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Asch, Frank. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MOON. (1999) Bear climbs a mountain to find out when the moon's birthday is so that he can buy the moon a birthday present. (jPICTURE/ASCH/FRA)

Bornstein, Ruth. LITTLE GORILLA. (1976) Little gorilla 's family and friends try to help him overcome his special growing pains. (jPICTURE/BORNSTEIN/RUT)

Brett, Jan. GOLDILOCKS AND THE THREE BEARS. (1987) Lost in the woods, a tired and hungry girl finds the house of the three bears where she helps herself to food and goes to sleep. (jPICTURE/BRETT/JAN)

Brown, Margaret Wise. GOODNIGHT MOON. (1975) Goodnight to each of the objects in the great green room: goodnight chairs, goodnight comb, goodnight air. (jPICTURE/BROWN/MAR)

Carle, Eric. THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR. (1994) Follows the progress of a hungry little caterpillar as he eats his way through a varied and very large quantity of food until, full at last, he forms a cocoon around himself and goes to sleep. (jPICTURE/CARLE/ERI)

Casey, Patricia. QUACK QUACK. (1988) After some confusion about which eggs are whose, duck and hen each hatch their own eggs. (jPICTURE/CASEY/PAT)

Cazet, Denys. I'M NOT SLEEPY. (1992) Father tells a "guaranteed-to-put-anyone-to-sleep" bedtime story to Alex with humorous results. (jPICTURE/CAZET/DEN)

Christelow, Eileen. FIVE LITTLE MONKEYS SITTING IN A TREE. (1991) Five little monkeys sitting in a tree discover, one by one, that it is unwise to tease Mr. Alligator. (jPICTURE/CHRISTELOW/EIL)

Dabcovich, Lydia. DUCKS FLY. (1990) While his brothers and sisters learn to fly, one little duck stays behind--but is finally surprised into trying his wings. (jPICTURE/DABCOVICH/LYD)

Galdone, Paul. THE GINGERBREAD BOY. (1975) The Gingerbread Boy eludes the hungry grasp of everyone he meet until he happens upon a fox more clever than he. (jPICTURE/GALDONE/PAU)

Galdone, Paul. THE LITTLE RED HEN. (1973) The little red hen finds none of her lazy friends willing to help her plant, harvest, or grind wheat into flour, but all are eager to eat the cake she makes from it. (jPICTURE/GALDONE/PAU)

Galdone, Paul. THREE LITTLE KITTENS. (1986) Three little kittens lose, find, soil, and wash their mittens. (jPICTURE/GALDONE/PAU)

Galdone, Paul. THE THREE LITTLE PIGS. (1970) Retells the fatal episodes in the lives of two foolish pigs and how the third pig managed to avoid the same pigfalls. (jPICTURE/GALDONE/PAU)

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Ginsburg, Mirra. ACROSS THE STREAM. (1982) A hen and her chicks are saved from a bad dream by a duck and her ducklings. (jPICTURE/GINSBURG/MIR)

Ginsburg, Mirra. THE CHICK AND THE DUCKLING. (1972) Hatched at the same time, the chick does fine imitating the duckling until the latter goes for a swim. (jPICTURE/GINSBURG/MIR)

Ginsburg, Mirra. FOUR BRAVE SAILORS. (1987) Four mice are brave sailors who fear nothing except the cat. (jPICTURE/GINSBURG/MIR)

Hoban, Tana. JUST LOOK. (1995) The reader views photographs of familiar objects, first through cut-out holes, then in their entirety. (jEASY NON FICTION/LB 3/HOB)

Hoban, Tana. LOOK AGAIN! (1971) Look through the square cut in the page and see part of the photograph. Turn the page and experience the full concept of the picture. (jPICTURE/HOBAN/TAN)

Hutchins, Pat. ROSIE'S WALK. (1968) The Fox is after Rosie, but she doesn't know it. Unwittingly, she leads the fox into several funny disasters. (jPICTURE/HUTCHINS/PAT)

Kasza, Keiko. THE WOLF'S CHICKEN STEW. (1987) A wolf's attempts to fatten a chicken for his stewpot have unexpected results. (jPICTURE/KASZA/KEI)

Lionni, Leo. A COLOR OF HIS OWN. (1975) A little chameleon is distressed that he doesn't have his own color like other animals. (jPICTURE/LIONNI/LEO)

Lionni, Leo. LITTLE BLUE AND LITTLE YELLOW: A STORY FOR PIPPO AND OTHER CHILDREN. (1994) A little blue spot and a little yellow spot are best friends, and when they hug each other they become green. (jPICTURE/LIONNI/LEO)

Maddern, Eric. CURIOUS CLOWNFISH. (1990) A clownfish is born who is curious and wants to explore the ocean. This clownfish decides to leave the safety of the anemone and look for adventure. (jPICTURE/MADDERN/ERI)

Martin, Bill. BROWN BEAR, BROWN BEAR, WHAT DO YOU SEE? (1992) Children see a variety of animals, each one a different color, and a teacher looking at them. (jPICTURE/MARTIN/BIL)

Martin, Bill. POLAR BEAR, POLAR BEAR, WHAT DO YOU HEAR? (1991) Zoo animals from polar bear to walrus make their distinctive sounds for each other, while children imitate the sounds for the zookeeper. (jPICTURE/MARTIN/BIL)

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Murphy, Jill. PEACE AT LAST. (1980) Mr. Bear searches for enough peace and quiet to go to sleep. (jPICTURE/MURPHY/JIL)

Numeroff, Laura Joffe. IF YOU GIVE A MOUSE A COOKIE. (1985) Relating the cycle of requests a mouse is likely to make after you give him a cookie takes the reader through a young child's day. (jPICTURE/NUMEROFF/LAU)

Peek, Merle. MARY WORE HER RED DRESS, AND HENRY WORE HIS GREEN SNEAKERS. (1985) . Each of Katy Bear's animal friends wears a different color of clothing to her birthday party. (jPICTURE/PEEK/MER)

Pfister, Marcus. THE RAINBOW FISH. (1992) The most beautiful fish in the entire ocean discovers the real value of personal beauty and friendship. (jPICTURE/PFISTER/MAR)

Rees, Mary. TEN IN A BED. (1988) The ten friends that are crowded in a little girl's bed are pushed out one by one until only the little girl remains. (jEASY NON FICTION/QA 2/BRO)

Rice, Eve. BENNY BAKES A CAKE. (1981) When the dog eats Benny's birthday cake, Daddy comes to the rescue. (jPICTURE/RICE/EVE)

Roy, Ron. THREE DUCKS WENT WANDERING. (1979) Blind luck protects three little ducks when they venture out of the barnyard. (jPICTURE/ROY/RON)

Seeger, Pete. ABIYOYO. (1986) Banished from the town for making mischief, a little boy and his father are welcomed back when they find a way to make the dreaded giant Abiyoyo disappear. (jPICTURE/SEEGER/PET)

Shaw, Charles Green. IT LOOKED LIKE SPILT MILK. (1994) Uses illustrations and text to tell about the shapes of clouds. (jPICTURE/SHAW/CHA)

Stevens, Janet. THE THREE BILLY GOATS GRUFF. (1987) Three clever billy goats outwit a big, ugly troll that lives under the bridge they must cross on their way up the mountain. (jPICTURE/STEVENS/JAN)

Tafuri, Nancy. HAVE YOU SEEN MY DUCKLING? (1984) A mother duck leads her brood around the pond as she searches for one missing duckling. (jPICTURE/TAFURI/NAN)

Ungerer, Tomi. SNAIL, WHERE ARE YOU? (1962) A wordless picture book. Young discoverers will have fun finding the elusive snail in his many disguises. (jPICTURE/UNGERER/TON)

Weiss, Nicki. AN EGG IS AN EGG. (1990) A poetic explanation of how everything changes--eggs to chicks, branches to sticks, green to white, and day to night. (jPICTURE/WEISS/NIC)

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