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Locomotive, written and illustrated by Brian Floca. Provo City Librarian pick.

Locomotive: Brian Floca: Books should be real and bought at book stores. Newest Caldecott winner!

Book The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch

The Paper Bag Princess

Book The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch

Books to use when teaching about immigration and a free printable.

Winner of the 1994 Caldecott Medal. A Japanese American man recounts his grandfather's journey to America which he later also undertakes, and the feelings of being torn by a love for two different countries.


Julian Tuwim, Locomotive, London: Minerva Publishing, by Jan Lewitt and George Him.

The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship

The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship

1975 Caldecott Medal Winner

1975 Caldecott Winner: Arrow To The Sun; A Pueblo Indian Tale. by Gerald McDermott

The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg....my youngest daughter's FAVORITE story!

The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg MM-CPSD Picture Book J PB VANALLSB A magical train ride on Christmas Eve takes a boy to the North Pole to receive a special gift from Santa Claus.

1941 Caldecott Medal Winner: They Were Strong and Good , by Robert Lawson (Viking)

Relates the story of the author's grandparents and parents, who, though not famous, helped build the United States.

Oliver Jeffers is always charming and silly! Please also check out Lost & Found.

15 of the Most Beautiful Children's Books Ever

A list of children's books that teach kids the importance of diversity and help instill tolerance

Today I am reading “The Sandwich Swap". It was written by Queen Rania of Jordan Al Abdullah and Kelly DiPucchio and illustrated by Tricia Tusa. The Sandwich .

April 1st ~ Jesters & Fools ~ What could be more natural, when invited by the King and Queen to tea, than to ask to bring a friend? The King is most gracious. "Any friend of our friend is most welcome here," says he. And his graciousness extends to giraffes, lions, hippos, monkeys, all kinds of friends. Not all of whom are on their very best behavior. ~ May I Bring a Friend? - Beatrice Schenk De Regniers, Beni Montresor

1965 Caldecott Award - May I Bring a Friend? by Beatrice Schenk de Regniers, Beni Montresor (Illustrator)

Train Books for Kids. A book List and teaching reading tips for our favorite train themed books.

Train Books and Reading Tips