2019 Books for Missouri Students
While observing the busy world around them, two children and their grandfather take a moment to appreciate being quiet and still.
Wendell goes looking for a walrus, but finds a new friend, instead.
When a platypus wanders into a zoo one day, the animals want to know why he should be allowed to join them.
Encourages the reader to enjoy all of the colors, representing feelings, that may be experienced in the course of a day.
When devastating news rattles a young girl’s community, she tries her hardest to respond to it as compassionately and positively as possible.
Pip the newly-hatched chick, and pup become pals and have adventures together, no matter what the weather is like.
When Elliot wakes up to a terrible smell, he is determined to find the source.
A boy and girl find and count 100 different bugs in their backyard in increments of ten.
Stegothesaurus has little in common with his fellow dinosaurs until he meets an allosaurus that seems as hungry for synonyms as he is.
A platypus and a beaver who love surfing encounter a shark — with unexpected results. Using just the one word “dude” this almost wordless picture book shows how much gnarly fun the dudes have surfing together.
Having a little brother is hard, but David needs to “just grow up”.
When a boy visits an art museum and one of the paintings comes to life, he has an afternoon of adventure and discovery that forever changes how he sees the world.
This picture-book adaptation of the original novel is full of the intrepid English nanny’s unique brand of whimsical adventure, including a tea party on the ceiling, a visit to the night zoo, and a trip to a shop that sells star
Illustrations and simple, rhyming text encourage the reader to add glitter to everything in sight, until even what should really sparkle is obscured.
Armed with pencils, paints, dreams, and Grandma Addy’s memories of how beautiful the neighborhood once was, Angel and others paint the big wall that had been cold, empty, and cheerless.
Bear has trouble falling asleep, so with the help of his friends, he finally gets to sleep.
In spite of the worsening weather, Izzy the chipmunk sets off to Bear’s den in response to an urgent request from a friend in need.
Egged on by a ground squirrel, a dog named Doug digs miles underground–taking a detour through the White House–until he returns home, goes to bed, and dreams of digging some more
When the class pet bites the finger of Penelope, a tyrannosaurus rex, she finally understands why she should not eat her classmates, no matter how tasty they are.
A lonely old curmudgeon scats away love-seeking homeless kitties before a growing number of them edge their way into his home and heart, in a sweet counting story told through comic artwork and simple, evocative rhymes.