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Picture Books - Youth Staff Picks

0 to 1-year-old Favorites (P)

Call Number : E KAT BOARD BOOK

Baby plays hide and seek with Mommy.

Call Number : E BIS

A loveable monster from Planet Tickle is on a mission to spread laughter on earth.

Call Number : E KAT

How many kisses does a tired baby need to change her from crying into sleeping.

Call Number : E BOY BOARD BOOK

An assortment of animals on a boat take a bath, put on their pajamas, brush their teeth, and exercise before going to bed.

Call Number : E THO BOARD BOOK

One Blankie, two Blankies, now we've got our best Blankie! Join in this joyful, vibrant and hilarious celebration of much loved Blankies.

Call Number : E GOO BOARD BOOK

Simple text invites the reader to look under lift-up flaps to find various creatures as they awaken in the rain forest.

2-year-old Favorites (P)

Call Number : E NUM

Relating the cycle of requests a mouse is likely to make after you give him a cookie takes the reader through a young child's day.

Call Number : E DOD

In this colorful story of a sloppy dog, you can count on a happy ending.

Call Number : E MAR

Children see a variety of animals, each one a different color, and a teacher looking at them.

Call Number : E DEW

At bedtime, a little llama worries after his mother puts him to bed and goes downstairs.

Call Number : E GIB

A bear invites all of the animals to follow him through the trees, on tiptoe, to see a special surprise.

Call Number : E SHE

A young dinosaur takes on many challenges and wins every time. Then Dinosaur faces his toughest challenge of all: bedtime.

Call Number : E PIZ

They're off! Sam is the best race-car driver in history -- he is number one at every race! But when his best friend, Maggie, shows that she has racing talent of her own, Sam doesn't know how to handle coming in second place. Will he learn what it truly means to be a winner?

Call Number : E DOO

Rex is bigger than anyone else at school, and everybody is scared at him--but he reminds us that "rawr" means hello in dinosaur language.

Call Number : E SME

When Mr. Horse gives a ride to his friends, Cat, Dog, Pig, and Duck, they urge him to go faster and faster.

Call Number : E BEA

When a storm comes, Rover expects to have his doghouse all to himself but finds that various other animals, including a skunk, come to join him. It's raining cats and dogs!

Call Number : E DOT

Count to ten with fast and colorful race cars.

Call Number : E HOP

A curious little owl decides to stay awake to find out how the things he sees at night look during the daytime.

Call Number : E HUT

In rhyming verses, one animal after another neighs, moos, oinks, quacks and makes other appropriate sounds as each eats an apple from the farmer's tree.

3 & 4-year-old Favorites (P)

Call Number : E PET

As he walks down the street, Pete the cat sings about his brand new white shoes as they change from red to blue to brown to wet.

Call Number : E JAV

Danny can have a pet for his birthday and he knows exactly what he wants, but the other members of his family think differently.

Call Number : E BYR

When her dog disappears into the gutter of the book, Bella calls for help. But when the helpers disappear too, Bella realizes it will take more than a tug on the leash to put things right.

Call Number : E WIL

Gerald and Piggie discover the joy of being read. But what will happen when the book ends?

Call Number : E THO

As three dust bunnies, Ed, Ned, and Ted, are demonstrating how much they love to rhyme, a fourth, Bob, is trying to warn them of approaching danger.

Call Number : E URB

Mouse struggles to find the right way to express his anger, modeling the behavior of Hare, Bear, Hedgehog, and Bobcat, only to discover that his own way may be the best way of all.

Call Number : E STE

Little Red Chicken wants Papa to read her a bedtime story, but interrupts him almost as soon as he begins each tale.

Call Number : E ROS

Little Pea hates eating candy for dinner, but his parents will not let him have his spinach dessert until he cleans his plate.

Call Number : E SHE

Envy turns to admiration and finally to friendship for Goat and Unicorn.

Call Number : E TAY

Hoot owl flies through the night and assumes numerous disguises in order to catch a meal.

Call Number : E DIE

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

ABCs (P)

Call Number : E ESC

What happens when you subtract just one letter from a word? Beginning with "without the A the beast is the best" a pack of silly creatures work their way through the alphabet, subtracting each letter from a different word to alter its meaning and tell a story.

Call Number : E KON

Chaos ensues when Z thinks that it's time for him to go first in the alphabet for a change.

Call Number : E OLI

A beautifully illustrated, graphic ABC book featuring all things that go!

Call Number : E BAK

Get ready to roll through the alphabet with a jaunty cast of busy little peas. Featuring a range of zippy characters from Acrobat Peas to Zoologist Peas, this delightful picture book highlights a variety of interests, hobbies, and careers - each one themed to a letter of the alphabet - and gives a wonderful sense of the colorful world we live in. Children will have so much fun poring over the detailed scenes that they won't even realize they're learning the alphabet along the way!

Call Number : E BIN

Moose, terribly eager to play his part in the alphabet book his friend Zebra is putting together, then awfully disappointed when his letter passes, behaves rather badly until Zebra finds a spot for him.

Call Number : E SEE

An alphabet book in which windows open to reveal the letters hidden within each picture.

Call Number : E SIE

Sleepy letters of the alphabet get ready for bed.

Call Number : E FLE

A mouse works his way through the alphabet as he folds the "F," measures the "M," and rolls the "R."

Call Number : E WAT

Introduces the letters and their sounds through a group of robots who attempt to build the alphabet.

African American Boys (P)

Call Number : E MAR

In this illustrated version of Bob Marley's song, a young boy, with the encouragement of three little birds, enjoys life and will not let anything get him down

Call Number : E COO

For young Jay Jay, Sunday dinner at Gran's house is full of hugs and kisses, tasty dishes, all kinds of fishes, happy faces, and love.

Call Number : E KEA

A little boy wishes so much that he could whistle.

Call Number : E KRE BOARD BOOK

Celebrates a toddler's growing comfort with such things as hearing loud noises and being left with a babysitter.

Call Number : E PET

When a lizard hatches from the egg Leonard finds in the park, he names it Buster and takes it all around the city, but Buster grows bigger and bigger until Leonard realizes he must devise a way to return his pet to the deepest, darkest part of the park and set him free.

Call Number : E HOP OVERSIZE

First recorded in 1967 by Louis Armstrong, and with sales of over one million copies, "What a Wonderful World" has become a poignant message of hope for people everywhere. Sweet and positive in its message, with bright, beautiful art, this book is sure to be a hit. Perfect for sharing!

Call Number : E MAR

Based on song lyrics by the author, this volume illustrates many of the ways love is expressed by exploring children's relationships with parents, grandparents, and nature.

African American Girls (P)

Call Number : E SCH

On a trip to the park with her mother, a young girl hears a rhythm coming from the world around her and begins to move to the beat, finally beginning an impromptu dance in which other children join her.

Call Number : E AVE

All Sophia wants for her birthday is a pet giraffe, but as she tries to convince different members of her rather complicated family to support her cause, each tells her she is using too many words until she finally hits on the perfect one.

Call Number : E SAU

This little Mary has STYLE! In this fun take on Mother Goose, fashion-forward Mary helps some of childhood's most beloved characters go glam.

Call Number : E COP

American Ballet Theatre soloist Misty Copeland encourages a young ballet student, with brown skin like her own, by telling her that she, too, had to learn basic steps and how to be graceful when she was starting out, and that some day, with practice and dedication, the little girl will become a firebird, too. Includes author's note about dancers who led her to find her voice.

Call Number : E BEA

Ada Twist is a very curious girl who shows perseverance by asking questions and performing experiments to find things out and understand the world.

Call Number : E KUH

Hank is a pill bug whose daily routine involves nibbling a dead leaf, climbing up a long stick, avoiding a skateboarder, and playing pretend with his best friend, a human girl named Amelia.

Call Number : E LEE

A toddler's antics keep her mother busy as she tries to feed her, watch her on the playground, give her a bath, and put her to bed.

Call Number : E MUR

A young girl walks through the bustling city, while a pigeon flies above, both spotting hidden shapes at every turn

Call Number : E BON

Follow the charming real-life adventures of two unlikely pals.

Call Number : E HOF

Although a classmate says that she cannot play Peter Pan in the school play because she is black, Grace discovers that she can do anything she sets her mind to do.

Call Number : E DIP

When Grace discovers that there has never been a female U.S. president, she decides to run for school president.

Call Number : E FRE

Although Winifred thinks the monsters who creep into her bedroom each night are cute, she cannot get any sleep and tries to scare them away.

Call Number : E JOH
Kelly Johnson's stunning photographs of girls wearing a range of hairstyles and the lyrical words of Dinah Johnson's poem celebrate African American hair in all its radiant variety.
Call Number : E TAR

A young African American girl describes the different, wonderful ways she can wear her hair. Every night before she goes to bed, Keyana sits down between her mother's knees to have her hair combed. But no matter how gently Mama pulls, it still hurts sometimes! Keyana doesn't feel lucky to have such a head of hair--until Mama reminds her of all the lovely ways her wonderful hair can be fixed.

Call Number : E ASH

A young girl loves her favorite dress, but when it gets worn, goes out of fashion, or she grows too big to fit, her mother fixes up her old favorite into something new.

Call Number : E WYE
 
When she goes looking for "something beautiful" in her city neighborhood, a young girl finds beauty in many different forms.

 

Call Number : E MCQ
Lola loves to hear Daddy read a new library book each night, an activity that spurs her imagination and results in inventive play the next day.
Call Number : E MCQ

Lola plants a flower garden with her parent's help, and watches it grow.

Call Number : E MCQ

Every Tuesday Lola and her mother visit their local library to return and check out books, attend story readings, and share a special treat. Lola loves Tuesdays because that is the day she and her mother go to the library. Everything about the trip is an exciting adventure, from packing her backpack with books and her all-important library card, to storytimes and singing, to choosing new books and the walk home, when they always stop for a special treat. But the best time of all is when Mommy reads her story at bedtime.  

Call Number : E HES

A young girl eagerly awaits a coming rainstorm to bring relief from the oppressive summer heat.

Art (P)

Call Number : E CAM

Mira lives in a gray and hopeless urban community until a muralist arrives and, along with his paints and brushes, brings color, joy, and togetherness to Mira and her neighbors.

Call Number : E WIE

Max wants to be an artist like Arthur, but his first attempt at using a paintbrush sends the two friends on a whirlwind trip through various media, with unexpected consequences

Call Number : E REY

Vashti believes that she cannot draw, but her art teacher's encouragement leads her to change her mind.

Call Number : E BEA

In the rhythm of a familiar folk song, a child cannot resist adding one more dab of paint in surprising places.

Call Number : E ARN

Vincent's animal friends disagree on how he should paint his house, so Vincent comes up with a colorful solution.

Call Number : E MOR

With spare text and vibrant illustrations, this book examines Frida Kahlo's creative process.

Call Number : E 709.2 SHA

Tells the story of artist Tyree Guyton and his efforts to transform blighted communities by turning "trash" into art.

Call Number : E JOH

When painter Magritte, depicted as a well-dressed, floppy-eared dog, buys a playful--and mysterious--hat, his painting enjoys a burst of creativity. Inspired by the art of French surrealist painter René Magritte.

Call Number : E LIG

Louise has a new neighbor, the creative and offbeat Andie--but can they overcome their differences and be friends? Louise loves art more than anything. Imagine her delight when a new neighbor, Andie, moves in...and she loves art too! It's the best day ever. But liking the same thing doesn't always mean you agree on it. Can they overcome their creative differences? Sometimes friendship, like art, can require collaboration.

Call Number : E HOO

During their evening at an art gallery, all the cats are outraged to find so few paintings with cats. A young artist, Felissima Cat, decides to repaint some masterpieces to make them better. However, after much thought and travel, she realizes why there are so few paintings with cats.

Babies (P)

Bathtime (P)

Beach (P)

Bedtime (P)

Call Number : E ALL

After staying up all night as all owls do, Baby Owl insists that he is not sleepy, despite his yawning and stretching and acting very grumpy.

Call Number : E BRO

Goodnight to each of the objects in the great green room: goodnight chairs, goodnight comb, goodnight air.

Call Number : E DIP

Hoping to get some sleep, Little Runt boots his hog family out of bed one by one, but then finds that he needs them back again.

Call Number : E LUM

When her grandson Patrick arrives for his first sleepover, Granny's resourceful efforts to provide him with a bed, pillow, and other necessities result in a sleepless night for both of them.

Call Number : E MAC

A little girl invites her plush polar bear to dream of all of the places where sleeping bears go, from the high seas to a starry desert and back home.

Call Number : E MAS

The zoo animals find a way to keep the baby beebee bird awake during the day so that they can get some sleep at night.

Call Number : E MUN

A little boy won’t go to sleep at night and drives his family crazy with his rowdiness.

Call Number : E RIN

At sunset, when their work is done for the day, a crane truck, a cement mixer, and other pieces of construction equipment make their way to their resting places and go to sleep.

Call Number : E ROB

Mrs. Mouse is anxious to get her son to sleep and goes off to find what she thinks he wants.

Call Number : E SHE

A young dinosaur takes on many challenges and wins every time. Then Dinosaur faces his toughest challenge of all: bedtime.

Best of 2015 (P)

Bilingual Books (P)

Call Number : E DOM

In this bilingual version of the classic rhyme, set in Peru, Maria takes her llama to school one day.

Call Number : 460 GON

Maya, who lives in the dusty desert, opens her eyes wide to find the colors in her world, from Papi's black hair and Mami's orange and purple flowers to Maya's red swing set and the fiery pink sunset. En este libro ilustrado para niños, la niña Maya vive en un desierto donde la arena cubre todo. Pero ella sabe bien como abrir los ojos para encontrar los colores de su mundo.

Call Number : E KRA

When Poco Loco's Waffle Iron-Weather Forecaster predicts mal tiempo, Poco Loco runs to tell his barnyard friends. But it's still sunny out, and the other animals don't believe him. Then a roar of wind whips through their picnic, and Poco Loco and his friends fly up, up, and away. But never fear! Poco Loco will use his wits (and one crazy invention) to save the day!

Call Number : E ELY

A brave group of firefighters set off to battle a blaze at a townhouse. Spanish words interspersed in the rhyming text are defined in a glossary.

Call Number : E BRO

A vibrant bilingual picture-book biography that portrays the musical and cultural phenomenon of Tito Puente, Mambo King.

Call Number : E TAF

Babies enjoy the colorful fiesta with singing, dancing, hugs, and kisses.

Call Number : E THO

A little girl discovers all the bright colors in her Hispanic American neighborhood.

Call Number : E THO

A little girl discovers things that are round, square, and rectangular in her Hispanic American neighborhood.

Call Number : E COX

Mouse enjoys the sights and smells of Cinco de Mayo despite being trailed by a determined cat.

Call Number : E DOR

A bilingual boy and his father, who only speaks Spanish, spend a day together.

Call Number : E DOR

A girl and her mother spend a day together gardening, making cookies, and visiting a neighbor. Includes Spanish words interspersed in the text.

Call Number : E AMA

Chapito learns about the tasks of the farm by asking why Manuel weeds the corn, why Doña Ana feeds the chickens, and why Ramón milks the cows.

Call Number : E AMA

Before he leaves on his first day of school, Chepito plays outside and encounters many different people in his neighborhood who are all reading, and each person has a different response when Chepito asks them "Why?"

Birthday (P)

Bugs (P)

Bunnies (P)

Cats & Kittens (P)

Colors (P)

Call Number : E DOD

In this colorful story of a sloppy dog, you can count on a happy ending.

Call Number : E ARN

Vincent's animal friends disagree on how he should paint his house, so Vincent comes up with a colorful solution.

Call Number : E PET

As he walks down the street, Pete the cat sings about his brand new white shoes as they change from red to blue to brown to wet.

Call Number : E MAR

Children see a variety of animals, each one a different color, and a teacher looking at them.

Community Helpers (P)

Call Number : E ERN

As she tries to find the book that she must return to the library that day, Stella gathers a growing group of people who have all enjoyed reading the book.

Call Number : E NIE

A small cloud that has always dreamed of becoming a police officer discovers that he might not be suited to the job.

Call Number : E HAS

With rapidly increasing numbers of cats stuck in her tree, Nana Quimby asks for help from the firehouse, the police, the pet shop, the zoo, the library, and even city hall, but no one will help rescue the cats.

Call Number : E RAT CALDECOTT

The children at Napville Elementary School always ignore Officer Buckle's safety tips, until a police dog named Gloria accompanies him when he gives his safety speeches.

Call Number : E HAR

In the world of cards, each one has a special job to do. Big Card keeps important papers in order. Tiny Card can be exchanged for a prize in an arcade. Round Card hangs out in a glamorous boutique. But is any card as lucky as Little Card? He's going to school to become a birthday card -- in other words, to sing, play games, eat cake, and be happy all day long. But wait! On the day he's supposed to take his talents into the world, Long Card tells him there's been a mix-up and they need to trade jobs. How can Little Card bring his exuberance into a library, a quiet place of books and rules and hushing?

Call Number : E REI

Illustrations and simple, rhyming text take the reader on a tour around town.

Call Number : E ELY

A brave group of firefighters set off to battle a blaze at a townhouse. Spanish words interspersed in the rhyming text are defined in a glossary.

Construction (P)

Call Number : E RIN

At sunset, when their work is done for the day, a crane truck, a cement mixer, and other pieces of construction equipment make their way to their resting places and go to sleep.

Call Number : E MCM

A busy backhoe loader describes all the items it hauls off a lot and all the fun it has getting dirty while doing so.

Call Number : E LUN

Construction crew monsters arrive on the scene with tractors, cranes, and grader machines, and after a gruesome site is created as their routine, they straighten it up and leave everything clean.

Call Number : E FLE

A mouse works his way through the alphabet as he folds the "F," measures the "M," and rolls the "R."

Dance (P)

Call Number : E SHE

While Ballet Cat and Sparkles the Pony are trying to decide what to play, they each share an important secret. Book 1 in series.

Call Number : E HOW

Despite her size and not having the proper footwear, a determined dinosaur pursues her dream of becoming a ballerina.

Call Number : E COP

American Ballet Theatre soloist Misty Copeland encourages a young ballet student, with brown skin like her own, by telling her that she, too, had to learn basic steps and how to be graceful when she was starting out, and that some day, with practice and dedication, the little girl will become a firebird, too. Includes author's note about dancers who led her to find her voice.

Dentist (P)

Dinosaurs (P)

Call Number : E BRI

Ty tyrannosaurus stomps through the jungle proving that he is brave, terrifying, and hungry, while his loving baby sister, Teri, keeps embarrassing him, but when she is threatened, Ty comes to the rescue.

Call Number : E SHA

On a mission to find some grub, three triceratops brothers must first find a way to outsmart a tyrannosaurus rex with his own dinner plans.

Call Number : E HOW

Despite her size and not having the proper footwear, a determined dinosaur pursues her dream of becoming a ballerina.

Call Number : E WIL

The wacky story of three dinosaurs, including a visitor from Norway, who insist that they have not tidied up their home and prepared yummy pudding in order to trap a tasty little girl.

Call Number : E FOR

The littlest dinosaur thinks he is too small to do much of anything, until his family and neighbors are in trouble and need his help.

Call Number : E FRE

Illustrations and rhyming text reveal the Mighty Underpants War as the true reason dinosaurs are extinct.

Call Number : E MCM

A hungry Tyrannosaurus rex searches for food in the prehistoric forest but is thwarted in its attempts to find something to eat.

Call Number : E MCM

A young Sauropod encounters friends and foes while searching for his pack, who left while he was oversleeping.

Call Number : E SHE

A young dinosaur takes on many challenges and wins every time. Then Dinosaur faces his toughest challenge of all: bedtime.

Call Number : E YOL

Explains how little dinosaurs should behave during a typical school day.

Call Number : YA BRI

Stomp, splash, slide, dive ... This little dinosaur just loves mud!

Doctor (P)

Dogs & Puppies (P)

Dragons & Knights (P)

Fairy Tale Retellings (P)

Farm (P)

Feeling Happy (P)

Call Number : E WIL

Grammy Award winner Pharrell Williams brings his beloved hit song to the youngest of readers in a blend of illustrations and photos of children celebrating what it means to be happy.

Call Number : E MAR

In this illustrated version of Bob Marley's song, a young boy, with the encouragement of three little birds, enjoys life and will not let anything get him down

Feeling Mad (P)

Call Number : E URB

Mouse struggles to find the right way to express his anger, modeling the behavior of Hare, Bear, Hedgehog, and Bobcat, only to discover that his own way may be the best way of all.

Feeling Sad (P)

Call Number : E WIL

When Gerald the Elephant is sad, Piggie is determined cheer him up, but finds after many tries that it only takes the simplest thing to change Gerald's mood.

Feeling Scared (P)

Call Number : E SEE

A short but cleverly designed tale about a little girl who overcomes her fears by looking at scary things from another perspective.

Call Number : E KRE BOARD BOOK

Celebrates a toddler's growing comfort with such things as hearing loud noises and being left with a babysitter.

Food (P)

Call Number : E DOO

The vegetables in Farmer John's garden are intrigued when he hangs his underwear out to dry but when Corn, Potato, Beet, and the others pull things off the line and try them on, they are not at all comfortable.

Call Number : E ROS

Little Pea hates eating candy for dinner, but his parents will not let him have his spinach dessert until he cleans his plate.

Call Number : E BAK

Get ready to roll through the alphabet with a jaunty cast of busy little peas. Featuring a range of zippy characters from Acrobat Peas to Zoologist Peas, this delightful picture book highlights a variety of interests, hobbies, and careers - each one themed to a letter of the alphabet - and gives a wonderful sense of the colorful world we live in. Children will have so much fun poring over the detailed scenes that they won't even realize they're learning the alphabet along the way!

Friendship (P)

Garden (P)

Get Well Soon (P)

Girly Girls (P)

Call Number : E SAU

This little Mary has STYLE! In this fun take on Mother Goose, fashion-forward Mary helps some of childhood's most beloved characters go glam.

Call Number : E BON

Follow the charming real-life adventures of two unlikely pals.

Jungle (P)

Latino Characters (P)

Level A-C or 0.2-0.6 (P)

Call Number : E BLO

Eagerly awaiting the bus on her first day of school, Tess learns the names of different vehicles from her older friend, Gus.

Call Number : E CAR

A young boy encounters all sorts of cats while searching for the one he lost.

Call Number : E WIL

During the course of a walk, a young boy identifies animals of different colors.

Call Number : E MAR

Children see a variety of animals, each one a different color, and a teacher looking at them.

Level H-I or 1.6-2.4 (P)

Level J-K or 2.5-2.9 (P)

LGBTQ (P)

Call Number : E KEM

When the prima ballerina trips and falls during a performance of the Royal Ballet, Biff the dog finally gets his chance to prove that he is a ballet dancer.

Call Number : E HAL

Red's factory-applied label clearly says that he is red, but despite the best efforts of his teacher, fellow crayons and art supplies, and family members, he cannot seem to do anything right until a new friend offers a fresh perspective.

Call Number : E LEV

A rhyming countdown of the days of the week as a father and child find ways to spend time together while waiting for the weekend.

Call Number : E PAR

Represents a variety of families, some big and some small, some with only one parent and some with two moms or dads, some quiet and some noisy, but all alike in some ways and special no matter what.

Call Number : E RIC

At New York City's Central Park Zoo, two male penguins fall in love and start a family by taking turns sitting on an abandoned egg until it hatches.

Call Number : E AUS

Two worms in love decide to get married, and with help from Cricket, Beetle, Spider, and the Bees they have everything they need and more, but which one will be the bride and which the groom?

Call Number : E LEA

Ferdinand, a bull, loves to smell the flowers.

Call Number : E POL

Three young children experience the joys and challenges of being raised by two mothers.

Call Number : E NEW BOARD BOOK

A baby enjoys a number of fun activities with her two mothers.

Call Number : E NEW BOARD BOOK

The story of a toddler's daily activities with two loving fathers.

Library (P)

Manners (P)

Music (P)

Call Number : E ENG

Follows a girl in the 1920s as she strives to become a drummer, despite being continually reminded that only boys play the drums, and that there has never been a female drummer in Cuba. Includes note about Millo Castro Zaldarriaga, who inspired the story, and Anacaona, the all-girl dance band she formed with her sisters.

Nonfiction Stories

Call Number :  E 599.2 SAX

An exciting new addition to the narrative non-fiction series Nature Storybooks, about big red kangaroos. Far inland, the sun floats on the waves of a bake-earth day. Big Red and his mob of kangaroos wait for night-time when they can search for food. Young male kangaroos wait too ready to challenge Red and take his place as leader.

Call Number :  E 636.7 SEL

Winston Churchill, the prime minister of England during World War II, was one of the greatest wartime leaders of the modern era. While he is often likened to the English bulldog due to his tenacious personality and even his physical resemblance to the breed, Mr. Churchill was actually a devoted poodle owner and held quite an affinity for his miniature poodle, Rufus, who withstood the trials of World War II by his owner’s side.
Readers follow Rufus and Winston’s friendship through major events in World War II—from the bombings of London and the invasion of Normandy to post-war reconstruction.

Call Number :  E 599.884 APP

Captured as a baby, Ivan was brought to a Tacoma, Washington, mall to attract shoppers. Gradually, public pressure built until a better way of life for Ivan was found at Zoo Atlanta. From the Congo to America, and from a local business attraction to a national symbol of animal welfare, Ivan the Shopping Mall Gorilla traveled an astonishing distance in miles and in impact.
This is his true story and includes photographs of Ivan in the back matter.

Ocean (P)

Opposites (P)

Pirates (P)

Princesses (P)

Rhyming (P)

Robots (P)

Call Number : E WAT

Introduces the letters and their sounds through a group of robots who attempt to build the alphabet.

School (P)

Seasons, Fall (P)

Shapes (P)

Call Number : E MUR

A young girl walks through the bustling city, while a pigeon flies above, both spotting hidden shapes at every turn

Siblings (P)

Silly (P)

Song Stories (P)

Space (P)

Spooky (P)

Sports (P)

Call Number :  E MCG

When Tom receives a tennis racket for his seventh birthday, he cannot figure out who to play with or what's fun about it until his father helps him look at the sport in a new way

Call Number : E DAH

In rhyming text a little boy, home from a game, bids goodnight to all the sights and sounds of a baseball game.

Trains (P)

Transportation (P)

Call Number : E OLI

A beautifully illustrated, graphic ABC book featuring all things that go!

Call Number : E PIZ

They're off! Sam is the best race-car driver in history -- he is number one at every race! But when his best friend, Maggie, shows that she has racing talent of her own, Sam doesn't know how to handle coming in second place. Will he learn what it truly means to be a winner?

Call Number : E ROO

Pierre the fox goes on a road trip to find a friend.

Call Number : E LAR

When Cow gets her hooves on the farmer's car, she takes it for a wild ride through the country.

Call Number : E DOT

Count to ten with fast and colorful race cars.

Call Number : E MCM

A train and a car race each other on the way to Chicago.

Call Number : E MCM

He's a big red engine with a siren, a horn, a tank full of water, and whole lotta hose! He's a good-lookin' fire truck, and he's brave, too. When the alarm sounds, he's gotta drive through smoke and heat straight to a blazing fire!

Call Number : E MCM

A busy backhoe loader describes all the items it hauls off a lot and all the fun it has getting dirty while doing so.

Call Number : E MCM

A big city garbage truck makes its rounds, consuming everything from apple cores and banana peels to leftover ziti with zucchini.

Call Number : E ALB

Story of a duck whose truck gets stuck in the muck and several animal friends help him get out and then they get stuck.

Call Number : E CRI

Pugs from one to six drive in a VW Beetle through the countryside to join huskies pulling sleds, bulldogs driving cabs, poodles on skateboards, and more in the Pooch Parade.

Call Number : E DUR

Summoned to the Great Gorilla Villa by King Big Daddy to meet the newest member of their family, ten gorillas arrive on time using various forms of transportation, including hot-air balloon, taxicab, and pogo stick.

Call Number : E LUN

Construction crew monsters arrive on the scene with tractors, cranes, and grader machines, and after a gruesome site is created as their routine, they straighten it up and leave everything clean.

Call Number : E RIN

At sunset, when their work is done for the day, a crane truck, a cement mixer, and other pieces of construction equipment make their way to their resting places and go to sleep.

Call Number : E SPA

Bertrand the dump truck is always grumpy and mean, but a chance encounter with a porcupine reveals that his bad mood has a cause.

Weather (P)

Call Number : E BEA

When a storm comes, Rover expects to have his doghouse all to himself but finds that various other animals, including a skunk, come to join him. It's raining cats and dogs!

Call Number : E KRA

When Poco Loco's Waffle Iron-Weather Forecaster predicts mal tiempo, Poco Loco runs to tell his barnyard friends. But it's still sunny out, and the other animals don't believe him. Then a roar of wind whips through their picnic, and Poco Loco and his friends fly up, up, and away. But never fear! Poco Loco will use his wits (and one crazy invention) to save the day!

Wild West (P)

Wordless (P)

Call Number : E RAS CALDECOTT

This New York Times Bestseller and New York Times Best Illustrated Book relates a story about love and loss as only Chris Rashcka can tell it. Any child who has ever had a beloved toy break will relate to Daisy's anguish when her favorite ball is destroyed by a bigger dog.

Call Number : E WIE CALDECOTT

When a young boy discovers a camera on the beach and develops the film, he finds with his microscope many layers of pictures within the photographs

Call Number : E PIN CALDECOTT

In this wordless retelling of an Aesop fable, an adventuresome mouse proves that even small creatures are capable of great deeds when he rescues the King of the Jungle.

Call Number : E PET

A wordless picture book in which a boy comes up with an inventive solution for getting his toy airplane down from the roof.

Call Number : E DUD

Hank finds an egg on the ground while walking in the woods, discovers the nest from which it fell, and tries his best to return it.

Call Number : E SAV

In this wordless picture book, follow Walrus on a happy-go-lucky spree through the big city, as he tries on different hats to disguise himself from the chasing zookeeper.

Call Number : E ROH

A wordless tale in which a bird flying around the dinosaur exhibit in a museum has an unsettling experience when it finds itself back in the time of living dinosaurs.

Call Number : E BEC

A lonely girl draws a magic door on her bedroom wall and through it escapes into a world where wonder, adventure, and danger abound.

Call Number : E GEI

This wordless tale depicts a community of pigs that suffer from the heat and go in search of ice despite the odds against them.

Call Number : E KUH

"Torben Kuhlmann's stunningly illustrated, nearly wordless tale offers a fascinating window into an imaginary yet hauntingly familiar world under our feet, where the moles suddenly recognize the precarious balance between progress and preservation. But is it too late?"--Page [2] of cover.

Call Number : E THO

A wordless picture book about three children who go to a park on a rainy day, find some chalk, and draw pictures that come to life.

Call Number : E WAL

"A boy and his dog embark on what is clearly not an ordinary day of fishing."

Call Number : E MIY

Wordless picture book about a boy who loses his paper boat in the rain.

Call Number : E IDL

In this wordless book with interactive flaps, a friendship develops between a girl named Flora and a graceful flamingo, as they learn to dance together.

Call Number : E PRI

One snowy night, a fox loses its way, entering a village. Chased away by the grown-ups, Fox takes shelter in a greenhouse. A little boy sees this from his window. Without hesitating, he brings a basket of food to the greenhouse, where he leaves it for the fox. His gift is noticed and the night becomes a garden of new life, nourished by compassion and kindness.

Call Number : E NOL

A band of tiny hunters goes off on a mysterious but worthwhile expedition, evading predatory birds and animals along the way, in this wordless picture book.

Call Number : E BAN

A wordless picture book that shows a series of familiar scenes through many twists in point of view, such as a boy looking down out of a jet's window and another boy on the ground looking up at the same jet.

Call Number : E COL

In this wordless picture book, a cat named Spot ventures out an open window and through a city on a journey, while his owner tries to find him.

Call Number : E SCH

A little dog finds an umbrella in the garden on a windy day. The moment the dog picks up the umbrella, it catches the wind and pulls the dog skywards. This is the start to fantastic journey around the world.

Call Number : E COL

In this wordless picture book, a young Southern farm girl discovers a runaway slave hiding behind the corn crib in the barn and decides to help him.

Wordless - Almost (P)

Call Number : E LAR

When Cow gets her hooves on the farmer's car, she takes it for a wild ride through the country.

Call Number : E RAS

Two lonely characters, one black and one white, meet on the street and become friends.

Call Number : E MAC

While on a picnic, Bunny and Mouse see everything that happens to them from opposite points of view--Bunny sees only the good, while Mouse sees only the bad.

Call Number : E MAC

With simple repeated text the story follows the ups and downs of a frog's day.

Call Number : E MAC

Using only two words--"look" and "out"--relates a story about an attention-loving gorilla, a television-loving boy, and a friendship that develops over books.

Call Number : E HUR

A day in the life of a rabbit family, from sleeping to grazing to hiding from danger.

Call Number : E ALB

A young chimpanzee preparing for bedtime learns to say "Yes" when things suit him and "No" when they do not.

Call Number : E ALB

Illustrations and just a few words depict how various jungle animals help a very little monkey to feel that he is tall