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book image Too Big
Too Big
Ingri and Edgar Parin d'Aulaire
Aulaire
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A silly story about a little tow-headed boy who's getting "TOO BIG" to do just about everything he's wants to do. Brightly colored and simply told, this picture book will appeal to preschoolers exploring the world around them.

book image Foxie: The Singing Dog
Foxie
Ingri and Edgar Parin d'Aulaire
Aulaire
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Based on the Chekhov short story "Kashtanka," this beautiful and touching picture book about a little singing dog is "one of the best of the excellent books by Ingri and Edgar Parin d'Aulaire." —The New York Times

book image Jenny's Birthday Book
Jenny's Birthday Book
Esther Averill
Averill
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Today is the day, the day of days, the day of Jenny Linsky's birthday!

book image Jenny's Moonlight Adventure
Jenny's Moonlight
Esther Averill
Averill
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It's Halloween—a special night for black cats everywhere, especially Jenny .

book image The School For Cats
School for Cats
Esther Averill
Averill
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"Five to eight-year-olds who have their own problems of adjustment in school will rejoice in Jenny's moral triumph." —The New York Times

book image The Mousewife
Mousewife
Rumer Godden
Godden
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Rumer Godden's beautiful tale of a downtrodden mouse and her friendship with a caged dove is based on a story by Dorothy Wordsworth. William Pène du Bois's elegant pen-and-ink drawings complement this meditation on love and freedom.
Contributors: William Pène du Bois

book image The Sorely Trying Day
Sorely Trying Day
Russell and Lillian Hoban
Hoban
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What a mess! The cat is on top of the grandfather clock, the dog is barking and lunging, and all the children are squabbling and shouting. Well, who started it? Each child points to the next, and even the dog blames the cat. But the truth is another story. From the author and illustrator of the Frances books.

book image The Backward Day
Backward Day
Ruth Krauss
Krauss
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The author of The Carrot Seed and the illustrator of Nate the Great, who together produced the Caldecott Award-winning The Happy Day, reunite for this charming story of a little boy who decides to live the day in reverse, from putting his underclothes on over his coat and pants to greeting his family at the breakfast table with a "Good night!"
Contributors: Marc Simont

book image Wee Gillis
Wee Gillis
Munro Leaf
Leaf
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By the author and illustrator of the bestselling children's book The Story of Ferdinand.
Wee Gillis spends half the year with his father's rough and rawkus highland people and the other half with his mother's gentle sheephearding folk. But it's up to him to decide where he fits in.
Contributors: Robert Lawson

book image The Two Cars
Two Cars
Ingri and Edgar Parin d'Aulaire
Aulaire
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On a moonlight night an old jalopy and a shiny new sports car race through the streets to find out who is the fastest and best. The d'Aulaires, whose books of Greek and Norse myths have enchanted older children for generations, present younger children with a modern take on the fable of the tortoise and the hare.

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