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A Ball for Daisy

By Chris Raschka
Published by Schwartz and Wade 2012
This wordless picture book tells the story about the heartbreak of losing a special toy when Daisy’s favorite ball is destroyed by another dog. She goes with her owner to the dog park and sees the other dog there– with a new ball! She is overjoyed to be able to take the ball home.
This book is great for young children who have ever had a special toy break or get lost.
Awards: Caldecott Medal Winner
Accessed: Augusta County Library

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Benny’s Had Enough!

By Barbro Lindgren
Illustrated by Olaf Landstrom
Translated by Elizabeth Kallick Dyssegaard
Published by R&S Books, 1999
Benny’s mother is in the middle of a cleaning jag, and Benny is the focus of her efforts. After cleaning up his things, next, she wants to clean his little piggy and Benny himself! Benny has enough and leaves home, determined to find a more hospitable place to live, only to find that home isn’t so bad after all! His mother joyfully welcomes him back.
Great for the pre-k set who can relate to not getting their way and often feel like their parents are after them to make them do things they don’t want to do.
Accessed: Augusta County Library

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Millions of Cats

By Wanda Gâg

Published by Puffin Books 1929

An elderly couple want a cat to have as a companion in their home.  When the man goes out to find one, he comes back, not with one cat, but millions of them!  When the couple attempts to decide which one to keep, a surprising little kitten comes out on top.

This book is great for small children who love animals; a great start to a unit on pets or small animals.

Awards: Newbery Honor

Accessed: Augusta County Library

 

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Ten, Nine, Eight

By Molly Bang
Published by Greenwillow Books, 1983
This counting book counts down from ten, is very lyrical and fun, and also includes African American characters.
Great for small children learning to count backwards. Also useful as a goodnight book.
Awards: Caldecott Honor Book
Accessed: Augusta County Library

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The Night Worker

By Kate Banks
Illustrated by Georg Hallenslenben
Published by Frances Foster Books, 2000

Alex’s father is a night worker, and every night, when Alex is going to sleep, Papa tucks him in and goes to work. “Take me with you,” he begs. One night, Papa does. Alex gets to see all of the construction and work that happens while the rest of the world sleeps.
Great for small children interested in big vehicles and construction workers. An instructive tool about what happens at night while most of us sleep.
Accessed: Augusta County Library

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Horton Hatches the Egg

By Dr. Seuss
Published by Random House, 1940
Horton the elephant is bamboozled into sitting on an egg for fifty-one weeks… and is rewarded in the end for his steadfastness and strength.
A great book to talk to young children about keeping promises, with Horton as an example of a character who is “faithful…one hundred percent!”
Amos & Boris is a 1971 New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Book of the Year, Notable Children’s Book of the Year, and Out

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The Biggest Truck

by David Lyon

Published by Lothrop, Lee and Shepard, 1988

The Biggest Truck follows a truck driver and his truck as they get up after most people go to bed, and drive through the night to deliver strawberries to the market before morning.  Then, when the rest of the world is waking, the biggest truck and his driver arrive home to sleep.

The book is great for thinking about societal infrastructure, and what happens before food gets to the market.

Accessed: Augusta County Library

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