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Andy and the Lion

Andy makes a new lion friend on his way to school in this retelling of a classic folktale.

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Illustrator

Amazon Reviews

Age Range

3-7 Year Olds

4.6 Stars

James Daugherty

James Daugherty

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A Friend for Minerva Louise

Minerva Louise is a curious and misinformed hen who is trying to figure where her new guest has gone. Your kids will fall in love with this adorable hen!

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Illustrator

Amazon Reviews

Age Range

2-5 Year Olds

4.7 Stars

Janet Morgan

Stoeke

Janet Morgan

Stoeke

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Bear Feels Sick

Bear isn't feeling well so his trustworthy friends come to his aid! This is one of several stories in The Bear Book series by Karma Wilson.

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Illustrator

Amazon Reviews

Age Range

3-7 Year Olds

4.8 Stars

Jane Chapman

Karma Wilson

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Blueberries for Sal

What happens when Sal and her mother cross paths with a bear cub and her mother? Find out in this story of lost ones being found. Find a full review here

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Illustrator

Amazon Reviews

Age Range

3-7 Year Olds

4.8 Stars

Robert McCloskey

Robert McCloskey

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Corduroy

The story of Don Freeman's beloved teddy bear named Corduroy who is waiting in a department store hoping to be chosen by a child.

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Illustrator

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Age Range

2-5 Year Olds

4.8 Stars

Don Freeman

Don Freeman

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Cowardly Clyde

Our favorite Bill Peet picture book about a knight and his not-so-brave horse who must face his fears to save the day.

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Illustrator

Amazon Reviews

Age Range

4-7 Year Olds

4.8 Stars

Bill Peet

Bill Peet

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Hush!

The tale of a mother's efforts to keep different animals from waking her baby. Distinct illustrations and rhyming text give this book rereading appeal.

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Illustrator

Amazon Reviews

Age Range

3-7 Year Olds

4.6 Stars

Holly Meade

Mingfong Ho

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Grandad's Island

Benji Davies tells a story of loss in an unexpected way in this beautifully touching book.

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Illustrator

Amazon Reviews

Age Range

4-8 Year Olds

4.6 Stars

Benji Davies

Benji Davies

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Harold and the Purple Crayon

What Harold draws with his purple crayon becomes a reality in Crockett Johnson's imaginative classic.

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Illustrator

Amazon Reviews

Age Range

4-8 Year Olds

4.8 Stars

Crockett Johnson

Crockett Johnson

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The Mitten

Jan Brett's modern classic has been a favorite for families for over 25 years. The story centers around a lost mitten and the animals in the forest who curiously decide to crawl into it.

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Illustrator

Amazon Reviews

Age Range

3-5 Year Olds

4.8 Stars

Jan Brett

Jan Brett

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In the Tall, Tall Grass

A fuzzy caterpillar crawling through the grass is our tour guide in this wonderfully illustrated book. Who knew a little bug could challenge us all to stop and notice the beauty all around us.

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Illustrator

Amazon Reviews

Age Range

2-8 Year Olds

4.8 Stars

Denise Fleming

Denise Fleming

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The Knight and the Dragon

Our family's favorite book from author/illustrator Tomie DePaola about enemies who defeat all odds to become friends...and business partners.

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Illustrator

Amazon Reviews

Age Range

4-8 Year Olds

4.3 Stars

Tomie DePaola

Tomie DePaola

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Last Stop on Market Street

Take a bus ride through the city with CJ and his grandma to gain a different perspective on life. It's not a surprise that this book racked in the awards when it was published in 2016.

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Illustrator

Amazon Reviews

Age Range

3-5 Year Olds

4.5 Stars

Christian Robinson

Matt de la Pena

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Make Way for Ducklings

Another wonderfully written and illustrated classic by Robert McCloskey. Follow the mallard family's adventures as they look for a place to live in Boston.

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Illustrator

Amazon Reviews

Age Range

3-7 Year Olds

4.8 Stars

Robert McCloskey

Robert McCloskey

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The Seven Silly Eaters

If you are a mom with multiple children, you know that kids never want the same thing to eat. Mary Ann Hoberman's story takes that feeling and pushes it to the limit. What happens when SEVEN kids all what something different to eat?

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Illustrator

Amazon Reviews

Age Range

4-7 Year Olds

4.9 Stars

Marla Frazee

Mary Ann

Hoberman

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Mr. Gumpy's Outing

An afternoon boat ride with Mr. Gumpy reaches maximum capacity in this funny story that your whole family will enjoy.

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Illustrator

Amazon Reviews

Age Range

4-8 Year Olds

4.7 Stars

John Burningham

John Burningham

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Richard Scarry's Best Mother Goose Ever

Every family bookshelf needs a great treasury of nursery rhymes. This one is worthy of being your next addition.

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Illustrator

Amazon Reviews

Age Range

2-7 Year Olds

4.7 Stars

Richard Scarry

Various

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Roxaboxen

A celebration of the magic and imagination of childhood, Roxaboxen is the story of a rocky hill that is transformed into a place that a group of children will never forget.

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Illustrator

Amazon Reviews

Age Range

4-8 Year Olds

4.8 Stars

Barbara Cooney

Alice McLerran

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Sam and Dave Dig a Hole

You never know what you will find if you dig down deep enough. Sam and Dave set out to find the extraordinary in the ordinary...and they just might find it!

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Illustrator

Amazon Reviews

Age Range

4-8 Year Olds

4.5 Stars

Jon Klassen

Mac Barnett

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The Snowy Day

Ezra Jack Keat's story captures the wonder of a snowy day through the eyes of a child. This is a classic you need to add to your family bookshelf.

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Illustrator

Amazon Reviews

Age Range

2-5 Year Olds

4.8 Stars

Ezra Jack Keats

Ezra Jack Keats

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The Storm Whale

A heartwarming tale of a father, a son, and their journey to return a whale to the sea.

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Illustrator

Amazon Reviews

Age Range

4-8 Year Olds

4.6 Stars

Benji Davies

Benji Davies

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Strega Nona

Probably Tomie DePaola's best known book that tells the story of Strega Nona (Grandma Witch), Big Anthony, and a magical, always full pot of pasta.

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Illustrator

Amazon Reviews

Age Range

4-8 Year Olds

4.7 Stars

Tomie DePaola

Tomie DePaola

Stuck

Oliver Jeffer's hilarious story of a boy named Floyd and the lengths he will go to retrieve his stuck kite from a tree. Find a full review here

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Illustrator

Amazon Reviews

Age Range

3-7 Year Olds

4.5 Stars

Oliver Jeffers

Oliver Jeffers

The Three Billy Goats Gruff

A classic fairy tale about three goat brothers who face off against an angry bridge troll. Paul Galdone is the master of bringing familiar fairy tales to life.

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Illustrator

Amazon Reviews

Age Range

4-7 Year Olds

4.6 Stars

Paul Galdone

Paul Galdone

Tops and Bottoms

Janet Stevens' trickster tale about a smart rabbit who outwits a lazy bear.

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Illustrator

Amazon Reviews

Age Range

4-7 Year Olds

4.8 Stars

Janet Stevens

Janet Stevens

Unlovable

Alfred the pug thinks he is unlovable but he soon learns this isn't true when he meets a new friend.

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Illustrator

Amazon Reviews

Age Range

3-6 Year Olds

4.4 Stars

Dan Yaccarino

Dan Yaccarino

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