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Floca, Brian
During the COVID-19 pandemic, entire cities shut down and everyone stayed in their homes except for the workers that society needed the most. The people who deliver the mail, stock the grocery stores and care for the sick: they remained. Society celebrates these people because, without their sacrifice and dedication, society would not have been able to survive a global pandemic.

Ready, Dee
Learn who a dentist is, what their job entails, and how they work to provide care for their patients. Children also learn about different types of dentists and what specialists they should see when and if they have crooked teeth, for instance. Details are shared about the clothing and tools a dentist may use when caring for their patients' teeth. When you know these important details, you can relax and enjoy going to the dentist!

Smith, Penny
Sarah and Josh go to see Dr. Richards, their local dentist, for routine checkups. Josh is examined first and, after the dentist checks his mouth for evidence of cavities, Dr. Richards shows Josh how he can do a better job of brushing teeth in the back of his mouth in order to prevent the buildup of plaque. Next, Dr. Richards examines Sarah's mouth and finds a cavity which he fixes by adding a filling to her infected tooth. After explaining how to maintain a healthy smile by avoiding sugary foods and beverages, Sarah and Josh are done with their appointments and ready to keep taking good care of their teeth!

Carle, Eric
Slowly, slowly, slowly... the sloth moves through the day. Many animals are curious as to why the sloth is so slow, quiet, boring, and lazy!? In a short description of the sloth written and provided by Jane Goodall at the beginning of the book, she states that sloths are delightful, gentle, peace-loving creatures.

Carlson, Nancy
A very fine pig lists all the good qualities she sees in herself, along with what helps her cope when she's feeling low. She points out that nothing is better than being yourself. She paints, rides her bike, reads good books, and takes care of herself.

Barner, Bob
Learn about the solar system through colorful pictures and creative rhyme. Blast off into space to see stars and more starts.

Martin, Bill
Through a repeating phrase what do you see?, animals of different colors fulfill the intellectual and social dimensions of health. In the end, a mother looks at a variety of children.

Brenner, Barbara // Garelick, May
Characteristics of different trees are given with descriptions of different leaves. Tree history, tree survival strategies and uses of trees by both humans and wildlife are shared.

Yee, Paul
A young, ambitious boy spends a lot of time with his grandfather learning how to sing and follow in the footsteps of his father who travels with a Chinese opera troupe. Wei, the little boy, loves to go to the opera and watch his father perform hoping one day, he too, will be a star. Through difficult times and financial loss, a young boy comes to the rescue of both his father and his cultural background.

Hagen, Jeff
A young boy awakens on a cold winter night to the sound of a passenger train roaring past his grandparent's farm. What do you know about the train Hiawatha?

Thompson, Lauren
Take a quiet journey through the stillness of the night where stars form a blanket of light over sleeping animals. Then let the warmth of mother bear's fur guide you into a deep slumber.

Cressy, Judith
Come enjoy history through a collection of famous paintings. Each has its own personality and story. Search through each painting for objects and colors. Get imaginative and create your own stories or interpretations about the paintings.

Kieber-King, Cynthia
Told in rhyming narrative, Habitat Spy invites children to search for and find plants, invertebrates, birds, and mammals and more that live in 13 different habitats: backyard, beach, bog, cave, desert, forest, meadow, mountain, ocean, plains, pond, river, and cypress swamp. Children will spend hours looking for and counting all the different plants and animals while learning about what living things need to survive.

Ward, Leila
A young girl from Kenya wakes up one morning by saying Nimacho, which means I am awake or I am eyes in Swahilian. Her eyes lead her to observe brilliant things that appear in the African environment and landscape.

Talbot, Hudson
Carey is a young boy who goes on vacation to Kenya with his aunt. While there he learns about the culture and all of the animals.

May, Kathy L.
A young boy and his family make molasses every summer. This summer the sourghum turns into a recipe that the boy's Grandfather has perfected. The boy spends his summer days helping his family make molasses and playing outside during the cooking process. While some molasses is cooling, Mama and her sisters pour it into glass jars and set up a stand near the road for passers-by.

Paradis, Susan
A little boy observes his father crossing the street, running outside in the rain, mowing the grass, riding his bike and diving into the ocean. The boy has great admiration for his father and everything his father does seems extraordinary to him. When the boy's father hugs him and throws him in the air, the boy feels very special and loved.

Zolotow, Charlotte
A little boy watches a storm as it rolls in. He and his mother watch the storm until the end when a rainbow comes out.

Emberley, Ed
We can learn about triangles, rectangles, and circles by comparing them to what we see everyday. What shapes do you recognize?

Livermore, Elaine
A dog is looking for his bone and suddenly smells the scent of a cat. The reader and the dog must find the cat.

James, Betsy
Growing up is an exciting process, especially for Molly and her brother, Darvy. Molly discovers frog eggs while she is at the pond and is allowed to bring them home until they develop into frogs. While Darvy experiences developmental changes of his own, he learns how to walk. In the end, Darvy teaches Molly an unexpected lesson.

Anno, Mitsumasa
The king believes he must have everything bigger and better than anyone else until he tries to grow the biggest flower. The little flower is so beautiful that the king realizes that bigger does not mean better.

Gauch, Patricia Lee
Tanya, the little sister, wants to dance just like her big sister. She watches her big sister during dance class and during a performance. One day, Tonya gets to join her sister at a dance class.

Greenblat, Rodney A.
Uncle Wizzmo goes looking for a new used car and it turns out that the journey to the car dealer is just as much fun as buying the new used car.

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.

Krauss, Ruth
Look at definitions and observations from a child's perspective. Learn childlike explanations for what different things are.

Krauss, Ruth
An easy to read children's how-to-book. Random definitions and observations from a child's perspective. This story promotes respect for the little everyday things and language development.

Brown, Margaret Wise
Muffin, a dog, explores the sounds of winter. Muffin makes several guesses what the sounds are, and eventually figures them out.

Brandenburg, Aliki
Where does milk come from?Take a tour of a barn with cows and their milk all the way to the dairy. See how milk is processed and the other dairy products that are made from the milk.

Myers, Christopher
Black cat creeps through the city streets looking for a home. He encounters many things on his journey including chain-link fences, children playing and jeeps passing in the streets. Observe the sights and sounds of the city while discovering where black cat calls home.

Reiser, Lynn
A child can't wait to go fishing on Rocky Pond so she can see animals and have picnics. It's a day full of adventure and fun.

Rylant, Cynthia
A scarecrow is more than just borrowed parts to make up a man. This scarecrow gets to see everything from vegetables growing to all the different animals that surround him. He sees how many of the simple things in life are the greatest.

Aliki
When a child moves to a new school it can be frightening. Mari not only moved to a new school, but a new culture as well. Mari uses painted pictures to communicate her words and recalls her life through spoken memories.

Lenski, Lois
Mr.Small maintains a little auto and goes for a drive. His drive starts in the country and continues through a town. After many adventures in his auto. Mr. Small returns to his garage.

Rylant, Cynthia
When he is finally old enough, a young man drives his dog, Tulip, from Ohio to the farms of Iowa. They also experience the skies of Nebraska, the winds of Wyoming, the mountains of Colorado, the desert of Nevada, and the ocean of Oregon. Each place shows a new and wonderful part of America.

Weitzman, Jacqueline
A little girl spends a day with her grandma at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. When the little girl decides to bring along her bright yellow balloon, a security guard sees her and quickly tells her that she can't bring it in. He assures her he will watch over it as she views the exhibits, but the task ends up being more work than he ever imagined. (A Wordless Book).

Ahlberg, Janet//Ahlberg, Allan
A baby boy watches his family do lots of activities all day long.

Prater, John
A boy, his cat, and his mother observe what happens around them. The boy tells the story of what he sees and does throughout the day.

McGrath, Barbara
M & M candy characters guide you through the wonderful world of math as you learn the concepts of graphing, addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, and ordinal numbers. The best part is that you get to eat the materials you're working with. Remember not to eat too many!

Hausman, Bonnie
How are you feeling today?Join the children in this book to find out if they are feeling the same way. Learn the letters of the alphabet while you solve the puzzles of emotions. Have fun!

Rylant, Cynthia
A young girl goes everyday to watch the amazing blue house that an old woman lives in. The house is always surrounded by birds and one great barred owl. When the old woman finds the young homeless girl, she takes her in to live in the beautiful house.

Crews, Donald
A family enjoys a day of sailing in their sailboat. During their sail, they observe how the weather changes throughout the day.

Albert, Burton
A boy explores Summertime Island and observes many things. At the end of the trail, he is back with his family.

Schulte, Jessica
Use the riddles to locate items in works of art. Appreciate the different elements and styles of art as you search for hidden objects. At the end, learn about these works by reading each caption next to each painting.