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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The familiar sing-song verse updated with more information about the man and his voyage.
The baby beebee bird is new to the zoo and sings his song all night long, keeping the other animals awake. What can they do?
While helping her great-grandmother Anica decorate her Christmas tree, Christine hears the story of a precious ornament given to her as a child by a mysterious stranger.
Beautiful illustrations accompany this charming retelling of the familiar fairy tale.
When the king's 12 daughters wear holes in their dancing slippers every night and grow pale and mysterious, Peter the gardener's boy discovers their secret and breaks the spell.
A timid little mouse plays his acorn drum wherever he goes. One night a bright star leads him to a stable and he is invited to play his drum for the new king.
A young boy is certain is house is filled with monsters, but conquers his fear by learning karate.
When two boys camp out in the backyard, one of them frightens himself more than his brother by telling a scary story.
Wonderful illustrations for poems about Santa in "off-duty" activities
Boys and girls are dressed for and participating in activities related to various jobs.
A boy finds a salamander in the woods and imagines the many things he can do to turn his room into a perfect salamander home.
As a cat patiently waits, birds from one to 20 land at a feeder.
When her grandfather's age keeps him at home, Ellie designs a rooftop garden for him.The wind has other ideas and keeps blowing the flowers away.
Features ancient legends, mythological dragons, and media dragons, all illustrated in striking, full-color art.
A dragon lays waste to the kingdom and the princess has to be rescued by a knight, who fights and tames the dragon, passing into legend as St George, patron saint of England.
Three children accompany their father in a canoe and explore the plant and animal life along a river near their home.
Sal and her mother set off in search of blueberries for the winter at the same time as a mother bear and her cub. What will happen when the young ones wander off and absentmindedly trail the wrong mothers?
Caldecott-winning story of a pair of Mallard ducks who chose to raise their family in Boston's Public Garden.
Buckiet filling: an effective metaphor for encouraging kind and considerate behavior and understanding the benefits of positive relationships.
Born to privilege in the Forbidden City Jingyong follows her own path and becomes a Buddhist nun in the Shaolin Monastery. She teaches kung fu to a special petitioner.
When a new bridge is built over the river, the happiest person in town must be the first to cross it.
Drawing on well-documented accounts of Martha Washington's runaway slave, this fictionalized retelling focuses on Oney Judge's childhood and early adult years.
In 19th century Paris a young girl helps a famous high-wire artist regain his courage and confidence.
In the 1860s, a wild little girl nicknamed Squirrel meets John Muir, later to become a famous naturalist, when he arrives at her parents' hotel in Yosemite Valley seeking work and knowledge about the natural world.
Grandpa tells Thomas and Nora about his unforgettable Christmas Eve as a young soldier back in 1914, when German and Allied soldiers stopped fighting and came together to celebrate the holiday.
In this Caldecott Honor book Anansi the spider is saved from dangerous situations by the special skills of his sons.
An adaptation of the Pueblo Indian myth which explains how the spirit of the Lord of the Sun was brought to the world of men.
When the Lord of the Night sees that his world is sad and colorless because his four special musicians have been locked-away by Sun, he sends Wind to free them to play their special music and fill the world with happiness once more.
Raven feels sorry for the people living in the dark and cold, so he flies to the house of the Sky Chief to steal the gods' "shiny ball" of light and warmth.
An old man tells his grandchildren about the time in his past when he and his buddy Otto accidentally knocked his sister's pumpkin down the front steps and smashed it to smithereens.
A young German girl discovers a concentration camp outside her village and takes food and hope to some of those being held there.
Counting down from the 10 twinkling stars and 9 startled shepherds to the one precious Child born in the stable in Bethlehem with one star shining over all.
While staying with her grandparents on their farm, Sarah discovers the secret behind the local tradition of dressing the scarecrows in formal gowns and fancy coats.
Ten days before the start of kindergarten, a pre-kindergartner cannot tie her shoes by herself and fears the worst.
True tale of a 17-year-old dairymaid in England in 1683, condemned to indentured servitude, who perseveres and prospers; the grandmother of Benjamin Bannaker.
When her friends will not help her, a little witch must plant and care for the pumpkin seeds she found all by herself.
A group of children creates a special flag and set out, against nearly insurmountable obstacles, to share it and its message of peace with the world.
Photographs of rocks that resemble the letters of the alphabet and objects represented by each letter.
A Caldecott Honor Book vividly illuminating Mirandy's preparations to win the town's cakewalk jubilee.
The modern-day story of Baby Girl, who grows from a child playing beneath her elders' quilting frame to becoming a member of the intergenerational circle, piecing together her first quilt.