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Picture Books

Sorry! book cover

Sorry!

Norbert Landa

jE Landa
Kids, Picture Books

Rabbit and Bear enjoy the wonderful feeling of being best friends, until they find a strange object in the woods and argue over whose picture appears within.

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Rabbit and Bear enjoy the wonderful feeling of being best friends, until they find a strange object in the woods and argue over whose picture appears within. -Angie

I did it, I'm sorry book cover

I did it, I'm sorry

Caralyn Buehner

jE Buehner
Kids, Picture Books

Ollie Octopus, Bucky Beaver, Howie Hogg, and other animal characters encounter moral dilemmas involving such virtues as honesty, thoughtfulness, and trustworthiness. The reader is invited to select the appropriate behavior from a series of choices.

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Do your words and actions help or hurt? In this humorous guide to good behavior, Ollie Octopus, Bucky Beaver, and their friends help point the way to good behavior. -Angie

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The invisible boy

Trudy Ludwig

jE Ludwig
Kids, Picture Books

Brian has always felt invisible at school, but when a new student, Justin, arrives, everything changes.

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A gentle story that teaches how small acts of kindness can help children feel included and allow them to flourish. -Angie

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Big red lollipop

Rukhsana Khan

jE Khan
Kids, Picture Books

Having to take her younger sister along the first time she is invited to a birthday party spoils Rubina's fun, and later when that sister is asked to a party and baby sister wants to come, Rubina must decide whether to help.

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Rukhsana Khan's clever story and Sophie Blackall's irresistible illustrations make for a powerful combination in this fresh and surprising picture book. -Angie

That's my carrot! book cover

That's my carrot!

Il Sung Na

jE Na
Kids, Picture Books

From the acclaimed author-illustrator of A Book of Sleep comes a silly tale about a garden rivalry, a giant carrot and bunnies in construction vehicles! When two rabbits find a giant carrot growing between their yards, they do the only thing that makes sense: they argue over whose carrot it is! One rabbit brings a shovel to dig it out, and the other rabbit brings a spade. Next comes the bulldozers and backhoes and cranes ... and when the dust settles, the carrot is gone! Now, it will be up to the rabbits to join forces and find the giant carrot, and build a friendship along the way. From beloved creator Il Sung Na comes a story of mischief and one very giant carrot.

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When two rabbits find a giant carrot growing between their yards, they do the only thing that makes sense: they argue over whose carrot it is! One rabbit brings a shovel to dig it out, and the other rabbit brings a spade. Next comes the bulldozers and backhoes and cranes . . . and when the dust settles, the carrot is gone! Now, it will be up to the rabbits to join forces and find the giant carrot, and build a friendship along the way. -Angie

Turtle in a Tree. book cover

Turtle in a Tree.

Neesha Hudson

jE Hudson
Picture Books, Kids

A greyhound swears there's a turtle in the tree. A bulldog says it's a squirrel. After all, a turtle in a tree? Who's ever heard of such a thing? But their argument leads to a most surprising discovery . . . that maybe neither one of them is all the way wrong, or all the way right, and friendship is all about listening to someone else's perspective.

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A greyhound swears there's a turtle in the tree. A bulldog says it's a squirrel. After all, a turtle in a tree? Who's ever heard of such a thing? But their argument leads to a most surprising discovery . . . that maybe neither one of them is all the way wrong, or all the way right, and friendship is all about listening to someone else's perspective. -Angie

Horrible bear! book cover

Horrible bear!

Ame Dyckman

jE Dyckman
Kids, Picture Books

When Bear breaks a little girl's kite, she thinks he is a "HORRIBLE BEAR!"--until she makes a mistake of her own and learns the power of saying "I'm sorry."

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Bear didn't mean to break a little girl's kite, but she's upset anyway--upset enough to shout "HORRIBLE BEAR!" Bear can't believe it. He's not horrible! But now he's upset, too--upset enough to come up with a truly Horrible Bear idea. In this charming but goofy picture book, readers will learn all about tempers, forgiveness, and friendship as Bear prepares to live up to his formerly undeserved reputation while the little girl realizes that maybe--just maybe--Bear isn't as horrible as she thought. -Angie

Sorry (really sorry) book cover

Sorry (really sorry)

Joanna Cotler

jE Cotler
Kids, Picture Books

After Cow's bad mood spreads to the whole farm, Dog starts a new chain reaction by showing kindness.

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A sweet and thoughtful picture book about how one act of kindness can change the world. -Angie

Rita and Ralph's rotten day book cover

Rita and Ralph's rotten day

Carmen Agra Deedy

jE Deedy
Kids, Picture Books

Rita and Ralph live on neighboring hills and they are best friends, until a silly accident while goofing around ends up with both of them angry and unhappy--and they both need to find a way to heal the break in their relationship.

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This well-crafted story is an excellent choice for those seeking books featuring conflict-resolution. Kids can glean a lot from Rita and Ralph: miscommunication is an easy, inevitable occurrence between friends, and though making up is much more difficult, it's always worth a shot, and accountability goes a long way when making amends. -Angie

How to apologize book cover

How to apologize

David LaRochelle

jE LaRochelle
Kids, Picture Books

From the team behind See the Cat: Three Stories About a Dog comes a funny and handy guide that explains just how (and how not!) to say I'm sorry. Wouldn't the world be a better place if everyone knew how to apologize? Luckily, this humorous guidebook is full of practical tips about when, why, and how to say you're sorry. From a porcupine who accidentally popped his friend's balloon to a snail who was running so fast he stepped on a sloth's toes, hilarious examples and sweet illustrations abound. For both listeners who are just learning and older readers who need a refresher, this book will come as a welcome reminder that even though apologizing can be hard, it doesn't have to be complicated.

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Wouldn't the world be a better place if everyone knew how to apologize? Luckily, this humorous guidebook is full of practical tips about when, why, and how to say you're sorry. This is a great picture book full of humor to help kids understand the process. -Angie