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Read Right Now! ELEPHANTS

FREE Online eBooks about Elephants:

Just Like MeA Home for Elephants

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Horton Hatches the EggHorton Hears a WhoOllie the Purple ElephantSmall Elephants BathtimeThe Saggy Baggy Elephant

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Ella the Elegant ElephantUncle Elephant 2

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Books:

ElephantEllaElephantsBabarElephantsElmerElephantsHortonElephantsPhil

Read Right Now! HALLOWEEN

FREE Online eBooks about Halloween:

I Need My Monster

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Bats at the LibraryShake Dem Halloween BonesNate the Great and the Halloween HuntThe Berenstain Bears Trick or TreatHumbug WitchMonster Needs a CostumeHalloweenGeorgeGeorgeCostumeRottenTrickBooCowMarthaHaunted

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Scaredy Cat SplatFancy Nancy Halloween or BustOldLadyOverLittle Goblins Ten

Printables, Crafts & More about Halloween:

Candy Corn TracerHalloween LettersTrick or TreatBat Connect the Dots

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Favorite Halloween Books:

Ten Trick or TreatersThe 13 Nights of HalloweenAlph Oops H is for HalloweenBabymouse Monster MashBig PumpkinClick Clack BooFive Little Monkeys Trick or TreatThe Hallo WienerHalloween HuntHalloween IsHappy Haunting Amelia BedeliaIt's the Great Pumpkin Charlie BrownLittle Goblins TenMinerva Louis HalloweenNate the Great and the Halloween HuntNational Geographic HalloweenScaredy Cat SplatSpace CaseThree Bears HalloweenTrick or Treat a Happy Haunter's Halloween

Books Selected By: Janet Spaulding, Selection Services


Read Right Now! BE YOURSELF

FREE Online eBooks about Being Yourself:

StellalunaThe No Tale Cat

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eBooks about Being Yourself:

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FluffyBigBunnyChickenBigSpottyTackyPenguinMeBook

eAudiobooks about Being Yourself:

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Chrysanthemum

Books:

ChrysanthemumCrictorPretzelSnakeBlakeJohnJensen

Read Right Now! BUGS

FREE Online eBooks about Bugs:

BusiestBugsIKnowDoYouLikeBugsAll Kinds of LadybugsRoly Poly

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Buggy BugBusy BuzzersThe Bug in the Jug Wants a HugThe Secret Lives of Backyard BugsTwinkle Twinkle Little Bug

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Favorite Bug Books:

Bugs GaloreGrasshopper and the AntsI Love BugsBug PatrolYoo-Hoo Ladybug

Read Right Now! BIRDS

FREE Online eBooks about Birds:

BeautifulBirdsTheBirdsIllSeeRed RobinA Nest for African PenguinsThe Migrating Whooping Crane

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Bear and BirdDuck and GooseJust Plain FancyNoisy Bird Sing AlongThe Best NestThe Little DuckBirdsLowly

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Read Right Now! CHRISTMAS

FREE Online eBooks about Christmas:

The Polar ExpressHow the Grinch Stole ChristmasBrave IreneChristmasJourneyChristmasShipHoHoHoTuckerJingleAllMaisyGingerbreadSesameCelebrateWaldos Christmas SurpriseBunbun's Christmas Counting BookThe Night Before ChristmasNightBrettSchnitzelFirstDecember

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Printables, Crafts & More about Christmas:

Layout 1Curious George ChristmasChristmas BingoGrinch Dot to DotTracer Christmas TreeTracer AngelTracer Gingerbread HouseTracer Color Presents

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Staff Pick: This Is Not My Hat

This Is Not My Hat

Understanding the narrative is an important skill your toddler needs to learn to read, but sometimes talking about the book as you read it can be a challenge.  How do you ask questions without interrupting the flow of the story?  How do you encourage your child to guess what happens next?  Don’t worry, I am here to help!

Check out these two books by Jon Klassen; This is Not My Hat and I Want My Hat Back.  There’s an obvious underlying hat theme going on, and what kid doesn’t love hats?  In the first story, a little fish has stolen a big fish’s hat.  In the second one, a bear searches for his lost hat.  Both stories have important lessons about stealing, and they’re both amusing (I checked with my nephews, the books are definitely funny), but the best part is how easy it is to talk about the narrative.  Every page is an opportunity for questions.  Both books are written in a conversational style that’s very engaging.   The illustrations are eye-catching.  Both books are open-ended, which allows your preschooler to tell you what happens!  Your child will be guessing what happens next long before you turn the last page.

I Want My Hat Back
Recommended by:  Emilie Lynn, East 38th Street Branch Library

Staff Pick: Please Papa

Please Papa

Alice learns the importance of saying “please” as well as that this magical word will not lead to everything she wants.

Please, Papa by Kate Banks, illustrated by Gabi Swiatokowska and Wait! Wait! By Hatsue Nakawaki , illustrated by Komako Sakai are two charming new picture books that celebrate imaginative play and playful interactions between young children and parents. Please , Papa even gently encourages good manners.

Wait WaitBoth books have large text, and simple, evocative language that invites the most important feature of read aloud time – conversation about the stories. Children and adults will certainly want to talk about the slightly surreal, stylized illustrations in Please, Papa. The images of the little Alice and her parents look like paper dolls cut out from a turn of the century prints and on one page a small dog, a bat on what might be an owl, hang upside down from the top of the page. Alice is pretending to have a farm and is reminded to say “please” as she requests various animals. When Papa is tired of being her horse, a frowning Alice is convinced to give her horse a rest when he in turn, uses the magic word please.

Wait! Wait! follows a small child as he encounters various neighborhood animals on the sidewalk – a butterfly, a lizard, pigeons, cats – they all fly, wiggle or leap away. But when he is scooped up and placed on his father’s shoulders, the exploration of the park continues. “Here we go!”

Recommended by: Mary Sullivan, Decatur Branch

Staff Pick: What Is Part This, Part That?

What Is Part This Part That?

Song-like rhyming text invites readers to guess what different components add up to. For example, a secret’s part whisper, part keeping mum, and a certain kind of fruit is part peach and part plum (a nectarine).

A book that combines rhyme with reason, shapes with colors, and with great word play? That is hard to find. This picture book also has surprise fold-out parts! The description in the inner cover describes it this way: “Just like dancing is part step and part swing, when you put parts together you get a new thing!” This book also offers plenty of opportunities for an interactive storytime.

Recommended by: Joseph Fox, Wayne Branch Library

Read Right Now! MONSTERS

FREE Online eBooks about Monsters:

AlligatorBedUnderBed

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eBooks:

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Monster Needs a CostumeGoodnight Little MonsterTickle Monster

Printables, Crafts & More about Monsters:


Books:

MonsterGood\MonsterGreenMonsterNightmareMonstersDifferentMonstersRomping