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Yolen, Jane
On this hot summer day not much activity is taking place. The dog is laying around trying to keep cool and the children were not active. When one of the children gets the hose out, everyone became excited to be cooled off. A storm came through and it rained all day. The rain caused the children to wish for the hot summer sun.

Pyle, Howard
Bearskin, an infant son of a miller, is sent down the river by the king only to be found by a she-bear who raises him. As Bearskin gets older he goes out into the world to be with other people. He learns about a three-headed dragon who takes the princess. If anyone can kill the dragon, then they get to marry the princess. Will Bearskin be able to kill the dragon and win her heart?

Hamanaka, Sheila
Emi and Martha go on a very long walk with Emi's dad. After many stops they reach Central Park, where Emi's dad makes them paper sail boats and hats. They are too tired to walk home so they take the bus. Emi's dad makes paper cranes for everyone.

Freymann, Saxton
Can you imagine how to make people food into animal art? Photographs portray baby animals like chicks, pups, and cubs made from different fruits and vegetables.

Goffstein, M.B.
Five artist helpers are shades of color. They work as well as enjoy the masquerade ball.

dePaola, Tomie
Tommy wants to be an artist when he grows up, but when he has his very first art lesson in first grade, he is very disappointed. He learns to compromise, and he is happy in the end.

Hurd, Thacher
Arthur Dog disguises himself as Art Dog to recover the stolen Mona Woofa from the Dogopolis Museum of Art. When he is not Art Dog, he lives as an ordinary citizen who appreciates life.

Wilson, April
A child's drawing of a bird comes to life. The child and the bird draw with the coloring pencils to outsmart each other. (A Wordless Book).

Sortland, Bjorn
Anna is at the museum with her uncle and comes into contact with many new friends. Anna befriends all of the painters whose art is inside the museum. All of these encounters take place because Anna needs to find a toilet.

Shannon, Terry
Juan wishes that his father would forget to say "...and Juan" when he calls on his brothers and him. As he continues to learn his culture and how to become a potter, Juan begins to feel as though he really belongs.

Goffstein, M.B.
Goffstein depicts how an artist's work is part of him and how his work is like a creation from God.

Johnson, Stephen T
Would you like to look for letters of the alphabet in these paintings?(Wordless Book)

Rylant, Cynthia
A boy, Charlie, watches a man named Gregory paint pictures of a whale by the lake each day. Eventually, the two meet and paint together by the lake what each sees. An artistic friendship develops.

Lobel, Anita
Friends find, draw, pick and create flowers for their friends. All of the flowers follow the alphabet as do the friends names.

Lester, Alison
During their day, Alice and Aldo work their way through the alphabet. They do all kinds of fun things like quacking with the ducks, making milkshakes, and swinging over the flowers. By the end of the day Alice and Aldo are ready for bed.


Haskins, James//Benson, Kathleen
Come explore and celebrate the powerful impact people of African descent have made on world history and on the American experience.

Kroll, Virginia
At lunchtime Daddy and Jesse play their favorite game: a question and answer game about people who live in Africa and the ways in which they are connected to Jesse.

Isadora, Rachel
D is for dancer, and E is for egg, but F stands for frog and fly on the same page. Some letters in this alphabet book have four or more images of different colors and textures. Which one is your favorite?

Reid, Margarette
A young girl and her grandma spend time together making necklaces from beads. Beads can come in all different shapes, sizes, textures, and materials. They were used by many cultures throughout time. When she puts her necklaces together she learns about each bead.

Wright, Mildred Whatley
Lee Chow's grandfather shows him the wonderful items in the magic Chest of Dragons. What Lee Chow really wants is marbles and the Chest of Dragons cannot provide them. Fortunately, the Spring Festival creates good times, friends, and the beautiful marbles Lee Chow desires.

Canning, Kate
Based on Henri Rousseau's Exotic Landscape with Tiger and Hunters, the tiger in this story comes to life and leaps out of the painting, roams around an art museum and the outside world. He has trouble finding his part in the painting as he walks through the gallery to find his home.

Atkins, Jeannine
A family remembers an uncle that died of AIDS by constructing a quilt. Each panel reminds the family of a memory shared with Uncle Ron.

Topnatiuh, Duncan
Aztec artists living in Mesoamerica painted beautifully crafted books to keep the knowledge, culture, and history of the Mexihcah (also known as the Aztec). The process of making paper and obtaining dyes from plants, animals, and rocks is explained, then the way that a painter of words and images will share their work to be sung by a reader in a land of books.

Minarik, Else Holmelund
Little Bear draws grandma a picture and sends it with Hen. Grandma is pleased with the picture and sends Little Bear a kiss in return through Hen, who passes it on to a friend. Eventually, the kiss reaches two skunks who decide to get married.

Fogliano, Julie
Two boys find a house that is abandoned and old. They wonder who might have lived there and where they had gone. Although it remains a mystery, the boys return to their home and enjoy a warm dinner with their family while leaving the abandoned house alone.

Haggerty, Mary E
A young boy and his mother move into a new apartment. While his mother spends her time looking for a new job, the boy spends a great deal of his time transforming an ugly, scary crack in the wall into something beautiful for his mom.

Wulfsohn, Gisele
Presents a day in the life of a child living in Johannesburg, discussing the social life, customs, religion, history, and language of South Africa.

Guarnieri, Paolo
Dreams really do come true for Giotto, a young shepard boy, who is mindless of his chores and duties because of his strong passion and talent for painting. Although he loses a sheep, Giotto's curiosity and persistence lead him to find someone who can unlock the door to his artistic future.

Mahy, Margaret
This book is done in Batik paintings and is a rhyming poem about kings and their animals marching through a jungle. They sing and dance enjoying each others company while moving along their merry way.