by Ludwig Bemelmans
In this wonderful story about the intrepid Madeline, the city of Paris itself is practically a character. The city's parks, bridges, and squares are beautifully and uniquely rendered by Bemelmans. The pictures, rhyming text, and entertaining twist at the end will engage readers of any age.
illustrated by Kevin Henkes
Lily is an exuberant preschooler who loves her teacher. Her journey through flaunting her grandmother's latest gifts in class (waiting for show and tell was just too hard), getting in trouble, getting angry, feeling awful, apologizing and setting things right strike just the right note.
by Robert N. Munsch, illustrated by Michael Martchenko
You know how all the princesses in books are sniffling little china dolls, afraid to get dirty? Not so with the titular Paper Bag Princess. My mother always told me to be strong smart and capable — and that is exactly who the Paper Bag Princess is.
illustrated by William Steig
The titular Irene is Irene Bobbin, a dressmaker's daughter. Her mother isn't feeling so well and can't possibly deliver the splendid ball gown she made for the duchess to wear that very night. So brave Irene volunteers to deliver the gown to the palace in time for the ball, in spite of the terrible snowstorm that's brewing — quite an challenge for a such a little girl.
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About Karen Kennedy
Karen lives on Manhattan's Upper West Side with her husband and two sons. She's a lawyer by vocation, a reader by avocation and she's spent years finding the best children's books on various topics with the help of her sons and the New York Public Library.
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