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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When the dog he is caring for runs away from Alan into the forbidden garden of a retired dog-hating magician, a spell seems to be cast over the contrary dog.
Judy and Peter unfold an ordinary-looking board game to relieve their boredom and find a realistic jungle and the most bizarre adventure of their lives.
Walter is a litterbug who does not understand his role in keeping the planet healthy . . . until a fantastic journey shows him the tragic fate that could befall Earth if humans like him are not more careful.
A magical train ride on Christmas Eve takes a boy to the North Pole where he receives the first gift of Christmas.
Follow Annie Edson Taylor, a retired charm school teacher, as she attempts to be the first person to go over Niagara Falls--in a wooden barrel.
The enigmatic origins of the stranger Farmer Bailey hits with his truck and brings home to recuperate seem to have a mysterious relation to the weather.
A strange glowing stone picked up on a sea voyage captivates a ship's crew and has a terrible transforming effect on them.
Mama can find a use for anything. She drives all over town scavanging "goodies". But what will she do with all the stuff overflowing the front yard?
A slave describes the journey he makes with his master Captain William Clark into the uncharted territory of the American West.
Very brief Spanish text and simple pictures describing winter.
An entertaining and humorous introduction to the famous Mexican artist, Diego Rivera with full-colour reproductions of some of his actual paintings and murals.
A beautifully illustrated storybook dictionary explains 26 Irish traditions.
Alexander is having one of those days when nothing seems to go right for him.
Friendship overcomes all problems according to Rosie and Michael. Sharing laughter, sharing possessions, helping one another in dire emergencies, and even being mad once in a while.
The miraculous story of the Nativity with text from the King James Version of the Bible and unexpected non-traditional illustrations.
This updated version of "The Tortoise and the Hare" is a rap about a bragging Hare who gets put in his place by a brave little turtle.
Which of the world's volcanoes is taller than Mount Everest? What causes exploding islands or earthquakes under the sea? Find the answers to these and other intriguing questions here.