Picture Book

A Pig Parade Is a Terrible Idea Cover Image
By Michael Ian Black, Kevin Hawkes (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781416979227
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - September 7th, 2010

Could anything possibly be more fun than a pig parade!? You wouldn't think so. But you'd be wrong. A pig parade is a terrible idea. Pigs hate to march, refuse to wear the uniforms, don't care about floats, and insist on playing country music ballads. Those are just some of the reasons. And trust me, this hysterical book has plenty more!

Persephone Cover Image
By Sally Pomme Clayton, Virginia Lee (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780802853493
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Published: Eerdmans Books for Young Readers - January 15th, 2009

On a warm spring day, the beautiful young goddess Persephone is snatched from her home by Hades, god of the Underworld, and taken away to live underground and become his bride. Persephone's mother, Demeter, goddess of Earth, is so brokenhearted that she curses the land so nothing can grow -- a permanent winter.

Clever Jack Takes the Cake Cover Image
By Candace Fleming, G. Brian Karas (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780375849794
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Published: Schwartz & Wade - August 24th, 2010

Take a bite out of this deliciously funny original fairy tale, which received four starred reviews and was named a Best Book of the Year by Booklist, School Library Journal, Kirkus Reviews, and the Bank Street College of Education.

Chicken Big Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780811872379
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Chronicle Books - August 18th, 2010

On a teeny little farm, in an itty-bitty coop, a very small hen laid a big, giant egg. And out of this egg came one big, humongous . . . something. "It's big!" clucked the little rooster. "It's enormous!" clucked the small chicken. "It's anelephant!" peeped the smallest chicken. "Run for your lives!" they cried.

That Book Woman Cover Image
By Heather Henson, David Small (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781416908128
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - October 7th, 2008

An exquisitely illustrated paean to everyone who struggles to learn how to read, and to everyone who won’t give up on them.

Cal is not the readin' type. Living way high up in the Appalachian Mountains, he'd rather help Pap plow or go out after wandering sheep than try some book learning. Nope. Cal does not want to sit stoney-still reading some chicken scratch.

Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave Cover Image
By Laban Carrick Hill, Bryan Collier (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780316107310
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 7th, 2010

A Caldecott Honor
A Coretta Scott King Award Winner

An award-winning celebration of an American hero

I Didn't Do It Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780061358333
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - October 5th, 2010

What makes a puppy's day complete?

Swimming and then shaking water all over you. Catching "presents" for you and then bringing them inside the house. Rolling in your nice wool sweater. Snuggling in your lap.

Pop!: The Invention of Bubble Gum Cover Image
By Meghan McCarthy, Meghan McCarthy (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781416979708
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Published: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - May 4th, 2010

Gum. It’s been around for centuries—from the ancient Greeks to the American Indians, everyone’s chewed it. But the best kind of gum—bubble gum!—wasn’t invented until 1928, when an enterprising young accountant at Fleer Gum and Candy used his spare time to experiment with different recipes.

The Lion's Share Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780802797681
Availability: Backordered
Published: Bloomsbury USA Childrens - February 1st, 2009

When Ant receives a special invitation to dine with Lion, she is ready to be on her best behavior. During dessert, the other guests do not mind their manners, each one taking half of the remaining cake as it is passed around. By the time it reaches Ant, barely a crumb is left for her to share with the King!

Gracias Thanks Cover Image
By Pat Mora, John Parra (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781600602580
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Published: Lee & Low Books - July 1st, 2005

Best Children's Books of the Year
Notable Children's Book
Pura Belpr Illustrator Award Honor
Gelett Burgess Children's Book Award
Golden Kite Award
Picture Book Illustration
Suggested Reading List

In a series of poetic sentences, a young boy (biracial Mexican/Caucasian) tells about some of the everyday things for which he is thankful.

Sit-In: How Four Friends Stood Up by Sitting Down Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316070164
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - February 3rd, 2010

It was February 1, 1960.
They didn't need menus. Their order was simple.

A doughnut and coffee, with cream on the side.

GUYKU: A Year of Haiku for Boys Cover Image
By Bob Raczka, Peter H. Reynolds (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780547240039
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Published: Clarion Books - October 4th, 2010

The wind and I play
tug-of-war with my new kite.
The wind is winning.

When you’re a guy, nature is one big playground—no matter what the season. There are puddles to splash in the spring, pine trees to climb in the summer, maple seeds to catch in the fall, and icicles to swordfight with in the winter.

Memoirs of a Goldfish Cover Image
By Devin Scillian, Tim Bowers (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781585365074
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Published: Sleeping Bear Press - April 1st, 2010

With his bowl to himself, Goldfish loves his life...until one day...
A personal account from a goldfish on life in his bowl as other intruders crowd him.

Mirror, Mirror (1 Hardcover/1 CD): A Book of Reverso Poems [With Hardcover Book(s)] Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781430110156
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Published: Live Oak Media (NY) - June 30th, 2011

The 14 pairs of poems in this collection can be read in two ways: up and down; each is a reverse image of itself. Based on favorite fairy tales, the clever text is matched with brilliant artwork that offers split images, giving insight into the meaning of each poem. Witty and ingenious, this book of "reversos" will challenge and amuse readers of all ages.

Fly Free Cover Image
By Roseanne Thong, Eujin Kim Neilan (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781590785508
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Published: Boyds Mills Press - January 1st, 2010

When you do a good deed, it will come back to you. Mai loves feeding the caged birds near the temple but dreams that one day she'll see them fly free. Then she meets Thu and shares the joy of feeding the birds with her. This sets a chain of good deeds in motion that radiates throughout her village and beyond.

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