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The story includes the characters coming together to celebrate the tradition of Stir-up Sunday. How is this event meaningful to you? My sister and I always used to celebrate Stir-up Sunday with our nan. Every year we made the puddings with Nan and she then used to give them out to all the family to share on Christmas Day. The illustrations have been consistently adorable throughout the Mr Darcy series by the talented Peter Carnavas. How do you find working with him? I love working with Peter. When he was creating Mr Collins he sent me a few rough sketches before finalising the character.

Most of it is left up to Peter. He is a genius. When I was doing my research I discovered that charity was at the heart of a Regency Christmas. I hope this comes across in the book. I still think it is an important part of Christmas. I have a few ideas for upcoming books in the series. Jane Austen has given me a wonderful array of characters to work with. For the moment I am going to enjoy the festive season with my children. This weekend we begin making the puddings!

Stir-up Sunday falls on November 23rd. Thank you so much for answering my questions for Boomerang Books, Alex! Wishing you and your family a safe and enjoyable Christmas! My pleasure. I wish you and all your readers a Happy Christmas. Interview by Romi Sharp www. As terrifying as that may sound, here are three fantastic new reads to lessen the impact. They are cheerfully Christmassy, are already, or destined to be classics and just perfect to start your countdown to Christmas in earnest with. Twenty-four excerpts, poems, and yuletide stories even carol lyrics are thoughtfully brought together in a magnificently presented hardback anthology.

Readers as young as seven will enjoy immersing themselves into this collection of traditional and contemporary tales but the real joy ignites when you spend each night with your child ren sharing the magic and anticipation of Christmas together. Koala Books imprint of Scholastic October My November Christmas to-do list often involves provisioning the pantry with more festive goodies than anyone can eat and making the Chrissy Pud, which is why Mr Darcy and the Christmas Pudding by Alex Field and Peter Carnavas is included on this countdown list.

The ineffable Mr Darcy adores Christmas and having mastered his former social ineptitude with the help of his friends in the previous picture books, Mr Darcy and Mr Darcy and the Dancing Duck , prepares to involve them in a splendid yuletide celebration. He invites his nearest and dearest over on Stir-up Sunday to help bake the Christmas pudding but is somewhat disconcerted by the unexpected presence of Mr Collins. As with all these titles, Mr Darcy and the Christmas Pudding draws deliciously on Christmas traditions, mode a la Austen and how the expectation of the big event is often sweeter, more satisfying and twice as exciting as the day itself.

Pride and Prejudice fans have another one their collections. Three to six year-olds will be begging to lick the pudding bowl. New Frontier Publishing November Another picture book that heralds the beginning of the festive season and is a definite keepsake for Christmases to come is Tea and Sugar Christmas by Jane Jolly and Robert Ingpen. This is less of a picture book and more of a beguiling glimpse into the yesteryear life of Kathleen, a young resident of a settlement town along the Nullarbor Plain rail link back in the days when the Tea and Sugar Train travelled from Port Augusta to Kalgoorlie once a week.

Chocolate could only be brought in winter when it was less likely to melt. Take the trip and find out for yourself. And as with all NLA publications, the fascinating factual inclusions ensure this is one of those special unexpected Christmas surprises you are sure to treasure. National Library of Australia November And stayed tuned for more fantastic pre-Chrissy posts guaranteed to keep you and your little ones inspired and excited and above all, well read!

His illustrations always showcase his talent in portraying beautiful expression and sensitivity. He also balances a perfect mix between detail and playfulness, and spreads that make a simple yet dramatic statement. I love how we are introduced to the characters. Immediately, they capture our attention.

Oliver sure is ready to play. George is a serious, spectacle-wearing bear. Oliver continues to pester George until at last he gets some attention. But is it the attention he wanted? And are both Oliver and George finally ready to play? How did the idea for Oliver and George come about? I was on the plane to Perth, scribbling away in my sketchbook.

I decided to add the cheeky Oliver character and, together with George, the two of them form a bit of a sibling relationship or, more likely, a parent-child relationship — the child bugging the parent to play, but the parent is always too busy. Are these characters based on anyone you know? I have! I was a quiet kid but very occasionally I snapped — much like George. Dad made me pay for the chair out of my pocket money. I also punched a boy in Grade One for snatching a book from me. My teacher smacked me and I never punched anyone again apart from my brother.

So, you are more like George than Oliver? I realise I am quite like George the bear. Tolerant… until somebody snatches a book from me. How long did it take you to write and illustrate Oliver and George? I received some advice from some teacher-librarians about the ending, which helped a lot.

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The illustrations probably took a few months, over the summer. It changes all the time. At the moment I love drawing whales and penguins. My favourite part of drawing any animal is dressing them up a little and giving them human expressions with the slightest details — small eyebrows and things like that. What can us Peter Carnavas fans look forward to seeing from you in the near future? It will be out in early I look forward to its release! Article by Romi Sharp www. The Lucky Country. We embrace difference.

Celebrate diversity. Stand up for what we believe in. Be ourselves. Show compassion for those in need. The following picture books, as chosen for the Speech Pathology Australia Books of the Year shortlist, all share common themes; diversity, friendship and uniqueness. The Short Giraffe by Neil Flory, illustrations by Mark Cleary, is a fun, humorous story that highlights the importance of inclusion, especially when one feels like an outcast. Boba the baboon is photographing the tallest animals in the world; the giraffes. But there is a tiny problem, Geri the giraffe is the shortest giraffe ever and is not visible in the camera shot.

Instead of excluding Geri, the compassionate, accepting giraffes attempt various creative ways to bring him up to their height, all however leading to disastrous, yet comical circumstances. This whimsical story explores diversity of the mind, rather than physical appearance. Whilst the other birds peck at the ground, flock together, build nests, chirrup and hippity hop, Bea is most unusually baking biscuits, disco dancing, travelling the world in a hot air balloon, and bussing through the country. Engaging rhythm and action in the text, and pictures to reflect the same.

As he consistently attempts to scare his family members with frightening voices and ingenious outfits, his efforts prove superfluous. Jonathan unexpectedly meets and befriends a large, teeth-gnashing dinosaur who helps him triumph with his pursuit. In Starting School by Jane Godwin and illustrations by Anna Walker , we meet more excited children who are keen to have fun and discover new things. Tim, Hannah, Sunita, Joe and Polly are starting their first day of school. In a gentle, informative story we learn about each child and their perspectives on the routines and events that occur as they embark on a huge adventure that is primary school.

Throughout the day we observe them organise their belongings, familiarising themselves with their classmates, forming bonds, exploring the school grounds, establishing rules and routines, learning new subjects, and reflecting on the busy day. Whilst Walker so beautifully ties in all the minute details with her watercolour and collage characters, school related belongings, food, furniture, real life pieces of work, toys and buildings.

Starting School is a perfect representation of the importance of accepting others, getting along, individuality, responsibility and resilience. Already smitten, the duckling follows Davy around the farmyard and all the way back home. Davy shows true adoration and cares for the duckling like a baby. We watch as they both grow, and we see not only companionship, but empathy, support, pride and encouragement as Davy achieves special milestones.

In a touching moment, an old, achy duck seems to regain some youth when it hears that Davy is to become a father. And it is so sweet to observe a role reversal to complete the story, as the duck now leads baby Molly around the farmyard and all the way back home. But think about it, what better vehicle than a picture book to share some real short but sweet moments of physical and emotional connection between a father and his offspring. Tossing a footy around together is cool too.

However, very little compares to a snuggly story-time session. However, it is not just senseless physiological satire. All are adeptly aided by the bearily beautiful illustrations of Annie White. Like Kisses for Daddy , I love how there is not a single human in sight which makes the twist ending all the sweeter. Pre-readers will gain much through the shared interactive reading this book promotes while beginner readers should have little trouble mastering the straightforward sentence structure and similes.

New Frontier Publishing August Like his previous picture book, Jonathan! Oliver, a box-hat wearing, sk ydiving, sword-wielding young boy is ready to play. He has his playmate sights set firmly on George represented be a glasses-toting brown bear. He is engrossed in his book and no amount of cajoling or niggling by Oliver annoys him enough to turn away from it, not even a bowl of porridge tipped over his head! This scenario of precious determination and contrariness is so typical of kids; it makes my heart dance.

Carnavas never over complicates his tales, nor are they ever overtly visually overblown. Yet they deliver maximum impact with a mere sprinkling of words and a few ingenious strokes of the brush. Oliver and George is no exception. It will be interesting watching how children react to this witty portrayal of themselves.

Due out September With its incongruous title, brazen bright yellow cover and be-speckled bun-toting nanna leaping straight at you, this picture book is hard to ignore. I was suitably intrigued and barely aware of the smile creeping across my face as I picked it up. Author and illustrator team, Damon Young and Peter Carnavas are one of those combinations that work. Together, they have fashioned a laugh-out-loud picture book that captures the very essence of Nanna-Dom without once pigeon-holing our ideas of the beloved grandmother.

Some dress in blue. Some sing out-loud in their cars. Others are into high adrenaline pastimes. She dresses in stealthily black, eats with swords and prefers to juggle ninja stars to watching TV soaps. However, we are never left feeling she is anything other than a worthy and loving grandparent, just like any other, only different.

I love his interpretation of various nannas, at once unique and familiar. My Nanna is a Ninja is a breath of fresh air celebrating the difference and acceptance of nannas that will ring happy bells with primary school aged readers lucky enough to have grandparents.

Whether you are a nanna, nonna, grandma, nanny or gran, make My Nanna is a Ninja the next picture book you share with your grandchildren. UQP March Is it something that causes your mouth to twitch into happy crescent-moon-shapes with each page turn? Is it a bubble bath for your heart, leaving you awash with warm joy? Or does it seize hold of your senses so tightly you forget to breathe? Perhaps it alters your understanding in some inexplicably magic way so that you feel you are living in a world infinitely more meaningful than the one you were in before you opened it?

Enter The Boy on the Page and discover a book that does all this and more. This is an exceptionally good picture book. I find the text as alluring and intense as the scent of summer jasmine. The boy, whom my seven year old declared to be Peter himself, lands one day on a page, previously unadorned and bereft of colour and life.

He experiences a myriad of miraculous life moments. He plants trees, rides horse, even plays the accordion. He climbs mountains, saves lives and puts out fires. He finds love and repeatedly encounters the enormity of the world around him in the most unassuming of places. Yet one thought plagues him; why he landed on the page in the first place. How far he leaps, where he lands and what he discovers is all part of the spellbinding magic of this beautiful tale.

Gentle suggestions bubble to life through all that surrounds the boy; all those he ever loved and cared for. Is it pure whimsy or for higher purpose that we exist? What does happens next? She may be right. Joyfully, like most young of mind and of heart, the Boy on the Page is dripping with sincerity without undue sentimentality and is utterly enchanting to experience. Sunday 20th October at The first time I met the acquaintance of Mr Darcy, I was much enamoured by his unassuming good looks, impeccable manners and sophisticated demeanour. He is after all the stuff of classic novels.

Imagine how I swooned with delight when Mr Darcy re-entered my world, this time with a new tribulation to overcome. Mr Darcy cordially greets his erstwhile friends; merry Maria, dignified Mr Bingley and the comely Caroline but as always feels a little awkward and shy around Lizzy and her sisters.

His hurried refusal to dance with Lizzy intimates a weakness in our dashing hero — he cannot dance. He is very much disheartened by his inability; so much so, he can no longer even acknowledge the presence of his friends. Before long, Mr Darcy is dancing rather splendidly and even taking a few turns about the makeshift maypole.

But will he be able to demonstrate his new found talent in front of those he is so eager to impress without making a fool of himself? Amidst a blaze of colour and twirling of ribbons, he does. You need not be an Austen addict to appreciate the subtle references to the characters of Pemberley Park or to fall in abject adoration of Mr Darcy, a duck of ineffable character and appeal as I did. It is not difficult to care about this be-speckled little duck. Younger readers will adore his bright bow tie and the way he tries to contain his hapless clumsiness. Older ones, like me, will be attracted to the very attributes and humour that make all Mr Darcys so alluring; restrained humility, beguiling vulnerability and brooding charm.

It may be years on, but thanks to the passion and talent of authors and illustrators like Field and Carnavas, the celebration of love and friendship and top hats lives on. She wanted to write books that people valued, kept and read. Value them, keep them and read them, often. Angus and Lucy are simple kids. No TV. No car. Not even a house. Instead, their teensy caravan is jammed to the ceiling with piles and piles of books.

Now, books — they do have. Balanced, propped, stacked, teetering. And in libraries! So while launch and all the excitement of planning and celebrating are now in the past, the real joy continues as readers discover Mochi Queen and Super Sleuth and hopefully find a friend in Jasmine Toguchi. Before I fly the coop, I do want to thank my nest-mates for all their support before, during, and after launch. There is nothing like having friends who are there for you every step of the way. Her favorite writing companions are her puppy, Kiku; rabbit, Aki; and her two ducks, Darcy and Lizzy.

Tagged as Debbi Michiko Florence. Jasmine Toguchi , FSG. I live in Brussels Belgium. I studied arts and I graduated in illustration from St Luc-Brussels. For a few years, I was both an illustrator and a bookseller. Tell us a little about your creative process. How did you come up with Whobert and the other cast of characters? First, I sketched all the characters. It helped me to get their reactions and to find the appropriate facial expressions for each one. After they decided where to put the text and where my illustrations would stand, I made several storyboards small fast drawings with the same proportions of the book to settle who is in the picture doing what and what is the general ambiance.

I tried to find a balance between close ups, large views, etc. It helps with the dramatization of the image. The drawings part was the most creative, fun, personal touch part. They gave me advice more than asked for changes. So next, I drew properly the whole thing, with all the details and the intentions I wanted — every image at the final book size, this time.

Slowly, I found the right tone to satisfy me.

To complete and color, I scanned my drawings to the computer. This helped me to make final changes eyes too close together or add a feather here and there, resize a worm …. If I had to do it in traditional techniques it would have taken ages. Were there any specific challenges you encountered during the process? Any particular joys? Humor is very different over there in the USA. But the most challenging thing for me was the long wait before the launch of the book. In Europe, it takes around 3 to 6 months.

With my project for Whobert, it took more than a year between the finished illustrations to the real printed copies. But the real challenge for me was when I was finishing the pictures, because my year-old French bulldog became very hill. Rushing into work helped me not to be too depressed about it, as he was my hairy muse for so long.

He left us in February A year and a half later we are welcoming our new puppy and Whobert Whover, Owl Detective is going out. The wait for this fun picture book gave me hope and kept me focused on my other books to finish. Meeting Jason through this project and seeing him be so enthusiastic, proud, and thrilled with the result was a vitamin shot to my self esteem. Who is your favorite character from Whobert Whover, Owl Detective? This is quite a tough question, because when I draw a story I need to step into the shoes of every character. He is so funny and stubborn.

With that kind of character you just cannot stay serious about life. What is your favorite part of your work area? Do you have any special rituals or talismans? I work at home in our apartment in Brussels Belgium. I have my own studio. It became harder to focus on the jobs. I love to socialize a little too much. On my desk are my favorites pencils and markers and two mini statues of Ganesh, brought from India and Lao, which are taking care of my projects.

Thank you, Jess! You and Jason make a fabulous team! This is the culmination of over 15 years of writing, learning, growing, revising, querying, submitting, and collecting rejections. Having my chapter books published is a dream come true. I feel so fortunate. Jasmine is on a poster! The reviews all good, thankfully are in. So when does it feel real? This still feels like a dream. A very wonderful dream but, still, a dream. Perhaps that is when it will feel real — when a child reads my books. Pre-launch, so much energy and focus is on getting the words and the art just right, on waiting for the reviews to come in, on planning events, on promotion and marketing.

All of this is, of course, relevant and important and fun. All I thought about was the child who might pick up my book, read the story, connect to the character, and fall in love. In the meantime, I am celebrating this dream come true. Thank you, thank you, thank you! And extra special thanks to my awesome agent Tricia Lawrence, to my amazing editor Grace Kendall, and to my husband B0b and daughter Caitlin! Enter to win Mochi Queen and Super Sleuth! One entry per one comment per post this launch week for a maximum total of five entries.

The winner will be drawn at random. Must have U. Good luck! A perfect bedtime and really anytime book to read to a little one. We asked authors about a favorite baby book, either one read to them as infants or read to their own babies. Check out these baby pictures! Literally for hours.

I think they knew all the dancing and rhyme-reading must have meant their mama loved them so. We read it to her at least a thousand times. She and her husband welcomed their first child four months ago. My mom spent my babyhood singing songs and teaching me nursery rhymes. I knew them all, but my favorite was The Three Little Kittens. I recall reciting it with great dignity to the checkout ladies in Woolworth to much applause and laughter. I would have been about three years old then, similar to toddler Hayley in this picture. Arthur's Thanksgiving Arthur: Book 8.

Arthur finds his role as director of the Thanksgiving play a difficult one, especially since no one will agree to play the turkey. Arthur's Valentine Arthur: Book 3. Arthur's wrong guess about the identity of the secret admirer sending him valentine messages leads to teasing by the other children. Faber, Norma. Rhyming story about a parade of unusual animals. At the Ball Game. Kramer, S. From home runs to hot dogs, here are all the joys of a child's first big-league game.

Perfect for introducing, enriching, and recalling a visit to a big-league game. Baboushka and the Three Kings. Robbins, Ruth. Christmas story. Baby Animals. Tatchell, Judy; Clarke, Phillip. Lift the flaps in this book and you'll find baby animals playing, snoozing and snuggling up together.

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Baby Animals on the Farm. Alexander, Liza. As Grover searches all over the farm for a missing kitten, he meets many animals with their new babies. Baby Sister Says No. Little Critter is having a bad day. His baby sister follows him everywhere and stops him from doing what he wants to do.

Barn Dance! Martin Jr. The animals have a magical hoedown in the barn one night. Barn Party. O'Brien, Claire. The Chicken Sisters are planning a party and invite all the barnyard animals. But mean old Rooster thinks that only neat, clean animals should be allowed to attend. Barnaby and the Big Gorilla. Leonard, Alain. Barnaby "conquers" a big stuffed gorilla that scares him. Barnyard Banter. Fleming, Denise. All the farm animals are where they should be, except for the missing goose! Be Careful, Mr. Scarry, Richard. Frumble's leisurely walk through town becomes a fast-paced chase for his hat in this funny word story.

Bear Snores On. Wilson, Karina. On a cold winter night many animals gather to party in the cave of a sleeping bear, who then awakes and protests that he has missed the food and the fun. Bear Stays Up for Christmas. Wilson, Karma; Chapman, Jane. Celebrate the holidays with Bear and his friends.

Stone, Rosetta. A little bug sneezes, causing a chain of calamities. Bedtime for Frances. Hoban, Russell. Frances, the little badger, has problems when she goes to bed and can't sleep. Berenstain, Stan; Berenstain, Jan. When Mama Bear decides to turn her hobby into a business, each member of the Bear family tries to help a little more around the house.

Berenstain Bears and the Baby Chipmunk. The Bear family adopts a curious baby chipmunk. Brother Bear in his little red car slowly but surely wins out against the yellow and blue cars in this tortoise-and-hare story. Berenstain Bears and the Messy Room, The. The entire Bear family becomes involved in an attempt to clean and organize the cubs' messy room. Berenstain Bears and the Sitter, The. The cubs aren't too sure about the woman who's going to stay with them while Mom and Dad are out. Berenstain Bears Down on the Farm.

The Bear family is visiting Farmer Ben today. Brother and Sister have so many questions about how the farm works, and Farmer Ben has a lot to teach them. They never knew hard work could be so much fun! The Bear family encounters all kinds of surprises on their visit to the big city. The Berenstain Bear cubs learn not to be overly friendly with strangers and give their rules for dealing with them.

Berenstain Bears On the Job, The. Berenstain Bears Visit the Dentist, The. Sister Bear has a loose tooth, and Brother Bear has a cavity. Best Father of All, The. Horn, Peter. There are many kinds of fathers in the animal world, but a little turtle decides that his father is the best of them all. Best Seat in Second Grade, The. Kenah, Katharine. Sam is tired of waiting to be Hamster Helper. So when his class takes a trip to the science museum, Sam decides to bring along something extra.

Companion book. Bialosky's Christmas. McGuire, Leslie. Bialosky plans a wonderful Christmas party and spends all day preparing for it, but he forgets to do one important thing. Big Al and Shrimpy. Small Shrimpy helps Big Al in their ocean adventures. Biggest Snowball Ever, The. Rogan, John. The biggest snowball catches Paul and his friends and there is a chance the children will not be rescued in time. Biscuit and the Baby. Capucilli, Alyssa Satin. Biscuit wants to meet the new baby. But the baby is sleeping, and Biscuit must be patient--and quiet! Biscuit Finds a Friend. A puppy helps a little duck find its way home to the pond.

Biscuit Meets the Class Pet. When Nibbles, the new class pet, gets lost during a visit, Biscuit the puppy helps find him. Biscuit Wins a Prize. Biscuit, a small puppy, gets excited when he is entered in a pet show. It's Valentine's Day and Biscuit and the little girl have a lot of special deliveries to make. Blackberry Ramble. Thacher Hurd, Edith. When spring comes to Farmer Clem's farm, Baby Mouse loves to go exploring. Blossom and Boo. Apperley, Dawn. A story about two woodland best friends. Book of Seasons, A.

Provensen, Alice; Provensen, Martin. An easy-to-read description of the continuously changing seasons. Bottoms Up! A Lift the Flap Book. Lewman, David. Bikini Bottom is chock-full of waterlooged humor that will reel in the fans -- lift the flaps and get hooked!

Martin, Rafe; Shannon, David. After disappearing for many years, a young boy is spotted near an island, swimming with the seals. He returns home but may never be the same. Brave Irene. Steig, William. Plucky Irene, a dressmaker's daughter, braves a fierce snowstorm to deliver a new gown to the duchess in time for the ball. Bread and Jam for Frances. Will Frances ever eat anything besides bread and jam? Brian's Bird.

Davis, Patricia. Eight-year-old Brian, who is blind, learns how to take care of his new parakeet. For beginner readers. Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain. Aardema, Verna. A cumulative rhyme relating how Ki-pat brought rain to the drought-stricken Kapiti Plain. Moore, Eva. The author follows the dog from training in Switzerland to home in America with Morris Frank, who was instrumental in starting the Seeing Eye in America in the s. Buffalo Woman. Goble, Paul. Native American myth. A young hunter marries a female buffalo in the form of a beautiful maiden, but when his people reject her he must pass several tests before being allowed to join the buffalo nation.

Barner, Bob. This is about all types of bugs from ants to butterflies. Repchuk, Caroline. Four Three-Minute Tales about bunnies on the farm and lessons learned. Bunny My Honey. Jeram, Anita. Schwartz, Alvin. Fun tongue twisters for children. Buzz-Buzz, Busy Bees. Bentley, Dawn. Makes learning animal sounds simple and fun. Buzzzzzzzz said the Bee. Lewison, Wendy Cheyette. So Duck sits on Hen. Hilarity ensues as each animal sits on another.

Savary, Fabien. Find the baby hiding under the flaps all around the house.

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Caillou: The Picnic. Belair, Michel. Adapted from the animated television series. Candy Corn! Sloboder, Bea. Baby to Pre-K. Halloween Tale. A scratch and sniff book. Can't Sleep. Raschka, Chris. Bedtime Story: The moon will watch over you while you sleep. Caps for Sale. Slobodkina, Esphyr. Monkeys pester a peddler who stacks all his caps on top of his head.

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Bonsall, Crosby. Marigold concocts a mystery that finally gets her and her friends into the boy's private eye club. Seuss, Dr. The Cat in the Hat leaves a big pink ring in the tub and moves it from place to place with the help of his alphabet friends. Chanticleer and the Fox.

Cooney, Barbara. A fable about flattery. Adapted from Geoffrey Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. Chester's Way. Henkes, Kevin. Chester and Wilson share the exact same way of doing things until Lilly moves into the neighborhood and shows them new ways. Chicka Chicka Boom Boom. Martin, Bill. A told B and B told C, "I'll meet you at the top of the coconut tree.

Chicken Soup With Rice. Four Three-Minute Tales about chicks on the farm and lessons learned. Child's Prayer, A. Titherington, Jeanne. A child's first prayer book. Christmas Bear, The. Strickland, Henrietta. Unable to sleep, a young bear stumbles into Santa's workshop and helps with the preparations for the busiest night of the year. Christmas Cats. Marzollo, Jean. Creative cats prepare for Christmas by making chains, hanging mistletoe, and singing carols. Christmas is Coming. Morehead, Ruth J. A book of Christmas poems and songs. Christmas Kitten.

French, Vivian. Sophie wishes for a kitten just like the little black one she sees in the snow the day before Christmas. The kitten wishes for a home. Can the magic of Christmas Eve make both their wishes come true? Christmas Story, The. The story of the birth of Jesus. Christmas Wreath, The. Hoffman, James. A magical story of a hungry polar bear and a miraculous wreath.

Chrysanthemum loves her name until she starts school and the other children make fun of it. City Critters Around The World. Koss, Amy Goldman.

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A journey around the world brings encounters with a variety of animals found living in cities. City Sounds. Children's book on city sounds. Claire and the Unicorn Happy Ever After. Hennessy, B. As a bedtime story comes to a close, Claire wonders what makes someone "happy ever after. Bridwell, Norman.

Emily Elizabeth has a dog. He is big. He is red. He is Clifford. Clifford's First Christmas. Teaches little kids about Christmas. Clifford's First Halloween. Clifford is too small for a costume so he climbs into a pumpkin and becomes a barking jack-o-lantern. Clip Clop. Smee, Nicola. Barnyard friends get a ride on Mr. Does anyone get hurt? They have fun. Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs. Barrett, Judi. Life is delicious in the town of Chewandswallow where it rains soup and juice, snows mashed potatoes, and blows storms of hamburgers--until the weather takes a turn for the worse.

Cobweb Christmas, The. Climo, Shirley. Curious spiders are responsible for Tinsel tradition. Kuhns, Nancy G. A tactile book. Color and Mark the Shapes. A tactile book of shapes. Come Along, Daisy! Simmons, Jane. Daisy the duckling strays from her mother and gets lost. Come Out to Play.

Mother goose rhymes from Ladybug. Copycat Fish, The. Donovan, Gail. Rainbow Fish is angry that Tug copies everything he does, especially when their teacher, Miss Cuttle, picks them to work on a project together. Freeman, Don. A girl named Lisa fell in love with a little brown bear wearing green overalls with one button missing. Corduroy's Best Halloween Ever. Halloween is almost here, and Corduroy can't wait! He is going to have a party. Count the Sea Shells. Crack in the Track, A. Awdry, Rev. Thomas the Tank Engine comes to a halt at a crack in the track, and everyone is affected.

Cranberry Christmas. Devlin, Wende; Devlin, Harry.

No skating on Christmas Day unless important information is discovered. Cross Country Cat. Calhoun, Mary. When he becomes lost in the mountains, a cat with the unusual ability of walking on two legs finds his way home on cross-country skis. Crying Christmas Tree, The. Crow, Allan. Set on the Whitefish Bay Indian Reservation, this story teaches about the love of a grandmother for her children and the true meaning of Christmas. Cuddly Tiger. Curious George 2 Follow That Monkey. George's elephant friend Kayla misses her family-and on this whirlwind adventure, George will stop at nothing to help her find them!

Curious George Flies a Kite. Rey, Margaret. Curious George gets into trouble when left alone with a friend's kite. Curious George Gets A Medal. Rey, H. George ends up the 1st monkey in space. Curious George Plays Baseball. Rey, Margaret; Rey, H. George tries baseball but makes people angry, then he makes a great play and becomes a hero. Curious George Takes a Job.

Curious George takes a job as a dishwasher and a window washer. Curious George Takes a Train. While waiting for the man with the yellow hat to buy train tickets, Curious George causes trouble by messing up the numbers on the schedule, but he makes up for it when a little boy's toy rolls towards the track. Reed, Kori. What stay at home dads do. Daisy and the Egg. Daisy the duckling eagerly awaits the arrival of a new brother or sister. Daisy-Head Mayzie. Mazie becomes a worldwide sensation when a daisy grows from the top of her head.

Dance at Grandpa's. Wilder, Laura Ingalls. A young pioneer girl and her family attend a wintertime party at her grandparents' house in the Big Woods of Wisconsin. Dandelion Seed's Big Dream, The. Anthony, Joseph. A seed dreams of becoming a dandelion. Danny and the Dinosaur. Hoff, Syd. Young boy and dinosaur have adventures in the city. Darcy and Gran Don't Like Babies.

Cutler, Jane. Darcy and Gran are not happy about the idea of a new baby coming, but they change their minds after the birth. Day in the Life of Oscar the Grouch, A. Hayward, Linda. Oscar the Grouch describes the things he likes about living in a garbage can on Sesame Street, as well as the things that make him grouchy. Days With Frog and Toad. Arnold, Lobel. Frog and Toad spend their days together, but find sometimes it's nice to be alone. Dazzle the Dinosaur. Pfister, Marcus. Dazzle the dinosaur helps his friend Maia and her mother reclaim their former home from the nasty Dragonsaurus.

Diary of a Worm: Teacher's Pet. Cronin, Doreen; Bliss, Harry. Worm is all about having fun, respecting the earth, and never taking baths. Compared to the problems of some of the creatures the old man describes, the boy is really quite lucky. Dinosaur Babies. Penner, Lucille Recht. Scientific information on dinosaurs, for children who recognize familiar words and sound out new words with help.

Dinosaur Eggs. Dussling, Jennifer. Several dinosaur hunters went to South America on an expedition, hoping to find fossils of birds from the time of the dinosaurs. What they found was hundreds of fossils of dinosaur eggs, some with unhatched baby dinosaurs inside.


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This was something that had never been found before! Dinosaurs, Beware! Brown, Marc; Krensky, Stephen. A safety guide. Dinosaurs have mishaps when safety rules aren't followed. Dirt on My Shirt. Foxworthy, Jeff. Poems have been hand selected for beginning readers to enjoy. Form meeting Auntie Brooke and Uncle Keith to searching for tadpoles and snakes, a young reader will love discovering Jeff's vibrant neighborhood all for themselves. Filled to the brim with hilarious poems and beautiful art. Doctor De Soto.

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De Soto, a mouse dentist, copes with the toothaches of various animals except those with a taste for mice, until the day a fox comes to him in great pain. Dog Who Found Christmas, The. Jennings, Linda. Poor Buster the dog has been abandoned on Christmas Eve.

Cold and frightened, he wanders in search of comfort. He is chased away from every door. Finally he follows carolers to the home of an old man who wants a dog just as much as Buster wants a home. Donkey - Donkey. Duvoisin, Roger. A little donkey, unhappy that his big ears stick straight up, asks other farm animals for advice on how to improve his appearance.