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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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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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Harold and the Purple Crayon
by Crockett Johnson Illustrated by Crockett Johnson

This popular tale of fantasy, updated from its original publication in 1955, shows the wonder of the human imagination in the travels of a young boy and his purple crayon.

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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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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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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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Paperback Picturebooks : $5.56

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The Runaway Bunny
by Margaret Wise Brown Illustrated by Clement Hurd

A little bunny keeps running away from his mother in an imaginative and imaginary game of verbal hide-and-seek; children will be profoundly comforted by this lovingly steadfast mother who finds her child every time.

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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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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.

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

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