Books with Rich Language

A is for Art: An Abstract Alphabet by Stephen T. Johnson
Original works of art for each letter, together with playful, alliterative captions, create a unique reading experience.

Big Plans by Bob Shea
In a comically exaggerated tale, a little boy sits in the corner of his classroom dreaming about big plans for his future.

Bubble Trouble by Margaret Mahy
Mabel blows a bubble that captures Baby and wafts him away, resulting in a wild chase that involves the whole neighborhood.

Buying, Training, and Caring for Your Dinosaur by Laura Joy Rennert
Includes humorous instructions for choosing and caring for a pet dinosaur.

Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes
Chrysanthemum loves her name, until she starts going to school and the other children make fun of it.

First to Fly: How Wilbur and Orville Wright Invented the Airplane by Peter Busby
A look at the lives of the Wright brothers, from their childhood interest in flight, through their study of successful gliders and other flying machines, to their triumphs at Kitty Hawk and beyond.

Gingerbread Cowboy by Janet Squires
A cowboy baked by the rancher's wife escapes from her and various critters in the "wild west" version of the popular folktale.

I Stink! by Jim and Kate McMullan
A big city garbage truck makes its rounds, consuming everything from apple cores and banana peels to leftover ziti with zucchini.

M is for Music by Kathleen Krull
An alphabet book introducing musical terms, from allegro to zarzuela.

Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey
A story about a mallard family who make their home near a pond in the Boston Public Garden.

The Mitten by Jan Brett
A retelling of the traditional tale of how a boy's lost mitten becomes a refuge from the cold for an increasing number of animals.

Otis by Loren Long
When a big new yellow tractor arrives, Otis the friendly little tractor is cast away behind the barn, but when trouble occurs, Otis is the only one who can help.

Skippyjon Jones by Judy Schachner
Skippyjon Jones is a siamese cat with an overactive imagination who would rather be El Skippito, his Zorro-like alter ego.

The Story of Ruby Bridges by Robert Coles
The true story of an extraordinary six-year-old who helped shape American history when she became the first African-American sent to first grade in an all-white school.

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