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Llama Llama Gives Thanks by Anna Dewdney

llama llama gives thanks

In this book, it's Thanksgiving time for Llama Llama and his family! That means yummy foods and autumn leaves and being thankful for everything from pumpkin pies to blue skies. Thanksgiving may only come once year, but in Llama's family, giving thanks is always here! With short and simple rhyming text, the Llama Llama board books introduce Llama Llama to babies and toddlers before they're ready for longer full-length stories. And their small size and durable pages are perfect for little hands.

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Mouse is Small by Mary Murphy

mouse is small

Mouse is small, and tortoise is big. But what animal makes the most impact? This charming and funny book about size reminds us that sometimes the biggest surprises come in the smallest packages!

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The Little Red Cat Who Ran Away and Learned His ABC's by Patrick McDonnell

little red cat

In this nearly wordless alphabet book, a little red cat runs away and gets caught up in a wild chase that goes everywhere from A to Z and back home again.

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An Ambush of Tigers by Betsy R. Rosenthal

an ambush of tigers

Have you ever heard of a prickle of porcupines? Or a tower of giraffes? What about a parcel of penguins? This ... romp through the animal kingdom introduces collective nouns for animals through wordplay.

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When's My Birthday? by Julie Fogliano

whens my birthday

In this enthusiastic celebration of all things BIRTHDAY, acclaimed author Julie Fogliano and award-winning illustrator Christian Robinson bring you the perfect birthday book! Join our excited narrator as she lists all the things that will make her birthday the BEST birthday.

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Bears in the Bath by Shirley Parenteau

bears in the bath

Four little bears covered in mud don't want to take a bath.

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Bad Seed by Jory John

bad seed

This is a book about a bad seed. A baaaaaaaaaad seed. How bad? Do you really want to know?

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My Very Own Space by Pippa Goodhart

my very own space

A little rabbit is trying to read his book in peace, but there's so much going on around him! Maybe he needs some space just for himself. With minimal text accompanying beautiful and sweet illustrations, this charming picture book explores ideas of personal space and sharing in a way that even very young children can enjoy.

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Big Machines: The Story of Virginia Lee Burton by Sherri Duskey Rinker

big machines

Describes the life of the children's book author and illustrator, conveying her life at Folly Cove, her love of dance, and how she was able to create images of machinery, including those used in her book, Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel.

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Not Friends by Rebecca Bender

not friends

Giraffe and Bird are not friends. After all, they fight all the time. But when they go their separate ways and a scary storm strikes, they both realize they might be better off together--even if they are still NOT friends. Not at all.

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Glitter by Stella J. Jones


Gloria the rhino loves glitter. She has glitter slippers and a glitter scooter, and she spreads her sparkles wherever she goes; here, there, and everywhere! The townsfolk, though, are tired of it. No more glitter, Gloria! they tell her. But soon, the entire town is covered in glitter. What will everyone think now?

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In the Middle of Fall by Kevin Henkes

in the middle of fall

Introduces concepts and vocabulary of fall--autumn colors, changes in plants and animals ... and wind, which soon leads to the next season.

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