picture books
ages 3-8

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ABCats
ABCats

Romp through the alphabet with a visual feast of our humorous furry friends! Enjoy all the quirky, silly, loveable characteristics of these fabulous felines. Peggy Anderson’s colorful illustrations and whimsical poetry will delight any cat lover! The book is part of Doodle and Peck Publishing’s Linking to Literacy collection. Simple literacy activities for parents, teachers, and caregivers to use are included in the book’s front matter.

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Tony the Truck and the Christmas Delivery, soft cover
Tony the Truck and the Christmas Delivery, soft cover

Tony loves to help. He delivers groceries and firewood, and even helps vehicles stuck in the snow. This year, he gets to deliver a Christmas tree to the Children’s Hospital. But when heavy snow traps Tony in the garage, he tries to jump over the snow, push through it, and finally, squeeze around it. Nothing works. Then he hears the RUMBLE RUMBLE of his friends, Sarah the snowplow, Felicity the front loader, and Road Assistant Rosco. With a little help from his pals, Tony escapes the garage del

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A Truck Named Tony
A Truck Named Tony

Tony spends every day in the showroom, watching cars and trucks go by. He’s never been outside the showroom. He dreams of driving over bumpy roads and through tall grass, like the purple truck with huge tires, a winch, and flashing lights. One day, a man takes Tony for a test drive. Tony is so happy! Until the driver brings him back. Day after day, the same thing happens. Will Tony ever drive down bumpy roads and through tall grass? Will his dream ever come true?

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Mighty Mahi
Mighty Mahi

Based on a true story: When a green sea turtle spots some fishing line, he swims over to investigate the shiny, sparkly thing. But the stringy stuff wraps around one of his flippers, and the more he struggles, the tighter it becomes. He can’t get loose! Soon he is too weak to dive for food, or swim to the ocean surface for air. Exhausted, the young sea turtle struggles onto the beach to rest. However, much larger obstacles and challenges await him outside of his ocean home. His injured fin is s

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Cowboy Jesse
Cowboy Jesse

When ten space aliens land in his backyard, what does Jesse do? First, he runs and hides. Then Jesse uses his bandana, his cowboy boots, and his lariat to round up the aliens one by one. But when they escape his lasso, Jesse ends up with more than he bargained for--ten unexpected friends. A humorous counting book. Ages 3-8

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Pups on the Run!
Pups on the Run!

When Hazel and Kaya discover the open gate, they are ready for an adventure. They wander, and tumble, and play all day. As the sun begins to go down, the pups head home. But which way is home? They soon realize they are lost. And it’s getting darker, and scarier! Finally, using their five senses, the tired pups retrace their steps and find their way home. Ages 3-8

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Doodle and Peck
Doodle and Peck

Doodle Pig and Peck Rooster are late for Camelia Cow’s birthday party. Each has made a special gift for her. But as they rush to the party, disaster strikes! Their gifts for Camelia are ruined! Or are they? Their farmyard friends help them realize the mishap doesn’t have to be a catastrophe. If they cooperate. A humorous allegory showing the journey a story takes going from an idea all the way to the publisher. Ages 3-8

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Kate's Ocean
Kate's Ocean

Kate loves living by the ocean! So when her family moves to Kansas, Kate misses collecting seastones and watching the sea gulls. When Grandpa plants seeds in his spring garden, Kate plants her seastones, hoping to grow an ocean. Grandpa knows Kate won't be disappointed because, every year, the prairie blooms with an ocean of wildflowers. Ages 4-8

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A Flock of Fun
A Flock of Fun

A young child discovers the solution for falling asleep is not always quiet and silent, like slow, slimy snails. Sometimes, happy dances and mischief-making sheep are just the ticket! Ages 3-8

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