Books About Animals
Big Pig and Little Pig by David McPhail
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Despite their differences, Big Pig and Little Pig are great friends. When they get together, these piggy pals have nothing but fun.
Biscuit by Alyssa Satin Capucilli
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Biscuit the puppy just does not want to go to sleep!
Brown Bear, Brown Bear What do You See? By Bill Martin
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Exuberantly colored artwork and favorite animals make this rhythmic story the perfect introduction to looking and learning about colors.
Cat Games by Harriet Zeifert
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Two cats, Matt and Pat, play hide and seek and a chasing game.
The Cat Sat on the Mat by Alice Cameron
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Teaches simple vocabulary by following the activities of a pet cat.
The Fox on the Box by Barbara Gregorich
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How many activities can a fox do on a box? Follow foxes playful adventures until the box ends up of fox!
Get That Pest! By Erin Douglas
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At first Mom and Pop Nash have ten eggs, then five–and soon they have none! Mom and Pop Nash want to surprise that tricky wolf who’s stealing their eggs, but he surprises them first!
Honey Helps by Laura Godwin
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Honey the playful kitten wants to help Happy the dog dig a hole for his bone. But Honey’s kind of “help” is not what Happy needs!
Roll Over: A Counting Song by Merle Peek
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Ten sleepy animals fall, one by one, out of a little boy’s overcrowded bed in this picture book version of a favorite counting song.
Spots, Feathers, and Curly Tails by Nancy Tafuri
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This barnyard tour will have its audience crowing with delight as they study the big, bold paintings of the animals and birds.
Books Around Town
Big Machines by Melanie Davis Jones
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A simple introduction to big machines–tractors, backhoes, pavers, and cranes–and how they work.
Flying by Donald Crews
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An airplane takes off, flies, and lands after having passed over cities, country areas, lakes, and more.
Germs! by Judy Oetting
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Germs are everywhere! See the many places where they hide and learn how to avoid getting sick from them.
I Went Walking by Sue Williams
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A young child goes for a walk and discovers a colorful parade of animals along the way.
Rain by Robert Kalan
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One of the simplest and youngest concept books ever written, Rain will take readers on a trip they will want to repeat again and again.
Sheila Rae’s Peppermint Stick by Kevin Henkes
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One peppermint stick. Two sisters. See sibling rivalry turn to sweet solidarity.
Tell Me a Season by Mary McKenna Siddals
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This small and simple concept book describes the colors in a spring morning, a summer day, a fall evening, and a winter night. Four specific scenes lead up to each panoramic double-page spread that features a farmhouse with a girl and a boy, a cat and a dog.
What’s Going On? by Cynthia Benjamin
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Josh slowly uncovers the mystery behind the unusual things he has discovered about his new next-door neighbor.
Yo! Yes? By Chris Raschka
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Raschka’s Caldecott Honor Book which captures the street poetry between two boys.
Zara’s Hats by Paul Meisel
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A plucky heroine saves the day! Selig, the hat maker, loves to make hats. Zara, his daughter, loves to help him. When Selig runs out of his famous feathers and must travel to find more, Zara misses Selig terribly. One day she gets a brilliant idea, and soon a prospering hat shop welcomes Selig home.