ATMOSPHERE: The prevailing mood or feeling developed through descriptions of setting and details about how things look, sound, feel, taste, and smell in order to create an emotional climate that establishes a reader’s expectations and attitudes.


Wanda’s Circus by Aitken
Hugh Can Do by Armstrong
Shenandoah Noah by Aylesworth
Best Town in the World by Baylor
When the Sun Rose by Berger
Mandy by Booth
The World That Jack Built by Brown
Man Who Could Call Down Owls by Bunting
The Wall by Bunting
Wild, Wild, Sunflower Child by Carlstrom
A Pocketful of Cricket by Caudill
A Fish in His Pocket by Cazet
Shortcut by Crews
Nanna Upstairs and Nanna Downstairs by DePaola
Chen Ping and His Magic Axe by Demi
Jemima Remembers by Dragonwagon
Eppie M. Says… by Dunrea
Nine Days to Christmas by Ets
Green Lion of Zion Street by Fields
Rondo in C by Fleischman
Fog by Fowler
Song of the Boat by Graham
My Noah’s Ark by Goffstein
Grandpa's Slide Show by Gould
Through the Mickle Wood by Gregory
Ox-cart Man by Hall
The Porcelain Cat by Hearn
Rose Blanche by Innocenti
Amber on the Mountain by Johnson
One of Three by Johnson
The Cowboy and the Black-Eyed Pea by Johnston
Sammy Streetsinger by Keeping
The Snowy Day by Keats
The Red Balloon by Lamorisse
Ali, Child of the Desert by London
The Little Red Cowboy Hat by Lowell
All the Places to Love by MacLachlan
Keeping House by Mahy
Little Interlude by Maiorano
Good Times on Grandfather Mountain by Martin
Miracle Tree by Mattingley
Visitors Who Came to Stay by McAfee
Blueberries for Sal by McCloskey
One Morning in Maine by McCloskey
Mirette on the High Wire by McCully
Five Minutes’ Peace by Murphy
Winter Barn by Parnall
Canoe Days by Paulsen
Thundercake by Polacco
The Chalk Doll by Pomerantz
From Me to You by Rogers
The Relatives Came by Rylant
Grandfather’s Journey by Say
Tree of Cranes by Say
A Witch Got On at Paddington Station by Sheldon
Dawn by Shulevitz
Snow by Shulevitz
The Changing Maze by Snyder
The Amazing Bone by Steig
Fox’s Dream by Tejima
Dakota Dugout by Turner
Nettie’s Trip South by Turner
The Polar Express by Van Allsburg
Moon Glows by ver Dorn
King Bidgood’s in the Bathtub by Wood
The Napping House by Wood
Encounter by Yolen
Owl Moon by Yolen
Welcome to the Green House by Yolen
The Moon was the Best by Zolotow

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