Books About Adventure
Amelia’s Fantastic Flight by Rose Bursik
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A young girl builds her own airplane and flies around the world, “freezing in Finland,” “charmed by China,” and getting “a kick out of Kenya”–before returning home for dinner.
Brand New Pencils, Brand New Books by Diane DeGroat
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It’s the first day of first grade! Gilbert is excited and nervous at the same time. He has new school supplies — but he’ll also get a new teacher and new kids in his class. Will the teacher be nice? Will Patti still be his best friend?
Mouse Went Out to Get a Snack by Lyn Rossiter McFarland
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A peckish mouse on the hunt for a light snack – something like a piece of cheese – climbs up the table and finds a feast fit for a king. He prepares an enormous platter filled with everything from chicken legs to tacos to cupcakes – and of course there’s cheese, too. However, the cat is onto him…
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One Monday morning the king, the queen, and the little prince came to visit me. But I wasn’t home . . .
Ruby in Her Own Time by Jonathan Emmett
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This heartwarming picture book introduces Ruby, a little duckling who reaches big milestones. Readers will root for Ruby as she takes wing toward independence.
Sheep on a Ship by Nancy Shaw
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The rhyming misadventures of a group of zany sheep on a pirate ship.
Books with Rhyming, Counting, and Song
Each Peach Pear Plum by Janet Ahlberg
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Rhymed text and illustrations invite the reader to play “I Spy” with a variety of Mother Goose and other folklore characters.
How Many Kisses Do You Want Tonight? By Varsha Bajaj
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“How many kisses do you want tonight?” the animals ask, snuggling critters tight. This adorable counting bedtime book celebrates the special ritual of goodnight kisses. Children and baby animals request from one to a million kisses from their parents when they settle in for the night.
Hush Little Baby: a folksong with pictures by Marla Frazee
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Hush, little baby, don’t say a word, Papas gonna buy you a mockingbird. . . . A baby who howls all night, parents at their wits end, a peddler whose wagon is filled with toys and animals, and a big sister who accidentally-on-purpose starts it all–these are the players in this delightful and original interpretation of a timeless folk tune.
If You Give a Pig a Party by Laura Numeroff
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The little pig from If You Give a Pig a Pancake is back, and this time she wants to throw a great big party!
Peanut Butter and Jelly: a Play Rhyme by Nadine Bernard Westcott
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A favorite play rhyme takes on super-duper proportions as two children create a table-sized sandwich from scratch.
Ten Red Apples by Pat Hutchins
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Ten red apples hanging on a tree. Yippee, fiddle-dee-fee! But they are not there for long. Horse, cow, donkey, pig, hen, and the other farm animals each eat one. “Save one for me,” calls the farmer. But what about the farmer’s wife?
Ten Little Fish by Audrey Wood
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This is a read-aloud counting book overflowing with vibrant underwater illustrations.
The Big Sale by Kathryn Riley
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When Grampa has a tag sale, Emma and Ethan’s mom thinks it will be a good way to recycle some of their old toys. So off they go to help Grampa anti to get rid of some of their toys. But Grampa is selling so many cool things. Is it possible that they’ll bring home more stuff than they cleaned out?
Dinosaurs, Dinosaurs by Byron Barton
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A long time ago there were dinosaurs. Big dinosaurs and small dinosaurs. Dinosaurs with horns on their heads or spikes down their backs. Dinosaurs with long, long necks and long, long tails.
Life in a Pond by Allan Fowler
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From friendly dolphins to giant pandas, from icebergs and glaciers to energy from the sun, from magnets to solids, liquids, and gases, Rookie Read-About Science is a natural addition to the primary-grade classroom with books that cover every part of the science curricula.
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When Magic Matt tries to conjure up a jack-o’-lantern, he instead conjures up a boy named Jack. Together, they climb a beanstalk and come face-to-face with a giant.
My Special Space by Dana Meachen Rau
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A little girl talks about her special place in her house as well as all of her family’s special places. Simple, rhyming text.
Parrotfish by Martha E.H. Rustad
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A fish named after a bird? Learn about these tropical fish and how they interact with their underwater world.
Toby Where are You? By William Steig
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The parents of Toby the little weasel search the house for their missing child.