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Stories About Children's Daily Lives

A Boy, A Dog, And A Frog, written and illustrated by Mercer Mayer (paperback)
Bedhead, by Margie Palanti, illustrated by Jack E. Davis
D.W.'s Lost Blankie, written and illustrated by Marc Brown (paperback)
Ellen and Penguin and the New Baby, written and illustrated by Clara Vulliamy (paperback)
Friends, written and illustrated by Kim Lewis (paperback)
Happy Birthday, Maisy, written and illustrated by Lucy Cousins
I Need a Lunch Box, by Jeannette Caines, illustrated by Pat Cummings (paperback)
I'll Always Love You, written and illustrated by Hans Wilhelm (paperback)
Jessica, written and illustrated by Kevin Henkes (paperback)
Lily, by Abigail Thomas, illustrated by William Low (paperback)
Nettie Jo's Friends, by Patricia C. McKissack, illustrated by Scott Cook (paperback)
Rabbit's Pajama Party, by Stuart J. Murphy, illustrated by Frank Remkiewicz (paperback)
Show & Tell Day, by Anne Rockwell, illustrated by Lizzy Rockwell(paperback)
The Tub People, by Pam Conrad, illustrated by Richard Egielski (paperback)
The Wedding, by Angela Johnson, illustrated by David Soman
Wemberly Worried, written and illustrated by Kevin Henkes (paperback)


Stories About Families

A Chair For My Mother, written and illustrated by Vera B. Williams (paperback)
Allison, written and illustrated by Allen Say
Daddy Makes the Best Spaghetti, written and illustrated by Anna Grossnickle Hines (paperback)
Down the Road, by Alice Schertle, illustrated by E.B. Lewis (paperback)
Jin Woo, by Eve Bunting, illustrated by Chris Soentpiet
Julius, the Baby of the World, written and illustrated Kevin Henkes (paperback)
Just Us Women, by Jeannette Caines, illustrated by Pat Cummings (paperback)
Making Room, written and illustrated by Phoebe Koehler
Mean Soup, written and illustrated by Betsy Everitt (paperback)
The Memory String, by Eve Bunting, illustrated by Ted Rand
Now One Foot, Now the Other, written and illustrated by Tomie dePaola (paperback)
The Paperboy, written and illustrated by Dav Pilkey (paperback)
Pete's A Pizza, written and illustrated by William Steig (paperback)
Tell Me a Story, Mama, by Angela Johnson, illustrated by David Soman (paperback)
You're Just What I Need, by Ruth Krauss, illustrated by Julia Noonan (paperback)


Stories About Animals

Bark, George, written and illustrated by Jules Feiffer (paperback)
Brother Wolf: A Seneca Tale, retold and illustrated by Harriet Peck Taylor
Can't You Sleep, Little Bear? written by Martin Waddell, illustrated by Barbara Firth (paperback)
Carl Goes Shopping, written and illustrated by Alexandra Day (paperback)
Darby The Special-Order Pup, written by Alexandra Day and Cooper Edens, illustrated by Alexandra Day
Geraldine's Blanket, written and illustrated by Holly Keller (paperback)
Gregory, the Terrible Eater, written by Mitchell Sharmat, illustrated by Jose Aruego and Ariane Dewey (paperback)
The Hungry Monster, written by Phyllis Root, illustrated by Sue Heap (paperback)
The Little Mouse, the Red, Ripe Strawberry, and the Big, Hungry Bear, written by Don and Audrey Wood, illustrated by Don Wood (paperback)
Little Penguins Tale, written and illustrated by Audrey Wood (paperback)
Lizard's Song, written by George Shannon, illustrated by Jose Aruego and Ariane Dewey (paperback)
Mouse Views: What the Class Pet Saw, written and photo-illustrated by Bruce McMillan (paperback)
Mr. Gumpy's Outing, written and illustrated by John Burningham (paperback)
The Pig in the Pond, written by Martin Waddell, illustrated by Jill Barton (paperback)
Rebel, written and illustrated by John Schoenherr (paperback)
The Valentine Bears, written by Eve Bunting, illustrated by Jan Brett (paperback)
Who Sank the Boat? written and illustrated by Pamela Allen (paperback)


Folktales

Abiyoyo: Based on a South African Lullaby and Folk Story, by Pete Seeger, illustrated by Michael Hays (paperback)
Cinderella, retold by Barbara Karlin, illustrated by James Marshall (paperback)
Flossie And the Fox, by Patricia McKissack, illustrated by Rachel Isadora (paperback)
The Gingerbread Boy, written and illustrated by Richard Egielski (paperback)
Henny Penny, retold and illustrated by J. Werner Zimmerman (paperback)
How Chipmunk Got His Stripes: A Tale of Bragging and Teasing, retold by Joseph and James Bruchac, illustrated by Jose Aruego and Ariane Dewey
Jack and the Beanstalk, retold by Rosemary Wells, illustrated by Norman Messenger
The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything, written by Linda Williams, illustrated by Megan Lloyd (paperback)
Lon Po Po: A Red-Riding Hood Story from China, translated and illustrated by Ed Young (paperback)
The Mitten: A Ukrainian Folktale, retold and illustrated by Jan Brett (paperback)
The Teeny-Tiny Woman: A Ghost Story, retold and illustrated by Paul Galdone (paperback)
The Three Bears, retold and illustrated by Paul Galdone (paperback)
The Three Billy Goats Gruff, retold and illustrated by Paul Galdone (paperback)
The Three Little Pigs ,retold and illustrated by James Marshall (paperback)
The Wolf's Chicken Stew, written and illustrated by Keiko Kasza (paperback)


Songs, Rhymes, And Join-In Books

Do You Have My Quack: A Book Of Animal Sounds, by Keith Faulkner, illustrated by Rob Hefferan
Does A Kangaroo Have A Mother, Too? written and illustrated by Eric Carle (paperback)
The Eentsy, Weentsy Spider: Fingerplays And Action Rhymes, by Joanna Cole and Stephanie Calmenson, illustrated by Alan Tiegren (paperback)
The Farmer In The Dell, retold and illustrated by Alexandra Wallner (paperback)
Five Little Ducks, illustrated by Jose Aruego and Ariane Dewey (paperback)
The Fox Went Out on a Chilly Night, an old song illustrated by Peter Spier (paperback)
Hunky Dory Ate It, by Katie Evans, illustrated by Janet Morgan Stoeke (paperback)
In the Tall, Tall Grass, written and illustrated by Denise Fleming (paperback)
London Bridge Is Falling Down, retold and illustrated by Peter Spier (paperback)
Mama Don't Allow: Starring Miles and the Swamp Band, written and illustrated by Thacher Hurd (paperback)
Miss Mary Mack: A Hand-Clapping Rhyme, by Mary Ann Hoberman, illustrated by Nadine Westcott
Oh, A-Hunting We Will Go, by John Langstaff, illustrated by Nancy Winslow Parker (paperback)
Over the River and Through the Wood, by Lydia Maria Child, illustrated by David Catrow (paperback)
Ten, Nine, Eight, written and illustrated by Molly Bang (paperback)
There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly, retold and illustrated by Simms Taback (paperback)
This Land is Your Land, words and music by Woody Guthrie, paintings by Kathy Jakobsen
The Very Hungry Caterpillar, written and illustrated by Eric Carle (paperback)
The Very Quiet Cricket, written and illustrated by Eric Carle
The Wheels On The Bus, retold and illustrated by Paul Zelinsky

Reading To Learn

Aardvarks, Disembark!, written and illustrated by Ann Jonas (paperback)
Changes, Changes, written and illustrated by Pat Hutchins (paperback)
Colors Everywhere, photography by Tana Hoban (paperback)
Color Zoo, written and illustrated by Lois Ehlert
Dog's Colorful Day: A Messy Story About Colors And Counting, written and illustrated by Emma Dodd
Dinosaurs, Dinosaurs, written and illustrated by Byron Barton (paperback)
Ed Emberley's Drawing Book Of Animals, by Ed Emberley (paperback)
Flip-Flap: A Lift-the-Flap Book of Colors, Numbers, Shapes, Opposites, Sizes and More, written and illustrated by Sandra Jenkins
The Furry Animal Alphabet Book, by Jerry Pallotta, illustrated by Edgar Stewart (paperback)
Little Panda: The World Welcomes Hua Mei At The San Diego Zoo, written and illustrated by Joanne Ryder
Making Friends, by Fred Rogers, photographs by Jim Judkis (paperback)
Round Trip, by Ann Jonas (paperback)
Tomorrow's Alphabet, by George Shannon, illustrated by Donald Crews (paperback)
Where Butterflies Grow, by Joanne Ryder, illustrated by Lynne Cherry (paperback)


Learning To Read

100 Words About Transportation, illustrated by Richard Brown (paperback)
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin, Jr., illustrated by Eric Carle (paperback)
Bunny Reads Back: Bingo, retold and illustrated by Rosemary Wells
Freight Train, written and illustrated by Donald Crews (paperback)
Hunky Dory Ate It, by Katie Evans, illustrated by Janet Morgan Stoeke (paperback)
I Read Signs, photographed by Tana Hoban (paperback)
I Went Walking, by Sue Williams, illustrated by Julie Vivas (paperback)
Maisy's Favorite Things, by Lucy Cousins
Popposites: A Lift, Pull and Pop book of Opposites, by Jung-Huyn Yoon

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