Brave Irene book
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Brave Irene
Written and illustrated by William Steig
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

Brave Irene is Irene Bobbin, the dressmaker's daughter. Her mother, Mrs. Bobbin, isn't feeling so well and can't possibly deliver the beautiful ball gown she's made for the duchess to wear that very evening. So plucky Irene volunteers to get the gown to the palace on time, in spite of the fierce snowstorm that's brewing— quite an errand for a little girl. But where there's a will, there's a way, as Irene proves in the danger-fraught adventure that follows. She must defy the wiles of the wicked wind, her most formidable opponent, and overcome many obstacles before she completes her mission. Surely, this winning heroine will inspire every child to cheer her on. Brave Irene is a 1986 New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Book of the Year.

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day book
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Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
Written by Judith Viorst and illustrated by Ray Cruz
picture book
Recommend Ages: 6-9

The perennially popular tale of Alexander’s worst day is a storybook that belongs on every child’s bookshelf. Alexander knew it was going to be a terrible day when he woke up with gum in this hair. And it got worse... His best friend deserted him. There was no dessert in his lunch bag. And, on top of all that, there were lima beans for dinner and kissing on TV! This handsome new edition of Judith Viorst's classic picture book is sure to charm readers of all ages.

The Day the Crayons Quit book
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The Day the Crayons Quit
Written by Drew Daywalt and illustrated by Oliver Jeffers
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-7

Poor Duncan just wants to color. But when he opens his box of crayons, he finds only letters, all saying the same thing: His crayons have had enough! They quit! Beige Crayon is tired of playing second fiddle to Brown Crayon. Black wants to be used for more than just outlining. Blue needs a break from coloring all those bodies of water. And Orange and Yellow are no longer speaking—each believes he is the true color of the sun. What can Duncan possibly do to appease all of the crayons and get them back to doing what they do best?

The Tale Of Peter Rabbit book
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The Tale Of Peter Rabbit
Written and illustrated by Beatrix Potter
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-7

This original, authorised version has been lovingly recreated electronically for the first time, with reproductions of Potter's unmistakeable artwork optimised for use on colour devices such as the iPad. The Tale of Peter Rabbit was first published by Frederick Warne in 1902 and endures as Beatrix Potter's most popular and well-loved tale. Re-originated in 2002 to mark the centenary of publication bringing it closer to the original edition, six illustrations were restored, four that were removed in 1903 to make room for endpapers and two that have never been used before, Beatrix having initially prepared more illustrations than could be accommodated in the original format.

Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel book
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Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel
Written and illustrated by Virginia Lee Burton
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-7

A modern classic that no child should miss. Since it was first published in 1939, Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel has delighted generations of children. Mike and his trusty steam shovel, Mary Anne, dig deep canals for boats to travel through, cut mountain passes for trains, and hollow out cellars for city skyscrapers -- the very symbol of industrial America. But with progress come new machines, and soon the inseparable duo are out of work. Mike believes that Mary Anne can dig as much in a day as one hundred men can dig in a week, and the two have one last chance to prove it and save Mary Anne from the scrap heap. What happens next in the small town of Popperville is a testament to their friendship, and to old-fashioned hard work and ingenuity.

Are You My Mother? book
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Are You My Mother?
Written and illustrated by P. D. Eastman
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-7

Never having seen his mother, a baby bird makes humorous mistakes trying to find her.

Eloise book
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Eloise
Written by Kay Thompson and illustrated by Hilary Knight
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

Meet Eloise, the precocious darling of the Plaza Hotel! Eloise is a little girl who lives at The Plaza Hotel in New York. She is not yet pretty but she is already a Person. Henry James would want to study her. Queen Victoria would recognize her as an Equal. The New York Jets would want to have her on their side. Lewis Carroll would love her (once he got over the initial shock). She knows everything about The Plaza. She is interested in people when they are not boring. She has Inner Resources. If you take her home with you, you will always be glad you did.

Amelia Bedelia book
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Amelia Bedelia
Written by Peggy Parish and illustrated by Fritz Siebel
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

A literal-minded housekeeper causes chaos in the Rogers household when she attempts to make sense of some instructions.

Tikki Tikki Tembo book
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Tikki Tikki Tembo
Written by Arlene Mosel and illustrated by Blair Lent
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

An illustrated Chinese folk tale describes how the Chinese came to give all of their children short names.

My Father's Dragon book
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My Father's Dragon
Written by Ruth Stiles Gannett and illustrated by Ruth Chrisman Gannett
picture book
Recommend Ages: 8-12

A young boy runs away from home to rescue an abused baby dragon held captive to serve as a ferry for the lazy wild animals living on Wild Island.

Who Am I? book
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Who Am I?
Written by Tim Flach
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

Gorgeous nature photography introduces readers to endangered species in this picture book from Tim Flach Who is that peeking through the page? Is it a giant panda munching on bamboo? Or perhaps a yellow-eyed tree frog hiding in a tropical forest? Who Am I? uses clever riddles and stunning images by esteemed photographer Tim Flach (taken from his Abrams adult book Endangered) to introduce ten vital species-at-risk to readers. With its engaging and timely message, this beautifully crafted picture book is perfect for the youngest animal enthusiasts.

The Story of Babar book
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The Story of Babar
Written and illustrated by Jean De Brunhoff
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

An orphaned baby elephant goes to live in the city with a kindly old lady who gives him everything he wants, but eventually he returns to the forest where he is crowned king of the elephants.

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