It's Not Easy Being Number Three book
It's Not Easy Being Number Three
Written and illustrated by Drew Dernavich
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-7

The Number Three is having an identity crisis-there are so many other things he could do with his life; why stop at being just a number? He tries being a ship's anchor, a spatula, even a shiny bronze sculpture, and he won't listen when the other numbers beg him to come back to the lineup. But after awhile, Number Three starts to realize that what he enjoys most is the job no one else can do: being the Number Three. It's Not Easy Being Number Three is a clever book that celebrates the importance of feeling appreciated for one's talents.

This Bear’s Birthday book
This Bear’s Birthday
Written by Alyssa Satin Capucilli and illustrated by Lorna Hussey
picture book
Recommend Ages: 2-6

It's Bear's birthday, and he's determined to prepare for his party all by himself. Who can get dressed, pick apples, and make peanut butter and honey sandwiches without (much) help from Mama and Papa? This bear can! Then Bear finds out there are some things that can't be done. But with friends and family by his side, a bear can still save the day!

The Mouse and the Moon book
The Mouse and the Moon
Written and illustrated by Gabriel Alborozo
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-7

"A mouse wants to meet the moon, but finds a surprising new friend instead"--

Arctic White book
Arctic White
Written by Danna Smith and illustrated by Lee White
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

When you live in the arctic in winter, everything is a shade of white. A young girl looks around her home in the arctic and sees only white, white, white . . . but one day her grandfather takes her out on a journey across the tundra. And at the end of their cold walk, the dark opens up to show the Northern Lights dancing across the sky--blue, green, and purple.

Emerson Barks book
Emerson Barks
Written and illustrated by Liza Woodruff
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

"A little dog with a big bark saves the day"--

Splashdance book
Written and illustrated by Liz Starin
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

Ursula, a bear, and Ricardo, a human, are preparing for the water ballet competition, where the prize is a million dollars! But a new regulation at the community pool - no bears - leaves Ursula cut from the contest. Luckily, she encounters a group of undaunted animal swimmers at a local pond, and Ursula and her new team figure out a way to participate in the competition and make sure everyone is welcome at the pool once and for all. Filled with deadpan humor, adorable animals, and big themes about social justice and inclusion, Splashdance is a fun and splashy summer story with a lot of heart.

Good Night, Truck book
Good Night, Truck
Written by Sally Odgers and illustrated by Heath McKenzie
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

Truck, Digger, Boat, and Rocket work very hard through the day.But once night falls, it's time to rest. Good night, Truck. . . .Dreamy art and rhythmic text will drive Good Night Truck into families' hearts.

You and Me and the Wishing Tree book
You and Me and the Wishing Tree
Written and illustrated by Nancy Tillman
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

We woke up in the usual way, but it was not a usual day. Out on the lawn, plain as could be, stood an orange wishing tree. "I wish!" I said. "I wish!" said you. And so our double wishes grew. Wishes are a magical part of childhood. Whether we wish on stars or blow out candles on a cake, our dreams matter. Nancy Tillman captures the wonder of wishes as only she can, with love.

What a Wonderful World book
What a Wonderful World
Written by Bob Thiele, George David Weiss and illustrated by Tim Hopgood
picture book
Recommend Ages: 2-5

First recorded in 1967 by Louis Armstrong, and with sales of over one million copies, "What a Wonderful World" has become a poignant message of hope for people everywhere. Sweet and positive in its message, with bright, beautiful art, this book is sure to be a hit. Perfect for sharing!

The Biggest Bear book
The Biggest Bear
Written and illustrated by Lynd Ward
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-7

Johnny goes hunting for a bearskin to hang on his family's barn and returns with a small bundle of trouble.

Cinderella book
Written and illustrated by Marcia Brown, Charles Perrault
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

There is perhaps no better loved, no more universal story than Cinderella. Almost every country in the world has a version of it, but the favorite of story-tellers is the French version by Charles Perrault. This translation is excellent for story-telling and also for reading aloud. Marcia Brown's illustrations are full of magic and enchantment from the little cupids putting back the hands of the clock to the last scene at the palace. They are pictures that will stay in a child's mind.

Frog Went A-courtin' book
Frog Went A-courtin'
Written by John Langstaff and illustrated by Feodor Rojankovsky
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-7

Illustrates the well-known American folk song about the courtship and marriage of the frog and the mouse.

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