Booklists by Grade Level
Invites readers to browse patterned artwork spreads featuring animals and accompanied by rhyming text riddles to spot hidden details.
Duck is trying to enjoy a relaxing vacation, but with each turn of the page, the reader causes some calamity.
Life is delicious in the town of Chewandswallow where it rains soup and juice, snows mashed potatoes, and blows storms of hamburgers--until the weather takes a turn for the worse.
Here's an amusing new twist on the well-known fairy tale situation in which a frog becomes a handsome prince when he is kissed by a beautiful princess. Can Snog the Frog also be transformed by a kiss? Today is his birthday, and he plans to celebrate the day by finding out. Who will give him a kiss? First he asks Cow, then Sheep, but both refuse to kiss a frog. Not even Snake or Pig are willing to kiss poor Snog the Frog. At last he meets a pretty little princess, and makes his request to her. This princess has read up on her fairy tales, which is to say that she might be willing to give this little frog his much-needed kiss. The outcome of this cheerful tale will bring a smile to the face of every little boy and girl who has it read aloud to them. Full-color illustrations on every page.
Illustrations and rhyming text introduce an increasing, then decreasing, cast of characters sharing a boat in a moat with a pig in an enormous wig.
On a day when everything goes wrong for him, Alexander is consoled by the thought that other people have bad days too.
Brave bear hunters go through grass, a river, mud, and other obstacles before the inevitable encounter with the bear forces a headlong retreat.
Goodnight to each of the objects in the great green room: goodnight chairs, goodnight comb, goodnight air.
A cumulative tale of a farm maiden who, aided by a group of animals, prepares ``Arroz con Leche,`` or rice pudding. Includes recipe and glossary of the Spanish words that are woven throughout the text.
Follows the progress of a hungry little caterpillar as he eats his way through a varied and very large quantity of food until, full at last, he forms a cocoon around himself and goes to sleep. Die-cut pages illustrate what the caterpillar ate on successive days.
A perfect square that is perfectly happy is torn into pieces, punched with holes, crumpled, and otherwise changed but finds in each transformation that it can be something new, and just as happy.
A naughty little boy, sent to bed without his supper, sails to the land of the wild things where he becomes their king.
Mother and child ponder the different ways a dinosaur can say goodnight, from slamming his tail and pouting to giving a big hug and kiss.
A little boy writes a letter to his grandfather about all the reading and studying he is doing this summer--but all his activities revolve around ice cream.
When a bus driver takes a break from his route, a very unlikely volunteer springs up to take his place-a pigeon! But you've never met one like this before. As he pleads, wheedles, and begs his way through the book, children will love being able to answer back and decide his fate.
When a mysterious sound sends the whole forest running away in fear, only the littlest rabbit is courageous enough to discover what really happened.
Leonardo is a terrible monster -- he can't seem to frighten anyone. When he discovers the perfect nervous little boy, will he scare the lunch out of him? Or will he think of something better?
As three dust bunnies, Ed, Ned, and Ted, are demonstrating how much they love to rhyme, a fourth, Bob, is trying to warn them of approaching danger.
In the rhythm of a familiar folk song, a child cannot resist adding one more dab of paint in surprising places.
On the first day of school, a young panda learns about the special things his animal classmates can do.
In illustrations and rhyme describes the dancing of Bill ``Bojangles`` Robinson, one of the most famous tap dancers of all time.
``Bark, George,`` says George's mother, and George goes: ``Meow,`` which definitely isn't right, because George is a dog.
An alphabet rhyme/chant that relates what happens when the whole alphabet tries to climb a coconut tree.
A little yellow bird teaches Rocket the dog how to read by first introducing him to the ``wondrous, mighty, gorgeous alphabet.``
When a storm comes, Rover expects to have his doghouse all to himself but finds that various other animals, including a skunk, come to join him. It's raining cats and dogs! Good thing Rover is snuggled safe and dry inside his doghouse--until, one by one, a soggy menagerie of creatures shows up looking for a cozy place to sit out the storm. But who's the very unwelcome surprise visitor? Skunk, of course. Suddenly that doghouse isn't quite so crowded after all!
Learn about elephants and how they can paint just like human children in this true story of how Katya Arnold teaches painting to kids in Brooklyn and Asian elephants in Thailand.
Froggy is nervous about his first day of school, but, even though it's hard to sit still, he has a wonderful time.
A literal-minded housekeeper causes chaos in the Rogers household when she attempts to make sense of some instructions.
This picture book biography of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. brings his life and the profound nature of his message to young children through his own words.
From big dogs and little dogs to red, green, and blue dogs, dogs going up and dogs going fast . . . who knew dogs were so busy?
When Little Boy is frightened by a squeaky bedroom door, his grandmother brings in various animals to help him feel secure enough to sleep. Includes notes on the story's origins.
From a festival in India to a bus in Germany, from a park in China to a campfire in Australia, loving moms, dads, and kids share their lives.
We are all passengers of the Earth as it spins, tilts and circles the sun. Learn about Earth's cycles of rotation and revolution, plus how they affect our lives through the days and seasons.
In three short stories, two fox sisters run away from home, bury a time capsule, and take advantage of some creative juice.
The kids in Room 207 take advantage of their teacher's good nature until she disappears and they are faced with a vile substitute.
Holding her stuffed toy chimpanzee, young Jane Goodall observes nature, reads Tarzan books, and dreams of living in Africa and helping animals. Includes biographical information on the prominent zoologist.
As an old man grumbles his way through a rainy morning, spreading gloom, his neighbor, a young child, spreads cheer while hopping through puddles in frog-themed rainwear.
While looking for his lost magnifying glass in the park, young Detective Jeffrey Bones and his grandfather discover that Curly the detective dog is missing, too, and start tracking down clues.
When Henry and his dog Mudge go with Henry's parents to visit Great-Grandpa Bill in the home with lots of other grandpas, they lead them all on a wonderful adventure.
Jon J Muth--and his delightful little panda bear, Koo--challenge readers to stretch their minds and imaginations with twenty-six haikus about the four seasons.
When Cocoa decides to explore the house, Cowgirl Kate has a hard time convincing him he must return to the barn.
Bear has never been so tired but his next-door neighbor, a wide-awake duck, keeps disturbing his sleep.
A little boy is surprised and pleased when one of the dinosaurs from the museum agrees to play with him.
A mouse named Wemberly, who worries about everything, finds that she has a whole list of things to worry about when she faces the first day of nursery school.
In three separate episodes Fox wants to play with his friends, but duty in one form or another interferes.
Lucha Libre champion Niño has no trouble fending off monstrous opponents, but when his little sisters awaken from their naps, he is in for a no-holds-barred wrestling match that will truly test his skills.
Having to take her younger sister along the first time she is invited to a birthday party spoils Rubina's fun, and later when that sister is asked to a party and baby sister wants to come, Rubina must decide whether to help.
Profiles a series of animals with unusual eyes and explains how such animals use their uniquely evolved eyes to gain essential information about the biological world.
Ahoy me hearties! Join the Pants Pirates on a special treasure hunt. Grab your cutlass and sail on the Pirate Ship Black Bloomer past angry crocs, sharks in fancy pants and through gurgling swamps on a quest to find...the Pants of Gold! This hilarious new addition to the phenomenally successful Underpants series will not disappoint. You'll be yo-ho-ho-ing until the sails come down!
Earl and Pearl do not want Chicken's help in the garden, until a swarm of grasshoppers arrives and her true talent shines.
Friends James and Eamon enjoy a wonderful week at the home of Eamon's grandparents during summer vacation.
Poppleton the pig makes a friend, reads a library book about adventure, and helps a sick friend get better.
A nose for digging? Ears for seeing? Eyes that squirt blood? Explore the many amazing things animals can do with their ears, eyes, mouths, noses, feet, and tails in this interactive guessing book, beautifully illustrated in cut-paper collage, which was awarded a Caldecott Honor.
A band of mischievous monkeys steals every one of a peddler's caps while he takes a nap under a tree.
The inhabitants of Old Makimba's farm in Africa, including a baboon, an elephant, and a lion, are described, verse by verse. Includes facts about African animals.
When eight-year-old sleuth Cam Jansen and her friend Eric go to a birthday party, she uses her photographic memory to solve the puzzle of the dinosaur count.
Nate the Great interrupts his backyard vacation to find his friend's lost grocery list--before lunch.
Red-haired Marvin is convinced that the reason he looks different from the rest of his family is that he is really the lost prince of Shampoon.
From the clock that got in trouble because it ``tocked`` in class to the skunk that enjoyed ``Show and Smell,`` these riddles offer a funny slice of school life.
The friendship between Cork, a muskrat, and Fuzz, a possum, is in trouble when Cork decides that since he is older, he has to be taller than Fuzz.
Stinky, a monster who lives in a swamp, gets upset when a boy named Nick starts hanging around his swamp, and so he tries to scare Nick away.
When Buzz captures a fly to enter in The Amazing Pet Show, his parents and the judges tell him that a fly cannot be a pet, but Fly Guy proves them wrong.
In her own words, a young girl describes her feelings about starting kindergarten and what she does when she decides not to ride the bus home.
Pandora the cat becomes a lighthouse keeper and saves the life of Seabold the dog, and together the two of them create a family with three young mice rescued from the sea.
Two roller-skating best friends--one tiny, one tall--share three comical adventures involving outrageously bright socks, an impromptu trek to the Andes, and a most unlikely marvelous companion.
Stories addressed to dogs and written from a dog's point of view, featuring such topics as a burglar, bones, and running free.
In these ten easy-to-read stories there is a mixed-up cow that says ``miaow,`` a mole called Noel who plays rock 'n' roll in a hole, and a boy named Mike who rides a bike with a very big spike!
When a giant cockroach named Max escapes from their mother's bug laboratory, Leo and his brother receive help from a mysterious stranger who advises them to think like a bug in order to recapture the runaway roach.
Eight-year-old Jack and his younger sister Annie find a magic treehouse, which whisks them back to an ancient time zone where they see live dinosaurs.
Miss Daisy's unusual teaching methods surprise her second grade students, especially reluctant learner A.J.
Spunky third-grader Dyamonde Daniel misses her old neighborhood, but when she befriends a boy named Free, another new student at school, she finally starts to feel at home.
``Look up! Look out! A comet is coming, a comet is coming! Stink is camped out in the backyard with his sister, Judy, and he can't wait to lay eyes on P/2015 OZ4, also known as the Sherman-Holm Comet. But then news of an asteroid hitting Russia reaches Stink, and suddenly he's feeling squeamish (and squash-ish) about close encounters of the outer-space kind. Will donning an aluminum-foil cape and building a bunker in the basement help keep him safe? Can this fearless Asteroid Boy save Earth from disaster?
As they wait out a tornado in their storm cellar, a family listens to their farmhand tell stories about the dog that was blown into his life by another tornado when he was a boy.
After a bulletin board falls on Stanley while he is sleeping, he finds that being flat has its advantages.
When the first-graders' bee antennae would not stay on their heads and the drummers would not stay in their seats for the open house play, Roscoe decides to help by using the ``don't-you-dare`` glue.
Franny K. Stein is a mad scientist who prefers all things spooky and creepy, but when she has trouble making friends at her new school she experiments with fitting in--which works until a monster erupts from the trashcan.
Amber is nervous about starting second grade with a new teacher, but despite being in the same class as mean Hannah Burton, things turn out just fine.