Books About Concepts
10 Black Dots by Donald Crews
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What can you do with ten black dots? “One dot can make a sun or a moon when day is done. Two dots can make the eyes of a fox….” Count all the way to ten with Donald Crews and delight in the simple rhymes, everyday objects, and stunning graphics of a master of the picture concept book.
I Know It’s Autumn by Eileen Spinelli
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I know it’s autumn when we rake the leaves in piles, when doorstep jack-o’-lanterns wear their crooked smiles. Leaves are falling, geese are flying, and warm coats are — reluctantly — being worn to school.
I Lost My Tooth by Hans Wilhelm
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When he loses his tooth, Hans Wilhelm’s familiar little puppy comes up with a clever way to let the Tooth Fairy know!
Lots of Hearts by Maryann Cocca-Leffler
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It’s Valentine’s Day, and a little girl is making Valentines for her mom and dad. When the cards disappear, she tracks down the culprit–and gets a Valentine surprise herself!
Practice Makes Perfect by Rosemary Wells
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Timothy doesn’t play an instrument, but he’s determined to have a solo in the class talent show. How can he learn enough about music to shine on stage? His good friend, Yoko, knows how: practice, practice, practice!.
Raindrop, Plop! By Wendy Cheyette Lewison
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This simple counting book contains spirited rhyming text and cheerful illustrations that capture the unexpected pleasures that a little wet weather can bring.
Splash! By Ann Jonas
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A young girl and a menagerie of animals…in ever-changing combinations swim in or fall in and climb out of the girl’s backyard pond. The animals’ continual activity encourages young children to use beginning mathematical skills to respond to the question that appears at the bottom of each double-page spread: ‘How many are in my pond?’
Books About Animals
Baby Bird by Joyce Dunbar
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A cheerful cumulative tale, Baby Bird will reassure young children taking their own first steps, flights, or flops.
The Bumblebee Queen by April Pulley Sayre
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Lyrical text just right for young nature lovers describes the life of a typical North American bumblebee queen.
Cat Goes Fiddle-I-Fee by Paul Galdone
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An old English cumulative rhyme introduces young children to their favorite farm animals with verses that prompt them to learn the sound that each animal makes.
Do Like a Duck Does by Judy Hindley
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Mama Duck has a good hunch that the big brown creature waddling behind her babies is no duck. As the foxy impostor sneaks closer and closer to Mama Duck’s trailing brood, little listeners will delight in shouting out his identity.
Invasion of the Pig Sisters by Lisa Wheeler
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It’s Saturday. Best friends Fitch and Chip have big plans in the park. But these plans do not include little sisters. Chip has three of them — Honey, Bitsy, and Suey. They can be pests. They can be scaredy-pants. Since Fitch is a wolf, will the girls end the day crying wee-wee-wee all the way home?
Little Lions by Jim Arnosky
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High on a rocky ledge a mountain lion rests in the sun, her four-week-old kittens by her side. And when the cubs’ curiosity gets the better of them, the mountain lion mother is always there to pull them back to safety.
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This title introduces readers to the monarch butterfly. Simple text describes how the monarch butterfly transforms from a caterpillar to a butterfly and how it migrates to warmer areas during the winter months.
The Seals on the Bus by Lenny Hort
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An animal-filled version of the classic children’s song “The Wheels on the Bus”
That Cat! By Margery Bernstein
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When Boots goes to sleep, she won’t wake up for anything — not banging doors, not clanging trains, not even a barking dog! What in the world will wake up that cat?
Wild Baby Animals by Karen Wallace
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How soon can a baby zebra run? What does a baby chimp do with a stick? Read how baby animals grow up in the wild.
Books that are Just for Fun
Altoona Baloona by Janie Bynum
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Altoona begins her journey in search of adventure, but a little lost loon-a and a jazzy raccoon-a help her find something even better.
Soccer Game! By Grace Maccarone
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This lively, rhyming Hello Reader! This story comes out just in time for the 1994 World Cup Soccer Championship being played in the U.S. Young readers will delight in the easy-to-read format that takes them through the ups, downs, and fun of a soccer game.
A Splendid Friend Indeed by Suzanne Bloom
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In this story about the friendship between a bear and a goose, Bloom says volumes with a few select words and charming illustrations.
The Teddy Bear by David McPhail
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The little boy and his teddy bear were always together. Every night, when the little boy went to sleep, his teddy bear was right there next to him. When the little boy went on a trip, his teddy bear went too-until one terrible day when the teddy bear was left behind . . .