LUCY AND HENRY ARE TWINS

Illustrated by Jane Massey, Two Lions, 2015

A day of fun with Lucy and Henry. Delightful illustrations and simple, rhythmic text combine to make a wonderful first book about twins.

“Short, rhyming phrases combined with bright, toddler-friendly illustrations perfectly capture the bond of twins Lucy and Henry. They move through their morning together, but it’s Read More…

MAIA AND THE MONSTER BABY

Illustrated by Amanda Haley, Holiday House, 2012

Maia and her best friend, who happens to be a monster, are both becoming big sisters. This is NOT good news! A warm and funny story about friendship, family, and new siblings.

 

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BUNK BEDS

Illustrated by Ronald Himler Harper and Row, 1972 Molly and Willie turn their bunk beds into a ship of adventure and excitement. “The power of imagination is illustrated brightly in this inventive story and its pictures.” – Publisher’s Weekly

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I THINK HE LIKES ME

Illustrated by Denise Saldutti, Harper and Row, 1980 Eliza finally gets the chance to prove that she can be trusted around her new baby brother. “…the story has built in appeal…” – School Library Journal

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THAT’S MINE

Illustrated by Emily McCully, Holiday House 1976 Sister and brother argue over blocks, until they realize that a taller, more impressive castle will come from cooperation. “…amusingly told and a lesson in sharing.” – Publishers Weekly

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POTBELLIED POSSUMS

Illustrated by Barbara McClintock, Holiday House, 1977 Otto sneers at his sister’s garbage eating habits, but depends on her in the dark. Through the rumbling of their respective stomachs, each comes to understand the other. “…(Winthrop) puts her sense of fun to work in (this) story ….”- Publisher’s Weekly

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ARE YOU SAD, MAMA?

Illustrated by Donna Diamond, Harper and Row, 1979 The story of a little girl who tries everything she can think of to make her mother happy, finally succeeding with the simplest of gestures. “…quiet and poignant, an understated portrayal of intimate mother-child sharing.” – ALA Booklist

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A VERY NOISY GIRL

Illustrated by Ellen Weiss Holiday House, 1991 When Elizabeth’s mother asks her to stop making so much noise, Elizabeth decides to teach her mother a lesson.

KATHARINE’S DOLL

Illustrated by Marylin Hafner Dutton, 1983 Junior Literary Guild, 1983 British edition, 1988 Dutton paperback, 1991 Katharine and Molly argue over Charlotte, a new doll, but after some lonely hours, the girls decide that dolls can be best friends.

TOUGH EDDIE

Illustrated by Lillian Hoban Dutton, 1984 Junior Literary Guild, 1984 British edition, 1988 Eddie is afraid he will be teased for having a dollhouse until he realizes that he can share it and still be tough in the eyes of his friends. “An endearing story with a subtle meaning that alert children won’t miss.” – Read More…

THE BEST FRIENDS CLUB

Illustrated by Martha Weston A Lizzie and Harold Story, Lothrop Lee and Shepard, Spring, 1989 Lizzie must learn how to share her new best friend with others. “The story is well plotted and… makes a nice point about possessiveness.” – Booklist

 

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LIZZIE AND HAROLD

Illustrated by Martha Weston Lothrop, Lee and Shepard, 1986 Weekly Reader Book Club Edition, 1986 Lizzie wants a best friend, but Harold won’t do because he’s a boy. “A beautifully handled story … an ideal book for story hours and picture book collections.” – School Library Journal

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I’M THE BOSS

Illustrated by Mary Morgan, Holiday House, 1993 Julia feels bossed around by everyone, so she searches for a way to be the boss herself. “A winning story that can’t miss with little ones.” – Booklist

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ASLEEP IN A HEAP

Illustrated by Mary Morgan, Holiday House, 1993 The story of a very awake little girl, and her very sleepy family’s attempt to put her to bed. “This bath-time hit radiates universal warmth.” – Booklist

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SLEDDING

Illustrated by Sarah Wilson Harper and Row, 1989, IBM Audio Edition, 1993 Whirl along with two young sledders as they bang and bump, slither and flop down a snowy hill. “A short celebration in rhyme … A welcome addition to the limited number of picture books with a winter theme.” – School Library Journal

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SLOPPY KISSES

Illustrated by Anne Burgess Macmillan, 1980 Junior Literary Guild, 1981 Viking/Penguin paperback England, Fall, 1984 Aladdin paperback, Fall, 1990 Emmy-Lou comes to realize that “kissing is for everybody.” “Warmth, sensitivity and humor….” – Booklist

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BEAR AND ROLY-POLY

Illustrated by Patience Brewster Holiday House,1996 Book of the Month Club, 1996 Trumpet Book Club, 1997 When Nora brings a new baby sister home, Bear is in for a BIG surprise. “Charming illustrations and believable characters make this … story right on target.” – School Library Journal

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BEAR’S CHRISTMAS SURPRISE

Illustrated by Patience Brewster Holiday House, 1991 British Edition, 1992 During a game of hide and seek with Mrs. Duck, Bear peeks in the Christmas closet. “A loving and sensitive treatment of an often faced dilemma with a sweet holiday flavor.” – Booklist

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BEAR AND MRS. DUCK

Illustrated by Patience Brewster Holiday House, September, 1988, Book of the Month Club, 1989 Paperback Edition, 1990 When Nora must leave Bear with Mrs. Duck the baby-sitter for the afternoon, Bear learns that it can be fun to play with someone new. “Ideal for children suffering from baby-sitter fears and enjoyable just as a warmly Read More…

AS THE CROW FLIES

Illustrated by Joan Sandin Clarion, 1998 Michael’s dad lives seven states away and Michael misses him. But when his father comes to visit, Michael learns something new about his dad and himself.

 

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PROMISES

Illustrated by Betsy Lewin Clarion, 2000 A little girl learns to deal with her mother’s illness.

HALLOWEEN HATS

Floppy hats and sloppy hats, silly hats and frilly hats.

Flowered hats for bees to buzz in, fussy hats from someone’s cousin.

Hats to cover up your toes (those are socks as everyone knows).

Pinwheel hats and paper hats, tall black hats to wear with spats.

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DANCING GRANNY

Illustrated by Salvatore Murdocca Marshall Cavendish, 2003

I asked my granny to the zoo. “I’d rather not,” she said. “My nightie’s on, my teeth are out. I think I’ll stay in bed.”

 

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SHOES

There are shoes to buckle shoes to tie shoes too low Which pair of shoes fits you best?

An enduring classic. Slip into this book and tap your feet to the jaunty rhymes. The comical, full-color illustrations and the whimsical verse are sure to delight the very young – and anyone else with a sense Read More…

DUMPY LA RUE

A NEW YORK TIMES BEST ILLUSTRATED Book

Dumpy La Rue wanted to dance “Pigs don’t dance,” said his mother. “They bellow, they swallow, they learn how to wallow.

But Dumpy La Rue was a pig who knew what he wanted to do.

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DOG SHOW

WHEN HARVEY HEARD ABOUT THE BONESPORT DOG SHOW, HE WAS VERY EXCITED. FRED THE BASSET HOUND WAS NOT. HARVEY PLANNED FOR MONTHS. FRED HOPED IT WOULD NEVER COME.

Harvey entered Fred in every class — short dogs, dogs with spots, droopy-eard dogs, and more. By the end of the show, Harvey was miserable and Fred Read More…

SQUASHED IN THE MIDDLE

ALA NOTABLE Book, Bank Street College BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR Selection, Starred Selection, Booklinks, Best New Books for the Classroom!

Daisy’s father was chopping carrots. Her mother was talking on the phone. Her big sister was chasing her little brother around and around the kitchen. Being a middle child is not easy. Nobody EVER Read More…

THE BIGGEST PARADE

Harvey was excited when the mayor appointed him parade chairman.

He loved parades.

Fred did not.

Fred doesn’t want to be in the parade – not in the beginning, not in the middle, and not in the end. Not on the baseball float, and certainly not dressed as the founding dog of Bonesport. Read More…

THE FIRST CHRISTMAS STOCKING

“Dream your dreams, my child, and knit them into the wool.” A long time ago a girl named Claire learned to knit by her mother’s side. As the mother knit mittens, scarves and all sorts of clothing for the wealthy people of the town, Claire set about knitting stockings to keep her toes warm. Claire, Read More…

MAGGIE AND THE MONSTER

Every night a little monster with hairy feet comes into Maggie’s room. She crashes into the furniture. She crawls under the table. She sits down on the chair and grumbles to herself.

“Get out of my room!” Maggie shouts, but the monster doesn’t pay any attention.

What does the monster want? Finally, Maggie asks her, Read More…

MY FIRST BOOK OF THE PLANETS

This book is for children, teaching them about the planets.

A Little Golden Book, Western Pub Co. 1985

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HAPPY EASTER, MOTHER DUCK

In order to hatch her fifth duckling, Mother Duck must sit on a basket of Easter eggs, because Eliza has decorated the remaining egg for Easter.

A First Little Golden Book, Goldencraft 1985

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THE CHRISTMAS PAGEANT

Maggie is an angel in the Christmas pageant at church.

A First Little Golden Book, Goldencraft 1984

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THE SHOELACE BOX

Steven has trouble learning to tie his shoes but hates to admit it.

A Little Golden Book, Golden Press 1984.

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