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by Keith Baker
Busy little peas engage in their favorite activities as they introduce the numbers from one to 100.

by Luli Gray
Luli Gray's funny twist on this fable will have readers giggling and singing. With Giuliano Ferri's lush and whimsical illustrations, this book is both heartwarming and lovely to behold.

by Cece Meng
When a newspaper headline says that bedtime is canceled, children everywhere rejoice.

by Melanie Watt
As the author/illustrator attempts to create a picture book about a mouse in a house, her rotund feline Chester sends the mouse packing and attempts to rewrite the story with his handy red marker.

by Neil Gaiman
"Chu is a little panda with a big sneeze. When Chu sneezes, bad things happen. Will Chu sneeze today?"

by Mo Willems
Once upon a time, there were three hungry Dinosaurs: Papa Dinosaur, Mama Dinosaur . . . and a Dinosaur who happened to be visiting from Norway. One day--for no particular reason--they decided to tidy up their house, make the beds, and prepare pudding of varying temperatures. And then--for no particular reason--they decided to go . . . someplace else. They were definitely not setting a trap for some succulent, unsupervised little girl. Definitely not!

by Tad Hills
A little yellow bird teaches Rocket the dog how to read by first introducing him to the "wondrous, mighty, gorgeous alphabet."

by Jon Klassen
A bear almost gives up his search for his missing hat until he remembers something important.

by David Ezra Stein
A little chicken's habit of interrupting at bedtime turns storytime on its head.

by Eric A. Kimmell
"Jack and the Beanstalk" retold with a Texas flair!

by Kevin Henkes
What a night! The moon is full. Kitten is hungry and inquisitive and brave and persistent and unlucky . . .then lucky! What a night!

by Jan Thomas
Brave Cowboy tries to sing his young calf pals to sleep on a dark, dark night, with humorous results.

by Heather Long
It is bedtime for two beaver brothers but Milo has a very hard time trying to fall asleep, despite some good advice from Max.

by Jef Czekaj
In this funny barnyard game of Telephone, a pig whispers to a rooster: "I have a secret. Oink. Pass it on." The rooster flits across the field and tells the cow, "Oink-a-doodle-doo. Pass it on." As the message makes the rounds, each animal adds a sound of its own.

by Andy Runton
On a slightly scary camping trip to study stars in the night sky, Owly and Wormy make new friends.

by Hervé Tullet
This interactive picture book is brilliant in its simplicity. It starts with a simple yellow dot in the middle of a blank page and the instructions "press here." When you turn the page, interesting things have happened to the dot.

by Steve Breen
Pug and Doug are best friends, even when their differences lead to a misunderstanding. An ideal story for preschoolers who are navigating friendships, told in a way that is just as funny for adults as for kids.

by Janet Stoeke
Chickens Pip, Midge, and Dot admire Rooster Sam and his ability to fly up to the barn roof, but when they spy on him to see how he does it, they get a big surprise.

by Jon 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. 2013 Caldecott Award winner.

by Michelle Robinson
A funny book that advises the reader on how to handle encounters with various animals in the jungle, where a mistake while avoiding one can attract the attention of another.