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Children's Picture Books

Red Rubber Boot Day by Mary Lyn Ray

red rubber boot day

A child describes all the things there are to do on a rainy day.

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The Thank You Book by Mo Willems

thank you book

Piggie is determined to thank everyone she knows, but Gerald thinks she will forget someone important

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Rain Fish by Lois Ehlert


Through rhyme and mixed-media collage illustrations, 'rain fish'--the varied, colorful, and unique little collections of materials that float along on streams of rain water during storms--come to life

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If You Ever Want to Bring a Piano to the Beach, Don't! by Elise Parsley

if you ever want to bring a piano to the beach don't

Magnolia is a little girl with a big idea, determination, and one very heavy upright piano that she insists on taking with her to the beach, but in a series of mishaps, Magnolia quickly learns that a piano does not mix well with sand, sun, and seagulls.

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What To Do With a Box by Jane Yolen

what to do with a box

Jane Yolen poetically reminds young readers that a simple box can be a child's most imaginative plaything as artist Chris Sheban illustrates its myriad and magical uses

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Sky Color by Peter H. Reynolds

sky color

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 wait-how can Marisol ever 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

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One Day in the Eucalyptus, Eucalyptus Tree by Daniel Bernstrom

one day in the eucalyptus eucalyptus tree

Gobbled by a snake, a crafty boy finds a find a way out of his predictament by encouraging the snake to eat an increasing number of animals.

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The Pirate Jamboree by Mark Teague

pirate jamboree

Pirates Blackbeard Johnson and his brothers, Eyepatch Sue, and others sail over to Peg Leg Jones' for a happily chaotic pirate jamboree--until the S.S. Clean Your Room (otherwise known as Mrs. Jones) arrives and playtime is definitely over.

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Stop Following Me, Moon! by Darren Farrell

stop following me moon

After stealing food from hikers and other forest animals, a hungry bear thinks the moon is following him, but when Moon finally disappears, the bear promises to be good if only it will come back.

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Yucky Worms by Vivian French

yucky worms

While helping Grandma in the garden, a child learns about the important role of the earthworm in helping plants grow.

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Waiting for High Tide by Nikki McClure

waiting for high tide

While waiting with family members for high tide to come in, a youngster who is very knowledgeable about the seashore and what lives there helps to build a raft.

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Ish by Peter Reynolds


Ramon loses confidence in his ability to draw, but his sister gives him a new perspective on things.

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