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Bad News for Outlaws: The Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves, Deputy U. S. Marshal

by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson, Illus. by R. Gregory Christie - 2009

Carolrhoda Books

An African American lawman in the old West makes over 3,000 arrests.

No Yeti Yet

by Mary Ann Fraser - 2015

Peter Pauper Press

A Yeti hunt by brothers discovers a Yeti tracking them, it ends with all of them sharing hot chocolate together.



by John Rocco. (written & Illustrated) - 2014


The Blizzard of 1978 brings over 4 feet of snow to New England.

The Skunk

by Mac Barnett.Illus. by Patrick McDonnell - 2015

Roaring Brook Press

A skunk stalks a man all through town, the man gets so freaked out he moves, but misses and ends up following the skunk.


Biscuit Finds a Friend

by Alyssa Capucilli - 1997


This repetitive story features a puppy who reunites some ducks with missing parents.

Henry Helps With Dinner

by Beth Bracken - 2012

Picture Window Books

A kid loves to be helpful, and helps prepare the food with his parents

The Robot and the Bluebird

by David Lucas - 2007

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

A robot in a rubbish heap bonds and gives shelter to a bluebird he befriends.


Art Dog

by Thacher Hurd - 2004


Arthur Dog is a guard at a art museum but a superhero off hours.


Self Assurance

The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship: A Russian Tale

by Arthur Ransome - 1968

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

This folktale shows that you can achieve anything you set your hearts to.

Puss and Boots

by Ayano Imai - 2009


A clever cat helps get his impoverished shoemaker master jobs and overcomes a cunning ogre.

Self Control

Clark the Shark

by Bruce Hale - 2013


Rhymes calms down a student who constantly needs to control himself.


by Nicola Smee - 2006

Boxer Book

A horse takes his barnyard friends for a faster and faster ride into a haystack.

Head, Body, Legs: A Story from Liberia

by Won-Ldy Paye and Margaret H. Lippert, Illus. by Julie Paschkis - 2002

Square Fish

Body parts divided come together & cooperate to get things accomplished.

Little One Step

by Simon James 2003

Walker Books or Candlewick.

A little duck gets through tough times & long journeys one step at a time.

When Sophie's Feelings Are Really, Really Hurt

by Molly Bang - 2015

The Blue Sky Press

Hurt feelings unfold a girls story of why her artistic approach painted a tree blue.


Building Our House

by Jonathan Bean, (written & Illustrated) - 2013

Farrar Straus Giroux

After 6 seasons an empty lot becomes a house in this wonderful construction book.

The Most Magnificent Thing

by Ashley Spires. (written & illustrated) - 2014

Kids Can Press

A girl creating a mysterious gadget becomes frustrated until she discovers persistence by never really giving up.


Flop to the Top!

by Eleanor Davis and Drew Weing. (written & illustrated)s - 2015


A girls celebrity obsession turns her siblings into her fans, and herself into a superstar.


Conquering Fears

Doctor De Soto

by William Steig - 1982

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

A mouse dentist is afraid of some of his animal patients, like the lion & fox.


by Thyra Heder, (written & illustrated) - 2013

Harry N. Abrams

A girl can't remember why she is afraid of the zoo, and trys to conquer her fears.

Lenny & Lucy

by Philip C. Stead.Illus. by Erin E. Stead - 2015

Roaring Brook Press

Moving trama helps create fear of a new home thats to close to the woods.

The Monster Who Ate My Peas

by Danny Schnitzlein - 2001

Peachtree Publishers

A boy gives his ball & bike to a monster who helped him eat, but refuses to give up his dog, so he eats his peas.

Scaredy Squirrel

by Mélanie Watt - 2006

Kids Can Press

A worried squirrel never leaves its tree but changes its routine when it falls and starts flying.


by Eleanor Davis, (written & illustrated) - 2008

RAW Junior/TOON Books.

A smelly swamp monster who loves pickles becomes friends with what fears him most, a human boy.

The Three Pigs

by David Wiesner - 2001

Clarion Books

A surreal version where a pig is blown out of the story and into a happy ending, unless your a wolf fan.

The Watermelon Seed

by Greg Pizzoli, (written & illustrated) - 2013


A neurotic little crocodiles imagination and fear runs wild after eatting a watermelon seed.

Hands On

Iggy Peck, Architect

by Andrea Beaty-2007

Abrams Books for Young Readers

Architects and famous buildings they create

The Pencil

by Allan Ahlberg, Illustrated by Bruce Ingman - 2008

Candlewick Press

A lonely pencil creates a world with a boy and a dog, but they want changes & he almost loses control of the world he created.

Tip, Tip, Dig, Dig

by Emma Garcia - 2007

Boxer Books

Construction trucks and different machinery create and buid a playground from a big mess.

Where's Walrus?

by Stephen Savage, (written & illustrated) - 2011

Scholastic Press

An escaped bored walrus hides from a zookeeper by wearing different hats and using his unique talents.


Water Is Water: A Book about the Water Cycle

Miranda Paul - 2015

Roaring Brook Press

Kids experience a science lesson showing different phases of the water cycle in this poetic nonfiction picture book.

Water Rolls, Water Rises:

by Pat Mora.Illus. by Meilo So. Tr. by Adriana Domínguez & Pat Mora - 2014

Lee & Low/Children's Book Press

Learn about this life-giving resource to people, plants, and animals that comes from various sources.

Overcoming Trouble

Adèle & Simon

by Barbara McClintock - 2006

Farrar/Frances Foster

Distractions causes an older sister to have trouble with her brothers stuff on their way home from a Paris school.

Duck at the Door

by Jackie Urbanovic - 2007


Max leaves the flock to stay put for winter, but he gets cold and needs help.

Mr. Gumpy’s Outing


by  John Burningham - 1970

Henry Holt

Mr. Gumpy tragic boat ride with two children and too many animals

That's Good! That's Bad!

by Margery Cuyler - 1991

Henry Holt and Co.

A boy goes to the zoo with his parents and has a crazy adventure with the animals.

Tikki Tikki Tembo

by Arlene Mosel - 1968

Square Fish Books

Children get short names after the first born get long names. Two brothers find trouble

Tumford the Terrible

by Nancy Tillman - 2011

Feiwel & Friends

Bad kitty can't say I’m sorry


Tunjur! Tunjur! Tunjur! A Palestinian Folktale

by Margaret Read MacDonald, Illus. by Alik Arzoumanian. Marshall - 2006

Two Lions Cavendish.

A walking & talking pot of a childless woman is sealed with animal dung after it is caught stealing.


Perfect the Pig

by Susan Jeschke - 1970

Square Fish

A pig wins its wings and befriends an artist who rescues him from an evil man who forces the pig to perform


Bad Kitty

by Nick Bruel - 2005

Roaring Brook Press

Vegetables that a cat hates are the only foods to choose from.

How I Learned Geography

by Uri Shulevitz - 2008

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Imagination soars from a map that nourishes the souls of a refugee family by escaping from their harsh reality.

My Tata’s Remedies = Los remedios de mi tata

by Roni Capin Rivera-Ashford.Illus. by Antonio Castro - 2015

Cinco Puntos Press

Learn natural holistic remedies and the healing power of plants.

This Book Just Ate My Dog

by Richard Byrne - 2014

Henry Holt

A non-conventional book that eats a dog, and then eats anyone who starts searches for the missing dog.

Trying New Things

Bread and Jam for Frances

by Russell Hoban, illustrated by Lillian Hoban - 1964


Trying something new is so much better than the same old stuff

Duck on a Bike

by David Shannon - 2002

Scholastic/Blue Sky

Barnyard animals give bikes a try after seeing the Duck ride by.

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