Picture Books

Watch Out for Wolfgang

By By Paul Carrick

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In this robotic riff on The Three Little Pigs, an old mother robot sends her three sons out into the world. When Wolfgang the Recycler comes to call on the three robots, though, its Dudley who saves the day with quick thinking, ingenuity, and a little bit of mud. JE Fic Car
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Robot Zot

By By Jon Scieszka and illustrated by David Shannon

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On a mission to conquer planet Earth, tiny but fearless Robot Zot and his mechanical sidekick leave a path of destruction as they battle kitchen appliances. JE Fic Sci
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The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear

By Don and Audrey Wood

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Little Mouse worries that the big, hungry bear will take his freshly picked, ripe, red strawberry for himself.

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Cook-a-doodle-doo!

By Janet Stevens and Susan Stevens Crummel

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With the questionable help of his friends, Big Brown Rooster manages to bake a strawberry shortcake which would have pleased his great-grandmother, Little Red Hen. Includes a recipe for strawberry shortcake.

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Grandfather Twilight

By Barbara Berger

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At the day's end, Grandfather Twilight walks in the forest to perform his evening task, bringing the miracle of night to the world.

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The Library

By Sarah Stewart

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Elizabeth Brown loves to read more than anything else, but when her collection of books grows and grows, she must make a change in her life.

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George Washington's Teeth

By Deborah Chandra and Madeleine Comora

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Important events in Washington's career are conveyed through a rollicking rhyme that portrays George Washington's lifelong struggle with bad teeth. A timeline taken from diary entries and other nonfiction sources follows.

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Boris and the Wrong Shadow by Leigh Hodgkinson

Boris and the Wrong Shadow

Boris the cat wakes up one morning and finds that his shadow has changed.  It no longer resembles him.  In fact, to his utter dismay, it resembles a mouse.  But he decides not to let something like this ruin his day in the book Boris and the Wrong Shadow by Leigh Hodgkinson.  However, he is ridiculed by his cat friends.  He is unable to scare the birds.  Now Boris begins to doubt that he is a cat.  Maybe he is a mouse.  Well, he catches a glimpse of himself and is reassured that he is still a cat, though he is a cat with a mouse's shadow.

Boris decides to quietly investigate this disturbing turn of events.  Actually, he is so quiet that he could be described as being quiet as a ..........don't say it.  Suddenly, he runs into Vernon the mouse and discovers that Vernon's shadow looks oddly familiar.  Vernon has a cat shadow.  Not just any cat shadow.  But Boris' shadow.

Market Day

By Eve Bunting

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Tess and Wee Boy observe the farm animals, wonder at the sword-swallower, hear playing of pipes, and experience all the excitement of a country fair in Ireland.

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Too Many Leprechauns, or, How that Pot o' Gold Got to the End of the Rainbow

By Stephen Krensky

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Finn O'Finnegan returns home after a year in Dublin and when he finds his village taken over by leprechauns, he must devise a way to get them to leave without making them angry.

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