P - 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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Mooseltoe cover Mooseltoe

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 . . .

Piggie Pie! cover Piggie Pie!

Resourceful pigs save themselves from ending up in a pie wanted by a grouchy old witch.

Apple Fractions cover Apple Fractions

Information about a variety of apples is included as they are used to demonstrate concepts of fractions.

Boat Alphabet Book cover The Boat Alphabet Book

An alphabet book presenting unusual facts about a variety of boats and ships from aircraft carriers to zodiacs.

The Butterfly Counting Book cover The Butterfly Counting Book

Colorful paintings of butterflies from around the world support practice in skip counting to 21 using odd numbers.

The Dinosaur Alphabet Book cover The Dinosaur Alphabet Book

This ABC book features different dinosaurs for the letters of the alphabet.

The Extinct Alphabet Book cover The Extinct Alphabet Book

Each letter of the alphabet features an oil painting of and information about a creature that no longer exists.

The Flower Alphabet Book cover The Flower Alphabet Book

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.

The Frog Alphabet Book cover The Frog Alphabet Book

Leap into the fascinating world of amphibians with the alphabet as your guide.

The Icky Bug Alphabet Book cover The Icky Bug Alphabet Book

Lighthearted text and vivid illustrations make this alphabetical exploration of small animal life both fun and informative.

The Icky Bug Counting Book cover The Icky Bug Counting Book

Counts from 0 to 26 with realistic depictions of that number of insects.

The Ocean Alphabet Book cover The Ocean Alphabet Book

Introduces the letters A to Z by describing fish and other creatures living in the North Atlantic Ocean.

The Skull Alphabet Book cover The Skull Alphabet Book

Skulls of mammals from anteater to zebra with information, riddles, and hidden pictures.

Who Will Guide My Sleigh Tonight? cover Who Will Guide My Sleigh Tonight?

Santa works with a lot of different animals before he finds the right ones to pull his sleigh.

Who Will Help Santa This Year? cover Who Will Help Santa This Year?

Santa interviews a lot of different characters before finding just the right helpers for the workshop.

Airplane Alphabet Book cover The Airplane Alphabet Book

Realistic illustrations and informative text take readers on a whirlwind tour of flying machines.

Silver Seeds cover Silver Seeds

Poems that flow through the cycle of a day, viewing ordinary experiences through fresh eyes.

Five Little Ducks cover Five Little Ducks

In this familiar counting rhyme Mother Duck is involved in chores and hobbies while her ducklings wander the countryside.

Math Talk cover Math Talk: Mathematical Ideas in Poems for Two Voices

Explore mathematical ideas such as circles, fractals, and Fibonacci numbers through poetic dialogues intended to be read by two people.

Pond & River cover Eyewitness Books: Pond & River

Discover in close-up the ecology of the plants and animals that make freshwater habitats their home.

jeweled dragon The World that Loved Books

Imagine a world where people become what they read. And then... when the book is done, they become themselves again, only smarter.

Amazing Spiders cover Amazing Spiders

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.

Dragons: Truth, Myth, and Legend cover Dragons: Truth, Myth, and Legend

Discusses various myths and legends about dragons and presents dragon lore from around the world.

Flashy Fantastic Rain Forest Frogs cover Flashy Fantastic Rain Forest Frogs

Bold watercolor illustrations support descriptions of the physical characteristics, behavior, reproduction, and habitat of frogs that live in the rain forest.

The Geebung Polo Club cover The Geebung Polo Club

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.

Waltzing Matilda cover Waltzing Matilda

An illustrated version of Australia's most popular poet's verse, "Waltzing Matilda".

Who Was the Woman Who Wore the Hat? cover Who Was the Woman Who Wore the Hat?

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.

Shadows Are About Shadows Are About

Oil paintings in bright pastels and simple rhyming text follow two children through a sunshiny day playing with shadows.

One Dragon's Dream cover One Dragon's Dream

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.

Bob cover Bob

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?

Farewell to Shady Glade cover Farewell to Shady Glade

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.

How Droofus the Dragon Lost His Head cover How Droofus the Dragon Lost His Head

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.

Huge Harold cover Huge Harold

"Dog-gone and dag-nabit! That's what I call a whopping big rabbit!"

Smokey cover Smokey

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.

The Kissing Hand cover The Kissing Hand

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.

Twisters! cover Twisters!

This classic Step into Reading science title is brimming with facts and amazing ancedotes about tornadoes and hurricanes.

Goldilocks and the Three Hares cover Goldilocks and the Three Hares

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.

October Smiled Back cover October Smiled Back

Rhymes personify the months such as shy November, lazy February, frisky March, and silly May.

The Rooster Crows cover The Rooster Crows A Book of American Rhymes and Jingles

American rhymes and jingles are the focus of this Caldecott Medal-winner.

Tulips cover Tulips

A "Science Book Without Words" shows a year in the life of tulips from planting bulbs in October to winter preparation in September.