Classic picture books

The Runaway Bunny

By Margaret Wise Brown

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A little rabbit who wants to run away tells his mother how he will escape, but she is always right behind him; even if he changes into a fish, she will become a fisherman fishing with a carrot.

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Marshmallow

By Clare Turlay Newberry

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A cat who is used to being the center of attention learns to share his home with a rabbit.

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The Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes

By Du Bose Heyward

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To the surprise of many, the little country cottontail becomes one of the special Easter bunnies even though she has twenty-one children of her very own.

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Goodnight Moon

By Margaret Wise Brown

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In a great green room, tucked away in bed, is a little bunny. "Goodnight room, goodnight moon." And to all the familiar things in the softly lit room--to the picture of the three little bears sitting in chairs, to the clocks and his socks, to the mittens and the kittens, to everything one by one--he says goodnight.

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Home for a Bunny

By Margaret Wise Brown

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In this classic, a bunny searches the spring-time forest for a home of his own.
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Make Way for Robert McCloskey

If you take a walk in Boston’s Public Garden, you may be greeted by a larger-than-life duck family out for a stroll: Mrs. Mallard, Jack, Kack, Lack, Mack, Nack, Ouack, Pack, and Quack. These bronze sculptures capture the frolicking illustrations of one of America’s most-beloved children’s books—Make Way for Ducklings.

Prize-winning author/illustrator Robert McCloskey grew up before there were such things as television, computers, and the Internet, but he packed a lot of fun and creativity into those years. He tried to invent all sorts of helpful things, sometimes with disastrous results such as when he worked up a cotton candy machine using molasses and a vacuum cleaner. He was also musical, but it was his artistic talent that landed him a scholarship at Vesper George Art School in Boston. If it weren’t for that scholarship, he said, he probably would never have moved away from his small town.

The Polar Express

By Chris Van Allsburg

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A magical train ride on Christmas Eve takes a boy to the North Pole to receive a special gift from Santa Claus. Winner of Caldecott Medal in 1986. JE Fic Van

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The Little Train

By Lois Lenski

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Engineer Small is proud of his little engine. Join them as they go on a trip to Tinytown, picking up cargo and passengers at stations, going through tunnels and more. A classic! JE Fic Len

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The Little Engine That Could

By Piper Watty

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When the other engines refuse to help, the Little Blue Engine tries to pull a stranded train full of toys and good food over the mountain. JE Fic Pip

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Choo Choo: The Story of a Little Engine Who Ran Away

By Virginia Lee Burton

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A little engine decides it could be much faster without pulling all the other cars, so it takes off by itself. JE Fic Bur

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