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The Adventures of Beekle by
Call Number: PZ7 .S23817 ADV 2014 - Picture Books
Winner of the 2015 Caldecott Medal. This magical story begins on an island far away where an imaginary friend is born. He patiently waits his turn to be chosen by a real child, but when he is overlooked time and again, he sets off on an incredible journey to the bustling city, where he finally meets his perfect match and-at long last-is given his special name: Beekle. New York Times bestselling and award-winning author and illustrator Dan Santat combines classic storytelling with breathtaking art, creating an unforgettable tale about friendship, imagination, and the courage to find one's place in the world.
All the World by
Call Number: PS3619 .C265 A79 2009 - Picture Books
All the world is here. It is there. It is everywhere. All the world is right where you are now. Following a circle of family and friends through the course of a day from morning till night, this book affirms the importance of all things great and small in our world, from the tiniest shell on the beach, to warm family connections, to the widest sunset sky.
Alphabet under Construction by
Call Number: PZ7 .F5994 A1 2002X - Picture Books
Mouse is hard at work constructing each letter of the alphabet. He dyes the D, erases the E, and folds the F. Mouse works his way right through to Z, constructing an alphabet that surpasses even the wildest artistic imagination.
Arnie - The Doughnut by
Call Number: PZ7 .K281346 AR 2003 - Picture Books
Arnie was fascinated as he watched the customers stream into the bakery. One by one, doughnuts were chosen, placed in paper bags, and whisked away with their new owners. Some went by the dozen in giant boxes. "This is so exciting!" Arnie beamed. "I wonder who will choose ME?" At first glance, Arnie looks like an average doughnut--round, cakey, with a hole in the middle, iced and sprinkled. He was made by one of the best bakeries in town. Still, a doughnut is just a doughnut, right? WRONG! Not if Arnie has anything to say about it. And, for a doughnut, he sure seems to have an awful lot to say. Can Arnie change the fate of all doughnuts--or at least have a hand in his own future?
Balloons over Broadway by
Call Number: PN1982 .S27 S84 2011 - Picture Books
Everyone's a New Yorker on Thanksgiving Day, when young and old rise early to see what giant new balloons will fill the skies for Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Who first invented these "upside-down puppets"? Meet Tony Sarg, puppeteer extraordinaire! In brilliant collage illustrations, Caldecott Honor artist Melissa Sweet tells the story of the puppeteer Tony Sarg, capturing his genius, his dedication, his zest for play, and his long-lasting gift to America: the inspired helium balloons that would become the trademark of Macy's Parade.
Battle Bunny by
Call Number: PZ7 .S41267 BAT 2013 - Picture Books
Encourage creativity with this wildly entertaining picture book mash-up from the minds of Jon Scieszka and Mac Barnett. Alex has been given a saccharine, sappy, silly-sweet picture book about Birthday Bunny that his grandma found at a garage sale. Alex isn't interested-until he decides to make the book something he'd actually like to read. So he takes out his pencil, sharpens his creativity, and totally transforms the story! Birthday Bunny becomes Battle Bunny, and the rabbit's innocent journey through the forest morphs into a supersecret mission to unleash an evil plan-a plan that only Alex can stop. Featuring layered, original artwork that emphasizes Alex's additions, this dynamic exploration of creative storytelling is sure to engage and inspire.
The Best Part of Me by
Call Number: PS591 .S3 B44 2002 - Picture Books
An award-winning photographer asked several children "What is the best part of you?", and presents their answers in this sometimes funny, sometimes moving, deeply personal book that includes striking black-and-white photographs taken by the author. Ideal for parents and teacher to use to discuss body image, self-esteem, and diversity with children.
Call Number: PZ7 .R5818 BI 2011 - Picture Books
One hot summer night in the city, all the power goes out. The TV shuts off and a boy wails, "Mommm!" His sister can no longer use the phone, Mom can't work on her computer, and Dad can't finish cooking dinner. What's a family to do? When they go up to the roof to escape the heat, they find the lights--in stars that can be seen for a change--and so many neighbors it's like a block party in the sky! On the street below, people are having just as much fun--talking, rollerblading, and eating ice cream before it melts. The boy and his family enjoy being not so busy for once. They even have time to play a board game together. When the electricity is restored, everything can go back to normal . . . but not everyone likes normal. The boy switches off the lights, and out comes the board game again. Using a combination of panels and full bleed illustrations that move from color to black-and-white and back to color, John Rocco shows that if we are willing to put our cares aside for a while, there is party potential in a summer blackout.
The Book with No Pictures by
Call Number: PZ7 .N864 BO 2014 - Picture Books
You might think a book with no pictures seems boring and serious. Except . . . here's how books work. Everything written on the page has to be said by the person reading it aloud. Even if the words say . . .BLORK. or BLUURF. Even if the words are a preposterous song about eating ants for breakfast, or just a list of astonishingly goofy sounds like BLAGGITY BLAGGITY and GLIBBITY GLOBBITY. Cleverly irreverent and irresistibly silly, The Book with No Pictures is one that kids will beg to hear again and again. (And parents will be happy to oblige.)
Call Number: PZ7 .T37383 CH 2010X - Picture Books
In this wordless picture book, readers can tag along in the adventure of three children who discover a magical bag of chalk on a rainy day.
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by
Call Number: PZ8.3 .M418 CH 1989 - Picture Books
A told B
and B told C,
“I’ll meet you at the top
of the coconut tree.”
When all the letters of the alphabet race one another up the coconut tree, will there be enough room?
Call Number: PZ7 .R719445 CH 2012 - Picture Books
Meet Chopsticks! They've been best friends forever. But one day, this inseparable pair comes to a fork in the road. And for the very first time, they have to figure out how to function apart. From New York Times best-selling author Amy Krouse Rosenthal and rising artistic talent Scott Magoon, this witty and inventive tale celebrates both independence and the unbreakable bonds of friendship.
Click, Clack, Moo by
Call Number: PZ7 .C88135 CL 2001XX - Picture Books
Farmer Brown has a problem. His cows like to type. All day long he hears:
Click, clack, moo.
Click, clack, moo.
Click, clack, moo.
But Farmer Brown's problems REALLY begin when his cows start leaving him notes...
Call Number: PZ7 .F8747 COD 2008X - Picture Books
Corduroy is the story of a small teddy bear waiting on a department store shelf for a child’s friendship has appealed to young readers generation after generation.
A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever by
Call Number: PZ7 .F866 COU 2008 - Picture Books
When James and Eamon go to a week of Nature Camp and stay at Eamon's grandparents' house, it turns out that their free time spent staying inside, eating waffles, and playing video games is "way" more interesting than nature. But sometimes things work out best when they "don't" go exactly as planned. This Caldecott Honor-winning book is a moving and hilarious celebration of young boys, childhood friendships, and the power of the imagination, where Marla Frazee captures the very essence of summer vacation and what it means to be a kid.
Crankee Doodle by
Call Number: PZ7 .A585 CR 2013 - Picture Books
Many know the song Yankee Doodle Dandy, but few understand it. This unapologetically silly picture book reveals that the legendary ride to town (and the whole macaroni thing) was all suggested by Mr. Doodle's overeager pony. A historical note ends this colorful, comical take on a nonsensical old song.
Creepy Carrots! by
Call Number: PZ7 .R33213 CRE 2012 - Picture Books
In this Caldecott Honor-winning picture book, The Twilight Zone comes to the carrot patch as a rabbit fears his favorite treats are out to get him. Jasper Rabbit loves carrots-especially Crackenhopper Field carrots. He eats them on the way to school. He eats them going to Little League. He eats them walking home. Until the day the carrots start following him...or are they?
The Curious Garden by
Call Number: PZ7 .B81668 CU 2009 - Picture Books
One boy's quest for a greener world... one garden at a time. While out exploring one day, a little boy named Liam discovers a struggling garden and decides to take care of it. As time passes, the garden spreads throughout the dark, gray city, transforming it into a lush, green world. This is an enchanting tale with environmental themes and breathtaking illustrations that become more vibrant as the garden blooms. Red-headed Liam can also be spotted on every page, adding a clever seek-and-find element to this captivating picture book.
The Day the Crayons Came Home by
Call Number: PZ7 .D3388 DAT 2015 - Picture Books
The companion to the #1 bestseller, The Day the Crayons Quit! I'm not sure what it is about this kid Duncan, but his crayons sure are a colorful bunch of characters! Having soothed the hurt feelings of one group who threatened to quit, Duncan now faces a whole new group of crayons asking to be rescued. From Maroon Crayon, who was lost beneath the sofa cushions and then broken in two after Dad sat on him; to poor Turquoise, whose head is now stuck to one of Duncan's stinky socks after they both ended up in the dryer together, each and every crayon has a woeful tale to tell and a plea to be brought home to the crayon box. [Look for a special glow-in-the-dark picture (Note: make sure to "charge" it under a light first)].
The Day the Crayons Quit by
Call Number: PZ7 .D3388 DAY 2013 - Picture Books
Crayons have feelings, too, in this funny back-to-school story illustrated by the creator of "Stuck "and "This Moose Belongs to Me"--now a #1" New York Times "bestseller Poor Duncan just wantsto color. But when he opens his box of crayons, he finds only letters, all saying the same thing: His crayons have had enough they quit. Beige Crayon is tired of playing second fiddle to Brown Crayon. Black wants to be used for more than just outlining. Blue needs a break from coloring all those bodies of water. And Orange and Yellow are no longer speaking each believes he is the true color of the sun. What can Duncan possibly do to appease all of the crayons and get them back to doing what they do best?
Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! by
Call Number: PZ7 .W65535 DON 2012X - Picture Books
When a bus driver takes a break from his route, a very unlikely volunteer springs up to take his place-a pigeon! But you've never met one like this before. As he pleads, wheedles, and begs his way through the book, children will love being able to answer back and decide his fate.
Don't Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late! by
Call Number: Pz7 .W65535 DON 2006 - Picture Books
Don't Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late! A pigeon comes up with many reasons why he should not go to bed.
The Dot by
Call Number: PZ7 .R337645 DO 2003 - Picture Books
Art class is over, but Vashti is sitting glued to her chair in front of a blank piece of paper. The words of her teacher are a gentle invitation to express herself. But Vashti can’t draw - she’s no artist. To prove her point, Vashti jabs at a blank sheet of paper to make an unremarkable and angry mark. That one little dot marks the beginning of Vashti’s journey of surprise and self-discovery!
Dragons Love Tacos by
Call Number: PZ7 .R83116 DR 2012 - Picture Books
This scrumptious New York Times bestseller has a whole lot of kick! Dragons love tacos. They love chicken tacos, beef tacos, great big tacos, and teeny tiny tacos. So if you want to lure a bunch of dragons to your party, you should definitely serve tacos. Buckets and buckets of tacos. Unfortunately, where there are tacos, there is also salsa. And if a dragon accidentally eats spicy salsa . . . oh, boy. You're in red-hot trouble.
Duck! Rabbit! by
Call Number: PZ7 .R719445 DUC 2009 - Picture Books
From the award-winning author of Little Pea, Little Hoot, and Little Oink comes a clever take on the age-old optical illusion: is it a duck or a rabbit? Depends on how you look at it! A smart, simple story that will make readers of all ages eager to take a side, Duck! Rabbit! makes it easy to agree on one thing: reading it again!
Duck and Goose by
Call Number: PZ7 .H563737 DUC 2006 - Picture Books
Duck and Goose have to work at getting along. You see, Duck doesn’t much care for Goose at first, and Goose isn’t fond of Duck. But both want the egg that each claims to be his. As the two tend to their egg, and make plans for the future, they come to appreciate one another’s strengths. And when a bluebird points out that it isn’t really an egg—it’s a polka dot ball—the two are not dismayed. After all, it is a lovely ball. . . .
Call Number: PZ7 .L592 EAM 2011 - Picture Books
It's an E-mergency! The letter E has fallen down the stairs and ended up in the hospital. Now the only way to get her back on her feet is for everyone to stop using her. But who will substitute for E? The other letters have to make a decision, ASAP.
Extra Yarn by
Call Number: PZ7 .B26615 EXT 2012 - Picture Books
Extra Yarn is the story of how a young girl and her box of magical yarn transform a community. With spare, gently humorous illustrations and a palette that moves from black-and-white to a range of color, this modern fairy tale has the feel of a new classic.
The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore by
Call Number: PZ7 .J857 FAN 2012 - Picture Books
Morris Lessmore loved words. He loved stories. He loved books. But every story has its upsets. Everything in Morris Lessmore's life, including his own story, is scattered to the winds. But the power of story will save the day. The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore is a modern masterpiece, showing that in today's world of traditional books, eBooks, and apps, it's story that we truly celebrate-and this story, no matter how you tell it, begs to be read again and again.
First the Egg by
Call Number: QH491 .S43 2007 - Picture Books
WHICH CAME FIRST? The chicken or the egg? Simple die-cuts magically present transformation-- from seed to flower, tadpole to frog, caterpillar to butterfly. Seed becomes flower, paint becomes picture, word becomes story--and the commonplace becomes extraordinary as children look through and turn the pages of this novel and winning book.
Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed by
Call Number: PZ8.3 .C456 FI 1989X - Picture Books
“NO MORE MONKEYS JUMPING ON THE BED!” A sure-fire hit at story hour, this rhythmic romp is a counting lesson, too, as the five bouncy bed-jumpers bump their heads and get hauled off to the doctor one by one. Wonderful pencil and watercolor illustrations capture both the glee and the pratfalls of those misbehaving monkeys.
Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs by
Call Number: PZ7 .W65535 GO 2012X - Picture Books
Once upon a time, there were three hungry Dinosaurs: Papa Dinosaur, Mama Dinosaur . . . and a Dinosaur who happened to be visiting from Norway. One day--for no particular reason--they decided to tidy up their house, make the beds, and prepare pudding of varying temperatures. And then--for no particular reason--they decided to go . . . someplace else. They were definitely not setting a trap for some succulent, unsupervised little girl. Definitely not! This new take on a fairy-tale classic is so funny and so original--it could only come from the brilliant mind of Mo Willems.
Harold and the Purple Crayon by
Call Number: PZ7 .L537 HAR 1999X - Picture Books
Let Harold and his purple crayon lead you on a fantastic journey of the imagination. The beloved classic is now available as a board book, perfect for little hands at bedtime.
Here's a Little Poem by
Call Number: PS586.3 .H47 2007 - Picture Books
This exuberant celebration of poetry is an essential book for every young one's library and a gorgeous gift to be both shared and treasured. Sit back and savor a superb collection of more than sixty poems by a wide range of talented writers, from Margaret Wise Brown to Gertrude Stein, Langston Hughes to A. A. Milne.
Hi! Fly Guy by
Call Number: PZ7 .A7379 HI 2005 - Picture Books
"A fly was flying. He was looking for something to eat. Something tasty. Something slimy. A boy was walking. He was looking for something to catch. Something smart. Something for The Amazing Pet Show." The boy and fly meet and so begins a beautiful friendship. Er, and so begins a very funny friendship. Using hyperbole, puns, slapstick, and silly drawings, bestselling author/illustrator Tedd Arnold creates an easy reader that is full of fun.
How Are You Peeling? by
Call Number: TX652 .F699 1999 - Picture Books
Brief text and photographs of carvings made from vegetables introduce the world of emotions by presenting leading questions such as, "Are you feeling angry?"
How Rocket Learned to Read by
Call Number: PZ7 .H563737 HO 2010 - Picture Books
Learn to read with this "New York Times"-bestselling picture book, starring an irresistible dog named Rocket and his teacher, a little yellow bird. Follow along as Rocket masters the alphabet, sounds out words, and finally . . . learns to read all on his own With a story that makes reading fun--and will even help listeners learn to read--this book is ideal for kindergarten classrooms and story hour or as a gift for that beginning reader.
Hug Machine by
Call Number: PZ7 .C1583 HUG 2014 - Picture Books
Who have YOU hugged today? Open your arms to this delightfully tender, goofy, and sweet tale. Watch out world, here he comes! The Hug Machine! Whether you are big, or small, or square, or long, or spikey, or soft, no one can resist his unbelievable hugs! HUG ACCOMPLISHED! This endearing story encourages a warm, caring, and buoyantly affectionate approach to life. Everyone deserves a hug-and this book!
I Ain't Gonna Paint No More! by
Call Number: PZ8.3 .B3845 IA 2005 - Picture Books
A dab of blue here, a splash of red there, a goopy smear of green . . . everywhere. To the tune of "It Ain't Gonna Rain No More," one creative kid floods his world with color, painting first the walls, then the ceiling, then HIMSELF! Before this feisty artist is through, he'll have painted his head, back, hands, legs, feet, and . . . Oh no--here comes Mama!
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by
Call Number: PZ7 .N964 IF 1996BX - Picture Books
If a hungry little mouse shows up on your doorstep, you might want to give him a cookie. And if you give him a cookie, he'll ask for a glass of milk. He'll want to look in a mirror to make sure he doesn't have a milk mustache, and then he'll ask for a pair of scissors to give himself a trim...
Interrupting Chicken by
Call Number: PZ7 .S8179 INT 2010 - Picture Books
It’s time for the little red chicken’s bedtime story—and a reminder from Papa to try not to interrupt. But the chicken can’t help herself! Whether the tale is Hansel and Grettel or Little Red Riding Hood or even Chicken Little, she jumps into the story to save its hapless characters from doing some dangerous or silly thing.
Call Number: PZ7 .R337645 IS 2004 - Picture Books
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.
It's a Book by
Call Number: PZ7 .S6538 ITS 2010X - Picture Books
Playful and lighthearted with a subversive twist that is signature Lane Smith, IT'S A BOOK is a delightful manifesto on behalf of print in the digital age. This satisfying, perfectly executed picture book has something to say to readers of all stripes and all ages.
I Want My Hat Back by
Call Number: PZ7 .K6781446 IAP 2011 - Picture Books
The bear's hat is gone, and he wants it back. Patiently and politely, he asks the animals he comes across, one by one, whether they have seen it. Each animal says no, some more elaborately than others. But just as the bear begins to despond, a deer comes by and asks a simple question that sparks the bear's memory and renews his search with a vengeance.
I Will Surprise My Friend! by
Call Number: PZ7 .W65535 IAW 2008 - 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 I Will Surprise My Friend!, Gerald and Piggie want to play a game and surprise each other-but the biggest surprise is the one they least expect.
Call Number: PZ7 .B32 JO 2013X - Picture Books
In this 2014 Caldecott Honor Book, follow a girl on an elaborate flight of fancy in a wondrously illustrated, wordless picture book about self-determination -- and unexpected friendship. A lonely girl draws a magic door on her bedroom wall and through it escapes into a world where wonder, adventure, and danger abound.
Knuffle Bunny by
Call Number: PZ7 .W65535 KN 2004 - Picture Books
Trixie, Daddy, and Knuffle Bunny take a trip to the neighborhood Laundromat. But the exciting adventure takes a dramatic turn when Trixie realizes somebunny was left behind. Using a combination of muted black-and-white photographs and expressive illustrations, this stunning book tells a brilliantly true-to-life tale about what happens when Daddy's in charge and things go terribly, hilariously wrong.
Call Number: PS3618 .A346 L46 2010 - Picture Books
Play with your words! A brand new poetic form that turns word puzzles into poetry. Part anagram, part rebus, part riddle--these poems capture a scene from a child's daily life and present a puzzle to solve. Sometimes sweet and sometimes funny, but always clever, these poems are fun to read and even more fun for kids to write.
LMNO Peas by
Call Number: PZ8.3 .B175 LM 2010 - Picture Books
Get ready to roll through the alphabet with a jaunty cast of extremely cute and busy little peas in this Classic Board Book edition of Keith Baker’s hit concept book. This fresh and fun alphabet book features bright colors, bouncy rhyming text, and silly pea characters who highlight the wide variety of interests, hobbies, and careers that make the world such a colorful place!
Lola at the Library by
Call Number: PZ7 .M47883 LOL 2006BX - Picture Books
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.
Look - Alikes: The more you look, the more you see! by
Call Number: GV1507 .P47 S74 1998 - Picture Books
Simple verses challenge readers to identify the everyday objects used to construct twelve three-dimensional scenes in Lookalike Land.
Maddi's Fridge by
Call Number: PZ7 .B737335 MAD 2014 - Picture Books
With humor and warmth, this children's picture book raises awareness about poverty and hunger. Best friends Sofia and Maddi live in the same neighborhood, go to the same school, and play in the same park, but while Sofia's fridge at home is full of nutritious food, the fridge at Maddi's house is empty. Sofia learns that Maddi's family doesn't have enough money to fill their fridge and promises Maddi she'll keep this discovery a secret. But because Sofia wants to help her friend, she's faced with a difficult decision: to keep her promise or tell her parents about Maddi's empty fridge. Filled with colorful artwork, this storybook addresses issues of poverty with honesty and sensitivity while instilling important lessons in friendship, empathy, trust, and helping others.
Math Curse by
Call Number: PZ7 .S41267 Mat 1995 - Picture Books
The nameless student, begins with a seemingly innocent statement by his math teacher- "you know, almost everything in life can be considered a math problem." The next morning, the hero finds himself thinking of the time he needs to get up along the lines of algebra. Next comes the mathematical school of probability, followed by charts and statistics. As the narrator slowly turns into a "math zombie," everything in his life is transformed into a problem.
Memories of Survival by
Call Number: DS135 .P63 K7355 2005 - Picture Books
Though never trained as an artist, at the age of 50 Esther decided to retell her childhood memories through this series of hand-stitched panels. These images reveal both the extreme horrors of war and the cherished family memories shared before the war began.
Mr. George Baker by
Call Number: PZ7 .H4375 MR. 2004 - Picture Books
Harry sits on the porch with Mr. Joe Baker, an African American who is one hundred years old but can still dance and play the drums, waiting for the school bus that will take them both to the class where they are learning to read.
Mr. Peabody's Apples by
Call Number: PZ7 .M26573 MR 2003 - Picture Books
"Mr. Peabodyís Apples takes place in 1949 in Happville, USA. Mr. Peabody is the beloved elementary school teacher and baseball coach, who one day finds himself ostracized when rumors spread through the small town. Mr. Peabody silences the gossip with an unforgettable and poignant lesson about how we must choose our words carefully to avoid causing harm to others.
The Napping House by
Call Number: PZ7 .W846 NAP 1984 - Picture Books
“And on that granny / there is a child / a dreaming child / on a snoring granny / on a cozy bed / in a napping house, / where everyone is sleeping.” Included in the napping house menagerie is a dozing dog, a snoozing cat, a slumbering mouse, and a wakeful flea who ends up toppling the whole sleep heap with one chomp! Don Wood’s delightfully detailed comical illustrations are bathed in moonlight blues until the sun comes up, then all is color and rainbows and a very awake household.
No, David! by
Call Number: PZ7 .S52865 NO 1999X - Picture Books
When David Shannon was five years old, he wrote and illustrated his first book. On every page were these words: NO, DAVID! . . . and a picture of David doing things he was not supposed to do. Now David is all grown up. But some things never change. . . .
Not a Box by
Call Number: PZ7.P8362 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.
The Numberlys by
Call Number: PZ7 .J857 NUM 2014 - Picture Books
Once upon a time there was no alphabet, only numbers... Life was...fine. Orderly. Dull as gray paint. Very...numberly. But our five jaunty heroes weren't willing to accept that this was all there could be. They knew there had to be more. So they broke out hard hats and welders, hammers and glue guns, and they started knocking some numbers together. Removing a piece here. Adding a piece there. At first, it was awful. But the five kept at it, and soon it was...artful! One letter after another emerged, until there were twenty-six. Twenty-six letters-and they were beautiful. All colorful, shiny, and new. Exactly what our heroes didn't even know they were missing. And when the letters entered the world, something truly wondrous began to happen...Pizza! Jelly beans! Color! Books!
Officer Buckle and Gloria by
Call Number: PZ7 .R1936 OF 1996X - Picture Books
A rather boring police officer named Officer Buckle is assigned to take a police dog named Gloria to his safety speech at the local school. Until that time, whenever Officer Buckle tried to tell schools about safety everyone fell asleep. Then, unbeknownst to Officer Buckle (literally, behind his back), Gloria does tricks imitating the safety tip demonstrating safety rules, and Gloria is a big success.
Once Upon an Alphabet by
Call Number: PZ7 .J3643 ON 2014 - Picture Books
The alphabet book to top all others. If words make up the stories and letters make up the words, then stories are made up of letters. In this menagerie we have stories made of words, made FOR all the letters. The most inventive and irresistible book of the year spans a mere 26 letters (don't they all!). From an Astronaut who's afraid of heights, to a Bridge that ends up burned between friends, to a Cup stuck in a cupboard and longing for freedom, Once Upon an Alphabet is a creative tour de force from A through Z.
The Other Side by
Call Number: PZ7 .868 TH 2001 - Picture Books
Clover's mom says it isn't safe to cross the fence that segregates their African-American side of town from the white side where Anna lives. But the two girls strike up a friendship, and get around the grown-ups' rules by sitting on top of the fence together. With the addition of a brand-new author's note, this special edition celebrates the tenth anniversary of this classic book. As always, Woodson moves readers with her lyrical narrative, and E. B. Lewis' amazing talent shines in his gorgeous watercolor illustrations.
Paul Thurlby's Alphabet by
Call Number: PE1155 .T58 2011 - Picture Books
Discover an alphabet like no other! In his first picture book, graphic artist Paul Thurlby presents a stunning alphabet that helps to make the shape of each letter memorable. From an awesome A to a zippy Z, this is the perfect ABC book for the young and hip.
Perfect Square by
Call Number: PZ7 .H1472 PER 2011 - Picture Books
A perfect square is transformed in this adventure story that will transport you far beyond the four equal sides of this square book.
Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes by
Call Number: PZ7.L7376 PET 2010 - Picture Books
Pete the Cat goes walking down the street wearing his brand new white shoes. Along the way, his shoes change from white to red to blue to brown to WET as he steps in piles of strawberries, blueberries, and other big messes! But no matter what color his shoes are, Pete keeps movin' and groovin' and singing his song...because it's all good.
Please, Mr. Panda by
Call Number: PZ7 .A632 PL 2015 - Picture Books
What is the proper way to ask Mr. Panda for doughnuts? Patiently and politely, Mr. Panda asks the animals he comes across if they would like a doughnut. A penguin, a skunk, and a whale all say yes, but they do not remember to say "please" and "thank you." Is anyone worthy of Mr. Panda's doughnuts?
The Polar Express by
Call Number: PZ7 .V266 PO 2010X - Picture Books
This is the story of a young hero boy on Christmas Eve who boards on a powerful magical train that's headed to the North Pole and Santa Claus's home. What unfolds is an adventure which follows a doubting boy, who takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole; during this ride, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery which shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe.
Press Here by
Call Number: PZ7 .T82314 PR 2011 - Picture Books
Press the yellow dot on the cover of this book, follow the instructions within, and embark upon a magical journey! Each page of this surprising book instructs the reader to press the dots, shake the pages, tilt the book, and who knows what will happen next!
Reading Makes You Feel Good by
Call Number: PZ7 .P2447 RE 2005 - Picture Books
Reading Makes You Feel Good will inspire and encourage young children to delight in the joyful, rewarding experience of reading. With Todd Parr's trademark bright, bold pictures and silly scenes, kids will learn that reading isn't something that just happens at school or at home-it can happen anywhere! Todd shows us all the fun ways we can read- from in the library and in bed to in the bathtub and on the road.
The Sandwich Swap by
Call Number: PZ7 .R165 SAN 2010 - Picture Books
Lily and Salma are best friends. They like doing all the same things, and they always eat lunch together. Lily eats peanut butter and Salma eats hummus-but what's that between friends? It turns out, a lot. Before they know it, a food fight breaks out. Can Lily and Salma put aside their differences? Or will a sandwich come between them?
Say Hello! by
Call Number: PZ7 .I763 SAY 2010 - Picture Books
Carmelita loves to greet everyone in her colorful neighborhood. There are people from so many different cultures! They all like to say hello too, so now Carmelita can say hello in Spanish, English, French, Japanese, and many other languages. And her dog, Manny? Well, he seems to understand everyone, and gives a happy "Woof!" wherever he goes. Caldecott Honor winner Rachel Isadora's eyecatching collages are full of kid-friendly details like colorful storefronts, pigeons and an ice cream truck, making Carmelita's neighborhood fun to explore. Emphasizing the rich diversity of America's neighborhoods, this simple portrait of a child's day provides a great introduction to the joy of language.
Scaredy Squirrel by
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.
The Scraps Book by
Call Number: NC975.5 .E36 A2 2014X - Picture Books
The renowned Caldecott Honoree and illustrator of Chicka Chicka Boom Boom provides a moving, intimate, and inspiring inside look at her colorful picture book career. Lois Ehlert always knew she was an artist. Her parents encouraged her from a young age by teaching her how to sew and saw wood and pound nails, and by giving her colorful art supplies. They even gave her a special spot to work that was all her own. Today, many years and many books later, Lois takes readers and aspiring artists on a delightful behind-the-scenes tour of her books and her book-making process. Part fascinating retrospective, part moving testament to the value of following your dreams, this richly illustrated picture book is sure to inspire children and adults alike to explore their own creativity.
Shark vs. Train by
Call Number: PZ7 .B2849 SH 2010 - Picture Books
Shark VS. Train! WHO WILL WIN?! If you think Superman vs. Batman would be an exciting matchup, wait until you see Shark vs. Train. In this hilarious and wacky picture book, Shark and Train egg each other on for one competition after another, including burping, bowling, Ping Pong, piano playing, pie eating, and many more! Who do YOU think will win, Shark or Train?
Shout! Shout It Out! by
Call Number: PZ7 .F5994 SHO 2011 - Picture Books
Kids are often told to sit still and be quiet. But Denise Fleming encourages them to shout, shout it out! By taking basic learning concepts like numbers, letters, and colors and putting them on display, she asks kids to shout out what they know--and her readers will be happy to oblige. With bold colors and her unique handmade paper art, Denise Fleming makes learning into a game. Long-time fans and sharp-eyed newcomers will be happy to see that Mouse returns on every page, shouting along with the crowd!
A Sick Day for Amos McGee by
Call Number: PZ7 .S808566 SI 2012 - Picture Books
Friends come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. In Amos McGee's case, all sorts of species, too! Every day he spends a little bit of time with each of his friends at the zoo, running races with the tortoise, keeping the shy penguin company, and even reading bedtime stories to the owl. But when Amos is too sick to make it to the zoo, his animal friends decide it's time they returned the favor.
Sidewalk Circus by
Call Number: PZ7 .F59918 SI 2004 - Picture Books
The creators of WESLANDIA are back in the ring with a spectacular, wordless picture book that honors the transformative power of the imagination. Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls! Step right up and witness an astounding assemblage of tightrope walkers, strong men, sword swallowers, and clowns. The Garibaldi Circus is coming soon- but for those with clear eyes, the performers may already be in the ring. So get ready to sharpen your vision, and look very closely. A show like you've never seen is about to begin!
Smelly Locker by
Call Number: PZ8.3 .K1275 SM 2008 - Picture Books
The uproarious creators of Take Me Out of the Bathtub and Other Silly Dilly Songs and Are You Quite Polite? Silly Dilly Manners Songs are at it again, this time causing a silly dilly ruckus all over school! The snappy new lyrics to familiar songs touch on everything that goes on at school -- from backbreaking backpacks and troublesome tests to antics in the lunchroom, at recess, and more. You might just need a hall pass to go out and laugh or giggle yourself silly when you sing along to these brand-new hits!
Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon by
Call Number: PZ7 .L9575 ST 2001 - Picture Books
"Leave it to Molly to transform all her 'faults' into marvelous talents.. . . Pictures fill the pages with wild perspectives, goofy-looking kids, and hilarious details. It leaves readers with the feeling that anything can be accomplished if you are the best person you can be and make the most of your gifts."
The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales by
Call Number: PZ8 .S3134 ST 1992X - Picture Books
The entire book, with its unconventional page arrangement and eclectic, frenetic mix of text and pictures, is a spoof on the art of book design and the art of the fairy tale. The individual tales, such as the Really Ugly Duckling and Little Red Running Shorts,can be extracted for telling aloud, with great success.
Thank You, Mr. Falker by
Call Number: PZ7 .P74 T45 1999X - Picture Books
When Trisha starts school, she can't wait to learn how to read, but the letters just get jumbled up. She hates being different, and begins to believe her classmates when they call her a dummy. Then, in fifth grade, Mr. Falker changes everything. He sees through her sadness to the gifted artist she really is. And when he discovers that she can't read, he helps her prove to herself that she can - and will!
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by
Call Number: PZ7 .C21476 VE 1991X - Picture Books
One sunny Sunday, the caterpillar was hatched out of a tiny egg. He was very hungry. Strikingly bold, colorful pictures and a simple text in large, clear type tell the story of a hungry little caterpillar's progress through an amazing variety and quantity of foods. Full at last, he made a cocoon around himself and went to sleep, to wake up a few weeks later... read to find out!
What Do You Do With an Idea? by
Call Number: PZ7 .Y18 WHA 2013X - Picture Books
This is the story of one brilliant idea and the child who helps to bring it into the world. As the child's confidence grows, so does the idea itself. And then, one day, something amazing happens. This is a story for anyone, at any age, who's ever had an idea that seemed a little too big, too odd, too difficult. It's a story to inspire you to welcome that idea, to give it some space to grow, and to see what happens next. Because your idea isn't going anywhere. In fact, it's just getting started.
What Do You Do with a Tail Like This? by
Call Number: QL945 .J46 2003 - Picture Books
A nose for digging? Ears for seeing? Eyes that squirt blood? Explore the many amazing things animals can do with their ears, eyes, mouths, noses, feet, and tails in this interactive guessing book, beautifully illustrated in cut-paper collage, which was awarded a Caldecott Honor.
Where the Sidewalk Ends by
Call Number: PZ8.3.S575 Wh 2000x - Picture Books
Where the sidewalk ends, Shel Silverstein's world begins. There you'll meet a boy who turns into a TV set and a girl who eats a whale. The Unicorn and the Bloath live there, and so does Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout who will not take the garbage out. It is a place where you wash your shadow and plant diamond gardens, a place where shoes fly, sisters are auctioned off, and crocodiles go to the dentist.
Why Did the Chicken Cross the Road? by
Call Number: NC1763 .C43 W49 2006 - Picture Books
We all know the joke. We've all told it. Kids love to tell it over and over and over again, with as many different punch lines as possible. And now we've found out that famous award-winning artists love to tell the joke too--and they have some wacky and downright hilarious ideas about why that chicken really did cross the road. One thing is for sure--you won't cross this book without a good laugh!
Call Number: GV2507 .W8 R64 2012 - Picture Books
What do you get when you combine a word and a number? A wumber! Paying tribute to William Steig's CDB!, best-selling book, cre8ors Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Tom Lichtenheld have wri10 and illustr8ed this s2pendous book that is 1derful 4 readers in kindergar10 and up. If we've confused you, just take a look at the book--4tun8ly it has helpful pictures. We are sure you will get it ins10tly!
Yo! Yes? by
Call Number: PZ7 .R1814 YO 1993 - 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.
Call Number: PZ7.P17526 WO 2012 - Chapter Books
August (Auggie) Pullman was born with a facial deformity that prevented him from going to a mainstream school until now. He's about to enter fifth grade at Beecher Prep, and if you've ever been the new kid, then you know how hard that can be. The thing is Auggie's just an ordinary kid, with an extraordinary face. But can he convince his new classmates that he's just like them, despite appearances?
Who Was Andy Warhol? by
Call Number: CT107.W48 WARHOL ANDY - Chapter Books
Best known for his screen prints of soup cans and movie stars, this shy young boy from Pittsburgh shot to fame with his radical ideas of what "art" could be. Working in the aptly named "Factory," Warhol's paintings, movies, and eccentric lifestyle blurred the lines between pop culture and art, ushering in the Pop Art movement and, with it, a national obsession.
The One and Only Ivan by
Call Number: PZ7.A6483 On 2015x - Chapter Books
Living at the Exit 8 Big Top Mall and Video Arcade, Ivan has grown accustomed to humans watching him through the glass walls of his domain. He rarely misses his life in the jungle. In fact, he hardly ever thinks about it at all. Instead, Ivan thinks about TV shows he's seen, and about his friends Stella, an elderly elephant, and Bob, a stray dog. But mostly Ivan thinks about art and how to capture the taste of a mango or the sound of leaves with color and a well-placed line. Then he meets Ruby, a baby elephant taken from her family, and she makes Ivan see their home--and his own art--through new eyes.
Flat Stanley - His Original Adventure! by
Call Number: PZ7.B81422 FL 2009X - Chapter Books
When Stanley Lambchop wakes up one morning, his brother, Arthur, is yelling. A bulletin board fell on Stanley during the night, and now he is only half an inch thick! Amazing things begin happening to him. Stanley gets rolled up, mailed, and flown like a kite. He even gets to help catch two dangerous art thieves. He may be flat, but he's a hero.
Al Capone Does My Shirts by
Call Number: PZ7.C446265 Al 2004ax - Chapter Books
Today I moved to a twelve-acre rock covered with cement, topped with bird turd and surrounded by water. I'm not the only kid who lives here. There's my sister, Natalie, except she doesn't count. And there are twenty-three other kids who live on the island because their dads work as guards or cooks or doctors or electricians for the prison, like my dad does. The convicts we have are the kind other prisons don't want. I never knew prisons could be picky, but I guess they can. You get to Alcatraz by being the worst of the worst. Unless you're me. I came here because my mother said I had to.
Flora and Ulysses by
Call Number: PZ7.D5455 FLO 2013X - Chapter Books
The squirrel never saw the vacuum cleaner coming, but self-described cynic Flora Belle Buckman, who has read every issue of the comic book Terrible Things Can Happen to You!, is the just the right person to step in and save him. What neither can predict is that Ulysses (the squirrel) has been born anew, with powers of strength, flight, and misspelled poetry -- and that Flora will be changed too, as she discovers the possibility of hope and the promise of a capacious heart.
Love That Dog by
Call Number: PZ7.C8615 Lo 2002x - Chapter Books
Jack hates poetry. Only girls write it and every time he tries to, his brain feels empty. But his teacher, Ms. Stretchberry, won't stop giving her class poetry assignments -- and Jack can't avoid them. But then something amazing happens. The more he writes, the more he learns he does have something to say.
The Year of Billy Miller by
Call Number: Pz7. H389 YE 2013 - Chapter Books
When Billy Miller has a mishap at the statue of the Jolly Green Giant at the end of summer vacation, he ends up with a big lump on his head. What a way to start second grade, with a lump on your head! As the year goes by, though, Billy figures out how to navigate elementary school, how to appreciate his little sister, and how to be a more grown-up and responsible member of the family and a help to his busy working mom and stay-at-home dad.
The Invention of Hugo Cabret by
Call Number: PZ7.S4654 Inv 2007 - Chapter Books
Orphan, clock keeper, and thief, Hugo lives in the walls of a busy Paris train station, where his survival depends on secrets and anonymity. But when his world suddenly interlocks - like the gears of the clocks he keeps - with an eccentric, bookish girl and a bitter old man who runs a toy booth in the train station, Hugo's undercover life, and his most precious secret, are put in jeopardy.
Call Number: PZ7.P3856 CLE 2006 - Chapter Books
Clementine is having a not so good week. On Monday she's sent to the principal's office for cutting off Margaret's hair. Tuesday, Margaret's mother is mad at her. Wednesday, she's sent to the principal again. Thursday, Margaret stops speaking to her. Friday starts with yucky eggs and gets worse. And by Saturday, even her mother is mad at her. Okay, fine. Clementine is having a DISASTROUS week.
El Deafo by
Call Number: HV2534.B44 A3 2014x - Chapter Books
Going to school and making new friends can be tough. But going to school and making new friends while wearing a bulky hearing aid strapped to your chest? That requires superpowers! In this funny, poignant graphic novel memoir, author/illustrator Cece Bell chronicles her hearing loss at a young age and her subsequent experiences with the Phonic Ear, a very powerful--and very awkward--hearing aid.
Call Number: PZ7 .B26154 Cro 2017 - Picture Books
A fresh cut makes boys fly. This rhythmic, read-aloud title is an unbridled celebration of the self-esteem, confidence, and swagger boys feel when they leave the barber's chair--a tradition that places on their heads a figurative crown, beaming with jewels, that confirms their brilliance and worth and helps them not only love and accept themselves but also take a giant step toward caring how they present themselves to the world. The fresh cuts. That's where it all begins.
Call Number: PZ7 .B26615 Squ 2018x - Picture Books
This book is about Square. Square spends every day taking blocks from a pile below the ground to a pile above the ground. This book is also about Square's friend Circle. Circle thinks Square is an artistic genius. But is he really?