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  Is Your Mama A Llama? (Board Books) 

Is Your Mama A Llama?

Steven Kellogg, Deborah Guarino (Board Books)

Genre: Fiction - Children's Picture Books; Book Themes: Animals, Rhyming Stories

"Is Your Mama A Llama?", written by Deborah Guarino and illustrated by Steven Kellogg, is a favorite picture book for toddlers, preschoolers and beginning readers. In this popular board book, a baby llama asks each of his animal friends the question "Is your mama a llama?". His friends then give a short description of their mamas. Upon turning a page, children can find out what type of animals they are. The rhyming story is appealing to young readers, as are the illustrations by Steven Kellogg.


  Make Way for Ducklings (Hardcover) 

Make Way for Ducklings

Robert McCloskey (Hardcover)

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.


  Helen Oxenbury's Big Baby Book (Board Books) 

Helen Oxenbury's Big Baby Book

Helen Oxenbury (Board Books)

Genre: Fiction - Children's Picture Books

"Helen Oxenbury's Big Baby Book" is an oversize board book written and illustrated by Helen Oxenbury, who has produced many wonderful picture books for babies. "Big Baby Book" is composed of five sections: "I Touch", "I See", "I Can", "I Hear" and "I am". The author uses single words and soft illustrations that show things that interest babies and things that babies like to do.


  Harry the Dirty Dog (Paperback) 

Harry the Dirty Dog

Gene Zion, Margaret Bloy Graham (Paperback)

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

With a charming tale and wonderful illustrations, Harry the Dirty Dog, written by Gene Zion and illustrated by Margaret Bloy Graham, is one of the best classic picture books that have delighted children for decades. Harry is a white dog with black spots who doesn't like to take bath at all. One day, he runs away just before bath time and gets himself very dirty. When Harry returns home, his family doesn't recognize this black dog with white spots. Harry tries every trick he can do to show them he is Harry, to no avail. Finally, the dirty dog jumps into the bathtub and begs for a bath. Harry is recognized after he becomes a white dog with black spots again. Margaret Bloy Graham's expressive illustrations depict a lovable character that children can identify with. Harry the Dirty Dog is a great book for toddlers and preschoolers.


  Where's Spot? (Board Books) 

Where's Spot? (Spot Books Series)

Eric Hill (Board Books)

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

"Where's Spot?" is the first lift-the flap Spot book by Eric Hill. In this great picture book, Spot's mom goes looking for Spot. She finds many other animals before finding Spot. With simple, large text and colorful, uncluttered pictures, "Where's Spot?" is a good book for toddlers to learn basic concepts. Little kids will have fun lifting the flaps and tracking down the adorable puppy dog.


  The Complete Adventures of Curious George (Hardcover) 

The Complete Adventures of Curious George (Curious George Books)

H. A. Rey, Margret Rey (Hardcover)

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

Curious George has delighted generations of children. "The Complete Adventures of Curious George" includes seven stories: "Curious George", "Curious George Takes a Job", "Curious George Rides a Bike", "Curious George Gets a Medal", "Curious George Flies a Kite", "Curious George Learns the Alphabet", and "Curious George Goes to the Hospital". Preschoolers, kindergarteners, and beginning readers will like these classic stories about a curious little money by H. A. Rey and Margret Rey.


  Clap Hands (Board Books) 

Clap Hands

Helen Oxenbury (Board Books)

Genre: Fiction - Children's Picture Books

In "Clap Hands" by Helen Oxenbury, multicultural babies clap hands, bang drums, and do other fun things together. Very simple texts and cute pictures make "Clap Hands" a good board book for babies to learn basic concepts.


  Olivia (Hardcover) 

Olivia (Olivia the Pig Series)

Ian Falconer (Hardcover)

Genre: Fiction - Children's Picture Books; Book Themes: Animals, Family

Ian Falconer's "Olivia" is a Caldecott Honor award winner and one of our favorite picture books. Ian Falconer's expressive pictures are illustrated in black and white with splashes of bright red. The main character Olivia is an energetic pig who wears her family out. Olivia the pig sings, runs, tries on every piece of clothes she has when dressing up, and builds a giant sand castle at the beach, just to name a few. Ian Falconer captures the busy life of a preschooler with a humorous touch. "Olivia" is a good book to read with children in preschool and kindergarten.


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