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  • Animals
  • Bugs
  • Christmas
  • Classics
  • Color
  • Easter
  • Fall
  • Folk & Fairy Tales
  • Halloween
  • Numbers & Math
  • Ocean
  • Patriotic
  • Poetry
  • Science
  • Sports
  • Spring
  • St Patrick's Day
  • Thanksgiving
  • Valentine's Day
  • Winter 
Are You My Mother? by P.D. Eastman
Barn Storm by Charles & Debra Ghigna

Big Wide-Mouthed Frog, The by Ana Martin Larranaga
Birds by Kevin Henkes

Chickens Aren't the Only Ones by Ruth Heller
Crazy Day at the Critter Cafe, A by Barbara Odanaka
Dog's Colorful Day by Emma Dodd
Farmer Brown Goes Round and Round by Teri Sloat
Frederick, The Greentail Mouse, Alexander and the Wind-Up Mouse, Theodore and the Talking Mushroom by Leo Lionni
My Little Book of Bald Eagles by Hope Irvin Marston
Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry, and The Big Hungry Bear, The by Don & Audrey Wood
Little White Owl, The by Tracey Corderoy
Lots of Spots by Lois Ehlert
Mixed Up Chameleon, The by Eric Carle
My Heart Is Like a Zoo by Michael Hall
Old Bear by Kevin Henkes
Penguins! by Gail Gibbons
Pigs Aplenty, Pigs Galore by David McPhail
Piglet's Picnic by Jessica Souhami
Porcupine Named Fluffy, A by Helen Lester

Purple Little Bird by Greg Foley

Scaredy Squirrel by Melanie Watts
Soaring With the Wind: The Bald Eagle by Gail Gibbons
Stellaluna by Janell Cannon
Super Duck by Jez Alborough
Tacky the Penguin by Helen Lester

Bugs & Worms
Aaaarrgghh! Spider! by Lydia Monks
Hey, Little Ant by Phillip M. Hoose
Old Black Fly
by Jim Aylesworth

Are You Grumpy, Santa? by Gregg Spiridellis

Christmas Tree Farm by Ann Purmell
Christmas Tree for Pyn, A by Olivier Dunrea
First Night, The by B. G. Hennessey
Littlest Christmas Tree, The by R. A. Herman

Little Crooked Christmas Tree, The by Michael Cutting
Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree by Robert Barry
One Shining Star by Anne Vittur Kennedy

Reindeer Christmas by Mark Kimball Moulton

Santa Duck by David Milgrim
Santa's Toy Shop by Al Dempster
Very Snowy Christmas, The  by Diana Hendry

Where, Oh Where, Is Santa Claus? by Lisa Wheeler
Where's Prancer? by Syd Hoff
Wild Christmas Reindeer, The by Jan Brett
Wish to be a Christmas Tree, A by Colleen Monroe

Cat in the Hat, The by Dr. Suess
Curious George Goes to an Ice Cream Shop by Margaret & H.A. Rey
Curious George Visits the Zoo by Margaret & H.A. Rey
Foot Book, The by Dr. Suess
Green Eggs & Ham by Dr. Suess
Grouchy Ladybug, The by Eric Carle
Little Cloud by Eric Carle
Lorax, The by Dr. Suess
Monster at the End of This Book, The by Jon Stone
Rainbow Fish, Rainbow Fish #2 by Marcus Pfister
Very Hungry Caterpillar, The by Eric Carle
Very Lonely Firefly, The by Eric Carle
We're Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen

A Bad Case of the Stripes by David Shannon 

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr.
Dog's Colorful Day by Emma Dodd
Purple Little Bird by Greg Foley

Happy Easter, Mouse! by Laura Numeroff

The Story of the Easter Bunny by Katherine Tegen

The Apple Pie Tree by Zoe Hall

Apples and Pumpkins by Anne Rockwell
Biggest Apple Ever, The by Steven Kroll
Boo to You! by Lois Ehlert
Count Down to Fall by Fran Hawk

It's Fall by Linda Glaser
Leaves by David Ezra Stein
Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf, Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf #2 by Lois Ehlert

Seasons of Arnold's Apple Tree, The by Gail Gibbons
Strega Nona's Harvest by Tomie dePaola

Ten Red Apples by Pat Hutchins

Folk & Fairy Tales

Aaaarrgghh! Spider! by Lydia Monks
Bumpy Little Pumpkin, The by Margery Cuyler
Five Little Pumpkins by Iris Van Rynbach
Go Away, Big Green Monster by Ed Emberley
Halloween Hats by Elizabeth Winthrop 
Hoodwinked by Arthur Howard
Humbug Witch by Lorna Balian
If You're a Monster and You Know It by Ed Emberley
Moonlight: The Halloween Cat by Cynthia Rylant
Sixteen Runaway Pumpkins by Dianne Ochiltree
Spooky Boo! A Halloween Adventure by Lily Karr  
Spooky Wheels on the Bus, The by J. Elizabeth Mills
Trick or Treat Countdown by Patricia Hubbard
Twelve Haunted Rooms of Halloween by Macky Pamintaun

Numbers & Math
Lyle Walks the Dog by Bernard Waber
Ten Black Dots by Donald Crews
Three Little Mermaids by Mara Van Fleet

Ocean & Sea
Boat Book by Gail Gibbons
Little Boat, The by Kathy Henderson
Mermaid Dreams by Mark Sperring
Octopus Under the Sea by Peter and Connie Roop
Rainbow Fish, Rainbow Fish #2 by Marcus Pfister
Shark Trouble by Sam Lloyd

Sharks by Gail Gibbons
Three Little Mermaids by Mara Van Fleet

F is for Flag by Wendy Cheyette Lewison 

G is for Gold Medal by Brad Herzog 
Stars and Stripes: The Story of the American Flag by Sarah L. Thomson

Burger and the Hot Dog, The by Stephen Gammell


Chickens Aren't the Only Ones by Ruth Heller
Cloud Book, The by Tomie de Paola
Eight Spinning Planets by Brian James
Barn Storm by Charles & Debra Ghigna

Hatch! by Roxie Munro
It Looked Like Spilt Milk by Charles G. Shaw

Ladybugs: Red, Fiery, and Bright by Mia Posada
Lorax, The, The Lorax (Idea #2), The Lorax (50 Ideas) by Dr. Suess

Moon Book, The by Gail Gibbons
Planets, The by Gail Gibbons
Secret Science Project That Almost Ate the School, The by Judy Sierra

Tornadoes! by Gail Gibbons 
Weather Words and What They Mean by Gail Gibbons

My Soccer Book by Gail Gibbons
Watch Me Throw the Ball! by Mo Willems

Mud! by Wendy Cheyette Lewison
My Garden by Kevin Henkes

St Patrick's Day

Luckiest St. Patrick's Day Ever, The, by Teddy Slater

Story of the Leprechaun, The by Katherine Tegen

10 Fat Turkeys by Tony Johnston
Littlest Pilgrim, The by Brandi Dougherty
Thanksgiving Treat by Catherine Stock

This is Thanksgiving by Harriet Ziefert

Valentine's Day
10 Valentine Friends by Janet Schulman
My Heart Is Like a Zoo by Michael Hall
One Heart:A Valentine Counting Book by Maryann Cocca-Leffler

**Find 25 Winter Books and Activities here**
Hooray for Snow! by Kazuo Iwamura
Is That You, Winter? by Stephen Gammell
Mitten, The by Jan Brett

P. Bear's New Year's Eve Party by Paul Owen Lewis

Snowmen All Year by Caralyn Buehner
Ten on the Sled by Kim Norman

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