Book List:93 titles
  • Beloved author Anne Rockwell celebrates nature and the outdoors with a gorgeous new picture book about a child’s first mountain hike! A young girl and her family go hiking up a nearby mountain for the very first time. As they climb up and up the...


  • Beloved author Anne Rockwell celebrates animals of all kinds with a gorgeous new picture book about a child’s first visit to the zoo! A young boy and his family visit the zoo for the very first time. From gorillas to lions, polar bears to parrot...


  • Illustrated by Coretta Scott King Award winner Floyd CooperTold for the first time in picture book form is the true story of James Lafayette, a slave who spied for George Washington's army during the American Revolution. But while America celebrated ...


  • When the new house needs fixing up, it's off to the hardware store to find the tools and materials needed to get the job done―a hammer, a screwdriver, a shiny tape measure, and even a stepladder. This family outing explores a familiar errand tha...


  • Beloved author Anne Rockwell celebrates books, the love of reading, and of course, libraries, with a gorgeous new picture book about a child’s first visit to the library! One day, a young boy visits the library for the very first time. While he...


  • Celebrate the splendors of springtime in this delightful, updated classic from the author of Apples and Pumpkins. When spring arrives, a young girl looks everywhere for the robin who sang for her last year. She sees all the sights and sounds of th...


  • Let the snowflakes fall! Enjoy a cold-weather adventure in this updated classic from the author of Apples and Pumpkins. Snow falls and falls all through the night. And when morning comes, it’s time for fun! Watch the snowplows sweep the streets....


  • A fascinating and accurate look at different kinds of trucks and what they do, Anne Rockwell’s simplified text and detailed illustrations will captivate readers as her cast of cats move, tow, and carry different items throughout the city. Truck lov...


  • Early each morning, before the sun is even up, the Truck Stop opens for breakfast, and the trucks start pulling in. Eighteen wheeler, milk tank, moving van, and flatbed Their drivers order eggs and bacon, pancakes with syrup, and a...






  • Anne and Lizzy Rockwell's delightful picture book series about Mrs. Madoff's class has explored some special occasions at school, including Career Day, St. Patrick’s Day, and Presidents' Day. Now the respected mother-daughter writer-illustrator tea...



  • On a special trip to the supermarket, a young boy helps his mom buy what they need. There are meats, fruits, and vegetables to put in the shopping cart; soap and toilet paper, too. But the most important ingredients are those needed to bake a birthda...


  • On St. Parick's Day, come dance a jig with the students in the classroom ALA Booklist calls "a lively place." Today in Mrs. Madoff's class we all wore something green to school. Kate played the fiddle and we danced to Irish music. Then we learned...


  • Now available as a board book, a timeless story of the search for the perfect pumpkinA child's search to find the perfect pumpkin for his jack-o-lantern begins at the farmer's market and carries on until he finally sets it aglow in the crisp, starry ...


  • On Allan's first train ride, every twist and turn brings a new sound.Clickety-clack!The train goes over a bridge. Clang! Clang!It nears a crossing. Whoosh!The doors slide open at a station. But Allan's favorite sound—Whoo! Whoo! —doesn't come unt...


  • On Allan's first train ride, every twist and turn brings a new sound.Clickety-clack!The train goes over a bridge. Clang! Clang!It nears a crossing. Whoosh!The doors slide open at a station. But Allan's favorite sound—Whoo! Whoo! —doesn't come unt...


  • Join a happy little boy during a day at preschool, from cheerful hellos in circle time, to painting colorful pictures and playing at the water table before snack time. The best part of saying good-bye at the end of the day is that the little boy know...


  • The story of revolution leaderToussaint L'Ouverture of St. Domingue (now Haiti).The island now known as Haiti was once a French colony called St. Domingue, where white plantation owners forced hundreds of thousands of African slaves to farm sugar can...


  • From the duo who created the classroom Kirkus Reviews called "a charmed place" comes a patriotic primer for picture-book readers.Today at school we celebrated Presidents' Day by putting on a play. Mrs. Madoff said I could be George Washington because...



  • When it comes to basketball, the Porker twins, Brendan and Belinda, are at the top of their game. They shoot hoops every chance they get, they practice regularly, and at night they study televised pro games with their dad. He hopes that one day they'...


  • Anne and Harlow Rockwell's preschool classic still shines with a well-crafted simplicity that speaks to the desire young children feel to make something uniquely their own.Look inside this well-loved toolbox-there is so much to discover! It holds str...


  • Getting ready for bedtime, step by stepIt's bedtime for one little boy, and time to say good night. Even the next-door cat and Buster the dog are ready for sleep. Told from the point of view of a mother easing her child through the steps of bedtime, ...


  • Big trucks come alive!They're big. They're bright. They're powerful. Lifting, pushing, digging, dumping - big wheels get the tough jobs done.Available for the first time as a board book, Big Wheels, is sure to become a favorite in its durable new for...


  • What's the perfectgift for Dad?In Mrs. Madoff's class, it's a book made just for him. First the kids think about their special moments with their fathers. Sam's dad is so strong, he can carry Sam on his shoulders. Eveline's dad sings to her when Mama...


  • When a group of construction trucks comes rolling down the street and gets to work on an empty lot, a young boy is fascinated by all the excitement, noise, and movement taking place as the wonderful new structure slowly begins to take shape....


  • Little Shark is born one day in the dark deepness of the sea. Soon his mother and forty-nine brothers and sisters swim away, and he is all alone.The sea is a dangerous place. There are bigger sharks that can eat him and fishermen's nets than can trap...


  • Mrs. Madoff's class is counting pennies -- one for every day of school. When they get to 10 pennies, they know they've been going to school for 10 days. What will happen when they get to 100? How will they celebrate Day 100, and what will they do wit...


  • Chip O'Hare wants to be just like the martial-arts hero Striper Mee. But when he goes to karate class,it isn't action packed at all! Chip thinks he's the best in the class at striking and kicking, so he can't understand why Mr. Leo won't give him his...






  • Each child in Mrs. Madoff's class knows just how to celebrate Mother's Day. Jessica and her mom go hiking together. Sam helps pick out a new kitchen table. Sarah and her dad take Grandma to her favorite restaurant. And when a surprise visitor comes t...


  • From beloved name in books for preschoolers Anne Rockwell comes an encouraging story that quells those first-day-of school nerves with gentleness and charm. Join Tim as he visits his future kindergarten classroom and learns what he will be doing duri...


  • Jason loves fire engines. He wants to know all about firefighters, their clothes and their tools, their pumper trucks and their ladder trucks. And, when he gets a chance to sit in the driver's seat, he feesl just like a real firefighter, too.Anne Roc...


  • Katie Catz is afraid to swim, so she doesn't know what to do when Brendan and Belinda Porker tell her they're having a pool party for their birthday. After all, scary monsters live in the water drains, and even worse, water can get up your nose and r...


  • Thanksgiving is almost Here It's time for Mrs. Madoff's class to put on the Thanksgiving play. Charlie is the ship called the Mayflower, Sarah is a Pilgrim, and Eveline is Chief Massasoit. Everyone has a role to play and a reason to be thankful for ...



  • Morgan Brownbear's new friend Nina Jane Monkey loves soccer so much that soon Morgan is sure he wants to play too. But soccer has a lot of rules, and Morgan keeps breaking the most important one of all: He can't seem to stop catching the ball with hi...


  • There are over 200 hearts in this book. See if you can find them all! For Valentine's Day everyone is making valentines to send to Michiko in Japan. Eveline decorates her card with gold glitter glue. Pablo draws a picture of a happy fish. Jessica wr...


  • Michiko's mother writes books. Jessica's mother is a veterinarian. Pablo's father is a construction worker. What kinds of work do people you know do?On Career Day the children in Mrs. Madoff's class take turns introducing special visitors. Every visi...


  • According to Mayan legend, Chac is one of the gods of the sky who control rain, wind, thunder, and lighting. With his bottomless gourd of rain, his bag of winds, his booming drum, and his flashing ax, Chac is a mighty lord. But all his powers can't g...


  • "Not so long ago," each of these ten stories begins. And if yesterday is long ago, toddlers will understand the truth and immediacy of these tales and realize that their lives can be transformed into story. For here is real life itself:adventures tha...


  • What happens when you plant just one little bean? A fundamental childhood experiment charmingly unfolds in this first science book about planting and observation. A perfect balance of simple narration and cheerful, thoughtful three-dimensional paper ...


  • Ocean ferries, harbor ferries, river ferries, lake ferries--even children who don't live near one often experience them while on vacation.  As she did with air travel in I Fly, Anne Rockwell shows children what to expect when going on a ferry for t...



  • Ladybug, ladybug do you know me?  My thorns are prickly, but my blossoms are soft.  I am a rose.  This is a garden of a book--filled with the scents, textures, colors, and shapes of the first flowers young children notice.  Featuring a striking d...



  • A brand-new Ready-to-Read book by Anne Rockwell. This retelling of the story of Romulus and Remus tells of their early separation from their mother, their childhood years when they were raised by wolves, and how they came to found the city of Rome, w...


  • It's Halloween and there's a party at school. This diverse group of preschoolers wears an equally varied set of costumes'from pirates to clowns to firefighters. Everyone's ready for their tricks and treats'they could start the party if only their mis...









  • In a retelling of a Tibetan folktale, the big tiger roams the forest filled with pomposity, until one day a little frog outwits everyone, including the big tiger, and quickly gains the honored title "Big Boss of the Forest."...


  • Monsters have played an important role in the myths of all cultures. "Everywhere in the world people have imaged monsters, made up stories about them, and tried, in art, to show us what they looked like," Anne Rockwell writes in her Author's Note.In ...






  • A very simple text and vivid artwork explore the world of space vehicles, from rockets, satellites, and space probes to the proposed space station, Freedom, all introduced by a zany crew of cat astronauts and scientists....



  • Miss Calico sets off to visit her friend, Captain Yankee, at his home on Pebble Point, following her map down Sunset Street, across Puddle Bridge, and on out of town, in a brightly illustrated story that introduces youngsters to fundamental map skill...


  • On the way home from buying paints at the art store, Mr. Panda determines to paint a picture of all the colorful things in his neighborhood, encouraging readers to name all the items and colors in his creation....




  • Using simple text and illustrations, this book introduces colorful cars of all kinds—and their uses—to young children."Rockwell's neat, brightly hued graphics are instantly recognizable, and little boys and girls will love this entertaining expl...


  • A little boy lovingly describes all the birds that reside in his backyard--from the wren living in the birdhouse, to the pair of cardinals who seek shelter in the tall pine tree, to the yellow goldfinches splashing in the birdbath...





  • There's so much to do at the beach! There are sand castles to build, seashells to gather, sandpipers to run with, and a picnic lunch to enjoy in the shade of a bright beach umbrella. Anne and Harlow Rockwell capture the joy of a child's day at the be...



















    • 1979
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