"You can’t stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes."
-A.A. Milne, Winnie The Pooh
"And so he listened. And in his listening, his heart opened wide and then wider still."
-Kate DiCamillo, The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane
“There are all kinds of courage,” said Dumbledore, smiling. “It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.”
-J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
"Isn’t it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back everything is different?"
-C. S. Lewis, Prince Caspian
"But there was one other thing that the grownups also knew, and it was this: that however small the chance might be of striking lucky, the chance was there."
-Roald Dahl, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
"If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world."
-J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit
"You need a reason to be sad. You don't need a reason to be happy."
-Louis Sachar, Sideways Stories From Wayside School
"Good Night stars, goodnight air, goodnight noises everywhere."
-Margaret Wise Brown, Good Night Moon
"When I was one I had just begun…"
-A.A. Milne, Now We Are Six
"All those woulda-coulda-shouldas all ran away and hid from one little did"
-Shel Silverstein, Falling Up
Once there was a little bunny who wanted to run away. So he said to his mother, “I am running away.” “If you run away”, said his mother, “I will run after you. For you are my little bunny.”
-Margaret Wise Brown, The Runaway Bunny
"When Mrs. Frederick C. Little’s second son arrived, everybody noticed that he was not much bigger than a mouse. The truth of the matter was, the baby looked very much like a mouse in every way."
-E.B.White, Stuart Little
"It’s a party. A big Dog party."
-By P.D.Eastman, Go, Dog. Go!
"This is George. He lived in Africa. He was very happy. But he had one fault. He was too curious."
-H.A. Rey, Curious George
"The sky is always ready to play…"
-Jasper Tomkins, The Sky Jumps Into Your Shoes At Night
"One Sunday morning the warm sun came up and –pop!—out of the egg came a tiny and very hungry caterpillar."
-Eric Carle, The Very Hungry Caterpillar
“I’ll take a hamburger with lettuce, tomato, and an onion.” “Hey, Frank, burn one, take it through the garden, and pin a rose on it.”
-Alexandra Day, Frank and Ernest
But the wild things cried, “Oh please don’t go—we’ll eat you up—we love you so!” And Max said, “No!”
-Maurice Sendak, Where the Wild Things Are
"Pickles was a young cat. His paws were big. And he wished to do big things with them."
-Esther Averill, The Fire Cat
“I gather colors,” answered Frederick simply. “For winter is gray.”
-Leo Lionni, Frederick
“And now,” cried Max, “let the wild rumpus start!”
-Maurice Sendak, Where The Wild Things Are
“All the secrets of the world are contained in books. Read at your own risk.”
-Lemony Snicket
“Miracles are like meatballs, because nobody can exactly agree on what they are made of, where they come from, or how often they should appear.”
-Lemony Snicket, The Carnivorous Carnival
“You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grownups, then you write it for children.”[
-Madeleine L’Engle
“Some things have to be believed to be seen.”
-Madeleine L’Engle, Many Waters

3 to 6 years of age

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    Creepy Carrots!
    Aaron Reynolds

    The Twilight Zone comes to the carrot patch in this clever picture book parable about a rabbit...

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    A Home for Bird
    Philip C. Stead

    While out foraging for interesting things, Vernon the toad finds a new friend - a small blue...

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    Red Sled
    Lita Judge

    In this almost wordless picture book, a host of woodland creatures take a child's sled for a...

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    Grandpa Green
    Lane Smith

    From Lane Smith comes a timeless story of family history, legacy, and love. Grandpa Green wasn...

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    John Rocco

    One hot summer night in the city, all the power goes out. The TV shuts off and a boy wails, ...

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    Naamah and the Ark at Night
    Susan Campbell Bartoletti

    As Noah’s wife sings the animals to sleep, an age-old tale is told afresh in a soothing...

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    Duckling Gets a Cookie!?
    Mo Willems

    Duckling gets a cookie? What do you mean DUCKLING GETS A COOKIE?! Pigeon is NOT happy about...

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    Mrs. Noodlekugel
    Daniel Pinkwater

    With signature wit and whimsy, the inimitable Daniel Pinkwater introduces an eccentric,...

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    Nikki McClure

    Apple follows the life of an apple throughout the year, demonstrating the cyclical patterns in...

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    Apple Cake
    Julie Paschkis

    In this lovely valentine of a book, Julie Paschkis offers young readers a glimpse of the...


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    The Runaway Dinner
    Allan Ahlberg

    What happens if someone's dinner decides that, well, it doesn't want to be eaten? For a hungry...

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    Papa and Me
    Arthur Dorros

    When I'm with my papá, I can fly like an eagle, an águila.
    I can climb alto...

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    Monkey with a Tool Belt
    Chris Monroe

    Whether you need a beebersaw or a chisel, Chico Bon Bon's your monkey. He can build or fix...

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    Jeannie Baker

    An innovative, two-in-one picture book follows a parallel day in the life of two families: one...

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    Magic Beach
    Crockett Johnson

    Previously unpublished artwork by the creator of the beloved childhood classic Harold and the...

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    David Ezra Stein

    It's a young bear's first autumn, and the falling leaves surprise him. He tries to put them...

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    And Then Comes Halloween
    Tom Brenner

    When nighttime creeps closer to suppertime, And red and gold seep into green leaves...Then it...

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    Room on the Broom
    Julia Donaldson

    The witch and her cat are happily flying through the sky on a broomstick when the wind picks...

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    Ghosts in the House!
    Kazuno Kohara

    Just the right mix of sweet and scary for the youngest trick-or treaters.

    At the edge of...

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    Uri Shulevitz

    "It's snowing," said boy with dog.
    "It's only a snowflake," said grandfather with beard....


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    Bubble Trouble
    Margaret Mahy

    When little Mabel’s bubble gets away from her, it’s her baby brother who gets into trouble....

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    Higher! Higher!
    Leslie Patricelli

    The sky’s no limit in a witty picture book about a child on a swing and the wonders of the...

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    A Bit More Bert
    Allan Ahlberg

    This time, Bert's adventures include having a haircut - the reader is invited to give Bert a...

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    John Coltrane's Giant Steps
    Chris Raschka

    You may be surprised at the tricky music a box,a snowflake, some raindrops, and a kitten can...

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    The Imaginary Garden
    Andrew Larsen

    Theodora loved her grandfather's old garden. His new apartment's balcony is too windy and...

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    Big Momma Makes the World
    Phyllis Root

    When Big Momma makes the world, she doesn’t mess around. With a baby on her hip and laundry...

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    When You Were Small
    Sara O'Leary

    When father puts young Henry to bed he always says "Dad, tell me about when I was small." His...

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    Where You Came From
    Sara O'Leary

    In this adorable picture book, inquisitive little Henry wants to know where he came from. His...

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    What James Likes Best
    Amy Schwartz

    A little boy goes with his parents on an express bus to visit twins, in a taxi to visit...

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    No Two Alike
    Keith Baker

    Are two snowflakes just alike?

    Almost, almost—but not quite.



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    The Widow's Broom
    Chris Van Allsburg

    A widow finds herself in possession of an extraordinary broom left by a witch who fell into...

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    The Story of Ferdinand
    Munro Leaf

    Translated into more than sixty languages, this classic tale of a peaceable bull has been a...

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    Georgie's Halloween
    Robert Bright

    Georgie the ghost almost wins the prize for the best costume at the Halloween party.

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    Clifford's Halloween
    Norman Bridwell

    Out of all the holidays, Emily Elizabeth and Clifford like Halloween the most. They play...

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    Clifford's First Halloween
    Norman Bridwell

    This beloved Clifford book, now in board book format with foil!

    It's Clifford's...

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    Apples and Pumpkins
    Anne Rockwell

    A young girl spends a glorious fall day picking apples and searching for the perfect pumpkin...

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    Clifford and the Halloween Parade
    Norman Bridwell

    Everyone's favorite Big Red Dog is back again as a part of the Scholastic Reader series! It...

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    Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf
    Lois Ehlert

    Lois Ehlert uses watercolor collage and pieces of actual seeds, fabric, wire, and roots in...

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    Pumpkin Moonshine
    Tasha Tudor

    It's almost Halloween and little Sylvie Ann has found the biggest, fattest pumpkin. But before...

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    Corgiville Fair
    Tasha Tudor

    In Corgiville, as in many small towns all over America, the biggest event of the year is the...