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Frogs & Toads

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by Sarah Nelson, illustrated by Eugenie Fernandes
edition: eBook
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: k to 4
tagged: frogs & toads, environment, emotions & feelings, senses & sensation

An exuberant frog hunt, full of mud, muck, and wonder, leads to a playful exploration of mindfulness
As rain clouds bloom across the sea and the first stars wink, Sammy and Chocolate tiptoe into the marsh behind their house in search of frogs. They can hear frogs everywhere—croaking, chirping, clucking, burping—but though they poke and peek, …


Carol and the Pickle-Toad

by Esmé Shapiro
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: frogs & toads, humorous stories, self-esteem & self-reliance

Carol is tired of listening to her bossy toad hat -- until a pigeon carries it away! This delightful picture book from Ooko creator Esmé Shapiro is a quirky and funny fable about overcoming self-doubt and finding your inner voice.

In the big city, people wear all kinds of hats. Not everyone wears a toad as a hat, but some people do . . . and some o …


Pokko y el tambor (Pokko and the Drum)

illustrated by Matthew Forsythe, translated by Alexis Romay
edition: Paperback
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: frogs & toads, emotions & feelings, friendship

El artista Matthew Forsythe, premio de honor del E.B. White Read Aloud, entrega un libro sobre un tambor mágico, un bosque esmeralda y una ranita que se atreve a hacer su propia música.

El mayor error de los padres de Pokko fue darle el tambor. Cuando Pokko sale con su tambor a lo profundo del bosque, hay tanta pero tanta quietud que Pokko decide …


Stink and the Freaky Frog Freakout

by Megan McDonald, illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 9
  • Grade: 1 to 4
tagged: frogs & toads, chapter books, environment

Croak! Squeenk! Ribbet! After a close encounter with a mutant amphibian makes him freaky for frogs, water-shy Stink becomes a swimming success.

Stink may be super smart, and Stink may be uber clever, but he’s been in the Polliwog swim class frog-ever and he still can’t bear to put his face in the water. Why would he want a geyser up his nose, on …


This Is Frog

by Harriet Evans, illustrated by Jacqui Lee
edition: Hardcover
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 6
  • Grade: p to 12
tagged: frogs & toads, interactive adventures, imagination & play

This Is Frog is a bright and cheerful interactive picture book with lots of flaps and accompanying actions that make it loads of fun to read together!

Meet Frog. A silly amphibian whose snack-time turns into an adventure when he encounters a grumpy toucan. The dynamic art and fun narrative will have readers giving Frog a hand as he bounces about the …


A Great Big Night

by Kate Inglis, illustrated by Josée Bisaillon
edition: Hardcover
also available: Paperback
  • age: 4 to 9
  • Grade: p to 4
tagged: poetry (see also stories in verse), friendship, frogs & toads, music

The rhythmic, vibrant verse text, peppered with lively onomatopoeic sounds, dances off the pages, begging to be read aloud. Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews.


A rolllicking, rhyming picture book about music-making critters, community and friendship.

The music train was a happy sight
Clickity-clackity three on bikes
Rolling in for a great big night. …


Lilliana and the Frogs

by Scot Ritchie
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: frogs & toads, environment

Lilliana, a young nature lover, adores chorus frogs. Her room is already full of frog posters and toys but one night as she listens to frogs singing, she decides to bring home some real, live frogs. Chorus frogs are hard to find and catch, but that won’t stop Lilliana!

Oh dear. Chorus frogs are very small and very fast and very loud. The frogs hav …

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