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Picture Books and Easy Readers

Description: Browse this list of popular favorites for bedtime stories, picture books and early readers. Some books will have pictures, and some will have picture descriptions. You can find more books by many of these authors in the Bookshare collection.

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Goodnight Moon

by Margaret Wise Brown and Clement Hurd

In a great green room, tucked away in bed, is a little bunny. "Goodnight room, goodnight moon." Images and image descriptions available.

Date Added: 05/25/2017

Love You Forever

by Robert Munsch

Story of a mother who loves her son and always says "I will love you forever."

Date Added: 05/25/2017

Babe: The Gallant Pig

by Dick King-Smith

Farmer Hoggett and his wife discover that their new piglet Babe is no ordinary pig (made into a movie called Babe).

Date Added: 05/25/2017

The Doorbell Rang

by Pat Hutchins

Each time the doorbell rings, there are more people who have come to share Ma's wonderful cookies.

Date Added: 05/25/2017

The Little Engine That Could

by Watty Piper

The classic story of The Little Engine That Could.

Date Added: 05/25/2017

The Pumpkin Book

by Gail Gibbons

Book that describes how pumpkins grow, where they come from, and how to carve a pumpkin for Halloween and much more.

Date Added: 05/25/2017

What Alvin Wanted

by Holly Keller

While babysitting their brother, Alvin, Libby and Sam have a hard time guessing what Alvin wants to make him happy. With picture descriptions.

Date Added: 05/25/2017

Thunder Cake

by Patricia Polacco

Grandma finds a way to dispel her grandchild's fear of thunderstorms.

Date Added: 05/25/2017

In the Rain with Baby Duck

by Amy Hest

Although her parents love walking in the rain, Baby Duck does not-until Grandpa shares a secret with her. With picture descriptions.

Date Added: 05/25/2017

My Friend Rabbit

by Eric Rohmann

Mouse gets a toy airplane as a gift. His friend Rabbit sends him off on a ride. The plane gets stuck in a tree. Rabbit has a plan to get it.

Date Added: 05/25/2017

Andy and the Lion

by James Daugherty

Andy helps a lion and protects him from the townspeople. (for very young readers)

Date Added: 05/25/2017

Joseph Had a Little Overcoat

by Simms Taback

A Caldecott Medal winner. A very old overcoat is recycled numerous times into a variety of garments.

Date Added: 05/25/2017

A Bear Called Paddington (Paddington Bear #1)

by Michael Bond

From the moment the Browns find Paddington at a railway station and decide to bring him home, their lives are filled with humorous adventures.

Date Added: 05/25/2017

Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type

by Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin

Farmer Brown has a problem. His cows like to type. All day long he hears Click, clack, MOO. Click, clack, MOO. Clickety, clack, MOO. But Farmer Brown's problems REALLY begin when his cows start leaving him notes....

Date Added: 05/25/2017

Let's Count It Out, Jesse Bear

by Nancy White Carlstrom

Jesse Bear goes to an amusement park and counts just about everything - all in rhyme.

Date Added: 05/25/2017

Sam, Bangs & Moonshine

by Evaline Ness

A young girl learns a lesson about thruth and moonshine, will she be too late? Caldecott Medal winner

Date Added: 05/25/2017

The Hello, Goodbye Window

by Norton Juster

The child in this story discovers how a part of her grandparents’ house can provide memories to last a lifetime.

Date Added: 05/25/2017

If I Were a Lion

by Sarah Weeks

A young girl imagines how wild she could be if she were an animal.

Date Added: 05/25/2017

Close Your Eyes

by Kate Banks

A mother tiger entices her child to sleep by telling of all that can be seen with one’s eyes closed.

Date Added: 05/25/2017

Just A Mess

by Mercer Mayer

Can't find your baseball mitt? Take a look in this book.

Date Added: 05/25/2017

The Seals on the Bus

by Lenny Hort

A spin-off of the children's song "The Wheels on the Bus" featuring animals.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


by Sara Pennypacker

While sorting through difficulties with her friend Margaret, 8 year old Clementine gains several unique hairstyles, and helps her father banish pigeons from the front of their apartment building.

Date Added: 05/25/2017

Amazing Grace

by Mary Hoffman

Although classmates say that she can't play Peter Pan in the school play, because she's black and a girl, Grace discovers that she can do anything she sets her mind to do.

Date Added: 05/25/2017

If the Dinosaurs Came Back

by Bernard Most

A young boy who wishes for the return of dinosaurs imagines how useful they would be.

Date Added: 05/25/2017

Little House in the Big Woods (Little House #1)

by Laura Ingalls Wilder

A year in the life of two young girls growing up on the Wisconsin frontier, as they help their mother with the daily chores, enjoy their father's stories and singing, and share special occasions when they get together with relatives or neighbors.

Date Added: 05/25/2017

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