Sacramento Public Library

Picture Books for Beginning Readers

    Vincent Paints His House

    Vincent Paints His House - Tedd Arnold

    Vincent's animal friends disagree on how he should paint his house, so Vincent comes up with a colorful solution.

    PICTURE BOOK Arnold, T.
    The Watermelon Seed

    The Watermelon Seed - Greg Pizzoli

    After swallowing a watermelon seed, a crocodile imagines a scary outcome.

    PICTURE BOOK Pizzoli, G.
    You are (Not) Small

    You are (Not) Small - Anna Kang

    Two fuzzy creatures can't agree on who is small and who is big, until a couple of surprise guests show up, settling it once and for all!

    PICTURE BOOK Kang, A.
    I Want My Hat Back

    I Want My Hat Back - Jon Klassen

    A bear almost gives up his search for his missing hat until he remembers something important.

    PICTURE BOOK Klassen, J.
    Bear Can Dance!

    Bear Can Dance! - Suzanne Bloom

    When Bear wishes he could fly, Fox is sure she can teach him how to accomplish his goal.

    PICTURE BOOK Bloom, S.
    First the Egg

    First the Egg - Laura Vaccaro Seeger

    A picture book about transformations.

    PICTURE BOOK Seeger, L.
    Pie for Chuck

    Pie for Chuck - Pat Schories

    Chuck and his woodland friends desperately want a taste of freshly-baked pie, but they can't get it down from the windowsill.

    PICTURE BOOK Schories, P.
    Supertruck

    Supertruck - Stephen Savage

    When the city is hit by a colossal snowstorm, only one superhero can save the day. But who is this mysterious hero, and why does he disappear once his job is done?

    PICTURE BOOK Savage, S.
    Boom Snot Twitty: This Way That Way

    Boom Snot Twitty: This Way That Way - Doreen Cronin

    Setting out to enjoy a day together, Boom the bear and Twitty the robin argue over where to spend their day, before Snot the snail leads them to the perfect spot.

    PICTURE BOOK Cronin, D.
    Waiting

    Waiting - Kevin Henkes

    An owl, puppy, bear, bunny, and pig wait for marvelous things to happen.

    PICTURE BOOK Henkes, K.
    Bully

    Bully - Laura Vaccaro Seeger

    A little bull discovers that he has been a big bully.

    PICTURE BOOK Seeger, L.
    Grace

    Grace - Kate Parkinson

    When the other girls discourage Grace from dancing, she draws pictures to make herself feel better and succeeds in a surprising way.

    PICTURE BOOK Parkinson, K.
    Look Out, Mouse!

    Look Out, Mouse! - Steve Björkman

    When Farmer Fred forgets to feed the horse, a mouse helps out and later, when the mouse is in trouble, the horse repays his kindness.

    PICTURE BOOK Bjorkman, S.
    The Cowboy

    The Cowboy - Hildegard Müller

    When Anna teaches her dog, Toto, to swim, he is carried too far out by a big wave but a boy in a cowboy hat comes to the rescue.

    PICTURE BOOK Muller, H.
    UnderGROUND

    UnderGROUND - Denise Fleming

    Pulp paintings and rhyming text spotlight the underground world of burrowing, tunneling, and digging animals.

    PICTURE BOOK Fleming, D.
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