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International Children's Book DayInternational Children's Book Day<div class="ExternalClass7D2604C229BF449F8928D9FC2EC32BB6"><h3>​Since 1967, on or around Hans Christian Andersen's birthday, April 2, International Children's Book Day is celebrated worldwide to inspire a love of reading and to call attention to children's books.<br><br>Here are some of our favorite children's books.​<br></h3></div>

 

 

 

 

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50 below zero50 below zeroMunsch, Robert N., 1945-3709859Book0920236863 (bound)<div class="ExternalClass4004BD38B3A3436495DAD63FE4F4293C"><p>​- Reece<br></p></div>https://catalog.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/search/searchresults.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.35&type=Advanced&term=50%20below%20zero&relation=ALL&by=TI&term2=Munsch&relation2=ALL&by2=AU&sort=RELEVANCE&limit=MAT=*&query=&page=0&searchid=2317
Alma and how she got her nameAlma and how she got her nameMartinez-Neal, Juana, author, illustrator.5111686Book9780763693558<div class="ExternalClassA8E05BF1E1974CC6ACAF97DC73554D7D"><p>​"I find this book lovely because everyone of us has a history behind our name and is also unique, we have our own story to share! I even own a signed copy of this book in Spanish."​<br></p><p>- Silvia<br></p></div>https://catalog.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/search/searchresults.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.35&type=Advanced&term=Alma%20and%20how%20she%20got%20her%20name&relation=ALL&by=TI&term2=Martinez&relation2=ALL&by2=AU&sort=RELEVANCE&limit=MAT=*&query=&page=0&searchid=2319
Arabel's RavenArabel's RavenAiken, Joan4213012Bookhttp://images.contentreserve.com/ImageType-200/0482-1/{85CBC4B7-D683-4960-A0BE-8904CD9DB374}Img200.jpg9781593164102<div class="ExternalClassA74EC328E0C14D82A47E455B811259C0">"I first read it in first grade, and the antics of that silly raven and his sweet little owner delighted me - and started my lifelong love of ravens! I now have two raven tattoos, and that's all thanks to Mortimer! (The rest of the books in the series are wonderful, as well!)"<div>- Jennifer<br><div><br><br></div><p><br></p></div></div>https://catalog.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/search/searchresults.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.35&type=Advanced&term=Arabel's%20Raven&relation=ALL&by=TI&term2=Aiken&relation2=ALL&by2=AU&sort=RELEVANCE&limit=MAT=*&query=&page=0&searchid=2303
Bark, GeorgeBark, GeorgeFeiffer, Jules.3886277Book0062051857<div class="ExternalClass9A514222FBDC4B40AF515B389F25AEAD"><p>"Because it makes kids AND grownups laugh."</p><p>- Rebecca<br></p><p><br></p></div>https://catalog.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/search/searchresults.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.35&type=Advanced&term=Bark,%20George&relation=ALL&by=TI&term2=Feiffer&relation2=ALL&by2=AU&sort=RELEVANCE&limit=MAT=*&query=&page=0&searchid=2310
Caps for sale : a tale of a peddler, some monkeys and their monkey businessCaps for sale : a tale of a peddler, some monkeys and their monkey businessSlobodkina, Esphyr, 1908-2002.3991058Book9780201091472<div class="ExternalClass7625A5CAFF714A77A27687404CD677C7"><p>"I loved it as a child (50 years ago!), and read it to my own children countless times."<br>​- Rebecca<br></p></div>https://catalog.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/search/searchresults.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.35&type=Advanced&term=Caps%20for%20sale%20:%20a%20tale%20of%20a%20peddler,%20some%20monkeys%20and%20their%20monkey%20business&relation=ALL&by=TI&term2=Slobodkina&relation2=ALL&by2=AU&sort=RELEVANCE&limit=MAT=*&query=&page=0&searchid=2323
Cats are a liquidCats are a liquidDonnelly, Rebecca, author.5822237Book9781250206596<div class="ExternalClassA258D6B8814141DC92D4F6EBE6CFE156"><p>"​This is my favorite children's book right now.​"<br></p><p>- Brian<br></p></div>https://catalog.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/search/searchresults.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.35&type=Advanced&term=Cats%20are%20a%20liquid&relation=ALL&by=TI&term2=Donnelly&relation2=ALL&by2=AU&sort=RELEVANCE&limit=MAT=*&query=&page=0&searchid=2309
Charlotte's webCharlotte's webWhite, E. B. (Elwyn Brooks), 1899-1985.4290705Book9780061124952<div class="ExternalClass8A0B3BFFD0444360A5CF2D6E281AA035"><p>​- Jonathan<br></p></div>https://catalog.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/search/searchresults.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.35&type=Advanced&term=Charlotte's%20web&relation=ALL&by=TI&term2=White&relation2=ALL&by2=AU&sort=RELEVANCE&limit=MAT=*&query=&page=0&searchid=2325
Cuentos rimbombantesCuentos rimbombantesPombo, Rafael.6521694Book9789585286887 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)<div class="ExternalClassC144E9B007E348B6ACD3F00680B93DF3"><p>​"I grew up reading, once and again, the fabulous fables of Rafael Pombo. I can still recite them in memory."</p><p>- Gladys<br></p><div><br></div><p><br></p></div>https://catalog.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/search/searchresults.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.35&type=Advanced&term=Cuentos%20rimbombantes&relation=ALL&by=TI&term2=Pombo&relation2=ALL&by2=AU&sort=RELEVANCE&limit=MAT=*&query=&page=0&searchid=2321
JamberryJamberryDegen, Bruce.4422086Book0060214163<div class="ExternalClassEA733CD1D75D46ECB756F967B0022983"><p>​"That is the current book being read on repeat in my house at the moment." <br></p><p>- Katie</p></div>https://catalog.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/search/searchresults.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.35&type=Advanced&term=Jamberry&relation=ALL&by=TI&term2=Degen&relation2=ALL&by2=AU&sort=RELEVANCE&limit=MAT=*&query=&page=0&searchid=2308
Love is hereLove is hereMalbrough, Mike, author, illustrator.6468835Book9780593203521<div class="ExternalClassCD8FE48D074E4D6E9F7CF3D56C6368FD"><p>"I love the illustrations and message about love being everywhere."</p><div>- Melissa<br></div><p><br></p></div>https://catalog.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/search/searchresults.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.35&type=Advanced&term=Love%20is%20here&relation=ALL&by=TI&term2=Malbrough&relation2=ALL&by2=AU&sort=RELEVANCE&limit=MAT=*&query=&page=0&searchid=2315
My dad used to be so coolMy dad used to be so coolNegley, Keith, author, illustrator.4506609Book9781909263949<div class="ExternalClass366AC3A139E84AEA9F6FB947696DE039"><p>​"It's as if my kids wrote a book​."<br></p><p>- Keith L.<br></p></div>https://catalog.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/search/searchresults.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.35&type=Advanced&term=My%20dad%20used%20to%20be%20so%20cool&relation=ALL&by=TI&term2=Negley&relation2=ALL&by2=AU&sort=RELEVANCE&limit=MAT=*&query=&page=0&searchid=2320
Please don't eat mePlease don't eat meClimo, Liz, author, illustrator.5824910Book9780316315258<div class="ExternalClass075B297A5CD54D8BA74B7E87DA2F19F4"><p>​- Sherry<br></p></div>https://catalog.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/search/searchresults.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.35&type=Advanced&term=Please%20don't%20eat%20me&relation=ALL&by=TI&term2=Climo&relation2=ALL&by2=AU&sort=RELEVANCE&limit=MAT=*&query=&page=0&searchid=2307
Please, Mr. PandaPlease, Mr. PandaAntony, Steve, author.4062028Book9780545788922<div class="ExternalClass2CC02FE6289C4D63B4DC801930A0ACFD"><p>"​A seriously silly book about communication, manners, good deeds... and donuts, that both kids and grownups alike will love."<br></p><p>- Kristl<br></p></div>https://catalog.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/search/searchresults.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.35&type=Advanced&term=Please,%20Mr.%20Panda&relation=ALL&by=TI&term2=Antony&relation2=ALL&by2=AU&sort=RELEVANCE&limit=MAT=*&query=&page=0&searchid=2304
RedwallRedwallJacques, Brian.4450501Book0399214240<div class="ExternalClassC4977DBE3BC84632A1DC77069A149403"><p>​"<em>Redwall</em> is the first in a lovingly written series of anthropomorphic woodland creatures in a fantasy setting of adventure and family. They always makes me feel nestled at home. Jacques writes each character in a way that makes them feel alive, even the smallest of mice or the most reclusive of hedgehogs. The protagonists have a personal quest to learn more about themselves and save their friends from terrifying villains, in scenes of growth and emotion that often make me a little misty-eyed. Not only are the books filled with heart-racing action and puzzles, but they're filled with quiet moments of warmth with songs and descriptions of feasts that Jacques makes you feel like you're a part of. I've reread this series dozens of times, and I'm never less enthralled by the stories or less attached to the characters that make this world. They'll always have a home on my bookshelf."</p><p>- Matthew​ W.<br></p></div>https://catalog.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/search/searchresults.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.35&type=Advanced&term=Redwall&relation=ALL&by=TI&term2=Jacques&relation2=ALL&by2=AU&sort=RELEVANCE&limit=MAT=*&query=&page=0&searchid=2312
Sam & Dave dig a holeSam & Dave dig a holeBarnett, Mac, author.4080177Book9780763662295 (lib. bdg.)<div class="ExternalClass13E23A31B9CC451FA7F9A0F1FAF9CE18"><p>"​This book has so many lessons in it!​"<br></p><p>- Heather<br></p></div>https://catalog.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/search/searchresults.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.35&type=Advanced&term=Sam%20%26%20Dave%20dig%20a%20hole&relation=ALL&by=TI&term2=Barnett&relation2=ALL&by2=AU&sort=RELEVANCE&limit=MAT=*&query=&page=0&searchid=2305
The Bad BeginningThe Bad BeginningSnicket, Lemony, author.4928364Book9780062796028<div class="ExternalClass7CCA5E0D116B40369C817750B72956E5"><p>​"I loved reading <em>A Series of Unfortunate Events</em> by Lemony Snicket when I was 12 (2007) because it was one of the only books I found entertaining that I could fully read and understand when I was learning English as a second language. This series is awesome too because there are some 'advanced' words in the text but the book itself would explain the meaning to the reader. This series has a special place in my heart and I like to think this book helped me in my journey to learn English."<br></p><p>- Odaliz<br></p></div>https://catalog.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/search/searchresults.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.35&type=Advanced&term=The%20Bad%20Beginning&relation=ALL&by=TI&term2=Snicket&relation2=ALL&by2=AU&sort=RELEVANCE&limit=MAT=*&query=&page=0&searchid=2324
The Dark Lord ClementineThe Dark Lord ClementineHorwitz, Sarah Jean, author.5818136Book9781616208943<div class="ExternalClass4074C9D31F424DB0B933EB8601676208"><p>​"This is my current read. I grabbed this book off the shelf because of the title and then I saw that I look like Clementine on the cover."<br></p><p>- Genevieve<br></p></div>https://catalog.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/search/searchresults.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.35&type=Advanced&term=The%20Dark%20Lord%20Clementine&relation=ALL&by=TI&term2=Horwitz&relation2=ALL&by2=AU&sort=RELEVANCE&limit=MAT=*&query=&page=0&searchid=2311
The Pushcart WarThe Pushcart WarMerrill, Jean.4286422Book9781590178195 (hardback : acid-free paper)<div class="ExternalClassE583E6AAA18A416FB9E68D443809DD8E"><p>​"I can still remember my 3rd grade teacher reading a chapter of this book each day.​"<br></p><p>- Keith F.<br></p></div>https://catalog.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/search/searchresults.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.35&type=Advanced&term=The%20Pushcart%20War&relation=ALL&by=TI&term2=Merrill&relation2=ALL&by2=AU&sort=RELEVANCE&limit=MAT=*&query=&page=0&searchid=2316
The little mouse, the red ripe strawberry, and the big hungry bearThe little mouse, the red ripe strawberry, and the big hungry bearWood, Don, 1945-3991080Book0859531821<div class="ExternalClassED631A391C64404D9334482EC47B9789"><p>​- Connie<br></p></div>https://catalog.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/search/searchresults.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.35&type=Advanced&term=The%20little%20mouse,%20the%20red%20ripe%20strawberry,%20and%20the%20big%20hungry%20bear&relation=ALL&by=TI&term2=Wood&relation2=ALL&by2=AU&sort=RELEVANCE&limit=MAT=*&query=&page=0&searchid=2326
The paper bag princessThe paper bag princessMunsch, Robert N., 1945-3709862Book0920236820<div class="ExternalClass85EF8063BF224523A4B5B02E674B0824"><p>​"It was the first feminist piece of children's literature and my mother read it to me as a child!"​<br></p><p>- Jill<br></p></div>https://catalog.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/search/searchresults.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.35&type=Advanced&term=The%20paper%20bag%20princess&relation=ALL&by=TI&term2=Munsch&relation2=ALL&by2=AU&sort=RELEVANCE&limit=MAT=*&query=&page=0&searchid=2318
The underneathThe underneathAppelt, Kathi, 1954-4024180Book9781416950585<div class="ExternalClass8B519F57522F4FCE8BB540F1E9A20E8D"><p>​"Animals and tears."</p><p>- Jen<br><br></p></div>https://catalog.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/search/searchresults.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.35&type=Advanced&term=The%20underneath&relation=ALL&by=TI&term2=Appelt&relation2=ALL&by2=AU&sort=RELEVANCE&limit=MAT=*&query=&page=0&searchid=2327
The very hungry caterpillarThe very hungry caterpillarCarle, Eric. author.5382649Book0399208534<div class="ExternalClassCE6B5225478A4B258F96D2CA040A1AB5"><p>​- Alexis<br></p></div>https://catalog.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/search/searchresults.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.35&type=Advanced&term=The%20very%20hungry%20caterpillar&relation=ALL&by=TI&term2=Carle&relation2=ALL&by2=AU&sort=RELEVANCE&limit=MAT=*&query=&page=0&searchid=2306
Unicorn thinks he's pretty greatUnicorn thinks he's pretty greatShea, Bob, author, illustrator.4024490Book9781423159520 (trade)<div class="ExternalClass16F39E02B08A4E18B06F0553BE5A592B"><p>​- Kristine<br><br></p></div>https://catalog.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/search/searchresults.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.35&type=Advanced&term=Unicorn%20thinks%20he's%20pretty%20great&relation=ALL&by=TI&term2=Shea&relation2=ALL&by2=AU&sort=RELEVANCE&limit=MAT=*&query=&page=0&searchid=2322
We found a hatWe found a hatKlassen, Jon, author, illustrator.4565188Book9780763656003<div class="ExternalClass55DD381D9D4F4C3F85E0EACFC987981B"><p>​"Two turtle friends find a hat and it looks good on them both. The only problem, there is just one hat. Very few words but plenty to talk about in this sparse book set in the desert. "<br></p><p>- Matthew D.</p></div>https://catalog.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/search/searchresults.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.35&type=Advanced&term=We%20found%20a%20hat&relation=ALL&by=TI&term2=Klassen&relation2=ALL&by2=AU&sort=RELEVANCE&limit=MAT=*&query=&page=0&searchid=2314
You are (not) smallYou are (not) smallKang, Anna, author.4351315Book9781477847725<div class="ExternalClass4EC0925735A240AEA7D34F7DEE0FB1A4"><p>​- Nick<br></p></div>https://catalog.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/search/searchresults.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.35&type=Advanced&term=You%20are%20(not)%20small&relation=ALL&by=TI&term2=Kang&relation2=ALL&by2=AU&sort=RELEVANCE&limit=MAT=*&query=&page=0&searchid=2313