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Sleeping Cutie

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

Cutie LaRue is normally a very agreeable child. But at bedtime she becomes downright defiant. As hard as her parents try to make Cutie sleepy, well, nothing works. But a talking doll named Night Owl may just hold the key to the Dreamland Nightclub where Cutie can dance, play music, and dream happily all night long! The talented husband/wife team of Andrea and Brian Pinkney have collaborated again to present this jaunty, imaginative nighttime tale.

Ten, Nine, Eight

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

This countdown to bedtime begins with "10 small toes all washed and warm" until one little girl is tucked snugly into bed by her loving dad. Richly hued illustrations, warmly detailed, combine with a straightforward text that holds up to multiple readings as well as careful examination.

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 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.

My Daddy and I

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

A boy and his father, shown as African Americans in warmly hued illustrations, enjoy doing everyday activities together, from laundry to sharing a book and more. The simple pleasures of family life are conveyed affectionately through easy but flowing language and realistic paintings in a sturdy format.

The Quilt

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

Publishers Weekly called this delightful book a "landmark in children's literature." Made from her old pajamas and curtains, a young girl's new quilt inspires a dream adventure. The squares of the quilt become part of a dreamscape she enters into in order to find her lost stuffed dog. An ALA Notable Children's Book.

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.

Hanukkah: A Counting Book in English, Hebrew, and Yiddish

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

The Festival of Lights, or Hanukkah, celebrates the rededication of the Jewish temple after a group of ancient heroes defended their right to worship as they wished. This handsome little counting book honors the most joyful of Jewish holidays, and teaches readers how to count from one to eight in English, Hebrew, and Yiddish.

Siesta

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

Two children prepare for a backyard adventure, taking with them a rainbow of necessities: a blue backpack, a yellow book, even a multi-colored blanket to serve as their tent when they take a nap. The simple adventure is told in uncomplicated sentences presented in Spanish and English, and is illustrated in richly hued, swirling images.

Diez Deditos: 10 Little Fingers and Other Play Rhymes and Action Songs from Latin America

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

This attractively animated collection of lively songs and rhyming games is a great opportunity to have fun with language! Written in both English and Spanish, this playful book expands your word game repertoire.

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