Mine's the Best
Crosby Bonsall

Two little boys meet at the beach and each is sure that his balloon is better.
Cowboy Up!
Larry Dane Brimmer

A rhyming look at a cowboy's day at the rodeo.
Oh, Cats!
Nola Buck

A child plays with three new cat friends.
Biscuit Finds a Friend
Alyssa Satin Capuccilli*

A puppy helps a little duck find its way home to the pond.

Big Egg
Molly Coxe

A mother hen wakes up one morning to find a gigantic egg among the others in her nest and goes in search of the egg's origin.
Go, Dog, Go!
P. D. Eastman*

A vocabulary-building story about dogs engaged in every imaginable type of activity.
What a Trip!
Kelli Foster*

Bub and Chub take trips on their ships, in space and on the sea.
Dirty Larry
Bobbie Hamsa

No matter what he does, Larry always gets dirty--except in the shower.

You Read to Me, I'll Read to You
Mary Ann Hoberman

Each short, rhymed story invites two readers to read their own parts, and then read the passage in the central column together.
I See, You Saw
Nurit Karlin

Two cats take a stroll and find a seesaw, which one of them saws.
Ten Apples Up On Top
Theo LeSieg*

A lion, a dog, and a tiger balance various numbers of apples on their heads.
Big Pig and Little Pig
David McPail

Although they like different things, Big Pig and Little Pig enjoy spending time together.
Tiny's Bath
Cari Meister

Tiny is a very big dog who loves to dig, and when it is time for his bath, his owner has trouble finding a place to bathe him.
See Otto
David Milgram

Otto the robot lands on Earth, where he is chased by a rhinoceros and befriended by some monkeys.
Watch Out, Word Bird
Jane Balk Moncure*

When Word Bird doesn't stay in the yard as his mother told him to do, he learns the hard way that she was right.
Lucky Bear
Joan Phillips

A teddy bear's luck saves him from one calamity after another and eventually finds him a home.
Sweet Potato Pie
Anne Rockwell*

Everybody on the farm stops what they are doing to come and enjoy Grandma's sweet potato pie.
Puppy Mudge Takes a Bath
Cynthia Rylant*

When his puppy Mudge gets dirty, Henry has some trouble giving him a bath.
The Foot Book
Dr. Seuss*

Beginner's text describes all sorts of feet doing all sorts of things.
I Will Surprise My Friend!
Mo Willems*

Best friends Elephant and Piggie decide that they will try to surprise each other, with unexpected results.
Sleepy Dog
Harriet Ziefert*

Simple text and illustrations portray a small dog getting ready for bed, sleeping, dreaming, and waking up.