Big Mean Mike

Written by: Michelle Knudsen    Illustrated by: Scott Magoon Who says big mean dogs and tiny fuzzy bunnies can’t be friends? When cute bunnies start showing up in Big Mean Mike’s big tough car he worries about his image. But after a good time at the monster truck show the bunnies show Mike that true friends come […]

Rosie Revere, Engineer

Written by: Andrea Beatty  Illustrated by: David Roberts Rosie loves to tinker and build and solve problems. She makes helium pants, a cheese hat and hot dog dispenser but when people laugh at her inventions she sadly decides she will never be a great engineer. Rosie’s great-great Aunt Rose tell her that her biggest wish is to fly. […]

Princesses are Pretty

Written by: Kath Smith  Illustrated by: Caroline Jayne Church In Princesses are Pretty we meet Susie, Sarah and Polly three young, unique princesses each with their own story. With help from their friends Fairy Heather, Sir MacEye and Sir Dave the princesses get a good nights rest, share their toys and find a lost kitty. […]

Mrs. Toggle and the Dinosaur

Written by: Robin Pulver   Illustrated by: R.W.Alley When the principal informs Mrs. Toggle she is getting a new student there is a slight misunderstanding and Mrs. Toggle frantically prepares her class for a dinosaur! Her anxiety increases as she asks the custodian for a bigger desk, takes her class to the library to learn […]

Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress

  Written by: Christine Baldacchino   Illustrated by: Isabelle Malenfant Morris likes to paint, do puzzles and sing at school but most of all he loves the dress up clothes, especially the tangerine dress. It goes, “swish, swish, swish when he walks and crinkle, crinkle crinkle when he sits down,” and his favorite shoes, “click, click, […]

Little Blue Truck Leads the Way

Written by: Alice Schertle   Illustrated by: Jill McElmurry Lil Bug and her brother LOVE Little Blue Truck. We first met Blue on the farm where he helped a dump truck who was stuck in the mud. Now Blue is back and this time he is in the the big city. All the trucks, buses […]

It’s OK to Be Different

   Written and Illustrated by: Todd Parr “It’s OK to need some help.” “It’s OK to have a different nose.” “It’s OK to get mad.” It’s OK to Be Different is a great way to begin discussions about tolerance with  young kids. Parr celebrates everyone’s unique appearance, ability, actions and feelings. Lil Bug is noticing differences lately and […]

Just Like Mama

Written by: Beverly Lewis Illustrated by: Cheri Bladholm Young Susie Mae is thrilled when her Aunt Martha says she looks just like Mama. Susie Mae even tries to do all the chores like Mama, milking cows, collecting eggs, picking strawberries and getting lunch ready. But through the spilled milk, broken eggs, and berry stains she learns […]