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THE QUIET BOOK

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Underwood
Author's First Name: 
Deborah
Illustrator's First Name: 
Renata
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Liwska
Publisher: 
Houghton Mifflin
Publication Date: 
2010

“There are many kinds of quiet . . .” Some familiar—“Sleeping sister quiet.”   Some more subtle—“Best friends don’t need to talk quiet.”  Softly colored pencil drawings and a small trim size make this gentle book all the more intimate.

BIG RED LOLLIPOP

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Khan
Author's First Name: 
Rukhsana
Illustrator's First Name: 
Sophie
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Blackall
Publisher: 
Viking
Publication Date: 
2010

Rubina’s mother does not understand American customs and forces her to bring her little sister to a birthday party. Khan subtly shows the role a child plays in assimilating an immigrant family into American culture.

THE CHICKEN THIEF

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Rodriguez
Author's First Name: 
Bèatrice
Publisher: 
Enchanted Lion
Publication Date: 
2010

Bear and friends go to great lengths pursuing Hen, who has been abducted by Fox.  Humorous pen and watercolor illustrations culminate in a totally unexpected ending for this wordless picture book.

TODAY I WILL FLY: AN ELEPHANT AND PIGGY BOOK

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Willems
Author's First Name: 
Mo
Publisher: 
Hyperion
Publication Date: 
2007

Gloomy Gerald elephant and joyful, optimistic Pig entertain early readers in each of these four books containing minimalist paintings and spare texts. The two irresistible friends encounter quirky problems and triumph over each one with totally unpredictable solutions.

MY FRIEND IS SAD: AN ELEPHANT AND PIGGY BOOK

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Willems
Author's First Name: 
Mo
Publisher: 
Hyperion
Publication Date: 
2007

Gloomy Gerald elephant and joyful, optimistic Pig entertain early readers in each of these four books containing minimalist paintings and spare texts. The two irresistible friends encounter quirky problems and triumph over each one with totally unpredictable solutions.

THERE IS A BIRD ON YOUR HEAD: AN ELEPHANT AND PIGGY BOOK

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Willems
Author's First Name: 
Mo
Publisher: 
Hyperion
Publication Date: 
2007

Gloomy Gerald elephant and joyful, optimistic Pig entertain early readers in each of these four books containing minimalist paintings and spare texts. The two irresistible friends encounter quirky problems and triumph over each one with totally unpredictable solutions.

I AM INVITED TO A PARTY: AN ELEPHANT AND PIGGY BOOK

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Willems
Author's First Name: 
Mo
Publisher: 
Hyperion
Publication Date: 
2007

Gloomy Gerald elephant and joyful, optimistic Pig entertain early readers in four books containing minimalist paintings and spare texts. The two irresistible friends encounter quirky problems and triumph over each one with totally unpredictable solutions.

KNUFFLE BUNNY TOO: A CASE OF MISTAKEN IDENTITY

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Willems
Author's First Name: 
Mo
Publisher: 
Hyperion
Publication Date: 
2007

Trixie takes Knuffle Bunny to preschool and finds that someone else has a Knuffle Bunny, too! A mix-up is discovered at 2:30 a.m. What's a parent to do? Comic-book style art and photographs create the perfect backdrop for this second bunny romp.

JAZZ BABY

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Wheeler
Author's First Name: 
Lisa
Illustrator's First Name: 
R. Gregory
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Christie
Publisher: 
Harcourt
Publication Date: 
2007

The entire family joins in an impromptu dance party when Daddy puts his vinyl record on the turntable. Lively, brightly colored gouache paintings are a perfect match for the rhyming text which exudes the joyous rhythms of jazz.

LEAVES

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Stein
Author's First Name: 
David Ezra
Publisher: 
Putnam
Publication Date: 
2007

From falling leaves to hibernation, vibrant watercolors and a simple story that respects a young child’s sense of wonder chronicle a young bear’s first experience with the changing seasons.

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