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 moose with the marvelous moustache is busy, busy, busy getting ready for a "perfectly perfect" Christmas. But when he forgets to get the tree . . .
Resourceful pigs save themselves from ending up in a pie wanted by a grouchy old witch.
Information about a variety of apples is included as they are used to demonstrate concepts of fractions.
An alphabet book presenting unusual facts about a variety of boats and ships from aircraft carriers to zodiacs.
Colorful paintings of butterflies from around the world support practice in skip counting to 21 using odd numbers.
This ABC book features different dinosaurs for the letters of the alphabet.
Each letter of the alphabet features an oil painting of and information about a creature that no longer exists.
Brief information about a flower is included on each page with a picture of it and the upper and lower case letters that start its name.
Leap into the fascinating world of amphibians with the alphabet as your guide.
Lighthearted text and vivid illustrations make this alphabetical exploration of small animal life both fun and informative.
Counts from 0 to 26 with realistic depictions of that number of insects.
Introduces the letters A to Z by describing fish and other creatures living in the North Atlantic Ocean.
Skulls of mammals from anteater to zebra with information, riddles, and hidden pictures.
Santa works with a lot of different animals before he finds the right ones to pull his sleigh.
Santa interviews a lot of different characters before finding just the right helpers for the workshop.
Realistic illustrations and informative text take readers on a whirlwind tour of flying machines.
Poems that flow through the cycle of a day, viewing ordinary experiences through fresh eyes.
In this familiar counting rhyme Mother Duck is involved in chores and hobbies while her ducklings wander the countryside.
Explore mathematical ideas such as circles, fractals, and Fibonacci numbers through poetic dialogues intended to be read by two people.
Discover in close-up the ecology of the plants and animals that make freshwater habitats their home.
Imagine a world where people become what they read. And then... when the book is done, they become themselves again, only smarter.
Text and photographs introduce some of the most amazing members of the spider family including the fish eating spider, the spitting spider, and the yellow banana spider who eats cockroaches off the fruit.
Discusses various myths and legends about dragons and presents dragon lore from around the world.
Bold watercolor illustrations support descriptions of the physical characteristics, behavior, reproduction, and habitat of frogs that live in the rain forest.
Comically grotesque characters populate this rendition of the poem about the mythic polo match between The Geeung Polo Club and their rich rivals The Cuff and Collar Team.
An illustrated version of Australia's most popular poet's verse, "Waltzing Matilda".
This meditation on a woman's hat on display in the Jewish Historical Museum in Amsterdam brings together a thought-provoking prose poem with arresting collage artwork.
Oil paintings in bright pastels and simple rhyming text follow two children through a sunshiny day playing with shadows.
A dragon is dreaming. Each double page spread features a number from one to ten; the observant reader will discover many surprises in the strange and detailed illustrations.
Henrietta the cat sends Bob, a rooster who only clucks, out to find his true voice. Will what he learns be enough to save the hens from the hungry fox?
Giant mechanical monsters push the 16 residents of Shady Glade from their homes. The old raccoone decides, in order to find a new place to live, they must hitch a ride on a train to somewhere else.
Little Droofus the dragon becomes lost from his family and faces many challenges as he grows up, wanting more than anything to find friends and be useful.
"Dog-gone and dag-nabit! That's what I call a whopping big rabbit!"
When Smokey, the old steam engine who works in the railroad yard, hears that he is to be scrapped, he decided to take a long trip out on the mainline.
A gentle story of a little raccoon that didn’t want to go to school and the secret his mother shared to ease his fears.
This classic Step into Reading science title is brimming with facts and amazing ancedotes about tornadoes and hurricanes.
Loosely based on the traditional tale of Goldilocks and the three bears, this book features a family of three hares (oops, make that rabbits) and a little blond girl that falls into their hole one morning.
Rhymes personify the months such as shy November, lazy February, frisky March, and silly May.
American rhymes and jingles are the focus of this Caldecott Medal-winner.
A "Science Book Without Words" shows a year in the life of tulips from planting bulbs in October to winter preparation in September.