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Books in Grace-picture Books series

  • Who Will I Be, Lord?

    Vaunda Micheaux Nelson, Sean Qualls

    Hardcover (Random House Books for Young Readers, Oct. 27, 2009)
    A lyrical story about how looking back is helpful when you start looking forward. . . .A young girl thoughtfully considers her family tree and the vibrant ancestors who populate it. As each family member’s story is revealed, her quiet meditation—about what kind of person she’ll be when she grows up—transforms into a testament to the importance of sharing family stories. The simple, elegant narrative combined with Sean Qualls’s evocative art makes for a wonderful read-aloud experience.
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  • Hannah's Temper

    Celia Berridge

    Hardcover (Scholastic, April 17, 1992)
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  • Natumi Takes the Lead: The True Story of an Orphan Elephant Who Finds Family

    Gerry Ellis, Amy Novesky

    Hardcover (National Geographic Children's Books, Nov. 8, 2016)
    After losing her mother, shy Natumi is rescued by a team from the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, an orphanage for baby elephants. At the shelter, Natumi hides behind keepers' legs to watch the other elephants at the shelter. But soon, she meets several other orphans, and the eight of them play together in the surrounding bush. As the babies become closer and more like a real family, they need a leader, someone they can trust. Can Natumi grow into this role? Join the herd to find out what happens when they travel back into the wild. This sweet story, with its heartwarming photographs, explores the challenges and joys of family, love, and growing up, and is a perfect bedtime tale.
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  • Barnaby Bell's Hot Air Balloon

    Dandi Palmer

    Paperback (Dodo Books, Aug. 29, 2017)
    Barnaby Bell was an inventor who discovered how to fly over three centuries ago. For five to eight-year-olds. All the pictures in this book can be viewed at https://www.dandipal.uk
  • The Best Time to Read

    Debbie Bertram, Susan Bloom, Michael Garland

    Library Binding (Random House Books for Young Readers, July 26, 2005)
    The little boy from The Best Place to Read can now read by himself, and he's looking for an audience. But everyone--his parents, siblings, grandparents, even his dog!--is too busy to hear a story in this fun and lively tale. When our young reader finally settles in to read to his toys, he gets a surprise visit and learns that the best time to read is whenever you have loved ones to listen! With catchy, rhyming text and vibrant illustrations, this is the perfect read-aloud--anytime!From the Hardcover edition.
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  • Once Upon a Twice

    Denise Doyen, Barry Moser

    Hardcover (Random House, Aug. 25, 2009)
    A cautionary tale for mice reminiscent of Carroll’s Jabberwocky!Out in the open, in the clear,Where any wisenmouse would fear,Jam licks his paw, he grooms an ear,And never hears approaching hisssss . . .What will happen to the brave mouse Jam when he breaks the rules and goes for a moonlit adventure against the advice of the elder mice?Award-winning illustrator Barry Moser has created a dark and vivid mouse world to complement this cautionary tale full of clever nonsense words and rhyming prose that will keep kids on the edge of their seats.
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  • Underpants Wonderpants

    Peter Bently

    Hardcover (Parragon Books, July 19, 2013)
    Underpants wonderpants! Join in the adventures of a zebra and his friends in this vibrant and humorous picture book perfect for children ages 3-6. With vibrant illustrations and fun, easy to read text, it's the perfect sequel to Underpants Thunderpants.
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  • The Best Time to Read

    Debbie Bertram, Susan Bloom, Michael Garland

    Hardcover (Random House Books for Young Readers, July 26, 2005)
    The little boy from The Best Place to Read can now read by himself, and he's looking for an audience. But everyone--his parents, siblings, grandparents, even his dog!--is too busy to hear a story in this fun and lively tale. When our young reader finally settles in to read to his toys, he gets a surprise visit and learns that the best time to read is whenever you have loved ones to listen! With catchy, rhyming text and vibrant illustrations, this is the perfect read-aloud--anytime!
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  • Under the Ground

    Anna Milbourne, Serena Riglietti, Laura Parker

    Hardcover (Usborne Pub Ltd, June 1, 2006)
    Describes what can be found at various levels underground, from plant roots and earthworms to subway systems and the Earth's core.
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  • Hugo and the Really, Really, Really Long String

    Bob Boyle

    Hardcover (Random House Books for Young Readers, March 23, 2010)
    In a little house on the top of a hill lives a happy little guy named Hugo. When Hugo sees a mysterious red string, he just knows he’s going to find something wonderful at the end of it! Hugo’s journey takes him across the river, underground, and throughout town—all while gathering curious new friends along the way! What does Hugo finally find at the end of the mysterious red string? An embarrassing, hilarious, wonderful surprise! A rhyming refrain and Bob Boyle’s signature animated, geometric art style will entertain readers as they learn about what happens when new friends work toward a common goal.
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  • Back Home

    Gloria Jean Pinkney, Jerry Pinkney

    Paperback (Puffin Books, June 1, 1999)
    Even though eight-year-old Ernestine lives with her family up North, "back home" is Lumberton, North Carolina, the place where she was born and where her mama grew up. From the moment she steps off the train, Ernestine feels right at home in the lush, green countryside, working on the family farm, and spending time with her aunt, uncle, and cousins. This nostalgic, sweetly humorous visit home--based on Gloria Pinkney's own childhood memories--is perfect for intergenerational sharing.
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  • The Gingerbread Man

    Elena Temporin, Mairi MacKinnon

    Paperback (Usborne Books, April 1, 2011)
    This delightful picture book is based on the beloved classic tale and retold for younger children. Run, run as fast as you can, you can't catch him, he's the Gingerbread Man! But although he may be able to out-run everyone, can the Gingerbread Man outwit the cunning fox? This title features vibrant illustrations taken from the popular "First Reading" series.
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