"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

ABC's and Numbers

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    Apple Pie ABC
    Alison Murray

    When an apple pie arrives piping hot on the kitchen table, a little pup does everything from A...

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    Z Is for Moose
    Kelly Bingham

    Z is for Zebra.

    Zebra is absolutely certain he’ll be able to direct everyone to appear ...

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    Matthew A.B.C.
    Peter Catalanotto

    Mrs. Tuttle has her hands full with a class of twenty-five boys -- and to make matters worse,...

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    Basher's ABC Kids
    Simon Basher

    Using creative alliteration, his signature Manga-style artwork, and his eye for clever design,...

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    A Call for a New Alphabet
    Jeffrey Czekaj

    Tired of being under-used and third to last, the letter X calls for a change in alphabetical...

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    One Two That's My Shoe!
    Alison Murray

    When a mischievous puppy runs off with his owner's shoe, it's a race from one to ten to get it...

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    Alphabet Under Construction
    Denise Fleming

    An artist's approach to introducing the alphabet. Mouse airbrushes the A, buttons the B,...

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    City Numbers
    Joanne Schwartz

    Joanne Schwartz and Matt Beam have discovered numbers in many different forms all over the...

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    If Rocks Could Sing: A Discovered Alphabet
    Leslie McGuirk

    Amazing rocks, found on a stretch of beach near the author's home, comprise this unique...

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    Count 1 to 10
    Kees Moerbeek

    Children will learn to count up from 1 to 10 and back down again with this brightly illustrate...

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    The Hidden Alphabet
    Laura Vaccaro Seeger

    Open this unusual book and you'll be greeted by a striking image of an arrowhead, surrounded...

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    The City ABC Book
    Zoran Milich

    Every large city is filled with sights and sounds and lots and lots of words. But have you...

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    Max's ABC
    Rosemary Wells

    Everybody’s favorite bunnies, Max and Ruby, are back, starring in their very own ABC concept...

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    The Turn-Around, Upside-Down Alphabet Book
    Lisa Campbell Ernst

    At every turn these letters are full of surprises. Imagine! What other things can you discover...

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    The Dangerous Alphabet
    Neil Gaiman

    A is for Always, that's where we embark... Two children, treasure map in hand, and their pet...

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    City by Numbers
    Stephen T. Johnson

    In the ideal follow-up to his stunning Caldecott Honor book Alphabet City, Stephen T. Johnson...

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    Discovering Nature's Alphabet
    Krystina Castella, Brian Boyl

    If you stand in just the right place, at just the right time, you are going to see some pretty...

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    LMNO Peas
    Keith Baker

    Get ready to roll through the alphabet with a jaunty cast of busy little peas. Featuring a...

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    Colors, Numbers, Letters
    Leo Lionni

    Leo Lionni's playful mice present the three most basic early-learning concepts in one irresist...

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    Charley Harper ABCs
    Charley Harper

    The incredible illustrations from modern artist Charley Harper come to vivid life in this...

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    The Sleepy Little Alphabet: A Bedtime Story from Alphabet Town
    Judy Sierra

    A fun read-aloud for little ones who are learning their ABCs. It's sleepy time in Alphabet...

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    The Racecar Alphabet
    Brian Floca

    A is for Automobiles, machines on wheels.
    B is for Belts turning, fuel burning, the buzz...

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    Alpha Bravo Charlie: The Military Alphabet
    Chris L. Demarest

    Using words to represent each letter of the alphabet is called the International Communication...

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    Firefighters A to Z
    Chris L. Demarest

    Every day, brave firefighters come to our rescue. When the fire alarm sounds, men and women...

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    SuperHero ABC
    Bob McLeod

    Silly and zany, and armed with the most unusual skills, the cast of superheroes that fill...

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    The Construction Alphabet Book
    Jerry Pallotta

    The author's trademark humor punctuates the informative text of a lively alphabet book that...

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    Wipe Clean Flash Cards ABC
    Roger Priddy

    • For ages 3 and up.
    • High-quality, durable, wipe-clean cards.
    • Three colored wi...

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    A is for Aloha
    U'ilani Goldsberry

    The landscape of Hawaii is as exotic as its history and people. Written and illustrated by...

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    My Very First Book of Numbers
    Eric Carle

    Can you tell how many cherries there are? How many apples? In the brilliantly colorful My Very...

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    Eric Carle's ABC
    Eric Carle

    A. B. C. D. Unfold the full-page flaps to reveal an ant, bear, camel, and duck! Eric Carle’s...

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    Brian Wildsmith's ABC
    Brian Wildsmith

    This gem designed by Brian Wildsmith has long been a favorite alphabet book. His luscious...

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    Eating the Alphabet
    Lois Ehlert

    While teaching upper- and lowercase letters to preschoolers, Ehlert introduces fruits and...

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    The Handmade Alphabet
    Laura Rankin

    Presents the handshape for each letter of the American manual alphabet accompanied by an...

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    The Z Was Zapped
    Chris Van Allsburg

    A dramatic black- and- white presentation of the alphabet in which the three-time Caldecott...

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    Animalia
    Graeme Base

    An acclaimed artist presents an imaginative, whimsical journey through the letters of the...

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    Ten Little Rabbits
    Virginia Grossman

    Weaving, fishing, and storytelling are all part of this spirited book that celebrates Native...

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    Ten Go Tango
    Arthur Dorros

    Here's the band--
    they play and play.
    1 osprey dances ballet....

    That twirlin...

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    Big Fat Hen
    Keith Baker

    One, two, buckle my shoe. Three, four, shut the door... Nine, ten, big fat hen! Now young...

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    V for Vanishing: An Alphabet of Endangered Animals
    Patricia Mullins

    This collection of endangered animals—from armadillo to zebra—introduces children both to...

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    Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
    Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault

    Bill Martin Jr and John Archambault's rhythmic chant and Lois Ehlert's exuberant collage...