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The Legend of the Bluebonnet: An Old Tale of Texas
The Legend of the Bluebonnet
An Old Tale of Texas
School & Library      ISBN: 0399209379

Thick clusters of vivid blue flowers, which resemble old-fashioned sunbonnets, cover the Texas hills in the springtime every year. These lovely wild flowers, known by the name of bluebonnet, are the state flower of Texas.

This favorite legend based on Comanche Indian lore, tells the story of how the bluebonnet came to be. Tomie dePaola's powerful retelling and his magnificent full-color paintings perfectly capture the Comanche People, the Texas hills, and the spirit of She-Who-Is-Alone, a little girl who made a sacrifice to save her tribe.

Curious George Rides a Bike
Curious George Rides a Bike
Paperback      ISBN: 0395174449

George helps a little boy with his paper route and gets into all sorts of trouble.

Green Eggs and Ham
Green Eggs and Ham
Hardcover      ISBN: 0394800168

This Dr. Seuss classic starring Sam-I-Am will have readers of all ages craving Green Eggs and Ham

And don't miss the new series adaption of Green Eggs and Ham now available on Netflix - featuring the voice talents of Michael Douglas, Diane Keaton, Daveed Diggs, and more

"Do you like green eggs and ham?" asks Sam-I-am in this Beginner Book by Dr. Seuss. In a house or with a mouse? In a boat or with a goat? On a train or in a tree? Sam keeps asking persistently. With unmistakable characters and signature rhymes, Dr. Seuss's beloved favorite has cemented its place as a children's classic. In this most famous of cumulative tales, the list of places to enjoy green eggs and ham, and friends to enjoy them with, gets longer and longer. Follow Sam-I-am as he insists that this unusual treat is indeed a delectable snack to be savored everywhere and in every way.

Originally created by Dr. Seuss, Beginner Books encourage children to read all by themselves, with simple words and illustrations that give clues to their meaning.

"Pretty much all the stuff you need to know is in Dr. Seuss." --President Barack Obama

Just Me and My Dad (Little Critter)
Just Me and My Dad (Little Critter)
Paperback      ISBN: 0307118398

Mercer Mayer's Little Critter is going on a camping trip with his dad in this classic, funny, and heartwarming book. Whether he and his dad are canoeing, fishing, or building a campfire, parents and children alike will relate to this beloved story. A perfect gift for Father's Day . . . or any day

Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories
Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories
Hardcover      ISBN: 0394800877

Dr. Seuss presents three modern fables in the rhyming favorite Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories. The collection features tales about greed ("Yertle the Turtle"), vanity ("Gertrude McFuzz"), and pride ("The Big Brag"). In no other book does a small burp have such political importance Yet again, Dr. Seuss proves that he and classic picture books go hand in hand.

Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel
Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel
Paperback      ISBN: 0395259398

A modern classic that no child should miss. Since it was first published in 1939, Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel has delighted generations of children. Mike and his trusty steam shovel, Mary Anne, dig deep canals for boats to travel through, cut mountain passes for trains, and hollow out cellars for city skyscrapers -- the very symbol of industrial America. But with progress come new machines, and soon the inseparable duo are out of work. Mike believes that Mary Anne can dig as much in a day as one hundred men can dig in a week, and the two have one last chance to prove it and save Mary Anne from the scrap heap. What happens next in the small town of Popperville is a testament to their friendship, and to old-fashioned hard work and ingenuity.

Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile
Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile
Paperback      ISBN: 0395137209
Everyone in the neighborhood loves Lyle the crocodile--except for a cranky neighbor and his nervous cat Can lovable Lyle make everything right with his grumpy neighbors?

Lyle the crocodile lives in a house on East 88th Street in New York City. Lyle enjoys helping the Primm family with everyday chores, and playing with the neighborhood kids. He's the happiest crocodile any home ever had...until one neighbor insists that Lyle belongs in a zoo Mr. Grumps and his cat, Loretta, don't like crocodiles, and everything Lyle does to win them over seems to go wrong. It will take all of Lyle's charm--and courage--to reveal the hero, and friend, behind the big, crocodile smile.
The Giving Tree
The Giving Tree
Library      ISBN: 0060256664

From Shel Silverstein, New York Times bestselling author of Where the Sidewalk Ends and A Light in the Attic, comes a poignant picture book about love and acceptance, cherished for over fifty years. This household classic is perfect for both young readers and lifelong fans.

Once there was a tree...and she loved a little boy.

So begins a story of unforgettable perception, beautifully written and illustrated by the gifted and versatile Shel Silverstein. This moving parable for all ages offers a touching interpretation of the gift of giving and a serene acceptance of another's capacity to love in return.

Every day the boy would come to the tree to eat her apples, swing from her branches, or slide down her trunk...and the tree was happy. But as the boy grew older he began to want more from the tree, and the tree gave and gave and gave. This is a tender story, touched with sadness, aglow with consolation.

And don't miss Runny Babbit Returns, the new book from Shel Silverstein

--Brightly
One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish
One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish
Hardcover      ISBN: 0394800133

Count and explore the zany world and words of Seuss in this classic picture book

From counting to opposites to Dr. Seuss's signature silly rhymes, this book has everything a beginning reader needs Meet the bumpy Wump and the singing Ying, and even the winking Yink who drinks pink ink. The silly rhymes and colorful cast of characters will have every child giggling from morning to night.

From near to far
from here to there,
funny things are everywhere.

Originally created by Dr. Seuss himself, Beginner Books are fun, funny, and easy to read. These unjacketed hardcover early readers encourage children to read all on their own, using simple words and illustrations. Smaller than the classic large format Seuss picture books like The Lorax and Oh, the Places You'll Go , these portable packages are perfect for practicing readers ages 3-7, and lucky parents too

"Pretty much all the stuff you need to know is in Dr. Seuss." -President Barack Obama
Horton Hears a Who!
Horton Hears a Who!
Hardcover      ISBN: 0394800788
Choose kindness with Horton the elephant and the Whos of Who-ville in this 65th Anniversary Edition of Dr. Seuss's classic picture book about caring for others The new matte finish cover and peel-off Anniversary Sticker make it a perfect gift

A person's a person, no matter how small.

Everyone's favorite elephant stars in this heartwarming and timeless story for readers of all ages. In the colorful Jungle of Nool, Horton discovers something that at first seems impossible: a tiny speck of dust contains an entire miniature world--Who-ville--complete with houses and grocery stores and even a mayor But when no one will stand up for the Whos of Who-ville, Horton uses his elephant-sized heart to save the day. This tale of compassion and determination proves that any person, big or small, can choose to speak out for what is right.

This story showcases the very best of Dr. Seuss, from the moving message to the charming rhymes and imaginative illustrations. No bookshelf is complete without Horton and the Whos

Do you see what I mean? . . . They've proved they ARE persons, no matter how small. And their whole world was saved by the Smallest of All

"Pretty much all the stuff you need to know is in Dr. Seuss." -President Barack Obama