Children’s Books

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Beautiful Oops

Author Barney Saltzberg offers a one-of-a-kind interactive book that shows young readers how every mistake is an opportunity to make something beautiful. A singular work of imagination, creativity, and paper engineering, Beautiful Oops! is filled with pop-ups, lift-the-flaps, tears, holes, overlays, bends, smudges, and even an accordion "telescope"—each demonstrating the magical transformation from blunder to wonder.

Allie's Basketball Dream

Barbara E. Barber

Allie''s always been hooked on basketball, but the boys she knows won''t play with her. On the verge of giving up, Allie has one last go at it--and she makes the basket. Inspired by her persistence, her friends all want to join in.

A Boy and A Bear: A Children's Relaxation Book

Lori Lite

A Boy and a Bear teaches young children how to relax and calm themselves. Written for children 3 - 10 years old, this book tells the story of a young boy who encounters a polar bear while they are both climbing a snow covered mountain. The boy and bear become friends and learn an important lesson in relaxation together.


Rosemary Wells

It''s Grandma''s birthday, and Max wants to make her an icky, worm-infested cake. But Ruby says, "No, Max. We are going to make Grandma an angel surprise cake, with raspberry-fluff icing." Will Max let his bossy older sister keep him out of the kitchen? Or will they both become bunnies who bake?

The Carrot Seed

Ruth Krauss

When a little boy plants a carrot seed, everyone tells him it won't grow. But when you are very young, there are some things that you just know, and the little boy knows that one day a carrot will come up. So he waters his seed, and pulls the weeds, and he waits ...


David Gets in Trouble

David Shannon

When David gets in trouble, he always says, "No! It''s not my fault! I didn''t mean to! It was an accident!" Whatever the situation, David''s got a good excuse. And no matter what he''s done "wrong, " it''s never really his fault. Soon, though, David realizes that making excuses makes him feel bad, and saying he''s sorry makes him feel better. Once again, David Shannon entertains us with David''s mischievous antics and a lighthearted story that''s sure to leave kids (and parents) laughing.

David Goes to School

David Shannon

How Full is Your Bucket

Tom Rath & Mary Reckmeyer

Through the story of a little boy named Felix, this charming book explains to children how being kind not only helps others, it helps them, too. Illustrations.


I Can't Wait

Elizabeth Crary

A little boy considers eight things to do while he waits to take his turn. Presents questions about behavior and feelings for an adult to ask the child as each alternative in the story is considered.

I Want It

Elizabeth Crary

Let's Talk About...... Series of 12 books on feelings.

A book series on feelings: Afraid, Attention, Accepting No, Being Good, Being Helpful, Being Patient, Being Shy, Feeling Angry,Feeling Frustrated, Feeling Jealous, Feeling Sad, Saying No.

Lucky Song

Mean Soup

Betsy Everitt

It has been a bad day for Horace. A very bad day. He's come home feeling mean. But his mother knows just what to do! "For the book Mean Soup, the recipe is as follows: (1) clever text spiced with one or two outrageous bits; (2) a grand message about getting out anger instead of locking it inside; and (3) exciting artwork as full of life as the story."--Booklist

Mommy Don't Go

Elizabeth Crary

Now in their second editions, these stories help children ages 3-8 learn to solve social problems effectively and compassionately. Because the stories are interactive, kids are encouraged to consider several different ways of solving problems. If children don''t like how the stories turn out, they can go back and try another method.

Matthew is unhappy: his mother is going away on a trip and he will have to stay with a babysitter. What will make him feel better?

My Sister has Autism and that's okay!

Written by 7 year old Veronica as a gift for her 3 year old sister and showing her love and unconditional support for Vanessa.

No David!

David Shannon

Named a 1999 Caldecott Medal honor book. When author and artist David Shannon was five years old, he wrote a semi-autobiographical story of a little kid who broke all his mother''s rules. He chewed with his mouth open, jumped on the furniture, and he broke his mother''s vase. As a result, all David ever heard his mother say was "No, David!"


Kathryn Otoshi

Blue is a quiet color. Red''s a hothead who likes to pick on Blue. Yellow, Orange, Green, and Purple don''t like what they see, but what can they do? When no one speaks up, things get out of hand - until One comes along and shows all the colors how to stand up, stand together, and count. As budding young readers learn about numbers, counting, and primary and secondary colors, they also learn about accepting each other''s differences and how it sometimes just takes one voice to make everyone count

Owl Babies

Martin Waddell

The bay owls came out of their house,
and they sat on the tree and waited.
A big branch for Sarah, a small branch for Percy,
and an old piece of ivy for Bill.

The Runaway Bunny

Margaret Wise Brown

Clement Hurd redrew some of his pictures for this new edition of the profoundly comforting story of a bunny?s imaginary game of hide-and-seek and the lovingly steadfast mother who finds him every time. "Best of the Best" Children's Books 1966?1978 (SLJ) Outstanding Children's Books of 1972 (NYT)

Sam's Bear

A picture book story for 5-8 year olds about substance use during pregnancy and brain development.

Terry Fox- A Story of Hope

Toad Makes A Road

Cox Phil Roxbee, Stephan Cartwright

The Way I Feel

Janan Cain

There''s an abundance of children''s vocabulary books offering nouns and action words, but very few providing words for feelings. Janan Cain is the mother of two small children and an artist who has created this winning vocabulary that will help small children find words to express the way they feel. Each of the 14 simple poems is illustrated with delightfully expressive drawings over a two-page spread. The Way I Feel should help reduce the frustration that both parents and children feel when they can''t share their hearts.

What to do When You Grumble Too Much


"Guides children and their parents through cognitive-behavioral techniques used to treat negative thinking. Lively metaphors and illustrations help kids see life''s hurdles in a new way, while drawing and writing activities help them master skills to get over those hurdles. And step-by-step instructions point the way toward becoming happier, more positive kids. This interactive self-help book is the complete resource for educating, motivating, and empowering children to work toward change."

When Sophie Gets Angry... Really Really Angry

Molly Bang

Everybody gets angry sometimes. For children, anger can be very upsetting. Parents, teachers, and children can talk about it. People do lots of different things when they get angry. In this Caldecott Honor book, kids will see what Sophie does when she gets angry.



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