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Monsieur Marceau: Actor Without Words

by Leda Schubert Gérard Dubois

Marcel Marceau, the world's most famous mime, enthralled audiences around the world for more than fifty years. When he waved his hand or lifted his eyebrow he was able to speak volumes without ever saying a word. But few know the story of the man behind those gestures... Distinguished author Leda Schubert and award-winning artist Gerard DuBois bring their own artistry to this gorgeously written and illustrated picture book biography.

The Monsters' Monster

by Patrick Mcdonnell

Once upon a time, there were three little rascals who thought they were the BIGGEST, BADDEST monsters around. But when they decide to build a huge monster of their own, he isn't exactly what the creatures were expecting. He's happy. He giggles. He's just grateful to be alive. And he has a lesson for his grouchy creators that only takes two little words.In this playful tale from bestselling picture book author Patrick McDonnell, a very BIG monster shows three very BAD little monsters the power of boundless gratitude.

Nighttime Ninja

by Ed Young Barbara Dacosta

Late at night, when all is quiet and everyone is asleep, a ninja creeps silently through the house in search of treasure. Soon he reaches his ultimate goal...and gets a big surprise! Will the nighttime ninja complete his mission?With spare text and lush illustrations, Nighttime Ninja is a fun, adventure-filled story about the power of play and imagination.<P> Advisory: Bookshare has learned that this book offers only partial accessibility. We have kept it in the collection because it is useful for some of our members. To explore further access options with us, please contact us through the Book Quality link on the right sidebar. Benetech is actively working on projects to improve accessibility issues such as these.

Part-time Princess

by Deborah Underwood

At night, a normal little girl imagines she is a princess, but not just a princess who wears pretty gowns and goes to balls. She also gets to fight dragons and tame trolls. But one morning she wakes up and begins to think maybe her royal adventures aren't so imaginary after all... From the best-selling author of The Quiet Book, this jacketed picture book is perfect for every little girl who dreams of being a princess.

Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons

by Eric Litwin

Count down with Pete in this rocking story that makes counting fun! Pete the Cat is wearing his favorite shirt—the one with the four totally groovy buttons. But when one falls off, does Pete cry? Goodness, no! He just keeps on singing his song—after all, what could be groovier than three groovy buttons? The winner of the Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Award.

Pig Has a Plan (I Like To Read Ser.)

by Ethan Long

Poor Pig! He just wants to take a nap, but his barnyard pals are making a terrible racket. Cow gabs on her cell phone, Cat pops balloons, and Hen saws. Pig hatches a plan to block all the noise. In a surprise ending, Pig learns that his friends have been planning a birthday party just for him. So much for napping! Hilarious illustrations, a fun story line, and an easily decodable text make for a real treat for new readers. An I Like to Read® book, Guided Reading Level B.

Precious Moments: My Christmas Bible Storybook

by Thomas Nelson

Share the real meaning of Christmas with your little one!Children look forward to Christmas all year long, but they need to know that its true meaning is about much more than decorating cookies and opening gifts. It's about the greatest Gift of all! These sweet stories, songs, prayers, and scriptures are combined with charming illustrations from Precious Moments® to help your child understand and celebrate the wonders of Jesus' birth.

The Princess Twins and the Birthday Party (I Can Read! #Level 1)

by Mona Hodgson

Princess Emma and Princess Abby get dressed up just right for their special day in this level-one story. When their guests arrive in their beautiful dresses, Emma can't find her friend Beth, who has headed home because her dress is too plain for the royal party. Will Emma find a way to help Beth? This level-one story teaches girls what it means to be a princess for the true King.

Rocket Writes a Story

by Tad Hills

Rocket loves books and he wants to make his own, but he can't think of a story. Encouraged by the little yellow bird to look closely at the world around him for inspiration, Rocket sets out on a journey. Along the way he discovers small details that he has never noticed before, a timid baby owl who becomes his friend, and an idea for a story. This book is sure to appeal to kids, parents, teachers, and librarians.From the Hardcover edition.

Seed by Seed: The Legend and Legacy of John "Appleseed" Chapman

by Esme Raji Codell

<p>His real name was John Chapman. He grew apples. <p>But wait. So what? Why should we remember him? And read about him? And think about him? And talk about him today, more than two hundred years after he was born? Why should we call him a hero? <p>Esme Raji Codell and Lynne Rae Perkins show us, in eloquent words and exhilarating pictures, why Johnny Appleseed matters now, perhaps more than ever, in our loud and wired and fast-paced world.</p>

Soup for One

by Ethan Long

Shoo, fly, shoo! One little fly thinks he’s getting a big bowl of hot soup all to himself. Little does he know, interlopers wait around every corner.<P><P> Help him to count the unwelcome pals that join him for lunch—one after another after another—up to ten! Who will get the last slurp of soup? Does the ravenous chef have a chance against ten hungry flies? Or will the sneaky spider hiding on every page be the one to triumph?

Star Power (Barbie)

by Mary Man-Kong Random House

This Step 2 reader retells Barbie's latest direct-to-DVD film release. It's perfect for girls ages 4-6 who are just learning to read.

STAY: The True Story of Ten Dogs

by Michaela Muntean K. C. Bailey Stephen Kazmierski

An irresistible family of dogs and the man who believed in them. With beautiful full-color photographs, Stay is the story of ten dogs rejected by their owners as hopeless cases and adopted by Luciano Anastasini, a renowned circus performer and dog trainer, who saw hope in every single one of them and gave them new lives as proud, happy circus dogs. These charismatic and talented "puppies," and the journeys that led them to Luciano, are nothing short of incredible. The story is about love, acceptance, and remaining positive even when life gets you down. It is also about family and nurturing and finding one's true self. But most of all, the story is about ten irresistible dogs who will make readers smile and say, "Awwwww. . . "

Surf Princess (Barbie)

by Chelsea Eberly

A story about Barbie.

Ten Tiny Toes

by Todd Tarpley

Into the world came ten tiny toes,a hundred times sweeter than one could suppose.... <P><P> There's nothing sweeter in the world than a baby's ten tiny toes. From tiny feet nuzzled and tickled in the crib to bath time, playtime, and those very first big steps, here is a wonderful way to commemorate the unforgettable moments in a young child's life. Marc Brown's adorable collage illustrations bring Todd Tarpley's rhythmic text to life in this tender read-aloud. It is a joyous celebration of the unbreakable bond of love that guides a child through each exciting milestone and beyond.<P>Advisory: Bookshare has learned that this book offers only partial accessibility. We have kept it in the collection because it is useful for some of our members. To explore further access options with us, please contact us through the Book Quality link on the right sidebar. Benetech is actively working on projects to improve accessibility issues such as these.

Unspoken: A Story From The Underground Railroad

by Henry Cole

What would you do if you had the chance to help a person find freedom?<P> A young girl's courage is tested in this haunting, wordless story. When a farm girl discovers a runaway slave hiding in the barn, she is at once startled and frightened. But the stranger's fearful eyes weigh upon her conscience, and she must make a difficult choice. Will she have the courage to help him? Unspoken gifts of humanity unite the girl and the runaway as they each face a journey: one following the North Star, the other following her heart. Henry Cole's unusual and original rendering of the Underground Railroad speaks directly to our deepest sense of compassion.

Up, Tall And High!

by Ethan Long

Three side-splitting stories in one great picture book! In three laugh-out-loud situations, an irresistible cast of colorful birds illustrate the concepts of "up," "tall" and "high. " First, a short peacock proves that he may not be tall, but he definitely isn't small. Then, a resourceful bird helps his penguin friend find a way to fly. Finally, two birds want to live in the same tree, but what goes up must come down! Each short story features a flap that reveals a surprise twist. With fun fold-outs, easy-to-read text, and a hilarious cast of characters, these stories beg preschoolers and emerging readers to act them out again and again.<P><P> Winner of the Theodore Seuss Geisel Medal

Waiting for the Whales

by Sheryl McFarlane

In this timeless classic set on the West Coast, an old man lives alone on a bluff overlooking the sea, tends his garden and waits. Only when the whales return each year to the bay in front of his cottage is his loneliness eased. One day his daughter and her baby return home to live with the old man, bringing a renewed sense of purpose to his life. As his granddaughter grows, the old man passes on a wealth of knowledge and wisdom as well as his passion for the whales. And each year they wait together for the whales to appear. Waiting for the Whales illuminates the unique friendship between grandparent and child and celebrates the restorative power of the natural world. Originally published twenty-five years ago, this award-winning picture book is sure to enchant a whole new generation of readers.

The Water Dragon: A Chinese Legend

by Li Jian

Long ago, in a remote village in China, there lived a kind and generous little boy. He spent his days in the forest, collecting wood to trade for food. One day, the boy made a wondrous discovery: a magic stone that caused his money jar and rice crocks to overflow, both of which he shared with the poor villagers. <P><P>But strange things began to happen. It no longer rained. The crops died. The rivers dried up. A terrible drought had struck and would not release its grip. The brave young boy, full of dreams of a white, water-spewing Dragon, took his magic stone on a journey—and discovered how to save his village. <P><P>Lexile Measure: AD590L

Z is for Moose

by Kelly Bingham

Zebra thinks the alphabet should be simple. A is for Apple. B is for Ball. Easy! But his friend Moose is too excited to wait his turn, and when M isn't for Moose (Mouse gets the honor), the rest of the letters better run for cover. Exuberant and zany storytelling brings to life two friends and one laugh-out-loud comedy of errors that's about friendship, sharing, and compromise. The incomparable Paul O. Zelinsky's artwork is bursting at the seams—literally—with child appeal. Breaking the borders of the page, and creating the art both digitally and traditionally, Zelinsky turns convention on its head. The result is a picture book that is innovative, hilarious, and begging to be read over and over again.

The Blessing Cup (Paula Wiseman Books)

by Patricia Polacco

A New York Times bestseller <P><P>A bond of love unites a family throughout generations in this companion to the beloved and bestselling classic The Keeping Quilt. <P><P>As a young Russian Jewish girl in the early 1900s, Anna and her family lived in fear of the Czar’s soldiers. The family lived a hard life and had few possessions—their treasure was a beautiful china tea set. A wedding gift to Anna’s parents, the tea set came with a wish that “Anyone who drinks from this will have blessings from God. They will never know a day of hunger. Their lives will always have flavor. They will know love and joy and they will never be poor.” <P><P>When Anna’s family leaves Russia for America, they bring the tea set and its blessings. A source of heritage and security, the tea set helps Anna’s family make friends and find better lives in America. A cup from the tea set—The Blessing Cup—became an anchor of family history, and it remains a symbol of lasting love more than a century later. <P><P>Lexile Measure: 740L

Born From The Heart

by Berta Serrano Alfonso Serrano

“Rose dreamed of her baby every night . . . She couldn't wait to share hugs and giggles.” Every child is born from the heart—whether or not the mother gave birth to that baby. This poetic and magical parable celebrates the richness of family as Rose and Charlie embark on the search for the child they so desperately want. As Rose's dream gets closer to coming true, her heart grows and grows . . . until it bursts with happiness, laughter, and wonder when she finally kisses the beautiful face of her new baby. First time author Berta Serrano and her brother Alfonso Serrano are the author-illustrator team behind this warm and quirky love letter for Berta's adopted son.

Brick By Brick

by Floyd Cooper Charles R. Smith

The compelling true story behind the building of the White House, a powerful part of history rarely taught. From Coretta Scott King Award winners Charles R. Smith Jr. and Floyd Cooper. <P><P>The home of the United States president was built by many hands, including those of slaves, who undertook this amazing achievement long before there were machines to do those same jobs. <P><P>Stirring and emotional, Floyd Cooper's stunning illustrations bring to life the faces of those who endured hard, brutal work when the profit of their labor was paid to the master, not the slave. The fact that many were able to purchase their freedom after earning money from learning a trade speaks to the strength of those individuals. They created this iconic emblem of America, brick by brick. <P><P>Includes an insightful author's note and a list of selected resources.

Charlie The Ranch Dog: Charlie's Snow Day (I Can Read! #Level 1)

by Ree Drummond

Ree Drummond (also known as The Pioneer Woman) and Charlie the Ranch Dog return in this snow-filled I Can Read title. When Charlie wakes up to a world covered in snow, he can't wait to go outside.

Charlie The Ranch Dog: Where's The Bacon? (I Can Read! #Level 1)

by Ree Drummond

Charlie the Ranch Dog isn't sure what he thinks about visitors. But Charlie will try to give the new dog on the farm a chance--so long as he stays away from Charlie's favorite things!

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