Books by Theme
On the Go (in the New Year!)
It's a new year and things are on the move! Visit a firehouse, put on wings and fly through poetry. Take a trip to the moon. Travel by train — old or modern. You can do this and more in the pages of these books suggested here.
Edward, a curious young dog and aspiring firefighter, visits the firehouse with his friend, Judy. Edward and Judy practice with the fire fighting Dalmatians in this gentle, satisfying, humorous look at firefighters.
Give Me Wings
Take flight with a bit of imagination and a varied collection of poems. Handsome illustrations enhance the short poems presented to encourage flying with or without wings.
Honk Honk! Beep Beep!
As a boy sleeps, his toys come to life and take a ride in his bedroom. Other toys join the father and son dolls but return to the proper shelf before sunrise. Told in a rhyming cadence, this colorfully illustrated tale is sure to satisfy young readers.
I'm a Truck Driver
Trucks of all kinds that do many kinds of work are introduced in four rhyming, alliterative, onomatopoeic lines on sturdy pages. Playful language is enhanced by comic, color saturated illustrations featuring child-drivers and trucks with personalities.
Miles to Go
Young Miles prepares his toy car for the ride to school when he discovers that his horn is broken. It will be fixed after school with his friend and fellow car enthusiast, Otto. Descriptive text is complemented by simple illustrations in this appealing story.
Rocket to the Moon
Lester explains the basics about the moon and space travel to Little Nye before they take off on their lively imaginary journey. Sturdy pages support uncluttered illustrations and simple text in this appealing, surprisingly informative book.
Room for Everyone
A young boy on a crowded bus (dala dala) discovers that, after some wiggles and giggles, there’s room for everyone in this lighthearted rhyming picture book set in Zanzibar.
The Last Train
The train's illustrious past combines with realistic illustrations to successfully present a reverent homage and history. The rhyming text is from an original song. Additional resources to learn more about trains and their history concludes this handsome book.
From the time Leo was small, he was a trucker. To broaden his interests, Leo's mother gets him Lola the cat but Leo and Lola find they have more in common than first thought. Humorous illustrations and a well told tale make an enjoyable and droll story.
The Village Garage
The workers at the village garage are busy all year long! They're busy from spring clean up to fall leaf collection, keeping their town safe and clean. Cartoon-like illustrations highlight the informative, engaging text.
Sophisticated readers will learn a great deal about trains and how they work in straightforward text and color photographs. Suggested experiments bring concepts into focus but are best done by older children or with an adult
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