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Star Books: For Kids and Caregivers, From Librarians
Share these shining examples of children's literature with the kids in your care. Read them aloud and talk about them. Our expert librarians highlight a picture book each week with tips for sharing. Browse their recommendations, or search by keyword for books on a specific topic.

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  Cover Art: And Red Galoshes Millard, Glenda.
And Red Galoshes
Easy Picture Book
added Apr 14, 2014
Tips for sharing: How often have you heard “I’m bored!” on a rainy day? Well, “And Red Galoshes” by Gelnda Millard has the remedy! In this story, the rain and a pair of oversized red boots...read more


  Cover Art: Six Sheep Sip Thick Shakes : and other Tricky Tongue Twisters Cleary, Brian P.
Six Sheep Sip Thick Shakes : and other Tricky Tongue Twisters
Easy Nonfiction Book
added Apr 9, 2014
Tips for sharing: “Say it ten times fast!” This book of tongue twisters is fun for all ages. Each page includes a unique tongue tying story. Say it fast, say it slow; either way is tricky, though simple eno...read more


  Cover Art: Animal ABC Pfister, Marcus
Animal ABC
Easy Nonfiction Book
added Apr 1, 2014
Tips for sharing: Here’s a smartly-designed alphabet book that works just as well with a big group as one-on-one.  The straightforward layout is perfect for readers just learning their letters: we have the c...read more


  Cover Art: Open Very Carefully O'Byrne, Nicola
Open Very Carefully
Easy Picture Book
added Apr 1, 2014
Tips for sharing: A little duck in a red hat is interrupted when trying to tell the story of The Ugly Duckling by . . . a great big crocodile!  With colorful and bold pictures, the reader is invited to come o...read more


  Cover Art: We March Evans, Shane.
We March
Easy Picture Book
added Mar 15, 2014
Tips for sharing: If we want a young child to understand and appreciate a special occasion or event, we can explain in concrete terms, hearts for Valentine’s Day, shamrocks for St. Patrick’s, etc. “We...read more


  Cover Art: If You Want to See a Whale Fogliano, Julie
If You Want to See a Whale
Easy Picture Book
added Mar 5, 2014
Tips for sharing: “If you want to see a whale” is the story of what you should (and shouldn’t) do if you want to see a whale. The beautiful language and sweet illustrations of this book gently guide t...read more


  Cover Art: And the Cars Go... Bee, William.
And the Cars Go...
Easy Picture Book
added Mar 4, 2014
Tips for sharing: With great illustrations, clever text and featuring different types of transportation, this book is sure to be a hit with almost everyone, and would be perfect for a transportation-themed storytime. F...read more


  Cover Art: Stick! Pritchett, Andy.
Stick!
Easy Picture Book
added Feb 26, 2014
Tips for sharing: We've got a seriously playful puppy here, and all he really wants is a fellow stick-motivated friend.  But each animal he meets seems baffled by the appeal of a stick, when there's grass!...read more


  Cover Art: Foxy in Love Dodd, Emma, 1969-
Foxy in Love
Easy Picture Book
added Feb 15, 2014
Tips for sharing: Emily’s best friend Foxy is happy to help her make Valentine’s Day cards. He produces everything she tells him that she loves with a wave of his tail. But just as Emily clears up confusion...read more


  Cover Art: You are the Pea and I Am the Carrot Elkins, J. Theron
You are the Pea and I Am the Carrot
Easy Picture Book
added Feb 5, 2014
Tips for sharing: A friendship between two very compatible people is desribed in terms of foods that go together, such as funnel cake with powdered sugar, or salsa and chips.  We can pair this book with other book...read more


  Cover Art: 20 Big Trucks in the Middle of the Street Lee, Mark, 1950-
20 Big Trucks in the Middle of the Street
Easy Picture Book
added Jan 26, 2014
Tips for sharing: Can't get enough trucks?  When the ice cream truck breaks down in the middle of the street, the mail truck gets stuck behind, followed closely by a truck carrying hay.  Seventeen trucks ...read more


  Cover Art: Tap the Magic Tree Matheson, Christie
Tap the Magic Tree
Easy Picture Book
added Jan 14, 2014
Tips for sharing: Drop your iPad and read this magical, interactive book, instead! The spreads are comprised of simple white backdrops and watercolors of a tree in different seasons, coupled with short, rhyming verse. ...read more


  Cover Art: Monster be Good! Marshall, Natalie
Monster be Good!
Easy Picture Book
added Jan 10, 2014
Tips for sharing: Be quiet, Take turns. The tables are turned, kids are in control and get to tell everyone else what to do. Things get wild when monsters abound, thank goodness we have kids to keep them in li...read more


  Cover Art: One-dog Sleigh Casanova, Mary
One-dog Sleigh
Easy Picture Book
added Dec 22, 2013
Tips for sharing: A girl and her dog head out on to enjoy a beautiful winter’s day in a “one-dog sleigh.” Soon all the forest animals want to play, and it quickly becomes a “one-owl, one-squirre...read more


  Cover Art: Ah Ha! Mack, Jeff,
Ah Ha!
Easy Picture Book
added Dec 19, 2013
Tips for sharing: This is a wonderful frog story and would be excellent paired with: Jump Frog Jump or Frog and Toad Are Friends.  You might also want to do some frog read more


  Cover Art: How to Morstad, Julie
How to
Easy Picture Book
added Dec 19, 2013
Tips for sharing: With dreamy, timeless illustrations and a simplicity and innocence that comes with childhood play, this book is an imaginative look at a variety of “how to’s.” Each spread has a shor...read more


  Cover Art: Open Very Carefully O'Byrne, Nicola
Open Very Carefully
Easy Picture Book
added Dec 18, 2013
Tips for sharing: A little duck in a red hat is interrupted when trying to tell the story of The Ugly Duckling by - a great big crocodile! With colorful and bold pictures, the reader is invited to come on an ...read more


  Cover Art: There Was a Tree Isadora, Rachel
There Was a Tree
Easy Nonfiction Book
added Nov 25, 2013
Tips for sharing: A classic children’s song comes to life in the book “There was a Tree” by Rachel Isadora. The book has wonderful repetition that will get children singing along – the song is t...read more


  Cover Art: Peck Peck Peck Cousins, Lucy
Peck Peck Peck
Easy Picture Book
added Nov 16, 2013
Tips for sharing: Little woodpecker is old enough to learn how to peck, and once his father shows him how there is no stopping him! He pecks his way through the front door of a house and through a series of rhyming hou...read more


  Cover Art: Flo & Wendell Wegman, William
Flo & Wendell
Easy Picture Book
added Oct 30, 2013
Tips for sharing: "Flo & Wendell" is tongue-in-cheek and hilarious—but, of course, the real draw in this book is the photography. Wegman is famous for pictures of his weimaraners, and with this stor...read more


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