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Author: Allan Ahlberg

The adventures of various nursery rhyme and fairy tale characters are retold in backward sequence with each tale interrelated to the other. Includes: Goldilocks, Jack and the Beanstalk, Jack and Jill, the Frog Prince, Cinderella, and the Gingerbread Man.

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How to Read a Book
Author: Kwame Alexander

Newbery Medalist Alexander and Caldecott Honoree Melissa Sweet take youngsters on a poetic and sensory journey between the pages of a book in this picture book featuring a gatefold page.

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Crankee Doodle
Author: Tom Angleberger

A pony tries to convince his cranky owner to take a ride into town.

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Chloe and the Lion
Author: Mac Barnett

Author Mac fires Illustrator Adam over their artistic differences concerning Chloe, the main character of their book; then Mac realizes that both of their talents are needed, and they must work together or their story about Chloe will never be finished.

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The Velveteen Rabbit, or, How Toys Become Real
Author: Margery Bianco

By the time the Velveteen Rabbit is dirty, worn out, and about to be burned, he has almost given up hope of ever finding the magic called Real.  (2012 Picture book version)

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Hello Lighthouse
Author: Sophie Blackall

"Explores the life of one lighthouse as it beams its message out to sea through shifting seasons, changeable weather, and the tenure of its final keeper."-- publisher.

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I Wrote You a Note
Author: Lizi Boyd

Simple text follows the path of a wayward note as each animal, Turtle, Duck, Spider, and many more, find it and use it for their own purposes.

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The Mitten: a Ukrainian Folktale
Author: Jan Brett

Grandmother knits mittens for Nicki, but he loses one in the snow.  Several animals sleep snugly in Nicki's lost mitten until the bear sneezes.

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The Curious Garden
Author: Peter Brown

Liam discovers a hidden garden and with careful tending spreads color throughout the gray city.

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Lena's Shoes Are Nervous: A First-Day-of-School Dilemma
Author: Keith Calabrese

Lena is excited about starting kindergarten but her favorite shoes are not until, with the help of her father and a very special headband, she convinces the shoes--and herself--to be brave.

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Pirate, Viking, & Scientist
Author: Jared Chapman

"A pirate and a Viking fight to become the very best friend of a kid scientist, who meanwhile devises the perfect formula for all three friends to play happily together." from Publisher

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My Wobbly Tooth Must Not Ever Never Fall Out
Author: Lauren Child

Lola does not ever never want her wobbly tooth to fall out until she learns that the Tooth Fairy will leave money in place of a lost tooth.

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Boo Who?
Author: Ben Clanton

"Boo is new--and it can be scary being new, especially for a shy ghost who can't play any of the other kids' games. Can Boo find a way to fit in and make friends with the rest of the group?"-- Book jacket.

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Wolf in the snow
Author: Matthew Cordell

In this mostly wordless picture book, a wolf cub and little girl are lost in a dangerous snowstorm; the little girl kindly carries the wolf cub as she tries to find her own way home safely.

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Jabari Jumps
Author: Gaia Cornwall

"In a sweetly appealing tale of overcoming your fears, newcomer Gaia Cornwall captures a moment between a patient and encouraging father and a determined little boy you can't help but root for."--Amazon.com.

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This Beach is Loud!
Author: Samantha Cotterill

"A sensitive boy gets overwhelmed by all the sights, sounds, and sensations at the beach, but his dad has a trick to help his son face these unexpected obstacles."-- publisher

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Which One Doesn't Belong? Playing with Shapes
Author: Christopher Danielson

"Every page of this innovative picture book contains a thoughtfully designed set of four shapes and the question "Which One Doesn't Belong?' Each of the shapes could be a correct answer to the question. Because there is no one answer, children naturally shift their focus to justifications and arguments based on the shapes' geometric properties."-- publisher.

 

 

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The Day the Crayons Quit
Author: Drew Daywalt

When Duncan arrives at school one morning, he finds a stack of letters, one from each of his crayons, complaining about how he uses them.

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A Piglet Named Mercy
Author: Kate DiCamillo

When a pig named Mercy arrives at the Watsons' front door, she brings love and chaos to their lives.

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The Rabbit Listened
Author: Cori Doerrfeld

"When Taylor's block castle is destroyed, all the animals think they know just what to do, but only the rabbit quietly listens to how Taylor is feeling"--publisher.

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The Lion and the Bird
Author: Marianne Dubuc

"A lion finds a wounded bird in his garden and decides to care for it through the winter. When spring arrives, the bird's flock returns. The bird goes off with its flock. Lion is sad. But autumn brings a wonderful surprise"-- publisher.

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Wolfie the Bunny
Author: Ame Dyckman

When her parents find a baby wolf on their doorstep and decide to raise him as their own, Dot is certain he will eat them all up until a surprising encounter with a bear brings them closer together.

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Feathers for Lunch
Author: Lois Ehlert
 
An escaped housecat encounters twelve birds in the back yard but fails to catch any of them and has to eat only feathers for lunch.
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Baabwaa and Wooliam: A Tale of Literacy, Dental Hygiene, and Friendship
Author: David Elliott

Baabwaa and Wooliam are friends, and together they decide to have an adventure of their own. After meeting a fierce wolf in sheep's wool, they form an unusual friendship with the wolf, teaching him to read and knit. Also available in RB Digital as seen in Infosoup Baabwaa and Wooliam [electronic resource] : a tale of literacy, dental hygeine, and freindship  e-audiobook

 

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Little Roja Riding Hood
Author: Susan Elya

A rhyming twist on the classic fairy tale in which a little girl saves her grandmother from a wolf. Includes glossary of Spanish words.

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Take away the A: an Alphabeast of a Book!
Author: Michaël Escoffier

Have fun taking away one letter from a word and watching it become a new word!

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How My Parents Learned to Eat
Author: Ina Friedman

An American sailor courts a Japanese girl and each tries, in secret, to learn the other's way of eating.

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Chu’s Day
Author: Neil Gaiman

When the panda named Chu sneezes, bad things happen!

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Planet Kindergarten
Author: Sue Ganz-Schmitt

A young child imagines going off to Kindergarten as a journey to another planet.

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One Big Pair of Underwear
Author: Laura Gehl

Progressively larger groups of animals try to share a limited number of scooters, cookbooks, nap mats, and how silly--even underwear!

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Hermelin: The Detective Mouse
Author: Mini Grey

A mouse with typewriting skills, living in an attic, secretly helps the people of Offley Street find lost items, and eventually saves the day.

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Red: A Crayon’s Story
Author: Michael Hall

Red's factory-applied label clearly says that he is Red, but despite the best efforts of his teacher, fellow crayons and art supplies, and family members, he cannot seem to do anything right until a new friend offers a fresh perspective.

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The Jacket
Author: Kirsten Hall

Book is very happy when he is finally found by the perfect child, and delighted to become one of her favorite things, but the girl also loves her dog, Egg Cream, whose clumsiness, messiness, and drool threaten to ruin Book. Includes directions for making a book jacket.

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In the Middle of Fall
Author: Kevin Henkes

"Introduces concepts and vocabulary of Fall--autumn colors, changes in plants and animals . . . and wind, which soon leads to the next season" --publisher.  Author Henkes and Illustrator  Laura Dronzek have a book for each season.

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Julius, the Baby of the World
Author: Kevin Henkes

Lilly is convinced that the arrival of her new baby brother is the worst thing that has happened in their house, until Cousin Garland comes to visit.

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Mr. George Baker
Author: Amy Hest

Harry sits on the porch with Mr. George Baker, an African American who is one hundred years old but can still dance and play the drums, waiting for the school bus that will take them both to the class where they are learning to read.

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We Don’t Eat Our Classmates
Author: Ryan Higgins

When the class pet bites the finger of Penelope, a tyrannosaurus rex, she finally understands why she should not not eat her classmates, no matter how tasty they are.  May also be available on hoopladigital.com.

 

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How Rocket Learned to Read
Author: Tad Hills

A little yellow bird teaches Rocket the dog how to read by first introducing him to the "wondrous, mighty, gorgeous alphabet."

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Happy
Author: Miles van Hout

"Dive into this book and be swept along with some remarkable fish; from curious to sad; from shy to proud; and from angry to happy"--Back cover.

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Horace and Morris but Mostly Dolores
Author: James Howe

Three mice friends learn that the best clubs include everyone.

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