- Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain by Verna Aardema
With repetition and rhyme, this book tells the story of an African drought and how a boy brings the rain.
- A Chair For My Mother by Vera B. Williams
After a fire destroys all their belongings, a family saves up for a gift.
- The Great Monarch Butterfly Chase by R.W.N. Prior
Two boys follow a monarch butterfly as it flies south.
- How I Spent My Summer Vacation by Mark Teague
A boy reports to his class about a wild west summer adventure.
- The Legend of the Indian Paintbrush by Tomie dePaola
The tale of a Native American boy who fulfills his artistic vision.
- The Paper Crane by Molly Bang
A magic paper crane attracts customers to a struggling restaurant.
- The Purple Coat by Amy Hest
Gabby wants a purple coat but her mother insists on navy blue.
- The Relatives Came by Cynthia Rylant
A family gathering full of laughter and love is the center of this story.
- Rose Meets Mr. Wintergarten by Bob Graham
Rose learns not to believe everything you hear about other people.
- Song and Dance Man by Karen Ackerman
A grandfather performs routines from his old vaudeville act for his grandchildren.
100 Picture Books - Recommended by The New York Public Library
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