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Locomotive
by Brian Floca Details
Learn what it was like to travel on the transcontinental railroad in the 1860s.
Flora and the Flamingo
by Molly Idle Details
In this innovative wordless picture book, Flora and her graceful flamingo friend explore the trials and joys of friendship through an elaborate synchronized dance. With a twist, a turn, and even a flop, these unlikely friends learn at last how to dance together in perfect harmony.
Journey
by Aaron Becker Details
Using a red marker, a young girl draws a door on her bedroom wall and through it enters another world where she experiences many adventures, including being captured by an evil emperor.
Mr. Wuffles!
by David Wiesner Details
"Mr. Wuffles ignores all his cat toys but one, which turns out to be a spaceship piloted by small green aliens. When Mr. Wuffles plays rough with the little ship, the aliens must venture into the cat's territory to make emergency repairs"-- Provided by publisher.
This Is Not My Hat
by Jon Klassen Details
A tiny minnow wearing a pale blue bowler hat has a thing or two up his fins in this underwater light-on-dark chase scene.
Creepy Carrots!
by Aaron Reynolds Details
The carrots that grow in Crackenhopper Field are the fattest and crispiest around and Jasper Rabbit cannot resist pulling some to eat each time he passes by, until he begins hearing and seeing creepy carrots wherever he goes.
Extra Yarn
by Mac Barnett Details
With a supply of yarn that never runs out, Annabelle knits for everyone and everything in town until an evil archduke decides he wants the yarn for himself.
Green
by Laura Vaccaro Seeger Details
Illustrations and simple, rhyming text explore the many shades of the color green.
One Cool Friend
by Toni Buzzeo Details
Elliot, a very proper young man, feels a kinship with the penguins at the aquarium and wants to take one home with him.
Sleep Like a Tiger
by Mary Logue Details
In this magical bedtime story, the lyrical narrative echoes a Runaway Bunny–like cadence: "Does everything in the world go to sleep?" the little girl asks. In sincere and imaginative dialogue between a not-at-all sleepy child and understanding parents, the little girl decides "in a cocoon of sheets, a nest of blankets," she is ready to sleep, warm and strong, just like a tiger. The Caldecott Honor artist Pamela Zagarenski's rich, luminous mixed-media paintings effervesce with odd, charming details that nonsleepy children could examine for hours. A rare gem.
A Ball for Daisy
by Christopher Raschka Details
A wordless picture book showing the fun a dog has with her ball, and what happens when it is lost.
Blackout
by John Rocco Details
When a busy family's activities come to a halt because of a blackout, they find they enjoy spending time together and not being too busy for once.
Grandpa Green
by Lane Smith Details
A child explores the ordinary life of his extraordinary great-grandfather, as expressed in his topiary garden.
Me... Jane
by Patrick McDonnell Details
Holding her stuffed toy chimpanzee, young Jane Goodall observes nature, reads Tarzan books, and dreams of living in Africa and helping animals. Includes biographical information on the prominent zoologist.
A Sick Day for Amos McGee
by Phillip C. Stead Details
Amos McGee, a friendly zookeeper, always made time to visit his good friends: the elephant, the tortoise, the penguin, the rhinoceros, and the owl. But one day--'Ah-choo!'--he woke with the sniffles and the sneezes. Though he didn't make it into the zoo that day, he did receive some unexpected guests.
Dave the Potter : Artist, Poet, Slave
by Laban Carrick Hill Details
Chronicles the life of Dave, a nineteenth-century slave, and a potter, who went on to become an influential poet and artist.
Interrupting Chicken
by David Ezra Stein Details
Little Red Chicken wants Papa to read her a bedtime story, but interrupts him almost as soon as he begins each tale. Lexile 300
The Lion and the Mouse
by Jerry Pinkney Details
In this wordless retelling of an Aesop fable, an adventuresome mouse proves that even small creatures are capable of great deeds when he rescues the King of the Jungle.
All the World
by Liz Garton Scanlon Details
Follow a circle of family and friends through the course of a day from morning till night as they discover the importance of all things great and small in our world, from the tiniest shell on the beach, to warm family connections, to the widest sunset sky.
Red Sings from Treetops : A Year in Colors
by Joyce Sidman Details
The names of colors are woven into unrhymed poems that celebrate the seasons.
The House in the Night
by Susan Marie Swanson Details
Illustrations and easy-to-read text explore the light that makes a house in the night a home filled with light.
A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever
by Marla Frazee Details
Friends James and Eamon enjoy a wonderful week at the home of Eamon's grandparents during summer vacation.
A River of Words : The Story of William Carlos Williams
by Jen Bryant Details
This picture book biography of William Carlos Williams traces childhood events that led him to become a doctor and a poet.
How I Learned Geography
by Uri Shulevitz Details
As he spends hours studying his father's world map, a young boy escapes the hunger and misery of refugee life. Based on the author's childhood in Kazakhstan, where he lived as a Polish refugee during World War II.
The Invention of Hugo Cabret
by Brian Selznick Details
When twelve-year-old Hugo, an orphan living and repairing clocks within the walls of a Paris train station in 1931, meets a mysterious toyseller and his goddaughter, his undercover life and his biggest secret are jeopardized.
First the Egg
by Laura Vaccaro Seeger Details
A picture book about transformations.
Henry's Freedom Box : A True Story from the Underground Railroad
by Ellen Levine Details
A fictionalized account of how in 1849 a Virginia slave, Henry "Box" Brown, escapes to freedom by shipping himself in a wooden crate from Richmond to Philadelphia.
Knuffle Bunny Too : A Case of Mistaken Identity
by Mo Willems Details
Her daddy in tow, Trixie hurries to school to show off her one-of-a-kind Knuffle Bunny. But an awful surprise awaits her: someone else has the exact same bunny!
The Wall : Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain
by Peter Sis Details
Annotated illustrations, maps, and dreamscapes explore how the artist-author's life was shaped while growing up in Czechoslovakia during the Cold War, in a powerful graphic memoir.
Flotsam
by David Wiesner Details
The story of what happens when a camera becomes a piece of flotsam.
Gone Wild : An Endangered Animal Alphabet
by David McLimans Details
Endangered animals are drawn into uniquely crafted letters in this bold alphabet book that provides information on the habitat and class of these rare creatures and the threats facing them.
Moses : When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom
by Carole Boston Weatherford Details
Describes Tubman's spiritual journey as she hears the voice of God guiding her north to freedom on that very first trip to escape the brutal practice of forced servitude. Tubman would make nineteen subsequent trips back south, never being caught, but none as profound as this first one.
The Hello, Goodbye Window
by Norton Juster Details
Looking through the kitchen window, a little girl and her doting grandparents watch stars, play games, and, most importantly, say hello and goodbye.
Hot Air : The (Mostly) True Story of the First Hot-Air Balloon Ride
by Marjorie Priceman Details
The story of the historic first hot-air balloon flight in 1783, told from the point of view of the duck, sheep, and rooster who were the first passengers.
Rosa
by Nikki Giovanni Details
The story of Rosa Parks and her courageous act of defiance. Provides the story of the young black woman who refused to give up her seat to a white passenger in Alabama, setting in motion all the events of the Civil Rights Movements that resulted in the end of the segregated south, gave equality to blacks throughout the nation, and forever changed the country in which we all live today....
Song of the Water Boatman and Other Pond Poems
by Joyce Sidman Details
A collection of poems that provide a look at some of the animals, insects, and plants that are found in ponds, with accompanying information about each.
Zen Shorts
by Jon J. Muth Details
When Stillwater the giant panda moves into the neighborhood, the stories he tells to three siblings teach them to look at the world in new ways. Includes factual note on Zen.
Kitten's First Full Moon
by Kevin Henkes Details
When Kitten mistakes the full moon for a bowl of milk, she ends up tired, wet, and hungry trying to reach it.
Coming On Home Soon
by Jacqueline Woodson Details
After Mama takes a job in Chicago during World War II, Ada Ruth stays with Grandma but misses her mother who loves her more than rain and snow.
Knuffle Bunny : A Cautionary Tale
by Mo Willems Details
After Trixie and daddy leave the laundromat, something very important turns up missing.
The Red Book
by Barbara Lehman Details
A book about a book, a magical red book, without any words, and the friendship that develops around it.
The Man Who Walked Between the Towers
by Mordicai Gerstein Details
A lyrical evocation of Philippe Petit's 1974 tightrope walk between the World Trade Center towers.
Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!
by Mo Willems Details
No matter how hard he pleads and begs, the pigeon is not supposed to drive the bus while the driver is away, but pigeon tries every persuasive trick a young child knows to get you to say, "Yes." Lexile-120L
Ella Sarah Gets Dressed
by Margaret Chodos-Irvine Details
Despite the advice of others in her family, Ella Sarah persists in wearing the striking and unusual outfit of her own choosing.
What Do You Do with a Tail Like This?
by Steve Jenkins Details
Animals can do amazing things with their ears, eyes, mouths, noses, feet, and tails. Some of the skills are highlighted in this interactive guessing book. What bird has blue feet and what does he do with them that's special?
My Friend Rabbit
by Eric Rohmann Details
Something always seems to go wrong when Rabbit is around, but Mouse lets him play with his toy plane anyway because he is his good friend.
Hondo & Fabian
by Peter McCarty Details
Hondo the dog gets to go to the beach and play with his friend Fred, while Fabian the cat spends the day at home.
Noah's Ark
by Jerry Pinkney Details
Retells the biblical story of the great flood and how Noah and his family faithfully responded to God's call to save life on earth.
The Spider and the Fly
by Mary Howitt Details
An illustrated version of the well-known poem about a wily spider who preys on the vanity and innocence of a little fly.
The Three Pigs
by David Wiesner Details
The three pigs escape the wolf by going into another world where they meet the cat and the fiddle, the cow that jumped over the moon, and a dragon.
Martin's Big Words : the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
by Doreen Rappaport Details
A brief biographical sketch of Martin Luther King, Jr., one of the greatest figures in the American civil rights movement.
The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins
by Barbara Kerley Details
The true story of Victorian artist Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins, who built life-sized models of dinosaurs in the hope of educating the world about what these awe-inspiring ancient animals and what they were like.
The Stray Dog
by Marc Simont Details
A family befriends a stray dog, names him Willy, and decides to keep him.
So You Want to Be President?
by Judith St. George Details
Presents an assortment of facts about the qualifications and characteristics of U.S. presidents, from George Washington to Bill Clinton.
Casey at the Bat
by Ernest Thayer Details
The popular narrative poem about a celebrated baseball player who strikes out at the crucial moment of a game.
Click, Clack, Moo: Cows that Type
by Doreen Cronin Details
When Farmer Brown's cows find a typewriter in the barn they start making demands, and go on strike when the farmer refuses to give them what they want.
Olivia
by Ian Falconer Details
Whether at home getting ready for the day, enjoying the beach, or at bedtime, Olivia is a feisty pig who has too much energy for her own good.
Joseph Had a Little Overcoat
by Simms Taback Details
A very old overcoat is recycled numerous times into a variety of garments.
A Child's Calendar
by John Updike Details
A collection of twelve poems describing the activities in a child's life and the changes in the weather as the year moves from January to December.
Sector 7
by David Wiesner Details
While on a school trip to the Empire State Building, a boy is taken by a friendly cloud to visit Sector 7, where he discovers how clouds are shaped and channeled throughout the country.
The Ugly Duckling
by Jerry Pinkney Details
An ugly duckling spends an unhappy year ostracized by the other animals before he grows into a beautiful swan.
When Sophie Gets Angry - Really, Really Angry
by Molly Bang Details
A young girl is upset and doesn't know how to manage her anger but takes the time to cool off and regain her composure.
Snowflake Bentley
by Jacqueline Briggs Martin Details
A biography of a self-taught scientist who photographed thousands of individual snowflakes in order to study their unique formations.
Duke Ellington : The Piano Prince and His Orchestra
by Andrea Davis Pinkney Details
A brief recounting of the career of this jazz musician and composer who, along with his orchestra, created music that was beyond category.
No, David!
by David Shannon Details
A young boy is depicted doing a variety of naughty things for which he is repeatedly admonished, but finally he gets a hug.
Snow
by Uri Shulevitz Details
As snowflakes slowly come down, one by one, people in the city ignore them, and only a boy and his dog think that the snowfall will amount to anything.
Tibet Through the Red Box
by Peter Sis Details
The author recreates his father's visit to Tibet and the wondrous things that he found there.
Rapunzel
by Paul O. Zelinsky Details
A retelling of the German folktale in which a beautiful girl with long golden hair is kept imprisoned in a lonely tower by a sorceress.
Harlem
by Walter Dean Myers Details
A poem celebrating the people, sights, and sounds of Harlem.
The Gardener
by Sarah Stewart Details
A series of letters relating what happens when, after her father loses his job, Lydia Grace goes to live with her Uncle Jim in the city but takes her love for gardening with her.
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly
by Simms Taback Details
Presents the traditional version of a famous American folk poem first heard in the U.S. in the 1940's with illustrations on die-cut pages that reveal all that the old lady swallows.
Golem
by David Wisniewski Details
A saintly rabbi miraculously brings to life a clay giant who helps him watch over the Jews of sixteenth-century Prague.
Hush! A Thai Lullaby
by Minfong Ho Details
A lullaby which asks animals such as a lizard, monkey, and water-buffalo to be quiet and not disturb the sleeping baby.
Starry Messenger
by Peter Sis Details
Describes the life and work of the courageous man who changed the way people saw the galaxy, by offering objective evidence that the earth was not the fixed center of the universe.
The Graphic Alphabet
by David Pelletier Details
This elegant alphabet is for those who long ago mastered their ABCs but never outgrew their passion for discovering beauty in unexpected places.
The Paperboy
by Dav Pilkey Details
The beautifully illustrated story of a boy and his dog, who rise early one morning before anyone else is awake to deliver newspapers; when his family wakes, the boy and his dog head back to bed.
Officer Buckle and Gloria
by Peggy Rathmann Details
The children at Napville Elementary School always ignore Officer Buckle's safety tips, until a police dog named Gloria accompanies him when he gives his safety speeches.
Alphabet City
by Stephen T. Johnson Details
Photographs of objects in an urban setting present the letters of the alphabet.
The Faithful Friend
by Robert D. San Souci Details
A friendship is tested by love and magic in this beautiful retelling of a traditional tale from the French West Indies.
Tops & Bottoms
by Janet Stevens Details
Hare turns his bad luck around by striking a clever deal with the rich and lazy bear down the road.
Zin! Zin! Zin! a Violin
by Lloyd Moss Details
Ten instruments take their parts one by one in a musical performance.
Smoky Night
by Eve Bunting Details
When the Los Angeles riots break out in the streets of their neighborhood, a young boy and his mother learn the values of getting along with others no matter what their background or nationality.
John Henry
by Julius Lester Details
Retells the life of the legendary African American hero who raced against a steam drill to cut through a mountain.
Swamp Angel
by Anne Isaacs Details
Along with other amazing feats, Angelica Longrider, also known as Swamp Angel, wrestles a huge bear, known as Thundering Tarnation, to save the winter supplies of the settlers in Tennessee.
Time Flies
by Eric Rohmann Details
A wordless tale in which a bird flying around the dinosaur exhibit in a natural history museum has an unsettling experience when the dinosaur seems to come alive and view the bird as a potential meal.
Grandfather's Journey
by Allen Say Details
A Japanese American man recounts his grandfather's journey to America which he later also undertakes, and the feelings of being torn by a love for two different countries.
In the Small, Small Pond
by Denise Fleming Details
Illustrations and rhyming text describe the activities of animals living in and near a small pond as spring progresses to autumn.
Owen
by Kevin Henkes Details
Owen's parents try to get him to give up his favorite blanket before he starts school, but when their efforts fail, they come up with a solution that makes everyone happy.
Peppe the Lamplighter
by Elisa Bartone Details
Peppe's father is upset when he learns that Peppe has taken a job lighting the gas street lamps in his New York City neighborhood.
Raven : A Trickster Tale from the Pacific Northwest
by Gerald McDermott Details
Raven, a Pacific Coast Indian trickster, sets out to find the sun.
Yo! Yes?
by Christopher Raschka Details
Two lonely characters, one black and one white, meet on the street and become friends.
Mirette on the High Wire
by Emily Arnold McCully Details
Mirette learns tightrope walking from Monsieur Bellini, a guest in her mother's boarding house, not knowing that he is a celebrated tightrope artist who has withdrawn from performing because of fear.
Seven Blind Mice
by Ed Young Details
In this retelling of the Indian fable, seven blind mice discover different parts of an elephant and argue about its appearance.
The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales
by Jon Scieszka Details
Madcap revisions of familiar fairy tales.
Working Cotton
by Sherley Anne Williams Details
This child's view of the long day's work in the cotton fields, simply expressed in a poet's resonant language, is a fresh and stirring look at migrant family life.
Tuesday
by David Wiesner Details
Frogs rise on their lily pads, float through the air, and explore the nearby houses while their inhabitants sleep.
Tar Beach
by Faith Ringgold Details
A young girl dreams of flying above her Harlem home, claiming all she sees for herself and her family. Based on the author's quilt painting of the same name.
Black and White
by David Macaulay Details
Four brief "stories" about parents, trains, and cows, or is it really all one story? The author recommends careful inspection of words and pictures to both minimize and enhance confusion.
"More More More," Said the Baby : Three Love Stories
by Vera Williams Details
Three babies are caught up in the air and given loving attention by a father, grandmother, and mother.
Puss in Boots
by Charles Perrault Details
A translation of the French fairy tale about the cat who with a sack and a pair of boots gained a fortune for his master.
Lon Po Po : A Red-Riding Hood Story from China
by Ed Young Details
Three sisters staying home alone are endangered by a hungry wolf who is disguised as their grandmother.
Bill Peet : An Autobiography
by Bill Peet Details
Bill Peet tells his life story, including his years with Disney, with illustrations on every page.
Color Zoo
by Lois Ehlert Details
Introduces colors and shapes with illustrations of shapes on die-cut pages that form animal faces when placed on top of one another.
Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins
by Eric Kimmel Details
A traveler rids a village synagogue of ghosts.
The Talking Eggs : A Folktale from the American South
by Robert D. San Souci Details
The author of such delights as The Christmas Ark and The Enchanted Tapestry joins forces with illustrator Pinkney to resurrect a colorful folktale that captures the unique flavor of the American South.
Song and Dance Man
by Karen Ackerman Details
Grandpa demonstrates for his visiting grandchildren some of the songs, dances, and jokes he performed when he was a vaudeville entertainer.
Free Fall
by David Wiesner Details
A young boy dreams of daring adventures in the company of imaginary creatures inspired by the things surrounding his bed.
Goldilocks and the Three Bears
by James Marshall Details
Three bears return home from a walk to find a little girl asleep in baby bear's bed.
Mirandy and Brother Wind
by Patricia C. McKissack Details
Mirandy is sure she'll win the cake walk if she can catch Brother Wind for her partner, but he eludes all the tricks her friends advise.
The Boy of the Three-Year Nap
by Diane Snyder Details
A poor Japanese woman maneuvers events to change the lazy habits of her son.
Owl Moon
by Jane Yolen Details
On a winter's night under a full moon, a father and daughter trek into the woods to see the Great Horned Owl.
Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters: An African Tale
by John Steptoe Details
Mufaro's two beautiful daughters, one bad-tempered, one kind and sweet, go before the king, who is choosing a wife.
Hey, Al
by Arthur Yorinks Details
A city janitor and his treasured canine companion are transported by a large colorful bird to an island in the sky, where their comfortable paradise existence threatens to turn them into birds as well.
Alphabatics
by Suse MacDonald Details
The letters of the alphabet are transformed and incorporated into twenty-six illustrations, so that the hole in "b" becomes a balloon and "y" turns into the head of a yak.
Rumpelstiltskin
by Paul O. Zelinsky Details
Locked in a room and ordered to spin straw into gold for the king, the miller's daughter gets help from a strange little man-but only on the condition that she give him her firstborn child. The classic tale of Rumpelstiltskin is vividly brought to life in this Caldecott Honor Book by Paul O. Zelinsky's ingenious rendering of the late medieval setting, the beauty of the miller's daughter, and the little man himself.
The Village of Round and Square Houses
by Ann Grifalconi Details
A grandmother explains to her listeners why in their village on the side of a volcano the men live in square houses and the women in round ones.
The Polar Express
by Chris Van Allsburg Details
A magical train ride on Christmas Eve takes a boy to the North Pole to receive a special gift from Santa Claus.
King Bidgood's in the Bathtub
by Audrey Wood Details
Despite pleas from his court, a fun-loving king refuses to get out of his bathtub to rule his kingdom.
The Relatives Came
by Cynthia Rylant Details
The relatives come to visit from Virginia and everyone has a wonderful time.
Saint George and the Dragon
by Margaret Hodges Details
Retells the segment from Spenser's The Faerie Queene, in which George, the Red Cross Knight, slays the dreadful dragon that has been terrorizing the countryside for years and brings peace and joy to the land.
Hansel and Gretel
by Rika Lesser Details
A poor woodcutter's children, lost in the forest, come upon a house made of bread, cakes, and candy, occupied by a wicked witch who likes to have children for dinner.
Have You Seen My Duckling?
by Nancy Tafuri Details
A mother duck leads her brood around the pond as she searches for one missing duckling.
The Story of Jumping Mouse : A Native American Legend
by John Steptoe Details
The gifts of Magic Frog and his own hopeful and unselfish spirit bring Jumping Mouse finally to the Far-Off Land where no mouse goes hungry.
The Glorious Flight : Across the Channel with Louis Bleriot
by Alice Provensen Details
A biography of the man whose fascination with flying machines produced the Bleriot XI, which in 1909 became the first heavier-than-air machine to fly the English Channel.
Little Red Riding Hood
by Trina Schart Hyman Details
On her way to deliver a basket of food to her sick grandmother, Elisabeth encounters a sly wolf.
Ten, Nine, Eight
by Molly Bang Details
Numbers from ten to one are part of this lullaby which observes the room of a little girl going to bed.
Shadow
by Marcia Brown Details
Free verse evocation of the eerie, shifting images of Shadow which represents the beliefs and ghosts of the past and is brought to life wherever there is light, fire, and a storyteller.
A Chair for My Mother
by Vera Williams Details
A child, her waitress mother, and her grandmother save dimes to buy a comfortable armchair after all their furniture is lost in a fire.
When I Was Young in the Mountains
by Cynthia Rylant Details
Reminiscences of the pleasures of life in the mountains as a child.
Jumanji
by Chris Van Allsburg Details
Left on their own for an afternoon, two bored and restless children find more excitement than they bargained for in a mysterious and mystical jungle adventure board game.
A Visit to William Blake's Inn : Poems for Innocent and Experienced Travelers
by Nancy Willard Details
A collection of poems describing the curious menagerie of guests who arrive at William Blake's inn.
On Market Street
by Arnold Lobel Details
A child buys presents from A to Z in the shops along Market Street.
Outside Over There
by Maurice Sendak Details
With Papa off to sea and Mama despondent, Ida must go outside over there to rescue her baby sister from goblins who steal her to be a goblin's bride. Goblins steal Ida's baby sister and leave another made of ice.
Where the Buffaloes Begin
by Olaf Baker Details
Follow Little Wolf to the fabled lake in the south where the buffaloes begin. Watch the huge beasts surge out of the water and onto the prairie, as Little Wolf leads them to a victory against the enemies of his people. A Caldecott Honor Book. Illustrations in black-and-white.
Fables
by Arnold Lobel Details
Twenty original fables about an array of animal characters from crocodile to ostrich.
Mice Twice
by Joseph Low Details
Cat invites Mouse to dinner and, when Mouse wants to bring a friend, Cat decides that he'll have a big meal, but he finds that Mouse's friend is Dog.
The Bremen-Town Musicians
by Ilse Plume Details
Once there lived a donkey, a dog, a cat, and a rooster who had grown too old to be useful to their masters. Because their masters want to get rid of them, they run away. They meet on the road and decide to go to Bremen-Town to be street musicians. Soon, they discover a cozy cabin occupied by robbers. The four friends have an idea and manage to scare the robbers away by making the loudest music they can. Now they can settle into a new home.
The Grey Lady and the Strawberry Snatcher
by Molly Bang Details
The Grey Lady loves strawberries. But so does the Strawberry Snatcher, and unfortunately for the Grey Lady he is not far away and getting closer all the time. Past flower shops and bakeries he stalks her, silently, steadily, biding his time. He pursues her by foot along haunting red-brick paths, and then by skateboard into the mysterious depths of a swamp both beautiful and terrifying. Closer and closer he gets, and yet the Grey Lady escapes him, in fantastic and marvelously improbable ways, until, in the heart of the forest the Strawberry Snatcher discovers instead -- blackberries! In this wordless allegory, author-illustrator Molly Bang has created a visual feast full of surprise and wonder. Her lively tale skillfully blends fantasy, suspense, and humor, and the magnificent illustrations are a treat for young and old alike.
Truck
by Donald Crews Details
Follow the big red truck on its cross-country journey in Donald Crew's classic wordless book, perfect for sharing with the very young.
Ox-Cart Man
by Donald Hall Details
Describes the day-to-day life of an early nineteenth-century New England family throughout the changing seasons.
Ben's Trumpet
by Rachel Isadora Details
Ben wants to be a trumpeter, but plays only an imaginary instrument until one of the musicians in a neighborhood night club discovers his ambition.
The Garden of Abdul Gasazi
by Chris Van Allsburg Details
When the dog he is caring for runs away from Alan into the forbidden garden of a retired dog-hating magician, a spell seems to be cast over the contrary dog.
The Treasure
by Uri Shulevitz Details
Three times a voice comes to Isaac in his dreams and tells him to go to the capital city and look for a treasure under the bridge by the royal palace. Feeling a little foolish perhaps, but determined to see for himself if the dream is true, Isaac sets out on his long journey. What he finds makes a surprising and heart-warming ending to this retelling of a well-known folk tale. In a few words, Cadelcott Medal winner Uri Shulevitz draws a man who is innocent enough to have faith in a dream, and wise enough to understand the greatest reward of all.
The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses
by Paul Goble Details
Though she is fond of her people, a girl prefers to live among the wild horses where she is truly happy and free.
Freight Train
by Donald Crews Details
Brief text and illustrations trace the journey of a colorful train as it goes through tunnels, by cities, and over trestles.
The Way to Start a Day
by Byrd Baylor Details
In this Caldecott Honor Book, the way to start the day is to go outside, face the east and greet the sun, as others in the past and present have celebrated the dawn.
Noah's Ark
by Peter Spier Details
Retells in pictures how a pair of every manner of creature climbed on board Noah's ark and thereby survived the Flood.
Castle
by David Macaulay Details
Text and detailed drawings follow the planning and construction of a "typical" castle and adjoining town in thirteenth-century Wales. Superb design, magnificent illustrations, and clearly presented information distinguish all of David Macaulay's books. Whether chronicling the monumental achievements of past civilizations or satirizing modern architecture, he is concerned above all in how constructions are made and what their effects are on people and their lives. The word itself conjures up mystery, romance, intrigue, and grandeur. What could be more perfect for an author/illustrator who has continually stripped away the mystique of architectural structures that have long fascinated modern man? With typical zest and wry sense of humor punctuating his drawings, David Macaulay traces the step-by-step planning and construction of both castle and town.
It Could Always Be Worse
by Margot Zemach Details
Once upon a time a poor unfortunate man lived with his mother, his wife, and his six children in a one-room hut. Because they were so crowded, the children often fought and the man and his wife argued. When the poor man was unable to stand it any longer, he ran to the Rabbi for help. As he follows the Rabbi's unlikely advice, the poor man's life goes from bad to worse, with increasingly uproarious results. In his little hut, silly calamity follows foolish catastrophe, all memorably depicted in full-color illustrations that are both funnier and lovelier than any this distinguished artist has done in the past.
Ashanti to Zulu : African Traditions
by Margaret Musgrove Details
Explains some traditions and customs of 26 African tribes beginning with letters from A to Z.
Fish for Supper
by M. B. Goffstein Details
Describes Grandmother's typical day of fishing.
Hawk, I'm Your Brother
by Byrd Baylor Details
Determined to learn to fly, Rudy adopts a hawk hoping that their kinship will bring him closer to his goal.
The Amazing Bone
by William Steig Details
Can Pearl, a pig, and her new friend, a small talking bone, outwit a band of robbers and a hungry fox?
The Contest
by Nonny Hogrogian Details
Two robbers, Hmayag and Hrahad, meet by accident under a pomegranate tree, each having decided it was time for lunch. To their amazement, they find their "bokhjahs" contain identical lunches. It does not take long before they discover that they are engaged to the same girl, Ehleezah, who, of course, prepared the food for each of them. Since neither robber is willing to give her up, they agree to hold a contest with Ehleezah as the prize. The one who proves himself the cleverer at his trade will be the winner. The resulting trials are truly a test of theives. But the outcome is not what the robbers had intended, nor does the story end as the reader might expect. Nonny Hogrogian has used the intricate, highly decorative motifs of Oriental rugs to frame her pictures, and has placed brilliant black and white drawings to create a dazzling stage set for Hmayag's and Hrahad's good-natured rivalry and skillful sleight of hand.
The Golem : A Jewish Legend
by Beverly Brodsky McDermott Details
A retelling of the Jewish legend of the golem created by Rabbi Lev to protect the Jews of Prague from the angry mob.
Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears: a West African Tale
by Verna Aardema Details
A retelling of a traditional West African tale that reveals how the mosquito developed its annoying habit.
Strega Nona
by Tomie DePaola Details
When Strega Nona leaves him alone with her magic pasta pot, Big Anthony is determined to show the townspeople how it works.
The Desert is Theirs
by Byrd Baylor Details
You may think of the desert as a harsh, dry place where no one would ever want to live -- but think again. The Desert People know. so do the animals. Both love the land, and "share the feeling of being brothers in the desert, of being desert creatures together." Byrd Baylor's spare, poetic text and Peter Parnall's striking illustrations lime the sky, stone and sand of the desert in this haunting book.
Arrow to the Sun
by Gerald McDermott Details
An adaptation of the Pueblo Indian myth which explains how the spirit of the Lord of the Sun was brought to the world of men.
Jambo Means Hello : A Swahili Alphabet Book
by Muriel Feelings Details
From A to Z, illustrated Swahili words recreate the traditions of East Africa.
Duffy and the Devil
by Harve Zemach Details
The spinning and knitting the devil agrees to do for her win Duffy the Squire's name and a carefree life until it comes time for her to guess the devil's name.
Cathedral
by David Macaulay Details
This richly illustrated book shows the intricate step-by-step process of a cathedral's growth.
Three Jovial Huntsmen
by Susan Jeffers Details
Despite the many animals in the forest, three hunters see only a ship, a house, and a pincushion and find nothing to shoot.
The Funny Little Woman
by Arlene Mosel Details
While chasing a dumpling, a little lady is captured by wicked creatures from whom she escapes with the means of becoming the richest woman in Japan.
Anansi the Spider : A Tale from the Ashanti
by Gerald McDermott Details
In trying to determine which of his six sons to reward for saving his life, Anansi the Spider is responsible for placing the moon in the sky.
Hosie's Alphabet
by Hosea Baskin Details
A full-page illustration of a creature for each letter of the alphabet, including a bumptious baboon, furious fly, ghastly garrulous gargoyle, and quintessential quail.
Snow-White and the Seven Dwarfs
by Randall Jarrell Details
Retells the tale of the beautiful princess whose lips were red as blood, skin was white as snow, and hair was as black as ebony.
When Clay Sings
by Byrd Baylor Details
A lyrical consideration of the lives and thoughts of an ancient people whose pottery can still be found in the desert of the American Southwest.
One Fine Day
by Nonny Hogrogian Details
After the old woman cuts off his tail when he steals her milk, the fox must go through a long series of transactions before she will sew it back on again.
Hildilid's Night
by Cheli Duran Ryan Details
An old lady who hates everything about night tries all sorts of methods to chase it away.
If All the Seas Were One Sea
by Janina Domanska Details
Speculates on what would happen if all the world's trees were one tree and all the world's seas were one sea.
Moja Means One : Swahili Counting Book
by Muriel Feelings Details
The numbers one through ten in Swahili accompany two-page illustrations of various aspects of East African life.
A Story A Story
by Gail Haley Details
Recounts how most African folk tales came to be called "Spider Stories."
Frog and Toad are Friends
by Arnold Lobel Details
Five tales recounting the adventures of two best friends - Frog and Toad.
In the Night Kitchen
by Maurice Sendak Details
A little boy's dream-fantasy in which he helps three fat bakers get milk for their cake batter.
The Angry Moon
by William Sleator Details
An Indian girl insults the moon and is held prisoner by him until her friend reaches the sky country to rescue her.
Sylvester and the Magic Pebble
by William Steig Details
In a moment of fright, Sylvester the donkey asks his magic pebble to turn him into a rock but then can not hold the pebble to wish himself back to normal again.
Alexander and the Wind-Up Mouse
by Leo Lionni Details
Alexander, a real mouse, wants to be a toy mouse like his friend Willy until he discovers Willy is to be thrown away.
Goggles!
by Ezra J. Keats Details
When Peter and his friend Archie find motorcycle goggles, some bigger boys try to take them away.
Pop Corn and Ma Goodness
by Edna Mitchell Preston Details
A verse tale of how Pop Corn and Ma Goodness met, married, built a house, and had a family.
The Judge : An Untrue Tale
by Harve Zemach Details
A skeptical judge discovers that the five people he had put in jail were telling the truth after all.
Thy Friend, Obadiah
by Brinton Turkle Details
A seagull befriends a Quaker boy, much to his embarrassment, and it is not until he has helped the bird that he can accept its friendship.
The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship
by Arthur Ransome Details
When the Czar proclaims that he will marry his daughter to the man who brings him a flying ship, the Fool of the World sets out to try his luck and meets some unusual companions on the way.
Why the Sun and the Moon Live in the Sky
by Elphinstone Dayrell Details
An African folktale tells how the sun and water once lived on earth as friends, but because the sun failed to build his house large enough, he and his wife, the moon, were driven into the sky when the water came to visit them.
Drummer Hoff
by Barbara Emberley Details
A cumulative folk song in which seven soldiers build a magnificent cannon, but Drummer Hoff fires it off.
Frederick
by Leo Lionni Details
Frederick the field mouse stores up something special for the long cold winter.
Seashore Story
by Taro Yashima Details
Children hear an old Japanese story about a fisherman who rode on a turtle's back to a beautiful place under the sea, and then ask questions about the story.
The Emperor and the Kite
by Jane Yolen Details
When the emperor is imprisoned in a high tower, his smallest daughter, whom he has always ignored, uses her kite to save him.
Sam, Bangs & Moonshine
by Evaline Ness Details
Relates the experiences of a little girl as she learns to tell the difference between makebelieve and real life.
One Wide River to Cross
by Barbara Emberley Details
Woodcut illustrations and brief text from an American folk song relate the story of the animals on Noah's ark.
Always Room for One More
by Nic Leodhas Sorche Details
In this Scottish folk song, a generous family always has room for another person and invites in everyone who passes by.
Hide and Seek Fog
by Alvin Tresselt Details
A fog takes over a small village for three days.
Just Me
by Marie Hall Ets Details
A little boy imitates the inhabitants of farmyard and woods but he runs as only he alone can do to meet his father.
Tom Tit Tot
by Evaline Ness Details
A variation of the fairy tale Rumpelstiltskin, set in England.
May I Bring a Friend?
by Beatrice Schenk De Regniers Details
A well-mannered little boy, frequently invited to visit the king and queen, always asks to bring a friend--and the friends are always wild animals--and always well-behaved.
A Pocketful of Cricket
by Rebecca Caudill Details
A boy takes his pet cricket to school where it first disturbs the class with its chirping, but then becomes the show-and-tell attraction.
Rain Makes Applesauce
by Julian Scheer Details
Nonsense book with detailed illustrations.
The Wave
by Margaret Hodges Details
There seems no way to save four hundred villagers from imminent and unsuspecting death; then the wise old man high on the mountain knows what he must do.
Where the Wild Things Are
by Maurice Sendak Details
A naughty little boy, sent to bed without his supper, sails to the land of the wild thing where he becomes their king.
All in the Morning Early
by Nic Leodhas Sorche Details
Sandy with his sack of corn, one huntsman, two ewes, three gypsies, four farmers, five lads, six hares, seven geese, eight burnybees, nine larks, and ten bonny lassies travel together on the highlands of Scotland.
Mother Goose and Nursery Rhymes
by Philip Reed Details
Some favorite Mother Goose verses presented here with new woodcut engravings by Phillip Reed.
Swimmy
by Leo Lionni Details
A little black fish in a school of red fish figures out a way of protecting them all from their natural enemies.
The Snowy Day
by Ezra J. Keats Details
The adventures of a little boy in the city on a very snowy day.
Mr. Rabbit and the Lovely Present
by Charlotte Zolotow Details
Mr. Rabbit helps a little girl find a birthday present for her mother.
The Sun is a Golden Earring
by Natalia M. Belting Details
Relates folklore about the heavens from many countries.
Once a Mouse
by Marcia Brown Details
As it changes from mouse, to cat, to dog, to tiger, a hermit's pet also becomes increasingly vain.
Little Bear's Visit
by Else Holmelund Minarik Details
Little Bear enjoys a visit with his grandparents.
The Day We Saw the Sun Come Up
by Alice E. Goudey Details
A boy and his sister watch the sunrise and sunset in the country and at bedtime they learn about the earth's rotation.
The Fox Went Out on a Chilly Night : An Old Song
by Peter Spier Details
The countryside of New England is depicted in the pictures accompanying this folk song in which a fox travels many miles to get dinner for his wife and ten cubs.
Baboushka and the Three Kings
by Ruth Robbins Details
An old woman who was too busy to travel with the Wise Men to find the Child now searches endlessly for Him each Christmas season.
Inch by Inch
by Leo Lionni Details
To keep from being eaten, an inchworm measures a robin's tail, a flamingo's neck, a toucan's beak, a heron's legs, and a nightingale's song.
Nine Days to Christmas
by Marie Hall Ets Details
Ceci anxiously awaits her first posada, the special Mexican Christmas party, and the opportunity to select a piñata for it.
Houses from the Sea
by Alice E. Goudey Details
On one day waves ran up to meet two children and left seashells lying on the beach. Shells found this day are the beginning of a collection. At the end of the book are two pages showing the shells arranged and labeled, and there are also two pages telling how shells are made.
The Moon Jumpers
by Janice May Udry Details
Four children play in the moonlight before bedtime on a soft summer night.
Chanticleer and the Fox
by Barbara Cooney Details
A sly fox tries to outwit a proud rooster through the use of flattery.
The House that Jack Built : La Maison Que Jacques A Batie
by Antonio Frasconi Details
A cumulative rhyme in French and English relating the chain of events that started when Jack built a house.
Umbrella
by Taro Yashima Details
Momo eagerly waits for a rainy day so she can use the red boots and umbrella she received on her third birthday.
What Do You Say, Dear?
by Sesyle Joslin Details
Offers advice on how to cope correctly with a variety of common and uncommon social situations.
Time of Wonder
by Robert McCloskey Details
Follows the activities of two children spending their summer vacation on an island off the coast of Maine.
Anatole and the Cat
by Eve Titus Details
Anatole's job as a taster in a cheese factory is endangered by a marauding cat.
Fly High, Fly Low
by Don Freeman Details
Sid the pigeon is very choosy about finding just the right home in the magnificent city of San Francisco. And find it he does, in the loop of a huge b in an electric sign high up on a skyscraper. Sid's view of San Francisco is without equal. so Sid asks the lovely dove Midge to share his home. but one morning, while Midge is taking her turn sitting on two eggs, disaster strikes. A truck comes and workers take down the letters on the skyscraper one by one. winner of a Caldecott Honor, Fly High, Fly Low is a heartwarming story of two birds making a home'and then making another one'in one of America's great cities.
A Tree is Nice
by Janice May Udry Details
Briefly describes the value of a tree.
1 is One
by Tasha Tudor Details
1 is one duckling swimming in a dish 2 is two sisters making a wish "There will, of course, always be children who must learn to count. Teach them also to enjoy the process and to count those things that are most important to them. Eighteen stars twinkling in the sky and twelve baby birds learning how to sing are an excellent start." Tasha Tudor
Anatole
by Eve Titus Details
A French mouse decides to earn an honest living by tasting the cheese in a cheese factory and leaving notes about its quality.
Gillespie and the Guards
by Benjamin Elkin Details
The king offers a prize to anyone who can fool his sharp-sighted guards.
Lion
by William Pene du Bois Details
In an animal factory high in the clouds, winged artists invent new animals. One day, an out-of-practice artist tries to invent a lion, with mixed results.
Mr. Penny's Race Horse
by Marie Hall Ets Details
Mister Penny promises his animals a ride on the Ferris wheel if they win enough prize money at the fair, but some of the animals cause mischief at the fair, and Mister Penny is asked to leave. Limpy the horse and the troublemakers manage to save the day, and they all get their ride on the Ferris wheel after all.
Frog Went A-Courtin'
by John Langstaff Details
Illustrates the well-known American folk song about the courtship and marriage of the frog and the mouse.
Crow Boy
by Taro Yashima Details
The story of a shy little Japanese boy who was ignored by his classmates until a new teacher showed them that Crow Boy had much to offer.
Play With Me
by Marie Hall Ets Details
A little girl goes to the meadow to play, but each animal she tries to catch runs away from her--until she sits still by the pond, and they all come back.
Cinderella, or the Little Glass Slipper
by Marcia Brown Details
In her haste to leave the palace before the fairy godmother's magic loses effect, Cinderella leaves behind a glass slipper.
The Thanksgiving Story
by Alice Dalgliesh Details
A Pilgrim family's struggle to survive in their harsh new homeland culminates in a thanksgiving feast.
Wheel on the Chimney
by Margaret Wise Brown Details
A pair of storks raise their young on a rooftop in Hungary and then join other storks as they migrate from Europe to Africa for the winter.
Madeline's Rescue
by Ludwig Bemelmans Details
A hound rescues a schoolgirl from the Seine, becomes a beloved school pet, is chased away by the trustees, and returns with a surprise.
A Very Special House
by Ruth Krauss Details
A little boy creates the house of his dreams.
Green Eyes
by Abe Birnbaum Details
Green Eyes, the curious kitten, ventures beyond his familiar big red box and greets spring, summer, fall, and winter--each with their unique colors, scents, and feelings.
Journey Cake, Ho!
by Ruth Sawyer Details
Johnny is leaving the farm because of hard times when his Journey Cake leads him on a merry chase that results in a farm yard full of animals and the family all together again.
The Steadfast Tin Soldier
by M. R. James Details
After being accidentally launched on a dangerous and terrible voyage, a one-legged soldier finds his way back to his true love--a paper dancing girl.
When Will the World Be Mine?
by Miriam Schlein Details
Story of a snowshoe rabbit, who through his mother's teachings, learns that the world is his through his knowledge of it.
The Biggest Bear
by Lynd Ward Details
Johnny goes hunting for a bearskin to hang on his family's barn and returns with a small bundle of trouble.
Ape in a Cape : An Alphabet of Odd Animals
by Fritz Eichenberg Details
An assortment of animals introduce the letters of the alphabet.
Five Little Monkeys
by Juliet Kepes Details
The escapades of five little monkeys, the tricks they played on all the animals in the jungle, and how the monkeys reformed and later became heroes.
One Morning in Maine
by Robert McCloskey Details
It's a big day for a little girl when she discovers her first loose tooth and makes a trip to the grocery store on the mainland.
Puss in Boots
by Marcia Brown Details
The tale of a sly cat who wins for his master the lordship of a manor and the hand of a princess.
The Storm Book
by Charlotte Zolotow Details
Depicts a summer storm from the first clap of thunder to the final rainbow.
Finders Keepers
by William Lipkind Details
Two dogs each claim a bone they have found and ask passersby for help in deciding ownership.
All Falling Down
by Gene Zion Details
Many things fall but Jimmy doesn't fall because his Daddy catches him.
Bear Party
by William Pene du Bois Details
When the tranquil lifestyle of the bears who reside in Bear Park becomes quarrelsome, a wise old koala holds a masquerade party to restore peace & calm
Feather Mountain
by Elizabeth Olds Details
The Iroquois Indian legend of the turkey buzzard's flight to Feather Mountain to find coverings for all the birds.
Mr. T. W. Anthony Woo
by Marie Hall Ets Details
A cat, a dog, and a mouse live together as enemies with a philosophical cobbler, but they become friends when they work together to rid their home of the cobbler's fussy sister and her silly talking parrot.
Skipper John's Cook
by Marcia Brown Details
The tale of a young lad named Si, who got a job as a sea cook.
The Egg Tree
by Katherine Milhous Details
Katy's Easter morning discovery renews the tradition of the Easter egg tree.
Dick Whittington and his Cat
by Marcia Brown Details
The well-loved tale of the London waif whose cat's prowess as a ratter results in Dick's becoming a successful merchant and Lord Mayor of London.
If I Ran the Zoo
by Dr. Seuss Details
If Gerald McGrew ran the zoo, he'd let all the animals go and fill it with more unusual beasts--a ten-footed lion, an Elephant-Cat, a Mulligatawny, a Tufted Mazurka, and others.
T-Bone, the Baby Sitter
by Clare Turlay Newberry Details
All's well with the cat as babysitter until one morning the cat wakes up feeling wild, pouncy, and full of mischief.
The Most Wonderful Doll in the World
by Phyllis McGinley Details
The memory of the doll Dulcy lost becomes more wonderful and exaggerated each time she talks about it.
The Two Reds
by William Lipkind Details
A young boy with red hair who dashes out to play and a reddish-colored cat in search of food each have some adventures in the heart of a busy city and eventually bump into each other and become friends.
Song of the Swallows
by Leo Politi Details
Tells the story of the coming of spring and the kindliness of the San Juan Capistrano Mission as seen through the eyes of a young boy.
America's Ethan Allen
by Stewart Holbrook Details
A biography of the patriot and soldier who led the Green Mountain Boys in the capture of Fort Ticonderoga from the British in 1775.
Bartholomew and the Oobleck
by Dr. Seuss Details
The King, tired of rain, snow, sun, and fog, commands his magicians to make something else come down from the sky, but when oobleck falls, in sticky greenish droplets, Bartholomew Cubbins shames the King and saves the kingdom.
Henry Fisherman
by Marcia Brown Details
Henry was an American boy who lived on the island of St. Thomas, in the blue Caribbean sea. More than anything in the world, Henry wanted to be a fisherman. No matter what he was doing, Henry thought of his father's boat, the Ariadne, and of how some day he wouls sail far out to sea. When the great day came, and Henry went on his first fishing trip, he had an adventure that not every boy had on a first trip....
The Happy Day
by Ruth Krauss Details
In the middle of winter, different forest animals awake and run sniffing through the trees, to discover a single flower growing in the snow.
The Wild Birthday Cake
by Lavinia R. Davis Details
While worrying about what to take to an elderly friend's birthday party, Johnny discovers a beautiful, injured, wild duck.
The Big Snow
by Berta Hader Details
Winter comes to the woodland as the busy animals make their preparations.
All Around the Town
by Phyllis McGinley Details
An alphabet book in rhyme of the many sights to be seen in a city.
Blueberries for Sal
by Robert McCloskey Details
Little Sal and Little Bear both lose their mothers while eating blueberries and almost end up with the other's mother.
Fish in the Air
by Kurt Wiese Details
A tale of what Tai Fung, which means Big Wind, did to change the ideas of the little Chinese boy named Fish, who had persuaded his father, Honorable Fish, to buy him the biggest fish shaped kite he could find.
Juanita
by Leo Politi Details
Juanita receives a dove for her fourth birthday and takes him to the Old Mission Church for the blessing of the animals.
White Snow, Bright Snow
by Alvin Tresselt Details
When it begins to look, feel, and smell like snow, everyone prepares for a winter blizzard.
Bambino the Clown
by Georges Schreiber Details
Bambino, a little clown from Italy, and his sea lion Flapper entertain children in a big, red barn.
McElligot's Pool
by Dr. Seuss Details
Who knows what fantastic fish might swim in McElligot's Pool!
Roger and the Fox
by Lavinia R. Davis Details
All during the autumn Roger tries in vain to find the fox, but his Christmas present finally provides the opportunity.
Song of Robin Hood
by Anne Malcolmson Details
Words and music of the original Robin Hood ballads.
Stone Soup
by Marcia Brown Details
When three hungry soldiers come to a town where all the food has been hidden, they set out to make soup of water and stones, and all the town enjoys a feast.
The Little Island
by Golden MacDonald Details
Depicts the changes that occur on a small island as the seasons come and go, as day changes to night, and as a storm approaches.
Boats on the River
by Marjorie Flack Details
In The Boats On The River, a busy river flows through a great city, carrying boats on their daily journeys. There are little boats and big boats, ferryboats, tugboats, a riverboat, an ocean liner, and many more.
Pedro, the Angel of Olvera Street
by Leo Politi Details
This Caldecott Honor book from beloved children's book author Leo Politi, originally published in 1946, is set on Olvera Street, the site of Los Angeles' original Latino settlement, which is still preserved very much as it once was--a busy and colorful me'lange of small artisan shops, restaurants, and strolling musicians. Pedrotells of the community's Christmas tradition of the "posada," a procession that reenacts Mary and Joseph's pilgrimage to Bethlehem, and of the "piñata," a papier-mâché vessel filled with toys that children break open at the Posada's end. Pedro hopes to find a music box among the toys that will spill out of the piñata. But first, he is asked to don the red wings of an angel and lead the procession. Because he not only is costumed like an angel but also sings like one, he is asked to lead the chorus in the traditional Posada song. Music and lyrics for the song are included, and with them children may create their own Posada pageant.
Rain Drop Splash
by Alvin Tresselt Details
"Drip drop splash went the rain all day." The rain formed a puddle. . .and became a pond. . .and spilled over into a lake. . .and grew larger and larger until it joined with a river and travelled out to sea. With this classic picture book, young readers can follow the course of a heavy rain as it drenches people and animals and changes the landscape below. With its poetic text and lovely, detailed illustrations, Rain Drop Splash is a delight to read, rain or shine.
Sing in Praise : A Collection of the Best Loved Hymns
by Opal Wheeler Details
The stories behind many famous religious songs, with simplified musical arrangements by the author.
Timothy Turtle
by Al Graham Details
Written in rhymed verse, this book tells of Timothy Turtle who wasn't satisfied with his easy life and longed for fame. After his exciting journey over Took-a-look hill, he was very happy to return to his ferrying business, without achieving renown.
The Rooster Crows
by Maud Petersham Details
A collection of traditional American nursery rhymes, finger games, skipping rhymes, jingles, and counting-out rhymes.
Little Lost Lamb
by Golden MacDonald Details
A little shepherd boy discovers that a lamb is missing and climbs the high mountain in the dark and cold to search for it.
My Mother is the Most Beautiful Woman in the World
by Becky Reyher Details
A little girl who finds herself lost and separated from her mother during a wheat harvest proves the truth of the proverb, "We do not love people because they are beautiful, but they seem beautiful to us because we love them."
Sing Mother Goose
by Opal Wheeler Details
Favorite Mother Goose rhymes with music accompaniments.
You Can Write Chinese
by Kurt Wiese Details
Teaches children simple words in Chinese and how the characters were formed.
Prayer for a Child
by Rachel Field Details
An illustrated bedtime prayer which gives thanks for the many aspects of a child's world.
In the Forest
by Marie Hall Ets Details
A small boy goes for a walk in the forest and is joined by a fantastic parade of animals.
Mother Goose
by Tasha Tudor Details
The noted artist illustrates her own selection of seventy-six traditional nursery rhymes.
The Christmas Anna Angel
by Ruth Sawyer Details
Because of the war, Anna was told there would be no Christmas cakes, but she believed that Christmas Angel would make them possible.
Yonie Wondernose
by Marguerite de Angeli Details
Ach!" Yonie scolded himself, "here I am, being a Wondernose, just like always."Seven-year-old Yonie is a wondernose because he can't keep his nose out of anything. It seems that his nose is always getting him into trouble. When Yonie's parents go away overnight, he's left as the man of the house and promised a special reward if he can keep himself and the farm out of trouble. But that night a bad storm brings troublethe kind that not even a full-grown man could handle easily.A Caldecott Honor Book.
Many Moons
by James Thurber Details
Though many try, only the court jester is able to fulfill Princess Lenore's wish for the moon.
A Child's Good Night Book
by Margaret Wise Brown Details
Animals, people, and things become quiet and sleep when night comes.
Good-Luck Horse
by Chih-Yi Chan Details
Wah Toong's good-luck horse causes problems until he helps his master bring peace to the warring armies.
Pierre Pidgeon
by Lee Kingman Details
Pierre liked to build ship models, but most of all he wanted the boat-in-the-bottle in Mr. LeClerc's store.
Small Rain : Verses from the Bible
by Jessie Orton Jones Details
Verses from the Bible are portrayed for little children in pictures of everyday American boys and girls.
The Mighty Hunter
by Berta Hader Details
The story of a young Indian boy who wants to go hunting, but a meeting with a hungry bear causes him to think he had better go to school.
The Little House
by Virginia Lee Burton Details
A country house is unhappy when the city, with all its buildings and traffic, grows up around her.
Dash and Dart
by Mary Buff Details
Simple rhythmic sentences present the first year in the life of two fawns.
Marshmallow
by Clare Turlay Newberry Details
A cat who is used to being the center of attention learns to share his home with a rabbit.
Make Way for Ducklings
by Robert McCloskey Details
Story about a mallard family who make their home near a pond in the Public Garden in Boston.
An American ABC
by Maud Petersham Details
Presents an alphabet of illustrations of the American spirit from its history, biography and legends.
In My Mother's House
by Ann Nolan Clark Details
A young Tewa Indian describes the homes, customs, work, and strong communal spirit of his people.
Nothing At All
by Wanda Gag Details
Left alone when his two visible brothers are chosen as pets by a little girl and boy, an invisible puppy tries to find a way to become a dog that everyone can see and love.
Paddle-To-The-Sea
by Holling C. Holling Details
A small canoe carved by an Indian boy makes a journey from Lake Superior all the way to the Atlantic Ocean.
They Were Strong and Good
by Robert Lawson Details
Relates the story of the author's grandparents and parents, who, though not famous, helped build the United States.
April's Kittens
by Clare Turlay Newberry Details
Three new kittens are too many for a one-cat apartment, but Daddy finds a solution to the problem.
Abraham Lincoln
by Ingri D'Aulaire Details
Text and illustrations present the life of the boy born on the Kentucky frontier who became the sixteenth president of the United States.
Cock-a-Doodle Doo
by Berta Hader Details
A little red rooster is raised by a family of ducks but sets off to find his others like him, and after many encounters with different birds and animals finally succeeds in finding a home of his own.
Madeline
by Ludwig Bemelmans Details
Madeline, smallest and naughtiest of the twelve little charges of Miss Clavel, wakes up one night with an attack of appendicitis.
The Ageless Story
by Lauren Ford Details
Tells the story of the birth and childhood of Jesus in pictures and antiphons in Latin with Gregorian chants.
Mei Li
by Thomas Handforth Details
After spending an eventful day at the fair held on New Year's Eve, Mei Li arrives home just in time to greet the Kitchen God.
Andy and the Lion
by James Daugherty Details
In this retelling of Androcles and the Lion, Andy meets a lion on the way to school and wins his friendship for life by removing a thorn from his paw.
Barkis
by Clare Turlay Newberry Details
James doesn't want to share his birthday puppy with his sister until she does him a very big favor.
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
by Wanda Gag Details
Classic story of the princess who takes refuge from her wicked step-mother in the cottage of seven dwarves.
The Forest Pool
by Laura Adams Armer Details
"This is the story of two Mexican boys, Diego and Popo. They seek the ancient tree-lizard, called the iguana, that lives in a pool deep in the green forest"--Dust jacket.
Wee Gillis
by Munro Leaf Details
Wee Gillis can not decide whether he wants to be a Highlander and stalk stags, like his father, or a Lowlander like his mother, and raise long-haired cows.
Animals of the Bible, A Picture Book
by Helen Dean Fish Details
Contains full-page pictures of animals with their stories, taken from both the Old and New Testaments.
Four and Twenty Blackbirds
by Helen Dean Fish Details
A collection of unusual and little-known nursery rhymes.
Seven Simeons : A Russian Tale
by Boris Artzybasheff Details
Six brothers, each possessing remarkable strength and skill, cooperate to find the proper wife for handsome King Douda. But without the seventh brother's most unusual talent, all of their efforts would have been in vain.
Updated 01/27/2014
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