bear is vividly presented in an exuberant rhyming text and warm, full-color illustrations, in the first volume, in the popular series featuring the irrepressible Jesse Bear.

Llama Llama Mad at Mama

Llama Llama Mad at Mama

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

Little Llama Llama has a major meltdown when he tires of shopping with Mama in the shop-o-rama. But Mama Llama is smart and figures out how do end the llama drama. The rhyming text shares not only a common experience but a great deal of llama wisdom all told with good humor and rhyme.

There Was an Old Lady Who Lived in a Shoe

There Was an Old Lady Who Lived in a Shoe

Genre:
Fiction, Fairytales, Folk Tales, and Tall Tales
Age Level:
0-3
Reading Level:
Pre-Reader

Meet a grand old woman who lives in a shoe with lots and lots of children. She also makes stew for the diverse cast of kids (and animals), mends their clothes, and fixes broken furniture! A well-known rhyme becomes new again in bright illustration and fresh verse.

Little Excavator

Little Excavator

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

Little Excavator, better known as Little E, wants to help the big construction equipment transform a vacant lot. Rhymes and onomatopoeia accompany the expressive illustrations of heavy-duty equipment, for a satisfying tale of growing up.

The Scrambled States of America

The Scrambled States of America

Genre:
Fiction
Age Level:
3-6
Reading Level:
Beginning Reader

Dorothy may have thought there's no place like home when she clicked her ruby slippers, but the wanderlust of her native state is what starts all the trouble here. Kansas is bored and gets best friend Nebraska to help stir things up. Soon they're throwing a potluck party for all the states and everyone delights in the idea of seeing another part of the country. Readers will unwittingly learn more than they would ever have thought while poring over the witty remarks exchanged over state lines.

"If you don’t like to read, you haven’t found the right book." —

J.K. Rowling