This section includes descriptions and links to recommended picture books that make excellent feature books in different themes or are special favorites that can extend and enrich the study of a particular subject.
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Life story of the explorer Christopher Columbus, first published in 1955.
Sarah Jane has all sorts of excuses for not attending her first day at a new school but Mr. Hartwell is insistent that she go.
Colorful detailed illustrations bring the words of this familiar Christmas song to life for the young reader/listener.
Carl takes the baby on a grand Christmas adventure before settling down in front of the fireplace to wait for Santa.
Simple text and illustrations introduce the characteristics of various types of flowers.
Simple text and illustrations introduce the characteristics of various types of trees.
Gilbert writes not-so-nice Valentine poems for two rude classmates and has to face the consequences for signing their names on the cards for the other.
Gilbert is excited about the costume he is planning to wear in the Halloween parade at school until he discovers that lots of others have the same idea.
A freshly baked cornbread boy escapes when taken out of the oven and eludes a number of hungry animals before a spicy encounter with an alligator in this Cajun version of the Gingerbread Boy.
A young Canadian soldier is confused and disillusioned by his experiences in WWI.
In June, 2002, a precious gift was given to the men, women, and children of America by the Maasai people in Africa.
A sentimental story of Bessie and Ninny, childhood friends and sweethearts, celebrating life and growing old together.
Miss Lotta Scales is a dragon who believes her job is to protect the school's library books from the children. No one could change her mind until nearsighted Molly wandered in and knocked a book off the shelf.
Introduction to the International Communications Alphabet, which designates a distinctive word to stand for each letter.
When Ping admits that he is the only child in China unable to grow a flower from the seeds distributed by the Emperor, he is rewarded for his honesty.
A festive alphabet book that allows readers to have fun while they fine-tune their skills of discrimination and observation.
Long ago, a Chinese emperor challenges the children of his kingdom to show him the greatest power in the world, and all are surprised at what is discovered.
Blends storytelling with fact to reveal the time-honored traditions behind kite-flying.
Examines the customs, traditions, foods, and lore associated with the celebration of Chinese New Year
A poor boy in China receives a magical paintbrush and everything he paints turns to life.
An old woman shares her park bench with a lonely boy and tells him comforting stories from her childhood.
Tommy loves to draw. Creative at home, he is bewildered by the attitude of his teacher that 8 crayons are enough and appalled that the art teacher wants him to copy.
Introduces the ten most common types of clouds, the myths that have been inspired by their shapes, and what they can tell about coming weather changes.
The verses of the traditional carol detail the gifts of the animals to the baby Jesus.
An inexperienced knight and a bumbling dragon decide they must live up to social expectations and meet on the battle field. But neither knows anything about fighting the other. . .
The Italian Christmas legend about the lonely old woman who is forever searching for the Christ Child.
When a killing drought threatens the existence of the tribe, a courageous little Comanche girl sacrifices her most beloved possession--and the Great Spirit's answer results not only in much needed rain but a very special gift in return.
When Lucida is unable to finish her gift for the Baby Jesus in time for the Christmas procession, a miracle enables her to offer the beautiful flower we now call the poinsettia.
Little Grunt finds a huge egg that hatches a baby dinosaur. But what will happen when it grows much too big to stay in their cave?
Very simple text and illustrations give brief explanation of some activities of the Hanukkah celebration.
Simple colorful illustrations with brief text for the youngest readers.
A story of Las Posadas, the old Spanish custom which celebrates Mary and Joseph seeking shelter on Christmas Eve in Bethlehem.
The story of Patrick's life, from his noble birth in Britain, to his being captured and taken to Ireland by a group of bandits, to the "dreams" that led him to convert the Irish people to the Christian faith.
Presents a variety of facts about popcorn and includes 2 recipes.
The story of the three kings who followed a bright star and brought gifts to the newborn Child in Bethlehem.
Tommy and his grandfather Tom share a wonderful sense of humor, a happy array of adventures, and a warm and special relationship.
A baker loses his daughter but gains a bakery in the grand city of Milano after meeting a determined nobleman and baking a unique loaf of bread.
"The wind cried adventure, the moon shone mystery." A black cat enjoys the sights, sounds, and smells of a nighttime stroll.