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Some other favorite Picture Books
Sir Cumference and the First Round Table (Sir Cumference series) by Cindy Neuschwander; Wayne Geehan (Illustrator)
Call Number: 516 NEU
Publication Date: 1997-07-01
King Arthur was a good ruler, but in this math adventure he needs a good ruler. Geometry is explained with humor in SIR CUMFERENCE AND THE FIRST ROUND TABLE, making it fun and accessible for beginners. What would you do if the neighboring kingdom were threatening war? Naturally, you'd call your strongest and bravest knights together to come up with a solution. But when your conference table causes more problems than the threat of your enemy, you need expert help. Enter Sir Cumference, his wife Lady Di of Ameter, and their son Radius. With the help of the carpenter, Geo of Metry, this sharp-minded team designs the perfect table conducive to discussing the perfect peace plan. Thanks to Sir Cumference, even the most hesitant will be romancing math.
The Retired Kid by Jon Agee (Illustrator)
Call Number: E AGE
Publication Date: 2008-06-24
"It's been a wonderful eight years, but I need a break." At the Happy Sunset Retirement Community, there's Ethel, Myrtle, Harvey, and Tex. And then there's Brian. The retired kid. He's here to escape school, homework, and daily chores. But retired living has its challenges, especially when you're sixty years younger than everybody else!
Zoom by Istvan Banyai
Call Number: E BAN
Publication Date: 1995-03-01
Open this wordless book and zoom from a farm to a ship to a city street to a desert island. But if you think you know where you are, guess again. For nothing is ever as it seems in Istvan Banyai's sleek, mysterious landscapes of pictures within pictures, which will tease and delight readers of all ages.
Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett; Jon Klassen (Illustrator)
Call Number: E BAR
Publication Date: 2012-01-17
Extra Yarn, a Caldecott Honor Book, is the story of how a young girl and her box of magical yarn transform a community. With spare, gently humorous illustrations and a palette that moves from black-and-white to a range of color, this modern fairy tale has the feel of a new classic.
Kitten's First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes (Illustrator)
Call Number: E HEN
Publication Date: 2004-03-02
The nationally bestselling picture book about a kitten, the moon, and a bowl of milk, written by the celebrated author and illustrator Kevin Henkes, was awarded a Caldecott Medal. From one of the most celebrated and beloved picture book creators working in the field today comes a memorable new character and a suspenseful adventure just right for reading and sharing at home and in the classroom. It is Kitten's first full moon, and when she sees it she thinks it is a bowl of milk in the sky. And she wants it. Does she get it? Well, no . . . and yes. What a night! A brief text, large type, and luminescent pictures play second fiddle to the star of this classic picture book—brave, sweet and lucky Kitten!
How Rocket Learned to Read by Tad Hills (Illustrator)
Call Number: E HIL
Publication Date: 2010-07-27
Learn to read with this New York Times-bestselling picture book, starring an irresistible dog named Rocket and his teacher, a little yellow bird. Follow along as Rocket masters the alphabet, sounds out words, and finally . . . learns to read all on his own! With a story that makes reading fun--and will even help listeners learn to read--this book is ideal for everyone!
My Lucky Day by Keiko Kasza (Illustrator)
Call Number: E KAS
Publication Date: 2003-09-29
When a delicious-looking piglet knocks on Mr. Fox's door, the fox can hardly believe his good luck. It's not every day that dinner just shows up on your doorstep. It must be his lucky day! But as the piglet is quick to point out, shouldn't the fox give him a bath first? And wouldn't it be best to fatten him up a little, and give him a massage so he'll make for a nice tender roast? Preparing this feast is a lot of work, but the fox is sure it will be worth it. After all, it's his lucky day. Or is it?
This Is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen (Illustrator)
Call Number: E KLA
Publication Date: 2012-10-09
WINNER OF THE 2013 CALDECOTT MEDAL! When a tiny fish shoots into view wearing a round blue topper (which happens to fit him perfectly), trouble could be following close behind. So it's a good thing that enormous fish won't wake up. And even if he does, it's not like he'll ever know what happened. . . . Visual humor swims to the fore as the best-selling Jon Klassen follows his breakout debut with another deadpan-funny tale.
A Big Guy Took My Ball! (Elephant & Piggie Series) by Mo Willems (Illustrator)
Call Number: ER WIL
Publication Date: 2013-05-21
Gerald is careful. Piggie is not. Piggie cannot help smiling. Gerald can. Gerald worries so that Piggie does not have to. Gerald and Piggie are best friends. In A Big Guy Took My Ball! Piggie is devastated when a big guy takes her ball! Gerald is big, too...but is he big enough to help his best friend?
Dear Mrs. LaRue by Mark Teague (Illustrator)
Call Number: E TEA
Publication Date: 2003-09-01
A beguiling dog laments his fate at obedience school through a series of hilarious letters home. When Ike Larue is "imprisoned" at the Igor Brotweiler Canine Academy, he tries everything to get sent home--weepy letters to his owner, even illness. In reality, Brotweiler is more like camp than prison, but still, Ike's not cut out for life w/o Mrs. Larue & his creature comforts. Finally, he runs away only to find himself back in Snort City--just in time to save Mrs. Larue's life.
The Pigeon Wants a Puppy! (Pigeon series) by Mo Willems (Illustrator)
Call Number: E WIL
Publication Date: 2008-04-01
He really, really, REALLY wants one. He'll take really good care of it! What's the matter--don't you want him to be happy? The latest book in the best-selling Pigeon series is the funniest one yet.
The Eleventh Hour by Graeme Base
Call Number: FIC BAS
Publication Date: 1993-09-20
When Horace turns 11, he celebrates in grand style by inviting his friends to a splendid party. When the time comes for the birthday banquet, a most curious mystery will be revealed. Base has hidden messages that will keep sleuths searching happily for hours for the answer to the mystery.
Tuesday by David Wiesner (Illustrator)
Call Number: W WIE
Publication Date: 1991-04-22
The unpredictable events of a particular Tuesday unroll before the reader with the precision and clarity of a silent movie. A Caldecott Medal book.
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