• Best Series for 1st Graders

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    The Kissing Hand

    Audrey Penn, Ruth E. Harper, Nancy M. Leak

    eBook (Tanglewood, July 16, 2012)
    The Kissing Hand, used by millions of parents and children starting school or facing separation, is now brought to life in an ebook. A perfect addition to the home, classroom or library audio collection!
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    Duck & Goose, A Gift for Goose

    Tad Hills

    eBook (Schwartz & Wade, Jan. 8, 2019)
    Kids will giggle along when they learn to read with beloved picture book book characters, Duck & Goose! Tad Hills the #1 New York Times bestselling author is back with another Level 1 Step into Reading story. Duck and Goose, the stars of the New York Times bestselling picture book series including Duck & Goose, Duck, Duck, Goose and Honk! Quack! Boo! and the bestselling board books includingDuck & Goose Find a Pumpkin, and What's up Duck? return in an all-new Step 1 Step into Reading leveled reader. Duck has a very nice gift for Goose, and the perfect box to put it in... maybe it's too perfect! With predictable patterns, simple words, lots of repetition, and bright, colorful illustrations, young readers will love this new Duck & Goose book, which they can read all by themselves! Step 1 Readers feature big type and easy words. Rhymes and rhythmic text paired with picture clues help children decode the story. Perfect for children who know the alphabet and are eager to begin reading.
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    A Friend for Dragon

    Dav Pilkey

    Paperback (Scholastic Press, Aug. 7, 2014)
    Friend for Dragon
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    The Berenstain Bears Ready, Get Set, Go!

    Stan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain

    Paperback (Random House Books for Young Readers, Nov. 8, 1988)
    Illus. in full color. Beginning readers will get a world-class introduction to comparatives like good, better, and best while taking a ringside seat at the Bear family's mini-Olympics.
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    Super Fly Guy!

    Tedd Arnold

    Hardcover (Cartwheel Books, March 1, 2006)
    The second book in a humorous, easy-to-read series about a boy and his fly! Books have foil covers!Fly Guy loves the school lunchroom. He loves the dirty dishes, the smelly mop, and the garbage cans. But when the lunch ladies discover there's a fly in the cafeteria, chaos ensues! Though Fly Guy makes a mess of things, he also shows his powers as a Super Fly Guy!Using hyperbole, puns, slapstick, and silly drawings, bestselling author/illustrator Tedd Arnold creates an easy reader that is full of fun. With an eye-catching holographic foil cover, this is the second in a series of four books.
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    Mercy Watson to the Rescue

    Kate DiCamillo, Chris Van Dusen

    Paperback (Candlewick, Dec. 22, 2009)
    The first adventure of this New York Times best-selling porcine wonder is available in paperback.To Mr. and Mrs. Watson, Mercy is not just a pig — she's a porcine wonder. And to the portly and good-natured Mercy, the Watsons are an excellent source of buttered toast, not to mention that buttery-toasty feeling she gets when she snuggles into bed with them. This is not, however, so good for the Watsons' bed. BOOM! CRACK! As the bed and its occupants slowly sink through the floor, Mercy escapes in a flash – "to alert the fire department," her owners assure themselves. But could Mercy possibly have another emergency in mind — like a sudden craving for their neighbors' sugar cookies? Welcome to the wry and endearing world of Mercy Watson — an ebullient character for early chapter-book readers in a series that's destined to be a classic.
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    Pat the Bunny

    Dorothy Kunhardt

    Plastic Comb (Golden Books, May 1, 2001)
    The timeless children's classic—a perfect gift for Easter, baby showers and first birthdays. For generations, Pat the Bunny has been creating special first-time moments between parents and their children. One of the best-selling children’s books of all time, this classic touch-and-feel book offers babies a playful and engaging experience, all the while creating cherished memories that will last a lifetime.
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    Hi! Fly Guy

    Tedd Arnold

    Hardcover (Cartwheel Books, Sept. 1, 2005)
    From bestselling author/illustrator Tedd Arnold, creator of PARTS and GREEN WILMA, comes the hilarious FLY GUY! It's easy to read and it comes with a shiny foil cover!"A fly was flying. He was looking for something to eat. Something tasty. Something slimy. A boy was walking. He was looking for something to catch. Something smart. Something for The Amazing Pet Show." The boy and fly meet and so begins a beautiful friendship. Er, and so begins a very funny friendship. Using hyperbole, puns, slapstick, and silly drawings, bestselling author/illustrator Tedd Arnold creates an easy reader that is full of fun. With an eye-catching holographic cover. This is the first in a series of four.
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    Scholastic Reader Level 1: Please Write Back!

    Jennifer Morris, Jennifer E. Morris

    Paperback (Cartwheel Books, April 1, 2010)
    A sequel to the bestselling Level 1 Scholastic Reader MAY I PLEASE HAVE A COOKIE?Alfie, an adorable alligator, writes a letter to Grandma all by himself. He addresses the letter, stamps it, and mails it.Alfie waits and waits for a response. Will Grandma write back?
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    Biscuit

    Alyssa Satin Capucilli, Pat Schories

    Hardcover (HarperCollins, Jan. 24, 2006)
    Snuggle up at bedtime or anytime with Biscuit, the very first book about everyone's favorite little yellow puppy. This My First I Can Read book is an excellent choice to share during homeschooling, in particular for children ages 4 to 6. It’s a fun way to learn to read and as a supplement for activity books for children.It’s time for bed, but Biscuit doesn’t want to sleep! Before Biscuit gets into bed he wants one more snack, one more story, one more kiss. Will he ever go to sleep? Woof, woof!This familiar bedtime drama is a My First I Can Read book, perfect for shared reading at bedtime and makes for a lovely gift to new parents. Children love the warmth of the Biscuit stories, which have helped introduce generations of boys and girls to the joy of reading.This book was inspired by the author's daughter, who loved to dog-sit their neighbor’s huge golden retriever!
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    A Ladybug's Life

    John Himmelman

    Paperback (Children's Press, March 1, 2001)
    Ladybugs are a farmer's best friend-they eat the bugs that would otherwise harm plants.Nature Up close series uses beautiful watercolors to depict each creature's world from its unique perspective. Simple text describes the creatures' movements and activities.
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    Crash, Boom, Roar!

    Susan Amerikaner, The Disney Storybook Art Team

    Paperback (Random House Books for Young Readers, Oct. 13, 2015)
    Disney/Pixar The Good Dinosaur is a humorous and exciting original story about Arlo, a lively Apatosaurus with a big heart. After a traumatic event unsettles Arlo's family, he sets out on a remarkable journey, gaining an unlikely companion along the way—a human boy. This Step 1 Step into Reading leveled reader based on the film features a shiny foil cover and over 30 shiny stickers. Perfect for children ages 4-6. Step 1 Readers feature big type and easy words. Rhymes and rhythmic text paired with picture clues help children decode the story. For children who know the alphabet and are eager to begin reading.
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    It's Not Easy Being a Bunny

    Marilyn Sadler, Roger Bollen

    Hardcover (Random House Books for Young Readers, Sept. 12, 1983)
    This Beginner Book starring P.J. Funnybunny is a bunny-rific tale of discovery perfect for Easter! Meet P. J. Funnybunny in this humorous and touching Beginner Book by Marilyn Sadler and Roger Bollen. It’s Not Easy Being a Bunny tells the “tail” of P.J. and his quest to become something other than what he is. Is it more fun to be a bear, a bird, or a pig? Read along as P.J. tries to determine who he is—and where he belongs. Originally created by Dr. Seuss, Beginner Books encourage children to read all by themselves, with simple words and illustrations that give clues to their meaning. "Sick of being a bunny, P. J. Funnybunny takes off to become a bear. Hibernation gets dull, so he tries being a bird. And so it goes, with beavers, pigs, possums, and skunks—till P. J. realizes that bunnyhood is for him. The short, repeating text is ideal for beginners and the bright, humorous cartoons will get immediate attention."—School Library Journal
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    Little Quack

    Lauren Thompson, Derek Anderson

    Board book (Little Simon, Feb. 1, 2005)
    Little Quack's brothers and sisters splish, splash, and splosh their way into the pond behind their mama. Will he join his family? Count along and find out in the new Classic Board Book edition of this popular story.
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    National Geographic Readers: Safari

    Gail Tuchman

    Library Binding (National Geographic Children's Books, March 23, 2010)
    Safari day dawns on the savanna. The African light gives the sky colors seen nowhere else on Earth. Soon, an amazing array of wild animals are yawning, screeching, and growling to life. Meet the elephants, lions, giraffes, zebras, hippos, and the laughing hyenas of the wilderness and find out who’s friends with whom and why!National Geographic supports K-12 educators with ELA Common Core Resources.Visit www.natgeoed.org/commoncore for more information.
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    Teacher Created Materials - TIME For Kids Informational Text: A Butterfly's Life - Grade 1 - Guided Reading Level E

    Dona Herweck Rice

    Paperback (Teacher Created Materials, Oct. 1, 2011)
    In this engaging nonfiction book, early readers are introduced to the life cycle of a butterfly. Readers will be captivated by the vivid photographs of the butterfly's life, and informative text.About Shell Education Rachelle Cracchiolo started the company with a friend and fellow teacher. Both were eager to share their ideas and passion for education with other classroom leaders. What began as a hobby, selling lesson plans to local stores, became a part-time job after a full day of teaching, and eventually blossomed into Teacher Created Materials. The story continued in 2004 with the launch of Shell Education and the introduction of professional resources and classroom application books designed to support Teacher Created Materials curriculum resources. Today, Teacher Created Materials and Shell Education are two of the most recognized names in educational publishing around the world.
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    The New Baby

    Mercer Mayer

    Paperback (Random House Books for Young Readers, Aug. 16, 2001)
    Mercer Mayer’s Little Critter has a brand-new baby sister in this classic, funny, and heartwarming book that makes for the perfect gift this Mother's Day! Whether he’s rocking her to sleep, helping change diapers, or pushing the stroller, both parents and children alike will relate to this beloved story. A perfect way to help a soon-to-be older sibling welcome a younger one!
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    How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight?

    Jane Yolen, Mark Teague

    Hardcover (Blue Sky Press, March 1, 2000)
    How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night?
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    The Cat in the Hat

    Dr. Seuss

    Hardcover (Random House Books for Young Readers, March 12, 1957)
    Poor Dick and Sally. It's cold and wet and they're stuck in the house with nothing to do . . . until a giant cat in a hat shows up, transforming the dull day into a madcap adventure and almost wrecking the place in the process! Written by Dr. Seuss in 1957 in response to the concern that "pallid primers [with] abnormally courteous, unnaturally clean boys and girls' were leading to growing illiteracy among children, The Cat in the Hat (the first Random House Beginner Book) changed the way our children learn how to read.
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    Thomas' ABC Book

    Rev. W. Awdry, Golden Books

    Paperback (Random House Books for Young Readers, July 21, 1998)
    Based on The Railway Series by the REV. W. AWDRY A is for All Aboard! Filled with fun photographs from the popular TV show, Shining Time Station, Thomas's ABC Book will delight children while teaching them the alphabet along the way.
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    Drop It, Rocket!

    Tad Hills

    Paperback (Schwartz & Wade, July 8, 2014)
    Rocket, the beloved dog from the New York Times bestselling picture books How Rocket Learned to Read and Rocket Writes a Story, is back in a Step 1 leveled reader. Rocket is ready to find new words for his word tree with his teacher, the little yellow bird. He finds a leaf, a hat, and a star . . . but when he finds a red boot, he doesn’t want to let go. What will make Rocket drop it? With predictable patterns, simple words, lots of repetition, and bright, colorful illustrations, this Rocket book will charm young readers—and they can read it all by themselves!Step 1 Readers feature big type and easy words. Rhymes and rhythmic text paired with picture clues help children decode the story. For children who know the alphabet and are eager to begin reading.
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    I Can Be...Story Collection

    Various, Random House

    Paperback (Random House Books for Young Readers, July 23, 2013)
    The Barbie™ I Can Be . . . Story Collection includes five Step into Reading early readers: I Can Be . . . A Baby Doctor, I Can Be . . . A Horse Rider, I Can Be . . . A Teacher, I Can Be . . . A Pet Vet, and I Can Be . . . A Ballerina. Girls ages 4–6 won't be able to resist!
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    Little Green Peas

    Keith Baker

    Board book (Little Simon, July 5, 2016)
    The little green peas are back for a romp through a rainbow of colors in this Classic Board Book by New York Times bestselling author, Keith Baker!The little green peas are back to celebrate the colorful world around them. Join the fun as they fly red kites, sail blue boats, ski down purple mountains, and more! Bright and bold illustrations fill the pages of this delightful exploration of color.
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    Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

    Bill Martin Jr., Eric Carle

    Board book (Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), Sept. 15, 1996)
    Handpicked by Amazon kids’ books editor, Seira Wilson, for Prime Book Box – a children’s subscription that inspires a love of reading.A big happy frog, a plump purple cat, a handsome blue horse, and a soft yellow duck--all parade across the pages of this delightful book. Children will immediately respond to Eric Carle's flat, boldly colored collages. Combined with Bill Martin's singsong text, they create unforgettable images of these endearing animals.
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    Big Red Barn

    Margaret Wise Brown, Felicia Bond

    Paperback (Balzer + Bray, April 4, 1991)
    Margaret Wise Brown's simple, rhythmic text about the cycle of a day on a farm, where a family of animals peacefully plays and sleeps, has charmed generations of children. This big book edition (15 x 17 3/4") is perfect for sharing in classrooms.As in her classic Goodnight Moon, Brown engages children and helps settle them down for sleep as they follow along with the animals from morning to night in the barnyard.In the barnyard there are roosters and cows, horses and goats, and a pink piglet who is learning to squeal. Felicia Bond's atmospheric illustrations add to the tranquil simplicity of this gentle story.Big Red Barn makes a lovely baby shower gift and is a wonderful addition to any preschooler's library.
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    Frog and Toad are Friends

    Arnold Lobel

    Paperback (HarperCollins, Feb. 18, 2003)
    Celebrate the power of friendship in these five adventurous stories starring Frog and Toad—a Caldecott Honor Book! This classic I Can Read story is an excellent choice to share during homeschooling, in particular for children ages 4 to 6. It’s a fun way to learn to read and as a supplement for activity books for children.From writing letters to going swimming, telling stories to finding lost buttons, Frog and Toad are always there for each other—just as best friends should be. Frog and Toad Are Friends is a Level Two I Can Read book, geared for kids who read on their own but still need a little help.The classic Frog and Toad stories by Arnold Lobel have won numerous awards and honors, including a Newbery Honor (Frog and Toad Together), a Caldecott Honor (Frog and Toad are Friends), ALA Notable Children’s Book, Fanfare Honor List (The Horn Book), School Library Journal Best Children’s Book, and Library of Congress Children’s Book.
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    Loose Tooth

    Lola M. Schaefer, Sylvie Wickstrom

    Paperback (HarperCollins, April 5, 2005)
    A funny and reassuring My First I Can Read Book about a child's first loose tooth.A young boy wakes up one morening to find that he has his very first loose tooth. But no matter how much he pushes, pulls, and wiggles it, it just won't come out. This is the perfect book for young readers who are excited about losing their teeth, too. Energetic and engaging, this simple story is just right for the youngest beginning readers.
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    The EARTH Book

    Todd Parr

    Hardcover (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, March 17, 2010)
    "I take care of the earth because I know I can do little things every day to make a BIG difference..."With his signature blend of playfulness and sensitiviy, Todd Parr explores the important, timely subject of environmental protection and conservation in this eco-friendly picture book. Featuing a circular die-cut Earth on the cover, and printed entirely with recycled materials and nontoxic soy inks, this book includes lots of easy, smart ideas on how we can all work together to make the Earth feel good - from planting a tree and using both sides of the paper, to saving energy and reusing old things in new ways.Best of all, the book includes an interior gatefold with a poster with tips/reminders on how kids can "go green" everyday. Equally whimsical and heartfelt, this sweet homage to our beautiful planet is sure to inspire readers of all ages to do their part in keeping the Earth happy and healthy.
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    Dear Zoo

    Rod Campbell

    Hardcover (Little Simon, Oct. 1, 1986)
    Rod Campbell’s classic lift-the-flap book Dear Zoo has been a firm favorite with toddlers and parents alike ever since it was first published in 1982. Young readers love lifting the flaps to discover the animals the zoo has sent—a monkey, a lion, and even an elephant! But will they ever find the perfect pet? With bright, bold artwork, a catchy refrain, and a whole host of favorite animals, Dear Zoo is a must for every child’s bookshelf.
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    I Spy Letters

    Jean Marzollo, Walter Wick

    Paperback (Scholastic Inc., Jan. 1, 2012)
    An I Spy 8x8 at $3.99!I SPY LETTERS is based on the bestselling I SPY LITTLE LETTERS. Toddlers and preschoolers can search photos from the original I Spy series for letters to help them learn the alphabet.Simple picture clues and rhyming riddles guide the youngest readers through 14 interactive, fun-filled spreads.
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    Llama Llama Easter Egg

    Anna Dewdney

    eBook (Viking Books for Young Readers, Feb. 5, 2015)
    With short and simple rhyming text, the Llama Llama board books introduce Llama Llama to babies and toddlers before they’re ready for longer full-length stories. And their small size and durable pages are perfect for little hands. In Llama Llama Easter Egg, The Easter Bunny brings lots of treats for Llama Llama: jelly beans, colorful eggs, and a fluffy surprise!
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    There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Leaves!

    Lucille Colandro

    Paperback (Cartwheel Books, Aug. 1, 2010)
    Our favorite old lady is back and swallowing autumn items!That wild old lady is back swallowing fall-themed items. What can you make from leaves, clothes, a pumpkin, and rope? That's right, a scarecrow!Perfect for back-to-school time.
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    Pete the Cat: A Pet for Pete

    James Dean

    Hardcover (HarperCollins, May 27, 2014)
    Pete the Cat is back with another groovy I Can Read adventure from New York Times bestselling author and artist James Dean.Pete the Cat can’t wait to get a new pet! He gets a goldfish he names Goldie. Pete paints a cool painting of Goldie and now everyone wants a piece of it! But Pete doesn't have enough time to make one for everyone. Will Pete find a way to have fun painting Goldie and have time to finish his homework? From New York Times bestselling artist and author James Dean, Pete the Cat: A Pet for Pete is a My First I Can Read Book, which means it's perfect for shared reading with a child.
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    May I Please Have a Cookie?

    Jennifer Morris, Jennifer E. Morris

    Paperback (Cartwheel Books, Oct. 1, 2005)
    In this Level 1 Scholastic Reader, Alfie learns that the best way to get a delicious cookie is to say please!Alfie loves his mommy's cookies, and he wants one more than anything! But grabbing for one, fishing for one, and dressing up as a cookie inspector don't seem to work. His mommy says there is a better way. What is it? Beginning readers will learn proper manners with Alfie as his mommy teaches him to say the magic words.
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    Goodnight Moon

    Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd

    eBook (HarperCollins, Nov. 8, 2016)
    In this classic of children's literature, beloved by generations of readers and listeners, the quiet poetry of the words and the gentle, lulling illustrations combine to make a perfect book for the end of the day.In a great green room, tucked away in bed, is a little bunny. "Goodnight room, goodnight moon." And to all the familiar things in the softly lit room—to the picture of the three little bears sitting on chairs, to the clocks and his socks, to the mittens and the kittens, to everything one by one—the little bunny says goodnight.One of the most beloved books of all time, Goodnight Moon is a must for every bookshelf and a time-honored gift for baby showers and other special events.
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    The Big Blue Book of Beginner Books

    P.D. Eastman

    Hardcover (Random House Books for Young Readers, Sept. 23, 2008)
    Handpicked by Amazon kids’ books editor, Seira Wilson, for Prime Book Box – a children’s subscription that inspires a love of reading.What could make a better present than a classic Beginner Book? Six of them—for less than the price of two! We've taken the complete text and art of three beloved P.D. Eastman titles: Go, Dog. Go!, Are You My Mother?, and The Best Nest; Robert Lopshire's Put Me In the Zoo (the first of his books featuring the character Spot); Marilyn Sadler and Roger Bollen's It's Not Easy Being a Bunny (the first PJ Funnybunny story); and Mike McClintock's charming, cautionary tale A Fly Went By, and bound them together in one sturdy hardcover omnibus. A perfect introduction to reading that will whet young readers appetites for additional books in the Beginner Book series.
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    Waiting for Wings

    Lois Ehlert

    Hardcover (HMH Books for Young Readers, April 1, 2001)
    Every spring, butterflies emerge and dazzle the world with their vibrant beauty. But where do butterflies come from? How are they born? What do they eat--and how? With a simple, rhyming text and glorious color-drenched collage, Lois Ehlert provides clear answers to these and other questions as she follows the life cycle of four common butterflies, from their beginnings as tiny hidden eggs and hungry caterpillars to their transformation into full-grown butterflies. Complete with butterfly and flower facts and identification tips, as well as a guide to planting a butterfly garden, this butterfly book is like no other.
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    Little Blue Truck's Springtime

    Alice Schertle, Jill McElmurry

    Board book (HMH Books for Young Readers, Jan. 2, 2018)
    Celebrate the beauty of springtime with Little Blue Truck! Young fans will love finding all sorts of baby animals beneath the flaps in this delightful novelty board book. Beep! Beep! Peep!
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    Waiting Is Not Easy!

    Mo Willems

    Hardcover (Hyperion Books for Children, Nov. 4, 2014)
    Gerald is careful. Piggie is not.Piggie cannot help smiling. Gerald can.Gerald worries so that Piggie does not have to.Gerald and Piggie are best friends.In Waiting Is Not Easy!, Piggie has a surprise for Gerald, but he is going to have to wait for it. And Wait. And wait some more...
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    Big Shark, Little Shark

    Anna Membrino

    Library Binding (Random House Books for Young Readers, May 9, 2017)
    Just when you thought it was safe to read an early reader . . . SHARK!This fun Step 1 book about two sharks is a study in opposites. Big Shark has big teeth; Little Shark has little teeth. Big Shark swims fast; Little Shark swims slow. But they are both hungry! Will they each succeed in finding a tasty snack? Little Shark is hoping that he won’t become fast food for Big Shark! Step 1 Readers feature big type and easy words for children who know the alphabet and are eager to begin reading. Rhyme and rhythmic text paired with picture clues help children decode the story.
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    Stick and Stone

    Beth Ferry, Tom Lichtenheld

    Hardcover (HMH Books for Young Readers, April 7, 2015)
    Handpicked by Amazon kids’ books editor, Seira Wilson, for Prime Book Box – a children’s subscription that inspires a love of reading.When Stick rescues Stone from a prickly situation with a Pinecone, the pair becomes fast friends. But when Stick gets stuck, can Stone return the favor? Author Beth Ferry makes a memorable debut with a warm, rhyming text that includes a subtle anti-bullying message even the youngest reader will understand. New York Times bestselling illustrator Tom Lichtenheld imbues Stick and Stone with energy, emotion, and personality to spare. In this funny story about kindness and friendship, Stick and Stone join George and Martha, Frog and Toad, and Elephant and Piggie, as some of the best friend duos in children’s literature.
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    Messy Bessey

    Patricia C. McKissack, Fredrick McKissack, Dana Regan

    Paperback (Children's Press, May 1, 2001)
    A fun and engaging way for young children to figure out concepts and solving problems on his or her own.Rookie Readers (Ages 5-7) have provided entertaining, high-quality introductions to reading for more than a generation. Each title features full-color, often hilarious illustrations and engaging stories that always involve a young child figuring out concepts or solving problems on his or her own. Bessey finally cleans up her messy room.
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    David Gets In Trouble

    David Shannon

    Hardcover (Blue Sky Press, Sept. 1, 2002)
    Caldecott Honor artist and bestseller David Shannon make readers laugh aloud in this next story about the troublemaking David!"When David gets in trouble, he always says . . . 'NO! It's not my fault! I didn't mean to! It was an accident!'" Whatever the situation, David's got a good excuse. And no matter what he's done "wrong," it's never really his fault. Soon, though, David realizes that making excuses makes him feel bad, and saying he's sorry makes him feel better. Once again, David Shannon entertains us with young David's mischievous antics and a lighthearted story that's sure to leave kids (and parents) laughing.
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    Happy Valentine's Day, Mouse!

    Laura Numeroff, Felicia Bond

    Board book (Balzer + Bray, Dec. 17, 2019)
    Join Mouse from If You Give a Mouse a Cookie as he celebrates Valentine’s Day with all the friends he loves.This board book with sturdy pages is perfect for preschoolers, who will enjoy the simple introduction to the fun of Valentine's Day."This title follows Mouse as he makes valentines for all of his friends," said School Library Journal. "Each valentine is made to represent what he loves most about each of his friends, such as Pig 'because she's a good dancer' and Bunny 'because she's the best at hide-and-seek.'"Budding artists and crafters will love this book, perfect for pairing with Valentine's Day activities. A surprise at the end adds to the read-aloud fun!
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    About Birds: A Guide for Children

    Cathryn Sill, John Sill

    Paperback (Peachtree Publishing Company, April 1, 2013)
    This beginner’s guide offers a first glimpse into the natural world of birds.In this addition to the acclaimed About… series, educator and author Cathryn Sill uses simple, easy-to-understand language to teach children what birds are, what they do, and how they live. With beautifully detailed, realistic paintings, noted wildlife illustrator John Sill introduces readers to the diverse and natural world of birds. An afterword provides further details on the birds featured and inspires young readers to learn more.
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    I Am a Big Brother

    Caroline Jayne Church

    Hardcover (Cartwheel Books, Jan. 27, 2015)
    Share the joys of becoming a big brother!With the arrival of a new baby comes many transitions, and big brothers may need a little extra tender loving care to adjust to a new family situation. This sweet story with adorable toddler illustrations by Caroline Jayne Church is just right to share with and prepare an older brother getting ready for an expanding family.
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