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Word Play
Playing with language is great fun, and also supports the development of several skills kids need to become readers.
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  Cover Art: Rub-a-dub Sub Ashman, Linda
Rub-a-dub Sub
A young boy meets many friendly sea animals as he travels underwater in his bright orange submarine.
Easy Picture Book ASHMAN
  Cover Art: Cock-a-doodle-doo, Creak, Pop-pop, Moo Aylesworth, Jim
Cock-a-doodle-doo, Creak, Pop-pop, Moo
Rhyming text plays with the many sounds heard on a farm, from a rooster's morning crow to an owl's goodnight call.
Easy Picture Book AYLESWORTH
  Cover Art: How Do You Wokka-wokka? Bluemle, Elizabeth
How Do You Wokka-wokka?
A young boy who likes to wokka-wokka, shimmy-shake, and shocka-shocka gathers his neighbors together for a surprise celebration.
Easy Picture Book BLUEMLE
  Cover Art: A Boy and his Bunny Bryan, Sean
A Boy and his Bunny
One morning, a boy wakes up with a rabbit on his head and, although his mother is skeptical, he soon discovers that he can be fed, ride a bobsled, and even look cool with a rabbit on his head.
Easy Picture Book BRYAN
  Cover Art: Jazzmatazz! Calmenson, Stephanie
When a piano-playing mouse scurries into a house to get warm, watch out! In no time he has a whole family, then a whole town, making music. The words have their own jazz beat.
Easy Picture Book CALMENS
  Cover Art: Llama Llama Misses Mama Dewdney, Anna
Llama Llama Misses Mama
Young Llama experiences separation anxiety on his first day of nursery school until his mother thinks of a great solution.
Easy Picture Book DEWDNEY
  Cover Art: Good Night, Sleep Tight Fox, Mem
Good Night, Sleep Tight
Bonnie and Ben's favorite babysitter reads them nursery rhymes before putting them to bed.
Easy Picture Book
  Cover Art: Orange Pear Apple Bear Gravett, Emily
Orange Pear Apple Bear
Explores concepts of color, shape, and food using only five simple words, as a bear juggles and plays.
Easy Picture Book GRAVETT
  Cover Art: Cat Tale Hall, Michael
Cat Tale
Three adventurous and inquisitive cats named Lillian, Tilly, and William J. have an exciting afternoon playing together.
Easy Picture Book
  Cover Art: I Will Kiss You (Lots and Lots and Lots!) Hample, Stuart E.
I Will Kiss You (Lots and Lots and Lots!)
There are oh-so-many reasons to give kisses! This list plays with silly rhymes that help build early literacy skills.
Easy Picture Book HAMPLE
  Cover Art: Dinosaur Dinosaur Lewis, Kevin
Dinosaur Dinosaur
A rhyming story about a busy day in the life of a young dinosaur.
Easy Picture Book LEWIS
  Cover Art: Chicky Chicky Chook Chook MacLennan, Cathy
Chicky Chicky Chook Chook
Chicks, kitties, and bees play in the morning and get sleepy in the afternoon heat. Stresses the rhythm of words mimicking animal sounds.
Easy Picture Book MACLENN
  Cover Art: Bubble Trouble Mahy, Margaret
Bubble Trouble
In this rhyming, rhythmic tale, Mabel blows a bubble that captures Baby and wafts him away, resulting in a wild chase that involves the whole neighborhood.
Easy Picture Book MAHY
  Cover Art: Pig Pig Meets the Lion McPhail, David
Pig Pig Meets the Lion
Play with prepositions as a friendly lion escapes from the local zoo and visits Pig Pig one morning.
Easy Picture Book
  Cover Art: The Construction Crew Meltzer, Lynn
The Construction Crew
A construction crew tears down an old building and builds a new house in its place.
Easy Picture Book MELTZER
  Cover Art: Hand Book Newman, Jeff
Hand Book
Follows a person's journey through life, focusing on the hands and what they do, from babyhood to adulthood, when a new pair of hands comes into existence.
Easy Picture Book NEWMAN
  Cover Art: Smash! Mash! Crash! There Goes the Trash! Odanaka, Barbara
Smash! Mash! Crash! There Goes the Trash!
A young piglet watches from his apartment window as the garbage of the city is collected in this rhyming imitation of all the sights and sounds of the neighborhood on trash day.
Easy Picture Book ODANAKA
  Cover Art: Bears on Chairs Parenteau, Shirley
Bears on Chairs
Four chairs. Four adorable bears. All is well until Big Brown Bear shows up and wants a seat. Can these clever bears put their heads together (among other things) and make space for one more?
Easy Picture Book
  Cover Art: Guyku: A Year of Haiku for Boys Raczka, Bob
Guyku: A Year of Haiku for Boys
Raczka and Reynolds present a humorous haiku collection perfect for guys (big and small) that celebrates outdoor fun throughout the seasons.
Easy Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Ernest the Moose Who Doesn't Fit Rayner, Catherine.
Ernest the Moose Who Doesn't Fit
A rather large moose who cannot fit on the page teams up with his little chipmunk friend to find a creative solution.
Easy Picture Book RAYNER
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