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Staff Favorites : Picture Books

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Abe Lincoln Crosses a Creek
by Deborah Hopkinson

Seven-year-old Abe Lincoln falls into a creek and is rescued by his best friend.

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Gobble it Up!: A Fun Song About Eating
by Jim Arnosky

Rhyming text invites the reader to imagine being a hungry raccoon, crocodile, shark, whale, or panda bear while learning what each creature enjoys eating.

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Alfred's Nose
by Vivienne Flesher

Alfred, a French bulldog, finds it hard to accept his unusual looks, especially his nose.

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The House in the Night
by Susan Marie Swanson

Illustrations and easy-to-read text explore the light that makes a house in the night a home filled with love.

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Butterflies in My Stomach and Other School Hazards
by Serge Bloch

On the first day of school, a student is confused by many of the phrases that are used, such as when the librarian says not to open a can of worms.

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Never Take a Shark to the Dentist
by Judi Barrett

There are certain things one should not do with various animals, such as, "hold hands with a lobster."

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Class Two at the Zoo
by Julia Jarman

While the students and teachers of Class Two are looking at various zoo animals, a sneaky anaconda gobbles them up, until Molly sees what is happening and saves the day.

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The Three Horrid Little Pigs
by Liz Pichon

Three pigs choose despicable ways to find new homes, but when the big, friendly wolf tries to show them the error of their ways, the pigs respond by huffing and puffing.

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Ghosts in the House
by Kazuno Koharo

Tired of living in a haunted house, a young witch captures, washes, and turns her pesky ghosts into curtains and a tablecloth.

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by Suzy Lee

This wordless picture book shows a little girl's first experiences at the beach as she goes from being afraid of the roaring waves to playing on the shore while gulls soar overhead.


Last Updated: 7/16/09