The City Library: Library Journal's Library of the Year 2006
New Preschool Favorites
Ben is delighted to receive a penguin for his birthday but Penguin will not answer or respond to him in any way, no matter what Ben does, until, at last, they discover the language of friendship.
Mildred is very lonely until she finds a stray animal and takes him home as her pet dog, but Peanut is very different from the other dogs in the park.
Olivia Forms a Band
Olivia decides there has to be a marching band at the fireworks display, even if she has to do it herself. The latest in a series.
Not a Box
BooBoo the gosling likes to eat from morning until night and thinks everything is "good food"--well, almost everything! One in a series.
Three mice make a variety of things out of different shapes as they hide from a scary cat.
Lost and Found
While trying his best to help a penguin that has shown up at his door, a boy journeys all the way to the South Pole, only to realize that the penguin was never lost.
A lion starts visiting the local library but runs into trouble as he tries to both obey the rules and help his librarian friend.
Knuffle Bunny Too
Her daddy in tow, Trixie hurries to school to show off her one-of-a-kind Knuffle Bunny. But an awful surprise awaits her: someone else has the exact same bunny!
Kitten's First Full Moon
When Kitten mistakes the full moon for a bowl of milk, she ends up tired, wet, and hungry trying to reach it.
Up-o-saur, Down-o-saur, Fast-o-saur, Slow-o-saur, Squeak-o-saur, Roar-o-saur Featuring the antics of michievous and charming dinosaurs, this book demonstrates a range of opposites.
I'm the Biggest Thing in the Ocean
A giant squid brags about being bigger than everything else in the ocean--almost!
I am Too Absolutely Small for School
When Lola is worried about starting school, her older brother Charlie reassures her. One in a series.
How Do Dinosaurs Go to School?
Questions arise when dinosaurs are put in common school-day situations. Would dinosaurs walk to school or carpool? Would they stomp and make a fuss on the bus? Would they roughhouse and punch and disrupt the class by yelling or fidgeting with their tails in the air? Of course not!
Gossie and Friends
Gossie wears red boots. Gertie wears blue boots. BooBoo likes to eat, and Peedie loves to wear his red baseball cap (when he remembers!) In this oversize board book, the goslings have a fun day learning about colors, seasons, counting, and much more.
Rhyming text asks if the reader can move like a variety of animals. Striped acetate overlays on board pages give illustrations the illusion of movement.
Duckie is ready to take the family for a swim. But where are her ducklings? Turn the shaped pages to find out!
Down on the Farm
Simple rhyming text describes the sounds and activities of animals during a day on the farm.
The Dog from Arf! Arf! to Zzzzz
Dogs photographed at unique angles by dog lovers using special lenses to highlight the features of each puppy.
Do Lions Live on Lilypads?
The author asks questions to readers, challenging them to demonstrate their knowledge of animal homes. Even the youngest children will respond to the silliness and humor.
Bear Feels Sick
When Bear is too sick to play, his animal friends go to his cave to make him soup and tea and keep him company.
Baby Bear, Baby Bear, What Do You See?
Illustrations and rhyming text portray a young bear searching for its mother and meeting many North American animals along the way. The latest in a series by the author and illustrator.
Augustine is a South Pole penguin whose family is relocating to the North Pole. She loves to draw. While the little bird and her family seem to enjoy their new home, Augustine is shy in school and worries about making friends. But, her artwork breaks the ice!
Text and brightly colored illustrations describe the things which different kinds of animals like to do.
That New Animal
The lives of two dogs change after a new animal, a baby, comes to their new house. A new baby changes everything-for two dogs. FudgeFudge does not like that new animal. Marshmallow does not like it either.
That Pesky Dragon
When a pesky dragon visits their farm and hard boils their chickens' eggs, turns the wheat fields to toast, and the cows' milk to yogurt, Izzy needs to find a solution before the Remove-A-Dragon lady arrives.
Prince Charming tries all sorts of silly ways to wake Sleeping Beauty before he learns how he is really supposed to wake her up.
One More Sheep
Sam's sheep must find a way to keep him awake long enough to count them, so that he will not open the door to let in what he thinks is a stray sheep, but might be an enemy in disguise.
17 Things I'm Not Allowed to Do Anymore
A young girl lists the numerous things she is not allowed to do anymore, including not being able to make ice after freezing a fly in one of the cubes.
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