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Challenged Picture Books

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This list contains young children's picture books that have been challenged.

The Amazing Bone  --  William Steig
On her way home from school, Pearl finds an unusual bone that has unexpected powers.
And Tango Makes Three  --  Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell
At New York City’s Central Park Zoo, two male penguins fall in love and start a family by taking turns sitting on an abandoned egg until it hatches.

Crow Boy  --  Taro Yashima
Chibi's classmates come to appreciate his special knowledge and talent.
Daddy's Roommate  --  Michael Willhoite
A young boy discusses his divorced father's new living situation, in which the father and his gay roommate share eating, doing chores, playing, loving, and living.
Guess What?  --  Mem Fox
Through a series of questions to which the reader must answer yes or no, the personality and occupation of a lady called Daisy O'Grady are revealed.
Halloween ABC  --  Eve Merriam
A poem for each letter of the alphabet introduces a different, spooky aspect of Halloween.
Heather Has Two Mommies  --  Leslea Newman
When Heather goes to playgroup, at first she feels bad because she has two mothers and no father, but then she learns that there are lots of different kinds of families and the most important thing is that all the people love each other.
In the Night Kitchen  --  Maurice Sendak
A little boy's dream-fantasy in which he helps three fat bakers get milk for their cake batter.
King & King  --  Linda de Haan & Stern Nijland
When the queen insists that the prince get married and take over as king, the search for a suitable mate does not turn out as expected.

Little Black Sambo  --  Helen Bannerman
A little boy in India loses his fine new clothes to the tigers, but while they dispute who is the grandest tiger in the jungle he takes his fine clothes back again.
Mommy Laid an Egg  --  Babette Cole
Two children explain to their parents, using their own drawings, where babies come from.
Strega Nona  --  Tomie dePaola
When Strega Nona leaves him alone with her magic pasta pot, Big Anthony is determined to show the townspeople how it works.
The Stupids  --  H. Allard & J. Marshall
The Stupids are a nice, typical, suburban American family except for one thing. None of them has the sense God gave a lemon. When Stanley Stupid discovers that someone has swiped the Stupid family garbage right off their curb, he decides to take matters into his own bumbling hands and catch the evil litter looter himself.
Where the Wild Things Are  --  Maurice Sendak
A naughty little boy, sent to bed without his supper, sails to the land of the wild things where he becomes their king.
Where's Waldo  --  Martin Hanford
The reader follows Waldo as he hikes around the world and must try to find him in the illustrations of some of the crowded places he visits.

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