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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Timeless stories, poems, songs, quotations, and folktales from various people and cultures around the world.
A story of a Christmas Eve when Cows arrive and participate with a family in traditional activities and a midnight game of baseball.
A self-satisfied slug ignores its friends' alliterative warnings as it proudly climbs a slope that turns out to be the back of a hungry toad: "Such a shock, such a shame. Such a succulent slug!"
A unique collection of animal portraits take the reader on an unusual tour of the alphabet.
A gingerbread boy is chased through New York until he meets a clever fox in Central Park.
Brightly colored fish introduce counting and basic addition in this concept book that also involves shapes and colors.
A man made of leaves blows away, traveling wherever the wind may take him.
A child describes the growth of a maple tree from seed to sapling.
Beauty saves the beast in this version of the tale set in the Victorian era.
A different way to look at the alphabet with riddle-like text and lively, humorous illustrations.
A lively introduction to Latino Christmas traditions follows an alphabetical structure as a way to introduce key Spanish terms and explain holiday customs and activities.
This retelling of "The Three Billy Goats Gruff" is set in the heart of a city where an enormous sewer rat tries to keep three goats from crossing the street to a more promising vacant lot.
When a new baby princess accidentally changes places with a piglet, both of their lives are forever changed.
"On little sheep feet, six creepy sheep went a-haunting UNTIL . . ."
A young girl named Maria Merian took the time to observe caterpillars and learn about metamorphosis, disproving a theory that went all the way back to ancient Greece.
A boy finds a mysterious treasure in a junkpile and creates a monster to guard it.
The younger, wiser sister of the Gingerbread Boy escapes from those who would eat her and has a plan to outwit the clever fox.
It's been 50 years since a young Goldilocks snooped in the Bears cottage in the woods. She reformed, but did she learn her lesson?
A collection of poems that spotlights the harmony among math, science, language and art.
A young boy finds in the wind a playmate of many moods.
"I had a new horn and a paper hat . . . and I went for a walk in the forest."
A Caldecott Award Book following an impatient young Mexican girl as she prepares for her first Christmas posada party and pinata.
Two charming black cats lead readers through the alphabet as each letter represents words for the Halloween season.
A rhyming celebration of snow that covers just about every playtime activity possible before, during, and after a snowstorm.