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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Describes the customs, recipes, poems, and songs used to celebrate Christmas in the big plantation houses and in the slave quarters just before the Civil War.
When the bountiful world of their ancestors was no more, the Paiute prophets had visions of a dance that would restore it. The ghost dance movement began in hope as native peoples came together to to dance for their shared dream.
Bold and playful illustrations transform each letter into a work of art graphically rendered with animal characteristics.
Revealing photographs and informative text share what young members of the animal kingdom eat, where they live, their baby names, and much more.
A winning look at the wonder of the common eider duck, the splendor of Iceland, and the resourcefulness of one child.
From bananas to pizza to fresh strawberry pie, this simple concept book looks into the world of halves, thirds, and quarters with delicious full-color photographs and delightful recipes.
When women in an Icelandic village buy chickens to lay eggs for them to use, the chickens follow them and adopt human ways. No more eggs.
Accompany a boy on a fascinating excursion to the moon. "Read this book first. It will tell you how to get there and what to do after you land. The most important part tells you how to get home."
Creepy characters galore! One by one, the ghoulish gang climbs onto this super jet-fueled broomstick for a fun flight on Halloween night.
Twelve short poems that combine counting with the story of the first Thanksgiving with the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 __ 12 What happened to 11? Is it in the magician's hat? Maybe it's in the mailbox or hiding in the jack-o'-lantern?
A short Halloween poem representing each letter of the alphabet.
A predictable poem combined with childlike illustrations in bold colors tell about the little train leaving the station at various times.
A story about a woman and the villagers who demand to know the secret of her wisdom. "You will have to discover it for yourselves."
Squirrel enlists the aid of friends Hedgehog and Bear to help him stay awake to find out about snow.
Numbers from 1 to 10 are introduced through masterpieces of art from the Metropolitan Museum's collections of over 2 million works.
"Everyone knows A is for apple but does everyone see an apple the same way?" Explore various perspectives of representations for each letter of the alphabet.
Introduces readers to basic and complex shapes through The Metropolitan Museum's extensive and varied collections of art.
Each of five little bats has a scare and disappears. What will their mother do?
Ollie overhears the farmers talking about choosing a special turkey for Thanksgiving and a series of contests are arranged to see which one should be picked.
Rhythmic text counts groups of colorful leaves from one to ten as they fall to the ground or fly in the wind.
Three friends are going on a leaf hunt. They're going right away. They are finding colorful leaves. It's a wonderful day!
Comic illustrations of farm animals show the cycle of actions triggered by a leaf causing a cow to sneeze.
"Go to sleep small new prince of the dark."
Each of fourteen magnificent paintings contains a different shape to find. Some are easy to spot, and others are more challenging.
Using the traditional `I spy with my little eye' rhyme, readers are asked to find the numbered details in each of 20 works of art.
When Katy discovers her grandmother's old hand-painted Easter eggs in the attic, she inspires the renewal of a special Pennsylvania Dutch tradition: the Easter egg tree!
Not knowing his mate was killed by a fox, a mallard drake raises his offspring and waits patiently through the winter for her return.
A little mouse scurrying along a path in the woods is frightened by a discarded jack-o-lantern. After careful scrutiny he decides to fix it up to be his winter home.
Your comic host, Bob Beetle, takes special guest Dahlia Dragonfly down memory lane, sharing the different stages of a dragonfly’s life, the various predators they face, what they eat, and other amazing facts.
The wonders of the world are portrayed in paintings, poetic text, and a presentation of facts about planet Earth.
Delightful full-color photographs show many different workers to answer questions about helpers in the community.
Groundhog is sick. He interviews a number of animal friends to find someone to look for their shadow in his place on February 2nd.
As a boy in the segregated South of the 1920s, author Richard Wright was determined to use books from the public library in spite of the fact that borrowing privileges did not extend to blacks.
A Random House Pictureback book that tells about nocturnal animals of the woods and meadows and some who live in the desert.
Large brightly colored pictures show many different types of decorated trees.
Drivers in cars numbered 1-20 wait at the starting line, eager to win the race. One by one, the cars spin out, come apart, or fall behind, until one finally crosses the finish line.
An Amish family spends a fall day doing errands in the village, visiting, and returning home in time for supper.
An illustrated version of the Joni Mitchell song about looking at things from different perspectives.
During World War II, a young Japanese-American boy and his family are sent to an internment camp where father and son pull the camp together to build a baseball diamond.