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Picture Books


EVERY COLOR (Dial 2016) Bear lives at the top of the world, enveloped by white ice and white snow. He longs for color... until a girl takes him on a sailing journey around the world and he discovers to wonder of his own surroundings. (click here to learn more)

Caterina and the Best Beach Day

CATERINA AND THE BEST BEACH DAY (Dial May 2015) The best day at the beach includes building a sand castle, collecting shells, flying a kite, and... seeing a whale? Well, maybe- but only if you're especially lucky and you're willing to change your perfectly crafted plans. Caterina needs to figure that out in time to have a perfectly WONDERFUL beach day. visit

Caterina and the Lemonade Stand

CATERINA AND THE LEMONADE STAND (Dial July 2014) Caterina loves making lists and planning big, creative projects, and this time she’s planning a lemonade stand – the perfect summer pastime. She’s hoping to earn enough money for a new scooter, but finds that she’s not the only one in town with the lemonade idea. Everybody seems to be selling the refreshing treat, so how can Caterina’s stand truly stand out? Selected for Dolly Parton's Imagination Library 2015. visit

Caterina and the Perfect Party

CATERINA AND THE PERFECT PARTY (Dial July 2013) Caterina is planning the best party ever. She organizes perfect lists, prepares perfect food, and crafts perfect decorations. But a terrible storm threatens to put a hitch in all of Caterina's perfect party plans. With the help of her friends and little brother, Leo, Caterina learns that real creativity is not about being perfect, but about having fun! visit (click for trailers)

Hula Lullaby

HULA LULLABY (Little Brown 2005) Against the backdrop of a beautiful Hawaiian landscape, a young girl cuddles and sleeps in her mother's lap. winner of the Children's Literature Council's Excellence in a Picture Book Award and was named "Best Lullaby and Good night Book" by Nick Jr. Magazine;

The Twelve Days of Christmas in WI

THE TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS IN WISCONSIN (Sterling 2007) The Twelve Days of Christmas in Wisconsin is a new look at the well-known poem/song. It features some activities, history, and facts related to Wisconsin at Christmastime.

Grandmmother Have the Angles Come?

GRANDMOTHER HAVE THE ANGELS COME? by Denise Vega (Little, Brown 2009) With its beautiful imagery and vibrant illustrations Grandmother, Have the Angels Come? celebrates the relationship between old and young, while touching on the subject of aging in a subtle, lyrical manner. A 2010 Américas Book Award Commended Title, chosen for the Reading Is Fundamental 2009 Multicultural Library Booklist and winner of a MLAG Living In Color Literary Award. (click for trailer)

Punk Wig

PUNK WIG by Lori Reis (Boyds Mills 2008) a Bank Street College of Education "Best Book of the Year" (click for trailer and more) Narrated by a little boy whose mother has cancer, or what he calls “alien blobs inside her,” Punk Wig features a family who gets through a tough time with flying colors. (click for trailer)


PASSOVER! by Roni Schotter (Little, Brown 2006) Rhyming text describes a family's celebration of Passover.

Star Baby

STAR BABY by Margaret O'Hair (Clarion 2005) What makes a baby’s day special? Everything! Named on the Center for Early Literacy's "Best Book for Babies" top ten list, and was a top ten pick for ABC's Best book for Babies and Toddlers

Nellie and the Bandit

NELLIE AND THE BADIT by Eileen Ross (FSG 2005) When Desperado Dan, the meanest bandit in the West, breaks out of jail, Nellie knows exactly what to do.

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