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Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
by Judith Viorst Illustrated by Ray Cruz

In this contemporary classic, veteran children's author Viorst introduces us to Alexander, a kid with an unruly crop of hair, who gets out of bed to face a day that seems to grow increasingly worse with each passing minute.

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A Bear Called Paddington
Series: Paddington Bear
by Michael Bond Illustrated by Peggy Fortnum
Paddington, the most endearing bear from Darkest Peru, first charmed American audiences forty years ago. Now a new generation will surely be won over by Paddington's particular brand of preposterous humor and gentle satire. The Browns first meet Paddington on a railway platform in London.
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The Tale of Peter Rabbit
by Beatrix Potter , David McPhail Illustrated by David McPhail

Since it was first published in 1902, Beatrix Potter's The Tale of Peter Rabbit has become one of the undisputed classics of children's literature — so classic, in fact, that generations of children have grown up thinking of it as a traditional folktale.

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Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
by Bill Martin Jr. Illustrated by Eric Carle

A big happy frog, a plump purple cat, a handsome blue horse, and a soft yellow duck — all parade across the pages of this delightful book.  Children will immediately respond to Eric Carle's flat, boldly colored collages.

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Caps for Sale: A Tale of a Peddler, Some Monkeys, and Their Monkey Business
by Esphyr Slobodkina Illustrated by Esphyr Slobodkina

A peddler walks from town to town, selling the caps he proudly balances in a stack on his head:

"First he had on his own checked cap, then a bunch of gray caps, then a bunch of brown caps, then a bunch of blue caps, and on the very top a bunch of red caps."

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Corduroy
Series: Corduroy
by Don Freeman Illustrated by Don Freeman

Don Freeman's classic character, Corduroy, continues to stir the hearts and imagination of children and adults around the world.

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Curious George
by Margaret Rey , H. A. Rey Illustrated by H. A. Rey

George, a small African monkey, is taken from his jungle home to live in a big city Zoo. Along the way, sailors save him from the sea, angry firemen put him in jail, and stolen balloons fly him high above the city — all because he is a curious little monkey!

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George and Martha
by James Marshall

Here are five stories about two of the greatest friends ever to grace a picture book. George and Martha, Jim Marshall's dearly beloved, wise, and wickedly funny hippos teach each other the importance of honesty, companionship, discretion, humility, and consolation in this classic.

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Horton Hears a Who!
by Dr. Seuss

Horton the elephant hears a yell coming from a small speck of dust. Horton is determined to protect the "Whos" living in "Who-ville" on the speck of dust because a person is a person no matter how small.

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Little Bear
by Else Holmelund Minarik Illustrated by Maurice Sendak

Enter the world of Little Bear. Children will be entranced by Little Bear's trip to the moon, his birthday party, and his wishes and adventures.

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The Little Engine That Could
by Watty Piper Illustrated by Watty Piper , George Hauman , Doris Hauman

When the other engines refuse, the Little Blue Engine tries to pull a stranded train full of toys and good food over the mountain. This classic story about the Little Blue Engine who says "I think I can, I think I can" continues to be a popular favorite.

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Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile
by Bernard Waber

A cranky neighbor puts Lyle in the zoo, but experiences a change of heart when the crocodile saves him from a fire.

Praise for Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile

"Lyle is as lovable as ever and the story and colored pictures as nonsensical". — Booklist

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Madeline
by Ludwig Bemelmans Illustrated by Ludwig Bemelmans

In an old, vine-covered house in Paris live 12 little girls. They wear wide-brimmed hats and matching yellow outfits, and walk in two perfect rows. Madeline is the smallest girl — and the most daring. She's not afraid to touch a mouse or go near a tiger in the zoo.

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Make Way for Ducklings
by Robert McCloskey Illustrated by Robert McCloskey

The New York Times describes Robert McCloskey's Caldecott Medal-winning book as "one of the merriest picture books ever." Young children will delight in the story of a mother duck's search for the perfect place to lay her eggs, as well as her loving protection of the brood once they are hatched.

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Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel
by Virginia Lee Burton Illustrated by Virginia Lee Burton

A modern classic that no child should miss. Since it was first published in 1939, Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel has delighted generations of children.

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Pat the Bunny
by Dorothy Kunhardt

"Judy can pat the bunny. Now you pat the bunny." Those words have been read countless times since the publication of this classic in 1940. With texture, peekaboo, mirrors, and more, this timeless book and its two sequels make babies gurgle with glee.

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The Runaway Bunny
by Margaret Wise Brown , Clement Hurd Illustrated by Clement Hurd

First published in 1942, this classic has been enjoyed by generations. Hurd has redrawn some of his original pictures for this new edition of the comforting story of a bunny's imaginary game of hide-and-seek and the lovingly steadfast mother who finds him every time. Full color.

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The Snowy Day
by Ezra Jack Keats Illustrated by Ezra Jack Keats

Wake up with Peter to a snow-covered day where adventure awaits. In simple words and beautiful pictures, this Caldecott-winning book conveys the silent wonder of a city snowfall and a small boy's solitary delight in it.

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The Story About Ping
by Marjorie Flack Illustrated by Kurt Wiese
This is the classic story about Ping, a little duck, who finds adventure on the Yantze River. One evening he does not want to be the last one to board his master's houseboat. Readers will be anxious to see how his individuality shines through.
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The Story of Ferdinand
by Munro Leaf Illustrated by Robert Lawson

A true classic, this tale of a sweet, gentle bull named Ferdinand has enchanted readers, young and old alike, since it was first published by Viking Press in 1936.

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Swimmy
by Leo Lionni

A little black fish in a school of red fish discovers a way of protecting them all from their natural enemies.

Praise for Swimmy

"Exquisite...truly reflects the ethereal quality of underwater life." — School Library Journal starred review

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Tikki Tikki Tembo
by Arlene Mosel Illustrated by Blair Lent

Now available in paperback, this classic Chinese legend tells the story of a boy who nearly drowns in a well because his brother cannot pronounce his very, very long name fast enough for an old man to save him. The lovely drawings capture the beauty of rural China.

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The Velveteen Rabbit
by Margery Williams Illustrated by Elizabeth J. Miles

The Velveteen Rabbit, a stuffed toy, waits in the nursery for a child to call its own. The other toys also wait for the day the boy will pick them for a playmate. As time goes by, Rabbit grows weary and worries that it will never be chosen.

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Where the Wild Things Are
by Maurice Sendak Illustrated by Maurice Sendak

This Caldecott Medal winner is a whimsical fantasy about a young boy whose imagination transports him far away from problems at home to a land where almost anything can happen.

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