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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Claude shares his Christmas presents with Bummer, a lonely stray.
A little boy must face the terrible creature he thinks is lurking in the dark of the basement in order to save his mother.
Ida lives in a valley with no weather whatsoever until a peddler sells her four magical paintings. Then she discovers the delights and downsides of each of the seasons with their changing weather.
A little bug's fears keep him in a dark and dreary hole until a voice convinces him that the beauty of the world is worth a few risks.
Three seeds grow into three beautiful trees, each of which serves a different but important function.
Prince Charley is certain Clara would be the wife of his dreams but will she pass the "princess test"?
High in his castle in the Alps, with his eighty-seven servants kidnapped from all over the world, Gustav the gourmet giant decides to try a rare new food--boy.
A lonely old couple want a cat for company but when the old man goes looking for one he finds more than he bargained for.
A very different ABC book; a piratical ghost story featuring 2 brave children, their pet gazelle, and many trolls, monsters, and other creatures of much nastiness.
An old English cumulative rhyme about caring for favorite farm animals with verses that prompt readers to think about the sound each animal makes.
A Gingerbread Boy eludes the hungry grasp of everyone chasing him until he meets a clever fox.
Amusing pictures extend the familiar tale of the industrious hen and lazy cat, dog, and mouse.
Paul Galdone's signature illustrations bring to life this retelling of the tale from the Brothers Grimm.
The Bear family is the focus of the story in this retelling of Goldilocks and the Three Bears.
The traditional Mother Goose rhyme with wonderful full page illustrations brimming with details.
Old Man Winter wakes up late and goes out in his magic flying truck to scatter snow, but finds someone who appreciates his efforts.
Young oceanographers will discover fascinating facts in this collection of marine questions and answers.
A brave and selfless little girl saves a passenger train from certain disaster on Christmas Eve.
A bee can fly back to her hive. A grasshopper can hide in tall grass. But where does a butterfly go when it rains?
The gentleman rabbit helps a baby hoptoad who cannot hop and a butterfly who cannot fly.
Tommy has to follow his aunt's rhyming notes through the streets and squares of Christmas City to uncover pictures, puzzles, and clues that lead to a surprise ending.
Set against the backdrop of Ireland's oldest and most unusual fair, King Puck is a jig-reeling, kid-appealing tale of friendship, fun, and fairy magic!
A story told in rhyme of the little mouse who was "stirring and whirling all through the house" and stowed away on Santa's sleigh.
A young Vietnamese girl saves a lotus seed and carries it with her everywhere to remember a brave emperor and the homeland that she had to flee.
Christina Katerina quickly claims the large box her mother's new refrigerator came in and creates a castle, a clubhouse, and other fantastic playthings with her sometimes-friend Fats Watson.
Describes the Florida Everglades, the evolution of this unique area, and the impact humans have had on its once-abundant life forms.
A fictionalized account of the spectacular migration of sandhill cranes north from Texas, along the Platte River to Canada, Alaska, and destinations as far away as Siberia.
A charming collection of short poems that celebrate trees and the amazing variety of ways they touch our lives, invigorated by expressive oil paintings.
A little girl shows what can be done with only one mitten and then when she finds the mate to it continues to have fun with the pair.
On a warm summer afternoon Cammy and her brother find signs of unseen animals and their activities.
Two children on their way to go sledding see evidence of a variety of animal life.
A boy and girl in the woods find an empty nest, a cocoon, gnawed bark, and other signs of unseen animals and their activities.
A day in the life of a box turtle through simple text and wonderful life-like illustrations.
Glimpses of a variety of animals going about their activities in winter; father and son explore forest and field as they look for a tree to cut for Christmas.
An influx of rowdy animals representing the letters of the alphabet disrupts a peaceful breakfast.
R. R. Pottle the Third has a truly wonderful collection of hats. But he is lonely. Will he ever find the perfect wife who naturally will be wearing the perfect hat?
The much-loved song from Porgy and Bess, illustrated by exhuberant oil paintings, shares an African-American family's routine one summer day earlier in this century.
Caldecott Medal-winning true story of how, in 1974, French aerialist Philippe Petit threw a tightrope between the two towers of the World Trade Center and spent an hour walking, dancing, and performing high-wire tricks a quarter mile in the sky.
The comments "cars are for boys" and "girls just ride" don't set well with Mama so she commandeers the new Model T and takes her adventuresome daughter Mandy on a wild ride around their mountain home.;
Colorful drawings enhance this simple general reference for beginning an apple unit.