Picture Books for Big Kids

Arnie the Doughnut

By Laurie Keller

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Arnie the talking doughnut convinces Mr. Bing that not all doughnuts are meant to be eaten. Suggested for ages 4-8.
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Arnie the Doughnut

By Laurie Keller

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Arnie the talking doughnut convinces Mr. Bing that not all doughnuts are meant to be eaten. Suggested for ages 4-8.
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Dogzilla : Starring Flash, Rabies, and Dwayne, and Introducing Leia as the Monster

By Dav Pilkey

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A monstrous mutt terrorizes the residents of Mousopolis. Suggested for ages 4-12.
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Jumanji

By Chris Van Allsburg

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Left on their own for an afternoon, two bored and restless children find more excitement than they bargained for in a mysterious and mystical jungle adventure board game. Suggested for ages 5-10. If you like this book, try Zathura, too!
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Night of the Gargoyles

By Eve Bunting

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In the middle of the night, the gargoyles that adorn the walls of a museum come to life and frighten the night watchman. Suggested for ages 4-10.
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Patrol : an American Soldier in Vietnam

By Walter Dean Myers

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A frightened American soldier faces combat in the lush forests of Vietnam. Suggested for ages 9-15.
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Silent Movie

By Avi

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In the early years of the twentieth century, a Swedish family encounters separation and other hardships upon immigrating to New York City until the son is cast in a silent movie, in a picture book that evokes an actual silent movie.
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Stop That Pickle!

By Peter Armour

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A pickle tries to escape being eaten by fleeing through the city streets, pursued by a variety of other food items. Suggested for ages 8-12.
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Strong to the Hoop

By John Coy

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Ten-year-old James tries to hold his own and prove himself on the basketball court when the older boys finally ask him to join them in a game. Suggested for ages 9-12.
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The Small World of Binky Braverman

By Rosemary Wells

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Binky Braverman's stay with his aunt and uncle in Memphis unexpectedly proves to be full of adventure when characters on the boxes and jars in their kitchen come to life and become his friends. Suggested for ages 6-10.
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