O - Books by author

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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Once Upon a Cool Motorcycle Dude cover Once Upon a Cool Motorcycle Dude

Cooperatively writing a fairy tale, a girl imagines a beautiful princess whose beloved ponies are being stolen by a hungry giant while a boy conjures up a muscular biker who will guard the last pony in exchange for gold.

Snail cover Snail

Photographs, drawings, and text on two different levels of difficulty examine the characteristics and behavior of the snail and follow its life cycle.

The Lighthouse Keeper's Daughter cover The Lighthouse Keeper's Daughter

When her father's return to their Maine lighthouse is delayed weeks by a severe storm, Miranda must keep the light shining despite brutal weather and family illnesses.

Have You Seen Trees? cover Have You Seen Trees?

Poetic introduction to trees through the seasons; asks questions that expect the use all the senses in exploration.

Not Now Said the Cow cover "Not Now!" Said the Cow

None of his animal friends will help the little black crow plant some corn seeds he has found. A Level 2 Bank Street Ready-to-Read title.

Did You Hear Wind Sing Your Name? cover Did You Hear Wind Sing Your Name?

Pictures and words pay homage to the Oneida Indians' view of the cycle of spring.

Happy Birthday America cover Happy Birthday America

A nostalgic tribute to the Fourth of July sharing how a family living in a small town celebrates this favorite holiday.

Kate and the Beanstalk cover Kate and the Beanstalk

A brave and resourceful girl climbs a magical beanstalk and embarks on a quest to restore a knight's widow and child to their castle.

Ducks, Ducks, Ducks cover Ducks, Ducks, Ducks

Four ducks from the country have an exciting time when they visit their relatives in the city.