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A Ball for Daisy

Chris Raschka

The Lion and the Mouse

Jerry Pinkney
Deals with an Aesop fable that is a favourite and familiar one: a mouse inadvertently disturbs a lion, who lets the mouse go... and is later himself freed by the mouse from a poachers trap. This title presents a wordless version of this Aesops fable.

The House in the Night

Susan Marie Swanson
Features illustrations that open up a night time world where ordinary objects become beautifully illuminated. In this title, images of a key, a toy, a bear, and a book leap from the pages as were reminded that even when night arrives, the suns warm light never truly leaves us.

The Invention of Hugo Cabret

Brian Selznick
Orphan, clock keeper and thief, Hugo lives in the walls of a busy Paris train station. He desperately believes a broken automato will make his dreams come true. But when his world collides with an eccentric girl and a bitter old man, Hugos undercover life, and his most precious secret, are put in jeopardy.

Smoky Night

Eve Bunting
When the Los Angeles riots break out in the streets of their neighborhood, a young boy and his mother learn the value of getting along with others no matter what their background or nationality.

The Polar Express

Chris Van Allsburg
Late on Christmas Eve, a boy boards a mysterious train that waits for him, the Polar Express bound for the North Pole. When he arrives there, Santa offers him any gift he desires. The boy asks for one bell from the reindeers harness. It turns out to be a very special gift, for only believers in Santa can hear it ring.