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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Photographs of New York fire fighters as they go through training, fight fires, and make safety inspections and school visits.
Large photos and a simple text portray a typical New England autumn.
From rising sap to plowing and planting; from Easter to Passover to Memorial Day; a delightful photo-essay on the coming of spring.
Text and marvelous photographs depict typical activities of summer.
In his third photo-essay about the seasons, Maass examines winter and the work and play that it brings.
The Bears seek revenge by following Goldilocks to her house, but things don't turn out exactly as planned.
Bold, splashy artwork shows each letter changing into an object beginning with that letter in this inventive Caldecott Honor book.
Owl flies through the night counting the animals she sees.
This engaging concept book invites very young readers to identify basic shapes that transform into beautiful undersea creatures.
Each number from one to ten changes gradually into a familiar object or animal.
A turtle carved in rock on a bluff over the Hudson River by Indians long ago watches with sadness the changes man brings over the years.
It's summer, and artists have returned to his island. By closely observing four artists with different styles, a boy hopes to discover how to paint the wind.
A collection of canines "speak" about happy days filled with squeaky toys, good smells, plenty of naps, and the very important jobs they do for the people they love.
Come along with Abdi, a young orphan, on his fantastic journey to deliver the most precious necklace in the world to the queen.Will he accomplish his task or be thwarted by ruthless rogues, savage snakes, and deadly dungeons?
A Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science book that explains how and why leaves change their color in autumn.
Seven brothers elude execution by virtue of their extraordinary individual qualities.
Illustrated words and music of David Mallett’s classic folk song
Rhymed verses, stunning illustrations, and a fascinating text all come together in alphabet book form, telling an imaginative story about Queen Elizabeth and her journeys through England's countryside.
Christopher Hogwood, a black-and-white pet pig weighing over 600 pounds, leaves his pen in search of adventure, food, and mud one lovely spring day.
A true story of Clara Lemlich, a young Ukrainian immigrant who led the largest strike of women workers in U.S. history.
Crisp, simple text and vivid photographs show baby insects in all their glory, squirming and hopping, stinging and biting, and munching their way to adulthood.
From aurochs to Burchell's zebra, 26 animals that have become extinct in recorded history are captured here in vivid detail.
When the thing from outer space visits earth on October 31, it is taken first for a trick-or-treater and then for a robot.
James Marshall was awarded a Caldecott Honor medal for his charming retelling of Goldilocks walking into the bears' house while they are away.
Abandoned in the forest, a brother and sister must keep their wits about them to save themselves from a hungry witch.
An old sow sends her piglets out to make their own way in the world and are challenged by a hungry wolf.
Lucky Kidd watches her father ride a mean bull at the rodeo and thinks about becoming a bull rider herself.
Children see a variety of animals, each one a different color, leading finally to the group of observed animals and a teacher looking back at them.
Unable to sleep on the night of a full moon a young boy follows the sound of music to find an unusual barn dance in progress.
A group of mice venture into a dark wood where they find a dark brown house with a dark red stair leading past other dark colors to a spooky surprise.
Chicka chicka boom boom! Will there be enough room for the lower case letters as they scamper up the coconut palm?
A boy and his sister must pass some scary places on their way to town to get a bucket of milk.
Seated at a campfire, a young Native American boy begs his grandfather to tell him about the night he was born and other events in his young life.
Biography of Wilson Bentley, who photographed snowflakes. Caldecott Medal winner.
An Algonquin Cinderella story in which a powerful invisible being will marry the woman who can prove that she's seen him.
A simple introduction to the traditions and festivities of Chinese New Year.
An overview of the life and work of Martin Luther King, Jr. in simple text and dramatic scratchboard and oil pastel illustrations.
A simple introduction to the life cycle and functions of a leaf.
Simple text and pictures explains what snow is and what can be done with it. Includes instructions for making a snowflake from paper.