Charlesbridge: Picture Books

Charlesbridge publishes high-quality books for children, with a goal of creating lifelong readers and lifelong learners. These books encourage reading and discovery in the classroom, library, and home. Charlesbridge believes that books for children should offer accurate information, promote a positive worldview, and embrace a child's innate sense of wonder and fun. Strives to seek new voices, new visions, and new directions in children's literature.

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Stories for Elementary students that promote non-fiction facts and learning.

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First Day Jitters
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First Day Jitters

Author: Danneberg, Julie

Everyone knows that sinking feeling in the pit of the stomach just before diving into a new situation. Sarah Jane Hartwell is scared and doesn't want to start over at a new school. She doesn't know anybody, and nobody knows her. It will be awful. She just knows it. With much prodding from Mr. Hartwell, Sarah Jane reluctantly pulls herself together and goes to school. She is quickly befriended by Mrs. Burton, who helps smooth her jittery transition. This charming and familiar story will delight readers with its surprise ending. Fun, energetic illustrations brighten page after page with the busy antics surrounding Sarah Jane. First Day Jitters is an enchanting story that is sure to be treasured by anyone who has ever anticipated a first day of school.

ISBN: 9781607341413
Danneberg, Julie
34 181 sec 2-6 2.4 210L Fiction
Lola Reads to Leo
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Lola Reads to Leo

Author: McQuinn, Anna

We all know how much Lola loves books. In this third book in the Lola series (Lola at the Library and Lola Loves Stories), Lola has a new baby brother and she can’t wait to share her love of reading with him.

ISBN: 9781580894043
McQuinn, Anna
28 144 sec 1-2 1.7 430L Fiction
Lola Loves Stories
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Lola Loves Stories

Author: McQuinn, Anna

Lola loves to go to the library with her daddy. Every night she reads a new story, and the next day, she acts it out.

ISBN: 9781580892599
McQuinn, Anna
28 141 sec 1-2 2.2 580L Fiction
Lola at the Library
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Lola at the Library

Author: McQuinn, Anna

On Tuesdays, spunky Lola and her mommy go to the library. Come with Lola on her favorite weekly trip in this celebration of books and the people who love them.

ISBN: 9781580891424
McQuinn, Anna
28 149 sec 5-8 2.2 580L Fiction
Sir Cumference and All the King’s Tens
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Sir Cumference and All the King’s Tens

Author: Neuschwander, Cindy

Sir Cumference and Lady Di have to figure out a quick way to count the guests to bring order to the party.

ISBN: 9781570917288
Neuschwander, Cindy
32 581 sec 5-8 4.1 720L Fiction
Sir Cumference and the Dragon of Pi
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Sir Cumference and the Dragon of Pi

Author: Neuschwander, Cindy

When Sir Cumference turns into a dragon, Lady Di of Ameter helps him hide, while Radius searches for the cure–the magic number that is the same for all circles.

ISBN: 9781570911644
Neuschwander, Cindy
32 568 sec 5-8 3.8 390L Fiction
Sir Cumference and the Isle of Immeter
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Sir Cumference and the Isle of Immeter

Author: Neuschwander, Cindy

When young Per visits her uncle Sir Cumference, aunt Lady Di of Ameter, and her cousin Radius, they teach her how to play Inners and Edges. After Per finds a clue linking the game to the mysterious castle of the Countess Areana, she and Radius sail to the island of Immeter. There, they have to decipher cryptic clues while avoiding a sea serpent. To unlock the island's secret, Per has to figure out how to find the perimeter and area of a circle. Only then can she become Per of Immeter.

ISBN: 9781570916816
Neuschwander, Cindy
32 680 sec 5-8 4.4 680L Fiction
Sir Cumference and the First Round Table
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Sir Cumference and the First Round Table

Author: Neuschwander, Cindy

What would you do if the neighboring kingdom were threatening war? Naturally, you'd call your strongest and bravest knights together to come up with a solution. But when your conference table causes more problems than the threat of your enemy, you need expert help. Enter Sir Cumference, his wife Lady Di of Ameter, and their son Radius. With the help of the carpenter, Geo of Metry, this sharp-minded team designs the perfect table conducive to discussing the perfect peace plan.

ISBN: 9781570911521
Neuschwander, Cindy
32 573 sec 5-8 4.3 600L Fiction
Sir Cumference and the Great Knight of Angleland
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Sir Cumference and the Great Knight of Angleland

Author: Neuschwander, Cindy

Radius, son of Sir Cumference and Lady Di of Ameter, wants to be a knight more than anything. To earn his knighthood, he needs to venture alone on a heroic quest. With only a family medallion for luck, Radius dodges dangers and dragons. The ultimate challenge lies in a mysterious castle with a maze of many angles. Which way would you go if you were Radius?

ISBN: 9781570911699
Neuschwander, Cindy
32 752 sec 5-8 4.2 450L Fiction
Sir Cumference and the Sword in the Cone
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Sir Cumference and the Sword in the Cone

Author: Neuschwander, Cindy

King Arthur has issued a challenge. The first knight to find the sword, Edgecalibur, will be the next king. Sir Cumference, Lady Di of Ameter, and Radius help their friend, Vertex, find the sword and discover the secrets of cubes, pyramids, cylinders, and cones.

ISBN: 9781570916014
Neuschwander, Cindy
32 569 sec 5-8 4.1 630L Fiction
Sir Cumference and the Viking’s Map
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Sir Cumference and the Viking’s Map

Author: Neuschwander, Cindy

While riding through the forests of Angleland, cousins Per and Radius realize they are lost and are desperate for a map to guide them home. Soon they come across a mysterious house in the hills. Inside they find a map to a treasure belonging to Xaxon Yellowbearyd, the fiercest Viking warrior of his time. Per and Radius must decode the strange numbered grid on the map, while trying to steer clear of the pack of bungling bandits who are on their tail. Will they find the treasure in time?

ISBN: 9781570917929
Neuschwander, Cindy
32 646 sec 5-8 4.1 640L Fiction
Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star
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Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star

Author: Trapani, Iza

A little blonde girl gazes out of her window at a twinkling celestial object, greets it with the traditional childhood rhyme of the title, and requests that she might have her wish that night. Her wish comes true when the smiling star appears in her window and takes her on a magical ride through the sky.

ISBN: 9781879085701
Trapani, Iza
32 358 sec 1-2 2.6 Fiction
Itsy Bitsy Spider, The
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Itsy Bitsy Spider, The

Author: Trapani, Iza

Over 1 Million Copies Sold! Everyone knows the "Itsy Bitsy Spider" song, but Trapani has re-written it, adding some bells and whistles. This all-new itsy bitsy spider has exciting encounters with a fan, a mouse, a rocking chair, a cat and a big maple tree.

ISBN: 9781879085695
Trapani, Iza
32 288 sec 1-2 2.7 Fiction
Row Row Row Your Boat
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Row Row Row Your Boat

Author: Trapani, Iza

Climb on board with this adorable family of bumbling bears as they row, row, row their boat into a merry adventure.

ISBN: 9781580890779
Trapani, Iza
32 190 sec 1-2 3.7 950L Fiction
Last Day Blues
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Last Day Blues

Author: Danneberg, Julie

It's the last week of school, and Mrs. Hartwell's class is excited to leave for summer vacation. The only problem is that the kids don't want their teacher to miss them while they're gone. Once again Julie Danneberg and Judy Love bring to life the crazy antics of Mrs. Hartwell and her class and show that teachers and students are more alike than different.

ISBN: 9781580891042
Danneberg, Julie
32 320 sec 2-6 3.7 740L Fiction
Big Test, The
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Big Test, The

Author: Danneberg, Julie

Mrs. Hartwell is preparing her class to take the Big Test. Knowing they have studied and are well-prepared, she helps the students practice how to sit quietly, fill in the bubbles, and follow the directions. She even instructs them on proper morning-of-the-test nutrition. As her students grow increasingly anxious about the Big Test, Mrs. Hartwell realizes she has to teach the most valuable test-taking skill of all: learning to relax!

ISBN: 9781580893619
Danneberg, Julie
32 322 sec 3-6 3.1 540L Fiction
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