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The Dot book
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The Dot
Written & illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds
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Recommend Ages: 5-10

Vashti believes that she cannot draw, but her art teacher’s encouragement leads her to change her mind.

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A Sick Day for Amos McGee book
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A Sick Day for Amos McGee
Written by Philip C. Stead & illustrated by Erin E. Stead
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This is one of my all-time favorite picture books. It’s message of empathy and kindness is so incredibly heartwarming and the award-winning illustrations are absolutely charming. Amos McGee works at the zoo and always makes time to give special attention to the animals. When he stays home from work one day due to illness, his friends make the trip to take care of him in return. This sweet and tender story is filled with amusing details that draw the reader in and will make children want to revisit for multiple readings.
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Recommend Ages: 2-6

THE BEST SICK DAY EVER and the animals in the zoo feature in this striking picture book debut. Friends come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. In Amos McGee’s case, all sorts of species, too! Every day he spends a little bit of time with each of his friends at the zoo, running races with the tortoise, keeping the shy penguin company, and even reading bedtime stories to the owl. But when Amos is too sick to make it to the zoo, his animal friends decide it’s time they returned the favor. A Sick Day for Amos McGee is a 2011 Bank Street - Best Children’s Book of the Year and the winner of the 2011 Caldecott Medal. This title has Common Core connections.

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Be Kind book
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Be Kind
Written by Pat Zietlow Miller & illustrated by Jen Hill
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This exceptional book expertly demonstrates what kindness looks like and the impact it can have on people in a child-friendly way. There are many books that cover this subject, but Be Kind stands apart. It does a remarkable job of providing an overview of kindness along with clear examples that make this abstract concept more concrete for children. It touches upon both the individual and global impact of kindness and while it may not always be easy to be kind, each small act is meaningful. This is a book that belongs in every home and classroom library to inspire kindness and empathy.
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Recommend Ages: 3-6

A thoughtful picture book illustrating the power of small acts of kindness, from the award-winning author of Sophie’s Squash.

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One
Written & illustrated by Kathryn Otoshi
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This brilliant book uses numbers and colors to create a clever story about bullying and acceptance. Red is hot headed and enjoys picking on Blue. The other colors are too intimidated to help until the number One enters and teaches them all a meaningful lesson. This is one of my favorite books that is a must-read.
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Recommend Ages: 4-6

Introduces young readers to numbers, counting, and primary and secondary colors by offering the story of ill-tempered Red who got too powerful for his own good and had to be brought down to size by One–a single entity with the courage to stand up for what was right.

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Today I Will Fly! book
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Today I Will Fly!
Written & illustrated by Mo Willems
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With twenty-five books, which include two that won a Theodor Seuss Geisel medal and five that won honors for the best beginning reader of the year, it is clear that Mo Willems’ Elephant and Piggie series is a huge success. It is almost impossible not to love the buoyant Piggie and the fretful Gerald. With the perfect mix of humor and charm, these books were constantly checked out from my library from students in Prek-K all the way to third grade.
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Recommend Ages: 3-8

Gerald is careful. Piggie is not. Piggie cannot help smiling. Gerald can. Gerald worries so that Piggie does not have to.

Gerald and Piggie are best friends. Today, I Will Fly! is the funny introduction to the characters. Piggie is determined to fly. But Gerald the elephant knows that’s impossible–isn’t it?

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  • Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! - LibraryMom -

    This hilarious story of a spunky pigeon trying to cajole the reader into letting him drive a bus is a must-have! Here’s a quick read aloud tip for sharing with a group. Children love yelling out “No” when asked if the Pigeon could drive the bus. When I read this story with my Pre-K and Kindergarten students I gave them hand signals to say no different ways to mix it up. This usually also dissuades the one or two class-clowns who would like to yell “yes” instead of “no”.

  • Swashby and the Sea - LibraryMom -

    New York Times bestselling author Beth Ferry and Caldecott Honor winner Juana Martinez-Neal have teamed up to create an outstanding book that is just the right amount of humor and tenderness. The gorgeous illustrations are perfectly paired with the playful text that provides a whimsical feeling to this sweet tale of intergenerational friendship.

  • Fly! - LibraryMom -

    No words are needed to understand the hilarious conversation between a mother bird and her baby in Mark Teague’s new book, Fly. When a mama robin encourages her little one to fly on his own, the hatchling comes up with several funny alternatives. This wordless wonder made both my children and me laugh at the relatable interaction between parent and child and the sweet ending always resulted in a warm embrace.

  • Rhyming Dust Bunnies - LibraryMom -

    Rhyming is an important skill for new kindergarteners to know and what better way to reinforce it than by reading a book full of silly rhymes? This comical story stars four colorful, fuzzy dust bunnies who love to speak in rhyme. Prepare for giggles when one dust bunny starts blurting out some unexpectant words that break their rhyming pattern.