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<strong>Penguin</strong><br />

<strong>Young</strong> <strong>Readers</strong><br />

<strong>Group</strong><br />

Complete<br />

Paperback Catalog<br />

For Grades Preschool through<br />

High School<br />

Featuring the complete line of Puffin, Speak, and Firebird Books<br />

plus a selection of titles from Grosset & Dunlap, PSS, Razorbill,<br />

Sleuth, Ace, <strong>Penguin</strong>, Plume, and Signet


AB Bookselling This Week, semi-annual<br />

“Pick of the Lists”<br />

AN “Notable Children’s Books,”<br />

American Library Association<br />

AP Appraisal<br />

AR “Quick Picks for <strong>Young</strong> Adults,”<br />

American Library Association<br />

AS American Association for the<br />

Advancement of Science, all lists and<br />

reviews<br />

AY “Best Books for <strong>Young</strong> Adults,”<br />

American Library Association<br />

B Cahners/R.R. Bowker “Best Books”<br />

series<br />

BG The Boston Globe<br />

BKL Book Links, American Library<br />

Association<br />

BL Booklist, American Library Association<br />

C Bulletin of the Center for Children’s<br />

Books, University of Illinois<br />

CE Association for Childhood Education<br />

International, all lists and reviews<br />

CL Catholic Library World, Catholic<br />

Library Association<br />

CR Children’s Book Review Service<br />

Author<br />

Title<br />

Subtitle<br />

Illustrator<br />

Descriptive Annotation and/<br />

or Review Quotes<br />

Professional Recommendations<br />

Award Listing<br />

Trim Size<br />

ISBN<br />

1.95 / 1.99 2.50<br />

2.95 / 2.99 3.99<br />

3.95 / 3.99 4.99<br />

4.95 / 4.99 6.50<br />

5.95 / 5.99 7.50<br />

KEY & SAMPLE ENTRY<br />

S<br />

Key to Recommendations<br />

CS Books of the Year, Child Study<br />

Association<br />

CSM Christian Science Monitor<br />

E Elementary School Library Collection,<br />

Brodart Company<br />

H The Horn Book<br />

HG The Horn Book Guide<br />

IN Instructor<br />

K Kirkus Reviews<br />

KL The Kobrin Letter<br />

KY Kliatt <strong>Young</strong> Adult Paperback Guide<br />

LAT Los Angeles Times<br />

LC Children’s Books of the Year, Library<br />

of Congress<br />

LJ Library Journal<br />

NC “Notable Children’s Trade Books in<br />

the Field of Social Studies,” National<br />

Council for the Social Studies Book<br />

Review Panel of the NCSS-CBC<br />

Joint Committee, or reviews in Social<br />

Education<br />

NS “Outstanding Science Trade Books for<br />

Children,” National Science Teachers<br />

Association Book Review Panel of<br />

the NSTA-CBC Joint Committee, or<br />

reviews in Science and Children<br />

6.95 / 6.99 8.99<br />

7.95 / 7.99 9.99<br />

8.95 / 8.99 11.50<br />

9.95 / 9.99 12.50<br />

10.95 / 10.99 13.50<br />

Sample Entry<br />

Feelings, Muriel<br />

JAMBO MEANS HELLO<br />

Swahili Alphabet Book<br />

Illustrated by Tom Feelings<br />

“The beautiful vision of African life in<br />

the text merely hints of the community<br />

breathtakingly captured in the<br />

illustrations....” —The Horn Book<br />

Rec: AN, BLH, CE, CLJ, CR, CS, E, GA, H, IN, K, LC, R, RB,<br />

SLJH<br />

Caldecott Honor<br />

10 1/2 x 8 1/2 56 pp. 1985<br />

0-14-054652-9 $6.99<br />

ISBN Converter<br />

To convert any 13-digit ISBN to its 10-digit equivalent, go to:<br />

www.isbn.org/converterret.asp<br />

US/Canadian Price Chart<br />

11.95 / 11.99 15.00<br />

12.95 / 12.99 16.00<br />

13.95 / 13.99 17.50<br />

14.95 / 14.99 18.50<br />

15.95 / 15.99 20.00<br />

NYC “Children’s Books – 100 Titles for<br />

Reading and Sharing,” New York<br />

Public Library<br />

NYT The New York Times Book Review,<br />

including “Best Illustrated Children’s<br />

Books of the Year,” and semi-annual<br />

selections of outstanding children’s<br />

books<br />

NYTA “Books for the Teen Age,” New York<br />

Public Library<br />

PC Parents Choice, including annual<br />

“Parents’ Choice Awards”<br />

PW Publishers Weekly, including monthly<br />

“Children’s Bestsellers” list<br />

R International Reading Association, all<br />

lists and reviews<br />

RR “Reading Rainbow” selection<br />

SLJ School Library Journal<br />

TE National Council of Teachers of<br />

English, all lists and reviews<br />

V VOYA (Voice of Youth Advocate)<br />

W Wilson Library Bulletin, H.W. Wilson<br />

and all H. W.W. catalogs<br />

WP Washington Post<br />

Starred Review<br />

Page Count and Publication Year<br />

Suggested Consumer Price<br />

US CAN US CAN US CAN US CAN<br />

16.95 / 16.99 21.00<br />

17.95 / 17.99 22.50<br />

18.95 / 18.99 23.50<br />

19.95 / 19.99 25.00


<strong>Penguin</strong><br />

<strong>Young</strong> <strong>Readers</strong><br />

<strong>Group</strong><br />

Complete<br />

Paperback Catalog<br />

For Grades Preschool through<br />

High School<br />

Featuring the complete line of Puffin, Speak, and Firebird Books<br />

plus a selection of titles from Grosset & Dunlap, PSS, Razorbill,<br />

Sleuth, Ace, <strong>Penguin</strong>, Plume, and Signet


◆<br />

TAbLe oF ConTenTS<br />

Includes paperback books Spublished through December 2007*<br />

First Books (Ages 2–6).........................................................................................................4<br />

Simple picture and novelty books for the very young; includes:<br />

W e e S i n g ® ............................................................................. .............................. 12<br />

A fun way to teach classic and contemporary children’s songs with a<br />

combination of words, music, illustrations and related activities.<br />

L i f t -t h e -f L a p B o o k S .............................................................................. ........... 14<br />

Simple text and bright, cheerful art in an interactive hide-and-seek<br />

format teach the very youngest children basic concepts.<br />

8" x 8" B o o k S ...................................................................................................... 16<br />

Favorite characters and authors in an affordable 8 x 8 format.<br />

Picture Books (Ages 3–8) ................................................................................................22<br />

Highly-acclaimed picture books, including Caldecott Award and Honor titles.<br />

Early <strong>Readers</strong> / Chapter Books (Ages 4–10) ...................................................93<br />

Includes tiered reading programs featuring both fiction and nonfiction<br />

titles, plus short novels and chapter books.<br />

p u f f i n e a Sy-t o -R e a d S .............................................................................. ......... 93<br />

A comprehensive, color-coded program featuring titles from top<br />

picture book authors including David A. Adler, Paula Danziger,<br />

and Jean Van Leeuwen.<br />

a L L a B o a R d R e a d i n g S e R i e S .......................................................................... 99<br />

A four-tiered reading program featuring both fiction and<br />

nonfiction titles.<br />

C h a p t e R B o o k S ............................................................................. ................... 107<br />

Short novels and chapter books—including Puffin Chapters—<br />

combine action, adventure, mystery and humor. Designed to help<br />

children build fluency and confidence in reading.<br />

Intermediate Independent Reads (Ages 8–12) ............................................. 113<br />

* Fall 2007 titles/editions are noted with “❖” symbol.


<strong>Young</strong> Adult Reads (Ages 12 & up) ........................................................................ 157<br />

Series (All Ages) ................................................................................................................... 216<br />

Includes such favorites as Cam Jansen, Dragon Slayers’ Academy,<br />

Horrible Harry, Time Warp Trio, Who Was, Hank the Cowdog,<br />

Puffin Classics and Redwall.<br />

Nonfiction Listing (All Ages) ................................................................................... 253<br />

A convenient summary of practical guides, photo essays, biographies<br />

and autobiographies, and informational resources.<br />

Spanish Language Books ..................................................................................... 267<br />

Spanish translations of classic and contemporary favorites.<br />

Workbooks / Activity Books ............................................................................ 268<br />

Teacher Resources ...................................................................................................... 276<br />

Awards & Honors Listing .................................................................................. 277<br />

Subject Index ................................................................................................................. 294<br />

Author / Illustrator Index ................................................................................. 318<br />

Title Index ....................................................................................................................... 335<br />

Author / Illustrator Websites .......................................................................... 347<br />

How to Arrange an Author / Illustrator Visit .................................. 349<br />

How to Join the <strong>Penguin</strong> Teacher Club (It’s FREE!) ............................ 350<br />

Order Forms .................................................................................................................. 351<br />

Key to Recommendations / Sample Entry / ISBN converter<br />

Canadian Prices .....................................................................................Inside Front Cover<br />

Ordering Information ...................................................................... Inside Back Cover<br />

For title/author updates visit us at www.penguingroup.com/youngreaders<br />


Ages 2-6 • First Books Books◆ AHLbeRG, JAneT & ALLAn<br />

EACH PEACH PEAR PLUM<br />

An “I Spy” Story<br />

“This graceful and pleasant book invites<br />

children to play ‘I Spy.’”<br />

—School Library Journal<br />

Rec: AN, BL, C, CE, CS, E, LC, SLJ, TE, W<br />

9 1/2 x 7 1/2 32 pp. 1986<br />

978-0-14-050639-6 $4.99<br />

See index for more titles by Janet and Allan Ahlberg.<br />

bAYeR, JAne<br />

A MY NAME IS ALICE<br />

Illustrated by Steven Kellogg<br />

The well-known jump rope song which<br />

is built on letters of the alphabet is illustrated<br />

with animals from all over the<br />

world.<br />

8 3/4 x 10 3/4 32 pp. 1992<br />

978-0-14-054668-2 $6.99<br />

See index for more titles by Steven Kellogg.<br />

beRGeR, bARbARA HeLen<br />

A LOT OF OTTERS<br />

Mother Moon is looking for her<br />

moonlet. She cries and cries, and with<br />

every tear that falls, a star drops into the<br />

sea, where a young boy floats in a small<br />

brown box amidst a family of frolicking<br />

otters. “[A] gentle, lovely fantasy....The<br />

deft flow of words and pictures and the<br />

universal theme of the venturing child<br />

and anxious mother reunited are a satisfying<br />

combination, and toddlers are sure<br />

to delight in the mischievous antics of all<br />

those whiskery otters.”<br />

—School Library JournalH<br />

Rec: K, PW, SLJH<br />

10 x 10 32 pp. 2000<br />

978-0-698-11863-8 $6.99<br />

See index for more titles by Barbara Helen Berger.<br />

FIRST bookS<br />

S<br />

beRMAn, Ron<br />

OLD MACDONALD HAD<br />

A WEDDING<br />

Illustrated by Brian Gerrity<br />

Join famous nursery rhyme characters<br />

and children’s song greats for the wedding<br />

of the year! This hilarious, rhyming<br />

story with appearances by favorite characters<br />

is sure to get a laugh-laugh here<br />

and a laugh-laugh there from kids.<br />

7 x 9 24 pp. 2007<br />

978-0-8431-2189-6 $5.99<br />

boTTneR, bARbARA<br />

BE BROWN!<br />

Illustrated by Barry Gott<br />

“The story of a little boy and his<br />

rambunctious, disobedient dog. brown<br />

won’t follow any of his young master’s<br />

commands of ‘Sit,’ ‘Stay,’ or ‘Down.’<br />

In fact, he does just the opposite, much<br />

to the child’s frustration. Finally, as if<br />

inspired, the boy yells, ‘be brown!’ This<br />

command elicits a joyous response from<br />

the animal and a relieved ‘Good dog’<br />

from the boy.” —School Library Journal<br />

Rec: K, PW, SLJ<br />

6 3/4 x 10 1/8 32 pp. 2004<br />

978-0-14-240028-9 $5.99<br />

bRoWn, MARC<br />

FINGER RHYMES<br />

This volume of fourteen finger games<br />

include such favorites as “The eensy,<br />

Weensy Spider” and “This Little Piggy.”<br />

Diagrams detailing the sequence of hand<br />

and finger movements accompany each<br />

sparkling rhyme. “A crackerjack item<br />

for teaching and amusing little ones,<br />

a boon for parents and/or sitters with<br />

complaints of ‘nothing to do.’ Fullpage,<br />

droll black-and-white pictures and<br />

diagrams accompany the prancing words<br />

to chants familiar and obscure.”<br />

—Publishers Weekly<br />

Rec: BL, CR, H, PW, TE, W<br />

8 x 10 32 pp. 1996<br />

978-0-14-055815-9 $5.99<br />

HAND RHYMES<br />

“This beautifully illustrated collection<br />

of finger-play rhymes is a perfect choice<br />

for parents or nursery school teachers<br />

looking for fresh material....each rhyme<br />

has boxed diagrams depicting the hand<br />

movements...a pleasure to see.’’<br />

— Booklist<br />

Rec: BL, C, E, H, K, KL, NYC, NYT, PW, RB, SLJ, TE<br />

7 3/4 x 10 32 pp. 1993<br />

978-0-14-054939-3 $6.99<br />

See index for more titles by Marc Brown.<br />

CAbReRA, JAne<br />

CAT’S COLORS<br />

“A black-and-orange kitten asks, ‘What<br />

is my favorite color?’ and looks at its<br />

choices, one by one.... big, bold, and<br />

bright, each double-page spread features<br />

another hue in its background....Its narrative<br />

innocence and visual verve make<br />

this a charmer for reading aloud at home<br />

or in story hour.” —BooklistH<br />

Rec: BLH, C, HG, KH, PW, SLJ<br />

8 1/2 x 10 5/8 32 pp. 2000<br />

978-0-14-056487-7 $6.99<br />

Each Peach Pear Plum


CoWLeY, JoY<br />

MRS. WISHY-WASHY’S FARM<br />

Illustrated By Elizabeth Fuller<br />

“This gently rhyming text with just the<br />

right amount of tension will be a splendid<br />

choice for storytimes and welcomed<br />

by beginning readers.”<br />

—School Library Journal<br />

Rec: K, PW, SLJ<br />

8 x 9 1/2 32 pp. 2006<br />

978-0-14-240299-3 $5.99<br />

See index for more titles by Joy Cowley.<br />

DoDD, eMMA<br />

DOG’S COLORFUL DAY<br />

A Messy Story<br />

About Colors and Counting<br />

“Dodd’’s full-page cartoon illustrations<br />

with computer-assisted hues are vibrant,<br />

snappy, and exciting. Placement of text,<br />

sound words, and goofy Dog himself on<br />

each page is humorous and satisfying. A<br />

multifaceted concept book and a charming<br />

story to boot.”<br />

—School Library Journal<br />

Rec: BL, PW, SLJ<br />

9 1/4 x 11 1/2 32 pp. 2003<br />

978-0-14-250019-4 $5.99<br />

DoRRoS, ARTHUR<br />

ALLIGATOR SHOES<br />

“Alvin the alligator resolves to buy some<br />

shoes, is mistakenly locked in the store,<br />

and amuses himself by trying on all the<br />

footwear....nice illustrations featuring<br />

the very toothy alligator in various<br />

settings.” —School Library Journal<br />

Rec: CR, K, RB, SLJ<br />

7 3/4 x 7 3/4 24 pp. 1988<br />

978-0-14-054734-4 $4.99<br />

See index for more titles by Arthur Dorros.<br />

eRnST, LISA CAMPbeLL<br />

THE LETTERS ARE LOST<br />

“An alphabet book that does far more<br />

than provide practice in matching letters<br />

with initial sounds. ernst stimulates children<br />

to extend their discoveries<br />

about letters and sounds into AbC books<br />

of their own devising. Pedagogically<br />

invaluable and worth adding to even the<br />

most extensive collection of alphabet<br />

materials.” —Kirkus<br />

Rec: BL, H, K, PW<br />

9 x 10 32 pp. 1999<br />

978-0-14-055663-6 $5.99<br />

See index for more titles by Lisa Campbell Ernst.<br />

eTS, MARIe HALL<br />

GILBERTO AND THE WIND<br />

“The story of a small Mexican boy and<br />

his discovery of the wind. The pictures<br />

are very effective and the short text is<br />

exactly perfect.” — Teacher<br />

Rec: AN, BL, C, CE, CS, E, H, HG, SLJH, TE, W<br />

7 1/8 x 8 7/8 32 pp. 1978<br />

978-0-14-050276-3 $5.99<br />

PLAY WITH ME<br />

“A little girl wanted to play with the<br />

animals in a meadow. In her eagerness<br />

she frightened them away, and it was not<br />

until she sat still that they came back to<br />

her. A rare and lovely picture book.”<br />

—Saturday Review<br />

Rec: AN, BL, CE, CS, E, HG, SLJH, TE, W<br />

Caldecott Honor<br />

7 1/8 x 8 7/8 32 pp. 1976<br />

978-0-14-050178-0 $5.99<br />

See index for more titles by Marie Hall Ets.<br />

HenneSSY, b.G.<br />

THE DINOSAUR WHO LIVED<br />

IN MY BACKYARD<br />

Illustrated by Susan Davis<br />

A young boy playfully imagines the<br />

“dinosaur who hatched in the backyard<br />

and grew to the size of the family car....<br />

An appealing combination of fantasy and<br />

reality.” —Kirkus<br />

Rec: BL, C, K, PW, R<br />

8 7/8 x 7 1/8 32 pp. 1990<br />

978-0-14-050736-2 $5.99<br />

JAKE BAKED THE CAKE<br />

Illustrated by Mary Morgan<br />

“A simple text follows the preparations<br />

for a wedding as the special day draws<br />

near and Jake is still not finished baking<br />

the cake....Illustrations are full of homey<br />

scenes, humor, and detail, presenting a<br />

delightful picture of a Victorian village<br />

wedding.” —The Horn Book<br />

Rec: BL, CR, H, HG, SLJ, TE<br />

7 1/8 x 8 7/8 32 pp. 1992<br />

978-0-14-050882-6 $5.99<br />

See index for more titles by Mary Morgan.<br />

ONE LITTLE , TWO LITTLE,<br />

THREE LITTLE PILGRIMS<br />

Illustrated by Lynne Cravath<br />

“Using the familiar childhood rhyme,<br />

Hennessy describes the activities of ten<br />

Pilgrim and ten Wampanoag Indian<br />

children as they prepare for a splendid<br />

harvest feast at Plimoth (now Plymouth)...With<br />

little available on this<br />

subject for very young listeners, this<br />

attractive book should be a welcome addition.”<br />

—Booklist<br />

Rec: BL, PW, SLJ<br />

8 x 10 32 pp. 2001<br />

978-0-14-230006-0 $6.99<br />

See index for more titles by Lynn Cravath.<br />

ROAD BUILDERS<br />

Illustrated by Simms Taback<br />

Simple step-by-step text and bright, bold<br />

illustrations allow even the youngest<br />

reader to follow along as a road is built.<br />

“A splendid introduction to a world that<br />

many children find riveting.”<br />

—Publishers Weekly<br />

Rec: BKL, BL, CS, PW, SLJ<br />

8 5/8 x 10 1/2 32 pp. 1996<br />

978-0-14-054276-9 $5.99<br />

See index for more titles by Simms Taback.<br />

SCHOOL DAYS<br />

Illustrated by Tracey Campbell Pearson<br />

“Cartoon-style watercolors capture the<br />

faces and activities in an elementary<br />

school classroom, while rhyming text<br />

follows children through a typical day....<br />

Hennessy’s sprightly verse tells the<br />

straight story....Pearson’s splashy art adds<br />

delightfully impish humor.” —Booklist<br />

Rec: BL, CR, E, H, HG, K, SLJ, W<br />

8 7/8 x 7 1/8 32 pp. 1992<br />

978-0-14-054179-3 $5.99<br />

See index for more titles by Tracey Campbell Pearson.<br />

See index for more titles by B. G. Hennessy.<br />

The Letters Are Lost<br />

Ages 2-6 • First Books<br />


Ages 2-6 • First Bookss<br />

◆<br />

Eric Hill<br />

NIGHT-NIGHT, SPOT<br />

8 x 8 32 pp. 2005<br />

978-0-448-43810-8 $3.99<br />

SPOT BAKES A CAKE<br />

Lift-the-Flap<br />

7 7/8 x 7 3/4 20 pp. 1997/2005<br />

978-0-14-055529-5 $6.99<br />

978-0-14-240329-7 (color) $6.99<br />

SPOT CAN COUNT<br />

Lift-the-Flap<br />

7 7/8 x 7 3/4 24 pp. 2003<br />

978-0-14-250121-4 $6.99<br />

SPOT GOES TO A PARTY<br />

Rec: PW, SLJ<br />

Lift-the-Flap<br />

7 3/4 x 7 3/4 24 pp. 1997/2004<br />

978-0-14-240082-1 $6.99<br />

SPOT GOES TO SCHOOL<br />

Rec: BL, C, PW, SLJ, TE<br />

Lift-the-Flap<br />

7 7/8 x 7 3/4 22 pp. 1994/2004<br />

978-0-14-240167-5 $6.99<br />

SPOT VA A LA ESCUELA<br />

(Spot Goes to School)<br />

Spanish edition<br />

Lift-the-Flap<br />

978-0-14-056411-2 1998 $6.99<br />

SPOT GOES TO THE BEACH<br />

Rec: H, PW, SLJ, TE<br />

Lift-the-Flap<br />

7 7/8 x 7 3/4 20 pp. 1995/2003<br />

978-0-14-250122-1 $6.99<br />

SPOT GOES TO THE CIRCUS<br />

Rec: BL, H, SLJ, TE<br />

Lift-the-Flap<br />

7 7/8 x 7 3/4 22 pp. 1994/2006<br />

978-0-14-240567-3 $6.99<br />

SPOT GOES TO THE FARM<br />

Rec: E, PW, SLJ<br />

Lift-the-Flap<br />

7 7/8 x 7 3/4 20 pp. 1998/2003<br />

978-0-14-250123-8 $6.99<br />

SPOT GOES TO THE PARK<br />

Rec: SLJ<br />

Lift-the-Flap<br />

7 7/8 x 7 3/4 20 pp. 1996/2003<br />

978-0-14-250124-5 $6.99<br />

SPOT SLEEPS OVER<br />

Rec: PW, SLJ<br />

Lift-the-Flap<br />

7 7/8 x 7 5/8 22 pp. 1996/2004<br />

978-0-14-240168-2 $6.99<br />

SPOT VISITS HIS GRANDPARENTS<br />

Lift-the-Flap<br />

8 1/2 x 8 1/4 32 pp. 1999/2005<br />

978-0-14-240360-0 $6.99<br />

SPOT’S BABY SISTER<br />

Lift-the-Flap<br />

7 7/8 x 7 5/8 32 pp. 1995/2004<br />

978-0-14-240169-9 $6.99<br />

SPOT’S BIG LIFT-THE-FLAP BOOK<br />

<strong>Young</strong> children can help Spot learn all<br />

about colors, numbers, shapes, and more<br />

in this brand-new oversized Lift-the-Flap<br />

book featuring simple concepts. Generously<br />

sized and full of bright colors, even<br />

the youngest readers will love learning<br />

with Spot.<br />

Lift-the-Flap<br />

10 1/8 x 11 3/4 24 pp. 2004<br />

978-0-14-240083-8 $8.99<br />

Spot’s First Walk<br />

SPOT’S BIRTHDAY PARTY<br />

Rec: AN, CS, SLJH, TE<br />

Lift-the-Flap<br />

7 7/8 x 7 5/8 20 pp. 1999/2003<br />

978-0-14-250125-2 $6.99<br />

SPOT’S FIRST CHRISTMAS<br />

Rec: CS, NYT, SLJ, TE<br />

Lift-the-Flap<br />

7 7/8 x 7 5/8 20 pp. 1998/2004<br />

978-0-14-240202-3 $6.99<br />

SPOT’S FIRST EASTER<br />

Rec: E, PW, SLJ<br />

Lift-the-Flap<br />

7 7/8 x 7 3/4 20 pp. 1995/2004<br />

978-0-14-240084-5 $6.99<br />

SPOT’S FIRST WALK<br />

Rec: AN, K, PW, TE<br />

Lift-the-Flap<br />

7 7/8 x 7 3/4 16 pp. 1994<br />

978-0-14-240085-2 $6.99<br />

SPOT’S SHOW-AND-TELL<br />

8 x 8 32 pp. 2005<br />

978-0-448-43811-5 $3.99<br />

SPOT’S WALK IN THE WOODS<br />

A Rebus Lift-the-Flap book<br />

eric Hill’s first ever Spot story written<br />

and illustrated in rebus form substitutes<br />

pictures for words, allowing children to<br />

lift a flap and find a word underneath.<br />

Join Spot and his friends on their first<br />

class trip to the woods and see what they<br />

find!<br />

Lift-the-Flap<br />

8 5/8 x 9 1/2 16 pp. 1997/2004<br />

978-0-14-240170-5 $6.99<br />

WHERE’S SPOT?<br />

Rec: AN, BKL, CS, K, LC, NYC, NYT, PW, SLJ, TE<br />

Lift-the-Flap<br />

7 7/8 x 7 5/8 22 pp. 1994/2003<br />

978-0-14-250126-9 $6.99<br />

¿DONDE ESTA SPOT?<br />

(Where’s Spot?)<br />

Spanish edition<br />

Lift-the-Flap<br />

978-0-14-055776-3 1996 $6.99<br />

For a complete listing of Spanish Language books, see page 267.<br />

WHO’S THERE, SPOT?<br />

Lift-the-Flap<br />

7 7/8 x 7 5/8 22 pp. 2007<br />

978-0-14-240864-3 $6.99


HoWARD, JAne R.<br />

WHEN I’M SLEEPY<br />

Illustrated by Lynne Cherry<br />

“Here’s a best bet for bedtime reading.<br />

Simple, soothing sentences accompany<br />

exquisitely detailed drawings of a little<br />

girl, who imagines how it would feel<br />

to sleep like a kitten, a bear, a bird and<br />

other animals.’’ —The boston Globe<br />

“Warm and comforting.... A nice<br />

addition to bedtime story collections.”<br />

—School Library Journal<br />

Rec: BG, BL, CR, NYT, PW, R, SLJ, TE<br />

7 3/4 x 10 24 pp. 2000<br />

978-0-14-056759-5 $5.99<br />

See index for more titles by Lynne Cherry.<br />

kIRk, DAVID<br />

HUMPTY DUMPTY<br />

“kirk uses the familiar bouncy rhymes<br />

of ‘Humpty Dumpty’ to spin out a tale<br />

of an unlikely friendship…The real star,<br />

though, is the artwork: a combination of<br />

oils, magazine clippings, and computer<br />

printouts that gives the pictures a busy,<br />

textured look. ” —School Library Journal<br />

Rec: BL, K, SLJ<br />

8 x 10 32 pp. 2002<br />

978-0-698-11945-1 $5.99<br />

Frog, Where Are You?<br />

LUnD, JILLIAn<br />

WAY OUT WEST LIVES<br />

A COYOTE NAMED FRANK<br />

Whether he’s hanging out with his<br />

friends in the desert, chasing rabbits,<br />

mixing it up with a Gila monster, or<br />

pondering the setting sun, Frank is one<br />

cool coyote. “big, bold illustrations alive<br />

with glowing pastels...a visual feast of<br />

cavorting coyotes, skeptical scorpions,<br />

and tormented tortoises.”<br />

—The Horn Book<br />

Rec: H, HG, PW, SLJ, TE<br />

8 7/8 x 7 1/8 32 pp. 1997<br />

978-0-14-056232-3 $6.99<br />

MAGee, DoUG AnD<br />

RobeRT neWMAn<br />

ALL ABOARD ABC<br />

“Vividly colored photographs almost<br />

pop off the pages....Good for preschool<br />

and kindergarten letter recognition, the<br />

volume also has plenty of boy appeal.”<br />

—School Library Journal<br />

Rec: APR, BL, C, CE, CR, E, HG, PW, R, SLJ, TE<br />

10 3/4 x 8 1/4 48 pp. 1994<br />

978-0-14-055351-2 $6.99<br />

MAYeR, MeRCeR<br />

A BOY, A DOG, A FROG AND A<br />

FRIEND<br />

With Marianna Mayer<br />

A boy, his dog, and his frog go fishing<br />

and end up catching a turtle. “non-readers<br />

as well as beginners will enjoy the<br />

humor.” —School Library Journal<br />

Rec: CE, CS, H, K, NYT, SLJ<br />

5 1/4 x 7 32 pp. 1978<br />

978-0-14-054610-1 $4.99<br />

ONE FROG TOO MANY<br />

With Marianna Mayer<br />

Frog is jealous when his boy gets another<br />

little frog for a present. “An amusing,<br />

vivid pictorial experience for any small<br />

child.’’ —School Library Journal<br />

Rec: BL, CH, CE, CR, CS, E, K, NYC, PW, SLJ, TE<br />

5 1/4 x 7 32 pp. 1977<br />

978-0-14-054679-8 $4.99<br />

THERE’S A<br />

NIGHTMARE IN MY CLOSET<br />

“Childhood fear of the dark and the<br />

resulting exercise in imaginative exaggeration<br />

are given that special Mercer<br />

Mayer treatment in this dryly humorous<br />

fantasy.” —School Library Journal<br />

Rec: E, K, NYT, RB, SLJ, TE<br />

8 1/2 x 10 1/2 32 pp. 1976<br />

978-0-14-054712-6 $7.99<br />

THERE’S SOMETHING IN MY ATTIC<br />

If only nightmares would stay in closets<br />

where they belong, then life would be<br />

so much easier. but when a big, noisy<br />

nightmare lives in the attic right over<br />

your bed, making creaking noises when<br />

you’re trying to sleep, you just can’t take<br />

it lying down. That nightmare may look<br />

and sound scary, but it’s no match for a<br />

brave girl with a lasso. “nightmares have<br />

never been so appealing.”<br />

—Childhood Education<br />

Rec: CR, K, R, SLJ, TE<br />

8 7/16 x 10 1/2 32 pp. 1992<br />

978-0-14-054712-2 $5.99<br />

See index for more titles by Mercer Mayer.<br />

McPHAIL, DAVID<br />

EMMA’S PET<br />

“emma, the delightful heroine of Fix-It,<br />

is now in search of the perfect pet...she<br />

looks over a number of creatures—but<br />

none of them are just right. Then, emma<br />

spies the biggest, softest, cuddliest thing<br />

ever—her father.’’ —Booklist<br />

Rec: BG, BL, CE, CR, H, SLJ<br />

7 1/4 x 7 1/4 24 pp. 1988<br />

978-0-14-054749-8 $5.99<br />

FIX-IT<br />

emma’s TV won’t work, and her parents<br />

try to fix it while keeping her entertained<br />

in this funny, irresistible story. “The...<br />

parents radiate love and tenderness<br />

for sad emma, and the uncomplicated<br />

story...carries a theme that will make this<br />

a popular choice with adults as well.’’<br />

—BooklistH<br />

Rec: BLH, C, CR, H, IN, NYT, SLJH, TE<br />

7 3/4 x 7 3/4 24 pp. 1993<br />

978-0-14-054752-8 $4.99<br />

See index for more titles by David McPhail.<br />

◆<br />

Ages 2-6 • First Books


Ages 2-6 • First Books ◆<br />

Jonathan<br />

London<br />

COUNT THE WAYS, LITTLE BEAR<br />

Illustrated by Margie Moore<br />

“Dressed in human clothing, the mother<br />

and child play hide-and-seek, read books,<br />

and sample pie. All the while Mama<br />

compares their fondness for trees, honey,<br />

and a collection of quaint teddy bears to<br />

the amount of her love for her youngster,<br />

and the numbers increase sequentially.<br />

Lots of nuzzling and whispers<br />

at the end help create a sweet bedtime<br />

closing.” —School Library Journal<br />

Rec: K, PW, SLJ<br />

10 x 10 32 pp. 2003<br />

978-0-14-240034-0 $6.99<br />

DO YOUR ABC’S,<br />

LITTLE BROWN BEAR<br />

Illustrated by Margie Moore<br />

“While playing in the meadow, Little<br />

brown bear and Papa bear begin a funfilled<br />

alphabet game. Starting out with<br />

typical selections, ‘A is for Apple!’ and ‘b<br />

is for ball!’ father and son soon branch<br />

out to other parts of speech, such as<br />

Dance, eat, Icy, More, Quiet, and Up, as<br />

they proceed through the alphabet.”<br />

—School Library Journal<br />

Rec: BL, SLJ<br />

10 x 10 32 pp. 2007<br />

978-0-14-240713-4 $5.99<br />

FROGGY EATS OUT<br />

Illustrated by Frank Remkiewicz<br />

“Froggy flip-flops through another<br />

affable adventure as he joins his parents<br />

for their anniversary dinner at a fancy<br />

restaurant. Mayhem ensues, and the<br />

family ends up eating burgers and flies<br />

at Speedy’s fast-food restaurant. Full of<br />

onomatopoeia, the language is fast paced<br />

and fun. Remkiewicz’s drawings bring<br />

the lovable protagonist and his world to<br />

brightly colored light.”<br />

—School Library Journal<br />

Rec: BL, PW, SLJ<br />

8 7/8 x 7 1/8 32 pp. 2003<br />

978-0-14-250061-3 $5.99<br />

FROGGY GETS DRESSED<br />

Illustrated by Frank Remkiewicz<br />

even though it’s winter and frogs are<br />

supposed to hibernate, Froggy insists on<br />

going out to play in the snow. but dressing<br />

is not that easy and Froggy keeps<br />

getting called back to put on something<br />

he’s forgotten. “London’s use of repetition<br />

should appeal to children....This<br />

entertaining book shows youngsters that<br />

everyone has trouble getting dressed—<br />

even frogs.” —School Library Journal<br />

Rec: E, HG, PW, R, SLJ<br />

8 7/8 x 7 1/8 32 pp. 1995<br />

978-0-14-0544572 $5.99<br />

Puffin Storytime Book & CD<br />

9 3/8 x 9 1/8 32 pp. 2007<br />

978-0-14-240870-4 $9.99<br />

FROGGY GOES TO BED<br />

Illustrated by Frank Remkiewicz<br />

“Froggy is tired out from a long, hard<br />

day of play, but he puts off bedtime as<br />

long as possible. [He] goes to sleep only<br />

after his mother, trying to keep her eyes<br />

open during the bedtime story, begins<br />

to snore…Another winning entry in the<br />

Froggy series.” —Booklist<br />

Rec: BL, K, SLJ<br />

8 7/8 x 7 1/8 32 pp. 2002<br />

978-0-14-056657-4 $5.99<br />

FROGGY GOES TO SCHOOL<br />

Illustrated by Frank Remkiewicz<br />

Froggy’s mother knows that everyone’s<br />

nervous on the first day of school. “not<br />

me!” says Froggy, and together they<br />

leapfrog to the bus stop—flop flop flop.<br />

Froggy’s exuberant antics, complete<br />

with sound effects, will delight his many<br />

fans and reassure them that school can<br />

be fun. “This is a great read-aloud with<br />

sounds and words that encourage active<br />

participation....A charming story to calm<br />

those pre-school jitters.”<br />

—School Library Journal<br />

Rec: BL, K, MBK, R, SLJ, W<br />

8 7/8 x 7 1/8 32 pp. 1998<br />

978-0-14-056247-7 $5.99<br />

FROGGY GOES TO THE DOCTOR<br />

Illustrated by Frank Remkiewicz<br />

“Froggy makes his twelfth appearance,<br />

again putting his special twist on a universal<br />

childhood experience: this time,<br />

a checkup at the doctor’s office. From<br />

forgetting to wear underwear to experimenting<br />

with Dr. Mugwort’s stethoscope,<br />

Froggy’s good-natured antics<br />

keep the adults around him on their toes<br />

as well as healthily amused.” —Booklist<br />

Rec: BL, K, PW<br />

8 7/8 x 7 1/8 32 pp. 2004<br />

978-0-14-240193-4 $5.99<br />

FROGGY LEARNS TO SWIM<br />

Illustrated by Frank Remkiewicz<br />

Frogs are supposed to be great swimmers.<br />

“not me!” says Froggy, who’s<br />

afraid of the water. but with a little<br />

encouragement, some practice, and<br />

the help of a silly song or two, Froggy<br />

becomes an expert frog-kicker!<br />

“Froggy’s childlike dialogue and the<br />

sound words—‘zook! zik!’; ‘flop flop...<br />

splash!’—makes this story a wonderful<br />

read-aloud.” —School Library Journal<br />

Rec: R, SLJ<br />

8 7/8 x 7 1/8 32 pp. 1997<br />

978-0-14-055312-3 $5.99<br />

FROGGY PLAYS IN THE BAND<br />

Illustrated by Frank Remkiewicz<br />

“After reading a sign in school about<br />

a marching band contest and a “big<br />

Prize!” he follows the suggestion of<br />

the music teacher to start one with<br />

his friends and compete against other<br />

schools.” —School Library Journal<br />

Rec: C, K, PW, SLJ<br />

8 7/8 x 7 1/8 32 pp. 2004<br />

978-0-14-240051-7 $5.99


FROGGY PLAYS SOCCER<br />

Illustrated by Frank Remkiewicz<br />

“Froggy has joined the Dream Team,<br />

coached by his father and a friend’s<br />

mother. on the day they play the Wild<br />

Things for the City Cup, he dons his<br />

gear and heads for the field.....<br />

Remkiewicz’s bright cartoon illustrations<br />

capture the characters’ enjoyment of<br />

the game through their expressive faces.<br />

An amusing story.”<br />

—School Library Journal<br />

Rec: BL, K, SLJ<br />

10 x 8 32 pp. 2001<br />

978-0-14-056809-7 $5.99<br />

FROGGY’S BABY SISTER<br />

Illustrated by Frank Remkiewicz<br />

“Froggy is excited about the upcoming<br />

arrival of a new sibling, but is disappointed<br />

when the baby turns out to be<br />

a sister rather than the brother he had<br />

hoped for…it is sure to please this lovable<br />

character’s many fans.”<br />

—School Library Journal<br />

Rec: SLJ<br />

9 x 7 32 pp. 2005<br />

978-0-14-240342-6 $5.99<br />

FROGGY’S BEST CHRISTMAS<br />

Illustrated by Frank Remkiewicz<br />

Froggy’s never celebrated Christmas;<br />

every year he dreams his way through<br />

winter and wakes up just in time for<br />

spring. but this year his friend Max<br />

wakes him up early so that they can have<br />

some holiday fun.<br />

9 x 7 32 pp. 2002<br />

978-0-14-056735-9 $5.99<br />

Let’s Go Froggy<br />

FROGGY’S DAY WITH DAD<br />

Illustrated by Frank Remkiewicz<br />

“It’s Father’s Day, and the endearing<br />

young amphibian is looking forward to<br />

a special time with his dad. After a less<br />

than perfect breakfast, the two go to the<br />

park. even though, in typical Froggy<br />

style, not everything goes smoothly–there<br />

are a few accidents and lots of<br />

plodding and flopping–in the end the<br />

day is a happy one for both of them.”<br />

—School Library Journal<br />

Rec: SLJ<br />

9 x 7 32 pp. 2006<br />

978-0-14-240634-2 $5.99<br />

FROGGY’S FIRST KISS<br />

Illustrated by Frank Remkiewicz<br />

“Froggy falls in love with Frogilina, who<br />

reciprocates with adoring glances and<br />

treats from her lunchbox. but when she<br />

gives him an actual ‘big juicy...kISS!<br />

Smack on his cheek!’ Froggy retreats....A<br />

great read-aloud for Valentine’s Day, or<br />

whenever love is in the air.”<br />

—School Library Journal<br />

Rec: HG, SLJ<br />

8 7/8 x 7 1/8 32 pp. 2000<br />

978-0-14-056570-6 $5.99<br />

FROGGY’S HALLOWEEN<br />

Illustrated by Frank Remkiewicz<br />

“Froggy can’t decide what to be for<br />

Halloween. Should he be Super Frog or<br />

something scarier, like Vampire Frog?<br />

He finally decides on Frog Prince—his<br />

black cape, mom’s black tights, a gold<br />

crown, and his mighty sword....An<br />

enjoyable, light-hearted comedy of errors,<br />

cheerfully illustrated with festive<br />

Halloween details.” —Booklist<br />

Rec: BL, HG, PW, SLJ<br />

8 7/8 x 7 1/8 32 pp. 2001<br />

978-0-14-230068-8 $5.99<br />

FROGGY’S SLEEPOVER<br />

Illustrated by Frank Remkiewicz<br />

It’s Froggy’s first sleepover! He packs his<br />

sleeping bag, his pillow, his pajamas, and<br />

even his toothbrush. now, he’s ready<br />

to flop flop flop off to Max’s. but then<br />

Froggy decides he would rather go back<br />

to his own house!<br />

Rec: K<br />

8 7/8 x 7 1/8 32 pp. 2007<br />

978-0-14-240750-9 $5.99<br />

LET’S GO, FROGGY!<br />

Illustrated by Frank Remkiewicz<br />

Froggy can’t wait to go on a bike trip<br />

and picnic with his dad. but he can’t find<br />

his bicycle helmet, or his butterfly net, or<br />

his trading cards. kid-pleasing sound effects<br />

and punchy illustrations make this a<br />

perfect choice for the read-aloud crowd.<br />

“A fun-for-all, tongue-tangling, gigglegetting,<br />

rousing read-aloud....Should be<br />

a storytime favorite.”<br />

—School Library Journal<br />

Rec: E, HG, R, SLJ<br />

8 7/8 x 7 1/8 32 pp. 1996<br />

978-0-14-054991-1 $5.99<br />

See index for more titles by Frank Remkiewicz.<br />

PUDDLES<br />

Illustrated by G. Brian Karas<br />

“A brother and sister share the delightful<br />

scariness of a nighttime thunder<br />

and lightning storm and awaken to a<br />

rainwashed world of—what else?—puddles.<br />

The duo cheerfully puddle jump,<br />

mud splash, and slog through wet grass,<br />

then dry off. warm up, and do it all<br />

over again....A storytime favorite in any<br />

weather.” —Bulletin of the Center<br />

for Children’s Books<br />

Rec: BL, C, HG, K, SLJ<br />

8 5/8 x 10 1/2 32 pp. 1999<br />

978-0-14-056175-3 $5.99<br />

See index for more titles by G. Brian Karas.<br />

See index for more titles by Jonathan London.<br />

Ages 2-6 • First Books<br />


Ages 2-6 • First Books<br />

◆<br />

MoSS, MIRIAM<br />

DON’T FORGET I LOVE YOU<br />

Illustrated by Anna Currey<br />

“one crazy weekday morning, billy<br />

and his mama get a late start that sets in<br />

motion a series of events familiar to any<br />

family trying to balance hectic schedules<br />

with loving, familial interactions. Moss<br />

weaves a note of modern-day authenticity<br />

into the story as a late-for-work<br />

mother bear unsuccessfully tries to hurry<br />

her dawdling cub.’’ —Booklist<br />

Rec: BL, K, SLJH<br />

10 x 10 32 pp. 2005<br />

978-0-14-240548-2 $5.99<br />

MURPHY, JILL<br />

FIVE MINUTES’ PEACE<br />

All Mrs. Large wants is five minutes’<br />

peace from her energetic children, but<br />

chaos follows her all the way from the<br />

kitchen to the bath and back again.<br />

“A hearty chuckle can be experienced<br />

during a shared reading time between a<br />

mother and her children—perhaps eliciting<br />

a bit of understanding.”<br />

—School Library Journal<br />

Rec: BL, C, E, NYT, PW, SLJ<br />

7 1/2 x 9 32 pp. 1999<br />

978-0-698-11787-7 $6.99<br />

PEACE AT LAST<br />

bedtime is just the beginning of Mr.<br />

bear’s struggles in this cozy late-night<br />

tale. “A good bedtime read-aloud....<br />

Rich, warm illustrations create a properly<br />

somnambulant mood.’’<br />

Rec: BLH, C, CR, IN, PW, R, SLJ, TE, W<br />

—BooklistH<br />

8 3/8 x 10 1/2 32 pp. 1982<br />

978-0-14-054685-9 $6.99<br />

PoTTeR, beATRIX<br />

THE COMPLETE ADVENTURES OF<br />

PETER RABBIT<br />

beatrix Potter’s four stories that feature<br />

Peter Rabbit are brought together in<br />

one volume, so that Peter’s escapades<br />

can be read as a continuous saga.<br />

10 1/4 x 11 80 pp. 1984<br />

978-0-14-050444-6 $7.99<br />

10<br />

THE TALE OF PETER RABBIT<br />

“As he has done before, Hague lends his<br />

own style to a classic title in the canon of<br />

children’s literature. enlarging the original<br />

size of Potter’s book and decreasing<br />

the length to standard picture-book size,<br />

he brings the famous story to a new<br />

audience.” —Booklist<br />

Rec: BL, SLJ<br />

10 1/4 x 11 32 pp. 1992<br />

978-0-14-054295-0 $3.99<br />

RATHMAnn, PeGGY<br />

10 MINUTES TILL BEDTIME<br />

“Caldecott Medalist Rathmann builds<br />

a captivating series of mini-plots from<br />

a basic countdown premise with few<br />

words and abundant action. A child…<br />

plays with an energetic hamster family<br />

with just 10 minutes to go before she’s<br />

tucked into bed…every engrossing illustration<br />

provides an exercise in numerals<br />

and Where’s Waldo?-style concentration…”<br />

—Publishers Weekly<br />

Rec: BL, K, PW<br />

9 3/8 x 11 48 pp. 2004<br />

978-0-14-240024-1 $6.99<br />

GOOD NIGHT, GORILLA<br />

“In a book economical in text and<br />

simple in illustrations, the many amusing,<br />

small details—the matching animal<br />

toys in the cages, the mouse who follows<br />

Gorilla dragging a banana on string, and<br />

the houses with surprised looks—as well<br />

as the tranquil tone of the story make<br />

this an outstanding picture book.”<br />

—The Horn Book<br />

Rec: BKL, BL, C, H, KH, SLJ, TK<br />

8 1/2 x 7 40 pp. 2000<br />

978-0-698-11649-8 $5.99<br />

See index for more titles by Peggy Rathmann.<br />

SHAPIRo, ARnoLD L.<br />

MICE SQUEAK, WE SPEAK<br />

Illustrated by Tomie dePaola<br />

Three children describe a menagerie<br />

of animals and the sounds they make.<br />

This is a perfect read-along book for<br />

the younger set. “DePaola’s exuberant<br />

illustrations in his best folk-art style will<br />

have kids joining in and shouting out the<br />

words.” —BooklistH<br />

Rec: BLH, MBP, RT, SLJ<br />

8 x 10 32 pp. 2000<br />

978-0-698-11873-7 $5.99<br />

See index for more titles by Tomie dePaola.<br />

STICkLAnD,<br />

PAUL & HenRIeTTA<br />

DINOSAUR ROAR!<br />

Dinosaurs of every size, shape and color<br />

fill this book. “These prehistoric monsters<br />

are just perfect for the preshcool<br />

crowd. A natural for story time.”<br />

—School Library Journal<br />

Rec: BKL, HG, RT<br />

11 x 8 7/8 32 pp. 2001<br />

978-0-14-056808-0 $6.99<br />

See index for more titles by Paul & Henrietta Stickland.<br />

STICkLAnD, PAUL<br />

TEN TERRIBLE DINOSAURS<br />

“In this countdown concept book,<br />

whimsically drawn dinosaurs engage in<br />

childlike activities as they push and shove<br />

one another, dance, throw tomatoes,<br />

stomp on the floor, swing from a tree,<br />

and so on. The rhyming text is lively to<br />

read aloud and young children will enjoy<br />

the boisterous characters.”<br />

—School Library Journal<br />

Rec: SLJ<br />

11 3/4 x 8 1/4 48 pp. 2000<br />

978-0-14-056770-0 $7.99<br />

SToeke, JAneT MoRGAn<br />

A HAT FOR MINERVA LOUISE<br />

“Here, the intrepid Minerva Louise<br />

ventures out of the hen house on a crisp<br />

winter morning....The search for suitable<br />

gear leads to several amusing cases of<br />

mistaken identity, until a pair of mittens<br />

is put to an ingenious use....Hats off!”<br />

—Publishers Weekly<br />

Rec: AN, HH, PW, SLJ<br />

10 x 8 24 pp. 1997<br />

978-0-14-055666-7 $5.99<br />

See index for more titles by Janet Morgan Stoeke.


STone, TAnYA Lee<br />

B IS FOR BUNNY<br />

A Springtime Alphabet book<br />

Illustrated by Sue Rama<br />

Little ones will love learning about<br />

springtime in this shaped alphabet book.<br />

Rhyming couplets celebrate everything<br />

spring from bunnies to blooming flowers<br />

to budding trees.<br />

10 x 8 24 pp. 2006<br />

978-0-8431-1826-1 $4.99<br />

D IS FOR DREIDEL<br />

A Hanukkah Alphabet book<br />

Illustrated by Dawn Apperley<br />

Children will love learning about Hanukkah<br />

in this dreidel-shaped alphabet<br />

book! every page contains a letter of<br />

the alphabet along with sweet, rhyming<br />

text and words that correspond with that<br />

letter. And as an added bonus, at the<br />

end of the book is the complete story of<br />

Hanukkah.<br />

Rec: SLJ<br />

10 x 8 24 pp. 2002<br />

978-0-8431-4576-2 $4.99<br />

M IS FOR MISTLETOE<br />

A Christmas Alphabet book<br />

Illustrated by Claudine Gévry<br />

Children will love celebrating and learning<br />

about the traditions of Christmas in<br />

this fun, shaped alphabet book! each letter<br />

of the alphabet represents an element<br />

of the holiday and is accompanied by<br />

sweet rhyming text. As an added bonus,<br />

the story of Christmas at the end of the<br />

book explains Christmas celebrations<br />

around the world, as well as the origin of<br />

Santa Claus.<br />

Rec: SLJ<br />

10 x 8 24 pp. 2003<br />

978-0-8431-0511-7 $4.99<br />

P IS FOR PASSOVER<br />

Anne<br />

Rockwell<br />

BOATS<br />

“boats! Rockwell offers them all, rowboats,<br />

sailboats, even gondolas. bright,<br />

friendly watercolors depict these vehicles,<br />

which are navigated by jaunty bears wearing<br />

appropriate costumes.” —Booklist<br />

Rec: BL, CR, H, K, PW, R, SLJ, TE<br />

7 1/4 x 7 1/4 12 pp. 1985<br />

978-0-14-054988-1 $5.99<br />

CARS<br />

In a companion volume to the popular<br />

boats, young readers explore the favorite<br />

world of cars with simple text and colorful<br />

paintings.<br />

Rec: BL, CE, CR, H, PW, SLJH, TE<br />

8 1/2 x 8 24 pp. 1986<br />

978-0-14-054741-2 $5.99<br />

GOOD MORNING, DIGGER<br />

Illustrated by Melanie Hope Greenberg<br />

“There can never be enough truck<br />

books for some preschoolers, and those<br />

who feel that way are sure to love this<br />

one—for the sound and rhythm of the<br />

words as well as clear, brightly colored<br />

pictures of machines in action.”<br />

—Booklist<br />

Rec: BL, K, PW, SLJ<br />

9 1/2 x 11 32 pp. 2007<br />

978-0-14-240823-0 $5.99<br />

FIRE ENGINES<br />

Told from a child’s point of view, here’s a<br />

look at all manner of fire engines, driven<br />

by dalmatians and accurately portrayed in<br />

pictures as bright and fun as toys. “[This]<br />

will appeal to the many, who, like the<br />

young dalmatian in the book, want to be<br />

fire fighters when they grow up.”<br />

—School Library Journal<br />

Rec: BL, CE, E, H, SLJ<br />

8 3/4 x 8 24 pp. 1993<br />

978-0-14-055250-8 $5.99<br />

PLANES<br />

“In the same vein as Rockwell’s earlier<br />

books—boats, Cars, and Trucks—this<br />

new title presents various types of planes<br />

to the very young child. The artist uses<br />

clear, bright colors to depict the planes<br />

that, in this case, fly in a world inhabited<br />

entirely by rabbits—a very useful introduction<br />

to aviation.’’ —The Horn Book<br />

Rec: BL, H, SLJ<br />

8 1/2 x 8 24 pp. 1989<br />

978-0-14-054782-5 $5.99<br />

TRAINS<br />

“For the youngest train lovers, here’s a<br />

bright, simple picture book by an<br />

illustrator with proven appeal. Freight<br />

and passenger trains trundle across the<br />

pages through a busy, friendly land where<br />

even the cows smile benevolently.”<br />

—Booklist<br />

Rec: BL, CE, NS<br />

8 5/8 x 8 24 pp. 1992<br />

978-0-14-240727-1 $5.99<br />

TRUCKS<br />

“Preschoolers will respond warmly to<br />

this simple presentation that introduces<br />

the many types of trucks we rely on to<br />

accomplish everyday business....[The]<br />

activities associated with each truck<br />

are clearly visible. Light and open but<br />

warmly colored and alluring.” —Booklist<br />

Rec: BL, C, SLJ<br />

8 1/2 x 8 24 pp. 1988<br />

978-0-14-054790-0 $5.99<br />

A Holiday Alphabet book<br />

Illustrated by Margeaux Lucas<br />

Illustrations and short rhymes for each<br />

letter of the alphabet introduce customs<br />

of Passover as a family shares their Seder<br />

and recalls the history of the rites.<br />

10 x 8 24 pp. 2003<br />

978-0-8431-0238-3 $4.99 Ages 2-6 • First<br />

Fire Engines<br />

Books<br />

11 ◆<br />

Ages 2-6 • First Books


Ages 2-6 • First Books<br />

◆<br />

1<br />

Wee Sing & Learn<br />

WEE SING & LEARN 123<br />

Illustrated by Yudthana Pongmee<br />

Book only<br />

978-0-448-42589-4 2001 $3.49<br />

WEE SING & LEARN ABC<br />

Illustrated by Yudthana Pongee<br />

Book only<br />

978-0-448-42590-0 2001 $3.49<br />

WEE SING & LEARN COLORS<br />

Illustrated by Yudthana Pongmee<br />

Book only<br />

978-0-448-42591-7 2001 $3.49<br />

PAMeLA Conn beALL and SUSAn HAGen nIPP<br />

Wee Sing ® products teach new and classic children’s songs with a combination of words,<br />

music, whimsical line illustrations, and song-related activities.<br />

Wee Sing Book & CDS<br />

Illustrated by Nancy Spence Klein<br />

Cover illustration by Liisa Chauncy Guida<br />

THE BEST OF WEE SING<br />

978-0-8431-2184-1 2007 $9.99<br />

WEE SING AMERICA<br />

978-0-8431-1279-5 2005 $9.99<br />

WEE SING AND PLAY<br />

978-0-8431-2003-5 2006 $9.99<br />

WEE SING AND PRETEND<br />

978-0-8431-2099-8 2006 $9.99<br />

WEE SING ANIMALS,<br />

ANIMALS, ANIMALS<br />

978-0-8431-2034-9 2006 $9.99<br />

WEE SING AROUND THE WORLD<br />

978-0-8431-2005-9 2006 $9.99<br />

WEE SING BIBLE SONGS<br />

978-0-8431-1300-6 2005 $9.99<br />

WEE SING CHILDREN’S SONGS<br />

AND FINGERPLAYS<br />

978-0-8431-1362-4 2005 $9.99<br />

WEE SING DINOSAURS<br />

978-0-8431-2097-4 2006 $9.99<br />

WEE SING FOR BABY<br />

978-0-8431-1338-9 2005 $9.99<br />

WEE SING FOR CHRISTMAS<br />

978-0-8431-1580-2 2005 $9.99<br />

WEE SING FUN ’N’ FOLK<br />

978-0-8431-2098-1 2006 $9.99<br />

WEE SING GAMES, GAMES, GAMES<br />

978-0-8431-2035-6 2006 $9.99<br />

WEE SING FOR HALLOWEEN<br />

978-0-8431-1644-1 2006 $9.99<br />

WEE SING IN THE CAR<br />

978-0-8431-1339-6 2005 $9.99<br />

WEE SING MORE BIBLE SONGS<br />

978-0-8431-2100-1 2006 $9.99<br />

WEE SING MOTHER GOOSE<br />

978-0-8431-0485-1 2006 $9.99<br />

WEE SING NURSERY RHYMES<br />

AND LULLABIES<br />

978-0-8431-1360-0 2005 $9.99<br />

WEE SING SILLY SONGS<br />

978-0-8431-2004-2 2006 $9.99<br />

WEE SING SING-ALONGS<br />

978-0-8431-1361-7 2005 $9.99


TURkLe, bRInTon<br />

DEEP IN THE FOREST<br />

“A turnabout on the familiar story<br />

‘Goldilocks and the Three bears’....<br />

Pencil-and-wash pictures in shades of<br />

brown bring the forest and Goldilocks’<br />

family’s frontier cabin to life.’’<br />

—School Library JournalH<br />

Rec: AN, B, BL, C, CR, CS, H, K, R, SLJH, TE, W<br />

7 3/4 x 7 3/4 24 pp. 1992<br />

978-0-14-054745-0 $6.99<br />

See index for more titles by Brinton Turkle.<br />

WeLLInGTon, MonICA<br />

APPLE FARMER ANNIE<br />

“Apple Farmer Annie is the keeper of<br />

an orchard. In this cheerful book, Wellington<br />

follows Annie as she harvests<br />

her apples, makes cider and applesauce,<br />

and takes apples to market to sell…The<br />

recipes for applesauce, muffins, and cake<br />

make for extra fun.’’ —Booklist<br />

Rec: BL, SLJ<br />

8 x 10 32 pp. 2004<br />

978-0-14-240124-8 $5.99<br />

FIREFIGHTER FRANK<br />

“A good introduction to the subject,<br />

especially if a trip to the firehouse is imminent.’’<br />

—School Library Journal<br />

Rec: K, SLJ<br />

8 x 10 32 pp. 2004<br />

978-0-14-240188-0 $5.99<br />

ZINNIA’S FLOWER GARDEN<br />

“Wellington’s familiar gouache cartoons<br />

skillfully meld with photographs of flowers<br />

for a merry trek through every season<br />

of gardening…Wellington wraps up the<br />

tale with a page of tips for growing one’s<br />

own bouquets. A title that is rich in application<br />

and enjoyment.’’<br />

—School Library Journal<br />

Rec: K, SLJ<br />

8 x 9 1/2 32 pp. 2007<br />

978-0-14-240787-5 $5.99<br />

On Halloween Night<br />

WeSTCoTT,<br />

nADIne beRnARD<br />

PEANUT BUTTER AND JELLY<br />

A Play Rhyme<br />

“With the help of elephants and a baker,<br />

two children create a table-size sandwich<br />

from scratch....The rhythmic text is a<br />

traditional song; it is made all the more<br />

delightful with Westcott’s watercolor<br />

illustrations....A real treasure.’’<br />

—School Library JournalH<br />

Rec: BL, CR, PW, SLJH<br />

8 1/2 x 8 24 pp. 1992<br />

978-0-14-054852-5 $6.99<br />

WHeeLeR, CInDY<br />

SIMPLE SIGNS<br />

Children have a lot to say, whether<br />

through gestures, pictures, or words.<br />

American Sign Language incorporates<br />

all of these natural skills. With pictures,<br />

diagrams, and hints, Simple Signs<br />

introduces even the youngest child to<br />

twenty-eight signs that are easy to learn<br />

and fun to do!<br />

Rec: BL, SLJ<br />

8 7/8 x 7 1/8 32 pp. 1997<br />

978-0-14-055673-5 $6.99<br />

ZIeFeRT, HARRIeT<br />

ON HALLOWEEN NIGHT<br />

Illustrated by Renee Andriani<br />

emily is getting dressed for Halloween.<br />

What costume will she wear? A cumulative<br />

rhyme and charming pictures bring<br />

emily to life as she prepares for an<br />

evening that is sure to be creepy—and<br />

lots of fun.<br />

8 x 10 24 pp. 2001<br />

978-0-14-056820-2 $5.99<br />

See index for more titles by Harriet Ziefert.<br />

1 ◆<br />

Ages 2-6 • First Books


Ages 2-6 • First Books<br />

◆<br />

1<br />

CARLe, eRIC<br />

THE VERY BUSY SPIDER<br />

The World of eric Carle<br />

8 x 8 24 pp. 2006<br />

978-0-448-44421-5 $5.99<br />

HILL, eRIC<br />

SPOT BAKES A CAKE<br />

7 7/8 x 7 3/4 20 pp. 1997/2005<br />

978-0-14-055529-5 $6.99<br />

978-0-14-240329-7 (color) $6.99<br />

SPOT GOES TO A PARTY<br />

7 3/4 x 7 3/4 24 pp. 1997/2004<br />

978-0-14-240082-1 $6.99<br />

SPOT GOES TO SCHOOL<br />

7 7/8 x 7 3/4 22 pp. 1994/2004<br />

978-0-14-240167-5 $6.99<br />

SPOT VA A LA ESCUELA<br />

(Spot Goes to School)<br />

Spanish edition<br />

7 7/8 x 7 3/4 22 pp. 1998<br />

978-0-14-056411-2 $6.99<br />

SPOT GOES TO THE BEACH<br />

7 7/8 x 7 3/4 20 pp. 1995/2003<br />

978-0-14-250122-1 $6.99<br />

Lift-the-Flap Books<br />

Simple text and bright, cheerful art in an interactive hide-and-seek format<br />

teach the very youngest children basic concepts.<br />

SPOT GOES TO THE CIRCUS<br />

7 7/8 x 7 3/4 22 pp. 1994/2006<br />

978-0-14-240567-3 $6.99<br />

SPOT GOES TO THE FARM<br />

7 7/8 x 7 3/4 20 pp. 1998/2003<br />

978-0-14-250123-8 $6.99<br />

SPOT GOES TO THE PARK<br />

7 7/8 x 7 3/4 20 pp. 1996/2003<br />

978-0-14-250124-5 $6.99<br />

978-0-14-240329-7 (color) $6.99<br />

SPOT SLEEPS OVER<br />

7 7/8 x 7 5/8 22 pp. 1996/2004<br />

978-0-14-240168-2 $6.99<br />

SPOT VISITS HIS GRANDPARENTS<br />

8 1/2 x 8 1/4 32 pp. 1999/2005<br />

978-0-14-240360-0 $6.99<br />

SPOT’S BABY SISTER<br />

7 7/8 x 7 5/8 32 pp. 1995/2004<br />

978-0-14-240169-9 $6.99<br />

SPOT’S BIG LIFT-THE-FLAP BOOK<br />

10 1/8 x 11 3/4 24 pp. 2004<br />

978-0-14-240083-8 $8.99<br />

SPOT’S BIRTHDAY PARTY<br />

7 7/8 x 7 5/8 20 pp. 1999/2003<br />

978-0-14-250125-2 $6.99<br />

SPOT’S FIRST CHRISTMAS<br />

7 7/8 x 7 5/8 20 pp. 1998/2004<br />

978-0-14-240202-3 $6.99<br />

SPOT’S FIRST EASTER<br />

7 7/8 x 7 3/4 20 pp. 1995/2004<br />

978-0-14-240084-5 $6.99<br />

SPOT’S FIRST WALK<br />

7 7/8 x 7 3/4 16 pp. 1994/2004<br />

978-0-14-240085-2 $6.99<br />

SPOT’S WALK IN THE WOODS<br />

A Rebus Lift-the-Flap book<br />

8 5/8 x 9 1/2 16 pp. 1997/2004<br />

978-0-14-240170-5 $6.99<br />

WHERE’S SPOT?<br />

7 7/8 x 7 5/8 22 pp. 1994/2003<br />

978-0-14-250126-9 $6.99<br />

¿DONDE ESTA SPOT?<br />

(Where’s Spot)<br />

Spanish edition<br />

7 1/2 x 7 1/2 20 pp. 1996<br />

978-0-14-055776-3 $6.99<br />

WHO’S THERE, SPOT?<br />

7 7/8 x 7 5/8 22 pp. 2007<br />

978-0-14-240864-3 $6.99<br />

HoLUb, JoAn<br />

APPLES AND HONEY<br />

A Rosh Hashana Lift-the-Flap book<br />

Illustrated by Cary Pillo-Lassen<br />

7 7/8 x 7 3/4 16 pp. 2003<br />

978-0-14-250136-8 $6.99<br />

COMPANY’S COMING!<br />

A Passover Lift-the-Flap book<br />

Illustrated by Renee Andriani-Williams<br />

7 7/8 x 7 3/4 16 pp. 2002<br />

978-0-14-230062-6 $6.99<br />

DRAGON DANCE<br />

A Chinese new Year Lift-the-Flap book<br />

Illustrated by Benri Huang<br />

7 7/8 x 7 3/4 16 pp. 2003<br />

978-0-14-240000-5 $6.99<br />

HOORAY FOR ST. PATRICK’S DAY<br />

A St. Patrick’s Day Lift-the-Flap book<br />

Illustrated by Paul Meisel<br />

7 7/8 x 7 3/4 16 pp. 2002<br />

978-0-14-230061-9 $6.99<br />

LIGHT THE CANDLES<br />

A Hanukkah Lift-the-Flap book<br />

Illustrated by Lynne Cravath<br />

7 7/8 x 7 3/4 20 pp. 1997<br />

978-0-14-056757-1 $6.99


InkPen, MICk<br />

EVERYONE HIDE FROM<br />

WIBBLY PIG<br />

Rec: SLJ<br />

9 1/4 x 9 1/2 20 pp. 2004<br />

978-0-14-056717-5 $6.99<br />

kIRk, DAVID<br />

ABC<br />

A Miss Spider Concept book<br />

8 x 8 16 pp. 2006<br />

978-0-448-44311-9 $6.99<br />

1 2 3<br />

A Miss Spider Concept book<br />

8 x 8 16 pp. 2006<br />

978-0-448-44338-6 $6.99<br />

MASUReL, CLAIRe<br />

EMILY’S DANCE CLASS<br />

Illustrated by Susan Calitri<br />

7 1/2 x 7 1/2 16 pp. 2001<br />

978-0-14-056758-8 $6.99<br />

EMILY’S VALENTINE PARTY<br />

Illustrated by Susan Calitri<br />

7 1/2 x 7 1/2 16 pp. 1999<br />

978-0-14-056452-5 $6.99<br />

HAPPY THANKSGIVING, EMILY!<br />

Illustrated by Susan Calitri<br />

7 1/2 x 7 1/2 16 pp. 2004<br />

978-0-14-240201-6 $6.99<br />

MERRY CHRISTMAS, EMILY!<br />

Illustrated by Susan Calitri<br />

7 1/2 x 7 1/2 16 pp. 2002<br />

978-0-14-230198-2 $6.99<br />

TWIneM, neeCY<br />

PEEK AT A POND<br />

8 x 8 24 pp. 1999<br />

978-0-448-41953-4 $6.99<br />

ZIeFeRT, HARRIeT<br />

BROTHERS ARE FOR<br />

MAKING MUD PIES<br />

Illustrated by Chris Demarest<br />

7 1/2 x 7 1/2 16 pp. 2001<br />

978-0-14-056849-3 $6.99<br />

DADDIES ARE FOR<br />

CATCHING FIREFLIES<br />

Illustrated by Cynthia Jabar<br />

7 1/2 x 7 1/2 16 pp. 1999<br />

978-0-14-056553-9 $6.99<br />

GRANDMAS ARE FOR<br />

GIVING TICKLES<br />

Illustrated by Jennifer Plecas<br />

7 1/2 x 7 1/2 16 pp. 2000<br />

978-0-14-056718-2 $6.99<br />

GRANDPAS ARE FOR<br />

FINDING WORMS<br />

Illustrated by Jennifer Plecas<br />

7 1/2 x 7 1/2 16 pp. 2000<br />

978-0-14-056719-9 $6.99<br />

MOMMIES ARE FOR<br />

COUNTING STARS<br />

Illustrated by Cynthia Jabar<br />

7 1/2 x 7 1/2 16 pp. 1999<br />

978-0-14-056552-2 $6.99<br />

SISTERS ARE FOR MAKING<br />

SAND CASTLES<br />

Illustrated by Chris Demarest<br />

7 1/2 x 7 1/2 16 pp. 2001<br />

978-0-14-056850-9 $6.99<br />

See index for other titles by these authors/illustrators.<br />

1 ◆<br />

Ages 2-6 • First Books


Ages 2-6 • First Books<br />

◆<br />

1<br />

AnASTASIo, DInA<br />

JOY TO THE WORLD!<br />

The Story of Christmas<br />

Illustrated by Bettina Paterson<br />

8 x 8 32 pp. 1992<br />

978-0-448-40479-0 $3.99<br />

PIRATES<br />

Illustrated by Donald Cook<br />

8 x 8 32 pp. 1997<br />

978-0-448-41494-2 $3.99<br />

ASHRoSe, CARA<br />

THE VERY FIRST AMERICANS<br />

Illustrated by Bryna Waldman<br />

8 x 8 32 pp. 1993<br />

978-0-448-40168-3 $3.99<br />

bADeR, bonnIe<br />

MAX’S 4 QUESTIONS<br />

Illustrated by Bryan Hendrix<br />

8 x 8 24 pp. 2006<br />

978-0-448-44121-4 $4.99<br />

8" x 8" Books<br />

Favorite characters and authors delight young readers in an 8 x 8 format.<br />

bRYAnT, MeGAn e.<br />

CHOO CHOO CHARLIE<br />

SAVES THE CARNIVAL<br />

8 x 8 32 pp. 2004<br />

978-0-448-43513-8 $3.49<br />

CHILD, LAURen<br />

BOO! MADE YOU JUMP! ❖<br />

A Charlie and Lola book<br />

Based on the characters created by<br />

Lauren Child<br />

8 x 8 24 pp. 2007<br />

978-0-448-44696-7 $3.99<br />

ConRAD, LYnn<br />

ALL ABOARD TRUCKS<br />

Illustrated by Richard Courtney<br />

8 x 8 32 pp. 1989<br />

978-0-448-19094-5 $3.99<br />

DALY, CATHeRIne<br />

BUGS, BUGS, BUGS<br />

Illustrated by Jerry Smath<br />

8 x 8 32 pp. 2000<br />

978-0-448-42189-6 $3.99<br />

DALY-WeIR, CATHeRIne<br />

ALL ABOARD CARS<br />

Illustrated by Richard Courtney<br />

8 x 8 32 pp. 1996<br />

978-0-448-41102-6 $3.99<br />

DADDY AND ME<br />

Photographs by Elizabeth Hathon<br />

8 x 8 32 pp. 1999<br />

978-0-448-41964-0 $3.49<br />

DePAoLA, ToMIe<br />

T-BALL TROUBLE<br />

A barker Twins book<br />

8 x 8 32 pp. 2004<br />

978-0-448-43483-4 $3.99<br />

TOMIE DEPAOLA’S MORE<br />

MOTHER GOOSE FAVORITES<br />

8 x 8 32 pp. 2007<br />

978-0-448-44494-9 $3.99<br />

TOMIE DEPAOLA’S<br />

MOTHER GOOSE FAVORITES<br />

8 x 8 32 pp. 2000<br />

978-0-448-42155-1 $3.99<br />

DICk AnD JAne<br />

HIDE-AND-SEEK<br />

By Kristin Ostby<br />

Illustrated by Larry Ruppert<br />

8 x 8 24 pp. 2007<br />

978-0-448-44467-3 $3.99<br />

PLAY BALL<br />

By Bonnie Bader<br />

Illustrated by Larry Ruppert<br />

8 x 8 24 pp. 2007<br />

978-0-448-44466-6 $3.99


DRISCoLL, LAURA<br />

ALL ABOUT DOGS AND PUPPIES<br />

Photographs by Elizabeth Hathon<br />

8 x 8 32pp. 1998<br />

978-0-448-41841-4 $3.99<br />

HORSES<br />

Photographs by Harold Roth<br />

8 x 8 32pp. 1997<br />

978-0-448-41735-6 $3.99<br />

DUSSLInG, JennIFeR<br />

CONSTRUCTION TRUCKS<br />

Illustrated by Courtney<br />

8 x 8 32 pp. 1998<br />

978-0-448-41885-8 $3.99<br />

eVAnS, FRAnk<br />

ALL ABOARD AIRPLANES<br />

Illustrated by George Guzzi<br />

8 x 8 32 pp. 1994<br />

978-0-448-40214-7 $3.99<br />

FLACk, MARJoRIe AnD<br />

kURT WIeSe<br />

THE STORY ABOUT PING<br />

8 x 8 32 pp. 2000<br />

978-0-448-42165-0 $3.99<br />

Little Toot<br />

FReeMAn, Don<br />

CORDUROY’S BEST<br />

HALLOWEEN EVER!<br />

Illustrated by Lisa McCue<br />

8 x 8 32pp. 2001<br />

978-0-448-42499-6 $3.99<br />

CORDUROY’S CHRISTMAS<br />

SURPRISE<br />

Illustrated by Lisa McCue<br />

8 x 8 32 pp. 2000<br />

978-0-448-42191-9 $3.99<br />

CORDUROY’S EASTER PARTY<br />

Illustrated by Lisa McCue<br />

8 x 8 32 pp. 2000<br />

978-0-448-42154-4 $3.99<br />

FULLeR, bob<br />

MEET THE KIDS OF<br />

PADDYWHACK LANE<br />

8 x 8 24 pp. 2007<br />

978-0-448-44508-3 $3.99<br />

TEA FOR TWO<br />

8 x 8<br />

A Story About Sharing<br />

24 pp. 2007<br />

978-0-448-44509-0 $3.99<br />

GRAMATkY, HARDIe<br />

LITTLE TOOT<br />

The Classic Abridged edition<br />

Full-color illustrations by Mark Burgess<br />

8 x 8 32 pp. 2000<br />

978-0-448-42297-8 $3.99<br />

GRoSS, JUDITH<br />

CELEBRATE<br />

A book of Jewish Holidays<br />

Illustrated by Bari Weissman<br />

8 x 8 32 pp. 2005<br />

978-0-448-44300-3 $3.99<br />

HARDInG, MARY<br />

ALL ABOARD TRAINS<br />

Illustrated by Richard Courtney<br />

8 x 8 32 pp. 1989<br />

978-0-448-19111-9 $3.99<br />

HARRIS, AnnMARIe<br />

COUNTDOWN TO EASTER<br />

Illustrated by Claudine Gévry<br />

8 x 8 24 pp. 2004<br />

978-0-8431-0757-9 $3.99<br />

COUNTDOWN TO<br />

THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL<br />

Illustrated by Keiko Motoyama<br />

8 x 8 24 pp. 2003<br />

978-0-8431-0463-9 $3.99<br />

COUNTDOWN TO HALLOWEEN<br />

Illustrated by Margeaux Lucas<br />

8 x 8 24 pp. 2003<br />

978-0-8431-0462-2 $3.99<br />

HeLLeR, RUTH<br />

HOW TO HIDE A BUTTERFLY<br />

& other Insects<br />

8 x 8 32 pp. 1992<br />

978-0-448-40477-6 $3.99<br />

HOW TO HIDE A CROCODILE<br />

8 x 8<br />

& other Reptiles<br />

32 pp. 1994<br />

978-0-448-40215-4 $3.99<br />

HOW TO HIDE A MEADOW FROG<br />

8 x 8<br />

& other Amphibians<br />

32 pp. 1995<br />

978-0-448-40965-8 $3.99<br />

HOW TO HIDE AN OCTOPUS<br />

8 x 8<br />

& other Sea Creatures<br />

32 pp. 1992<br />

978-0-448-40478-3 $3.99<br />

HeRMAn, GAIL<br />

SAM’S FIRST LIBRARY CARD<br />

Illustrated by Tamara Petrosino<br />

8 x 8 32 pp. 1992<br />

978-0-448-43170-3 $3.99<br />

1 ◆<br />

Ages 2-6 • First Books


Ages 2-6 • First Books<br />

◆<br />

1<br />

HoLAbIRD, kATHARIne<br />

AngeLinA BALLeRinA<br />

ALL DANCERS ON DECK<br />

Illustrated by Helen Craig<br />

8 x 8 32 pp. 2006<br />

978-0-448-44388-1 $3.99<br />

ANGELINA AND THE BUTTERFLY<br />

Illustrated by Helen Craig<br />

8 x 8 24 pp. 2006<br />

978-0-448-44015-6 $3.99<br />

ANGELINA AND THE RAG DOLL<br />

Illustrated by Helen Craig<br />

8 x 8 24 pp. 2006<br />

978-0-448-44331-7 $3.99<br />

ANGELINA IN THE WINGS<br />

Illustrated by Helen Craig<br />

8 x 8 24 pp. 2006<br />

978-0-448-44471-0 $3.99<br />

ANGELINA’S BALLET CLASS<br />

Illustrated by Helen Craig<br />

Rec: PW<br />

8 x 8 24 pp. 2006<br />

978-0-448-44013-2 $5.99<br />

ANGELINA’S LUCKY PENNY<br />

Illustrated by Helen Craig<br />

8 x 8 24 pp. 2006<br />

978-0-448-44449-9 $3.99<br />

THE COSTUME BALL<br />

Illustrated by Helen Craig<br />

8 x 8 24 pp. 2006<br />

978-0-448-42466-8 $3.99<br />

A DANCE OF FRIENDSHIP<br />

Illustrated by Helen Craig<br />

8 x 8 24 pp. 2006<br />

978-0-448-44115-3 $3.99<br />

MISS LILLY IS LEAVING<br />

Illustrated by Helen Craig<br />

8 x 8 24 pp. 2006<br />

978-0-448-44473-4 $3.99<br />

MOUSE OF THE YEAR<br />

Illustrated by Helen Craig<br />

8 x 8 24 pp. 2006<br />

978-0-448-44474-1 $3.99<br />

THE ROSE FAIRY PRINCESS<br />

Illustrated by Helen Craig<br />

8 x 8 24 pp. 2006<br />

978-0-448-44465-9 $3.99<br />

THE SILVER LOCKET<br />

Illustrated by Helen Craig<br />

8 x 8 24 pp. 2006<br />

978-0-448-44472-7 $3.99<br />

TWO MICE IN A BOAT<br />

Illustrated by Helen Craig<br />

8 x 8 24 pp. 2006<br />

978-0-448-44450-5 $3.99<br />

HUeLIn, JoDI<br />

COUNTDOWN TO THANKSGIVING<br />

Illustrated by Keiko Motoyama<br />

8 x 8 24 pp. 2002<br />

978-0-8431-4880-0 $3.99<br />

COUNTDOWN TO<br />

VALENTINE’S DAY<br />

Illustrated by Steve Haskamp<br />

8 x 8 24 pp. 2002<br />

978-0-8431-4882-4 $3.99<br />

kIRk, DAVID<br />

MiSS SpiDeR BookS<br />

ALL PUPA’ED OUT<br />

8 x 8 32 pp. 2005<br />

978-0-448-43802-3 $5.99<br />

BUG YOUR MOM DAY<br />

8 x 8 24 pp. 2006<br />

978-0-448-44269-3 $5.99<br />

HAPPY HEARTWOOD DAY<br />

8 x 8 24 pp. 2005<br />

978-0-448-43975-4 $3.99<br />

SING IT, SISTER!<br />

8 x 8 32 pp. 2005<br />

978-0-448-43974-7 $3.99<br />

kRULIk, nAnCY e.<br />

NO MATZOH FOR ME!<br />

Illustrated by Bryan Hendrix<br />

8 x 8 32 pp. 2003<br />

978-0-448-43119-2 $3.49<br />

LeAF, MUnRo<br />

THE STORY OF FERDINAND<br />

Illustrated by Robert Lawson<br />

8 x 8 32 pp. 2000<br />

978-0-448-42190-2 $3.99<br />

LeWISon, WenDY<br />

CHeYeTTe<br />

F IS FOR FLAG<br />

Illustrated by Barbara Duke<br />

8 x 8 32 pp. 2002<br />

978-0-448-42838-3 $3.99<br />

I WEAR MY TUTU EVERYWHERE!<br />

Illustrated by Mary Morgan<br />

8 x 8 32 pp. 1996<br />

978-0-448-40877-4 $3.99<br />

L IS FOR LIBERTY<br />

Illustrated by Laura Freeman Hines<br />

8 x 8 32 pp. 2003<br />

978-0-448-43228-1 $3.99<br />

A TRIP TO THE FIREHOUSE<br />

Photographs by Elizabeth Hathon<br />

8 x 8 32 pp. 1998<br />

978-0-448-41740-0 $3.99<br />

LonDon, JonATHAn<br />

FROGGY BAKES A CAKE<br />

Illustrated by Frank Remkiewicz<br />

8 x 8 32 pp. 2000<br />

978-0-448-42153-7 $3.99


MARSHALL, JAMeS<br />

THE THREE LITTLE PIGS<br />

8 x 8 32 pp. 2000<br />

978-0-448-42288-6 $3.99<br />

MASUReL, CLAIRe<br />

EMILY IS A FLOWER GIRL<br />

Illustrated by Susan Calitri<br />

8 x 8 32 pp. 2003<br />

978-0-448-43127-7 $3.99<br />

HAPPY HALLOWEEN, EMILY!<br />

Illustrated by Susan Calitri<br />

8 x 8 32 pp. 2002<br />

978-0-448-42691-4 $3.99<br />

MooRe, CLeMenT C.<br />

THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS<br />

Illustrated by Jean Hirashima<br />

8 x 8 32 pp. 1993<br />

978-0-448-40482-0 $3.99<br />

MoRRIS, Ann<br />

LITTLE BALLERINAS<br />

Photographs by Nancy Sheehan<br />

8 x 8 32 pp. 1997<br />

978-0-448-41607-6 $3.99<br />

MUnTeAn, MICHAeLA<br />

THE LITTLE ENGINE THAT COULD<br />

& THE BIG CHASE<br />

Illustrated by Florence Graham<br />

8 x 8 32 pp. 1988<br />

978-0-448-19095-2 $3.49<br />

neYe, eMILY<br />

ALL ABOUT CATS AND KITTENS<br />

Photographs by Elizabeth Hathon<br />

8 x 8 32 pp. 1999<br />

978-0-448-42082-0 $3.99<br />

PenneR, LUCILLe ReCHT<br />

COWBOYS<br />

Illustrated by Ben Carter<br />

8 x 8 32 pp. 1996<br />

978-0-448-40947-4 $3.99<br />

PeTACH, HeIDI<br />

WEE THREE PIGS<br />

8 x 8 32 pp. 2002<br />

978-0-448-42528-3 $3.99<br />

PIPeR, WATTY<br />

THE EASY-TO-READ<br />

LITTLE ENGINE THAT COULD<br />

Adapted by Walter Retan<br />

Illustrated by Mateu<br />

8 x 8 32 pp. 1986<br />

978-0-448-19078-5 $3.99<br />

THE LITTLE ENGINE THAT COULD<br />

ABC TIME<br />

Illustrated by Cristina Ong<br />

8 x 8 32 pp. 2000<br />

978-0-448-42166-7 $3.99<br />

THE LITTLE ENGINE THAT COULD<br />

AND THE FIRE RESCUE<br />

Illustrated by Cristina Ong<br />

8 x 8 32 pp. 2003<br />

978-0-448-43279-3 $3.49<br />

THE LITTLE ENGINE THAT<br />

COULD AND THE SNOWY,<br />

BLOWY CHRISTMAS<br />

Illustrated by Cristina Ong<br />

8 x 8 32 pp. 1998<br />

978-0-448-41850-6 $3.99<br />

THE LITTLE ENGINE THAT COULD<br />

GETS A CHECKUP<br />

Illustrated by Mateau<br />

8 x 8 32 pp. 2003<br />

978-0-448-43179-6 $3.49<br />

THE LITTLE ENGINE THAT COULD<br />

GOES ON A CLASS TRIP<br />

Illustrated by Joseph Cardona<br />

8 x 8 32 pp. 2003<br />

978-0-448-43180-2 $3.49<br />

THE LITTLE ENGINE THAT<br />

COULD SAVES THE THANKSGIVING<br />

DAY PARADE<br />

Illustrated by Cristina Ong<br />

8 x 8 32 pp. 2002<br />

978-0-448-42861-1 $3.49<br />

THE LITTLE ENGINE THAT COULD’S<br />

VALENTINE’S DAY SURPRISE<br />

Illustrated by Cristina Ong<br />

8 x 8 32 pp. 2003<br />

978-0-448-43280-9 $3.99<br />

PoTTeR, beATRIX<br />

THE TALE OF PETER RABBIT<br />

8 x 8 32 pp. 2004<br />

978-0-448-43521-3 $3.99<br />

PUPPY SCoobY-Doo<br />

EASTER SHOWERS<br />

A Puppy Scooby-Doo book<br />

By June Eding<br />

Illustrated by Manhar Chauhan<br />

8 x 8 32 pp. 2007<br />

978-0-448-44485-7 $3.99<br />

LOVE YOUR PUP<br />

By Siobhan Ciminera<br />

Illustrated by Keith Faulkner<br />

8 x 8 24 pp. 2007<br />

978-0-448-44551-9 $5.99<br />

1 ◆<br />

Ages 2-6 • First Books


Ages 2-6 • First Books<br />

◆<br />

RoTH, SUSAn L.<br />

HANUKKAH, OH HANUKKAH<br />

Rec: BL, H, K, SLJ<br />

8 x 8 24 pp. 2006<br />

978-0-14-240701-1 $5.99<br />

SeReno, PAUL C.<br />

HOW TOUGH WAS A<br />

TYRANNOSAURUS?<br />

More Fascinating Facts<br />

About Dinosaurs<br />

Illustrated by Richard Courtney<br />

8 x 8 32 pp. 1989<br />

978-0-448-19116-4 $3.99<br />

SLATeR, TeDDY<br />

ALL ABOARD FIRE TRUCKS<br />

Illustrated by Tom LaPadula<br />

8 x 8 32 pp. 1991<br />

978-0-448-34360-0 $3.99<br />

0<br />

STRAWbeRRY SHoRTCAke<br />

BE MY VALENTINE!<br />

8 x 8 32 pp. 2004<br />

978-0-448-43641-8 $3.99<br />

THE BERRYLICIOUS BAKE-OFF<br />

A Scratch-and-Sniff Story<br />

8 x 8 32 pp. 2003<br />

978-0-448-43186-4 $4.99<br />

THE HALLOWEEN PLAY<br />

8 x 8 32 pp. 2005<br />

978-0-448-43910-5 $3.99<br />

LET’S GO APPLE PICKING! ❖<br />

8 x 8 24 pp. 2007<br />

978-0-448-44668-4 $3.99<br />

MEET BLUEBERRY MUFFIN<br />

8 x 8 32 pp. 2004<br />

978-0-448-43570-1 $3.99<br />

MEET RAINBOW SHERBET<br />

8 x 8 32 pp. 2005<br />

978-0-448-43826-9 $3.99<br />

MEET STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE<br />

8 x 8 32 pp. 2003<br />

978-0-448-43132-1<br />

CONOCE A STRAWBERRY<br />

SHORTCAKE<br />

(Meet Strawberry Shortcake)<br />

Spanish Edition<br />

8 x 8 32 pp. 2005<br />

978-0-448-43958-7 $3.99<br />

SPRING FOR STRAWBERRY<br />

SHORTCAKE<br />

8 x 8 32 pp. 2004<br />

978-0-448-43373-8 $3.99<br />

STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE AND<br />

THE FRIENDSHIP PARTY<br />

8 x 8 24 pp. 2003<br />

978-0-448-43222-9 $4.99<br />

STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE<br />

AT THE BEACH<br />

8 x 8 32 pp. 2003<br />

978-0-448-43187-1 $3.99<br />

STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE<br />

GOES TO SCHOOL<br />

8 x 8 24 pp. 2003<br />

978-0-448-43188-8 $3.99<br />

STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE’S<br />

SEABERRY MYSTERY<br />

8 x 8 32 pp. 2005<br />

978-0-448-43639-5 $3.99<br />

STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE’S<br />

WORLD OF FRIENDS<br />

8 x 8 32 pp. 2006<br />

978-0-448-44101-6 $4.99<br />

THE SWEET TREATS CARNIVAL<br />

8 x 8 16 pp. 2007<br />

978-0-448-44456-7 $4.99<br />

SUTHeRLAnD, MARGAReT<br />

THANKSGIVING IS FOR<br />

GIVING THANKS<br />

Illustrated by Sonja Lamut<br />

8 x 8 24 pp. 2000<br />

978-0-448-42286-2 $3.99<br />

VALENTINES ARE FOR SAYING<br />

I LOVE YOU ❖<br />

Illustrated by Amy Wummer<br />

8 x 8 24 pp. 2007<br />

978-0-448-44702-5 $3.99<br />

Wee SInG<br />

WEE SING & LEARN 123<br />

Illustrated by Yudthana Pongmee<br />

8 x 8 32 pp. 2001<br />

978-0-448-42589-4 $3.49<br />

WEE SING & LEARN ABC<br />

Illustrated by Yudthana Pongee<br />

8 x 8 32 pp. 2001<br />

978-0-448-42590-0 $3.49<br />

WEE SING & LEARN COLORS<br />

Illustrated by Yudthana Pongmee<br />

8 x 8 32 pp. 2001<br />

978-0-448-42591-7 $3.49<br />

WeLLS, RoSeMARY<br />

RUBY’S FALLING LEAVES ❖<br />

A Max & Ruby book<br />

Based on the characters created<br />

by Rosemary Wells<br />

8 x 8 24 pp. 2007<br />

978-0-448-44686-8 $3.99


WILLIAMS, HARLAnD<br />

THE KID WITH TOO<br />

MANY NIGHTMARES<br />

8 x 8 32 pp. 2006<br />

978-0-448-44365-2 $3.99<br />

WILLIAMS, MARGeRY<br />

THE VELVETEEN RABBIT<br />

Illustrated by Florence Graham<br />

8 x 8 32 pp. 1987<br />

978-0-448-19083-9 $3.99<br />

WILSon, LYnn<br />

BABY WHALE<br />

Illustrated by Jean Cassels<br />

8 x 8 32 pp. 1991<br />

978-0-448-40072-3 $3.99<br />

SHARKS!<br />

Illustrated by Courtney<br />

8 x 8 32 pp. 1992<br />

978-0-448-40300-7 $3.99<br />

WHAT’S OUT THERE?<br />

A book About Space<br />

Illustrated by Paige Billin-Frye<br />

8 x 8 32 pp. 1993<br />

978-0-448-40517-9 $3.99<br />

WInG, nATASHA<br />

THE NIGHT BEFORE EASTER<br />

Illustrated by Kathy Couri<br />

8 x 8 32 pp. 1999<br />

978-0-448-41873-5 $3.99<br />

THE NIGHT BEFORE<br />

FIRST GRADE<br />

Illustrated by Deborah Zemke<br />

8 x 8 32 pp. 2005<br />

978-0-448-43747-7 $3.99<br />

THE NIGHT BEFORE<br />

HALLOWEEN<br />

Illustrated by Cynthia Fisher<br />

8 x 8 32 pp. 1999<br />

978-0-448-41965-7 $3.99<br />

THE NIGHT BEFORE<br />

KINDERGARTEN<br />

Illustrated by Julie Durrell<br />

8 x 8 32 pp. 2001<br />

978-0-448-42500-9 $3.99<br />

THE NIGHT BEFORE THE NIGHT<br />

BEFORE CHRISTMAS<br />

Illustrated by Mike Lester<br />

8 x 8 32 pp. 2002<br />

978-0-448-42872-7 $3.99<br />

THE NIGHT BEFORE<br />

THE 100th DAY OF SCHOOL<br />

Illustrated by Mindy Pierce<br />

8 x 8 32 pp. 2005<br />

978-0-448-43923-5 $3.99<br />

THE NIGHT BEFORE<br />

SUMMER CAMP<br />

Illustrated by Mindy Pierce<br />

8 x 8 32 pp. 2007<br />

978-0-448-44639-4 $3.99<br />

THE NIGHT BEFORE<br />

SUMMER VACATION<br />

Illustrated by Julie Durrell<br />

8 x 8 32 pp. 2002<br />

978-0-448-42830-7 $3.99<br />

THE NIGHT BEFORE<br />

THANKSGIVING<br />

Illustrated by Tammie Lyon<br />

8 x 8 32 pp. 2001<br />

978-0-448-42529-0 $3.99<br />

THE NIGHT BEFORE<br />

THE TOOTH FAIRY<br />

Illustrated by Barbara Johansen Newman<br />

8 x 8 32 pp. 2003<br />

978-0-448-43252-6 $3.99<br />

THE NIGHT BEFORE<br />

VALENTINE’S DAY<br />

Illustrated by Heidi Petach<br />

8 x 8 32 pp. 2000<br />

978-0-448-42188-9 $3.99<br />

ZAkARIn, DebRA MoSToW<br />

COUNTDOWN TO<br />

GRANDMA’S HOUSE<br />

Illustrated by Stacy Peterson<br />

8 x 8 32 pp. 2002<br />

978-0-448-42813-0 $3.99<br />

See index for other titles by these authors/illustrators.<br />

For a complete listing of Spanish Language books see page 267.<br />

1 ◆<br />

Ages 2-6 • First Books


Ages 3-8 • Picture Books Books◆ AARDeMA, VeRnA<br />

BRINGING THE RAIN TO<br />

KAPITI PLAIN<br />

A nandi Tale<br />

Illustrated by Beatriz Vidal<br />

The story of how ki-pat ingeniously<br />

brings rain to the arid kapiti Plain. “Cumulative<br />

rhyming tale with the rhythm<br />

and repetition of The House that Jack<br />

built....Illustrations are stylized, simple,<br />

and dramatic.’’ —School Library Journal<br />

Rec: BL, H, IN, NC, NYT, RB, SLJ, T, TE<br />

10 5/8 x 8 3/8 32 pp. 1983<br />

978-0-14-054616-3 $7.99<br />

RABBIT MAKES A MONKEY<br />

OF LION<br />

A Swahili Tale<br />

Illustrated by Jerry Pinkney<br />

keeping her tummy full of honey is what<br />

Rabbit has in mind. but Lion protests.<br />

That honey comes from his calabash<br />

tree. “Pinkney’s expressive lines and<br />

warm watercolors evoke an east African<br />

landscape...they aptly reflect the story’s<br />

humor....Aardema’s retelling moves nicely,<br />

with a comfortable mix of description,<br />

colloquial explanations, and dialogue.”<br />

—Kirkus<br />

Rec: BL, C, CE, CR, E, H, K, NC, NYT, PW, SLJH, TE<br />

8 7/16 x 10 1/2 32 pp. 1993<br />

978-0-14-054593-7 $5.99<br />

See index for more titles by Jerry Pinkney.<br />

PICTURe bookS<br />

S<br />

WHO’S IN RABBIT’S HOUSE?<br />

A Masai Tale<br />

Illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon<br />

Dramatic full-color illustrations tell this<br />

lively story of Rabbit and her mysterious<br />

houseguest. A skillfully told, hilarious<br />

companion to Why Mosquitoes buzz<br />

in People’s ears. “The Dillons’ rich<br />

design...is...vibrant; it’s another eye feast<br />

from these prizewinners.” —BooklistH<br />

Rec: AN, BLH, K, PW, RB, SLJH<br />

8 1/2 x 10 1/2 32 pp. 1979<br />

978-0-14-054724-5 $6.99<br />

WHY MOSQUITOES BUZZ<br />

IN PEOPLE’S EARS<br />

Illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon<br />

Mosquito tells a story that causes a<br />

jungle disaster. “elegance has become<br />

the Dillons’ hallmark....Matching the<br />

art is Aardema’s uniquely onomatopoeic<br />

text....An impressive showpiece.’’<br />

—BooklistH<br />

Rec: AN, BLH, C, CE, CLJ, CR, CS, E, H, HG, IN, K, LC, NYT, PW,<br />

R, RB, SLJH, T, TE, TK<br />

Caldecott Medal<br />

9 3/4 x 10 32 pp. 1978<br />

978-0-14-054905-8 $7.99<br />

See index for more titles by Leo and Diane Dillon.<br />

AHLbeRG, JAneT & ALLAn<br />

STARTING SCHOOL<br />

“The first four months of school for<br />

eight first graders are chronicled in<br />

wonderful watercolor detail.... Perfect<br />

for sharing in laps or small groups, [the<br />

pictures] show a multi-racial class of children<br />

getting used to things on ‘The First<br />

Day.’ This school is a friendly place.”<br />

—School Library Journal<br />

Rec: K, SLJ<br />

9 x 8 32 pp. 1990<br />

978-0-14-050843-7 $6.99<br />

See index for more titles by Janet and Allan Ahlberg.<br />

ALCoTT, LoUISA MAY<br />

LITTLE WOMEN<br />

Adapted by Janet Allison Brown<br />

Illustrated by Dinah Dryhurst<br />

With beautiful full-color illustrations<br />

and adapted text, this book offers young<br />

readers an introduction to a timeless<br />

classic.<br />

Storytime Classic<br />

8 x 10 32 pp. 2001<br />

978-0-14-131202-6 $5.99<br />

ALeXAnDeR, LLoYD<br />

THE FORTUNE-TELLERS<br />

Illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman<br />

This original folktale set in Cameroon is<br />

full of adventure and sly humor. Lloyd<br />

Alexander’s story of a young man visiting—and<br />

then becoming—the village<br />

fortune-teller is brought to vibrant life<br />

with some of Caldecott Medalist Trina<br />

Schart Hyman’s most memorable artwork.<br />

“A funny, playful story that evokes<br />

the irony of the human condition.”<br />

—BooklistH<br />

Rec: AN, BG, BLH, CH, HH, KH, NC, NYT, PWH, SLJH, TE<br />

11 1/8 x 8 3/4 32 pp. 1997<br />

978-0-14-056233-0 $6.99<br />

See index for more titles by Trina Schart Hyman.<br />

HOW THE CAT<br />

SWALLOWED THUNDER<br />

Illustrated by Judy Schachner<br />

“When the Cat spends a day fishing<br />

around in Mother Holly’s house instead<br />

of cleaning it up according to her instructions,<br />

he stumbles onto all kinds of<br />

trouble...Children will enjoy this book<br />

when read aloud as much as they will<br />

when they curl up with it on their own.”<br />

—School Library Journal<br />

Rec: BL, C, K, PW, SLJ<br />

9 x 11 3/4 40 pp. 2003<br />

978-0-14-250003-3 $6.99<br />

See index for more titles by Lloyd Alexander.<br />

See index for more titles by Judy Schachner.


ALLen, DebbIe<br />

BROTHERS OF THE NIGHT<br />

Illustrated by Kadir Nelson<br />

“The Twelve Dancing Princesses have<br />

nothin’ on the 12 sons of Reverend<br />

knight, a Harlem preacher…Successfully<br />

capturing the energy of the swirling,<br />

twirling nighttime revelers, first-time<br />

children’s book artist nelson’s sepiatoned<br />

illustrations possess the precision<br />

of line accorded to pen-and-inks, filled<br />

out with a full palette of oil paints…A<br />

funky, fresh adaptation.”<br />

—Publishers Weekly<br />

Rec: K, PW, SLJ<br />

8 1/2 x 11 40 pp. 2001<br />

978-0-14-230016-9 $6.99<br />

DANCING IN THE WINGS<br />

Illustrated by Kadir Nelson<br />

“This charming picture book focuses on<br />

the world of ballet classes, and children’s<br />

cruelty toward those who are different.<br />

Sassy loves to dance but she is tall,<br />

gangly, and has really big feet. Her desire<br />

to perform is her strongest asset…The<br />

story is sure to build self-esteem in those<br />

readers who can empathize with Sassy<br />

and they’ll cheer when she takes center<br />

stage in a dance festival in the nation’s<br />

capital…A great read-aloud.”<br />

—School Library Journal<br />

Rec: BL, C, K, PW, SLJ<br />

8 1/2 x 11 32 pp. 2003<br />

978-0-14-250141-2 $6.99<br />

See index for more titles by Kadir Nelson.<br />

ALLen, PAMeLA<br />

WHO SANK THE BOAT?<br />

A cow, a donkey, a sheep, a pig, and a<br />

mouse decide to go rowing in a very<br />

small boat. “A bright, brisk tale, simply<br />

told, is illustrated by cheerful, comical<br />

pictures.”<br />

Rec: BL, C, R, SLJ, TE<br />

—The Bulletin of the<br />

Center for Children’s Books<br />

9 7/8 x 8 3/8 32 pp. 1996<br />

978-0-698-11373-2 $5.99<br />

Mitsumasa<br />

Anno<br />

ALL IN A DAY<br />

This unique picture book shows similarities<br />

and differences in children and their<br />

activities in eight very different parts of<br />

the world during a single 24-hour day.<br />

“Anno...brings together the work of nine<br />

other outstanding illustrators to promote<br />

peace and mutual understanding among<br />

children of the world.” —Booklist.<br />

Rec: BL, CR, E, NYT, PW, SLJ<br />

10 x 9 1/2 32 pp. 1999<br />

978-0-698-11772-3 $6.99<br />

ANNO’S JOURNEY<br />

“With paintings, visual puzzles and tricks<br />

of perception, Anno introduces geography<br />

and science by focusing on children<br />

and adults at work and play, as well as<br />

art, architecture, composers and painters,<br />

as he conducts an imaginary tour of england....An<br />

exceptional picture book.”<br />

—Publishers Weekly<br />

Rec: AN, BG, BKL, BLH, CH, CLJ, CR, CSM, E, HH, K, NW,<br />

NYC, NYT, PW, RB, SLJ, T, TE<br />

9 x 9 5/8 48 pp. 1997<br />

978-0-698-11433-3 $7.99<br />

ANNO’S MAGIC SEEDS<br />

“Told in folktale style, this symbolic story<br />

charts the development of agriculture.<br />

Teachers could use the eating, planting,<br />

harvesting, marketing, and storing of<br />

precise numbers of seeds as a mathematics<br />

lesson but underlying the plot is a<br />

celebration of life’s goodness and of the<br />

fundamental magid of planting a seed<br />

and watching it grow.” —BooklistH<br />

Rec: BLH, BRLT, C, CLJ, CS, H, KH, NYT, SLJ<br />

8 1/4 x 10 40 pp. 1999<br />

978-0-698-11618-6 $8.99<br />

ANNO’S MYSTERIOUS<br />

MULTIPLYING JAR<br />

With Masaichiro Anno<br />

The Annos demonstrate the concept of<br />

factorials. Inside a mysterious jar, there is<br />

some water, which becomes a sea. In that<br />

sea, there is an island, and so on until the<br />

reader has counted to 3,628,800! “The<br />

book moves logically and elegantly from<br />

the concrete to the abstract.”<br />

—The Horn Book<br />

Rec: AN, BL, CS, E, H, LAT, PC, PW, SLJ, TE<br />

8 1/4 x 10 48 pp. 1999<br />

978-0-698-11618-4 $8.99<br />

Anno’s Mysterious Multiplying Jar<br />

Ages 3-8 • Picture Books<br />


Ages 3-8 • Picture Books ◆<br />

Tedd Arnold<br />

AXLE ANNIE<br />

By Robin Pulver<br />

978-0-14-230014-5 $5.99<br />

See author listing on page 73.<br />

EVEN MORE PARTS<br />

“The boy from Parts and More Parts<br />

returns. Here, he is preparing to go to<br />

school. each page features a phrase that<br />

includes an idiom, along with a humorous<br />

illustration of the child literally living<br />

up to that particular expression…a fun<br />

choice for sharing aloud.”<br />

—School Library Journal<br />

Rec: K, SLJ<br />

8 1/2 x 9 1/2 40 pp. 2007<br />

978-0-14-240714-1 $6.99<br />

GIANT CHILDREN<br />

By Brod Bagert<br />

978-0-14-240192-7 $6.99<br />

See author listing on page 26.<br />

GREEN WILMA<br />

“There’s something decidedly odd<br />

about Wilma: at breakfast, her parents<br />

are startled by their offspring’s request<br />

to ‘Pass the bugs’; later she shocks her<br />

teacher by snagging a ‘tasty little fly’ with<br />

her long pink tongue. Most noticeably,<br />

however, Wilma’s skin has turned a deep,<br />

froggy green....In this strange and gleeful<br />

story, it’s surprisingly easy being green....<br />

Arnold’s rhyming text is as buoyant<br />

as his leaf-colored, rubbery-limbed<br />

protagonist.” —Publishers Weekly<br />

Rec: BL, C, HG, PW, R, SLJ<br />

8 5/16 x 9 1/2 32 pp. 1998<br />

978-0-14-056362-7 $5.99<br />

MY DOG NEVER SAYS PLEASE<br />

By Suzanne Williams<br />

978-0-14-056725-0 $5.99<br />

See author listing on page 87.<br />

MORE PARTS<br />

People say the strangest things: Give me<br />

a hand . . . Hold your tongue . . . Scream<br />

your lungs out . . . What if a kid wants to<br />

keep all of his body parts in place? Well<br />

then, he’ll need to take some creativeand<br />

side-splittingly funny-action. “Children<br />

will ask for it again and again.”<br />

—School Library Journal<br />

Rec: C, K, PW, SLJ<br />

8 1/2 x 9 1/2 32 pp. 2003<br />

978-0-14-250149-8 $5.99<br />

NO JUMPING ON THE BED!<br />

It’s bedtime, the lights are out, Walter<br />

knows he shouldn’t—but he just can’t<br />

resist one more jump on the bed. The<br />

bed goes crashing through his floor,<br />

down, down, from floor to floor, gaining<br />

momentum and people at every stop.<br />

A perfect bedtime story, illustrated with<br />

warm, glowing pictures and an ending<br />

with a twist. “Hip, hip hooray for this<br />

delightful urban fantasy.”<br />

—School Library JournalH<br />

Rec: BL, CR, CS, K, PW, R, SLJH, TE<br />

8 7/16 x 10 1/2 32 pp. 1996<br />

978-0-14-055839-5 $6.99<br />

NO MORE WATER IN THE TUB!<br />

William is getting ready for his bath<br />

when the faucet breaks, sending him and<br />

his tub surfing through the building! on<br />

his wet ride, he collects a strange fleet in<br />

his wake—from Uncle nash, who sits in<br />

the trash, to Little Dottie, who sails the<br />

potty. Who will William carry off next?<br />

bath-lovers and bath-haters alike will<br />

want to know! “Full of amusing detail<br />

that will keep young readers coming<br />

back again and again.”<br />

—School Library Journal<br />

Rec: H, R, SLJ<br />

8 5/16 x 10 1/2 32 pp. 1998<br />

978-0-14-056430-3 $6.99<br />

PARTS<br />

“The gross factor is a key ingredient<br />

here, with...bold, comical illustrations<br />

that catch the full-blown anxieties of the<br />

imaginative narrator. When Mom and<br />

Dad intervene, little boy and audience<br />

alike breathe a sigh of relief. A zany, ultimately<br />

reassuring take on something that<br />

may indeed be a child’s bugaboo.”<br />

—Booklist<br />

Rec: BL, C, K, PW<br />

8 7/16 x 9 1/2 32 pp. 2000<br />

978-0-14-056533-1 $5.99<br />

Green Wilma


AnDeRSen, HAnS<br />

CHRISTIAn<br />

THE LITTLE MATCH GIRL<br />

Illustrated by Rachel Isadora<br />

“With muted blues, grays and browns,<br />

Isadora captures the mood of a snowy<br />

Victorian winter reminiscent of Dickens’s<br />

A Christmas Carol. With these illustrations,<br />

coupled with superb book design,<br />

the artist has surpassed even the splendid<br />

art in her previous books.”<br />

—Publishers Weekly<br />

Rec: PW<br />

9 x 10 32 pp. 2001<br />

978-0-698-11417-3 $6.99<br />

See index for more titles by Rachel Isadora.<br />

THE LITTLE MATCH GIRL<br />

Illustrated by Jerry Pinkney<br />

“Pinkney’s deeply moving treatment of<br />

Andersen’s classic tale moves the events<br />

to an urban America of the 1920s…<br />

Pinkney’s sense of pacing is also just<br />

right; readers will be captivated by the intimacy<br />

and drama his illustrations create.<br />

The result is so affecting that some will<br />

believe they’re encountering this story<br />

for the very first time.”<br />

—Kirkus<br />

Rec: BL, K, PC, PW, SLJ<br />

9 x 11 1/2 32 pp. 2002<br />

978-0-14-230188-3 $6.99<br />

See index for more titles by Jerry Pinkney.<br />

ARCHeR, PeGGY<br />

TURKEY SURPRISE<br />

Illustrated by Thor Wickstrom<br />

Two pilgrim brothers set out to find a<br />

turkey for Thanksgiving dinner. The big<br />

pilgrim is ready and raring to get one,<br />

but the little pilgrim is not so sure. He<br />

has other ideas about what makes a good<br />

Thanksgiving. Meanwhile, the turkey,<br />

with the help of his animal friends, is<br />

doing his hilarious best to escape from<br />

becoming the main course!<br />

Rec: BL, K<br />

7 x 9 32 pp. 2007<br />

978-0-14-240852-0 $5.99<br />

See index for more titles by Thor Wickstrom.<br />

Jim Arnosky<br />

EVERY AUTUMN COMES THE BEAR<br />

“The size of the pictures makes this<br />

especially appropriate for group sharing,<br />

and the subject matter suggests that it<br />

could be used with other books about<br />

hibernation and the change of the<br />

seasons. A welcome addition to picture<br />

book collections.”<br />

—School Library Journal<br />

Rec: BL, KH, PW, SLJ<br />

8 1/2 x 11 32 pp. 1996<br />

978-0-698-11405-0 $5.99<br />

OTTERS UNDER WATER<br />

“In the footsteps of Arnosky’s other<br />

simple nature books comes this charming,<br />

true-to-life glimpse of two young<br />

otters.... This slim volume will appeal to<br />

beginning readers and is a delightful lap<br />

book for preschoolers as well.”<br />

—School Library JournalH<br />

Rec: BL, BRLT, CLA, KH, NS, PW, SLJH<br />

8 x 10 1/4 32 pp. 1997/1999<br />

978-0-698-11556-9 $5.99<br />

RABBITS & RAINDROPS<br />

“In Arnosky’s shimmering world, five<br />

bunnies emerge from their nest under<br />

the hedge for the very first time. The<br />

simple text carries readers along rhythmically<br />

and naturally as the day unfolds.<br />

Drawn from the animals’ perspective, the<br />

glowing illustrations are precise in their<br />

depiction of the wildlife.... each doublepade<br />

spread draws readers into this<br />

fulfilling microcosmic view of the natural<br />

world.” —School Library Journal<br />

Rec: HG, K, R, SLJ<br />

8 5/8 x 10 3/4 32 pp. 2001<br />

978-0-698-11815-7 $5.99<br />

RACCOON ON HIS OWN<br />

When a baby raccoon is swept downstream<br />

in an abandoned canoe, he feels<br />

afraid. but soon he notices all kinds of<br />

things he has never seen before, and<br />

from the safety of his little boat, he<br />

begins to explore the world around him.<br />

“The book can serve as a springboard<br />

for further research about the animals<br />

and plant life of that ecosystem. It’s hard<br />

to imagine a more ideal book to read<br />

to a group or to share with primarygrade<br />

children — it offers just the right<br />

amount of tension with a reassuring<br />

resolution.”<br />

—School Library Journal<br />

Rec: PW, SLJ<br />

8 1/2 x 9 1/2 32 pp. 2003<br />

978-0-14-250071-2 $6.99<br />

Ages 3-8 • Picture Books<br />


Ages 3-8 • Picture Books ◆<br />

ARTeLL, MIke<br />

PETITE ROUGE<br />

Illustrated by Jim Harris<br />

“Set in the heart of the Louisiana<br />

swampland, Petite Rouge blends lots<br />

of Cajun French language and culture<br />

into the lively storytelling. In Artell’s<br />

funny, rhyming takeoff of ‘Little Red<br />

Riding Hood,’ the wolf is an alligator,<br />

and Petite Rouge is a sturdy young<br />

duck who doesn’t need a woodcutter to<br />

rescue her…With the help of her smart<br />

cat, she tricks the predator, and then she<br />

and Grand-mere sit down to a Cajun<br />

feast.”—Booklist “Lyrical and visually<br />

hilarious.” —KirkusH<br />

Rec: BL, KH, PW, SLJ<br />

8 1/2 x 11 1/8 32 pp. 2003<br />

978-0-14-250070-5 $6.99<br />

AYLeSWoRTH, JIM<br />

NAUGHTY LITTLE MONKEYS<br />

Illustrated by Henry Cole<br />

“Twenty-six naughty little monkeys<br />

engage in wild antics when their human<br />

parents unwisely leave them alone one<br />

evening.…will provide reading-aloud<br />

pleasure.”<br />

Rec: BL, SLJ<br />

—School Library Journal<br />

8 3/8 x 11 5/8 32 pp. 2006<br />

978-0-14-240562-8 $6.99<br />

bAGeRT, bRoD<br />

GIANT CHILDREN<br />

Illustrated by Tedd Arnold<br />

“This entertaining collection of poems<br />

will have children chuckling with<br />

recognition and surprise. The poems<br />

run the gamut, from serious, inspiring,<br />

and realistic to funny, and even disgusting...Sibling<br />

rivalry, stage fright, dreams,<br />

boogers, monster trucks, pets, the Tooth<br />

Fairy, and chocolate candy are only a<br />

few of the familiar childhood interests<br />

covered in a collection filled with outrageous,<br />

silly poems that also contain nuggets<br />

of truth.” —Booklist<br />

Rec: BL K, PW, SLJ<br />

8 1/2 x 11 32 pp. 2005<br />

978-0-14-240192-7 $6.99<br />

See index for more titles by Tedd Arnold.<br />

bAkeR, oLAF<br />

WHERE THE BUFFALOES BEGIN<br />

Illustrated by Stephen Gammell<br />

“Mood is all in this softly remembered<br />

and elegantly told tale....Gammell’s<br />

misty, ethereal illustrations are powerful<br />

accompaniment to the story....An eminent<br />

picture book and, incidentally, one<br />

that proves black and white can move as<br />

forcefully as color.” —BooklistH<br />

Rec: AN, BLH, CH, H, R, TE<br />

Caldecott Honor<br />

10 x 10 48 pp. 1985<br />

978-0-14-050560-3 $6.99<br />

See index for more titles by Stephen Gammell.<br />

bAnYAI, ISTVAn<br />

RE-ZOOM<br />

open this wordless book and take off<br />

on a mindbending visual journey full of<br />

twists, turns, and surprises. Zoom from<br />

an egyptian pyramid to an exotic jungle<br />

to a sandy beach. but if you think you<br />

know where you are, guess again. For in<br />

Istvan banyai’s mysterious landscapes of<br />

pictures within pictures, nothing is ever<br />

as it seems. “banyai’s artwork...works to<br />

perfection.” —Kirkus<br />

Rec: C, K, PW, R, SLJ, TE, W<br />

7 1/4 x 8 7/8 64 pp. 1998<br />

978-0-14-055694-0 $7.99<br />

Animalia<br />

ZOOM<br />

open this wordless book and zoom from<br />

a farm to a ship to a city street to a desert<br />

island. but nothing is ever as it seems in<br />

Istvan banyai’s sleek, mysterious landscapes<br />

of pictures within pictures, which<br />

will tease and delight readers of all ages.<br />

“This book has the fascinating appeal<br />

of such works of visual trickery as the<br />

Waldo and Magic eye books.” —Kirkus<br />

Rec: BL, C, H, K, PWH, SLJ, TE, TK<br />

7 1/4 x 8 7/8 64 pp. 1998<br />

978-0-14-055774-9 $6.99<br />

bARe, CoLLeen STAnLeY<br />

NEVER KISS AN ALLIGATOR!<br />

“A lively text enhanced by sharp color<br />

photographs will answer almost every<br />

question a child might have about an<br />

alligator. The author provides plenty<br />

of facts while promoting caution and<br />

respect for these wild creatures. Several<br />

pages discuss the differences between<br />

alligators and crocodiles....the clever title<br />

and close-up camera shots will draw an<br />

audience.” —Booklist<br />

Rec: BG, BL, C, E, K, NS, SLJ<br />

6 13/16 x 8 7/8 32 pp. 1994<br />

978-0-14-055257-7 $6.99<br />

bARRACCA, DebRA & SAL<br />

THE ADVENTURES OF TAXI DOG<br />

Illustrated by Mark Buehner<br />

“In snappy rhymed lines, Maxi recalls<br />

his days as a stray and his adoption by<br />

taxi-driving Jim. The barraccas let their<br />

imaginations take a ride, and, along with<br />

buehner, they create an indelible canine<br />

character and a bright, equally memorable<br />

picture-book excursion.”<br />

—BooklistH<br />

Rec: BLH, CR, H, HG, K, NYT, PW, RB, SLJ<br />

10 3/4 x 8 32 pp. 2000<br />

978-0-14-056665-9 $5.99<br />

See index for more titles by Mark Buehner.


ARRon, T. A.<br />

WHERE IS GRANDPA?<br />

Illustrated by Chris Soentpiet<br />

“barron makes a heartfelt tribute to a<br />

deceased loved one in his picture-book<br />

debut, which is given stirring visual<br />

expression in Soentpiet’s dazzling,<br />

crystal-clear mountain landscapes..”<br />

—Kirkus<br />

Rec: BL, K, PW, SLJ<br />

8 1/2 x 11 32 pp. 2001<br />

978-0-698-11904-8 $6.99<br />

See index for more titles by T. A. Barron.<br />

See index for more titles by Chris Soentpiet .<br />

bASe, GRAeMe<br />

ANIMALIA<br />

Animalia is the scource of endless entertainment<br />

for children and adults alike.<br />

Graeme base’s masterful illustrations<br />

sweep readers into a new world of richly<br />

colored and intricately illustrated animals<br />

and objects with the turn of every page.<br />

“A delightful feast...the meticulous<br />

artistry is far-reaching in its innovation,<br />

detail, and humor.” —Publishers Weekly<br />

Rec: LAT, PW, SLJ<br />

9 3/4 x 13 32 pp. 1996<br />

978-0-14-055996-5 $7.99<br />

THE ELEVENTH HOUR<br />

When Horace the elephant turns eleven,<br />

he celebrates in style by inviting his exotic<br />

friends to a splendid costume party.<br />

but a mystery is afoot, for in the midst of<br />

the games, music and revelry, someone<br />

has eaten the birthday feast. The rhyming<br />

text and lavish, detailed illustrations<br />

each provide clues, and it’s up to the<br />

reader to piece them together and decide<br />

whodunit! “The fun of poring over the<br />

pictures is matched by the enjoyment<br />

derived from the text—witty, ingenious<br />

verses.” —Publishers Weekly<br />

Rec: PW, SLJ<br />

9 1/2 x 12 3/16 32 pp. 1997<br />

978-0-14-056160-9 $7.99<br />

SIGN OF THE SEAHORSE<br />

A Tale of Greed and High Adventure<br />

in Two Acts<br />

Romance, mystery and intrigue revolve<br />

around the Seahorse Cafe, where the<br />

beautiful Pearl Trout falls in love with<br />

Corporal bert the Soldiercrab. but<br />

Reeftown is in danger, and soon Pearl,<br />

bert, and Pearl’s brother Finneus must<br />

journey through the ocean depths to<br />

find the source of the deadly poison that<br />

is destroying the coral reef. Grame base’s<br />

“witty rhymes [and] dynamic, radiantly<br />

colored illustrations... should keep both<br />

reader and audience immensely entertained”<br />

—Publishers Weekly<br />

Rec: BL, PW, SLJ<br />

10 3/8 x 11 13/16 48 pp. 1998<br />

978-0-14-056387-0 $8.99<br />

THE WATER HOLE<br />

“‘Down at the secret water hole the animals<br />

all come,’ the text begins, and on<br />

each spread, animals from an international<br />

roundup gather to take a drink: one<br />

rhino, two tigers, and so on, until, by<br />

‘ten kangaroos,’ the water has run dry.<br />

Luckily, the rains come, bringing everyone<br />

together. There’s so much to look<br />

at here: lush vegetation; lively, detailed<br />

animal characters; cutouts that represent<br />

the shrinking water supply. …[T]he ideas<br />

are powerful — life’s dependence on<br />

water; the concept of limited resources<br />

— and children will savor the gorgeous,<br />

animal-packed spreads.” —Booklist<br />

Rec: BL, PW, SLJ<br />

10 3/8 x 11 13/16 32 pp. 2004<br />

978-0-14-240197-2 $8.99<br />

bATeS, kATHARIne Lee<br />

AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL<br />

Illustrated by Wendell Minor<br />

“Using the four verses of ‘America the<br />

beautiful’ as a text, this picture book<br />

celebrates the beauty and variety of the<br />

American landscape in a series of majestic<br />

scenes. each borderless, double-page<br />

spread illustrates a phrase or stanza from<br />

the song with a watercolor-and-gouache<br />

painting.…The closing pages offer short<br />

biographies of lyricist bates and composer<br />

Samuel Ward, the song’s words and<br />

music, and an illustrated guide to each<br />

spread.” —Booklist<br />

Rec: BL, C, SLJ<br />

8 1/2 x 11 40 pp. 2005<br />

978-0-14-240321-1 $5.99<br />

beDARD, MICHAeL<br />

SITTING DUCKS<br />

What does an alligator, who works in a<br />

factory that processes ducks for food, do<br />

when an innocent duckling waddles into<br />

his life? become his friend, of course!<br />

“bedard’s satirical picture book debut<br />

features his poster duck, who...concocts<br />

a plan to liberate his kind.” —Kirkus<br />

Rec: BL, C, K, PC, PW, SLJ<br />

11 x 8 1/2 40 pp. 2001<br />

978-0-698-11897-3 $6.99<br />

Ages 3-8 • Picture Books<br />


Ages 3-8 • Picture Books ◆<br />

◆<br />

Ludwig<br />

Bemelmans<br />

MADELINE<br />

“bemelmans’ drawings have put an<br />

authentic Paris within the covers of this<br />

book. The rhymes in which the tale is<br />

told make it one that children will enjoy<br />

repeating.” —The New York Times<br />

Rec: AN, BE, BL, C, CE, CS, E, H, IN, NC, NYT, TE, W<br />

Caldecott Honor<br />

8 9/16 x 12 48 pp. 1997/2000<br />

978-0-14-056439-6 $7.99<br />

Puffin Storytime Book & CD<br />

9 3/8 x 9 1/8 48 pp. 2007<br />

978-0-14-240871-1 $9.99<br />

MADELINE<br />

Spanish edition<br />

978-0-14-055761-X 1996 $7.99<br />

For a complete listing of Spanish Language books, see page 267.<br />

MADELINE AND THE BAD HAT<br />

The incomparable Madeline, in jaunty<br />

verse and colorful pictures.<br />

Rec: BL, CS, E, H, SLJ, W<br />

8 7/16 x 12 64 pp. 1997/2000<br />

978-0-14-056648-2 $7.99<br />

MADELINE AND THE GYPSIES<br />

“How inevitable that the irrepressible<br />

Madeline should one day meet up with<br />

gypsies....As absurd and amusing as<br />

ever.”<br />

Rec: BL, C, CS, H, SLJH, W<br />

—Chicago Tribune<br />

8 7/16 x 12 64 pp. 1997/2000<br />

978-0-14-056647-5 $7.99<br />

MADELINE IN LONDON<br />

“even the Queen’s guard is involved<br />

when Madeline and Pepito, the bad Hat,<br />

take a wild ride around the city....<br />

Glowing pictures and a lively story.”<br />

—Grade Teacher<br />

Rec: BL, C, CE, CS, H, SLJ, W<br />

8 7/16 x 12 64 pp. 1997/2000<br />

978-0-14-056649-9 $7.99<br />

MADELINE’S CHRISTMAS<br />

“That ‘old house in Paris that is covered<br />

with vines’ still holds the irrepressible<br />

Madeline, who here manages to keep<br />

things going when everyone is sick in<br />

bed Christmas eve.... The pictures are<br />

vintage bemelmans—brisk, energetic,<br />

and strikingly composed.” —Booklist<br />

Rec: BL, C, H<br />

8 7/16 x 12 32 pp. 1998/2000<br />

978-0-14-056650-5 $7.99<br />

Puffin Storytime Book & CD ❖<br />

9 3/8 x 9 1/8 32 pp. 2007<br />

978-0-14-240897-1 $9.99<br />

MADELINE’S HOUSE<br />

A Miniature box-Set<br />

Puffin has collected Madeline’s three<br />

most popular adventures in miniature<br />

editions, housed in a replica of the<br />

famous “old house in Paris”; Madeline,<br />

Madeline’s Rescue, and Madeline and<br />

the Bad Hat. The house also features a<br />

convenient carrying handle so children<br />

can take Madeline with them wherever<br />

they go.<br />

Box: 4 11/16 x 6 3/l6 1989<br />

978-0-14-095028-1 $12.99<br />

MADELINE’S RESCUE<br />

The lively adventures of the twelve<br />

famous little girls and Genevieve, the<br />

dog, take us once more to bemelmans’<br />

unique and delightful Paris.<br />

Rec: AN, BL, C, CE, CS, E, H, HG, IN, LC, SLJ, TE, W<br />

Caldecott Medal<br />

8 7/16 x 12 64 pp. 1997/2000<br />

978-0-14-056651-2 $7.99<br />

Madeline<br />

beRenDS, PoLLY beRRIen<br />

I HEARD SAID THE BIRD<br />

Illustrated by Brad Sneed<br />

“I heard,” said the bird, “that there’s a<br />

neW one coming.” The barnyard is<br />

bustling with the news. but what is the<br />

“new one” going to be? Is it a duckling?<br />

or a piglet? Rhyming text and lively<br />

pictures combine to create a charming<br />

barnyard tale with a gentle surprise at<br />

the end. “This upbeat book is perfect for<br />

children anticipating the birth of a ‘new<br />

one’ in their own homes.”<br />

—Publishers Weekly<br />

Rec: K, PW<br />

8 5/16 x 10 1/2 32 pp. 1998<br />

978-0-14-056426-6 $5.99<br />

See index for more titles by Brad Sneed.<br />

beRGeR, bARbARA HeLen<br />

GRANDFATHER TWILIGHT<br />

“The coming of night is fancifully<br />

explained via the glowing figure of<br />

Grandfather Twilight, a benign, mysterious<br />

figure who walks through the woods<br />

to the seaside to release an incandescent<br />

pearl that becomes the moon....one of<br />

the simplest yet most successful of tales<br />

that could become legends...a book that<br />

enriches our heritage of mythology and<br />

legends.” —The Horn Book<br />

Rec: BL, C, H, NW, NYT, PC, SLJ<br />

4 3/4 x 5 32 pp. 1996<br />

978-0-698-11394-7 $6.99<br />

bIRCH, DAVID<br />

THE KING’S CHESSBOARD<br />

Illustrated by Devis Grebu<br />

At the king’s urging, a wise man chooses<br />

a reward—some rice for each square<br />

of the chessboard, the amount to be<br />

doubled each day. The king is thrilled by<br />

this deceptively simple request. but as the<br />

days pass, the royal granaries are almost<br />

depleted. “Should intrigue children by its<br />

mathematical possibilities as much as by<br />

its moral lesson.” —Kirkus<br />

Rec: BL, H, K, NC, NS, PW, SLJ<br />

8 7/16 x 10 1/2 32 pp. 1993<br />

978-0-14-054880-8 $6.99


ISHoP, CLAIRe HUCHeT<br />

THE FIVE CHINESE BROTHERS<br />

Illustrated by Kurt Wiese<br />

The classic picture-story about five clever<br />

brothers, each with a different extraordinary<br />

ability, has been in print for over<br />

50 years. “An original nonsense tale told<br />

with...spirit and gusto.”<br />

—The Horn Book<br />

Rec: B, BL, CE, CS, H, LJ, PW, SLJH, TE<br />

10 x 6 3/4 64 pp. 1996<br />

978-0-698-11357-2 $5.99<br />

See index for more titles by Kurt Wiese.<br />

bLAke, RobeRT J.<br />

AKIAK<br />

A Tale from the Iditarod<br />

The relationship between humans and<br />

dogs has captivated readers. Recapitulating<br />

that theme is blake’s story of the<br />

1,151-mile Iditarod from Anchorage<br />

to nome. “Left behind because of an<br />

injury, a lead husky sets out on her own<br />

to find her team and win the race….An<br />

action-packed tale of daring, determination,<br />

and dedication.”<br />

—School Library Journal<br />

Rec: K, SLJ<br />

8 1/2 x 10 3/4 40 pp. 2004<br />

978-0-14-240185-9 $6.99<br />

FLEDGLING<br />

Today is Fledgling’s first flight. So she<br />

sets her feet, shakes her wings, and<br />

jumps into the air. As Fledgling soars<br />

over the large, noisy city, she finds excitement,<br />

but also danger. And she learns<br />

that sometimes, the best part of flying<br />

away is finding your way home. “blake<br />

has drawn his little heroine with loving<br />

care and Fledgling’s success is a true<br />

delight.” —School Library Journal<br />

Rec: BL, H, K, SLJH<br />

8 1/2 x 11 32 pp. 2003<br />

978-0-698-11985-7 $6.99<br />

See index for more titles by Robert J. Blake.<br />

boeLTS, MARIbeTH<br />

THE FIREFIGHTERS’<br />

THANKSGIVING<br />

Illustrated by Terry Widener<br />

“This rhymed, picture-book tribute<br />

follows firefighters through a Thanksgiving<br />

Day as they struggle to shop and<br />

prepare a special meal in between calls<br />

to duty…<strong>Young</strong> children curious about<br />

rescue-worker stories will enjoy the<br />

suspense and drama of the men (and one<br />

woman) at work.” —Booklist<br />

Rec: BL, K, PW, SLJ<br />

11 x 8 1/2 32 pp. 2006<br />

978-0-14-240631-1 $6.99<br />

boTTneR, bARbARA<br />

BOOTSIE BARKER BITES<br />

Illustrated by Peggy Rathmann<br />

“The imaginative young narrator suffers<br />

daily martyrdom at the hands of<br />

a bombastic little bully...until the shy<br />

young victim [is] finally stirred to stand<br />

up for herself....Children will find this<br />

a profoundly satisfying turn of events.<br />

bottner’s tone is a model of simplicity<br />

and matter-of-factness, Rathmann’s<br />

artwork extends the emotional tenor<br />

and the humor of the text. A natural for<br />

story time.” —BooklistH<br />

Rec: BKL, BLH, C, CR, H, K, PW, SLJH<br />

8 1/2 x 11 32 pp. 1997<br />

978-0-698-11427-2 $5.99<br />

See index for more titles by Peggy Rathmann.<br />

bRIGGS, RAYMonD<br />

JIM AND THE BEANSTALK<br />

“In this inventive sequel to ‘Jack and the<br />

beanstalk,’ another curious lad mounts a<br />

beanstalk into the clouds. but the giant...<br />

is too old, toothless, bald, and weak-eyed<br />

to do more than welcome Jim.”<br />

—The Horn Book<br />

Rec: BL, C, CS, E, H, K, LC, NYT, PW, SLJ<br />

8 x 9 40 pp. 1998<br />

978-0-698-11577-4 $5.99<br />

bRoACH, eLISe<br />

WET DOG!<br />

Illustrated by David Catrow<br />

“A lovable shaggy brown dog tries time<br />

and again to cool off on a hot day but<br />

is shooed away every time he finds the<br />

perfect refreshment…exuberant penciland-watercolor<br />

illustrations practically<br />

bounce off the pages in this delightful<br />

read-aloud. Children will appreciate the<br />

silliness of the characters’ reactions when<br />

wet dog shakes himself off near them.”<br />

—School Library Journal<br />

Rec: K, SLJ<br />

8 1/2 x 10 32 pp. 2007<br />

978-0-14-240855-1 $5.99<br />

See index for more titles by David Catrow.<br />

bRoWn, RUTH<br />

A DARK DARK TALE<br />

Suspense builds as hidden passageways<br />

and dark staircases are revealed while a<br />

cat makes his way through the house.<br />

“[The] mystery leads....to a brightly lit<br />

surprise that will make a small child smile<br />

aloud.’’ —The New York Times<br />

Rec: BL, NYT, PW<br />

8 1/2 x 10 1/2 32 pp. 1984<br />

978-0-14-054621-7 $6.99<br />

LADYBUG, LADYBUG<br />

“brown’s lush, dramatic illustrations<br />

add real weight to the poem.” —Booklist<br />

“Small children will enjoy exploring the<br />

details and finding the diminutive heroine<br />

in each picture.”<br />

Rec: BL, CR, K<br />

—Kirkus<br />

7 7/8 x 9 32 pp. 1992<br />

978-0-14-054543-2 $5.99<br />

Ages 3-8 • Picture Books<br />


Ages 3-8 • Picture Books<br />

◆<br />

Jan Brett<br />

ARMADILLO RODEO<br />

“Weak-sighted bo, a baby ‘dillo, mistakes<br />

one of Harmony Jean’s new red<br />

boots as a potential friend and follows it<br />

throughout a busy day, while his ma and<br />

brothers search for him in all the wrong<br />

places.” —School Library Journal<br />

Rec: BL, PWH,SLJ<br />

8 1/2 x 10 1/2 32 pp. 2004<br />

978-0-14-240125-5 $6.99<br />

BERLIOZ THE BEAR<br />

“A wonderful blending of elements into<br />

a cohesive, thoroughly entertaining work<br />

that subtly introduces young readers to<br />

the world of music.” —School Library<br />

JournalH “A book to pore over for its<br />

wealth of visual pleasures.” —Kirkus<br />

Rec: BLH, CR, H, K, PW, RB, SLJH<br />

8 1/2 x 11 32 pp. 1996<br />

978-0-698-11399-2 $6.99<br />

CHRISTMAS TROLLS<br />

“Fans will be enchanted, once again,<br />

with the lovingly detailed folk/Scandinavian<br />

details in brett’s bright, crisply<br />

delineated art....” —Kirkus “brett constructs<br />

a pictorial story-within-a-story,<br />

using elaborately bordered side panels<br />

that flow across the bottom of doublepage<br />

spreads to tell what’s going on behind<br />

the scenes of the main action...the<br />

pictures...burst with color and stunningly<br />

intricate detail.” —Booklist<br />

Rec: BL, K, PW<br />

9 x 11 32 pp. 2000<br />

978-0-698-11846-1 $6.99<br />

0<br />

The Owl and the Pussycat<br />

COMET’S NINE LIVES<br />

“Comet, a white cat with orange markings,<br />

goes through eight of his nine lives<br />

in one of brett’s more playful offerings....<br />

The nantucket setting is lovingly<br />

shown and expertly woven into every<br />

picture.... Attentive children will enjoy<br />

poring over these detailed pictures and<br />

will feel satisfied by the conclusion,<br />

which has been nicely foreshadowed<br />

throughout. brett’s many avid fans are<br />

sure to love this book.”<br />

—School Library Journal<br />

Rec: BL, NYT, PW, SLJ<br />

10 x 8 3/4 32 pp. 2001<br />

978-0-698-11894-2 $6.99<br />

DAISY COMES HOME<br />

“<strong>Young</strong> Mei Mei loves taking care of her<br />

hens, calling them the happiest hens in<br />

China. but one of them, Daisy, is bullied<br />

by her coop mates. one night, Daisy<br />

floats down the river in a straw basket,<br />

and suddenly she must rely on survival<br />

skills she didn’t know she had….brett,<br />

known for her intricate designs and her<br />

engaging artwork, outdoes herself in this<br />

story set in modern-day China.”<br />

—BooklistH<br />

Rec: BLH, C, K, PWH, SLJ<br />

10 x 10 32 pp. 2005<br />

978-0-14-240270-2 $5.99<br />

GOLDILOCKS AND THE<br />

THREE BEARS<br />

“In this lavish re-creation of an old favorite,<br />

brett uses unusual design techniques<br />

and meticulous patternings to bring the<br />

tale wondrously alive....From the smallest<br />

carved acorn on a bedpost to the<br />

enticing floral endpapers, this is perfection.”<br />

—BooklistH “Perfect to share with<br />

an individual or group, this belongs on<br />

everyone’s list.” —Kirkus<br />

Rec: BLH, CS, CSM, K, NYC, PW, SLJ, W<br />

8 3/4 x 11 32 pp. 1996<br />

978-0-698-11358-9 $6.99<br />

THE OWL AND THE PUSSYCAT<br />

By Edward Lear<br />

978-0-698-11367-1 $6.99<br />

See author listing on page 62.<br />

TOWN MOUSE, COUNTRY MOUSE<br />

“both text and art reach well beyond<br />

the familiar story to achieve a humorous<br />

twist. The artwork is gorgeous...<br />

this playful retelling is certain to become<br />

a favorite.” —Booklist “An entertaining<br />

romp providing much to savor.”<br />

—Horn Book<br />

Rec: BL, H, K, PWH, SLJ<br />

8 1/2 x 10 3/8 32 pp. 2003<br />

978-0-698-11986-4 $6.99<br />

TROUBLE WITH TROLLS<br />

“With the flavor of a Scandinavian<br />

folktale, this engaging picturebook has<br />

lots for the eye to spy.... Cutaway scenes<br />

beneath the double spreads tell a concurrent<br />

story.... Playful and funny, with a<br />

valiant female protagonist, this is a firstrate<br />

read, wintertime or anytime.”<br />

—School Library JournalH “nicely<br />

plotted, with unusually imaginative and<br />

appealing illustrations featuring norwegian<br />

folk art motifs, rendered with verve<br />

and exquisite care.” —Kirkus<br />

Rec: BLH, BRLT, C, CR, IRACC, K, SLJH<br />

9 x 11 32 pp. 1999<br />

978-0-698-11791-4 $6.99<br />

THE TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS<br />

A Christmas carol, a parlor game, a<br />

delightful counting song...comes joyously<br />

alive. “brett provides a beautifully<br />

executed visual feast in which each of<br />

the Christmas gifts merits a two-page<br />

spread.” —BooklistH “A striking and<br />

opulent version of the traditional carol.”<br />

—School Library Journal<br />

Rec: BLH, C, CS, CSM, E, H, NYT, PW, SLJ, TE<br />

4 1/2 x 5 1/2 32 pp. 1997<br />

978-0-698-11569-9 $6.99<br />

THE WILD CHRISTMAS REINDEER<br />

“beautifully conceived and finely<br />

wrought.” —BooklistH “This tale with<br />

its humorous close-ups of stubborn reindeer<br />

and a sharp child protagonist should<br />

prove popular at story hours....”<br />

—School Library Journal<br />

Rec: BLH, CR, E, K, PW, SLJ, TE<br />

10 1/4 x 10 32 pp. 1998<br />

978-0-698-11652-8 $6.99


Joseph<br />

Bruchac<br />

A BOY CALLED SLOW<br />

The True Story of Sitting bull<br />

Illustrated by Rocco Baviera<br />

This picture book coming-of-age story’s<br />

important message—that success comes<br />

through hard work and determination<br />

rather than as a right of one’s birth—<br />

comes through clearly. The story also<br />

demonstrates the importance of family<br />

and community among the Lakota<br />

people....The pictures evoke a sense of<br />

timelessness and distance, possessing<br />

an almost mythic quality that befits this<br />

glimpse into history.” —The Horn Book<br />

Rec: AN, BL, C, CS, H, NC, PW, SLJ<br />

8 x 10 1/4 32 pp. 1998<br />

978-0-698-11616-0 $6.99<br />

The Earth Under Sky Bear’s Feet<br />

THE EARTH UNDER<br />

SKY BEAR’S FEET<br />

native American Poems of the Land<br />

Illustrated by Thomas Locker<br />

“The [12] poems provide an imaginative<br />

introduction to American Indian folklore<br />

and offer teachers a fruitful point of departure<br />

for classroom discussion—from<br />

the Mohawk and the Missisquoi peoples<br />

of the northeastern United States to<br />

the Pima, Cochiti Pueblo, and navajo<br />

people of the Southwest to the Subarctic<br />

Inuit, these pieces reflect an awe and<br />

appreciation of the natural world.”<br />

—The Horn Book<br />

Rec: BL, CS, H, K, PCN, SLJ<br />

8 x 10 32 pp. 1998<br />

978-0-698-11647-4 $6.99<br />

THE FIRST STRAWBERRIES<br />

A Cherokee Story<br />

Illustrated by Anna Vojtech<br />

From an award-winning native American<br />

storyteller comes this captivating<br />

retelling of a Cherokee legend that<br />

explains how strawberries came to be.<br />

Long ago, the first man and woman<br />

quarreled. The woman left in anger, but<br />

the Sun sent tempting berries to earth<br />

to slow the wife’s retreat. “Complete<br />

harmony of text and pictures: altogether<br />

lovely.” —KirkusH<br />

Rec: BL, C, H, HG, KH, PW, R, SLJ, TE<br />

8 5/16 x 11 1/4 32 pp. 1998<br />

978-0-14-056409-9 $6.99<br />

HOW CHIPMUNK GOT HIS STRIPES<br />

Illustrated by Jose Aruego<br />

“This retelling of a traditional native<br />

American story teaches lessons about<br />

anger and pride. brown Squirrel challenges<br />

the bragging big bear to stop<br />

the sun from rising. When big bear is<br />

unsuccessful, brown Squirrel teases him,<br />

so he attempts to eat the squirrel, who<br />

tricks him out of it. In a fit of anger, big<br />

bear claws brown Squirrel, leaving the<br />

now familiar chipmunk stripes down his<br />

back….The simplicity of the tale makes<br />

this ideal for introducing students to the<br />

concept of mythology.” —Booklist<br />

Rec: BL, PW, SLJ<br />

7 x 10 1/8 32 pp. 2003<br />

978-0-14-250021-7 $6.99<br />

THIRTEEN MOONS<br />

ON TURTLE’S BACK<br />

A native American Year of Moons<br />

Retold with Jonathan London<br />

Illustrated by Thomas Locker<br />

“Locker once again proves himself a<br />

gifted landscape artist. Folklorist bruchac<br />

and poet London work together on<br />

brief, dignified retellings of native<br />

American legends for the accompanying<br />

text...” —Kirkus “A welcome addition<br />

to units on native American cultures.”<br />

—School Library Journal<br />

Rec: BL, C, CLA, CR, CS, K, LA, NC, NS, PW, R, RB, SLJ, TE<br />

8 x 10 1/4 32 pp. 1997<br />

978-0-698-11584-2 $6.99<br />

See index for more titles by Jonathan London.<br />

See index for more titles by Thomas Locker.<br />

TURTLE’S RACE WITH BEAVER<br />

Retold with James Bruchac<br />

Illustrated by Jose Aruego &<br />

Ariane Dewey<br />

“A clever twist and a final bit of psychological<br />

realism give this variant on a<br />

Seneca Indian ‘Tortoise and Hare’ tale<br />

unusually broad audience appeal…A<br />

natural candidate for reading aloud, and<br />

for follow-up discussions, too.”<br />

—Booklist<br />

Rec: BL, C, K, SLJ<br />

7 3/4 x 10 32 pp. 2005<br />

978-0-14-240466-9 $5.99<br />

See index for more titles by Joseph Bruchac.<br />

1 ◆<br />

Ages 3-8 • Picture Books


Ages 3-8 • Picture Books ◆<br />

◆<br />

Caralyn &<br />

Mark Buehner<br />

THE ESCAPE OF MARVIN THE APE<br />

“An opportune moment arrives during<br />

feeding time at the zoo, and Marvin<br />

the ape has ‘slipped out.’ He proceeds<br />

to take in the sights, sounds and tastes<br />

of new York City, thrilled at his every<br />

turn...[as he] manages to elude the police<br />

who are looking for him as—amazingly—he<br />

fits into any crowd unnoticed....Mark<br />

buehner’s oil and acrylic<br />

paintings brim with kinetic energy.”<br />

—Publishers WeeklyH<br />

Rec: BL, H, K, PWH, SLJ<br />

9 1/2 x 8 7/16 32 pp. 1999<br />

978-0-14-056503-4 $5.99<br />

FANNY’S DREAM<br />

In this inventive take on the traditional<br />

Cinderella tale, Fanny Agnes is a sturdy<br />

farm girl with a big dream. Someday, she<br />

believes, she will marry a prince. When<br />

the town mayor announces he is throwing<br />

a grand ball, Fanny is convinced her<br />

time has come and she awaits the arrival<br />

of her fairy godmother. “A delightful<br />

wedding of winsome story and ingenious<br />

illustrations.” —Kirkus<br />

Rec: BLH, K, SLJ<br />

9 x 10 1/8 32 pp. 2003<br />

978-0-14-250060-6 $6.99<br />

I DID IT, I’M SORRY<br />

“In this clever companion picture book<br />

to their hilarious etiquette guide, It’s<br />

a Spoon, not a Shovel, the buehners<br />

use wit and very punny humor to tackle<br />

the issue of ethics for children.... [The]<br />

snappy, alliterative text makes for an exuberant<br />

read-aloud.... [T]his book brims<br />

with the sort of solid values every child<br />

should learn.” —Publishers WeeklyH<br />

Rec: BL, C, CLJ, HG, K, PWH, SLJ<br />

8 1/2 x 11 32 pp. 2000<br />

978-0-14-056722-9 $6.99<br />

IT’S A SPOON, NOT A SHOVEL<br />

Are your manners monstrous? or<br />

marvelous? Victor Vulture, Crocodila<br />

Jones, and their friends demonstrate the<br />

right—and wrong—things to say and<br />

do in this humorous guide to proper<br />

manners. With hilarious artwork and<br />

many hidden animals to challenge sharpeyed<br />

readers, this is a fun way to learn<br />

manners. “A handsome combination of<br />

humor, puzzles, and lessons in elementary<br />

good behavior.” —The Horn Book<br />

Rec: BL, H, K, NC, NYC, PCN, PW, SLJ<br />

8 3/8 x 11 40 pp. 1998<br />

978-0-14-056427-3 $6.99<br />

A JOB FOR WITTILDA<br />

“When you’re a witch with 47 cats and<br />

are down to your last dried rat, it’s time<br />

to get out the want ads. Wittilda’s attempt<br />

to work at a beauty shop ends in<br />

disaster, so she goes to Dingaling Pizza...<br />

The last page shows the witch and 48<br />

cats all eating pizza together by candlelight…this<br />

one is a winner for group<br />

sharing.” —School Library Journal<br />

Rec: K, PW, SLJ<br />

8 1/2 x 10 1/2 32 pp. 2004<br />

978-0-14-240137-8 $5.99<br />

MARk bUeHneR<br />

THE ADVENTURES OF TAXI DOG<br />

By Debra & Sal Barracca<br />

978-0-14-056665-9 $5.99<br />

See author listing on page 26.<br />

NICCOLINI’S SONG<br />

By Chuck Wilcoxen<br />

978-0-14-055673-5 $6.99<br />

See author listing on page 87.<br />

bURLeIGH, RobeRT<br />

FLIGHT<br />

Introduction by Jean Fritz<br />

Illustrated by Mike Wimmer<br />

“The use of the present tense keeps the<br />

reader in suspense from the moment<br />

the plane takes off until the moment<br />

Lindbergh sets the plane down in Paris.<br />

but even more dramatic are the illustrations—powerful,<br />

bold, and strong...<br />

splendidly and excitingly presented.”<br />

—The Horn Book<br />

Rec: AN, BLH, C, CR, E, H, K, NA, NC, PWH, SLJ, TK<br />

8 1/2 x 11 32 pp. 1997<br />

978-0-698-11425-8 $6.99<br />

bUZZeo, TonI<br />

DAWDLE DUCKLING<br />

Illustrated by Margaret Spengler<br />

“Poetic language and lush pastel artwork<br />

portray the antics of an endearing<br />

youngster who would rather daydream,<br />

play, and explore than tow the line like<br />

his siblings.…With their soft edges and<br />

brilliant colors, Spengler’s paintings have<br />

a dreamy quality that matches the text’s<br />

even tempo.” —School Library Journal<br />

Rec: BL, K, PW, SLJ<br />

8 x 9 3/4 32 pp. 2005<br />

978-0-14-240277-1 $5.99<br />

See index for more titles by Margaret Spengler.


Eric Carle<br />

1, 2, 3 TO THE ZOO<br />

“A pleasurable counting book....each<br />

colorful double spread contains a<br />

numeral, a corresponding number of<br />

animals—one elephant, two hippopotamuses<br />

in a zoo-bound train car, and at<br />

the bottom of the page, a miniature train<br />

which grows longer as each carload of<br />

animals is added.” —Booklist<br />

Rec: BL, C, CSM, E, H, NS, NYT, PW, SLJ<br />

8 x 10 1/2 34 pp. 1998<br />

978-0-698-11645-0 $6.99<br />

THE ART OF ERIC CARLE<br />

“This highly original collage of words<br />

and pictures by and about eric Carle<br />

echoes Carle’s artistic style, hailed by one<br />

contributor for its ‘powerful simplicity. . .<br />

clear shapes. . . bold colors. . . and the<br />

stories that teach without being didactic.’”<br />

—School Library Journal<br />

Rec: BL, K, SLJ<br />

9 x 11 128 pp. 2002<br />

978-0-399-24002-7 $15.99<br />

DRAW ME A STAR<br />

“A remarkable, quintessentially simple<br />

book encompassing Creation, creativity,<br />

and the cycle of life within the eternal....<br />

Carle’s trademark style—vibrant tissue<br />

collage on dramatic white—is wonderfully<br />

effective in expressing the joy of creation,<br />

while the economy with which he<br />

conveys these universal ideas gives them<br />

extraordinary power.” —KirkusH<br />

Rec: BL, C, CR, H, KH, R, SLJ<br />

8 1/2 x 11 1/4 40 pp. 1998<br />

978-0-698-11632-0 $6.99<br />

ERIC CARLE’S ANIMALS, ANIMALS<br />

Compiled by Laura Whipple<br />

From leaping, flying fish to dancing butterflies,<br />

and camels that “trollop along,”<br />

eric Carle’s brilliant and colorful collage<br />

designs bring to life animal poems from<br />

such diverse sources as Shakespeare,<br />

Lewis Carroll, and emily Dickinson,<br />

as well as bible verses, Japanese haiku,<br />

American Indian poems and more. This<br />

celebration of the wonder and variety of<br />

earth’s animals is “joyous...a book to be<br />

shared” —BooklistH<br />

Rec: AN, BKL, BLH, CH, CS, E, FO, H, HG, IRATC, K, NS, PW,<br />

SLJ, SLJH<br />

8 7/8 x 11 1/4 96 pp. 1999<br />

978-0-698-11855-3 $8.99<br />

ERIC CARLE’S DRAGONS DRAGONS<br />

Compiled by Laura Whipple<br />

“A second well-chosen, gorgeously illustrated<br />

collection of poetry in the style<br />

of Animals Animals. not only dragons<br />

but a worldwide collection of fabulous<br />

beasts—yeti, Quetzalcoatl, okolo, Pan,<br />

kracken, and many more—appear in<br />

poems that range a bit in quality as well<br />

as origin. The interest level is consistently<br />

high—especially when coupled with<br />

Carle’s flamboyant art.” —Kirkus<br />

Rec: K, PW<br />

8 7/8 x 11 68 pp. 2004<br />

978-0-14-240103-3 $11.99<br />

Little Cloud<br />

LITTLE CLOUD<br />

“The format is simplicity itself. Against a<br />

heavenly blue background, a little cloud<br />

transforms itself. In one spread it turns<br />

into a sheep, in another a shark, in a<br />

third a rabbit. It even becomes a clown’s<br />

hat, and then the whole clown. When<br />

it joins up with the other clouds, they<br />

turn dark together, and then it begins to<br />

rain...this qualifies as a perfect story hour<br />

choice—and segues nicely into a trip<br />

outside to look up at the sky.” —Booklist<br />

Rec: BL, H, K, SLJ<br />

9 x 12 32 pp. 2001<br />

978-0-698-11830-0 $5.99<br />

“SLOWLY, SLOWLY, SLOWLY,”<br />

SAID THE SLOTH<br />

“With a preface by Jane Goodall, an<br />

emphasis on Amazon rain forest animals<br />

and Carle’s bright, trademark collages,<br />

this book is sure to find a wide audience.”<br />

Rec: KH, PW, SLJH<br />

—Publishers Weekly<br />

8 x 10 32 pp. 2007<br />

978-0-14-240847-6 $7.99<br />

TODAY IS MONDAY<br />

“Most people know the jaunty tune,<br />

Today is Monday (‘Monday, string<br />

beans, Tuesday, spaghetti’), but it gets<br />

new life in a picture book bursting with<br />

food, animals and lots of energy...Carle’s<br />

always innovative artwork steps center<br />

stage in an oversize format that allows<br />

glorious colored collages to spread over<br />

two pages.” —BooklistH<br />

Rec: BLH, CS, K, PW, R, SLJ<br />

9 x 12 32 pp. 1997<br />

978-0-698-11563-7 $6.99<br />

ERIC CARLE:<br />

PICTURE WRITER VIDEO<br />

Produced by Searchlight Films<br />

This video is the winner of the Andrew<br />

Carnegie Medal in 1994. “The tape allows<br />

the viewer to feel part of a dialogue<br />

with Carle. He seems to be answering<br />

just the questions that come to your<br />

mind.... Carle tries to make his books<br />

bridges between home and school for<br />

the child.” —Teaching K-8<br />

Rec: BKL, TK<br />

Video-VHS 27 min. 1993<br />

978-0-399-22624-9 $39.99<br />

See index for more titles by Eric Carle.<br />

Ages 3-8 • Picture Books<br />


Ages 3-8 • Picture Books<br />

◆<br />

Nancy Carlson<br />

ABC I LIKE ME!<br />

“This concept book vibrates with bright<br />

colors, happy thoughts, and joie de<br />

vivre....Carlson’s cheerful pig, frog, and<br />

their friends will delight youngsters<br />

as they are reassured about their own<br />

emerging personalities.”<br />

—School Library Journal<br />

Rec: BL, HG, K, SLJ<br />

8 x 10 32 pp. 1999<br />

978-0-14-056485-3 $6.99<br />

ARNIE AND THE NEW KID<br />

“Arnie teases newcomer Philip because<br />

he is confined to a wheelchair. Yet when<br />

Arnie falls down and breaks a leg...he<br />

begins to see life from a different<br />

perspective...a simple upbeat story.”<br />

—Booklist<br />

Rec: BL, C, H, K, SLJ<br />

7 1/8 x 8 7/8 32 pp. 1992<br />

978-0-14-050945-8 $5.99<br />

HENRY’S 100 DAYS<br />

OF KINDERGARTEN<br />

“Carlson sweetens up the kindergarten<br />

counting theme with a clever plot featuring<br />

Henry the mouse from two previous<br />

preschool adventures…Carlson’s familiar<br />

animal characters are in crayon-bright<br />

colors that are just right for the jolly<br />

story.” —Booklist<br />

Rec: BL, SLJ<br />

8 x 10 32 pp. 2007<br />

978-0-14-240758-5 $5.99<br />

HENRY’S SHOW-AND-TELL<br />

Henry really likes kindergarten — there’s<br />

painting, singing, story time and lots<br />

of new things to learn. but there’s one<br />

thing Henry doesn’t like: show and tell!<br />

“The story tackles public-speaking fears<br />

in an ideal way for very young children,<br />

offering up a realistic method of dealing<br />

with a common anxiety and a bit of humor<br />

to put it all into perspective..”<br />

—Booklist<br />

Rec: BL, K, SLJ<br />

8 x 10 32 pp. 2006<br />

978-0-14-240639-7 $6.99<br />

HOORAY FOR<br />

GRANDPARENT’S DAY<br />

everyone at Lassie Lower School is<br />

busy getting ready for Grandparents’<br />

Day—everyone except Arnie. He doesn’t<br />

have any grandparents to bring. but he<br />

has many other special grownups in his<br />

life. “bold, cheerful colors, a menagerie<br />

of human-like animals, and a warm message<br />

make this a good read-aloud that<br />

celebrates the diversity of families.”<br />

—Kirkus<br />

Rec: K, SLJ<br />

8 x 10 32 pp. 2002<br />

978-0-14-230125-8 $5.99<br />

HOW ABOUT A HUG?<br />

“There are all sorts of reasons to get or<br />

give a hug, and in a delightful fashion,<br />

this shows quite a few.”<br />

Rec: BL, K, PW, SLJ<br />

—Booklist<br />

8 x 10 32 pp. 2003<br />

978-0-14-250144-3 $5.99<br />

HOW TO LOSE ALL YOUR FRIENDS<br />

“‘If you don’t want to have any friends,<br />

follow these simple instructions.’ So begins<br />

Carlson’s hilarious catalog of crankiness,<br />

brattiness, snottiness, and just plain<br />

bad behavior. be gloomy. Grab all the<br />

good toys for yourself. be a bully. Cheat,<br />

tattle and above all whine...an amusing<br />

book.” —Kirkus<br />

Rec: BL, CS, K, SLJ<br />

7 1/8 x 8 7/8 32 pp. 1997<br />

978-0-14-055862-3 $5.99<br />

I LIKE ME!<br />

“Little ones in need of positive reinforcement<br />

will find it here. An exuberant pig<br />

proclaims ‘I like me!’ She likes the way<br />

she looks, and [all her] activities....When<br />

she makes a mistake she picks herself up<br />

and tries again.” —Booklist “Wonderful<br />

in its simplicity, here’s a story that will<br />

help kids feel good about themselves.”<br />

—Boston Globe<br />

Rec: BG, BL, C, PW, R, SLJ<br />

7 1/8 x 8 3/4 32 pp. 1990<br />

978-0-14-050819-2 $6.99<br />

LIFE IS FUN!<br />

In the tradition of her acclaimed I Like<br />

Me! this is another book full of “positive<br />

reinforcement” (Booklist) for boys and<br />

girls that has a large audience appeal<br />

with its vibrant colors and bright message.<br />

This picture book is geared toward<br />

boosting spirits and encouraging kids to<br />

make the most of life.<br />

Rec: BL, HG, PW, SLJ<br />

7 1/8 x 8 7/8 32 pp. 1996<br />

978-0-14-054445-9 $5.99<br />

LOOK OUT KINDERGARTEN,<br />

HERE I COME!<br />

It’s the first day of kindergarten, and<br />

Henry is raring to go. When he arrives,<br />

it looks scary and for a moment he’s not<br />

sure he’s ready for kindergarten. What<br />

Henry soon discovers, though, is that<br />

he’s been ready all along, and that the<br />

only thing he’ didn’t know was how<br />

much fun kindergarten is going to be.<br />

“The classroom is a cheery, welcoming<br />

place, and the story will reassure<br />

youngsters who are both eager for and<br />

apprehensive about their first school<br />

experience.” —School Library Journal<br />

Rec: BL, K, NYT, SLJ<br />

8 x 10 32 pp. 2001<br />

978-0-14-056838-7 $6.99


MY BEST FRIEND MOVED AWAY<br />

From building forts, to sharing secrets,<br />

to sitting together on the bus, best<br />

friends do everything together. So what<br />

do you do when your best friend moves<br />

away? “An expressive tribute to the pain<br />

of farewells—and the joys of hellos.”<br />

—Kirkus<br />

Rec: BL, K, SLJ<br />

8 x 10 32 pp. 2003<br />

978-0-14-250067-5 $5.99<br />

MY FAMILY IS FOREVER<br />

Some families look alike, some don’t.<br />

Some families are formed through<br />

birth, and some families are formed by<br />

adoption. but as the little girl in this<br />

heartwarming book makes clear, being<br />

a family isn’t about who you look like<br />

or where you were born—it’s about the<br />

love that binds you together. “Audiences<br />

looking for a loud-and-clear message that<br />

love, not looks, defines a family should<br />

find that Carlson delivers.”<br />

—Publishers Weekly<br />

Rec: BL, K, PW, SLJ<br />

7 3/4 x 7 3/4 32 pp. 2006<br />

978-0-14-240561-1 $5.99<br />

THERE’S A BIG BEAUTIFUL<br />

WORLD OUT THERE<br />

“Carlson’s short, reassuring picture book<br />

lets youngsters know that the world<br />

still offers good things …She certainly<br />

acknowledges that children might feel<br />

like hiding from the world, but she<br />

tempers that with bright illustrations and<br />

encouraging words to show that there<br />

are better ways of approaching life.”<br />

—Booklist<br />

Rec: BL, K, SLJ<br />

8 x 10 32 pp. 2004<br />

978-0-14-240184-2 $5.99<br />

CAMPbeLL, bebe MooRe<br />

SOMETIMES MY MOMMY<br />

GETS ANGRY<br />

Illustrated by E. B. Lewis<br />

“True to a child’s viewpoint, this moving<br />

picture book tells of an African American<br />

girl living with a mother who is mentally<br />

ill. The spare first-person narrative<br />

and exquisite realistic watercolor<br />

paintings show the child at home with<br />

her unpredictable parent.” —Booklist<br />

“The author’s goal is to offer children<br />

resilience by introducing coping strategies<br />

and helping them to understand that<br />

they are not to blame for their parents’<br />

difficulties. A skillful treatment of a troubling<br />

subject.” —School Library Journal<br />

Rec: BL, C, K, SLJ<br />

8 1/2 x 10 1/2 32 pp. 2005<br />

978-0-14-240359-4 $5.99<br />

See index for more titles by E. B. Lewis.<br />

CARLSTRoM, nAnCY<br />

WHITe<br />

SWIM THE SILVER SEA,<br />

JOSHIE OTTER<br />

Illustrated by Ken Kuroi<br />

“Splendid paintings in a variety of shimmering<br />

Arctic hues illustrate a soothing<br />

bedtime story....In addition to basic<br />

information about the animals and geography<br />

of the region, this attractive picture<br />

book has the draws of an affectionate<br />

mother-offspring bond and an involving<br />

game element. Includes words and music<br />

to the title lullaby.” —Booklist<br />

Rec: BL, K, SLJ<br />

8 x 10 1/4 40 pp. 1997<br />

978-0-698-11447-0 $7.99<br />

CATRoW, DAVID<br />

WE THE KIDS<br />

The Preamble to the Constitution of<br />

The United States<br />

“Catrow takes as his text the preamble<br />

to the Constitution and interprets it for<br />

children in a surprisingly engaging picture<br />

book…The exaggerated characters<br />

and witty details are entertaining on their<br />

own, but the greater purpose is achieved<br />

as well. An original interpretation of one<br />

of the sacred texts of American democracy.”<br />

—Booklist<br />

Rec: BL, PW, SLJ<br />

9 x 11 32 pp. 2005<br />

978-0-14-240276-4 $6.99<br />

See index for more titles by David Catrow.<br />

CAULeY, LoRInDA bRYAn<br />

CLAP YOUR HANDS<br />

“In this high-spirited picture book...<br />

a merry cast of children and costumed<br />

animals act out the suggestions provided<br />

by the rhyming text. In a series of lively<br />

double-page spreads, the illustrations<br />

feature glowing colors and make good<br />

use of Cauley’s gift for characterization,<br />

particularly of animals.” —Booklist<br />

Rec: BL, E, K, LA, LC, PW, SLJ<br />

10 x 8 3/8 32 pp. 1997<br />

978-0-698-11428-9 $6.99<br />

CHAMbeRS, VeRonICA<br />

CELIA CRUZ,<br />

QUEEN OF SALSA<br />

Illustrated by Julie Maren<br />

“This biographical tribute to an icon of<br />

Latina music evokes the talent, independence,<br />

and inner drive of a woman who<br />

helped develop a music style present in<br />

today’s popular culture…Like the sweetness<br />

of her voice, this tribute is pure<br />

azúcar.” —School Library Journal<br />

Rec: BL, C, K, SLJ<br />

10 x 10 40 pp. 2007<br />

978-0-14-240779-0 $6.99<br />

Ages 3-8 • Picture Books<br />


Ages 3-8 • Picture Books ◆<br />

◆<br />

Lauren Child<br />

CHARLie & LoLA BookS<br />

I’M REALLY EVER SO NOT WELL<br />

Lola is usually very busy—and very<br />

funny!—but today she’s not really feeling<br />

well! Charlie does everything he can<br />

to help Lola feel better until he has to<br />

leave to play soccer with his friend Marv.<br />

How will Lola ever get better without<br />

her big brother around?<br />

8 1/2 x 9 1/4 32 pp. 2007<br />

978-0-448-44569-4 $6.99<br />

I’VE WON, NO I’VE WON,<br />

NO I’VE WON<br />

Lola always always always has to win!<br />

no matter what games she and Charlie<br />

play, Lola always triumphs. What will<br />

happen when Charlie devises a strategy<br />

for a game that surely he will win? When<br />

playtime is through, Charlie and Lola<br />

have learned that maybe having the<br />

upper hand isn’t as important as lending<br />

a hand when a brother or a sister could<br />

use a little help.<br />

8 1/2 x 9 1/4 32 pp. 2006<br />

978-0-448-44350-8 $5.99<br />

MY WOBBLY TOOTH MUST NOT<br />

EVER NEVER FALL OUT<br />

At first, Lola does not want her wobbly<br />

tooth to ever fall out, but when she<br />

learns about the tooth fairy, she wiggles<br />

and wobbles her tooth until out it pops!<br />

Finally it is time to go to bed—but the<br />

tooth has disappeared! now how will<br />

Lola convince the tooth fairy that she<br />

really did lose her tooth?<br />

8 1/2 x 9 1/4 32 pp. 2006<br />

978-0-448-44255-6 $5.99<br />

THIS IS ACTUALLY MY PARTY ❖<br />

Based on the characters created<br />

by Lauren Child<br />

Charlie invites his friends over for a<br />

monster-themed birthday party, but Lola<br />

decides she doesn’t like the theme and<br />

takes matters into her own hands.<br />

8 1/2 x 9 1/4 32 pp. 2007<br />

978-0-448-44694-3 $6.99<br />

WE HONESTLY CAN LOOK<br />

AFTER YOUR DOG<br />

Lola and her best friend, Lotta, just love<br />

dogs, and when they get the chance to<br />

watch an adorable sausage pup named<br />

Sizzles, they are thrilled! everything goes<br />

well until they lose hold of the leash . . .<br />

and Sizzles runs off. Will they find him<br />

before his owner returns, or will they be<br />

banned from dog-sitting forever?<br />

8 1/2 x 9 1/4 32 pp. 2006<br />

978-0-448-44414-7 $5.99<br />

WHOOPS! BUT IT WASN’T ME<br />

big brother Charlie is happy to share<br />

his toys with Lola—but his handmade,<br />

prize-winning rocket is off-limits! When<br />

temptation becomes too much for Lola,<br />

she tries to take down the rocket—and it<br />

falls and breaks! Can friendship between<br />

brother and sister be put back together<br />

again?<br />

8 1/2 x 9 1/4 32 pp. 2006<br />

978-0-448-44413-0 $5.99<br />

See index for more titles by Lauren Child.<br />

CLeMenTS, AnDReW<br />

SLIPPERS AT HOME<br />

Illustrated by Janie Bynum<br />

“A humorous look at an endearing<br />

puppy and his daily routine. Slippers has<br />

a special relationship with each member<br />

of his family…bynum’s soft pastel paintings<br />

alternate between pages covered<br />

with smaller images of Slippers in action<br />

and framed illustrations that can’t quite<br />

contain the ebullient pup and his family.”<br />

—School Library Journal<br />

Rec: K, PW, SLJ<br />

8 x 10 32 pp. 2007<br />

978-0-14-240781-3 $5.99<br />

See index for more titles by Andrew Clements.<br />

CLIFTon, LUCILLe<br />

THE BOY WHO DIDN’T BELIEVE<br />

IN SPRING<br />

Illustrated by Brinton Turkle<br />

“Skeptical king Shabazz and his friend<br />

Tony Polito explore their city neighborhood<br />

to see if spring really exists. brinton<br />

Turkle’s colorful pictures capture the<br />

delight of the two boys as they uncover<br />

evidence along the way.’’<br />

—Library of Congress<br />

Rec: B, BL, CS, H, K, NYC, NYT, PW, SLJ, TE, W<br />

8 1/2 x 8 32 pp. 1988<br />

978-0-14-054739-9 $6.99<br />

CoeRR, eLeAnoR<br />

SADAKO<br />

Illustrated by Ed <strong>Young</strong><br />

“Coerr uses a quiet, unsentimental voice<br />

in her retelling, letting the content of<br />

the story speak for itself. And it does,<br />

powerfully. <strong>Young</strong> amplifies the story’s<br />

vision with his impressionistic pastel<br />

artwork illustrating scene after scene with<br />

narrative simplicity and emotional depth.<br />

A remarkable, moving book.” —BooklistH<br />

“A masterful collaboration that will<br />

attract many new friends.”<br />

—School Library JournalH<br />

Rec: AN, BKL, BLH, C, IRATC, KH, NA, NC, PW, SLJH<br />

8 x 10 48 pp. 1997<br />

978-0-698-11588-0 $6.99<br />

See index for more titles by Eleanor Coerr.<br />

See index for more titles by Ed <strong>Young</strong>.


CoLe, bAbeTTe<br />

PRINCE CINDERS<br />

“As the Cinderella story is turned topsy<br />

turvey, so is the notion of fairy tale<br />

beauty. Zany characters suffer from popeyes,<br />

skinny legs, knobby knees,<br />

and thinck waists...would bring giggles<br />

to any age.” —School Library Journal<br />

Rec: C, CSM, E, NYT, PW, SLJ<br />

9 x 7 5/8 32 pp. 1997<br />

978-0-698-11554-5 $6.99<br />

PRINCESS SMARTYPANTS<br />

Princess Smartypants enjoys being an<br />

independent Ms. and has no intention of<br />

getting married. When family pressure<br />

mounts, she agrees to look for a mate<br />

but sets the candidates tasks that are impossible.<br />

Then Prince Swashbuckle turns<br />

up! “Truly comical watercolors in softly<br />

glowing colors complement this fairy tale<br />

parody perfectly....A refreshing alternative.”<br />

—School Library Journal<br />

Rec: C, K, SLJ, WP<br />

9 x 7 5/8 32 pp. 1997<br />

978-0-698-11555-2 $6.99<br />

CoLLInS, SUZAnne<br />

WHEN CHARLIE MCBUTTON<br />

LOST POWER ❖<br />

Illustrated by Mike Lester<br />

Charlie Mcbutton is addicted to computer<br />

games, but what’s he to do when<br />

the electricity is knocked out? “A clever,<br />

humorous story in rhyme. The hilarious<br />

cartoon illustrations are bold and<br />

appealing.”<br />

Rec: K, SLJ<br />

—School Library Journal<br />

10 x 8 1/2 32 pp. 2007<br />

978-0-14-240857-5 $5.99<br />

See index for more titles by Mike Lester.<br />

Barbara<br />

Cooney<br />

ELEANOR<br />

“There are many biographies of eleanor<br />

Roosevelt, but this one is special....<br />

Children will respond viscerally to the<br />

longing for affection, to the fear and insecurity<br />

that accompanies loss, and they<br />

will be uplifted by eleanor’s eventual<br />

realization of her own special talents,<br />

especially her capacity for compassion....<br />

Cooney is at her artistic best here...[and]<br />

also ably sets eleanor’s story as fairy tale,<br />

one that as far as this book goes, has a<br />

happy ending.” —Booklist<br />

Rec: BL, IN, K, PWH, SLJ, W<br />

7 5/8 x 11 40 pp. 1999<br />

978-0-14-055583-7 $6.99<br />

HATTIE AND THE WILD WAVES<br />

A Story From brooklyn<br />

“Cooney is at her best here....The book<br />

is based on the life of [her] mother,<br />

the daughter of an immigrant family<br />

that was industrious, affectionate,<br />

and successful. The setting of an idyllic<br />

childhood split between a new York<br />

mansion, a summer house on Rockaway<br />

beach, a Long Island estate and a brooklyn<br />

hotel serves as a glamorous backdrop<br />

for Hattie’s emerging determination to<br />

become an artist.” —Bulletin of the<br />

Center for Children’s BooksH<br />

Rec: BC, BLH, CH, CR, HH, K, NC, NYT, PW, SLJ<br />

10 x 8 32 pp. 1993<br />

978-0-14-054193-9 $6.99<br />

Miss Rumphius<br />

ISLAND BOY<br />

“once again, barbara Cooney, totally<br />

immersing herself in both subject and<br />

setting, adds authenticity as well as<br />

beauty to her book.” —The Horn<br />

BookH “Cooney’s ongoing fascination<br />

with family ties and her keen awareness<br />

of the interdependence of all people and<br />

their living styles is newly expressed in<br />

Island boy.” —School Library JournalH<br />

Rec: BG, BKL, BLH, C, CS, HH, NC, PW, SLJH<br />

10 x 8 40 pp. 1991<br />

978-0-14-050756-0 $5.99<br />

MISS RUMPHIUS<br />

“As a child [Alice Rumphius] dreamed<br />

of travel...and of a house by the sea;<br />

but Grandfather had made one further<br />

request: ‘You must do something to<br />

make the world more beautiful.’ The<br />

simple story is accompanied by glowing<br />

pictures.” —The Horn Book<br />

Rec: BL, CS, E, H, HG, IN, LC, MB, NC, R, R, SLJ, TE, TK, W<br />

National Book Award<br />

10 x 8 32 pp. 1985<br />

978-0-14-050539-9 $7.99<br />

LA SENORITA RUNFIO<br />

(Miss Rumphius)<br />

Spanish edition<br />

978-0-14-056231-6 1997 $5.99<br />

For a complete listing of Spanish Language books, see page 267.<br />

OX-CART MAN<br />

By Donald Hall<br />

978-0-14-050441-5 $6.99<br />

See author listing on page 50.<br />

THE YEAR OF THE PERFECT<br />

CHRISTMAS TREE<br />

An Appalachian Story<br />

By Gloria Houston<br />

978-0-14-055877-7 $6.99<br />

See author listing on page 52.<br />

Ages 3-8 • Picture Books<br />


Ages 3-8 • Picture Books ◆<br />

CooPeR, FLoYD<br />

COMING HOME<br />

From the Life of Langston Hughes<br />

“In the first book that artist Cooper has<br />

written as well as illustrated, he combines<br />

large, soft-textured, earth-tone paintings<br />

with a warm, immediate storytelling<br />

voice.... Like Hughes’ poetry, the power<br />

of Cooper’s story is that it confronts the<br />

sadness even as it transcends it. Children<br />

like Hughes who dream of a ‘real home’<br />

will take heart from the story of the boy<br />

who found community and grew up to<br />

write astonishing poetry about it.”<br />

—Booklist<br />

Rec: AN, BL, CR, CS, CS, H, NC, NYT, PW, SLJ, TE<br />

8 x 10 1/4 32 pp. 1998<br />

978-0-698-11612-2 $6.99<br />

MANDELA<br />

From the Life of the South African<br />

Statesman<br />

“This ambitious attempt focuses on<br />

where Mandela came from and how his<br />

character was formed, his stubbornness<br />

and desire to ‘stand firm’ for what he believes.”<br />

—Kirkus “The author’s obvious<br />

reverence for his subject shines through<br />

in this thoughtfully crafted, beautiful<br />

book.” —School Library JournalH<br />

Rec: BL, CBRM, K, NYT, PWH, SLJH, W<br />

8 1/2 x 11 40 pp. 2000<br />

978-0-698-11816-4 $6.99<br />

See index for more titles by Floyd Cooper.<br />

CooPeR, HeLen<br />

THE BOY WHO WOULDN’T<br />

GO TO BED<br />

“When mother says it’s time for bed, a<br />

little boy shouts, ‘no!...I’m going to<br />

stay up all night!’ Chugging away in<br />

his toy fire engine, the boy encounters<br />

an enormous tiger, a regiment of toy<br />

soldiers, a train, a band of musicians,<br />

and the crescent moon, and they are all<br />

too sleepy to play with him....Rhythmic<br />

text makes this a read-aloud dream, and<br />

youngsters will enjoy the boy’s independent<br />

stance even as they appreciate the<br />

cozy and comforting conclusion.”<br />

—Bulletin of the Center for<br />

Children’s Books<br />

Rec: BLH, C, HG, SLJ<br />

9 13/16 x 9 3/4 32 pp. 2000<br />

978-0-14-056771-7 $5.99<br />

CoRDSen, CARoL FoSkeTT<br />

THE MILKMAN<br />

Illustrated by Douglas E. Jones<br />

“out of bed long before sunrise, Mr.<br />

Plimpton, the lanky milkman, climbs<br />

into his pickup, drives to the dairy farm,<br />

and begins his morning rounds. A community<br />

helper in every sense, Mr. Plimpton<br />

does more than deliver milk, eggs,<br />

and ice cream. …children…will want to<br />

move…into Mr. Plimpton’s neighborhood,<br />

where the pace is slow, the cars are<br />

vintage, and even the sun has a smile on<br />

its face.” —BooklistH<br />

Rec: BLH, CH, K, SLJH<br />

8 1/4 x 10 3/4 32 pp. 2007<br />

978-0-14-240804-9 $6.99<br />

CoVILLe, bRUCe<br />

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE’S A<br />

MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM<br />

Illustrated by Dennis Nolan<br />

“In this cheerful retelling of Shakespeare’s<br />

great fantasy, Coville introduces<br />

the story and also conveys something of<br />

the poetry and drama. nolan’s framed<br />

graphite and watercolor paintings express<br />

the dreaminess and absurdity of the<br />

play, and the pictures have a theatrical<br />

flair, as if contemporary young people<br />

are in costume and acting the roles…A<br />

nice way to prepare children for a fresh<br />

performance of the play.” —Booklist<br />

Rec: BL, K, PW, SLJ<br />

8 1/2 x 11 48 pp. 2003<br />

978-0-14-250168-9 $7.99<br />

CoWLeY, JoY<br />

THE WISHING OF BIDDY MALONE<br />

Illustrated by Christopher Denise<br />

“This original tale set in Ireland introduces<br />

biddy Malone, a girl better known<br />

for her fierce temper than her creaky<br />

singing or clumsy dancing, who happens<br />

upon a faerie village at dusk. When “a<br />

most beautiful boy” tells her to name<br />

three wishes, biddy asks to sing sweetly,<br />

dance lightly, and have a loving heart.<br />

back in her village, she finds that none<br />

of the gifts has been magically bestowed,<br />

but with time and effort, she gains all<br />

three and her heart’s desire as well.”<br />

—Booklist<br />

Rec: BL, C, K, SLJ<br />

8 1/4 x 10 3/4 40 pp. 2006<br />

978-0-14-240589-5 $6.99<br />

See index for more titles by Joy Cowley.<br />

See index for more titles by Christopher Denise.


CURTIS, MARCI<br />

BIG SISTER, LITTLE SISTER<br />

Illustrated by Greg Couch<br />

“The spunk of four multiracial pairs of<br />

siblings shines through this photographic<br />

celebration of sisterhood...The volume<br />

has the casual appearance of a scrapbook<br />

or family album.”<br />

Rec: K, PW, SLJ<br />

—Publishers Weekly<br />

8 x 10 40 pp. 2002<br />

978-0-14-230078-7 $6.99<br />

CUTLeR, JAne<br />

THE CELLO OF MR. O<br />

Illustrated by Greg Couch<br />

“In a shelled, rubble-strewn city, women<br />

and children huddle indoors and wait<br />

for the war to be over, for the men to<br />

come home, for the fear to end. When<br />

even the slight lift brought by the weekly<br />

arrival of relief supplies is taken away by<br />

the bombing of the delivery truck, irascible<br />

old Mr. o calmly steps out into the<br />

open and, despite the danger, sits down<br />

to play bach on his magnificent cello.”<br />

—Kirkus. “Cutler and Couch manage to<br />

overlay the everyday horrors of war with<br />

a patina of hope.” —BooklistH<br />

Rec: BLH, K, LJ, PW<br />

8 1/2 x 11 32 pp. 2004<br />

978-0-14-240174-3 $6.99<br />

DAHL, RoALD<br />

DIRTY BEASTS<br />

Illustrated by Quentin Blake<br />

Unsuspecting humans get their final<br />

comeuppance in this collection of poems<br />

about mischievous and mysterious animals.<br />

In between laughs, both adult and<br />

child will see in these rhymes the folly of<br />

pretenses and the sheer joy of the ridiculous.<br />

“Will elicit a loud ‘Yuck.’ In other<br />

words, children will love them.”<br />

—Children’s Book Review Service<br />

Rec: C, SLJ<br />

7 x 9 32 pp. 1986<br />

978-0-14-230227-9 $6.99<br />

THE MINPINS<br />

Illustrated by Quentin Blake<br />

Terrible monsters may lurk in the forest,<br />

but if you climb up into the trees you<br />

may be lucky enough to meet some<br />

of the thousands of Minpins who live<br />

there, too. The hollow trees are filled<br />

with their miniature homes—and they<br />

travel around the country on the backs<br />

of birds. “As brilliant and as unexpected<br />

as a dream, filled with soaring excitement<br />

and happy resolutions.”<br />

—The New York Times Book Review<br />

Rec: BG, BL, C, CR, CS, H, HG, K, NYT, PW, SLJ, TE, WP<br />

8 1/8 x 10 3/4 48 pp. 1994<br />

978-0-14-054970-6 $7.99<br />

See index for more titles by Roald Dahl.<br />

See index for more titles by Quentin Blake.<br />

DAnZIGeR, PAULA<br />

BARFBURGER BABY,<br />

I WAS HERE FIRST<br />

Illustrated by G. Brian Karas<br />

“Danziger captures the humor and reality<br />

of making the transition from only<br />

child to older sibling, and karas’s warm<br />

cartoon illustrations provide fun punch<br />

lines to many of the jokes. While there<br />

are numerous books dealing with this<br />

topic, this one rings particularly true.”<br />

—School Library Journal<br />

Rec: BL, C, K, PW, SLJ<br />

8 1/2 x 10 1/2 32 pp. 2007<br />

978-0-14-240739-4 $5.99<br />

See index for more titles by Paula Danziger.<br />

See index for more titles by G. Brian Karas.<br />

DAUGHeRTY, JAMeS<br />

ANDY AND THE LION<br />

A young boy befriends a lion and<br />

becomes a town hero. This wonderful<br />

and humorous story combines “the<br />

extraordinary and the everyday which<br />

is so peculiarly satisfying to children....<br />

An important and thoroughly delightful<br />

picture book.” —The New York Times<br />

Rec: AN, BL, C, CE, E, H, IN, NYT, SLJH, TE, W<br />

Caldecott Honor<br />

7 1/8 x 8 7/8 80 pp. 1989<br />

978-0-14-050277-0 $5.99<br />

DeMAReST, CHRIS<br />

I INVITED A DRAGON TO DINNER<br />

Written entirely by fresh talent, this<br />

collection of silly poems is the result of a<br />

nationwide contest to find the best new<br />

writers of verse for children. “An entertaining<br />

diversion.” —Publishers Weekly<br />

Rec: BL, K, PW, SLJ<br />

8 1/2 x 11 40 pp. 2004<br />

978-0-14-240062-3 $6.99<br />

Ages 3-8 • Picture Books<br />


Ages 3-8 • Picture Books<br />

◆<br />

Tomie dePaola<br />

ADELITA<br />

“There’s no pumpkin coach or glass<br />

slipper in sight, but Cinderella fans will<br />

find much to like in dePaola’s original<br />

twist, infused with Mexican warmth and<br />

color…his liberal use of Spanish phrases<br />

(translated within the text) and cultural<br />

details enlighten as they enliven.”<br />

—Publishers Weekly<br />

Rec: BL, C, K, PW, SLJ<br />

9 x 11 40 pp. 2004<br />

978-0-14-240187-3 $6.99<br />

ALICE NIZZY NAZZY<br />

The Witch of Santa Fe<br />

By Tony Johnston<br />

978-0-698-11650-4 $6.99<br />

See author listing on page 55.<br />

THE ART LESSON<br />

“The perennial conflict between Individual<br />

and Authority, or between Artist<br />

and Society, lies beneath this anecdote,<br />

and it’s gratifying to see the small nonconformist<br />

accomodated. everyone can<br />

enjoy dePaola’s gentle autobiographical<br />

evocation of a loving family and a happy<br />

obsession.” —School Library Journal<br />

Rec: BKL, BLH, C, CR, CS, E, H, IN, K, NA, PW, R, SLJ, TE<br />

8 x 10 32 pp. 1997<br />

978-0-698-11572-9 $5.99<br />

0<br />

THE BABY SISTER<br />

“In another warm picture book based<br />

on dePaola’s family memories, Tommy’s<br />

mother is expecting a baby...Simple lines<br />

and warm colors convey the affection in<br />

the extended family and the special closeness<br />

between Tommy and his parents.”<br />

—Booklist<br />

Rec: BL, H, K, PWH, SLJ, TE, W<br />

8 x 10 32 pp. 1999<br />

978-0-698-11773-0 $5.99<br />

BIG ANTHONY<br />

His Story<br />

Hilarious episodes from big Anthony’s<br />

early life. “big Anthony wanders through<br />

Pisa, Roma, Firenze, and napoli, creating<br />

havoc all the way to Calabria, where<br />

he meets Strega nona. This cheerful<br />

addition to the dePaola canon has plenty<br />

of Italian words to roll off the tongue,<br />

and abundant, limpid colors to delight<br />

the eye.” —Kirkus<br />

Rec: BL, IN, K, NYM, NYT, PWH, SLJ<br />

8 1/2 x 11 32 pp. 2001<br />

978-0-698-11893-5 $5.99<br />

BILL AND PETE<br />

“When William everett Crocodile’s<br />

mother takes him shopping for a<br />

toothbrush, he comes home with a bird<br />

named Pete...but dePaola never does let<br />

on that along the nile where William<br />

everett lives there are birds who actually<br />

perform that service for crocodiles....A<br />

treat.” —Kirkus<br />

Rec: C, CS, K, NYT, PW, R, SLJ<br />

10 1/2 x 8 5/8 32 pp. 1996<br />

978-0-698-11400-5 $6.99<br />

BILL AND PETE GO<br />

DOWN THE NILE<br />

William everett Crocodile and Pete, his<br />

trusty toothbrush, are back. “DePaola<br />

usually decorates his books extensively,<br />

but in this one he...focuses mainly on the<br />

croc teeth. The whole thing is suspiciously<br />

simple, amazingly complicated,<br />

and quietly creative.”<br />

—Wilson Library Bulletin<br />

Rec: BL, CLJ, E, K, SLJ, W<br />

10 3/8 x 8 3/8 32 pp. 1996<br />

978-0-698-11401-2 $5.99<br />

BILL AND PETE TO THE RESCUE<br />

“The adventures of bill the crocodile<br />

and his sidekick Pete the plover continue<br />

with this trans-Atlantic rescue of bill’s<br />

little cousin Jane Allison. She’s been kidnapped<br />

from her nile home by the bad<br />

Guy’s big bad brother, to be showcased<br />

at his exotic Animal Farm in new orleans.<br />

DePaola has laced the story with<br />

clever quips...his illustrations are highly<br />

amusing.” —Kirkus<br />

Rec: BL, C, CLJ, K, LAT, SLJ<br />

10 3/8 x 8 3/8 48 pp. 2001<br />

978-0-698-11884-3 $5.99<br />

COOKIE’S WEEK<br />

By Cindy Ward<br />

978-0-698-11435-7 $5.99<br />

See author listing on page 86.<br />

DAYS OF THE BLACKBIRD<br />

“In the mountains of northern Italy, the<br />

last three days of January, considered<br />

the coldest of the year, are known as Le<br />

Giornate della Merla, The Days of the<br />

Blackbird. DePaola creates a story of a<br />

faithful white bird, La Colomba, who<br />

stays through the bitter cold, singing for<br />

a gravely ill duke to help him recover.<br />

This tale of steadfast devotion is rich and<br />

conveys the delights of spring after a<br />

long, difficult winter.” —Booklist<br />

Rec: BL, K, PW, SLJ<br />

8 3/8 x 10 3/4 32 pp. 2005<br />

978-0-14-240271-9 $5.99<br />

ERANDI’S BRAIDS<br />

Written by Antonio Hernandez Madrigal<br />

“Set in the Tarascan Indian village of<br />

Patzcuaro in the hills of Mexico in the<br />

1950s, this is a touching story with the<br />

tenderness of o. Henry’s ‘Gift of the<br />

Magi.’ It is all the more moving because<br />

it is grounded in the harsh reality of the<br />

times, when poverty drove many of the<br />

Tarascan women to sell their long, beautiful<br />

hair to the city buyers. DePaola’s<br />

paintings...create a strong sense of the<br />

place and the people, their daily village<br />

work, their loving family bonds.”<br />

—BooklistH<br />

Rec: BLH, K, PW, SLJ<br />

8 x 10 32 pp. 2001<br />

978-0-698-11885-0 $6.99


THE FRIENDLY BEASTS<br />

An old english Christmas Carol<br />

“The simple strains of this old Christmas<br />

melody are superbly reflected in the<br />

graceful, delicate, yet strong images that<br />

dePaola brings to the page...A Christmas<br />

remembrance to be long treasured.”<br />

—BooklistH<br />

Rec: AN, BLH, H, SLJ, TE<br />

10 x 7 3/4 32 pp. 1998<br />

978-0-698-11661-0 $6.99<br />

GUESS WHO’S COMING TO<br />

SANTA’S FOR DINNER<br />

“no one ever thinks about Santa’s extended<br />

family—but Santa does. one year<br />

he decides to invite everyone for Christmas<br />

dinner at the north Pole. While<br />

Mrs. C. gets things ready at home, Santa<br />

takes off to deliver presents on Christmas<br />

eve, but returns just in time to greet all<br />

the relatives.” —Booklist<br />

Rec: BL, H, K, PWH, SLJ<br />

10 1/2 x 11 40 pp. 2006<br />

978-0-14-240699-1 $6.99<br />

HEY DIDDLE DIDDLE & OTHER<br />

MOTHER GOOSE RHYMES<br />

Tomie dePaola’s whimsical and winning<br />

illustrations bring to life an enchanting<br />

selection of 48 Mother Goose songs and<br />

rhymes. “From start to finish, a treasure<br />

house of delight...just waiting to be<br />

shared with children.” —BooklistH<br />

Rec: AN, BLH, H, NYT, PW, R, TE, WP<br />

8 x 10 1/4 32 pp. 1998<br />

978-0-698-11640-5 $6.99<br />

Big Anthony<br />

JAMIE O’ROURKE AND<br />

THE BIG POTATO<br />

An Irish Folktale<br />

“Illustrated in dePaola’s signature style,<br />

this has an inviting look. buoyant watercolors<br />

are framed by thin orange borders....An<br />

engaging read-aloud choice<br />

for St. Patrick’s Day.”<br />

Rec: BL, C, CR, K, PW, SLJ<br />

—Booklist<br />

8 x 10 32 pp. 1997<br />

978-0-698-11603-0 $6.99<br />

JAMIE O’ROURKE AND THE POOKA<br />

An Irish Folktale<br />

“A genuine lazybones returns in a frothy<br />

tale that will remind some of the story<br />

of the shoemaker and the elves…The<br />

moralizing is kept palatable by the stark<br />

comeuppance visited upon dePaola’s<br />

antihero; not surprisingly, his artwork<br />

shines like cut glass.” —Kirkus<br />

Rec: BL, K, PW, SLJ<br />

8 x 10 32 pp. 2002<br />

978-0-698-11924-6 $6.99<br />

THE KNIGHT AND THE DRAGON<br />

“While modern picture book conventions<br />

have led to countless stories of<br />

bloodless dragons and bumbling knights,<br />

none of the rest has a library lady and<br />

such winning pictures.” —School Library<br />

Journal “In this whimsical spoof...<br />

dePaola ingeniously provides the perfect<br />

arena for the meeting of these two willing<br />

but clumsy creatures.” —Booklist.<br />

Rec: BL, C, CR, CS, K, LC, NYT, PW, R, SLJ, W<br />

9 3/4 x 8 32 pp. 1998<br />

978-0-698-11623-8 $5.99<br />

THE LEGEND OF THE BLUEBONNET<br />

An old Tale of Texas<br />

When a drought threatens the existence<br />

of the tribe, a courageous little Comanche<br />

girl sacrifices her most beloved possession—and<br />

the Great Spirit’s answer<br />

results not only in much-needed rain but<br />

a very special gift in return. “An ideal<br />

complement to native American and<br />

Texas studies....” —BooklistH<br />

Rec: BLH, C, CR, CS, H, NC, PW, SLJ, TE<br />

8 x 10 32 pp. 1996<br />

978-0-698-11359-6 $6.99<br />

THE LEGEND OF THE INDIAN<br />

PAINTBRUSH<br />

In a vivid retelling of an old folk legend,<br />

an Indian brave dreams of creating a<br />

painting that will capture the beauty of a<br />

sunset. “The humanity expressed in this<br />

story illustrates the value of perseverance<br />

and of endurance of effort that will bring<br />

its reward...ineffably moving.”<br />

—School Library JournalH<br />

Rec: BLH, CR, CS, E, H, K, NC, PW, R, SLJH, TE<br />

8 x 10 40 pp. 1996<br />

978-0-698-11360-2 $7.99<br />

THE LEGEND OF THE POINSETTIA<br />

Called la flor de la nochebuena—the<br />

flower of the Holy night—in Mexico,<br />

the poinsettia blooms at Christmastime,<br />

the symbol of a little girl’s unselfish gift<br />

to the Christ Child. “Tomie dePaola has<br />

always had a way with the retelling of<br />

folktales...and he shines again here with<br />

this Mexican story.” —Kirkus<br />

Rec: BKL, BL, H, IN, K, NYT, PW, SLJ<br />

8 x 10 32 pp. 1997<br />

978-0-698-11567-5 $6.99<br />

MEET THE BARKERS<br />

“A heartwarming story about two<br />

dogs starting school. Moffie is smart,<br />

outspoken, and always has to be first...<br />

She is proud of her gold stars while her<br />

twin brother, Morgie, is proud of making<br />

a new friend who also likes dinosaurs.<br />

After the teacher has a talk with Moffie<br />

about not giving other children a chance<br />

to answer, the little pup realizes she does<br />

not have any friends, a situation that<br />

comes to a satisfying conclusion.”<br />

—School Library Journal<br />

Rec: BL, PW, SLJ<br />

9 x 10 1/2 32 pp. 2003<br />

978-0-14-250083-5 $5.99<br />

MR. SATIE AND THE GREAT<br />

ART CONTEST<br />

Rosalie and Conrad love it when Uncle<br />

Satie comes to visit, because he always<br />

has exciting stories to tell about his<br />

adventures abroad. This year he went<br />

to Paris, where he found himself at the<br />

center of an art dispute.<br />

Rec: PW<br />

11 x 9 1/2 32 pp. 2007<br />

978-0-14-240771-4 $5.99<br />

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Ages 3-8 • Picture Books


Ages 3-8 • Picture Books ◆<br />

◆<br />

NANA UPSTAIRS AND NANA<br />

DOWNSTAIRS<br />

“This is one of the best of several stories<br />

for very young children that shows the<br />

love between a child and grandparent,<br />

and pictures the child’s adjustment to<br />

death.” —The Bulletin of the Center for<br />

Children’s Books “Children will want to<br />

hear this again and again.”<br />

—School Library JournalH<br />

Rec: B, BL, BL, CLJ, E, HG, K, NC, NYC, PW, SLJH<br />

8 x 10 32 pp. 2000<br />

978-0-698-11836-2 $6.99<br />

A NEW BARKER IN THE HOUSE<br />

“When Mama and Papa tell Morgie and<br />

Moffie that they are adopting threeyear-old<br />

Marcos, they explain that the<br />

twins can teach him english, as Marcos<br />

speaks only Spanish.…In addition to being<br />

an upbeat portrayal of international<br />

adoption, this is also a subtle lesson in<br />

diplomacy for any age.” —Booklist<br />

Rec: BL, K, PW, SLJ<br />

9 x 10 3/8 32 pp. 2004<br />

978-0-14-240141-5 $5.99<br />

THE NIGHT OF LAS POSADAS<br />

“A wondrous occurrence, an ancient<br />

tradition, and an elderly nun’s abiding<br />

faith are the basis of this moving Chirstmas<br />

tale…The mysteries and miracles of<br />

the season are kept at bay; this simple<br />

narrative spells everything out, resulting<br />

in a primer on the tradition. Richly hued,<br />

luminescent illustrations radiate from the<br />

pages…” —Kirkus<br />

Rec: BL, K, PW, SLJ<br />

8 1/2 x 11 32 pp. 2001<br />

978-0-698-11901-7 $6.99<br />

NOW ONE FOOT, NOW THE OTHER<br />

When Grandfather has a stroke, little<br />

bobby helps him to relearn many of the<br />

things that he taught bobby as a toddler.<br />

“An understanding portrayal about<br />

grandparents’ illness.” —Booklist “Conveys<br />

some of the same touching images<br />

and genuine fondness as dePaola’s companion<br />

book, Nana Upstairs & Nana<br />

Downstairs.” —Kirkus<br />

Rec: AB, BL, H, K, NC, NYT, SLJ<br />

7 1/2 x 7 1/2 48 pp. 1981/2006<br />

978-0-14-240104-0 $7.99<br />

PASCUAL AND THE<br />

KITCHEN ANGELS<br />

“The angels sing from the trees when<br />

Pascual is born, and as a boy, Pascual<br />

communicates with the sheep he watches<br />

over. Pascual, known for his generosity,<br />

joins the Franciscan friars as a young<br />

man, but when he is assigned to kitchen<br />

work, he despairs; he can’t cook a<br />

bean.…A dear book, with an author’s<br />

note that reveals more about the saint.”<br />

—BooklistH<br />

Rec: BLH, SLJ<br />

9 1/4 x 9 3/4 32 pp. 2006<br />

978-0-14-240536-9 $5.99<br />

STAGESTRUCK ❖<br />

“Through both words and pictures, the<br />

artist sets the stage for a fun story that<br />

kids will love, and a good lesson about<br />

sharing the limelight.” —School Library<br />

Journal<br />

Rec: BL, K, PWH, SLJ<br />

8 x 10 32 pp. 2007<br />

978-0-14-240899-5 $6.99<br />

STREGA NONA: HER STORY<br />

“baby nona in her bonnet and the child<br />

nona in her braids and trying a perm are<br />

humorous sights indeed as readers learn<br />

of the origins of this beloved character....<br />

The familiar artwork is tinted in sophisticated<br />

watercolor hues and infused with<br />

warmth; the back jacket shows Strega<br />

nona on an Italian hilltop gaily autographing<br />

books. Clearly, she and dePaola<br />

know plenty about labors of love.”<br />

—Kirkus<br />

Rec: BL, H, IN, K, PWH, SLJ, W<br />

8 1/2 x 11 32 pp. 2000<br />

978-0-698-11814-0 $6.99<br />

STREGA NONA MEETS HER MATCH<br />

“DePaola has created another gentle<br />

story about this knowing old woman....<br />

Here is a civil and generous account of<br />

business competition with the unshaken<br />

belief that goodness and business can<br />

coincide.” —The Bulletin of the Center<br />

for Children’s Books “DePaola once again<br />

decants the charm of a sleepy Italian<br />

village with his Tuscan-toned watercolors<br />

and a sprinkling of Italian words and<br />

phrases.” —Publishers Weekly<br />

Rec: C, H, NYT, PW, SLJ<br />

8 1/2 x 11 32 pp. 1996<br />

978-0-698-11411-1 $6.99<br />

STREGA NONA TAKES A VACATION<br />

“Strega nona seems to need a break<br />

from her demanding job. She dreams<br />

of oceanfront vacations spent with her<br />

grandmother and begins to make addlebrained<br />

mistakes while she works. no<br />

fool, the good witch eventually takes the<br />

hint and goes on a well-earned holiday,<br />

leaving big Anthony and bambolona to<br />

mind the store in her absence.”<br />

—School Library Journal<br />

Rec: BL, K, NYTBR, PW, SLJ<br />

8 1/2 x 11 32 pp. 2003<br />

978-0-14-250076-7 $5.99<br />

THE TALE OF RABBIT AND COYOTE<br />

By Tony Johnston<br />

978-0-698-11630-5 $6.99<br />

See author listing on page 55.<br />

TOM<br />

“In his newest autobiographical picture<br />

book, dePaola champions the special<br />

relationship he had with his grandfather,<br />

after whom he was named. <strong>Young</strong>sters<br />

will bask in the delicious conspiracy<br />

between grandfather and grandson. For<br />

story hours, intergenerational units, and<br />

humor studies, this book is a treasure.”<br />

—BooklistH<br />

Rec: BLH, HH, K, NYT, PW, SLJ<br />

8 x 10 32 pp. 1997<br />

978-0-698-11630-6 $6.99<br />

TOMIE DEPAOLA’S<br />

BOOK OF BIBLE STORIES<br />

“In this 128-page anthology of 37 bible<br />

stories and prayers, dePaola wisely works<br />

from the new International Version, the<br />

contemporary translation of the bible,<br />

to make these tales accessible to young<br />

readers....All are presented in an appealing<br />

style, with well-integrated details that<br />

enrich the telling.” —Publishers Weekly<br />

Rec: PW, SLJH<br />

8 7/8 x 11 1/4 128 pp. 2002<br />

978-0-698-11923-9 $12.99


TONY’S BREAD<br />

An Italian Folktale<br />

Tony dreams that one day he’ll become<br />

the most famous baker in all of northern<br />

Italy. His poor daughter Serafina wants<br />

only to be allowed to marry. each of<br />

their dreams seems far away until the day<br />

Angelo, a rich young nobleman from<br />

Milan, appears and devises a way to make<br />

everyone’s dreams come true. “The<br />

pictures and the story combine to make a<br />

delectable Christmas treat.”<br />

—The Horn Book<br />

Rec: E, H, NC, PW, SLJ<br />

8 x 10 32 pp. 1996<br />

978-0-698-11371-8 $5.99<br />

TROUBLE IN THE BARKERS’ CLASS<br />

“Those adorable twins…Welsh terriers<br />

Morgan and Moffat deftly handle a<br />

common crisis of early childhood when a<br />

mean new kid comes to class.” —Booklist<br />

Rec: BL, K, SLJ<br />

8 1/4 x 10 32 pp. 2006<br />

978-0-14-240585-7 $5.99<br />

THE VANISHING PUMPKIN<br />

By Tony Johnston<br />

978-0-698-11414-2 $5.99<br />

See author listing on page 55.<br />

See index for more titles by Tomie dePaola.<br />

Nana Upstairs and Nana Downstairs<br />

Julia<br />

Donaldson<br />

THE GRUFFALO<br />

Illustrated by Axel Scheffler<br />

When Mouse takes a stroll through the<br />

woods, he meets a fox, an owl, and a<br />

snake who all want to eat him! So Mouse<br />

invents a gruffalo, a monster with<br />

“terrible tusks and terrible claws, terrible<br />

teeth, and terrible jaws.” but will<br />

Mouse’s frightful description be enough<br />

to scare off his foes? “A clever, exuberant<br />

story in rhyme with strong, color-saturated<br />

pictures to match . . . This is a sure<br />

bet.” —Booklist<br />

Rec: BL, SLJ<br />

8 1/2 x 10 1/2 32 pp. 2006<br />

978-0-14-240387-7 $5.99<br />

THE GRUFFALO’S CHILD<br />

Illustrated by Margie Moore<br />

one night the Gruffalo’s child goes into<br />

the woods to find the big bad Mouse.<br />

After much searching, the child stumbles<br />

upon a little mouse. Suddenly a terrible<br />

shadow falls on the ground. Could it be<br />

the big bad Mouse? or maybe the little<br />

mouse is bigger and badder than the<br />

Gruffalo’s child thinks.<br />

Rec: H, SLJ<br />

8 1/2 x 10 1/2 32 pp. 2007<br />

978-0-14-240754-7 $5.99<br />

ROOM ON THE BROOM<br />

Illustrated by Axel Scheffler<br />

“A witch and her cat pick up a dog,<br />

a bird, and a frog, and fly off on her<br />

broomstick. The frog jumps for joy, the<br />

broomstick snaps in two, the animals<br />

land in a bog, and a dragon captures the<br />

witch. What to do? A surefire read-aloud<br />

hit.” —School Library Journal<br />

Rec: BL, C, K, PW, SLJ<br />

9 3/4 x 11 32 pp. 2003<br />

978-0-14-250112-2 $6.99<br />

THE SNAIL AND THE WHALE<br />

Illustrated by Axel Scheffler<br />

When a tiny snail meets a humpback<br />

whale, the two travel together to far-off<br />

lands. It’s a dream come true for the<br />

snail, who has never left home before.<br />

but when the whale swims too close to<br />

shore, will the snail be able to save her<br />

new friend? “Along with providing a<br />

resonant environmental message, the<br />

story lightly demonstrates that friendships<br />

come in all shapes and sizes.”<br />

—Publishers WeeklyH<br />

Rec: K, PWH, SLJH<br />

9 3/4 x 11 32 pp. 2006<br />

978-0-14-240580-2 $6.99<br />

THE SPIFFIEST GIANT IN TOWN<br />

Illustrated by Axel Scheffler<br />

George the giant, known for wearing<br />

his old patched clothes, finally buys new<br />

ones, but then gives them away to some<br />

needy animals. “Good for collections<br />

needing books about being kind to others.”<br />

–School Library Journal<br />

Rec: BL, K, PW, SLJ<br />

8 1/2 x 10 1/2 32 pp. 2005<br />

978-0-14-240275-7 $5.99<br />

Ages 3-8 • Picture Books<br />


Ages 3-8 • Picture Books ◆<br />

DoRRoS, ARTHUR<br />

ABUELA<br />

Illustrated by Elisa Kleven<br />

Come join Rosalba and her grandmother,<br />

her Abuela, on a magical journey,<br />

as they fly over the streets, sights, and<br />

people of Manhattan. The story is<br />

narrated in english and sprinkled with<br />

Spanish phrases, as Abuela points out the<br />

wondrous places where she grew up. “A<br />

rainbow of ethnic characters, pets, and<br />

flowers, and bright curtains....each illustration<br />

is a masterpiece of color, line, and<br />

form that will mesmerize youngsters.”<br />

—BooklistH<br />

Rec: AN, BG, BLH, C, CE, CR, HH, HG, IN, K, NC, NYC, R, RB,<br />

SLJ, TE, TK, W<br />

8 1/8 x 10 3/4 40 pp. 1997<br />

978-0-14-056225-5 $7.99<br />

ABUELA<br />

Spanish edition<br />

978-0-14-056226-2 1997 $6.99<br />

ISLA<br />

Illustrated by Elisa Kleven<br />

Rosalba is going on an imaginary<br />

journey to the Caribbean island where<br />

her grandmother grew up. “Dorros’s<br />

language is rich and magical—readers fly<br />

to la isla, too. kleven’s art is whimsical<br />

and quiltlike, crowded with sweet things<br />

and surprises.” —School Library Journal<br />

Rec: BL, SLJ, TE, W<br />

8 1/8 x 10 11/16 32 pp. 1999<br />

978-0-14-056505-8 $6.99<br />

See index for more titles by Elisa Kleven.<br />

LA ISLA<br />

(Isla)<br />

Spanish edition<br />

978-0-14-056541-6 1999 $6.99<br />

TONIGHT IS CARNAVAL<br />

Told through a lively text and colorful<br />

handmade arpilleras from Peru, this<br />

musical story about a little boy’s preparations<br />

for Carnaval is rich with the culture<br />

of the Andean mountains. “The sweet,<br />

naif character of the art and the festive<br />

tone of the text are bound to please.”<br />

—BooklistH<br />

Rec: BLH, CE, CR, CS, E, HG, K, NC, NYT, PW, R, SLJ, W<br />

9 x 9 32 pp. 1995<br />

978-0-14-055467-0 $6.99<br />

POR FIN ES CARNAVAL<br />

(Tonight Is Carnaval)<br />

Spanish edition<br />

978-0-14-055471-7 1995 $5.99<br />

See index for more titles by Arthur Dorros.<br />

For a complete listing of Spanish Language books, see page 267.<br />

DUke, kATe<br />

AUNT ISABEL TELLS A GOOD ONE<br />

“Aunt Isabel is delighted to have her<br />

niece Penelope spend the night, and a<br />

made-to-order story is part of the package.<br />

Asking for guidance from Penelope<br />

along the way, Isabel weaves a story of a<br />

handsome prince and the enigmatic Lady<br />

nell....delicate watercolors brim with<br />

fairy-tale characters and atmosphere.”<br />

—Publishers Weekly<br />

Rec: BL, K, PW, R, SLJ<br />

9 x 9 3/4 32 pp. 1995<br />

978-0-14-050534-4 $5.99<br />

DUnCAn, LoIS<br />

I WALK AT NIGHT<br />

Illustrated by Steve Johnson<br />

“Duncan’s lyrical riff on the nature of<br />

the cat untwines at a leisurely pace, in<br />

hushed verse that hints at the wildness<br />

lurking just beneath the surface.<br />

The effect is somehow both soothing<br />

and slightly mysterious…Laden with<br />

shadows, the overall effect is dreamy<br />

and atmospheric, and makes for grand<br />

bedtime fare” —Publishers Weekly<br />

Rec: K, PW, SLJ<br />

9 1/4 x 10 32 pp. 2002<br />

978-0-14-230090-9 $6.99<br />

eLYA, SUSAn MIDDLeTon<br />

EIGHT ANIMALS ON THE TOWN<br />

Illustrated by Lee Chapman<br />

“This bright, clever picture book, in<br />

which eight animals head into town for<br />

dinner, stands out because of its seamless<br />

instruction in Spanish and english,<br />

which is apparent in both the text and<br />

the illustrations…This is an engaging<br />

choice for early readers, especially those<br />

who are already bilingual or just starting<br />

to learn a second language.” —Booklist<br />

Rec: BL, C, SLJ<br />

8 x 10 32 pp. 2002<br />

978-0-698-11961-1 $6.99<br />

OH, NO, GOTTA GO!<br />

Illustrated by G. Brian Karas<br />

“This sweet story follows a little girl and<br />

her parents as they drive around town<br />

on a Sunday looking for a bathroom.<br />

elya uses the trip to introduce readers to<br />

a bit of Spanish vocabulary…The book<br />

concludes with a glossary and pronunciation<br />

guide… a clever way to introduce a<br />

language to young children.”<br />

—School Library Journal<br />

Rec: BL, KH, SLJ<br />

8 x 10 32 pp. 2006<br />

978-0-14-240334-1 $5.99<br />

See index for more titles by G. Brian Karas.<br />

FeeLInGS, MURIeL<br />

JAMBO MEANS HELLO<br />

Swahili Alphabet book<br />

Illustrated by Tom Feelings<br />

“The beautiful vision of African life in<br />

the text merely hints of the community<br />

breathtakingly captured in the illustrations....”<br />

—The Horn Book<br />

Rec: AN, BLH, CE, CLJ, CR, CS, E, GA, H, IN, K, LC, R, RB,<br />

SLJH, T, TE<br />

Caldecott Honor<br />

10 1/2 x 8 1/2 56 pp. 1985<br />

978-0-14-054652-1 $6.99<br />

Aunt Isabel Tells a Good One


MOJA MEANS ONE<br />

Swahili Counting book<br />

Illustrated by Tom Feelings<br />

“Primarily a Swahili counting book,<br />

Moja Means one is also meant to be<br />

a gift of heritage, a glimpse at what is<br />

unique about east Africa.’’<br />

—School Library JournalH<br />

Rec: AN, B, BL, C, CE, CS, E, GA, H, K, NYC, PW, SLJH, T, TE<br />

Caldecott Honor<br />

10 1/2 x 8 1/2 32 pp. 1976<br />

978-0-14-054662-0 $6.99<br />

FeeLInGS, ToM<br />

SOUL LOOKS BACK IN WONDER<br />

“For his first full-color picture book,<br />

Caldecott Honor artist Feelings solicits<br />

poems from a stellar lineup of contemporary<br />

African American authors....<br />

Uplifting, with affirming messages about<br />

the heritage, strength and dreams of<br />

African Americans....Drawings of figures<br />

stand out against dynamic poster-like<br />

designs....of special note is Langston<br />

Hughes’s previously unpublished ‘To<br />

You,’ written for a poster Feelings executed<br />

in 1962.” —Publishers Weekly<br />

Rec: BKL, K, PW, SLJ, TE, W<br />

Coretta Scott King Award<br />

10 3/8 x 9 1/2 40 pp. 1999<br />

978-0-14-056501-0 $7.99<br />

See index for more titles by Tom Feelings.<br />

FLACk, MARJoRIe<br />

THE STORY ABOUT PING<br />

Illustrated by Kurt Wiese<br />

“kurt Wiese and Marjorie Flack have<br />

created in Ping a duckling of great<br />

individuality against a background [the<br />

Yangtze River] that has both accuracy<br />

and charm.” —The New York Times<br />

Rec: BL, C, CE, E, H, HG, NYT, RB, TE, W<br />

5 3/8 x 7 3/4 32 pp. 1977<br />

978-0-14-050241-1 $5.99<br />

See index for more titles by Kurt Wiese.<br />

FLeMInG, VIRGInIA<br />

BE GOOD TO EDDIE LEE<br />

Illustrated by Floyd Cooper<br />

“Christy considers eddie Lee, a boy with<br />

Down’s Syndrome, to be a nuisance.<br />

but when he follows her and another<br />

boy into the woods, eddie Lee not only<br />

shares special discoveries in nature with<br />

her, but also teaches her that it is what’s<br />

inside the heart that really counts. A<br />

sweet and pure story of friendship and<br />

growing up.”<br />

—Children’s Book Review Service<br />

Rec: BKL, BL, CR, CS, KH<br />

8 x 10 1/4 32 pp. 1997<br />

978-0-698-11582-8 $6.99<br />

See index for more titles by Floyd Cooper.<br />

FoX, MeM<br />

BOO TO A GOOSE<br />

Illustrated by David Miller<br />

“The fearful coward who ‘wouldn’t say<br />

boo! to a goose’ turns brave in a series<br />

of silly rhyming fantasies gorgeously<br />

illustrated with dramatic cut-paper collages.”—Booklist<br />

“Fox fills her jaunty<br />

verses with the boisterousness and silly<br />

images that children love....A stunning<br />

array of 3-D cut-paper sculptures...will<br />

have readers poring over the doublepage<br />

spreads in amazement and delight.”<br />

—Publishers WeeklyH<br />

Rec: , BL, HG, K, PWH, SLJ<br />

8 1/4 x 11 1/4 32 pp. 2001<br />

978-0-14-056766-3 $6.99<br />

FURGAnG, kATHY<br />

FLOWER GIRL<br />

Illustrated by Harley Jessup<br />

“When Anna learns that she’s expected<br />

to be the flower girl in her aunt’s<br />

wedding, she’s not excited. but as her<br />

mother, aunt, and grandmother rummage<br />

through boxes in the attic and stories<br />

of family weddings unfold, Anna is<br />

captivated. …This warm, straightforward<br />

story explores the annoyance and anxiety<br />

that many youngsters experience when<br />

asked to participate in weddings…A<br />

good suggestion for reluctant flower girls<br />

and little ones with wedding fever.”<br />

—Booklist<br />

Rec: BL, C, SLJ<br />

9 x 10 32 pp. 2005<br />

978-0-14-240238-2 $5.99<br />

FYLeMAn, RoSe<br />

A FAIRY WENT A-MARKETING<br />

Illustrated by Jamichael Henterly<br />

“A gentle fairy purchases nature’s<br />

treasures, but keeps them for her own<br />

pleasure only briefly before she releases<br />

them or gives them away. This is a book<br />

for unhurried gazing and quiet sharing.<br />

exquisite illustrations.’’<br />

—School Library Journal<br />

Rec: BL, C, CS, CSM, K, PW, R, SLJ<br />

8 1/4 x 10 3/4 24 pp. 1990<br />

978-0-14-054751-1 $5.99<br />

GÁG, WAnDA<br />

MILLIONS OF CATS<br />

With its cumulative rhythms and repetitions<br />

in both text and graphics, Millions<br />

of Cats remains as beloved by children<br />

today as when it was first published.<br />

named a newbery Honor book in<br />

1929, this read-aloud classic was called<br />

“an outstanding example of a book in<br />

which text and illustrations seem to flow<br />

together.” —Children’s Literature<br />

Rec: B, BLH, C, CE, CS, E, H, IN, LJH, NYC, NYT, PC, TE<br />

Newbery Honor<br />

10 x 7 32 pp. 2006<br />

978-0-14-240708-0 $7.99 Ages 3-8 • Picture Books<br />

Ages 3-8 • Picture Books<br />


Ages 3-8 • Picture Books<br />

◆<br />

Don Freeman<br />

BEADY BEAR<br />

“The kind of bedtime story smallest listeners<br />

will love. The scratchboard drawings<br />

in strong black-and-white depict<br />

two very engaging companions.”<br />

—The Horn Book<br />

Rec: BL, E, H, SLJH, TE, W<br />

9 x 7 1/2 48 pp. 1977<br />

978-0-14-050197-1 $5.99<br />

BEARYMORE<br />

“You’ll like bearymore the circus bear.<br />

Freeman tells [his story] with disarming<br />

innocence, and the yellow-shaded pencil<br />

drawings have a quiet glow. bearymore is<br />

a sight to applaud.”<br />

Rec: K, R<br />

—Kirkus<br />

8 7/8 x 7 1/8 40 pp. 1979<br />

978-0-14-050279-4 $5.99<br />

CORDUROY<br />

“A winning, completely childlike picture<br />

book in which a stuffed bear waiting<br />

hopefully in a toy department finds a<br />

home with a little black girl. endearing,<br />

brightly colored pictures.”<br />

Rec: BL, C, CE, CS, E, H, HG, IN, LC, SLJ, TE, W<br />

—Booklist<br />

8 7/8 x 7 1/8 32 pp. 1976<br />

978-0-14-050173-5 $5.99<br />

Puffin Storytime Book & CD<br />

9 3/8 x 9 1/8 32 pp. 2007<br />

978-0-14-240839-1 $9.99<br />

CORDUROY<br />

Spanish edition<br />

978-0-14-054252-3 1990 $6.99<br />

DANDELION<br />

“Invited to a come-as-you-are tea party,<br />

a foolish lion turns himself into such a<br />

dapper dandy that his hostess does not<br />

recognize him and shuts the door in his<br />

face.... Wonderfully amusing.” —Booklist<br />

Rec: BL, E, H, LC, SLJ, TE, W<br />

8 7/8 x 7 1/8 48 pp. 1977<br />

978-0-14-050218-3 $5.99<br />

EARL THE SQUIRREL ❖<br />

“From unnamed origins springs a wonderful,<br />

never-before-published book by<br />

Freeman.... Preschoolers will love earl’s<br />

stumbling-but-steady journey towards<br />

independence....” —KirkusH<br />

Rec: BL, H, KH, PWH, SLJ<br />

8 x 10 48 pp. 2007<br />

978-0-14-240893-3 $6.99<br />

FLY HIGH, FLY LOW<br />

50th Anniversary edition<br />

Fly High, Fly Low, a Caldecott Honor<br />

book, tells the story of two San Francisco<br />

birds who hatch some eggs in a very unconventional<br />

place-the letter “b” in the<br />

sign on top of the bay Hotel. but what<br />

happens when the sign is taken down?<br />

7 7/8 x 10 15/16 64 pp. 2007<br />

978-0-14-240817-9 $7.99<br />

GREGORY’S SHADOW<br />

“[T]his story tells of a shy, unassuming<br />

little groundhog whose bravery is bolstered<br />

by his shadow. When the two are<br />

separated, both suffer. Ultimately, after a<br />

long search, they are reunited, and devise<br />

a plan so that they can be together, yet<br />

not disappoint the farmers who will interpret<br />

the appearance of the shadow to<br />

mean six more weeks of winter… many<br />

children will…gain courage from the<br />

tale.” —School Library Journal<br />

Rec: BL, K, PW, SLJ<br />

7 1/2 x 9 1/2 32 pp. 2002<br />

978-0-14-230196-8 $6.99<br />

MANUELO, THE PLAYING MANTIS<br />

“Manuelo, a praying mantis, loves to<br />

listen to the outdoor concerts near the<br />

meadow where he lives. Though he<br />

doesn’t have a way of making music with<br />

his body, like crickets or katydids, he<br />

tries to make a flute from a cattail and a<br />

horn from a trumpet flower. A cheerful<br />

spider offers to help. She spins strings for<br />

him, and Manuelo makes a cello with a<br />

bluebird feather for a bow.” —Booklist<br />

Rec: BL, K, PW, SLJ<br />

8 3/8 x 8 1/2 32 pp. 2006<br />

978-0-14-240560-4 $5.99<br />

MOP TOP<br />

“An amusing book about a boy who<br />

never wanted to have his hair cut....The<br />

pictures are as funny as the story.”<br />

—Saturday Review<br />

Rec: BL, CS, E, SLJH, W<br />

7 1/8 x 8 7/8 48 pp. 1978<br />

978-0-14-050326-5 $5.99<br />

Corduroy<br />

NORMAN THE DOORMAN<br />

“Whimsical text and colorful illustrations<br />

tell the story of an ingenious mouse<br />

who won an art contest with his creation<br />

made from mousetraps.”<br />

—Saturday Review<br />

Rec: AN, BKL, BL, C, CE, CS, E, H, SLJH, W<br />

9 5/8 x 8 64 pp. 1981<br />

978-0-14-050288-6 $5.99<br />

A POCKET FOR CORDUROY<br />

This charming follow-up to Corduroy<br />

shares all of its warmth and gentle<br />

humor. Lovable Corduroy, with his quiet<br />

determination to find a pocket for his<br />

overalls, will appeal especially to young<br />

children, who know how important<br />

small things like a pocket can be. “Sure<br />

to capture the hearts of Corduroy’s old<br />

friends as well as new ones.”<br />

—Chicago Sun-Times<br />

Rec: BL, CE, CS, HG, IN, LC, PW, R, SLJ, W<br />

8 7/8 x 7 1/8 32 pp. 1980<br />

978-0-14-050352-4 $5.99<br />

UN BOLSILLO PARA CORDUROY<br />

(A Pocket for Corduroy)<br />

Spanish edition<br />

978-0-14-055283-6 1995 $6.99<br />

For a complete listing of Spanish Language books, see page 267.<br />

A RAINBOW OF MY OWN<br />

“Here fantasy and reality are beautifully<br />

blended and balanced in...an appealing,<br />

warm story of a little boy who longs to<br />

have a rainbow of his own.”<br />

—The Los Angeles Times<br />

Rec: BL, C, CE, E, H, LAT, R, SLJH, W<br />

8 7/8 x 7 1/8 32 pp. 1978<br />

978-0-14-050328-9 $5.99


Michael<br />

Garland<br />

CHRISTMAS CITY<br />

“on Christmas eve, Aunt Jeanne sends<br />

Tommy a note asking him to climb into<br />

the waiting cab and come to meet her.<br />

The magical taxi takes off like a rocket<br />

and flies Tommy to Christmas City,<br />

where he follows a series of clues to find<br />

Aunt Jeanne… Children who love the<br />

Where’s Waldo? and the I Spy series will<br />

page through this book over and over for<br />

the love of the hunt.” —Booklist<br />

Rec: BL, K, PW, SLJ<br />

10 x 10 3/4 32 pp. 2004<br />

978-0-14-240189-7 $6.99<br />

CHRISTMAS MAGIC<br />

“on a Christmas eve that seems<br />

especially magical, a little girl builds a<br />

snow-woman. During the night, she sees<br />

katrina come to life and dance with the<br />

snowman next door. It could all have<br />

been a dream, but in the morning, the<br />

two snow people who started out in different<br />

yards are standing side-by-side…”<br />

—School Library Journal<br />

Rec: BL, PW, SLJ<br />

10 x 10 3/4 32 pp. 2003<br />

978-0-14-250140-5 $7.99<br />

AN ELF FOR CHRISTMAS<br />

“Tingle, a hardworking but exhausted<br />

elf, falls asleep in a toy plane he has<br />

helped to complete. The toy is boxed<br />

and wrapped, and, on Christmas morning,<br />

Tingle finds himself face to face<br />

with an excited boy. After several hairy<br />

moments the elf manages to escape up a<br />

chimney....Another mishap occurs, but<br />

a friendly polar bear comes to the rescue<br />

and delivers Tingle to Santa’s door.”<br />

—School Library Journal<br />

Rec: BL, K, PW, SLJ<br />

10 x 10 3/4 32 pp. 2005<br />

978-0-14-240505-5 $6.99<br />

THE GREAT EASTER EGG HUNT<br />

With its suspenseful treasure-hunt plot,<br />

this magical picture book set in the land<br />

of the easter bunnies offers more than<br />

200 hidden objects to find, puzzles to<br />

solve, and intriguing clues that lead to<br />

a surprise ending—a meeting with the<br />

Great easter bunny himself!<br />

Rec: BL, K, SLJ<br />

10 x 10 3/4 32 pp. 2007<br />

978-0-14-240753-0 $6.99<br />

MISS SMITH’S INCREDIBLE<br />

STORYBOOK<br />

“Zack’s exciting new teacher has a magic<br />

storybook. When she opens it up and<br />

reads aloud, the characters pop out and<br />

bring the tales to life right before the<br />

students’ eyes.” —School Library Journal<br />

Rec: K, SLJ<br />

9 3/4 x 10 3/4 32 pp. 2005<br />

978-0-14-240282-5 $6.99<br />

THE MOUSE BEFORE CHRISTMAS<br />

“A young mouse who is swept up in the<br />

excitement of Santa’s visit ends up in the<br />

jolly old man’s sack, enjoying a breathtaking<br />

ride around the world before<br />

being discovered and returned home<br />

safely…The quiet scene of Santa peering<br />

down into his huge sack and discovering<br />

the little mouse tells this tale as effectively<br />

as anything else.”<br />

—School Library Journal<br />

Rec: SLJ<br />

10 x 10 3/4 32 pp. 2001<br />

978-0-14-230005-3 $6.99<br />

THE PRESIDENT AND MOM’S<br />

APPLE PIE<br />

“As the 27th president of the United<br />

States, William Howard Taft weighed<br />

more than 300 pounds and is sometimes<br />

remembered more for the size of his<br />

appetite than for his political ambitions.<br />

Told by a young boy, this good-natured<br />

spoof relates the events of a visit by Taft<br />

to small-town America at the turn of the<br />

century.” —School Library Journal<br />

Rec: BL, C, PW, SLJ<br />

10 x 10 3/4 32 pp. 2004<br />

978-0-14-240146-0 $6.99<br />

Ages 3-8 • Picture Books<br />


Ages 3-8 • Picture Books ◆<br />

GALbRAITH, kATHRYn o.<br />

LAURA CHARLOTTE<br />

Illustrated by Floyd Cooper<br />

Warm, gentle humor and glowing illustrations<br />

bring to life the intergenerational<br />

story of a gray flannel elephant and the<br />

two little girls who, separated by time,<br />

love it. “A warm family history story....<br />

The simple declarations and sure details<br />

draw readers into an authentic shared<br />

familiarity.” —School Library JournalH<br />

Rec: BLH, C, CR, E, KH, PC, PW, SLJH<br />

8 x 10 32 pp. 1997<br />

978-0-698-11437-1 $6.99<br />

See index for more titles by Floyd Cooper.<br />

GAUCH, PATRICIA Lee<br />

CHRISTINA KATERINA<br />

AND THE BOX<br />

Illustrated by Doris Burn<br />

“Christina katerina claims the big empty<br />

refrigerator carton as her own....Then,<br />

as it deteriorates, it becomes successively<br />

a club house, a racing car and finally a<br />

dance floor for Christina and her inadvertently<br />

destructive playmate.”<br />

—School Library Journal<br />

Rec: C, CS, SLJ, T, TK<br />

7 3/8 x 9 7/8 48 pp. 1998<br />

978-0-698-11676-4 $7.99<br />

CHRISTINA KATERINA AND THE<br />

TIME SHE QUIT THE FAMILY<br />

Illustrated by Elise Primavera<br />

“Irrepressible Christina katerina returns,<br />

this time with a rebellion that a patient<br />

family allows her to pursue for a<br />

week—before luring her back with an<br />

unusual tact that allows her to come with<br />

good grace.... A picture book that will be<br />

enjoyed by young readers.” —Kirkus<br />

Rec: BL, C, E, K, NYT, PW, SLJ, W<br />

8 x 9 1/2 32 pp. 1999<br />

978-0-698-11762-4 $5.99<br />

See index for more titles by Elise Primavera.<br />

DANCE, TANYA<br />

Illustrated by Satomi Ichikawa<br />

“Tanya is an engaging little heroine who<br />

does not let her size undermine her determination<br />

to have her heart’s desire....<br />

A ballet story with wide appeal.”<br />

—School Library Journal<br />

Rec: AN, BL, CS, KH, SLJ<br />

9 1/2 x 8 5/8 40 pp. 1996<br />

978-0-698-11378-7 $6.99<br />

TANYA AND THE<br />

MAGIC WARDROBE<br />

Illustrated by Satomi Ichikawa<br />

When Tanya and her family go to see<br />

Coppelia—Tanya’s first real ballet—they<br />

arrive early. Ushered inside to stay warm,<br />

Tanya follows a woman with an arm<br />

full of tutus and sneaks off—bACk-<br />

STAGe!—to a room with a giant green<br />

wardrobe filled with magical costumes.<br />

once a dancer herself, the old woman<br />

delights Tanya, pulling out costume<br />

after costume for her to see. As they are<br />

swept away by their imaginations, the<br />

old woman grows younger and younger<br />

again as she and Tanya dance Coppelia.<br />

“ballet fans will snap up this latest addtion<br />

to the popular series.”<br />

—School Library Journal<br />

Rec: BKL, BL, PW<br />

9 1/2 x 8 5/8 32 pp. 2001<br />

978-0-698-11849-2 $6.99<br />

See index for more titles by Satomi Ichikawa.<br />

GeoRGe, JeAn CRAIGHeAD<br />

THE FIRST THANKSGIVING<br />

Illustrated by Thomas Locker<br />

“Craighead presents the story of two nations:<br />

the native Americans who adapted<br />

well to the harsh climate and conditions<br />

of the area, and the Pilgrims who<br />

survived these same elements thanks to<br />

the help of Squanto and his tribesmen.<br />

Locker crafted stunning oil paintings<br />

to complement a well-researched and<br />

compellingly told presentation.”<br />

—Children’s Book Review Service<br />

Rec: BL, BRLT, CR, CS, KH, SLJ<br />

10 7/8 x 8 5/8 32 pp. 1996<br />

978-0-698-11392-3 $6.99<br />

See index for more titles by Jean Craighead George.<br />

See index for more titles by Thomas Locker.<br />

GIFF, PATRICIA ReILLY<br />

RONALD MORGAN GOES TO BAT<br />

Illustrated by Susanna Natti<br />

Although baseball is Ronald Morgan’s<br />

favorite sport, he can’t seem to get to<br />

first base. He can’t hit or throw—he<br />

doesn’t even know which end of the bat<br />

to hold! but with some help from his<br />

friends and teacher, Ronald finds that a<br />

little team spirit and a lot of practice go<br />

a long way. “engaging, witty, colorful...<br />

Ronald Morgan will be remembered—<br />

and loved.” —The New York Times<br />

Rec: BL, H, K, NYT, R, RB, SLJ, TE<br />

7 1/8 x 8 7/8 32 pp. 1990<br />

978-0-14-050669-3 $5.99<br />

TODAY WAS A TERRIBLE DAY<br />

Illustrated by Susanna Natti<br />

“Ronald’s day goes from bad to worse...<br />

his growing frustrations are wonderfully<br />

captured in the woebegone expressions<br />

and childlike stances that natti effectively<br />

balances with happy scenes of success.”<br />

—Booklist<br />

Rec: BL, E, IN, R, SLJ<br />

7 1/8 x 8 7/8 32 pp. 1984<br />

978-0-14-050453-8 $5.99<br />

WATCH OUT, RONALD MORGAN!<br />

Illustrated by Susanna Natti<br />

bumbling and lovable Ronald Morgan<br />

faces new second-grade misadventures<br />

in this insightful tale—including getting<br />

new glasses, which solve many of his<br />

problems, but don’t quite make Ronald<br />

the superkid he’d like to be.<br />

Rec: BL, SLJ<br />

7 1/8 x 8 7/8 32 pp. 1986<br />

978-0-14-050638-9 $5.99<br />

See index for more titles by Patricia Reilly Giff.<br />

See index for more titles by Susanna Natti.


GooDMAn, SUSAn e.<br />

THE TRUTH ABOUT POOP ❖<br />

Illustrated by Elwood H. Smith<br />

“[A] winning combination of scientific<br />

curiosity and amusement….This<br />

scatological documentary could make a<br />

splash.”<br />

Rec: C, PWH, SLJ<br />

—Publishers WeeklyH<br />

8 1/2 x 9 1/4 48 pp. 2007<br />

978-0-14-240930-5 $7.99<br />

See index for more titles by Elwood H. Smith.<br />

GRAHAMe, kenneTH<br />

THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS<br />

Adapted by Janet Allison Brown<br />

Illustrated by Joanne Moss<br />

With beautiful full-color illustrations<br />

and adapted text, this book offers young<br />

readers an introduction to a timeless<br />

classic.<br />

Storytime Classic<br />

8 x 10 32 pp. 2001<br />

978-0-14-131204-0 $5.99<br />

GRAMATkY, HARDIe<br />

LITTLE TOOT<br />

Illustrated by Mark Burgess<br />

The tugboat who needs no introduction!<br />

“For those who love the bustle and stir<br />

of a harbor and for oters who rejoice in<br />

fresh ideas.” —The Horn Book. “This vividly<br />

illustrated book...is a minor classic”<br />

—The New York Times<br />

Rec: AB, BL, CE, CH, CS, E, H, NYC, NYT, PC, SLJH, TE, WC<br />

7 x 7 3/4 96 pp. 1997<br />

978-0-698-11576-7 $6.99<br />

See index for more titles by Hardie Gramatky.<br />

GReene, RHonDA GoWLeR<br />

SANTA’S STUCK<br />

Illustrated by Henry Cole<br />

“When Santa eats so many sweet treats<br />

that he can’t get back up the chimney, a<br />

family cat and dog and all the reindeer<br />

push and pull, to no avail. Finally, a<br />

mouse with a toy bulldozer provides the<br />

power needed to release St. nick from<br />

his tight squeeze.”<br />

—School Library Journal<br />

Rec: C, PW, SLJ<br />

8 1/2 x 11 32 pp. 2006<br />

978-0-14-240686-1 $5.99<br />

See index for more titles by Henry Cole.<br />

THIS IS THE TEACHER<br />

Illustrated by Mike Lester<br />

This hilarious cumulative tale in the tradition<br />

of “The House That Jack built”<br />

depicts a typical day at school. This is<br />

the teacher all ready for school. These<br />

are the students who rush through the<br />

door and topple the teacher all ready for<br />

school. An ant farm is tipped over, the<br />

birthday boy slips and spills his cupcakes,<br />

and then the class hamster escapes. . . .<br />

Through it all, the stalwart teacher manages<br />

to keep her cool. “The story is sure<br />

to elicit giggles…and perhaps a bit of<br />

sympathy for their teachers as well.”<br />

—School LibraryJournal<br />

Rec: BL, K, SLJ<br />

8 3/4 x 10 32 pp. 2006<br />

978-0-14-240653-3 $5.99<br />

See index for more titles by Mike Lester.<br />

GReenFIeLD, eLoISe<br />

DAYDREAMERS<br />

Illustrated by Tom Feelings<br />

Poetry and portraits of young black<br />

children reveal all the beauty in children’s<br />

wishes, yearnings and memories.<br />

“Greenfield and Feelings have unquestionably<br />

worked together in harmony to<br />

create their sensitive portrayals of black<br />

boys and girls.’’ —Publishers Weekly<br />

Rec: AN, BL, C, CR, H, K, PW, RB, SLJ, TE<br />

Coretta Scott King Honor<br />

8 1/2 x 10 1/2 32 pp. 1993<br />

978-0-14-054624-8 $6.99<br />

See index for more titles by Tom Feelings.<br />

GRANDPA’S FACE<br />

Illustrated by Floyd Cooper<br />

“evocative text and striking pictures...<br />

rich visual images.” —School Library<br />

JournalH “Poet Greenfield tells this<br />

warm family story with tenderness and<br />

grace; and Cooper makes an outstanding<br />

debut....A treasure.”<br />

Rec: AN, BL, CR, CS, E, H, K, NC, PW, SLJH<br />

—Kirkus<br />

8 x 10 32 pp. 1996<br />

978-0-698-11381-7 $6.99<br />

See index for more titles by Floyd Cooper.<br />

NIGHT ON NEIGHBORHOOD<br />

STREET<br />

Illustrated by Jan Spivey Gilchrist<br />

Life is celebrated to the fullest in this<br />

thoughtful and realistic depiction of<br />

childhood and a world enriched by<br />

family, friends and neighbors. “neighborhood<br />

Street is a timeless place of<br />

everyday sights, sounds, and smells<br />

woven together in a timeless tapestry of<br />

homespun lyrical verse.” —Booklist<br />

Rec: AN, BG, BKL, BL, C, CE, CR, CS, HH, HG, K, KL, NC, PW,<br />

RB, SLJH, TE, W, WP<br />

Coretta Scott King Honor<br />

8 7/16 x 10 1/2 32 pp. 1996<br />

978-0-14-055683-4 $6.99<br />

GRIFALConI, Ann<br />

THE VILLAGE THAT VANISHED<br />

Illustrated by Kadir Nelson<br />

“In a folkloric style, Grifalconi tells of<br />

an African village whose inhabitants use<br />

their wits and their faith in the spirits of<br />

their ancestors to hide from the slavers<br />

who are approaching…This story celebrating<br />

resourcefulness, quick thinking,<br />

and community solidarity may inspire<br />

and empower readers…’’<br />

—School Library JournalH<br />

Rec: BL, H, KH, PW, SLJH<br />

9 x 11 1/2 40 pp. 2004<br />

978-0-14-240190-3 $6.99<br />

See index for more titles by Kadir Nelson.<br />

Ages 3-8 • Picture Books<br />


Ages 3-8 • Picture Books<br />

◆<br />

GRIMeS, nIkkI<br />

MY MAN BLUE<br />

Illustrated by Jerome Lagarrigue<br />

“In 14 knowing, heartfelt poems,<br />

Grimes invites readers to witness the<br />

friendship that blossoms between Damon,<br />

an African-American boy without<br />

a father, and blue, a tough-looking man<br />

who has lost his son to the streets…<br />

Though each of these accomplished<br />

poems could easily stand alone, together<br />

they form an enticing story arc.’’<br />

—Publishers WeeklyH<br />

Rec: BLH, K, PWH, SLJ<br />

8 1/2 x 10 1/2 32 pp. 2002<br />

978-0-14-230197-5 $6.99<br />

See index for more titles by Nikki Grimes.<br />

GRIMM, JACob<br />

RAPUNZEL<br />

Illustrated by Paul O. Zelinsky<br />

“exquisite paintings in late Italian<br />

Renaissance style illumine this hybrid<br />

version of a classic tale…Suffused with<br />

golden light, Zelinsky’s landscapes and<br />

indoor scenes are grandly evocative,<br />

composed and executed with superb<br />

technical and emotional command.”<br />

—Kirkus<br />

Rec: K, NYTBR, PW, SLJ<br />

9 x 12 48 pp. 2002<br />

978-0-14-230193-7 $7.99<br />

See index for more titles by Paul O. Zelinsky.<br />

HALL, DonALD<br />

OX-CART MAN<br />

Illustrated by Barbara Cooney<br />

“Like a pastoral symphony translated<br />

into picture book format, the stunning<br />

combination of text and illustrations recreates<br />

the mood of nineteenth-century<br />

rural new england.” —The Horn Book<br />

Rec: AN, BLH, C, CE, CS, E, H, LC, NC, RB, SLJH<br />

Caldecott Medal<br />

8 x 10 40 pp. 1983<br />

978-0-14-050441-5 $6.99<br />

See index for more titles by Barbara Cooney.<br />

0<br />

HARTMAn, bob<br />

THE WOLF WHO CRIED BOY<br />

Illustrated by Tim Raglin<br />

Little Wolf is tired of his mom’s cooking.<br />

How he wishes his mother would<br />

serve up a nice platter of his favorite dish<br />

— boy! As Little Wolf trudges home<br />

from school one day, he decides to<br />

postpone his boring dinner by shouting<br />

‘boy! boy!’ but what will happen when<br />

a real boy finally comes along? “A fun<br />

twist on a traditional tale.”<br />

—School Library Journal<br />

Rec: BLH, K, PW, SLJ<br />

8 x 10 32 pp. 2004<br />

978-0-14-240159-0 $6.99<br />

HATkoFF, CRAIG<br />

GOOD-BYE, TONSILS!<br />

Illustrated by Marilyn Mets<br />

There’s only one way to make Juliana’s<br />

nonstop sore throats go away, and that’s<br />

to remove her tonsils. Dr. Ward and<br />

Juliana’s parents help Juliana understand<br />

what will happen when she’s in the<br />

hospital. by the time she has her surgery,<br />

she knows just what to expect. “A great<br />

guide with practical advice and creative<br />

ideas for those who face a similar situation.”<br />

—Children’s Literature<br />

Rec: BL, PW, SLJ<br />

9 x 8 1/2 32 pp. 2004<br />

978-0-14-240133-0 $6.99<br />

HAZen, bARbARA SHook<br />

TIGHT TIMES<br />

Illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman<br />

“A small boy’s father loses his job. The<br />

illustrations are full of human details that<br />

capture the mood perfectly.” —Booklist<br />

Rec: BKL, BL, E, NC, RB, TE<br />

8 7/8 x 7 1/8 32 pp. 1983<br />

978-0-14-050442-2 $5.99<br />

See index for more titles by Trina Schart Hyman.<br />

Ruth Heller<br />

WoRLD of nAtuRe<br />

ANIMALS BORN ALIVE AND WELL<br />

From the largest whale to the smallest<br />

shrew, Animals born Alive and Well offers<br />

a wealth of information on mammals,<br />

and a source of pleasure for any<br />

nature lover.<br />

8 3/4 x 9 1/4 48 pp. 1999<br />

978-0-698-11777-8 $7.99<br />

CHICKENS AREN’T THE ONLY ONES<br />

“A highly original book, on the improbable<br />

subject of eggs...simple enough for<br />

three-year-olds, and complex enough for<br />

those considerably older.” —The New<br />

Yorker “bold, bright illustrations complement<br />

the informative text...A touch of<br />

humor and rhyme leave youngsters with<br />

a wealth of information—and an impressive<br />

new vocabulary word.”<br />

—The Mailbox<br />

Rec: RB, TE<br />

8 3/4 x 9 1/4 48 pp. 1999<br />

978-0-698-11778-5 $7.99<br />

PLANTS THAT NEVER EVER BLOOM<br />

“Mushrooms, lichen, seaweed and<br />

mosses are...included in this brightly<br />

illustrated look at non-blooming plants.”<br />

—School Library Journal<br />

Rec: SLJ<br />

8 3/4 x 9 3/8 48 pp. 1999<br />

978-0-698-11558-3 $6.99<br />

THE REASON FOR A FLOWER<br />

“brilliantly shows [the] interdependency<br />

of plants and animals.” —Natural Science<br />

Center News “one rarely finds such richness<br />

in a book at the low cost of Heller’s<br />

extravagantly beautiful creation.”<br />

—Publishers Weekly<br />

Rec: LAT, PW, RB<br />

8 3/4 x 9 3/8 48 pp. 1999<br />

978-0-698-11559-0 $6.99


WoRLD of LAnguAge<br />

BEHIND THE MASK<br />

A book About Prepositions<br />

“For half the book the author illustrates,<br />

elaborately and imaginatively,<br />

examples of prepositional phrases and<br />

phrasal prepositions....The second half,<br />

still richly decorated, is genuinely about<br />

prepositions, laying out definitions and<br />

laying down the law.”<br />

—The New York Times Book Review<br />

Rec: BL, IN, NYT, PW<br />

8 3/4 x 9 3/8 40 pp. 1998<br />

978-0-698-11698-6 $7.99<br />

A CACHE OF JEWELS<br />

And other Collective nouns<br />

“In light verse and brightly colored<br />

pictures, Heller provides an introduction<br />

to a specialized part of speech, the collective<br />

noun.” —Publishers Weekly “bright,<br />

richly colored oil pencil and line drawings...will<br />

delight small eyes and ears.”<br />

—School Library Journal<br />

Rec: CR, CS, E, PW, RB, SLJ, TE<br />

8 3/4 x 9 1/4 40 pp. 1998<br />

978-0-698-11354-1 $7.99<br />

FANTASTIC! WOW! AND UNREAL!<br />

A book about Interjections<br />

and Conjunctions<br />

“Heller’s latest book on the parts of<br />

speech shows not only exuberance toward<br />

her subject, but also connectivity to<br />

her earlier titles. What else would interjections<br />

and conjunctions do? <strong>Young</strong>sters<br />

will delight in the rhyming text, which<br />

artistically weaves information through<br />

vibrant illustrations....The author offers<br />

a historical perspective to interjections<br />

[and] there is also a full explanation of<br />

the types of conjunctions. This title is a<br />

must-have for school media centers....<br />

Wow!” —School Library Journal<br />

Rec: BL, TK<br />

8 3/4 x 9 1/4 32 pp. 2000<br />

978-0-698-11875-1 $6.99<br />

KITES SAIL HIGH<br />

A book About Verbs<br />

“A boon for language arts teachers in the<br />

upper elementary grades as well as for all<br />

children and adults who love to play with<br />

language.” —School Library Journal<br />

Rec: C, K, PW, SLJ<br />

8 3/4 x 9 1/4 40 pp. 1998<br />

978-0-698-11389-3 $7.99<br />

MANY LUSCIOUS LOLLIPOPS<br />

A book About Adjectives<br />

“An excellent and enjoyable introduction<br />

to grammar both for the younger<br />

children who will respond to the verse<br />

and images and for older children who<br />

will get an overview of adjectives and<br />

their uses.” —School Library Journal<br />

Rec: C, E, K, LC, PW, SLJ<br />

8 3/4 x 9 1/4 40 pp. 1998<br />

978-0-698-11641-2 $7.99<br />

MERRY-GO-ROUND<br />

A book About nouns<br />

“With humor, style and succinct, admirable<br />

precision, [Heller] summarizes<br />

everything most people will ever need to<br />

know about this particular area of grammar.”<br />

—Kirkus<br />

Rec: BL, C, E, H, K, PW, R, SLJ<br />

8 3/4 x 9 1/4 40 pp. 1998<br />

978-0-698-11642-9 $7.99<br />

Up, Up and Away<br />

MINE, ALL MINE!<br />

A book About Pronouns<br />

“To say that Heller has a way with words<br />

is to understate a multifaceted talent...<br />

Rarely do books offer children so much<br />

to look at, listen, and learn.” —School<br />

Library JournalH “bold, handsome,<br />

illustrations accompanied by a jaunty,<br />

rhymed text demonstrate [personal<br />

pronouns] importance. . .with all the<br />

panache of a Madison Avenue publicity<br />

campaign.” —The Horn Book “Heller<br />

makes learning the intricacies of the<br />

english language a thoroughly enjoyable<br />

task.” —Booklist<br />

Rec: BL, C, H<br />

9 1/4 x 9 3/4 48 pp. 1999<br />

978-0-698-11797-6 $6.99<br />

UP, UP AND AWAY<br />

A book About Adverbs<br />

“The jewel-toned illustrations are a visual<br />

delight....Teachers and children will find<br />

the clever presentation informative and<br />

fun.” —School Library Journal “This<br />

eye-catching book explains its perplexing<br />

subject well and clearly, and more<br />

memorably than could any grammar<br />

textbook.” —The Bulletin of the<br />

Center for Children’s Books<br />

Rec: BL, C, K, SLJ<br />

8 3/4 x 9 3/8 40 pp. 1993/1998<br />

978-0-698-11663-4 $7.99<br />

See index for more titles by Ruth Heller.<br />

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Ages 3-8 • Picture Books


Ages 3-8 • Picture Books ◆<br />

HenDRY, DIAnA<br />

THE VERY NOISY NIGHT<br />

Illustrated by Jane Chapman<br />

Little Mouse can’t sleep because of all<br />

the noises in and around his cozy little<br />

house. Little Mouse would feel a lot<br />

safer tucked into big Mouse’s bed. but<br />

big Mouse doesn’t want wriggly Little<br />

Mouse taking all the covers. What’s a<br />

mouse to do? This sweetly reassuring<br />

depiction of an all-too-familiar nighttime<br />

battle will enchant young readers, while<br />

parents will appreciate the witty text and<br />

detailed, expressive art. “A sprightly version<br />

of a familiar bedtime scenario.”<br />

— Publishers Weekly<br />

Rec: K, LJ, PW<br />

8 3/4 x 10 1/2 32 pp. 2001<br />

978-0-14-230012-1 $6.99<br />

HePWoRTH, CATHI<br />

ANTICS!<br />

An Alphabetical Anthology<br />

“The centerpiece for all this, naturally,<br />

is Hepworth’s marvelous artwork. Textured<br />

drawings, heavy on detail and wit,<br />

spill out on expanses of white. each character<br />

shines with individuality....In sum:<br />

fantastic!” —BooklistH “The concept<br />

is clever and well executed...it will be<br />

enjoyed by young and old alike.”<br />

—School Library JournalH<br />

Rec: BLH, C, K, NA, NYC, PW, SLJH, TE<br />

8 1/2 x 11 32 pp. 1996<br />

978-0-698-11350-3 $5.99<br />

HeRMAn, JoHn<br />

ONE WINTER’S NIGHT<br />

Illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon<br />

“This artistic, bifurcated representation<br />

of the nativity night relates how Martha,<br />

a lost, pregnant cow, follows a single star<br />

in the sky until she finds a shed where<br />

‘the starlight gleamed down like silver.’<br />

Inside is a bearded man kneeling beside<br />

a radiant woman… The parallel journeys<br />

intersect in the shed, where both Mary<br />

and Martha give birth, ‘two glorious<br />

babies on one winter’s night’…there is<br />

both tenderness and poignancy in this<br />

original and unusual presentation”<br />

—Booklist<br />

Rec: BL, C, K, PW, SLJ<br />

10 x 10 32 pp. 2005<br />

978-0-14-240458-4 $5.99<br />

See index for more titles by Leo and Diane Dillon.<br />

HeYeR, MARILee<br />

THE WEAVING OF A DREAM<br />

“Heyer’s skillful retelling of the ancient<br />

legend and her magnificent illustrations<br />

combine to form a book of astonishing<br />

beauty.” —School Library JournalH<br />

Rec: BL, NC, SLJH, TE<br />

8 x 10 32 pp. 1989<br />

978-0-14-050528-3 $6.99<br />

HIGH, LInDA oATMAn<br />

GIRL ON THE<br />

HIGH-DIVING HORSE<br />

Illustrated by Ted Lewin<br />

It’s the summer of 1936, and Ivy Cordelia<br />

and her photographer papa are staying<br />

in a hotel in Atlantic City all summer<br />

long! Ivy loves all of Atlantic City’s many<br />

attractions especially the glamorous<br />

girls who bravely plunge on horseback<br />

from a tall platform and splash into a<br />

pool below. “The expressive artwork<br />

and heartwarming text seamlessly come<br />

together to create a worthy tribute to<br />

these remarkable young women and<br />

their brave steeds.”<br />

—School Library Journal<br />

Rec: BL, C, KH, SLJ<br />

9 1/4 x 11 40 pp. 2005<br />

978-0-14-240278-8 $6.99<br />

See index for more titles by Ted Lewin.<br />

HIPPeLY, HILLARY HoRDeR<br />

ADVENTURE ON KLICKITAT ISLAND<br />

Illustrated by Barbara Upton<br />

“Told in verse, this story presents a<br />

boy and his stuffed animal, beary, who<br />

leave their cozy bed and take a stormy<br />

nighttime journey to help some weeping<br />

woodland animals find shelter from the<br />

rain.” —School Library Journal<br />

Rec: CE, HG, K, SLJ<br />

10 1/2 x 9 32 pp. 2000<br />

978-0-14-056633-3 $6.99<br />

HobeRMAn, MARY Ann<br />

A HOUSE IS A HOUSE FOR ME<br />

Illustrated by Betty Fraser<br />

“A brisk, even headlong rhyme plunges<br />

us into a swirling cluster of images...an<br />

overwhelming profusion of examples of<br />

houses. It is an astonishing book, one of<br />

the best of the year.”<br />

—The New York Times<br />

Rec: C, CSH, E, NYT, R, SLJ, TE<br />

National Book Award<br />

7 1/8 x 8 7/8 48 pp. 1982<br />

978-0-14-050394-4 $5.99<br />

8 1/2 x 11 48 pp. 2007<br />

978-0-14-240773-8 $7.99 ❖<br />

HoFFMAn, MARY<br />

BOUNDLESS GRACE<br />

Illustrated by Caroline Binch<br />

The spunky and charming star of Amazing<br />

Grace visits her father in Africa, in<br />

this heartwarming sequel. “[A] universal<br />

story that is validating, uplifting, and<br />

bound to please.”<br />

—School Library JournalH<br />

Rec: BKL, BL, C, E, H, K, PWH, SLJH, TE<br />

8 7/16 x 10 5/8 32 pp. 2000<br />

978-0-14-055667-4 $6.99<br />

HoUSTon, GLoRIA<br />

THE YEAR OF THE PERFECT<br />

CHRISTMAS TREE<br />

An Appalachian Story<br />

Illustrated by Barbara Cooney<br />

When Papa is called to war, Ruthie and<br />

her mother are left to keep his promise—to<br />

give the town its traditional<br />

Christmas tree. on Christmas eve, they<br />

climb the steep hill to find the tree Papa<br />

and Ruthie had chosen months ago, and<br />

the town rejoices in their gift. “A heartwarming<br />

holiday story.’’ —Kirkus<br />

Rec: BG, BL, C, CR, CS, H, K, NYC, NYT, PW, R, SLJ<br />

9 1/4 x 9 1/4 32 pp. 1996<br />

978-0-14-055877-7 $6.99<br />

See index for more titles by Gloria Houston.<br />

See index for more titles by Barbara Cooney.


HoWe, JAMeS<br />

THE DAY THE TEACHER WENT<br />

BANANAS<br />

Illustrated by Lillian Hoban<br />

“Versatile Howe’s latest invention is a<br />

real rib-tickler, illustrated in full-color<br />

by Hoban, the unbeatable portrayer of<br />

small fry like the gaggle of first-graders<br />

featured here.” —Publishers Weekly<br />

Rec: BL, C, CR, PW, SLJ<br />

7 3/4 x 10 32 pp. 1987<br />

978-0-14-054744-3 $5.99<br />

ICHIkAWA, SAToMI<br />

WHAT THE LITTLE FIR TREE WORE<br />

TO THE CHRISTMAS PARTY<br />

“Ignored by all of the other evergreens in<br />

their discussions of what they will wear to<br />

a Christmas party, a tiny fir is upset about<br />

being left behind when the rest of the<br />

trees are cut down and hauled away in<br />

a truck.….This title is a good choice for<br />

those seeking an alternative to the many<br />

commercial books of the season.”<br />

—School Library Journal<br />

Rec: BL, K, PW, SLJ<br />

8 3/4 x 10 1/2 32 pp. 2003<br />

978-0-14-250160-3 $6.99<br />

See index for more titles by Satomi Ichikawa.<br />

IRVInG, WASHInGTon<br />

THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW<br />

Illustrated by Will Moses<br />

“Will Moses, the great-grandson of<br />

Grandma Moses, has illuminated the<br />

original with a fluent retelling and<br />

handsome illustrations in an eminently<br />

suitable folk-art style....The dynamic<br />

full-color illustrations make the book<br />

spectacular.” —The Horn BookH<br />

Rec: BKL, HH, K, PC, PW, SLJ<br />

8 x 10 5/8 48 pp. 1999<br />

978-0-698-11648-1 $6.99<br />

See index for more titles by Will Moses.<br />

Katharine<br />

Holabird<br />

ANGELINA AND HENRY<br />

Illustrated by Helen Craig<br />

“The tiny mouse is excited at the prospect<br />

of a camping trip with her Uncle<br />

Louie and her little cousin Henry. but<br />

the adventure soon huffs and puffs itself<br />

into a challenge.…An engaging, suspenseful<br />

entry in the series.” —Booklist<br />

Rec: BL, PW, SLJ<br />

10 x 8 1/4 32 pp. 2006<br />

978-0-14-240590-1 $5.99<br />

ANGELINA AT THE FAIR<br />

Illustrated by Helen Craig<br />

“In her latest adventure…Angelina…<br />

now grudgingly escorts little cousin<br />

Henry to the fair she would rather<br />

attend with friends. Sweet, timid little<br />

Henry is dragged from thrill ride to thrill<br />

ride until he disappears in the Haunted<br />

House. A dismayed Angelina finds him<br />

with the balloon man, and remorse<br />

brings devotion for the rest of the<br />

day…A tender story about caring.”<br />

—School Library Journal<br />

Rec: H, SLJ<br />

10 x 8 1/4 32 pp. 2006<br />

978-0-14-240591-8 $5.99<br />

ANGELINA ICE SKATES<br />

Illustrated by Helen Craig<br />

“The heroine of Angelina ballerina,<br />

it turns out, is as deft an entertainer<br />

twirling on ice as she is performing an<br />

onstage pas de deux. Here the spunky,<br />

diminutive mouse organizes a new<br />

Year’s eve figure skating show. With<br />

characteristic aplomb she overcomes a<br />

number of obstacles.”<br />

—Publishers Weekly<br />

Rec: PW<br />

10 x 8 1/4 32 pp. 2006<br />

978-0-14-240658-8 $6.99<br />

ANGELINA’S HALLOWEEN<br />

Illustrated by Helen Craig<br />

Trick-or-treat with Angelina ballerina!<br />

For Halloween, Angelina and her friend<br />

Alice make glorious firefly costumes—<br />

complete with delicate wings and tiaras.<br />

“A great Halloween book for the little<br />

ones.” —Children’s Literature<br />

10 x 8 1/4 32 pp. 2006<br />

978-0-14-240621-2 $5.99<br />

See index for more titles by Katharine Holabird.<br />

See index for more titles by Helen Craig.<br />

Ages 3-8 • Picture Books<br />


Ages 3-8 • Picture Books ◆<br />

ISAACS, Anne<br />

SWAMP ANGEL<br />

Illustrated by Paul O. Zelinsky<br />

Caldecott Medal artist Paul o. Zelinsky<br />

puts oils to cherry and maple for this<br />

tall-tale competition between a Tennessee<br />

woodswoman extraordinaire and a<br />

hungry, fearsome bear. “Angelica Longrider<br />

is the greatest woodswoman in<br />

Tennessee. She can lasso a tornado. She<br />

can toss a bear into the sky so hard that<br />

it is still on its way up at nightfall....Isaacs<br />

tells her original story with the glorious<br />

exaggeration and uproarious farce of the<br />

traditional tall tale with its typical laconic<br />

idiom. You just can’t help reading it<br />

aloud....Zelinsky’s detailed oil paintings<br />

in folk-art style are exquisite.”<br />

—BooklistH<br />

Rec: BLH, CH, CR, E, HH, IN, KH, PWH, TE<br />

Caldecott Honor<br />

9 x 12 40 pp. 2000<br />

978-0-14-055908-8 $6.99<br />

See index for more titles by Anne Isaacs.<br />

See index for more titles by Paul O. Zelinsky.<br />

ISADoRA, RACHeL<br />

CARIBBEAN DREAM<br />

“Isadora captures the mood of an island<br />

and the spirit of children in this evocative<br />

picture book…Isadora’s pictures<br />

move and sway like a Caribbean breeze.<br />

The loveliness of the pictures works in<br />

tandem with the honed text; there are<br />

only three lines of text per page, but they<br />

overflow with meaning.”<br />

—Publishers Weekly<br />

Rec: BL, PW, SLJ<br />

8 x 10 32 pp. 2002<br />

978-0-698-11944-4 $6.99<br />

LILI AT BALLET<br />

“With minimal explanatory text, a realistic<br />

depiction of a serious young ballet<br />

student and her class. Isadora...deftly<br />

sketches the young dancers in delicate<br />

pencil lines and splashes of watercolor...”<br />

—Kirkus “Another welcome section<br />

focuses on a class just for boys. Two<br />

depictions of full-scale ballet productions<br />

expand to fill entire spreads with<br />

dramatic color....brava!”<br />

—Publishers Weekly<br />

Rec: BLH, C, CS, K, NYC, PW<br />

8 1/2 x 11 32 pp. 1996<br />

978-0-698-11408-1 $6.99<br />

NICK PLAYS BASEBALL<br />

“neatly sandwiching nonfiction nuggets<br />

into a story about a boy named nick,<br />

his teammates on the Rockets (girls as<br />

well as boys) and a championship game,<br />

Isadora serves up a lively and informative<br />

pastiche…For all the ground the author<br />

covers, her presentation is simple and<br />

carefully pared down, keenly attuned to<br />

a picture book audience…Just the ticket<br />

for aspiring sluggers.”<br />

—Publishers WeeklyH<br />

Rec: BL, PWH, SLJ<br />

8 1/2 x 11 32 pp. 2003<br />

978-0-698-11989-5 $6.99<br />

SOPHIE SKATES<br />

“eight-year-old Sophie has set her sights<br />

on becoming a professional ice skater…<br />

and now she prepares for a competition.<br />

The story line gracefully shares space<br />

with watercolor sidebars that give behind-the-scenes<br />

background…A master<br />

at capturing bodies in motion, Isadora<br />

…captures the sheer joy that fuels young<br />

athletes…” —Publishers Weekly<br />

Rec: LJ, PW<br />

8 1/2 x 11 40 pp. 2001<br />

978-0-698-11905-5 $6.99<br />

JACkSon, ALISon<br />

THE BALLAD OF VALENTINE<br />

Illustrated by Tricia Tusa<br />

“A story told in the rhythm of the folk<br />

song ‘My Darling, Clementine.’ A bashful<br />

gentleman sends love messages to his<br />

sweetheart, but his proclamations of love<br />

never arrive….Without ever being treacly<br />

or melodramatic, this fun book is ideal<br />

for Valentine’s Day programs!”<br />

—School Library Journal<br />

Rec: BLH, K, PW, SLJ<br />

9 x 10 32 pp. 2006<br />

978-0-14-240400-3 $6.99<br />

I KNOW AN OLD LADY WHO<br />

SWALLOWED A PIE<br />

Illustrated by Judy Schachner<br />

An old lady who comes for dinner has<br />

brought a mouthwatering pie and a<br />

monstrous appetite!The ravenous relative<br />

doesn’t even make it to the table before<br />

she has devoured her own offering.<br />

“Jackson draws on some traditional<br />

Thanksgiving foods to give a familiar<br />

rhyme new zing. Schachner’s exuberant,<br />

cartoon-style illustrations . . . catch the<br />

comedy splendidly!” —Booklist<br />

Rec: BL, PW, SLJ<br />

10 x 10 32 pp. 2002<br />

978-0-14-056595-9 $6.99<br />

See index for more titles by Judy Schachner.<br />

JACQUeS, bRIAn<br />

THE GREAT REDWALL FEAST<br />

Illustrated by Christopher Denise<br />

“Anyone familiar with Jacques’s Redwall<br />

series will have fond memories of the<br />

mouthwatering feasts prepared for every<br />

celebration. Here, told with a rhyming<br />

text and for the first time in a full-color<br />

picture-book format, Jacques chronicles<br />

the hustle and bustle of preparations for<br />

a surprise feast in honor of the old abbot....The<br />

long, long verse is spirited and<br />

humorous, and Denise’s affectionate,<br />

detailed watercolors bring all the action<br />

to life.” —Kirkus<br />

Rec: BL, K, PW, SLJ<br />

7 x 11 64 pp. 2000<br />

978-0-698-11876-8 $6.99<br />

A REDWALL WINTER’S TALE<br />

Illustrated by Christopher Denise<br />

“In A Redwall Winter’s Tale, a troupe of<br />

traveling entertainers visits the abbey to<br />

commemorate the arrival of Snow badger,<br />

Lord of Wintertide. but a fanciful<br />

bedtime story leaves bungo the molebabe<br />

wondering what is real and what is<br />

fantasy. Christopher Denise’s illustrations<br />

capture the waning sunlight and complement<br />

the alternating prose and verse.”<br />

—Publishers Weekly<br />

Rec: BL, PW, SLJ<br />

7 x 11 72 pp. 2004<br />

978-0-14-240198-9 $7.99<br />

See index for more titles by Christopher Denise.<br />

THE TALE OF URSO BRUNOV<br />

Little Father of All bears<br />

Illustrated by Alexi Natchev<br />

“Little Father of All brunov bears, is<br />

the mightiest, wisest, and strongest of<br />

any living creature, even though he’s<br />

no bigger than a thumb. He proves his<br />

mettle when he must retrieve four little<br />

bears who escape hibernation and are<br />

kidnapped and taken to a desert zoo by<br />

the Lord of All Sands. Jacques displays<br />

his usual flare for animal characters and<br />

clever details in this nicely packaged<br />

original folktale, with richly hued artwork<br />

that enlivens the story.” —Booklist<br />

Rec: BL, PW, SLJ<br />

8 1/2 x 11 48 pp. 2006<br />

978-0-14-240723-3 $6.99<br />

See index for more titles by Brian Jacques.


Tony Johnston<br />

ALICE NIZZY NAZZY<br />

The Witch of Santa Fe<br />

Illustrated by Tomie dePaola<br />

“Johnston’s writing snaps with life, and<br />

her characteristic asides (‘oh, my’) build<br />

in some storytelling flair. DePaola has<br />

filled the book with the bright colors<br />

of the Southwest....Alice is a satisfying<br />

blend of spookiness and silliness, and her<br />

sidekick, the great horned lizard, takes in<br />

all of Alice’s wicked actions with a worried<br />

expression.” —Bulletin of the Center<br />

for Children’s Books<br />

Rec: BKL, BL, C, CS, HG, LATBR, PW, SLJ<br />

8 x 10 32 pp. 1998<br />

978-0-698-11650-4 $6.99<br />

AMBER ON THE MOUNTAIN<br />

Illustrated by Robert Duncan<br />

Amber’s mountain is beautiful, but it is a<br />

lonely place—until the day Anna arrives,<br />

bringing both her friendship and the will<br />

to teach Amber how to read. Suddenly,<br />

Amber’s world is filled with a new magic—and<br />

new challenges. but when Anna<br />

returns to the city, will Amber be able to<br />

keep reading on her own? “Heartwarming.”<br />

—Publishers WeeklyH<br />

Rec: BKL, BL, K, PWH, SLJ<br />

9 7/8 x 10 32 pp. 1998<br />

978-0-14-056408-2 $6.99<br />

BIGFOOT CINDERRRRRELLA<br />

Illustrated by James Warhola<br />

It’s time for the annual fun-fest in the<br />

old growth forest, and this year the bigfood<br />

Prince is ready to choose his bride.<br />

Rrrrrella, who’s as golden as a banana<br />

slug with feet like log canoes, would be<br />

perfect—but can she get past her awful<br />

stepsisters and reach the funfest in time?<br />

“Hilarious fun, with a message for all<br />

ages.” —School Library JournalH<br />

Rec: BL, IN, PW, SLJH<br />

8 1/2 x 11 32 pp. 2000<br />

978-0-698-11871-3 $6.99<br />

See index for more titles by James Warhola.<br />

THE COWBOY AND<br />

THE BLACK-EYED PEA<br />

Illustrated by Warren Ludwig<br />

“Johnston’s clever parody of The Princess<br />

and the Pea is rich with the language<br />

and details of the Wild West. Ludwig’s<br />

colorful illustrations heighten the story’s<br />

exaggerated humor and contrast nicely<br />

with the deadpan text. A great choice for<br />

a read-aloud, this is sure to be popular<br />

even with those who have missed the<br />

original.” —Booklist<br />

Rec: BL, H, PW, SLJ<br />

8 x 10 32 pp. 1996<br />

978-0-698-11356-5 $6.99<br />

MY MEXICO—MéXICO MíO<br />

Illustrated by F. John Sierra<br />

“In these eighteen short poems, presented<br />

in english and Spanish, Tony<br />

Johnston regales the senses with idyllic<br />

scenes of streets lined with a rainbow of<br />

adobe houses, with the scent of roses<br />

growing in coffee cans and lilies in chile<br />

jars...the overall impression is one of<br />

sunbaked cheerfulness, warmth, and<br />

color ably reinforced by the pastel-tinted<br />

pencil drawings of Mexican-American<br />

artist Sierra. Strong, almost stylized<br />

forms displayed against solid backdrops<br />

with deep perspectives convey a sense of<br />

space and serenity.” —The Horn Book<br />

Rec: C, CR, H, NC, SLJ, W<br />

8 x 10 32 pp. 1999<br />

978-0-698-11757-0 $6.99<br />

THE QUILT STORY<br />

Illustrated by Tomie dePaola<br />

“A quilt that provides warmth, fun, and<br />

comfort to two different generations<br />

is the star of this rich picture book...<br />

dePaola provides a warm, dignified interpretation<br />

of Johnston’s story.”<br />

—BooklistH<br />

Rec: BLH, C, CR, CS, CSM, E, IRACC, R, SLJ, TE<br />

8 x 10 32 pp. 1996<br />

978-0-698-11368-8 $5.99<br />

THE TALE OF RABBIT AND COYOTE<br />

Illustrated by Tomie dePaola<br />

“once again, this collaboration has produced<br />

a winner. The artist borrows from<br />

the oaxaca region of Mexico, where this<br />

version of the tale originated, to illustrate<br />

the misadventures of brer Rabbit’s close<br />

relative. The text has a nice rhythm and<br />

uses an appropriate smattering of terms<br />

and expressions in Spanish, which are<br />

defined in an appended glossary.”<br />

—The Horn Book<br />

Rec: BLH, C, H, KH, SLJ<br />

8 1/2 x 10 32 pp. 1998<br />

978-0-698-11630-6 $6.99<br />

THE VANISHING PUMPKIN<br />

Illustrated by Tomie dePaola<br />

“There can never be enough Halloween<br />

stories. This one is appealing, participatory,<br />

fast-paced, and a delight in the<br />

telling. A 700-year-old woman and an<br />

800-year-old man, both witches, search<br />

out their lost pumpkin only to find it<br />

under the hat of a wizard.”<br />

—Children’s Book Review Service<br />

Rec: BL, CR, E, MBP, R, SLJ, TE<br />

8 1/2 x 10 32 pp. 1996<br />

978-0-698-11414-2 $6.99<br />

See index for more titles by Tomie dePaola.<br />

My Mexico-México Mío<br />

Ages 3-8 • Picture Books<br />


Ages 3-8 • Picture Books ◆<br />

JeFFeRS, SUSAn<br />

BROTHER EAGLE, SISTER SKY<br />

“The story is an adaptation of a speech<br />

delivered by Chief Seattle at treaty negotiations<br />

in the 1850s…Jeffers has paired<br />

Seattle’s eloquence with her dreamy,<br />

meticulous illustrations and the resulting<br />

images are haunting…Together,<br />

Seattle’s words and Jeffers’s images create<br />

a powerful message; this thoughtful book<br />

deserves to be pondered and cherished by<br />

all.” —Publishers Weekly<br />

Rec: K, PW, SLJ<br />

9 1/2 x 12 32 pp. 2002<br />

978-0-14-230132-6 $7.99<br />

JoHnSon, JAne<br />

THE TRUE STORY OF PETER RABBIT<br />

How a Letter became a Children’s Classic<br />

When young noel falls ill, it is a story<br />

from family friend beatrix Potter that<br />

brings a smile to his face.<br />

9 x 9 1/2 40 pp. 2006<br />

978-0-14-240789-9 $7.99<br />

JoHnSon, STePHen T.<br />

ALPHABET CITY<br />

From the A of a construction sawhorse<br />

to the Z of a fire escape, this unique<br />

alphabet book will satisfy the eye and<br />

the imagination. “The twenty-six studies<br />

command attention and encourage<br />

readers to conduct similar explorations<br />

of their own. While some are easy to<br />

decipher and others are more challenging,<br />

all are imaginative, stimulating, and<br />

striking.” —The Horn Book “Sure to<br />

intrigue, and art teachers, especially, will<br />

enjoy finding ways to use such a unique<br />

offering.” —Booklist<br />

Rec: BKL, C, E, HH, K, PW, TE<br />

Caldecott Honor<br />

8 1/2 x 10 1/2 32 pp. 1999<br />

978-0-14-055904-0 $6.99<br />

CITY BY NUMBERS<br />

“In this wordless companion to Alphabet<br />

City, Johnson joins the likes of Tana<br />

Hoban, Arlene Alda, and Donald Crews<br />

in his attraction to the numbers, letters,<br />

shapes, and compositions found in the<br />

architecture and infrastructures of outdoor<br />

places and public spaces…Children<br />

will relish the game of locating numbers,<br />

while adults will pause over Johnson’s<br />

deliberate use of shape and color to influence<br />

mood.” —Kirkus<br />

Rec: K, SLJ<br />

8 1/2 x 10 1/2 32 pp. 2003<br />

978-0-14-056636-9 $6.99<br />

JonAS, Ann<br />

THE QUILT<br />

A small African-American girl is overjoyed<br />

with the new patchwork quilt her<br />

parents have made. And as she sleeps,<br />

it comes alive, turning into a fantastical<br />

dreamscape. “It’s a book that captures<br />

and articulates a simple truth, and makes<br />

us feel affectionate towards it.”<br />

—Christian Science Monitor<br />

Rec: AN, CSM, KH<br />

8 7/8 x 7 1/8 40 pp. 1994<br />

978-0-14-055308-6 $6.99<br />

JoneS, RebeCCA C.<br />

MATTHEW AND TILLY<br />

Illustrated by Beth Peck<br />

Set in the diverse neighborhood of a big<br />

city, this poignant and universal story<br />

of friendship tells about two best pals<br />

who share everything—even making<br />

up after a quarrel. Rich oil paintings by<br />

beth Peck “linger in the mind long after<br />

they have been seen” (School Library<br />

Journal).<br />

Rec: BL, CR, CS, HG, K, NYT, PW, R, SLJ, TE, W<br />

7 1/2 x 10 32 pp. 1995<br />

978-0-14-055640-7 $6.99<br />

JURMAIn, SUZAnne TRIPP<br />

GEORGE DID IT ❖<br />

Illustrated by Larry Day<br />

“A factual, focused, and entertaining account<br />

of the making of the nation’s first<br />

president….” —School Library JournalH<br />

Rec: BKL, BLH, K, PWH, SLJH<br />

8 1/2 x 11 40 pp. 2007<br />

978-0-14-240895-7 $6.99<br />

kALMAn, MAIRA<br />

FIREBOAT<br />

The inspiring true story of the John J.<br />

Harvey-a retired new York City fireboat<br />

reinstated on September 11, 2001.<br />

“[kalman’s] artistry is as compassionate<br />

as it is brilliant…by focusing on the boat<br />

and the people who worked on it, loved<br />

it, and placed it at the service of their<br />

city, kalman casts a blessing far and wide.<br />

A hundred years from now, when people<br />

want to know what we told our children<br />

about 9/11, kalman’s book should be<br />

among the first answers.” —BooklistH<br />

Rec: BLH, CH, HH, K, PWH, SLJH<br />

10 x 10 48 pp. 2005<br />

978-0-14-240362-4 $6.99<br />

NEXT STOP GRAND CENTRAL<br />

“[An] exuberant tribute to new York<br />

City’s newly renovated landmark.<br />

kalman re-creates the energy of the<br />

place—and the energy of the place is<br />

people....Along with her trademark zany<br />

humor, kalman has managed to weave<br />

a surprising amount of information into<br />

her text....From cover to cover, this is a<br />

giddy, quirky, unforgettable romp.”<br />

—School Library JournalH<br />

Rec: BLH, BL, C, H, K, NYT, SLJH<br />

10 3/4 x 8 5/8 40 pp. 2001<br />

978-0-698-11888-1 $6.99<br />

OOH-LA-LA (MAX IN LOVE)<br />

Max, a millionaire dog poet, has come<br />

to Paris from new York to see the sights<br />

and find his heart’s desire. As he basks in<br />

the glitter and glow of Paris, Max finds<br />

himself in the midst of cosmopolitan<br />

expatriates and eccentric Parisiennes.<br />

“brilliant, bold, funny, and obscure, this<br />

is definitely one of kalman’s best efforts<br />

to date.” —School Library Journal<br />

Rec: K, PW, SLJ<br />

8 x 10 40 pp. 2002<br />

978-0-14-055537-0 $6.99<br />

WHAT PETE ATE FROM A TO Z<br />

“kalman unleashes her extravagant<br />

whimsy in this loquacious alphabet<br />

book, ‘in which a certain dog devours a<br />

myriad of items which he should not.’…<br />

kalman paints affectionate portraits of<br />

the unstoppable Pete, the now-missing<br />

objects and their disappointed owners…<br />

Her overblown alliteration and fabulous<br />

gouaches gush with glamour.”<br />

—Publishers WeeklyH<br />

Rec: BL, H, K, NYTBR. PWH, SLJH<br />

8 1/2 x 10 1/8 48 pp. 2003<br />

978-0-14-250159-7 $6.99<br />

kARAS, G. bRIAn<br />

ATLANTIC<br />

“In this large, square volume, karas’s<br />

crafty combination of wit and naivete<br />

offers viewers intriguing and amusing marine<br />

perspectives…In the end, the book is<br />

also a lesson about preserving the ocean<br />

waters, strongly stated in brief concluding<br />

notes.” —School Library Journal<br />

Rec: BLH, C, K, PW, SLJ<br />

10 1/4 x 11 1/2 32 pp. 2004<br />

978-0-14-240027-2 $6.99<br />

See index for more titles by G. Brian Karas.


kARon, JAn<br />

MISS FANNIE’S HAT<br />

Illustrated by Toni Goffe<br />

ninety-nine-year-old Miss Fannie has lots<br />

of hats but her favorite is the pink straw<br />

hat with the silk roses. This heartwarming<br />

story about the rewards of unselfish<br />

love will enchant readers young and old.<br />

“A sweet, gentle story.”<br />

—School Library Journal<br />

Rec: PW, SLJ<br />

11 x 8 1/2 32 pp. 2001<br />

978-0-14-056812-7 $6.99<br />

THE TRELLIS AND THE SEED<br />

Illustrated by Robert Steele<br />

In this gently told parable, Jan karon<br />

tells a story of patience, of the special<br />

rewards that come from being a little bit<br />

different from everyone else, and of the<br />

courage to believe in oneself. “This sentimental<br />

tale will appeal to those who like<br />

their allegories neat and straight up.”<br />

—School Library Journal<br />

Rec: SLJ<br />

7 x 9 1/2 32 pp. 2005<br />

978-0-14-240317-4 $5.99<br />

kAY, VeRLA<br />

GOLD FEVER<br />

Illustrated by S. D. Schindler<br />

“kay debuts with a rollicking tale about<br />

an idealistic farmer’s quest for gold and<br />

glory during the gold rush of 1849.<br />

Schindler’s detailed illustrations, executed<br />

in colored pencil, provide readers<br />

with a glimpse into a forty-niner’s world.<br />

As an introduction to a vital piece of<br />

American history, it’s wryly humorous<br />

and unflinchingly candid.” —Kirkus<br />

Rec: BL, K, PW, SLJ<br />

8 x 10 32 pp. 2003<br />

978-0-14-250183-2 $6.99<br />

See index for more titles by S. D. Schindler.<br />

A Mother for Choco<br />

Keiko Kasza<br />

DON’T LAUGH, JOE<br />

everybody gets the giggles sometimes.<br />

but Joe, a playful young possum, can’t<br />

seem to make them stop! In Don’t<br />

Laugh, Joe, keiko kasza introduces<br />

yet another endearing animal character<br />

whose humorous plight—and its happy<br />

resolution—creates a warm and wonderful<br />

world to help children deal with their<br />

own small fears and problems.<br />

Rec: HG, RT, TK<br />

8 x 10 32 pp. 2000<br />

978-0-698-11794-5 $5.99<br />

THE MIGHTIEST<br />

“When bear, Lion, and elephant<br />

discover a golden crown in the forest,<br />

they begin to argue over which of them<br />

is the mightiest. To prove their strength<br />

they decide to frighten a little old lady.<br />

Whoever scares her the most will win the<br />

crown. but events take an unexpected<br />

turn when a mighty giant appears,<br />

scoops up the animals, and claims the<br />

crown for himself.”<br />

—School Library Journal<br />

Rec: BL, K, PW, SLJ<br />

8 x 10 32 pp. 2003<br />

978-0-14-250185-6 $5.99<br />

A MOTHER FOR CHOCO<br />

“The message that parents are defined<br />

by what they do rather than how they<br />

look (or how one acquires them)—is<br />

warm and reassuring, particularly to<br />

adoptees, stepkids, and other children<br />

who for various reasons don’t resemble<br />

their caretakers.” —The Bulletin of the<br />

Center for Children’s Books<br />

Rec: BL, C, H, KH, PW, SLJH<br />

8 1/4 x 9 1/2 32 pp. 1996<br />

978-0-698-11364-0 $5.99<br />

MY LUCKY DAY<br />

When a delicious-looking piglet knocks<br />

on Mr. Fox’s door “accidentally,” the fox<br />

can hardly believe his good luck. It’s not<br />

every day that dinner just shows up on<br />

your doorstep. It must be his lucky day!<br />

or is it? “A good choice for storyhours<br />

as well as one-on-one readings.”<br />

—School Library Journal<br />

Rec: BL, HH, K, PWH, SLJ<br />

8 x 10 32 pp. 2005<br />

978-0-14-240456-0 $5.99<br />

THE PIGS’ PICNIC<br />

Mr. Pig wants to look his best when he<br />

asks Miss Pig to join him for a picnic. So<br />

he takes the advice of his friends Lion,<br />

Fox, and Zebra, and borrows something<br />

special from each of them. Mr. Pig thinks<br />

he looks pretty handsome-but what will<br />

Miss Pig say? “Children will love the<br />

perky porcine star of this cheery tale.”<br />

—School Library Journal<br />

Rec: PW, SLJ<br />

8 1/8 x 9 1/2 32 pp. 2001<br />

978-0-698-11902-4 $6.99<br />

THE RAT AND THE TIGER<br />

In his friendship with Rat, Tiger takes<br />

advantage and plays the bully because of<br />

his greater size, but one day Rat stands<br />

up for his rights. “With their drolly<br />

expressive faces, Tiger and Rat pass on<br />

the importance of sharing, playing fairly<br />

and treating others as you’d like to be<br />

treated. As a bonus, kasza adds a characteristically<br />

clever tangle at story’s end.”<br />

—Publishers Weekly<br />

Rec: K, SLJ, PW<br />

8 1/4 x 9 1/2 32 pp. 1997/2007<br />

978-0-14-240900-8 $5.99<br />

THE WOLF’S CHICKEN STEW<br />

“The best part of the story is the wolf’s<br />

mischievous air as he trails the prim<br />

chicken in the beginning and then<br />

delivers stacks of pancakes, donuts, and<br />

a hundred-pound cake to her door.”<br />

—The Bulletin of the Center<br />

for Children’s Books<br />

Rec: AN, BL, C, CLJ, CS, CSM, E, SLJ<br />

8 1/2 x 9 32 pp. 1996<br />

978-0-698-11374-9 $6.99<br />

Ages 3-8 • Picture Books<br />


Ages 3-8 • Picture Books ◆<br />

◆<br />

Ezra Jack<br />

Keats<br />

APT. 3<br />

In his apartment building in the city,<br />

Sam hears voices, barking dogs, snoring,<br />

and all kinds of other noises. one rainy<br />

day he also hears the sad sounds of a<br />

harmonica, and wonders who’s playing.<br />

Sam’s search leads him to Apt. 3,<br />

where he finds not only the source of the<br />

music—but a new friend.<br />

9 x 8 40 pp. 1999<br />

978-0-14-056507-2 $6.99<br />

DREAMS<br />

“The artist’s skillful use of a combination<br />

of acrylic painting and collage has never<br />

been more effectively employed than in<br />

this quiet tale.” —The Horn Book<br />

8 x 10 40 pp. 2000<br />

978-0-14-056744-1 $7.99<br />

GOGGLES!<br />

“A well-loved character, a familiar childhood<br />

situation, and an urban setting are<br />

the components of this winning picture<br />

book, one of keats’ best.”<br />

Rec: AN, BL<br />

Caldecott Honor<br />

—Booklist<br />

8 5/8 x 8 40 pp. 1998<br />

978-0-14-056440-2 $6.99<br />

Whistle for Willie<br />

JENNIE’S HAT<br />

Jennie’s favorite aunt is sending her a<br />

new hat, and Jennie is sure it will be<br />

beautiful. but when the box arrives, the<br />

hat inside is very plain. She had imagined<br />

a wonderful hat with big colorful flowers<br />

and even tries to make her own hat from<br />

a straw basket! Jennie is almost ready to<br />

give up on her dream when she receives<br />

a fanciful surprise from some very special<br />

friends. “Certain to enchant little girls.”<br />

—The Horn Book<br />

Rec: H<br />

7 3/4 x 9 1/8 40 pp. 2003<br />

978-0-14-250035-4 $6.99<br />

KITTEN FOR A DAY<br />

Can a puppy be a kitten? This puppy<br />

thinks he is. As he plays with four kittens,<br />

he tumbles and stumbles, thumps and<br />

slurps, spills and falls. Then his mother<br />

arrives. Will the five new friends be able<br />

to play again? “now, as ever, keats’s<br />

sunny illustrations reflect the joy of<br />

discovery.” —Publishers Weekly<br />

Rec: H, PW<br />

7 3/4 x 10 32 pp. 2002<br />

978-0-14-230054-1 $6.99<br />

A LETTER TO AMY<br />

“A master of ingenious collages, [keats]<br />

has made brilliant variegated pictures...”<br />

—The Horn Book<br />

Rec: C, H, LC<br />

8 5/8 x 8 32 pp. 1998<br />

978-0-14-056442-6 $6.99<br />

THE LITTLE DRUMMER BOY<br />

A procession travels to bethlehem,<br />

bringing gifts for the newborn baby<br />

Jesus. The little drummer boy comes<br />

along, although he is too poor to bring a<br />

present fit for a king. keats’ vivd, jeweltoned<br />

artwork perfectly illustrates this<br />

classic holiday carol.<br />

Rec: PW<br />

9 x 7 1/2 32 pp. 2000<br />

978-0-14-056743-4 $6.99<br />

LOUIE<br />

“The harsh unloveliness of inner-city<br />

streets is forgotten in the brilliant paintings,<br />

which form a backdrop for a tender<br />

story of spontaneous unselfishness.”<br />

—The Horn Book<br />

Rec: H<br />

9 x 8 40 pp. 2004<br />

978-0-14-240080-7 $6.99<br />

LOUIE’S SEARCH<br />

Louie is in search of a father when he<br />

meets barney. When barney accuses<br />

him of stealing a music box, it is up to<br />

Louie’s mother to settle the conflict.<br />

This heartwarming tale features the same<br />

collage art and colorful urban setting<br />

that keats is famous for<br />

Rec: BL<br />

9 x 8 40 pp. 2001<br />

978-0-14-056761-8 $6.99<br />

MY DOG IS LOST<br />

With Pat Cherr<br />

An appealing story about a Spanishspeaking<br />

boy on his second day in new<br />

York City, struggling to find his lost dog.<br />

This bilingual book effortlessly mixes<br />

Spanish phrases with their english counterparts.<br />

“The Spanish phrases included<br />

are introduced naturally and are easily<br />

remembered.” —Booklist<br />

Rec: BL<br />

6 3/4 x 9 1/4 56 pp. 1999<br />

978-0-14-056569-0 $6.99<br />

OVER IN THE MEADOW<br />

In this lilting, evocative Appalachian<br />

counting rhyme, children can learn to<br />

count to ten as they explore a meadow<br />

bursting with activity.<br />

Rec: NYT<br />

9 x 8 32 pp. 1999<br />

978-0-14-056508-9 $6.99<br />

PET SHOW<br />

everyone is talking about the neighborhood<br />

pet show, and Archie can’t wait.<br />

His friends are bringing dogs and birds,<br />

and he is going to enter the cat who lives<br />

near by. but when it’s time to go, the cat<br />

is nowhere to be found. “The succinct,<br />

satisfying story is illustrated with vibrant,<br />

brilliantly colored paintings.” —Booklist<br />

Rec: BL, PW<br />

8 5/8 x 8 40 pp. 1998<br />

978-0-14-230000-8 $6.99


PETER’S CHAIR<br />

“A more charming or contemporary<br />

child than Peter...is hard to bring to<br />

mind.”<br />

Rec: LC, LJ<br />

—Library Journal<br />

8 5/8 x 8 40 pp. 1998<br />

978-0-14-056441-9 $6.99<br />

LA SILLA DE PEDRO<br />

(Peter’s Chair)<br />

Spanish edition<br />

978-0-14-056654-3 1999 $6.99<br />

THE SNOWY DAY<br />

“In this book sparkling with atmosphere,<br />

a small boy experiences the joys of a<br />

snowy day. The brief, vividly expressed<br />

text points out his new awareness.”<br />

—The Horn Book<br />

Rec: AN, BKL, BL, BSL, C, CE, CS, E, H, IN, R, RB, SLJH, TE,<br />

WP<br />

Caldecott Medal<br />

9 x 7 1/2 40 pp. 1976<br />

978-0-14-050182-7 $6.99<br />

UN DIA DE NIEVE<br />

(The Snowy Day)<br />

Spanish edition<br />

978-0-14-054363-6 1991 $6.99<br />

WHISTLE FOR WILLIE<br />

“Mr. keats’s illustrations boldly, colorfully<br />

capture the child, his city world,<br />

and the shimmering heat of a summer’s<br />

day.” —The New York Times<br />

Rec: AN, BL, C, CE, E, H, HG, LC, NYT, SLJ, TE, W<br />

9 x 7 1/2 40 pp. 1977<br />

978-0-14-050202-2 $6.99<br />

SILBA POR WILLIE<br />

(Whistle for Willie)<br />

Spanish edition<br />

978-0-14-055766-4 1996 $5.99<br />

For a complete listing of Spanish Language books, see page 267.<br />

See index for more titles by Ezra Jack Keats<br />

keTTeMAn, HeLen<br />

I REMEMBER PAPA<br />

Illustrated by Greg Shed<br />

“[A] sentimental reminiscence about a<br />

Saturday train trip to the ball game and<br />

a life lesson gained from a childhood<br />

loss....While the plot is constructed<br />

around a baseball mitt, the theme at<br />

the center of the story is the hallowed<br />

relationship between father and son in a<br />

bygone era, fondly remembered.”<br />

—Kirkus<br />

Rec: BL, CLJ, HG, K, R, SLJ<br />

8 7/16 x 10 1/2 32 pp. 2001<br />

978-0-14-056607-9 $6.99<br />

kIMMeL, eRIC A.<br />

I TOOK MY FROG TO THE LIBRARY<br />

Illustrated by Blanche Sims<br />

“Havoc reigns when bridgett’s animal<br />

friends accompany her to the library.”<br />

—School Library Journal “Sims plays<br />

with the inherent humor of kimmel’s<br />

brief story, painting young patrons’ horror...A<br />

hilariously enjoyable introduction<br />

to library manners for first patrons.”<br />

—Booklist<br />

Rec: BL, CLJ, CR, H, HG, K, K, SLJ<br />

7 1/8 x 8 7/8 32 pp. 1992<br />

978-0-14-050916-8 $5.99<br />

See index for more titles by Eric A. Kimmel.<br />

kInG, eLIZAbeTH<br />

THE PUMPKIN PATCH<br />

“king’s sharp, well-framed and wellcomposed<br />

photos are sure to captivate<br />

pumpkin lovers of all ages....prose is<br />

clear, concise, and informative....clearly<br />

shows plant growth cycle...certain to be<br />

in demand by primary-grade teachers.”<br />

—School Library Journal<br />

Rec: BL, C, CR, E, H, HG, K, NS, SLJ, W<br />

9 3/4 x 9 40 pp. 1996<br />

978-0-14-055968-2 $6.99<br />

kInSeY-WARnoCk, nATALIe<br />

THE BEAR THAT HEARD CRYING<br />

With Helen Kinsey<br />

Illustrated by Ted Rand<br />

In this fictional retelling of an event that<br />

occurred in 1783, three-year-old Sarah<br />

Whitcher wanders into the woods and<br />

disappears. For three long days friends<br />

and neighbors search fruitlessly for her.<br />

Then a stranger leads the searchers to<br />

a pine tree beneath which the child lies<br />

sleeping. Sarah tells her rescuers of the<br />

“big black dog” that kept her warm every<br />

night—but the bear tracks encircling<br />

her tell a different tale. “Rand’s settings—especially<br />

the darkening forest, in<br />

luminous shades of gray-green, and the<br />

soft, furry bear—are beautifully painted.”<br />

—Kirkus<br />

Rec: BL, HG, K, PW, R, SLJ, TE<br />

8 1/4 x 10 3/4 32 pp. 1997<br />

978-0-14-055854-8 $6.99<br />

See index for more titles by Natalie Kinsey-Warnock.<br />

See index for more titles by Ted Rand.<br />

Ages 3-8 • Picture Books<br />


Ages 3-8 • Picture Books<br />

◆<br />

Steven Kellogg<br />

BEST FRIENDS<br />

kathy and Louise are best friends, but<br />

when Louise goes on vacation, kathy<br />

feels abandoned. “While preschool<br />

books focusing on anger or jealousy are<br />

not uncommon, kellogg achieves a more<br />

intricate variation on the theme, enriching<br />

it with a sure, light touch that never<br />

falters.’’ —BooklistH<br />

Rec: BLH, C, CS, K, NYT, PC, PW, R, RB, SLJ, TE, W<br />

8 7/16 x 10 1/2 32 pp. 1990<br />

978-0-14-054607-1 $6.99<br />

CAN I KEEP HIM?<br />

A little boy tries to convince his mother<br />

to let him keep a dog, a bear cub, a tiger,<br />

and finally another little boy. “This picture<br />

book gets better with each reading<br />

and viewing.’’ —School Library JournalH<br />

Rec: B, BL, C, CE, CS, E, GA, K, PW, SLJH, TE<br />

8 1/2 x 10 1/2 32 pp. 1976<br />

978-0-14-054867-9 $6.99<br />

THE CHRISTMAS WITCH<br />

“Gloria is hardly a model student at<br />

Madame Pestilence’s Academy for<br />

<strong>Young</strong> Goblins and Witches. She smiles<br />

too much, she forgets her spells; worst<br />

of all, after being inspired by an angelic<br />

visitation, she determines to become<br />

a ‘Christmas witch’ and goes off on a<br />

benevolent mission.” —The Bulletin of<br />

the Center for Children’s Books<br />

Rec: BL, C, HG, PW, SLJ<br />

9 x 12 40 pp. 2000<br />

978-0-14-056762-5 $6.99<br />

THE DAY JIMMY’S BOA<br />

ATE THE WASH<br />

By Trinka Hakes Noble<br />

978-0-14-054623-1 $6.99<br />

See author listing on page 70.<br />

0<br />

THE DAY THE GOOSE GOT LOOSE<br />

By Reeve Lindbergh<br />

978-0-14-055337-6 $6.99<br />

See author listing on page 63.<br />

THE ISLAND OF THE SKOG<br />

“A group of mice set sail to seek peace<br />

and freedom from feline harassment; after<br />

a rough voyage they land on an island<br />

inhabited by the Skog....[Filled with]<br />

painstakingly detailed illustrations, richly<br />

shaded in full color.’’<br />

Rec: BL, CR, E, K, PW, R, RB, SLJ<br />

—Booklist<br />

10 1/2 x 8 1/2 32 pp. 1976<br />

978-0-14-054649-1 $6.99<br />

JIMMY’S BOA AND THE BIG<br />

SPLASH BIRTHDAY BASH<br />

By Trinka Hakes Noble<br />

978-0-14-054921-8 $6.99<br />

See author listing on page 70.<br />

JIMMY’S BOA AND THE BUNGEE<br />

JUMP SLAM DUNK<br />

By Trinka Hakes Noble<br />

978-0-14-240453-9 $5.99<br />

See author listing on page 70.<br />

JIMMY’S BOA BOUNCES BACK<br />

By Trinka Hakes Noble<br />

978-0-14-054654-5 $6.99<br />

See author listing on page 70.<br />

LIBRARY LIL<br />

By Suzanne Williams<br />

978-0-14-056837-0 $6.99<br />

See author listing on page 87.<br />

THE MISSING MITTEN MYSTERY<br />

“kellogg revisits the story told in his<br />

1974 The Mystery of the Missing Red<br />

Mitten, about a girl who imagines the<br />

most exciting locations for her lost<br />

mitten, this time with full-color illustrations.’’<br />

—Publishers Weekly. “A book<br />

that’s upbeat and touching by turns.”<br />

—BooklistH<br />

Rec: BLH, K, PW<br />

8 1/2 x 11 40 pp. 2002<br />

978-0-14-230192-0 $6.99<br />

MUCH BIGGER THAN MARTIN<br />

“All the frustrations of being younger<br />

and smaller than an older sibling come<br />

pouring out in this humorous treatment<br />

of a very real problem....The imagination<br />

scenes...are where kellogg’s touches of<br />

subtle humor and whimsical detail are<br />

most effective.’’ —BooklistH<br />

Rec: BLH, CH, CR, E, H, K, PW, SLJ<br />

8 1/2 x 10 1/2 32 pp. 1976<br />

978-0-14-054666-8 $6.99<br />

THE MYSTERIOUS TADPOLE<br />

Louis’s best birthday present arrives from<br />

his uncle and he waits eagerly for his pet<br />

to grow into a frog—until it becomes<br />

clear that this is no ordinary tadpole.<br />

“Humor...vibrates through kellogg’s<br />

expressively detailed...drawings.’’<br />

—BooklistH<br />

Rec: AN, BLH, CS, K, PW, R, W<br />

8 1/2 x 10 1/2 32 pp. 1979<br />

978-0-14-054870-X<br />

25<br />

$6.99<br />

th Anniversary Edition<br />

Rec: BL<br />

9 x 11 3/8 40 pp. 2004<br />

978-0-14-240140-8 $6.99<br />

THE MYSTERY OF THE<br />

STOLEN BLUE PAINT<br />

“When belinda baldini’s jar of blue paint<br />

vanishes as she’s creating a masterpiece in<br />

the park, she becomes Inspector baldini<br />

and seeks the thief, with the help of her<br />

trusty bloodhound Homer....A special<br />

treat to fans of [kellogg’s] previous<br />

jaunty puzzlers.’’ —Publishers Weekly<br />

Rec: BL, C, PW, SLJ, TE, W<br />

5 1/4 x 7 32 pp. 1986<br />

978-0-14-054672-9 $4.99<br />

A PENGUIN PUP FOR PINKERTON<br />

“Steven kellogg’s irrepressible pooch returns…This<br />

time around, Pinkerton mistakes<br />

a football for a penguin egg when<br />

his owner, emily, reports all she’s learned<br />

about the animals and their young. but<br />

chaos follows when Pinkerton loses track<br />

of his baby.” —Publishers Weekly. “An<br />

engaging story, humorous illustrations,<br />

amusing details, and a combination of<br />

perennially popular topics make this a<br />

sure winner.” —School Library JournalH<br />

Rec: BL, H, K, PW, SLJH<br />

8 1/2 x 10 1/2 32 pp. 2003<br />

978-0-14-250170-2 $6.99<br />

Pinkerton


PINKERTON, BEHAVE!<br />

Can a puppy as big as a pony learn to<br />

behave? Children are sure to be delighted<br />

with Pinkerton, who discovers a good<br />

use for his bad habits when he comes<br />

face to face with a burglar. “Humor<br />

abounds...a splendid comic success.’’<br />

—BooklistH<br />

Rec: BLH, C, CR, GA, H, IN, K, PW, SLJ<br />

8 1/2 x 10 1/2 32 pp. 1982<br />

978-0-14-230007-7 $6.99<br />

PREHISTORIC PINKERTON<br />

“The giant Great Dane puppy is chewing<br />

everything as he tries to get rid of<br />

his baby teeth...and then joins his owner<br />

for Dinosaur Day at the museum. As can<br />

be expected, he creates havoc among all<br />

those dinosaur bones....Dog lovers and<br />

dinosaur fans will find much to chuckle<br />

over.’’ —Kirkus<br />

Rec: BL, CE, H, K, NYT, PW, SLJ, TE<br />

8 1/2 x 10 1/2 32 pp. 1991<br />

978-0-14-230008-4 $6.99<br />

A ROSE FOR PINKERTON<br />

“Pinkerton’s family decides he needs a<br />

friend, so they bring home a cute little<br />

kitten named Rose. but Rose wants<br />

to be a Great Dane and her efforts are<br />

driving Pinkerton berserk! The colorful<br />

illustrations are greatly detailed, and<br />

deserve as much time as the text.”<br />

—Children’s Book Review Service<br />

Rec: BLH, C, CLJ, CR, GA, H, LC, PW, R, SLJ, TE, W<br />

8 1/2 x 10 1/2 32 pp. 1984<br />

978-0-14-230009-1 $6.99<br />

TALLYHO, PINKERTON!<br />

“A day’s outing in the woods turns into<br />

kellogg’s usual mayhem when Pinkerton<br />

the Great Dane and Rose the cat accompany<br />

their young owner on a search for<br />

ten birds and mammals.... This is a very<br />

funny romp.”<br />

—Children’s Book Review Service<br />

Rec: BL, C, CLJ, CR, CS, H, PC, PW, SLJ, TE<br />

8 1/2 x 10 1/2 32 pp. 1992<br />

978-0-14-230010-7 $6.99<br />

See index for more titles by Steven Kellogg.<br />

kLeVen, eLISA<br />

HOORAY, A PIñATA!<br />

“There is not a wrong note in this wonderful,<br />

upbeat picture book. Children<br />

will love not only the vibrant collages but<br />

also the story...Magical yet full of warmth<br />

and homey details, the pictures are a<br />

seamless blending of watercolor, ink, and<br />

cut paper. Alive with color, pattern and<br />

shape, they’ll keep even the most easily<br />

distractible child fascinated.” —BooklistH<br />

Rec: BLH, E, HG, TE, W<br />

8 1/2 x 10 3/4 32 pp. 2000<br />

978-0-14-056764-9 $6.99<br />

THE LION AND<br />

THE LITTLE RED BIRD<br />

“A little red bird meets a lion...The<br />

lion can’t understand the bird’s chirping<br />

questions, but he likes her cheerful<br />

company, and so they wander amiably<br />

together....This joyous tale about the<br />

wordless discoveries of friendship is illustrated<br />

with mixed-media collages so<br />

richly colored and textured....enchanting.”<br />

—KirkusH<br />

Rec: BL, CR, KH, NYT, PW, SLJH<br />

9 1/2 x 8 1/2 32 pp. 1996<br />

978-0-14-055809-8 $5.99<br />

THE PAPER PRINCESS<br />

“A little girl draws and cuts out a picture<br />

of a princess. When the paper doll is<br />

blown away by a gust of wind, she<br />

travels far and wide....kleven has taken<br />

this simple story and given it style and<br />

heart....Her multimedium collages have<br />

never looked fresher....The best book yet<br />

from this talented author.”<br />

—School Library JournalH<br />

Rec: BL, PW, SLJH, TE<br />

8 1/8 x 11 40 pp. 1998<br />

978-0-14-056424-2 $6.99<br />

SUN BREAD<br />

“It’s overcast outside, and housebound<br />

animals miss the sun. Then the baker, a<br />

dog in a frilly apron, decides ‘to make<br />

my own small sun inside,’ creating rich,<br />

golden, sun-shaped bread. but this is no<br />

ordinary bread: it rises to unbelievable<br />

proportions, with an aroma and taste so<br />

delicious the animals begin to rise and<br />

shine themselves.” —Booklist<br />

Rec: AB, BL, NYTBR, PW, SLJ<br />

10 x 10 32 pp. 2004<br />

978-0-14-240073-9 $6.99<br />

See index for more titles by Elisa Kleven.<br />

The Paper Princess<br />

1 ◆<br />

Ages 3-8 • Picture Books


Ages 3-8 • Picture Books ◆<br />

koTZWInkLe, WILLIAM,<br />

GLenn MURRAY AnD<br />

eLIZAbeTH GUnDY<br />

ROUGH WEATHER AHEAD FOR<br />

WALTER THE FARTING DOG<br />

Illustrated by Audrey Coleman<br />

Professor kompressor visits Walter’s<br />

family, offering a remedy for the dog’s<br />

digestive disorder: special food that must<br />

be mixed in his kompressatron. Unfortunately,<br />

the Professor’s cure doesn’t<br />

work, so Father has to take matters in his<br />

own hands<br />

9 3/4 x 10 3/4 32 pp. 2007<br />

978-0-14-240845-2 $6.99<br />

WALTER THE FARTING DOG:<br />

TROUBLE AT THE YARD SALE<br />

Illustrated by Audrey Coleman<br />

“In this second far-fetched tale about<br />

Walter, neighbors have been avoiding<br />

the yard-sale table where Walter has<br />

been sitting all day. Unbelievably, Father<br />

wonders why! Yet he doesn’t hesitate to<br />

sell the pup to the first man who stops<br />

by to inquire. The new owner, a clown,<br />

intends to use Walter for a bank heist by<br />

fastening him to a ‘fart-catcher’ in order<br />

to inflate balloons with his obnoxioussmelling<br />

gas.” —School Library Journal<br />

Rec: BL, SLJ<br />

9 3/4 x 10 3/4 32 pp. 2006<br />

978-0-14-240626-7 $6.99<br />

kRIeb, MR.<br />

WE’RE OFF TO FIND<br />

THE WITCH’S HOUSE<br />

Illustrated by R. W. Alley<br />

“Former kindergarten teacher Mr. krieb<br />

shows that he knows a thing or two<br />

about holding children’s attention in this<br />

rhyming, rhythmic text with call-and-response<br />

sections.” —Booklist<br />

Rec: BL, K, PW, SLJ<br />

10 x 8 32 pp. 2007<br />

978-0-14-240854-4 $5.99<br />

LAWLoR, VeRonICA<br />

I WAS DREAMING TO<br />

COME TO AMERICA<br />

Memories From the ellis Island<br />

oral History Project<br />

Foreword by Rudolph W. Giuliani,<br />

Mayor, New York City<br />

For millions of immigrants, ellis Island<br />

meant the beginning of a new life. Here<br />

are recollections from people—mostly<br />

children at the time—who passed<br />

through ellis Island from 1900 to 1925.<br />

These newcomers tell their reasons<br />

for coming to America, give their first<br />

impressions of this strange new land,<br />

and reveal their fears and expectations.<br />

“Lawlor’s debut...is visually and emotionally<br />

stunning.” —Publishers WeeklyH<br />

Rec: BL, C, H, KH, NC, NYTA, PWH, SLJ, TE<br />

10 x 8 40 pp. 1997<br />

978-0-14-055622-3 $6.99<br />

LeAF, MUnRo<br />

THE STORY OF FERDINAND<br />

Illustrated by Robert Lawson<br />

Published over fifty years ago, The Story<br />

of Ferdinand is one of the best-selling<br />

children’s books of all time, and the bull<br />

who preferred sitting under the cork<br />

tree and smelling flowers to fighting has<br />

become a hero to generations of children<br />

and adults alike.<br />

Rec: BL, C, CE, E, H, HG, RB, SLJH, TE, W<br />

7 1/8 x 8 7/8 72 pp. 1977<br />

978-0-14-050234-3 $7.99<br />

Puffin Storytime Book & CD ❖<br />

9 3/8 x 9 1/8 72 pp. 2007<br />

978-0-14-240952-7 $9.99<br />

EL CUENTO DE FERDINANDO<br />

(The Story of Ferdinand)<br />

Spanish edition<br />

978-0-14-054253-0 1990 $6.99<br />

For a complete listing of Spanish Language books, see page 267.<br />

LeAR, eDWARD<br />

THE OWL AND THE PUSSYCAT<br />

Illustrated by Jan Brett<br />

“brett sets Lear’s beloved poem of<br />

courtly nonsense in a lush, brilliantly<br />

lit Caribbean landscape...gorgeously<br />

colored double-page spreads combine<br />

deadpan realism with the wildest flights<br />

of fancy.” —BooklistH<br />

Rec: AN, BLH, KH, PW, SLJH<br />

8 1/2 x 10 32 pp. 1996<br />

978-0-698-11367-1 $6.99<br />

See index for more titles by Jan Brett.<br />

LeIGHTon, MAXInne RHeA<br />

AN ELLIS ISLAND CHRISTMAS<br />

Illustrated by Dennis Nolan<br />

“A picture book portrait of a little girl’s<br />

immigration to America from europe.<br />

krysia...is from Poland, traveling with<br />

her mother, brothers, and one of two<br />

beloved dolls to join Papa, who has gone<br />

ahead to new York....krysia’s perspective<br />

is honest and childlike, graced with the<br />

kind of detailing readers will appreciate.”<br />

—Bulletin of the<br />

Center for Children’s Books<br />

Rec: BL, C, K, PW, SLJ<br />

7 1/8 x 8 7/8 32 pp. 1994<br />

978-0-14-240506-2 $6.99<br />

LeSSeM, DIno Don<br />

BABY DINOSAURS<br />

Illustrated by John Bindon<br />

“Dinosaurs continue to be remarkably<br />

popular with younger kids, so this book<br />

is bound to be a hit. Interesting information<br />

will also keep the interest of adults<br />

reading aloud to small children.”<br />

—Children’s Literature<br />

8 1/2 x 11 16 pp. 2001<br />

978-0-448-42536-8 $5.99<br />

LeSSeR, RIkA<br />

HANSEL AND GRETEL<br />

Illustrated by Paul O. Zelinsky<br />

“A spare, authentic retelling of the<br />

Grimm classic is illustrated with museum<br />

quality pictures executed in jewel-like<br />

colors.”<br />

Rec: AN, BKL, BL, E, H, PW, R, SLJH, TE, W<br />

Caldecott Honor<br />

—Booklist<br />

8 x 11 1/4 40 pp. 1996<br />

978-0-698-11407-4 $6.99<br />

See index for more titles by Paul O. Zelinsky.


LeSTeR, JULIUS<br />

JOHN HENRY<br />

Illustrated by Jerry Pinkney<br />

“based on the popular black folk ballad<br />

about the contest between John Henry<br />

and the steam drill, this picture-book<br />

version is a tall tale and a heroic myth,<br />

a celebration of the human spirit...told<br />

with rhythm and wit, humor and exaggeration”<br />

—BooklistH<br />

Rec: BLH, C, H, K, SLJ, TE<br />

Caldecott Honor<br />

9 1/2 x 11 1/2 40 pp. 1999<br />

978-0-14-056622-2 $7.99<br />

SAM AND THE TIGERS<br />

Illustrated by Jerry Pinkney<br />

“A sassy retelling of Little Black Sambo,<br />

set in the imaginary land of Sam-sam-samara,<br />

where animals are people, too, and<br />

all the humans are named Sam. When<br />

young Sam and his parents, Sam and<br />

Sam, go into town to buy school clothes,<br />

he chooses the brightest colors he can<br />

find. no sooner does he set down the<br />

road than he begins to lose his finery to<br />

a succession of tigers.” —kirkus “Lester<br />

and Pinkney set out to reinvent the<br />

tale....A hip and hilarious retelling that<br />

marries the essence of the original with<br />

an innovative version of its own.”<br />

—Publisher’s WeeklyH<br />

Rec: BL, C, H, K, PWH, SLJ, W<br />

10 1/2 x 10 40 pp. 2000<br />

978-0-14-056288-0 $6.99<br />

See index for more titles by Julius Lester.<br />

See index for more titles by Jerry Pinkney.<br />

LeSTeR, MIke<br />

A IS FOR SALAD<br />

“Lester stands ceremony on its ear in this<br />

deviant abecedarian picture book, aimed<br />

at an audience who already has a firm<br />

grasp of their AbCs. … A fun cavort<br />

through the 26 letters.”<br />

—Publishers Weekly<br />

Rec: PW, SLJ<br />

10 x 6 3/4 40 pp. 2002<br />

978-0-698-11926-0 $5.99<br />

See index for more titles by Mike Lester.<br />

LeVInSon, RIkI<br />

WATCH THE STARS COME OUT<br />

Illustrated by Diane Goode<br />

In this family story-within-a-story, a little<br />

red-haired girl curls up by her grandmother<br />

to hear how, long ago, another<br />

little girl and her brother crossed the<br />

Atlantic and came to America. “<strong>Young</strong><br />

readers can return to the book many<br />

times with satisfaction....An excellent<br />

introduction to the passage through ellis<br />

Island.” —School Library Journal<br />

Rec: AN, BG, BLH, C, CE, CR, CSM, H, LC, NC, NYC, NYT, PC,<br />

PW, RB, SLJ, TE<br />

8 x 10 3/4 32 pp. 1995<br />

978-0-14-055506-6 $6.99<br />

LInDbeRGH, ReeVe<br />

THE DAY THE GOOSE GOT LOOSE<br />

Illustrated by Steven Kellogg<br />

Just how much havoc can one goose<br />

cause? Take a gander at the chaos that<br />

results when a long-necked mischiefmaker<br />

flies the coop. Soon the bull’s<br />

busted through the fence, and cows and<br />

horses are galloping all over town. The<br />

stampede will go on til dawn—and the<br />

laughter will last even longer. but amid<br />

the merry mayhem, the goose’s owners<br />

are all wondering just what got into that<br />

bird. Their little boy and girl are sure<br />

they know the reason.... “The satisfying<br />

rhyme and rhythm of this book make it a<br />

good choice for reading aloud.”<br />

—School Library Journal<br />

Rec: BG, BLH, CE, CR, H, HG, K, LC, PW, SLJ<br />

8 5/16 x 10 1/2 32 pp. 1995<br />

978-0-14-055337-6 $6.99<br />

See index for more titles by Reeve Lindbergh.<br />

See index for more titles by Steven Kellogg.<br />

LITTLeSUGAR, AMY<br />

TREE OF HOPE<br />

Illustrated by Floyd Cooper<br />

Florrie’s daddy used to be a stage actor in<br />

Harlem before the Depression forced the<br />

Lafayette Theater to close, but he gets a<br />

chance to act again when orson Welles<br />

reopens the theater to stage an all-black<br />

version of Macbeth. “Cooper’s oil-wash<br />

paintings evoke sepia-toned photographs<br />

and capture the emotions that make<br />

Littlesugar’s characters vivid.”<br />

—School Library Journal<br />

Rec: K, LJ, PW, SLJ<br />

8 1/2 x 11 40 pp. 2001<br />

978-0-698-11903-1 $6.99<br />

See index for more titles by Floyd Cooper.<br />

LoCkeR, THoMAS<br />

THE BOY WHO<br />

HELD BACK THE SEA<br />

Retold by Lenny Hort<br />

“A little boy, Pieter, is sent to his room<br />

because he has misbehaved. So his<br />

grandmother tells him of another bad<br />

boy, Jan, who held back the sea....The<br />

scenery is magnificent—luminous skies,<br />

light infused landscapes, a tumultuous<br />

sea—creating an effect that is visually<br />

stunning.” —Publishers Weekly<br />

Rec: BL, C, CR, CS, CSM, K, LAT, PW, SLJ, TE, WP<br />

10 1/2 x 8 7/16 32 pp. 1991<br />

978-0-14-054613-2 $6.99<br />

THE MARE ON THE HILL<br />

Locker captures the majesty of nature<br />

in a series of seasonal landscapes that<br />

provide the stunning backdrop for a<br />

heartening tale of brothers who befriend<br />

a frightened mare. “The paintings linger<br />

in the mind....A luminous, beautiful<br />

book.” —The New York Times<br />

Rec: BG, BLH, C, CR, H, NYT, PW, R, SLJ, TE<br />

10 3/4 x 8 7/8 32 pp. 1995<br />

978-0-14-055339-0 $6.99<br />

WHERE THE RIVER BEGINS<br />

Josh and Aaron love to watch the river<br />

flow gently past their house but always<br />

wonder where the river begins. Together,<br />

the boys and their grandfather witness<br />

the many moods of nature as they journey<br />

to the river’s source. “Spectacular<br />

paintings.” —BooklistH<br />

Rec: BLH, C, CE, CR, H, K, NS, NYC, NYT, PC, PW, SLJ, TE, W<br />

10 1/2 x 8 7 /16 32 pp. 1993<br />

978-0-14-054595-1 $6.99<br />

See index for more titles by Thomas Locker.<br />

Ages 3-8 • Picture Books<br />


Ages 3-8 • Picture Books ◆<br />

◆<br />

Astrid<br />

Lindgren<br />

THE CHILDREN OF NOISY VILLAGE<br />

Translated by Florence Lamborn<br />

Illustrated by Iion Wikland<br />

“These are the gentle adventures of six<br />

amiable country children. Filled with<br />

warmth, humor, and comforting family<br />

relations.” —School Library Journal<br />

Rec: BL, C, CS, E, H, SLJ<br />

5 1/16 x 7 3/4 128 pp. 1988<br />

978-0-14-032609-3 $5.99<br />

CHRISTMAS IN NOISY VILLAGE<br />

“A beautiful book for family sharing; the<br />

text recounts the joys of young children<br />

at Christmas in a Swedish setting...to be<br />

looked at for many holidays to come.’’<br />

—School Library JournalH<br />

Rec: BL, C, E, H, SLJH, TE, W<br />

8 7/8 x 7 1/8 32 pp. 1981<br />

978-0-14-050344-9 $5.99<br />

PIPPI GOES TO SCHOOL<br />

Illustrated by Michael Chesworth<br />

Who rides to school on her horse and refuses<br />

to learn spelling? Who goes to class<br />

for only one day but still wants Christmas<br />

vacation? Why it’s Pippi Longstocking,<br />

of course! excerpted from the longer<br />

full-length novel, this first storybook<br />

is perfect for young readers.<br />

Rec: LAT<br />

6 5/8 x 8 7/8 32 pp. 1999<br />

978-0-14-130236-2 $5.99<br />

PIPPI GOES TO THE CIRCUS<br />

Illustrated by Michael Chesworth<br />

Who goes to the circus and rides on the<br />

back of a horse—and on the back of the<br />

ringmaster, too? Who dares to lift Adolf,<br />

the strongest man in the world? Why,<br />

it’s Pippi Longstocking, of course. no<br />

one’s ever seen a circus like this before,<br />

because when Pippi goes to the show,<br />

she doesn’t just watch, she takes over.<br />

Rec: K<br />

6 5/8 x 8 7/8 32 pp. 2000<br />

978-0-14-130243-0 $6.99<br />

PIPPI’S EXTRAORDINARY<br />

ORDINARY DAY<br />

A Pippi Longstocking Storybook<br />

Illustrated by Michael Chesworth<br />

Pippi Longstocking has her own special<br />

way of doing everything. Her amazing,<br />

crazy antics are perfecly silly for children<br />

eager to meet this lovable, wacky redhead,<br />

but not quite ready for novels.<br />

6 3/4 x 8 7/8 32 pp. 2001<br />

978-0-14-056841-7 $5.99<br />

THE TOMTEN<br />

Illustrated by Harald Wiberg<br />

The Tomten, the elflike creature of<br />

Swedish folklore and the special guardian<br />

of farms, moves silently at night, looking<br />

after the animals in his own way.<br />

Rec: AN, B, BLH, C, CE, CH, CS, E, H, K, PC, PW, SLJH, WC<br />

10 x 7 3/4 32 pp. 1997<br />

978-0-698-11591-0 $6.99<br />

THE TOMTEN AND THE FOX<br />

Illustrated by Harald Wiberg<br />

“Charming, hushed illustrations and<br />

quiet text together evoke the soft, snowy<br />

silence and winter beauty of a Swedish<br />

night. The troll Tomten mercifully saves<br />

the farm animals from the depredations<br />

of Reynard the fox, and manages to assuage<br />

the fox’s hunger.”<br />

—School Library JournalH<br />

Rec: AN, H, NYT, SLJH<br />

10 3/8 x 8 1/4 32 pp. 1997<br />

978-0-698-11592-7 $6.99<br />

See index for more titles by Astrid Lindgren.<br />

LonGFeLLoW,<br />

HenRY WADSWoRTH<br />

HIAWATHA<br />

Illustrated by Susan Jeffers<br />

The beautiful oral traditions of the<br />

American Indian are masterfully woven<br />

into this world-renowned grand epic<br />

poem. A stunning visual interpretation<br />

depicts Hiawatha’s boyhood life. “A fine<br />

first exposure to the poem for children<br />

and a beautiful artistic experience.”<br />

—School Library JournalH<br />

Rec: BLH, C, CE, CR, CS, LC, PW, SLJH<br />

9 1/2 x 12 32 pp. 1996<br />

978-0-14-055882-1 $7.99<br />

See index for more titles by Susan Jeffers.<br />

PAUL REVERE’S RIDE<br />

Illustrated by Ted Rand<br />

“Longfellow’s narrative poem has made<br />

Paul Revere’s ride a landmark in American<br />

history. Rand’s illustrations capture<br />

the poem’s essential drama...he skillfully<br />

interprets the moods and dynamics of<br />

the verse. Well designed and laid out the<br />

book includes maps of relevant territory<br />

as endpapers....Panoramic vision and a<br />

dramatic impetus make this the version<br />

of choice for reading aloud.” —BooklistH<br />

Rec: BLH, CH, CE, H, HG, K, LC, NC, NYT, PW, R, SLJH, TE<br />

10 x 9 1/4 40 pp. 1996<br />

978-0-14-055612-4 $6.99<br />

See index for more titles by Ted Rand.<br />

LoRbIeCkI, MARYbeTH<br />

SISTER ANNE’S HANDS<br />

Illustrated by K. Wendy Popp<br />

“A girl in a mostly white small town<br />

from 1960s America encounters a black<br />

teacher at her Catholic school. Sister<br />

Anne is a gifted young educator who enthralls<br />

seven-year-old Anna Zabrocky....<br />

Lorbiecki has delved into her own past<br />

to craft this enduring fiction....a message<br />

of faith and hope that any age or<br />

belief could welcome.” —The Five OwlsH<br />

“With humor and understanding, Lorbiecki<br />

writes about a young girl’s coming<br />

to terms with racial differences and about<br />

the pain that ingnorance can cause.”<br />

—The Horn Book<br />

Rec: BL, C, PW<br />

10 x 10 1/2 40 pp. 2000<br />

978-0-14-056534-8 $6.99<br />

Pippi’s Extraordinary Ordinary Day


LoUIe, AI-LInG<br />

YEH-SHEN<br />

A Cinderella Story from China<br />

Illustrated by Ed <strong>Young</strong><br />

Set in China, the tale of Yeh-Shen is<br />

similar to the familiar european fairytale<br />

of Cinderella. Yet it is at least 1,000 years<br />

older than the earliest known Western<br />

version. “Here may well be the original<br />

of the story we know as Cinderella....<br />

every library will be enriched by it.”<br />

—School Library Journal<br />

Rec: AN, BL, CR, H, NYT, PW, R, SLJ, TE<br />

8 x 10 32 pp. 1996<br />

978-0-698-11388-6 $6.99<br />

See index for more titles by Ed <strong>Young</strong>.<br />

LUM, kATe<br />

“WHAT!” CRIED GRANNY<br />

Illustrated by Adrian Johnson<br />

When her grandson Patrick arrives for<br />

his first sleepover, Granny’s resourceful<br />

efforts to provide him with a bed, pillow,<br />

and other necessities result in a sleepless<br />

night for both of them. “Children will<br />

snuggle down with smiles on their faces<br />

after this comic spin on the paraphernalia<br />

associated with a common ritual.”<br />

—Kirkus<br />

Rec: BL, K, PW, SLJ<br />

9 5/16 x 11 7/8 32 pp. 2002<br />

978-0-14-230092-3 $6.99<br />

LUnD, JILLIAn<br />

TWO COOL COYOTES<br />

Frank the coyote is sad when his friend<br />

Angelina moves away, but then he finds<br />

a new friend when Larry moves into the<br />

den next door. “[A] well-done title with<br />

lots of personality.”<br />

—School Library Journal<br />

Rec: BL, SLJ<br />

7 x 11 3/4 32 pp. 2001<br />

978-0-14-230011-4 $6.99<br />

MacDonALD, AMY<br />

LITTLE BEAVER AND THE ECHO<br />

Illustrated by Sarah Fox-Davies<br />

Little beaver’s search for a friend he<br />

thinks he hears across the pond is perfect<br />

for every child who’s ever felt lonely.<br />

“Children old enough to long for friends<br />

of their own will nestle right into this appealing<br />

story....Ideal for reading aloud at<br />

the beginning of the school year.”<br />

—Booklist<br />

Rec: BL, CR, CSH, E, NYT, PC, PW, SLJ<br />

10 1/4 x 8 1/2 32 pp. 1998<br />

978-0-698-11628-3 $6.99<br />

MacGILL-CALLAHAn,<br />

SHeILA<br />

AND STILL THE TURTLE WATCHED<br />

Illustrated by Barry Moser<br />

For many summers a turtle carved of<br />

stone watched over the Delaware people<br />

and their land, for he was the eyes of<br />

Manitou the All-Father. As year followed<br />

year, fewer children came to greet<br />

the turtle. With sadness and fear, the<br />

turtle watched as strangers arrived, destroyed<br />

the land, and threatened his very<br />

existence. Can the turtle, once a symbol<br />

of hope and renewal, be saved? “This<br />

striking book carefully avoides didacticism<br />

as it treats the serious theme of pollution.<br />

The reader is invited to open his<br />

or her own eyes to nature—and, more<br />

important, to have faith.”<br />

—Publishers Weekly<br />

Rec: BL, C, CS, E, HG, K, NC, NS, PW, SLJ, TE<br />

10 x 10 32 pp. 1996<br />

978-0-14-055836-4 $6.99<br />

MacLeAn, CHRISTIne<br />

EVEN FIREFIGHTERS<br />

HUG THEIR MOMS<br />

Illustrated by Mike Reed<br />

“A little boy pretends to be a firefighter,<br />

a police officer, a doctor, and more.<br />

He’s such a busy boy that every time his<br />

mother points out that even police officers,<br />

ambulance drivers, and firefighters<br />

take time to hug their moms, he pleads<br />

work. not until he’s a garbage truck<br />

driver and fishes a special item out of the<br />

trash does he allow the happy ‘customer’<br />

to hug him.” —Booklist<br />

Rec: BL, K, SLJ<br />

9 x 11 1/4 32 pp. 2004<br />

978-0-14-240191-0 $5.99<br />

MacLeoD, eLIZAbeTH<br />

DINOSAURS<br />

The Fastest, the Fiercest, the Most<br />

Amazing<br />

Illustrated by Gordon Sauve<br />

Meet 21 of the most amazing dinosaurs<br />

ever to roam the earth, and find out<br />

what made each one unique. Spectacular,<br />

vibrant illustrations bring the prehistoric<br />

era to life in all its variety. Includes<br />

a comparative size chart and timeline.<br />

“Just the right mix of action, realism,<br />

and scenery.” —School Library Journal<br />

Rec: SLJ<br />

8 1/2 x 11 32 pp. 1997<br />

978-0-14-056162-3 $5.99<br />

MALoneY, PeTeR<br />

AnD FeLICIA ZekAUSkAS<br />

BELLY BUTTON BOY<br />

“Maloney and Zekauskas’s droll delivery<br />

enlivens a familiar premise about a reluctant<br />

bather who finds a seed sprouting<br />

in his belly button. nimble rhyming<br />

couplets relate how the mortified boy attempts<br />

to hide his navel garden at school<br />

and at home, but finally has to reveal his<br />

predicament.” —Publishers Weekly<br />

Rec: K, PW, SLJ<br />

8 1/4 x 9 1/2 40 pp. 2003<br />

978-0-14-250017-0 $6.99<br />

THE MAGIC HOCKEY STICK<br />

Inspired by a real event, this is the<br />

fictional tale of a little girl whose parents<br />

win Wayne Gretzky’s hockey stick at<br />

an auction. When the child begins to<br />

play with it, she becomes her team’s<br />

star. Meanwhile, “The Great one” goes<br />

into the greatest slump of his career.<br />

Realizing he needs the stick more than<br />

she does, the girl returns it to him, and<br />

Gretzky gets over his thousand-goal<br />

hump. “even children who have no<br />

knowledge of hockey will be entertained<br />

by this book and impressed by its message.”<br />

—School Library Journal<br />

Rec: SLJ<br />

9 x 10 40 pp. 2001<br />

978-0-14-230015-2 $5.99 Ages 3-8 • Picture Books<br />

Ages 3-8 • Picture Books<br />


Ages 3-8 • Picture Books ◆<br />

◆<br />

James Marshall<br />

GOLDILOCKS AND<br />

THE THREE BEARS<br />

“With the same delightfully irreverent<br />

spirit that he brought to his retelling<br />

of Little Red Riding Hood, Marshall<br />

enlivens another favorite....The illustrations<br />

are fraught with delicious humor<br />

and detail. Like its predecessor, perfect<br />

for several uses, from picture book hour<br />

to beginning reading.’’ —KirkusH<br />

Rec: AN, BG, BL, CS, H, KH, NYC, PC, PW, SLJ, TE<br />

Caldecott Honor<br />

8 5/16 x 10 1/2 32 pp. 1998<br />

978-0-14-056366-5 $6.99<br />

HANSEL AND GRETEL<br />

When Hansel and Gretel are abandoned<br />

in the woods by their nasty stepmother,<br />

they are welcomed with open arms by<br />

a sweet ladt who lives in a confection<br />

cottage “once again Marshall works his<br />

magic on a popular tale, retelling without<br />

reshaping it and infusing both test<br />

and pictures with ingenious simplicity lit<br />

by flashes of roguish humor.” —Kirkus<br />

Rec: AB, BL, E, HG, K, PW, R, SLJH, W<br />

8 7/16 x 10 1/2 32 pp. 1994<br />

978-0-14-050836-9 $7.99<br />

JAMES MARSHALL’S CINDERELLA<br />

[T]his isn’t your average Cinderella —<br />

hearty and robust, she’s a hard worker<br />

with a heart of gold. Filled with grinning<br />

rats, a wacky fairy godmother, and a<br />

whole coachful of laughs. “Will take its<br />

rightful place on the fairy-tale shelves,<br />

but won’t sit there for long!”<br />

—BooklistH<br />

Rec: BLH, SLJH<br />

8 x 10 1/2 32 pp. 2001<br />

978-0-14-230048-0 $6.99<br />

RED RIDING HOOD<br />

“A thoroughly modern, thoroughly<br />

charming retelling of the old favorite.<br />

Witty and direct...both Granny and child<br />

are swallowed, then rescued intact by<br />

the hunter who kills the wolf....A perfect<br />

union of words, story, and illustrations....<br />

bravo!” —KirkusH<br />

Rec: BL, CH, CR, CS, HH, KH, LC, NYC, PW, R, SLJH<br />

8 7/16 x 10 1/2 32 pp. 1991<br />

978-0-14-054693-4 $6.99<br />

SPACE CASE<br />

By Edward Marshall<br />

A funny, offbeat creature visits earth on<br />

Halloween. “Marshall’s bright crayon<br />

colors over black lines cheerfully extend<br />

the effect of the deadpan humor and<br />

childlike situations. <strong>Young</strong> science fiction<br />

buffs will delight in their own R2D2.”<br />

—Booklist<br />

Rec: BL, C, CE, CR, H, NYT, PW, RB, SLJ, TE, W<br />

National Book Award<br />

10 1/2 x 8 1/2 32 pp. 1982<br />

978-0-14-054704-7 $6.99<br />

THE THREE LITTLE PIGS<br />

“Marshall brings his own brand of<br />

humor to both text and pictures in this<br />

retelling of the popular nursery tale...<br />

colorful cartoon illustrations in ink and<br />

watercolor give the three pigs separate<br />

identities.” —Booklist<br />

Rec: BL, C, CE, CR, H, NYT, PC, PW, RB, SLJ, TE, W<br />

8 7/16 x 10 1/2 32 pp. 1996<br />

978-0-14-055742-8 $6.99<br />

See index for more titles by James Marshall.<br />

Goldilocks and the Three Bears<br />

MAnnIS, CeLeSTe<br />

DAVIDSon<br />

ONE LEAF RIDES THE WIND<br />

Illustrated by Susan Hartung<br />

“This counting book, which follows a<br />

Japanese girl as she explores a traditional<br />

garden, offers an introduction to haiku<br />

and aspects of Japanese culture…The<br />

book as a whole is elegantly and respectfully<br />

presented and the counting aspect is<br />

especially well crafted.”<br />

—School Library Journal<br />

Rec: KH, PW, SLJ<br />

8 1/2 x 9 1/2 32 pp. 2005<br />

978-0-14-240195-8 $6.99<br />

See index for more titles by Susan Hartung.<br />

THE QUEEN’S PROGRESS<br />

Illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline<br />

“Set against the backdrop of the queen’s<br />

annual ‘royal progress,’ this sumptuous<br />

picture book details the common occurrences<br />

that the monarch, her courtiers,<br />

and servants faced each summer as they<br />

roamed the english countryside... each<br />

letter of the alphabet gives a tidbit of<br />

information through a four-line rhyme,<br />

expounded on in an accompanying<br />

paragraph of prose text…A plus for any<br />

collection.” —School Library JournalH<br />

Rec: BL, C, K, PW, SLJH<br />

10 x 11 1/2 48 pp. 2005<br />

978-0-14-240097-5 $7.99


MARTIn, RAFe<br />

THE ROUGH-FACE GIRL<br />

Illustrated by David Shannon<br />

“An Algonquin Indian Cinderella...this<br />

will make an impact on youngsters in<br />

folklore units, native American studies,<br />

and story hour sessions.”<br />

—The Bulletin of the<br />

Center for Children’s Books<br />

Rec: BL, C, CR, H, KH, NA, PW, R, SLJ<br />

8 x 10 1/4 32 pp. 1998<br />

978-0-698-11626-9 $6.99<br />

See index for more titles by David Shannon.<br />

THE STORYTELLING PRINCESS<br />

Illustrated by Kimberly Bulcken Root<br />

“A spirited princess rebels against an arranged<br />

marriage to a prince across the sea<br />

in this satisfying tale… <strong>Readers</strong> will likely<br />

cotton to this princess, who stands up to<br />

authority and tells great stories to boot<br />

and no mention is made anywhere of her<br />

beauty.” —Publishers Weekly<br />

Rec: BL, PW, SLJ<br />

8 1/2 x 11 32 pp. 2003<br />

978-0-14-250085-9 $6.99<br />

See index for more titles by Kimberly Root.<br />

MARZoLLo, JeAn<br />

PRETEND YOU’RE A CAT<br />

Illustrated by Jerry Pinkney<br />

“Thirteen rhyming verses ask children<br />

if they can match the unique characteristics<br />

of various animals....Pinkney’s<br />

watercolors and colored pencils create<br />

the soft, imitative motions of children....<br />

With minimal coaching, these delightful,<br />

simple rhymes will be easily learned,<br />

recited, and acted out.”<br />

—School Library Journal<br />

Rec: BG, BL, C, CR, CS, E, H, HG, K, PW, SLJ, TE<br />

8 7/16 x 10 1/2 32 pp. 1997<br />

978-0-14-055993-4 $6.99<br />

See index for more titles by Jerry Pinkney.<br />

MAY, RobeRT L.<br />

RUDOLPH TO THE RESCUE<br />

Illustrated by Lisa Papp<br />

You know the song—but do you know<br />

the rest of the story? In this delightful<br />

book about everyone’s favorite reindeer,<br />

Rudolph helps two children so they<br />

won’t be forgotten by Santa at Christmastime!<br />

Lisa Papp’s softly colored<br />

paintings make this a holiday classic that<br />

everyone will love.<br />

10 x 12 40 pp. 2006<br />

978-0-448-44142-9 $6.99<br />

Robert<br />

McCloskey<br />

BLUEBERRIES FOR SAL<br />

“The adventures of a little girl and a<br />

baby bear while hunting for blueberries<br />

with their mothers one bright summer<br />

day. All the color and flavor of the sea<br />

and the pine-covered Maine countryside.”<br />

—School Library JournalH<br />

Rec: AN, BL, C, E, H, HG, IN, SLJH, TE, W<br />

Caldecott Honor<br />

8 7/8 x 7 1/8 56 pp. 1976<br />

978-0-14-050169-8 $7.99<br />

BURT DOW: DEEP-WATER MAN<br />

“A wonderful, walloping whopper about<br />

an old fisherman, his leaky boat, and his<br />

friend, the giggling gull, and what happens<br />

when his codfish hook gets caught<br />

in the tail of a whale.”<br />

—School Library JournalH<br />

Rec: BL, C, CE, CS, E, SLJH, TE, W<br />

8 x 10 64 pp. 1989<br />

978-0-14-050978-6 $6.99<br />

LENTIL<br />

“A warm, humorous story about a boy<br />

who learned to play the harmonica and<br />

saved the day for the whole town.”<br />

—Elementary English<br />

Rec: BL, C, CE, E, HG, SLJH, W<br />

8 7/8 x 7 1/8 64 pp. 1978<br />

978-0-14-050287-9 $6.99<br />

Make Way for Ducklings<br />

MAKE WAY FOR DUCKLINGS<br />

“one of the merriest picture-books...<br />

told in very few words with a gravity that<br />

underscores the delightful comedy of the<br />

pictures—fine large pictures, strongly<br />

drawn, with a wealth of detail.”<br />

—The New York Times<br />

Rec: AN, BKL, BL, C, CE, CS, E, H, HG, IN, NYT, RB, SLJH,<br />

TE, TK, W<br />

Caldecott Medal<br />

9 1/4 x 12 76 pp. 1999<br />

978-0-14-056434-1 $7.99<br />

ABRAN PASO A LOS PATITOS<br />

(Make Way for Ducklings)<br />

Spanish edition<br />

978-0-14-056182-1 1997 $6.99<br />

For a complete listing of Spanish Language books, see page 267.<br />

ONE MORNING IN MAINE<br />

“As we follow the story of Sal and her<br />

lost tooth we feel as refreshed as though<br />

we had spent a day with this family on<br />

their island.” —Saturday Review<br />

Rec: AN, BL, C, CE, CS, E, H, HG, SLJH, SR, TE, W<br />

Caldecott Honor<br />

7 1/8 x 8 7/8 64 pp. 1976<br />

978-0-14-050174-2 $6.99<br />

TIME OF WONDER<br />

“In prose that has the quality of poetry,<br />

and in beautiful pictures [here is] a<br />

Maine island, from a foggy morning in<br />

spring through the approach of fall.”<br />

—The Horn Book<br />

Rec: AN, BL, C, CE, E, H, SLJ, TE, W<br />

Caldecott Medal<br />

8 x 10 64 pp. 1989<br />

978-0-14-050201-5 $6.99<br />

Ages 3-8 • Picture Books<br />


Ages 3-8 • Picture Books ◆<br />

◆<br />

Gerald<br />

McDermott<br />

ARROW TO THE SUN<br />

A Pueblo Indian Tale<br />

This evocative tale of a boy’s transformation<br />

into an arrow that journeys between<br />

the sun and earth has been recognized<br />

for its unique cultural authenticity. “The<br />

strong colors and the bold angular forms<br />

powerfully accompany the text; both<br />

color and form are visually eloquent.”<br />

—The Horn Book<br />

Rec: AN, BKL, BLH, C, CE, CS, CSM, E, H, HG, K, LC, R, SLJH,<br />

TE, W, WP<br />

Caldecott Medal<br />

9 x 7 7/8 48 pp. 1977<br />

978-0-14-050211-4 $7.99<br />

FLECHA AL SOL<br />

(Arrow to the Sun)<br />

Spanish edition<br />

978-0-14-054364-3 1991 $6.99<br />

For a complete listing of Spanish Language books, see page 267.<br />

DANIEL O’ROURKE<br />

Daniel o’Rourke takes unforgettable<br />

flight in Gerald McDermott’s freewheeling<br />

paintings, which capture the spirit of<br />

this classic Irish folk tale that “abounds<br />

with merriment and artistry...perfect for<br />

St. Patrick’s Day and all year round.”<br />

—School Library Journal<br />

Rec: BL, SLJ<br />

8 7/8 x 7 1/8 32 pp. 1988<br />

978-0-14-050673-0 $5.99<br />

THE STONECUTTER<br />

A Japanese Folk Tale<br />

An ancient Japanese fable about a man’s<br />

foolish longing for power. “A dazzling<br />

picture-story, reminiscent of its folklore<br />

origin yet contemporary in feeling and<br />

original in execution.’’ —The Horn Book<br />

Rec: BKL, BLH, C, CE, CS, E, H, HG, R, SLJ, TE, W<br />

7 1/8 x 8 7/8 32 pp. 1978<br />

978-0-14-050289-3 $5.99<br />

TIM O’TOOLE AND THE WEE FOLK<br />

“McDermott’s characteristic illustrations<br />

are a perfect accompaniment to the<br />

cheery good humor of this story about<br />

Tim o’Toole and a band of leprechauns.”<br />

—The Horn Book “Almost as<br />

good as a trip to the emerald Isle.”<br />

—School Library JournalH<br />

Rec: BL, CR, CS, E, H, HG, K, SLJH<br />

8 7/8 x 7 1/8 32 pp. 1992<br />

978-0-14-050675-4 $5.99<br />

Arrow to the Sun<br />

McCULLY, eMILY ARnoLD<br />

MIRETTE ON THE HIGHWIRE<br />

“McCully has created an independent female<br />

protagonist—one with panache and<br />

a soupcon of something out of the ordinary.<br />

A wonderfully exuberant picture<br />

book set in the late nineteenth-century<br />

Paris....A bravura performance.”<br />

—The Horn BookH<br />

Rec: AN, BL, CH, HH, K, LC, MBK, NYTH, NYT, PW, RB,<br />

SLJH, TE, TK<br />

Caldecott Medal<br />

8 x 10 1/4 32 pp. 1997<br />

978-0-698-11443-2 $7.99<br />

McPHAIL, DAVID<br />

PIGS APLENTY, PIGS GALORE!<br />

one minute, the narrator is quietly reading.<br />

The next minute, pigs are descending<br />

on his house—and head—in every<br />

imaginable getup, by every available<br />

means. They make oatmeal in the sink.<br />

They make a miserable, piggy mess.<br />

The pages burst with boisterous action,<br />

outrageous rhyme and wildly colored<br />

costumes. “...A must for all picture book<br />

collections.” —School Library JournalH<br />

Rec: AN, BLH, H, K, PWH, R, SLJH, TE<br />

8 3/8 x 11 1/8 32 pp. 1996<br />

978-0-14-055313-0 $6.99<br />

THOSE CAN-DO PIGS<br />

“These pig tales read like a cumulative<br />

story-hour poem, where children and<br />

storyteller come up with activities they<br />

enjoy and add verses on the spot, putting<br />

the pigs through the motions. The<br />

frolics depicted in McPhail’s watercolors,<br />

combined with the bucolic ramblings of<br />

verse, make the book a very entertaining<br />

read.” —Kirkus<br />

Rec: BLH, K<br />

9 x 10 3/4 32 pp. 1999<br />

978-0-14-056256-9 $6.99<br />

See index for more titles by David McPhail.


MeISeL, PAUL<br />

ZARA’S HATS<br />

Zara loves to help her father, Selig, design<br />

hats for his shop. They use only the<br />

best fabrics, the prettiest ribbons, and the<br />

most beautiful feathers. but when they<br />

run out of feathers, Selig doesn’t know<br />

what to do. As he travels far and wide in<br />

search of more, Zara puts her imagination<br />

to work-and shows everyone just<br />

how far a little creativity can go. “A rich<br />

and flavorful tale, satisfying and meaningful.”<br />

—School Library Journal<br />

Rec: BL, K, SLJ<br />

9 x 11 32 pp. 2005<br />

978-0-14-240274-0 $5.99<br />

See index for more titles by Paul Meisel.<br />

MeRRILL, JeAn<br />

THE GIRL WHO<br />

LOVED CATERPILLARS<br />

A Twelfth-Century Tale From Japan<br />

Illustrated by Floyd Cooper<br />

“Twelfth-century Japan was hardly a<br />

time of feminism, but this story retells<br />

a tale, found on a scroll of a strong girl<br />

with ideas of her own....The drama<br />

of the story is stunningly captured by<br />

Cooper’s soft oil-wash paintings....Izumi<br />

herself almost takes the reader’s breath<br />

away, so real is she; her life-affirming determination<br />

electrifies every page. Truly,<br />

a timeless story.” —BooklistH<br />

Rec: BKL, BLH, C, CR, CS, KH, PW, SLJH<br />

8 1/2 x 11 32 pp. 1997<br />

978-0-698-11393-0 $6.99<br />

See index for more titles by Floyd Cooper.<br />

MILGRIM, DAVID<br />

COWS CAN’T FLY<br />

everyone knows cows can’t fly...but then<br />

why are they sudenly soaring all over<br />

town? “A fanciful book in which a boy’s<br />

imagination takes flight.”<br />

—School Library Journal<br />

Rec: BL, CE, K, MBP, SLJ<br />

8 1/2 x 10 5/8 32 pp. 2000<br />

978-0-14-056721-2 $5.99<br />

MInTeRS, FRAnCeS<br />

CINDER-ELLY<br />

Illustrated by G. Brian Karas<br />

“This ultra cool version of the fairy tale,<br />

set in Manhattan, updates the classic<br />

with singular flair....There is indeed a<br />

ball—basketball—and a godmother<br />

provides elly with a groovy pair of glass<br />

hightops to wear to the big game. naturally,<br />

ace hoop-shooter Prince Charming<br />

becomes smitten with elly....Wild<br />

patterns and funky fashions mimic music<br />

videos and build up the snazzy urban<br />

setting....” —Publishers Weekly<br />

Rec: BL, K, PW, SLJ<br />

7 1/8 x 8 7/8 32 pp. 1997<br />

978-0-14-056126-5 $5.99<br />

See index for more titles by G. Brian Karas.<br />

MoRA, PAT<br />

THE RAINBOW TULIP<br />

Illustrated by Elizabeth Sayles<br />

A Mexican-American first-grader experiences<br />

the difficulties and pleasures of being<br />

different when she wears a tulip costume<br />

with all the colors of the rainbow<br />

for the school May Day parade. “[b]ased<br />

on her mother’s childhood, Mora tells<br />

of a Mexican American immigrant child<br />

who feels caught between her Spanish<br />

home and the english world outside.”<br />

—Booklist<br />

Rec: BL, K, LJ<br />

8 x 10 32 pp. 2003<br />

978-0-14-250009-5 $6.99<br />

MoSeL, ARLene<br />

THE FUNNY LITTLE WOMAN<br />

Illustrated by Blair Lent<br />

“A folktale of old Japan, from Lafacadio<br />

Hearn’s collection, tells of a runaway rice<br />

dumpling and an old woman who chases<br />

it into the lair of some three-eyed oni,<br />

wicked monsters who keep her captive as<br />

their coolie.’’ —Library of Congress<br />

Rec: AN, B, BL, C, CE, CS, E, GA, H, K, L, LC, NYC, NYT, SLJ,<br />

TE, W<br />

Caldecott Medal<br />

9 3/8 x 9 40 pp. 1977<br />

978-0-14-054753-5 $5.99<br />

MoSeS, WILL<br />

JOHNNY APPLESEED<br />

“employing an intriguing blend of biography,<br />

comparative literature and good<br />

old-fashioned yarn-spinning, Moses<br />

explores the life and times of Johnny Appleseed,<br />

the great tree hugger and tree<br />

planter from American folklore.”<br />

—Publishers Weekly<br />

Rec: BL, K, PW, SLJ<br />

8 3/4 x 11 48 pp. 2004<br />

978-0-14-240138-5 $6.99<br />

WILL MOSES MOTHER GOOSE<br />

“A winsome collection of 60 nursery<br />

rhymes and a few riddles. Those lucky<br />

enough to read this collection will long<br />

remember the quaint world he creates.”<br />

—School Library Journal<br />

Rec: BL, SLJH<br />

11 1/8 x 9 1/8 65 pp. 2006<br />

978-0-14-240587-1 $7.99<br />

See index for more titles by Will Moses.<br />

Ages 3-8 • Picture Books<br />


Ages 3-8 • Picture Books<br />

◆<br />

0<br />

MUSGRoVe, MARGAReT<br />

ASHANTI TO ZULU<br />

African Traditions<br />

Illustrated by Leo & Diane Dillon<br />

Artists Leo and Diane Dillon won their<br />

second consecutive Caldecott Medal for<br />

this stunning AbC of African culture.<br />

“Another virtuoso performance....Such<br />

an astute blend of esthetics and information<br />

is admirable; the child’s eye will be<br />

rewarded many times over.’’ —BooklistH<br />

Rec: AN, BKL, BLH, CE, CR, E, GA, H, K, NYT, PW, SLJ<br />

Caldecott Medal<br />

10 1/2 x 8 1/2 32 pp. 1980<br />

978-0-14-054604-0 $6.99<br />

See index for more titles by Leo & Diane Dillon.<br />

nobLe, TRInkA HAkeS<br />

THE DAY JIMMY’S BOA ATE THE<br />

WASH<br />

Illustrated by Steven Kellogg<br />

When Jimmy’s unusual pet accompanies<br />

the class, an ordinary class trip to<br />

the farm turns into a hilarious, slapstick<br />

romp. “A top-notch choice that children<br />

will not be able to put down.”<br />

—BooklistH<br />

Rec: AN, BLH, C, CE, CR, H, K, NYT, PW, R, RB, SLJ, TE, TK<br />

8 1/2 x 10 1/2 32 pp. 1984<br />

978-0-14-054623-1 $6.99<br />

JIMMY’S BOA AND THE BIG<br />

SPLASH BIRTHDAY BASH<br />

Illustrated by Steven Kellogg<br />

Jimmy’s mother thought a goldfish<br />

would be a nice, sensible pet. Surely it<br />

wouldn’t be a source of constant chaos<br />

like her son’s pet boa constrictor. but<br />

there’s a tidal wave of trouble, and an<br />

ocean of laughs when Jimmy takes both<br />

animals to his birthday bash at Sea Land.<br />

“A tale that’s sure to make a big splash as<br />

a read-aloud, a read-alone, or when read<br />

in tandem.” —School Library JournalH<br />

Rec: BLH, C, CE, CR, E, H, HG, K, NYT, PW, RB, SLJH, TE, W<br />

8 5/8 x 10 1/2 32 pp. 1993<br />

978-0-14-054921-8 $6.99<br />

JIMMY’S BOA AND THE BUNGEE<br />

JUMP SLAM DUNK<br />

Illustrated by Steven Kellogg<br />

“Jimmy’s pet reptile’s latest high jinks<br />

involve a flamboyant, determined danceschool<br />

instructor; a waltzing poodle;<br />

the cheerful basketball coach for ‘The<br />

Scream Team’; exuberant rabbits; and,<br />

of course, the oversized, playfully helpful<br />

boa himself…kellogg is at his finest<br />

here…A highly entertaining treat to<br />

share with young (and old) children.”<br />

—School Library Journal<br />

Rec: BL, K, SLJ<br />

8 1/2 x 10 1/2 32 pp. 2005<br />

978-0-14-240453-9 $5.99<br />

JIMMY’S BOA BOUNCES BACK<br />

Illustrated by Steven Kellogg<br />

Jimmy’s boa is back, and causing<br />

more mayhem than ever. everything is<br />

uproariously out-of-control as poodles,<br />

punchbowls, and very proper ladies help<br />

Jimmy’s boa turn an ordinary affair into<br />

extraordinary chaos.<br />

Rec: BL, CR, PW, R, SLJ<br />

8 1/2 x 10 1/2 32 pp. 1987<br />

978-0-14-054654-5 $6.99<br />

See index for more titles by Steven Kellogg.<br />

MEANWHILE, BACK AT THE RANCH<br />

Illustrated by Tony Ross<br />

“Things are dull over at Rancher Hicks’<br />

place, so he drives into Sleepy Gulch to<br />

find some action....back at the ranch<br />

elna has struck oil, been discovered by a<br />

movie producer, and, well that’s just the<br />

half of it....exaggeration and slapstick are<br />

in full bloom here. Zany fun.’’ —Booklist<br />

Rec: BL, CR, CS, E, K, PW, RB, SLJ, TE<br />

7 15/16 x 9 5/16 32 pp. 1992<br />

978-0-14-054564-7 $6.99<br />

See index for more titles by Tony Ross.<br />

nUMeRoFF,<br />

LAURA & nATe eVAnS<br />

SHERMAN CRUNCHLEY<br />

Illustrated by Tim Bowers<br />

Sherman Crunchley is in line to become<br />

chief of police when his father retires.<br />

The problem is, Sherman doesn’t like<br />

being a police officer. on the day of his<br />

father’s retirement party, Sherman finally<br />

comes up with a solution, and the party<br />

guests help him convey a loud and clear<br />

message. A thoroughly satisfying story<br />

about being true to oneself. “Children<br />

will enjoy this funny tale, and they might<br />

even learn a lesson about life in the process.”<br />

—School Library Journal<br />

Rec: K, SLJ<br />

8 1/2 x 6 3/4 32 pp. 2005<br />

978-0-14-240385-3 $5.99<br />

o’ConnoR, JAne<br />

THE PERFECT PUPPY FOR ME<br />

Illustrated by Jessie Hartland<br />

“The boy narrator loves dogs. He has<br />

dog posters and books, a dog-eared hat,<br />

and a barking clock, but he doesn’t have<br />

a real dog—yet. knowing he will get one<br />

for his birthday, he studies the characteristics<br />

of 11 different breeds to help him<br />

choose the perfect puppy… Colorful,<br />

freestyle cartoons, present a variety of<br />

comic and interesting tidbits about dogs<br />

and their behavior…An entertaining and<br />

informative presentation.” —Booklist<br />

Rec: BL, K, PWH, SLJ<br />

8 1/2 x 10 1/2 32 pp. 2005<br />

978-0-14-240335-8 $5.99<br />

obeRMAn, SHeLDon<br />

THE ALWAYS PRAYER SHAWL<br />

Illustrated by Ted Lewin<br />

When Adam’s family leaves Russia<br />

for America, Grandfather gives him<br />

his grandfather’s prayer shawl. And,<br />

in time, Adam passes on the “always<br />

prayer shawl” to his own grandson. Ted<br />

Lewin’s masterful art illuminates a poignant<br />

story of the ties between generations.<br />

“Movingly depicts how memory<br />

and tradition add texture and richness to<br />

our lives—even as other things around us<br />

change.” —BooklistH<br />

Rec: BLH, SLJ<br />

National Jewish Book Award<br />

8 3/8 x 11 40 pp. 1997<br />

978-0-14-056157-9 $6.99<br />

See index for more titles by Ted Lewin.


oGbURn, JACQUeLIne k.<br />

THE MAGIC NESTING DOLL<br />

Illustrated by Laurel Long<br />

“In this original fairy tale based on Russian<br />

traditions, katya inherits magical<br />

matryoshka dolls from her grandmother,<br />

who warns her only to open them ‘if<br />

her need is great’ …A romantic, richly<br />

illustrated story for children who love<br />

traditional fairy tales.”<br />

Rec: BL, K, PW, SLJ<br />

—Booklist<br />

9 x 11 1/2 32 pp. 2003<br />

978-0-14-250065-1 $6.99<br />

onYeFULU, IFeoMA<br />

A IS FOR AFRICA<br />

Stunning color photographs depict<br />

everyday life in nigeria in this unusual<br />

AbC book. “A talented photographer,<br />

onyefulu offers an incisive, sophisticated<br />

view of her homeland’s rich heritage.”<br />

—Publishers Weekly<br />

Rec: BL, C, CR, CS, H, HG, K, NS, PW, SLJ, TE<br />

10 7/8 x 8 7/16 32 pp. 1997<br />

978-0-14-056222-4 $5.99<br />

EMEKA’S GIFT<br />

An African Counting Story<br />

As a young African boy travels to visit<br />

his grandmother, he passes through<br />

the village market, where he sees lots<br />

of things Granny would like. Stunning<br />

photographs taken in emeka’s southern<br />

nigerian village illustrate this hearwarming<br />

counting story. “A wonderful multidimensional<br />

story with universal appeal.”<br />

—School Library Journal<br />

Rec: E, K, PW, SLJ, TE<br />

10 7/8 x 8 1/4 32 pp. 1999<br />

978-0-14-056500-3 $6.99<br />

oRoZCo, JoSé-LUIS<br />

DE COLORES AND OTHER LATIN<br />

AMERICAN FOLK SONGS FOR<br />

CHILDREN<br />

Illustrated by Elisa Kleven<br />

Here is a treasure trove of songs, chants,<br />

and musical games from the rich cultural<br />

tradition of the Spanish-speaking world,<br />

especially created for both Spanish and<br />

english audiences. “Multicultural collections<br />

have been clamoring for books<br />

such as this, which works both as a wellcrafted<br />

resource and a rich and resonant<br />

children’s book.” —Booklist<br />

Rec: BL, H, TE<br />

9 x 12 48 pp. 1999<br />

978-0-14-056548-5 $7.99<br />

DIEZ DEDITOS AND OTHER PLAY<br />

RHYMES AND ACTION SONGS<br />

FROM LATIN AMERICA<br />

Illustrated by Elisa Kleven<br />

“A compilation of Latin American<br />

songs and finger rhymes, some of them<br />

original, some recalled from orozco’s<br />

Mexican childhood, and some collected<br />

during tours in Latin America and<br />

Spain…kleven’s bright, cheerful, childpleasing<br />

illustrations are full of frolicsome<br />

details for individual readers to pore<br />

over, but the activities work in small family<br />

circles or large groups…The book is a<br />

sprightly, upbeat celebration.” —Kirkus<br />

Rec: BL, K<br />

9 x 12 56 pp. 2002<br />

978-0-14-230087-9 $7.99<br />

FIESTAS<br />

Illustrated by Elisa Kleven<br />

Carefully crafted for both Spanish and<br />

english audiences, this radiant bilingual<br />

collection includes over twenty holiday<br />

songs and rhymes gathered from Spanish-speaking<br />

countries. The songs focus<br />

on holidays that specifically honor Latin<br />

American culture...as well as on familiar<br />

fiestas celebrated around the world.<br />

“not only an exemplary songbook, but<br />

also a stunning visual experience. An excellent<br />

resource for music and bilingual<br />

programs.” —School Library Journal<br />

Rec: BL, K, PW, SLJ<br />

9 x 12 48 pp. 2004<br />

978-0-14-240199-6 $7.99<br />

See index for more titles by Elisa Kleven.<br />

PAk, SoYUnG<br />

DEAR JUNO<br />

Illustrated by Susan Hartung<br />

Although Juno, a korean American boy,<br />

cannot read the letter he receives from<br />

his grandmother in Seoul, he understands<br />

what it means from the photograph<br />

and dried flower that are enclosed<br />

and decides to send a similar letter<br />

back to her. “The messages that can be<br />

conveyed without words, language differences<br />

between generations, and family<br />

ties across great distances are gently and<br />

affectingly handled in this first picture<br />

book.” —Kirkus<br />

Rec: K, LJ, PW<br />

8 x 10 32 pp. 2001<br />

978-0-14-230017-6 $5.99<br />

See index for more titles by Susan Hartung.<br />

PAoLILLI, PAUL AnD<br />

DAn bReWeR<br />

SILVER SEEDS<br />

Illustrated by Steve Johnson and<br />

Lou Fancher<br />

Is the night sky filled with stars, or are<br />

they really silver seeds? The lyrical poems<br />

and luminous illustrations in this stellar<br />

collection will stretch readers’ imaginations.<br />

“A dazzling example of how poetry<br />

can prompt readers to view ordinary<br />

experiences through fresh eyes.”<br />

—Publishers Weekly<br />

Rec: BL, PW, SLJ<br />

8 3/4 x 9 1/2 32 pp. 2003<br />

978-0-14-250010-1 $6.99<br />

See index for more titles by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher.<br />

PARTRIDGe, eLIZAbeTH<br />

ORANGES ON GOLDEN MOUNTAIN<br />

Illustrated by Aki Sogabe<br />

“This handsome picture book tells the<br />

story of a young immigrant fisherman<br />

in the 1850s. Jo Lee’s widowed mother<br />

sends him from their drought-stricken<br />

village to join his uncle in California.<br />

Reluctantly, the boy makes the arduous<br />

trip, taking with him branches of his<br />

mother’s orange trees to plant when he<br />

arrives…an engaging and elegant depiction<br />

of one immigrant’s experience.”<br />

—School Library Journal<br />

Rec: BL, PW, SLJ<br />

8 1/4 x 10 1/4 40 pp. 2003<br />

978-0-14-250033-0 $6.99<br />

See index for more titles by Elizabeth Partridge.<br />

PATeRSon, kATHeRIne<br />

THE TALE OF<br />

THE MANDARIN DUCKS<br />

Illustrated by Leo & Diane Dillon<br />

“There is a quiet subtlety of tone in both<br />

text and illustration that perfectly captures<br />

the spirit of this Japanese folktale<br />

[about] a mandarin drake [who] is separated<br />

from his mate by a cruel lord....<br />

Paterson’s economical use of language<br />

conveys the pure essence of a story that<br />

needs no verbal embellishment....The<br />

Dillons’ watercolor and pastel paintings<br />

have the appearance of woodcuts with a<br />

luminous quality”<br />

—School Library JournalH<br />

Rec: AN, BG, BL, CH, CR, CS, E, H, HG, K, NYT, PW, R, SLJH,<br />

TE, WP<br />

8 3/8 x 10 7/8 40 pp. 1995<br />

978-0-14-055739-8 $6.99<br />

See index for more titles by Katherine Paterson.<br />

See index for more titles by Leo & Diane Dillon.<br />

1 ◆<br />

Ages 3-8 • Picture Books


Ages 3-8 •Picture Books<br />

◆ 72<br />

Jerry Pinkney<br />

BACK HOME<br />

By Gloria Jean Pinkney<br />

978-0-14-056547-8 $6.99<br />

See author listing on page 72.<br />

THE HIRED HAND<br />

By Daniel San Souci<br />

978-0-14-240450-8 $6.99<br />

See author listing on page 78.<br />

JOHN HENRY<br />

By Julius Lester<br />

978-0-14-056622-2 $7.99<br />

See author listing on page 63.<br />

THE LITTLE MATCH GIRL<br />

By Hans Christian Andersen<br />

978-0-14-230188-3 $6.99<br />

See author listing on page 25.<br />

MINTY<br />

A Story of <strong>Young</strong> Harriet Tubman<br />

By Alan Schroeder<br />

978-0-14-056196-8 $6.99<br />

See author listing on page 79.<br />

PRETEND YOU’RE A CAT<br />

By Jean Marzollo<br />

978-0-14-055993-4 $6.99<br />

See author listing on page 67.<br />

RABBIT MAKES A<br />

MONKEY OF LION<br />

A Swahili Tale<br />

By Verna Aardema<br />

978-0-14-054593-7 $5.99<br />

See author listing on page 22.<br />

SAM AND THE TIGERS<br />

By Julius Lester<br />

978-0-14-056288-0 $6.99<br />

See author listing on page 63.<br />

See index for more titles by Jerry Pinkney.<br />

PELLETIER, ANDREW<br />

THE AMAZING ADVENTURES OF<br />

BATHMAN<br />

Illustrated by Peter Elwell<br />

“There are many books about children<br />

and bath time, but this one is a lot of<br />

fun. Packed with action and adventure, it<br />

will delight those youngsters who enjoy<br />

superheroes and imagine themselves as<br />

caped crusaders.”<br />

—School Library Journal<br />

Rec: C, H, K, SLJ<br />

9 x 10 32 pp. 2007<br />

978-0-14-240776-9 $5.99<br />

PERLMAN, JANET<br />

CINDERELLA PENGUIN<br />

The tale of Cinderella shows up in almost<br />

all cultures—even penguin culture. While<br />

wild and witty illustrations and sparkling<br />

text put a sly spin on this ever-popular<br />

story, the classic elements remain. The<br />

evil stepsisters envy Cinderella’s dainty<br />

flippers and fins; the Great Fairy <strong>Penguin</strong><br />

changes the heroine into the <strong>Penguin</strong><br />

Prince’s dreamboat and in the end it is<br />

Cinderella who fits into the glass flipper.<br />

“Lots of fun with its all-penguin cast.”<br />

—Booklist<br />

Rec: BL, HG, R, SLJ<br />

10 x 9 32 pp. 1995<br />

978-0-14-055552-3 $5.99<br />

PINKNEY, GLORIA JEAN<br />

BACK HOME<br />

Illustrated by Jerry Pinkney<br />

“A summer vacation turns into a warm<br />

and joyous lesson in family history when<br />

young Ernestine visits her relatives in<br />

North Carolina. A long train ride from<br />

the north has landed her on Uncle June,<br />

Aunt Beula and Cousin Jack’s farm—the<br />

same farm where Ernestine was born<br />

and where her mother grew up....<br />

Gloria Pinkney’s text has a relaxed pace<br />

that is perfectly suited to the summer<br />

setting...[S]ome of Jerry Pinkney’s finest<br />

work.” —Publishers WeeklyH<br />

Rec: BL, C, F, H, K, PWH, PW, SLJ<br />

9 x 11 40 pp. 1999<br />

978-0-14-056547-8 $6.99<br />

PLOURDE, LYNN<br />

PAJAMA DAY<br />

Illustrated by Thor Wickstrom<br />

“From the confetti and bubble-strewn<br />

parade on the jacket to the day-in-the-life<br />

tale within, this picture book promises<br />

a silly story and delivers it with style…<br />

Teachers reading this aloud must be<br />

prepared to answer the obvious question:<br />

‘When’s Pajama Day?’ ” —Booklist<br />

Rec: BL, K, PWH, SLJ<br />

9 1/2 x 11 40 pp. 2007<br />

978-0-14-240744-8 $6.99<br />

SCHOOL PICTURE DAY<br />

Illustrated by Thor Wickstrom<br />

It’s school picture day, and everyone<br />

is dressed up and ready to smile for<br />

the camera. Everyone, that is, except<br />

Josephina Caroleena Wattasheena. She’s<br />

too busy trying to figure out how things<br />

work to care about pictures. With an<br />

endearing heroine, lively text, and irresistibly<br />

funny illustrations, this is sure to<br />

have readers grinning from ear to ear.. “A<br />

winning snapshot of an unconventional<br />

heroine whose curiosity saves the day.”<br />

—Publishers Weekly<br />

Rec: BL, PW, SLJ<br />

9 1/2 x 11 40 pp. 2004<br />

978-0-14-240150-7 $6.99<br />

TEACHER APPRECIATION DAY<br />

Illustrated by Thor Wickstrom<br />

“Everyone in class knows what to do<br />

for Mrs. Shepard for Teacher Appreciation<br />

Day—everyone except Maybella<br />

Jean Wishywashy, who can’t make up<br />

her mind about anything.…. When a<br />

TV crew comes to tape a story about the<br />

special day, only Maybella can spit out<br />

an answer to what she most appreciates<br />

about her teacher— Everything!’ ”<br />

—Booklist<br />

Rec: BL, K, PW, SLJ<br />

9 1/2 x 11 40 pp. 2005<br />

978-0-14-240283-2 $6.99<br />

See index for more titles by Thor Wickstrom.


PRINGLE, LAURENCE<br />

DINOSAURS! STRANGE<br />

AND WONDERFUL<br />

Illustrated by Carol Heyer<br />

Millions of years ago, before there were<br />

people on earth, the only animals alive<br />

were dinosaurs—bony-plated plant-eaters,<br />

swift-legged predators, nest-building<br />

nurturers, and many others. Full<br />

of fascinating facts and terrifyingly real<br />

illustrations, this book is an introduction<br />

to some of the most amazing creatures<br />

ever! “Skillfully on target for younger<br />

dinophiles. They will find the full-colored,<br />

detailed illustrations convincingly<br />

scaly and realistically ugly.” —Kirkus<br />

Rec: K, PW<br />

10 x 9 32 pp. 1996<br />

978-0-14-055967-5 $5.99<br />

PROKOFIEV, SERGEI<br />

PETER AND THE WOLF<br />

Translated by Maria Carlson<br />

Illustrated by Charles Mikolaycak<br />

Mikolaycak’s colorful illustrations capture<br />

the spirit of prerevolutionary Russia,<br />

bringing to life a well-known, well-loved<br />

tale. “Mikolaycak’s art is visually exciting,<br />

wonderfully alive.” —Booklist<br />

Rec: BL, C, H, HG, R, SLJ, W<br />

8 7/8 x 7 7/8 32 pp. 1986<br />

978-0-14-050633-4 $5.99<br />

PROVENSEN, ALICE<br />

& MARTIN<br />

THE GLORIOUS FLIGHT<br />

Across the Channel with Louis Bleriot<br />

“This book...recounts the persistnece<br />

of a Frenchman, Louis Bleriot, to build<br />

a flying machine to cross the English<br />

Channel....The text is succinct, captionlike<br />

in its directness and brevity....The<br />

paintings...add the necessary texture and<br />

tone to this marriage. This is vintage<br />

Provensen.” —School Library JournalH<br />

Rec: AN, BKL, BL, C, CE, CS, E, H, LC, SLJH, TE, W<br />

Caldecott Medal<br />

10 x 8 40 pp. 1987<br />

978-0-14-050729-4 $6.99<br />

PULVER, ROBIN<br />

AXLE ANNIE<br />

Illustrated by Tedd Arnold<br />

“Pulver delivers a rambunctious wintry<br />

tall tale about how a valiant bus driver,<br />

Axle Annie, defeats a dastardly scheme<br />

concocted by fellow driver Shifty<br />

Rhodes.” —Kirkus. “This lively tale of<br />

an idiosyncratic bus driver may warm a<br />

chilly crowd on a would-be snow day.”<br />

— Publishers Weekly<br />

Rec: BL, K, PW,SLJ<br />

8 1/2 x 11 32 pp. 2001<br />

978-0-14-230014-5 $5.99<br />

See index for more titles by Tedd Arnold.<br />

RANKIN, LAURA<br />

THE HANDMADE ALPHABET<br />

In a unique introduction to the manual<br />

alphabet, twenty-six hands of different<br />

ages, sexes, and colors demonstrate this<br />

language’s visual fluidity. Each image<br />

includes an object beginning with the<br />

appropriate letter: a dragonfly perches on<br />

the fingertip of a brown-skinned hand<br />

signing the letter D. “Rankin’s approach<br />

is exciting and imaginative—inspiring in<br />

its simplicity and grace.”<br />

—The Horn BookH<br />

Rec: AN, BG, BKL, BLH, CH, CR, CS, HH KH, NS, NYT, PW,<br />

RB, SLJ, TE, W<br />

8 7/16 x 10 1/2 32 pp. 1996<br />

978-0-14-055876-0 $6.99<br />

REID, MARGARETTE S.<br />

THE BUTTON BOX<br />

Illustrated by Sarah Chamberlain<br />

An imaginative little boy explores the<br />

many pleasures that can be found<br />

in—and made from—his grandmother’s<br />

button box. “Besides inspiring some<br />

flights of fancy for readers, the book<br />

will suggest many uses to parents and<br />

librarians...for games, history lessons, and<br />

puppetry.” —Booklist<br />

Rec: BL, C, CR, H, HG, K, NC, SLJ, TK<br />

8 x 10 24 pp. 1995<br />

978-0-14-055495-3 $5.99<br />

REISS, MIKE<br />

THE BOY WHO LOOKED<br />

LIKE LINCOLN<br />

Illustrated by David Catrow<br />

Benjy looks just like Abraham Lincoln.<br />

Needless to say, his life isn’t easy. He gets<br />

gifts of Lincoln Logs and stovepipe hats<br />

on every birthday. And the teasing is<br />

unrelenting. His parents surprise him by<br />

sending him to Camp What-cha-ma-callit-The<br />

Camp for Kids Who Look Like<br />

Things! When he realizes what’s special<br />

about himself, it doesn’t take long for<br />

others to realize it as well. “A touching<br />

love letter to all the kids who wish they<br />

didn’t stand out quite so much.”<br />

—Publishers Weekly<br />

Rec: C, K, PWH<br />

11 x 8 32 pp. 2006<br />

978-0-14-240416-4 $5.99<br />

HOW MURRAY SAVED CHRISTMAS<br />

Illustrated by David Catrow<br />

When Santa’s knocked out cold by a<br />

Jack-in-the-Boxer’s walloping punch,<br />

deli owner Murray Kleiner reluctantly<br />

agrees to take his place. But with the<br />

help of a pushy elf and an eager-to-believe<br />

young boy, Murray finds out that<br />

even though he’s not big enough to fill<br />

Santa’s suit, he’s got more than enough<br />

heart to get the job done. “Reiss scores a<br />

bull’s-eye with this hilarious debut. ”<br />

—Publishers WeeklyH<br />

Rec: PWH<br />

9 x 10 1/8 32 pp. 2004<br />

978-0-14-250145-0 $5.99<br />

SANTA CLAUSTROPHOBIA<br />

Illustrated by David Catrow<br />

Holiday characters ranging from the Easter<br />

Bunny to the April Fool try to take<br />

over Christmas responsibilities so that<br />

stressed Saint Nick can take a vacation..<br />

“The best of the holiday buffoonery...<br />

clever enough for grown-ups and crazy<br />

enough for kids.”<br />

—San Francisco Chronicle<br />

Rec: C, PW, SLJ<br />

9 1/4 x 8 1/4 32 pp. 2006<br />

978-0-14-240376-1 $5.99<br />

See index for more titles by David Catrow. Ages 3-8 •Picture Books<br />

73 ◆<br />

Ages 3-8 •Picture Books


Ages 3-8 •Picture Books<br />

◆<br />

74<br />

Patricia Polacco<br />

APPELEMANDO’S DREAMS<br />

Appelemando loves to dream! And<br />

when the young dreamer and his friends<br />

lose their way in the forest the villagers<br />

finally recognize the wonder and value<br />

of Appelemando’s very special gift. “The<br />

illustrations add a vibrant, colorful fairy<br />

tale atmosphere to the text. A book to<br />

reassure many a daydreamer.”<br />

—Children’s Book Review Service<br />

Rec: CR, K, NA, PW, RB, SLJH<br />

8 x 10 1/4 32 pp. 1997<br />

978-0-698-11590-3 $6.99<br />

BABUSHKA BABA YAGA<br />

“Kids will respond to the joyful story<br />

of the outsider who gets to join in, and<br />

Polacco’s richly patterned paintings of<br />

Russian peasant life on the edge of the<br />

woods are full of light and color.”<br />

—Booklist<br />

Rec: BL, CS, K, NC, NYT, SLJH, TE<br />

8 x 10 1/4 32 pp. 1999<br />

978-0-698-11633-7 $6.99<br />

BABUSHKA’S MOTHER GOOSE<br />

“The wonderfully cozy experience of settling<br />

into the security of a grandmother’s<br />

lap is re-created from the vibrant warmth<br />

of the pictures to the bouncy verses that<br />

invite participation....Whether sharing<br />

the book with one child or a story time<br />

audience, the family treasures within are<br />

meant to be read aloud, repeated, and<br />

celebrated.” —School Library Journal<br />

Rec: BL, H, K, PW, SLJ, TE, W<br />

8 x 10 64 pp. 2000<br />

978-0-698-11860-7 $7.99<br />

THE BEE TREE<br />

“The newest gem from Polacco’s<br />

treasure chest of family stories extolls<br />

the virtues of reading—and of taking a<br />

study break. The Michigan woods literally<br />

buzz with activity as Mary Ellen and<br />

Grandpa chase a pollen-laden bee to its<br />

far-off hive, picking up curious neighbors<br />

and passers-by along the way....<br />

Like Mary Ellen, readers will emerge<br />

refreshed from this respite, ready to seek<br />

out new adventures.” —Publishers Weekly<br />

Rec: BKL, BL, CS, H, KH, OO, PW, SLJH<br />

8 x 10 1/4 32 pp. 1998<br />

978-0-698-11696-2 $7.99<br />

BETTY DOLL<br />

“Betty Doll was Polacco’s mother Mary<br />

Ellen’s ‘plaything,’ a wisp of a doll made<br />

of rags and affection. Using the doll<br />

as a vehicle for family history, Polacco<br />

tells Mary Ellen’s story in the form of a<br />

letter that tracks a life full of adventurous<br />

ups and heartbreaking downs that<br />

transcended geographic and generational<br />

boundaries.” —Booklist<br />

Rec: BL, PW, SLJ<br />

8 1/2 x 11 40 pp. 2004<br />

978-0-14-240196-5 $6.99<br />

CASEY AT THE BAT<br />

By Ernest L. Thayer<br />

978-0-698-11557-6 $5.99<br />

See author listing on page 85.<br />

CHICKEN SUNDAY<br />

“This first-person narrative merges<br />

various traditions with the innocent<br />

acceptance of childhood. In this moving<br />

picture book, the hatred sometimes<br />

engendered by racial and religious differences<br />

is overpowered by the love of<br />

people who recognize their common<br />

humanity. In strident and diverse times,<br />

here is a quiet, confident voice of hope.”<br />

—School Library JournalH<br />

Rec: AN, BLH, C, CS, IN, KH, LC, NA, NC, NYC, NYT, PWH,<br />

R, SLJH, TE<br />

8 x 10 1/4 32 pp. 1998<br />

978-0-698-11615-3 $6.99<br />

G IS FOR GOAT<br />

“A barefoot shepherd girl in Polacco’s<br />

trademark colorful costume cuddles<br />

and frolics with rambunctious goats....A<br />

delight.”<br />

Rec: BL, K, SLJ<br />

—School Library Journal<br />

8 1/2 x 11 32 pp. 2006<br />

978-0-14-240550-5 $6.99<br />

THE GRAVES FAMILY<br />

When the Graves family quietly moves<br />

into a house in Union City, things start<br />

to happen in a big way....The Graves<br />

family is a little “different,” but this<br />

doesn’t stop Sara and Seth from becoming<br />

their friends. And sometimes when<br />

you accept people’s differences, they<br />

can end up creating a unique and special<br />

place of their own. “Polacco…makes the<br />

point that the world is big enough for all<br />

kinds of people.” —Booklist<br />

Rec: BL, C, K, PW, SLJ<br />

8 1/2 x 10 48 pp. 2006<br />

978-0-14-240635-9 $6.99<br />

I CAN HEAR THE SUN<br />

Fondo, an orphan living in a settlement<br />

house, spends most of his time at Lake<br />

Merritt with his homeless friends, the<br />

park’s animal keeper, and some geese.<br />

Unfortunately, Fondo’s friends can’t<br />

help when the settlement house decides<br />

to send him away. But with the help of<br />

a blind goose, Fondo manages to escape<br />

the only way he knows how, renewing<br />

everyone’s faith in miracles.<br />

Rec: BKL, BL, K, PW, RT, SLJ<br />

8 1/2 x 11 40 pp. 1999<br />

978-0-698-11857-7 $5.99


LUBA AND THE WREN<br />

“In this child-centered version of ‘The<br />

Fisherman and his Wife,’ Luba…rescues<br />

a wren from a hunter’s net, and the wren<br />

offers to grant her a wish.… Polacco<br />

offers a solution that is almost zen-like in<br />

its simplicity, and Luba is rewarded with<br />

a happy and loving childhood…this is<br />

very fine retelling of a well-known tale.”<br />

—Kirkus<br />

Rec: BL, K, PW, SLJ<br />

9 x 11 40 pp. 2002<br />

978-0-698-11922-2 $6.99<br />

METEOR!<br />

“When a meteor crashes into their<br />

Michigan farmyard one summer,<br />

Grandma and Grandpa Gaw find their<br />

lives dramatically changed....Polacco’s<br />

full-color pictures are completely in<br />

tandem with the telling. Her energetic<br />

angular shapes throb with vitality, and<br />

she uses compelling page composition to<br />

tie story and art together.” —BooklistH<br />

Rec: BLH, K, PW<br />

8 1/2 x 11 32 pp. 1996<br />

978-0-698-11410-4 $6.99<br />

MRS. MACK<br />

Patricia has waited all of her ten years<br />

to learn to ride a horse. But the toughlooking<br />

kids and scary old man next<br />

door to the shabby stable in rundown<br />

Dogpatch don’t help, until along comes<br />

Mrs. Mack with her snakeskin boots and<br />

big Southern smile.<br />

Rec: BL, IN, PW, SLJ<br />

8 1/2 x 11 40 pp. 2001<br />

978-0-698-11887-4 $6.99<br />

MY OL’ MAN<br />

Patricia’s father is always telling stories,<br />

and the best is the one about the magic<br />

rock. But does the rock have enough<br />

magic to help when he loses his job? “A<br />

tender story that will not only remind<br />

readers of the necessity of believing in<br />

magic, but also renew memories and<br />

spark discussions.”<br />

—School Library Journal<br />

Rec: BL, PW, SLJ<br />

8 1/2 x 11 40 pp. 1999<br />

978-0-698-11770-9 $6.99<br />

RECHENKA’S EGGS<br />

“It reads aloud well and is filled with<br />

love for the natural and sweetly supernatural<br />

miracles which take place. Vivid,<br />

extremely decorative paintings enhance<br />

and amplify the text. The intricate, colorful<br />

patterns of the Ukrainian-style Easter<br />

eggs are echoed in areas such as dresses,<br />

snowflakes, rugs, and city spires, giving<br />

joyous and vigorous life to the illustrations.”<br />

—School Library Journal<br />

Rec: BL, C, CLJ, CR, CSM, E, NC, NYT, PW, R, RB, SLJ, TE<br />

8 1/2 x 11 32 pp. 1996<br />

978-0-698-11385-5 $7.99<br />

THUNDER CAKE<br />

“A memorable picture book that will<br />

speak to children about facing their fears<br />

and overcoming them.” —BooklistH “A<br />

picture book that will appeal mightily to<br />

any child who has quaked at the sounds<br />

of a thunderstorm...” —The Bulletin of<br />

the Center for Children’s Books<br />

Rec: BLH, C, CLA, CR, CSH, H, IRATC, K, NYC, NYT, R, SLJH<br />

8 x 10 1/4 32 pp. 1997<br />

978-0-698-11581-1 $6.99<br />

Chicken Sunday<br />

WELCOME COMFORT<br />

“Welcome Comfort, a lonely foster<br />

child, is assured by his friend the school<br />

custodian that there is a Santa Claus, but<br />

he does not discover the truth until one<br />

wondrous and surprising Christmas Eve.<br />

“A touching and enjoyable story that<br />

reads well aloud.”<br />

—School Library Journal<br />

Rec: PW, SLJ<br />

8 x 11 40 pp. 2002<br />

978-0-698-11965-9 $6.99<br />

WHEN LIGHTNING<br />

COMES IN A JAR<br />

Trisha describes the family reunion at her<br />

grandmother’s house, from the food and<br />

baseball and photos to the flickering fireflies<br />

on the lawn. But this year, Gramma<br />

has a new surprise in store: She promises<br />

to teach the grandchildren to catch lightning<br />

in a jar. “For today’s children, many<br />

of whom will never experience a family<br />

reunion, this autobiographical story will<br />

convey the joys of family and perhaps<br />

elicit questions about relatives.”<br />

—Booklist<br />

Rec: BL, PW, SLJ<br />

8 1/2 x 11 40 pp. 2007<br />

978-0-14-240350-1 $6.99<br />

75 ◆<br />

Ages 3-8 •Picture Booksks


Ages 3-8 •Picture Books<br />

◆<br />

76<br />

Fred Rogers<br />

GOING TO THE HOSPITAL<br />

“Color photographs of children having<br />

their first hospital experiences add a<br />

corroborative note to the simple, direct<br />

text that is addressed to children. The<br />

author’s style is just right for this level<br />

of informational book: reasssuring yet<br />

candid....” —The Bulletin of the<br />

Center for Children’s Books<br />

Rec: AS, BL, C, E, H, LC, SLJ, TE<br />

8 x 8 32 pp. 1997<br />

978-0-698-11574-3 $5.99<br />

GOING TO THE POTTY<br />

“A very low-key, low-pressure book. It<br />

is not a toilet training manual, but rather<br />

a book to show a child how using the<br />

toilet fits into the whole idea of growing<br />

up and learning new skills.”<br />

—School Library Journal<br />

Rec: BL, C, PW, SLJ, TE<br />

8 x 8 32 pp. 1997<br />

978-0-698-11575-0 $5.99<br />

MAKING FRIENDS<br />

“Although friendship has been explored<br />

in countless picture-book stories, this offering<br />

is one of the few nonfiction books<br />

for preschoolers on a subject of major<br />

concern to them.”<br />

Rec: BLH, CLJ, CS, E, SLJH<br />

—BooklistH<br />

8 x 10 32 pp. 1996<br />

978-0-698-11409-8 $6.99<br />

THE NEW BABY<br />

“The positive and negative aspects of a<br />

new baby in the house are presented in a<br />

manner easily understood by preschoolers.”<br />

—School Library JournalH<br />

Rec: CS, E, PW, SLJH, TE, W<br />

8 x 8 32 pp. 1996<br />

978-0-698-11366-4 $5.99<br />

WHEN A PET DIES<br />

“Assures youngsters that no matter how<br />

badly they feel when they lose a pet, in<br />

time their hurt will ease, and they will<br />

be able to remember with fondness the<br />

happiness they shared.”<br />

Rec: BL, C, CS, H, PCN, SLJ, TE<br />

—Booklist<br />

8 x 8 32 pp. 1998<br />

978-0-698-11666-5 $5.99<br />

LET’S TALK ABOUT IT: ADOPTION<br />

Photographs by Jim Judkis<br />

“As one might expect from Mr. Rogers,<br />

this is a gentle, matter-of-fact, and reassuring<br />

approach to the topic of adoption.<br />

Rogers’ unaffected delivery has a way<br />

of making scary things unscary, which<br />

should help parents as much as kids, and<br />

his concrete suggestions for kids dealing<br />

with the issue will be a help to kids who<br />

may not have thought about those options.”<br />

—Bulletin of the<br />

Center for Children’s Books<br />

Rec: C, H, PW, SLJ<br />

8 x 10 32 pp. 1998<br />

978-0-698-11625-2 $6.99<br />

LET’S TALK ABOUT IT: DIVORCE<br />

Photographs by Jim Judkis<br />

“The gentle yet straightforward text validates<br />

a host of common feelings children<br />

have about divorce and thoughtfully<br />

answers many questions kids ask: ‘Where<br />

will I live?’ ‘Is it okay to have fun sometimes?’<br />

‘Can I cry?’ The photos, nicely<br />

staged to capture children and middleclass<br />

parents in warm, bright surroundings,<br />

add a positive feel.” —Booklist<br />

“This book fills a gaping hole on library<br />

shelves.” —School Library Journal<br />

Rec: BL, PCN, PWH, SLJ, TE, W<br />

8 x 10 32 pp. 1998<br />

978-0-698-11670-2 $6.99<br />

LET’S TALK ABOUT IT:<br />

EXTRAORDINARY FRIENDS<br />

Photographs by Jim Judkis<br />

“In the Let’s Talk About It series,<br />

Rogers addresses how to befriend those<br />

who walk, talk, learn, or behave in ways<br />

considered different from the norm...<br />

Rogers makes clear...that what is essential<br />

is true friendship. Concrete suggestions<br />

about how to offer friendship and receive<br />

it from those who are disabled, even if<br />

those disablilties may not be physically<br />

apparent, make acceptable and enlightening<br />

the book’s conclusion: ‘You are<br />

special...and so is everyone else in the<br />

world.’” —Kirkus<br />

Rec: BKL, K, SLJ<br />

8 x 10 32 pp. 2000<br />

978-0-698-11861-4 $6.99<br />

LET’S TALK ABOUT IT:<br />

STEPFAMILIES<br />

Photographs by Jim Judkis<br />

Fred Rogers opens the door for stepfamilies<br />

to safely talk about their good<br />

and sometimes not-so-good feelings by<br />

encouraging both parents and children<br />

to communicate. While he acknowledges<br />

that difficult situations will probably<br />

arise, he emphasizes that the joy of<br />

belonging is what all families are really<br />

about. “In a simple, straightforward<br />

manner, Rogers describes the variety of<br />

feelings that children might have. . . and<br />

he offers ways of dealing with some of<br />

the difficulties that arise.”<br />

—The Horn Book<br />

Rec: H<br />

8 x 10 32 pp. 2001<br />

978-0-698-11665-8 $6.99


ROBERTSON, M. P.<br />

THE EGG<br />

“When George finds a gigantic egg in<br />

his mother’s chicken house, he realizes<br />

that it is special. Lugging it back to his<br />

room, he keeps it warm and reads to it<br />

until a baby dragon pecks its way out<br />

of the shell. The hatchling decides that<br />

the boy must be his mother....George<br />

successfully raises the creature, only to<br />

learn that he must say good-bye as the<br />

dragon goes off to search for his own<br />

family…This is one egg that won’t<br />

gather dust on your shelves.”<br />

—School Library Journal<br />

Rec: PW, SLJ<br />

9 1/2 x 11 32 pp. 2004<br />

978-0-14-240038-8 $6.99<br />

RODMAN, MARY ANN<br />

MY BEST FRIEND<br />

Illustrated by E. B. Lewis<br />

“Six-year-old Lily longs to be best<br />

friends with seven-year-old Tamika. In<br />

the end the youngster gives up on wanting<br />

a buddy who doesn’t want her and<br />

finds someone even better with whom<br />

to share her summer…This simple but<br />

powerful picture book speaks to the<br />

yearning outsider in every child.”<br />

—School Library JournalH<br />

Rec: BL, C, K, SLJH<br />

8 1/2 x 11 32 pp. 2007<br />

978-0-14-240806-3 $5.99<br />

See index for more titles by E. B. Lewis.<br />

ROMANOVA, NATALIA<br />

ONCE THERE WAS A TREE<br />

Illustrated by Gennady Spirin<br />

“From Russia comes an ecological fable<br />

about an old tree stump and all the<br />

creatures that shelter in it and claim it<br />

as their own....Yet not only the stump,<br />

but the tree that eventually rises from its<br />

decayed base ‘belongs to all’...the writing<br />

is poetic...the paintings lyrical.’’<br />

—Bulletin of the Center for<br />

Children’s Books<br />

Rec: BG, BL, C, CS, NS, NYT, RB, TE<br />

9 1/16 x 9 13/16 32 pp. 1990<br />

978-0-14-054677-4 $6.99<br />

ROSS, TOM<br />

EGGBERT, THE SLIGHTLY<br />

CRACKED EGG<br />

Illustrated by Rex Barron<br />

“Eggbert is one of the most popular<br />

items in the refrigerator....But one day,<br />

Eggbert gets cracked and is forced to<br />

leave the fridge. To disguise his crack in<br />

the outside world, Eggbert paints himself<br />

to look like his surroundings....Then,<br />

Eggbert falls and gets cracked so badly,<br />

he knows he can’t disguise himself anymore.<br />

He’s cracked but so is the rest of<br />

the world, he notices: there are cracks of<br />

light in the sky, cracks in the landscape,<br />

cracks everywhere. This knowledge frees<br />

Eggbert to be the egg he was meant to<br />

be: artist and observer of life.” —Booklist<br />

Rec: BL, CR, K, SLJ<br />

9 x 10 32 pp. 1997<br />

978-0-698-11444-9 $5.99<br />

ROSS, TONY<br />

THE BOY WHO CRIED WOLF<br />

“Ross offers a fresh slant on the boy<br />

trickster of fable. Getting rid of adults<br />

so he can do his own thing is a cinch for<br />

the lying lad. When the wolf does appear,<br />

Ross injects a different note into his farout<br />

adaptation. The pictures are comic,<br />

lushly colored views.” —Publishers Weekly<br />

Rec: CR, PW, SLJ, WP<br />

7 1/8 x 9 32 pp. 1991<br />

978-0-14-054612-5 $5.99<br />

STONE SOUP<br />

You’re alone in your kitchen and suddenly<br />

a huge wolf bursts in and announces<br />

his plans to eat you. Quick! What do<br />

you do? Why, offer to fix him some stone<br />

soup, of course! “Ross’s zany, antic art in<br />

bold colors entertains with its detail and<br />

energy.” —School Library Journal<br />

Rec: R, SLJ, TE<br />

7 7/8 x 9 32 pp. 1990<br />

978-0-14-054708-5 $6.99<br />

See index for more titles by Tony Ross.<br />

ROSTOKER-GRUBER, KAREN<br />

ROOSTER CAN’T<br />

COCK-A-DOODLE-DOO<br />

Illustrated by Paul Ratz de Tagyos<br />

“Silenced by a sore throat, Rooster is<br />

unable to wake up Farmer Ted. Together,<br />

the animals implement a plan to<br />

get Farmer Ted out of bed…After the<br />

farmer brews warm tea and honey to<br />

soothe Rooster’s sore throat, the rest of<br />

the gang assists him with the milking,<br />

feeding, egg gathering, and shearing. By<br />

sunset, the work is finished and Rooster<br />

has regained his crow.”<br />

—School Library Journal<br />

Rec: H, K, SLJ<br />

8 1/2 x 10 1/2 32 pp. 2006<br />

978-0-14-240646-5 $5.99<br />

RYDER, JOANNE<br />

THE SNAIL’S SPELL<br />

Illustrated by Lynne Cherry<br />

“Brilliant illustrations and a short text<br />

invite an unnamed sleeping, pajama-clad<br />

child into a garden teeming with wildlife.<br />

The boy gradually shrinks until he is so<br />

small, he experiences things as a snail<br />

would. The incredibly detailed drawings<br />

and the idea of shrinking to enter<br />

another world should capture children’s<br />

imagination.” —School Library Journal<br />

Rec: SLJ<br />

8 7/8 x 8 1/8 32 pp. 1988<br />

978-0-14-050891-8 $5.99<br />

77 ◆<br />

Ages 3-8 •Picture Books


Ages 3-8 •Picture Books<br />

◆<br />

78<br />

WHERE BUTTERFLIES GROW<br />

Illustrated by Lynne Cherry<br />

“For young children, there’s no better<br />

way to introduce the world of science<br />

than through one of nature’s miracles,<br />

and it is difficult to find a better example....The<br />

story goes through the stages<br />

of growth as the egg evolves from birth<br />

to the glorious moment when the butterfly<br />

takes wing...a wonderful postscript,<br />

Ryder gives directions for adapting a part<br />

of the garden to attract butterflies.”<br />

—School Library JournalH<br />

Rec: APR, BLH, CE, CS, HG, K, KL, NS, SLJH, W<br />

10 x 8 32 pp. 1996<br />

978-0-14-055858-6 $6.99<br />

See index for more titles by Lynne Cherry.<br />

RYLANT, CYNTHIA<br />