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    A House for Hermit Crab - 3.9 x 0.3 x 5.5 inches

    Eric Carle

    Hardcover (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, Aug. 20, 1991)
    Hermit Crab seeks the perfect home—and learns to appreciate change—in this mini-book edition of Eric Carle’s beloved story.Join Hermit Crab as he learns an important lesson about growing up: For every friend and adventure left behind, there are new ones just ahead!
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    The Very Quiet Cricket Board Book

    Eric Carle

    Board book (World of Eric Carle, May 19, 1997)
    A VERY classic from Eric Carle, creator of The Very Hungry Caterpillar!One day a tiny cricket is born and meets a big cricket who chirps his welcome. The tiny cricket tries to respond, but there is no sound. The quiet cricket then makes his way into the world, meeting one insect after another, each of whom greets the little cricket with a cheery hello--the hum of a bee, the whirr of a dragonfly, the whisper of a praying mantis. The cricket rubs his wings together each time, but nothing happens, not a sound. Until the day he meets another cricket, a female, and something different happens . . .As children turn the page on this wonderful moment, they are greeted with a surprise--an actual chirp!Full of Eric Carle's gorgeous and lush collage art, a gentle rhythmic text for read-alouds, and a wonder-inducing surprise at the end, The Very Quiet Cricket remains an all-time favorite from one of the true masters of picture-book making. Batteries are replaceable. Please use two 1.5 volt L1131 button cell batteries.
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    The Grouchy Ladybug

    Eric Carle

    Board book (HarperFestival, Sept. 8, 1999)
    From Eric Carle, New York Times bestselling author of The Very Hungry Caterpillar and From Head to Toe, comes the classic story of one very grouchy ladybug. Eric Carle's bright artwork and signature style will charm both ardent fans and new readers alike. This board book features sturdy pages and is the perfect size for little hands.As children follow the Grouchy Ladybug on her journey, they will learn the important concepts of time, size, and shape, as well as the benefits of friendship and good manners.For generations, The Grouchy Ladybug has delighted readers of all ages with the story of a bad-tempered bug who won't say "please" or "thank you," won't share, and thinks she is bigger and better than anyone else. Readers will love how this testy ladybug introduces them to many new animals and learns that maybe being grouchy isn’t always the best option.
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    One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish: Blue Back Book

    Dr. Seuss

    Paperback (HarperCollinsChildren’sBooks, May 6, 2003)
    From there to here, from here to there, funny things are everywhere. In this hilarious exploration of simple concepts such as colours, numbers and opposites, Dr. Seuss presents a crazy world of boxing Goxes and winking Yinks that drink pink ink! With his unique combination of hilarious stories, zany pictures and riotous rhymes, Dr. Seuss has been delighting young children and helping them learn to read for over fifty years. Creator of the wonderfully anarchic Cat in the Hat, and ranked among the UK's top ten favourite children's authors, Seuss is firmly established as a global best-seller, with nearly half a billion books sold worldwide. As the first step in a major rebrand programme, HarperCollins is relaunching 17 of Dr. Seuss's best-selling books, including such perennial favourites as The Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham and Fox in Socks. In response to consumer demand, the bright new cover designs incorporate much needed guidance on reading levels, with the standard paperbacks divided into three reading strands – Blue Back Books for parents to share with young children, Green Back Books for budding readers to tackle on their own, and Yellow Back Books for older, more fluent readers to enjoy. One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish belongs to the Blue Back Book range.
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    Alexander and the Wind-Up Mouse

    Leo Lionni

    Paperback (Random House Books for Young Readers, July 8, 2014)
    Leo Lionni’s Caldecott Honor–winning story about the magic of friendship is now available as a Step 3 Step into Reading book—perfect for children who are ready to read on their own. Everyone loves Willy the wind-up mouse, while Alexander the real mouse is chased away with brooms and mousetraps. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to be loved and cuddled? thinks Alexander, who wishes he could be a wind-up mouse, too. Lionni’s enduringly popular story makes a winning addition to the Step into Reading line, letting young children enjoy this classic all by themselves.
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    Owen

    Kevin Henkes

    Hardcover (Greenwillow Books, Sept. 15, 1993)
    Owen had a fuzzy yellow blanket. "Fuzzy goes where I go," said Owen. But Mrs. Tweezers disagreed. She thought Owen was too old for a blanket. Owen disagreed. No matter what Mrs. Tweezers came up with, Blanket Fairies or vinegar, Owen had the answer. But when school started, Owen't mother knew just what to do, and everyone -- Owen, Fuzzy, and even Mrs. Tweezers -- was happy.
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    CAT IN THE HAT BOOK

    Dr. Seuss

    Paperback (Random House Books for Young Readers, Jan. 5, 2005)
    Pulitzer Prize-winning Dr. Seuss’s classic Beginner Book is now part of a book and audio CD package, with word-for-word storytelling by Kelsey Grammer. Join the Cat in the Hat as he makes learning to read a joy. It’s a rainy day and Dick and Sally can’t find anything to do . . . until the Cat in the Hat unexpectedly appears and turns their dreary afternoon into a fun-filled extravaganza! This beloved book, which also features timeless characters such as Fish and Thing 1 and Thing 2, is fun to read aloud and easy to read alone. It’s a fixture in home and school libraries and a favorite among parents, children, teachers, and librarians. Highly collectible, it's a purr-fect gift for Seuss fans of all ages! Originally created by Dr. Seuss, Beginner Books encourage children to read all by themselves, with simple words and illustrations that give clues to their meanings.
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    Sheila Rae, the Brave

    Kevin Henkes

    Paperback (Greenwillow Books, April 25, 1996)
    Written and illustrated by Kevin Henkes, the nationally bestselling and celebrated creator of Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse, Owen, and Kitten's First Full Moon, Sheila Rae, the Brave is a warm, humorous, and loving story of sibling sympathy and support. Just because Sheila Rae is older, she doesn't always know better! This picture 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."I am very brave," Sheila Rae said, patting herself on the back. She wasn't afraid of anything—not thunder, not lightning, not the big black dog at the end of the block. And when she wanted to walk home a new way and Louise wouldn't, she called her sister a scaredy-cat and set out alone. But all the bravado in the world failed to help when Sheila Rae found herself lost. Luckily, her sister was not far behind. "Children will love it."—School Library JournalSupports the Common Core State Standards
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    I Will Take A Nap!

    Mo Willems

    Hardcover (Hyperion Books for Children, June 2, 2015)
    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 I Will Take a Nap! Gerald is tired and cranky. Will Piggie be in his dreams? Or will she keep Gerald from dreaming at all?
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    Kitten's First Full Moon Board Book

    Kevin Henkes

    Board book (Greenwillow Books, Sept. 15, 2015)
    Kevin Henkes's acclaimed national bestseller about a kitten, the moon, and a bowl of milk was awarded the Caldecott Medal and was a New York Times Best Illustrated Book. This sturdy board book edition is perfect for little hands!Kitten's First Full Moon is an acclaimed modern classic, from one of the most celebrated and beloved picture book creators working in the field today. This memorable character and her suspenseful adventure are just right for the very youngest child. It is Kitten's first full moon, and when she sees it she thinks it is a bowl of milk in the sky. And she wants it. Does she get it? Well, no . . . and yes. What a night!A concise story, large type, and luminescent pictures play second fiddle to the true star of this book: a brave young kitten who sets out into the world on a quest that leaves her bruised, bewildered, and hungry, but that ultimately leads her back home, where something special is waiting just for her. This perfectly sized board book edition introduces Kitten to a new generation of the youngest readers. Winner of the Caldecott Medal, an ALA Notable Book, a New York Times Best Illustrated Book, and winner of the Charlotte Zolotow Award
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    Sky Color

    Peter H. Reynolds

    Hardcover (Candlewick, Aug. 28, 2012)
    The sky’s no limit as the author-illustrator of The Dot and Ish winds up his Creatrilogy with a whimsical tale about seeing the world a new way.Marisol loves to paint. So when her teacher asks her to help make a mural for the school library, she can’t wait to begin! But how can Marisol make a sky without blue paint? After gazing out the bus window and watching from her porch as day turns into night, she closes her eyes and starts to dream. . . . From the award-winning Peter H. Reynolds comes a gentle, playful reminder that if we keep our hearts open and look beyond the expected, creative inspiration will come.
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    The Thank You Book

    Mo Willems

    Hardcover (Hyperion Books for Children, May 3, 2016)
    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 The Thank You Book!, Piggie wants to thank EVERYONE. But Gerald is worried Piggie will forget someone . . . someone important.
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    The Tiny Seed

    Eric Carle

    Hardcover (Little Simon, March 10, 2009)
    Eric Carle’s classic story of the life cycle of a flower is told through the adventures of a tiny seed. This mini-book includes a piece of detachable seed-embedded paper housed on the inside front cover. Readers can plant the entire piece of paper and watch as their very own tiny seeds grow into beautiful wildflowers.
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    Let’s Play!

    Herve Tullet

    Hardcover (Chronicle Books, March 29, 2016)
    An interactive picture book from the creator of the New York Times bestsellers Press Here and Mix It Up!Enjoy a ride of color, shape, motion, and imagination: It's only a yellow dot...but what a dot it is! Readers won't be able to resist this jaunty, adventurous dot, nor its invitation to play along. Filled with artistry and delight, on the Let's Play! journey, prepare to leap headlong into a completely new dimension: emotion. Connecting not only to the mind but also to the heart, this dot expresses an extraordinary sense of humor, fear, joy, and more as it pushes, lurches, wiggles, and slides its way through—and even off!—the pages of this glorious companion to Press Here, Say Zoop!, and Mix It Up!The perfect book for young children to learn about following directions and basic emotion.Ideal as a fun and interactive read aloud book for families or small groups.Known as the "Prince of Preschool," the versatile Hervé Tullet has been an art director at various ad agencies, a magazine illustrator, and for the past 15 years, a creator of children's books. Fans of Mix It Up!, Press Here, and Say Zoop! will love this fun and inventive picture book, Let's Play!Great for toddlers, preschoolers, and early readers to learn about emotion in a simple and engaging way. Kids will giggle and be amazed as the pages of the book seemingly come aliveScreen free imaginative fun for kids and adults. Makes a great gift!Books for kids ages 4 8Children's picture book for preschool and kindergarten
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    A Color of His Own

    Leo Lionni

    Paperback (Dragonfly Books, Jan. 1, 1997)
    The classic story about searching for somewhere to belong, from four-time Caldecott honor winner Leo Lionni.Elephants are gray. Pigs are pink. Only the chameleon has no color of his own. He is purple like the heather, yellow like a lemon, even black and orange striped like a tiger! Then one day a chameleon has an idea to remain one color forever by staying on the greenest leaf he can find. But in the autumn, the leaf changes from green to yellow to red . . . and so does the chameleon. When another chameleon suggests they travel together, he learns that companionship is more important than having a color of his own. No matter where he goes with his new friend, they will always be alike.
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    Penny and Her Song

    Kevin Henkes

    Paperback (Greenwillow Books, Aug. 21, 2012)
    Meet Penny, the sweet and curious mouse, in Caldecott Medalist and bestselling author Kevin Henkes’s instant classic story for young readers, perfect for fans Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse, Owen, and Chrysanthemum.When Penny comes home from school, she is ready to sing her song. But the babies are sleeping, and Mama and Papa are worried that Penny will wake them up. Oh, but it is a good song, a really wonderful song . . . and Penny wants more than anything to sing it. Will it ever be the right time to sing it? Penny and Her Song is a Level One I Can Read book, which means it's perfect for children learning to sound out words and sentences. Kevin Henkes is a master at creating beautifully illustrated books that resonate with young children. The Penny books are new classics for beginning readers and will appeal to fans of Frog and Toad, Little Bear, and Henry and Mudge.Don't miss Penny's newest adventures in Penny and Her Sled, coming this fall!
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    Little Blue and Little Yellow

    Leo Lionni

    Paperback (Dragonfly Books, Jan. 17, 2017)
    Beloved picture book creator and four-time Caldecott Honor-winner Leo Lionni's very first story for children, and a New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year.Little Blue and Little Yellow are best friends, but one day they can’t find each other. When they finally do, they give each other such a big hug that they turn green! How they find their true colors again concludes a wonderfully satisfying story told with colorful pieces of torn paper and very few words. Leo Lionni launched his children’s book career in 1959 with Little Blue and Little Yellow, and this 50th-anniversary edition, complete with Lionni’s own explanation of how the book came to be, is sure to resonate with children today.
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    And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street

    Dr. Seuss

    Hardcover (Random House Books for Young Readers, Aug. 19, 1989)
    Dr. Seuss’s very first book for children! From a mere horse and wagon, young Marco concocts a colorful cast of characters, making Mulberry Street the most interesting location in town. Dr. Seuss’s signature rhythmic text, combined with his unmistakable illustrations, will appeal to fans of all ages, who will cheer when our hero proves that a little imagination can go a very long way. (Who wouldn’t cheer when an elephant-pulled sleigh raced by?) Now over seventy-five years old, this story is as timeless as ever. And Marco’s singular kind of optimism is also evident in McElligot’s Pool.
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    Fish is Fish

    Leo Lionni

    Paperback (Dragonfly Books, Feb. 12, 1974)
    From beloved Caldecott winning picture book creator Leo Lionni, this charming tale of sticking together and imagination shows how powerful friendship can be.Two best friends, a minnow and a tadpole, are practically inseparable until the tadpole grows legs and decides to explore the world beyond the pond. When the tadpole, now a frog, returns to tell his friend of the extraordinary things he’s seen, the minnow, now a fish, tries to follow in his footsteps, but quickly finds that land is not what he expected. Friendship truly saves the day in this imaginative tale of a fish out of water.
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    "Slowly, Slowly, Slowly," said the Sloth

    Eric Carle

    Paperback (World of Eric Carle, May 10, 2007)
    Slowly, slowly, slowly . . . that's the way the sloth moves. Slowly, it eats and then, slowly, it falls asleep. "What strange kind of creature is this?" the other animals wonder. Why doesn't it run or fly or play or hunt like the rest of us? "Why are you so slow?" the howler monkey inquires. But the sloth doesn't answer any questions until the jaguar asks, "Why are you so lazy?" Anyone who has ever felt too busy will appreciate the sloth's peaceful lifestyle and realize that it's okay to take time to enjoy life. Eric Carle' s dazzling collage illustrations introduce readers to the exotic beauty of the Amazon rain forest and the many unusual animals living there.
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    Fox in Socks: Dr. Seuss's Book of Tongue Tanglers

    Dr. Seuss

    Board book (Random House Books for Young Readers, Dec. 27, 2011)
    Find out how wacky words can be with Dr. Seuss and the Fox in Socks in this classic book of tounge tanglers--now in a board format perfect for the littlest of readers! This rhyming romp includes chicks with bricks, chewy blue glue, a noodle eating poodle, and so much more! Just try to keep your tongue out of trouble! Seuss piles his the energetic rhymes into a mountain of hilarity that the whole family will enjoy. Rhyming has never been this fun! Bright and Early Board Books are simplified editions of your favorite Dr. Seuss stories, printed in a sturdy board format that’s perfect for little hands ages 0-3! At 4 ¼ x 5 ¾, they’re about 1/4 the size of the classic large format Seuss picture books like The Lorax and Oh, The Places You’ll Go! and ideal for babies and toddlers too young for the original stories. “Pretty much all the stuff you need to know is in Dr. Seuss.” –President Barack Obama
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    Elephants Cannot Dance!

    Mo Willems

    Hardcover (Hyperion Books for Children, June 9, 2009)
    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.
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    The Foot Book

    Dr. Seuss

    Hardcover (Random House Books for Young Readers, Oct. 12, 1968)
    A Dr. Seuss classic turns 50!Since 1968, this super-simple, simply brilliant Bright and Early Book about feet has been helping beginning beginner readers step into the world of reading by themselves! From slow feet to quick feet to trick feet to sick feet, The Foot Book not only features a fleet of funny feet, but teaches children about opposites. Perfect for nurturing a love of reading, feet (!), AND Dr. Seuss—this special edition comes with a peel-off 50th Anniversary sticker on the front cover.Combining brief and funny stories, easy words, catchy rhythm, and lively illustrations, Bright and Early Books are an ideal way to introduce the joys of reading to children.
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    The Giving Tree

    Shel Silverstein

    Hardcover (Harper & Row, Jan. 1, 1964)
    The Giving Tree, a story of unforgettable perception, beautifully written and illustrated by the gifted and versatile Shel Silverstein, has been a classic favorite for generations.Since it was first published fifty years ago, Shel Silverstein's poignant picture book for readers of all ages has offered a touching interpretation of the gift of giving and a serene acceptance of another's capacity to love in return.Shel Silverstein's incomparable career as a bestselling children's book author and illustrator began with Lafcadio, the Lion Who Shot Back. He is also the creator of picture books including A Giraffe and a Half, Who Wants a Cheap Rhinoceros?, The Missing Piece, The Missing Piece Meets the Big O, and the perennial favorite The Giving Tree, and of classic poetry collections such as Where the Sidewalk Ends, A Light in the Attic, Falling Up, Every Thing On It, Don't Bump the Glump!, and Runny Babbit.And don't miss Runny Babbit Returns, the new book from Shel Silverstein!
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    Frederick

    Leo Lionni

    Hardcover (Pantheon, May 12, 1967)
    Leo Lionni’s Caldecott Honor–winning story about a little mouse who gathers something unusual for the long winter is celebrating its fiftieth birthday! Winter is coming, and all the mice are gathering food . . . except for Frederick. But when the days grow short and the snow begins to fall, it’s Frederick’s stories that warm the hearts and spirits of his fellow field mice. Winner of a 1967 Caldecott Honor, Frederick has been cherished by generations of readers. “A splendid achievement.” —School Library Journal, starred review “In Frederick, a mouse who is a poet from the tip of his nose to the end of his tail demonstrates that a seemingly purposeless life is indeed far from that—and that we need not live by bread alone!” —Eric Carle
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    What Pet Should I Get?

    Dr. Seuss

    Hardcover (Random House Books for Young Readers, July 28, 2015)
    A #1 New York Times bestseller! This previously never-before-seen picture book by Dr. Seuss about making up one’s mind is the literary equivalent of buried treasure! What happens when a brother and sister visit a pet store to pick a pet? Naturally, they can’t choose just one! The tale captures a classic childhood moment—choosing a pet—and uses it to illuminate a life lesson: that it is hard to make up your mind, but sometimes you just have to do it! Told in Dr. Seuss’s signature rhyming style, this is a must-have for Seuss fans and book collectors, and a perfect choice for the holidays, birthdays, and happy occasions of all kinds. An Editor’s Note at the end discusses Dr. Seuss’s pets, his creative process, and the discovery of the manuscript and illustrations for What Pet Should I Get?
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    Inch by Inch

    Leo Lionni

    Board book (Knopf Books for Young Readers, June 12, 2012)
    This was the first of four Caldecott Honor Books by Leo Lionni. Published in 1960 and virtually out of print in hardcover for decades, Knopf acquired the hardcover rights from the original publisher just in time to showcase Lionni's 100th anniversary celebration in 2010 and the book's 50th anniversary. The bold graphics and beautiful cutout paper collages of colorful birds, foliage, and the clever green inch worm are as fresh and appealing as ever, and should appeal to a whole new audience in this accessible board book format.
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    A Giraffe and a Half

    Shel Silverstein

    Hardcover (HarperCollins, Nov. 4, 1964)
    From Shel Silverstein, the New York Times bestselling creator of Where the Sidewalk Ends and The Giving Tree, comes a riotous rhyming picture book about a boy and his giraffe!Featuring rhythmic verse and iconic illustrations, A Giraffe and a Half will leave every reader, young and old, laughing until the very end. Beloved for over fifty years, this classic captures Silverstein’s signature humor and style.If you had a giraffe and he stretched another half, you would have a giraffe and a half. But what happens if you glue a rose to the tip of his nose? Or if you used a chair to comb his hair? Join this giraffe on a rollicking and ridiculous journey that will charm readers from beginning to end. And don't miss Runny Babbit Returns, the new book from Shel Silverstein!
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    Green Eggs and Ham

    Dr.Seuss

    Hardcover (Beginner Books/Random House, Aug. 12, 1960)
    This Dr. Seuss classic starring Sam-I-Am will have readers of all ages craving Green Eggs and Ham! And don’t miss the new series adaption of Green Eggs and Ham now available on Netflix – featuring the voice talents of Michael Douglas, Diane Keaton, Daveed Diggs, and more! “Do you like green eggs and ham?” asks Sam-I-am in this Beginner Book by Dr. Seuss. In a house or with a mouse? In a boat or with a goat? On a train or in a tree? Sam keeps asking persistently. With unmistakable characters and signature rhymes, Dr. Seuss’s beloved favorite has cemented its place as a children’s classic. In this most famous of cumulative tales, the list of places to enjoy green eggs and ham, and friends to enjoy them with, gets longer and longer. Follow Sam-I-am as he insists that this unusual treat is indeed a delectable snack to be savored everywhere and in every way. 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."Pretty much all the stuff you need to know is in Dr. Seuss." —President Barack Obama
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    Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!

    Mo Willems

    Hardcover (Hyperion Books, Jan. 1, 2003)
    Handpicked by Amazon kids’ books editor, Seira Wilson, for Prime Book Box – a children’s subscription that inspires a love of reading.When a bus driver takes a break from his route, a very unlikely volunteer springs up to take his place-a pigeon! But you've never met one like this before. As he pleads, wheedles, and begs his way through the book, children will love being able to answer back and decide his fate.In his hilarious picture book debut, popular cartoonist Mo Willems perfectly captures a preschooler's temper tantrum.
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    Mix It Up

    Herve Tullet

    Hardcover (Chronicle Books, Sept. 16, 2014)
    An interactive picture book from the New York Times bestselling "Prince of Preschool"Great for toddlers, preschoolers, and early readers to learn about combining colors in a fun and imaginative way.A mess free way to learn about transforming colors and following directions: Accept Hervé Tullet's irresistible invitation to mix it up in a dazzling adventure of whimsy and wonder. Follow the artist's simple instructions and suddenly colors appear, mix, splatter, and vanish in a world powered only by the reader's imagination. In Mix It Up! Tullet sets readers on an extraordinary interactive journey all within the printed page.The perfect book for young children to develop an understanding of colorsIdeal as a fun and interactive read aloud book for families or small groupsKnown as the "Prince of Preschool," the versatile Hervé Tullet has been an art director at various ad agencies, a magazine illustrator, and for the past 15 years, a creator of children's books Fans of Press Here, Let's Play!, and Say Zoop! will love this glorious and richly satisfying companion book, Mix It Up!Great for preschoolers and early readers to learn about combining colors in a fun and imaginative way.Kids will giggle as they mash, smoosh and mix up colors as they participate in the storyPaint colors are vibrant, fun and incredibly realisticBooks for kids ages 3 7Stimulating children's book that encourages imagination and creativity
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    Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale

    Mo Willems

    Hardcover (Hyperion, Sept. 1, 2004)
    "One of the most delightful read-aloud picture books on the shelf. Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale is hilarious and the emotions of all involved are captured perfectly in Mo Willems brilliant illustrations. Even after multiple reads this one retains it's charm." - Seira Wilson, Amazon EditorTrixie, Daddy, and Knuffle Bunny take a trip to the neighborhood Laundromat. But the exciting adventure takes a dramatic turn when Trixie realizes somebunny was left behind?Using a combination of muted black-and-white photographs and expressive illustrations, this stunning book tells a brilliantly true-to-life tale about what happens when Daddy's in charge and things go terribly, hilariously wrong.
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    The Alphabet Tree

    Leo Lionni

    Paperback (Knopf : Distributed by Random House, Oct. 24, 1990)
    When a fierce wind threatens to blow all the little letters out of the alphabet tree, they must band together in words—and then sentences—to create a message that's even stronger than the wind: peace on earth. With their newfound knowledge, there's nothing the letters can't do in this gentle parable about the power of the written word.
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    Little Cloud board book

    Eric Carle

    Board book (World of Eric Carle, May 4, 1998)
    At last! Here's a brand-new board book edition of an Eric Carle picture book that's a favorite with littlest cloud gazers everywhere! Little Cloud likes to stand out from the crowd. When all the other clouds drift up, he goes his own way, changing shapes to become a sheep, an airplane, a shark and a funny clown. It?s all lots of fun, but so is playing with friends. So this time, Little Cloud joins the crowd, gathering with his pals into one giant cloud. And then they rain!In Little Cloud, Eric Carle celebrates the possibilities of imagination with textured collages of sky-blue and white in a story that will encourage the youngest child to "read" clouds.Eric Carle lives in Northampton and Charlemont, MA.
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    The Very Hungry Caterpillar

    Eric Carle

    Board book (Philomel Books, March 23, 1994)
    THE all-time classic picture book, from generation to generation, sold somewhere in the world every 30 seconds! Have you shared it with a child or grandchild in your life?Including a special feature, die cuts, this beautiful board book edition, perfect for teaching the days of the week, offers readers an interactive experience. "The very hungry caterpillar literally eats his way through the pages of the book—and right into your child's heart..." —Mother's Manual"Gorgeously illustrated, brilliantly innovative..." —The New York Times Book Review
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    Penny and Her Marble

    Kevin Henkes

    Paperback (Greenwillow Books, Aug. 27, 2013)
    Caldecott Medalist Kevin Henkes’s award-winning Penny returns in the third I Can Read story about a sweet and curious mouse, perfect for fans of Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse, Owen, and Chrysanthemum. This 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.When Penny spots a marble in Mrs. Goodwin's front yard, she picks it up, puts it in her pocket, and takes it home. It's a beautiful marble—it's big, shiny, blue, smooth, and fast, and Penny loves it. But does the marble really belong to Penny? Penny and Her Marble was named a 2014 Geisel Honor book by the American Library Association. This annual award, given to the most distinguished books for beginning readers, is named for the world-renowned children's author Theodor Geisel, also known as Dr. Seuss. Kevin Henkes is a master at creating beautifully illustrated books that resonate with young children. The Penny books are new classics for beginning readers and will appeal to fans of Frog and Toad, Little Bear, and Henry and Mudge. Penny and Her Marble is a Level One I Can Read book, which means it's perfect for children learning to sound out words and sentences. Don't miss Penny's newest adventures in Penny and Her Sled, coming this fall!
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    Ish

    Peter H. Reynolds

    Hardcover (Candlewick, Aug. 19, 2004)
    A creative spirit learns that thinking “ish-ly” is far more wonderful than “getting it right” in this gentle fable from the creator of the award-winning picture book The Dot.Ramon loved to draw. Anytime. Anything. Anywhere.Drawing is what Ramon does. It¹s what makes him happy. But in one split second, all that changes. A single reckless remark by Ramon's older brother, Leon, turns Ramon's carefree sketches into joyless struggles. Luckily for Ramon, though, his little sister, Marisol, sees the world differently. She opens his eyes to something a lot more valuable than getting things just "right." Combining the spareness of fable with the potency of parable, Peter Reynolds shines a bright beam of light on the need to kindle and tend our creative flames with care.
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    The North Star

    Peter H. Reynolds

    Hardcover (Candlewick, April 14, 2009)
    Ideal for graduates! A gorgeous new edition of the universal fable that has inspired seekers of all ages to follow their heart’s desire.Ask yourself where it is you want to go. . . .It is often said that life is a journey, and it’s true. But sometimes it’s hard to know which path to follow, when signs point in so many directions. In this beautifully illustrated book, Peter H. Reynolds once again encourages readers to observe, to wonder, and to consider diverging from the well-worn path—to pursue their dreams. Originally published ten years ago, The North Star has had a profound effect on its many readers. This edition, featuring all-new art, celebrates the book’s own decade-long voyage connecting people around the world. It has inspired classroom activities, a musical, and thousands more thoughtful journeys.
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    Chrysanthemum

    Kevin Henkes

    Hardcover (Greenwillow Books, Sept. 16, 1991)
    Written and illustrated by Kevin Henkes, the nationally bestselling and celebrated creator of Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse, Owen, and Kitten's First Full Moon, Chrysanthemum is a funny and honest school story about teasing, self-esteem, and acceptance to share all year round. This picture 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.Chrysanthemum thinks her name is absolutely perfect—until her first day of school. "You're named after a flower!" teases Victoria. "Let's smell her," says Jo. Chrysanthemum wilts. What will it take to make her blossom again?This popular picture book has sold more than a million copies and was named a Notable Book for Children by the American Library Association. "Perfectly executed in words and illustration, Chrysanthemum exemplifies Henkes's talent for creating true picture stories for young audiences."—The Horn BookSupports the Common Core State Standards
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    The Missing Piece

    Shel Silverstein

    Hardcover (Harper & Row, Jan. 24, 2006)
    From Shel Silverstein, the celebrated author of The Giving Tree and Where the Sidewalk Ends, comes The Missing Piece, a charming fable that gently probes the nature of quest and fulfillment.It was missing a piece. And it was not happy. What it finds on its search for the missing piece is simply and touchingly told. This inventive and heartwarming book can be read on many levels, and Silverstein’s iconic drawings and humor are sure to delight fans of all ages.So it set off in searchof its missing piece.And as it rolledit sang this song— Oh I'm lookin' for my missin' pieceI'm lookin' for my missin' pieceHi-dee-ho, here I go,Lookin' for my missin' piece.And don't miss Runny Babbit Returns, the new book from Shel Silverstein!
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    The Mixed-Up Chameleon Board Book

    Eric Carle

    Board book (HarperFestival, Feb. 5, 1998)
    From Eric Carle, the New York Times bestselling author of The Very Hungry Caterpillar and The Grouchy Ladybug, comes a colorful and inventive book about a changing chameleon that wants to be a little bit of everything.There once was a small green chameleon that wished to be handsome like a flamingo, smart like a fox, and funny like a seal. But with each transformation in size, shape, and color, the chameleon learns that maybe being yourself is best of all!The Mixed-Up Chameleon is sure to delight little readers with its interactive art, funny antics, and heartwarming message. This board book edition is the perfect size for small hands and features sturdy pages.
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    The Dot

    Peter H Reynolds

    Hardcover (Candlewick, Sept. 15, 2003)
    With a simple, witty story and free-spirited illustrations, Peter H. Reynolds entices even the stubbornly uncreative among us to make a mark — and follow where it takes us.Her teacher smiled. "Just make a mark and see where it takes you."Art class is over, but Vashti is sitting glued to her chair in front of a blank piece of paper. The words of her teacher are a gentle invitation to express herself. But Vashti can’t draw - she’s no artist. To prove her point, Vashti jabs at a blank sheet of paper to make an unremarkable and angry mark. "There!" she says. That one little dot marks the beginning of Vashti’s journey of surprise and self-discovery. That special moment is the core of Peter H. Reynolds’s delicate fable about the creative spirit in all of us.
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    The Missing Piece Meets the Big O

    Shel Silverstein

    Hardcover (Harper & Row, Jan. 24, 2006)
    From Shel Silverstein, the celebrated author of The Giving Tree and Where the Sidewalk Ends, comes The Missing Piece Meets the Big O, sure to delight fans of all ages with Silverstein’s iconic drawings and humor.This companion tale to The Missing Piece is an inventive and heartwarming book where the missing piece is in search of its perfect match.The missing piece sat alone…waiting for someone to come along and take it somewhere. All it wants is to roll along with its perfect match, but some are too small, others too big, and some fit yet don’t roll. The missing piece feels sad and lonely until it meets the Big O, and learns that all it ever needed was a little encouragement and determination to fulfill its dreams. And don't miss Runny Babbit Returns, the new book from Shel Silverstein!
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    A Big Guy Took My Ball!

    Mo Willems

    Hardcover (Hyperion Books for Children, May 21, 2013)
    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 A Big Guy Took My Ball! Piggie is devastated when a big guy takes her ball! Gerald is big, too...but is he big enough to help his best friend?
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    Let's Go for a Drive!

    Mo Willems

    Hardcover (Hyperion Books for Children, Oct. 2, 2012)
    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 Let's Go for a Drive! Gerald and Piggie want to hit the road! But the best-laid plans of pigs and elephants often go awry.
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    Press Here

    Herve Tullet

    Hardcover (Chronicle Books, March 30, 2011)
    An interactive picture book from the New York Times bestselling "Prince of Preschool"Great for toddlers, preschoolers, and early readers to learn about cause and effect in a simple and engaging way.Harness the power of imagination and interactivity: Press the yellow dot on the cover of this book, follow the instructions within, and embark upon a magical journey! Each page of this surprising book instructs the reader to press the dots, shake the pages, tilt the book, and who knows what will happen next! Children and adults alike will giggle with delight as the dots multiply, change direction, and grow in size! Especially remarkable because the adventure in Press Here occurs on the flat surface of the simple, printed page, this unique picture book about the power of imagination and interactivity will provide read aloud fun for all ages!The perfect book for young children to learn about following directions and cause and effectIdeal as a fun and interactive read aloud book for families or small groupsKnown as the "Prince of Preschool," the versatile Hervé Tullet has been an art director at various ad agencies, a magazine illustrator, and for the past 15 years, a creator of children's booksFans of Mix It Up, Let's Play!, and Say Zoop! will love this fun and creative picture book, Press Here.Kids will giggle and be amazed as the pages of the book seemingly come aliveScreen free imaginative fun for kids and adults. Makes a great children's gift!Books for kids ages 4 8Children's picture book that encourages imagination and creativity
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    Oh, the Thinks You Can Think!

    Dr. Seuss

    Hardcover (Random House Books for Young Readers, Aug. 12, 1975)
    The possibilities are endless in Dr. Seuss's classic Beginner Book—the perfect gift for grads, from kindergarten to college! Young readers will delight in Oh, the Thinks You Can Think! which celebrates the imagination and encourages young readers to think . . . about thinking! “Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the Thinks you can think up if only you try.”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.
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    Because

    Mo Willems, Amber Ren

    Hardcover (Hyperion Books for Children, March 5, 2019)
    Mo Willems, a number one New York Times best-selling author and illustrator, composes a powerful symphony of chance, discovery, persistence, and magic in this moving tale of a young girl's journey to center stage. Illustrator Amber Ren brings Willems' music to life, conducting a stunning picture-book debut.
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    Who Wants a Cheap Rhinoceros?

    Shel Silverstein

    Hardcover (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, Aug. 1, 2002)
    Shel Silverstein Who wants a cheap Rhinoceros? Looking for a new pet? Bored with cats, dogs, goldfish, gerbils, and hamsters? How about a cheap rhinoceros? Shel Silverstein's loving look at the joys of rhino ownership may convince you to be the one lucky kid to take home this very, very unusual pet.
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    Dr. Seuss's 1 2 3

    Dr. Seuss

    Hardcover (Random House Books for Young Readers, Jan. 8, 2019)
    An easy-to-read counting book, inspired by Dr. Seuss and illustrated with artwork from his books! Count on Dr. Seuss to make learning numbers fun! This simple, rhymed riff about counting is illustrated with art from some of the most beloved works by Dr. Seuss, including One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish, Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are?, and Oh, the Thinks You Can Think! Great for the earliest reader—and beginning counter—it's a perfect companion to Dr. Seuss concept books like Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You?, The Shape of Me and Other Stuff, and Dr. Seuss's ABC. Nurture a love of numbers—and of Dr. Seuss—with this great new concept book for beginning readers!
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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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    I Love Dad with The Very Hungry Caterpillar

    Eric Carle

    Hardcover (World of Eric Carle, Feb. 27, 2018)
    Show Dad how much you care with this little message of love from The Very Hungry Caterpillar!Celebrate Dad's special day by saying "I Love You"--with a little help from The Very Hungry Caterpillar. This bright and colorful book is the ideal way to tell the person you call "Dad" how much you appreciate him. It's the perfect gift for Father's Day, Dad's birthday, or any day that you want to show Dad just how much you care.
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    Waiting

    Kevin Henkes

    Hardcover (Greenwillow Books, Sept. 1, 2015)
    Handpicked by Amazon kids’ books editor, Seira Wilson, for Prime Book Box – a children’s subscription that inspires a love of reading.Caldecott Honor and Geisel Honor BookWhat are you waiting for? An owl, a puppy, a bear, a rabbit, and a pig—all toys arranged on a child’s windowsill—wait for marvelous things to happen in this irresistible picture book by the New York Times–bestselling and Caldecott Medalist Kevin Henkes.Five friends sit happily on a windowsill, waiting for something amazing to happen. The owl is waiting for the moon. The pig is waiting for the rain. The bear is waiting for the wind. The puppy is waiting for the snow. And the rabbit is just looking out the window because he likes to wait! What will happen? Will patience win in the end? Or someday will the friends stop waiting and do something unexpected?Waiting is a big part of childhood—waiting in line, waiting to grow up, waiting for something special to happen—but in this book, a child sets the stage and pulls the strings. Timeless, beautiful, and deeply heartfelt, this picture book about imaginative play, the seasons, friendship, and surprises marks a new pinnacle in Caldecott Medalist Kevin Henkes’s extraordinary career.“The short sentences of the text flow with the precision one would expect from a master picture-book creator like Henkes. Little ones, to whom each experience is new, will know what it’s like to dream and wait.”—ALA Booklist
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    Swimmy

    Leo Lionni

    Paperback (Dragonfly Books, Jan. 17, 2017)
    The gorgeous, Caldecott Honor-winning tale of a very clever fish by beloved picture book creator Leo Lionni.Deep in the sea lives a happy school of fish. Their watery world is full of wonders, but there is also danger, and the little fish are afraid to come out of hiding . . . until Swimmy comes along. Swimmy shows his friends how—with ingenuity and team work—they can overcome any danger.Winner of the 1964 Caldecott Honor, this beloved tale of a brave little fish has been a favorite to generations of readers. To celebrate Swimmy's fiftieth anniversary, we are issuing a handsome special edition hardcover that includes a bonus poster.
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    The Duckling Gets a Cookie!?

    Mo Willems

    Hardcover (Hyperion Books for Children, April 3, 2012)
    Handpicked by Amazon kids’ books editor, Seira Wilson, for Prime Book Box – a children’s subscription that inspires a love of reading.The Duckling asks for a cookie -- and gets one! Do you think the Pigeon is happy about that?
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    We Are in a Book!

    Mo Willems

    Hardcover (Hyperion Books for Children, Sept. 14, 2010)
    Gerald is careful. Piggie is not. Piggie cannot help smiling. Gerald can.Gerald and Piggie are best friends.
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    The Very Busy Spider

    Eric Carle

    Board book (World of Eric Carle, Aug. 16, 1995)
    A VERY classic from Eric Carle, creator of The Very Hungry CaterpillarEarly one morning a little spider spins her web on a fence post. One by one, the animals of the nearby farm try to distract her, yet the busy little spider keeps diligently at her work. When she is done, she is able to show everyone that not only is her creation quite beautiful, it is also quite useful!This multi-sensory book allows children to feel the pictures as well as see them. And with its rhythmic text, The Very Busy Spider becomes an experience to touch, to see, and to hear."A beautifully executed work for the very young that satisfies the needs of both visually handicapped and sighted children without losing its artistic integrity."--The Horn Book, starred review"Both sighted and blind children will follow the action with ease . . . Visually and verbally, this is a winner."--Booklist, starred review.
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    Pezzettino

    Leo Lionni

    Paperback (Dragonfly Books, Jan. 10, 2012)
    A classic fable about the search for identity, from Caldecott Honor winning picture book creator Leo Lionni.Pezzettino lives in a world in which everyone is big and does daring and wonderful things. But he is small, just a “little piece,” which is the meaning of pezzettino in Italian. “I must be a piece of somebody. I must belong to someone else,” he thinks. How Pezzettino learns that he belongs to no one but himself is the joyous and satisfying conclusion to this beautiful mosaic style picture book.
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    An Extraordinary Egg

    Leo Lionni

    Paperback (Dragonfly Books, Nov. 17, 1998)
    It's an extraordinary day on Pebble Island for three frogs when one of them discovers a beautiful white egg. They've never seen a chicken egg before, but they're sure that's what this must be. So when the egg hatches and out crawls a long green, scaly creature, they naturally call it . . . a chicken! From award winning-artist Leo Lionni, here's a hilarious case of mistaken identity that children are sure to delight in.
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    My Garden

    Kevin Henkes

    Hardcover (Greenwillow Books, Feb. 23, 2010)
    The girl in this book grows chocolate rabbits, tomatoes as big as beach balls, flowers that change color, and seashells in her garden.How does your garden grow?
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