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A Is for ART Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Abstract art + alphabetic alliteration = amazing ABC book.
By Stephen T. Johnson
(2009)
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Golem Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Giant legend too heady and scary for little ones.
By David Wisniewski
(2007)
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The Alphabet from A to Y, with Bonus Letter Z Book Poster Image
age 6+
Wild and crazy alphabet humor best for older kids.
By Steve Martin
(2007)
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The Adventures of Odysseus Book Poster Image
age 8+
Smart picture-book version of the classic tale.
By Hugh Lupton
(2006)
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Beowulf Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Ancient Saxon saga in graphic novel form. Good but gory.
By Gareth Hinds
(2007)
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The Little Red Hen Book Poster Image
age 4+
Another Pinkney classic worth clucking about.
By Jerry Pinkney
(2006)
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A Merry Little Christmas: Celebrate From A to Z Book Poster Image
age 3+
Christmas nostalgia shines in fun ABCs.
By Mary Engelbreit
(2006)
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Alphabet Explosion! Search and Count from Alien to Zebra Book Poster Image
age 6+
Artistic alphabet search is clever but tricky.
By John Nickle
(2006)
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Dona Flor: A Tall Tale About a Giant Woman with a Great Big Heart Book Poster Image
age 3+
A giant saves the day in muy magical story.
By Pat Mora
(2006)
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Not the End of the World Book Poster Image
age 14+
Horrifyingly realistic portrayal of ark for teens.
By Geraldine McCaughrean
(2006)
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Quiver Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Greek myth has some intense aspects; OK for older kids.
By Stephanie Spinner
(2005)
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Quicksilver Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Clever novelization of the various Hermes myths.
By Stephanie Spinner
(2005)
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Not One Damsel in Distress: World Folktales for Strong Girls Book Poster Image
age 9+
Adventures are gripping, a little gruesome.
By Jane Yolen
(2000)
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Tasty Baby Belly Buttons: A Japanese Folktale Book Poster Image
age 2+
Japanese tale is reinvented with humor.
By Judy Sierra
(1999)
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Dr. Seuss's ABC Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Delightful interplay between letters and drawings.
By Dr. Seuss
(1963)
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Alligators All Around Book Poster Image
age 2+
Alligators take readers through the ABCs.
By Maurice Sendak
(1969)
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Feathers and Fools Book Poster Image
age 6+
Literary-quality fable is engaging, effective.
By Mem Fox
(2000)
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Beast Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Beauty and the Beast retold in slow-paced but exotic tale.
By Donna Jo Napoli
(2000)
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Caps for Sale: A Tale of a Peddler, Some Monkeys and Their Monkey Business Book Poster Image
age 4+
Mocking monkeys, rewarding repetition make this a classic.
By Esphyr Slobodkina
(1969)
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The Talking Eggs: A Folktale From the American South Book Poster Image
age 4+
A lesson in humanity laced with humor and magic.
By Robert D. San Souci
(1989)
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