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123 Dream
123 Dream Image
Drawings of creatures and natural wonders introduce numbers from one to 10. Includes a search-and-find activity.
A Child of Books
A Child of Books Image
In this lyrical picture book, a little girl sails her raft across a sea of words, arriving at the house of a small boy who joins her on a fantastical adventure that unlocks his imagination and starts him on a lifetime of reading.
Alan's Big, Scary Teeth
Alan

Deep in the jungle lurks Alan the alligator, descended from a long line of very scary alligators, but after a long day of scaring, Alan likes nothing better than to enjoy the crossword, run a warm mud bath, and take out his teeth, which nobody else knows are false.

An Artist's Alphabet
An Artist
Surreal, elaborately rendered letters of the alphabet, shaped from flora, fauna and other natural elements, evoke the styles of famous artists or create fantastical associations.
Are We There Yet?
Are We There Yet? Image
On a long car trip, a young boy feels time is passing so slowly that it actually goes backward, and turns into an imaginative time-travel adventure.
Barnacle is Bored
Barnacle is Bored Image
Barnacle is bored by the monotony of the tides, and envies the fish who swim freely, until an eel comes along.
Chicken Lily
Chicken Lily Image
Through puns and poetry, Chicken Lily overcomes her fears and reads a poem onstage at her school poetry jam.
Dear Dragon
Dear Dragon Image
As a school project, George and Blaise become pen pals, writing rhyming letters about their favorite things to do, unaware that one is human and the other a dragon.
Don't Call Me Choochie Pooh!
Don
When you're a preciously small canine with a big and bold personality, how do you show your doting owners that you want to be treated like an ordinary dog?_
Du Iz Tak?
Du Iz Tak? Image
Combines playful artwork and whimsical invented language in the story of friendly insects who enjoy building a tree fort together, until a hungry predator swoops in to disrupt their fun.
Everyone Loves Cupcake
Everyone Loves Cupcake Image
Cupcake discovers the perils of trying too hard to please everyone, including Donut, Brownie and Muffin.
Faraway Fox
Faraway Fox Image
A lonely fox roams the forest where he grew up, searching for his family and finding only strange creatures who stand on their hind legs, until, at last, he finds himself at home.
Freedom in Congo Square
Freedom in Congo Square Image
A poetic tribute to a lesser-known event in African-American history describes how after working relentlessly for more than six days, slaves in 19th-century New Orleans were permitted to congregate in Congo Square to sing, dance, and put aside their troubles for a few hours.
Grandpa's Hal-la-loo-ya Hambone
Grandpa
When Grandpa's false teeth fall down a well, a recycled hambone which has flavored the bean dinners of many families in his poor farm community, is used to retrieve his dentures.
Halloween Colors
Halloween Colors Image
This board book shows the different colors of Halloween.
Henry & Leo
Henry & Leo Image
_Leo isn't just a stuffed toy, he is Henry's best friend and brother.
Hooray for Today!
Hooray for Today! Image
When the moon is up, so is Owl, wide awake and ready to play--but everyone else is sleeping. Owl's play day becomes lonely fast, until she discovers a friendly surprise
I Don't Want to Be Big
I Don
Little Frog does not want to grow up, and he gives his father all sorts of reasons why being small is best.
I'm Grumpy
I
A board book that explores why Grumpy Cloud is grumpy. Series: My First Comics
It Is Not Time for Sleeping
It Is Not Time for Sleeping Image
Bedtime is near--but as the day approaches its end, a little boy becomes more and more convinced that it won't be time for sleeping until he gets his special good night wish.
Jungle Animals
Jungle Animals Image
_Introduces animals that live in the jungle, discussing how they move, find food, and their different physical characteristics.
La Madre Goose: Nursery Rhymes for Los Niños
La Madre Goose: Nursery Rhymes for Los Niños Image

Features a collection of classic nursery rhymes, presented with a Spanish twist.

Leave Me Alone!
Leave Me Alone! Image
Grandmother wants so desperately to be left alone to finish the knitting for her grandchildren that she leaves her tiny home and her big family, journeying to the moon and beyond to find peace and quiet in which to perform her work.
Let Me Finish
Let Me Finish Image
A young boy wants to read his favorite books without interruption, but the creatures around him keep spoiling the ending.
Let's Play
Let
A lively yellow dot leads the reader on a journey through color, shape and a child's imagination.
Little Babymouse and the Christmas Cupcakes
Little Babymouse and the Christmas Cupcakes Image
In this picture-book debut, Babymouse is glad she ate all the Christmas cookies her mom made for Santa, because now she can bake him something he REALLY wants--cupcakes!
Little Elliott, Big Fun
Little Elliott, Big Fun Image
Elliot the little elephant is terrified when his friend Mouse introduces him to the carnival, but Mouse helps him to have fun.
Lucy
Lucy Image
A small dog without a home, a little girl who feeds her and the girl's father, a juggler with stage fright, converge in three overlapping stories that offer different perspectives into shared experiences.
Maple & Willow's Christmas Tree
Maple & Willow
Sisters Maple and Willow get their first real Christmas tree, only to discover that Maple is allergic to it.
Maybe Something Beautiful
Maybe Something Beautiful Image
Mira lives in a gray and hopeless urban community until a muralist arrives and, along with his paints and brushes, brings color, joy and togetherness to Mira and her neighbors.
Nighty Night
Nighty Night Image
This board book goes through the process of getting ready for bed.
Penguin Problems
Penguin Problems Image
A penguin levels with human readers about what penguin life is really like--and it isn't all fun and games.
Pirasaurs!
Pirasaurs! Image
A crew of pirate dinosaurs sails the open sea, looks for treasure, and inducts a new recruit, who is having some trouble feeling like part of a team, but when a rival group of pirate dinosaurs attacks, it is up to the newest pirasaur to save the day.
Quackers
Quackers Image
Quackers has always believed that he is a duck, but when he meets new friends who look like him and call themselves cats, he has to find a way to combine the best of both worlds.
Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat
Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat Image

This visually stunning picture book documents the life of modern art phenomenon Jean-Michel Basquiat, whose unique, collage-style paintings catapulted him to fame in the 1980s.

Shy
Shy Image
Shy loves birds, but he's only ever read about them in books. When a real bird finally comes along, he's too afraid to leave the gutter of the book to meet her.
Snail and Worm: Three Stories About Two Friends
Snail and Worm:  Three Stories About Two Friends Image
Snail and Worm are best friends who support each other during a silly game of tag, through Snail's adventure up a flower stalk, and when Worm's pet goes missing.
Some Pets
Some Pets Image
At the pet show, there are so many different types of pets.
Surf's Up
Surf
Dude, who is bored by reading, can't understand why Bro would delay surfing to finish his book. When they finally get to the beach, Dude realizes that he, too, would like to know how the story ends.
The Cookie Fiasco
The Cookie Fiasco Image
There are only three cookies and four hungry friends to share them with.
The Cow Tripped Over the Moon: A Nursery Rhyme
The Cow Tripped Over the Moon:  A Nursery Rhyme Image
Silly emergencies ensue when the characters from familiar nursery rhymes suffer unexpected accidents, from tripping over the moon to getting one's nose pecked by a blackbird.
The Mixed Up Truck
The Mixed Up Truck Image
A little cement mixer learns that making mistakes is not always a bad thing.
The Moon's Almost Here
The Moon
In a rhyming bedtime story created by an American Library Association award-winning author-illustrator team, various creatures make their way to a nest, the shore, or a porch as the day comes to an end.
The Night Gardner
The Night Gardner Image
Everyone on Grimloch Lane enjoys the trees and shrubs clipped into animal masterpieces after dark by the Night Gardener; but William, a lonely boy, spots the artist, follows him, and helps with his special work.
The Thank You Book
The Thank You Book Image
Piggie wants to thank everyone she knows, but careful Gerald is worried Piggy will forget someone really important.
They All Saw A Cat
They All Saw A Cat Image
_In simple, rhythmic prose and stylized pictures, the book follows a curious cat as it observes the many creatures in its world, and they observe it in turn.
This Is Not a Picture Book!
This Is Not a Picture Book! Image
Duck finds a book and is surprised to discover that there are books with words and no pictures, and that even without pictures, a book can interest and excite you.
Tiger and Badger
Tiger and Badger Image
Best friends Tiger and Badger work through their disagreements over a toy, a chair and sharing.
Twenty Yawns
Twenty Yawns Image
As her mom reads a bedtime story, Lucy drifts off, but later, she awakens in a dark, still room, and everything looks mysterious.
We Are Growing!
We Are Growing! Image
Walt is not the tallest or the curliest or the pointiest or even the crunchiest, but this blade of grass is searching for his 'est' in this hilarious story about growing up.
We Found a Hat
We Found a Hat Image
This humorous conclusion to Caldecott medalist Klassen's hat trilogy ends with a surprising twist as two turtles figure out what to do with the hat they have found.
123 Dream Image
123 Dream
Drawings of creatures and natural wonders introduce numbers from one to 10. Includes a search-and-find activity.
A Child of Books Image
A Child of Books
In this lyrical picture book, a little girl sails her raft across a sea of words, arriving at the house of a small boy who joins her on a fantastical adventure that unlocks his imagination and starts him on a lifetime of reading.
Alan
Alan's Big, Scary Teeth
Deep in the jungle lurks Alan the alligator, descended from a long line of very scary alligators, but after a long day of scaring, Alan likes nothing better than to enjoy the crossword, run a warm mud bath, and take out his teeth, which nobody else knows are false.
An Artist
An Artist's Alphabet
Surreal, elaborately rendered letters of the alphabet, shaped from flora, fauna and other natural elements, evoke the styles of famous artists or create fantastical associations.
Are We There Yet? Image
Are We There Yet?
On a long car trip, a young boy feels time is passing so slowly that it actually goes backward, and turns into an imaginative time-travel adventure.
Barnacle is Bored Image
Barnacle is Bored
Barnacle is bored by the monotony of the tides, and envies the fish who swim freely, until an eel comes along.
Chicken Lily Image
Chicken Lily
Through puns and poetry, Chicken Lily overcomes her fears and reads a poem onstage at her school poetry jam.
Dear Dragon Image
Dear Dragon
As a school project, George and Blaise become pen pals, writing rhyming letters about their favorite things to do, unaware that one is human and the other a dragon.
Don
Don't Call Me Choochie Pooh!
When you're a preciously small canine with a big and bold personality, how do you show your doting owners that you want to be treated like an ordinary dog?_
Du Iz Tak? Image
Du Iz Tak?
Combines playful artwork and whimsical invented language in the story of friendly insects who enjoy building a tree fort together, until a hungry predator swoops in to disrupt their fun.
Everyone Loves Cupcake Image
Everyone Loves Cupcake
Cupcake discovers the perils of trying too hard to please everyone, including Donut, Brownie and Muffin.
Faraway Fox Image
Faraway Fox
A lonely fox roams the forest where he grew up, searching for his family and finding only strange creatures who stand on their hind legs, until, at last, he finds himself at home.
Freedom in Congo Square Image
Freedom in Congo Square
A poetic tribute to a lesser-known event in African-American history describes how after working relentlessly for more than six days, slaves in 19th-century New Orleans were permitted to congregate in Congo Square to sing, dance, and put aside their troubles for a few hours.
Grandpa
Grandpa's Hal-la-loo-ya Hambone
When Grandpa's false teeth fall down a well, a recycled hambone which has flavored the bean dinners of many families in his poor farm community, is used to retrieve his dentures.
Halloween Colors Image
Halloween Colors
This board book shows the different colors of Halloween.
Henry & Leo Image
Henry & Leo
_Leo isn't just a stuffed toy, he is Henry's best friend and brother.
Hooray for Today! Image
Hooray for Today!
When the moon is up, so is Owl, wide awake and ready to play--but everyone else is sleeping. Owl's play day becomes lonely fast, until she discovers a friendly surprise
I Don
I Don't Want to Be Big
Little Frog does not want to grow up, and he gives his father all sorts of reasons why being small is best.
I
I'm Grumpy
A board book that explores why Grumpy Cloud is grumpy. Series: My First Comics
It Is Not Time for Sleeping Image
It Is Not Time for Sleeping
Bedtime is near--but as the day approaches its end, a little boy becomes more and more convinced that it won't be time for sleeping until he gets his special good night wish.
Jungle Animals Image
Jungle Animals
_Introduces animals that live in the jungle, discussing how they move, find food, and their different physical characteristics.
La Madre Goose: Nursery Rhymes for Los Niños Image
La Madre Goose: Nursery Rhymes for Los Niños
Features a collection of classic nursery rhymes, presented with a Spanish twist.
Leave Me Alone! Image
Leave Me Alone!
Grandmother wants so desperately to be left alone to finish the knitting for her grandchildren that she leaves her tiny home and her big family, journeying to the moon and beyond to find peace and quiet in which to perform her work.
Let Me Finish Image
Let Me Finish
A young boy wants to read his favorite books without interruption, but the creatures around him keep spoiling the ending.
Let
Let's Play
A lively yellow dot leads the reader on a journey through color, shape and a child's imagination.
Little Babymouse and the Christmas Cupcakes Image
Little Babymouse and the Christmas Cupcakes
In this picture-book debut, Babymouse is glad she ate all the Christmas cookies her mom made for Santa, because now she can bake him something he REALLY wants--cupcakes!
Little Elliott, Big Fun Image
Little Elliott, Big Fun
Elliot the little elephant is terrified when his friend Mouse introduces him to the carnival, but Mouse helps him to have fun.
Lucy Image
Lucy
A small dog without a home, a little girl who feeds her and the girl's father, a juggler with stage fright, converge in three overlapping stories that offer different perspectives into shared experiences.
Maple & Willow
Maple & Willow's Christmas Tree
Sisters Maple and Willow get their first real Christmas tree, only to discover that Maple is allergic to it.
Maybe Something Beautiful Image
Maybe Something Beautiful
Mira lives in a gray and hopeless urban community until a muralist arrives and, along with his paints and brushes, brings color, joy and togetherness to Mira and her neighbors.
Nighty Night Image
Nighty Night
This board book goes through the process of getting ready for bed.
Penguin Problems Image
Penguin Problems
A penguin levels with human readers about what penguin life is really like--and it isn't all fun and games.
Pirasaurs! Image
Pirasaurs!
A crew of pirate dinosaurs sails the open sea, looks for treasure, and inducts a new recruit, who is having some trouble feeling like part of a team, but when a rival group of pirate dinosaurs attacks, it is up to the newest pirasaur to save the day.
Quackers Image
Quackers
Quackers has always believed that he is a duck, but when he meets new friends who look like him and call themselves cats, he has to find a way to combine the best of both worlds.
Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat Image
Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat
This visually stunning picture book documents the life of modern art phenomenon Jean-Michel Basquiat, whose unique, collage-style paintings catapulted him to fame in the 1980s.
Shy Image
Shy
Shy loves birds, but he's only ever read about them in books. When a real bird finally comes along, he's too afraid to leave the gutter of the book to meet her.
Snail and Worm:  Three Stories About Two Friends Image
Snail and Worm: Three Stories About Two Friends
Snail and Worm are best friends who support each other during a silly game of tag, through Snail's adventure up a flower stalk, and when Worm's pet goes missing.
Some Pets Image
Some Pets
At the pet show, there are so many different types of pets.
Surf
Surf's Up
Dude, who is bored by reading, can't understand why Bro would delay surfing to finish his book. When they finally get to the beach, Dude realizes that he, too, would like to know how the story ends.
The Cookie Fiasco Image
The Cookie Fiasco
There are only three cookies and four hungry friends to share them with.
The Cow Tripped Over the Moon:  A Nursery Rhyme Image
The Cow Tripped Over the Moon: A Nursery Rhyme
Silly emergencies ensue when the characters from familiar nursery rhymes suffer unexpected accidents, from tripping over the moon to getting one's nose pecked by a blackbird.
The Mixed Up Truck Image
The Mixed Up Truck
A little cement mixer learns that making mistakes is not always a bad thing.
The Moon
The Moon's Almost Here
In a rhyming bedtime story created by an American Library Association award-winning author-illustrator team, various creatures make their way to a nest, the shore, or a porch as the day comes to an end.
The Night Gardner Image
The Night Gardner
Everyone on Grimloch Lane enjoys the trees and shrubs clipped into animal masterpieces after dark by the Night Gardener; but William, a lonely boy, spots the artist, follows him, and helps with his special work.
The Thank You Book Image
The Thank You Book
Piggie wants to thank everyone she knows, but careful Gerald is worried Piggy will forget someone really important.
They All Saw A Cat Image
They All Saw A Cat
_In simple, rhythmic prose and stylized pictures, the book follows a curious cat as it observes the many creatures in its world, and they observe it in turn.
This Is Not a Picture Book! Image
This Is Not a Picture Book!
Duck finds a book and is surprised to discover that there are books with words and no pictures, and that even without pictures, a book can interest and excite you.
Tiger and Badger Image
Tiger and Badger
Best friends Tiger and Badger work through their disagreements over a toy, a chair and sharing.
Twenty Yawns Image
Twenty Yawns
As her mom reads a bedtime story, Lucy drifts off, but later, she awakens in a dark, still room, and everything looks mysterious.
We Are Growing! Image
We Are Growing!
Walt is not the tallest or the curliest or the pointiest or even the crunchiest, but this blade of grass is searching for his 'est' in this hilarious story about growing up.
We Found a Hat Image
We Found a Hat
This humorous conclusion to Caldecott medalist Klassen's hat trilogy ends with a surprising twist as two turtles figure out what to do with the hat they have found.