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Children's Books

A-F

A non-fiction exploration of the different kinds of beaks birds have and what they use them for.

A love song to the land that forms the border between the U.S. and Mexico. The author begins not with the people who brave it but with finely executed, digitally enhanced portraits of the wild flora and fauna that live in the desert.

A talking tiger approaches a family during their annual end-of-summer camping trip and is befriended by the youngest, a boy who does not feel ready for first grade.

Under the sea, a crab follows its heart and its calling, bringing everyone together in the wake of a disaster.

G-L

The mayor of the noisy city of La Paz institutes new laws forbidding all singing, but a brave little rooster decides he must sing. The silenced populace, invigorated by the rooster's bravery, ousts the tyrannical mayor and returns their city to its free and clamorous state.

Whales song was so beautiful it could reach the furthest of faraways. It sang of happiness and hope, magic and wonder, always and everywhere. But Whale wishes with all his heart to find a friend somewhere in the vast, endless sea. Can his wish be carried over the ocean for someone to follow?

All the animals of the barnyard community hurry to greet their newest member, who is just pecking his way out of an egg.

An evocative collection of verse for young poetry lovers and budding naturalists explores the secretive inner lives of woodland animals, from the inquisitive raccoon to the dignified bear.

Ms. Lake and her class have been tending to an egg-hatching project. When one of the ducklings has trouble standing or walking like the other ducks, Ms. Lake and the class come up with ideas so that Lemon can do all the things that other ducks love to do.

M-R

A bored chameleon wishes it could be more like all the other animals it sees, but soon decides it would rather just be itself. 

Narrative non-fiction, in journal form, relates the first year in the life of an Eastern bluebird.

Gives a view of the world of the family farm.

Milo's mother is too busy to read him a story so she sends him outside to play in the snow where he discovers a story of his own.

A baby owl leaves the nest one night, explores the world around him, sees his own reflection, and then returns to the safety of home.

A full color, exquisitely illustrated celebration of animals who live in packs, herds, pods, and more. Packs shows how togetherness and teamwork help many creatures thrive.

Pecking his way through the door of a house, an intrepid little woodpecker busily raps on a rhyming sequence of indoor objects, from a hat and a mat and a racket and jacket to a teddy bear and a book called Jane Eyre.

When women in an Icelandic village buy chickens to lay eggs for them to use, the chickens follow them, adopting human ways and forgetting their barnyard roots, until the ladies hatch a clever plan.

This photo-illustrated book introduces beginning readers to the characteristics of reptiles. Includes picture glossary and index.

S-Z

A woman in a canoe takes the reader on a journey down the Hudson River, from its source, a lake in the Adirondack Mountains, to the point where it flows into the Atlantic Ocean at New York City.

Challenged by the other jungle animals for its seemingly lazy ways, a sloth living in a tree explains the many advantages of his slow and peaceful existence.

When Harry Colebourn saw a baby bear at a train station, he knew he could care for it. Harry was a veterinarian. But he was also a soldier in training during World War I. Harry named the bear Winnie and he brought her along to the military camp in England.

When a wolf cub and little girl are lost in a snowstorm they must find their way home.