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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: It's Okay to Make Mistakes Parr, Todd.
It's Okay to Make Mistakes
Easy Picture Book
added Jul 24, 2014
Tips for sharing: Everyone could use a little reassurance now and then, and this bright, cheerful picture book is a caring way to share it.  Each two page spread begins with a simple statement -- "It's ok...read more


  Cover Art: Monkey See Look at Me! Siminovich, Lorena
Monkey See Look at Me!
Easy Picture Book
added Jul 15, 2014
Tips for sharing: This book has a great message: celebrate your special gifts! Each animal featured in the story has a special skill, and while the monkey tries to copy those skills, nobody can do them as well as the a...read more


  Cover Art: Spork Maclear, Kyo
Spork
Easy Picture Book
added Jun 26, 2014
Tips for sharing: Even though Spork has a loving spoon-mom and fork-dad, it is clear that he is different from all the rest. Sure, there are a few families that combine chopsticks and knives, tongs and forks. But there...read more


  Cover Art: Calvin Can't Fly : the Story of a Bookworm Birdie Berne, Jennifer.
Calvin Can't Fly : the Story of a Bookworm Birdie
Easy Picture Book
added Jun 2, 2014
Tips for sharing: While the other birds in his family are taking flying lessons Calvin is spending time at the library. He is teased by his family until one day knowledge he gained reading says the day! Calvin’s ...read more


  Cover Art: Elephant's Story Pearson, Tracey Campbell
Elephant's Story
Easy Picture Book
added May 28, 2014
Tips for sharing: When Gracie’s friend Elephant finds her favorite book, he sniffs and the words go up his trunk!  What follows is a delightful tale of animals wanting to play with the letters, while elephan...read more


  Cover Art: Some Bugs DiTerlizzi, Angela
Some Bugs
Easy Picture Book
added May 27, 2014
Tips for sharing: With chirpy rhyme and vivid colors, this book will inspire you to explore the outdoors together.  Packed with action verbs, the rhythmic verse invites readers and listeners alike to chant along: ...read more


  Cover Art: Solomon Crocodile Rayner, Catherine
Solomon Crocodile
Easy Picture Book
added May 6, 2014
Tips for sharing: With a catchy, gold-splattered design, Solomon Crocodile’s giant, toothy smile on the book cover suggests that impishness will be found inside… Rich with vocabulary-building opportunities...read more


  Cover Art: Copycat Bear! Sandall, Ellie
Copycat Bear!
Easy Picture Book
added Apr 30, 2014
Tips for sharing: Blue the bear and Mango the bird are the best of friends, going absolutely everywhere together.  But with that comes some slightly unwelcome behavior: copying.  At first, this seems harmless...read more


  Cover Art: When Stravinsky Met Nijinsky : Two Artists Their Ballet and One Extraordinary Riot Stringer, Lauren
When Stravinsky Met Nijinsky : Two Artists Their Ballet and One Extraordinary Riot
Easy Nonfiction Book
added Apr 22, 2014
Tips for sharing: What will we play about? “When Stravinsky Met Nijinsky” tells the true life story of two artists who longed to stretch their imaginations and create “something new and different&rdqu...read more


  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
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


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