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  He Bear, She Bear (Bright and Early Books) (Hardcover) 

He Bear, She Bear (Bright and Early Books)

Stan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain (Hardcover)

Genre: Fiction - Children's Picture Books; Book Themes: Animals, Jobs People Do, Rhyming Stories

In "He Bear, She Bear (Bright and Early Books)" by Stan and Jan Berenstain, two little bears talk about all kinds of jobs they can do whether they are he bear or she bear. The authors use rhyming words and colorful pictures to talk about the jobs that can relate to toddlers and preschoolers.


  Stop, Train, Stop! a Thomas the Tank Engine Story (Hardcover) 

Stop, Train, Stop! a Thomas the Tank Engine Story (I Can Read It All By Myself Beginner Books Series)

W. Awdry (Hardcover)

Genre: Fiction - Children's Picture Books; Book Theme: Transportation

In "Stop, Train, Stop (I Can Read It All by Myself Beginner Books)", Thomas the Tank Engine decides not to make his stops one day. His passengers are not happy. Simple storyline, simple language and colorful pictures all make it a good picture book for toddlers and preschoolers.


  Good Morning, Chick (Paperback) 

Good Morning, Chick

Byron Barton, Mirra Ginsburg (Paperback)

Genre: Fiction - Children's Picture Books; Book Theme: Animals

In "Good Morning, Chick", Mirra Ginsburg tells a simple story about a baby chick and uses animal sounds and action words that appeal to toddlers and preschoolers. Byron Barton's illustrations are bright and colorful. "Good Morning, Chick" is a good picture book for toddlers and preschoolers to learn about chicks.


  The Berenstain Bears on the Moon (Hardcover) 

The Berenstain Bears on the Moon

Stan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain (Hardcover)

Genre: Fiction - Children's Picture Books; Book Theme: Animals

In "The Berenstain Bears on the Moon" by Stan and Jan Berenstain, the bear children and their pup take their rocket ship to the moon and back. They experience weightlessness and a meteor shower, and finally land on the moon. This children's picture book teaches a little about space exploration on a level that is easily understood by toddlers and preschoolers.


  My First Chinese New Year (Hardcover) 

My First Chinese New Year

Karen Katz (Hardcover)

Genre: Fiction - Children's Picture Books; Book Theme: Chinese New Year

In "My First Chinese New Year", a little girl celebrates her first Chinese New Year with her family. With colorful illustrations and informative texts, author Karen Katz clearly explains the various Chinese New Year traditions. Children in preschool, kindergarten and first grade will enjoy this lively picture book.


  Harry the Dirty Dog (Paperback) 

Harry the Dirty Dog

Gene Zion, Margaret Bloy Graham (Paperback)

Genre: Fiction - Children's Picture Books; Book Theme: Animals

With a charming tale and wonderful illustrations, Harry the Dirty Dog, written by Gene Zion and illustrated by Margaret Bloy Graham, is one of the best classic picture books that have delighted children for decades. Harry is a white dog with black spots who doesn't like to take bath at all. One day, he runs away just before bath time and gets himself very dirty. When Harry returns home, his family doesn't recognize this black dog with white spots. Harry tries every trick he can do to show them he is Harry, to no avail. Finally, the dirty dog jumps into the bathtub and begs for a bath. Harry is recognized after he becomes a white dog with black spots again. Margaret Bloy Graham's expressive illustrations depict a lovable character that children can identify with. Harry the Dirty Dog is a great book for toddlers and preschoolers.


  The Cat in the Hat (Hardcover) 

The Cat in the Hat (I Can Read It All By Myself Beginner Books)

Dr. Seuss (Hardcover)

Genres: Fiction - Picture Story Books, Humorous Stories; Book Themes: Animals, Rhyming Stories

"The Cat in the Hat" by Dr. Seuss is one of the best children's books and is well loved by preschoolers, kindergarteners and beginning readers. In this classic children's book, a cat in a hat walks in on a rainy day, plays games with two children, a brother and a sister, and makes a big mess with the help of thing 1 and thing 2. "The Cat in the Hat" combines a humorous rhyming story, easy words, and playful illustrations. This children's picture book will help children learn to read.


  Kitten's First Full Moon (Hardcover) 

Kitten's First Full Moon

Kevin Henkes (Hardcover)

Genre: Fiction - Children's Picture Books

Kitten's First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes, winner of the 2005 Caldecott Medal, tells a sweet story of a kitten's struggle to get that bowl of milk in the sky. In this charming picture book, a kitten sees her first full moon and thinks that is a bowl of milk for her to drink. How much she wants it! The kitten licks, jumps, chases and runs, but she never seems to get closer to the full moon. Finally, the kitten goes back home and finds a big bowl of milk on the porch. Simple black-and-white illustrations capture the kitten's actions and emotions very well. The texts are easy to read and include repetitive catching phrases like "Poor Kitten" that will grab young readers' attention. Kitten's First Full Moon is a good children's picture book for toddlers and preschoolers.


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