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Noted & Award Winning Tales Organized In Themes By Virtue, Trait & Topics


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VIRTUES

Ambitious, Backbone, Confidence, Courtesy, Determination, Diligence, Excellence, Feeling, Inspirational, Moderation, Patience, Persistent, Preparedness, Purposeful, Refined, Stamina, Tenacious, Willpower, Worth

TRAITS

Attitude, Earnest, Empowered, Resolute, Simplicity

TOPICS

Environmental Care, Good Vs Evil



VIRTUES


Ambitious


Amazing Grace

by Mary Hoffman - 1991

Dial Books

An optimistic tale proving anyone can do anything they thrive to do and be.

Life Vlog & Education Stuff that Matter


Apples to Oregon: Being the (Slightly) True Narrative of How a Brave Pioneer Father Brought Apples, Peaches, Pears, Plums, Grapes, and Cherries (and Children) Across the Plains. (and Children) Across the Plains.

by Deborah Hopkinson, Illus. by Nancy Carpenter - 2004

Aladdin

A tall tale about a father ignoring his daughter until his goal of bringing fruit trees west has been accomplished.

Rebekah Wall


The Cow Who Climbed a Tree

by Gemma Merino - 2015

Albert Whitman & Company

A cow not only dreams but does something about it, showing others that anything is possible.

The Story Chair with Cris


Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl’s Courage Changed Music

by Margarita Engle.Illus. by Rafael López - 2015

HMH Books

No ones musical dreams should be silenced, a cuban girl finds her beat.

Graham Elementary Music


Flop to the Top!

by Eleanor Davis and Drew Weing. (written & illustrated) - 2015

TOON

A girls celebrity obsession turns her siblings into her fans, and herself into a superstar.

Butterfly Books


How Oliver Olson Changed the World

by Claudia Mills, IIlus. by Heather Maione - 2009

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

A kid with overprotective parents changes himself so he can change the world like his teacher wished.


More Than Anything Else

by Marie Bradby, Illus. by Chris K. Soentpiet - 1995

Orchard

Booker T. Washington fictionalized bio., where a 9 year old African American yearns and learns to read.

Chris Soentpiet


My Name Is Gabito: The Life of Gabriel García Márquez/Me llamo Gabito: La vida de Gabriel García Márquez

by Monica Brown, Illus. by Raúl Colón - 2007

Rising Moon

A bilingual bio celebrating the life of an author who manifested imagination and dreams with his writting.

ELLTeacher09


Pop's Bridge

by Eve Bunting - 2006

HMH Books

This father son story revolves around the construction of the Golden Gate Bridge.

Natalie Richards


Ruby’s Wish

by Shirin Yim Bridges and Sophie Blackall - 2015

Chronicle Books

Rewarded for hard work and courage in China

arteducator4


Swan: The Life and Dance of Anna Pavlova

by Laurel Snyder.Illus. by Julie Morstad -2015

Chronicle

The daughter of a poor Russian laundress becomes a prima ballerina in the 19th century.

Story Time With Erin


Tomas and the Library Lady

by Pat Mora - 1997

Alfred A. Knopf

Bio of Tomas Rivera who expanded his imagination using books & became chancellor of the Univ of California.

du4030video


The Top Job

by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel - 2007

Dutton Books

Career day presents fantastic stories about parents jobs but a girls light bulb changing dad tops them all.


Work, An Occupational ABC

by Kellen Hatanaka - 2014

House of Anansi/Groundwood Books

26 careers from A - Z, from various possible jobs to less-than-traditional occupations.


The World Is Waiting for You

by Barbara Kerley - 2013

National Geographic Children's Books

Pictures of science and nature make kids eager to explore the world and figure what they want to grow up to be.

geographyuberalles


Backbone


Akiak

by Robert J. Blake - 1997

Puffin Books

An injured dog shows perseverance by refusing to quit the annual Alaskan dogsledding race.

The Higgins Library at The Peck School


The Champion of Children: The Story of Janusz Korczak

by Tomek Bogacki - 2009

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Historic tale when orphans publish their own weekly newspaper & hold court in Warsaw, Poland.


Girl Wonder: A Baseball Story in Nine Innings

by Deborah Hopkinson - 2003

Aladdin

A girl finds empowerment playing ball, this story will inspire kids to take on the world.


How Santa Got His Job

by Stephen Krensky, Illustrated by S. D. Schindler - 1998

Simon and Schuster

After meeting some elves Santa uses his loves & talents to create a perfect career.

powertalkalex


I Could Do That: Esther Morris Gets Women the Vote

by Linda White - 2005

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

In 1869, one womans attitude helped all women eventually vote.

lconstable100


My Little Island

by Frané Lessac - 1084

HarperCollins

A boy returns to his old island & brings his friend to show around his past life on Montserrat island.


My Rows and Piles of Coins

by Tololwa M. Mollel, Illustrated by E. B. Lewis - 1999

Clarion

A determined Tanzanian boy saves his coins to afford a bicycle to help his mom bring things to and from the market.

Reading Street


New Socks

by Bob Shea - 2007

Little, Brown Books

A new pair of socks give a chick confidence to go down the big kids slide & talk to the President.

Aaron Carlin


The Paperboy

by Dav Pilkey - 1996

Scholastic

An independent boy & his dog work his pre-dawn paper route while everyone is sleeping soundly.

Mikhael Villegas


Song and Dance Man

by Karen Ackerman - 1988

Knopf Books for Young Readers

Grandpa was a Vaudeville performer who puts on his old Variety show for his grandchildren.

Alana DeVoy


Squashed in the Middle

by Elizabeth Winthrop, Illus. by Pat Cummings - 2005

Henry Holt

One of the plights of the middle child is not being listened to, until they stick up for themselves.

Read2gether Foundation


The Three Ninja Pigs

by Coery Rosen Schwartz - 2012

G.P. Putnam's

The pigs train in aikido, jujitsu & karate to be certified weapons in preparation for the big bad wolf.

Story Shark


The Wonderful Fluffy Little Squishy

by Beatrice Alemagna. (written & illustrated). Tr. by Claudia Zoe Bedrick - 2015

Enchanted Lion Books

A girls imagination and determination goes wild looking for a fluffy little squishy present for moms birthday.


Would I Ever Lie to You?

by Caralyn Buehner - 2007

Dial Books

A boy gets teased from a cousin who keeps making stuff up, he turns the tables by pretending to be poisoned.

Jason Yerka


Confidence


Amazing Grace

by Mary Hoffman - 1991

Dial Books

An optimistic tale proving anyone can do anything they thrive to do and be.

Life Vlog & Education Stuff that Matter


The Carrot Seed

by Ruth Krauss and Crockett Johnson- 1993

HarperCollins or Festival

A kid's unwavering faith and confidence that his seeds will grow.

Hearts and Heroes Read Alouds


Eloise

by Kay Thompson- 1955

Simon & Schuster

Getting bored is not allowed, so the wild self-confident adventures and self-imposed responsibilities thrive


George, the Dragon and the Princess

by Christopher Wormell - 2007

Red Fox

A clumsy mouse has a special talent that keeps the dragon away.


Gossie & Gertie

by Olivier Dunrea,

Houghton

Two duckling friends stay friends and keep their lives & what they enjoy seperate.

Super Bookboy


Heart of a Tiger

by Marsha Diane Arnold - 1995

Dial

A kittens bravery is achieved by following her dreams and never giving up.

Rehoboth Beach Public Library


Henrietta and the Golden Eggs

by Hanna Johansen, Illus. by Käthi Bhend. Translated by John Barrett. David R. Godine - 1999

David R. Godine Publisher

A young hen breaks out of the crowded coop to have fun, as others hens follow they await a golden egg.


I Can Do It Too!

by Karen Baicker - 2003

Chronicle Books

A girl mimics her older siblings & relatives to build confidence to do things for themselves.

Gma Lolly


Leap Back Home to Me

by Lauren Thompson - 2011

Margaret K. McElderry Books

A moms unconditional love help her baby frog take bigger & bigger leaps in life.

Rehoboth Beach Public Library


Mighty Jackie: The Strike Out Queen

by Marissa Moss - 2004

Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books

True story about a 17 year-old girl who struck out both Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig.

Eliza Long


Mirette on the High Wire

by Emily Arnold McCully - 1992

Puffin Books

A student becomes a teacher to help a retired high wire walker overcome his fears and regain his confidence.

Read To My Children


The Most Magnificent Thing

by Ashley Spires. (written & illustrated) - 2014

Kids Can Press

A girl creating a mysterious gadget becomes frustrated until she discovers persistence by never really giving up.

MrMattperreault


My Lucky Day

by Keiko Kasza - 2003

Puffin Books

A pig gets bathed, fattened and massaged by outwiting an aggressive fox who finally collapses from exhaustion.

Ale A.


New Socks

by Bob Shea - 2007

Little, Brown Books

A new pair of socks give a chick confidence to go down the big kids slide & talk to the President.

Aaron Carlin


Olivia Saves the Circus

by Ian Falconer - 1994

An Anne Schwartz Book/Atheneum Books

With all the circus performers sick, Olivia takes over all their roles.

Dad Telling Stories


Ouch! A Tale from Grimm

by Natalie Babbitt, Illustrated by Fred Marcellino - 1998

HarperCollins/Michael di Capua.

A confident underdog fools a king, avoids the devil and marries a princess.


Owen

by Kevin Henkes - 1993

Greenwillow Books

A mouse refuses to give up his fuzzy security blanket so his mom makes it into handkerchiefs he can carry.

Grandma Annii


Princess Me

by Karma Wilson - 2007

Margaret K. McElderry Books

A girls imagination turns her into a princess as she turns her bedroom into her kingdom.


Roller Coaster

by Marla Frazee - 2003

HMH Books

A girls first ride on roller coaster in an amusement park goes well with her dad.

Wil Turner


Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun: Having the Courage to Be Who You Are

by Maria Dismondy - 2008

Cardinal Rule Press

Proud of being couragagous, making the right choices & building self-confidence

rebekah kile


There's a Nightmare in My Closet

by Mercer Mayer - 1968

Puffin Books

A boy conquers his fears by rooming with a monster that he can relate to, one that scares easy.

TvGameChannelYouTube


The Things I Can Do

by Jeff Mack - 2013

Roaring Brook Press

A confident boy marks his accomplishments & feats by turning them into rhymes.


The Three Ninja Pigs

by Coery Rosen Schwartz - 2012

G.P. Putnam's

The pigs train in aikido, jujitsu & karate to be certified weapons in preparation for the big bad wolf.

Story Shark


Violet the Pilot

by Steve Breen - 2008

Dial Books

An underdog story about a girl mechanical genius and her airshow adventures with her doggy.

SusanDalyMH


Wemberly Worried

by Kevin Henkes - 2000

Greenwillow.

A worry wart girl mouse meets another worried mousey who also brought a doll to her 1st day of school.

The Fable Fairy


Whistle for Willie

by Ezra Jack Seats - 1998

Viking Books for Young Readers

Boy learns to whistle for his dog

Its Story Time


You Are Important

by Todd Snow- 2007

Maren Green Pub

The reinforcement of love and making your children know how important they are, everyday in many ways.


Courtesy


The Grasshopper and the Ant

by Harvey Kurtzman - 2001

Denis Kitchen Publishing

A beatnik Grasshopper learns his lesson from an ant colony who invites him inside for the winter.


The Grasshopper and the Ants

by Jerry Pinkney. (written & illustrated) - 2015

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

A musical Grasshopper learns his lesson from an ant colony who invites him inside for the winter.

Anastasia Samsky


"I Can't," Said the Ant

by Polly Cameron - 1948

Scholastic Books

When a teapot breaks its spout a colony of ants helps fix the predicament.

Chris Reddy


The Little Brute Family

by Russell Hoban - 1966

Square Fish

Attitude and bringing good into our world.

brenda jo hubbard


May I Bring a Friend?

by Beatrice Schenk de Regniers - 1964

Aladdin

Each time a boy is invited to the castle to meet with royalty, he always brings a different zoo animal.

GAETANO MIGLIORANZI & FRIENDS


My Brother, Ant

by Betsy Byars, Illus. by Marc Simont - 1996

Viking/Penguin Young Readers

Tales of brothers dealing w monsters, 3 pigs & Santa in the summer


The Paper Dragon

by Marguerite W. Davol, Illus. by Robert Sabuda - 1997

Atheneum Books

An artist overcomes fear of a dragon using love, ingenuity, artistic vision and creativity.

Lisa Neu


Time to Say Bye-Bye

by Maryann Cocca-Leffler - 2012

Viking

Show the not so horrible part of goodbyes, using the joy of the next activity.

MissReadsAlot


Determination


Aaaarrgghh! Spider!

by Lydia Monks - 2004

Houghton Mifflin,

A spiders clever webs makes its wish come true to be a family pet.

Sam Moser


The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend

by Dan Santat. (written & Illustrated) - 2014

Little Brown

An imaginary friend leaves the island where he was created to search for his special true friend.

Yo! It's Story Time


Akiak

by Robert J. Blake - 1997

Puffin Books

An injured dog shows perseverance by refusing to quit the annual Alaskan dogsledding race.

The Higgins Library at The Peck School


Amazing Grace

by Mary Hoffman - 1991

Dial Books

An optimistic tale proving anyone can do anything they thrive to do and be.

Life Vlog & Education Stuff that Matter


America's Champion Swimmer: Gertrude Ederle

by David A. Adler, Illustrated by Terry Widener - 2000

Harcourt/Gulliver

A world record is set by a woman swimming across the English Channel in 14 hours.


Apples to Oregon: Being the (Slightly) True Narrative of How a Brave Pioneer Father Brought Apples, Peaches, Pears, Plums, Grapes, and Cherries (and Children) Across the Plains. (and Children) Across the Plains.

by Deborah Hopkinson, Illus. by Nancy Carpenter - 2004

Aladdin

A tall tale about a father ignoring his daughter until his goal of bringing fruit trees west has been accomplished.

Rebekah Wall


Bear and Bee

by Sergio Ruzzier - 2013

Disney-Hyperion

A hungry bear reasons with the bees to give him honey.

AlaskaGranny Read Aloud


The Chicken-Chasing Queen of Lamar County

by Janice N. Harrington Illus. by Shelley Jackson - 2007

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

A chicken chaser becomes a chicken protector, in this tale of never giving up.

Story Time With Erin


The Cow Who Climbed a Tree

by Gemma Merino - 2015

Albert Whitman & Company

A cow not only dreams but does something about it, showing others that anything is possible.

The Story Chair with Cris


Digging Up Dinosaurs

by Aliki - 1981

HarperCollins

Follow dug up bones & fossils to museum dino constructions.


Don't Fidget a Feather!

by Erica Silverman, Illus. by S. D. Schindler - 1994

Macmillan

A freeze in place competition between friends almost makes them a foxes dinner.

Kid Fun Co

Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl’s Courage Changed Music

by Margarita Engle.Illus. by Rafael López - 2015

HMH Books

No ones musical dreams should be silenced, a cuban girl finds her beat.

Graham Elementary Music


Emmanuel’s Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah

by Laurie Ann Thompson. Illus. by Sean Qualls - 2015

Random/Schwartz & Wade

One person (with 1 leg) changes the worlds view on disabilities when he bikes across Ghana.

The STEAM Teacher


Green Eggs and Ham

by Dr. Seuss - 1960

Random House

A silly campaign for his favorite food

Chris Schwartz


Heart of a Tiger

by Marsha Diane Arnold - 1995

Dial

A kittens bravery is achieved by following her dreams and never giving up.

Rehoboth Beach Public Library


I Could Do That: Esther Morris Gets Women the Vote

by Linda White - 2005

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

In 1869, one womans attitude helped all women eventually vote.

lconstable100


I Wanna New Room

by Karen Kaufman Orloff - 2010

G.P. Putnam's Sons

A boy tries to get his own room using a letter writing campaign to his dad.

ATeacher Reads


Incredible You! 10 Ways to Let Your Greatness Shine Through

by Wayne Dyer-2005

Hay House

Open potential by believing in your heart & other positive reinforcement

Amy Dickie


Journey

by Aaron Becker - 2013

Candlewick

Self-determination leads to unexpected friendship

Jorge de la Torre


The Little Engine That Could

by Watty Piper - 1930

Penguin

I think I can optimism and hard work gets you over obsticles.

HanalaniDigitalStory


The Little Red Hen Big Book

by Jerry Pinkney - 2006

Dial Books

Hungry animals on a farm expect bread after refusing to help grow, harvest, prepared or bake it.

Stories That Build Character And More...


Malala Yousafzai: Warrior with Words

by Karen Leggett Abouraya - 2014

StarWalk Kids Media

Pakistani girl stands up for every child’s right to education.

KidTimeStoryTime


Mammoths on the Move

by Lisa Wheeler, Illus. by Kurt Cyrus - 2006

Harcourt / HMH Books

Woolly mammoths migrated south for the winter where food was easier to gain access to.

Lauren Rosenthal


Mei Li

by Thomas Handforth - 1938

Doubleday Books

A determined curious girl shows her bravery by sneaking into China's walled city for New Years.


Mighty Jackie: The Strike Out Queen

by Marissa Moss - 2004

Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books

True story about a 17 year-old girl who struck out both Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig.

Eliza Long


Mr. Putter and Tabby Pick the Pears

by Cynthia Rylant, Illus. by Arthur Howard - 1948

HMH Books

An apple slingshot is used by an old man whose trying to shoot down pears, in the end he gets a nice apple pie.

Little Ones Story Time Video Library


Mr. Wuffles!

by David Wiesner, (written & illustrated) - 2013

Clarion Books

An mini alien spaceship hides from an Earth kitty and communicates with ants and a ladybird for help to escape.

Ready Read Alouds


Muncha! Muncha! Muncha!

by Candace Fleming, Illus. by G. Brian Karas - 2002

Simon & Schuster/ Atheneum Books

A farmer must take extra garden security measures to overcome hungry mischievous rabbits.

Auntie Lee Reads


My Rows and Piles of Coins

by Tololwa M. Mollel, Illustrated by E. B. Lewis - 1999

Clarion

A determined Tanzanian boy saves his coins to afford a bicycle to help his mom bring things to and from the market.

Reading Street


Nelson Mandela

by Kadir Nelson, (written & illustrated) - 2012

HarperCollins/Katherine Tegen Books

A bio that shows a young boy's determination to change South Africa.

Daniel Kiel


Nim and the War Effort

by Milly Lee, Illus. by Yangsook Choi - 1997

Farrar Straus & Giroux/Frances Foster.

A girl keeps cultural traditions alive in her new home country during this newspaper drive story.


No Yeti Yet

by Mary Ann Fraser - 2015

Peter Pauper Press

A Yeti hunt by brothers discovers a Yeti tracking them, it ends with all of them sharing hot chocolate together.

Mr. Pieri Reads Aloud


The Paperboy

by Dav Pilkey - 1996

Scholastic

An independent boy & his dog work his pre-dawn paper route while everyone is sleeping soundly.

Mikhael Villegas


Prudence Wants a Pet

by Cathleen Daly, Illus. by Stephen Michael King - 2011

Roaring Brook Press

A determined girl wants a pet so she uses her imagination to create some until her parents give in.

ThePhill68


The Race of the Birkebeiners

by Lise Lunge-Larsen, Illustrated by Mary Azarian - 2001

HMH Books

Non fiction about a rebellious political party in medieval Norway who escorted a baby-heir on a journey/saga.


Rap a Tap Tap: Here’s Bojangles – Think of That!

by Leo Dillon and Diane Dillon - 2002

Scholastic/Blue Sky

A bio of African American entertainer Bill "Bojangles" Robinson who tap danced into history.

Reading is Magic! TV


Rattletrap Car

by Phyllis Root - 2001

Candlewick Press

A redheaded family keeps MacGyvering solutions as they head to a lake in their old car.

Dramatic StoryTime Theater


Roger Is Reading a Book

by Koen Van Biesen. (written & illustrated). Tr. by Laura Watkinson - 2012

Eerdmans Book

Sharing books creates friendships, and quiets noisy neighbors.


Shh! We Have a Plan

by Chris Haughton. (written & illustrated) - 2014

Walker

Big people seek to catch a bird but it keeps backfiring, the little tag along has a plan but is ignored.

delaclub


Snow Rabbit, Spring Rabbit: A Book of Changing Seasons

by Il Sung Na - 2010

Knopf Books

The winter season makes animals migrate, hibernate and adapt to the changes to survive.

Bedtime-Stories.org


Some Friends to Feed: The Story of Stone Soup

by Pete Seeger - 2005

G.P. Putnam's Sons

Pete's version has the kids adding veggy's & salt to the classic stones and bones soup.


Special Delivery

by Philip C. Stead.Illus. by Matthew Cordell - 2015

Roaring Brook/Neal Porter

Some bandit monkeys, an ice cream truck and a postal worker helps a girl deliver an elephant companion to her aunt.


Stuck

by Oliver Jeffers - 2011

Philomel Book

This problem and solution book, shows a boy throwing items into a tree to wedge out his stuck kite.

ABC Read to ME


Swan: The Life and Dance of Anna Pavlova

by Laurel Snyder.Illus. by Julie Morstad -2015

Chronicle

The daughter of a poor Russian laundress becomes a prima ballerina in the 19th century.

Story Time With Erin


The Tortoise & the Hare

by Jerry Pinkney - 2013

Little, Brown Books

This fable of perseverance and humility proves that slow and steady can win.

Stories That Build Character And More...


Verdi

by Janell Cannon - 1997

HMH Books

A playful young yellow snake wants to stay young at heart and stays determined forever not to be old & boring.

KTE Reading


Wait

by Antoinette Portis (written & illustrated) - 2015

Roaring Brook/Neal Porter.

A mom in a hurry holding her kids hand, uses 3 words to guide her son through the city, hurry, wait & yes.


Waiting for Winter

by Sebastian Meschenmoser.(written & illustrated) - 2007

Kane/Miller

A squirrel, a hedgehog and a bear attempt to wait & keep awake for the 1st winter snow.

SIALibrary


Waking Beauty

by Leah Wilcox - 2008

Putnam Juvenile

A fairy tale spoof has a germ obsessed prince trying silly things to wake the snoring princess before the kiss of life.

CHRISTINA ALVERSON


What! Cried Granny: An Almost Bedtime Story

by Kate Lum, Illustrated by Adrian Johnson - 1998

Dial

A boy stays with his grandmother but can't sleep until she makes him a bed, pillow, blanket & teddy bear.

Space On The Spectrum


The Wonderful Fluffy Little Squishy

by Beatrice Alemagna. (written & illustrated). Tr. by Claudia Zoe Bedrick - 2015

Enchanted Lion Books

A girls imagination and determination goes wild looking for a fluffy little squishy present for moms birthday.


Work, An Occupational ABC

by Kellen Hatanaka - 2014

House of Anansi/Groundwood Books

26 careers from A - Z, from various possible jobs to less-than-traditional occupations.


The World Is Waiting for You

by Barbara Kerley - 2013

National Geographic Children's Books

Pictures of science and nature make kids eager to explore the world and figure what they want to grow up to be.

geographyuberalles


Diligence


And Then It’s Spring

by Julie Fogliano.Illus. by Erin E. Stead -2012

Roaring Brook/Neal Porter

A boy and some friendly animals plant seeds and anticipate the sprouting greens for weeks.

YTV


Doña Flor: A Tall Tale about a Giant Woman with a Great Big Heart

by Pat Mora, Illus. by Raúl Colón - 2005

Knopf Book / Random

A big hearted lady giant protects a village of people she loves.

Wildcat Books Bilingual Edition


Growing Up Pedro, How the Martinez Brothers Made It from the Dominican Republic All the Way to the Major Leagues by Matt Tavares

by Matt Tavares. (written & illustrated)- 2015

Candlewick

Pedro Martinez came from the Dominican Republic to play Baseball.

George Messner


Hug

by Jez Alborough - 2001

Candlewick Press

Bobo the monkey yearns for his moms hug, getting hugs from other animals just doesn't satisfy him.

westchesterenglish


Hugs and Kisses

by Christophe Loupy - 2001

NorthSouth

A puppy collects & compares kisses from all types of animals, but his moms are the best.

WordsAliveLiteracy


Mama's Little Bears

by Nancy Tafuri - 2002

Scholastic Press

After fishing in a river exploring cubs that wander away are always under the watchful eyes of mama bear.

sbradyqb4


Miss Nelson is Missing

by Harry Allard, illustrated by James Marshall - 1977

HMH Books for Young Readers

Kids in classroom 207 meet their match when the new teacher arrives.

Christina W


My Rows and Piles of Coins

by Tololwa M. Mollel, Illustrated by E. B. Lewis - 1999

Clarion

A determined Tanzanian boy saves his coins to afford a bicycle to help his mom bring things to and from the market.

Reading Street


Seven Blind Mice

by Ed Young - 1992

Puffin Books

Mice teach colors, days of week, numbers and how to be patient & look at the whole picture to see the truth.

KIMME


Silly Little Goose!

by Nancy Tafuri - 2001

Scholastic Press

Follow a hat blowing in the wind, because in the end thats where the goose will build its nest.

b ax


Tell Me the Day Backwards

by Albert Lamb, Illus. by David McPhail - 2011

Candlewick Press

A bedtime game that chronologically reverses the memory of each day ends where it begins.

Chris Troutman


Tiptoe Tapirs

by Hanmin Kim. (written & illustrated). Tr. by Sera Lee - 2013

Holiday House

A peaceful coexistence starts when a tapir saves a leopard from a hunter by teaching him to move quietly.


Trashy Town

by Andrea Zimmerman and David Clemesha.Illustrated by Dan Yaccarino - 1999

HarperCollins

This rhythmic ode to trash collection covers the school, park, pizza place, doctor's & the fire station.

MissKarenASF


Trombone Shorty

by Troy Andrews.Illus. by Bryan Collier - 2015

Harry N. Abrams

Coming from just outside the French Quarter in New Orleans was a man whose trombone was twice as long as he was.

Book Nook Grammy's


Excellence


The 20th Century Children's Book Treasury: Celebrated Picture Books and Stories to Read Aloud

by Janet Schulman - 1998

Random House Children's Books

A guide to the best picture books


America's Champion Swimmer: Gertrude Ederle

by David A. Adler, Illustrated by Terry Widener - 2000

Harcourt/Gulliver

A world record is set by a woman swimming across the English Channel in 14 hours.


Anatole

by Eve Titus, Paul Galdone - Illustrator - 1956

Knopf Books

A mysterious mouse secretly taste tests at the Duvall Cheese Factory creating the best cheese in Paris.

Wildcat Books


Don’t Throw It to Mo!

by David A. Adler.Illus. by Sam Ricks - 2015

Penguin

A small kid achieves football greatness because no one expects him to get the ball.

PV Storytime


The Egg Tree

by Katherine Milhous - 1950

Aladdin

Easter tale at grandma's house highlighting an artistic task to completion.

Storytime Bunnies


How Santa Got His Job

by Stephen Krensky, Illustrated by S. D. Schindler - 1998

Simon and Schuster

After meeting some elves Santa uses his loves & talents to create a perfect career.

powertalkalex


The Man Who Made Time Travel

by Kathryn Lasky - 2003

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

A hardworking clockmaker solves the proplem of measuring longitude to help navigate the oceans.


Mighty Jackie: The Strike Out Queen

by Marissa Moss - 2004

Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books

True story about a 17 year-old girl who struck out both Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig.

Eliza Long


Mirette on the High Wire

by Emily Arnold McCully - 1992

Puffin Books

A student becomes a teacher to help a retired high wire walker overcome his fears and regain his confidence.

Read To My Children


My First Baby Signs

by Linda Acredolo - 2002

HarperFestiva

This informational communication book is a sign language guide for babies.

Tae Won Yu


My Friends

by Tarō Gomi - 1989

Chronicle Books

Different friends teach a girl how to do things, she learns that you can learn new things from all people.

Pinkley Productions


Nim and the War Effort

by Milly Lee, Illus. by Yangsook Choi - 1997

Farrar Straus & Giroux/Frances Foster

A girl keeps cultural traditions alive in her new home country during this newspaper drive story.


Ouch! A Tale from Grimm

by Natalie Babbitt, Illustrated by Fred Marcellino - 1998

HarperCollins/Michael di Capua.

A confident underdog fools a king, avoids the devil and marries a princess.


Rad American Women A-Z

by Katie Schatz and Illustrated by Miriam Klein Stahl - 2015

City Lights Publishers

26 feminists who changed the world.


Saint George and the Dragon

by Margaret Hodges - 1984

Little, Brown Books

A Knight slays a dragon that has been terrorizing the locals.

Matthew Sherry


Sky Boys: How They Built the Empire State Building

by Deborah Hopkinson, Illus. by James E. Ransome - 2004

Random/Schwartz & Wade.

A real-life puzzle is constructed on 34th Street & 6th Avenue in NYC during the Great Depression.

Ready Read Alouds


Superhero ABC

by Bob McLeod - 2006

HarperCollins

A-Z superheros, the 26 includes a vomiting Volcano Man, and Upside Down Man who wears outside underwear.

Hidden Toy Shop


The Things I Can Do

by Jeff Mack - 2013

Roaring Brook Press

A confident boy marks his accomplishments & feats by turning them into rhymes.


Trombone Shorty

by Troy Andrews.Illus. by Bryan Collier - 2015

Harry N. Abrams

Coming from just outside the French Quarter in New Orleans was a man whose trombone was twice as long as he was.

Book Nook Grammy's


Two Bullies

by Junko Morimoto - 1999

Knopf Books or Crown.

A strong man battle never happens after one hears the other thunderous footsteps from miles away.


Zen Shorts

by Jon Muth - 2005

Scholastic Press

A giant panda tells children stories about material goods, good and bad boundaries & holding in frustration.

YTV


Feeling


A Kiss Means I Love You

by Kathryn Allen - 2012

Albert Whitman & Company

Happy facial expressioned photographs of babies make their emotions understandable.

Storytime Bunnies


Baby Faces

by Margaret Miller - 1998

Little Simon

Close up baby pictures help teach babies emotions and feelings.

Kyle Townes


Baby Happy, Baby Sad

by Leslie Patricelli - 2008

Candlewick Press

Teach your children how to release their emotions using bi polar situations.

Babies and Kids Channel


Big Hugs, Little Hugs

by Felicia Bond - 2012

Philomel Books

Different types of creatures from all around the world hug.

Our Home of Many Blessings


Feelings

by Aliki - 1981

Good Apple

This book highlights the range of feelings and empathetically of others feelings.


Guess How Much I Love You

by Sam McBratneyIllus. by Anita Jeram - 1988

Candlewick

An imaginative love competition from a daddy bunny to his hopping son.

tickletales


The Handiest Things in the World

by Andrew Clements - 2010

Atheneum Books

A hands on look at things you can do with your hands.


Hug

by Jez Alborough - 2001

Candlewick Press

Bobo the monkey yearns for his moms hug, getting hugs from other animals just doesn't satisfy him.

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Hugs and Kisses

by Christophe Loupy - 2001

NorthSouth

A puppy collects & compares kisses from all types of animals, but his moms are the best.

WordsAliveLiteracy


If You See a Kitten

by John Butler - 2002

Peachtree Publisher

A book that helps kids identify different animals they see before expressing their feelings.

JesusLovesYou GranmaToo


Sidewalk Flowers

by JonArno Lawson.Illus. by Sydney Smith - 2015

Groundwood Books

A girls little acts of kindness giving out flowers, smiling & waving keeps this wordless story active.

ZaraZoha Shah


Inspirational


FArTHER

by Grahame Baker-Smith - 2011

Templar Books

The dream to fly gets passes on to the son when his dad doesn't return from battle.


Growing Up Pedro, How the Martinez Brothers Made It from the Dominican Republic All the Way to the Major Leagues by Matt Tavares

by Matt Tavares. (written & illustrated)- 2015

Candlewick

Pedro Martinez came from the Dominican Republic to play Baseball.

George Messner


The Magical Ms. Plum

by Bonny Becker, Illus. by Amy Portnoy - 2009

Knopf

A teachers magical supply closet uses animals to teach lessons to her students.


Michael Rosen's Sad Book

by Michael Rosen - 2004

Candlewick Press

A book explaining that its normal to deal with the emotions of the loss and sadness of losing a loved one.

Fuzzy footie Pajamas


Miss Tutu's Star

by Leslea Newman - 2010

Harry N. Abrams

A rhyming going for your dreams tale showing that encouragement can empower kids.

Ready Read Alouds


My Friends

by Tarō Gomi - 1989

Chronicle Books

Different friends teach a girl how to do things, she learns that you can learn new things from all people.

Pinkley Productions


Princess Me

by Karma Wilson - 2007

Margaret K. McElderry Books

A girls imagination turns her into a princess as she turns her bedroom into her kingdom.


Some Friends to Feed: The Story of Stone Soup

by Pete Seeger - 2005

G.P. Putnam's Sons

Pete's version has the kids adding veggy's & salt to the classic stones and bones soup.


Yay, You!: Moving Out, Moving Up, Moving On

by Sandra Boynton - 2001

Little Simon

Inspiration for new graduates facing change & reality.

ReadForLife


Moderation

Duncan and Dolores

by Barbara Samuels - 1986

Aladdin Paperback

A kitty is overwhelmed by her new owners efforts to get its attention.

SJSGoodGodChoices


Gossie & Gertie

by Olivier Dunrea,

Houghton

Two duckling friends stay friends and keep their lives & what they enjoy seperate.

Super Bookboy


Liang and the Magic Paintbrush

by Demi - 1980

Square Fish

Greed has consequences after a magician's magic paintbrush gets into a boys hands.

PuppetryinPractice


Mr. Putter & Tabby Feed the Fish

by Cynthia Ryland - 2001

HMH Books

An old mans kitty gets obsessed by his new goldfish, so the neighbor adopts the new fishys to calm the situation down.


The Quiet Book

by Deborah Underwood.Illus. by Renata Liwska -2010

Houghton Mifflin

Over 2 dozen variations of quiet that children are familiar with in their daily lifes.

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Tight Times

by Barbara Shook Hazen - 1983

Puffin Books

Money problems makes getting a dog unrealistic, expecially when dad loses his job, a kitty is found and is named dog.

Sharilyn Woodall


Patience


A Three Hat Day

by Laura Geringer - 1985

HarperCollins

A hat loving man seaches for a woman to walk in the rain together wearing hats.

Mark Curtis


Angelina Ballerina

by Helen Craig, Katharine Holabird - 2008

Viking

A rebellious young girl mouse who loves to dance, learns how to express herself.

StoryZone Zone


Babushka’s Doll

by Patricia Polacco - 1990

Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books

A doll comes to life in this folktale that teaches consideration & a non demanding attitude.

Reading Rhino


Bear Has a Story to Tell

by Philip C. Stead.Illus. by Erin E. Stead -2012

Roaring Brook/Neal Porter

The bear finds patience with his friends who are preparing for winter, all he wants to do is tell his story.

Beth Hassinger


Bridge is Up!

by Babs Bell Hajdusiewicz - 2004

HarperCollins

People must show patience when confronted with waiting in a traffic jam at a bridge.

Babsy B


The Caterpillar and the Polliwog

by Jack Kent - 1982

Aladdin

A boasting caterpillar brags about changing into a butterfly, and the polliwog wants in.

4teri


Dog and Bear: Two Friends, Three Stories

by Laura Vaccaro Seeger - 2007

Roaring Brook/Neal Porter.

3 Bear and Dog tales about friendship teaches patience & trust.


The Doorbell Rang

by Pat Hutchins - 1901

Greenwillow Books

Cookies help make friends, learn sharing & learn basic math skills.

Kelly Mulholland


Frederick

by Leo Lionni - 1969

Dragonfly Books

A day dreaming field mouse hides a secret and saves the day with his soothing poetry.

Mrs. Clark's Reading Corner


Giving Tree

by Shel Silverstein - 1964

Harper & Row

The tree provides youthful playing, adult lumber and the stump to settle down on

Babies and Kids Channel


Goo​dnight Already!

by Jory John - 2014

HarperCollins

A duck wants to stay up all night with his sleepy bear friend.

Read Along With Me


Green Eggs and Ham

by Dr. Seuss - 1960

Random House

A silly campaign for his favorite food

Chris Schwartz


The Hickory Chair

by Lisa Rowe Fraustino, Illustrated by Benny Andrews - 2001

Arthur A. Levine/Scholastic.

A note about a blind boys inheritance is hidden in grandma's favorite chair until he is an old man.

Cree Holloway


Horton Hatches the Egg

by Dr. Seuss - 1940

Random House Books

Keeping promises and being faithful to them is stressed

Dr. Liberty


I Broke My Trunk

by Mo Willems - 2011

Disney-Hyperion

A long winded story develops between friends until it gets increasingly crazy.

Read a Book!


If You Want to See a Whale

by Julie Fogliano - 2013

Roaring Brook Press

A boy finds new interests & develops patience along his long journey to see a whale.

Kathy Ellen Davis


Leo the Late Bloomer

by Robert Kraus - 1971

HarperCollins

Everyone blooms but at different stages of progression.

Stories That Build Character And More...


My Brother, Ant

by Betsy Byars, Illus. by Marc Simont - 1996

Viking/Penguin Young Readers

Tales of brothers dealing w monsters, 3 pigs & Santa in the summer


The Relatives Came

by Cynthia Rylant - 1985

Atheneum Book

Each summer the family reunion makes sharing a delight and enjoying a celebration.

NomNomReadRead


Seven Blind Mice

by Ed Young - 1992

Puffin Books

Mice teach colors, days of week, numbers and how to be patient & look at the whole picture to see the truth.

KIMME


Sleep Like a Tiger

by Mary Logue. Illus. by Pamela Zagarenski - 2012

HMH Books

Getting a non sleepy girl to bed takes a story about how animals sleep and a bit of reverse psychology.

Big Papa Scott


Ugly Duckling

by Hans Christian Andersen, Illustrated by Jerry Pinkney - 1999

Morrow/HarperCollins

This survival story of an awkward bird who blooms into a beautiful graceful swan is a classic tale of self-acceptance.

Stories That Build Character And More...


The Ugly Duckling

by Hans Christian Andersen - 1843

HarperCollins

An ugly ducks survival story about how patience can bloom into beauty.

Tatiana Uglova


The Very Busy Spider

by Eric Carle - 1984

Philomel

A diligent spider catches a fly in her web, despite the animals distractions.

Animated Children's Books


Waiting

by Kevin Henkes. (written & illustrated) - 2015

HarperCollins/Greenwillow.

5 friends sit on a window, they are stuffed animals who wait patiently for what each of them has wished for.

YTV


Weslandia

by Paul Fleischman - 1999

Candlewick Press

A summer vacation garden project provides food, clothing, shelter, and even recreation for the neighborhood.

Larissa Moreno


When Will I Read?

by Miriam Cohen - 1977

Greenwillow Books

A teacher tricks a boy who is impatient to read to realize he can read.


Preparedness


The Big Snow

by Berta & Elmer Hader - 1948

Simon & Schuster

Animals prepare for the winter months.

Stories That Build Character And More...


Down the Road

by Alice Schertle, Illus. by E. B. Lewis - 1995

HMH Book Browndeer/Harcourt Brace

A girl yearns for responsibility & independence but can't stop the fun that causes trouble.


Grandma’s Gift

by Eric Velasquez. (written & illustrated) - 2010

Walker

A visit to the museum opens self-discovery for a Puerto Rican boy who wants to be an artist.


Henry Helps With Dinner

by Beth Bracken - 2012

Picture Window Books

A kid loves to be helpful, and helps prepare the food with his parents


The Little Red Hen Big Book

by Jerry Pinkney - 2006

Dial Books

Hungry animals on a farm expect bread after refusing to help grow, harvest, prepared or bake it.

Stories That Build Character And More...


The Little Red Hen Makes a Pizza

by Philemon Sturges - 1999

Puffin Books

A hen's friends who don't help her prepare, saves her pizza in the end.

CVCC Media Arts


Snow Rabbit, Spring Rabbit: A Book of Changing Seasons

by Il Sung Na - 2010

Knopf Books

The winter season makes animals migrate, hibernate and adapt to the changes to survive.

Bedtime-Stories.org


Someday

by Alison McGhee - 2015

Little Simon

A parent looks ahead to the full circle of life in her child

Storytime Station and More


The Very Quiet Cricket

by Eric Carle - 1990

Philomel Books

A newborn cricket is just waiting to grow up to chirp, communicate & socialize with others insects and creatures.

Joshy's Storytime


Yay, You!: Moving Out, Moving Up, Moving On

by Sandra Boynton - 2001

Little Simon

Inspiration for new graduates facing change & reality.

ReadForLife


Purposeful


April and Esme, Tooth Fairies

by Bob Graham. (written & Illustrated) - 2010

Candlewick

This fantasy about a tooth fairy family highlights the first mission of a young fairy.


Doña Flor: A Tall Tale about a Giant Woman with a Great Big Heart

by Pat Mora, Illus. by Raúl Colón - 2005

Knopf Book / Random

A big hearted lady giant protects a village of people she loves.

Wildcat Books Bilingual Edition


Henry and Mudge and the Great Grandpas

by Cynthia Rylant, Illus. by Suçie Stevenson - 2005

Simon Spotlight

While visiting the grandparents the duo discovers a clear pond and enjoy the waters with their elders.

Big Papa Scott


The Little Engine That Could

by Watty Piper - 1930

Penguin

I think I can optimism and hard work gets you over obsticles.

HanalaniDigitalStory


Tía Isa Wants a Car

by Meg Medina, Illus. by Claudio Muñoz - 2011

Candlewick Press

A bilingual tale of affording a beach trip and the longing and saving up to bring relatives to America.


Tip, Tip, Dig, Dig

by Emma Garcia - 2007

Boxer Books

Construction trucks and different machinery create and buid a playground from a big mess.

Nighty Night Bedtime Stories


Weslandia

by Paul Fleischman - 1999

Candlewick Press

A summer vacation garden project provides food, clothing, shelter, and even recreation for the neighborhood.

Larissa Moreno


Refined


How do Dinosaurs Eat Their Food?

by Jane Yolen - 2005

HarperCollins

Good table manners are illustrated using dinos as metaphors of kids.

Storytime Castle


Princess Me

by Karma Wilson - 2007

Margaret K. McElderry Books

A girls imagination turns her into a princess as she turns her bedroom into her kingdom.


Tasty Baby Belly Buttons

by Judy Sierra, Illustrated by Meilo So - 1999

Alfred A. Knopf/Random House

This Japanese folktale has the melon princess (born inside a melon) showing no fear to giant ogres.


Stamina


Arrowhawk

by Lola M. Schaefer - 2004

Henry Holt and Co

An endangered hawk finds freedom after a long journey of peril after being hit by a hunters arrow.


Eat Like a Bear

by April Pulley Sayre, Illus. by Steve Jenkins - 2013

Henry Holt

A hibernating brown bear wakes and eats, find out how he gathers foods.

WordsAliveLiteracy


Hot Day on Abbott Avenue

by Karen English, Illus. by Javaka Steptoe - 2004

Clarion

Fighting friends forgive each other after problem solving and go back to sharing fun.


Hush, Little Baby: A Folk Song with Pictures

Illustrated by Marla Frazee - 2003

Harcourt Brace/Browndeer Press.

This lullaby has exhausted family members searching for a perfect object to quiet the crying baby.


Leap Back Home to Me

by Lauren Thompson - 2011

Margaret K. McElderry Books

A moms unconditional love help her baby frog take bigger & bigger leaps in life.

Rehoboth Beach Public Library


Little Rat Makes Music

by Monika Bang-Campbell, Illus. by Molly Bang - 2007

Harcourt Children's Books

Hard work and lots of boring practice will let a rat make beautiful music from his violin.


The Little Red Hen Big Book

by Jerry Pinkney - 2006

Dial Books

Hungry animals on a farm expect bread after refusing to help grow, harvest, prepared or bake it.

Stories That Build Character And More...


Luke on the Loose

by Harry Bliss, (written & illustrated) - 2009

Toon Books

A boy loses his dad in Central Park and chases pigeons all over NYC.


Mammoths on the Move

by Lisa Wheeler, Illus. by Kurt Cyrus - 2006

Harcourt / HMH Books

Woolly mammoths migrated south for the winter where food was easier to gain access to.

Lauren Rosenthal


Monkey Ono

by C. Phillipps - 2013

Viking Books

Refusing to be left out of a beach day trip, an optimistic toy monkey creates various plans.


New York's Bravest

by Pope Mary Osborne - 2002

Knopf Books

A bio of fireman Mose Humphreys in the early days of NYC.

David KayMLS


Olivia Saves the Circus

by Ian Falconer - 1994

An Anne Schwartz Book/Atheneum Books

With all the circus performers sick, Olivia takes over all their roles.

Dad Telling Stories


Red Truck

by Kersten Hamilton - 2008

Viking Books

A red truck comes to the rescue by pulling a bus through the ice and snow and up and over a hill.

Hanging By Our Tales


Song and Dance Man

by Karen Ackerman - 1988

Knopf Books for Young Readers

Grandpa was a Vaudeville performer who puts on his old Variety show for his grandchildren.

Alana DeVoy


Stuck

by Oliver Jeffers - 2011

Philomel Book

This problem and solution book, shows a boy throwing items into a tree to wedge out his stuck kite.

ABC Read to ME


Ten Apples Up on Top!

by Theo LeSieg (a pseudonym for Dr. Seuss) - 2003

HarperCollins

A competition between 3 animal rollerskating friends about who can balance the most apples on their heads.

Circle Time with Miss Ally


Waking Beauty

by Leah Wilcox - 2008

Putnam Juvenile

A fairy tale spoof has a germ obsessed prince trying silly things to wake the snoring princess before the kiss of life.

CHRISTINA ALVERSON


Tenacious


Arrowhawk

by Lola M. Schaefer - 2004

Henry Holt and Co

An endangered hawk finds freedom after a long journey of peril after being hit by a hunters arrow.


Digger Dog

by William Bee - 2013

Nosy Crow

A dog sniffs out the biggest bone in the world.


Hide and Seek Harry Around the House

by Kenny Harrison - 2014

Candlewick Press

A large hippo tries to hide around a house.


I Could Do That: Esther Morris Gets Women the Vote

by Linda White - 2005

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

In 1869, one womans attitude helped all women eventually vote.

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Luke on the Loose

by Harry Bliss, (written & illustrated) - 2009

Toon Books

A boy loses his dad in Central Park and chases pigeons all over NYC.


Madlenka’s Dog

by Peter Sis - 2002

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

After her parents deny her a dog, she walks an imaginary dog around town.

Sam Paterson


Monkey Ono

by C. Phillipps - 2013

Viking Books

Refusing to be left out of a beach day trip, an optimistic toy monkey creates various plans.


Muncha! Muncha! Muncha!

by Candace Fleming, Illus. by G. Brian Karas - 2002

Simon & Schuster/ Atheneum Books

A farmer must take extra garden security measures to overcome hungry mischievous rabbits.

Auntie Lee Reads


Odd Boy Out: Young Albert Einstein

by Don Brown - 2004

HMH Books

A fat baby with a huge head, filled it with puzzles and problems until it became the top brain of the twentieth century.


On a Beam of Light: A Story of Albert Einstein

by Jennifer Berne, Illus. by Vladimir Radunsky - 2013

Chronicle Book

A curious boy studies light, sound, and numbers to find answers to unanswerable questions.


Otto Goes to the Beach

by Todd Parr - 2003

Little, Brown Young Readers

A dog goes to the beach to try to meet a new friend.


The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog!

by Mo Willems - 2004

Hyperion Books

A pigeon is ready to eat a found hot dog, when a duckling with too many questions ruins the moment.


Prudence Wants a Pet

by Cathleen Daly, Illus. by Stephen Michael King - 2011

Roaring Brook Press

A determined girl wants a pet so she uses her imagination to create some until her parents give in.

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The Story of Rosy Dock

by Jeannie Baker - 1994

Greenwillow

Non-native foreign plants alter life & the environment in the Australian outback.


Uncommon Traveler: Mary Kingsley in Africa

by Don Brown -2000

Houghton Mifflin

After taking care of her parents a woman wins back her life and travels to West Africa.


Way Up and Over Everything

by Alice McGill - 2007

HMH Books

When slaves mysteriously escape to the north, southerners imagine they had magical powers & flew to freedom.


What! Cried Granny: An Almost Bedtime Story

by Kate Lum, Illustrated by Adrian Johnson - 1998

Dial

A boy stays with his grandmother but can't sleep until she makes him a bed, pillow, blanket & teddy bear.

Space On The Spectrum


Wow! Said the Owl

by Tim Hopgood - 2009

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

A symphony of colors is discovered by an owl who stays awake to see the world during the daylight hours.

Funlearn


Willpower


Arrowhawk

by Lola M. Schaefer - 2004

Henry Holt and Co

An endangered hawk finds freedom after a long journey of peril after being hit by a hunters arrow.


The Cow Who Climbed a Tree

by Gemma Merino - 2015

Albert Whitman & Company

A cow not only dreams but does something about it, showing others that anything is possible.

The Story Chair with Cris


Cromwell Dixon's Sky Cycle

by John Abbott Nez - 2009

Putnam

A fourteen year old flys from 1907-1910 in homemade bicycle and motor flying airships.


Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl’s Courage Changed Music

by Margarita Engle.Illus. by Rafael López - 2015

HMH Books

No ones musical dreams should be silenced, a cuban girl finds her beat.

Graham Elementary Music


Emmanuel’s Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah

by Laurie Ann Thompson. Illus. by Sean Qualls - 2015

Random/Schwartz & Wade

One person (with 1 leg) changes the worlds view on disabilities when he bikes across Ghana.

The STEAM Teacher


The Itsy Bitsy Spider

by Iza Trapani - 1993

Charlesbridge

Before building his home, he climbs the spout, a chair, a mouse & a fan.

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Leap Back Home to Me

by Lauren Thompson - 2011

Margaret K. McElderry Books

A moms unconditional love help her baby frog take bigger & bigger leaps in life.

Rehoboth Beach Public Library


Little Rat Makes Music

by Monika Bang-Campbell, Illus. by Molly Bang - 2007

Harcourt Children's Books

Hard work and lots of boring practice will let a rat make beautiful music from his violin.


Mei Li

by Thomas Handforth - 1938

Doubleday Books

A determined curious girl shows her bravery by sneaking into China's walled city for New Years.


Mommy, Mama and Me

by Lesléa Newman.Illus. by Carol Thompson - 2009

Tricycle

Explore the family units of same-sex parents and how they love and care for their kids.

Elizabeth Fisher


Monkey Ono

by C. Phillipps - 2013

Viking Books

Refusing to be left out of a beach day trip, an optimistic toy monkey creates various plans.


The Moon Over Star

by Dianna Hutts Aston, Jerry Pinkney 2008

Dial Books

This Apollo 11 tribute shows a girl that dreams can come true.

Stories That Build Character And More...


Mr. Putter & Tabby Feed the Fish

by Cynthia Ryland - 2001

HMH Books

An old mans kitty gets obsessed by his new goldfish, so the neighbor adopts the new fishys to calm the situation down.


My Rows and Piles of Coins

by Tololwa M. Mollel, Illustrated by E. B. Lewis - 1999

Clarion

A determined Tanzanian boy saves his coins to afford a bicycle to help his mom bring things to and from the market.

Reading Street


Naptime

by Iris De Moüy. (written & illustrated). Tr. by Shelley Tanaka - 2014

Groundwood/House of Anansi.

A girl convinces some grumpy animals that they need to take a nap and she shows them how to do it.

House of Anansi


New Socks

by Bob Shea - 2007

Little, Brown Books

A new pair of socks give a chick confidence to go down the big kids slide & talk to the President.

Aaron Carlin


Odd Boy Out: Young Albert Einstein

by Don Brown - 2004

HMH Books

A fat baby with a huge head, filled it with puzzles and problems until it became the top brain of the twentieth century.


On a Beam of Light: A Story of Albert Einstein

by Jennifer Berne, Illus. by Vladimir Radunsky - 2013

Chronicle Book

A curious boy studies light, sound, and numbers to find answers to unanswerable questions.


Otto Grows Down

by Michael Sussman - 2009

Sterling

The fuss over a new baby sister makes her older brother wish her away, he starts getting younger & grows down.


Peanut Butter & Cupcake!

by Terry Border - 2014

Philomel Books

Peanut Butter tries to play soccer but the other foods aren't willing, until he meets Jelly & the fun begins.

ABC Read to ME


Rattletrap Car

by Phyllis Root - 2001

Candlewick Press

A redheaded family keeps MacGyvering solutions as they head to a lake in their old car.

Dramatic StoryTime Theater


The Tortoise & the Hare

by Jerry Pinkney - 2013

Little, Brown Books

This fable of perseverance and humility proves that slow and steady can win.

Stories That Build Character And More...


Worth


The 20th Century Children's Book Treasury: Celebrated Picture Books and Stories to Read Aloud

by Janet Schulman - 1998

Random House Children's Books

A guide to the best picture books


Angelina Ballerina

by Helen Craig, Katharine Holabird - 2008

Viking

A rebellious young girl mouse who loves to dance, learns how to express herself.

StoryZone Zone


Growing Up Pedro, How the Martinez Brothers Made It from the Dominican Republic All the Way to the Major Leagues by Matt Tavares

by Matt Tavares. (written & illustrated)- 2015

Candlewick

Pedro Martinez came from the Dominican Republic to play Baseball.

George Messner


Mighty Jackie: The Strike Out Queen

by Marissa Moss - 2004

Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books

True story about a 17 year-old girl who struck out both Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig.

Eliza Long


Nikolai, the Only Bear

by Barbara Joosse - 2005

Philomel

This adoption fable shows that an out of place or misunderstood kid can feel like an unwanted bear.


The Rabbit's Escape

by Suzanne Crowder Han, Illus. by Yumi Heo - 1995

Henry Holt & Company

A bilingual folktale of a loyal turtle who tricks a smarter rabbit to help the Emperor of the Sea.


Uncommon Traveler: Mary Kingsley in Africa

by Don Brown -2000

Houghton Mifflin

After taking care of her parents a woman wins back her life and travels to West Africa.


The Wall

by Eve Bunting - 1990

HMH Book

A father & son see sadness as they search the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C. for grandpa's name.

Melony Scholte


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