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Picture Books (ages 3 - 8)

Little Old Big Beard and Big Young Little Beard
 by Remy Charlip
Two cowboys in search of their lost cow, Grace, are delighted when she finally finds them.


Ella Sarah Gets Dressed by Margaret Chodos-Irvine
Despite the advice of others in her family, Ellah Sarah persists in wearing the striking and unusual outfit of her own choosing.


The Story of Kites by Ying Chang Compestine
Long ago in China, three brothers become tired of chasing birds from their family's rice fields and experiment with ways to make the job easier.


Old Granny and the Bean Thief by Cynthia DeFelice
After a thief steals Old Granny's beans while she is asleep at night, she gets some surprising help with catching him.


Rap A Tap Tap by Leo & Diane Dillon
In illustrations and rhyme this book describes the dancing of Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, one of the most famous tap dancers of all time.


The Man Who Walked Between the Towers by Mordicai Gerstein
A lyrical evocation of Philippe Petit's 1974 tightrope walk between the World Trade Center towers.


The Seals on the Bus by Lenny Hort
Different animals--including seals, tigers, geese, rabbits, monkeys, and more--make their own sounds as they ride all around the town on a bus.


The Spider and the Fly by Mary Botham Howitt
An illustrated version of the well-known poem about a wily spider who preys on the vanity and innocence of a little fly.


What Do You Do with a Tail Like This? by Steve Jenkins & Robin Page
A nose for digging? Ears for seeing? Eyes that squirt blood? Explore the many amazing things animals can do with their ears, eyes, mouths, noses, feet, and tails in this beautifully illustrated interactive guessing book by Steve Jenkins and Robin Page.


Just a Minute! A Trickster Tale and Counting Book by Yuyi Morales
In this version of a traditional tale, Senor Calavera arrives at Grandma Beetle's door, ready to take her to the next life, but after helping her count, in English and Spanish, as she makes her birthday preparations, he changes his mind.


Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! by Mo Willems
In his winning debut, Willems finds the preschooler in a pigeon: a cajoling, tantrum-throwing, irresistible bird.


Unlovable by Dan Yaccarino
Alfred, a pug, is made to feel inferior by a cat, a parrot, and the other neighborhood dogs, until a new dog moves in next door and helps Alfred to realize he is fine just the way he is.