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My Pen

Rich black-and-white illustrations bring a sketchbook to life, showing that with a simple pen, a kid can do anything!

Other Descriptors: Early Years (ages 2-6), Picture Book, Primary (ages 6-9), United States of America » Themes: , , » Leave a comment

P. Zonka Lays An Egg

Extraordinary hen P. Zonka spends her time taking in the beauty around her: the shiny green of the grass, the buttery yellows of the dandelions, the deep blue of the sky. The other hens can’t understand why she never lays eggs like they do. Finally, P. Zonka gives in and lays an egg. To everyone’s […]

Other Descriptors: Europe, Picture Book, Primary (ages 6-9) » Themes: , , , » Leave a comment

Pool

Two shy children meet at a noisy pool and dive beneath the crowd into a magical undersea land, where they explore a fantastical landscape and meet various creatures.

Other Descriptors: Asia, Early Years (ages 2-6), Korea, Picture Book » Themes: , , , » Leave a comment

Sona and the Wedding Game

Sona’s big sister is getting married and she’s been given an important job to do. She has to steal the groom’s shoes. She’s never attended a wedding before, so she’s unfamiliar with this Indian tradition as well as many of the other magical experiences that will occur before and during the special event. But with […]

Other Descriptors: Asia, India, Picture Book, Primary (ages 6-9) » Themes: , , , , » Leave a comment

The Big Princess

Once upon a time, a king and queen discover among their flowers a lovely and very tiny princess perched on a leaf. Overjoyed to have found a daughter, they fashion for her a single-feather bed and watch as she grows large enough to sleep in a ring box, a teacup, and a teddy bear’s lap. […]

Other Descriptors: Asia, Early Years (ages 2-6), Japan, Picture Book » Themes: , , , » Leave a comment

John Henry

John Henry was born with a hammer in his hand. He was taller and stronger than anyone around. When men started talking about laying railroad tracks across through the mountains John Henry be a part of it. And drive those spikes he did. Then came the day when a challenge was announced. Who could dig […]

Other Descriptors: Americas, Primary (ages 6-9) » Themes: , , » Leave a comment

The Octopus Scientists

With three hearts and blue blood, its gelatinous body unconstrained by jointed limbs or gravity, the octopus seems to be an alien, an inhabitant of another world. It’s baggy, boneless body sprouts eight arms covered with thousands of suckers—suckers that can taste as well as feel. The octopus also has the powers of a superhero: […]

Other Descriptors: Australia, information book, Intermediate (ages 9-14), Picture Book » Themes: , , , » Leave a comment

Les Miserables

Travel back to nineteenth-century France with ex-convict Jean Valjean as he tries to put his criminal past behind him and his fate intertwines with the ruthless Inspector Javert, determined to put Valjean back behind bars; the poor factory worker Fantine, whose struggle to provide for her child leads to her death; her orphaned daughter, Cosette, […]

Other Descriptors: France, Graphic Novel, Intermediate (ages 9-14) » Themes: , , , , » Leave a comment

Mr. Happy And Miss Grimm

When Mr. Happy moves next door to Miss Grimm and begins planting gardens and making friendly gestures, Miss Grimm is not pleased but soon, she feels something strange taking over her bleak little house.

Other Descriptors: Early Years (ages 2-6), Germany, Picture Book » Themes: , , , , , » Leave a comment

Hypnotize A Tiger

This is the first longer-format, middle-grade collection from #1 New York Times-bestselling author-illustrator Calef Brown. Moving away from the picture book format offers Calef the opportunity to tackle a variety of themes and poetry styles as well as reach a slightly older audience along the lines of Doug Florian and Shel Silverstein. The book is […]

Other Descriptors: Canada, Intermediate (ages 9-14), Picture Book, Poetry » Themes: , , » Leave a comment
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