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10 Books About Games and Play

    The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors

    The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors - Drew Daywalt

    You’ve played the game. Now read the legend of how it all began...

    PICTURE BOOK Daywalt, D.

    "Oh No," Said Elephant - A. H. Benjamin

    Poor Elephant isn't very good at many games, but luckily there is one game Elephant loves to play.

    PICTURE BOOK Benjamin, A.
    In Plain Sight

    In Plain Sight - Richard Jackson

    An ailing grandfather and his helpful granddaughter play a unique game of seek and find.

    PICTURE BOOK Jackson, R.

    Olympig - Victoria Jamieson

    Boomer becomes the first pig ever to compete in the Animal Olympics and demonstrates that attitude can be more important than winning.

    PICTURE BOOK Jamieson, V.
    Let's Play!

    Let's Play! - Hervé Tullet

    A lively yellow dot leads the reader through a journey through color, shape, and a child's imagination.

    PICTURE BOOK Tullet, H.

    Peekaboo! - Tarō Gomi

    It’s more than a book—it’s a mask! Every spread includes a funny fact about featured creatures, from bears to robots.

    BOARD BOOK Gomi, T.    
    Niño Wrestles the World

    Niño Wrestles the World - Yuyi Morales

    Lucha Libre champion Niño has no trouble with monstrous opponents, but when his little sisters awaken from their naps, he is in for a match that will truly test his skills.

    PICTURE BOOK Morales, Y.
    What to Do with a Box

    What to Do with a Box - Jane Yolen

    If you give a child a box, who can tell what will happen next? It may become a library or a boat. It could set the scene for a fairy tale or a wild expedition.

    PICTURE BOOK Yolen, J.
    A Big Guy Took My Ball!

    A Big Guy Took My Ball! - Mo Willems

    Piggie is upset because a whale took the ball she found, but Gerald finds a solution that pleases all of them.

    EASY READER 1 Willems, M.
    Jojo and the Magic Trick

    Jojo and the Magic Trick - Jane O'Connor

    When Jojo wants to perform magic, she dons a cape and grabs her wand, but it may not be as easy as she thought.

    EASY READER 1 O'Connor, J.
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