Picture Books

The Usborne Book of Princess Stories

By Stephen Cartwright and Heather Amery

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Contains four stories about a young princess named Alice and her brother Prince Max: The Princess and the Pig, The Little Dragon, The Tournament, and The Royal Broomstick. JE Fic Ame Suggested for ages 3-6.
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Twenty-Six Princesses

By Dave Horowitz

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Twenty-six princesses, one for each letter of the alphabet, go to a party at the prince's castle. JE Fic Hor Suggested for ages 3-5.
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Princess Me

By Karma Wilson; Illustrated by Christa Unzer

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A little girl imagines being a princess, with her stuffed animals serving as royal subjects. Make way! Make way! Here comes the princess of the land. She's sweet and kind. She's oh-so-grand. And just who is she, this lovely Princess Me? Come inside this book to see! A child's bedroom is transformed into a magical kingdom in this bright, lively book. JE Fic Wil Suggested for ages 3-5.
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Beatrice Schenk de Regniers Danced with Words and Pictures

May I Bring a Friend by Beatrice de Regniers

"I think of writing--particularly of writing picture books--as a kind of choreography. A picture book must have pace and movement and pattern. Pictures and text should, together, create the pattern, rather than simply run parallel." --  Beatrice Schenk de Regniers*

Quick Facts:

Born:  in Lafayette, Indiana, on August 16, 1914
Favorite writing genres: picture books, folk tales, poetry, and plays
Well-known books: May I Bring a Friend?; What Can You Do with a Shoe?;  Everyone Is Good for Something;  David and GoliathIt Does Not Say Meow, and Other Animal RhymesLittle Sister and the Month Brothers
Her last name is pronounced, “drain-yay”
Education: Attended University of Illinois, 1931-33; University of Chicago, Ph.B., 1935, graduate study, 1936-37; Winnetka Graduate Teachers College, M.Ed., 1941.
Career:  Member of the Eloise Moore Dance Group, Chicago, 1942-43; copywriter, Scott Foresman, publishers, Chicago, 1943-44; welfare officer, UNRRA, Egypt, 1944-46; copywriter, American Book Company, New York, 1948-49; director of educational materials, American Heart Association, New York, 1949-61; editor, Lucky Book Club, Scholastic Book Services, New York, 1961-81.
Awards:  May Children's Spring Book Festival honor book, New York Herald Tribune, 1958, for Cats Cats Cats Cats Cats;  Boys' Clubs Junior Book Award, 1960, for The Snow Party;  Indiana Authors Day Award, honorable mention, 1961, for The Shadow Book;  Caldecott Award, 1965, for May I Bring a Friend? ‘s illustrations by Beni Montresor; certificate of excellence, American Institute of Graphic Arts, for communicating with children;  Brooklyn Art Books for Children citation, 1973, for Red Riding Hood: Retold in Verse for Boys and Girls to Read Themselves.
Memberships: Authors Guild, Authors League of America, Dramatists Guild, PEN, Society of Children's Book Writers.
Died:  March 1, 2000, from a stroke at her home in Washington, D.C.

 

The Castaway

By James Stevenson

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During a family vacation, Hubie the mouse falls out of a dirigible and is stranded on a tropical island, where a very inventive fellow castaway, Leo, helps him overcome his fears.
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Clink

By by Kelly DiPucchio and illustrated by Matthew Myers

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While newer, fancier robots are quickly purchased, Clink, an old-fashioned robot who can only make toast and music, gathers dust and feels downhearted until a young boy enters the shop looking for something special. JE DiP
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The Trouble With Sisters and Robots

By By Steve Gritton

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After frantically trying to stop his out of control robot from turning everything it touches into metal, Kyle finally listens to his little sister's advice. JE Fic Gri
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Baby Brains and RoboMom

By By Simon James

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In his third hilarious adventure, Baby Brains, the world's smartest tyke, invents a robot that can cook, clean, do the laundry, and then some. JE Fic Jam
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Wendel's Workshop

By By Chris Riddell

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Wendel invents a robot to clean up his workshop, but has to come up with another solution when that robot gets out of control. JE Fic Rid
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Oh no!, or, How my science project destroyed the world

By By Mac Barnett and illustrated by Dan Santat

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After winning the science fair with the giant robot she has built, a little girl realizes that there is a major problem. JE Fic Bar
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