Books by Theme
Books hold memories. Children and adults make friends, share excitement, visit places that seem unreachable, laugh, and so much more in books. So, meet an old friend or find a new one here in these classics for all ages.
The individual cars of a long freight train — each a different color — travel through the country and past cities. Building speed as it goes, colors blur until the train again slows. This seemingly simple book provides a memorable journey for young readers.
Frog and Toad Are Friends
Five short stories about best friends celebrate everyday activities. Each of them has a very distinctive personality; but Frog and Toad find that their differences are what make their friendship special. Gentle illustrations and an easy-to-read text create treasured tales. Be sure to read other stories about the amphibious friends in Frog and Toad Together and Frog and Toad All Year.
Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse
Lily just can’t contain her excitement and simply MUST share her jingly quarters and new purse causing her favorite teacher to put her in the thinking corner. How Lily rethinks her anger with Mr. Slinger is told with gentle humor, lively language, and very expressive illustrations.
Miss Clavel has her hands full with her young students: twelve little girls of whom the youngest is Madeline. Madeline's fearlessness often causes Miss Clavel great consternation as they travel around Paris in two straight lines!
Pippi, an amazingly strong child, can pick up the house in which she lives alone in the middle of town. Her extraordinary adventures continue to delight and amaze children, just as Pippi did for the author's own daughter.
Where The Wild Things Are
Max's imaginative adventure begins the night he wears his wolf suit and makes some mischief. When he is sent to his room to cool off, he travels to the land of the Wild Things, where he is crowned king. This beloved Caldecott-winning classic is also available in Spanish. Go on a reading adventure with our Where the Wild Things Are reading adventure pack, available in English and Spanish!
The adventure of Christopher Robin, his friends, Pooh ("the bear of very little brain"), and the other animals in the Hundred Acre Wood remain as fresh as Milne's language and Shepard's line illustrations, presented here on sturdy, cream-colored pages. The narrator's voice of the audio book is well-matched for the tone of A. A. Milne's writing.
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