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Recommended by The New York Times Book Review Editors and authors of How to Raise a Reader.
Ages 3 and up
From bestselling and award-winning author Mac Barnett and illustrator Jon Klassen comes Extra Yarn, a Caldecott Honor Book, Boston Globe-Horn Book Award winner, and a New York Times bestseller. A young girl and her box of magical yarn transform a community in this stunning picture book. With spare, gently humorous illustrations and a palette that moves from black-and-white to a range of color, this modern fairy tale has the feel of a new classic. Fans of Oliver Jeffers and Peter Brown will love this book.
2012 Caldecott Honor Book
New York Times Bestseller
My daughters loved the beautiful simplicity of this book. A sweet story about using talents and gifts to benefit others and discovering how that's where the true magic lies. My seven-year-old says, "It's really fun. I like how she makes sweaters for things that don't need sweaters, haha!" Emily, mom to 3 daughters (ages 7, 5 and 2.5) Temecula, CA
A Sick Day For Amos McGee
Phillip and Erin Stead
Friends come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. In Amos McGee's case, all sorts of species, too! Every day he spends a little bit of time with each of his friends at the zoo, running races with the tortoise, keeping the shy penguin company, and even reading bedtime stories to the owl. But when Amos is too sick to make it to the zoo, his animal friends decide it's time they returned the favor.
2011 Caldecott Medal Winner
NY Times Best Illustrated Children's Books of 2010
A sweet story of friendship and kindness that is filled with beautiful illustrations. It is a fun way to talk to children about the importance of being a good friend and helping others in need. My kids all loved it and wanted to hear it again. The overall message, that kindnesses don’t go unnoticed, led to a talk about how the animals did for Amos what he usually did for them and how it must have made him feel good to be cared for. -Stephanie, Pre-K teacher and mom of 2 girls, Virginia Beach, VA
The Adventures of Beekle
Dan Santat's Caldecott Medal-winning The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend is a humorous and thoughtful celebration of friends. This magical story begins on an island far away where an imaginary friend is born. He patiently waits his turn to be chosen by a real child, but when he is overlooked time and again, he sets off on an incredible journey to the bustling city, where he finally meets his perfect match and--at long last--is given his special name: Beekle. The #1 New York Times bestselling and award-winning author and illustrator Dan Santat--creator of After the Fall and Are We There Yet? --combines classic storytelling with breathtaking art in an unforgettable tale about friendship, imagination, and the courage to find one's place in the world.
Caldecott Medal Winner
New York Times Bestseller
PBS Parents Best Picture Book of the Year
My class of four-year-olds LOVED this book and asked me to read it to them several times throughout the week. A wonderful story about making friends, putting yourself out there and the bravery it takes to be vulnerable. It encourages kindness and bravery and led to a GREAT class discussion about how being different is ok and that we all need friends. It is a must for kids starting school or who have recently moved and are worried about being different or fitting in. -Stephanie, Pre-K Teacher and mother of two, Virginia Beach, VA