ABCs of Kindness

Learn some of the ways kindness can go a long way.

Author: Samantha Berger Call Number: BOARD E BER (CONCEPT)

Steady Sloth

Sloth's animal friends think a lot of things are too hard, but Sloth perseveres and show them how good things can come from taking it slow and steady.

Author: Michael Buxton Call Number: BOARD E BUX

Rosie's Walk

Although unaware that a fox is after her as she takes a walk around the farmyard, Rosie the hen still manages to lead him into one accident after another.

Author: Pat Hutchins Call Number: BOARD E HUT

Waiting is Not Forever

Toddlers live in the moment. When they want something, they want it now. But learning self-control and delayed gratification will set up young children for success in school and in social settings. Practicing patience is the key. With her trademark mix of empathy and encouragement, author Elizabeth Verdick acknowledges that waiting can be frustrating and offers toddlers simple ideas to make waiting easier.

Author: Elizabeth Verdick Call Number: BOARD E VER

Studio: A Place for Art to Start

A young bunny makes the rounds of a studio building, taking in all the different artists in their habitats. Making, thinking, sharing, performing...but can our bunny find the perfect space to let imagination shine? In this charming ode to creativity, noted children's singer and entertainer Emily Arrow introduces readers to the concept of the studio: a place for painters, dancers, singers, actors, sculptors, printmakers...and you! Whether it's a purpose-made space with big windows, a room filled with equipment, or the corner of a bedroom, your studio can be anywhere--you just have to find it.

Author: Emily Arrow Call Number: E ARR

Different: A Great Thing to Be!

Illustrations and rhyming text introduce Macy, whose conduct and bearing point to a kinder world where differences are celebrated and embraced.

Author: Heather Avis Call Number: ASC E AVI

Daddy and Dada

A little girl explains how families, including hers, come in many shapes and sizes--some with a mom and a dad, some with two dads, some with two moms, and more.

Author: Ryan Brockington Call Number: E BRO

Little Senses series

Samantha Cotterill’s Little Senses books are created with love for any kid who sometimes feels anxious or overwhelmed, but especially for kids who are on the autism spectrum and/or have sensory issues.

Author: Samantha Cotterill Call Number: ASC E COT

The Rabbit Listened

When Taylor's block castle is destroyed, all the animals think they know just what to do, but only the rabbit quietly listens to how Taylor is feeling.

Author: Cori Doerrfeld Call Number: E DOE

Just in case you want to Fly

Offers encouragement and supplies, from a snack and a blanket to a map for finding the way home, to a loved one who may be facing a new challenge.

Author: Julie Fogliano Call Number: E FOG

When We Are Kind

This book explores how the simple act of being kind, to others and oneself, affects all aspects of a child's life.

Author: Monique Gray Smith Call Number: E GRA (Concept)

Where's Baby?

Papa Fox is looking for Baby Fox, who is just out of his sight ... but not ours! An adorable, interactive read-aloud for fans of Are You My Mother. In this clever introduction to prepositions, a near-sighted Papa is looking for his baby. Is Baby up in the tree? Is Baby under the log? Is Baby around the corner? Where could Baby be? Readers will delight in spotting the little fox on every page as Papa wanders the forest, encountering other animals all along the way, but never quite able to spot his own baby. Anne Hunter's delicate and lovely illustrations with their limited palette highlight the humor of this adorable hide-and-seek tale.

Author: Anne Hunter Call Number: E HUN

Don't Touch My Hair!

Aria loves her soft and bouncy hair, but must go to extremes to avoid people who touch it without permission until, finally, she speaks up.

Author: Sharee Miller Call Number: E MIL

A Bear is a Bear (except when he's not)

When Bear wakes up early from his hibernation, he can't remember what he is! Is he a bird? Or a moose? Maybe a fox? Just when it seems like Bear won't be able to figure it out, he finds his cave and decides another nap might help.

Author: Karl Newson Call Number: E NEW

It's Okay to Make Mistakes

Presents a series of situations in which taking chances and trying new things can lead to good results, even if there were mistakes along the way.

Author: Todd Parr Call Number: E PAR

Sometimes, All I Need is Me

A young girl finds comfort and confidence within as she makes the best of any situation, in a text that highlights the themes of resilience, mindfulness, and self-care.

Author: Juliana Perdomo Call Number: E PER

The Boy Who Loved Everyone

"I love you," Dimitri tells everyone, from his friends at nursery to the big tree in the playground. But why does no one say it back? Dimitri worries no one loves him, until he finds out there are lots of different ways love can spread through the world. A touching and uplifting story, perfect for sharing.

Author: Jane Porter Call Number: E POR

Tiny T. Rex and the Impossible Hug

Tiny T. Rex wants to cheer up his friend, Pointy, with a hug, but he is frustrated because even as he gets bigger, his arms remain too small for proper hugging--but he is determined to practice, even when he gets into trouble.

Author: Jonathan Stutzman Call Number: E STU

Counting to Bananas

A banana wants to be the star of this rhyming counting book, but the narrator has other plans.

Author: Carrie Tillotson Call Number: E TIL

Polar Bear's Underwear

Polar Bear has lost his underwear and he asks his friend, Mouse, to help him find it.

Author: tupera tupera Call Number: E TUP

I Can Be Anything

A pre-bedtime game of charades between a child and her mother leads to a series of wildly imaginative interpretations of everyday objects and feelings.

Author: Shinsuke Yoshitake Call Number: E YOS

Tough Guys (Have Feelings Too)

Explains through simple text and colorful illustrations that tough guys have the same feelings as you and I.

Author: Keith Negley Call Number: J152.4 NEG (Concept)

Wee Rhymes: Baby's First Poetry Book

A collection of nursery rhymes, most original but some from Mother Goose, divided into sections celebrating all of the special moments in a baby's day, from wake-up time to bedtime.

Author: Jane Yolen Call Number: J398.8 YOL

Bloom Boom!

Shares introductory flower profiles and combines vibrant photography with simple verses to celebrate the vibrancy and science behind the bursting blooms of floral color in natural springtime environments.

Author: April Pulley Sayre Call Number: J581 SAY

Just Like Me

A collection of poetry filled with engaging mini-stories about girls of all kinds.

Author: Vanessa Brantley-Newton Call Number: J811.6 BRA