Books about Joyful

  1. The Night Before Christmas

    by Clement C. Moore
    A magical tale of a visit from Santa Claus on Christmas Eve.

    On the night of Christmas Eve , a family is settling down to sleep when the father is disturbed by noises on the lawn outside. Looking out the window, he sees Saint Nicholas in a sleigh pulled by ... (Wikipedia)

  2. Happy Birthday to You!

    by Dr. Seuss
    A joyful celebration of birthdays, filled with fun and whimsy.

    Celebrate your unique self with Dr. Seuss and the Great Birthday Bird in the ultimate birthday book! A perfect gift for Seuss fans or anyone blowing out the candles for another year! Today you are ... (Barnes & Noble)

  3. Calvin and Hobbes

    by Bill Watterson
    The adventures of a young boy and his imaginary tiger friend, exploring the world with humor and imagination.

    This is the first collection of the popular comic strip that features Calvin, a rambunctious 6-year-old boy, and his stuffed tiger, Hobbes, who comes charmingly to life. ... (Goodreads)

  4. The House in the Night

    by Susan Marie Swanson
    A bedtime story that takes the reader on a journey through a house, where each room is illuminated by the light of a golden star.

    Winner of the 2009 Caldecott Medal! A spare, patterned text and glowing pictures explore the origins of light that make a house a home in this bedtime book for young children. Naming nighttime things ... (Goodreads)

  5. Jesus Calling: Enjoying Peace in His Presence

    by Sarah Young
    Devotional insights on how to experience the presence of Jesus and find peace in life.

    After many years of writing her own words in her prayer journal, missionary Sarah Young decided to be more attentive to the Savior's voice and begin listening for what He was saying. So with pen in ... (Goodreads)

  6. Chicken Soup with Rice: A Book of Months

    by Maurice Sendak
    A rhythmic journey through the months of the year, celebrating the joys of childhood.

    For over fifty years, children have discovered that, whether it’s June or December, every month is perfect for Chicken Soup with Rice ! Now in a larger, 5 x 7 trim size,, Chicken Soup with Rice, is a ... (Barnes & Noble)

  7. Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse

    by Kevin Henkes
    A young mouse's journey of learning the importance of responsibility and patience.

    Lilly loves everything about school, especially her cool teacher, Mr. Slinger. But when Lilly brings her purple plastic purse and its treasures to school and can't wait until sharing time, Mr. ... (Goodreads)

  8. The Snowy Day

    by Ezra Jack Keats
    A young boy's joyous exploration of the world on a winter's day.

    Peter, The Snowy Day's protagonist, wakes up to the season’s first snowfall. In his bright red snowsuit, he goes outside and makes footprints and trails through the snow. Peter is too young to join a ... (Wikipedia)

  9. Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

    by Bill Martin Jr.
    A playful story of letters competing to climb a coconut tree.

    The 26 characters in this rhythmic, rhyming baby book are a lowercase alphabet with attitude. "A told b, and b told c, 'I'll meet you at the top of the coconut tree'"–which probably seemed like a ... (Goodreads)

  10. Chicken Sunday

    by Patricia Polacco
    Three children work to buy their grandmother a special Easter hat, but face discrimination from a shopkeeper.

    After being initiated into a neighbor's family by a solemn backyard ceremony, a young Russian American girl and her African American brothers' determine to buy their gramma Eula a beautiful Easter ... (Goodreads)

  11. We're Going on a Bear Hunt

    by Michael Rosen
    A family goes on an adventure to find a bear, overcoming obstacles and experiencing different terrains.

    Come along on a bear hunt in this award-winning classic from Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury. We’re going on a bear hunt. We’re going to catch a big one. Will you come too? For more than twenty-five ... (Barnes & Noble)

  12. Now We Are Six

    by A.A. Milne
    A collection of poems about the joys and innocence of childhood.

    When We Were Very Young and Now We Are Six complete the four-volume set of deluxe editions of the Milne and Shepard classic works. Like their companions, the Winnie-the-Pooh 80th Anniversary Edition ... (Goodreads)

  13. A to Z

    by Sandra Boynton
    A whimsical alphabet book featuring animals and their antics, with catchy rhymes and colorful illustrations.

    From A to Z, the alphabet gets a seriously silly twist in this Sandra Boynton classic. Serious silliness for all ages. Artist Sandra Boynton is back and better than ever with completely redrawn ... (Barnes & Noble)

  14. Snowmen at Christmas

    by Caralyn Buehner
    A charming tale of snowmen coming to life on Christmas Eve and celebrating the holiday with their own traditions.

    Snowmen at Night shared with us the magical, slip-sliding adventures of snowmen after dark . . . but have you ever wondered what snowmen do for Christmas? Well, now's your chance to find out! The ... (Goodreads)

  15. Henry and Ribsy

    by Beverly Cleary
    A boy and his dog's humorous adventures, learning the importance of friendship and loyalty.

    Like most of the Henry Huggins books, the incidents in this book follow an ongoing plot line. In this case, Henry wants to go on a salmon-fishing trip with his father. However, Ribsy has been causing ... (Wikipedia)

  16. Today I Will Fly!

    by Mo Willems
    A young bird's journey of self-confidence and courage, learning to fly on his own.

    Gerald is careful. Piggie is not. Piggie cannot help smiling. Gerald can. Gerald worries so that Piggie does not have to. Gerald and Piggie are best friends. Today, I Will Fly! is the funny ... (Barnes & Noble)

  17. Pat the Bunny

    by Dorothy Kunhardt
    A playful and interactive story about a family going on a picnic, told through touching and feeling.

    Touch and Feel books enhance a toddler's sensory world with textured materials. The materials are attached to durable pages, and the toddler is asked to feel the material or to look in the provided ... (Goodreads)

  18. Doggies: A Counting and Barking Book

    by Sandra Boynton
    A fun and interactive board book for toddlers to learn counting and animal sounds with cute illustrations of dogs.

    Count—and bark—with a fun pack of pups in this Sandra Boynton classic. Serious silliness for all ages. Artist Sandra Boynton is back and better than ever with completely redrawn versions of her ... (Barnes & Noble)

  19. Zorba the Greek

    by Nikos Kazantzakis
    A man embarks on a journey of self-discovery, learning to embrace life with gusto and joy.

    The book opens in a café in Piraeus , just before dawn on a gusty autumn morning. The year is most likely 1916. The narrator, a young Greek intellectual, resolves to set aside his books for a few ... (Wikipedia)

  20. Baby Farm Animals

    by Garth Williams
    A delightful introduction to the world of baby farm animals, with charming illustrations and simple text.

    Get to know the baby animals on the farm. ... (Goodreads)

  21. The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies

    by Beatrix Potter
    The Flopsy Bunnies sneak into a garden to eat vegetables, but are caught by the gardener's cat. They are saved by their parents and escape back to their home.

    In The Flopsy Bunnies , Benjamin Bunny and Peter Rabbit are adults, and Benjamin has married his cousin Flopsy (one of Peter's sisters). As for Peter, Mopsy, and Cotton-Tail, they haven't been ... (Wikipedia)

  22. Dragons Love Tacos

    by Adam Rubin
    A whimsical tale of dragons, tacos, and friendship.

    This scrumptious New York Times bestseller has a whole lot of kick! Dragons love tacos. They love chicken tacos, beef tacos, great big tacos, and teeny tiny tacos. So if you want to lure a bunch of ... (Goodreads)

  23. The Pout-Pout Fish

    by Deborah Diesen
    A fish on a mission to turn his pout into a smile.

    Swim along with the pout-pout fish as he discovers that being glum and spreading "dreary wearies" isn't really his destiny. "Deep in the water,Mr. Fish swims about,With his fish face stuck,in a ... (Goodreads)

  24. The Corfu Trilogy

    by Gerald Durrell
    A humorous and heartwarming memoir of the author's childhood on the Greek island of Corfu, filled with eccentric characters and exotic animals.

    The Corfu Trilogy consists of the popular classic My Family and Other Animals and its delightful sequels, Birds, Beasts and Relatives and The Garden of the Gods. All three books are set on the ... (Goodreads)

  25. Little Blue Truck

    by Alice Schertle
    Cheerful story of friendship, kindness, and helping each other.

    Beep! Beep! Beep! Meet Blue. A muddy country road is no match for this little pick up—that is, until he gets stuck while pushing a dump truck out of the muck. Luckily, Blue has made a pack of farm ... (Barnes & Noble)

  26. Skippyjon Jones

    by Judy Schachner
    An imaginative Siamese cat embarks on an adventure to prove his worth.

    His ears are too big for his head. His head is too big for his body. "I am not a Siamese cat..." says Skippyjon Jones, a rambunctious kitty boy with an overactive imagination. He would rather be El ... (Goodreads)

  27. Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See?

    by Bill Martin Jr.
    A fun and educational journey of animals and their habitats, featuring bright and colorful illustrations.

    The author and illustrator team behind the classic Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you see? turn their extraordinary talents ot the theme of animal conservation. Thirty-five years after their first ... (Goodreads)

  28. Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are?

    by Dr. Seuss
    A humorous tale about a character who thinks he has it bad, until he realizes how much worse it could be.

    The text consists of a series of descriptive poems, fictively told to an unnamed listener by a wise old man . The man describes a variety of whimsically wretched characters and unfortunate ... (Wikipedia)

  29. Rapunzel

    by Paul O. Zelinsky
    A retelling of the classic fairytale of a brave young girl's journey to freedom.

    Surely among the most original and gifted of children's book illustrators, Paul O. Zelinsky has once again with unmatched emotional authority, control of space, and narrativecapability brought forth ... (Goodreads)

  30. Fruits Basket, Vol. 22

    by Natsuki Takaya

    Kyô a décidé d'affronter en face ce qu'il a toujours fui. Il se rend alors chez son père mais ce dernier le somme de reconnaître que c'est bien par sa faute que sa mère s'est suicidée. Au bord de ... (Goodreads)

  31. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

    by Barbara Shook Hazen
    A story of an outcast reindeer overcoming adversity and gaining acceptance from his peers.

    When the sun starts setting sooner and frost begins to gather on your windows, sit down with a loved one to relive this timeless story of a slightly unusual winter creature with a very special ... (Goodreads)

  32. Heaven Is Here: An Incredible Story of Hope, Triumph, and Everyday Joy

    by Stephanie Nielson
    A woman's inspiring story of surviving a plane crash, and the journey of rebuilding her life afterwards.

    Stephanie Nielson began sharing her life in 2005 on, drawing readers in with her warmth and candor. She quickly attracted a loyal following that was captivated by the upbeat ... (Goodreads)

  33. My Many Colored Days

    by Dr. Seuss
    A colorful journey through emotions, each color representing a different feeling. A great way to teach children about emotions and self-awareness.

    Accompanying a manuscript Dr. Seuss wrote in 1973, was a letter outlining his hopes of finding "a great color artist who will not be dominated by me." The late Dr. Seuss saw his original text about ... (Goodreads)

  34. Winter Stroll

    by Elin Hilderbrand
    The Quinn family reunites for Christmas, but old secrets and new surprises threaten to ruin the holiday cheer.

    "Happy Holidays 2015! It has been a rough year for the Quinns, but I would like to start by saying thank you for all of the well wishes and positive missives sent our way.", A second Christmas on ... (Barnes & Noble)

  35. Richard Scarry's Best Storybook Ever!

    by Richard Scarry
    A collection of short stories and illustrations featuring anthropomorphic animals in various settings and situations.

    From the cheery sun on the first page, to the sleepy moon on the last, and throughout all 290 pages in between, there are stories, rhymes and fun with the one-and-only Richard Scarry. Classic tales, ... (Goodreads)

  36. Savor the Moment

    by Nora Roberts
    Laurel McBane's bakery business is thriving, but her love life is not. When she reconnects with childhood crush Delaney Brown, sparks fly.

    Wedding baker Laurel McBane is surrounded by romance working at Vows wedding planning company with her best friends Parker, Emma, and Mac. But she's too low-key to appreciate all the luxuries that ... (Goodreads)

  37. Loves Music, Loves to Dance

    by Mary Higgins Clark
    A thrilling murder mystery, with a female protagonist and a trail of clues leading to the killer.

    A serial killer leaves one dancing shoe on a foot of the victims who answer his personal ads. When Erin dies, her best friend places ads to entice the villain already targeting her next. New York ... (Goodreads)

  38. Samantha's Surprise: A Christmas Story

    by Maxine Rose Schur
    Samantha's family celebrates Christmas in a unique way, with a surprise that brings joy to all.

    Samantha Parkington is a bright Victorian beauty being raised by her wealthy grandmother in 1904. Samantha's stories describe her life during this important period of change. Her own world is filled ... (Goodreads)

  39. Betsy and Tacy Go Over the Big Hill

    by Maud Hart Lovelace
    Betsy, Tacy, and Tib explore new adventures as they cross the big hill and enter a new world of school and friendships.

    Betsy, Tacy, and Tib can't wait to be ten. After all, getting two numbers in your age is the beginning of growing up—exciting things are bound to happen. And they do! The girls fall in love with the ... (Goodreads)

  40. Disney Sleeping Beauty

    by Michael Teitelbaum
    A retelling of the classic fairytale of Princess Aurora and her three fairy godmothers.

    YOUNG AND OLD fans will love this full-color Little Golden Book retelling of Walt Disney's "Sleeping Beauty"–the story of Princess Aurora and the three good fairies who try to protect her from ... (Goodreads)

  41. Can I Play Too?

    by Mo Willems
    Two friends invite a snake to play catch, but soon realize he doesn't have arms. They come up with a creative solution to include him in the game.

    Gerald and Piggie are best friends. Gerald is careful. Piggie is not. Piggie cannot help smiling. Gerald can. In Can I Play Too? Gerald and Piggie meet a new snake friend who wants to join in a game ... (Barnes & Noble)

  42. Are You Ready to Play Outside?

    by Mo Willems
    Two friends, Elephant and Piggie, are excited to play outside but the weather keeps changing. They learn to adapt and have fun no matter what.

    Gerald and Piggie are best friends. Gerald is careful. Piggie is not. Piggie cannot help smiling. Gerald can. Gerald worries so that Piggie does not have to. In Are You Ready to Play Outside?, Piggie ... (Barnes & Noble)

  43. Pinkalicious

    by Victoria Kann
    A young girl's adventures with a magical pink plant and the importance of balance.

    This sparkling, New York Times, bestselling picture book from Victoria and Elizabeth Kann celebrates all things pink while showing readers that being yourself is the best of all. This 10th ... (Goodreads)

  44. Ruby the Red Fairy

    by Daisy Meadows
    Ruby, the red fairy, has lost her magical charm. Can Rachel and Kirsty help her find it and save the day?

    The seven Rainbow Fairies are missing! Rachel and Kirsty search for one in each RAINBOW MAGIC book. Read all seven books to help rescue the fairies and bring the sparkle back to Fairyland! Fairyland ... (Barnes & Noble)

  45. Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes

    by Mem Fox
    Celebrating the similarities and differences of babies around the world, highlighting the universal joy of having ten little fingers and ten little toes.

    This modern nursery rhyme from two of the most gifted picture-book creators of our time is a celebration of baby fingers, baby toes, and the joy they—and the babies they belong to—bring to everyone, ... (Barnes & Noble)

  46. Mary Poppins Comes Back

    by P.L. Travers
    Mary Poppins returns to the Banks family, bringing more magic and adventure to their lives.

    'Pulled down from the clouds at the end of a kite string, Mary Poppins is back. In Mary’s care, the Banks children meet the King of the Castle and the Dirty Rascal, visit the upside-down world of Mr. ... (Goodreads)

  47. Disney's The Little Mermaid

    by Walt Disney Company
    Ariel, a mermaid princess, falls in love with a human prince and makes a deal with an evil sea witch to become human and win his heart.

    Ariel is tired of living under the sea—she wants to be human and walk on land. More than anything else, Princess Ariel longs to visit the world of humans. She gets her chance after making a deal with ... (Goodreads)

  48. Walt Disney's Three Little Pigs

    by Al Dempster
    A classic tale of three little pigs who must outwit a sly wolf to build their homes and stay safe.

    The three little pigs have never looked so cute and the big bad wolf never looked so bad in this retelling of the classic fairy tale! Vintage Disney artwork from the 1940s makes this book an ... (Goodreads)

  49. Gabriela, Clove and Cinnamon

    by Jorge Amado

    Gabriela, Clove and Cinnamon is a romantic tale set in the small Brazilian town of Ilhéus during the 1920s. The town is experiencing a record large cacao crop, which makes it a thriving place and ... (Wikipedia)

  50. Cold Tangerines: Celebrating the Extraordinary Nature of Everyday Life

    by Shauna Niequist
    A collection of personal essays that celebrate the beauty and joy of everyday life, encouraging readers to savor the small moments.

    Shauna Niequist calls us to see the beauty, hope, and dimension in our ordinary days through the life-giving practice of celebration., Cold Tangerines, is beautiful narration of Shauna's journey as a ... (Barnes & Noble)

  51. My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories

    by Stephanie Perkins
    A collection of twelve romantic holiday stories that explore the magic of the season and the power of love.

    If you love holiday stories, holiday movies, made-for-TV-holiday specials, holiday episodes of your favorite sitcoms and, especially, if you love holiday anthologies, you’re going to fall in love ... (Goodreads)

  52. Mr. Tickle

    by Roger Hargreaves
    Mr. Tickle loves to tickle people, until one day he meets someone who is immune to his tickles.

    Mr. Tickle's story begins with him in bed and making himself breakfast without getting up because of his "extraordinarily long arms". He then decides that it is a tickling sort of day and thus ... (Wikipedia)

  53. Scuffy the Tugboat

    by Gertrude Crampton
    A small tugboat dreams of exploring the world beyond his small pond, but learns to appreciate his important role in helping larger ships.

    "This is the please for a red-painted tugboat,", says Scuffy. ,"And this is the life for me.", Meant for "bigger things," Scuffy the Tugboat sets off to explore the world. But on his daring adventure ... (Goodreads)

  54. This Time Together: Laughter and Reflection

    by Carol Burnett
    An uplifting collection of stories, reflections and anecdotes from the iconic comedian's life.

    A touching and hilarious memoir by the author of, Carrie and Me: A Mother Daughter Love Story, , , This Time Together, is 100 percent Carol Burnett – funny, irreverent, and irresistible. Carol ... (Barnes & Noble)

  55. The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus

    by L. Frank Baum
    The origin story of Santa Claus, from his childhood in an enchanted forest to his journey to become the beloved gift-giver we know today.

    Every child knows about Santa Claus, the jolly man who brings gifts to all on Christmas. There are many stories that tell of his life, but the delightful version relayed in The Life and Adventures of ... (Goodreads)

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