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Children Picture Books

Whoosh and Chug

Whoosh and Chug

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This fun adventure about a fast train and the little engine that saves the day is perfect for young fans of Sebastien Braun's other picture books, Toot and Pop! and Digger and Tom!, as well as new classics such as I'm Dirty by Kate and Jim McMullan and Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site by Sherri Duskey Rinker and Tom Lichtenheld.

Whose Bones Are Those

Whose Bones Are Those

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Inventive and stylish, informative and whimsical, this conceptual picture book from a noted cut-paper artist invites young readers to "guess the animal" by perusing its bones.

Whose bones? A scattering of tiny bones, spread across a vivid background, seem to offer no clues. But turn the page and the bones have elegantly come together, revealing the form of a snake or a lion, a crocodile or an elephant, a flamingo or even a whale. Every vibrant spread of this fascinating book features the skeleton--and also a stylized representation--of a different animal. Even the youngest of readers are invited to scrutinize the visual clues to figure out whose bones are portrayed in this fascinating introduction to vertebrates.

Why

Why

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A piercing picture book about racial injustice from a child's perspective from Taye Diggs and Shane Evans.

Daddy?
Yes, my sweet boy.

Why are those people shouting?

Our people are shouting because we need to be heard. We need to be heard.


Why? is a question asked by children daily, and in this stirking and timely story, it begins a straightforwardand challenging conversation between children of color and the adults in their lives.

Why are the buildings burning? Why are people marching? Why are they crying? Taye Diggs has written a beautiful, powerful, and poignant story that peers through the eyes of a child as they struggle to understand why these events are happening.

Why? distills the conversations many children and adults are having about race, injustice, and anger in communities throughout our country, and gives them context that young readers can connect with. Heartfelt and deeply piercing illustrations from Shane W. Evans will leave a lasting impact on readers of any age. One that will hopefully lead to more conversations, change, and peace within our own communities and the world.

Why

Why

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[Adam] Rex delivers a storytime home run--hilarious, heartfelt, instructive, and interactive. --Booklist, starred review

A sweet and appealing tale for anyone familiar with the universal tendency of young children to always ask WHY? When supervillain Doctor X-Ray swoops in threatening to vanquish an innocent crowd, the only one brave enough not to run away is a little girl, who asks him simply, Why? He is taken aback--but he answers. She keeps asking. And he keeps answering--until a surprising truth is uncovered, and the villain is thwarted.

- A laugh-out-loud take on the small-and-determined-beats-big-loud-bully story, simple questions lead to profound answers in a quest that proves the ultimate power of curiosity
- Monochromatic illustrations with pops of color fill the pages and bring a uniquely captivating element to the storyline
- Adam Rex is an illustrator and author of books such as Nothing Rhymes with Orangeand Chu's Day. He lives in Tucson, Arizona
- Claire Keane is the illustrator of Love Is and is known for her development art for the movies Tangled and Frozen. She lives in Venice Beach, California

Fans of Nothing Rhymes with Orange, Love Is, and Grown-Ups Never Do That will also enjoy the relatable and heartwarming tale found in Why?

- Great family and classroom read-aloud book
- Books for kids ages 5-8
- Books for kindergarten students

Why

Why

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For young readers who always want to know why? . . . especially when there isn't an easy answer.

An ALA Notable Children's Book
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Two-time Caldecott and Geisel Honoree Laura Vaccaro Seeger weaves a simple story about the unfailingly curious Rabbit-- and his patient friend Bear, who always answers his questions.

Bear just wants to water his flowers, but Rabbit needs to know: why? Bear is looking forward to a peaceful night of stargazing, but all Rabbit cares about is: why?

As spring passes into summer, and Rabbit continues to wonder why?, detailed, lush watercolor illustrations encourage the reader to figure out the reason for each question. Over and over, Bear gives the best answers he can-- until, in the depths of winter, he has no answer to give.

This simple story is a reminder that even when there are no answers for our questions, we can count on trust and love-- and sometimes, that's more than enough.

Why Am I Me

Why Am I Me

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This loving ode to our shared humanity is the perfect introduction to conversations about identity and Anti-Racism.* Will invite the book's audience to grapple with themes of individuality, diversity, universality, and what it means to be human. -- The Horn Book, starred reviewLoved it. -- Jacqueline Woodson, former Ambassador of Young People's Literature

Presented as a thoughtful, poetic exchange between two characters -- who don't realize they are thinking and asking the very same questions -- this beautiful celebration of our humanity and diversity invites readers of all ages to imagine a world where there is no you or me, only we.If the first step toward healing the world is to build bridges of empathy and celebrate rather than discriminate, Why Am I Me? helps foster a much-needed sense of connection, compassion, and love.
Why Did the Chicken Cross the Road?

Why Did the Chicken Cross the Road?

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We all know the joke. We've all told it. Kids love to tell it over and over and over again, with as many different punch lines as possible. And now we've found out that famous award-winning artists love to tell the joke too--and they have some wacky and downright hilarious ideas about why that chicken really did cross the road.

Mo Willems's chicken confesses his motives to a police officer; David Shannon's chicken can drive a car; Marla Frazee's chicken is looking for a more luxurious coop; and Harry Bliss's chicken encounters aliens. And this is just the beginning. One thing is for sure--you won't cross this book without a good laugh!

Why Do I Have to Eat off the Floor?

Why Do I Have to Eat off the Floor?

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Why can't I sleep in your bed?
Why can't I drive the car?
Why can't we play all the time?

These seemingly innocent questions, the kind usually asked by a child to an adult, take on a wildly humorous twist when addressed to a child by her dog, Murphy! The minimalist text and succinct illustrations, brilliantly set off the grandiose ambitions of this adorable, little dog with BIG ideas. His owner patiently answers all of his "why" questions, until finally, she's forced to tell it like it is: that Murphy is a D-O-G (not a human).

Quirky, charming, and absolutely hilarious, this book appeals to children, adults, and all those dog owners with canines who just don't believe they're not people!

Why Do You Cry? Not a Sob Story

Why Do You Cry? Not a Sob Story

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Crying is just for babies--right?

In a starred review, Publishers Weekly said of Kate and M. Sarah Klise's first picture book, Shall I Knit You A Hat?: The Klises consistently sound notes of tenderness and humor. They continue to do so as Little Rabbit and his mother return in a sweet new story.

Little Rabbit is about to turn five, and he decides he's all through with crying. He doesn't want crybabies at his birthday party, so he tells his friends they can come only if they're big, like him, and don't cry anymore. When all of his friends admit to crying sometimes, Little Rabbit is shocked. Does everybody cry? Why?

Why Do You Cry? is a 2007 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

Author Klise presents young readers with a gentle lesson about growing up. Illustrator Klise fills her bright acrylic illustrations with delightful detail. - Kirkus Reviews

Why is Blue Dog Blue?: A Tale of Colors

Why is Blue Dog Blue?: A Tale of Colors

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Paintings of Blue Dog in many different colors, including salmon, cherry, and moss green, explain why Blue Dog had to be blue.
Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers

Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers

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Renowned primatologist Robert Sapolsky offers a completely revised and updated edition of his most popular work, with over 225,000 copies in print

Now in a third edition, Robert M. Sapolsky's acclaimed and successful Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers features new chapters on how stress affects sleep and addiction, as well as new insights into anxiety and personality disorder and the impact of spirituality on managing stress.

As Sapolsky explains, most of us do not lie awake at night worrying about whether we have leprosy or malaria. Instead, the diseases we fear-and the ones that plague us now-are illnesses brought on by the slow accumulation of damage, such as heart disease and cancer. When we worry or experience stress, our body turns on the same physiological responses that an animal's does, but we do not resolve conflict in the same way-through fighting or fleeing. Over time, this activation of a stress response makes us literally sick.

Combining cutting-edge research with a healthy dose of good humor and practical advice, Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers explains how prolonged stress causes or intensifies a range of physical and mental afflictions, including depression, ulcers, colitis, heart disease, and more. It also provides essential guidance to controlling our stress responses. This new edition promises to be the most comprehensive and engaging one yet.

Why?

Why?

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Like any almost-six-year-old, Jack is full of questions.

Why does all the good-for-you food taste bad?

Why can't he have a tail?

Why doesn't hair hurt when you cut it?

From bedtimes to ball games, Jack has a question for everything.

Why?

Why?

Why?

Richard Torrey's funny, sweet companion to almost is a celebration of every child's favorite question.

Wibble Wobble

Wibble Wobble

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Snowy is a very smart polar bear. He knows how to catch the biggest snowflakes, how to climb an iceberg and where to catch the best fish. But there are some things Snowy doesnt know, such as where snow comes from, why the sky is so blue and exactly how much his Mommy loves him. In her answers, Snowys Mom reassures her young polar bear of her unconditional love for him: Because I Love You So Much.With pop-ups, pull-the-tabs, and fold-out surprises, young readers will find lots to enjoy on every page!
Wibble Wobble

Wibble Wobble

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Everyone in William's class has a loose tooth story. Louie can make his loose tooth spin round and round. And Rosa's fell down the toilet when it came out. William finally gets a loose tooth and he can't wait for it to come out. When the tooth does pop out, William's teacher wraps it in a tissue and puts it away in a safe place. But when it's time to go home for the day, his tooth is missing! William finally has a good loose tooth story to share with his friends. Wibble Wobble is a great story for anyone who's ever had a loose tooth!
Wibbly Pig is Happy

Wibbly Pig is Happy

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Toddlers will squeal with delight as Wibbly Pig opens his presents, makes things (including a mess), tells of his likes and dislikes, and expresses his moods.
Wibbly Pig likes Bananas

Wibbly Pig likes Bananas

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Toddlers will squeal with delight as Wibbly Pig opens his presents, makes things (including a mess), tells of his likes and dislikes, and expresses his moods.
Wicked Big Toddlah

Wicked Big Toddlah

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Absolutely nothing exciting happens in Maine . . . nothing, that is, except for the birth of one giant baby. "That's one wicked big toddlah you got there!" exclaims Uncle Bert . . . and so Toddie is named.Toddie's a baby just like any other . . . sort of. The thing is, he's big "really "big. That means really big diapers, really big teeth, really big "everything." From new booties that wear out the knitter to a bath in the ocean (it's fun to play with boats!), Toddie goes through all the stages of baby's first year . . . it's just a little different for Toddie.Kids will laugh out loud as they see Toddie get into more and more trouble. . . it's time for giant laughs all around!"
Widget

Widget

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A stray dog pretends he's a cat in order to get a home
When Widget, a little stray dog, stumbles through a flap door into the home of Mrs. Diggs, he sees six cats, six bowls of food, and six warm beds. There's clearly only one thing to do. Confronted by the cats' intense scrutiny, Widget meows, purrs, plays with a toy mouse, and uses the litter box. Having eventually convinced his new family of his felinity, Widget is soon living so happily he sometimes forgets his true nature. But when Mrs. Diggs takes a fall and doesn't get up, it's up to Widget to save the day with a particularly canine solution.
A very simple text and droll pictures make Widget a book to read again and again.