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|''The Sun is My Favorite Star'' || Asch, Frank || Asch, Frank || 154 || sun ||{{#widget:AffiliateImage|ASIN=0152063978|linkId=e89b61472cc1bd12aa188ca5ab89d948}}
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|''The Sun is My Favorite Star'' || Asch, Frank || Asch, Frank || 154 || 2000 ||sun ||{{#widget:AffiliateImage|ASIN=0152063978|linkId=e89b61472cc1bd12aa188ca5ab89d948}}
 
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|''A Gift From the Sea'' || Banks, Kate || Hallensleben, Georg || 300 || rocks ||{{#widget:AffiliateImage|ASIN=0374325669|linkId=a218ae5740fc25ae4d54c8c3a335d2d7}}
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|''A Gift From the Sea'' || Banks, Kate || Hallensleben, Georg || 300 || 1999 || rocks ||{{#widget:AffiliateImage|ASIN=0374325669|linkId=a218ae5740fc25ae4d54c8c3a335d2d7}}
 
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|''The Story of Rosy Dock'' || Baker, Jeannie || Baker, Jeannie || 322 || Australia, non-native plants ||{{#widget:AffiliateImage
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|''The Story of Rosy Dock'' || Baker, Jeannie || Baker, Jeannie || 322 || 1995 || Australia, non-native plants ||{{#widget:AffiliateImage
 
|ASIN=0688114911|linkID=2d8ebeba2665d8dc2e72ba7ef8e128e3}}
 
|ASIN=0688114911|linkID=2d8ebeba2665d8dc2e72ba7ef8e128e3}}
 
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|''Animals Should Definitely Not Wear Clothing''|| Barrett, Judi || Barrett, Ronald || 110 || anthropomorphism ||{{#widget:AffiliateImage
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|''Animals Should Definitely Not Wear Clothing''|| Barrett, Judi || Barrett, Ronald || 110 || 1970 || anthropomorphism ||{{#widget:AffiliateImage
 
|ASIN=0689708076|linkId=5a28901c39f252d052e6a2d8669c2496}}
 
|ASIN=0689708076|linkId=5a28901c39f252d052e6a2d8669c2496}}
 
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|''Building Our House''|| Bean, Jonathan || Bean, Jonathan || 923 || building a house ||{{#widget:AffiliateImage
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|''Building Our House''|| Bean, Jonathan || Bean, Jonathan || 923 || 2013 || building a house ||{{#widget:AffiliateImage
 
|ASIN=0374380236|linkId=64ac8f258626711fe59bcf691b932a80}}
 
|ASIN=0374380236|linkId=64ac8f258626711fe59bcf691b932a80}}
 
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|''This Is My Home, This Is My School''|| Bean, Jonathan || Bean, Jonathan || 186 || homeschooling ||{{#widget:AffiliateImage
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|''This Is My Home, This Is My School''|| Bean, Jonathan || Bean, Jonathan || 186 || 2015 || homeschooling ||{{#widget:AffiliateImage
 
|ASIN=0374380201|linkId=da3fbcf6a457e0d5946ffc0c69a124ee}}
 
|ASIN=0374380201|linkId=da3fbcf6a457e0d5946ffc0c69a124ee}}
 
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|''Big and Small, Room for All'' || Bogart, Jo Ellen || Newland, Gillian || 92 || relative size || {{#widget:AffiliateImage
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|''Big and Small, Room for All'' || Bogart, Jo Ellen || Newland, Gillian || 92 || 2009 || relative size || {{#widget:AffiliateImage
 
|ASIN=0143198939|linkId=2b159c54e5b668d5cb9a1f5134fe91a4}}
 
|ASIN=0143198939|linkId=2b159c54e5b668d5cb9a1f5134fe91a4}}
 
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|''Out of the Woods: A True Story of an Unforgettable Event'' || Bond, Rebecca || Bond, Rebecca || 1,035 || forest fire ||{{#widget:AffiliateImage|ASIN=0374380775|linkId=8f6c17ca4ab4bedfb991eade6c651022}}
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|''Out of the Woods: A True Story of an Unforgettable Event'' || Bond, Rebecca || Bond, Rebecca || 1,035 || 2015 || forest fire ||{{#widget:AffiliateImage|ASIN=0374380775|linkId=8f6c17ca4ab4bedfb991eade6c651022}}
 
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|''Mary Wrightly, So Politely '' || Bridges, Shirin Yim || Monescillo, Maria || 695 || manners, assertiveness ||{{#widget:AffiliateImage|ASIN=0547342489|linkId=2bc574414342ed9eb5641378519f33df}}
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|''Mary Wrightly, So Politely '' || Bridges, Shirin Yim || Monescillo, Maria || 695 || 2013 || manners, assertiveness ||{{#widget:AffiliateImage|ASIN=0547342489|linkId=2bc574414342ed9eb5641378519f33df}}
 
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|''Hanukkah in Alaska'' ||Brown, Barbara || Schuett, Stacey || 862 || Hanukkah, Alaska ||{{#widget:AffiliateImage|ASIN=0805097481|linkId=48e9474089a136f7af3050ff1913e53e}}
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|''Hanukkah in Alaska'' ||Brown, Barbara || Schuett, Stacey || 862 || || Hanukkah, Alaska ||{{#widget:AffiliateImage|ASIN=0805097481|linkId=48e9474089a136f7af3050ff1913e53e}}
 
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|''From Head to Toe'' || Carle, Eric || Carle, Eric || 207 || animals, actions ||{{#widget:AffiliateImage|ASIN=0060235152|linkId=b6bb2cbe8f9429e88bf19f073948de01}}
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|''From Head to Toe'' || Carle, Eric || Carle, Eric || 207 || || animals, actions ||{{#widget:AffiliateImage|ASIN=0060235152|linkId=b6bb2cbe8f9429e88bf19f073948de01}}
 
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|''Will I Have a Friend?'' || Cohen, Miriam  ||  Hoban, Lillian  || 484 || starting school ||{{#widget:AffiliateImage|ASIN=0689713339|linkId=1459abe1d94da907c1bd40b93f482ada}}
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|''Will I Have a Friend?'' || Cohen, Miriam  ||  Hoban, Lillian  || 484 || || starting school ||{{#widget:AffiliateImage|ASIN=0689713339|linkId=1459abe1d94da907c1bd40b93f482ada}}
 
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|''My Family Plays Music'' || Cox, Judy  ||  Brown, Elbrite  || 482 || playing music ||{{#widget:AffiliateImage|ASIN=0823415910|linkId=9a7a1545db65f164e8de749d558e5185}}
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|''My Family Plays Music'' || Cox, Judy  ||  Brown, Elbrite  || 482 || || playing music ||{{#widget:AffiliateImage|ASIN=0823415910|linkId=9a7a1545db65f164e8de749d558e5185}}
 
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|''Tiny Creatures: The World of Microbes'' || Davies, Nicoloa || Sutton, Emily || 689 || microbes ||{{#widget:AffiliateImage|ASIN=0763689041|linkId=6383036e7dcc53c2ebb7172acd1c746d}}
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|''Tiny Creatures: The World of Microbes'' || Davies, Nicoloa || Sutton, Emily || 689 || || microbes ||{{#widget:AffiliateImage|ASIN=0763689041|linkId=6383036e7dcc53c2ebb7172acd1c746d}}
 
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|''One Grain of Rice'' || Demi || Demi || 1016 || math, folktale
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|''One Grain of Rice'' || Demi || Demi || 1,016 || || math, folktale
 
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|''The Nutcracker Doll'' || DePalma, Mary Newell  || DePalma, Mary Newell  || 473 || being in a ballet || {{#widget:AffiliateImage|ASIN=0439802423|linkId=8f930339fed283a2b017229067843d2e}}
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|''The Nutcracker Doll'' || DePalma, Mary Newell  || DePalma, Mary Newell  || 473 || || being in a ballet || {{#widget:AffiliateImage|ASIN=0439802423|linkId=8f930339fed283a2b017229067843d2e}}
 
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|''Charlie Needs a Cloak'' || dePaola, Tomie || dePaola, Tomie || 120 || making a cloak || {{#widget:AffiliateImage|ASIN=0671664670|linkId=d7f5d57fc30971b2f4f60dc88da5387a}}
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|''Charlie Needs a Cloak'' || dePaola, Tomie || dePaola, Tomie || 120 || || making a cloak || {{#widget:AffiliateImage|ASIN=0671664670|linkId=d7f5d57fc30971b2f4f60dc88da5387a}}
 
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|''Some Bugs''|| DiTerlizzi, Angela || Wenzel, Brendan || 95 ||bugs || {{#widget:AffiliateImage|ASIN=B01K3I2BQ4|linkId=89191439023ce375ced3362ad1ed3901}}
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|''Some Bugs''|| DiTerlizzi, Angela || Wenzel, Brendan || 95 || || bugs || {{#widget:AffiliateImage|ASIN=B01K3I2BQ4|linkId=89191439023ce375ced3362ad1ed3901}}
 
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|''Knit Together'' || Dominguez, Angela || Dominguez, Angela || 164 || knitting, mothers and daughters || {{#widget:AffiliateImage|ASIN=0803740999|linkId=fc6e8315074b3b256e7a2f51d905862a}}
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|''Knit Together'' || Dominguez, Angela || Dominguez, Angela || 164 || || knitting, mothers and daughters || {{#widget:AffiliateImage|ASIN=0803740999|linkId=fc6e8315074b3b256e7a2f51d905862a}}
 
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|''underGROUND'' || Fleming, Denise || Fleming, Denise || 46 || underground life || {{#widget:AffiliateImage|ASIN=1442458828|linkId=6901d7821bed30e88399aaa22d69552a}}
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|''underGROUND'' || Fleming, Denise || Fleming, Denise || 46 || || underground life || {{#widget:AffiliateImage|ASIN=1442458828|linkId=6901d7821bed30e88399aaa22d69552a}}
 
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|''How My Parents Learned to Eat'' || Friedman, Ina R. || Say, Allen || 1,242 || Japanese and western eating || {{#widget:AffiliateImage|ASIN=0395442354|linkId=468ba37844590e62da64947fe9a99493}}
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|''How My Parents Learned to Eat'' || Friedman, Ina R. || Say, Allen || 1,242 || || Japanese and western eating || {{#widget:AffiliateImage|ASIN=0395442354|linkId=468ba37844590e62da64947fe9a99493}}
 
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|''Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening'' ||Frost, Robert || Jeffers, Susan || 108 || poem, winter || {{#widget:AffiliateImage|ASIN=0525467343|linkId=d1ab4bf128fca30fe3f6a391a3b9aabd}}
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|''Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening'' ||Frost, Robert || Jeffers, Susan || 108 || || poem, winter || {{#widget:AffiliateImage|ASIN=0525467343|linkId=d1ab4bf128fca30fe3f6a391a3b9aabd}}
 
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|''When Planet Earth Was New'' ||Gladstone, James || Diemert, Katherine || 296 || beginning of planet earth || {{#widget:AffiliateImage|ASIN=1771472030|linkId=155b0cd61d1ddb81adff010acb7d4a5c}}
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|''When Planet Earth Was New'' ||Gladstone, James || Diemert, Katherine || 296 || || beginning of planet earth || {{#widget:AffiliateImage|ASIN=1771472030|linkId=155b0cd61d1ddb81adff010acb7d4a5c}}
 
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|''Ox-Cart Man'' ||Hall, Donald || Cooney, Barbara || 654 || frontier living || {{#widget:AffiliateImage|ASIN=0140504419|linkId=47b3f9b59603cd478300dd30c9920ffc}}
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|''Ox-Cart Man'' ||Hall, Donald || Cooney, Barbara || 654 || || frontier living || {{#widget:AffiliateImage|ASIN=0140504419|linkId=47b3f9b59603cd478300dd30c9920ffc}}
 
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|''A House is a House for Me'' || Hoberman, Mary Ann  || Fraser, Betty || 732 || homes, poem || {{#widget:AffiliateImage|ASIN=0142407739|linkId=d6e3d07ffaecf6c7ee1bfeccdd69ab19}}
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|''A House is a House for Me'' || Hoberman, Mary Ann  || Fraser, Betty || 732 || || homes, poem || {{#widget:AffiliateImage|ASIN=0142407739|linkId=d6e3d07ffaecf6c7ee1bfeccdd69ab19}}
 
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|''I Like Old Clothes'' || Hoberman, Mary Ann  || Barton, Patrice || 287 || old clothes || {{#widget:AffiliateImage|ASIN=0375869514|linkId=988ded043a375ee30800d6079f8802cd}}
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|''I Like Old Clothes'' || Hoberman, Mary Ann  || Barton, Patrice || 287 || || old clothes || {{#widget:AffiliateImage|ASIN=0375869514|linkId=988ded043a375ee30800d6079f8802cd}}
 
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|''Jacob's New Dress'' || Hoffman, Sarah and Ian || Case, Chris || 862 || gender-nonconformance || {{#widget:AffiliateImage|ASIN=0807563730|linkId=779e9c50a817f3235db1f5e4b913df00}}
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|''Jacob's New Dress'' || Hoffman, Sarah and Ian || Case, Chris || 862 || || gender-nonconformance || {{#widget:AffiliateImage|ASIN=0807563730|linkId=779e9c50a817f3235db1f5e4b913df00}}
 
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|''Jacob's Room to Choose'' || Hoffman, Sarah and Ian || Case, Chris ||  || gender-nonconformance, gender expression || {{#widget:AffiliateImage|ASIN=1433830736|linkId=44ef791e6106b004fb304d0e783d35e0}}
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|''Jacob's Room to Choose'' || Hoffman, Sarah and Ian || Case, Chris ||  || || gender-nonconformance, gender expression || {{#widget:AffiliateImage|ASIN=1433830736|linkId=44ef791e6106b004fb304d0e783d35e0}}
 
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|''Just Say Boo!'' || Hood, Susan || Henry, Jed || 166 || Halloween || {{#widget:AffiliateImage|ASIN=0062010298|linkId=1781a3979adf16bd2e4b8c8e508928c4}}
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|''Just Say Boo!'' || Hood, Susan || Henry, Jed || 166 || || Halloween || {{#widget:AffiliateImage|ASIN=0062010298|linkId=1781a3979adf16bd2e4b8c8e508928c4}}
 
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|''The Little Bit Scary People'' || Jenkins, Emily || Boiger, Alexandra || 513 || understanding others || {{#widget:AffiliateImage|ASIN=1423100751|linkId=b358241379c74059ed909bbd0b625c93}}
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|''The Little Bit Scary People'' || Jenkins, Emily || Boiger, Alexandra || 513 || || understanding others || {{#widget:AffiliateImage|ASIN=1423100751|linkId=b358241379c74059ed909bbd0b625c93}}
 
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|''What Do You Do With a Tail Like This?'' || Jenkins, Steve & Page, Robin || Jenkins, Steve & Page, Robin || 473 || animals body parts || {{#widget:AffiliateImage|ASIN=061899713X|linkId=66c9d6214c0b3556bd44411b44ad3005}}
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|''What Do You Do With a Tail Like This?'' || Jenkins, Steve & Page, Robin || Jenkins, Steve & Page, Robin || 473 || || animals body parts || {{#widget:AffiliateImage|ASIN=061899713X|linkId=66c9d6214c0b3556bd44411b44ad3005}}
 
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|''Who Am I? An Animal Guessing Game'' || Jenkins, Steve & Page, Robin || Jenkins, Steve & Page, Robin || 201 || animals || {{#widget:AffiliateImage|ASIN=054493539X|linkId=d6fdd625dda51b91315240ca7aeb56af}}
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|''Who Am I? An Animal Guessing Game'' || Jenkins, Steve & Page, Robin || Jenkins, Steve & Page, Robin || 201 || || animals || {{#widget:AffiliateImage|ASIN=054493539X|linkId=d6fdd625dda51b91315240ca7aeb56af}}
 
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|''Weeds Find a Way'' || Jenson-Elliott, Cindy || Fisher, Carolyn || 313 || weeds || {{#widget:AffiliateImage|ASIN=1442412607|linkId=8c886c969463cb4cf6d5710fd3ce919d}}
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|''Weeds Find a Way'' || Jenson-Elliott, Cindy || Fisher, Carolyn || 313 || || weeds || {{#widget:AffiliateImage|ASIN=1442412607|linkId=8c886c969463cb4cf6d5710fd3ce919d}}
 
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|''The Quilt Story'' || Johnston, Tony  || dePaola, Tomie  || 567 || a family heirloom quilt || {{#widget:AffiliateImage|ASIN=0698113683|linkId=fc5eb70ba5353598557b0e75ffadf282}}
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|''The Quilt Story'' || Johnston, Tony  || dePaola, Tomie  || 567 || || a family heirloom quilt || {{#widget:AffiliateImage|ASIN=0698113683|linkId=fc5eb70ba5353598557b0e75ffadf282}}
 
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|''How Big Were Dinosaurs?'' || Judge, Lita || Judge, Lita || 1,016 || dinosaurs || {{#widget:AffiliateImage|ASIN=1596437197|linkId=bf7bb393ae959e82edba086d32a84e19}}
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|''How Big Were Dinosaurs?'' || Judge, Lita || Judge, Lita || 1,016 || ||dinosaurs || {{#widget:AffiliateImage|ASIN=1596437197|linkId=bf7bb393ae959e82edba086d32a84e19}}
 
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|''The Colors of Us'' || Katz, Karen  || Katz, Karen ||423|| different skin colors || {{#widget:AffiliateImage|ASIN=0805071636|linkId=64164ec27ddca8268b9d57e72d3d73c9}}
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|''The Colors of Us'' || Katz, Karen  || Katz, Karen ||423|| || different skin colors || {{#widget:AffiliateImage|ASIN=0805071636|linkId=64164ec27ddca8268b9d57e72d3d73c9}}
 
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|''The Snowy Day'' || Keats, Ezra Jack  || Keats, Ezra Jack ||316||playing in the snow || {{#widget:AffiliateImage|ASIN=0140501827|linkId=1ff26aac319e649c7f2968c94b6c99c2}}
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|''The Snowy Day'' || Keats, Ezra Jack  || Keats, Ezra Jack || 316 || || playing in the snow || {{#widget:AffiliateImage|ASIN=0140501827|linkId=1ff26aac319e649c7f2968c94b6c99c2}}
 
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|''Hot Dog! Eleanor Roosevelt Throws a Picnic'' || Kimmelman, Leslie || Juhasz, Victor || 1,322 || first lady || {{#widget:AffiliateImage|ASIN=158536830X|linkId=02a7be088539520a64707e902cde4d58}}
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|''Hot Dog! Eleanor Roosevelt Throws a Picnic'' || Kimmelman, Leslie || Juhasz, Victor || 1,322 || || first lady || {{#widget:AffiliateImage|ASIN=158536830X|linkId=02a7be088539520a64707e902cde4d58}}
 
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|''The Philharmonic Gets Dressed'' || Kuskin, Karla || Simont, Marc || 1,252  || orchestra || {{#widget:AffiliateImage|ASIN=006443124X|linkId=724a124a9da7d361f323a66111dd8cd2}}
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|''The Philharmonic Gets Dressed'' || Kuskin, Karla || Simont, Marc || 1,252  || || orchestra || {{#widget:AffiliateImage|ASIN=006443124X|linkId=724a124a9da7d361f323a66111dd8cd2}}
 
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|''Bone by Bone: Comparing Animal Skeletons'' || Levine, Sara || Spookytooth, T.S. || 963 || vertebrates || {{#widget:AffiliateImage|ASIN=1338272616|linkId=0a450800a299fb0391a665d4bd04fb5c}}
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|''Bone by Bone: Comparing Animal Skeletons'' || Levine, Sara || Spookytooth, T.S. || 963 || || vertebrates || {{#widget:AffiliateImage|ASIN=1338272616|linkId=0a450800a299fb0391a665d4bd04fb5c}}
 
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|''Uncle Peter's Amazing Chinese Wedding'' || Look, Lenore || Heo, Yumi || 1,448 || wedding || {{#widget:AffiliateImage|ASIN=0689844581|linkId=d37e07225f856506d27f3f461a82fc4a}}
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|''Uncle Peter's Amazing Chinese Wedding'' || Look, Lenore || Heo, Yumi || 1,448 || || wedding || {{#widget:AffiliateImage|ASIN=0689844581|linkId=d37e07225f856506d27f3f461a82fc4a}}
 
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|''Toilet: How It Works'' || Macaulay, David || Macaulay, David || 942 || how toilets work || {{#widget:AffiliateImage|ASIN=1626722153|linkId=d24025a0840f5c9cdee5f2c8ebf72eae}}
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|''Toilet: How It Works'' || Macaulay, David || Macaulay, David || 942 || || how toilets work || {{#widget:AffiliateImage|ASIN=1626722153|linkId=d24025a0840f5c9cdee5f2c8ebf72eae}}
 
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|''Don't Sneeze at the Wedding'' || Mayer, Pamela || Avilés, Martha || 701 || wedding || {{#widget:AffiliateImage|ASIN=1467704296|linkId=ca01b8229cc900eac5620be0b1b41ca1}}
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|''Don't Sneeze at the Wedding'' || Mayer, Pamela || Avilés, Martha || 701 || || wedding || {{#widget:AffiliateImage|ASIN=1467704296|linkId=ca01b8229cc900eac5620be0b1b41ca1}}
 
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|''15 Things NOT to Do With a Baby'' || McAllister, Margaret || Sterling, Holly || 177 || babies || {{#widget:AffiliateImage|ASIN=1847807534|linkId=3d6d3b2abdb4a66506ece7aae4f73d0e}}
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|''15 Things NOT to Do With a Baby'' || McAllister, Margaret || Sterling, Holly || 177 || || babies || {{#widget:AffiliateImage|ASIN=1847807534|linkId=3d6d3b2abdb4a66506ece7aae4f73d0e}}
 
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|''Our Subway Baby'' || Mercurio, Peter || Espinosa, Leo || 1142 || adoption ||{{#widget:AffiliateImage|ASIN=0525427546|linkId=bb024359e005042684ed5c51b3a42f72}}
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|''Our Subway Baby'' || Mercurio, Peter || Espinosa, Leo || 1,142 || 2020 || adoption ||{{#widget:AffiliateImage|ASIN=0525427546|linkId=bb024359e005042684ed5c51b3a42f72}}
 
 
 
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|''I Spy Shapes in Art'' || Micklethwait, Lucy || various || 117 || famous paintings, shapes || {{#widget:AffiliateImage|ASIN=0060731931|linkId=4db80b32998fee577cde84de9ba514a5}}
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|''I Spy Shapes in Art'' || Micklethwait, Lucy || various || 117 || || famous paintings, shapes || {{#widget:AffiliateImage|ASIN=0060731931|linkId=4db80b32998fee577cde84de9ba514a5}}
 
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|''Our Family Tree: An Evolution Story'' || Peters, Lisa Westberg || Stringer, Lauren || 626 || evolution || {{#widget:AffiliateImage|ASIN=0152017720|linkId=054198f2f03f88cb13c8e410695814f2}}
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|''Our Family Tree: An Evolution Story'' || Peters, Lisa Westberg || Stringer, Lauren || 626 || || evolution || {{#widget:AffiliateImage|ASIN=0152017720|linkId=054198f2f03f88cb13c8e410695814f2}}
 
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|''Guess What is Growing Inside This Egg'' || Posada, Mia || Posada, Mia || 838 || animal eggs || {{#widget:AffiliateImage|ASIN=0822561921|linkId=211d3be1b88351b1d9c98aef9ad6f078}}
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|''Guess What is Growing Inside This Egg'' || Posada, Mia || Posada, Mia || 838 || || animal eggs || {{#widget:AffiliateImage|ASIN=0822561921|linkId=211d3be1b88351b1d9c98aef9ad6f078}}
 
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|''The Glorious Flight'' || Provensen, Alice and Martin || Provensen, Alice and Martin || 876 || early airplane || {{#widget:AffiliateImage|ASIN=0140507299|linkId=3de606c2f51274e9b3f372b5a5ef9b1e}}
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|''The Glorious Flight'' || Provensen, Alice and Martin || Provensen, Alice and Martin || 876 || || early airplane || {{#widget:AffiliateImage|ASIN=0140507299|linkId=3de606c2f51274e9b3f372b5a5ef9b1e}}
 
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|''Blackout'' || Rocco, John || Rocco, John || 158 || blackouts || {{#widget:AffiliateImage|ASIN=1423121902|linkId=6888f3a5fd43604f0fa48b9a0202dcf2}}
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|''Blackout'' || Rocco, John || Rocco, John || 158 || || blackouts || {{#widget:AffiliateImage|ASIN=1423121902|linkId=6888f3a5fd43604f0fa48b9a0202dcf2}}
 
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|''Blizzard'' || Rocco, John || Rocco, John || 666 || blizzard || {{#widget:AffiliateImage|ASIN=1423178653|linkId=a24d255ecbdc58651125362f275083a1}}
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|''Blizzard'' || Rocco, John || Rocco, John || 666 || || blizzard || {{#widget:AffiliateImage|ASIN=1423178653|linkId=a24d255ecbdc58651125362f275083a1}}
 
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|''A Fawn in the Grass'' || Ryder, Joanne || Narahashi, Keiko || 155 || observing wildlife || {{#widget:AffiliateImage|ASIN=080506236X|linkId=8a5c7840a448ab3a21c12c54d7b9d769}}
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|''A Fawn in the Grass'' || Ryder, Joanne || Narahashi, Keiko || 155 || || observing wildlife || {{#widget:AffiliateImage|ASIN=080506236X|linkId=8a5c7840a448ab3a21c12c54d7b9d769}}
 
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|''I Used to be Afraid || Seeger, Laura Vaccaro || Seeger, Laura Vaccaro || 78 || overcoming fears || {{#widget:AffiliateImage|ASIN=159643631X|linkId=0c92afa3d0a568c3d9fbe24115ce4a45}}
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|''I Used to be Afraid || Seeger, Laura Vaccaro || Seeger, Laura Vaccaro || 78 || || overcoming fears || {{#widget:AffiliateImage|ASIN=159643631X|linkId=0c92afa3d0a568c3d9fbe24115ce4a45}}
 
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|''Who Put the Cookies in the Cookie Jar?'' || Shannon, George || Paschkis, Julie || 143 || food production || {{#widget:AffiliateImage|ASIN=0805091971|linkId=3a5ef2d13cfb35ea7e69932fbfb8f6bb}}
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|''Who Put the Cookies in the Cookie Jar?'' || Shannon, George || Paschkis, Julie || 143 || || food production || {{#widget:AffiliateImage|ASIN=0805091971|linkId=3a5ef2d13cfb35ea7e69932fbfb8f6bb}}
 
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|''Can I Eat That?'' || Stein, Joshua David || Rothman, Julia || 329 || edible things || {{#widget:AffiliateImage|ASIN=0714871400|linkId=5613a553abcf3870ebc086c68896853e}}
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|''Can I Eat That?'' || Stein, Joshua David || Rothman, Julia || 329 || || edible things || {{#widget:AffiliateImage|ASIN=0714871400|linkId=5613a553abcf3870ebc086c68896853e}}
 
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|''The Man with the Violin'' || Stinson, Kathy || Petricic || 444 || musician || {{#widget:AffiliateImage|ASIN=1554515645|linkId=7120ca7bd8cb53dd2083ed71a1a1179a}}
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|''The Man with the Violin'' || Stinson, Kathy || Petricic || 444 || || musician || {{#widget:AffiliateImage|ASIN=1554515645|linkId=7120ca7bd8cb53dd2083ed71a1a1179a}}
 
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|''Carry Me: Animal Babies on the Move'' || Stockdale, Susan || Stockdale, Susan || 81 || animal babies || {{#widget:AffiliateImage|ASIN=1561454494|linkId=9d9838bc8619a9b46646d82fe257cb45}}
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|''Carry Me: Animal Babies on the Move'' || Stockdale, Susan || Stockdale, Susan || 81 || || animal babies || {{#widget:AffiliateImage|ASIN=1561454494|linkId=9d9838bc8619a9b46646d82fe257cb45}}
 
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|''Me on the Map'' || Sweeney, Joan || Leng, Qin || 296 || map ||
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|''I Love My Hair'' || Tarpley, Natasha Anastasia  || Lewis, E.B. || 469 || African-American hair || {{#widget:AffiliateImage|ASIN=0316523755|linkId=c5ceb2780501a5e7e5d94892ed195ca2}}
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|''I Love My Hair'' || Tarpley, Natasha Anastasia  || Lewis, E.B. || 469 || || African-American hair || {{#widget:AffiliateImage|ASIN=0316523755|linkId=c5ceb2780501a5e7e5d94892ed195ca2}}
 
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|''Press Here'' || Tullet, Hervé || Tullet, Hervé || 245 || following directions || {{#widget:AffiliateImage|ASIN=1452178593|linkId=b5cab8c5a64546fb559452f3a9ca6715}}
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|''Press Here'' || Tullet, Hervé || Tullet, Hervé || 245 || || following directions || {{#widget:AffiliateImage|ASIN=1452178593|linkId=b5cab8c5a64546fb559452f3a9ca6715}}
 
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|''Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day'' || Viorst, Judith  || Cruz, Ray ||741|| a bad day || {{#widget:AffiliateImage|ASIN=0689711735|linkId=350c246521c90163fd1a7e42cb7eb49d}}
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|''Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day'' || Viorst, Judith  || Cruz, Ray || 741 || || a bad day || {{#widget:AffiliateImage|ASIN=0689711735|linkId=350c246521c90163fd1a7e42cb7eb49d}}
 
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|''Susan B. Anthony'' || Wallner, Alexandra  || Wallner, Alexandra || 1,610 || biography, women's rights || {{#widget:AffiliateImage|ASIN=0823419533|linkId=030e8eee4ed972d45ee90e6a7b9586b0}}
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|''Susan B. Anthony'' || Wallner, Alexandra  || Wallner, Alexandra || 1,610 || || biography, women's rights || {{#widget:AffiliateImage|ASIN=0823419533|linkId=030e8eee4ed972d45ee90e6a7b9586b0}}
 
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|''A Chair for My Mother'' || Williams, Vera B.  || Williams, Vera B. || 1,073 || saving, generosity || {{#widget:AffiliateImage|ASIN=0688040748|linkId=85927eeba084d4f8836baa9b6075de2f}}
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|''A Chair for My Mother'' || Williams, Vera B.  || Williams, Vera B. || 1,073 || || saving, generosity || {{#widget:AffiliateImage|ASIN=0688040748|linkId=85927eeba084d4f8836baa9b6075de2f}}
 
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|''Henri's Scissors'' || Winter, Jeanette || Winter, Jeanette || 426 || biography, artist || {{#widget:AffiliateImage|ASIN=1442464844|linkId=1107e15700bfd9c9d63fbaa22f063337}}
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|''Henri's Scissors'' || Winter, Jeanette || Winter, Jeanette || 426 || || biography, artist || {{#widget:AffiliateImage|ASIN=1442464844|linkId=1107e15700bfd9c9d63fbaa22f063337}}
 
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|''The Watcher: Jane Goodall's Life with the Chimps'' || Winter, Jeanette || Winter, Jeanette || 972 || biography, chimpanzees || {{#widget:AffiliateImage|ASIN=0375867740|linkId=07539491565743a98341bee7fdbcfc96}}
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Revision as of 08:13, 26 October 2020

Maria Montessori took a view of children's literature that was very different from most others' of her day and ours. She thought that it was best to avoid giving books to young children that had magic or other fantastical elements in the stories. She thought that children below a certain age would be confused about what things in the stories were real or not. She thought it was disrespectful to children to not provide them with an accurate portrayal of the world when they were still building their understanding of how the world worked.
There has even been recent research that backs up the idea that children prefer stories that are real.
Another useful criteria for selecting children's books comes from the 19th century British educator Charlotte Mason. She advised against books that used baby-talk, or dumbed-down stories, or that insulted the intelligence of the reader in any other ways. She referred to these books as "twaddle."
Please feel free to add books to the lists:

Circle-Time Read Aloud

These are well-written, well-illustrated books that are either realistic fiction, historical fiction, non-fiction or biographies.
It takes about one minute to read aloud 100 words of a pictures book at a slow, steady pace, with time to look at each of the pictures. Use the word count to estimate how long it will take to read a book (round up the time for shorter books, round down the time for longer ones).

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Title Author Illustrator Word Count Year Topic Buy
The Sun is My Favorite Star Asch, Frank Asch, Frank 154 2000 sun
A Gift From the Sea Banks, Kate Hallensleben, Georg 300 1999 rocks
The Story of Rosy Dock Baker, Jeannie Baker, Jeannie 322 1995 Australia, non-native plants
Animals Should Definitely Not Wear Clothing Barrett, Judi Barrett, Ronald 110 1970 anthropomorphism
Building Our House Bean, Jonathan Bean, Jonathan 923 2013 building a house
This Is My Home, This Is My School Bean, Jonathan Bean, Jonathan 186 2015 homeschooling
Big and Small, Room for All Bogart, Jo Ellen Newland, Gillian 92 2009 relative size
Out of the Woods: A True Story of an Unforgettable Event Bond, Rebecca Bond, Rebecca 1,035 2015 forest fire
Mary Wrightly, So Politely Bridges, Shirin Yim Monescillo, Maria 695 2013 manners, assertiveness
Hanukkah in Alaska Brown, Barbara Schuett, Stacey 862 Hanukkah, Alaska
From Head to Toe Carle, Eric Carle, Eric 207 animals, actions
Will I Have a Friend? Cohen, Miriam Hoban, Lillian 484 starting school
My Family Plays Music Cox, Judy Brown, Elbrite 482 playing music
Tiny Creatures: The World of Microbes Davies, Nicoloa Sutton, Emily 689 microbes
One Grain of Rice Demi Demi 1,016 math, folktale
The Nutcracker Doll DePalma, Mary Newell DePalma, Mary Newell 473 being in a ballet
Charlie Needs a Cloak dePaola, Tomie dePaola, Tomie 120 making a cloak
Some Bugs DiTerlizzi, Angela Wenzel, Brendan 95 bugs
Knit Together Dominguez, Angela Dominguez, Angela 164 knitting, mothers and daughters
underGROUND Fleming, Denise Fleming, Denise 46 underground life
How My Parents Learned to Eat Friedman, Ina R. Say, Allen 1,242 Japanese and western eating
Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening Frost, Robert Jeffers, Susan 108 poem, winter
When Planet Earth Was New Gladstone, James Diemert, Katherine 296 beginning of planet earth
Ox-Cart Man Hall, Donald Cooney, Barbara 654 frontier living
A House is a House for Me Hoberman, Mary Ann Fraser, Betty 732 homes, poem
I Like Old Clothes Hoberman, Mary Ann Barton, Patrice 287 old clothes
Jacob's New Dress Hoffman, Sarah and Ian Case, Chris 862 gender-nonconformance
Jacob's Room to Choose Hoffman, Sarah and Ian Case, Chris gender-nonconformance, gender expression
Just Say Boo! Hood, Susan Henry, Jed 166 Halloween
The Little Bit Scary People Jenkins, Emily Boiger, Alexandra 513 understanding others
What Do You Do With a Tail Like This? Jenkins, Steve & Page, Robin Jenkins, Steve & Page, Robin 473 animals body parts
Who Am I? An Animal Guessing Game Jenkins, Steve & Page, Robin Jenkins, Steve & Page, Robin 201 animals
Weeds Find a Way Jenson-Elliott, Cindy Fisher, Carolyn 313 weeds
The Quilt Story Johnston, Tony dePaola, Tomie 567 a family heirloom quilt
How Big Were Dinosaurs? Judge, Lita Judge, Lita 1,016 dinosaurs
The Colors of Us Katz, Karen Katz, Karen 423 different skin colors
The Snowy Day Keats, Ezra Jack Keats, Ezra Jack 316 playing in the snow
Hot Dog! Eleanor Roosevelt Throws a Picnic Kimmelman, Leslie Juhasz, Victor 1,322 first lady
The Philharmonic Gets Dressed Kuskin, Karla Simont, Marc 1,252 orchestra
Bone by Bone: Comparing Animal Skeletons Levine, Sara Spookytooth, T.S. 963 vertebrates
Uncle Peter's Amazing Chinese Wedding Look, Lenore Heo, Yumi 1,448 wedding
Toilet: How It Works Macaulay, David Macaulay, David 942 how toilets work
Don't Sneeze at the Wedding Mayer, Pamela Avilés, Martha 701 wedding
15 Things NOT to Do With a Baby McAllister, Margaret Sterling, Holly 177 babies
Our Subway Baby Mercurio, Peter Espinosa, Leo 1,142 2020 adoption
I Spy Shapes in Art Micklethwait, Lucy various 117 famous paintings, shapes
Our Family Tree: An Evolution Story Peters, Lisa Westberg Stringer, Lauren 626 evolution
Guess What is Growing Inside This Egg Posada, Mia Posada, Mia 838 animal eggs
The Glorious Flight Provensen, Alice and Martin Provensen, Alice and Martin 876 early airplane
Blackout Rocco, John Rocco, John 158 blackouts
Blizzard Rocco, John Rocco, John 666 blizzard
A Fawn in the Grass Ryder, Joanne Narahashi, Keiko 155 observing wildlife
I Used to be Afraid Seeger, Laura Vaccaro Seeger, Laura Vaccaro 78 overcoming fears
Who Put the Cookies in the Cookie Jar? Shannon, George Paschkis, Julie 143 food production
Can I Eat That? Stein, Joshua David Rothman, Julia 329 edible things
The Man with the Violin Stinson, Kathy Petricic 444 musician
Carry Me: Animal Babies on the Move Stockdale, Susan Stockdale, Susan 81 animal babies
Me on the Map Sweeney, Joan Leng, Qin 296 map

I Love My Hair Tarpley, Natasha Anastasia Lewis, E.B. 469 African-American hair
Press Here Tullet, Hervé Tullet, Hervé 245 following directions
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Viorst, Judith Cruz, Ray 741 a bad day
Susan B. Anthony Wallner, Alexandra Wallner, Alexandra 1,610 biography, women's rights
A Chair for My Mother Williams, Vera B. Williams, Vera B. 1,073 saving, generosity
Henri's Scissors Winter, Jeanette Winter, Jeanette 426 biography, artist
The Watcher: Jane Goodall's Life with the Chimps Winter, Jeanette Winter, Jeanette 972 biography, chimpanzees



Chapter Books

These are longer well-written books that are either realistic fiction, historical fiction, non-fiction or biographies. They would need to be read over the course of several days. (Not a lot here yet. Sorry. Looking for suggestions.)

Title Author Illustrator Word Count Topic
Linnea in Monet's Garden Bjork, Christina Anderson, Lena 5,871
Sarah, Plain and Tall MacLachlan, Patricia 8,377
Little House on the Prairie Wilder, Laura Ingalls 52,038

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