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Bye-Bye Time


Elizabeth Verdick - 2008
    Being dropped off at childcare or cared for by a baby-sitter means saying good-bye to Mom or Dad—and for many toddlers, bye-bye is a big deal. This gentle book helps ease the transition with simple rituals: hugs and kisses, a big wave, a deep breath, and the confidence to seek comfort with the new caregiver or other children. Toddlers learn that good-bye isn’t forever, it’s just for a while. Part of the Toddler Tools series, Bye-Bye Time can be shared before (or during) the desired “time,” or whenever toddlers need encouragement with routines. Includes tips for parents and caregivers.

100th Day Worries


Margery Cuyler - 2000
    She wants to bring something really good. but what? 100 marshmallows? No, too sticky.100 yo-yos? Nah, that's silly. When Jessica reaches the 99th day, she really starts to worry. She still doesn't know what to bring! Could the best collection of 100 things be right under her eyes?

The Baby Sister


Tomie dePaola - 1996
    But he didn't ask for stern Nana Fall-River to come while his mom is in the hospital. Tommy and Nana don't get along very well, but when little Maureen is born, all the trouble is forgotten.

When Mama Comes Home Tonight


Eileen Spinelli - 1998
    It can be hard waiting for Mama to come home, but once she's there it's the best time of the day. This soothing, rhythmic book celebrates the precious rituals a mother and child perform together as they wind down to bedtime. It shows that when you share them with someone you love, even the most simple activities can be playful, relaxing, and intimate.

Bea and Mr. Jones


Amy Schwartz - 1982
    Really bored. Her dad is fed up with being stuck in an office. Really, really fed up. So Bea and Mr. Jones decide to change places. Neither kindergarten nor the office will ever be the same.     Originally published in 1982, Bea and Mr. Jones, Amy Schwartz’s unforgettable debut picture book, was a New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year and a Reading Rainbow selection. Now back with a fresh design, this charming favorite will inspire a new generation of children to see everyday life in a whole new light.

Boomer Goes to School


Constance W. McGeorge - 1996
    Now Boomer is going to school! Like many new students, Boomer finds that going to school can be a bit confusing...at first. But in the end, he discovers that school is a great place for friends, learning, and fun!

Dandelions


Eve Bunting - 1995
    Even after they build their soddie, the home can't be seen from any distance. Zoe has never seen Papa so happy or Mama so sad. But when she takes a trip to the small prairie town with Papa, Zoe sees something that might make a difference to their new soddie, and to Mama's life, too.

Ira Sleeps Over


Bernard Waber - 1972
    Ira is thrilled to spend the night at Reggie's, until his sister raises the question of whether he should take his teddy bear.

Arthur's Reading Race


Marc Brown - 1996
    is quick to recognize signs such as ZOO, DON'T WALK, POLICE, and ICE CREAM.  When she reads WET PAINT before her big brother does, Arthur is in for a colorful surprise!

Watch the Stars Come Out


Riki Levinson - 1980
    In this warm, poignant story, a little girl hears how, long ago, another little red-haired girl - her great-grandmother - sailed across the sea with her older brother to join their immigrant parents in a strange new land called America.

Can I Keep Him?


Steven Kellogg - 1992
    Refused dog or cat, deer or tiger, bear or dinosaur, he finally settles realistically for a two-legged pet: a new boy next door.

The Legend of the Easter Egg


Lori Walburg - 1999
    "Let's pretend we're hunting Easter eggs!" Lucy says. "What are Easter eggs?" Thomas wonders. In The Legend of the Easter Egg, young Thomas learns the deeper meaning behind Easter eggs and the Easter story itself. When his older sister Lucy falls sick, Thomas goes to stay with John and Mary Sonneman at their candy store. But all the candy he could desire does not cure Thomas's aching heart. Only when Mary Sonneman shares with him the story of Easter does he understand the hope he has -- and what he can do about his sister's illness. Featuring the beloved setting and characters from the best-selling Legend of the Candy Cane, this moving story takes us deeper into the mystery of Christianity. Dramatic illustrations by James Bernardin underscore the chilling fear of separation and death -- and the dazzling joy of reunion and new life.

Mean Soup


Betsy Everitt - 1992
    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

Amazing Faces


Lee Bennett Hopkins - 2010
    Girls and boys, women and men invite us to experience their world, understand their lives, and find the connections that bring us together.

The Berenstain Bears: When I Grow Up


Mike Berenstain - 2015
    But then a friend of the Berenstains, Professor Actual Factual, takes Sister and Brother Bear on a special Bear Country job tour.Firefighter or artist, farmer or astronaut—there are so many choices, and Sister enjoys thinking about what she might do in her career.