The Hat

Author: Jan Brett
Age Range: 0 - 8

The HatHedgie finds a stocking from the clothesline.  It gets stuck on his head and all the other animals come to see it.  He pretends he’s wearing a new hat, but the others laugh at him.  Hedgie is clever and in the end he has the last laugh. 

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The Night Before Christmas (board book)

Author: Clement C. Moore. (Illustrated by Charles Santore)
Age Range: 0 - 8

The Night Before Christmas (board-book)The classic by Clement C. Moore is illustrated by Charles Santore. Wonderful illustrations in a durable board book for young children to enjoy. 

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Bear Stays Up for Christmas

Author: Karma Wilson
Age Range: 0 - 8

Bear Stays Up for ChristmasBear’s friends are determined to keep Bear awake for Christmas!  They wake Bear up and have him help find a Christmas tree, bake cakes, hang up stockings, and sing songs.  Bear discovers that giving is one of the best Christmas presents! 

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The Night Before Thanksgiving

Author: by Natasha Wing
Age Range: 0 - 8

The Night Before ThanksgivingThanksgiving is almost here.  This is a creative spin on the Clement C. Moore classic and a fun way to read about a family filled holiday. 

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Hooray for Grandparent’s Day!

Author: Nancy Carlson
Age Range: 0 - 8

Hooray for Grandparent’s Day!Everyone at school is getting ready for Grandparents Day except Arnie.  He doesn’t have a grandparent to bring, but he has many other special grownups in his life.  Who will he invite to come to his school?

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Today Is Monday

Author: Eric Carle
Age Range: 0 - 8

Today is MondayHelp your child learn the days of the week through this popular children’s song while having fun remembering what’s for dinner.  

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The Apple Pie Tree

Author: Zoe Hall
Age Range: 0 - 8

The Apple Pie TreeAs the first day of Fall sneaks up on Sept. 22nd, children often learn about the seasons through the life of the apple tree.  This colorful story takes us through each season and the author shares her delicious recipe at the end.  

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Countdown ‘TiIl Daddy Comes Home

Author: Kristin Ayyar
Age Range: 0 - 8

Coundown TIl Daddy Comes HomeCountdown ‘til Daddy Comes Home is the story of a young boy waiting for his Daddy to come home from a trip. To make their separation easier, his family creates rituals to keep each other connected and make the countdown fly by. Inspired by her family’s experiences, Kristin Ayyar shares how her family copes with the separations that are part of everyday life.

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The Secret Birthday Message

Author: Eric Carle
Age Range: 0 - 8

The Secret Birthday MessageTim gets a mysterious letter on his birthday.  It is written in code and he is excited to follow the clues.  At the end of the hunt there is a wonderful birthday surprise. 

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The Lorax By Dr. Seuss

Author: Dr Seuss
Age Range: 0 - 8

This story chronicles the plight of the environment and the Lorax, who speaks for the trees against the greedy Once-ler.

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A Picture Book of George Washington

Author: David Adler
Age Range: 0 - 8

A Picture Book of George WashingtonA brief account of the life of “The Father of Our Country”. 

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Bippity Bop Barbershop

Author: Natasha Anastasia Tarpley
Age Range: 0 - 8

Bippity Bop BarbershopMiles is nervous about his first trip to the barber shop.  The other men in the shop tell him to be brave, but his dad has a little trick to comfort him and calm his fears. 

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The Little Champs

Author: Jennifer Fink And Debbie Fink, MA
Age Range: 0 - 8

Child Heroes Attached to Military Personnel

The five Little CHAMPS (Child Heroes Attached to Military Personnel) in this endearing story can’t wait to share their story with your Champs!  Each of the characters has a parent serving in a different branch of our United States military; so together, they represent the Champs of America.  Their story is not just about the five of them – it is about the 500,000+ school-aged children of military families.  

While Champs share a military lifestyle, each child’s challenges differ.  The Little CHAMPS is crafted to help children face various challenges.  Its message aims to build resiliency by building character, through the self-discovery and celebration of one’s own virtues.  

Elementary school-age Champs will enjoy this adventurous story, whether they’re being read to by a parent or sibling while snuggled up on the couch, or reading with a teacher while sitting in a classroom, or reading alone while curled up in bed. Website

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Mambo’s Tail

Author: Jodie Boulet-Daughters
Age Range: 0 - 8

Mambo’s Tail gives voice to a young puppy whose discovery of his tail takes him on a magical journey of learning about all the things his tail can do.

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The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything

Author: Linda Williams
Age Range: 0 - 8

Enjoy this silly story while you find out what happened on a windy autumn night. The little old lady thought she wasn’t afraid of anything.

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Why Do Leaves Change Color?

Author: Betsy Maestro
Age Range: 0 - 8

This children’s story shares why leaves change color and how to identify a variety of leaves.  It is colorful and informative.  There are activities in the back of the book as well. 

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The Wednesday Surprise

Author: Eve Bunting
Age Range: 0 - 8

This is a loving story about a proud granddaughter and her successful efforts to teach her grandmother to read.

Anna waits eagerly every Wednesday for her grandmother to stay with her.  They have been working hard on a surprise for her Dad’s birthday.

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The Apple Pie Tree

Author: Zoe Hall
Age Range: 0 - 8

As the first day of Fall sneaks up on Sept. 22nd, children often learn about the seasons through the life of the apple tree.  This colorful story takes us through each season and the author shares her delicious recipe at the end. 

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A Bad Case of Stripes

Author: David Shannon
Age Range: 0 - 8

Camilla Cream loves lima beans but she won’t eat them because other kids at school don’t like them.  Camilla is very worried about what other people think of her and starts to break out with a bad case of stripes.

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Hats Off for the Fourth of July!

Author: Harriet Ziefert
Age Range: 0 - 8

Everyone is waiting to see what will come next in the town’s Fourth of July parade. 

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Curious George Goes to an Ice Cream Shop

Author: Margret & H. A. Rey
Age Range: 0 - 8

There are so many delicious flavors of ice cream in Mr. Herb’s store.  George might try a scoop of everything.

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Summer

Author: Alice Low
Age Range: 0 - 8

Your kids will love to read along with the rhythm and rhyme in this book about summer time.

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I Love My Mommy

Author: Sebastien Braun
Age Range: 0 - 8

The relationship between mother and child is shown in this simple text with affectionate pictures of animal mothers caring for their young. 

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The Kiss Box

Author: Bonnie Verberg
Age Range: 0 - 8

Every child feels anxiety when their parent has to go away, even when it’s just for a little while. This charming story shares Little Bear’s worries and Momma Bear’s love and kisses. There is a message of love and that we are always with each other in our hearts. 

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The Cat in the Hat

Author: Dr. Suess
Age Range: 0 - 8

Another Favorite to Try. The Cat in the Hat is a children’s book by Dr. Seuss and perhaps the most famous, featuring a tall,mischievous cat, wearing a tall, red and white-striped hat and a red bow tie. (from Wikipedia

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My Spring Robin

Author: Anne Rockwell
Age Range: 0 - 8

A little girl goes looking for the robin that sang to her every day last summer.

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Rabbit’s Good News

Author: Ruth Bornstein
Age Range: 0 - 8

Rabbit uses all of her senses to explore the signs that Spring has arrived.

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The Snowy Day

Author: Ezra Jack Keats
Age Range: 0 - 8

Peter wakes up to a new snowfall. He puts on his snowsuit and spends the day exploring the snowdrifts, making snow angles, and enjoying the new crunchy sounding snow.

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A Picture Book of Abraham Lincoln

Author: David A. Adler
Age Range: 0 - 8

Follow the life of our 16th President from his childhood on the frontier to his assassination after the Civil War.

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Little Mouse’s Big Valentine

Author: Thacher Hurd
Age Range: 0 - 8

A little mouse makes a Valentine so big that nobody wants it. That is until he does something very clever.

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Dancing in the Wings

Author: Debbie Allen
Age Range: 0 - 8

A young girl named Sassy wants to be a ballerina more than anything.

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Martin’s Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Author: Doreen Rappaport
Age Range: 0 - 8

Quotes from some of his speeches are used to tell his story in a simple way.

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The Hat

Author: Jan Brett
Age Range: 0 - 8

Hedgie finds something in the woods to wear.  Is it really a hat?

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Stranger in the Woods

Author: Carl R. Sams II and Jean Stoick
Age Range: 0 - 8

Beautiful photographs tell the story of animals reacting to a snowman in the woods.

Carl R Sams II and Jean Stoick are professional wildlife photographers from Milford, Michigan. Their images have appeared in hundreds of national and international publications. Honored recipients of the People’s Choice Award for the best of show 11 times at major wildlife exhibits, Carl and Jean were also the first photographers ever to be honored as featured artists at a major wildlife art event.

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Snowmen at Night

Author: Caralyn Buehner, Illustrated by Mark Buehner
Age Range: 0 - 8

The secret life of snowmen and what they do at night is shared in this cute story.

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My Daddy Is A Soldier

Author: Anne M. Stratford
Age Range: 0 - 8

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The Mitten

Author: Jan Brett
Age Range: 0 - 8

The animals in the forest find a cozy mitten to help keep them warm.

 

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In November

Author: Cynthia Rylant, Illustrated by Jill Kastner
Age Range: 0 - 8

Newbery Medal winner: Curl up and enjoy animals preparing for winter and people gathering with family and friends.

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Over There

Author: Dorinda Williams
Age Range: 0 - 8

 

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The Governor’s Mouse

Author: Kristin Parrish
Age Range: 0 - 8

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Sue MacDonald Had A Book

Author: Jim Tobin Illustrated by Dave Coverly
Age Range: 0 - 8

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I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More!

Author: Karen Beaumont
Age Range: 0-8

I Ain't Gonna Paint No More!

Caught painting pictures on the floor, ceiling, walls, curtains, and door by his exasperated Mama, an unrepentant little boy sneaks down the paints she’s just hidden at the top of the closet and proceeds to paint himself all over, one body part at a time. Sung or chanted exuberantly to… Read More

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No, David!

Author: David Shannon
Age Range: 0-8

No, David!

"Be quiet!," "That’s enough, David!," and "Go to your room!" are just some of the admonitions that David’s mom yells at him while the round-headed dynamo barrels around the house making mischief. "Come back here, David," she exclaims as the gleeful little terror takes off, naked, down the street. In… Read More

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Zelda and Ivy: The Runaways (Zelda and Ivy series)

Author: Laura Mcgee Kvasnosky
Age Range: 0-8

Zelda and Ivy: The Runaways (Zelda and Ivy series)

"That’s it, I’m running away," says Zelda to her little sister Ivy upon learning that Dad is making cucumber sandwiches for lunch yet again. Off to the back yard march the orange and red bushy-tailed fox sisters, setting up their blanket behind the butterfly bush and playing 14 hands of… Read More

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Dog and Bear: Two Friends, Three Stories

Author: Laura Vaccaro Seeger
Age Range: 0-8

Dog and Bear: Two Friends, Three Stories

Dog, a little brown dachshund, and his best friend Bear, a multicolored stuffed teddy, have three little adventures together. Bear is scared to jump down from a tall chair until Dog coaches him to slide down his long back; Dog wants bear to play with him, but Bear is busy… Read More

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Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!

Author: Mo Willems
Age Range: 0-8

Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!

People look at this Caldecott Honor winner and scratch their heads. The story seems so elemental—a big-eyed light blue pigeon tries to persuade readers to let him drive the bus, even though the bus driver has warned us not to. When. it was first published, I read this wacky little… Read More

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Get Well, Good Knight

Author: Shelley Moore Thomas
Age Range: 0-8

Get Well, Good Knight

In a dark cave in a dense forest in a faraway kingdom, three little dragons are in their beds, not feeling well. “Methinks I heard a sneeze,” declares the Good Knight, out on his daily ride, and gallops through the forest to attend to their fevered sniffling, coughing, and sneezing…. Read More

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Henry and Mudge and the Great Grandpas

Author: Cynthia Rylant
Age Range: 0-8

Henry and Mudge and the Great Grandpas

Congratulations to Cynthia Rylant and Suçie Stevenson, the winners, in 2006, of the first annual Theodor Seuss Geisel Award for " . . . the most distinguished contribution to the body of American children’s literature known as beginning reader books . . ." Children have long loved this groundbreaking easy… Read More

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Hi! Fly Guy

Author: Tedd Arnold
Age Range: 0-8

Hi! Fly Guy

A boy named Buzz sets off in his pith helmet to catch something smart for The Amazing Pet Show. Boink. He bumps into a fly. The fly stomps his feet and says, "Buzz!" "You know my name!” Buzz exclaims. “You are the smartest pet in the world!" At first, the… Read More

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The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales

Author: Jon Scieszka
Age Range: 0-8

The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales

This frantic, insanely funny send-up of fairy tales presents nine little comic masterpieces, with a cast that includes "The Princess and the Bowling Ball," "The Other Frog Prince," "Little Red Running Shorts," and the malodorous title character, with a head made from a thick wheel of cheese, with bacon for… Read More

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