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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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Room for a Little One Room for a Little One A Christmas Tale

Kind Ox says to those seeking shelter in his stable, "There's always room for a little one here."

Cinco de Mayo cover Cinco de Mayo

Colorful photographs and simple text introduce "Rookie Readers" to traditions and festivities of this Mexican holiday.

Over in the Meadow cover Over in the Meadow

Learning to count--and even a bit about nature--is as easy as one, two, three in this merry meadow.

Over in the Meadow cover Over in the Meadow

An old nursery poem introduces animals and their young and the numbers one through ten.

Over in the Meadow cover Over in the Meadow

Collage-style illustrations perfectly complement this classic counting rhyme.

Over in the Meadow cover Over in the Meadow

Counting from 1 to 10 with mother animals and their babies through a day in the meadow.

The Nutcracker cover The Nutcracker

In this magnificantly illustrated edition of the classic story snowflakes aren't the only things that dance at Christmastime. So do nutcrackers, little girls, mouse-kings, and toys!

The Snowflake cover The Snowflake A Water Cycle Story

Follow the journey of a water droplet through the various stages of the water cycle, from precipitation to evaporation and condensation.

They Came from the Bronx cover They Came from the Bronx

A Comanche grandmother and her grandson wait for the arrival of a herd of buffalo; story based on the efforts of the American Bison Society to reintroduce bison to Oklahoma.

Why War is Never a Good Idea cover Why War is Never a Good Idea

Simple rhythmic text explores the wanton destructiveness of war as it demolishes nice people and beautiful things with no consideration for the consequences.

Eye Wonder Dinosaur cover Eye Wonder: Dinosaur

Simple text and engaging photographs explore the world of the dinosaurs.

Turkeys Together cover Turkeys Together

A dog is telling the story of how he helped two turkeys protect their nests from a persistent egg thief.

Duckling Days cover Duckling Days (Eyewitness)

A mother duck builds her nest and lays her eggs. Six ducklings hatch out, they paddle in the water with their webbed feet, and one young duck is happy being on his own.

No Dodos cover No Dodos

One whale, two tigers, three pandas...but no dodo birds. Find out why, in this counting book of endangered animals.

Hop Jump cover Hop Jump

Betsy the frog is tired of the same old "hop-jump, hop-jump" and devises new ways of moving that are not accepted by all of her friends.

Mouse Paint cover Mouse Paint

Three white mice find jars of red, yellow, and blue paint and use them to have fun mixing colors.

Mouse Shapes cover Mouse Shapes

What can you make with one oval, two circles, and eight triangles? Just ask three clever mice—who even find a funny way to trick a sneaky cat.

When Grandma Came cover When Grandma Came

Madeleine's grandma has roamed the wide world over. Nothing she has seen can compare to her beloved young granddaughter, the greatest wonder of all.

Auntie Tigress cover Auntie Tigress

Beautiful illustrations and  distinctive borders add richness to three stories: “Auntie Tigress”, “The Fisherman and the Tycoon”, and “The Greatest Treasure”.

Cookie's Week cover Cookie's Week

A mischievous kitten romps through each day of a week.

Animals Christmas Carol cover The Animals' Christmas Carol

Magnificent paintings and lyrical verses intensify this original tale based on the old Christmas carol "The Friendly Beasts".

Dragon Machine cover The Dragon Machine

George sees dragons everywhere he looks, but they are "ignored and overlooked," just like he is.

Old Shell New Shell cover Old Shell, New Shell

A hermit crab who has outgrown his shell searches for a new one among the creatures of Australia's Great Barrier Reef.

Tin Forest cover The Tin Forest

A sad old man lives in a lonely wasteland but dreams of a lively forest; every morning he wakes to gloom and bad weather. But then . . . an idea starts to grow . . .

Over in the Garden cover Over in the Garden

Over in the garden, mother insects and their children enjoy various activities from morning sun to evening moon.

The Biggest Bear cover The Biggest Bear

Caldecott Medal-winning illustrations help tell a satisfying story about a boy, a maple sugar-loving bear, and taking responsibility for your actions.

Legend of the Petoskey Stone cover The Legend of the Petoskey Stone

The story of Petosegay, an Ottawa Indian, who grew up in an area of northern Michigan where a unique stone can be found along the lakeshore.

Lion Dancer Ernie Wan’s Chinese New Year cover Lion Dancer Ernie Wan’s Chinese New Year

Color photographs and text tell about planning and preparation for the Chinese New Year by Ernie Wan and his family.

On the Mayflower cover On the Mayflower Voyage of the Ship’s Apprentice & a Passenger Girl

What it might have been like for children on the ship Mayflower as it sailed to the New World.

Samuel Eaton's Day cover Samuel Eaton’s Day A Day in the Life of a Pilgrim Boy

Follow a young boy at work and play in an early American settlement in 1627.

Sarah Morton's Day cover Sarah Morton’s Day A Day in the Life of a Pilgrim Girl

When the cockerel crows, young Sarah Morton's day begins. Follow her at work and play in an early American settlement in 1627.

Story of the White House cover The Story of the White House

A photo-essay on the White House, its history, its public and private rooms, and trivia about its tenants through the 41st President.

Tapenum's Day cover Tapenum’s Day A Wampanoag Indian Boy in Pilgrim Times

Photographs of a boy showing routines and activities of daily life for the Wampanoag living near 17th century Plymouth Colony.

Book of Weather and Natural Disasters cover Book of Weather & Natural Disasters

Weather anecdotes, historical photographs, and fascinating memorabilia from 200 years of the Old Farmer's Almanac.

Butterfly and Caterpillar cover Butterfly and Caterpillar

Each stage of a butterfly's life is explained in simple language with bold headings for very young readers and more detailed information for slightly older readers and is accompanied by large full-color close-up photographs.

Mushroom cover Mushroom

Photographs, drawings, and text on two different levels of difficulty discuss the parts of mushrooms and how these fungi grow.

I, Matthew Henson cover I, Matthew Henson

Matthew Henson's dreams took him from the port of Baltimore, around the world, and north to the Pole with Admiral Peary in 1909.

Moses cover Moses: When Harriet Tubman led her people to freedom

Harriet Tubman's conversations with God inspire her escape to freedom and her role in the Underground Railroad. A Caldecott Honor book.

Baru Bay Australia cover Baru Bay Australia

Introduce readers to Baru Bay, Australia, where Aboriginal descendants of people who have lived since the Dreamtime enjoy a fine, relatively unspoiled environment.

From Kernel to Corncob cover From Kernel to Corncob

One of the Scholastic News Nonfiction Readers: How Things Grow series illustrated with excellent photographs