Learn new vocabulary and get your child excited about books by reading together every day! 2014

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Journey
Aaron Becker

E BECKER

A lonely girl draws a magic door on her bedroom wall and through it escapes into a world where wonder, adventure, and danger abound.


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I Dare You Not to Yawn
Helene Boudreau

E BOUDREAU

A comical cautionary tale for bedtime-resistant youngsters which challenges them to avoid yawning, from a dozing dog and a cuddly blanket to endearing baby orangutans who stretch out long arms for a nighttime hug.


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The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse
Eric Carle

E CARLE

Rather than use the same old colors, a child paints animals and objects in a variety of different hues. Includes biographical information about the German painter Franz Marc, who created unconventional animal paintings in the early 1900s.


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The Bear's Song
Benjamin Chaud

E CHAUD

Papa Bear wakes up to find his son missing, and his search leads him to an opera house and a command performance.


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Deep in the Sahara
Kelly Cunnane

E CUNNANE

An Arab girl of the Sahara who wants to wear a malafa, the veiled dress worn by her mother and older sister, learns that the garment represents beauty, mystery, tradition, belonging, and faith.


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Oh, No!
Candace Fleming

E FLEMING

A series of animals falls into a deep hole, only to be saved at last by a very large rescuer.


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Say Hello!
Rachel Isadora

E ISADORA

A little girl greets people in her neighborhood in many different languages.


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This Is Not My Hat
Jon Klassen

CALDECOTT E KLASSEN

A tiny minnow wearing a pale blue bowler hat has a thing or two up his fins in this underwater light-on-dark chase scene.


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Paul Meets Bernadette
Rosy Lamb

E LAMB

Paul is a fish who used to go around in circles. Until one day Bernadette drops in and shows Paul that there is a whole world out there, right outside his bowl.


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Moo!
David LaRochelle

E LAROCHELLE

When Cow gets her hooves on the farmer’s car, she takes it for a wild ride through the country.


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Ten Little Caterpillars
Bill Martin Jr.

E MARTIN

Illustrations and rhyming text follow ten caterpillars as one wriggles up a flower stem, another sails across a garden pool, and one reaches an apple leaf, where something amazing happens.


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Shoe Dog
Megan McDonald

E MCDONALD

In order to stay in the warm and cozy home he has longed for, Shoe Dog must learn to stop chewing shoes.


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Say Hello Like This
Mary Murphy

E MURPHY

Different kinds of animals say hello in their own way. Full of funny adjectives and sound words, this is an ideal read-aloud for the very youngest of listeners and is sure to engage babies as they first learn to talk.


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A Ball for Daisy
Chris Raschka

CALDECOTT E RASCHKA

Let your child tell you the story in this wordless Caldecott winner about a dog and her favorite toy.


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Steam Train, Dream Train
Sherri Duskey Rinker

E RINKER

In this book with rhyming text, the dream train pulls into the station and all the different cars are loaded by the animal workers, each with the appropriate cargo.


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Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site
Sherri Duskey Rinker

E RINKER

As the sun sets behind the big construction site, all the hardworking trucks get ready to say goodnight. One by one, Crane Truck, Cement Mixer, Dump Truck, Bulldozer, and Excavator finish their work and lie down to rest—so they’ll be ready for another day of rough and tough construction play!


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Dragons Love Tacos
Adam Rubin

E RUBIN

Explores the love dragons have for tacos, and the dangers of feeding them anything with spicy salsa.


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One Busy Day
Lola M. Schaefer

E SCHAEFER

Mia’s big brother Spencer never seems to have time to play with her. But with a little imagination and a lot of love, Mia shows Spencer it’s a lot more fun to be busy together.


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Locomotive
Brian Floca

TRANSPOR TRAINS JNF FLO

A visual exploration of America’s early railroads that examines the sounds, speed and strength of the fledgling transcontinental locomotives and the experiences of pioneering travelers.


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Pocketful of Posies: A Treasury of Nursery Rhymes
Salley Mavor

TALES NURSERY JNF POC

This collection of classic nursery rhymes, incredibly illustrated by Salley Mavor, will delight and engage children of all ages.


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