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La princesa vestida con una bolsa de papel

by Michael Martchenko Robert N. Munsch

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Madeline's Rescue

by Ludwig Bemelmans

The lively adventures of the twelve famous little girls and Genevieve, the dog, take us once more to Bemelmans' unique and delightful Paris. Images and image descriptions available.

A Visit to William Blake's Inn: Poems for Innocent and Experienced Travelers

by Nancy Willard

Nancy Willard was inspired by William Blake's verbal and visual imagery as a child. She has now produced a book of poems that are not "in the style of" but more of an homage to Blake's poetry. The organizing principle is that Blake runs and inn and it is staffed and patronized by a variety of fanciful creatures and people. The rhyme schemes and words are mostly simple enough for children. The allusions and imagery extend the interest to older readers.<P><P> Newbery Medal Winner

The Berenstain Bears in the Dark (I Can Read!)

by Stan Berenstain Jan Berenstain

After a scary bedtime story, Sister Bear is too frightened of the dark to shut her eyes. "Sound psychological advice and a night light help Sister conquer her fears. Children will empathize with Sister Bear in this well-written story. "--School Library Journal.

A Chair for My Mother (Reading Rainbow Ser.)

by Vera B. Williams

NIMAC-sourced textbook <P><P>After their home is destroyed by a fire, Rosa, her mother, and grandmother save their coins to buy a really comfortable chair for all to enjoy. A Chair for My Mother has sold more than a million copies and is an ideal choice for reading and sharing at home and in the classroom. "A superbly conceived picture book expressing the joyful spirit of a loving family."—The Horn Book <P><P>Supports the Common Core State Standards

Red is Best

by Kathy Stinson

A modern classic that continues to prove no color is finer. Young Kelly's mom doesn't understand about red. Sure, the brown mittens are warmer, but the red mitts make better snowballs. And the red boots aren't just or rain; they take bigger steps in any weather. And, yes, a red cup does make a difference... juice just doesn't taste as good in a green one. No doubt about it, red is best. Kathy Stinson's classic tale of one toddler's obstinate color preference has been charming readers for 25 years. With over 275,000 copies in print, Red is Best has steadily marched its way to become a children's book classic. Images removed.

There Is A Carrot In My Ear: and Other Noodle Tales (I Can Read! #Level 1)

by Alvin Schwartz Karen Ann Weinhaus

A collection of six stories about a family of silly people, based on noodle folklore from America, Europe, and Asia Minor.

Harold and the Purple Crayon

by Crockett Johnson

<p>From beloved children’s book creator Crockett Johnson comes the timeless classic Harold and the Purple Crayon! <p>One evening Harold decides to go for a walk in the moonlight. Armed only with an oversize purple crayon, young Harold draws himself a landscape full of wonder and excitement. <p>Harold and his trusty crayon travel through woods and across seas and past dragons before returning to bed, safe and sound. Full of funny twists and surprises, this charming story shows just how far your imagination can take you.</p>

Harold and the Purple Crayon

by Crockett Johnson

This timeless classic kindles every child's imagination as it follows Harold's adventure with his purple crayon. Images and image descriptions available.

I Read Signs

by Tana Hoban

Introduces signs and symbols frequently seen along the street. <p>[This text is listed as an example that meets Common Core Standards in English language arts for K-1 at http://www.corestandards.org.]</p>

Zoom at Sea

by Tim Wynne-Jones Eric Beddows

Zoom the cat loves water--not to drink, but to play with. <P><P>A map in the attic leads him to a beautiful woman who lives in a huge old house. <P><P>When, with the turn of a large wheel, mysterious Maria launches him on a wonderful sea voyage, the first of Zoom's amazing adventures begins. <P><P>Images and image descriptions available.

Zoom at Sea (Zoom Trilogy #1)

by Tim Wynne-Jones Eric Beddows

This fanciful nautical adventure stars a winsome cat named Zoom who stays indoors paddling in the sink or sailing in the bathtub all night when other self-respecting cats are out mousing and howling at the moon. One day Zoom finds in his Uncle Roy's diary a map of the sea and how to get there, which leads him to the huge house of the beautiful Maria. When, with the turn of a large wheel, mysterious Maria launches him on a wonderful sea voyage, the first of Zoom’s adventures begins.

Fire! Fire!

by Gail Gibbons

The alarm sounds. Fire! Fire! Big trucks roll out of the fire house and race to the scene. Out come the soft hoses and aerial ladders. Whether the fire is in the city or in the country, on the waterfront or in a deep forest, firefighters are on the scene in moments, ready to attack the blaze. <P><P>[This text is listed as an example that meets Common Core Standards in English language arts for K-1 at http://www.corestandards.org.]

The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear

by Audrey Wood Don Wood

The Little Mouse and the Big Hungry Bear are known and loved by millions of children around the world. Little Mouse loves strawberries, but so does the bear... How will Little Mouse stop the bear from eating his freshly picked, red, ripe strawberry?

The Mysteries of Harris Burdick

by Chris Van Allsburg

An inspired collection of short stories by an all-star cast of best-selling storytellers based on the thought-provoking illustrations in Chris Van Allsburg's The Mysteries of Harris Burdick. For more than twenty-five years, the illustrations in the extraordinary Mysteries of Harris Burdick by Chris Van Allsburg have intrigued and entertained readers of all ages. Thousands of children have been inspired to weave their own stories to go with these enigmatic pictures. Now we've asked some of our very best storytellers to spin the tales. Enter The Chronicles of Harris Burdick to gather this incredible compendium of stories: mysterious, funny, creepy, poignant, these are tales you won't soon forget. This inspired collection of short stories features many remarkable, best-selling authors in the worlds of both adult and children's literature: Sherman Alexie, M.T. Anderson, Kate DiCamillo, Cory Doctorow, Jules Feiffer, Stephen King, Tabitha King, Lois Lowry, Gregory Maguire, Walter Dean Myers, Linda Sue Park, Louis Sachar, Jon Scieszka, Lemony Snicket, and Chris Van Allsburg himself. Van Allsburg's Harris Burdick illustrations have evoked such wonderment and imagination since Harris Burdick's original publication in 1984; many have speculated or have woven their own stories to go with his images. More than ever, the illustrations send off their eerie call for text and continue to compel and pick at the reader's brain for a backstory--a threaded tale behind the image. In this book, we've collected some of the best storytellers to spin them. Images and image descriptions available.

Sleepy Dog

by Harriet Ziefert Norman Gorbaty

A dog and his pet cat share good-night kisses and playful dreams until morning wakes them, in this bedtime story for youngest beginning readers.

The Witch's Hat

by Tony Johnston

A witch's hat causes its owner some problems when it turns into a bat, then a rat, then a cat, and still won't behave after that.

The Cat in the Hat

by Dr Seuss

Rainy days are no fun. But the Cat in the Hat shows up with games and tricks that are bound for trouble!

George Shrinks

by William Joyce

George has more adventures than James Bond! Only three inches tall, he can ski down mountains of dishes, swim with goldfish, and take rides in his new toy airplane. But taking care of his giant baby brother and brushing his teeth can be real challenges for the mouse-sized George.

I'll Always Love You

by Hans Wilhelm

In this gentle, moving story, Elfie, a dachshund, and her special boy progress happily through life together. One morning Elfie does not wake up. The family grieves and buries her.

King Bidgood's in the Bathtub

by Audrey Wood Don Wood

In this delightful story, the king refuses to leave his bathtub and rule the kingdom. "Beauty aside, this also has a panache and sly wit that will please children and their parents, who will be called on to peruse the book again and again." --Booklist

The Paper Crane

by Molly Garrett Bang

A mysterious man enters a restaurant and pays for his dinner with a paper crane that magically comes alive and dances. <P><P>[This text is listed as an example that meets Common Core Standards in English language arts for K-1 at http://www.corestandards.org.]

Tomie Depaola's Mother Goose

by Tomie Depaola

Since its original publication in 1985, Tomie dePaola’s Mother Goose has become a staple on children’s bookshelves everywhere, and features over two hundred Mother Goose rhymes charmingly illustrated by one of today’s most beloved artists. This special anniversary edition includes a framable print with brand-new art and an author’s note from Tomie, and is sure to continue as a family favorite for generations to come.

Volcanoes: Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science

by Franklyn M. Branley

This is a Stage 1 Let's-Read-and-Find-Out, which means the book explains simple science concepts for preschoolers and kindergarteners.

The Berenstain Bears and the Week at Grandma's

by Stan Berenstain Jan Berenstain

Brother and Sister worry about spending a week at Gran and Gramp's house. By the end of the visit they've learned a lot from their lively grandparents--and the older bears have discovered how wonderful it is to be grandparents.

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