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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A gentle story of a little rabbit enjoying his day off from kindergarten and spending time with his mother during a snowstorm.
Following the nocturnal animals of the North Country as they go about their activities on a snowy night.
Sarah and Elizabeth travel around the world in the Christmas Ark to discover the true meaning of Christmas.
A retelling of the classic story not for the faint of heart. Cinderella Skeleton lives in a mausoleum and woefully awaits her Prince Charnel. Will they find each other at the Halloween Ball?
A retelling of the original Chinese poem in which a brave young girl masquerades as a boy and fights the Tartars in the Khan’s army.
A scarecrow in colonial New England comes to life and falls in love. Based on an 1852 tale by Nathaniel Hawthorne.
The night of a summer storm in 1881, 15-year-old Kate Shelley must face her personal fears in order to save a passenger train from crashing through a collapsed railroad bridge.
Recounts the coming of the Pilgrims to America with illustrations by N. C. Wyeth.
One day Blanche befriends a hideous old "aunty" on a path near her home and is rewarded with magic eggs. When her greedy sister wants some for herself she gets nothing but trouble.
When they try to find out who is doing their chores while they are working in the fields, a childless couple discovers the two stones they have brought home are two bewitched orphans.
How the Huckabuck family raised popcorn in Nebraska, quit the farm snd traveled the Midwest, and finally came back.
Retells the tale of 12 princesses who wear out their shoes by dancing secretly every night all night long and how their secret is eventually discovered.
Magnified photos reveal letters and numbers among the patterns on butterflies' and moths' wings.
Provides general information on the behavior of owls and specifics of physical characteristics and behaviors for the 21 North American species.
Lola and Marge, two determined chickens, set out to win the barnyard talent contest in order to obtain tickets to the Elvis Poultry Show.
Whistling Johnny chases after the runaway cake from his knapsack and collects many other farm animals as he goes along.
Two American soldiers in occupied Japan spend a special day with the children of a small village school.
After Jiro encounters a life-like garden statue of a tall bird, he falls asleep and dreams of the story his mother once told him about a grateful crane.
The author tells of his grandfather's coming to the United States as a young man, his life here, and his longing to return to Japan and then confesses to a similar cross-cultural predicament.
After many years of retirement, an old Kamishibai man--a Japanese street performer who tells stories and sells candies--decides to make his rounds once more.
Candles and delicate silver cranes decorate a Japanese boy's very first Christmas tree as his mother tells him about Christmases of her childhood in faraway California.
When the rug that Emma believes is her inspiration for award-winning art is ruined in the wash she is devastated and convinced she can no longer draw and paint.
An ant and 59 other American insects appear in a catchy chant that jumps, flits, and flies across flashy double-page spreads.
Tempting illustrations support this rhythmic chant that is a salute to fruit.
An African bird called the honey guide leads the reader past a number of indigenous animals in the Kenyan countryside in search of a golden treasure.
Upbeat text and glorious images of a wide variety of vegetables make this a savory salute to veggies.
Playful rhythmic text and cartoon caricatures represent an amazing number of freshwater fish.
This book detailing the life cycle of a sunflower is told using the pattern of “The House That Jack Built”.
A 13-year-old boy and his grandfather hunt for a wild turkey, "the smartest, trickiest creature in the woods".
Rhyming text and simple pictures take readers through the steps needed to make a snowman. A repeating pattern and rhythmic cadence to the story make this book a favorite.
Everybody has "keepers" -- those personal mementos that bring to mind special moments and feelings -- and this collection of poems is all about them.
A book filled with both rhyming and free verse inspiring readers to thoughtfully observe the world around them.
Mother Earth writes a letter to the children of our planet asking for care and protection.
Twenty-five best-loved poems by Robert Frost, including "The Road Not Taken" and "Mending Wall", with insightful commentary and wonderful supporting paintings.
Acrostic verses in alphabetical order describe the autumn season, with its animals, rain, cold winds, and harvested food.
Lyrical prose and luminous paintings celebrate the arrival of spring and the energy and renewal it brings.
The pleasures of spring are captured in twenty-six short poems and luminous linoleum-cut illustrations.
On the last night of Hanukkah, after hearing how an old man lost his family in the Holocost, a young boy makes a wish that is carried to God as the menorah candles burn down.
An alphabet of cold-weather delights celebrated by acrostic poems and linoleum-cut illustrations
With help from an industrious chipmunk discover plants, animals, and insects for every letter of the alphabet in a beautiful garden.