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It's raining cats and frogs! = Llueve gatos y ranas! / by Harriet Ziefert ; illustrated by Ethan Long.
It's raining cats and frogs! = Llueve gatos y ranas! / by Harriet Ziefert ; illustrated by Ethan Long.
It's Raining Cats and Frogs features plural words and idiomatic expressions. It explores the difference between real and pretend and engages young children in selecting appropriate clothing for wet weather--


Bunnies' ABC / Garth Williams.
Bunnies' ABC /  Garth Williams.
Presents the alphabet in both upper and lower case through pictures and names of animals that begin with each letter.


Just Itzy / Lana Krumwiede ; illustrated by Greg Pizzoli.
Just Itzy /  Lana Krumwiede ; illustrated by Greg Pizzoli.
Tired of being called Itzy Bitzy, Itzy tries to catch his own lunch on the first day of spindergarten to prove he is a big spider, but a girl sitting on a tuffet, a dangerous waterspout, and other nursery rhyme characters get in his way.


Not every princess / by Jeffrey Bone, PsyD, and Lisa Bone, PhD ; illustrated by Valeria Docampo.
Not every princess /  by Jeffrey Bone, PsyD, and Lisa Bone, PhD ; illustrated by Valeria Docampo.
After listing activities that are stereotypically, but not always, attributed to princesses, fairies, pirates, superheroes, and more, encourages the reader to imagine what one could be, despite others' expectations. Includes note to parents.


Are you my brown bear? = Eres mi oso pardo? / by Harriet Ziefert ; illustrations by Christina O Donovan.
Are you my brown bear? = Eres mi oso pardo? / by Harriet Ziefert ; illustrations by Christina O Donovan.
Uses descriptive adjectives to differentiate between lots of bears ('I am hairy bear. I am scary bear. I am boy bear. I am toy bear') [in both English and Spanish]--


I say yes! I say no! = Yo digo que si! Yo digo que no! / Harriet Ziefert ; illustrated by Seb Braun.
I say yes! I say no! = Yo digo que si! Yo digo que no! / Harriet Ziefert ; illustrated by Seb Braun.
I Say Yes! I Say No! is told entirely in simple dialogue between parents and children. It features familiar nighttime and bedtime rituals--


Max and Sarah build a snowman = Max y Sarah hacen un muneco de nieve / by Harriet Ziefert ; illustrated by Ekaterina Trukhan.
Max and Sarah build a snowman = Max y Sarah hacen un muneco de nieve / by Harriet Ziefert ; illustrated by Ekaterina Trukhan.
Teaches numbers and counting within the context of the familiar hide-and-seek game.


Sleepy Barker = Ladrador dormilón / by Jan Johnston ; illustrations by Elliot Kreloff.
Sleepy Barker = Ladrador dormilón / by Jan Johnston ; illustrations by Elliot Kreloff.
Barker the dog is awakened by one sound after another (howl, hoot, boom) but finally falls asleep after being reassured that mom and dad are there for him--


10 little fish = 10 pececitos / by Harriet Ziefert ; illustrated by Elliot Kreloff.
10 little fish = 10 pececitos / by Harriet Ziefert ; illustrated by Elliot Kreloff.
Ten Little Fish combines numbers with simple adjectives ('fish above, fish below; seven fish, fast and slow') and simple verbs ('swim and dive fish, here are five fish')--


Florabelle / written by Sasha Quinton ; illustrated by Brigette Barrager ; with photographs by Michel Tcherevkoff .
Florabelle /  written by Sasha Quinton ; illustrated by Brigette Barrager ; with photographs by Michel Tcherevkoff .
Florabelle uses her imagination to beat her fear of the ocean--


The Berenstain Bears hospital friends / Mike Berenstain ; medical consultant, Laura K. Diaz, MD.
The Berenstain Bears hospital friends /  Mike Berenstain ; medical consultant, Laura K. Diaz, MD.
'The Berenstain Bears take a trip to the hospital and discover that it's such a busy place! There are doctors, nurses, patients--and lots to learn about how to be healthy. Brother and Sister Bear see all the amazing things that happen in a hospital and make new friends along the way!--Page [4] of cover.


Gwendolyn Grace / Katherine Hannigan.
Gwendolyn Grace /  Katherine Hannigan.
Gwendolyn Grace, an alligator, doesn't want to obey when her mother tells her to be quiet while the baby's sleeping, but finally sees that being patient has its rewards.


Bristly hair and I don't care! / Nadia Budde ; translated by Jeremy Frazkee.
Bristly hair and I don't care! /  Nadia Budde ; translated by Jeremy Frazkee.
Many characters wish that they had a different appearance, from the hedgehogs who despise their prickly bristles to an old turtle who wishes he were younger, except for Uncle Nooks, who is happy with how he and everyone else looks.


Circus train / by Jennifer Cole Judd illustrated by Melanie Matthews.
Circus train /  by Jennifer Cole Judd illustrated by Melanie Matthews.
As the circus train rolls into town, excited children and their parents get in line for their chance to experience the Big Top. Clowns paint faces and people scurry to their seats. Then the show begins, wrapping readers in all the wonders of the circus. Dancing elephants, flipping trapeze artists, and pie-throwing clowns.


Eat, Leo! Eat! / written by Caroline Adderson ; illustrated by Josée Bisaillon.
Eat, Leo! Eat! /  written by Caroline Adderson ; illustrated by Josée Bisaillon.
On Sunday, Leo and and family gather at Nonna's house for a big lunch. Everyone is hungry--except for Leo. Then Nonna starts telling a story that includes the star-shaped pasta in her soup. The following week, she continues the story with a different kind of pasta, and Leo's appetite for the story--and Nonna's food--grows and grows.


Lucy and Henry are twins / by Elizabeth Winthrop ; illustrated by Jane Massey
Lucy and Henry are twins /  by Elizabeth Winthrop ; illustrated by Jane Massey
Lucy and Henry are brother and sister. They may be twins but that doesn't mean they do everything the same way.


Me, too! / written by Annika Dunklee ; illustrated by Lori Joy Smith.
Me, too! /  written by Annika Dunklee ; illustrated by Lori Joy Smith.
This funny, honest picture book by Annika Dunklee perfectly captures the rhythms of youngsters' friendships and emotions, while also reminding them that there's always room for new people in their lives--Publisher.


My family tree and me / written and illustrated by Dušan Petričić.
My family tree and me /  written and illustrated by Dušan Petričić.
This one-of-a-kind picture book provides a beautifully simple introduction to the concept of family ancestry. It uses two stories in one to explore a small boy's family tree: the boy tells the family story of his father's side starting from the front of the book, and that of his mother's side starting from the back of the book. Four previous generations are introduced for each, from his great-great-grandparents to his parents. The grand finale in the center of the book reveals the boy's entire extended family, shown in one drawing with all the members from both sides identified by their relationship to him. Of particular interest is the cultural diversity of the boy's family, which includes European and Asian ancestors, and readers can visually interpret the family members' physical characteristics as they get passed on through the generations. Award-winning illustrator Du?an Petri?i?'s classic artwork contains thoughtfully selected details with a touch of play and humor. And, since most of the story is told in the art, this is a wonderful tool for enhancing children's visual literacy as they spend time making connections and looking for clues. This book makes a great springboard for lessons on describing and sharing family histories and naming family relationships. Applicable in-class activities could include having children build their own family trees or imagine and draw portraits of their ancestors featuring period and cultural details. This title also lends itself to discussions on multiculturalism in families and in the larger community.--


My grandma's a ninja / by Todd Tarpley ; illustrated by Danny Chatzikonstantinou.
My grandma's a ninja /  by Todd Tarpley ; illustrated by Danny Chatzikonstantinou.
When Ethan's grandma suggests they take a zip line to school, Ethan realizes that his grandma is a little different. In fact, she's a ninja! Ethan is soon the hit of the school when his grandma drops from the ceiling at show-and-tell, and teaches the kids karate moves and how to do backflips in slow motion. But when his grandma deflates his team's soccer ball, everyone is upset--including Ethan. Why can't he just have a regular grandma? But when Ethan tries out his new karate moves during the championship game, he's happy that his grandma isn't ordinary.


Rufus goes to sea / by Kim T. Griswell ; illustrated by Valeri Gorbachev.
Rufus goes to sea /  by Kim T. Griswell ; illustrated by Valeri Gorbachev.
When school lets out for the summer, Rufus Leroy Williams III, a determined pig who loves to read, decides to become a pirate.


I wish you more / by Amy Krouse Rosenthal ; illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld.
I wish you more /  by Amy Krouse Rosenthal ; illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld.
In simple text and pictures, the author and illustrator create a compendium of small daily moments.


Who ate the gelato?! / written and illustrated by David Cuccia.


By trolley past Thimbledon Bridge / illustrated by Marvin Bileck ; words by Ashley Bryan and Marvin Bileck.
By trolley past Thimbledon Bridge /  illustrated by Marvin Bileck ; words by Ashley Bryan and Marvin Bileck.
This book is a dream caught on paper with the sense of magic and wonder and unfettered imagination of a child. As sleep starts the journey into the blue, marvelous threads unravel dreamy images out of the blue revealing animals, far-off places, a circus, games, toys, wind, rain, a touch of this and a touch of that, words and wordplay. A poem accompanies the whimsical illustrations, perfectly capturing the sense of awe and excitement of childhood. With the eyes of a child, or simply the heart of a child, this book invites you into a dream world, an allegory, a journey.--Amazon


Could you lift up your bottom? / written by Hee-jung Chang ; illustrated by Sung-hwa Chung.
Could you lift up your bottom? /  written by Hee-jung Chang ; illustrated by Sung-hwa Chung.


Gon, the little fox / writen by Nankichi Niimi ; illustrated by Genjirou Mita.
Gon, the little fox /  writen by Nankichi Niimi ; illustrated by Genjirou Mita.


Magic little words / written by Angèle Delaunois ; illustrated by Manon Gauthier ; translated by Karen Li.
Magic little words /  written by Angèle Delaunois ; illustrated by Manon Gauthier ; translated by Karen Li.


My family, your family / by Lisa Bullard ; [illustrated by Renée Kurilla].
My family, your family /  by Lisa Bullard ; [illustrated by Renée Kurilla].


Have you seen my monster? / Steve Light.
Have you seen my monster? /  Steve Light.
Invites young readers to identify shapes while helping a small girl search the fair for her pet monster.


My bike / illustrated by Byron Barton.
My bike /  illustrated by Byron Barton.
Tom tells all about his bicycle, his ride to work past trucks, cars, and even elephants, and his job as a circus performer.


There's no such thing as little / by LeUyen Pham.
There's no such thing as little /  by LeUyen Pham.
Reveals how things that seem little are actually very important, such as a little light that is really a welcoming light, or a little idea that is actually a fantastic idea.


Tell me what to dream about / Giselle Potter.
Tell me what to dream about /  Giselle Potter.
At bedtime, a little girl asks her big sister to tell her what to dream about and together they imagine the possibilities.


Uh-oh! / story by Shutta Crum ; illustrated by Patrice Barton.
Uh-oh! /  story by Shutta Crum ; illustrated by Patrice Barton.
Two toddlers have a nearly-silent adventure at the beach.


Yard sale / Eve Bunting ; illustrated by Lauren Castillo.
Yard sale /  Eve Bunting ; illustrated by Lauren Castillo.
Callie and her family are moving from their house to an apartment, so they're having a yard sale. It can be hard to let things go, but in the end, it's who you have - not what you have - that counts.


Should you be a river : a poem about love / Ed Young.
Should you be a river : a poem about love / Ed Young.
A personally inspired poem that celebrates the trials and triumphs of unconditional love--


Elliott the otter : the totally untrue story of Elliott Bay / John Skewes and Eric Ode.
Elliott the otter : the totally untrue story of Elliott Bay / John Skewes and Eric Ode.
Elliott the otter lives in Puget Sound's Elliott Bay and claims it's named after him. And why wouldn't it be, since he's in charge of its daily activity? From the freighters bringing in cargo from around the world to the salmon passing through on their way upstream, Elliott is the boss of it all--


Mama Seeton's whistle / by Jerry Spinelli ; art by LeUyen Pham.
Mama Seeton's whistle /  by Jerry Spinelli ; art by LeUyen Pham.
Mama Seeton's simple and comforting whistle calls her family home, no matter how far away they may be--


 

 

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