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  Blueberries for Sal (Book and Tape) 

Blueberries for Sal

Robert McCloskey (Book and Tape)

Genre: Fiction - Children's Picture Books; Book Theme: Animals

"Blueberries for Sal" is a classic book that tells a gentle and engaging story. Funny noise words such as Kuplink, kuplank and kuplunk add to the attraction of this great read-aloud book. A little girl named Sal and a little bear have a bit of an adventure when the little bear follows little Sal's mother and little Sal follows the little bear's mother on a blueberries-picking trip. Preschoolers, kindergarteners and beginning readers will enjoy this Caldecott honor book by Robert McCloskey. "Blueberries for Sal" is one of the best picture books for children.


  

The Story of Ferdinand (StoryTape)

Munro Leaf, Robert Lawson (Book and Tape)

Genre: Fiction - Children's Picture Books

"The Story of Ferdinand" by Munro Leaf and Robert Lawson is one of the best picture books of all time. A bull named Ferdinand would rather sit quietly and smell the flowers than butt his head and fight, but one day Ferdinand is taken to Madrid for a bullfight. With a powerful story and expressive illustrations, "The Story of Ferdinand" is a great classic book for preschoolers, kindergarteners and beginning readers.


  Make Way for Ducklings (Book and Tape) 

Make Way for Ducklings (StoryTape)

Robert McCloskey (Book and Tape)

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.


  Madeline (Book and Tape) 

Madeline (Madeline Series)

Ludwig Bemelmans (Book and Tape)

Genre: Fiction - Children's Picture Books; Book Theme: Rhyming Stories

"Madeline" by Ludwig Bemelmans, often considered one of the best picture books, is a classic book that has delighted children for generations with its memorable character, engaging pictures and humorous rhyming texts. A spirited little girl named Madeline is rushed to the hospital from her boarding school in Paris. Preschoolers and beginning readers will enjoy this Caldecott Honor book. "Madeline" is also a great story to read aloud. This audio kit includes a book and a tape.


  The Cat in the Hat (Book and Tape) 

The Cat in the Hat

Dr. Seuss (Book and Tape)

Genres: Fiction - Picture Story Books, Humorous Stories; Book Themes: Animals, Rhyming Stories

"The Cat in the Hat" by Dr. Seuss is one of the best children's books and is well loved by preschoolers, kindergarteners and beginning readers. In this classic children's book, a cat in a hat walks in on a rainy day, plays games with two children, a brother and a sister, and makes a big mess with the help of thing 1 and thing 2. "The Cat in the Hat" combines a humorous rhyming story, easy words, and playful illustrations. This children's picture book will help children learn to read. The accompanying cassette tape has read-aloud side with page-turn signals and a listening side.


  Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile (Book and Tape) 

Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile

Bernard Waber (Book and Tape)

Genre: Fiction - Children's Picture Books; Book Theme: Animals

Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile by Bernard Waber Lyle is an engaging classical children's book with colorful and expressive illustrations. Lyle the Crocodile is happy living with the Primm family on East 88th Street. However, Mr. Grumps, his neighbor, doesn't like Lyle at all. When the crocodile does an impromptu performance with his former stage partner Hector Valenti in Mr. Grumps' department store, Mr. Grumps gets so furious that he arranges to have Lyle locked in the zoo. Lyle escapes and rescues Mr. Grumps from a fire. With an interesting story and a rich vocabulary, Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile is a good picture book for children in preschool, kindergarten and first grade.


  Caps for Sale (Book and Tape) 

Caps for Sale

Esphyr Slobodkina (Book and Tape)

Genre: Fiction - Humorous Stories; Book Theme: Animals

"Caps for Sale" by Esphyr Slobodkina is one of the best children's picture books. The author tells a humorous story about a peddler who sells caps and his encounter with mischievous monkeys. Colorful pictures help tell a captivating story. Children will enjoy this classic book. "Caps for Sale" is a fun book to read aloud.


  The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything (Book and Tape) 

The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything

Linda Williams, Megan Lloyd (Book and Tape)

Genre: Fiction - Children's Picture Books; Book Themes: Emotions and Feelings, Halloween

"The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything" by Linda Williams is a great Halloween story although it doesn't have the word Halloween anywhere in the texts. A brave old lady walks home through a dark forest. She comes across two big shoes, a pair of pants, a shirt, two gloves and a hat. Each time, the little old lady tells them she is not afraid of anything. Then after a scary orange pumpkin head appears, the old lady runs all way home. Once at home, she overcomes her fear and finds a happy solution. The items that have tried to scare her become a scarecrow in the little old lady's garden. The picture book makes good use of attention-grabbing sound words, such as "clomp clomp", "shake, shake" and "clap, clap". Megan Lloyd's lively and detailed illustrations show the old lady's emotions and complement the story well. It is a good picture book for read aloud to children in preschool, kindergarten and first grade.


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