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Children's Picture Books

Absolutely One Thing by Lauren Child

absolutely one thing

Charlie and Lola choose a single treat at the store, count ladybugs, note the lateness of the time, and are introduced to other simple math concepts.

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Froggy Goes to the Library by Jonathan London

froggy goes to the library

When Froggy, Mom, and Pollywogilina set out for the library, Froggy brings a wheelbarrow to hold all the books he plans to borrow but he is so excited that he forgets to use his indoor voice.

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Olympig! by Victoria Jamieson


Pursued by Mr. Hamstring, a reporter who is sure he will fail, Boomer becomes the first pig ever to compete in the Animal Olympics and demonstrates that attitude can be more important than winning.

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The Paperboy by Dave Pilkey


A paperboy and his dog enjoy the quiet of the early morning as they go about their rounds.

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Are We There yet? by Dan Santat

are we there yet

A boy goes on a long car ride to visit his grandmother and discovers time moves faster or slower depending on how bored he is

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The Busy Beaver by Nicholas Oldland

busy beaver

The busy but careless beaver spends his days following random impulses, rarely thinking things through and leaving in his wake a devastated forest filled with stumps, half-nibbled trees and injured, homeless animals. But then one day the beaver finds himself on the wrong side of a falling tree, which as it turns out, is just the thing to knock some sense into him. After reflecting on his behavior, he decides to make some changes. Soon, the now wiser and gentler beaver is getting down to the business of making things right, much to the delighted surprise of his forest friends.

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Hector and Hummingbird by Nicholas John Frith


In the mountains of Peru, friends Hector the bear and Hummingbird the hummingbird spend most of their time together, doing the same things, and Hector has had just about enough of it--or has he? Includes a list of animals hidden in the illustrations.

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What If Everybody Did That? by Ellen Javernick

what if everybody did that

A child learns that there are consequences for thoughtless behavior, from feeding popcorn to a bear at the zoo to dropping an empty can out of a car window.

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You Get What You Get by Julie Gassman

you get what you get

Melvin likes to throw a tantrum when he does not get what he wants, but he learns that the classroom rule, "you get what you get and you don't throw a fit" applies at home as well.

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I Won a What? by Audrey Vernick

i won a what

A young boy tries to win a goldfish at the carnival and ends up with a far bigger prize.

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On The Farm, At The Market by G. Brian Karas

on the farm at the market

On the farm, workers pick vegetables, collect eggs, and make cheese. At the market the next day, the workers set up their stands and prepare for shoppers to arrive. Amy, the baker at the Busy Bee Café, has a very special meal in mind--and, of course, all the farmers show up at the café to enjoy the results of their hard work

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The Pout-Pout Fish by Deborah Diesen

pout pout fish

The pout-pout fish believes he only knows how to frown, even though many of his friends suggest ways to change his expression, until one day a fish comes along that shows him otherwise.

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