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10 Award-Winning Books

    First the Egg

    First the Egg - Laura Vaccaro Seeger

    Which came first? The chicken or the egg? Simple die-cuts magically present transformations - from seed to flower, tadpole to frog, caterpillar to butterfly.

    PICTURE BOOK Seeger, L.
    Joseph Had a Little Overcoat

    Joseph Had a Little Overcoat - Simms Taback

    An old folk song provides the basis for a tale about a peasant who devises clever uses for his worn-out overcoat.

    PICTURE BOOK Taback, S.
    A Splendid Friend Indeed

    A Splendid Friend Indeed - Suzanne Bloom

    Bear wants to read and write and think. Goose wants to talk and talk and talk. Can Bear and Goose be friends?

    PICTURE BOOK Bloom, S.
    Niño Wrestles the World

    Niño Wrestles the World - Yuyi Morales

    Lucha Libre champion Niño has no trouble fending off opponents - until his little sisters awaken from their naps.

    PICTURE BOOK Morales, Y.
    My Friend Rabbit

    My Friend Rabbit - Eric Rohmann

    Something always seems to go wrong when Rabbit is around, but Mouse lets him play with his toy plane anyway because he is his good friend.

    PICTURE BOOK Rohmann, E.

    Lightship - Brian Floca

    Experience life aboard a lightship and feel what it was like to ride out a storm while doing the important job that helped bring other ships safely to port.

    PICTURE BOOK Floca, B.
    Doctor De Soto

    Doctor De Soto - William Steig

    Dr. De Soto, a mouse dentist, copes with the toothaches of various animals except those with a taste for mice, until the day a fox comes to him in great pain.

    PICTURE BOOK Steig, W.
    Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters

    Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters - John Steptoe

    When the king decides to choose a bride, Mufaro’s two daughters travel to the capital for a chance to become queen.

    PICTURE BOOK Steptoe, J.
    Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride

    Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride - Kate DiCamillo

    Mr. Watson’s usual Saturday drive in with Mercy turns into an adventure when an unexpected passenger shows up in the back seat and Mercy finds herself behind the wheel.

    EASY READER 3 DiCamillo, K.
    Sarah, Plain and Tall

    Sarah, Plain and Tall - Patricia MacLachlan

    When their father invites a mail-order bride to come live with them on the prairie, Caleb and Anna hope that she will stay and be their mother.

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