Wonderful things are being invented every day in Al Pha's world-fire, the wheel, even shadows! His big chance to be part of history comes when the King announces that the twenty-six recently invented letters need to be put in order. Al makes a bet with himself that he's the man for the job. Through a series of funny events, he eventually finds the perfect order for the letters, and the king rewards him by naming his creation the "Alphabet."
Hooray for Amanda and Her Alligator!
by Mo Willems
Call Number: PZ7 .W65535 HO 2011 - Picture Books
Having a stuffed alligator for a best friend can be surprising. Sometimes Amanda surprises her alligator with books. Sometimes Alligator surprises Amanda by eating them. But what happens when Amanda brings home a special and not entirely welcome surprise? The result might be unexpected indeed.
Iggy Peck, Architect
by Andrea Beaty
Call Number: PZ8.3.B38447 Ig 2007 - Picture Books
Meet Iggy Peck--creative, independent, and not afraid to express himself! In the spirit of David Shannon's No, David and Rosemary Wells's Noisy Nora, Iggy Peck will delight readers looking for irreverent, inspired fun. Iggy has one passion: building. His parents are proud of his fabulous creations, though they're sometimes surprised by his materials--who could forget the tower he built of dirty diapers? When his second-grade teacher declares her dislike of architecture, Iggy faces a challenge. He loves building too much to give it up!
It's an Orange Aardvark!
by Michael Hall
Call Number: PZ7.H1472 Its 2014 - Picture Books
Five carpenter ants at home in their tree stump hear a noise. What is it? One ant thinks it is a hungry aardvark lurking outside the stump, just waiting to eat them. One ant makes a hole in the stump to see. Orange light floods the stump - it's not an aardvark, proclaims the ant chorus. It's orange! So what is lurking outside the stump? This very funny picture book features die-cut holes on almost every page, suspenseful page turns, a wonderful surprise ending, and an introduction to a rainbow of colors. It's an Orange Aardvark!
Alexander Anteater's Amazing Act
by Barbara deRubertis;
Call Number: PZ7 .D4475 Ale 2010 - Picture Books
Alexander wants to have an amazing act for the talent show. He can already stand on his hands - but can his pals help make his act really fantastic?
by Carlene Morton
Call Number: PZ7 .M846 AL 2007X - Picture Books
Follow Alpha Betti as she becomes a "Super ABC Hero" at her school library, working her way through different centers to master the skills of ABC order. These new alphabetizing skills also come in handy at home as she tackles a mighty big mess in her room. Soon her games and books and her shirts and skits are alphabetized and organized. What will this Super ABC Hero alphabetize next?
This charming story told in lyrical verse will inspire young readers to share the best of themselves. An industrious black sheep has wool aplenty, but little else for her friends. Horse needs hay, Mouse needs cheese, and Pig needs slop, but the poor black sheep has none of these. When her dissatisfied friends confront Sheep about her inability to share, they find that their lovely friend has knitted a special gift for each of them with her very own wool.
by Harry Bliss
Call Number: PZ7 .B61916 BAI 2011 - Picture Books
Meet Bailey, a dog who surprises and charms his fellow human classmates with his irrepressible antics. Follow Bailey the dog as he gets ready and goes to school. Should he wear the red or blue collar? Both are so fashionable! Will he be late? That squirrel is a distraction! And what about Bailey's homework? Would you believe he ate it? That is what dogs do, after all.
Bedtime for Bear
by Brett Helquist
Call Number: PZ7 .H37598 BED 2011 - Picture Books
Bear is tucked up in bed when his raccoon friends begin playing noisily outside his window and beg him to come out. He declines grumpily, repeating, "It's bedtime for bears." However, he soon finds himself swept up in the fun of winter play. By day's end, it is the raccoons who are exhausted while Bear begs for one more trip down the snowy hill.
Bedtime for Little Bears!
by David Bedford
Call Number: PZ7 .B3817995 BE 2007AX - Picture Books
Little Bear and Mother Bear take one last walk to see the other animals getting ready for bed. Will this make Little Bear sleepy enough to snuggle down for the night? With cuddly illustrations painted in cool tones, this wonderful bedtime book is the perfect story for any child who isn't quite ready to go to sleep.
They crawl up walls, they hide in cracks, they flip, they fly, and sometimes . . . crrrash. Beetles come in all shapes and sizes, and they are everywhere in this thoroughly buggy, beautifully designed book. There are striped beetles, spotted beetles, all-over-dotted beetles--and don't forget the noisily gnawing beetles! Whether you love bugs or whether the sight of them makes you itch, you'll adore this infested offering from the beloved Denise Fleming.
Belinda, the Ballerina
by Amy Young
Call Number: PZ7 .Y845 BE 2005 - Picture Books
Once there was a ballerina named Belinda. Belinda loved to dance, but she had two big problems: her left foot and her right foot. When people made fun of her, Belinda decided to give up dance forever. But what will she do without it? With her determination and spirit, she finds a way to continue doing what she loves best. Belinda takes center stage in this charming story in which the size of her feet is rivaled only by the size of her heart.
Big Bear Little Chair
by Lizi Boyd
Call Number: PZ7.B6924 Bi 2015 - Picture Books
A charming and emotionally warm story about Big Bear, little bear, and the stories that bring them together.
The Big Blue Spot
by Peter Holwitz
Call Number: PZ8.3 .H745 BI 2002 - Picture Books
Once upon a time there was a spot. A big blue spot. It was all alone. Until one day . . . Follow the big blue spot as it drips and races its way through the pages of this fun, interactive book, eventually finding just the friend it has been searching for. Told in catchy rhyming verse, this simple yet clever story introduces children to the concept of combining colors to form new ones. Who knew spots could be so much fun?
Big Smelly Bear
by Britta Teckentrup
Call Number: PZ7 .T224 BIG 2008X - Picture Books
Splish, splash-who needs a bath? BIG SMELLY BEAR! It's never bath time for Big Smelly Bear: his smell is simply unBEARable! Then, one day, he wakes with an awful, unreachable itch. He could use a scratch from a friend, but he stinks so much that no one will help! Will Big Smelly Bear change his ways and bathe? Kids will love this lighthearted tale about keeping clean-and really relate to the bath-resistant adorable hero.
A Birthday for Bear
by Bonny Becker
Call Number: PZ7 .B3814 BI 2009 - Picture Books
Can a relentlessly cheery Mouse wear down a party-pooping Bear? The unlikely pair are back in a droll, utterly charming tale that early readers will celebrate. Bear does not like birthdays. He doesn't like parties or balloons, cards or candles. In fact, Bear does not like anything to do with birthdays at all. He would much rather spend his birthday alone cleaning his house, but Mouse, small and gray and bright-eyed, has other ideas.
by Tricia Gardella
Call Number: PZ7 .G164 BL 2000 - Picture Books
Mikki Jo is able to trade the blackberries she picks for what she needs to make a special present for her baby cousin.
Bootsie Barker Bites
by Barbara Bottner
Call Number: PZ7.B6586 BO 1992X - Picture Books
It's the worst when Bootsie Barker comes to my house. Bootsie's the one who pulls my hair and tears my books. She hates Charlene, my pet salamander. She says that I'm a turtle and she's a turtle-eating dinosaur. Uh-oh, I think I hear a car pulling up. That's her now! Eeek!
Bye-Bye, Big Bad Bullybug!
by Ed Emberley
Call Number: PZ7 .E565 BYE 2007AX - Picture Books
Here comes Big Bad Bullybug! He's big, mean, and scary--and loves to pick on little itty bitty bugs! With the turn of each die-cut page, Bullybug grows bigger, meaner, and scarier. But it's the itty bitty bugs who get the last laugh in this exciting, new, frighteningly-fun adventure.
by Bob Barner
Call Number: QM101 .D79 1996 - Picture Books
Shoulder bone connected to da neck bone Neck bone connected to da head bone Dem Bones, Dem Bones, Dem Dry Bones Colorful torn paper collages bring to life this classic African American spiritual. The frolicking skeletons will captivate children and adults while they sing along with this well-known, catchy song. Accompanied by interesting, informative "bone facts" this book makes a wonderful addition to both home and classroom libraries and a fun treat for Halloween!
by Jill Esbaum
Call Number: PZ7.E74458 El 2015x - Picture Books
Elwood Bigfoot is big, clumsy, LOUD . . . and lonely. It's hard for him to make friends--especially with the tiny, delicate birdies he loves so much. Each flash of their feathers, each chirp and cheerful song helps him feel less alone. But whenever a birdie swoops by, and Elwood hollers at it to STAY, the scared creature flies away. He tries everything: sitting on a branch, having a housewarming party, even building an amusement park with snacks and pools. But nothing helps--until Elwood finally learns how to make his bird dreams come true.
by Sarah Stewart
Call Number: PZ8.3 .S855 FR 2004 - Picture Books
Annabelle Bernadette Clementine Dodd was a good little girl, though decidedly odd. Belle lived every day as if she were grown - She thought she could do everything all on her own. Lucky for Belle, she has a friend at home, a caregiver named Beatrice Smith - Bea - who keeps a close eye on her so she doesn't get into too much mischief. Through the week Belle helps Bea as she does chores or shops or bakes, and at the end of most days they head to the beach - Belle and Bea, hand in hand, by the sea. But one afternoon Belle sneaks outside to play all alone, and something happens that changes her life forever.
Miss Brooks Loves Books (And I Don't)
by Barbara Bottner
Call Number: PZ7 .B6586 MI 2010 - Picture Books
With the help of Miss Brooks, Missy's classmates all find books they love in the library; books about fairies and dogs and trains and cowboys. But Missy dismisses them all. Too flowery, too furry, too clickety, too yippity. Still, Miss Brooks remains undaunted. Book Week is here and Missy will find a book to love if they have to empty the entire library. What story will finally win over this beastly, er, discriminating child?
Boy and Bot
by Ame Dyckman
Call Number: PZ7 .D9715 BO 2012 - Picture Books
One day, a boy and a robot meet in the woods. They play. They have fun. But when Bot gets switched off, Boy thinks he's sick. The usual remedies--applesauce, reading a story--don't help, so Boy tucks the sick Bot in, then falls asleep.
Give Me Back My Book!
by Travis Foster and Ethan Long
Call Number: PZ7.1 .F677 Gi 2017 - Picture Book
Redd and Bloo explore the way a book is made and accidentally build a friendship, too, in this tale told only in dialogue.
Book or Bell?
by Chris Barton
Call Number: PZ7 .B2849 Boo 2017x - Picture Book
The first page has Henry hooked. The second page has him captivated. The third page . . . BBBBRRRRIIIIINNNNNGGGGG! . . . will have to wait. That is, unless Henry ignores the bell, stays put, and keeps on reading the most awesome book.
by Kevin Henkes
Call Number: PZ7.H389 CK 1998 - Picture Books
Shhh. They're sleeping now...In the big, square house live the two circle dogs. When the sun comes up and the baby cries, the circle dogs wake up. With a flip-flap of their tails, they're ready to play in a big square yard. They like to eat and take a nap. Then it's time to play again. And when night comes, the circle dogs like to sleep and sleep and sleep. Shhh...
In spring, when City Dog runs free in the country for the first time, he spots Country Frog sitting on a rock, waiting for a friend. "You'll do," Frog says, and together they play Country Frog games. In summer, they meet again and play City Dog games. Through the seasons, whenever City Dog visits the country he runs straight for Country Frog's rock. In winter, things change for City Dog and Country Frog. Come spring, friendship blooms again, a little different this time.
Coal Country Christmas
by Elizabeth Ferguson Brown
Call Number: PZ7 .B8 2003X - Picture Books
Spending the holidays with those you love best is what Christmas is all about. This is what a little girl learns as she travels with her mother to join her grandmother in an Appalachian coal mining town. Life is not easy in coal country--but in this tightly knit community, traditions are nurtured and passed along year after year, along with an undeniable hope and optimism. And on Christmas night, as the child snuggles into bed with both her mother and grandmother, she knows it's more than blankets that are keeping her warm--it's also memories and the love of her family.
The Cow Who Clucked
by Denise Fleming
Call Number: PZ7 .F5994 COW 2006 - Picture Books
Cow has lost her 'moo' - can she find it again? Having lost her moo, Cow is stuck clucking. The only thing to do is go out and find that moo! Join Cow and her friends as they conduct their vocal barnyard search. Cow tramps through a wheat field and on into the starry night until she is too tired to look any farther. But in the end, Cow and her moo are reunited, and all is well. The simple repetition will have children chanting right along with Cow, "It is not you who has my moo!"
When Claude wakes up from his nap, he is in the mood for a hug. "I'll give you a great big cuddle, Claude," says Mom. "I just have a few things to finish first." Claude looks at a book, plays with his puzzle, and even draws pictures. But Mom is still too busy. There can be only one explanation-she doesn't love him anymore! Young children will identify with this little polar bear's feeling that a few minutes of waiting can seem like a lifetime. But, as Claude finds out, good things come to those who wait.
A Giant Crush
by Gennifer Choldenko
Call Number: PZ7 .C446265 GI 2011 - Picture Books
As Valentine's Day gets closer, Jackson has a hard time keeping his crush on Cami a secret. His chocolate hearts end up next to her lunch and he can't hide his red face when the huge Valentine he made for her lands on her desk. Cooper thinks Jackson should just talk to her, but Jackson's afraid she doesn't like him. Carter Corey always makes fun of how big he is - what if Cami thinks he's a giant, too? Luckily, Cami is not afraid to tell Carter that if she had a boyfriend, he'd be totally giant.
by Betsy Lewin
Call Number : QA113.L48 2004X - Picture Books
A rhyming, cat-counting extravaganza, ending with a big surprise! Young readers will chuckle with delight as they count the cats on each rhyming page—then, in both words and numerals, add their accumulated numbers at the end of the book.
Dancing Dinos at the Beach
by Sally Lucas
Call Number: PZ5 .S74X STEP 1 DA - Picture Books
This fun, rhyming Step 1 easy-to-read book is perfect for a day at the beach! Dinos splashing with their tails. Dinos filling up their pails. Dinos feeling very brave. Dinos riding every wave. They're back . . . and this time, they've got sunscreen! When the dancing dinos pop out of a picture book and land in the sand, it's not long before they have completely taken over the beach, building sand castles, collecting shells, and even waterskiing. No beachgoer is safe from the madcap mayhem of these mamboing dinosaurs.
Dinos dancing in a book. Dinos leaping, look, look, look! Dinos pasting red and blue. Dinos wasting paint and glue! The dancing dinos are back, and this time, when their book turns up in a school library, they leap out and bring their musical mayhem to a kid's classroom.
Danny and the Dinosaur
by Syd Hoff
Call Number: PZ7 .H672 DAN 1994X - Picture Books
Danny loves dinosaurs! When he sees one at the museum and says, "It would be nice to play with a dinosaur," a voice answers, "And I think it would be nice to play with you." So begins Danny and the Dinosaur's wonderful adventures together. For Danny and his prehistoric playmate, even the most everyday activities become extraordinary, like finding a big-enough place to hide a dinosaur in a game of hide-and-seek. Kids will delight in Syd Hoff's charming, comical illustrations as they read about how Danny teaches a very old dinosaur some new tricks.
by Daniel Kamish
Call Number: PZ7.K12685 DI 2001 - Picture Books
Timber! Diggy Dan, the sloppy man, has to dig his way out of the mess he calls a bedroom. Mounds of toys, garbage, and clothes cover every inch of his room. Such a mess can be tamed by no ordinary little boy. But when he becomes Caveman Dan, the Prehistoric Man; Rocket Dan, the Outer Space Man; or Cowboy Dan, the Outlaw Man; he is able to take care of dirty walls, offending garbage, and grimy laundry in a snap. Children will love this playful adventure of high imagination and messy rooms.
by Emily Gravett
Call Number: PZ7 .G77577 DO 2010 - Picture Books
Gorgeous canines of every shape, size and color are bounding through this irresistible book. Can you choose one dog to love best of all? With playful pencil and watercolor illustrations to delight children and adults alike, everyone will long to bark along with the Chihuahua and tickle the Dalmatian's tummy. This is a wonderfully satisfying book with a twist in the tail.
If You Give a Dog a Donut
by Laura Joffe Numeroff
Call Number: PZ7 .N964 ICG 2011 - Picture Books
If you give a dog a donut, he'll ask for some apple juice to go with it. When you give him the juice, he’ll drink it all up. Then, before you can say “Woof” . . . Dog is off on a backyard adventure! The exuberant dog who first appeared in if you give a pig a party is now the star of his very own book. Written in the irresistible “If You Give…” tradition, if you give a dog a donut is another home run from the beloved team of Laura Numeroff and Felicia Bond.
Eddie Elephant's Exciting Egg-Sitting
by Barbara deRubertis
Call Number: PZ7.D4475 Edd 2010 - Picture Books
Eddie Elephant loves telling stories. So when he egg-sits for his neighbors, the Emus, he entertains the egg with his talesand gets an enormous surprise!
An Egg Is Quiet
by Dianna Hutts Aston
Call Number: QL956.5 .A88 2006 - Picture Books
From tiny hummingbird eggs to giant ostrich eggs, oval ladybug eggs to tubular dogfish eggs, gooey frog eggs to fossilized dinosaur eggs, it magnificently captures the incredible variety of eggs and celebrates their beauty and wonder. The evocative text is sure to inspire lively questions and observations. Yet while poetic in voice and elegant in design, the book introduces children to more than 60 types of eggs and an interesting array of egg facts. Even the endpapers brim with information.
by David McKee
Call Number: PZ7.M19448 EL 1988X - Picture Books
Elmer the elephant is bright-colored patchwork all over. No wonder the other elephants laugh at him! If he were ordinary elephant color, the others might stop laughing. That would make Elmer feel better, wouldn't it?
Emily's Everyday Manners
by Peggy Post
Call Number: BJ1857 .C5 P63 2006 - Picture Books
Join Emily and her best friend, Ethan, as they show you that good manners aren't just for special occasions; they are for every day. This charming picture book from the most trusted name in etiquette introduces kids to five magic words that make everyone happy, gives tips on mastering good table manners, and offers good advice on how to make and keep friends. Manners have never been more fun and easy to learn.
The Emperor's Cool Clothes
by Lee Harper
Call Number: PZ8.H237 Emp 2016x - Picture Books
Even a penguin has a hard time being cool in this hilarious adaptation of "The Emperor's New Clothes"
The Eye Book
by Dr. Seuss; Joe Mathieu
Call Number: PZ8.3.L54934 EY 1999 - Picture Books
Our eyes see flies. Our eyes see ants. Sometimes they see pink underpants. Oh, say can you see? Dr. Seuss's hilarious ode to eyes gives little ones a whole new appreciation for all the wonderful things to be seen!
Have You Seen Elephant?
by David Barrow
Call Number: PZ7.1.B372 Hav 2016x - Picture Books
Elephant wants to play hide and seek. See if you can help the others find him--he's very good at hiding! This tale of absurdity is perfect for sharing with children who will love finding Elephant (and being faster at it than the boy in the book!). Watch out for the dog and the tortoise, too...
I Spy with My Little Eye
by Edward Gibbs
Call Number: QL767 .G527 2011 - Picture Books
Have you ever played the I-spy game? Debut artist Edward Gibbs takes the game to a whole new level in this picture book with spy holes. Peeking through the pages, children will be able to spot a different colored animal every time, and guess what it is using a simple, factual clue.
All Kinds of Families!
by Mary Ann Hoberman
Call Number: PZ8.3 .H66 AJ 2009 - Picture Books
From celery stalks to bottle caps, buttons, and rings, the objects we group together form families, just like the ones we are a part of. And, as we grow up, our families grow, too. Mary Ann Hoberman gives readers a sense of belonging in this all-inclusive celebration of families and our role in them.
by Maira Kalman
Call Number: TH9391 .K35 2002 - Picture Books
This is the inspiring true story of the John J. Harvey, a retired New York City fireboat reinstated on September 11, 2001. Originally launched in 1931, the Harvey was the most powerful fireboat of her time. After the September 11 attacks, with fire hydrants at Ground Zero inoperable and the Hudson River's water supply critical to fighting the blaze, the fire department called on the Harvey for help. There were adjustments, forcing water into hoses by jamming soda bottles and wood into nozzles with a sledgehammer, and then the fireboat's volunteer crew pumped much-needed water to the disaster site. The John J. Harvey proved she was still one of New York's Bravest!
Fireboy to the Rescue
by Edward Miller
Call Number: TH9148 .M54 2010X - Picture Books
Here comes Fireboy to the rescue! Although fires can be dangerous and very scary, Fireboy will allay your fears by showing you what to do if one starts at home or in school, as well as how to prevent one from starting in the first place. Follow Fireboy inside a busy firehouse, watch him Stop, Drop, and Roll, and learn some fun facts about famous fires in this vibrant and practical guide to fire safety.
Fish Is Fish
by Leo Lionni
Call Number: PZ10.3.L6465 FI 1970X - Picture Books
A tadpole and a minnow are underwater friends, but the tadpole grows legs and explores the world beyond the pond and then returns to tell his fish friend about the new creatures he sees. The fish imagines these creatures as bird-fish and people-fish and cow-fish and is eager to join them.
by Julianne Moore
Call Number: PZ7 .M78635 FR 2007 - Picture Books
If you have freckles, you can try these things:
1) Make them go away. Unless scrubbing doesn't work.
2) Cover them up. Unless your mom yells at you for using a marker.
Um, where'd you go? Oh, there you are.
4) LIVE WITH THEM!
Because after all, the things that make you different also make you YOU.
Let's Make Faces
by Hanoch Piven
Call Number: CN7573.3 .P58 2013 - Picture Books
Learn how to find faces in unexpected places using everyday objects in this interactive guide to cultivating creativity, from globally acclaimed portrait artist Hanoch Piven. There are so many faces to discover in our world! All you have to do is look. Is a button just a button? Or is it an eye? That stick of gum sure looks like a mouth. How about some old yarn, unraveled from a scarf; that could be hair. Put all these objects together and you can make a face!
Growing : Farm, School, and Me
by The Sixth Grade Students from Reiffton School
Call Number : S519.G76 2007X - Picture Books
The sixth grade students at Reiffton School in Reading, Pennsylvania wrote and illustrated this book. The book tells the history of the land that the school was built on and how the past and present are integrated into the school.
by Candace Fleming
Call Number: PZ7 .F59936 GAT 2004 - Picture Books
Poor Monsieur Gator is getting old and is moving so slow he can't catch himself a taste of possum or otter, or even a whiff of skunk. Day after day those animals tease and taunt him until, finally, he decides to cook up some gumbo just like Maman used to make. But who will help him boil, catch, sprinkle, and chop? Certainly not rude Mademoiselle Possum, ornery Monsieur Otter, or sassy Madame Skunk. But when the gumbo is ready, they're more than eager to enjoy the result of Gator's hard work and as they run to get a taste - "Slurp! Slip! Plop! Them animals go into the pot." "Mmm-mmm," says Monsieur Gator. "Now, this is gumbo just like Maman used to make."
by Victoria Kann
Call Number: PZ7 .K12774 GO 2009 - Picture Books
Being Pinkalicious is pinkatastic, especially when she's accompanied by her pet unicorn, Goldilicious. Goldie is a roller-skating, kite-flying, high-jumping unicorn who will protect Pinkalicious from the evil wizardry of her little brother, Peter. Together, Pinkalicious and Goldilicious can conquer anything!
Gossie and Gertie
by Olivier Dunrea
Call Number: PZ7 .D922 GP 2006X - Picture Books
Gossie and Gertie are best friends. They splash in the rain, play hide-and-seek, and they dive in the pond together. Everywhere Gossie goes, Gertie does too. Or does she?
Gracie and Grandma
by Iben Sandemose
Call Number: PZ7 .S195 GRA 2007X - Picture Books
Each day, Grandma takes care of Gracie after preschool, an increasing trend in multigenerational families. Like many successful childrens book series, Gracie & Grandma tells the story of everyday life for a young child. Gracie goes to preschool, plays with her Grandmas cat, takes a bath, and helps make dinner.
Gracie and Grandma Underwater
by Iben Sandemose
Call Number: PZ7 .S19747 GR 2008 - Picture Books
In this second book of the series, the precocious toddler and her grandmother go to the swimming pool, where they play wonderful imaginary games in and out of the water.
The Grandma Book
by Todd Parr
Call Number: PZ7 .P2447 GR 2006 - Picture Books
Featuring Todd Parr's signature colorful and kid-friendly illustrations, The Grandma Book portrays the different ways grandmothers show their grandchildren love, from offering advice and babysitting to making things and giving lots of kisses.
The Grandpa Book
by Todd Parr
Call Number: PZ7 .P2447 GRA 2006 - Picture Books
Presents the different ways grandfathers show their grandchildren love, from putting extra marshmallows in hot chocolate to sending cards and telling stories.
The Great Gracie Chase
by Cynthia Rylant
Call Number: PZ7.R982 GR 2001 - Picture Books
Gracie Rose has always been a good, quiet puppy, but when she barks at some noisy painters she's put outside. Your child will follow Gracie as she takes a walk around the neighborhood, which turns into a hilarious chase. Outstanding illustrations capture the comic fun from a dogs-eye view as the entire town joins in the chase.
We Are Growing!
by Mo Willems
Call Number: PZ7.K281346 Wd 2016 - Picture Book
Walt and his friends are growing up fast! Everyone is the something-est. But . . . what about Walt? He is not the tallest, or the curliest, or the silliest. He is not the anything-est!
Climb aboard the picnic buses for a happy hippoholiday! This lively rhyming story of a seaside romp where hippopotamamas, papas, sons, and daughters are soaking up the sun, strolling along the boardwalk, and dancing around the maypole makes a perfect read-aloud.
The Happy Hocky Family
by Lane Smith
Call Number: PZ7 .S6538 HAP 1993 - Picture Books
A series of short silly stories takes a humorous look at the activities of various members of the Hocky family.
Hip and Hop, Don't Stop!
by Jef Czekaj
Call Number: PZ7 .C9987 HI 2010 - Picture Books
Hip is a turtle who raps really slowly. Hop is a bunny who raps superfast. One afternoon they see a poster for a rap contest and become friends. On the day of the big event, rappers like LudaFish and Notorious P.I.G. take the stage. It comes down to a rap-off between Hip and Hop, but this time neither slow nor fast wins the prize.
by Holly Keller
Call Number: PZ7 .K28132 HO 1991 - Picture Books
This is an adoption story that celebrates belonging. Every child who, like the title character Horace, has been chosen to be loved by a second family will know just how wonderful--and how true--his story is.
If You're Happy and You Know It!
by Anna McQuinn
Call Number: PZ8.3 .M4619 IF 2010X - Picture Books
In this multicultural version of the traditional song, children from cultures all over the world clap their hands, stomp their feet, pat their heads, and much more.
Another Important Book
by Margaret Wise Brown
Call Number: PZ8.3 .B815 AN 1999 - Picture Books
The Important thing about being One is that life has just begun. In a playful voice that is uniquely Margaret Wise Brown's comes this delightful picture book about just what it means to be six, five, four, three, one, two and 'most importantly' you. Caldecott Honor Medalist Chris Raschka's innovative illustrations burst with energy and literally dance along with Brown's whimsical verses of discovery. A sturdy mirror fixed to the last page allows readers to literally become a part of the story. Another Important Book is the never-before-published companion to one of the most beloved children's books of all time, The Important Book, originally published in 1949, by Margaret Wise Brown, with illustrations by Leonard Weisgard.
I Am Yoga
by Susan Verde
Call Number: PZ7.1.V46 Iaah 2015 - Picture Books
An eagle soaring among the clouds or a star twinkling in the night sky . . . a camel in the desert or a boat sailing across the sea--yoga has the power of transformation. Not only does it strengthen bodies and calm minds, but with a little imagination, it can show us that anything is possible.
by Nikki McClure
Call Number: PZ7.M4784141946 In 2015 - Picture Books
I only want to stay in. In my pajamas. Inside. In.In.In. For a boy and his toy giraffe, today is the perfect day to stay in. Snug in his pajamas, he reads books, bakes popovers, and plays with a big wicker basket--that he transforms into a rocket ship to fly in "innerspace." But soon, the outdoors is too tempting to resist, and he takes his wild imagination into nature. That is, until it's time to come inside again. Illustrated with the gorgeous paper cuts for which Nikki McClure is known, In reminds us of the essential childhood pleasures found in an engaged day of imaginative play and exploration, without electronics, scheduled activities, or adults.
by Peter H. Reynolds
Call Number: PZ7 .R337645 IS 2004 - Picture Books
A creative spirit learns that thinking "ish-ly" is far more wonderful than "getting it right" in this gentle new 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.
Izzy Impala's Imaginary Illnesses
by Barbara deRubertis
Call Number: PZ7.D4475 Izz 2010 - Picture Books
Izzy is itching to see her grandpa, Doctor Impala, but he doesnt like to be interrupted. Is an imaginary illness the only way to see Doc?
Should I Share My Ice Cream?
by Mo Willems
Call Number: PZ7 .W65535 SH 2011 - Picture Books
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 'Should I Share My Ice Cream?' Gerald has a big decision to make. But will he make it in time?
Jack and the Jelly Bean Stalk
by Rachael Mortimer
Call Number: PZ8.M8455 Jac 2014x - Picture Books
Jack sells the family's cow for twenty gold coins but buys magic jelly beans with the money. His mother throws the beans outside, and they grow into an enormous stalk. When Jack meets a Giant who wants him for a snack, Jack finds a clever solution to his GIANT problem!
by Sarah McIntyre
Call Number: PZ8.3.M459587 Jam 2015 - Picture Book
The jam has been sucked out of Sam's doughnuts! Who are the culprits? Sam sets a trap to catch the jam thieves and gets a surprise! It's the Jampires: friendly little creatures whose love of jam and sweet things gets them into trouble! They fly off with Sam to their magical land sitting in the clouds, where doughnuts grow on trees, jam tarts sprout like flowers, and castles are made of jammy sponge cake.
Jeremy Jackrabbit's Jumping Journey
by Barbara deRubertis
Call Number: PZ7.D4475 Jer 2010 - Picture Books
Jeremy Jackrabbit is excited to enter the jump rope contest. Will he get the jitters - or will his joyful jumping win him a trip to the Jump Rope Hall of Fame? Alphabet Letter Sounds/Letter J
by Kevin Henkes
Call Number: PZ7.H389 JE 1992X - Picture Books
"There is no Jessica," said Ruthie's parents. But of course there was. She ate with Ruthie, played with Ruthie, and was sorry when Ruthie was bad. Nobody could see Jessica -- except Ruthie. When it came time for Ruthie to go to school, Jessica went with her. Her parents hoped Ruthie would find a friend at school who would replace Jessica. They were in for a (happy) surprise!
by Kevin Henkes
Call Number: PZ7.H389 JU 1995X - Picture Books
The riotously funny Lilly, last seen in Chester's Way (Greenwillow), thinks her new baby brother, Julius, is disgusting -- if he was a number, he would be zero. But when Cousin Garland dares to criticize Julius, Lilly bullies her into loudly admiring Julius as the baby of the world.Lilly knows her baby brother is nothing but dreadful -- until she claims him for her own.
Jump, Frog, Jump!
by Robert Kalan
Call Number: PZ7.K123475 JU 1981X - Picture Books
A rollicking cumulative tale of a frog who tries to catch a fly without getting caught itself.
Kitten Red, Yellow, Blue
by Peter Catalanotto
Call Number: PZ7 .C26878 KI 2005 - Picture Books
Sixteen calico kittens -- the number of colors in a crayon box. Their mother, Sophie, knows one from another...but how do you think Mrs. Tuttle tells those kittens apart? Peter Catalanotto's sequel to his Matthew A.B.C. and Daisy 1, 2, 3 invites long looking, counting, and laughing!
Knick Knack Paddy Whack
by Christiane Engels
Call Number: PZ8.3 .K7435 2008 - Picture Books
Adapted from the traditional folk song, this new version features a parade of children from different cultures, each of them playing a different musical instrument.
When Kangaroo Goes to School
by Sonia Levitin
Call Number : PZ7.L58 Wg 2002x - Picture Books
Kangaroo learns the proper way to behave on the first day of school.
Too Many Kangaroo Things to Do!
by Stuart J. Murphy
Call Number : QA115.M88 1996 - Picture Books
It's Kangaroo's birthday, but no one will play with him: not the emu, the platypuses, the koalas, or even the dingos. They all have too many things to do.
Kylie Kangaroo's Karate Kickers
by Barbara deRubertis
Call Number: PZ7 .D4475 Ky 2011 - Picture Books
Ka-pow! Kylie Kangaroo is ready to let her kickers fly at Koora's karate club. There's just one tricky trick will Kylie ever learn to break a brick?
Latke, the Lucky Dog
by Ellen Fischer
Call Number: PZ7.F498766 Lat 2014 - Picture Books
Rescued from an animal shelter on the first night of Hanukkah, Latke the puppy joins the family just in time for the celebrations. Although he has trouble learning the house rules, he is one Lucky Dog!
Lola has a big smile on her face. Why? Because it's Tuesday--and on Tuesdays, Lola and her mommy go to the library. Join Lola in this cozy celebration of books and the people who love them.
by Will Hillenbrand
Call Number: PZ7 .H55773 LO 2009 - Picture Books
Louie the pig doesn't love school, and school doesn't love him. He draws when he should be studying, and the other pigs taunt him for falling behind. But he keeps drawing, mostly pictures of his mother's childhood in Paris: the convent school where she grew up, where all the girls walked in two straight lines . . .
Ten Little Ladybugs
by Melanie Gerth
Call Number: PZ7 .G3 2000X - Picture Books
In Ten Little Ladybugs, one by one, ten tactile bugs disappear. Where did they all go? Young ones will love finding this out as they feel their way through the sturdy, colorful pages of this innovative book. The cute critters provide a hands-on learning experience and the rhyming text reinforces the counting concept.
Lana Llama's Little Lamb
by Barbara deRubertis
Call Number: PZ7.D4475 Lan 2011 - Picture Books
Lana Llama loves Lucky Lamb, and finally comes up with a way to protect him from the sly and sneaky wolf that lives down the lane.
Milly and the Macy's Parade
by Shana Corey
Call Number: PZ7 .C8155 MI 2002 - Picture Books
The Macy's Parade is a treasured American pastime. But few people know that the first parade in 1924 was organized by immigrant employees at Macy's eager to incorporate their old-world traditions into their new American heritage. With facility & flair, Shana Corey tells the fictional story of a Polish immigrant girl who helps envision this grand event. Brett Helquist's expressive, exquisitely detailed paintings are like holiday window displays come to life.
The Missing Mitten Mystery
by Steven Kellogg
Call Number: PZ7.K292 MI 2002X - Picture Books
Annie and her dog, Oscar, have had a busy day playing in the snow. Somehow Annie's red mitten has disappeared in all the fun. They look high and low. . . . It's not on the sledding hill, and it's not by the snow castles. Maybe an eagle carried it off to keep its baby's head warm. Or maybe a mouse is using it as a sleeping bag. When the sun goes down, Annie and Oscar have to give up their search and go inside. But when Annie looks out the window, something red catches her eye. . . .
Monkey and Me
by Emily Gravett
Call Number: PZ7 .G77577 MO 2008X - Picture Books
Monkey and me, Monkey and me, Monkey and me, We went to see... A little girl and her toy monkey love imitating different animals, everything from jumping like kangaroos to waddling like penguins! Open this book and play along with them. Can you guess what animal they are now?
Monkey Mo Goes to Sea
by Diane Goode
Call Number: PZ7 .G604 MO 2003X - Picture Books
Bertie and his pet monkey Mo are thrilled when they receive an invitation from Bertie's grandfather to join him for lunch on the Blue Star luxury cruise ship. There's only one rule, Bertie's grandfather tells them: Mo must act like a gentleman. Once they're on board, Mo decides to behave just like the grandest gentleman he sees--in typical "monkey see, monkey do" fashion. Mo helps a lady into her chair, but somehow she lands on the floor! He even dances with two of the finest ladies...but doesn't notice they're already dancing with their husbands! Unhappy, Mo goes for a walk on deck, where he sees the grand gentleman fall overboard. Without thinking, Mo leaps over the rail just as the gentleman did, and he saves the man, proving that a monkey can be a true gentleman after all.
by David Ezra Stein
Call Number: PZ7 .S8179 MO 2007 - Picture Books
From the time they leap out of bed until they hug each other good night, two rambunctious young monsters make the world their playground. And playtime between such great friends is colossal fun, and sometimes earth shaking business.
Monsters Are Afraid of the Moon
by Marjane Satrapi
Call Number: PZ8 .S264 MON 2006 - Picture Books
Poor Marie! Every night as she climbed into bed, she got a visit from three monsters. They only came out in darkness, so she knew they must be afraid of the light. Marie took a huge pair of scissors, and cutting the moon out of the sky, hung it right in her bedroom. No darkness, no monsters!
Mookey the Monkey Gets over Being Teased
by Heather Suzanne Lonczak
Call Number: PZ7 .L8418 MOO 2007 - Picture Books
Mookey the Monkey was born with no fur, not a single hair. His family loves to pat his smooth head and make him fun clothes. But when he starts school, some of his classmates stare and giggle and call him "Baldy." Mookey thinks acquiring fur is the answer, but his attempts don't work out the way he imagines. At the urging of the wise owl, Mookey visits his jungle friends, who offer helpful ideas for dealing with teasing -- and help him realize his own strengths.
Muncha! Muncha! Muncha!
by Candace Fleming
Call Number: PZ7 .F59936 MU 2003X - Picture Books
Tippy, tippy, tippy, Pat! That's the sound three hungry bunnies make when the sun goes down and the moon comes up and Mr. McGreely's garden smells yum, yum, yummy. While he's dreaming of his mouth-watering carrots, the bunnies are diving over fences and swimming trenches to get the veggies first! Hammer, hammer, hammer, Saw! That's the sound Mr. McGreely makes when the sun comes up and the moon goes down and he sees what those twitch-whiskers have done....Nibbled leaves! Empty stalks! Mr. McGreely will build something bigger and better, sure to keep even pesky puff-tails away.
The Napping House
by Audrey Wood
Call Number: PZ7.W846 NAP 1984 - Picture Books
Delightful cumulative rhyme leads up to the consequences of piling too many sleepy people and animals in a cozy bed.
Nina Nandu's Nervous Noggin
by Barbara deRubertis
Call Number: PZ7.D4475 Ni 2011 - Picture Books
Nina Nandu has just moved to a new neighborhood, and she does NOT want to go to a new school. But Granny Nandu and teacher Alpha Betty have other ideas - plus a big surprise for Nina! Alphabet Letter Sounds/Letter N
Not a Box
by Antoinette Portis
Call Number: PZ7 .P8362 NO 2006 NO 2006 - Picture Books
A box is just a box . . . unless it's not a box. From mountain to rocket ship, a small rabbit shows that a box will go as far as the imagination allows. Inspired by a memory of sitting in a box on her driveway with her sister, Antoinette Portis captures the thrill when pretend feels so real that it actually becomes real when the imagination takes over and inside a cardboard box, a child is transported to a world where anything is possible.
It's Okay to Be Different
by Todd Parr
Call Number: PZ7 .P2447 IT 2001 - Picture Books
It's okay to need some help. It's okay to be a different color. It's okay to talk about your feelings. It's Okay to Be Different cleverly delivers the important messages of acceptance, understanding, and confidence in an accessible, child-friendly format featuring Todd Parr's trademark bold, bright colors and silly scenes.
It's Okay to Make Mistakes
by Todd Parr
Call Number: PZ7.P2447 Itm 2014 - Picture Books
It's Okay to Make Mistakes embraces life's happy accidents, the mistakes and mess-ups that can lead to self discovery. Todd Parr brings a timely theme to life with his signature bold, kid-friendly illustrations and a passion for making readers feel good about themselves, encouraging them to try new things, experiment, and dare to explore new paths.
Little Boy with a Big Horn
by Jack Bechdolt
Call Number: PZ7 .B43 LIT 2008X - Picture Books
POOR OLLIE! ALL he wants is to practice playing his big bass horn, but his family can’t take the noise. So off Ollie goes in a rowboat to practice offshore. That’s when he realizes that the bell buoy has drifted away–and the fog is getting thick. So he stays and plays his horn as a warning to an incoming ship–and saves it from running aground! Suddenly, the mayor isgiving Ollie a medal for bravery, and best of all, the town pays for him to go to music school–where he can practice without bothering anyone!
The Octopus's Garden
by Dr. Mark Norman
Call Number : QL430.3.O2 N67 2009X - Picture Books
Dr Mark Norman is a research scientist with Museum Victoria. He has dived in oceans all around the world, and studies octopuses, nautiluses, squid and cuttlefish. His knowledge comes to life in this wonderful book and DVD set aimed especially at a primary school audience, although full of fascinating facts for all age groups!
The Okay Book
by Todd Parr
Call Number: PZ7 .P2447 OK 1999 - Picture Books
In illustrations and brief text, Parr enumerates a number of different things that are okay, such as "It's okay to be short" and "It's okay to dream big". Full color.
The Ok Book
by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Call Number: PZ7 .R719445 OK 2007 - Picture Books
In this clever and literal play on words, OK is turned on its side, upside down, and right side up to show that being OK can really be quite great. Whether OK personifies an OK skipper, an OK climber, an OK lightning bug catcher, or an OK whatever there is to experience, ok is an OK place to be. And being OK just may lead to the discovery of what makes one great.
Oliver Otter's Own Office
by Barbara deRubertis
Call Number: PZ7.D4475 Ol 2011 - Picture Books
Oliver Otter loves his little sister and brother. But the twins are always tearing or poking or losing or soaking Oliver¿s homework. What will Oliver do about his double dose of trouble? Alphabet Letter Sounds/Letter O
by George Shannon; Blanca Gomez
Call Number: PZ7.S5287 On 2015 - Picture Books
Just how many things can "one" be? One box of crayons. One batch of cookies. One world. One family. From veteran picture book author George Shannon and up-and-coming artist Blanca Gomez comes a playful, interactive book that shows how a family can be big or small and comprised of people of a range of genders and races.
Ones and Twos
by Marthe Jocelyn; Nell Jocelyn
Call Number: QA113 .J632 2011 - Picture Books
Ones and Twos is her first book collaboration with her nineteen-year-old art student daughter, Nell, and, together, they explore numeracy, sorting, and pairing. Each brightly illustrated page invites children to identify familiar objects ranging from kites to socks, from one nest to the two birds sitting in it. Ones and Twos gives little toddlers and their caregivers much to discuss and to enjoy together, and it introduces an exciting new creative team.
White Owl, Barn Owl
by Nicola Davies
Call Number: QL696 .S85 D38 2007X - Picture Books
A young girl and her grandfather look for a barn owl night after night. Will a distinctive heart-shaped face appear at the window? Michael Foreman's lush, intimate paintings are a perfect companion to Nicola Davies lyrical text featuring intriguing facts about a rare bird indeed.
by Eric Litwin
Call Number: PZ8.3.L7387 Nw 2015 - Picture Books
Hazel Nut wants her family to sing and dance along with her, but they are just too busy! Who can she call? Why... her super-hip, disco-dancing Grandma Nut! In the second book of the Nuts series, Eric Litwin's playful call-and-response rhymes and Scott Magoon's hilarious illustrations invite readers young and old to join in on the fun.
by Allan Ahlberg
Call Number: PZ7 .A2688 PDN 2008 - Picture Books
Welcome back Banjo, the boy from THE RUNAWAY DINNER! Once a pencil draws him, there's no telling what will come next — a dog, a cat, a chase (of course), and a paintbrush to color in an ever-expanding group of family and friends. But it's not long before the complaints begin — "This hat looks silly!" "My ears are too big!" — until the poor pencil has no choice but to draw . . . an eraser.
Penguin and Pinecone
by Salina Yoon
Call Number: PZ7 .Y817 PF 2012 - Picture Books
When Penguin finds a lost pinecone one day, an unlikely friendship blooms. But Grandpa reminds Penguin that pinecones can't live in the snow-they belong in the warm forest far away. Though he will miss his friend, Penguin returns Pinecone to his home, dreaming of the day they can reunite. And when he finally returns to the forest to check on his friend, Penguin discovers that love only grows over time-and so do little pinecones!
Penguin and Pumpkin
by Salina Yoon
Call Number: PZ7.Y817 Pfd 2014 - Picture Books
When Penguin and Bootsy plan a field trip in search of Fall, Penguin's little brother, Pumpkin, wants to come. Pumpkin is heartbroken to find out he's too little to go, and when Penguin tries to say good-bye, his brother is nowhere to be found! At the farm, all the pumpkins Penguin sees remind him of his own special Pumpkin. So Penguin and Bootsy bring a special surprise home to share a little touch of Autumn with Pumpkin.
Penguin Pete's New Friends
by Marcus Pfister
Call Number: PZ7.P448558 PL 2000X - Picture Books
In this second book in the Penguin Pete series, Pete leaves his mother's side to go on a voyage of discovery and makes many new friends along the way.
Penguin Pete and Little Tim
by Marcus Pfister
Call Number: PZ7.P448558 PG 2002X - Picture Books
Penguin Pete is a proud father, and he can't wait to show his son Tim the wonders of their chilly world. When Little Tim gets lost during a snowstorm, he's not worried much--he knows his father will always save the day. Full color.
Penguin Pete and Pat
by Marcus Pfister
Call Number: PZ7.P448558 PI 2001X - Picture Books
Penguin Pete is back! Marcus Pfister's irresistible hero returns home from his latest adventure with his friend Walter Whale. All the penguins come out to greet them on their return, among them, a cute little girl penguin named Pat. Pete is enchanted, and the very next day he sets out to find her. What follows is romance and a big wedding, attended by all of Pete's friends.
by Eve Rice
Call Number: PZ7.R3622 PE 1989 - Picture Books
Peter's new pants don't have any pockets, so Uncle Nick lets Peter use his until Peter's mother solves the problem in a clever and colorful way.
The Pied Piper's Magic
by Steven Kellogg
Call Number: PZ8 .K366 PI 2009 - Picture Books
Peterkin, a colorful elf, brings music and hope everywhere he goes with the aid of his magic pipe. It gives him the power to call any animal to him, and even to transform one creature into another. This is just what the evil Grand Duke needs to rid his village of its never-ending rats. But when Peter turns the rats into stars, the Grand Duke is still as mean as ever. Discover the pipe?s true magic as our hero uses it to inspire and save the whole village.
When Pierre, a penguin living at the California Academy of Sciences, loses his feathers, he gets some help from his human friends. A true story of veterniary ingenuity.
The Pigeon Wants a Puppy!
by Mo Willems
Call Number: PZ7 .W65535 PIW 2008 - Picture Books
He really, really, REALLY wants one. He'll take really good care of it! What's the matter--don't you want him to be happy?
by Victoria Kann
Call Number: PZ7 .K12774 PIN 2006 - Picture Books
Pink, pink, pink. More than anything, Pinkalicious loves pink, especially pink cupcakes. Her parents warn her not to eat too many of them, but when Pinkalicious does . . . she turns pink! What to do?
Potch and Polly
by William Steig
Call Number: PZ7 .S8177 PO 2002 - Picture Books
Born in the company of an angel wearing a clown's nose, Potch has always woken up happy to be who and where he is. Then, when he meets Polly Pumpernickel at a masquerade ball, he does a double backflip, but it's his heart that really goes for a whirl. Polly goes for a whirl, too, and winds up in a fountain after a dance-gone-wrong with Potch. One catastrophe follows another as Potch tries to win her affection.
The Princess and the Pea
by Lauren Child
Call Number: PZ8 .C4383 PR 2006X - Picture Books
When a bedraggled young lady shows up at the castle, only the queen will be able to determine if she’s really the princess she claims to be. Impeccable manners, irresistible charm, and stunning good looks do all point to princess. But only a tiny green pea hidden under a dozen down mattresses can prove whether the girl is royal—or regular.
The Princess and the Pizza
by Mary Jane Auch
Call Number: PZ8 .A9234 PR 2002X - Picture Books
An out of work princess must prepare a feast fit for a prince.
by Cornelia Funke
Call Number: PZ7 .F96624 PR 2007 - Picture Books
The fourth picture book by literary sensation Funke and celebrated illustrator Meyer; a modern-day, girl-powered, fairy-tale-in-reverse! One morning Princess Isabella throws her crown out the window--it's BORING being a princess, she declares. When she steadfastly refuses to fetch her crown from the fishpond, her father, the king, puts his royal foot down. "Off to the pigsty with you!" he commands--and Isabella couldn't be happier about her punishment! Because while plain old princesses spend all their time primping and smiling and stifling yawns--yuckety-yuk!-- REAL girls get to peel onions, pick blackberries, and sometimes even sleep outside with the pigs.
Prudence Wants a Pet
by Cathleen Daly
Call Number: PZ7 .D16946 PR 2011 - Picture Books
Prudence wants a pet. Desperately. "No," says Dad, "pets cost too much to keep."
"No," says Mom, "pets make noise." But Prudence is determined. She finds her own pet. It is a branch. But Branch isn't exactly the pet of her dreams, and neither are Twig, Mr. Round (a car tire), or her baby brother Milo. Poor Prudence. Will she ever find the perfect pet?
by Adam Rex
Call Number: PZ7 .R32865 PS 2007 - Picture Books
A child, a visit to the zoo, animals--sounds like good, simple all-American fun. But there’s something different about this zoo. These animals want things. Unusual things. What will they do with them?
by Jeffrey Ebbeler
Call Number: PZ7 .H55743 PU 2005 - Picture Books
Phyllis can't convince Uncle Phil to get out of bed to make his prediction on Groundhog Day. When Uncle Phil realizes he has missed all the signs of an early spring, he knows it's time to retire and pass on the title of Punxsutawney Phil. Only this time, it's Punxsutawney Phyllis!
by Victoria Kann
Call Number: PZ7 .K12774 PU 2007 - Picture Books
It's purple Pinkalicious! Pinkalicious loves the color pink, but all the girls at school like black. They tease her, saying that pink stinks and pink is for babies. But Pinkalicious doesn't think so;that is, until her friends stop playing with her. Now Pinkalicious has a case of the blues. But could she ever turn her back on her favorite color?
In this beloved tale, the three pigs find out whose house really is the strongest when they each stand up to the big, bad wolf.
by Lauren Thompson
Call Number: PZ7 .T37163 LI 2004X - Picture Books
Little Quack is a duck out of water. As his brothers and sisters splish, splash, and splosh their way into the pond behind their mama, he is left all alone on the shore. Little Quack wants to join his family. Can he find the courage to be a very small duck in a very big pond? Count along and find out! The QUACK-U-LATOR keeps score, adding a splash of math to all the fun!
Quentin Quokka's Quick Questions
by Barbara deRubertis
Call Number: PZ7.D4475 Qu 2011 - Picture Books
Quentin Quokka has lots of questions! Quick questions, quiet questions - always more questions! On a string of field trips, Quentin discovers that sometimes it's good to be quiet and sometimes it's good to ask questions! Alphabet Letter Sounds/Letter Q
The Quicksand Book
by Tomie dePaola
Call Number: QE471.2 .D46 - Picture Books
Here finding out about quicksand is fun. An ALA Notable Book.
Little Red Riding Hood
by Becky Thomas
Call Number: PN6727 .E36 L4 2011X - Picture Books
" . . . what big eyes you have!" Originating in seventeenth-century French folklore, the story of Little Red Riding Hood has long been one of the world's most memorable tales of childhood, with its haunting journey into the dark woods, tumultuous encounter with the big, bad wolf, and heroic rescue.
Rocks and Minerals
by Steve Tomeck
Call Number : QE432.2.T66 2010 - Picture Books
Kids will gravitate to Steve Tomecek’s humorously illustrated guide, which surveys the earth’s astounding variety of rocks and minerals and the fascinating ways people have transformed them into usable materials. From talcum powder to silver jewelry, it all comes from inside this great big rock we live on.
Rosie Raccoon's Rock and Roll Raft
by Barbara deRubertis
Call Number: PZ7.D4475 Ro 2011 - Picture Books
It's the Rocky River Raft Race, and Rosie Raccoon is rarin' to go! Will her Rock and Roll Raft and some clever thinking get her through the Roller Coaster Rapids and all the way to the finish line? Alphabet Letter Sounds/Letter R
In 1939 Robert L. May, a copywriter working at Chicago's Montgomery Ward & Co., wrote a holiday story at the request of his employer. Almost two and a half million copies of the little tale about a reindeer with a shiny red nose were given away to all the children who visited Montgomery Ward stores that year. The rest is history.
Spenser and the Rocks
by Lawrence F. Lowery
Call Number: QE432.2 .L684 2013 - Picture Books
As he begins to discover the interesting rocks all around him, Spenser has many questions about what he finds. Given the differences in the rocks' colors, sizes, shapes, and textures, there is much to learn about rocks! But that's not all the curious child learns in this tale of discovery. Spenser's fascination grows as he sorts and re-sorts his rock collection and asks questions about what he observes. For Spenser--as well as young readers--the experience is an engaging introduction to scientific procedures such as classification and research.
"Slowly, Slowly, Slowly," Said the Sloth
by Eric Carle
Call Number: PZ7 .C21476 SL 2002X - Picture Books
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?
by Beth Ferry; Ben Mantle
Call Number: PZ7.1.F47 Lan 2015 - Picture Books
The only thing Bobby wants for his birthday is a pet shark. So you can imagine his disappointment when his parents get him...a puppy. Everyone knows shark lovers can never become dog lovers. Or can they? Full of humor and heart, this book explores the idea that sometimes, getting exactly what you don't want turns out to be exactly what you need.
by Mélanie Watt
Call Number: PZ7 .W33225 SC 2008X - Picture Books
Scaredy Squirrel never leaves his nut tree. It's way too dangerous out there. He could encounter tarantulas, green Martians or killer bees. But in his tree, every day is the same and if danger comes along, he's well-prepared. Scaredy Squirrel's emergency kit includes antibacterial soap, Band-Aids and a parachute. Day after day he watches and waits, and waits and watches, until one day ? his worst nightmare comes true! Scaredy suddenly finds himself out of his tree, where germs, poison ivy and sharks lurk. But as Scaredy Squirrel leaps into the unknown, he discovers something really uplifting ?
by Megan E. Bryant
Call Number: PZ5.A4X STATION STOP 1 SHAPE - Picture Books
Ms. Carey's class is looking for shapes in their school. Rectangles, triangles, circles, and squares are just a few of the shapes that they find.
The Shark Who Was Afraid of Everything!
by Brian James
Call Number: PZ8.3.J1475 SH 2002 - Picture Books
Sharkie the shark, who is known for being afraid of everything, finds courage when his new friend needs help.
by Audrey Wood
Call Number: PZ8.3.W848 SI 1995X - Picture Books
Dance a jig with a silly pig. Play leapfrog with a silly dog. And that's just the beginning of all the fun! Come along and join Silly Sally and her outrageous friends as they parade into town in a most unusual way.
The Smallest Girl in the Smallest Grade
by Justin Roberts; Christian Robinson
Call Number: PZ8.3.R583 Sm 2014 - Picture Books
Hardly anyone noticed young Sally McCabe. She was the smallest girl in the smallest grade. But Sally notices everything - from the twenty-seven keys on the janitor's ring to the bullying happening on the playground. One day, Sally has had enough and decides to make herself heard. And when she takes a chance and stands up to the bullies, she finds that one small girl can make a big difference. Grammy-nominated children's musician Justin Roberts, together with vibrant artwork from award-winning illustrator Christian Robinson, will have readers cheering for young Sally McCabe.
The Snow Show
by Carolyn Fisher
Call Number: PZ7 .F4994 SN 2008 - Picture Books
Tune into The Snow Show to see Chef Kelvin and his trusty sous-chefs, Snow White and Jack Frost, investigate evaporation, condensation, and precipitation—all while cooking up the lightest, fluffiest batch of snow ever to fall from the sky.
The Snowy Day
by Ezra Jack Keats
Call Number: PZ7 .K2253 SN 1976X - Picture Books
No book has captured the magic and sense of possibility of the first snowfall better than The Snowy Day. Universal in its appeal, the story has become a favorite of millions, as it reveals a child's wonder at a new world, and the hope of capturing and keeping that wonder forever. The adventures of a little boy in the city on a very snowy day.
Sylvia Spivens always says no to spinach. But one day Sylvia's teacher gives her a packet of spinach seeds to plant for the school garden. Overcoming her initial reluctance and giving the seeds a little love and patience, Sylvia discovers the joy of growing food and the pleasure of tasting something new.
by Bethanie Deeney Murguia
Call Number: PZ8.3.M9222 Co 2016 - Picture Books
Cockatoo two? Cockatoo, too? Two cockatoos! Two cockatoos, too? Cockatoo tutus! Two cockatoos meet two more cockatoos in tutus and two tutued toucans. And then two more! Can they all can-can? They can!
Nice Try, Tooth Fairy
by Mary W. Olson
Call Number: PZ7.O5213 NI 2000X - Picture Books
Dear Tooth Fairy, My grandfather is here for a visit. Could you please return my tooth so I could show it to him? -Emma But instead of Emma's tooth, the Tooth Fairy brings the animals teeth......and more -- and the animals come to Emma's room to get their teeth back!
by Stephen Savage
Call Number: PZ7.S2615 Sup 2015 - Picture Books
When the city is hit by a colossal snowstorm, only one superhero can save the day. But who is this mysterious hero, and why does he disappear once his job is done? Find out in this snowy tale about a little truck with a very big job, the second of Stephen Savage's vehicle-based picture books.
Tessa Tiger's Temper Tantrums
by Barbara deRubertis
Call Number: PZ7.D4475 Te 2011 - Picture Books
Tessa Tiger likes to play sportsbut NOT when she loses. She stomps and storms until her friends dont want to play with her anymore. Can Tessa change her attitude and make T-ball fun againfor everyone?
The Three Triceratops Tuff
by Stephen Shaskan
Call Number : PZ8.S3407 TH 2013 - Picture Books
Three Triceratops brothers by the name of
Tuff are on a mission to find some grub. There's just one thing standing in their way: a Tyrannosaurus Rex who has a very different idea of what]'s for dinner!
by James Proimos
Call Number: PZ7 .P9432 TO 2010 - Picture Books
This is Todd.
These are Todd's parents.
And this is Todd's TV.
Todd's parents are always busy. But Todd's TV isn't busy. It just sits there. So one day, Todd's TV decides to lend a helping hand. This is the heartwarming story of that day, and what happened afterward. You'll laugh, you'll cry—but most of all, you'll be giving your TV a break. It probably needs it.
by Mary Sullivan
Call Number: PZ7.S95314 Tr 2016 - Picture Books
There's a new dog in town and he is focused on finding a treat, no matter the cost. But endless tricks and futile searching (you can't eat Grandma's dentures!) can be pretty exhausting. Just when he's about to give up hope . . . what's this? TREAT!
Where Is Tippy Toes?
by Betsy Lewin
Call Number: PZ8.3 .L583 WHE 2010 - Picture Books
Tippy Toes is a tricky cat-sneaking, hiding, creeping, slinking. Over here. Over there. His house is the perfect place to tiptoe the day away, lurking behind unsuspecting birds and mice, crouching behind garden posies, and surprising a little boy with his unusual hiding spots. Die-cut pages let readers discover where Tippy Toe goes as his day unfolds, and end up revealing the most satisfying hiding place of all-a warm cozy bed!
by Bob Shea
Call Number: PZ7.S53743 Dan 2016 - Picture Books
Ballet Cat is getting her friend Butter Bear ready for her big ballet debut. 'Leap, Butter Bear, Leap!' Ballet Cat prompts. But Butter Bear would prefer to just point her toe. When Ballet Cat keeps pushing, Butter Bear gets hungry, then thirsty, then sleepy. The bottom line is that Butter Bear would rather do almost anything to avoid making a big leap. Why? Because her bottom is covered in silly underpants!
Umma Ungka's Unusual Umbrella
by Barbara deRubertis
Call Number: PZ7.D4475 Um 2011 - Picture Books
Umma Ungka stumbles and bumbles. She trips and tumbles! The summer sun is making her feel dizzy and muddled! But Uncle Ungka might have just the solution to keep Umma cool as a cucumber all summer long.
Unicorn Thinks He's Pretty Great
by Bob Shea
Call Number: PZ7 .S53743 UN 2013 - Picture Books
Ever since Unicorn moved into the neighborhood, Goat has been feeling out of sorts. Goat thought his bike was cool-until he saw that Unicorn couldfly to school! Goat made marshmallow squares that almost came out right, but Unicorn made it rain cupcakes! Unicorn is such a show-off, how can Goat compete? When Goat and Unicorn share a piece of pizza, Goat learns that being a unicorn might not be all it's cracked up to be. And when Unicorn shows his admiration for Goat, it looks like the beginning of a beautiful friendship.
by Bryan Collier
Call Number: PZ7.C67759 UP 2000 - Picture Books
Discover the vibrant world of Harlem, New York, as seen through the eyes of one little boy who lives there. "Uptown . . . Harlem, New York. Chicken and waffles. Jazz. Home." Uptown is a rich mix of flavors, colors, sounds, and cultures that come together to create a vibrant community like no other in the world. Seen through the eyes of one little boy who lives there, the details of life in Harlem are as joyous as a game of basketball on a summer's afternoon and as personal as a trip to the barbershop where old-timers reminisce.
by April Pulley Sayre
Call Number: QL696 .C53 S29 2007 - Picture Books
Turkey vultures soar on the balmy air, looking for their next stinky feast. These birds don't hunt, "they like their food to be already dead, and their eating habits serve a very important ecological role. Vultures are part of nature's clean-up crew". In her signature poetic, energetic style, acclaimed nature writer April Pulley Sayre introduces young readers to the world of the turkey vulture.
Victor Vicuna's Volcano Vacation
by Barbara deRubertis
Call Number: PZ7 .D4475 Vi 2011 - Picture Books
Shiver River, Vampire Cave, Stove-Top Volcano, and a mysterious raven named Nevva Moore. . . . Victor Vicuna is in for some very exciting adventures during his family's vacation at Verna Aardvark's Volcano Village!
by Kwame Alexander
Call Number: PZ7.A37723 Su 2015x - Picture Books
Surf's up! Not yet, Dude! Books are boring! Not this one! Bro and Dude have very different ideas about how to spend the day at the beach. But as Bro continues to gasp and cheer as he reads his book (Moby Dick), Dude can't help but get curious. Before you can shout 'Surf's up!' both frogs are sharing the same adventure, that is, until they get to the beach.
Walter Warthog's Wonderful Wagon
by Barbara deRubertis
Call Number: PZ7.D4475 Wal 2011 - Picture Books
More than anything, Walter Warthog wants the wonderful white wagon in the hardware store window! But his wallet is empty. Will he find a way to earn money and make the wagon his very own?
by Kevin Henkes
Call Number: PZ7.H389 WG 2000 - Picture Books
Wemberly worried about everything. Big things. Little things. And things in between. Then it was time for school to start. And Wemberly worried even more. If you ever worry (or know someone who does), this is the book for you.
Whoosh Went the Wind!
by Sally Derby
Call Number: PZ7 .D4416 WHO 2006 - Picture Books
A little boy tells his teacher about the tricks of a mischievous wind that made him late for school. But his teacher just won’t believe him. Is he telling the truth or just inventing some outrageous excuses? Listen to the little boy as he tells about his windy "walk" to school and find out. Vincent Nguyen's unique illustrations using oil paints and digital techniques bring this imaginative tale to a very unexpected conclusion.
The Wing Wing Brothers Math Spectacular!
by Ethan Long
Call Number: QA141 .L74 2013x - Picture Books
Wilber, Wendell, Willy, Walter, and Woody really know how to put on a show. Five hilarious ducks juggle pies--splat; spin plates--crash; and show off their magic box--Wowee! Their slapstick routine is also a math lesson. They introduce the concepts greater than, less than, and equal to as well as addition and subtraction.
The Wolf, the Duck, and the Mouse
by Mac Barnett
Call Number: PZ7 .B26615 Wo 2017x - Picture Book
When a woeful mouse is swallowed by a wolf, he quickly learns he is not alone: a duck has already set up digs, and, boy, has that duck got it figured out!
The Wump World
by Bill Peet
Call Number: PZ7 .P353 WU - Picture Books
The Pollutians invade the Wump World and turn the green meadows into a concrete jungle.
What Does the X-Ray Say?
by Second Grade Students of Longfellow Elementary
Call Number : PZ7. L857 WH 2011X - Picture Books
This book was written and illustrated by students in a second grade class at Longfellow Elementary in West Allis, Wisconsin. X-rays reveal some interesting sights - especially from a child's point of view!
Xavier Ox's Xylophone Experiment
by Barbara deRubertis
Call Number: PZ7.D4475 Xav 2011 - Picture Books
Xavier Ox is a wonderful musician when he arrives at Alpha Betty's school, so when his home-made drum set falls apart Alpha Betty and his classmates experiment with building him an extra-strong xylophone.
by Mac Barnett
Call Number: PZ7 .B26615 EXT 2012 - Picture Books
Extra Yarn, winner of a Caldecott Honor and the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, as well as a New York Times bestseller, is the story of how a young girl and her box of magical yarn transform a community.
The Thing about Yetis
by Vin Vogel
Call Number: PZ7.1.V65 Th 2015 - Picture Books
Introducing Yeti, a fuzzy and sweet new character whose story is perfect for summer, winter, and all the seasons in between! Everyone knows yetis love winter. They love snowball fights and hot chocolate and sledding and building snow castles. But even yetis get the shivers, and even yetis get crabby from all the cold. So here's a secret about yetis: sometimes they miss summer. Sometimes, they have to bring a little bit of summer to the coldest of winter days. Those yetis, they're just full of surprises.
by Patti Goodnow
Call Number: PZ8.3 .Y36 2002X - Picture Books
An illustrated version of the well-known song of the American Revolution.
by Jez Alborough
Call Number: PZ7 .A323 YE 2006 - Picture Books
YES! The cuddly hero of HUG and TALL is back! Bobo's mother has no trouble getting her little chimp to take a bath. "Yes!" he shouts. But when it's bedtime for Bobo, he responds with a definite "No." In this tale of two words, it takes some patient animal friends and plenty of splashing to alter one contrary little chimp's attitude.
by Chris Raschka
Call Number: PZ7.R18148 YO 1994 - Picture Books
This book captures the street poetry between two boys-one black, one white, one shy, one outgoing, one nerdy, one street-smart. At first the boys are shy and awkward but in the end their friendship explodes off the page.
by Rosemary Wells
Call Number: PZ7.W46843 YO 1999X - Picture Books
Mmm, Yoko's mom has packed her favorite for lunch today-sushi! But her classmates don't think it looks quite so yummy. "Ick!" says one of the Franks. "It's seaweed!" They're not even impressed by her red bean ice cream dessert. Of course, Mrs. Jenkins has a plan that might solve Yoko's problem. But will it work with the other children in class?
Yeti and the Bird
by Nadia Shireen
Call Number: PZ7.S55796 Ye 2016x - Picture Books
Deep in the forest lives the biggest, hairiest, scariest yeti anyone has ever seen. And he is also the loneliest yeti around. Then one day...THUNK! Someone lands on Yeti's head. And that someone isn't scared of Yeti at all.
Yoko Yak's Yakety Yakking
by Barbara deRubertis
Call Number: PZ7. D4475 Yok 2011 - Picture Books
Yodel-odel-odel, yak yak yak! Yoko Yak can't seem to stop chatting! and it makes her classmates wonder-what do you do with a yakety yak?
Zip, Zip... Homework
by Nancy Poydar
Call Number: PZ7 .P8846 ZI 2008 - Picture Books
Beloved author Nancy Poydar takes a sympathetic look at learning to get organized in this buoyant picture book about homework.Ziiip! Riiip! Cliick! Violet's new backpack is perfect. It has pockets that zip, snap, and strap. It's just what Violet needs to hold her very first homework assignment--or is it? An anxious student discovers that it's more important to tell the truth than to keep it zipped up in this timely tale.
by Istvan Banyai
Call Number: PZ7 .M927 ZO 2003X - Picture Books
Open this wordless book and zoom from a farm to a ship to a city street to a desert island. But if you think you know where you are, guess again. For nothing is ever as it seems in Istvan Banyai's sleek, mysterious landscapes of pictures within pictures, which will tease and delight readers of all ages.
Felicity Floo Visits the Zoo
by E. S. Redmond
Call Number : PZ8.3.R2473 FE 2009 - Picture Books
Follow a sniffly girl on a hands-on trip to the zoo,
Feeding Time at the Zoo
by Sherry Shahan
This photographic Step into Reading Call Number : PZ5.S74x STEP2 FEEDING - Picture Books
Science leveled reader delivers a "you are there" Step 2 experience for children who know the alphabet and are eager to begin reading.
Z Is for Moose
by Kelly Bingham
Call Number : PZ7.B51181685 ZAI 2012 - Picture Books
Zebra wants to put on a show as simple as ABC, but Zebra's friend Moose has other (unexpected and hilarious) ideas! Zebra thinks the alphabet should be simple. A is for Apple. B is for Ball. Easy! But his friend Moose is too excited to wait his turn, and when M isn't for Moose (Mouse gets the honor), the rest of the letters better run for cover.
Zachary Zebra's Zippity Zooming
by Barbara deRubertis
Call Number: PZ7 .D4475 Zac 2011 - Picture Books
ZIP! ZAP! ZOOM! Zachary is usually a zippity zooming zebra! But today he snoozes through his alarm clock and has a blitz of bad luck at school. What's making Zachary's zippity zooming fizzle out?