Books by Theme
March Into Change
March is a month filled with celebrations like Dr. Seuss' birthday, observed by Read Across America Day. It's also Music in Our Schools and Women's History Month. March's wind sometimes brings about an almost magical change with the start of spring — a salute to green. So, mark March with books and make everyday a day to celebrate reading!
Bow-Wow Hears Things
A small chick finds his true voice with the help of Bow-Wow, a small, expressive terrier. Strong lines in simple illustrations convey humor and movement — for both child and adult — in this short tale.
What is "…a quiet crib, …a bobbing boat, …breakfast, lunch and dinner"? An egg, of course. Many types of eggs from insects, reptiles, and even mammals, in various environments are introduced in crisp text and clear illustration in this handsome, informative book.
Like a Windy Day
A child imagines being like the wind: playing with hats and leaves, zooming and racing throughout the country and city until she becomes a gentle breeze. Evocative language combines with suggestive illustrations in this breezy book.
Little Blue Truck
Unlike the arrogant, large dump truck, Little Blue Truck always has time to greet the animals in and around the farm. So when both get stuck in the mud, the animals respond to Little Blue Truck's plea for help. Cooperation abounds in this rhyming story — ideal for reading aloud.
Graciella's father leaves his family to pick fruit far away, but calls every Sunday. The surprise he sends for Graciella's seventh birthday is lost as is the child's hope of seeing Papi — at least temporarily. This realistic, universally appealing story told from the child's point of view is gently illustrated.
Remember the Ladies: 100 Great American Women
They have come in all colors and sizes and times throughout American history and their impact is still felt. Meet 100 interesting, diverse women whose contributions range from helping people escape injustice to creating fashion. Portraits accompany each engaging biographical essay.
Sweet Music in Harlem
CJ's uncle, a well known jazz musician, has lost his signature hat and sends the boy out to locate it. CJ searches Harlem finding something better than the beret for the magazine photographer to snap. Animated illustrations and an author's note take a memorable look at Harlem and musicians of the mid 1950s.
The story of a prehistoric frog begins when it was just a tiny tadpole in a puddle. Deep within the growing amphibian is the strength of a T-Rex which may explain why "hoppers and croakers are here to stay." Rhythmic, alliterative language and bold, large illustrations create a riveting story. An author's note provides factual information.
That's What Leprechauns Do
Three leprechauns can't help but create a bit of mischief on their way to place their pot of gold at the bottom of the rainbow; that's what leprechauns do! This spritely original tale, accompanied by energetic illustrations evokes the magic and mayhem often attributed to the Little Folk of Irish lore.
Trout Are Made of Trees
As two children and their fathers explore a stream and its natural riches, a straightforward text explains how trout are made of trees — just like the bears and people who catch and eat the trout. Warmly hued, textured collages illuminate a down-to-earth, understandable story of a stream habitat.
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