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*Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel by Virginia Lee Burton

This book is a “Best of the Best” pick from ourWinter Book Fair. CLICK HERE to see more gift ideas! Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel by Virginia Lee Burton. HMH, 2014 (originally published 1939). 56 pages. Reading Level: Picture Books, Ages 4-8 Maturity Level: 1, 2 (ages 0-4, 4-8) Beloved Mike Mulligan and his trusty steam […]

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*Choo Choo by Virgina Lee Burton

This book is a “Best of the Best” pick from ourWinter Book Fair. CLICK HERE to see more gift ideas! *Choo Choo: The Story of a Little Engine Who Ran Away by Virgina Lee Burton. Houghton Mifflin, 1964. 48 pages. Reading Level: Picture Books, ages 4-8 Maturity Level: 1, 2 (ages 0-8) With striking charcoal illustrations so appropriate […]

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*The Little House by Virginia Lee Burton

*The Little House by Virginia Lee Burton. Houghton Mifflin, 1969. 44 pages. Reading Level: Picture Books, ages 4-8 Maturity Level: 1,2 (ages 0-8) A little house living out in the country is curious about life in the big city. She observes the seasons, the playing of children, and the passage of life going on around her. Little […]

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Katy and the Big Snow by Virginia Lee Burton

Katy and the Big Snow by Virginia Lee Burton. HMH Books for Young Readers, 1943. 40 pages. Reading Level: Picture Books, ages 4-8 Maturity Level: 1, 2 (ages 0-4, ages 4-8) Only Virginia Lee Burton could craft as lovable a tractor-pushing-snowplow as Katy. Although she pushes a bulldozer in the summer, the focus of the […]

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*A Library Book for Bear by Bonny Becker, illustrated by Kady MacDonald Denton

This book is a “Best of the Best” pick from our Winter Book Fair. CLICK HERE to see more gift ideas! *A Library Book for Bear by Bonny Becker, illustrated by Kady MacDonald Denton. Candlewick, 2014. 32 pages. Reading Level: Picture Books (ages 0-8) Maturity Level: 1, 2 (ages 0-8) Bear is a loveable curmudgeon. Mouse, his […]

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*The Girl and the Bicycle by Mark Pett

This book is a “Best of the Best” pick from our Winter Book Fair. CLICK HERE to see more gift ideas! *The Girl and the Bicycle by Mark Pett. Simon & Schuster, 2014. 40 pages. Reading Level: Picture Books, ages 4-8 Maturity Level: 1, 2 (ages 4-8) A young girl with her little brother in tow notices […]

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*On the Wing by David Elliot

*On the Wing by David Elliot, illustrated by Becca Stadtlander. Candlewick, 2014. 30 pages. Reading Level: Picture Books, ages 4-8 Maturity level: 2 (ages 4-8) and up One-line Summary: On the Wing beautifully celebrates the varieties of bird life in this picture book for all ages. Birds and picture books seem to be made for […]

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*Dragon Quest by Allan Baillie

*Dragon Quest by Allan Baillie, illustrated by Wayne Harris. Candlewick, 2013. 40 pages. Reading Level: Picture Books, ages 4-8 Maturity Level: 2 (ages 4-8) One-line Summary: A courageous boy and an elderly knight seek the last dragon in this exciting picture book with a surprise ending. “Hey, you!…Up, up, up, we have deeds to do!”  […]

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*Flora and the Penguin by Molly Idle

This book is a “Best of the Best” pick from ourWinter Book Fair. CLICK HERE to see more gift ideas! *Flora and the Penguin by Molly Idle. Chronicle Books, 2014. 32 pages. Reading Level: Picture Books, ages 0-4 Maturity Level: 1, 2 (ages 0-8) Beginning on the title page, Idle uses soft illustrations full of movement to […]

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*Three Bears in a Boat by David Soman

This book is a “Best of the Best” pick from ourWinter Book Fair. CLICK HERE to see more gift ideas! *Three Bears in a Boat by David Soman. Dial Books for Young Readers, 2014. 40 pages. Reading Level: Picture Books, ages 4-8 Maturity Level: 1, 2 (ages 0-8) “Once there were three bears, Dash, Charlie, and Theo, […]

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Hello Ninja by N. D. Wilson

This book is a “Best of the Best” pick from ourWinter Book Fair. CLICK HERE to see more gift ideas! Hello Ninja by N. D. Wilson and illustrated by Forrest Dickison. Canonball Books, 2013. Reading Level: Picture Books, 0-4 Maturity Level: 1 (ages 0-4) The youngest ninja in the house will enjoy this bright, imaginative take on […]

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