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Picture Book Celebrations


Recommended by Judy, formerly a children's librarian at the Canton Public Library.

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Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse

by Kevin Henkes
1135020.jpg When people meet Lilly, their response is "Wow!" Read her story and you'll say "Wow!" too.

Leo the Late Bloomer

by Robert Kraus
1060315.jpg Leo couldn't do anything right. Then one day, in his own good time, Leo bloomed!

Where the Wild Things Are

by Maurice Sendak
1043640.jpg Once Max says, "BE STILL" and tames the wild thingsthen the wild rumpus begins.

The Relatives Came

by Cynthia Rylant
1065476.jpg The relatives came and stayed for weeks and weekshelping, fixing, laughing, hugging, eating, and sleeping. Action packed pictures show a celebration that lasts all summer long.

A Fourth of July on the Plains

by Jean Van Leeuwen
1146026.jpg Jesse is too young to participate in the fourth of July preparations. Then he has a great idea that has everyone, clapping, singing and all the kids marching. Based on an account of a Fourth of July celebration along the Oregon Trail in 1852.