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  Frog and Toad Are Friends (Book and CD) 

Frog and Toad Are Friends (I Can Read Book Series: Level 2)

Arnold Lobel (Book and CD)

Genre: Fiction - Picture Story Books; Book Themes: Animals, Friendship

"Frog and Toad Are Friends" by Arnold Lobel is a great book for beginning readers. The friendship between Frog and Toad is depicted vividly in five short chapter stories that are funny, engaging and easy to read. "Frog and Toad Are Friends", a Caldecott Award winner, is one of the best classic picture story books.


  Little Bear (Book and CD) 

Little Bear (I Can Read Books) (Paperback Book and CD)

Maurice Sendak, Else Holmelund Minarik (Book and CD)

Genre: Fiction - Picture Story Books; Book Theme: Animals

"Little Bear", often considered one of the best picture story books, is a heartwarming classic children's book by Maurice Sendak and Else Holmelund Minarik. This ALA Notable Children's Book award winner includes four sweet tales about Little Bear getting dressed, having a birthday party, going to the moon and being told bedtime stories. The love between Mother Bear and Little Bear is expressed wonderfully both in texts and in illustrations. With large type and ample spaces between lines, this first I Can Read book appeals to preschoolers and beginning readers.


  Hop on Pop (Book and CD) 

Hop on Pop (Beginner Books Series) (Paperback)

Dr. Seuss (Book and CD)

Genres: Fiction - Children's Picture Books, Humorous Stories; Book Theme: Rhyming Stories

"Hop on Pop (I Can Read It All by Myself Beginner Books)" is a great picture book for beginning readers from Dr. Seuss. The rhymes are simple, silly and include many basic sight words. The illustrations are humorous, playful and show what the rhymes mean. Toddlers and preschoolers will enjoy this rhyming story too. "Hop on Pop" is one of our favorite picture books.


  

Make Way for Ducklings

Robert McCloskey (Book and CD)

Genre: Fiction - Children's Picture Books

"Make Way for Ducklings" by Robert McCloskey is a charming classic children's book and one of the best picture books ever written. Mr. and Mrs. Mallard look for a place to hatch their ducklings. Later, Mrs. Mallard and her ducklings walk across town to Boston Public Garden with the help of a local policeman. Robert McCloskey's illustrations are detailed, realistic and expressive. This Caldecott Medal winner is a great book for preschoolers, kindergarteners and beginning readers.


  

Corduroy

Don Freeman (Book and CD)

Genre: Fiction - Children's Picture Books

"Corduroy", by Don Freeman, is a classic children's book about a stuffed bear going around a store in search of a lost button. A little girl finds Corduroy in the toy department of a store and falls in love with him. However, the girl's mother says she has spent her money and they leave without buying him. After an adventurous night around the store, Corduroy is happy to see the girl return to buy him with her own piggy bank money. Corduroy finally has a home and a friend. With a memorable character and great illustrations, "Corduroy" is one of the best picture books of the 20th century. Older toddlers, preschoolers and beginning readers will enjoy this imaginative and endearing story.