problem solving

Ten birds

By Cybèle Young

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Ten birds are trying to figure out how to get to the other side of the river. Will the simplest solution be the best?
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The very hungry caterpillar

By Eric Carle

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Follows the progress of a hungry little caterpillar as he eats his way through a varied and very large quantity of food until, full at last, he forms a cocoon around himself and goes to sleep. Die-cut pages illustrate what the caterpillar ate on successive days.
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Two ways to count to ten : a Liberian folktale

By Ruby Dee; Susan Meddaugh (illustrator)

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A retelling of a traditional Liberian tale in which King Leopard invites all the animals to a spear-throwing contest whose winner will marry his daughter and succeed him as king.
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This is the bread I baked for Ned

By Crescent Dragonwagon ; Isadore Seltzer (illustrator)

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In this story told in cumulative verse, Glenda prepares a delicious meal for Ned which is quickly devoured by several hungry guests. JE Fic Dra
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The shopping basket

By John Burningham

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On his way home from a quick trip to the store, Steven encounters several marauding animals ready to relieve him of his goods.
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The seven Chinese brothers

By Margaret Mahy

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Seven Chinese brothers elude execution by virtue of their extraordinary individual qualities.
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Rooster's off to see the world

By Eric Carle

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A simple introduction to the meaning of numbers and sets as a rooster, on his way to see the world, is joined by fourteen animals along the way.
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Pondlarker

By Fred Gwynne

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Not satisfied being a frog, Pondlarker seeks a princess' kiss to fulfill his princely ambitions.
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Owl Moon

By Jane Yolen

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On a winter's night under a full moon, a father and daughter trek into the woods to see the Great Horned Owl.
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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.
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